Two of the biggest stars in R&B music got into a physical altercation! According to TMZ, Chris Brown and Frank Ocean were both working out of the Westlake Studios in West Hollywood, Los Angeles earlier this evening (Sunday, Jan.27). As the story goes, Brown was attempting to leave but couldn’t drive off because Ocean and his crew had blocked him in. Frank Ocean was quoted as saying, “This is my studio, this is my parking spot” before Brown tried to calm the situation by reaching in for a handshake. That’s when members from both Ocean’s and Brown’s camps allegedly jumped in and started brawling.
As we mentioned above, this isn’t the first time Chris and Frank have had beef. Back in the summer of 2011, the two crooners had a war of words on Twitter. Then, the following night, Frank and Tyler, the Creator threw more jabs at Brown during a show in Los Angeles. There was also an infamous video of a group of guys claiming to be Brown’s cousins, stalking Ocean on a Los Angeles street. But later, the two called a truce via Twitter. Frank Ocean confirmed the brawl on Twitter.
R&B singer, Bobby Valentino got his 2013 Bentley stolen at gunpoint outside of Atlanta’s own Hot Beats Recording Studio this past Tuesday evening.
Bobby V is the latest victim of a carjacking. The R&B singer, who used to go the name Bobby Valentino, was carjacked at gunpoint this past Tuesday in Atlanta, Georgia.
The singer was set to lay down some new music at the Hot Beats Recording Studio when two men approached him with guns, and stole his red 2013 Bentley.
Police report that Bobby V did not put up a fight, and thanks to witnesses on the scene, one suspect was later arrested. Bobby’s vehicle was also later recovered. Police are still on the hunt for the second suspect, but Bobby V is just thankful to be alive.
“GOD saved me last night.. Thank u Lord life is so precious&we take it 4 granted!! Everything u wanna do, DO IT!pray&be thankful 4 wht u hav!,” Bobby tweeted.
Recently, Atlanta Radio Personality J1, caught up with rapper Future, and he had some interesting things to say about Ciara. The rumor mill has been inquiring about the two, after he appeared on the remix to her song “sorry.” Check out what Future had to say:
“She’s a beautiful woman, amazing, incredible, everything that comes with those words, that’s what she represents. I can tell you, all the negativity that comes with me and her is not true. Our personal lives is our personal lives. Sometimes people present it like it’s true and they think they have facts, but at the end of the day, we know what’s true and we know what’s not true and anything negative from that situation, we [are] not even representing that. What you see is what you get.
We are at a time where, I am on Epic, she’s on Epic, I love music, she loves music. And we love being in the studio with each other. We love being around each other and that’s just what it is. The chemistry is there. It’s amazing. She makes me happy, I make her smile.
Anything negative around that is all false because every time you are doing something positive and somebody sees you happy, they want to find something to tear you down. She’s a great woman.
I believe at the end of the day, once the media passes over and all of the foolishness goes past, we gon’ be able to be good. And we gon’ be good. It’s only comments, rumors and certain speculations. As long as we have that understanding, no one can ever come between us.”
Over the weekend, Taraji P. Henson was spotted back in her hometown with her 18-year-old son Marcel as they attended an event celebrating the leading women in Washington, DC. She also kicked it with some her fellow actresses Rosario Dawson and Kerry Washington, who were all in town for the inauguration festivities.
Taraji dished on her son on the Wendy Williams show revealing that she became a single mother after her son’s father was murdered nine years ago. She told Wendy:
“He is with us in spirit. I was so in love. He was my high school sweet heart and we were together for 8 years. [Marcel] looks just like his father.”
The Wall Street Journal says it has obtained audio direct from Beyonce’s microphone that proves she actually did sing the National Anthem live at the Inauguration. Pretty much everyone who knows me, knows that I’m in love with Beyonce, and when people started to make accusations of her lip-syncing I just had to smh, because anyone who knows music or live entertainment can CLEARLY see the woman is singing live. I do live shows all the time, and understand the technicalities of it all. However, for people to make a big deal over this is baffling; considering all of the MAJOR issues and problems in the world. People just love to hate on Bey. Yes, she’s super-talented, beautiful, I can go on and on. Yet people still find reasons to hate on one of the baddest to ever do it. Insecurity, envy, and jealousy is a bitch!! We ALL know that Beyonce sings better live than on her albums, and I’ve seen her on more than one occasion, and she’s does it all in REAL time. I said I wasn’t going to comment or post about this, but enough is enough and you people need to find a better hobby!!
The news organization posted to their web site a video of their live feed of the show, which includes audio from Beyonce’s mic — and it’s clear she is singing along with the track.
Last night Lupe Fiasco was kicked off stage at an Obama Inauguration party in Washington D.C. after launching into an anti-Obama rap during his set. For reasons unknown, considering his vocal anti-government stance, Lupe Fiasco was invited by StartUp RockOn to perform at their 2013 Presidential Inauguration party.
During his performance of ‘Words I Never Said’ Lupe spit,
“Limbaugh is a racist / Glenn Beck is a racist / Gaza Strip was getting bombed/ Obama didn’t say s— / That’s why I ain’t vote for him / next one, either / I’m part of the problem / my problem is I’m peaceful”
Next thing you know, Lupe’s mic went silence and the lights on stage went out.
In the most historic Martin Luther King Day to date, President Barack Obama delivers the address for his second inauguration. Check it out:
Via ABC News reports:
The singer-actress, Michelle Williams— one third of Destiny’s Child alongside Beyonce and Kelly Rowland — said that in the past few months she has emerged from years of suffering from moderate depression. Her dark cloud lifted thanks to exercise, therapy and positive thinking.
“I’ve dealt with depression,” the 32-year-old said during a break in rehearsals for a new touring production of “Fela!” that kicks off later this month. “I had to choose to get out of bed and do whatever I needed to do to be happy.”
Williams says she suffered her first bout of depression at 15 or 16 and has managed to avoid medication. She is speaking out for the first time about her battle to encourage others to seek help.
“We’re taught, ‘Just go to church and pray about it. The Lord is going to heal you.’ Well, in the meantime, I believe God-gifted people, physicians, doctors, therapists — that’s your healing. Take advantage of it,” she said. “Go see a professional so that they can assess you. It’s OK if you’re going through something. Depression is not OK, but it is OK to go get help.”
The ladies of Destiny’s Child are also gearing up to perform with Beyonce at the half-time Superbowl show, and they just released a new song from their “Love Songs” collection called “Nuclear.”