If anyone knows me then they know that my discography goes back a ways. So while cooking dinner the other day, I started singing TLC's "No Scrubs" and wondered out loud "Who were the guys who did the comeback joint to that?" My husband, without even really paying attention, blurts out Sporty Thievz. Hence, the reason for this throwback joint article. ;-)
With punch lines like: "This ain't my car like that ain't your hair" had me searching YouTube like a madwoman for the video. So check it out below:
Did you peep cameos from Guru, Eve & others? And just so no one thinks I'm taking sides, here's TLC's version below:
Which version did you like best? I need to know!
This right here is absolutely too cute! During the Dipset reunion concert, Juelz Santana decided to battle his nephew to see who did "The Dougie" dance better. I don't know about you but when it comes to battling these young kids, I steer clear because they dont play...and neither did Juelz' nephew! Check out how Juelz' nephew owned him at the concert below:
PRICELESS!! If you are going to own anybody....that's how you do it! Shouts to Miss Info for the footage!
Black Eyed Peas is back with a video for their hit called "The Time" which is a remake to "The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. "The Time of My Life" hit was the theme song to the movie "Dirty Dancing" starring Patrick Swayze. Check out the Black Eyed Peas rendition of it below (Dirty Bit style):
I don't care what you guys say about the Black Eyed Peas, Will. I. Am sure knows how to make people want to come out on the dance floor. This song makes me want to dance!! And don't forget that the Black Eyed Peas new album titled "The Beginning" is in stores today!
It seems that Tameka, Usher's ex-wife, was caught feeling some type of way about Kandi (of the Real Housewives of Atlanta) expressing she would sleep with Usher. Now, don't go and start spreading any rumors because quickly after Kandi made that statement she also made it clear that it would never happen because her and Usher were JUST friends! This was all said during the Real Housewives of Atlanta after show with Andy Cohen.
Well someone decided to be a snitch and told Tameka about Kandi's comment. Check out the tweets below (courtesy of Rhymes With Snitch):
Check out Tameka's response below:
Somehow, Kandi got a hold of this conversation and this is what she had to say to Tameka:
Then going to an all time low, Tameka tells Kandi if she don't like it, she can see her on it! Peep it below:
Now before I make my commentary, let me first express that I like both Tameka and Kandi. I respect their hustles in life. However, I do not, for the life of me, understand why Tameka took it all the way to the left? Why would Tameka get soo upset about Kandi making an innocent comment? Unless, there was something brewing there before and Kandi's comment was the last straw? All I know is that we have to do better sistas!
I'm sooo feeling the vibe Chrisette Michelle is giving off. The vibe is that of power, confidence and contentment (if that's even a word). With all of that said, I am more than happy to be running out to the stores after work today to go and cop her new album titled "Let Freedom Reign". Below you will find a clip of Chrisette explaining how she came up with the title of her new album:
I am soo upset that I wasn't able to attend a tea party/brunch Chrisette Michelle was having today in the city but I know there will be a next time. God is soo good to me that I won't even sweat it!
Well, well, well. It seems that Fred The Godson isn't playing any more games with you watered down rappers and is issuing a statement behind it.
Fred The Godson clearly states that if you have a problem with him, don't press your luck because he will look for you, find you and then kill you!! Don't believe me? Then check it out for yourselves below:
Do remember, Fred The Godson's mixtape titled "Armageddon" will be out tomorrow! Go cop that!
Both Sides of The Game is a documentary highlighting the life and times of Ron Johnson. CEO and founder of the documentary, Harold Johnson, held a benefit dinner last night in honor of his brother's name. The documentary is targeting the youths around the inner city to choose wisely about the paths they are taking. Things can sometimes be soo blinding to our youth that they don't often see the light at the end of the tunnel but it's there! Check out a trailer to the "Both Sides Of The Game" documentary below:
And here is what I gathered from the folks at the dinner last night and asked them what "Both Sides of The Game" meant to them:
Feel free to post your thoughts!
A very long while back, I was going to be bringing a segment to the site called "Sexual Chocolate" for my ladies and gents who love gents. The idea and concept didn't come to it's fruition entirely as I was scrounging around for photographers and nothing was ever coordinated properly. However, photographer Felix Natal Jr. has come to the rescue and I will be utilizing his footage as part of the series! Yay!!
So check out and enjoy the official series of "Sexual Chocolate" with Kiameer "Silk" Johnson below:
Feel free to post your thoughts!
Diddy and Rick Ross have teamed up and call themselves the "Bugatti Boyz". I'm guessing this is a new group that Puffy created to get more shine on himself? If you listen to Puffy's flow (on the first verse) it sounds similar to Rick Ross. So, in my opinion, I feel it's safe to say that Rick Ross probably wrote Puff's verse because Puff is not a rapper. He is a talented business man, entrepreneur, salesman and producer but rapper is not it!
You can enjoy cameos by your favorite video vixens, Tammy Torres and Dolicia Bryant in the video.....I'm wondering where Cassie was at when they shot this? Anyway, enjoy the new video below:
Quick question? Are the Bugatti Boyz supposed to be coming out with an album or something? This is all news to me so leave your thoughts.
Keri Hilson's new video is pretty dope. There are tons of cameos from the likes of Rick Ross, Dawn Richard of Dirty Money, Faith Evans, Polow Da Don, Shorty from Stomp The Yard and many more. I will warn you that the words of the song are very graphic. For a minute, I had to wonder if it was a Keri Hilson song. I guess Keri Hilson is trying to step her game up by pumping and gyrating her little cakes in front of the camera but all is not lost because the video is truly dope. Check it out for yourselves below:
Don't forget "No Boys Allowed" is in stores on December 21st. I'm wondering what other surprises Ms. Keri Baby has in store for us? Any thoughts?
The baddest pitbull in a skirt will not only be gracing the cover of the next issue of "Ink Magazine" but she also has a cover story and spread inside of the magazine as well. The new issue will be hitting the stands on November 30th and Eve has lots to say about her new image and trying to erase the bad girl from the past.
Eve also talks about how her Mom initially hated her claw print tattoos but when she decided to have them removed her Mom told her not to erase her trademark! Check out the cover of "Ink Magazine" below:
And here are some more photos from the spread below:
Change is good! Feel free to post your thoughts!
In this very short clip from Nicki Minaj's "My Time Now" on MTV, she talks about a piss poor photoshoot that she walked out on. Minaj tries to explain that her walk out was not being rude or diva-ish but demanding more for herself and being assertive about how she needs things to be. She's quoted as saying:
Is that wrong? For wanting more for myself? Wanting people to treat me with respect? But you know what? Next time they know better!
Nicki gets really agitated about the clothes budget and snacks available to her at a photoshoot but I'm soo curious to find out who put the pickles on a board for Nicki Minaj?! They had to have been out of their damn minds!! Check out Nicki's reaction to it all below:
Don't forget Nicki Minaj's "My Time Now" premieres in its entirety tomorrow night at 10pm on MTV. Any thoughts?
At least that's what "Rolling Stone" magazine says. In an interview with Nicki Minaj, Rolling Stone decided to see what made her tick. However, in reading the article, they make Nicki Minaj seem to be very diva-ish, self centered and irrate. For example, while riding in an SUV, Nicki Minaj gets irritated at her assistant for giving the driver questionable directions. Or how about when Nicki states she doesn't do cold reads in the booth....all diva style responses but I never met her so I can't judge. I did peep how Nicki Minaj put the rumors about her being in a relationship with SB on lock and says they are just friends but I'll let you check out the article for yourselves below:
My thing is, why hasn't anyone asked Nicki Minaj about her curves? If everyone is so (quote on quote) skeptical about her curves then why not ask her about it? Instead, the magazine quotes MediaTakeOut.com about Nicki's curves being suspect?! If you had the opportunity to ask her all the questions you wanted then why not ask her about that? I'm just saying!
My question to the readers is do you think Nicki Minaj is the new "Queen of Hip Hop"? I need to know!
Keri Hilson will be gracing the cover of VIBE magazine's December/January issue alongside T.I. Inside of the issue, Keri Hilson writes a guest editorial letter for the ladies and gents of the magazine below:
I really don't know why "No Boys Allowed" would need an explanation but I'm guessing Keri feels the need to give one. So don't forget to cop your issue of the new magazine as well as Keri's new album "No Boys Allowed" available in stores and online on December 21st!
Last night Nicki Minaj held a Thanksgiving concert courtesy of Hot 97. The concert was held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan, New York. My husband and I were supposed to go and film all of the behind the scenes footage but due to no babysitter available on Thanksgiving and security being really strict about who was allowed to film or not, I stayed my ass home while my husband went out and did all the dirty work. ;-)
So check out the footage my hubby brought home from the concert (which might I add is very good footage). He was right in the front and captured everything! So check out this 3 part series from the concert below with performances by Keyshia Cole, Rihanna, Drake and Kanye West:
Here is where you can catch Rihanna getting a firm grip on Nicki Minaj's booty below:
And here are the other performers from the show below:
Good work baby!! Feel free to post your thoughts!
Something very interesting popped into my mind as I watched the "Monique" show last night. Magic Johnson was a guest on the "Monique" show and was asked about his relationship with his wife, Cookie Johnson. When Magic described the kind of person his wife was he not only complimented and praised his wife but he stated that 19 years ago, Cookie could've left him and would've had every right to leave.
19 years ago was when the world caught wind of Magic Johnson being HIV positive. Cookie never left Magic's side and supported him through the drama. The two have a 15 year old daughter named, Elisa. So my question is does Cookie Johnson have HIV too? Let's do the math. 19 years ago Magic was diagnosed with HIV and 4 years later Cookie gets pregnant with their last child. You have to have unprotected sex in order to get pregnant which is why I'm now curious. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease so if Cookie had unprotected sex with Magic wouldn't she also be HIV positive?
I mean I've heard rumors about Magic Johnson being cured of HIV but do you really believe that? Do you really believe the rumors about Magic Johnson taking a trip to Africa to get cured? I'm not sure how I feel about this but I would love to hear your opinions about this discussion. Feel free to leave your comments!
What in Jesus name?! Something big just happened. Something real big for Hip Hop just happened! Lil Kim has finally decided to clap back via a diss record towards Nicki Minaj. The song is titled "Black Friday" and will premiere in it's entirety manana!!
Hot 97's, DJ Absolut, dropped just a little taste of what we can expect from Lil Kim today. DJ Absolut was also on Twitter talking about the new song which is how I got word about it. So check out the snippet of "Black Friday" from Lil Kim below:
Lilkimnickidiss by grapejuicy Props to ThatGrapeJuice for the heads up!
It's about time this happened! This is what we've all been waiting for!! POW!! Shots fired!! And don't think I didn't hear shots also fired at Drake too! Wowwww!!
I get all kinds of things in my email inbox. Aside from gossip and the day to day drama of celebrities, I also get new music and videos from aspiring artists looking to get some exposure. I don't promote every artist, however, I do promote those artists who are in my opinion making some noise in the underground circuit or I truly enjoyed what they are doing and commend them for their hard work and efforts.
Check out an email I received from an up and coming UK artist by the name of "V.A.S." below:
Hey NYC Gossip Girl,
Hope all is well with you. First of all I would like to say I enjoy your site and I'm fully supporting your movement!
I'm a UK artist skilled in the areas of producing, rapping, dancing, singing, and acting. I was wondering would you be able to put my single “BEAT UP” on your site. Would really appreciate it!
So with that said, I checked out the video, liked it, thought it was different and decided to post it up for you guys to check out! So check out "Beat Up" from V.A.S. below:
Let me know what you guys think of the joint. I'm willing to hear what you have to say!
Whoa!! Could this be a shots fired, man down situation? Remember last week when Angie Martinez of Hot 97 interviewed Nicki Minaj for her "Pink Friday" album? Well, it seems that Nicki Minaj may have fibbed on a bit of information she let out during that interview.
During the questioning about Lil Kim, Nicki Minaj stated that Foxy Brown was the person who told her Kim was hating on her. However, according to Foxy Brown, that conversation never took place. I would like you to first check out the interview with Nicki Minaj and Angie Martinez below around the 1 minute mark:
And here is Foxy Brown's response to the whole thing below:
I'm at a loss for words which is rare but I need to know what you guys are thinking about all of this!
Nicki Minaj is taking over the NYC in her new photoshoot with Derek Blanks for Ebony magazine. Nicki's spread will be featured in the December/January issue which focuses on Nicki Minaj crushing her competition. What competition though? She's the only female rapper out right now really doing big things. I can honestly say and mean that Nicki Minaj is opening up plenty of doors for the next lady to step up. We need more females in the game any damn way!
However, until that lady stands up, check out Nicki Minaj behind the scenes of her Ebony magazine photoshoot below (click the link):
Nicki Minaj's Ebony Magazine Photoshoot w/Derek Blanks
And in more Nicki Minaj news, Nicki has come out with her own line of lipwear called "Pink 4 Friday" through the MAC cosmetic line! Check that footage out below:
Even Angela Yee has her own "Pink 4 Friday" lipstick! Check out Ms. Yee's lipstick below:
Pink 4 Friday lipstick is only in stores until supplies last!
As I said in the title, this time of year is bad for jumpoffs! It's holiday season and if any jumpoff is thinking she's going to be getting some shine, he/she better think otherwise. Jumpoffs will be getting their shine back on after the new year. ;-)
So, of course, Diddy and Cassie were seen on the scene yesterday having dinner at BOA Steakhouse. Photo of the two pictured above. The two tried to leave the premises solo but we all know they were together. These two have been denying their relationship since the beginning but C'mon Son!! We all know this was a dinner date/early Christmas present giving/I'm not going to be seen out with you again until after the new years type date!
Anyone with a half a brain will let you know that this time of year is dedicated to Kim Porter! Say what you want about Kim Porter but she's basically Puffy's wife. She's there through thick and thin, Diddy having babies with other chicks and even dealing with Diddy's sidestepping with Cassie. But at least Diddy has enough respect to say the holidays are for Kimmy P.! LOL!
But all is not lost for Cassie....did you check out that ring she's sporting? Check it out in full view below:
That there my friends is one helluva early Christmas gift/friendship ring!! POW!! Say bye to Cassie for now but we'll see her again in the new year!! Any thoughts?
Mac Miller seems to be at the forefront of some controversy right now. It seems that Mac Miller's new video called "Knock Knock" is a knock off. If you have no idea what I'm talking about check out Mac Miller's new video for "Knock Knock" below:
Cute song I thought...that is until I seen the original video by Mala Reignz called "Dum Da Dum (OMG)":
The songs and video are almost exactly the same. Even the concept of the video with a 50's vibe is way too much of a coincidence for me. Hmmm! However, this is not the first time Mac Miller has taken an idea, concept or beat from someone. So here's what the producers (from a previous incident of jackin beats) decided to do outside of SOB's about 8 months ago below:
Woowwww!!! Getting confronted on the low! I'm thinking Mac Miller has to watch his step after this one. Producers ain't playing no more!! Shout out to Deebo for the heads up on this story!! I'm hearing Mac Miller is known for jackin beats and concepts. And would you believe I had no idea who the hell a Mac Miller was!! LOL! Any thoughts?
It's "Pink Friday" Bitch!!! Pink wig, thick ass, gives em whiplash! She thinks big, gives cash, makes em blink fast!! Yup! That pretty much sums up Ms. Nicki Lewinski who gave Honey TV an exclusive interview about the last time she cried, a crazy fan moment and her last 9-5. Check out how it all goes down below:
By the way, a good friend of mine posed a curious yet intriguing question and that question was......will people start to love Lil Kim again if Nicki Minaj's album doesn't do well? I'd love to hear your thoughts on that question!!
Here's some new music from the Black Eyed Peas called "Light Up The Night". The song borrows it's beat from the old Slick Rick classic, "Childrens Story". I will admit that I see dancing robots for the visual to this song should anyone need any ideas for the video. ;-) I have treatments for days but enough about that and check out the new joint below:
Don't forget the Black Eyed Peas new album titled "The Beginning" will be out in stores on November 30th. Any thoughts?
Here's the new visual from Reek Da Villain called "Mechanic" which features Busta Rhymes and Swizz Beatz. The video was shot by Aristotle and my husband "Kraze" shot all of the behind the scenes moments from this shoot. I can tell you it was crazy out in Long Island! Peep the video below courtesy of ByAnyMeansOnline.com:
By the way, since I'm in a bragging kind of mood...my husband will be shooting the next video for Reek Da Villain and Fred The Godson called "Reinvnet Sumthing". POW!!! Plus you know I will be getting all of the behind the scenes moments from that videoshoot...you do know that right?! ;-)
Say goodbye to Ms. Angela Yee on Shade 45 but say hello to the newest morning show host for Power 105!! Yes ladies and gents, it's official, Angela Yee along with Charlamagne Tha God and DJ Envy will be your new morning show hosts on Power 105, taking over from Ed Lover's morning show.
The trio will start their new show in about 2 weeks. Now this is something I can deal with! I'm very excited about Angela Yee getting her radio spot on Power 105 and I will surely be listening. When I get tired of the regular ole FM, I tuned my ass onto Shade 45 in the mornings just for Angela Yee who has been a morning show host there for the last 6 years.
Congrats to everyone! I know this is going to be good!!
Quincy Jones recently did an interview with Us Magazine where he was compared to Kanye West. Quincy Jones didn't like that comparison at all. If you didn't get to read or see that interview, check out a snippet below:
Us: Kanye West is similar to you in that he’s the producer everybody wants to work with in the last decade….
QJ: How man? No way. Did he write for a symphony orchestra? Does he write for a jazz orchestra? Come on, man. He’s just a rapper. There’s no comparison. I’m not putting him down or making a judgement or anything, but we come from two different sides of the planet. I spent 28 years learning my first skill. I don’t rap. It’s not the same thing. A producer has to have some sort of skills that enable him to be a producer. It’s totally different to know what to do with 16 woodwinds you know from piccolos down to bass clarinet. It’s a whole different mindset. No comparison. None.
Us: What do you think of him?
QJ: I don’t think about him much. He’s a great rapper, but there are a lot of good rappers. I just did The View with Ludacris, who’s one of my favorites. He’s a beautiful human being and college educated. I joke with him and say, ‘How did ‘Move Bitch Get Out The Way’ come out of you?’ But I was raised around the Mafia when I was a kid in Chicago in the 30s. Chicago’s rough. I’m from the streets, I know what’s up!
Now, Quincy Jones is saying you guys took his words out of context! Check out Quincy Jones' tweets below:
Here is the continuation of that tweet below:
“I’d appreciate it if people didn’t take my comments about Kanye West ( @KanyeWest ) or anyone else for that matter out of context to contrive a story. I have nothing but respect for my little brother Kanye and what he has achieved in his young career and I look forward to watching his evolution as an artist. There is a reason why we put him on the new We Are The World 25 for Haiti – he’s a great rapper. But having been in the music business for more than 60 years and having been fortunate to accomplish what I have over that time, it’s not unreasonable to put a comparison of Kanye at this time in his career and myself into the proper perspective. This is not dissing Kanye, this is simply trying to express that I’m not a rapper! I don’t need to take anyone else’s props away from them. Let’s all just try and keep the record straight.”
~Quincy D. Jones
What are your thoughts? I would really like to hear them!
According to divorce proceedings and of course Radar Online.com, Fantasia admits to being pregnant by Antwaun Cook but terminated the pregnancy around the time of her suicide attempt. Antwaun Cook is the no good bastard that tricked Fantasia into thinking he was separated from his wife. Come to find out, dude was still married and taking trips with his wife! Dudes will do anything to get the drawers nowadays it's pathetic!
The only thing that disappoints me with Fantasia is she should've left the man alone when he made it clear that the divorce was not final. Other than that, I truly believe dude did a great job at lying about his situation to hang out with a celebrity. Just my opinion and I could be wrong but it is what it is.
I've come to have a greater liking towards Fantasia and hope that she can learn from this experience and make wiser decisions in the future. Men are pure dogs and this case is a sure fire example of that!
Wow!! I truly did not see this one coming. According to Life & Style magazine, Kim Zolciak is 3 months pregnant with her new boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons, Kroy Biermann. How fast are they moving along huh? I mean, I just saw an episode last week where Kim Zolciak was saying he had a nice ass and now she's pregnant by him?!
The magazine also states that Kim Zolciak is 32 years old but I'm not believing that one even if you paid me!! I can almost bank that she's in her late 30's cuz there is no way in hell she is in her early 30's. Sorry! I'm not buying it! However, you can check out some of Kim Zolciak's interview with Life & Style below:
Life & Style can exclusively reveal that Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak and boyfriend Kroy Biermann are expecting their first child together! “I was surprised!” Kim, 32, tells Life & Style about the pregnancy. “While it wasn’t planned, God clearly has a bigger and better plan for us and we’re excited.”
At first, Kim denied reports that she was pregnant when a jealous ex leaked the news back in October. “I was appalled and disgusted by that,” she says. “I wasn’t through my first trimester – you never know what could happen.”
But now Kim is three months pregnant and ready to share the wonderful news, telling Life & Style: “I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.”
Kim, who has two daughters from a previous marriage, Brielle, 13, and Ariana, 9, has been dating Kroy since May – viewers saw her meet the 25-year-old Atlanta Falcons defensive end on the Nov. 14 episode of Housewives. “He makes me a better person,” says Kim. “I love everything about him.”
The couple has yet to find out the sex of the baby, but boy or girl, Kim can’t wait to start a family with the football star. “I definitely don’t want to get married while I’m pregnant,” she says. “But I can see myself marrying Kroy in the future.”
She doesn't want to get married my ass!! Of course she wants to get married!! She just doesn't want to make it seem like they're only getting married because she got knocked up!! Feel free to post your thoughts!
A few days ago, a clip of Funk Master Flex spazzing out on Tupac surfaced on the internet. From the looks of the footage it seems Flex was hosting a party at a club and just went off on Tupac for no apparent reason. Maybe Flex and Tupac never got along. I know a few dudes in the industry that had a hard time getting along with Tupac. However, to go off on the dead is another story. If you don't know or haven't seen the footage of Flex going off, check it out below:
Well, Flex got wind that footage of him spazzing out on Tupac was on the internet and apparently he wasn't getting good feedback about the clip. So here is what Flex had to say about the whole thing below:
What do you think about what Flex had to say? Do you forgive him or not?
Keri Hilson or Miss Keri baby, if your nasty, takes us behind the scenes of her photoshoot for her new album titled "No Boys Allowed". The new album is said to be in stores and online just before the Christmas holiday with a release date of December 21st to be exact.
Now, I don't know about you guys but I will say that watching the photoshoot of Keri Hilson really made me think about Beyonce. I see a lot of familiarity with the two ladies but it could be just me. Take a look for yourselves below:
Now, after watching the clip of Keri, did you think at any point in time....damn this ish reminds me of Beyonce? I need to know!
One half of Floetry, Marsha Ambrosius, has a new joint that I truly love and it's called "Far Away". I couldn't find a clear audio on Youtube but I did find a performance Marsha Ambrosius did at SOB's on November 18th. "Far Away" is the second single on Marsha's solo album titled "Late Night's & Early Mornings". Check out the performance to "Far Away" below:
That girl can SANG!!!
Oh snap! MTV has released a Part 2 trailer for Nicki Minaj's "My Time Now". The entire episode will be premiering on MTV on November 28th at 10pm. Will you be watching? I know I am. It's a must I rep for all of my peoples from Queens! Yea!! Enjoy the new trailer below:
I don't know how true this one is but I don't think Ed Lover would have a reason to lie. According to Ed Lover's Twitter page, he will no longer be working on Power 105. I don't know what happened. I don't know if he was fired or decided to go but in any case, check out what Ed Lover's tweet read below:
Who will I be listening to in the morning now?! I do not like the Hot 97 morning show with Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg. I really like the Steve Harvey show but at least with Ed Lover I had some variety. Please feel free to post your thoughts.