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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 

VIDEO FAB: Chris Brown’s “Love More” Featuring Nicki Minaj

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Chris Brown has released the "Love More" video featuring Nicki Minaj.  Watch the dance-friendly visual inside…..

 

In the video for "Love More", the latest offering from Chris Brown’s upcoming X album (August 26th),  rapper Nicki Minaj and comedian Nick Swardson join Breezy for an visually stimulating club experience.  Chris, who directed the clip, tweeted, “While you guys kill yourself over bullshit ill keep directing stuff like this! Thx team breezy!!”

In other Chris Brown news, the singer has been ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service based on the LA County DA’s findings that he falsified his community service reports last year. 

You’ll recall that the DA accused Breezy of violating his parole by submitting the false reports and they wanted him thrown in jail!  Luckily for Chris, the judge told him that as long as he completes the 1,000 hours, his probation will be reinstated and will officially end in August 2014. 

Although the singer was mum during his court appearance, he had a few choice words for haters on Twitter.  Shortly after the judge’s verdict, Chris tweeted a message to his haters, "#FWPT fuck what people think."

 

 

VIDEO FAB: Chris Brown’s “Love More” Featuring Nicki Minaj

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Chris Brown has released the "Love More" video featuring Nicki Minaj.  Watch the dance-friendly visual inside…..

 

In the video for "Love More", the latest offering from Chris Brown’s upcoming X album (August 26th),  rapper Nicki Minaj and comedian Nick Swardson join Breezy for an visually stimulating club experience.  Chris, who directed the clip, tweeted, “While you guys kill yourself over bullshit ill keep directing stuff like this! Thx team breezy!!”

In other Chris Brown news, the singer has been ordered to complete an additional 1,000 hours of community service based on the LA County DA’s findings that he falsified his community service reports last year. 

You’ll recall that the DA accused Breezy of violating his parole by submitting the false reports and they wanted him thrown in jail!  Luckily for Chris, the judge told him that as long as he completes the 1,000 hours, his probation will be reinstated and will officially end in August 2014. 

Although the singer was mum during his court appearance, he had a few choice words for haters on Twitter.  Shortly after the judge’s verdict, Chris tweeted a message to his haters, "#FWPT fuck what people think."

 

 

UPDATES: Tameka Posts Pics Of Cinco In The Hospital With His Brothers To Show His Progress + Chris Brown’s Rep Says Seizures Brought On By Stress & Negativity

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Looks like Usher V is getting back to normal.  And his mom Tameka Raymond is posting picture updates to let everyone know his progress.  Check out what’s going on inside, plus Chris Brown‘s seizure explanation….

Cutie Usher V is resting up in the hospital and is expected to get out in a few days, according to reports.  And his mom Tameka, after losing her request for emergency custody of her and Usher’s two sons, is still keeping it positive.  She posted the above pics of her sons Ryan, Jr. and Naviyd chillin’ with their brother in the hospital saying:

Don’t ask me about the box cut on @rg2point0 w/his hyper brother. #KidNPlay #OldSchool #Family #Myhearts

 

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And it seems like Cinco is more concerned with "Fresh Prince" than anything else:

Woke up cheerful, happy and hungry. Watching Fresh Prince… What does he know about the Fresh Prince? Intense face. Lol

Cute.  Glad to see he’s doing A-Ok.  But Tameka has more fights on her hands.  She returns to court August 27th for a full custody hearing.  And she and Usher have been battling it out over child support payments since before this pool accident.

TMZ reports Usher filed docs earlier this month asking to pay a lower rate than his $ 8,000/month child support payments for Usher V & Naviyd.  Why?  Because he and Tameka never re-adjusted the payment requirements since Usher gained full primary custody of the kids.  So he feels he’s been overpaying for the last 7 months, and wants to lower that ish.

 

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And as for Chris Brown, he refused treatment after his seizure on Friday.  But now, we’ve learned why the seizure happened in the first place.

Breezy’s rep told Us Weekly that it happened in the studio Friday morning and it was a non epileptic seizure (NES) brought on by stress.  The rep added:

"His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."
 

That explains why Chris threatened to quit the music biz just a few days ago saying it would make mainstream America happy. 

Meanwhile, Chris just shot his "Love More" video featuring Nicki Minaj.  And he was spotted above doing a technical scout of the location. 

Keep ya head up Breezy.

 

Photos: Tameka’s IG/RivetingEntertainment’s IG

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

DO GOODERS: Nas Campaigns To Help A Single Father Of SEVEN Find New Home + DMX Lands ACTING GIG With Chris Rock AFTER DUI Arrest

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Rapper Nas has starting a fundraising campaign to help a single father of seven find a new home for his kids.  Get the deets on the campagin inside and find out how much Nas kicked in.  Also, find out about DMX’s latest gig….and it’s not behind bars!

 

When Nas heard that a single father of seven had been displaced by a fire, he leapt into action and start a crowdsourcing campaign to find the family a new residence in D.C.  Hoping to raise $ 20,000 (after his own $ 5K donation), Nas has promised to kick in $ 5K more if the goal is reached. He posted,  

I am also a single father, and we don’t get enough credit in this country. I’m committed to helping Stanley and his seven (yes 7!) kids. Moreover, I believe and hope that we should all, as a community, come together to help our fellow American men and women when they need us in desperate situations like this. See if you can’t find a few dollars to help the Youngs get back on their feet with me. We need to raise enough to extend their stay, and maybe even afford a down payment on a new house or something.

This is real. It is me. I’m putting in $ 5,000 myself. Never done something like this, but I have faith that our American community can pull together a miracle for this strong family who needs our help right now.

And seeing that Nas has had his own fair share of fatherhood issues with is daughter and tax issues, it’sgood to see he’s paying it forward after handling his own business.

Watch the story here:

 

In other rapper news…..

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The last time we saw DMX, he was passed out in the back of police car in South Carolina (and it wasn’t pretty).  But now….the rapper has cleaned up his image (thanks to a few makeup artists) and landed a role in Chris Rock’s new movie (which has undergone SEVERAL names changes).  

And some may call it type-casting, but Chris knew exactly where to put DMX….in jail.  But apparently DMX is in on the joke. Domenick Nati of Nati Celebrity Services (X’s talent agency) said,

"The scene is comedic which allowed X to show off his versatility as an actor. X and Rock played well off each other and Rock’s character even gets DMX to lead the inmates in a song. There are more acting roles to come and DMX is also planning on attending the Sundance Film Festival in January."

Good luck with that! And keep him away from any liquor at craft services…..

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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