Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: Chris Brown Jet-Ski Photo May Harm His Career But May Remain in ‘Bone Deep’

Will Chris Brown Jet-Ski Pictures Hurt His Image?

Pictures of Chris Brown flexing his biceps and playing in the waves off Miami on a jet ski wouldn’t normally raise eyebrows. But coming amid reports of Brown and girlfriend Rihanna’s reunion following an alleged domestic incident three weeks ago, the images struck some as a bit odd.

“That might not have been the first image I would want out there of him,” said public-relations guru and crisis-management expert Howard Bragman, author of “Where’s My Fifteen Minutes?”; Bragman has handled delicate situations for everyone from embattled former “Grey’s Anatomy” star Isaiah Washington to onetime “Tonight Show” sidekick Ed McMahon. “But I also don’t believe that he should be running around in sack cloth and ashes. He’s a young man, and he has to go on with his life.”

The problem, Bragman said, is that — apart from some grainy photos that reportedly show him and Rihanna arriving at an airport in Los Angeles, which were posted by TMZ.com on Monday (March 2) — the jet-skiing images are the only ones out there right now of Brown, whose career has already suffered some damage as a result of reports that he allegedly struck and bit Rihanna during a domestic dispute in Los Angeles on February 8. Because the jet-skiing pictures are the only ones currently making the rounds, Bragman said, they become the “defining image” of the alleged reunion and “that’s not how you want to be defined at this time.”

Bragman said he would have preferred to see the 19-year-old singer “taking his mother to a Tyler Perry movie or out to dinner … anything with family. You want to be really cautious at these moments. And if his people set this up [as has been reported], I don’t know why, because it seems to project an attitude of, ‘This is behind me, and I’m going to have fun, because I’m Chris Brown.’ ”

While no photos of the couple together have surfaced since the alleged incident, hundreds of readers wrote into MTV News to express their shock, disappointment, hope and confusion over the alleged weekend reunion at a home owned by Diddy in Miami, with some singling out the jet-ski pictures as particularly galling.

Us Weekly reported that Brown was photographed arriving via private jet in Los Angeles on Monday (March 2), with Rihanna not visibly by his side; spokespeople for the singers had not return calls for comment at press time.

As to how the reported reconciliation happened, People Senior Editor Julie Dam told the “Early Show” on Monday morning that Brown reached out to Rihanna on her birthday last week “and since then, they’ve sort of been mutually talking.” While Dam didn’t know if Brown sent gifts to his girlfriend of more than a year as part of that attempt to reconcile, she said Brown has definitely been “saying that he’s really sad and reflective about what happened, but he’s really happy to be with the woman he loves.”

Asked if the singers’ relative youth — Rihanna just turned 21 — has to do with their alleged quick reconciliation, clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere told the program, “I don’t think it’s just about the youth here, because we see that older folks in their 30s, 40s and so on who are involved in domestic violence, they break up and they come back together.” But, he warned, if they stay together and there was, in fact, an abusive incident, there is a “very high probability it will happen again, because we find out that some of the female victims of domestic violence quite often end up choosing other people who are abusers, because they don’t work out the emotional issues that may draw them to those people who perpetrate violence against them.”

As to how the pictures of Brown might further impact his career, Bragman said until the facts in the case emerge, no one except Rihanna and Brown know why they are doing what they’re doing.

“The image is not the final nail in the coffin by any stretch — that would have been if he was with another woman — but at a time like this, you always want to go back to family,” he said. “The real question is, ‘What does the DA in Los Angeles think of this image?’ ” Bragman said. “How does this affect how they feel about it, and does it make him [seem] more capricious, or does Brown know something about the resolution of the case that we don’t, and does he have a reason to feel good?”

The district attorney has not yet filed charges in the case but is reportedly planning to do so next week.

SOURCE: chrisbrownweb.com via  MTVNews

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Chris Brown To Remain in ‘Bone Deep’…

The studio behind Chris Brown’s next film project has categorically denied rumors that the singer would be “erased” from the movie’s marketing campaign due to his legal troubles. “Any reports regarding the marketing for Bone Deep are completely false,” said a spokesperson for Screen Gems in a statement. The crime thriller co-starring Brown is set to premiere next January.

SOURCE: chrisbrwonweb.com via EW

Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Just In, Rihanna

Just In: LAPD Done With Investigation But DA Claims To Still Not Have Evidence?

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Police has finally wrapped up their three week investigation and are ready to move forward, but word is that now the damn DA is confused:

Cops have wrapped up their three-week investigation into singer Chris Brown’s alleged beating of pop sensation Rihanna, officials said Tuesday.

“The District Attorney does have the case,” LAPD media spokesman Richard French told the Daily News.

Prosecutors, however, said they haven’t seen anything yet.

“It’s not true. There’s been no meeting, no new information,” said DA spokeswoman Jane Robison.

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And the drama don’t quit. For more info on Rihanna’s people’s reaction to their ‘reconciliation,’ Breezy hiring paps to save his sorry reputation, and Chrihanna’s new LA love-nest:

Rihanna may have spent the weekend in Miami with Chris Brown, but her family isn’t quite ready for the tumultuous couple to reunite. “Everyone wants them to take a break, to cool off,” a relative of Rihanna tells [said] after the pair returned to Los Angeles together early Monday morning. “No one wants them back together.”

Family thought that the relationship was over after Brown allegedly battered Rihanna on Feb. 8. The couple went their own ways for awhile – he went home, while she recuperated in Barbados and Mexico – but the separation was short-lived.

“I’m concerned,” continues the relative. “I don’t want her to make a mistake, and I don’t want her to ever go through his again.”

But the entire trip wasn’t devoted to the relationship. While in Miami, Brown did some recording at a studio designed by Lenny Kravitz located in the Setai hotel. “He was here to record,” a source told PEOPLE. He also spent some time Jet skiing at the beach.

The couple left Miami early Monday morning on the same plane, arriving in Southern California.

The story of Chris Brown and Rihanna’s tainted love continues. Now that the on-again has couple returned to L.A. together, OK! has learned exclusively that the pair — rather than go to either of their L.A.-area homes — immediately checked into the posh surroundings of the Beverly Wilshire Beverly Hills hotel.

According to a new report, Chris seems to have been so desperate to prove that he and RiRi are working things out that he may have even called a photographer on Saturday night to tip him off that the couple would be going out.

Fortunately for Rihanna, security kept the cameras away, that night. However the couple wasn’t so lucky last night as they left Miami Beach. The controversial duo were spotted Sunday night at Miami International Airport, covering their faces as they boarded a private jet.

Source: Bossip.com

Posted in Kanye West, Music News

Music News: Kanye West is The God of Hip-Hop?

Kanye West: “God Chose me”…

Kanye West acknowledges he has a big ego – but insists he shouldn’t be criticized because he always praises himself rather than slams rivals.

The 31-year-old rapper – who recently declared he was the “voice of this generation” – says he thinks highly of himself because he makes such good music.

He reveals, “I do have an ego and rightfully so. I think people should have an ego.
“Think about it – I don’t offend people, I don’t put anyone down. Do I name names or bring people down? That’s not my thing. But I give myself big-ups. I feel good about the music I make.

“God chose me. He made a path for me. I am God’s vessel.

“But my greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”

Source: showbizspy.com

What are your thoughts about Kanye?

Posted in All On The Cover, Jay Z, Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Snoop Dogg, T.I., Vibe Magazine

All On The Cover: T.I. Covers Vibe

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Check out the April 2009 cover of VIBE magazine featuring a sharply dressed T.I.

In this issue of VIBE, they document some of T.I.’s motivational speeches to the children as ordered by the courts, as well as the making of his new reality show Road To Redemption. Tip also reenacts poses made famous by legendary cultural icons like Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg.

Posted in LL Cool J, Maia Campbell, WTF

WTF: Maia Campbell Meth Addict!

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One of MediaTakeOut.com‘s faithful caught up with actress Maia Campbell. In case you’re wondering what she’s been up to … read below:

Me and a friend of mine went to another friends house, [but] before we get to the porch he stops us and tells us that the girl on the porch was from [the show] In The House. As we approached the porch I looked dead into her glassy eyes and new it was her.

She said she was sleepin on venice beach, and needed someone to do her hair, my boy said she was walking up and asked him where the weed was, and than came back and asked for someone to do her hair.

As we’re seating there she’s trying hard to eat some tacos she ordered, shaking and shit like she had to go pee…she asked who had a car, I said I did, and she asked if me and my stud home girl (we both look like cute boys) did we wanna go shopping.

We both said yeah, but she asked me to take her to her “cousins” house first, somewhere on [ADDRESS REDACTED]. Anyway, she’s jumpin’ around and gettin happy in the back seat as we’re pullin up, no doubt getting’ her fix. She runs to the car tryna fix her shit, and I had to kick her ass out, like..”Bitch we only smoke kush in here!!!’

She gets out goes on the side of the dudes house and gets her hit. On the way to the mall which was hellla close, she still wants another hit, so she asks to go to the store … [and] she’s stand behind the door, which was barely covered my ads, gettin high, smoke everywhere from the pipe, in broad day light…

I got mad as f*ck and told her to come’on, she was feeling a lil better, but had to hit AGAIN in my car as me and my other 2 homies are walkin to the door of the fox hills mall.

They’re inside, but i had to lock my car, she was in side smokin my shit out!!!! Smelling like chemicals, from that meth..

She started talking to me, telling me about her moms, and kids, and how her husband told on her, most likely tryna help her, i let her use my phone while we we’re in the car and she called i think her grandma, and her dad, but i shouldnt have let her do that kuz she had some big ass bumps and shit on her lips.

Got inside, she couldnt buy sh*t, kuz she didnt have a id for her credit card, all the while stealing shit to put on, something we didnt find out till later…

While in the mall, she goes to the bathroom a the food court and fills the bathroom ceiling of meth smoke, like it was koo … my friends came back and told me what she was doing, and i really got pissed the fuck off and ran to the bathroom sticking my head in yelling her government name, since she asked us to call her genisis …

Leaving the mall, my homeboy was in the backseat tryna spit that pimp shit, she really wasn’t hearing it kuz she was running outta drugs,, but i told her i wasnt taking her ass anywhere else if she didnt wash her ass, kuz she was smelling reaaaalllly bad, like a bum yo!!, i had to wipe off my seats, they’re cream leather, and you could see the fucking dirt where she sat.

When she got out from showering at another homeboys house, only taking 3 mins or so, she honestly looked better, her hair was wet and curly, she put on make-up, and i gave her a shirt of my girlfriends out the trunk, I realllly saw maia than, and we all jus stopped and looked at her and it got kinda uncomfortable, and than she asked us to stop, and said she was ready to go.

My homeboy was steady on that pimpin sh*t, but I think he was starting to scare her, he thought he was puttin her on the track where she was asking to be dropped off, but she was really meeting up wit a trick or someone who had some more drugs for her.

The whole fucking day was wild!! I got pics of her on the porch gettin her hair done, and her in the foxhill mall at macy’s lookin at a watch…real sh*t … and i got her funky as smell in my car …

Sounds like quite a day…

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Video Clip of In The House:

Source: MediaTakeOut.com/YouTube


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“Wow! This story is crazy to me. I used to watch “In The House”, where she starred along with LL Cool J. I can’t believe that she’s strung out on Meth. This is not even a joke. This is serious!'” May God Bless her. I wish her the best of luck, I hope she gets help.”

Posted in Kelis, Nas, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: Nas And Kelis – It’s A Divorce?

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A highly placed source from the “Kelis camp” tells Bossip that Kelis and Nas may be headed towards divorce.

The well placed source exclusively tells Bossip:

“They fight all the time and both of them are mean to each other. I think it’s over this time. They’re splitting up.”

We like Nas and Kelis as a couple, hopefully they can work things out. We are not sure if there is another lady involved.

Source: Bossip.com

“We will keep you posted…..”

Posted in Beyonce, Keri Hilson, Lil Wayne, Music, T-Pain, Wire Talk

Wire Talk: Keri Hilson Disses Beyonce or Ciara?

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In this remix to the T-Pain & Lil Wayne track, “Turnin’ Me On”, Keri reminds Beyoncé Ciara who wrote her hits!

From Smoking Section:

You don’t expect R&B vixens to snatch off their earrings and kick off their heels on wax — unless there’s an album release on the horizon. Which ironically (or not,) is Ms. Hilson’s current situation: March 24th to be exact.Well if it’s even more attention that she wants for In A Perfect World… than even a #1 hit can give her, she’s got it by going at Sasha Fierce a.k.a. Beyoncé Knowles Ciara herself.

“Just check the credits, hoe…”

Lets see if Bey Cici bounces back and goes below the belt and straight for the feet.

Listen to the track by clicking on the link below…
Keri Hilson Feat. T-Pain & Lil’ Wayne – Turnin’ Me On Remix (Beyoncé Ciara Diss)

** March 24th was that date for the new album in case you missed it the first time.

Source: smokingsection