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Azealia Banks, Rihanna, Usher & Girlfriend Grace Party At COACHELLA

Day 2 of Coachella popped off with Azealia Banks hitting the stage for her first ever official US performance.  And the number of folks hitting up her tent was bananas. 

 

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DADDY & US: Usher, Naviyd & Usher V Parlay At Disneyland!

Usher brought his 4-year-old son Usher V (Cinco) & 3-year-old son Naviyd to Disneyland yesterday for some prime daddy-and-me time.  Pics of the cute trio inside….

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MUSIC FAB: Usher Readies 7th Album “Looking For Myself”

Usher is putting the finishing touches on his 7th studio album, Looking For Myself, due June 12.  Get deets about the upcoming LP inside……

 

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Usher Goes Through Relationship Drama in ‘Climax’ Video

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Usher just dropped an intense video for his Diplo-produced single, ‘Climax.’ The R&B superstar initially released the song on Valentine’s Day as a gift to his 3 million followers Continue reading

Usher Teams Up with Diplo on ‘Climax’ Single

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R&B superstar Usher sent a Valentine’s Day shout out to his 3 million followers on Twitter and dedicated his new song ‘Climax’ to all the lovers Continue reading

Usher Denies Wife’s Claims of Poor Parental Habits

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Usher‘s filing some more ‘Papers.’ Ex-wife Tameka Raymond says claimed that Usher is a bad parent, endangering their children and refusing to turn them over to her when required — but the R&B superstar and Justin Bieber mentor is fighting back against her claims in court.

Last month, Tameka Raymond filed a petition against Usher to have sole custody of their two kids, Usher V and Naviyd Raymond, claiming that the ‘Without You‘ singer repeatedly violated their agreement as co-parents under their divorce decree.

Tameka claimed that Usher compromised their children’s safety, failed to obtain her permission to travel with the kids outside of the state and denied her have custody of the children during Christmas 2010 and on other occasions. Oh, did we mention she also wants more child support payments because of Usher’s “substantial change in income” (likely spawned from his megahit with David Guetta and all the cash Bieber rakes in), and complained that he closed her Saks credit card account? We ain’t sayin’ she’s a gold digger…

Now, TMZ reports that Usher didn’t take the allegations lightly. He is firing back at Tameka through his lawyers. Usher filed a response to his ex’s claims. Usher’s petition rejected all of Tameka’s claims as completely false and baseless, from his attacks on his parenting to his allegedly closing her Saks account. The ex-couple currently has joint custody of their two boys, Usher V and Naviyd Raymond, and it appears that Usher wants it to stay this way.

This isn’t Usher’s only legal headache. In September, Usher was served with a suit claiming possible plagiarism on his 2004 hit ‘Burn.’ Here’s hoping all of these matters get settled swiftly and justly so Usher can go back to enjoying his time with his tots.

Rihanna’s “LOUD” Tour RAKES in $90M As Top Hip-Hop/R&B Act + Usher, The Throne And Sade ALSO Rake In The Tour Millions

Rihanna’s "LOUD" concert was the highest grossing Hip-Hop/R&B tour for the 2011 year, taking in over $ 90 million dollars.  Come inside to find out how tours from Usher, Sade, and Kanye West/Jay-Z fared inside….. 

According to POLLSTAR, which is well known for ranking the Top 25 Worldwide Tours for 2011, Rihanna is the Queen of the R&B Pack with $ 90M in ticket sales.  She wrapped up another tour and went on her LOUD tour for 6 months all this year. 

U2 was the #1 grossing act with $ 231M and youngin’ Taylor Swift grossed over $ 104M.  While these aren’t the amounts the celebs get to take home themselves, they definitely get a hefty chunk of it after their crews, management and third party promo companies are all paid.

Sade brought in $ 83 million dollars, followed by Usher with $ 59M and The Throne (which only toured a little over 2 months) with $ 48M.

Congrats to all the big money makers!

 

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Gabrielle Union, Teairra Marie And Usher TOAST Rico Love’s 29th Birthday + Diddy, Will Smith & Mama Combs KICK IT In Miami

Tons of YBF celebs are down in Miami for Art Basel and the parties are on and popping.  See pics of Rocsi, Teairra Marie and Gabrielle Union celebrating Rico Love’s birthday and Diddy partying with Mama Combs at the launch party Culo inside….

Hit-making producer Rico Love celebrated his 29th birthday at Vic & Angelo’s Coal Oven Enoteca in South Beach last night with a swanky party hosted by Usher, Mary J. Blige and Diddy.

During the dinner, Usher made a heartful speech saying,

“I have something very special to give Rico tonight, and I’m glad you’re all here tonight to share it with me."

He then took out his Grammy for Best Male R&B Artist and presented it to Rico.

“This is one of many, but I just wanted to say how my successes are your successes. Without him, I wouldn’t have completed this journey, so I wanted to present this to you as a good friend."

 

And how can you top a present like that?

The room was filled with fab YBF chicks like Melanie Fiona, Rocsi and Gabrielle Union.

Gabrielle later posed with music exec Steve Rifkind.

Gabby also chatted with Juwan and Jenine Wardally Howard and Deborah Cox.

Teairra Marie, who’s signed to Rico’s record label, looked hot in this sexy sheer and sparkly number.  She was spotted with Sylvia Rhone.

Then Teairra and Rico posed with Cherlise, who’s also signed to Rico’s Division1 label.

Yelawolf and Chris Bosh also came out to toast Rico.

Then Yelawolf partied with Deborah Cox. 

Fat Joe’s wife Lorena Cartagena attended with Robin Cartagena.

And across the room, Diddy, who also co-hosted, was spotted kicking it with his former Uptown MCA boss Andre Harrell and Irv Gotti.

Meanwhile, Maino hung out with Cee Lo Green.

And later, Cee Lo got a few smooches from Melanie Fiona.

 

Before his guests left, Rico said to everyone,

“I want to thank you all for being here with me on this special day.  I wouldn’t have made it this far without each and every one of you.”   
                              
                                        


Also in Miami…….

Sean "Diddy" Combs left Rico’s party and rushed over to Mr. Chows’ where he threw a launch party for the artsy book Culo By Mazzucco.  And he dined with Mama Combs.

Then Robin Thicke and Will Smith both came through the party to show some love.

Pharrell also attended and he rocked his own BBC gear.

And Chris Bosh brought out with his wife Adrienne who was glowing with a baby bump we have still yet to see.

 

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Rihanna, Usher, Ludacris & More Perform At The GRAMMY Nominations Concert, Kanye West LEADS With 7 Nods

Actor LL Cool J took center stage last night, hosting the 2012 GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live concert, with a little help from Nicki Minaj and Katy Perry. The trio introduced viewers to performances by Rihanna, Usher and Ludacris while revealing that Kanye West leads the 2012 pack of nominees with 7 nods! Watch the performances and see pics inside….

Last night, tons of celebs and music lovers turned out for The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! – Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. And in between exciting performances by Rihanna, Usher and Ludacris, LL Cool J and Nicki revealed the 2012 Grammy nominees.

Rapper Kanye West leads the pack garnering 7 nods.  Among his most notable nods, he’s up for Song of the Year for "All of the Lights" and best rap performance with Jay-Z for "Otis." He’s even nominated against himself, with Watch the Throne and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy nabbing Rap Album of the Year nods. If he wins….I wonder will he be upset that the "other" album lost.

Adele received 6 nods while Lil Wayne and Rihanna both picked up five nods.  Bruno Mars got three nods and Nicki Minaj is up for best new artist along with J Cole. Surprisingly, Beyonce only got two nods (Best Long Form Video and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration).

View the full list of nominees here.

 

Best New Artist nominee Nicki Minaj joined LL Cool J in making sure things ran smoothly throughout the night.

Taraji P. Henson looked fab as she took the stage in a slinky silver number that showed off her legs.

Rihanna performed her number one hit "We Found Love" via satellite from London’s O2 Arena.  She tweeted #GRAMMYS2012 5 nominations!!! This year keeps getting better and better!" #LOUD up 4 Album of the year is so #MAJAH"

Usher and Valerie Simpson performed a moving tribute to Nick Ashford.

Luda got a lil’ country and performed with Jason Aldean.

And during a special performance of "The Message," Lupe Fiasco, Common and LL Cool J joined Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, and rapper Scorpio on stage. 

 

Watch Rihanna perform "We Found Love" here:

 

Watch Ludacris perform "Dirt Road Anthem" with Jason Aldean here:

 

Watch Lupe Fiasco, Common, and LL Cool J join Grandmaster Flash, Melle Mel, and rapper Scorpio for a special performance of "The Message"

 

Watch Usher perform a songwriting medley with Valerie Simpson in tribute to Nick Ashford with Mike Stoller of the songwriting team Leiber and Stoller here:

 

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