Cee Lo Green is currently in the middle of being accused of sexual battery. A woman filed a police report accusing Cee Lo of sexual battery and that she has a recorded conversation to prove it. More details inside. Read More »
It was just a year ago in Atlanta that the city gathered together to celebrate V-103′s For Sisiters Only. Â Last year Marcia Ambrosia, Mindless Behavior, and the OMG gGirlz rocked the stage!! Â Tiny came out to support her girls, along with her friend and Real Housewives of Atlanta castÂ memberÂ Kandi. Â And V.I.C. had the whole building doing the Wobble dance!! Â Kindred Family Soul, Miguel and Cee-Lo Green got on the mic and had everybody jammin, and Johnny Gill and Biv Bell Devoe stole the show.
Where you there? Â Did you make it out? Â If so you just might see yourself in the gallery below!!! Â But if not, that’s OK! Â Freddyo.com has all the coverage from last years For Sisters Only 2011 and stay tuned for the photos from this year FSO coming soon! Â For Sisiters Only 2011 photo recap is below. Read More »
Cee Lo Green is keeping busy with his stint on “The Voice” and his upcoming residency in Las Vegas, but fans will soon be able to catch the “Forget You” singer on the big screen as well. He’s set to appear in the remake of “Sparkle,” which also stars Jordin Sparks and the late Whitney Houston. Read More »
Â There were no wardrobe malfunctions, but Madonna’s halftime act at Super Bowl XLVI didn’t exactly go off without a hitch. Some of hip-hop’s biggest acts joined Madonna, who promised no controversy in pre-show interviews.Â Cee Lo Green also took the stage at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium where he performed “Express Yourself” with Madonna during the Bridgestone Super Bowl 46 halftime show.
Cee-Lo also joined the pop star on her choir-backed rendition of “Like A Prayer.” Hip-hop diva Nicki Minaj also rocked the stage with Madonna on Sunday. Nicki and M.I.A. joined the pop icon for a performance of her latest single “Give Me All Your Luvin’.” Nicki was a little more behaved than M.I.A. who caused all the drama.
Â M.I.A., 36, flipped the bird toward a camera just before a cutaway during the halftime show. It seemed a lil blip on yo TV screen, but it really was just where they cut out her finger of an otherwise successful production.
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The 2011 Soul Train Music Awards on Centric TV were truly spectacular this year. Â I had the privilege to work behind the scenes for two days, and it was amazing to see and understand how a production, such as this, is put together. Â Since I worked behind the scenes, I felt that it was only right for me to bring you the goins-ons.
The Fox Theatre in Midtown Atlanta was the location for this yearâ€™s Soul Train Music Awards.Â The show kicked off with The Original 7even , which consists of Morris Day and the Time, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.Â If you were an 80s baby, you were able to sing along to their hits such as: â€œJungle Love,â€ â€œThe Bird,â€ and â€œC-O-O-L.â€ Whatâ€™s that spell? They still have the moves, so please don’t sleep on these cool kings. Â As usual, they looked fonky-fresh and dressed-to-impress with their tailor-made suits on.Â If anyone needs to know the definition of â€˜swag,â€™ please feel free to look up these gentlemen, The Original 7even.Â
Cedric The Entertainer, this yearâ€™s host, came out to the traditional Soul Train line.Â He pop locked and gave us some impressive moves.Â After the music cut, he made us laugh by stating, â€œAfter all that dancing, Iâ€™m tired.â€
Miss Keri Baby, the radiant, Keri Hilson, presented the award for Best New Artist which went to the oh-so-handsome, Miguel.
Soon after, Just Blaze and Amber Rose introduced Common and Marsha Ambrosius to the stage as they performed a duet together.
Radio personality, Tom Joyner, gave a fabulous introduction for the Soul Train Legendâ€™s Award, which went to,Â Gladys Knight.Â Many may not know this, but Ms. Knight was the first person to ever perform on Soul Train.Â The audience was entertained with Kenny Lattimore, Dave Hollister, and Sunny Jackson as her honorary â€˜Pips.â€™ Other stars to honor the legend with their voice were:Â Tamar Braxton, Chrisette Michele, Marsha Ambrosius, Mary Mary, and Natalie Cole.
Ms. Knight gave her acceptance speech and, with the crowds delight, she performed a duet with BeBe Winans.Â It was amazing to see the two perform together.Â The camera got a shot of Terri Vaughnâ€™s face and her expression was priceless. Â I know what you mean, Ms. Vaughn.Â I, too, saw the beauty in this performance by this king and queen.
Here is video of our Ticket winners… Everyone knows that Soul Train is not complete if you donâ€™t have the scramble board.Â Morris Day and the Time and Necole Bitchie did the honors of unscrambling the letters to spell, â€˜The Time,â€™ while Wolf BlitzerÂ and the human beat box,Â Doug E. Fresh, provided a beat-box as the CNN reporter unscrambled the letters to spell out the first video to appear on Soul Train, â€œRock With You.â€Â Russ Parr and Kel Mitchell were also a part of a scramble-board skit.
I adore Cee Lo Green and his individuality.Â Thatâ€™s why it comes as no surprise that he stepped on stage with no shoes on and an all-white outfit with fringe hanging down on the sleeves, as he performed, â€œFool For You,â€ featuring Melanie Fiona.Â Cee Lo also took home the award for Best Male R&B Artist, presented by Keith Sweat and Melissa De Sousa.Â He and Goodie Mob, yes, these kings are still together, walked on stage to accept the award, and he was very humbled to have received the award in his hometown of Atlanta.
I love it when the stars show up to accept an award that they have won.Â Jill Scott, reppinâ€™ the 215, was there to accept her award for Best Female R&B/Soul Artist presented by Michael Baisden and B. Smith. I love Jill with an afro, however, Ms. Scott rawked a sleek, low-cut hairstyle, very nicely.
Lance Gross, Demetria McKinney, and my Soror, Keshia Knight Pulliam, looked fabulous as they introduced fly boys, Lloyd and Miguel as they did a double performance.
The Braxtonâ€™s blessed us with their presence as they introduced Mindless Behavior. These â€˜tweens gave us a spectacular, energized performance, not to mention, theyâ€™re such cutie mctudies.
Itâ€™s hard to believe that we were just watching Heavy D perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards in October.Â Now, at the Soul Train Music Awards, weâ€™re paying our respects due to his untimely death.Â The Heavy D Tribute had all the heavy hitters of hip-hop:Â Doug E. Fresh, Goodie Mob, Naughty by Nature, Daddy-O from Stetsasonic, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, and Kurtis Blow. The love for Dwight Arrington Myers will forever be strong and never forgotten because we got nothinâ€™, but love for you, Heavy.
Atlantaâ€™s own, NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Bailey graced us with their beauty as they introduced performer, Anthony Hamilton.Â Basketball wives, Shaunie Oâ€™Neal and Tami Roman introduced Robin Thicke as he performed his new single, â€œLove After War.â€
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis escorted the beautiful, Valerie Simpson, as she presented the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter of the Year Award to the talented, Marsha Ambrosius for â€œFar Away.â€Â Marsha stated that she is from Liverpool, England and moved to Atlanta, and for her to receive this award in Atlanta, you could tell that this young queen was humbled and honored to accept the award. Not only because itâ€™s Soul Train, but because it was presented to her by a woman of such grace and beauty, Ms. Valerie Simpson.Â I know how you feel, Marsha. It all seems like a dream to have listened to such great music as a child, and here comes the time in your life when the person you’ve listened to as a child, presents you with the Songwriter of the Year Award. It all seems so surreal. Well, I havenâ€™t won an award, but you know what I mean. I felt your joy and humility. You earned it, Marsha, because you are an awesome songwriter.
With the show coming to an end, Malcolm Jamal Warner presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Earth, Wind & Fire. These legends have given us over 40 decades of great music.Â Many rappers and groups sample their music because it was and continues to be that dope. They gave us sounds that cannot be duplicated or even imitated.Â Â The kings of Earth, Wind & Fire sat in the audience as Zap Mama, Miguel, Musiq Soulchild, Bootsy Collins, Lalah Hathaway, Boney James, Eric Benet, Robin Thicke, Joe, Stokley from Mint Condition, and Cee Lo performedÂ a few of the groups’ greatest hits.
Other award winners were: Chris Brown for Album of the Year; Mary Mary taking home the Best Gospel Performance Award; Raphael Saadiq winning the Centric Award; and Best Soul Site Award, Necole Bitchie, who almost made me get in waterworks-mode with her red-carpet speech. Yes, it was that deep.Â You deserve it, Necole! If there was an award for best shoes, Ms. Bitchie wuda won that thang! I seent’chu, Boo! Read More »
Looks like BeyoncÃ© and Gwyneth Paltrow friendship may be a little rocky. During London Fashion Week, BeyoncÃ© launched her House of DerÃ©on Collection. Her best friend, or at least that what the charms they both wear say, was scheduled to come through and show BeyoncÃ© some love, but was expected to be late. BeyoncÃ© held up the start of the show by 45 minutes waiting for Gwyneth. And she didn’t even show up! Read More »
For Sisters Only continued its second day of vendors, offering everything from life insurance to weave to FreddyO artwork. I gotta say the event was great this year. They had Yolanda Adams and Tamela Mann for Sunday Service and had a discussion between author Hill Harper and Tami Roman of Basketball Wives. Kindred Family Soul, Miguel and Cee-Lo Green got on the mic and had everybody jammin, and Johnny Gill and Biv Bell Devoe stole the show.
Diggy Simmons showed up and signed autographs.
Hill Harper and Tami Roman goin at it!
Kindred Family Soul and Frank Ski hangin out before there perform.
Yolanda Adams signed pictures at her booth after tearing up the Sunday Gospel set.
A throwback Goodie Mob moment!
Frankie gettin it on the floor!
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