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Drake Covers GQ Magazine; Talks Love, Sex, Chris Brown Beef, and Bigger Success

The last time Drake spoke with GQ, he ended up looking like a creep given he hit on the journalist interviewing him in the corniest way imaginable. In his latest cover story, though, Aubrey scales it back a bit and instead chooses to focus on the purpose of the story: his damn self.

Yes, Drake opens up about sex and promiscuity, love, his rift with Chris Brown, and criticism he faces from his rap peers.

On why he isn’t laying it low and spreading it wide:

“You know the way fighters don’t f**k before the fight? Sometimes I feel like I’m so focused on training my body and getting my mind right to create this album that sex isn’t one of my main priorities. If someone is around that I know and trust, I’m down. But I’m not going to end up with some stranger at this party.”

On what he makes of other rappers criticizing him:

“You notice they don’t criticize the music itself, though…I’m okay with that.”

On his beef with Chris Brown:

“I don’t want my name to be synonymous with that guy’s name. I really don’t. I wish we could sit down, just like you and me are right now, and talk it out man-to-man. But that’s not going to happen. I’m not confrontational, but if someone challenges, I’m not going to back down. … It’s embarrassing, the amount of media coverage. Two rappers fighting over the woman. He’s not even a rapper, but still, it’s the last way you want your name out there. It distracts from the music. But he’s made me the enemy, and that’s the way it’s gonna stay, I guess. … If I think about it too much, I feel it wrapping around my foot, like I get a feeling it could end really badly.”

On what he learned about love during a lunch with Will Smith:

“I had lunch the other day with someone I extremely look up to. Okay—I had lunch with Will Smith, and listening to him talk, it made me think I don’t know what love is. He said something profound. He said love is when you become one and you need that person. It’s not about wanting anymore, you need that person. Hearing that, I don’t know if I’ve ever felt that way. I’ve held women in very high regard almost to the point where I felt like I needed them for a very long time, but I don’t know if I comprehend it yet, and I’m okay with that. I’ve made a lot of music about love being the only thing I’m missing. I think this is the first album I’ve made saying, I’m okay. I’m enjoying it right now. Maybe this is my time to grind it out, make a run for it and add some memories with my boys.”

On making $ 250 million by the time he’s 29:

“I feel this great responsibility to see how far can we take it, how out of reach can I set that bar for whoever comes after. While I’m here, I’m gonna keep pushing that bar higher and higher up and make you really work for it.”

Better, but he’s still a weirdo and there’s nothing wrong with making new friends, you guys. Check out the full interview over at GQ.com.

Chris Brown Smiling & Partying After Seizure Scare + K. Michelle Cops Mayor’s Ambassador Award In Memphis…With Her Son Present!

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Despite a recent seizure scare, Chris Brown was spotted partying at Foxwoods Resort Casino this weekend.  See pics of Chris entertaining the crowd inside and find out how the city of Memphis honored hometown success story K. Michelle

 

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Though the "Fine China" singer is constantly plagued with ongoing legal battles and even suffered a recent seizure scare, he hasn’t let any of those situations prevent him from promoting his X album or connecting with his fans.  

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Yesterday, Chris performed before a sold-out crowd at Liquid Sundays at Foxwoods Resort Casino.  And he turned it out and clearly had No Worries.

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Breezy recently revealed the video for his latest single, "Love More" featuring Nicki Minaj, which he also directed. 

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The X disc, which has already spawned the singles "Fine China" and "They Don’t Know", will hit shelves August 26th.

 

In other music news….

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Singer K. Michelle made a triumphant return home last Friday where she was presented with the Mayor’s “Ambassador Award” by Mayor AC Wharton at the Memphis City Hall.  And we finally get to see her son!  She made it a family affair by bringing him with her.

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During the presentation of the award, Mayor AC Wharton spoke about K. Michelle’s long road to success and how she made her hometown proud.

"It gives me so much pleasure today to honor one of our own. I proudly give her the Ambassador Award…I say ambassador because this is someone who was raised up here, so she found out what this great city was about. She is the Memphis story. Not only is she keeping that story to herself, everywhere she goes she tells the Memphis story; personifies the Memphis story."

After his kind words, the "V.S.O.P" singer stepped to the mic and thanked him for the honor.

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"This is an honor. I absolutely love my city. I want to thank everyone. It’s been a struggle and a fight, but I’m just getting started in this business. You have to fight if you want to be a musician. If this is what you want to do, you can never give up on it."

Following the ceremony, K. Michelle posed with a few city officals as well as friends and family.

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Cute presentable look for her.  Congrats K. Michelle!

 

Photo Credit via Lance Murphey/Getty Images for Atlantic Records /  Kesha Lambert of Lash to Lens 

RAPPER’S DELIGHT: Big Sean Dishes On Rapping About His Ex Ashley & What Naya Rivera Thinks + Foxy Brown BREAKS DOWN in TEARS Over The Haters

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Rapper Big Sean opened up about writing the Hall of Fame track "Ashley" about his high school sweetheart and how his new chick, Naya Rivera feels about it.  Watch the interview inside and find out why Foxy Brown broke down in tears inside….

Rapper Big Sean just hosted a release party for his forthcoming Hall of Fame disc (August 27th) recently and had his gorgeous girlfriend Naya Rivera on his arm.  On the new disc, Big Sean included a song called "Ashley" featuring Miguel, which is named for his childhood sweetheart Ashley (whom he broke up with prior to (and likely for) Naya).

While you might think it’s weird to included a song about your ex-girlfriend, Big Sean doesn’t see it that way.  During an interview with 106 KMEL, he explained that Ashley is a wonderful woman who was there for him in many ways.  He said he wrote the song BEFORE he met Naya and thought that Ashley deserve her own song. Although he hasn’t spoke to her in a long time, he says they are cool.

When asked how Naya felt about it, he said that Naya is ALSO an artist and she understands that you will always be inspired by people from your past.  

SIDEBAR:  In Naya’s new song "Sorry" featuring Big Sean, she sings to all the ex-girlfriends of her current boyfirend about not being sorry about being with him. At one point, she namechecks an ex-named Ahsley.  When asked about it, Big Sean says it shouldn’t be taken so literally.  If you say so…

 

Watch the interview here and listen to Big Sean discuss "Ashley" at (7:31):

 

 

In other rap news…….

Get More: Foxy Brown, RapFix Live, Full Episodes

 

Foxy Brown appeared on RapFix Live alongside Big Daddy Kane when she broke down about rumors and gossip affecting her personal life.  Through tears, she said,

 "I have tears in my eyes right now because what I’ve been through, you guys don’t understand. The fact that somebody can just lie and it becomes a trending topic, where everybody is talking about it, and you have to constantly come out of the booth and stop what I’m doing to defend a lie."

In the clip, she received some words of wisdom from Big Daddy Kane on going forward.  She added, "You know me I’m far from weak, I’m as strong as they get. I have the heart of a soldier, but after a while it becomes let her live. Let her live."

On a positive note, it sounds like Foxy is working on a new album.  In between the tears, she said she had to come out of the "booth" to deal with these rumors.  Alrighty then….

 

Photo Credit: Wireimage/Moet Rose Lounge

CALL 911: Chris Brown REFUSES TREATMENT After EMTs Respond To “SEIZURE” Call + More Pics From Chris’ “BLANK” Magazine Shoot

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Early this morning, the LA FIRE DEPT responsed to calls the Chris Brown had apparently suffered a seizure.  However, the singer refused treatment upon their arrival.  Get the deets inside and see more pics from his BLANK Magazine shoot….

According to TMZ, the L.A. City Fire Dept. was called to a Hollywood recording studio at 1:09am Friday morning after getting a 911 call that Chris Brown had a seizure.

Once EMTs arrived, sources say the singer refused treatment and refused to go to the hospital.  As far as what’s going on with him medically, folks can only speculate.  But sources did say he suffered from seizures as a child.

 

We do know that his on again girlfriend Karrueche Tran reached out to her Twitter followers and said,

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We’ll keep you posted……
 

 

And we have MORE pics from Chris’ recent shoot with BLANK magazine…..

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A few weeks ago, we told you about the photoshoot with Steven Gomillion and Dennis Leupold in the Hollywood hills; and now we have more pics.

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Nice.

 

Photos via BLANK Magazine

NO WORRIES: Chris Brown SPOTTED Leaving The Club Following His 45-Minute Jail STINT! And Was A Mystery Blonde In Tow??

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A short visit to the county jail didn’t dampen Chris Brown’s party spirits as the "Love More" singer was spotted leaving an LA hotspot while being trailed by a mystery blonde. See the pics inside….

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After spending roughly 45-mins in jail yesterday when he turned himself in (regarding his hit-and-run charge), Chris Brown put his legal woes behind him and partied at LA hotspot AV last night.  As he walked to his Lamborghini Aventador sportscar, photograpers snapped him with a mystery blonde who was also sharing the sidewalk.

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We’re pretty sure this "random" chick was just trying to have her picture taken when Chris walked by, seeing that dude spent a fun-filled weekend with his boo Karrueche Tran at the 2013 O. C. State Fair recently.  But, you never know….

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What’s next?  While Breezy’s next court hearing for the hit-and-run is set for Aug. 15th, he still has to deal with the issue of his probation (in the Rihanna beating) being revoked! Bottom line…..don’t expect him to go on tour with the X album (due August 20th) anytime soon.

 

 

Phots via SPW/Splash News

NO WORRIES: Chris Brown SPOTTED Leaving The Club Following His 45-Minute Jail STINT! And Was A Mystery Blonde In Tow??

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A short visit to the county jail didn’t dampen Chris Brown’s party spirits as the "Love More" singer was spotted leaving an LA hotspot while being trailed by a mystery blonde. See the pics inside….

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After spending roughly 45-mins in jail yesterday when he turned himself in (regarding his hit-and-run charge), Chris Brown put his legal woes behind him and partied at LA hotspot AV last night.  As he walked to his Lamborghini Aventador sportscar, photograpers snapped him with a mystery blonde who was also sharing the sidewalk.

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We’re pretty sure this "random" chick was just trying to have her picture taken when Chris walked by, seeing that dude spent a fun-filled weekend with his boo Karrueche Tran at the 2013 O. C. State Fair recently.  But, you never know….

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What’s next?  While Breezy’s next court hearing for the hit-and-run is set for Aug. 15th, he still has to deal with the issue of his probation (in the Rihanna beating) being revoked! Bottom line…..don’t expect him to go on tour with the X album (due August 20th) anytime soon.

 

 

Phots via SPW/Splash News

Chris Brown Spotted On The Set Of “Love More” Video

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Chris Brown was spotted looking healthier & more fresh faced than usual….aside from those ciggies and whatever’s in that cup.  Check out the R&B singer on the set of his upcoming video for "Love More" inside….

Breezy was spotted today pulling a wardrobe change on the L.A. set of his brand new video for his latest single "Love More."  The track features Nicki Minaj, but no word yet on if she’ll be appearing in the video as well.

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We do know who WILL be featured though…..60 random video chicks who will be dancing it up in the nightclub scene.  They were also spotted on the set.  Obvi.

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Chris is back to looking like that fresh faced non-caved-in-face youngin’ we came to love years ago.  Hopefully this is due to him leading a less-drama filled & healthier lifestyle.  Hopefully…

 

Photos: Splash

REALLY THOUGH: So….A Hairstylist Confronts FOXY BROWN Over Not Paying For A $900 Weave?!

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Another day, another Foxy Brown story that makes us wipe away that one lonely tear that represents hope that she will return to the Don Diva she used to be.

 

Inga "Foxy Brown" Marchand was caught on camera getting confronted by a hairstylist for not paying up the $ 900 owed for her new weavery.  Check it inside…

 

In a video posted recently by HipHopStan.com, Fox Boogie was put on blast for stiffing a hairstylist for $ 900.  Yes, we’re more shocked than anything else her Yaky costs more than a couple hundred. (And miss us with the judgment because you know your mind skipped to that VERY thought FIRST as well).  But we’re also shocked somebody decided to videotape the confrontation…and send it out to the internet streets.

If falling on stage in a leopard & bedazzled outft that she pulled from the back of her closet wasn’t the epitome of embarrasing, this ought to do it.

No confirmation yet on when exactly this was filmed.  But does it really matter?  We thought we were on the road to Bad Girl Comeback after chick "allegedly" stole all that weave glue years ago.  Guess not.

We’re still keeping hope alive Foxy.  And hopefully this was all just a misunderstanding….

 

Frank Ocean Rips Vocal Chord & Cancels Aussie Tour, Goes At Chris Brown In “Versace Versace” Remix

Things aren’t looking good for your fave R&B prince Frank Ocean.  After ripping his vocal chord on the first night of his Aussie tour dates on Thursday, it’s a wrap for that tour.

 

Details inside, plus why he’s still not over that Chris Brown beef…according to his "Versace Versace" remix….

With some dates in Australia selling out in just minutes, Frank Ocean kicked off his Aussie tour last night at Melbourne’s Festival Hall.  And after his opening night performance, Mr. Ocean went to the docs down under and found out he tore his vocal chord.  So now, future Aussie dates have been axed.

The Live Nation promoter tells Billboard.com:

"After last night’s concert… it was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show," the promoter comments in a statement. "It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal cords and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice."

It all started when Frank reportedly sounded a bit off key during last night’s opener, and he told the crowd during "Forrest Gump" that "I’m sick…don’t know if you care."

He then told the crowd, without doing an encore,“I don’t wanna speak much tonight but I do wanna thank you guys.”

 

Meanwhile, Frank used this week to show he hasn’t forgotten about Chris Brown slighting him at the Grammys.  Remember when Frank beat Chris out for an Award and Breezy was one of the only people who remained seated while Frank went up to accept his award?  Well, Frank surely remembers it.  And their fight that happened at a recording studio before that.

Peep the lyrics:

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He posted lyrics to his own remix of "Versace Versace", but don’t expect to hear any audio any time soon. 

 

Photos: WENN/Frank’s IG

Chris Brown COVERS “BLANK” Magazine + Skylar Diggins Named Nike Air Force 1 Spokesperson

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Singer Chris Brown dons a classic tuxedo and tie for the cover of BLANK Magazine.  See his photoshoot inside and see Skylar Diggins modeling her Nike Air Force 1s.

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"Fine China" singer Chris Brown covers the the latest issue of BLANK Magazine. For the cover, Mr. Breezy went on his high fashion tip and posed in a classic black and white tuxedo, while the rest of the pictorial shows him posing by a pool and inside a Hollywood Hills mansion. The black and white spread was shot by photographers Gomillion and Leupold.

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And things seem to be going Chris’ way in terms of that hit-and-run incident that led to his probation being revoked.  In fact, the case is on the verge of getting dropped.  His rep told Hollywood Life,

“Two counts against Chris Brown were dismissed yesterday in relation to the Hit and Run charge to which Chris pleaded Not Guilty. In order for the charge to be heard by a judge, Chris has to be officially booked. We expect this charge to be dismissed as well, as the lawyer for the driver in this case clearly specified that his client did not want to press charges"

You def dodged that one Chris…..

Unfortunately, the young lady who claimed that Chris pushed her at a club last month has decided to pursue her case. She wants $ 25K.  We will let you know how far she gets with this case…..

And in sports endorsements…….

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It looks like signing up with Roc Nation Sports was a great business move for WNBA star Skylar Diggins as the baller has been chosen as a spokesperson for Nike Air Force 1.  

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In her latest ad, the fab Tulsa Shock star rocks Nike Air Force 1 Downtown Hi, with a pair of crisp jeans and a Nike tee.

And Skylar has already gotten into the swing of things hosting several events for the brand. She recently tweeted, "Had a great time at the Nike AF1 event! What a great crowd!

Chick is gorge…

Photos via BLANK Magazine/NIKE