Lauryn Hill Speaks Out on Relationship with Rohan Marley

Lauryn Hill gave birth to her sixth child, a son called “Baby Boy Marley,” over the weekend. There were various reports questioning the father’s identity. The former Fugees member took to Twitter to address the speculation and defend her right to privacy.

 Rohan Marley, the father of Hill’s five previous children, was rumored to have left the singer during her pregnancy for Brazilian model Isabeli Fontana. While some believed he was the father of the sixth child, his tweet suggested otherwise. “I’m forwarding all well wishes to Ms. Hill on the birth of her new son,” he tweeted. “I’m sure she’ll appreciate the love being sent to her RASTAFARI R.M.”

Ms. Hill blasted back at the reports. “Contrary to the numerous reports, Mr. Marley did not abandon me while pregnant with his child,” she wrote. “We have had long periods of separation over the years, but our 5 children together remain a joy to both of us.”

Read her full letter below.

Lauryn Hill Letter

Destiny’s Child Reunites at Kelly Rowland’s Album Release Party

They may not be recording a new album or going on tour, but Destiny’s Child was back together for one night. Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland reunited to toast the release of Kelly’s third solo album Here I Am at the Top of The Standard Hotel in New York City on Tuesday night (July 26). All three ladies looked lovely in black as they posed for pics.

The ritzy affair capped a busy day of promotion for Kelly. She stopped by Planet Hollywood to imprint her hands in the cement and chatted with Terrence and Rocsi at “106 & Park.”

During her visit to Angie Martinez’s radio show, she revealed that she will be going on tour with Chris Brown this fall. “I’m going on tour with Chris Brown in September. I’m so excited about that!” she said.

Rihanna Reveals ‘Cheers’ Single Cover

Rihanna is ready to follow up on her “Man Down” success with her next single, “Cheers.” The Barbadian beauty revealed the cover for the song via Twitter yesterday (July 25), Tweeting “#RihannaNavy Cheers to you!” along with the artwork.

The track will hit radio August 2nd. Cheers to that

Amy Winehouse Laid To Rest At North London Funeral; Ex-Husband Banned From Attendance

Just three days after the shocking news of her tragic death, Amy Winehouse was peacefully put to rest today at Edgwarebury Cemetery in North London, where friends and family gathered to mourn the troubled singer’s passing.

Among those in attendance were prolific producer/DJ Mark Ronson and Kelly Osbourne. Also in attendance was Amy’s father, Mitch Winehouse, who wished his late daughter an endearing “Goodnight” and added “Sleep tight. Mommy and Daddy love you ever so much.”

Among those not in attendance was Winehouse’s ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who was denied release due to a 32-month prison sentence that he is currently serving.

As of now, Amy’s autopsy results are inconclusive.

Keri Hilson Apologizes for Amy Winehouse Tweet

Last night, Keri Hilson was out partying at Juliet in New York when she ran into a fan dressed as Amy Winehouse. “Gasp* Amy Winehouse resurrected to party w/ me!!! (seriously, uncanny resemblance)“, she tweeted before receiving hundreds of tweets from outraged fans of Amy Winehouse who believed the tweet was insensitive and in bad taste.

Keri, later apologized, stating her tweets were not meant to be disrespectful:

Come on, I mean no harm. All due respect. But really the resemblance freaked me out. This was simply the best tribute ever. #RIPAMYWINEHOUSE

I apologize 2 anyone who might’ve taken it the wrong way. As a fan, I thought it was cool that she dressed up to honor Amy..

I had no ill intent, but I understand how it appears insensitive…my bad twitterville. For real.

Kelly Rowland Bares All for VIBE Magazine

Kelly Rowland is definitely on the right path to success, unlike never before.  She is finally getting the props and recognition she deserves.  She recently opened up about a number of issues in the new Vibe Magazine hitting shelves within the coming weeks.  Check out some excerpts below:

→ ON BEING MORE APPRECIATED IN EUROPE VS. HOME 

VIBE: The last album didn’t do well in the States. It did better overseas, particularly in Europe. Do you feel more appreciated in Europe? 
Kelly Rowland: No, not really. People still compare me to B over there. I said in an interview recently, ‘You know, if you guys would be a little bit more intelligent and ask me about myself we’ll have a much better interview.’ You can’t want a story from me and keep asking me about the past.

→ ON HER COMPLICATED RELATIONSHIP WITH MATTHEW KNOWLES 

When you walked away from that last meeting with Mathew, did you feel an “exhale” moment?
I did, but I also felt like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?!’ I stayed in the house for two days. I was sad. It was like a funeral. I had to deaden that situation in order to start fresh. That’s a very long time to have the same manager and the same label.

What about your personal relationship with Mathew Knowles. Do you still talk to him?
Mathew sent me flowers for my birthday!

But do you talk to him?
It’s… I respect him above anything.

→ ON HER SEDUCTIVE SIDE & VISITING SEX SHOPS 

Speaking of this road we’re going on… Let’s talk about the song “Motivation.” I have to admit, the song went completely over my head. I thought you were talking about working out.
[Laughs] No, honey.

When you heard the song, did you think, This may be too racy for my image?
Not at all. Every woman knows what that feels like—hopefully. But everyone doesn’t expect Kelly to sing about it. This is true. But I just loved the song so much. And yes, I can relate to it. I came into my sexuality while I was recording this album. I can walk into a sex shop now and not worry about what people would say if they saw me in there.

You really do that? Go to sex shops?
Yeah! With friends on the low. I go at the right time. Nighttime. 1 a.m. The really good ones are open that late.