Monday, May 23, 2016

BET shades Billboard Awards, Prince tribute and MTV apologizes to Ciara

Hey people! I know its very rare that I greet you all personally but I wanted to say this post is being labeled the "Shade Edition". A lot of shade was thrown last night and over the last few days. So I'll start with Lee Daniels, creator of "Empire" who shad some words for his dear friend Mariah Carey. He said "Mariah shouldn't do reality TV!". Mariah responded by saying her new show, "isn't a reality show". Take that Lee Daniels! Ha! On a totally different note, Madonna is facing a backlash after her Prince tribute fell on deaf ears. Madonna was joined by Stevie Wonder for a somber duet of Prince's "Purple Rain". While I feel the tribute left a lot to be desired, at least Billboard did pay tribute to Prince, had they not, people would of been upset about that. Immediately after the performance, BET shaded Madonna by posting a 15 second clip with the caption, "Yeah, we saw that. Don't worry. We got you". Flash to the premiere date of the BET Awards show which will air on June 26. Do you think BET will top The Billboard Awards? Uh they better! Everyone is hoping to see Chaka Khan, Sheila E. and Lenny Kravitz among those who pay tribute. I'd say they should get Fantasia to do "Purple Rain". I hear she does a pretty good rendition. Speaking of the awards, MTV threw shade at host, Ciara over her past beef with Rihanna. A few years ago Rihanna and Ciara got into a Twitter spat over what I don't remember but exchanged some unpleasant words. Anyway someone tweeting for MTV belittled Ciara to which she responded "#spreadlove" citing her admiration for Rihanna and her performance. MTV later tweeted Ciara and apologized for their tweeter who tweeted in bad taste.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Billboard Awards 2016 recap so far and Tamar Braxton fired from "The Real"

The Billboard Awards are going on as I type this. With that being said, I will give a brief recap of what has occurred so far. The award show, hosted by Ciara and Ludacris opened with a performance from Britney Spears. She performed a medley of her hits including "Toxic" and "I'm a Slave 4 U". The Weeknd won for Hot 100 Artist. Wiz Khalifa won for his "Furious 7" song, can't remember the name of it. Fifth Harmony performed, "Work From Home". Meghan Trainor performed, "No". Oh yeah, Justin Beiber also performed. :( Nick Jonas performed and Shawn Mendes. Presenters included DJ Khaled, Kelly Rowland, Keke Palmer, Heidi Klum, Michael Strahan, etc. At this point I'm pretty much just waiting on the Prince tribute. In other music news, Tamar Braxton was reportedly let go from "The Real", the daytime talk show she hosted along with 4 other women including singer Adrienne Bailon. Tamar posted a cryptic message on social media about betrayal and that's when word broke out. Tamar didn't confirm the news but it was confirmed this morning(Sunday) saying both parties agreed to separate. There are also reports saying that the other "Real" hosts were blindsided by the firing. Tamar reportedly unfollowed several of the women on the show as well. There is no word on the exact cause of Tamar being let go but let the bloggers tell it, there was much brewing behind the scenes. Actually I read a few days prior to this happening that there was going to be a shakeup on the show and I see they were right. They definitely have the tea. Well until next time folks! For more music news, gossip, rumors, and my personal commentary, check back again! Thanks for reading! :)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Drake leads BET nominations and Whitney Houston hologram performance cancelled

Drake leads the nominees for the 2016 BET Awards which were just announced yesterday. Drake leads with 9 nominations. Beyoncé has 5 nominations. The BET Awards air next month. Speaking of award shows, The Billboard Music Awards will air this Sunday on ABC. Artists scheduled to perform are Britney Spears, Pink, and Ke$ha. Are their any black performers? But there are black hosts; Ciara and Ludacris. Do you all remember when Ciara and Ludacris read off the nominee list on live TV and Ciara didn't want to read Future's name on the teleprompter? Ha! But your son's name is Future! What's the difference? Speaking of Ludacris, he is back on the set for "Furious 8" which I believe will be released next Summer. It looks like we won't be seeing the first Whitney Houston hologram performance that was set to air on "The Voice" Monday. Whitney's estate had the performance pulled after it leaked online. The performance featured a duet with the show's judge Christina Aguilera. Many felt that the Whitney Houston in the hologram didn't resemble the late singer while others felt it did. I'm kinda split on the whole thing. Pat Houston spoke out and said she felt it wasn't quite ready yet and that's why it was pulled. Personally I think had it not leaked online and got so many negative reactions, they probably would of kept it. What do you think? For more music news, gossip, rumors, and my personal commentary check back again. Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mariah Carey shades J-Lo and Lil' Scrappy gets engaged

Mariah Carey continues to deny knowing J-Lo. She was recently asked during a promo stop on "Watch What Happens Live". She did admit to coming face to face with her and shaking her hand and waving but she says she's never had a convo with her, thus her not knowing her. I get what she's saying when she explained herself but there was still some shadiness to the whole thing. Mariah also threw shade at Nicki Minaj if you want to call it that. When asked about it, Mariah pretty much refused to answer and directed the question towards Andy Cohen. On a much lighter note, she did reveal a secret behind the making of "We Belong Together". She shared that L.A. Reid was coming to listen to the song but she had not finished it. She was in a rush to finish it so instead of doing her famous ad-libs near the end of the song, she just belted out the last few notes which is what we hear and love today. Interesting! In other music news, Lil' Scrappy and Bambi from "Love & Hip Hop Atlanta" are engaged. Currently what we're seeing on TV, the pair are not together. Congrats to the both of them! Joe Jackson, the patriarch to the Jackson family is reportedly in the hospital and is not doing well. The family is said to be by his side. For more music news, gossip, rumors, and my personal commentary, check back again later. Thanks for reading! :)

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ashanti said to be secretly dating Game and the war between Ciara and Future heats up

So word on the street is that Ashanti is secretly dating The Game. I read a story last night on another online blog and I believe it. I remember this same blog posted a screenshot of Ashanti liking one of Game's infamous underwear selfie pics. If that's not enough Game was said to be overheard but not seen on Ashanti's Snapchat, the same was said about Game. Both artists were visiting a club in L.A. Ashanti has been spending a lot of time in L.A. as of recently. Her sister has a place there and she's doing a lot of business over there. I think she's signed a record deal to one L.A. based label but don't quote me on that. It would be interesting if Game and Ashanti are dating though given their past history. Both artists recorded for labels that were once foes, Murder Inc. & G-Unit. While most of the beef has been patched up over the years there's still some ill feelings between Ja Rule & 50 Cent, Irv Gotti & Ashanti, and Game and 50 Cent. Ashanti and Game collaborated years ago on one of Game's mixtapes on a song called, "Soft Rhodes". I'm not mad at Game if he did indeed snatch Ashanti up. Ashanti's body is snatched! In other music news, Ciara lost her custody battle to Future. Future still has visitation rights to Baby Future. Ciara was hoping to be awarded sole custody. The Bad Boy reunion tour will launch this Summer starting in Ohio. Lil' Kim, Faith Evans, Total, Mase, Jadakiss, are just many of the names that will be performing. Will you be in attendance? For more music news, gossip, rumors, and my personal commentary check back again soon! Thanks for reading! :) A