Vibe interviews Karrueche Tran

Rihanna is not going to like this.

Vibe magazine recently interviewed Chris Brown's longtime girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, for an in-depth interview about Brown, her discontinued clothing line, and her bestie Teyana Taylor.

VIBE: If you could sit down with Chris and Rihanna in the same room, what would you want to get off your chest?
KARRUECHE TRAN: For everybody, emotionally, that would just be way too much. I’m a very mature person so if the time ever did come where we would need to sit down and talk, I’d do it. I’m a mature person. I can work it out but that would be a lot. (Pause) Yeah, it would be a lot.

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Rumors have been swirling for months about the demise of VIBE magazine:

Vibe magazine, the urban-music magazine founded in 1993 by Quincy Jones, is the latest victim of the media recession. Multiple sources both within and outside the magazine confirmed that it is shutting down.

Reached for comment, chief financial officer Angela Zucconi said, "We will be making a statement by the end of the day. That's all I can say at this point." She referred further questions to CEO Steve Aaron, who was not immediately available. Messages left for editor in chief Danyel Smith and publishers Edgar Hernandez were not immediately returned.


Sen. Barack Obama covers the November '08 issue of Vibe magazine. In a letter published in the November issue, the Democratic presidential candidate finally addresses the members of the urban community.

In it, Obama urges blacks to register to vote. Obama states, "I can't do it alone. I need you."

This issue marks the first time in history that the leading lifestyle publication has ever formally endorsed a Presidential nominee.

It is also the second time the Illinois senator has graced the cover of the magazine.

Obama's "letter" is reminiscent of Martin Luther King's 'Letter from a Birmingham Jail' in which King wrote that "forceful direct action" was necessary to achieve true civil rights.

VIBE magazine's November 2008 issue will be available on newsstands nationwide on October 21st. For more information, visit

Tracy Nguyen
IPR | Industry Public Relations

So what's up with Ciara reinventing her style every week? Aren't you supposed to create a new style and stick with it? I'm not feeling the black Goth look, but maybe CiCi thinks she looks like a Super model?

It really doesn't matter what you look like -- the music is the thing. If Ciara doesn't bring it when she drops her new album --- her career is over.

Kids have too many options available to them these days to be wasting their money on garbage.

Anyway, I spotted this video this morning of Ciara steady lying about posing nude for VIBE magazine. Are we still talking about that?

CLICK HERE if you can't see the video.

As I told you earlier, Ciara (or her camp) attempted to put out a false rumor that she was suing VIBE magazine for airbrushing her drawls off of her for the cover of VIBE.

But her own people within her camp told me that the Ciara wasn't suing anybody.

VIBE's editor in chief, Danyel Smith, says not only did Ciara pose nude, but it was Ciara's idea to do so:

"It's just dramatic. I'm actually really sad. Almost any photo you see on the cover of Vibe or any magazine is airbrushed [to some degree]. What I was thinking of doing, actually, was releasing the unretouched photos [on Vibe's] website, so people can see what the hullabaloo is all about."

"I have so much respect for Ciara and Ciara was so happy when she pitched this idea to us, and the photos are actually striking and beautiful."

Smith clarifies that the magazine has not been sued by the singer. "Vibe would never put anybody out there - man, woman or child - in some way that they did not agree to be. We have no history of doing that."

So there you have it. Ciara is on a slow spiral downward and she's picking up speed with every dumb decision she makes regarding her career. The dumbest decision, of course, was dumping her manager who never would have allowed the VIBE cover fiasco to happen in the first place.