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Da Brat Gets Sexy For Vibe


Da Brat tat tat, who’s known for her trademark braids and tomboyish style, shows off her feminine side in a new shoot for Vibe.com. In the interview that accompanies the shoot, Da Brat reveals her girly side is second nature and she loves Vicky Secrets and lace like the rest of us girlie girls. Here are a few excerpts:

On transitioning into a “sex symbol”
I’m such a f*cking lady. I loved to get glammed up. I love manis and pedis. I like to go to Vicky Secrets and La Perla because I like lace and bikinis. I’m such a P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thug)

On the type of clothes she likes to wear to look sexy
It depends on the look and how I’m feeling that day.

On her favorite body part

I don’t have just one. I love all parts of my body! But on a man, I love the Adonis line. It’s just so sexy!

Love it!

Check out the rest of the interview over at  Vibe.com

Nelson Mandela Family

Former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, center, with his daughter Princess Zenani Dlamini(center back), and her daughters Zaziwe Manaway(L) and Zamaswazi Dlamini(R), and their daughters Ziphokazi Manaway(pacifier in mouth) and Zamak Obiri(purple outfit) were photographed at Mandela’s hometown in Qunu, South Africa, on Sunday July 17, 2011.

Mandela, who celebrates his 93rd birthday today (July 18, 2011), became South Africa’s first black president after spending 27 years in prison for his fight against apartheid. He was later awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his struggle.

“My father, I think, would love to be remembered as a family man, as a person who if he could change one person’s mind, then he’s done his job,” Mandela’s daughter, Zenani Mandela Dlamini, said recently. “My father doesn’t dwell on who he is … he’s just a normal human being, according to him.”

Photos: Reuters/AP

Nick Cannon : My son is already Crawling

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The world will have to wait a tad longer to see a picture of the Cannon twins, but if you are dying to know what they look like then according to dad Nick Cannon, “My son looks like my wife and my daughter looks like me.”

The proud papa also shares that his twins, named Monroe and Moroccan Cannon, are growing up fast. He tells ExtraTv, “My son Roc lives up to his name. He’s a tough guy. He’s already crawling. And then my daughter, she’s just a diva.”

So are Nick and Mariah Carey done having kids? “I want some, but I think my wife’s done. I tried to say, ‘Yo, let’s go for another round!’ and she’s like, ‘I’ll kill you!’”

On rumors Mariah might join “The X-Factor” as a mentor, The “America’s Got Talent” star says, “You know what? I’m just the husband, I don’t know.”

Amy Winehouse RIP


It’s a terribly sad day for music, as 27-year-old troubled soulful singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment earlier today. Though there isn’t much information on how or why she passed away so suddenly, the Metropolitan Police confirmed that they had found a body of a 27 year old woman dead in her apartment.


Amy has battled alcohol and drug abuse for years, a struggle that has been highly publicized by the media and taunted by many. In 2007, her battle became worse after her public split with the love of her life, Blake. In a 2008 Rolling Stone magazine article, she described being at a low point after parting with her husband:



With her husband gone, Winehouse slid into a despondent place. She canceled her tour at the end of 2007, saying, “I can’t give it my all onstage without my Blake. I felt like there was nothing to live for. ”


A member of the British paparazzi expressed his concerns to the magazine, saying:



I just want for her to get better. I’m hoping someday for that set of pictures of her riding her bike in the park or something healthy.”


We shared the same sentiments, always hoping that she would find peace within and get better, but that day never really came. Earlier this year, there were positive reports that she was beginning to turn her life around until just last month when she made headlines after a performance in Belgrade, Serbia. During the set, she had trouble with basic functions like standing up straight, remembering her own lyrics or using a microphone. A sight that was hard to watch and a sign that trouble was near. After that performance she canceled the remainder of her European tour, and many hoped she would get help.


A month later, she is no longer here with us. She died at the dreaded cursed age of 27, joining other musicians in the ‘27 Club.’ Other classic musicians that passed away at that age include Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, and Kurt Cobain.


May she rest in Peace. She will be greatly missed.


Celebrities have taken to Twitter to react to the singer’s untimely death, offering their condolences:



Eve: my condolences to Amy Winehouse’s family and friends :( RIP so sad


Rihanna: Dear God have mercy!!! I am SICK about this right now! #DearAmy


Jessica Alba: So sad about Amy Winehouse -she was so talented. Really tragic.


Demi Moore: Truly sad news about Amy Winehouse. My heart goes out to her family. May her troubled soul find peace.


Ricky Martin: i just found out. I feel pain. I feel anger. Rest beautiful girl rest. You are free! #RIPAMY


Anderson Cooper: Just heard a report amy winehouse has died. If true, such a waste of a great talent


Big Boi: “Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and now Amy Winehouse. All died aged 27. RIP to you all.”


Nicki Minaj: “Please tell me Amy Winehouse didn’t die. Is this some sick joke?”


Angela Simmons: “Prayers go out to Amy Winehouse family. #RIP”


Lauren London: “My heart and prayers to Amy Winehouse and her family. We felt your soul in your music. May you rest in peace. #RIPamywinehouse”


Dawn Richard: “RIP Amy Winehouse .. I am in shock. So young”





Amy Winehouse’s guest appearance with her goddaughter Dionne Bromfield at the ITunes Festival 2011 in Camden just three days ago.


 

OMG Girlz Single So Official

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The OMG Girlz-(L to R) Zonnique(Star), Breaunna(Babydoll), and Bahja(Beauty)- have a new look and sound!  Check out their latest song “So Official” and see new promo pictures from their upcoming album.





Check out pictures of the teenage girls below!


Kelly Rowland Speaks On Success Of Motivation, Her BET Awards Performance & Being Slammed By Producer

Kelly Rowland has had a great 2011 thus far with the success of her number one single ‘Motivation’ from her forthcoming album, ‘Here I Am,’ dropping next Tuesday. She recently chatted with BET about her feelings on finally being a number one artist, her 2011 BET Awards performance (which included a little kiss on the neck from Trey Songz), and her response to producer Jeff Bhaskerwho said her hot song had the “weakest beat” and “worst melody”:

On Her Feels On Being a #1 Artist
“Number one feels like number one.  It feels wonderful. Especially for it to be on the charts so long. I think ‘Motivation’ opened up a different chapter for me. It really did.[...][The album] is along the same lines when it comes to an urban sound. When I listen to everything back to back, when I was sequencing it, that’s when it felt really good in my spirit.”

On Performing at the 2011 BET Awards
“I was dreaming about performing on the BET Awards stage. I would dream and pray about it. When you ask God for it , he’ll deliver. Then he wants to throw Trey Songz in it. Trey and I had really great chemistry. We rehearsed. We were prepared and excited.[...]I wasn’t expecting that kiss, trust me. I didn’t even know he did that until after. When you’re on stage and you’re moving…it was really weird.”

Jeff Bhasker, a producer responsible for cranking out hits for artists such as Alicia Keys and Kelly’s friend and former Destiny’s Child group member Beyonce, took to Twitter recently to bash ‘Motivation’ and it’s chart-topping success:

“How can this KR song with the weakest beat and melody of all time be the #1 song on urban!? Oh yeah. [Lil] Wayne.[...]I just listened to ‘Motivation’ again to see if I was to harsh in my critique. I wasn’t. The lyrics are horrid as well.”

Kelly responded to the producers criticism by shaking it off

“You know what, the record speaks for itself. Opinions are like **sholes, everybody’s got one. He’s made wonderful music with my sister and other artists. There’s no reason for me to say anything negative. Cause I won’t tell you the thought that is really in my head. I’ll just kill ‘em with kindness.”

In other words, he’s opinion is a non-muthaf*ckin factor!

Will you be picking up Kelly’s new album next week?

Read more over @ BET

Young Jeezy would like to date Kelly Rowland

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Young Jeezy and Kelly Rowland


Young Jeezy has his eye on Kelly Rowland. During a visit to Angie Martinez’s radio show, the rapper shared his affection for the “Motivation” songstress.



The Hot 97 host suggested Hollywood starlet Lindsay Lohan as a possible girlfriend, but the eligible bachelor had another star in mind. “If you saw me on a yacht with Kelly Rowland, I might be doing all right,” he shared. “I’ma give her some motivation.”


Jeezy, who premiered his new TM103 single “Shake Life” on-air, was not shy about his fondness for the sexy singer. “I like that for me,” he added. “I feel like I’m Mr. Motivation. Work that thing out, super remix.”


Could Kelly be wifey material? “I know I gotta get me one. I gotta put something up,” said Jeezy, who is looking for the right woman to settle down with.


Do you think Jeezy and Kelly would make a good couple?


Kelis in her bones outfit


Many singers bare their souls on stage, but Kelis went further and bared her bones. Come inside and decide do with love Kelis’s skeletal outfit.


While performing in London at the Lovebox Festival in Victoria Park, Kelis wore a sequined tracksuit with a skeleton design.



She added a large poof hairpiece and sparkling gold heels.  But she says this wasn’t her first outfit choice. “This weather is unreal, the lovebox vision I was planning on wearing may have to stay caged up in my suitcase. This is no bueno.”







Jay-z Hits The Studio With Frank Ocean

Jay-Z might be busy pushing out tracks for his collaborative effort, ‘Watch The Throne,’ with Kanye West, but he’s also confirmed that he’s been in the lab with Odd Future’s Frank Ocean working on music for his forthcoming album as well. A photo hit the net of the two looking as though they were going through some intense studio time.

Meanwhile, the official tracklist for Jay-z and Kanye West’s ‘Watch The Throne’ album was released last week, and Frank Ocean is featured on two songs, ‘Sweet Baby Jesus’ and ‘No Church In The Wild’.  Not bad for a newcomer in the game.

‘Watch The Throne is scheduled to hit shelves on August 2nd.

Spotted @ HipHopWeekly

Beyonce and Jay-z Take A Romantic Stroll Back Home In NYC

After a long trip all around Europe, Beyonce was spotted back home in downtown NYC with her hubby Jay-Z Saturday afternoon.  Pics of the twosome taking a romantic stroll, plus a sneak peek at Bey’s “Imprint” magazine cover inside…

Bey and Jay walked along the Hudson for a little afternoon stroll over the weekend.  Bey looked fresh-faced and rocked her big curls and a multi-colored Parker Silk Charmeuse Bustier sundress ($220) and heels.  She first rocked the dress while leaving Nice, France back in May. While Jay kept it laid back as usual in a red tee and grey denim shorts.

Cute.

And her former management company/label, Music World Entertainment, has put out a new magazine for their label/company.  And they put Bey on its debut cover (likely shot and done before she parted ways with her daddy who is in charge of Music World).  Here’s a sneak peek at Imprint magazine:

Pics via BeyonceWorld.net