Singer Tiara Thomas, best known for her duet with Wale on his single “Bad”, explained how the groupie anthem came about.
“I was in Atlanta with one of my friends I went to school with; she was my manager at the time. She’s like,’Hey, let’s go to Atlanta for spring break, just to go somewhere,’ Thomas recalls. We went and I had a fake ID. I was under 21 at the time and we just wanted to go to the club. So we went to the club and Wale was there. It was like, ‘Hey, there’s Wale, let’s take a picture with him.’ Wale listened to it, and he really liked it,”
Rapper T.I.’s hard work promoting his album, Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, has paid off. Trouble Man, which dropped last Tuesday, moved an impressive 179,000 units in first week sales, earning him the #2 spot on Billboard’s Top 200 behind singer Taylor Swift. Trouble Man bested T.I.’s previous studio effort, No Mercy, which dropped Dec. 7, 2010, selling over 159,000 copies in its first week of release.
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Earlier today, songbird Kelly Rowland released the teaser for her full-length music video “ICE”.
“The whole feeling of ice is very sensual… it’s very sexy,” said Rowland, referring to the video and the frozen cubes as they glide over her body. “It’s going to be so magical,” said Rowland of the video which was shot recently on a closed set.
“Ice” is off of Rowland’s studio album, Year of the Woman, which is set for a 2013 release.
Rap Diva Trina wanted the world to know that her reunion with former boyfriend Kenyon Martin was not a ploy to help promote her new album. So she packed him off to Atlanta yesterday to sit by her side while she signed CDs at DTLR sporting goods store in Camp Creek (a suburb of Atlanta).
This is how closely Trina monitors Kenyon’s every move like a hawk! My spies tell me that while Trina was signing autographs, Kenyon received a call on his iPhone. She immediately jumped up and demanded to see his phone. Once she was satisfied that the call was innocent, she resumed signing CDs.
R&B Diva Monica is currently on a plane flying from the west coast to her next promo stop in Oklahoma where she’s performing at Langston University tonight!
Monica’s gold selling CD Still Standing is flying off the shelves, and Mo is in high demand right now.
But she knows how much you guys love her. So before she boarded her flight, Monica logged into the comments section to drop you a note to let you know how much she appreciates you!
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