Celebrity Interviews Archives

On The “Stage Parent” Rumors

“There are so many other kids you can worry about. My kids? They’re going to be all right. I get why people would criticize. But people need to know that Will and I would never put our children in a situation that would bring them detriment,” she says, her hazel eyes flashing.

“My kids have no idea how I grew up,” Pinkett Smith continues. “Even in knowing my story, they couldn’t know what that means. They have no RE-ALI-TY. None. My feeling is, my kids need to have challenges, in a safe way. If I survived everything that I survived in Baltimore and Will survived everything he survived in Philly, these kids surely can survive the Hollywood game. With so many heavyweights surrounding them—from Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith to Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony—if they can fail in a circle like that, then they weren’t going to win in the first place.”

“All I want for Trey (Will’s oldest son from his first marriage), Jaden, and Willow is happiness,” she says. “As long as they’re happy, and know how to maneuver in this world, I’m good.”

On Ending Her Music Career

When Jaden did The Pursuit of Happyness, I was supposed to go on tour with Guns N’ Roses in Europe,” she says softly.

She turned down the offer and eventually disbanded the group. “It was probably the most heartbreaking experience. But what I realized is that sometimes God will place things in your life that will make you recognize what your priorities are. I adore my son; he’s my soul seed. There was no way that I was going to allow him to do [a movie] and not have his mother.”

On her husband of 14 years, Will Smith: READ MORE

It’s been a couple years since Poprah graced our TV screens on the VH1 show “I Want To Work For Diddy” but now she is working for herself and doing it bigger than ever. In this exclusive Interview with FreddyO, Poprah goes in on everything from her touring stage play “Big Girls Gotta Eat Too”, her opinion on Nene Leakes and any other lingering questions you may have had with Poprah.

Tell us about your character in the play “Big Girls Gotta Eat Too.”

I actually was allowed to interpret my parts in the play and deliver them as myself for the most part. Since I am not based in Atlanta, I didn’t get to rehearse w/the cast until the day before opening night, so I was told to interpret the script as I pleased. Fortunately, for me, the director, Toni Henson, was thrilled with my delivery choices & I rocked the part just as planned, with her consent, and the audience seemed to love it too!

Do you feel as though you can relate to her?

I do relate to the message portrayed in the parts I received, because the amazing writers, Wanda Simmons, and Melissa Blackmon really managed to capture the essence of the big girl experience in a way I’m sure everyone, including me, could relate.

You have experienced life through different body types, do you believed that your weight affects the way people view you?

I have literally been every size as an adult woman, from a size 4 to a size 24, and honestly there is a distinction between how people treat you at one size rather than the other. But I don’t think the issues are as obvious to me, only because I have always exuded confidence and self assurance regardless of my size, and people treat you based on how you project yourself, no matter what your size. So I get respect, and adoration because I demand it, and carry myself with pride.

How has your life changed after VH1? READ MORE

Rihanna Defends Video On 106 & Park

Rihanna took a break from rehersing for her LOUD tour to call in to 106 & Park to address all of the scrutiny she has been recieving behind the Man Down video. Read the Full Interview Below and tell me what you think!

On the Creative Concept:

“I don’t like to make videos, I love to make an experience, and this is art with a message. This time around I wanted to explore and experiment a little bit with my acting even more than I have ever before. And I knew that only Anthony Mandler would be able to master this particular project for me. We work together on almost all of my videos and there’s a certain level of trust that goes into making a video like this one, like a mini-movie. Never play it safe, not here, ever. [laughs] We always push each other further and further out of the box. It’s gotta be deeper, it’s gotta be clever, it’s gotta be more twisted. READ MORE

Did Your Know Black Music Month Starts June 1

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.

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!

Spotted @ NecoleBitchie


Alicia Keys Covers “W Magazine”

Music superstar song-tress Alicia Keys commemorated her debut album Songs in A Minor by releasing a 10th anniversary deluxe edition collector’s item. The landmark LP has elevated “Major Keys” as a budding icon, Alicia recalls the struggle to trust the voice within, when others pressured her to be conventional.

“I 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 didn’t want to be all dressed up, all made up—I wanted to be myself, which hadn’t been done before.”

“I was a young girl with very strong ideas but no experience. I just knew that everything else I was doing was wrong—that all the suggestions weren’t what was in my mind, they weren’t what it was meant to be.”


Lady Gaga Graces Cover Of Rolling Stone Magazine

Lady Gaga brings back her hair bow on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands Friday (May 27). Here’s what the 25-year-old Born This Way singer had to share:

On first finding fame:

“Being 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, ‘What the f— is that,’ just so awful. It was like I was being bullied by music lovers, because they couldn’t possibly believe that I was genuine.”

On her fans:

“We have this umbilical cord that I don’t want to cut, ever. I don’t feel that they suck me dry. It would be so mean, wouldn’t it, to say, ‘For the next month, I’m going to cut myself off from my fans so I can be a person.’ What does that mean? They are part of my person, they are so much of my person. They’re at least 50 percent, if not more.”

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.


“What am I supposed to do? Crawl up in a corner and die ‘cause I’m not with Kanye anymore? Am I supposed to go back to the strip club and not take these opportunities that I have?”


“Me and Reggie [Bush] dated very briefly after Kanye…We were both each other’s rebound and we both knew that and were cool with that.”