VIDEO: Claims That I’m Hip Hop’s First Billionaire Is False – Diddy

Diddy is undoubtedly one of hip-hop’s most successful artists. From owning his own record label and a liquor brand to restaurants and two clothing lines, the man born Sean Combs has given little reason to question his massive net worth. He recently released a “motivational video” on YouTube, where he seemingly delivered the news that rap fans have long waited for: “A young boy from Harlem, I couldn’t even be a waiter. They didn’t want me to be a waiter! So you know what I did? I became a billionaire.”

Many took the video to be an official announcement that Diddy had made history as hip-hop’s first billionaire. However, according to Diddy, that is not actually the case. The mogul took to YouTube again on Wednesday to set the record straight on exactly where his monetary situation is at. “A lot of blogs took that as I had become hip-hop’s first billionaire,” Diddy explains, “that is not the case.” He went on to say that “the race is still on,” and that “any of you hustlers out there can come and get it,” including Jay-Z and Dr. Dre.

Dr. Dre reached near-billionaire status after selling Beats to Apple. But he’s still trailing behind Diddy in net worth.

Diddy’s current net worth is estimated at $750 million.

“It really ain’t about the money at the end of the day,” Diddy explained, “It’s about the impact that you have on the world. Only speak the truth.” Check out the full video below.

Massive backlash follow Carlos Santana’s “Beyonce is not a singer” comment.

Carlos Santana has attempted to “clarify” a comment he made about Beyonce after the Grammy Awards after it prompted a backlash from her fans.

The legendary guitarist was quoted in the Australian Associated Press where he said that Adele won the Grammy for Album of the Year over Beyonce because “she [Adele] can sing, sing”.

“With all respect to our sister Beyonce, Beyonce is very beautiful to look at and it’s more like modelling kind of music – music to model a dress – she’s not a singer, singer, with all respect to her,” he said.

Beyonce fans were obviously outraged and Santana began trending on Twitter, where even a few of his own fans jumped in to defend Beyonce.

Since the backlash, Santana has posted a “clarification” on his official Facebook page.

“I would like to clarify a comment that was reported when I was doing an interview for some upcoming shows in Australia and New Zealand.

“My intent was the congratulate Adele on her amazing night at the Grammys. My comment about Beyonce was regretfully taken out of context.

“I have the utmost respect for her as an artist and a person. She deserves all the accolades that come her way. I wish Beyonce and her family all the best.”

OPINION: Is Runtown’s “Mad Over You” The New Ojuelegba? – By

Late last year, Eric Manny’s act Runtown released a Afro-Pop track, Mad over You which also had a fusion of some Ghanian flows and captivating Afro-beat sounds.

 

The song which has continued to garner massive airplay on most radio and TV stations and also sits atop many music charts.

 

Nevertheless, most people have never stopped saying this could be Runtown’s Ojuelegba. Ojuelegba was one of the hit tracks of Wizkid’s sophomore album, Ayo(Joy) and also unarguably Africa’s biggest song for the year 2015.

 

The song which describes Wizkid’s early life as a musician opened new doors for Wizkid as an international artiste and also establish a working relationship with Canadian rapper, Drake who went on to jump on the track along with British-Nigeria grime artiste, Skepta. Across 2015-2016, Ojuelegba was everyone’s favourite at any event.

 

It was a song that could soothe your feelings, inspire you and according to Skepta it could be a song that could gear you up when you’re down.

 

However, Runtown’s Mad Over YOU could step up to be the new Ojuelegba and also Africa’s best song of 2017. The Del B-produced song tells of Runtown’s endless love for an unknown girl telling her of his non-stop love for her. Mad Over you has started topping most Nigerian charts and has also gone to be No.38 on billboard charts.

 

Otolorin Olabode is a student of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. He is a Creative writer and also a seasoned content writer. He handles Latest9ja, a news and entertainment website. He can be reached via Email: otolorinolabode@gmail.comor through +2348064717949. He can also be followed on Instagram: @ viewsfromthebod .

“Sycophants make it hard for entertainers to remain humble” – DJ Jimmy Jatt

A lot of Nigerian entertainers are surrounded by sycophants, hence their lack of humility, says Jimmy Jatt, renowned disc-jockey.

The veteran DJ made the assertion while speaking on The Gist with Emma Ugolee, a show which aired on Hip TV over the weekend.

Ugolee, host of the show asked guests, Ayo Makun and Jimmy Jatt, to weigh in on the effects of fame on entertainers.

He asked: “Why do artistes change and forget everything they learn when they get fame and money, considering that most are from humble backgrounds?”

Jimmy Jatt responded by saying the entertainment industry is structured such that a newcomer can expect to get the top overnight.

He said: “They are surrounded by sycophants that tell them that they are more than what they are. If you have people that will always hold you down and keep you grounded, you won’t get to that point.

“In school, you have to pass exams to move to the next class. In entertainment, people pray to get in, and when they do, they are praying to have a PhD almost immediately.”

The disc jockey further added that entertainers can remain level-headed if they “understand” that there’s always another challenge after every accomplishment.

“You need to understand that whatever level you have gotten to, there are more levels to go. You can’t be bigger than all your fans,” he added.

 

Source: The Cable

Tupac Amaru Shakur’s love letter for auction at $25,000

An explicit hand-written love letter by late African-American rapper and actor Tupac Shakur has been offered for sale at 25,000 Dollars, 20 years after his death.

According to Goldin Auctions who displayed the legendary love letter on hits auction blog, the romantic poetic prose was penned by Tupac during his 1995 prison stint.

“Tupac wrote this letter to his paramour in black pen.

“The letter is incredibly explicit, and is a reply to a ‘passionate letter’ received by Pac.”

The letter describes the ‘sexual gymnastics’ that Tupac wishes to perform with his partner, in extremely vivid detail.

It includes an eye that Tupac drew and he mentioned blindfolds, bubble baths, oily massages and “12 positions of lovemaking”.

Tupac was a vocal participant during the East Coast–West Coast hip hop rivalry, becoming involved in conflicts with other rappers, producers, and record-label staff members.

On September 7, 1996, he was fatally shot in a drive-by shooting and was taken to the hospital where he died six days later at age 25.

Tupac was one of the most popular rap artists in the world during his short time in the spotlight.

He  released songs such as “All Eyez on Me,”, “Brenda’s Got A Baby,” “Changes,” “Ambitions Az A Ridah,” “Hit Em Up,” and more.

He has been ranked by Rolling Stone as 86th on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

Soulja Boy, Chris Brown recruit Tyson, Mayweather to train for grudge match.

Hip-hop stars Soulja Boy and Chris Brown will apparently settle their social media fight the old fashioned way: with a real-life boxing match in Las Vegas in March.

 

In what started on social media, the duo are bound to go on a bout using their fists to settle their feud.

 

Both hip-hop stars have announced that they have signed on for a three-round bout that will be televised on pay-per-view and promoted by boxer Floyd Mayweather’s companies.

 

Soulja Boy, 26, put up a post promoting the fight on Instagram on Wednesday and said in the caption: “It’s going down! Signed my contract.” Soulja Boy said Mayweather is training him for the fight.

 

Brown, 27, also said on Instagram that the match was set, and announced that boxer Mike Tyson will train him for the bout, the Mirror reported.

 

The feud between the artists stems from Soulja Boy’s liking of an Instagram picture posted by Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.

Don Jazzy begins music industry ‘revolution’ in Mavin Records

Lack of adequate structure has always been the bane of the Nigerian music industry but in 2017, Mavin Records appears intent on changing that.

What is ‘structure’ in regards to a music industry?

It’s basically the presence and availability of all the components required for the production and sales of music; from the conception stage till it gets to the ears of consumers.

From artistes and repertoire (A&R) to songwriters to producers to road managers to promoters, a lot goes into the process of building up an artiste to attain music/commercial success.

In reality, there’s hardly any record label in Nigeria that possesses the required manpower for a proper structure. In essence, there’s no wholesome record label in Nigeria.

Mavin Records, headed by Don Jazzy, is working towards building a structure by increasing its workforce from 55 to 120 in 2017.

Mavin Records asrtistes
Mavin Records asrtistes

This year, Don Jazzy plans to employ a licensing specialist, touring and logistics specialist, talent management professionals, style and image experts, among others.

The ace record producer made this known in his New Year’s message to Nigerians, Mavin business partners, fans and the media.

In part, Don Jazzy wrote: “A Mavin is someone who has exceptional talent and skill in their field. As part of our 2016 goals, we decided to increase our workforce to 50, which we surpassed by a slight margin as we have a workforce of 55.

“As you all know, the entertainment business is not complete without those who are skilled in the business, therefore we are seeking to expand our workforce to 120 in 2017 considering our forthcoming projects.

“We are reviewing portfolios for Business executives, Client servicing professionals, Style and Image experts, Digital Data and VAS Management executives, Government Liaison officers, CSR enthusiasts, Creative and Visual Production nerds, Talent and Catalog Management professionals, Content Developers, Retail, Sales and Fashion, Licensing specialist, Touring and Logistics specialist, Social Media Analyst and International Representatives in Accra, Nairobi , Abidjan, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Douala , New York , London and Paris.

“If you are Mavin and you have what it takes become part of a revolution in the music and entertainment industry, then send your CV with a detailed cover letter to info@mavinrecords.com for consideration.”

His message, obviously, comes across as a signal of intent that Mavin Records wants to build a solid structure.

If successfully executed, perhaps, in time, other labels would follow suit and before long, Nigeria will have a structured music industry.

Mavin Records is home to Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Korede Bello, Reekado Banks, Dr. Sid, D’Prince and DI’Ja.

Sex Sells Music, Even Without Talent – Ghanaian Singer, Mzvee Reveals.

Ghanaian singer, Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, better known by her stage name MzVee, believes that sex is a powerful tool in the hands of singers, even those who have little or no talent.

 

The fast-rising singer in a chat with PlanetTV urged ladies who want to go into entertainment to ensure that they were doing it for the passion and to be patient while at it as they could get stuck if they rushed things.

 

She said, ‘It sells definitely, 100%. It even sells when the talent is not good. It will sell you all the way.”

 

MzVee clinched the New Artiste of the Year award at the 2015 Ghana Music Awards

Nigerian musician, Skales, buys house for mother.

Nigerian star musician, Skales, has bought a new home for his mother. The musician, whose real name is Raoul John Njeng-Njeng, made the announcement on Instagram on Tuesday.

 

He posted a photograph of the new home with the caption, “Set a goal for myself to cop a crib for my mama..So excited I did it finally…mama’s new crib alert …GOD BLESS HER..YOU CAN DO

 

Anything in this life just pray work hard and stay focused #beinspired”.

 

Born to a Cameroonian father, he was single-handedly raised by a Nigerian mother in Kaduna. She did a lot of menial jobs to nurture him.

 

Not one to mince words about his love for his mother, the 25-year-old owes his love for music to his mum.

 

An MTN ambassador, he is his mother’s only child. His stage name is an acronym for “Seek Knowledge Acquire Large Entrepreneurial Skills”.

 

He grew up in a Church setting, and became interested in music while at his mother’s cassette store.

 

Skales met producers Jeremiah Gyang and Jesse Jagz while he was an undergraduate at University of Jos.

 

Skales left the University of Jos his junior year and attended Lead City University where he graduated with a degree in Office Management and Technology.

 

While at the University of Jos, he partook in the Zain Tru Search Competition and won the competition’s North Central region. His debut single, “Must Shine”, was released to critical acclaim.

Awilo Longomba, Onyeka Onwenu, others shine at Sunny On Sunday concert

King Sunny Ade’s legendary status was again confirmed at his concert tagged Sunny On Sunday which held at the Temple Balmoral Hall, Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Each of the performing acts mounted the huge stage with full compliments of their bands to churn out soulful melodies.

By the time the event went full swing, the hall was packed full as the event flow was masterfully marshalled by comedian Tee A and interspersed with generous doses of humour by the funny duo of Funke Akindele and Lolo Omotunde aka Lolo 1 of Wazobia FM.

To whet the appetite of the audience, the event opened with performances by fast-rising acts including Tyson Noir, Jeff, Moyeen and Niniola. Darey, Iyanya and Omawumi, took the momentum several notches higher with medleys of their popular tunes including Pray For Me, Kukere and Bottom Belle Medley, respectively.

King Sunny Ade pulled a surprise on Onyeka Onwenu as he joined her on stage to melt hearts with a seamless rendition of Wait For Me. Onyeka did not leave the stage without serenading the audience with tunes like Nyogogo and Ekwe.

The celebrant, King Sunny Ade, nodded and danced along as Darey, Tiwa Savage and Sir Shina Peters, SSP, sang his evergreen tunes. One of the highpoints of the night was when SSP dressed like a hip-hop star and bouncing with youthful energy took the audience down memory lane by dishing out some of his greatest classics.

Congolese sensation, Awilo Longomba with his exotic dancers sent the audience into revelry with his monster hit songs such as Gate Le Coin, Coupe Bibamba and Karolina.

Although he is 70 and aging gracefully, King Sunny Ade did not miss the chance to dazzle the audience with his famous footwork. When challenged to a dance duel by the Congolese sensation, Papa Youth as he is fondly called responded with equal gusto sending the audience into frenzy.

Bringing the gig to a climax, King Sunny Ade and his African Beats Band teased the audience with a medley of popular evergreen songs from his collection including Easy Motion Tourist, Merciful God and Aye N’reti among others. He then launched into praise chants of eminent personalities at the occasion. Toyosi Adegeye, the 13 year-old daughter of the veteran musician, capped the evening with a medley of Yoruba gospel songs.

The concert was beamed live on DsTV and GOTV to 278 million viewers within Nigeria and the rest of Africa.

The event attracted serving governors and ministers including Governor Ibikunle Amosu of Ogun State; Governor Ikpeazu Okezie of Abia State; Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture,; Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing; and Kayode Fayemi, Minister of Mines And Steel.

Some of the dignitaries at the occasion were Aliko Dangote, Femi Otedola, Adewumni Ogunsanya, Herbert Wigwe, Tunde Folawiyo and Oba Saheed Elegushi.

Other celebrities at the occasion include Salawa Abeni, Kollington Ayinla, Peter Okoye, Waje, Lala Akindoju, Yaw, Toke Makinwa, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Mimi Onalaja, Niniola, Emma Nyra, Don Jazzy, Korede Bello, Tiwa Savage, Reekardo Banks and Dr. Sid.

Styl-Plus Signs A Multimillion Naira Deal With Eskimo Records

Eskimo Records MANAGEMENT took everyone by surprise when it announced Shifi n Zeal of Styl-Plus as it’s new signees

It’s no news that Eskimo Records recently signed the Sempe crooner Prokassy and Dunnie the eclectic guitarist. The Managements’ continued quest to bring  on more upcoming artistes seem insatiable.

Shifi n Zeal of Styl-Plus will be making their first Public Appearance soon under the New Label, Eskimo Records.

#MTVMAMA2016 – Full list of winners.

The MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA) 2016 rolls out the glamour with thrilling performances and awards presentation.

South Africa rap talent Cassper Nyovest  picks up award for Best Live Act at the show.

He edges out Eddy Kenzo (Uganda), Flavour (Nigeria), Mafikizolo (South Africa) and Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Sauti Sol wins Best Group beating Mi Casa (South Africa), Navy Kenzo (Tanzania), R2bees (Ghana) and Toofan (Togo).

Yemi Alade wins Best Female edging out her Nigerian counterpart Tiwa Savage, Ghana’s Mz Vee, Tanzania’s Vanessa Mdee and Josey of Ivory Coast. This makes her the first artist to win the award for Best Female twice (2015 and 2016).

Drake wins Best International Act beating Adele, Beyoncé, Future and Rihanna to it.

Tekno beats Falz, Simi, Nasty C others to Best Breakthrough Act award.

Star Boy Wizkid wins Best Male, edging out AKA, Black Coffee, Diamond Platnumz and Patoranking.

He also goes home with African Artist Of The Year beating Yemi Alade, Diamond Platnumz, Black Coffee and Sauti Sol.

The Star singer made it a ‘hat-trick’ with his DJ Maphorisa ‘Soweto baby’ feature winning Best Collaboration.

Hugh Masekela, a South African human rights activist, musician and composer wins the  MTV Legend award at MAMA 2016.

See full list of winners.

Best Live Act

Cassper Nyovest (South Africa)  – Winner

Eddy Kenzo (Uganda),

Flavour (Nigeria),

Mafikizolo (South Africa)

Stonebwoy (Ghana).

Best Group

Sauti Sol (Kenya)- Winner

Mi Casa (South Africa),

Navy Kenzo (Tanzania),

R2bees (Ghana)

Toofan (Togo).

Best Female

Yemi Alade (Nigeria) – Winner

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Josey (Ivory Coast)

Mz Vee (Ghana)

Tiwa Savage (Nigeria)

Vanessa Mdee (Tanzania)

Best Pop/Alternative

Desmond & The Tutus (South Africa)

LCNVL (South Africa)

Shekinah (South Africa) / Kyle Deutsch (South Africa) – Winner

Timo ODV (South Africa)

Tresor (DRC)

Best International

Adele (UK)

Beyoncé (USA)

Drake (Canada) – Winner

Future (USA)

Rihanna (Barbados)

Best Lusophone Act

C4 Pedro (Angola) – Winner

NGA (Angola)

Lizha James (Mozambique)

Nelson Freitas (Netherlands/Cape Verde)

Preto Show (Angola)

Best Francophone Act

Franko (Cameroon)

J-Rio (Gabon)

Magasco (Cameroon)

Serge Beynaud (Ivory Coast) – Winner

Toofan (Togo)

Best Male

AKA (South Africa)

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Patoranking (Nigeria)

Wizkid (Nigeria) – Winner

Listener’s Choice

Adiouza (Senegal)

Bebe Cool (Uganda)

Burna Boy (Nigeria)

Den G (Liberia)

EL (Ghana)

Jah Prayzah (Zimbabwe) – Winner

Jay Rox (Zambia)

Kansoul (Kenya)

Kiss Daniel (Nigeria)

Lij Michael (Ethiopia)

LXG (Sierra Leone)

Meddy (Rwanda)

Messias Marioca (Mozambique)

Prince Kaybee (South Africa)

Reda Taliani (Algeria)

Saad Lamjarred (Morocco)

Sabri Mosbah (Tunisia)

Sidiki Diabate (Mali)

Tamer Hosny (Egypt)

The Dogg (Namibia)

Yamoto Band (Tanzania)

Best Collaboration in partnership with Absolut

AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana & Yanga – “Baddest” (South Africa/Nigeria)

DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid & DJ Bucks – “Soweto Baby” ((South Africa/Nigeria) – Winner

Nasty C feat. Davido, Cassper – “Juice Back Remix” (Nigeria/South Africa)

Patoranking feat. Sarkodie – “No Kissing” (Nigeria/Ghana)

Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba – “Unconditionally Bae” (Kenya/Tanzania)

Video of the Year

“Jump” – Anatii & Cassper feat. Nasty C (South Africa); Director: Kyle Lewis

“Caviar Dreams” – AL Bairre & PhFAT (South Africa); Director: Daniel Levi

“If I Start to Talk” – Tiwa Savage feat. Dr Sid (Nigeria); Director: Clarence Peters

“Kisasi Kumi” – Sheeba (Uganda) – Director: Sasha Vybz

“ Niquer Ma Vie“ – Youssoupha (Congo) – Director: Antony Abdelli & Jose Eon – Winner

Personality of the Year in association with DStv

Caster Semenya (South Africa) – Winner

Linda Ikeji (Nigeria)

Pearl Thusi (South Africa)

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon)

Wizkid (Nigeria)

Best Hip Hop in association with MTN

Emtee (South Africa) – Winner

Kiff No Beat (Ivory Coast)

Olamide (Nigeria)

Riky Rick (South Africa)

Ycee (Nigeria)

Best Breakthrough

Babes Wodumo (South Africa)

Emtee (South Africa)

Falz (Nigeria)

Franko (Cameroon)

Nasty C (South Africa)

Nathi (South Africa)

Raymond (Tanzania)

Simi (Nigeria)

Tekno (Nigeria) – Winner

Song of the year in partnership with Google

“Shaktibobo” – Olamide (Nigeria)

“Reggae Blues” – Harrysongz feat Olamide, Kcee & Iyanya, Orezi (Nigeria)

“My Woman, My Everything” – Patoranking feat. Wande Coal (Nigeria) – Winner

“Godwin” – Korede Bello (Nigeria)

“Ngud” – Kwesta feat. Cassper (South Africa)

“Roll Up Re-Up” – Emtee feat. Wizkid and AKA (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Soweto Baby” – DJ Maphorisa feat. Wizkid (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Baddest” – AKA feat. Burna Boy, Khuli Chana, Yanga (South Africa/Nigeria)

“Wololo” – Babes Wodumo feat. Mampintsha (South Africa)

“Coller la Petite“ – Franko (Cameroon)

“Unconditionally bae” – Sauti Sol feat. Alikiba (Kenya/Tanzania)

Artist of the Year

Black Coffee (South Africa)

Diamond (Tanzania)

Sauti Sol (Kenya)

Wizkid (Nigeria)- Winner

Yemi Alade (Nigeria)

MAMA 2016 MTV Legend award goes to South African musician and human rights activist Hugh Masekela.

Kanye West destroyed D’banj’s music career, and it was all for nothing

How do you go from the leading artiste in Africa, to a guy who every loves and rates as a celebrity, but whose music is no longer in demand? How do you tell if a record deal – which at the time signified the greatest aspirational goal of your music career – will become a Trojan Horse?

Let’s not coat it. Kanye West’s GOOD Music ruined D’banj’s career. There, we said it.

2011 was a crucial year for Nigerian music. It was the year when the rulers of pop music made a decision that was to cost them their dominance. D’banj and Don Jazzy, co-owners of Mo’Hits Records had found a way to meet up with Kanye West, where they sold him the Nigerian dream and sound. Kanye did buy it.

“D’Banj travelled to Dubai, at Dubai airport he met Kanye West just like anybody can meet any superstar at the airport.” Don Jazzy said, explaining the root of the end of Mo’Hits.

“He had the courage to go and meet him and introduce himself and that he wants to break into America and that he has done a song with Snoop Dogg and please listen to the song and tell me if it is good. And he understood and he listened to it and he liked it. And he asked us to drop by New York when we were going to LA for the video shoot with Snoop. So when we got to New York, we called them and his manager said we should meet up at Wyclef’s studio and the rest is history.”

The rest simply became history. Mo’Hits became history due to the irreconcilable differences between the business partners. D’banj, ever the opportunist, wanted in on the deal from GOOD Music. Don Jazzy hesitated, and wanted none of it. They argued and split.

D’banj revealed this to Olisa Adibua on his chat show, ‘The Truth: “Maybe Dr Sid? We came back from New York, and we had a meeting with Jazzy. Me and Jazzy. And Jazzy really expressed his discomfort that ‘listen, this place is too expensive. We are spending money, we are going to stay there, things dey happen for Nigeria, we are already bosses here, we don’t need all these…make we just stay here..

“And I’m like ‘we are almost there, like it’s expensive but I know it’s not really guaranteed, because it’s a dog eat dog world out there. And in his own words, ‘you can’t leave certainty for uncertainty,’ which makes sense.

“But I said to him that listen brother this is not uncertainty. For Kanye West to see us is not a joke. He saw us in Dubai, na God. Is it not the same Nigeria that we are doing music that took us there.

“And I asked him that, and he said he didn’t want to go, he didn’t want us to do it again, he said he wasn’t interested. So Jazzy literally said that he wasn’t interested, and I told him, because I had sensed it…before the last concert I had told the lawyers that I felt that it wasn’t…that’s why we had legal papers.

“So they were trying to get him to come around, but I understood totally, which is what I said to you. So when he came back home, he had a meeting and that was in July, and he said he doesn’t want us to do Mo’Hits again. That he doesn’t want us to do Mo’Hits again. And I said to him, ‘Please give me 6 months’.

“So I told him to give me 6 months, that he should please just…for me I was even trying to sell my shares, to convince him again, to sell my shares to someone else, take the money, go abroad and try. To do anything I could, because I had seen that it wasn’t working, and him and Sid had formed this synergy. It was very clear the way…I could see it. He wasn’t very comfortable around me, I didn’t understand what was happening, and me I didn’t…everybody knows that I don’t have time. I was always on the move.

“I wasn’t always on ground to see, and I think that was my mistake – I wasn’t sensitive enough to have noticed. And prior to that, if I felt anything, just as you would do as a boss, you should do whatever needed to be done. So I told him to give me 6 months. I remember December, Iwe had a meeting, and everybody was there, and Don Jazzy also said the same thing which was after 6 months. That was December 2011, and he said, that he had thought about it, and he wasn’t interested. In fact, not just me, that this one wasn’t interested (pointing to others).

“I was heartbroken, I think Kayswitch was with them, it was one voice, and I felt like…what’s happening here? And that’s where I started hearing few things that people just felt that they were not comfortable with me.”

The end of Mo’Hits, signaled the music end for D’banj. He was signed to GOOD Music, and Kanye West gave him his blessings, his chain, a remix of ‘Scapegoat’, and hummed his way into ‘The Morning’. Cosigns by other artistes helped make the charade continue, but the facts remained clear,; D’banj did not release any solo project under good music.

D’banj lost Don Jazzy, lost Mo’Hits Records, and lost his momentum. ‘Oliver Twist’ ( a Don Jazzy production), kept him alive musically, and so did the 2013 album, “D Kings Men”.  But ultimately, the damage was done. He has never recovered.

Ever since his split with Don Jazzy in 2011, there’s been a steady decline of D’banj’s musical powers, even though his celebrity went the other way. Each year brings another D’banj power move and endorsement deal, but the quality of the music takes a hit. 2013’s compilation album “D King’s Men” was a fantastic project which still stands as his best DB Records body of work, but it failed to catch on, with many attributing it to the lack of love from core fans who still blame him for splitting the indomitable Mo’Hits Records.

But subsequent singles have found plenty of marketing yield little fruits, and the dissent from critics and listeners have always been felt. A few bright spots have made his case salvageable; ‘Top of the world’, ‘Feeling the nigga’ and 2016’s ‘Emergency’ have still kept his case for music credibility alive, but he manages to find new ways to come up with less-inspired sounds.

2016 has had his record label undergo severe changes, and almost fallen apart. His producer DeeVee split from the group, so also did his joker, Tonto Dikeh, who is seeking fulfilment from motherhood and other familial concerns. His other signees, 2kriss, have been without buzz nor content.

But he is coming through with two new singles for an album. And you begin to wonder if he still has enough juice left in the tank to push through another album release. This year marks his 11 year in the music industry. Three studio albums, two compilation albums, and an EP is a good run for the Nigerian music industry, but he intends to change that number with another project.

The singer’s album will be purportedly be dropping before the end of the year, and plans are already underway to commence the rollout of singles, and other promotional materials. With a bashed musical credibility, and a fanbase that pretty much has very little contemporary reason to follow the new music, only time and the content of his album will be determinants on if there’s enough left in D’banj for another D’banj album.

Without GOOD Music, chances are that the story would have been different. Maybe the split with Don Jazzy would have stilled happened, but for other reasons. GOOD Music hastened it, and took away from D’banj, more than it offered.

“I Am Not Ready For Marriage”, Patoranking Reveals.

Nigerian reggae-dancehall singer, Patrick Nnaemeka Okorie, popularly known as Patoranking, has disclosed that marriage is not presently on his agenda.

 

The singer stated this in an interview with Hip TV.

 

He said, “Right now, I am just concerned about my career and family. I am single and ready to mingle. Marriage is not in the question for me.”

Afrobeats Legend, Fela’s 1st grandchild Weds Tomorrow At The New Afrika Shrine

Rolari Segun, the first grandchild of legendary afrobeats singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, is set to wed Benedict Jacka tomorrow Saturday, 27th June 2015 in a traditional wedding ceremony at the New Afrika Shrine in Central Business District, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Rolari Segun is the daughter of Fela’s first child, Yeni Kuti and late businessman Femi Segun.

Wizkid Signs N100m Endorsement Deal With Glo, Dumps MTN

Nigerian top act, Wizkid has officially ported to telecommunications company; Globacom, for a brand endorsement deal worth over N100m, dumping it’s rival company, MTN where he was formerly a brand ambassador.

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Wizkid, who will be 25 in a couple of weeks, confirmed that he is now a Glo Ambassador by taking to Instagram to share photos of the new brand.

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Fani Kayode Reportedly Sneaks Into Tinubu’s House At Midnight To Beg For Mercy

While the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) other members were probably sleeping or engaging in meetings aimed at curtailing the rising profile of the opposition candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, one of their top men was romancing them.

Our source revealed that the loquacious director of media and publicity of the President Goodluck Jonathan campaign, Fani Kayode was sighted sneaking into Bola Tinubu’s mansion in Bourdillion, Ikoyi, Lagos State last night.

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The Fight We’ve All Been Waiting For, Amber Rose & The Kardashians Washing Their Dirty Linen…

Finally, the day has come when the Kardasians and Amber Rose offload their long kept grievances.

The Cold War turned to boiling water on Twitter when Khloe Kardashian quoted Amber, when she said she started stripping at age 15 to assist her family.

Seemed like Khloe took up on Amber because she dissed Tyga, who is dating the Kardashian 17 year old, Kylie Jenner. They went as far as calling each other ashawo (whore).

 

 

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12 Things You Should Know About Olamide.

  1. One job he’ll never do is gossiping; it’s too tasking.

  2. His role models are Abacha, Obasanjo ,Jay Z.

  3. Most influential person so far in his career is  popular producer ID Cabasa, saying God used ID Cabasa to bless him.

  4. Female celebrity crush is veteran Yoruba actress Iya Rainbow

  5. Two brands he would like to be an ambassador of are global sneaker brands Puma and Nike

  6. He assured that his record label YBNL will be signing its female soon

  7. He is going to do a song with Wizkid

  8. His favourite food is local food

  9. Name of his best friend is Yomi Sars

  10. Greatest challenge in the music industry is piracy

  11. Olamide describes himself as “Omo olomo ninu frying pan layin Shey tinko”

  12. His advice to upcoming artistes is for them to pray hard.

Here We go Again!!! Etcetera Calls Entertainers Political Prostitutes??

Etcetera known for controversy came for his colleagues in his latest write-up:

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“Some say Afro Candy is a prostitute. Some say she’s not or at least, not yet. A few others say she’s a porn star, which is not in the same league as prostitution. Porn stars are taxed, prostitutes are not. So Afrolicious baybay, you have to up your game to get into the league of prostitutes, if it is what you really desire. My suggestion would be; instruct your agent or booker to get you appearances in any of the political campaign videos, so you can put to use that floppy behind your mama gave you. And if you are lucky enough, you can get cameos and wiggle that thing around the aspirants themselves. You have to get your bum (sorry your hands) bloodied to earn the highly coveted “Political prostitute” tag. Now my Candilicious Afrolistic baybay, these are a few names of the latest political prostitutes in the country: Olamide, Banky W, Don Jazzy, Flavour, Duncan Mighty, D banj, Mercy Johnson, Ibinabo, Ini Edo, Mama Gee, Naeto C, Joseph Yobo, Daddy Showkey, Kanu Nwankwo, and Sammie Okposo.

I have been asked several times if our celebs should get involved with politics. But today, let me push the same question in different words to everyone reading this article. Do politicians making affiliations with celebs prompt you to vote for them? For me, it’s a definite No. Nigerians are not influenced by celebs to indulge in certain acts because their favourite celeb says so. For instance, I like Kate Henshaw but expecting me to vote for a candidate she supports in the forthcoming elections is like asking me to start buying a particular milk brand because Don Jazzy endorsed it. Puh-leez, things like that don’t cut it here in Naija. Naija is a different kettle of fish compared to what is obtainable in places like the US.

The politicians using celebs for their campaigns should ask themselves what on earth the average person has got in common with Dbanj. He has millions and he may never have to lift a finger again in his life if he so desires. And you think the boys in Okokomaiko who are not smiling will listen to his unrealistic rants on TV and radio? Using a celeb for election campaigns is as stupid as the political aspirants themselves dancing in their campaign musical videos. Imagine Jimmy Agbaje and Ambode dancing in their campaign videos? Ok, I am sorry, no imagination is needed. I feel sorry for the politicians that Nigerians are not fooled by all the media images of celebs pushed at them every day on TV. It has become so much that we can’t tell the difference anymore between political campaign videos and the Nigerian musical videos.

The only cocktail of politics and celebrity that the masses are bound to endorse is that of creating useful awareness that will benefit the larger society. People like Bono have political views which bring attention to real, humanitarian issues that transcend the established political doctrines and have nothing to do with producing those plastic karaoke like political jingles our entertainers are paid to produce. Those entertainers who see nothing wrong in frolicking with politicians will say I am speaking from a misguided perspective. Go ahead, defend your support for that politician. Tell me you are campaigning for change. You can’t fool anyone but yourselves.

Hey, my Afro Candilicious baybay, you go ahead with your trade okay? Don’t let the criticisms of your fellow entertainers bother you anymore. Tell them your porn is definitely a kinder and gentler version when placed side by side with their political prostitution. Now, good day ladies and gentlemen. Please don’t forget to tip the waitress on your way out.”

Actress Vivica Fox Still Loves 50cents ?

“50 cent is absolutely the love of my life. i really, really cared for him and i loved him very, very much and i always will, but he just wasn’t right for me. that’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart, you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘he’s just not right for me.‘”

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They dated in 2003.

“If she does get better, it would be a miracle”-Bobbi  Kristina’s Family.

“The family doesn’t want to take her off life support, but if she passes away, then it’s in God’s plan. If she does get better, it would be a miracle,”   According to HollywoodLife.com Exclusively.

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She still fighting for her life, but a source close to the situation thinks it’s only a matter of time before she passes. Bobbi’s family continues to pray for a “miracle”.

Since Bobbi was discovered unconscious in her bathtub and without oxygen for an unknown amount of time, sadly Bobbi’s organs are starting to shut down.

At this point, there’s little doctors can do for her. Bobbi’s family can either take her off life support, or wait until all her organs shut down on their own.

Our thoughts continue to go out to Bobbi and her loved ones during this devastating time.

Cute!! Christina Aguilera Shares First Photos of Baby.

There’s no smell more pleasant than summer rain except, maybe, that of a newborn baby. Which is why it’s so apt that Christina Aguilera is on the cover of the latest People magazine taking a big ole whiff of her 5-month-old baby daughter, Summer Rain Rutler. diva” diaper

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It’s the first time we’re seeing the 34-year-old’s daughter’s face, though she did share a photo of her “lil  in January.

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Drake Drops Surprise Album on the Twitter

Drake has been a busy boy. The rapper and ex-Degrassi star, who appeared in 15-minute art film Jungle, released earlier in the day, has just put out an unexpected album via Twitter.

Drake linked to the collection, titled “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” via Twitter just before midnight ET. The project is 17 tracks long, features collaborations with Lil Wayne, Travi$ Scott, and PartyNextDoor.

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Rihanna About to End Beyonce’s Marriage!!!

Paul Play Dairo Sues Etisalat for 200M

Paul Play Dairo has filed a N200m lawsuit against Etisalat for using his song, Mosorire in its popular reality series, Nigerian Idol, without seeking his consent. In the suit filed at a Lagos High court in Nigeria and marked FHC/CS/581/2014, Optima Media Group was made co-defendant. Paul stated that the defendants had used his hit song, Mosorire, which he composed himself, to promote their TV show, Nigerian Idol in 2012 and 2013.

He alleged that during the course of the programme, a contestant was made to reproduce his song and sing it without his express permission as the owner of the song.

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Power Couple React to Kanye West Rushing the Stage After Beck’s Win at Grammy Awards 2015

Jay and Bey say no way Ye! Jay Z and Beyonce did not want Kanye West to finish when the rapper ran up to the stage after Beck won Album of the Year at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 8.

A hilarious new Vine of the superstar couple reacting to the moment has gone viral, and it shows that the two, despite Beyonce’s surprising loss, most definitely did not want Yeezus to interrupt Beck. As West bombarded the Morning Phase singer, Jay Z’s expression went from shocked to horrified, and he even slightly shook his head in disagreement.

His wife, meanwhile, stopped clapping as she remarked: “No, Kanye, No!”

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Birdman Denied Entry To Nicki Minaj’s Pre Grammy’s Party

According to TMZ, Birdman and his huge entourage were turned away from Nicki Minaj’s Pre-Grammy party in West Hollywood early Sunday morning. Apparently, Birdman and his crew showed up to the party at 1:45 am to be turned away with an explanation that the club was about to close.  It could be as simple as that, but you would think that Nicki would make a way for the CEO of Cash Money Records, the parent company of her mentor Lil’ Wayne’s label, Young Money.

Maybe Birdman was just too tardy for the party, or maybe Nicki is making it known who she is siding with in the beef Birdman is currently experiencing with Lil’ Wayne who wants to cut all ties with him and is rumored to be suing him for the advance of the delayed Carter V album.

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Why We Shot a Video for GEJ- Rita Dominic

Nollywood leading actress, Rita Dominic has broken away from her normal routine of acting to romance politics in the heat of the around-the-corner presidential election. In a letter she wrote to her fans, Rita explained why she and her company, Audrey Silva, a company she co-owns with her manager, Midred Okwo, shot a video to support President Goodluck Jonathan re-election bid.

According to her, President Goodluck Jonathan has done more for Nollywood than any Nigerian President in history.

“I want to let everybody know that I will be supporting and voting for President Goodluck Jonathan. I am making this decision because he has affected my immediate constituency which is Nollywood more than any president in the history of Nigeria. He has built roads, Benin- Ore road, Ibadan- Lagos road which is near completion, federal universities in almost all the states of the federation, maintaining peace in the Niger-Delta, resuscitation of the railways and a couple of other things. And I have a strong conviction beyond reasonable doubt that Jonathan will lead us to a very good place” she posits.

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VIDEO: “He Should Have Given His Award to Beyonce”, Kanye West Confronts Grammy Winner Again

Kanye West ripped into the Grammy’s album of the year-winner Beck in a rant backstage that suggested his stage-rush earlier in the evening was no joke.

“Beck needs to respect artistry, he should’ve given his award to Beyonce,” said Kanye in an interview with E! Online. Beck beat out Beyonce in the category, as well as Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Pharrell Williams. That apparently irked West who stepped onstage as Beck accepted the award in what appeared to be a joke that echoed his interruption of Taylor Swift in 2009 at the MTV Music awards.

West said he didn’t say anything on the show because he did not want to put his family or “clothing line” at risk, but added: “I’m going to fight for creativity.”

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Highs & Lows of the 2015 Grammys

Have there ever been as many orchestras and choirs in one place as at this year’s Grammys? You half-expected to find Madonna’s red-robed, vaguely satanic-looking chorale rumbling with Sam Smith’s choir in the alley behind Staples Center after the show. Fortunately, some of the performers really did take us to church. Among the 2015 telecast’s best and weakest moments:

LOW: Madonna
At the moment when she could most use a turnaround, Madonna, who showed up on the red carpet in a racy, butt-barring ensemble, inexplicably turned in the most passive TV performance of her career. She took the “Lift me up” chorus of her new single “Living for Love” all too literally, as a coterie of dancers tossed her from person to person. It was lessreminiscent of the woman-handling “Material Girl” video than of medics gingerly handling someone fresh out of surgery — even though Madonna’s thigh muscles looked as powerful as ever. It was impressive, at least, that she managed to find that many of Maleficent’s nephews to join her backup dancing crew, and that they managed not to impale her.

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HIGH: Kristen Wiig, Maddie Ziegler, and (we think) Sia
Less a musical performance than performance art, this gonzo dance/mime version of  “Chandelier” by the ex-SNL comedienne and the Dance Moms star — and maybe even Sia somewhere in there, too — made America do a collective spit-take. Whether you thought it was hysterical or ridiculously highfalutin’, it was just the wakeup call viewers needed after three hours of increasing drowsiness.

LOW: Ariana Grande
Girls don’t just want to have fun, after all. Grande set the overly sober tone for much of the telecast by bringing us down with an orchestrated “Little Bit of Your Heart” that seemed designed to establish her as a serious crooner. To paraphrase the late Lloyd Bentsen: We know Sam Smith. Sam Smith was a friend of ours. Ariana, you’re no Sam Smith… and shouldn’t need or want to be!

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HIGH: Sam Smith and Mary J. Blige
Their duet of “Stay With Me” was about the umpteenth time we’d seen an orchestra and/or choir onstage during the evening, but in this case, the solemnity was for the right cause. Smith and Blige had such fantastic musical chemistry, we can only hope that this is the start of a long partnership for them, sad lyrics aside.

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LOW: Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani
Maroon 5 has a terrific, upbeat, irresistibly disco-fied new single out (“Sugar”). Stefani is one of the most dynamic performers in pop. So, in keeping with the overly solemn tone of the evening, the Grammys decided we should hear these two dynamos do a perfunctory ballad.

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HIGH: Usher and Stevie Wonder
This is the kind of homage at which the Grammys excel, when they’re on their game. Usher effortlessly nailed Wonder’s “If It’s Magic,” which also became a tribute to the secret life of harps. The appearance by the man himself on harmonica at the end of the tune was too quick and perfunctory for some fans, but we don’t blame them for saving the serious Stevie moments for the full-length tribute special that’s being filmed in L.A. later this week. Sometimes an exquisite cover by a single artist works better than a cluster-jam, anyway.

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LOW: Imagine Dragons
OK, so we technically can’t blame the Grammys for this, since the live performance by the band from a Las Vegas stage was bought and paid for by a commercial sponsor. But the least Target could have done with such an anonymous performance would be to subtitle the name of the band along with a corporate hashtag, since we kept forgetting who was turning in this bland performance even after seeing the introduction.

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HIGH: Kanye West and Beck
We were wondering when he’d finally get around to recreating his famous Taylor Swift stage-rush for laughs. Poor Beck seemed just as dazed as T-Swizzle was back in the day… although maybe not so much by Kanye’s antics as by the fact that probably not even his parents predicted him to beat both Smith and Beyoncé for Album of the Year.

LOW: Kanye West and darkness
His performance of “Only One” early in the telecast was not nearly as finely tuned as his bum-rushing-Beck gag. Why is he the last hip-hop guy around still Auto-Tuning the news? While he switched on the audio vocal processing for “Only One,” he failed to turn on the lights. That’s the kind of gambit that might work at his own shows, but it just left tens of millions of viewers frantically turning up the brightness controls on their remotes for no coherent reason.

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HIGH: Rihanna, Kanye West, and Paul McCartney
It seems we can’t make up our minds on Mr. West, but he gets a thumbs-up for two out of three appearances. “FourFiveSeconds” is hardly the best song he, Rihanna, or Macca have been associated with, but seeing these unlikely bedfellows jam it out acoustically, hootenanny-style, was a hoot.

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LOW: Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett
It’s swell that Gaga wants to give Bennett a boost with her young audience, but there’s something about her camping and vamping it up on the old standards that almost feels like minstrelsy — even before she styled herself and acted like Mae West for her Grammy performance.

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HIGH: Brandy Clark and Dwight Yoakam
There hasn’t been a better country ballad in years than “Hold My Hand” by Best New Artist nominee Brandy Clark. You could just about count the people who’ve ever heard the tune on a few thousand hands, so kudos to the Grammy producers for affording airtime to such a little-known, should-be classic… and for knowing that a harmony vocal by Yoakam would make it better still.

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HIGH: Pharrell Williams
Williams beat Smith in a Pop category with a live version of “Happy,” so you could be cynical and imagine his umpteenth TV performance of the tune was a bid to win the category again with the same standard in 2016. But he managed to make this reprise different, not just because he’d traded in his Arby’s hat for shorts, but with a likably bizarre bit of introductory orchestration by Hans Zimmer and a “Hands up, don’t shoot” homage in the choreography.

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HIGH: Common and John Legend
Also known as: Oscar rehearsal.

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HIGH: Sam Smith
We could tell Smith was pacing himself with his succinct acceptance speeches over the course of the evening. But he managed to get off a zinger in each one, whether he was remembering a time when he “tried to lose weight and make awful music” or was offering thanks to the unrequited love who broke his heart “because you bought me four Grammys.” Requited-ness is so overrated!

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Wiz Khalifa Calls Amber Rose “Foul Creature,” Says “No Thanks” to Getting Back Together

Wiz Khalifa is no where near rekindling his marriage with Amber Rose. The rapper freaked out on Twitter on Tuesday, Feb. 3, after a fan told him to “get your wife back.”

Khalifa, who was served with divorce papers from Rose this past September, responded to the fan with a mere “no thanks,” before going off with a slew of mean tweets seemingly directed towards his estranged wife, who is mom to their 2-year-old son Sebastian.

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I’m Better Off Without EME – Skales

In a recent interview with Encomium magazine, the artiste whose album is set to drop come March, shed light on matters regarding his exit from former label EME, his rise to fame, switch from rapping to singing, his “father-to-be” status, and lots more.

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Skales is one of the fastest rising artistes now, what is the secret?
If I tell you, it won’t be a secret anymore. (Laughs) God, hard work, focus, Baseline Music, persistence, dedication and the greatest team ever. Last year, I sat with my team and we decided on where the Skales brand is going. It has been about 10 months since I got a new team, and all hands have been on deck. We have worked and we can say that we are about to tick the final segment for our 12-month plan which is my debut album. It has not been easy, but we grind every day, and we thank God and pray for a better 2015.

You are known to be a rap artiste, why are you doing songs now and not rap?
I see myself as an artiste, and that means that I can do whatever kind of music I want. I can be a rapper, I can do pop music, I can do dancehall music or even soul music. Heading for a Grammy is rap, Mukulu, Take Care of me and Denge Pose is a fusion of rap and pop, Shake Body is pure afro pop. My new song, I am for Real is dancehall and Jekanmo is popular music. I am a musician, and my unique selling point is my ability to be versatile and do music that will make money for my mom, my management team, the label and myself without watering down the quality of my music.

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See What Kim Kardashian Wore to the Zoo (Photos)

Kim showed off pics of her handsome family on Instagram Monday, but explained they were from one day earlier. “Before the Super Bowl we took a trip to the zoo,” she captioned an image of little Nori. In another family pic, Kim wote she was “at the zoo with my boo and my baby boo.”

But not even Kim can be dressed to the nines all the time. In fact, Love magazine released a cheeky image of the reality star in its upcoming issue where she was apparently so tired that she couldn’t even be bothered to put on underwear.

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Davido Wants to be President Too

Skelewu crooner, Davido, is planning to rule Nigeria one day. The HKN Gang leading artiste Davido Adeleke shared his thoughts during MTV Base’s Choose or Lose Vox Pop.

Davido believes that Nigerian youths in positions of government will lead to provision of better roads, a cleaner environment and better structured cities. The pop star said that he is good enough to be president because of his personality.

 

 

 

North West Flushed Kanye’s Cell Phone Down the Toilet

According to Kim Kardashian, her adorable daughter North accidentally flushed her dad Kanye West’s cell phone down the toilet.

As the Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s star explained during an interview with On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday, she first heard flushing before she rushed in and saw North standing next to the flowing toilet.

“I run in there and I’m like, ‘Wait a minute babe,’ to Kanye. ‘Didn’t she have your phone a second ago?'” Kim recalled, laughing. “The phone was in the toilet!… I put it in a bag of rice, [but] nothing worked.”

The incident left Kanye without a phone for a short time. Kim, however is prepared for mishaps like that. The 33-year-old celeb claimed that she owns three different phones. That way, she’s never stuck without being able to take a selfie.

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Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon Lawsuit: Ex-Nanny Claims She Was Fired After Showing Twins ‘Too Much Affection’

In the lawsuit filed in New York district court Wednesday, Simonette DaCosta claims she worked for Carey and Cannon as a nanny, caring for the couple’s twins Monroe and Moroccan — but was fired after showing the tots too much attention. And as the suit paints things, Carey kept DaCosta pretty busy.

“Ms. Carey would often call Plaintiff at hours in the middle of the night and demand to be taken to her children or to be updated as to the status of her children,” said legal papers obtained by TheWrap. “Mrs. Carey would not tolerate any delay when she called and Plaintiff had to attend to her every demand, spontaneous or otherwise, whether called upon during the day or in the middle of the night,” the lawsuit reads.

That all changed, the lawsuit says, when “Mrs. Carey terminated Plaintiff after berating her for exhibiting too much affection towards her children.”

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Lil Wayne Sues Cash Money for $51 Million

Lil Wayne is suing Cash Money with the hopes of ending his contract with the label, according to TMZ. The lawsuit alleges that CEO Bryan “Birdman” Williams and the company have withheld a substantial amount of money that it owes him with regard to the rapper’s still-unreleased new album, Tha Carter V. Because the label has not paid him the money he claims he’s owed, Wayne contends that he should be able to leave Cash Money.

In addition to severing his contract, Lil Wayne is seeking $51 million and has asked a judge to declare him the joint copyright holder of everything released on his Cash Money imprint, Young Money, including recordings by Drake and Nicki Minaj. A spokesperson for Birdman was not immediately available for comment.

Last month, the rapper publicly spoke out against Cash Money, tweeting, “I want off this label” and calling himself a prisoner. Tha Carter V was originally due out last May, but was delayed to a December release; it did not come out and the Cash Money website still advertises it as “coming soon.” Around the time of Weezy’s tweets, his manager, Cortez Bryant, told TMZ that the rapper had no intention of leaving the label.

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Kanye West: ‘My Wife Has Dated Broke Black Dudes’

Kanye West became the latest recipient of the Visionary Award at the 2015 BET Honors on Saturday night, and he took full advantage of the platform, gracing the audience with a pretty loaded acceptance speech!

The rapper got deep, addressing everything from the overarching issue of racism in society to his wife’s late father, Robert Kardashian. The artist, who collaborated with Paul McCartney on his new song “Only One” kicked off his speech by telling the crowd about a meeting with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan Muhammad Sr., whose reaction to West’s relationship with a “woman not of color” was “groundbreaking” and “special” for him.

The 37-year-old also took a moment to clarify any stigmas that may have been thrust upon him since he married Kim Kardashian. Since tying the knot with the reality star, the “Gold Digger” rapper apparently has faced many jokes and criticisms about his wife “maybe” looking like one. “At the barbershop … I used to hear people always talking about, ‘Man you know when an entertainer get on, of course you know he gon’ go and get a white girl, and blah, blah, blah, and a white girl gon’ get a rich black dude,’” Kanye told the audience. “But I wanna say that my wife has dated broke black dudes. It got nothing to do with the money.”

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Beyoncé Rocks Tight Crop Top Amid Pregnancy Speculation

Beyoncé turned heads in Los Angeles over the weekend when she stepped out in a tight crop top and pencil skirt during lunch with her family.

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The Grammy winner reportedly rented out the eatery My Two Cents, where she dined alongside Blue Ivy Carter, Jay Z, Tina Knowles and Kelly Rowland, her newborn son Titan Jewell Weatherspoon and hubby Tim Weatherspoon.

All eyes were on the Grammy winner as she strut her stuff in the matching ensemble, which she paired with a black backpack, tousled waves and minimal makeup.

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#DidYouKnow Kim Kardashian Has a Music Video Aside Sex Tape? (Watch Video)

Strange right??? But yes, Kim Kardashian has a recorded MUSIC VIDEO aside her famous sex tape. Bet many of you did not know. Now you know, Kim K tried singing…

The song is titled “Turn it Up”, which was produced in American R & B singer’s studio, The Dream, who also sang alongside with her.

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Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger Enjoy Romantic Vacation in Maui

Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger were spotted on a PDA-filled date in Maui on Jan. 18. The two strolled hand-in-hand and caught some Aloha State sun. Patrick, a 21-year-old USC student, went shirtless as Miley, 22, wore her red-hot bikini.

This is not the first time the duo has jet-setted together. They were recently in Nashville and Miami. In Miami, they partied at the Art Basel event and danced up a storm. And who can forget that USC makeout? These two are truly heating up everywhere they go.

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Many Guys Write Me To Join Illuminati – Charly Boy

In his latest write up titled ‘The Object of my Worship”, Charly Boy says a lot of Nigerians now meet him asking him how they can become Illuminati members. Read full text below:

THE OBJECT OF MY WORSHIP.

No, I no dey suck human blood, I no be general overseer for illuminati, I no dey Ogboni or for cult, e don doooooooo. You People no go kill me with laugh for Naija. The way eyes dey red now, you go think say Apollo catch dem. Many guys dey write me say dem wan join illuminati, Cheai, there is Godoooo.

I dey sure say the church buildings wey dey Nigeria pass our population. So called men of god wey dey town don dey assume the proportion of China. All looking for their next
Mugu. Una no see me joor.

I have been queried a lot about my faith these days. Do I believe in God? Do I believe in Jesus? Do I pray and to who or what? I guess for many, they probably cannot wrap their minds around my spirituality. Am sure some people even think say I be native doctor as na only me dey take siesta inside coffin when I never die. No vex, na my life and I dey rock-am anyhow, no homo. Some people dey form good Christians because dem wan go heaven, me I just dey denge dey pose because am living my own small heaven right here on this earth for this Nigeria.
I no wan wait till I die. Even some of my Muslim brothers wey wan fast track dem own dey even do suicide bombing. Na only Naija Christains wey dey fear death yet dem all wan go heaven. Haba. Most Nigerians who have heavily invested in their Christianity believe that the concept of any other faith should be considered false. So how do I start to speak to narrow-minded Christians to understand that Buddhism is a wholesome practice for everyone, even the Christians themselves?
Take some time out and research, go to google, you will for sure see so many books on the topic, where Buddhism and Christianity agree in philosophy; in fact, with some of the key factors of most world religions. Also, the best of the Bible and Buddhism both converge on the areas of ethics, kindness, giving, and love. Too many practitioners of all faiths focus on the rewards at the end of our journey, when the rewards and purpose are the journey itself according to the teaching of Buddha.
While I may not be a religious person, I believe in Jesus/Christianity, I do not deny it. While I do not believe in the afterlife as Christians do, if those who follow it embody the qualities of Jesus in the here and now, then I embrace their practice as successful and good. While Buddhism is a faith of self-realization in the practice of here and now.
Christianity is a practice for the afterlife of God’s revelation. No matter how my Naija Christian brothers dey see God, my own way different. I see our Creator as one that does not interfere with the world in which we live, but only touches the heart of man to let him know He (God) is there. It is up to man to make his volitional choices using his free will, and making his own happiness.
The story of Job tells of the story of a faithful man who is beset by all sorts of misfortune, but he “chooses” to keep his faith. While Jesus performed miracles and taught His Gospel, He always presented His parables as tools/models for His followers to make their own choices towards happiness. Buddha does the same as Jesus, but without the need to exclude the idea of other faiths. The Buddha said for us to always question, practice and see the truth by the fruits of our efforts. If a Christian can grow and develop his faith by adding the tools of the Buddha, then I see it as a damn good thing. I don find my direction to heaven, make you find ya own abegi.
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Nick Cannon, Mariah Carey Divorce Details

Details emerged during the weekend regarding the prenuptial agreement between divorcing entertainers Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.

The document, said TMZ.com, specifies that five-time Grammy Award-winning singer Carey, 45, is worth $150 million and that singer-actor and “America’s Got Talent” host Cannon, 34, came into their 2008 marriage with less than $500,000. He has since earned millions of dollars independent of his estranged wife. TMZ said the document also contained a confidentiality clause, with a $250,000 penalty for Cannon should he violate it, and a $500,000 penalty for Carey.

Cannon had quietly filed divorce papers on Dec. 12 and the news did not become public until Friday, said TMZ.

Cannon reportedly had confirmed rumors of a pending divorce on Aug. 21, when the syndicated entertainment-news show “The Insider” quoted him saying, “There is trouble in paradise . . . We have been living in separate houses for a few months.”

He denied this in a series of tweets on Sept. 3, writing that, “Because my family & I haven’t been forthcoming with personal information, people are quick to paint negative pictures and spread rumours. For the record I NEVER have, nor will I make a statement regarding my marriage,” adding that, ” ‘Trouble in Paradise’ is the dumbest phrase I’ve ever heard!”

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Amber Rose’s Family Missed Her Wedding With Wiz Khalifa Because He’s Black

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa aren’t happy newlyweds anymore. In the midst of divorce proceedings, Amber’s been shutting down Instagram , and Wiz has had alleged sex tape troubles to handle. These are different times for the former couple, but today, Amber Rose brought it back to their wedding day in a new interview.

Speaking to OWN for the documentary Light Girls, a follow-up to the network’s Black Girls, Rose explored how colorism and racism within her family and the black community has affected her. Rose, who’s half-Cape Veridian and half-Italian, has experienced her family’s negative attitudes towards her high-profile relationships with African American.

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Miley Cyrus Calls Patrick Schwarzenegger “Best Boyfriend Ever”

Miley Cyrus has shown a romantic side of her personality after a busy week brought about by issues surrounding her latest Instagram uploads. According to recent reports, the star has paid tribute to her boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger by declaring him to be “the best boyfriend” ever.

According to Daily Mail, the said photo can be found beside the image of Miley wearing a black top emblazoned with the words “I’m in love with coco”, a reference to the rapper O.T. Genasis’ hit about cocaine. However, the photo can no longer be found at Miley’s Instagram account.

The star has also been in the news since last week due to the string of cryptic and racy Instagram uploads she has been posting. Her latest Instagram post shows her pushing her hand inside her shorts.

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Iyanya Leaks Nude Scenes of His New Video #PhotoNews

Mr. Oreo shared some photos on his instagram that got us guessing it could be scenes from a video he is working on. The photos showed a nude lady in a bath tub with Iyanya sitting beside her, and he also captioned about the director of the video, which he did not mention a name but made it clear that the video is being shot in New York.

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Kylie Jenner Pregnant?

Kylie Jenner is reportedly pregnant, with sources close to the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star saying she is expecting a child with her rapper boyfriend.

 A new report from In Touch Weekly claims that Kylie and boyfriend Tyga have been getting very serious, and that sources claim the 17-year-old may be pregnant. Kylie is eight years younger than Tyga, who is 25. This has many fingers pointing to mom Kris Jenner, who is famously involved in her daughters’ reality television careers.

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Kanye Overhauls Kim Wardrobe for 2015

Expect Kim Kardashian to dress differently this year than she did in 2014. The reality TV star has overhauled her wardrobe with the help of her husband, Kanye West.

“Up all night redoing my whole wardrobe with Kanye…” she wrote on Twitter. “I’m so ready for new looks for the New Year! New 2015 vision.”

Kardashian, 34, explained about a year ago that motherhood had inspired her to “dress a little lighter color-wise,” but fans of her show, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” know that West, 37, is perhaps her biggest fashion influence.

In fact, this isn’t the first time he’s taken control of her clothes. A few years ago, he did the exact same thing, even bringing in his stylist to help her change her look.

“Kanye’s definitely inspired me to want to be a little bit more of an individual,” she said. “I think my style’s just evolving and changing, and I think it should.”

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Nigerian Music Industry: 2014 In Review

2014 has been a massive year in the music industry with great hits and lots of revelations. As for the friends in the industry, well… we’re proud of each and everyone of you but some of you need to chill on the hustle though. There were couple of tweet-fights. Stop acting desperate. It’s never that serious.

OK, let’s get back to business…

Omo Baba Olowo ( O.B.O ), the baddest, has been dynamic, hardworking and unique this year. He gave us a banger earlier this year followed by great hits that rocked the air waves. AYE, song of the year ( Headies, 2014) , produced by T Spize, was undoubtedly one of the best hits in 2014. It was a memorable year for Davido, as he scooped 22 awards in the year 2014. He plans to release his sophomore album April, 2015.

God bless Don Jazzy… he’s indeed an enigma. I’m loyal to him any day, any time but I pray Mavins would live up to its full potentials. The Mavins gave us major hits for the year – SURULERE, ADAOBI, DOROBUCCI, GENTLEMAN amongst many others, that rocked the country after which DOROBUCCI was awarded the pop single of the year ( Headies, 2014). Don Jazzy did it before with Mo’Hits. I believe he can do it again ”IDJA”, with the signing of Rookie of the year ( Headies, 2014), Reekado Banks, Korede Bello and Aphro Di’ja…

Tuface has really chilled these days… been a family man ain’t easy talk less of been a multi-family man. Respect anyday, any time. Another Legend.

Shallah to Wizkid though… I believe the entire Starboy is on his shoulders and yes, he hasn’t failed us yet. Having dropped his second album AYO ( JOY) in 2014 with great collabos featuring top artistes, Wizkid should keep up the good work. 2015 promises to be a better year.

Banky W has always been a boss, give it to him. He gave us something we held on to – ( JAIYE ORI MI ) in the year 2014.

Skales, one of the major hit-makers for the year 2014 ( SHAKE BODY ). I pray for Skales and hope you guys would appreciate his hustle… that nigga is talented, don’t take that away from him.

Yeah, back to the street of Bariga …

The King Baddo, himself with the YBNL crew had a great 2014 and are still much in the game. They created SHOKI, they trended it and here it is, almost everybody is dancing it.

Olamide’s songs; AWON GOONS MI and STORY FOR GODS made our best naija songs for the year 2014. Kingin, as Olamide is mostly called, dropped his fourth album titled STREET O.T, which was among the best selling naija albums for the year 2014. Olamide revealed the sensational Shoki crooner, Lil Kesh through his record label, YBNL and he’s been doing good ever since.

Victor… the new year would reveal.

Have I said something about Dem Mama Records… Timaya wasn’t ommitted in the year 2014. He released some club bangers. He was also signed as MTN brand ambassador this year. Timaya was notably credited for the emergence of the Next Rated Artiste for the year (Headies 2014), Patoranking with his first official track, ALUBARIKA followed by major tracks like GIRLIE ft Tiwa Savage, HAPPY DAY.

Big ups to my brother, Sean Tizzle, he has kept the hustle real, releasing his debut album and some classic videos off the album. The album titled THE JOURNEY bagged the Best RnB album ( Headies, 2014 ) and it was dropped under his record label – Difference Entertainment – managed by the Real DTunes, a renowned producer in the industry.

I will try and study the Capital Hill family but I do believe they have potentials, funny thing is I always had my focus on Ms. Kedike, Chidinma and Phyno … Shout-out to the big boss, iLLBliss. ALOBAM !

A few talents came out strong in 2014. Runtown ( GALLARDO ), Korede Bello, Pepenazi, Orezi ( YOU GARRIT ) especially. God bless your hustle hommies.

Alright… let me sign out right here. I’m hoping for the best in 2015 and yes, shout-out to the lovers of the the game especially the ones who love to take-off their clothes for the love of it, you all made the industry what it is though.

HAVE A WONDERFUL YEAR AHEAD

TAIWO, TAIYE TAYO

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Chime Asonye Presents #Songs4Change: “God Bless Nigeria” by Nosa

It is important to be thankful for all that Nigeria is endowed with. Nosa speaks to this in his song “God Bless Nigeria,” telling us how much he loves the green white green. As we reflect on our land of plenty during this time of cheer, we must remember that some of us are not so fortunate. 

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As Nosa describes:  

In the midst of the abundance, so many people no dey enjoy
The benefits, and plenty gifts
Wey we get for under our soil
But I hope say
One day we go change our ways
So that in future generations
Nigeria will be a better place
Unity and faith, peace and progress
God bless our nation!
God bless Nigeria!
Let us remember those in need, and pray that God blesses our future generations. The entire #Songs4Change team appreciates your commitment to a better African future, and wishes you a Happy Holiday!

The Real Reason Pharrell Doesn’t Age

In an exclusive interview with Yahoo Beauty, American singer, Pharrell Williams revealed the secret behind his endless youthful appearance. Read the interview below:

You seem to possess the remarkable ability of not aging. What’s your secret?

Williams: Well, first of all, my mom and dad. I have to thank them. But also, maintenance! You know? Sustaining what you have. The most important thing you can do to look after your face is… you look after your face. Look at what you have going on; if you have a dermatologist, have that conversation. It doesn’t take augmentation to sustain—but to each his own.

You have to have some sort of routine or tip to share with us.

Williams: For me, I just clean my face like anyone else. I use cold water to close my pores… very basic things. You’d be surprised what awareness and vigilance can do for you—in all areas of your life, not just your skin.

That’s very true. Your skin can be a reflection of what’s going on inside, too.

Williams: Yes. I think the most important part is the awareness and vigilance. There’s no product that can give you that. It’s never going to take care of your face like awareness and vigilance. That’s the number-one thing for me.

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Rihanna & Chris Brown Are Back Together???

According to a new report, Chris Brown has been sending text messages to the singer in an attempt to win her back. Sources close to Rihanna told Urban Islandz that Chris Brown has been “trying” to get her back through “romantic” messages. Although no further details were revealed regarding these messages, sources “highly doubt” the rapper’s intentions will “work this time around.”

“Rihanna has moved on from all that drama Chris bring along with him,” the source said, adding the singer is certainly “not going to entertain his vibe again.” Rihanna has reportedly been busy finalising her 8th album called “R8.” She has also signed on a new business venture with Puma as the brand’s creative director. Thus, according to the source “she is in a much better place now both personally and with her career.”

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Angelina Jolie Calls Marriage to Brad Pitt “Hard Work”

After almost 10 years together,Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt finally became husband and wife this past August, but the Unbroken director said in a new interview that life as a married couple is not always easy and bright.

“Maintaining a marriage and raising kids is hard work,” Jolie, 39, told The Australian Women’s Weekly. “[Pitt and I] work really hard at nurturing our family to make sure that everybody is alright and everyone stays connected.”

“You have to really make sure that your work doesn’t get in the way,” Jolie added. “That you don’t do something that is going to put too much strain on your family.”

 

Chris Brown Dating Kendall Jenner After Karrueche Drama

Chris Brown hasn’t wasted any time moving on after his dramatic split from his sometimes girlfriend Karrueche Tran a few weeks ago. And it appears the model has been replaced by one of reality TV’s biggest stars.

A source close to the pair told OK! that things are heating up between Kendall Jenner and Brown. “Chris is smitten, and Kendall’s eating it up,” the source said.

Brown and Jenner were first linked together over the summer after Brown was released from jail in June. But now that he is single, the source says the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star is ready to get more serious with Brown.

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Tabloid Compares Solange Knowles’s Hair to a Dog’s Fur

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In a recent issue of In Touch Weekly, a feature called “Double Creature” compared Solange Knowles to a dog. The reader-submitted blurb reads, “Yorkipoo Jackie is ‘basically twinsies’ with Beyoncé’s sis, says the 5-year-old pup’s owner, Brian Murray Jr. ‘They rock the same hairdo and he’s very loyal to his…’”

The publication likening a woman choosing to wear her hair naturally to a dog has outraged many, calling the association ignorant and racist. “[It’s] a sobering reminder of the resistance some black women face when they choose to rock their natural hair unapologetically,“ Leila Noelliste, the creator of blackgirllonghair.com, writes on the site. She notes that the offensive photo is especially disconcerting considering the positive press attention Knowles received surrounding the afro style the singer wore to her recent wedding.

Patrice Grell Yursik, founder of the blog Afrobella, tells Yahoo Style that while she thinks that the article was an attempt to be cute, it’s actually a total fail. “It’s obviously offensive to compare a woman of color’s natural hair to a dog’s fur,” she says. “Even though this was reader submitted, I think it was ignorant and ill advised of In Touch to publish it.”

In a statement, the magazine explains that they publish a weekly story called “Animal Overload,” including a regular column called “Double Creature.” It insists that the recurring series is meant to be fun and each one incorporates a diverse selection of both people and pets. “In response to recent articles printed, we want to make it clear that there was never any intent to be insensitive and no harm was meant towards anyone.”

Those that choose not to style their hair with relaxers, or in a traditional way, have continuously received negative attention for their look. When Blue Ivy Knowles, Solange’s niece, appeared at the Video Music Awards this summer, the 2-year-old was condemned for having “unkempt” and “dry” hair. During Gabby Douglas’s stint at the London Olympics, critics called the then 16-year-old’s chemically straightened ponytail a supposed failure to properly “represent” the African American community.

But while this continuous disparagement is obviously maddening, Petra, a writer for blackhairinformation.com, notes: “People say crazy stuff all the time about our hair and general appearance, we are used to it, we depend on each other to know what is right, what is mediocre and what is down right wrong to say,”

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50 Cent gets 78M$ Underwear Deal, Toasts Bread with Dollars

These celebrities sha know how to show off. We thought Floyd Mayweather’s money show off was the bomb, till 50 cent decided to show us how to show off.

Well, he posted this photo of himself toasting bread with plenty dollars and also posted another picture, captioning that he signed a 78m$ deal with an underwear company. See his caption below

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Safaree Samuels Denies Cheating On Nicki Minaj: “Cheating Was Never An Issue”

Last month, Nicki Minaj debuted a telling track titled “Bed of Lies,” which many believed was about her breakup with longtime boyfriend, Safaree Samuels. The diary-like song fueled rumors that the pair severed ties due  to Safaree not only being insecure about his girlfriend’s success, but because he’d been unfaithful.

According to Streetz 94.5, the singer’s former hype man took to Twitter over the weekend to set the record straight and dispel cheating rumors.

“Cheating was never the issue,” he reportedly tweeted. “People grow apart and it is what it is and that’s all I’ll say about that. A lot can happen and change in 12 years.”

He went on to add that the two will always love each other even though their relationship didn’t survive. “All you see is a public figure,” he tweeted. “We will always love each other no matter what.”

Shortly after addressing the split, Safaree suspended his Twitter account and set his Instagram page to private. Nicki has yet to respond to her ex-lover’s Twitter confession, but she did post an interesting meme to her Instagram page, which she captioned: “When niggaz get what they begged for n still ain’t happy.”

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#PhotoNews: Kate Middleton, Prince William Meet Beyonce, Jay Z at NBA Game

Kate Middleton and Prince William met Hollywood royalty Beyonce and Jay Z on Monday, Dec. 8. The royals, who are in New York City for a three-day tour, attended the Brooklyn Nets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game and sat court-side across from the fellow power couple, and eyewitnesses tell Us Weekly it was one epic evening.

According to an attendee at the game, the Duchess and Duke walked to their seats seven minutes into the third quarter, and while making their way into Barclays, “got a standing ovation.” Understandably so, fans were “snapping pics of them instead of watching the game.”

 

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Miley Cyrus Makes Out With Paris Hilton in Front of Her New Boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger

A source tells reveals that the “Wrecking Ball” singer, Miley Cyrus,  22, and the famed heiress, Paris Hilton, 33, were making out in front of Patrick Schwarzenegger, 21, and all three later left together around 5:30 a.m.

Cyrus also spent part of her night sitting on Hilton’s lap and dancing while wearing a neon pink and green fishnet Moschino outfit.

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Jay Z Celebrates 45th Birthday in Iceland With Beyonce

Jay Z is ringing in his 45th birthday in Iceland with his wife Beyonce. The rapper, who tuned the big 4-5 on Thursday, Dec. 4, jetted off to the Nordic country on Monday with Queen Bey in tow for some well-deserved birthday R&R.

According to reports, Blue Ivy‘s (who has yet to be sighted) parents are staying at the luxurious Trophy Lodge in Úthlíð, South Iceland.

So far on the couple’s agenda? Visiting the breathtaking Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, one of the most visited attractions in Iceland. The power couple, who were snapped decked out in cold weather wear, took a helicopter to the spa on Jay’s birthday, which is located in a lava field in Grindavík on the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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Sam Smith Discusses Admitting Being Gay Since Age 4 (Watch Video)

British crooner and breakout star Sam Smith made headlines earlier this year when he publicly came out, revealing that much of his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, was about another man. But only recently has the 22-year-old singer discussed coming out at length and why he felt it was important to do it so early in his career.

During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Smith tells the daytime host that he knew he was gay when he was just a toddler. “I came out when I was like 4 years old,” he says. “My mom said she knew when I was like three. So I didn’t have to actually properly come out.”

But why did he come out publicly just ahead of his album release? “It felt like a brave thing to do as well I wanted to do it before because if I did it afterwards people probably would have thought I was lying just to sell records,” Smith says. “My aim is to tell people how good it’s been for me so that, hopefully, gay men or parents with gay children can look at my story and think, ‘Wow, that’s how it should be. That’s what we can work towards.’ ”

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See Solange’s Honeymoon Photos

After Solange Knowles and Alan Ferguson tied the knot last month, the newlyweds jetted off to Brazil for a beautiful honeymoon fit for Instagram.

Beyonce’s little sister shared a slew of photos from the couple’s relaxing vacation, writing: “Thank you Trancoso for being the most magical lil place to ‘honey our moon’…. Brazil could not have been kinder to us and our love…..”

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Details into Kim and Kanye’s Divorce “Talks”

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s divorce is coming and Kim’s nasty Thanksgiving Twitter message implicitly excluding Kanye from her family while he was with his boyfriends in Paris shows the marriage is on it’s last legs. Most people are with family on Thanksgiving, or they make an attempt to be with family or loved ones. Not the case with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, however, as the couple adds more fuel to the divorce rumors circulating. Not only do these two have the money and means to be together, but they are certainly able to manipulate their schedules so that they are able to make the time to share the family holiday with one another.

In fact, not only were the two apart for Thanksgiving, Kim made it very clear that Kanye is the outsider now as she quietly makes plans for a future without the rapper. Kim and North were at Khloe’s while Kanye was in his favorite place…Paris. Kim tweeted, “Happy Thanksgiving! I’m so thankful to have spent the day with my whole family over at Khloe’s house today! Khloe cooked so much yummy food!” Notice the words “whole family” in that post? No mention of her missing hubby, then a very clear point made about who Kim considers her family. I guess that whole Kanye/daughter/marriage thing doesn’t constitute a “family” in Kim’s eyes. Kim knew she was sending a very clear message to fans when sending that tweet.

It wasn’t just Kim who made the decision to be apart. Kanye has been complaining about Kris nonstop to Kim and she cannot take much more. He criticizes Kim for still letting Kris Jenner run the show, claiming she has too much power. Kim needs Kris in her corner, however, because Kris will help with damage control after the divorce. Kanye wasn’t too excited about being with Kris and the family, so he went to his favorite retreat—Paris—to be with friends. No concert, no paid obligation. He was eating dinner in a restaurant with friends in Paris on Thanksgiving. Of course, if the couple has the means to fly to one another to be together if they’d have wanted to, but that simply was not the case. Kim didn’t want to be in Paris and was not willing to budge. Kanye, on the other hand, purposely fled to Paris after learning of Kim kardashian’s dalliances in Dubai after being caught with Tyrese Gibson. He didn’t want to be around and insisted he wanted some space. Though he though Kim may follow, she opted to stay with her “whole family.”

While the “friends” Kanye shared the special holiday with have not been disclosed, many believe one guest in attendance was Kanye’s reported secret lover, designer Riccardo Tisci. Kanye has long battled rumors of being gay and having had a sexual relationship with Tisci. The fact that the two wore matching shirts to Tisci’s recent 40thbirthday party, may be another telling sign that the two are a little too close for comfort. How many heterosexual men do you know who plan to wear matching shirts to a birthday party? A little odd.

After the Kim and Tyrese encounter, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian each talking to their exes,  Kim’s visit to divorce attorney Laura Wasser, and now spending Thanksgiving apart—it is only a matter of time before these two split for good.

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See how Nick Cannon Failed Lie Detector Test About Amber Rose, Reveals Sexual Relationship with Kim Kardashian

Nick Cannon was on BBC Radio 1Xtra, and he agreed to take a lie detector test. He answers questions about his former wife, Mariah Carey, his past with Kim Kardashian and a possible hook up with Rose. Watch the video and see how he failed the test.

Denrele Prostrates Before Femi Kuti for an Interview

Ace TV personality, Denrele Edun, shared a photo of himself prostrating before Femi Kuti because he wants to secure an interview with him. He said in his caption that because he is a sure Yoruba Pikin, he’ll do anything to get the interview done.

He also shared a retro photo of himself clenching to his Dynamix Award for best TV personality, which he won from 2007 to 2010 consecutively.

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Miley Cyrus… Pregnant

Miley Cyrus is reportedly pregnant and preparing to become a mom at 22 with new boyfriend Patrick Schwarzenegger.

 A source indicated that Miley Cyrus found out she is pregnant close to a month ago, though she has kept the news as private as possible.

“In late October, she mentioned that her period was late,” a source told Life & Style. “She took two pregnancy tests. One came back negative — and the other came back positive. Friends are convinced she’s in the early stages of pregnancy.”

The pop star has been dating Schwarzenegger — the son of Arnold and Maria Shriver — for a little while now. Sources say they have actually been dating for several months before going public with their relationship.

If Miley Cyrus is pregnant, she appears to be getting a lot of support from her new boyfriend. Miley and Patrick were spotted at a friend’s wedding getting close in a photo booth, with Patrick even playfully licking Miley. Sources say that Patrick Schwarzenegger has also turned his skeptical parents on to the idea of him getting serious with Miley.

“Patrick has done a marvelous job in turning Maria from being violently opposed to now saying she’s a sweet girl and she was really mistaken from not knowing her and only knowing about her from her press,” a source said.

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Is Sam Smith Gay???

Amazing vocalist and phenomenal singer, Sam Smith, got us really wondering today. He shared this photo on his instagram and all we are left to think of is if Sam Smith is gay.

The “Stay with Me” croner has been called the new Elton John as his music is exceptionally outstanding and appeals to a wide range of audience. Elton John is gay and this post has got us wondering if Sam Smith is striding on the same path with his music look alike.

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Will Spend Christmas Together

Despite their marital woes, Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey will be spending Christmas together with their 3-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.

“Gotta keep that going. I want to make sure we have a wonderful holiday together,” Cannon told In Touch Weekly. As for where they’ll be celebrating, the America’s Got Talent host replied, “Somewhere cold and snowy, like Aspen [Colorado].”

After months of speculation, Mariah and Nick’s relationship turmoil came to head over the summer. Although no divorce papers have been filed yet, the couple — married for six years —has been living apart.

“We talk and text every day,” Nick told the mag. “My children are my No. 1 priority. Everything I do is for them. I just want to be the best father I can possibly be.”

After months of speculation, Mariah and Nick’s relationship turmoil came to head over the summer. Although no divorce papers have been filed yet, the couple — married for six years —has been living apart.

“We talk and text every day,” Nick told the mag. “My children are my No. 1 priority. Everything I do is for them. I just want to be the best father I can possibly be.”

Blue Ivy’s Christmas Tree, Same Tree on 7/11

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For some, Christmas cheer comes in red and and green. For others, Blue will do.

Beyoncé posted a photo to Instagram on Wednesday of her and Jay Z’s daughter Blue Ivy — who will turn 3 on January 7 gazing up at a giant Christmas tree. Naturally, it was decorated with lavish blue, silver, and teal ornaments, as well as elephants and other sparkly trinkets. Think the Carters decorated it themselves?

They definitely got into the holiday spirit early this year. The Christmas tree was also featured inBeyoncé’s video for “7/11” that dropped last week.

In one scene, Beyoncé out of a box and dances around her hotel suite, which has been transformed into a mini winter wonderland. And it looks like Blue even got to open a gift from Santa early. 

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Rick Ross Speaks on Weight Loss & Exercise, Drinks Less Alcohol…

Rick Ross had two seizures in a single day, sending him to the hospital three years ago.

Health didn’t concern the 300-pound rapper then, but he’s shed nearly 100 pounds in the last seven months by eating healthier foods and embracing a high-intensity workout plan. Ross, 37  has given up a few things since changing his lifestyle.

First, the rapper stopped drinking soda, unless it’s diet. He also said it’s better to eat heavier meals earlier in the day. As a result, he said he’s able to burn calories faster. “I used to eat big meals at 2 a.m. and base it on my schedule,” he said. “But I don’t do that no more.”

Ross said you should drink water throughout the day. He also said to treat yourself when you work hard. “I just went to Prime 112 (in Miami) the other night, and I had some fried Oreos and fried velvet cake,” he said. “I treated myself. You wake up in the morning, you might regret it. But you got to get back to work.”

Ross credits a CrossFit program introduced to him by Reebok last year — calling it “Ross Fit” — with helping him lose weight. It’s a highly active workout plan where Ross completes a series of exercises within a 20-minute span, including pushups, sit-ups, boxing, squat jumps and Olympic-style weightlifting.

“CrossFit overall is more of an intense workout,” he said. “So instead of doing 20 minutes on the treadmill, you’ll (do) a 20-minute CrossFit workout and you’ll be not only building your endurance, but also muscle simultaneously.” Ross said the number of people who work out with him has grown from four to 20, including hitmaker DJ Khaled and producer E Class. Enduring a tough workout isn’t foreign to Ross, who played offensive line at Albany State University in Georgia.

Ross stopped eating certain foods such as bread, white rice and fish fillets, and began drinking less alcohol. But he hasn’t eliminated one of his favorite foods: lemon pepper wings.

The rapper, who owns nine Wingstop franchises around the country, said he stops by the restaurant at least twice a week when he’s in town. He’s trying to keep a good balance, though, by eating foods like Branzino and fruits such as pears. “I’m not under no stress of what I’m eating,” he said. “There are no restrictions. I’m not trying to make a particular weight. I’m just working out and doing what’s best for Rozay.”

Credit: AP

Celebrity Photo of the Day!!!

Queen Bee broke the internet and guess what? She didn’t take her clothes off. Her new low budget video has won the hearts of even her haters…, well except for one unpopular rapper who claims she stole his video concept.

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Now, Beyonce is one of those celebrities who barely post on their Instagram. Beyonce dropped these photos of her looking fly as usual but quite casual. We guessed it the effect of her new video. Incase you haven’t seen the new 7/11 video, there you have it….

 

 

 

Queen Latifah’s Show Cancelled

The Queen Latifah Show has been canceled after two seasons, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The daytime talk show hosted by Latifah (real name Dana Owens) will air new episodes through March before going off the air for good. “We want to thank Dana, the producers and the entire staff of The Queen Latifah Show for creating a program that we are all very proud of,” Sony Television Pictures, which distributed the show, said in a statement. “Thank you also to our terrific station partners and advertisers who supported the show.”

The rapper and Oscar-nominated actress, 44, confirmed the news in a lengthy letter to herself and her crew posted on her Facebook page. “Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running. Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘true grit’!” she wrote. “Your family, partners, staff and crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same. You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show. We truly changed people’s lives for the better.”

“Stay positive, stay strong and most importantly, stay open… There is so much more God has in store,” Latifah continued. “P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome … believe in yourself and continue to fly.”

This marked Latifah’s second stab at daytime TV. Her first self-titled talk show debuted in syndication in 1999 and ran through August 2001.

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Iggy Responds to Eminem’s Lyrics Rape Threat

American rapper, Eminem, has rapped about raping Iggy Azalea in his new song “Vegas” that leaked this week  and she’s not happy about it.

The Australian rapper took to Twitter on Thursday, Nov. 20, to respond to the cringe-worthy, controversial lyrics.

She said, “I’m bored of the old men threatening young women as entertainment trend and much more interested in the young women getting $ trend. zzzz”.

She also said, “It’s especially awkward because my 14 year old brother is the biggest eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!” she continued. “Women in music have the bigger balls anyhow we endure much more harassment and critic.”

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See Rihanna’s Carbon Copy.. Gets Huge Money for Endorsements

Andele Lara, a student from Boston, Massachusetts, 22, is Rihanna’s look alike.

She’s frequently mistaken for the sexy pop star, but as a kid Lara wasn’t always so keen on her looks. “Growing up, I was a very shy girl,” Lara told the Daily Mail. “I was known as the skinny girl with the big forehead.” But after experimenting with her hair and swapping her school uniform for more trendy clothes, her classmates started noticing her likeness to the Barbadian singer with the hit song “Umbrella” on the radio. “The comments started in my sophomore year. My friend had a magazine with Rihanna on the cover. He held it up to my face and was like, ‘You look like her!’”

As Ri-Ri rose to fame, Lara got increasing attention from strangers seeking photos and autographs. Nowadays she’s mobbed by screaming fans and sought after by brands interested in capitalizing on her similar appearance. She says she’s paid $20,000 by clothing companies to endorse their products. She’s also landed contracts to promote sneakers, mascara, and hair accessories with very little effort. “I know I could happily give up my part-time job and studies to have a career as a Rihanna lookalike,” Lara told the Daily Mail.

While some attention has been unwanted—Lara says there have been creepy situations where she’s followed to work—overall she loves pretending to be the star for fans, saying it makes their day to think they just met a celebrity. Once she was in the same club as Chris Brown so everyone assumed she was Rihanna. Lara says she gets the most attention when she hits the clubs with men buying her drinks and clamoring to get her number.

Obviously a big fan of the singer, Lara can’t sing a note herself. She has yet to meet her in person but did have one run-in on social media. Once a fan unknowingly posted an image of Lara on Instagram with the caption, “Rare pic of Rihanna.” Ri-Ri herself commented on it “OH?!” After hundreds of followers and some nasty comments flooded Lara’s Instagram feed, she decided to make all her social accounts private. And like any fan she’s still dying to pose with the real star: “I would love to meet Ri-Ri and take a selfie with her!”

Credit: Yahoo News

Lorde Shows More Skin to New Zealand Music Awards with Boyfriend & Siblings

Lorde is showing off some skin in a new Instagram picture with her boyfriend, James Lowe.

The 18-year-old singer took her boyfriend as her date to the New Zealand Music Awards, and a new photo shows the couple dressed up for the event. In the photo, you can see Lorde wearing a top that shows off her stomach and cleavage.

She picked up six awards at the show and posted a photo of herself and her boyfriend on her instagram; also showing us her siblings, Angelo and India.

She also appreciated the New Zealand Awards for showing love towards her work and promised that more exciting things are yet to come.

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“Give up Sleep to be Successful”- Paris Hilton

Looks like rich heiress, Paris Hilton, is a serious hustler; unlike the impression people had of her. Most people believe that she is rich enough to not do any work at all.

But here is Paris telling the whole world that successful people do not sleep. She posted these photos of herself rehearsing for a show she is going to attend. She then posted a statement, informing people that if they want to be successful, they will have to be willing to give up sleep.

Paris was recently awarded with the world’s best female DJ of the year and she claims that she is paid as high as 1 million dollars for a gig. She was once a guest DJ on Ellen Degeneres’ show.

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“Surulere” Photo of Annie Idibia & Tu Face (LOL)

Annie Idibia decided to reminisce on the retro version of herself and her husband, Tu Face. She posted this photo of herself and her husband on Instagram, which appears to be really old, judging by picture quality and by what they wearing.

Tu Face even has cornrows and a head band (LOL). Well it’s throw back thursday and she got this one absolutely right and timely.

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#StyleToday: Mocheddah Rocks!!!

Today we are learning how to smash looks and magnet eyes with Mo’cheddah’s outfit. She posted this photo on Instagram and we are loving everything about her style.

For starters, she is rocking hair style and shades inspired from the 60s and does the all black clothing mash up with a slightly oversized bold blue denim jacket.

The handbag compliments the distraction, making her an ace showstopper.

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Celebrity Photo of the Day

Jessica Alba called her the most beautiful person on earth. Gwen Stefani has been one successful artist who has reached the peak of her achievements without the usual celebrity scandal. This lady has been married to one man and has had three kids for him aside an issue she had in her past relationship.

She has been able to mix her type of music with other genres, which could mean that her versatility is the secret of her musical success. She also has a clothing line and is also an actress. Here are some photos she posted on her Instagram which eventually stole our space today.

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Wendy Laughs at Criticisms Against Aaliyah Movie…

Ace American television show hostess, Wendy William, has laughed over and slammed many celebrities on her show. Her hot topic segments on the  Aaliyah biopic gave her yet another good laugh regardless of the backlashes she recieved.

This came after many celebrities and Aaliyah fans expressed utter dissatisfaction concerning the movie produced by Wendy and this was her reaction;

“I see my Aaliyah movie broke the Internet this weekend! Errbody got an opinion. Well, I must tell you, whether you love or hate, you watched. It was the second-highest rated movie on all of cable this year so far. Not just Lifetime. All of cable.”

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Lady Gaga’s ArtPop gets Scary…

Lady Gaga has been up and doing with tours around the world and at the same time promoting the ArtPop Culture. This has enabled her to switch looks and fans were delighted that the monster look has been minimised.

However, Lady Gaga has decided to put on the monster look and encourages “little monsters” (her fans) to follow suit with the ArtPop.

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Nicki Minaj set to Unleash Another Provocating Video (See Photos)

Nicki Minaj is working on yet another HOT video. She dropped the Anaconda video, which received both criticisms and praises and a mind blowing record of audience viewership on YouTube.

Now, she is working on the video for the song “Only”, which features Drake, Lil Wayne and Chris Brown. She gave us a sneak peak through her Instagram posts and she was seen wearing a black netted see through jumpsuit. Maybe you should just see for yourselves…

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#PhotoNews: Solange’s Uncommon, but Spectacular Wedding

Solange Knowles actually wore ivory white for her wedding, while her guests wore all white… She didn’t just rock a full big afro hair but also rode a bicycle to her wedding venue.

This wedding is making headlines everywhere after Beyonce, Solange’s sister shared the photos on her Instagram…

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Miley Cyrus Mocks Kim’s Nudes (Viewer Discretion)

Controversial singer, Miley Cyrus, finds Kim Kardashian nude poses on Paper Magazine hilarious.

She posted these altered versions of the photo shoot and captioned, “Killin me” and  said they were very funny.

Miley, who also has several nudes on the internet probably thinks Kim’s #BreakTheInternet nude photos are a little bit extreme.