Ciara announces Busy Promo Scheduling for ‘Basic Instinct’

Ciara has announced that on the week her new album ‘Basic Instinct’ drops in stores (December 14th), she will be doing several promo TV appearances. The 25-year-old is set to deliver her first batch of televised performances for the ‘Basic Instinct’ era where she’ll be making stops to The Monique Show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, BET’s 106 & Park, Lopez Tonight, Chelsea Lately and much more.

Nelly Lashes Out At Label

Having recently scored a double Platinum hit with ‘Just A Dream’, many were surprised to see Nelly’s latest LP ‘5.0′ under-perform on the Billboard 200 this week.

None more so than the Grammy winning rapper himself; who just moments ago took to Twitter to vent his frustrations at his label  Universal Motown – following the album’s #10 charting and 63,000 first week sales.

Via Twitter:

A record deal is a 50/50 partnership!As a artist its your job to provide the record company with music that they (record company) can sell!

Thing about the partnership is thati n the public eye the responsibility is not 50/50! The artist is always the 1who catches 90% of the blame. When a artist doesn’t deliver sufficient material they(artist) gets its budget cut for next album or worse dropped from the label!

So not only is the label ur partner but also disciplinarian and 90% of the time the one who decides if the partnership continues!

No doubt wen a artist doesn’t deliver a song that does crack top of the charts or even top10 the label is quick to say artist didn’t deliver.

So intern the artist must bare the brunt of that failure and take responsibility and consequences as handed out by his or her label!!

So whose fault is it when a artist gives the label not only a #1 hit but there first top40 #1 in label history! Sell 2mill n singles n 2.5month? Who should be held responsible wen a artist has a history for selling records so its not like a new artist n no1 knows his r her name?

Benefit of the doubt: Maybe no1 is checking for the artist anymore? Well if that was true then how do u explain selling 2mill singles n 2.5month?

I careless about haters u cant hate on#1song n 2.5mill n singles!but the fact is that some1 need to holdup there end of the partnership!

If the music wasn’t good how do u get to #1 and 2.5mill!!but if folks say they didn’t even no wen the album came out?????

If u only ship 200thound of an album how many are u f#cking tryen to sell??the artist does control that nor does he or she control marketing

“”5.0″”Every1 luvs da album n say its crazy!So wen u hear folks say they didnt no it was out r there were hardly any n the store!WTF??

Nelly has a point!!! At one time Nelly was the #1 man before T.I., Gucci, Drake, and Rick Ross.  He has sold over 20 million plus albums worldwide, and was # 3 on the Billboard Top Artists of the last decade.  Word is that more time, energy, and money was spent on his label mates debut album, Nicki Minaj with ‘Pink Friday.’  It’s really unfortunate because the folk that did buy Nelly’s album said it was pretty good.

New Video: Keri Hilson – ‘The Way You Love Me (ft. Rick Ross)’

The video for Keri Hilson’s latest Urban single ‘The Way You Love Me’ premièred moments ago on World Star Hip Hop. Serving as Hilson’s third visual offering from her forthcoming ‘No Boys Allowed’ LP, it’s clear that the singer-songwriter is not playing when it comes to her sophomore effort (due December 21st).

Check out the secret-agent themed video below. The Laurie-Ann Gibson directorial debut sees cameo appearances from the likes of JoJo, Faith Evans, and of course Rick Ross who features on the track.



FOR THA LADIES: Spring 2011 Accessories

From Alejandro Ingelmo to Diane von Furstenberg to Fratelli Rossetti all will play a major part in the 2011 Spring Collection.  In the Fashion World, the seasons are always ahead, fashion guru’s predict the colors, styles, and trends of the season long before they actually start selling the stuff in the stores.  Like Jay-Z raps in “Off That,”They come out next year, but they my last year sweats.”  This is very true , being in the fashion business you always have to stay ahead  of the game and lead the pack amongst the competitors.  Ladies check it out!!  Beside every FLY dude, there’s got to be a FLY chick on his arm!!

FLY ISH!!! Bottega Veneta Introduces the BVX Watch

Bottega Veneta, an Italian luxury brand mostly known for their leather goods which are void of brand logos, has teamed up with Swiss watchmakers Girard Perregaux to create their very first wrist watch ($14,600). Going by BVX, this unisex timepiece has an 18 karat rose gold movement, a titanium 41mm wide case with a brown face, and a strap with Bottega Veneta’s signature intrecciato woven leather detail.

FANTASIA ADMITS TO ABORTION

Here are key parts of the court proceedings Monday, including Fantasia admitting to the abortion:

Lawyer: “See if you recognize this as being a letter you wrote to Mr. Cook on May 10th 2010″ (inaudible)

(inaudible) Fantasia reads the letter to the court. “I want you. I pray every night that I can be in your life forever, be your friend, lover, prayer partner, wife and MOTHER OF YOUR CHILDREN. As long as I can have you I will be the happiest girl in the world.” (inaudible)

Lawyer: “Ms Barrino, when you wrote this letter, you said you wanted to be the mother of his children, is this right?”
Fantasia: “Uh huh.”

Lawyer: “Were you pregnant with his child when you wrote this letter?”
Fantasia: “No, no.”

Lawyer: “Is it true at one point you told him you had an abortion?”
Fantasia’s Lawyer: Objection!

(ARGUMENTS BETWEEN LAWYERS)

Lawyer: “Ms Barrino, isn’t it true that you told Mr. Cook that you had aborted his child?”
Fantasia: “When I wrote this letter I was speaking in future references. Like, one day, I would love to be all of these things that I wrote. I was not pregnant with his child.”

Lawyer: “But did you tell Mr. Cook you aborted his child?”
Fantasia: “I did, yeah.”

Lawyer: “When did you tell Mr. Cook you had aborted his child?
Fantasia: “I’m not sure.”

Lawyer: “When did you abort his child?”
Fantasia: “It hasn’t been too long ago.”

Lawyer: “What’s not too long ago?
Fantasia: “I’m not sure.”

Lawyer: “I’m sorry?”
Fantasia: “I’m not sure. Probably when all this other stuff was happening.”

Lawyer: “Is it your testimony that this summer?”
Fantasia: “I’m not really sure.”

Lawyer: “How close in proximity was it to Mr. Cook leaving? In June 2010.”
Fantasia: “It was right after he left his home.”

Lawyer: “Mrs. Cook contends that she separated from Mr. Cook in June 16th 2010. How close in proximity to her date of separation did you contend that you aborted his child?”
Fantasia: “I’m not sure. Probably August when the other stuff happened.”