Chris Brown Brings Old School To The Cover Of The November Issue Of Prestige Magazine

Chris Brown has broken his own ‘No Interview in 2012′ promise by sitting down with Hong Kong’s Prestige Magazine.

In an interview with Prestige, Chris Brown talked about his life, beliefs and career…

Check excerpts from the interview below

Who He Is & What He Stands For:

As a 23-year-old young entertainer, I want the world to see my art and hopefully be inspired by it, promote positivity with what I do now – with painting, with fashion, with directing, with creativity as far as videos and cinema. I want to have people admire that and hopefully have people follow in my footsteps.

On Crossing Genres:

Definitely with Fortune that’s the direction I wanted to go, but even with the F.A.M.E. album. What I wanted to do was not set the bar with a certain kind of style. I didn’t want people to say. “He’s just R&B.” Yes, I will sing an R&B song. But then I’ll do a pop song, then I’ll do a song with a country kind of feel, a reggae feel. I always want to be eclectic with my music. I don’t think music has a race. I think music has a soul and it’s just a feeling. What evokes the set of emotions from you is what I try to bring out…whatever flows, whatever I feel, I just write.

What Fans Should Know About Him:

Just how involved I am with everything. I think a lot of people, a lot of artists, they get the glamour and glitz and everything else is already set for them. You see it and you say, “Oh man, it’s perfect.” But everything is already written. For me, it’s all just straight from thin air. I hear a song [claps his hands] – that’s my concept. When you hear my records, it’s really me writing. It’s really my emotions. It’s really me behind the cameras, directing those videos. It’s me making the decision on what singles we put out. Being the CEO.

A real businessman at 23. That’s what I want to show my audience. The generation that we’re in – we’re a lazy generation. The kids in my generation are not as hyper. The work ethic isn’t there. The attention span is short. But I think if they can see me do it at 23 and have all this stuff going on – and still have fun while I’m doing it – who’s to say they can’t?

You can read the full interview from here

 

Jay and Bey Spotted On A Baby Free Date Night

Entertaining power couple Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles were spotted yesterday in New York at the Barclays Center In Brooklyn. The two loved up looking couple during there date night and were very much cuddled up as they watched the Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors.

Beyonce had no intention of rocking up in her sweats and looked very chic in her patterned two piece, almost looks like an all in one jump suit. The RnB star wore Tibi Alton 3/4 sleeve top and Alton Cropped Trousers what looks like 7 incher open toe patent heels!

Photo Credit: Yahoo sports

 

 

Rihanna Goes Topless After Celebrating Halloween With Chris Brown

When it comes to partying hard and taking off clothes, Rihanna is a real champion. The 24-year-old Bajan singer has been making headlines with her wild Halloween celebration and costume.

As if  showing up to her Halloween party in West Hollywood dressed as one of her favorite things, Mary Jane was not enough.

RiRi went further to post a topless photo of her in her Mary Jane veil on Instagram.

Celebrating Halloween cloth-less? LOL

 

Gabby Douglas Covers Essence’s ‘Women Of The Year’ Issue + Alicia Keys Covers Billboard Magazine

The success of Gabby Douglas is not going to end anytime soon. The young Olympics star has graced the cover of Essence’s ‘Women Of The Year’ Issue. As a woman of the the year, she is in the league of Michelle Obama and Robin Roberts and others who have also been featured in the magazine…

In other Magazine news,  Alicia Keys has also covered the latest issue of Billboard magazine. In the magazine, she talks about her upcoming album Girl on Fire, life as a wife and a mother, etc…

50 Cent & Best Friend/Business Partner Floyd Mayweather Jr. Have Broken Up…

50 Cent’s business and personal relationship with boxer-Floyd Mayweather Jnr. has come to an end. 50 Cent decided to tell the world about his break up with Floyd Mayweather last night.

Using his twitter account; he sent the below tweets…

Though it is not clear as to what really caused the break up, rumour has it that, the break up was unavoidable the moment 50 started picking business moves with Mayweather’s boxing rival-Manny Pacquiao.

Whatever it is, we surely won’t be seeing Mayweather and Fiddy doing it together again.

Would You Buy Rihanna’s Unapologetic Album For $250?

The internet era has brought drop in sales of albums with millions downloading songs for free (illegally).

Even with this problem at hand, Rihanna is confident that her upcoming album-‘Unapologetic’ would be bought by her fans. It does not stop there, she is also confident that his album is so good that fans would be ready to spend $250 to get a copy of the album.

From December 11, Rihanna will be selling a ‘Diamond Executive Platinum Box’ package of her album which include items such as collectible vinyls, a t-shirt, flash drive, DVD, photo booklet, special edition poster, stickers, a View Master showcasing RiRi’s style throughout her career, a handwritten note from the singer, and of course, the album itself for $250.

For those who cannot afford the $250 package, there is a mini package for them which will be sold for $79….

The question is; would you pay such much for a Rihanna album?

 

In Case You Missed It: Toni Braxton Does VH1’s Behind The Music

They don’t call it behind the music for nothing. Toni Braxton bares a whole lot when talking about and up and the VERY downs of her music career.

Check out highlights and the video below!

Toni Braxton Talks Childhood:

I had a very strict upbringing. My dad was a  minister [and] we were very religious. I couldn’t listen to secular music because it was ‘worldly.’ I couldn’t go to the movies. We were the kids who were singing all the time. While our friends were outside playing, we were singing.

Toni Talks Choosing a Solo Career Over Her Sisters’ Girl Group:

My sisters [were] devastated. I remember I called my manager and told him “no”. He told Babyface that I said “no”. [My sister Traci] was crying balling, I’m balling, and she said, “You know what? Maybe you can go put out a record and then you can come back and get us.”  I said, “Okay Traci I will do that.” And I made it my vow that I would do that.

After [Love Should Have Brought You Home] my career went from zero to sixty in six months. It was an incredible roller coaster ride. I remember the feeling and sometimes I look back on it and I can’t believe that it actually happened to me. I was very fortunate and blessed.

Toni Talks Having To File Bankruptcy:

I knew I was due to get this great, wonderful royalty statement because I knew what I sold, but it was less than $2,000. Excuse me? I didn’t understand what the hell that meant. I immediately called my business manager and asked “What is this about?” When they put you in those limos and give you those great dresses, it’s all recouped, meaning, they get their money back for all those things they purchased to make you look like a star. You get what’s left over after you have paid them back. This is normal, this is what the record business is, this is the norm. That’s what I was told.

I had no money. How was I supposed to pay my own personal bills? My business manager said, “We’re going to have to file bankruptcy.”

Toni On Her Visit To The Oprah Winfrey Show After Announcing Her Bankruptcy: 

She was so freaking mean to me. I was in shock. I couldn’t believe it because I loved her so much. I admired her and looked up to her, and she pretty much reprimanded me. She says to me, “I heard you have Gucci flatware. I’m Oprah Winfrey and I don’t have Gucci flatware.” You didn’t have Gucci flatware because you didn’t want to buy it, not because you couldn’t afford it. What do you mean? And immediately she made me feel this big. That moment completely changed my career. It made people look down on me.

I remember being humiliated like I was standing there completely naked like everyone was looking at me. I remember calling my mom and she had wanted me to come home. I just remember crying and crying.

Toni On Her Son Diezel Having Autism:

I knew something was wrong. As a mom you can tell. The first thought was , “Okay, at least I know what it is.” Then afterwards it was, “Oh my God, my kid has autism!”, because I knew nothing about it.[…]I became heavily involved in early diagnosis. Diesel is nine-years-old now, he’s in regular school. If he walked into this room, you’d never know.

Toni On Her Lupus Diagnosis:

One day I’m on stage and I thought my heart stopped beating for a second. I told my husband Keri that I had to go to the emergency room right now. They took me in immediately and did all these tests and said, “She’s having a heart attack”. It was the scariest moment like, “What do you mean I’m having a heart attack.” They did all these tests and came back and said, “She has lupus.”

Toni On Being Financially Responsible For Her Vegas Show After Her Insurance Wouldn’t Cover The Costs:

I had to file bankruptcy. I couldn’t pay all of those creditors for the show. I felt like everyone was saying, “I told you so. She spent the money the first time and she spent the money the second time.” I was disappointed that I had to file again. Actually, I was angry at myself that I was back in this situation.

Toni On Splitting From Her Husband:

I had to figure out a plan for my life that had nothing to do with him. I was angry with everybody. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. I felt that I was a person dealing with a lot of struggles and here comes another one.

Toni On ‘Braxton Family Values’

It definitely makes me feel like, “Okay, I’m helping my family,” but then I discovered that they didn’t need any help because they were so talented.

 

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NEW MUSIC VIDEO: Ludacris ft Kelly Rowland ‘Representin’

Ludacris, real name Chris Bridges releases a new video for his current track ‘Representin’. Featuring gorgeous sounds of Kelly Rowland, Ludacris goes slow on the track with Kelly signature vocals in the background. Taken from his current album ‘Ludaversal’ it’s a track to put on repeat on this one.

Celebs Support The Obama Campaign In The Best Way They Know How

I can’t say how effective accessories and body paint will be in Obama’s Presidential campaign but actors and musicians alike a very much willing to give it a good go!

Beyonce was seen over the weekend wearing a pair of Obama hoop earnings in a bid to advertise and assert her support for president Obama. Created by Puerto Rican Jewellery designer Erika Peña who priced the earnings at $32 dollars a pair, apparently reported she had only sold five of the earnings until it was worn by the RnB star and has to date sold well over a thousand pairs world wide, with London making the highest demand.

Also on a mission to loudly and proudly get on the Obama advertising campaign is actress LisaRaye. The ‘Girlfriends’ actress recently posed in a photo shoot where she has nothing on her top half but a painting of the American flag and President Obama on her back.

More pics after the jump…

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New Music Video: ‘Va Va Voom’ By Nicki Minaj

Rapper Nicki Minaj has dropped a video for her Va Va Voom tune, her latest track off her upcoming album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.

The video which was directed by the famous Hype Williams has Nicki Minaj living several exciting fairy tale plots…

Will Smith Brings Back The Fresh Prince For Gabrielle Union’s 40th Birthday!

Will Smith hit Gabrielle Union with a blast from the past during her 40th birthday bash over weekend. The 44 Year old Hollywood A lister serenaded Gabrielle with his Fresh Prince of Bel Air Rap back from the early 1990’s…no doubt he had the whole club joining in!

Check the video below!