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Iggy Azalea Drops “Change Your Life” Solo Version

Iggy Azalea Drops “Change Your Life” Solo Version

Pinned on October 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm by meiqua

Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has dropped a solo version of her song “Change Your Life.”

If you’re familiar with the original version of the song, you would know that T.I. has a rap verse on the song, but she has since dropped the song without his verse.

Listen to the solo version of the song here.

NO CHANGE: Raz B Still In COMA, On LIFE SUPPORT

 

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Former B2K singer Raz B has been on life support since last night at a hospital in China, following a brutal attack he suffered at a local nightclub. Get the latest on his status inside….

Previously, we told you about former B2K singer Raz B undergoing surgery in China, after he was attacked with a glass bottle at a local nightclub.  Though the surgery went well, sources close to the singer say Raz B went home to rest, but did not wake up the next day.

He was rushed to the hospital by one of his dancers and is now breathing from a ventilator. His publicist, Toy Jones, told TMZ, "He is in a coma and needs as many prayers as possible."

Our prayers go out to Raz B and his family.

We will keep you updated as this story develops….

 

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SHE SAID WHAT!!! Actress Rae Dawn Chong CALLS Oprah Winfrey “Fat”, The “N” Word, & ” A Total Bioootch” + “The Butler” PRODUCERS Battle In Court OVER Name Change

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Actress Rae Dawn Chong, who co-starred with Oprah Winfrey in The Color Purple was caught bashing the mogul, calling her the "B" word, making fun of her weight and comparing her to a field n*gger.  See what else she said inside and get the latest developments on the name battle regarding "The Butler."

 

Rae Dawn Chong, who rose to fame in films like Soul Man, Commando and The Color Purple,  bashed her former co-star Oprah Winfrey during a shocking rant on Matty P’s Radio Happy Hour  that’s probably the most insulting thing ever said about Oprah Winfrey….on the record.  Rae clearly has no issue taking on one of the world’s most powerful women saying, 

Oprah is a "great brown-noser. If you’re in a room with her, she’ll pick the most powerful person and she’ll become best friends with them. When we worked with her … she was that fat chick that was the … wannabe cheerleader that was the student council president that was best friends with the principal … she was that fat chick in school that did everything and everybody loved her. That’s Oprah — love me, love me, love me."

So where did things go wrong between Mary Agnes and Miss Sophia? Rae says, "She was lovely [on The Color Purple]," It was after when I did Commando and I was starring with Maria Shriver’s husband in the movie. That’s when she was a total bioootch."

But the interview wasn’t all salty. There was a bit of sugar thrown in.

"You gotta respect her, no matter how vile she is — ’cause ultimately she’s all about Oprah and she’s boring — but aside from that, you gotta kinda go, ‘Hello, hats off, you have done an amazing thing. You have actually shifted the DNA of the universe."

But after a little sugar….Rae lashed out with, "She took a woman, if you look at the way she looks — 60 years ago she would have been a housekeeper, luckily. She would not have been a house (n-word), she would’ve been a field (n-word)."

But just as sure as she tears Ms. Winfrey down, she extends a hand to lift her up.

"We have to give her props. … I have to stop and say this woman is a miracle and I respect her and I say kudos to you and I don’t give two cents about the other parts of it. She shifted the DNA in terms of our thinking of a woman of a certain size and a certain shape. I love her for that. I don’t care what she’s about, I don’t care that I know her ins and outs, I just think that she’s done a lot. I love her for that."

Ummm…..we haven’t seen Rae on the big screen for a very long time so we don’t think Oprah will destroy her career (we don’t think she has one).  But you have to wonder what’s going through someone’s mind when they go at Oprah in such a public way.  

And in other Oprah Winfrey news….

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We told you earlier about Oprah Winfrey landing a starring role in the "The Butler" alongside Forest Whitaker and Terrence Howard, but we’re not so sure if the movie will still be called "The Butler" by the time it hits the big screen on August 16.  

Today at the Sherman Oaks offices of the MPAA, The Weinstein Co. will plead its case over the naming rights to Lee Daniels’-directed “The Butler”.  The company hit a hurdle once Warner Bros. sought to stop them from going forward with their use of the title.  It turns out that WB owns the rights to a 1916 comedy named "The Butler" and they’re under the impression that moviegoers might get the two confused.  SMH.  

And Harvey Weinstein has called in some heavy hitters in this battle of the butlers.  He’s enlisted Jesse Jackson, NAACP president and CEO Ben Jealous and national chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality Roy Innis. The three released a joint statement saying,

"We are all watching and waiting for the results of today’s arbitration and hoping that Warner Bros. and the MPAA make the right decision on this important movie about civil rights," the three said in a statement."

We will keep you posted about the hearing…..

CONCERT FAB: Beyonce Rocks FIRST PERFORMANCE Of “Standing On The Sun” In Antwerp + Rehearses For “Chime For Change” Concert

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Beyonce hit the stage in Antwerp, Belgium last night for her first performance of "Standing On The Sun". Watch the performance  inside and see Bey rehearsing for tonight’s Chime For Change concert….

 

You’ve heard "Standing On The Sun" in her H&M ads, and now, fans can watch Mrs. Carter perform the song in its entirety.  Last night, during a make-up stop through Antwerp, Belgium after having to cancel last month due to tonsillitis, Bey performed the Sia-penned tuned before a sold out crowd of roaring fans. Though we’re still waiting to hear the studio version, this live one is indeed a good appetizer.

 

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A few die hard fans posted flicks from last night’s show in Belgium.

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Though the shots weren’t approved by Team Bey, we think she looks pretty amazing with the new style of blonde wiggery.

 

 

And today….

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Beyonce (shown above during sound check) will be hitting the stage for GUCCI’s "Chime For Change" concert, The Sound Of Change Live.

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Held at Twickenham Stadium in London, today’s concert with feature Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Rita Ora, Laura Pausini and Timbaland.

In a statement about the show, Bey said "Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible. I am excited for us to come together on June 1 to bring the issues of education, health and justice for girls and women to the world stage."

Stay tuned for the performance.  We hear she’s bringing a special guest…

 

Photos via MCSWT Twitter/Beyonce’s Tumblr

SOUND OF CHANGE CONCERT: Beyonce, Salma Hayek & More ROCK OUT In The Media Room

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Beyonce is keeping it flashy and fabulous backstage at today’s Sound Of Change concert.  Pics of Mrs. Carter hitting the media room with co-founders Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini, all before she takes the stage tonight…

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Stunning gal Beyonce is taking one night off from her Mrs. Carter World Tour to pause right outside of London for a good cause.  Chime For Change, the do-gooder Gucci-backed organization she co-founded with Salma Hayek and Frida Giannini, is putting on their big Sound Of Change fundraiser concert tonight at Twickenham Sports Stadium.

While plenty of celebs have been announced on the line-up as performers and presenters–including Bey herself, Madonna and Timbaland, other details are being kept under wraps.  But first, just hours ago, the fab ladies snapped pics backstage in the media room while donning gorgeous Gucci.

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Bey posted a few of her own fun pics with the ladies:

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And an in-depth explanation of what this is all about:

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Bey performs at 4:10p EST.  Check out a live stream HERE.

Stay tuned for more from the concert…

 

Photos: Beyonce’s Tumblr

CONCERT FAB: Beyonce & Jay-Z Show Some PDA On Stage For SOUND OF CHANGE Performance + Jennifer Lopez & Mary J. Blige Rock “Come Together”

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The Carters weren’t scared to show their PDA on stage at tonight’s Sound Of Change charity concert for Gucci’s Chime For Change organization.  Co-founder Beyonce took the stage in London and brought out her man during "Crazy In Love," plus powerful women like Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and more took the stage to be the voice of so many women around the world who need one.

 

Check out the performances inside…

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Rocking a sexy leather and sheer leotard, Beyonce took over the evening with a performance complete with "Grown Woman," "At Last," and more.  And Mrs. Carter already posted a few pics on stage with her honey, who repped for the fellas who support women’s rights, during "Crazy In Love." 

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Cute.

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Here’s her performance of "Grown Woman":

And she rocked a rendition of Sam Cooke’s "A Change Is Gonna Come":

 

J.Lo & MJB made a surprise collabo together for a performance of "Come Together":

And Florence + The Machine’s "Dog Days Are Over":

Fab performances for a fab cause.

 

Photos: Beyonce’s Tumblr

CHANGE OF HEART: Porsha Stewart’s Returning To “RHOA” Next Season…

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Looks like Porsha Stewart is officially returning to "Real Housewives of Atlanta" afterall…despite telling BRAVO she was set on leaving.  The self proclaimed Black Trophy Wife was spotted leaving her NYC hotel today.  Check out the pics, and find out what we scooped from inside sources….

Divorce papers always seem to bring a change of heart in some way.  And where "Real Housewives’ stars are concerned….that usually means dating much younger men than their ex husbands, changing their attitude into something better, or in Porsha’s case…having a change of heart about leaving the show.

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So here’s what we know:  Before Kordell Stewart filed those papers on Porsha..well, blindsided her with them, the Evangelist turned Barbie Trophy Wife had already given Bravo the deuces. Show development sources tell us it was all due to alleged pressure from Kordell and his disdain for how the show made him look. 

Kenya, Cynthia, Phaedra, and Kandi even appeared together as a cast on last night’s episode of "Conan", but Porsha didn’t appear because the show was booked previously when BRAVO was not planning on bringing her back.  NeNe had a previous engagement for "Glee."

But now, we’re told BRAVO has ixnayed off the casting call for new Housewives all because Porsha has convinced BRAVO to take her back.  And we all know Andy and co. never miss out on a juicy divorce storyline.

Porsha appeared at yesterday’s Upfronts, which is further proof she will be a cast member for the upcoming season.  We also hear Kim Zolciak may be holding a peach again in the opening credits again as she may return as a "RHOA" castmate once again.  Even though we all know she needs to stay her ass where she’s at.  But apparently, her possible return depends on ratings for her "Don’t Be Tardy" spinoff.

Good luck with that.

 

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Beyonce Headlining GUCCI’S “Chime For Change” London Concert With John Legend, Rita Ora & Timbaland + Jaden Smith’s “Hello” (VIDEO)

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In addition to co-founding Gucci’s "Chime For Change" campaign, Beyonce will headline a concert for the foundation that will also featuring Rita Ora, John Legend and Timbaland.  Find out more inside and watch Jaden Smith’s "Hello" video.

 

The past few weeks have been pretty interesting for members of Beyonce’s beehive as they’ve had to defend her "Bow Down" single, which some critics viewed as an attack on women (even though she never said the song was against women, as opposed to her haters of all sexes).  Now, the singer (shown above in a gown from Gucci’s Fall 2011 collection) has flipped the script and announced a global fundrasier for the "Chime For Change" empowerment foundation, which so co-founded with Gucci and Salma Hayek.  

Entitled The Sound Of Change Live, the Control Room-produced fundraiser concert will be held on June 1st at Twickenham Stadium in London.  It will also feature international stars Florence and the Machine, Ellie Goulding, Iggy Azalea, John Legend, Rita Ora, Laura Pausini and Timbaland

Bey said today, "Our goal is to call for change for girls and women in the loudest voice possible. I am excited for us to come together on June 1 to bring the issues of education, health and justice for girls and women to the world stage."

Gucci is set to kick in funds for the show so proceeds can be used for the global charities involved with the initiative. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Wednesday March 27 and folks can choose which charity their ticket sale will be donated to.

 

After Earth star Jaden Smith has released a video for "Hello", a track off his The Cool Cafe: Cool Tape Vol. 1 mixtape.

In the black-and-white clip, shot in NYC, Jaden travels around the city posing with fans, window shopping and he gets snapped by the paparazzi. Watch the vid above and listen to Jaden’s CoolTape mixtape here.

CHANGE UP: Actor Jesse L. Martin REPLACES Lenny Kravitz In “Sexual Healing” Biopic

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Actor Jesse L. Martin is replacing Lenny Kravtiz in the lead role for the upcoming Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing."  Find out more inside….

Previously, we told you about the controversial Marvin Gaye biopic "Sexual Healing" and how Marvin’s son, Marvin Gaye III was a little upset that his childhood friend Lenny Kravitz had agreed to the role.  Mainly because the film focuses on the turbulent times of Marvin’s life and III wasn’t feeling it.  Now, Deadline.com is reporting that there’s been a shakeup in casting and now Marvin III will have to direct his frustration towards actor Jesse L. Martin.  If he still has any.

Jesse, who formerly starred on "Law & Order", will replace Lenny in the Julien Temple-directed flick which will start filming in later this month in Europe.

The film, produced by Vassal Benton and Fred Bestall, will focus on the music legend’s time in Europe in the 1980s when he attempted a drug-free comeback with the help of British music promoter Freddy Cousaert (played by Brendan Gleason).

Outside of the film, Jesse recently starred in the NBC pilot "The Secret Lives Of Husbands And Wives" (so far….the show hasn’t been picked up).

 

CHANGE UP: Willow Smith WILL NOT Play Annie In The Movie Remake

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So much for Willow Smith whipping her hair in the big remake from her parents’ and Jay-Z‘s production companies.  She’s OUT of the upcoming "Annie" movie.  Deets inside…

The "Annie" remake via Sony Pictures just nabbed a director.  And it’s Friends With Benefits & Easy A director Will Gluck.  So now that the film is full speed ahead with a Fall 2014 release….Willow has now outgrown the role.  Pre-production began three years ago when she was 9 (the age of Annie).  But now that she’s 12, she’s too old for the role.

Willow’s parents Will & Jada Smith, are still producing the film via their company Overbrook Entertainment.  And they’ve teamed up with Jay-Z on the project.  Mr. Carter stated, according to Deadline:

“For Marcy Media’s first foray into film, we couldn’t ask for better partners and mentors than Overbrook Entertainment. We are excited to work with Will Gluck and Sony Pictures Entertainment. My well-known affinity for the classic ‘Hard Knock Life’ makes Annie a natural vehicle to lead us into the world of the cinema.”

The film starts shooting this fall.  Now, who should play that lead role?