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Joe Budden COVERS “BLEU” Magazine’s April 2013 Issue + Big Boi COVERS “BE” Magazine’s 2nd ANNUAL Men’s Issue

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Controversial "LAHH NYC" star Joe Budden covers the April issue of BLEU Magazine where he opens up about drug abuse and being so candid.  Find out what he shared inside and get deets on Big Boi’s upcoming tour and BE Magazine cover.

 

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After a nasty fight with fellow rapper and "LAHH" star Consequence went viral, rapper Joe Budden, who’s become both famous and infamous for airing his exploits for the public to see and judge, graces the April issue of BLEU.  Inside the mag, he suits up and sits down to discuss his music, love life, drug use, and why he joined the cast of Love & Hip Hop.   Here are the highlights:

On his drug use:

“I was popping Mollys all summer. When I was doing it, I hadn’t slept in five days. It has a lot of side effects, a lot of side effects,”

On joining the cast of Love and Hip -Hop:

“Everything Joe Budden related is transparent; every bar, every verse is transparent. Now you’re just getting a picture to go along with it. Any time I can broaden awareness, I have nothing to hide.”

On being so open and candid:

“I try not to live with regret, as long as you live with them you’ll die with them”

 

Joe’s cover of BLEU hits stands on April 30th.  Check the spread below:

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On other magazine covers…….

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"Mama Told Me" rapper Antwan "Big Boi" Patton covers "BE" Entertained Magazine’s 2nd Annual Men’s Issue as their official Leader of the Legends. During an interview to promote to his "Shoes for Running" Tour (begining tomrrow), he opened up about his extensive music career and balancing family life with his rigorous musical and charity schedule. He also revealed why he chose to start his Big Kidz Foundation. Here are the highlights:

On how it feels to kick off his "Shoes for Running" Tour

“To play your music in front of fans that love it, it’s the best feeling in the world. Just jamming out with all walks of life.”

On why he chose tobBegin a kids foundation:

“Easier to mold a young mind than to repair an old one…”

 

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Big Boi’s "Shoes for Running" Tour Dates:

Thu-Apr-18 ATHENS, GA GEORGIA THEATER

Fri-Apr-19 ASHEVILLE, NC ORANGE PEEL

Sun-Apr-21 BALITMORE, MD SOUND STAGE

Tue-Apr-23 PROVIDENCE, RI LUPOS

Fri-Apr-26 UNIV. PARK, PA PENN STATE UNIV

Tue-Apr-30 INDIANAPOLIS, IN THE VOGUE

Wed-May-01 CHICAGO, IL THE VIC THEATER

Fri-May-03 MILWAUKEE, WI THE RAVE

Sun-May-05 LAWRENCE, KS GRANADA THEATER

 

BE Magazine’s 2nd Annual Men’s Issue will be available the 1st week of May.

 

Photos via Andre Zaeh/BLEU

Beyonce’s April 4th Mystery DATE Announcement, More British Vogue Pics, & Why She Calls Herself A ‘Modern Feminist’

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You’ve seen the sneak peek of her brand new British Vogue cover, now check out a few inside shots of Mrs. Carter Knowles…and why she says she’s more confident than ever.

 

Plus, Beyonce releases a mini video announcing a mysterious 4/4/2013 date…..

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In new shots from her May 2013 British Vogue cover spread, Beyonce keeps it minimal and understated in her curls and natural makeup look.  She’s rocking plush comfy sweaters, tanks, casually sexy skirts and striped crop tops with a touch of glam for her spread.

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And in her second Vogue cover of 2013, Blue‘s mom is talking about her role in feminism, and her newfound confidence thanks to becoming a mom.

On if she considers herself a feminist: "That word can be very extreme…But I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything? I’m just a woman and I love being a woman…’I do believe in equality and that we have a way to go and it’s something that’s pushed aside and something that we have been conditioned to accept.  But I’m happily married. I love my husband."

On her newfound confidence: "I feel like Mrs Carter is who I am, but more bold and more fearless than I’ve ever been.  It comes from knowing my purpose and really meeting myself once I saw my child. I was like, "OK, this is what you were born to do." The purpose of my body became completely different."

On whether she’s supportive of daughter Blue Ivy becoming an entertainer: "I definitely want my daughter to have goals and drive and passion – it has to be a balance."
 

The issue hits stands Monday, May 8th.

 

This morning, Beyonce posted a 6 second video of herself looking photo shoot or video fresh in a sexy & edgy look walking toward the camera, and announcing a 4/4/13 date.

No details on what’s going down on that date, other than her 5 year wedding anniversary with Jay-Z, but Mrs. C says #BeyHereNow.  A Pepsi commercial? A new single?  A new album?  A new announcement?  Who the hell knows.  But it’s likely something big since she’s using her favorite number….

GORGEOUS ALERT: Vanessa Williams SHARES BEAUTY SECRETS With Daughters Jillian And Melanie For ALLURE Magazine’s APRIL 2013 Issue

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Vanessa Williams was joined by her gorgeous daughters Jillian and Melanie for a beauty shoot for ALLURE magazine’s April issue.  See their behind-the scenes video and tips on aging gracefully inside…

 

Photographer Nicolas Moore captured timeless beauty Vanessa Williams and her daughters, Jillian and Melanie Hervey for Allure magazine’s April 2013 issue. In the magazine, former beauty queen Vanessa, who turned 50-years-old this month, shared the beauty secrets she’s passed on to her beautiful daughters on everything from botox to maintaining a youthful glow.

In the interview, her daughter Jillian said, “My role model for aging gracefully would be my mom. I try to do what she does and she looks fabulous." And Melanie added, “My mom has such a natural approach to beauty. Sure, she’s game for a glam session when it’s appropriate. but within our family, we’ve always been taught that less is more.”

Agreed.

Watch the behind-the-scenes video here:

 

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Vanessa, who’s headed to Broadway in The Trip To Bountiful (opening March 30th with Cicely Tyson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Condola Rashad) shared a photo of her family from another 50th birthday celebration including her brother and her mother. She tweeted, 50th Family Fun! @chriswilliams_ @Devin_Christian @Jillonce @prettypinkfox @gagawilliams Melanie Hervey at @bellota42.

 

And in case you missed it…..

Vanessa’s daughter Jillian is following in her mom’s footsteps and also pursuing a career as a singer and dancer.  She performs under the name Lion Babe and released a video called "Teat Me Like Fire" recently.  Watch it above…

Rihanna Spreads Across 4 ELLE UK April 2013 Covers, Says She WILL Have A Baby & Why She Sings “Stay” For “Best Friend” Chris Brown

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You’ve seen the outtakes a couple of the covers.  Now check out all 4–including the special edition covers–of Rihanna looking runway fresh for the April 2013 issue of ELLE UK.  And, check out the nuggets she dropped about babies, her boo, and business…

In one of her most modelesque magazine shoots yet, hottie Rihanna is making this game look effortless.  In her cropped coif, she rocking a Louis Vuitton checkerboard crop top and Rihanna for River Isand maxi skirt in the above cover that will be hitting shelves, and a striped Rihanna for River Island top with a Prada stole for the second cover (below), as both covers go on sale March 6th:

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The monochromatic shoot has a sexy simplicity, but Rih brings the goods in the interview.  She explains in depth why she’s begging Chris Brown–yes she specifically says the song describes him, to stay with her in her single "Stay".  And we finally learn just why she loves Instagram so damn much.

But there’s also these two covers that will be going out to River Island customers and a special edition cover as well, both below:

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River Island exclusive cover, in stores March 5th–Rihanna for River Island overall dress

 

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Dion Lee Spring/Summer 2013 white top and a Theatr’Hall black Venice mask

And there’s 12 pages inside the mag showcasing Rihanna’s sex appeal.

Here’s the excerpts from her interview about babies, Chris & setting up her business for long term money:

On Chris Brown being the person she loves:

“Stay [new single] is a story about having love that close and wanting it to last forever. You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it you don’t want to let go of it. I would definitely say that he [Chris Brown] is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”

On wanting a great friendship with Chris Brown above all else:

“…right now that’s just what we want, a great friendship that’s unbreakable. Now that we’re adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and I’m thankful for that.”

On why she got her gun tattoo and telling the truth:

‘Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No. That’s when I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim.’

‘That’s why I’m posting pictures of myself smoking pot, to tell the truth about myself. I’ve got so much to think about, why bring all this extra s*** by being dishonest?’

On where she’d like to be in five years time:

“I will probably have a kid. And I’m praying I can go on vacation for a good month. And I’ll have set some things up so I don’t have to tour for the rest of my life, even though I love touring. I want health and happiness in five years. I want to be healthy and happy.”

On her love of high street fashion and her new collection for River Island:

“High-street shops pay more attention to the kids on the street than to the runways, so in a way I like to mix both. I love a high-end bag or jacket with a simple dress. I just thought, I’m going to make something for everybody – every personality, every body type.”

On loving posting pictures of herself and her life on Instagram:

“Well I instagram everything about my life, whether it’s smoking pot, in a strip club, reading a Bible verse – how crazy, I know! – or hanging out with my best friend, who happens to be Chris”.

On her mum disapproving of her naked pictures on Instagram:

“I’m not afraid of any person in this world but her. I’m terrified of her! She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two naked pictures Melissa [her best friend] put up on Instagram – a sneak-peek from a photo book she’s making about me. My mom, she went crazy on me. I was like embarrassed. I felt like I got my ass whupped in front of my class in school! She said, ‘This was like a private moment and you’re just parading this around.” She humbled the f*** out of me.’

Check out the BTS footage from her shoot below:

 

 

And video of the popstress auditioning dancers for her upcoming DIAMONDS tour that kicks off in just 7 days:

 

Photographs by Mariano Vivacano

Rihanna’s Sneak Peeks At April 2013 ELLE UK Cover & “V” Magazine BTS Footage

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On the heels of the photoshoot sneak peek for Elle UK, Rihanna‘s actual April 2013 cover has leaked.  Check it inside, plus some sexy BTS footage from her V magazine shoot with Kate Moss….

Photographer Mariano Vivanco snapped Rihanna in her sexy short cut and checkered blue & white crop top for the April 2013 cover of Elle UK.  The leak hit the net earlier today, and will hit stands soon.

And speaking of sneak peeks:

You’ve already seen the ridiculously sexy pics.  Now, check out the even sexier photoshoot footage of topless hotties Rihanna and Kate moss doing what they do best.

Rih admitted during her cover interview that she, herself, leaked the pics early on her Instagram account:

“I posted them because I was so excited,” she revealed during our interview, adding that she deleted them when she realized it was the result of hackers. “I was so bummed because I thought they were so sick. It goes to show how badly people wanted this cover. I guess it was as big a deal to them as it was to me!”

V Magazine has the breakdown of the Mario Testino shoot.  This issue will hit stands February 28th.

By the way, check out more pics from Rih Rih’s 25th cake-loving b-day celebration in Hawaii HERE.

Pics & video spotted at Rihanna-Diva.com’s Twitter

Rihanna’s Sneak Peeks At April 2013 ELLE UK Cover & “V” Magazine BTS Footage

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On the heels of the photoshoot sneak peek for Elle UK, Rihanna‘s actual April 2013 cover has leaked.  Check it inside, plus some sexy BTS footage from her V magazine shoot with Kate Moss….

Photographer Mariano Vivanco snapped Rihanna in her sexy short cut and checkered blue & white crop top for the April 2013 cover of Elle UK.  The leak hit the net earlier today, and will hit stands soon.

And speaking of sneak peeks:

You’ve already seen the ridiculously sexy pics.  Now, check out the even sexier photoshoot footage of topless hotties Rihanna and Kate moss doing what they do best.

Rih admitted during her cover interview that she, herself, leaked the pics early on her Instagram account:

“I posted them because I was so excited,” she revealed during our interview, adding that she deleted them when she realized it was the result of hackers. “I was so bummed because I thought they were so sick. It goes to show how badly people wanted this cover. I guess it was as big a deal to them as it was to me!”

V Magazine has the breakdown of the Mario Testino shoot.  This issue will hit stands February 28th.

By the way, check out more pics from Rih Rih’s 25th cake-loving b-day celebration in Hawaii HERE.

Pics & video spotted at Rihanna-Diva.com’s Twitter

Azealia Banks & Santigold ROCK OUT For ELLE’s April 2012 Women In Music Issue!

Azealia Banks and Santigold both got cutesy for the May 2012 Women In Music issue of ELLE Magazine, which is covered by Rihanna.  See the other ladies’ pics inside…

 

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MODEL FAB: Herieth Paul WIGS OUT In “FLARE” Magazine’s April 2012 Issue

Model Herieth Paul got jazzy for 10-page spread in FLARE Magazine’s April 2012 issue.  Check out the pics inside…..

 

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RAPPERS’ DELIGHT: Drake Covers April 2012 GQ+Wale Drops “Ambition” Video+Common Turns 40!

Good ish for rap fans.  Drake is covering GQ magazine’s first ever Style Bible, Wale just dropped his video for his hit single "Ambition," and Common is making 40 look sexy as ever.  Continue reading

Nicki Minaj Springs Onto Allure April Cover

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Spring is in full bloom on the April 2012 cover of Allure, courtesy of pink lady Nicki Minaj.

The new queen of rap now “owns pink,” according to hairstylist Terrence Davidson, who works Continue reading