According to our Def Jam source, the music video for Rihanna's latest single, "We Found Love", drops this week. That should be exciting news for Rihanna's Navy. Over the weekend, Rihanna tweeted a behind-the-scenes video for "We Found Love".
"We've never done a video like this before. This is probably one of the deepest videos I've ever done. #WeFoundLove. Its all about love and love being like a drug, you definitely get that from this. #WeFoundLove. The good feeling of love and the dangers of it. That's what this video is about. #WeFoundLove #UNLOCKED http://on.fb.me/qytYE2
We find it interesting that Rihanna likens love to a drug, especially since we covered addictive personalities and the brain drug Dopamine extensively in our Medical Minutes. Dopamine is responsible for the highs and lows that we feel when we think we're in love. Read more on Dopamine and addictive personalities here and here.
She also cleared up the rumor that she was back with ex-boyfriend, Matt Kemp, after pics surfaced of the two together in London last weekend. In response to an article in Sister2Sister magazine, Rihanna tweeted: "We're friends lover. Plz."
Rihanna lookalike Miranda Brooke pours out her heart in this music video for her debut single "Hater". Miranda plays a stylist who catches her photographer boyfriend cheating with a fashion model. Miranda was signed to Def Jam Records by Akon's brother Bu Thiam. She is a refreshing young talent, who, we're told, has not an ounce of attitude or drama. That's why we're throwing our full support behind her!
Last night, before hitting the sack, I logged into my Twitter.com account to see what I missed since I don't live on Twitter. It warmed the cockles of my heart to see more than half of my timeline going IN on Beyonce's "Countdown" music video, which premiered yesterday.
You can bet that Beyonce saw these tweets last night as well. I once had dinner with an insider who works very closely with Bey. She told me how sensitive Bey was to criticism.
Normally, these followers are Stans of Beyonce who worship the ground that she spits on. But not last night. I was so proud of the youngsters for shunning the narcissistic Bey and her boring, overhyped music videos. Her videos are mostly ripped off from other artists anyway. Finally, the children get it!
Trina was spotted on the set of her latest single "Red Bottoms" in South Florida recently. According to a source close to Ttina's camp, she is ballin' and making sure that her entire team is stuntin'. I asked "with what money," since she hasn't had a hit since the late 1970s. My source also assured me that Trina is 100% natural with no by products or fillers such as silicone or industrial strength caulk.
This video teaser for Beyoncé's single "Countdown", off her '4' album, leaked online yesterday. The vividly colorful imagery distracts from the fact that Bey looks as plastic and artificial as she ever has. Does false pregnancy do that to a woman?
According to Freshalina of Crunktastical.net, R&B singer Keyshia Cole's biological mom, Frankie Lons, filmed a video for her new dance single called "The Frankie Leg" -- just before jetting off to Hawaii to attend her daughter's second wedding to husband, Booby Gibson. Keyshia and Booby had a second wedding for their new reality series that comes out in the Fall. Their first wedding was held in Las Vegas a few months ago.
Frankie showed the youth her fancy footwork, and she also schooled the youngsters about respecting their elders. That message seems to be lost on our youth of today who have no respect for their elders or themselves. It's good to see Frankie doing so well.
The North Carolina MC has premiered a clip from the Clifton Bell-directed video for 'Can't Get Enough.' The song, which features Trey Songz on the chorus singing, "She said I heard you got a main chick, a mistress and some hoes/ You be up to no good and everybody knows," comes on the heels of his single 'Work Out.'
Why is this retard Soulja Boy still getting attention from the mainstream media? Some of you may have heard about the latest stunt SB and his camp pulled to keep his name relevant since he no longer sells records.
According to TMZ.com, Soulja Boy released a wack track titled "Let's Be Real" in which he spits the line "F*ck the FBI and f*ck all the army troops."
Unbelievably, the military responded to this moron suggesting, among other things, that he change his name. One soldier even recorded a diss record to SB.
The military stores have threatened to boycott all of Soulja Boy's music (which they should be doing anyway since nobody buys the garbage). SB's last album sold 15,000 copies!
SB's camp quickly sent out a press release promising to scrub the track from his upcoming album and from the Internet. But as you can see below, the video is still online.
All of this energy directed towards a kid with a low IQ doesn't make our military look any smarter.
Obviously SB was struggling to get attention like he always does, and once again he succeeding in keeping his name on everyone's lips.
Here's a suggestion to the media and the military: ignore this punk so he can fade quickly into obscurity.
Crooner Usher was spotted sexing up a LSLH chick in his new video filmed in Queens, NY yesterday. Usher did a convincing job of pretending to be attracted to a younger woman instead of women old enough to be his mother. At least his Cougar girlfriend has nothing to worry about. That's the benefit of dating a man who didn't successfully navigate the Oedipus complex in his childhood.
A loyal reader who says she never asks for anything requested this video of Chris Brown performing "Yeah 3X", "Protect Ya Neck", Teen Spirit", and "Beautiful People" last night at the VMAs. His performance would have been noteworthy if he hadn't lip synced the whole thing.
Proving that she is not an appropriate role model for young girls today, troubled singer Rihanna released her music video for her alcoholic anthem "Cheers (I'll Drink To That)". "Cheers" was released yesterday within hours of the release of Beyonce's "1+1" music video.
Like Bey's video, Rihanna's "Cheers" is low budget and devoid of any actual directing or artistry. The mishmash of vacation shots interspersed with concert footage was filmed mostly during her recent return to her hometown of Barbados. If you're not an alcoholic, weedhead, or hardcore Rihanna Stan, this video will bore you to tears.
Beyonce's low budget music video for her single "1+1" off her album '4' debuted earlier today. In the opening scene, Beyonce appears in close up as her skin shimmers under the hot lights, giving the illusion that she's covered in bacon grease.
Bey's normally coifed lacefront is damp and lays matted on her face. The overdone visuals are redundant rather than sensual and seductive as intended. The entire video treads a fine line between campy and cheesy as the director borrows heavily from Bey's previous videos.
There's the obligatory lacefront caught in the wind tunnel scene.
Earlier we told you that a judge okayed photographer David LaChapelle's lawsuit against troubled singer Rihanna for ripping off his themes in her "S&M" music video. Even though Rihanna has little input in the artistic direction of her music videos, she was still named as a defendant.
This angered Rihanna, according to published reports. She immediately sacked her hapless attorneys, who probably don't read my blog or they would have been aware of her erratic and unpredictable behavior. Word is Rihanna has already replaced her legal team and a settlement is in the works to prevent the agitated star from having to appear in a courtroom.
Yesterday, R&B crooner Tyrese released his new music video for his track titled "I Gotta Chick" featuring rapper Tyga and troubled singer R.Kelly.
Speaking of troubled, it's obvious from reading Tyrese's tweets that he has emotional problems and issues with women. We don't follow Tyrese on Twitter.com because insecure men with feminine characteristics are a complete turn off.
Last night Tyrese tweeted a link to the making of his new video 'I Gotta Chick' and was shocked when his predominately Black female Twitter followers began to complain that there were no Black females in the video....
You've probably seen it already. The much-anticipated music video for Kanye West and Jay Z's "Otis," featuring Otis Redding, premiered last night across all cable music networks. The artsy "Otis" was directed by Spike Jonze, and it's being called the video of the year.
You will love this music video if you're into Cee Lo Green's music and nerds who think they're God's gift to women.
Eternal geek Jaleel White plays Cee Lo Green in this "West Side Story" themed music video for Green's single "Cry Baby". Green isn't seen in the video as White merges his famous "Family Matters" characters, Steve Urkel and the ever conceited Stefan, for this whimsical romp down Main Street USA.
Less than 24 hours after a shocking 911 call was released online, rapper Nicki Minaj performed live on 'Good Morning America' this morning. Minaj, 29, performed her hits "Moment 4 Life" and "Super Bass" on GMA.
No, anchor Robin Roberts did not ask Minaj about the alleged beatdown which occurred at an upscale Dallas hotel on July 11. The hotel's manager, who thought Nicki Minaj was a group, placed the call after Minaj's longtime boyfriend, Safaree Samuels, got physical with her near the pool area.
When troubled singer Chris Brown savaged Rihanna's face in 2009, other celebs stepped up to condemn his actions. Where are those voices of concern for Nicki who is clearly a victim of domestic abuse?
All of a sudden Beyonce and Kelly Rowland are the best of friends -- especially now that Kelly's album sold only 75K in the first week. It's obvious that the insecure Bey no longer sees Kels as a threat, so it's all good.
It's hard to imagine Bey smiling all in KellyRo's face if Kel's album, Here I Am, had outsold hers. Beyonce and Kelly Rowland were photographed on the video set of Beyonce's new song "Party" featuring Andre 3000 (not pictured) and Kanye West (not pictured) which was shot in New York City last night. Photo by: REN/INFphoto.com
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in rapper Drake's case it's got to be annoying. Drake's late night, drunken phone call to a past love (who has found a love of her own) stirred something deep inside other artists, who found it necessary to record their own versions of "Marvin's Room", even though no one asked them to.
The only version I listened to -- or I should say, tolerated -- was white soul singer JoJo's. Unfortunately, her fake emotion wasn't very convincing. With Drake, you can feel his pain. He knows it's his loss when he tells her, "The woman that I would try/ is happy with a good guy/ but I've been drinking so much/ that I'ma call her anyway and say/ f*ck that nigga that you love so bad..."
You have to know that kind of pain to make others feel it. No one makes you feel heartache like Drake. All other artists need to fall in line behind him because they'll never be first as long as he's breathing. As Neo would say, he's The One!
Chris Brown's "Marvin's Room" remix is on the other side
Never one to shy away from controversy, R&B singer Rihanna's dancers were spotted toting pink shotguns at a rehearsal for her almost sold out LOUD Tour. "They can say whatever, I'mma do whatever" sings Rihanna as the male and female dancers twirl the automatic weapons like batons behind her at an undisclosed location.
Rihanna recently came under fire for violence depicted in her "Man Down" music video. In the opening scenes, she produces a handgun and shoots her rapist dead in a crowded train station. Anti-violence groups condemned Rihanna's "Man Down" video. But the controversy helped draw millions more viewers on YouTube, and no doubt helped her sell more LOUD albums.
According to online reports, YouTube rap sensation Kreayshawn's Internet buzz is so loud that mega record labels are taking notice. The baby faced 20-year-old has reportedly landed a $1 million record deal with Sony Music.
When she's not rapping, the self-proclaimed "occasional lesbian" directs music videos for East Bay rapper Lil B.
Since her performance at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March, Kreayshawn has had the Internet going nuts. Rumored to have recently signed a $1 million contract with Sony after dropping her new video, 'Gucci Gucci,' which accrued 1.6 million hits on YouTube in two weeks, Kreayshawn is the next logical step for hipster hip-hop fans, following fellow West Coast oddball-indie success stories Odd Future and Lil B. (The Boom Box)
Earlier this week, Kreayshawn hinted that the Sony deal was on the table:
"[As far as the deal with Sony] nothing is finalized yet," she told Complex. "We took meetings with every label. They're not the only people we met with. We'll make an announcement when everybody is ready, but right now, that's basically just a rushed ahead rumor. It's not that exciting. Whatever we end up choosing, it's going to be a well-thought out decision." (Complex)
Remember when lil Tevin Campbell released his bubble gum R&B hit "Tomorrow (A Better You Better Me)" and we all thought he would be the next Michael Jackson? Then he dropped his debut album T.E.V.I.N., which ended all speculation that he was destined to be an icon.
The album did spawn the hit single "Tell Me What You Want Me To Do", which peaked at #1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.
Just when we thought Tevin would be a two-hit wonder, he came roaring back with his followed up album, I'm Ready, which yielded the romantic ballads, "Can We Talk" and "I'm Ready".
It looked like Tevin was well on his way to being an R&B success. But like many others before him, Tevin gave in to the temptations of drugs and alcohol, which ravaged his choir boy looks.
In September 1999, Campbell was arrested for soliciting sex from a male undercover police officer. He pleaded no contest and was ordered to pay a stiff fine and to attend AIDS awareness classes. The court order sparked rumors that he was HIV positive.
Now 34, Campbell is struggling to resurrect his music and acting careers.
Singer Keri Hilson released this music video for her single "Lose Control" featuring Nelly, off her album No Boys Allowed. As usual, there's scenes of sexy, scantily clad Keri writhing and groping herself as the music undulates around her. "Shaaa-ake, wind and roll/Let's lose control," she yaps. Then Nelly's testosterone fueled raps breaks up the monotony as he gets dragged by Keri and her scantily clad dancers about midway through the Colin Tilley directed clip. That's about it.
R&B singer Trey Songz, 26, was seen filming a music video for "Take Off", his collaboration with British rapper Chipmunk in Miami Beach, Florida yesterday.
Chipmunk is huge over in England, and he's trying hard to break into the United States market. But without much swag to overcome a name like Chipmunk, it's going to be difficult. Trey received 2011 BET Awards nominations for Best Male R&B Artist and for the Coca-Cola Viewer's Choice Award.
Troubled singer Rihanna was spotted waiting for her ride outside her Los Angeles hotel today. Rihanna wore a black long sleeve tee with a print screen of legendary reggae star Bob Marley on the front. The 23-year-old Barbadian had just attended a business meeting at the hotel to discuss the marketing push for her next music video, "Man Down" which was filmed in Jamaica last month.
My sources tell me that business meetings with the singer rarely go well because her attention span is amazingly short.
"Man Down" is a reggae-influenced track in which the Barbadian singer shoots a man after an argument.
Video director Anthony Mandler gave MTV the scoop about the music video:
“We shot the video last month in Jamaica and it’s my favorite song she’s ever recorded, so I was really excited to get involved. And it’s just one of those songs that demands a strong narrative and visual, and let’s just say she let me go all the way.”
Mandler proceeds to unleash just about every available adjective to describe his enthusiasm for the project: “I think you can expect something that’s dramatic and shocking and intense and emotional and uplifting and enlightening.”
Based on Mandler’s description, it sounds like we can expect to see RiRi getting a little gangsta as she acts out the lyrics. This should be good!
‘Man Down’ appears on Rihanna’s album ‘Loud,’ which in only six months of release has produced the hits ‘Only Girl (In the World),’ ‘What’s My Name’ and ‘S&M.’ Source
For those of you who care, here's the extended trailer to the music video for Beyonce's current single off her upcoming CD titled simply '4'.
This makes the 2nd or 3rd "teaser" video released so far. Judging from the poor chart performance of "Girls", Beyonce's label should have released the full video last week to give Kelly Rowland's "Motivation" some competition. I wonder how Bey feels looking up at Kelly Rowland for the first time ever?
Anyway, Toya says to expect the full video to be released this Friday on Vevo.
Beyonce's crazed Stans went into a feeding frenzy when these pics from Bey's music video for "Girl" hit the Internet yesterday. But they recoiled in horror when they saw what had become of their 29-year-old leader. There had been rampant speculation that Beyonce was not well and that she'd been bleaching her skin. The pictures showed startling evidence of that.
In case you forgot how Beyonce used to look in her heyday. Now she is just a shell of her former self.
After the initial shock wore off, many of the Stans took to Beyonce Fanatic blogs (like YBF) and message boards. The overriding theme was: "What happened to our Beyonce?!"
The flaxen weaved Beyonce was dressed like a gladiator on the set of her music video filmed in Inglewood, California yesterday.
But it was Beyonce's startling appearance that prompted her Stans to nearly commit mass suicide after these pics leaked.