Yesterday marks the start of Black Music Month. Started by former President Jimmy Carter in 1979, Black Music Month turns the spotlight on the rich history and enduring legacy of African-American musicians, singers and composers throughout the month of June. Various cities around the country will hold events and gatherings related to Black Music Month featuring some of the top names in music. Cable networks such as TV One and BET are also offering programming to commemorate the month with movie and music lineups featuring artists such as Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Usher, Alicia Keys and others.
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Hot 100 princess Rihanna has released another video from her LOUD album. ‘Man Down’ is the fifth single to be released from the singer for this era, and this clip has a dark undertone in contrast to the generally light hearted videos Rihanna has put out for this album. The video includes her shooting a man, as the lyrics state, as well as the events leading up to that shooting.
While similar to her videos for her last studio album, Rated R, this clip is for lack of a better words, boring. A lot could have been done with such a visually based song but it seemed like this clip relied on Rihanna standing around and posing.
Basically, Rihanna’s gotta do better if she wants that reign not to let up y’all. LOL.
Excerpts from Rihanna’s interview with Cosmo Magazine have also surfaced, and they are… interesting. Get inside Rihanna’s head right here!
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Music superstar song-tress Alicia Keys commemorated her debut album Songs in A Minor by releasing a 10th anniversary deluxe edition collectorâ€™s item. The landmark LP has elevated â€œMajor Keysâ€ as a budding icon, Alicia recalls the struggle to trust the voice within, when others pressured her to be conventional.
â€œI just wanted to be who I was, which was like so many other girls I knew. We grew up in the city, had a hard edge and obstacles to overcome, but we were still young and beautiful. I didnâ€™t want to be all dressed up, all made upâ€”I wanted to be myself, which hadnâ€™t been done before.â€
â€œI was a young girl with very strong ideas but no experience. I just knew that everything else I was doing was wrongâ€”that all the suggestions werenâ€™t what was in my mind, they werenâ€™t what it was meant to be.â€
Lady Gaga brings back her hair bow on the cover of Rolling Stone magazineâ€™s latest issue, on newsstands Friday (May 27). Hereâ€™s what the 25-year-old Born This Way singer had to share:
On first finding fame:
â€œBeing myself in public was very difficult. I was being poked and probed and people would actually touch me and touch my clothes and be like, â€˜What the fâ€” is that,â€™ just so awful. It was like I was being bullied by music lovers, because they couldnâ€™t possibly believe that I was genuine.â€
On her fans:
â€œWe have this umbilical cord that I donâ€™t want to cut, ever. I donâ€™t feel that they suck me dry. It would be so mean, wouldnâ€™t it, to say, â€˜For the next month, Iâ€™m going to cut myself off from my fans so I can be a person.â€™ What does that mean? They are part of my person, they are so much of my person. Theyâ€™re at least 50 percent, if not more.â€
On her message to critics who say her main goal is to attract attention: READ MORE
The very unique, and sexy Amber Rose was recently granted the opportunity to grace the cove of Vibe magazine. Ms. Rose has become a hot commodity lately and has everyone talking about her every move. In the issue she speaks on every topic we want answers to from , life after Kanye West, what really happened with the homie Reggie Bush, her background, her stardom and more. Below is a little snippet of her in depth interview.
AMBER ON LIFE POST-KANYE:
â€œWhat am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die â€˜cause Iâ€™m not with Kanye anymore? Am I supposed to go back to the strip club and not take these opportunities that I have?â€
AMBER OF HER RELATIONSHIP WITH REGGIE BUSH:
â€œMe and Reggie [Bush] dated very briefly after Kanyeâ€¦We were both each otherâ€™s rebound and we both knew that and were cool with that.â€
AMBER ON WHY HER STORY IS RELATABLE: READ MORE
Sheneka Adamâ€™s Addresses Recent Sex Tapes + KING Magazine Web Girl Of The Year Award + And Upcoming Projects
Since arriving on the scene in 2009, socialite Sheneka Adamâ€™s has enjoyed major successes and minor setbacks. From winning the 2011 KING Magazine â€œWeb Girl of the Yearâ€ Award to unauthorized releases of sex tapes, there is no doubt that Sheneka has not only increased her popularity, but stirred up her share of controversy. In efforts to address recent allegations, Sheneka is submitting a statement to clear recent rumors circulating online and give some insight about her upcoming projects.
â€œRegarding the recent allegations connecting me to Backpage.com posted by Mediatakeout.com, it should be noted that I have never had any affiliation with the website or anyone representing the site. In addition, last week I regretfully addressed a sex tape which a former acquaintance released virally. While I do regret the tape was made public, please believe that the tape was of a private nature shared between myself and someone I was in a romantic relationship with at the time. It was sad, hurtful and upsetting to not only me, but to my family, that someone would take something so private and publish without my consent.â€
â€œI am sure it is safe to say that when growing up, most people have made dumb and even questionable decisionsâ€¦however, as we get older, we learn from our bad decisions. I haveâ€¦ and now I am ready to move on with my life and plans.â€
Set to air this summer, Grammy award winner CeeLo has landed his own talk show to premiere on the Fuse network.Â Â The show is entitled â€œCeeLo Green* Talking To Strangersâ€, which was named after a track off of his mixtape, Stray Bullets. The show will feature CeeLo interviewing various artist on a wide range of topics. There will also be performances by different artist as well special performances by Mr. Green himself. I sure hope his show does better than Brian McKnight’s. LOL
Fresh off of herâ€œBillboard Millennium Awardâ€ Beyonce is facing harsh criticismÂ about her performance of â€œRun The World (Girls)â€at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards.Â It is rumored that Beyonce ripped off the 2010 performance of Italian pop star Lorella Cuccarini.