The beautiful and enchanting Janelle Monáe covers the October/November 2013 issue of UPTOWN magazine.
In the cover story titled, “Janelle Monáe’s Secret Agenda,” written by UPTOWN Editor-in-Chief Isoul Harris, Janelle opens up about everything from her intergalactic and underwater meetings with Prince and Erykah Badu to whom Diddy slaps when they threaten to interfere with Janelle’s rhythm. There’s a lot we still don’t know about the very private Ms. Monae.
Rap mogul Sean Combs proves it’s never too early to begin exploiting your children. Combs and one of his baby mamas, Kim Porter, sat with Combs’ mother Janice Combs and Kim’s son Quincy Brown in the front row at the Swarovski Childrens’ Fashion Collection runway show at Industria Studio in NYC on Saturday, Oct. 5. Combs’ three daughters twins D’Lila and Jessie, 6, and Chance, 7. The twins will turn 7 in December. Quincy’s biological father is former R&B crooner Al B Sure.
It seems rap mogul Sean Combs is having money troubles. According to a report on the NY Post website, Combs is trying to unload two pricey properties at steep discounts. Times are hard for everyone.
R&B Diva Monica Brown tweeted this photo of herself posing with rapper Future, who is rumored to be dating singer Ciara. We doubt Ciara and Future are dating because Future already has a girlfriend. Not that a prior commitment has ever stopped rappers from availing themselves of free nookie.
Dorrough, an obscure Dallas, Texas rapper (code word for dope boy) managed to get B and C-list rappers to jump on the Remix of his subpar “Get Big” single.
The remix features drops by Diddy, DJ Drama, Yo Gotti, Bun B, Diamond, Shawty Lo & Maino.
You’re probably wondering how does an unsigned artist manage to get so many recognized names to jump on his remix? Well, considering that all of their careers have seen better days, what else do they have to do with their time?
Sean “Puffy” Combs was one of the notable music industry veterans who didn’t bother to visit rapper T.I. when he was locked up inside a federal prison last year. I hear T.I. took notes on who didn’t stop by — those notes includes everyone except for rapper Nelly who drove his tour bus to Arkansas to visit the rubber band man.
So it’s interesting to see that T.I. agreed to appear on this Dirty Money track and in the video. These chicks are extremely boring to me. I still don’t understand why Sean signed them. He should really give up the music thing and focus on his other ventures.
Note: Out of respect to fashion blogger Sarah Chapman (who is one of the nicest people walking this earth) and her beautiful daughter Chance, I will only write nice things about Sean Combs from now on. If you want to read negativity about Sean, you’ll have to get your fill somewhere else.
Dancer-turned-producer-turned-rapper-turned clothing magnate Sean “Diddy” Combs is set to follow in the footsteps of Tommy Hilfiger.
Yesterday, Combs and Macy’s announced a “transformative” deal similar to the one signed by Hilfiger in 2007, according to Women’s Wear Daily magazine.
That means even more loot in the already deep pockets of a man who can buy you and me a thousand times over.
Beginning with the Spring 2011 season, Sean John Sportswear will be sold only in Macy’s stores, and online at macys.com as well as the Sean John flagship store on Fifth Avenue in NYC.
The first exclusive Sean John product will hit 400 Macy’s stores beginning this year in early October. In the coming years, the product will be rolled out to over 850 Macy’s stores nationwide. I didn’t even know Macy’s had 800 stores.
But is this really such a big deal? Isn’t the Sean John line already sold exclusively in Macy’s stores? I don’t recall seeing the line sold anywhere else but Macy’s.
I will give Sean credit for sustaining a wildly successful brand in this troubled economy where others, such as Dallas Austin’s Rowdy clothing line, have failed miserably.
Sean Combs’ Sean John label is defined by its contemporary masculinity combined with class that appeals to Hip Hop heads as well as the moneyed Hamptons crowd.