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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….

 

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MUSIC FAB: Justin Timberlake’s “Take Back The Night” + Brianna Perry’s “Mascara Tears” Ft. T-Pain Video

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Justin Timberlake just dropped his new single off his upcoming sequel, The 20/20 Experience.  Check out JT and his "Take Back The Night" track, plus rapstress Brianna Perry‘s new video for "Mascara Tears"….

 

This soulful first single, "Take Back The Night," picks up right where he left off. The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) continues with this debut single written & produced by JT himself (and others).

The album, available on iTunes for pre-order today, will feature 11 all new tracks as well as a special surprise from Justin. “I originally recorded a massive amount of material and decided on the 20 tracks that I wanted on the album over a year ago. But, when I was mixing and going through all of the songs there were so many that I loved – I couldn’t resist… I had to throw in something extra on the 2nd half."

You feelin’ the track?  JT kicks off his stadium tour with Jay-Z on July 17th in Toronto.

 

 

And Texas chick Brianna Perry is bringing her "Mascara Tears" for her fans.  The song features T Pain and her loyal fans will definitely be feelin’ it.

The song can be found on Brianna’s current mixtape entitled Symphony No. 9: The B Collection. The song is available for purchase and download now, and marks the third video release from her mixtape after "9" and "Cars".

Check it.

Michelle Williams TEASES New Single “If We Had Your Eyes” + Alicia Keys’ “Tears Always Win” Video

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Michelle Williams is gearing up for her new R&B album.  And she released the teaser for her first single "If We Had Your Eyes".  Check out the Destiny’s Child singer turned Broadway performer inside…

 

With a gorgeous single cover to accompany her new music, "If We Had Your Eyes", Michelle Williams is gearing up to enter the R&B game again.  She will be releasing her yet-to-be-titled album via EOne, and she gave this little message to her fans recently:

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Michelle’s single will be released on June 24th.  Are you feeling the sound of her new track?

 

 

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Meanwhile, Alicia Keys just dropped her newest video for her track "Tears Always Win."  She co-wrote the song with the uber talented Bruno Mars and it’s the fifth single off her Girl On Fire album.  Check out Alicia getting into her showgirl state of mind below:

 

 

BONUS:

Speaking of Bruno, he just released his own video for his most recent single "Treasure" off his UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX album.  By the way, he co-directed the video too along with Cameron Duddy.  Loves this guy.

Willow Smith DONS Vertical Stripes For Jada Pinkett’s “From Slavery To Freedom” Event + Alicia Keys PERFORMS “Tears Always Win” On “American Idol”

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Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow raised awareness for the anti-slavery movement last night.  Learn more about their cause inside and see Alicia Keys perform on "American Idol." 

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Last night, Jada Pinkett hosted the 15th Annual From Slavery to Freedom Event. The evening honored business leaders, volunteers, donors and students who are invested in social and systemic changes that aim to end modern-day slavery. You’ll recall that Jada has done several PSAs about human trafficking and other forms of modern-day slavery as the issue is close to her heart.

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Jada’s fashionably eccentric daughter, Willow, supported her at the event, held at the Sofitel Hotel in Los Angeles.  The younger Smith turned heads on the red carpet in a stripped pantsuit with a cropped leather jacket and bowler hat. 

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Jada, who wore a salmon-colored trouser suit, was also supported by singer Nicole Scherzinger, who attended in a sexy white slash-neck midi dress, which she belted at the waist.

After the event, Jada continued her efforts to raise awareness, tweeting her followers, "The #antislavery stats matter b/c they represent real people. We need to share stories that show stats AND dignify survivors. #DSBChat.’"

In other news about Jada, she’s set to produce a romantic drama called Salsa, starring the William Levy, who’s known as "the Cuban Brad Pitt."
 

And in television performances….

Alicia Keys appeared on "American Idol" last night where she sang "Tears Always Win".  Apparently, the singer was a nervous before she hit the stage to performed the Bruno Mars-penned tune tweeting, “Looking at the audience is giving me butterflyz!!!. Feels like I’m trying out for the show too!!!”  But Ms. Keys had no need to worry, her vocals were amazing and we’re sure she got America’s vote! 

 

 

 

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FREE SCRAPPY! Lil’ Scrappy TURNS HIMSELF IN, Mama Dee In TEARS! + K. Michelle’s “I Just Wanna” (VIDEO)

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Lil’ Scrappy was jailed this morning for refusing to re-take a suspect pee-test back in March!  Get the deets on the recent lock-up inside and see K. Michelle’s latest video, "I Just Wanna."

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It was a scene made for reality tv (and yes VH1 was there!) as rapper Lil’ Scrappy walked alongside his somber baby mama Erica Dixon and dramatic mother Mama Dee (holding a "FREE SCRAPPY" tee) to turn himself in for a parole violation in Atlanta, GA this morning.

We knew something "suspicious" was going on when Lil’ Scrappy failed to appear at the NYC press party for "LAHH ATL" last week.  You’ll recall, we told you previously that any wages Lil’ Scrappy makes will be garnished (because he owes a bunch of folk) and now the reality star won’t even be able to promote the show (or his music) because he’s locked up!

He turned himself in this morning based on a parole violation from March.  "The Prince of The South" was accused of tampering with his required urine sample after the pee he submitted for a routine drug test was cold to the touch.  When he refused to provide a "fresh" sample, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Fast forward to this morning….he turned himself in…and we’ll get to see it all this season.

 

It all played out like a framatic ass unnecessary BLACKbuster tv movie….

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All the main players were snapped by photographers (who were likely tipped off).

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And of course there was a shot of Lil’ Scrappy speaking to someone in a suit (most likely his lawyer).

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The "family" walked into the police station.

 

And Mama Dee was in rare form with the dramatics…. 

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First, "The Queen" watched "The Prince" get taken away in handcuffs.

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Then….she held it together for as long as she could before bursting into tears while clutching her fresh of the stencil iron "Free Scrappy" tee.  #endscene

 

In other "LAHH ATL" news…..

          

K. Michelle won’t be wasting any of the season 2  "LAHH ATL" hype machine as she drops her first video from the Rebellious Soul album.  The song, "I Just Wanna" lets you know from verse one that she is TRULY the protege of R. Kelly. The lyrics speak for themself:

Cuzz I just wanna fuck
And not fall in love
Dont wanna go through the pain that love can bring
Tonight I want sex that dont mean a thing
That dont make me no slut
A woman has her needs
So dont go catching feelings for me
Tonight I want sex that dont mean a thing

Are we ready for K. Michelle?

 

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VIDEO FAB: Faith Evans’ “Tears Of Joy”

Faith Evans just dropped her new video for her single "Tears Of Joy."  Check out the black and white love filled visuals inside…

From "R&B Divas" to a return to the music scene, Faith Evans is back with a visual for one of her signature heart felt ballads.   She’s still got that voice.

The track, written by famed industry legends Chuck Harmony & Claude Kelly, appears on the R&B Divas compilation album in stores and on iTunes now.  Check it.

R. Kelly Fights Back Tears During Whitney Houston Funeral Performance

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When R. Kelly wrote ‘I Look to You’ for Whitney Houston 10 years ago, he never thought that he’d be singing it at the legend’s funeral. Kelly choked back tears during his rousing Continue reading