Fans of both Ciara and Keri Hilson are all too familiar with the artists’ feud, which seemingly began through songs that featured the singers taking lyrical jabs at one another. But the R&B powerhouses reportedly stepped out from behind the mics recently and experienced a heated exchange. During Power 105.1’s “Power Live” concert in New York this past weekend, Ciara and Keri may have come face-to-face, causing verbal blows to follow.
The Atlanta songstresses were both scheduled to perform at the concert, which featured such acts as J. Cole, Diddy-Dirty Money, Fat Joe, and Rick Ross. According to the New York Daily News’ Gatecrasher gossip column, Hilson backed out of her time slot after she and the “Ride” singer were involved in a minor tiff backstage.
Sources for the newspaper then changed their stories when both artists’ publicists stepped in to do damage control. Reps for Hilson claim the ATL native wasn’t even present at the concert. Unfortunately, it seems one of the camps is withholding information. A set list sent to the publication by the publicity firm handling the “Power Live” event had Keri Hilson scheduled to perform from 8:55 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and Ciara to go onstage from 10:05 p.m. to 10:35 p.m.
Keri has denied beef with Ciara in a previous radio interview. When asked by Rap-Up TV in May whether her song “Basic Instinct (U Got Me)” was taking shots at her peer, Ciara simply responded, “That record right there is a song that I dedicated to my haters, and I also dedicate it to my fans though.”
UPDATE: Organizers for “Power Live” have released a statement addressing Keri Hilson’s absence from the show.
Keri Hilson had been booked to perform at the Power Live Show On NYC’s Governor’s Island Sunday, August 22nd but was unable to perform due to matters out of her own control. Hilson, a professional who has always been a pleasure to work with, and her management, gave Power Live fair warning that she would be unable to perform. Power Live looks forward to having Keri Hilson on our bill at future events. Any statements or stories made toward issues backstage with any of our performers are false and without merit.
You will forever be missed. Your music influence will forever live on. May you R.I.P.
Check out some videos below of my favorite Michael Jackson songs…
“She’s Out Of My Life”
“Heal The World”
“Gone Too Soon”
“You Are Not Alone”
Video for Bow Wow‘s “Going Outta My Mind” off his ‘Greenlight 3 Mixtape’
Check out the video below…
“The Song is Dope!!”
According to some close media outlets, Kanye West had announced he would be giving out new music every Friday until Christmas in what he called, “Good Fridays”. Well he sure knows how to keep his word. Today he dropped a new record titled “Monster” featuring Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, and Bon Iver. He also announced today that he will be releasing a 5 song album with Jay-Z titled “Watch The Throne”.
Monster is a good track. Each artist gets their chance to shine in their own right, and the beat is Dope too. Nicki Minaj was bad ass on the track. Loved It!!
“Monster” – Kanye West ft. Jay-z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver
Download: Kanye West – Monster feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Bon Iver & Nicki Minaj
Hyper Crush is a band from Los Angeles, California. It consists of a rapper, Donny Fontaine, a vocalist, Holly Valentine, and a DJ/keytarist, Preston Moronie.
Check out a video below from one of my favorite songs “Ayo”.
“This is definitely a song to jam to when you’re either getting ready to hit the club or at the club. “Ayo get me low. Get me on my tippy toes.” Your thoughts?”
After the success of his latest album, Raymond v. Raymond, Usher is gearing up to release the second part to his project in the form of an EP entitled, Versus.
The first offering from the new EP is the first single, “DJ Got Us Falling In Love Again,” featuring Latino rapper, Pitbull and produced by Max Martin.
Music video by Usher featuring Pitbull performing “DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love”.
“I love this song!! ♥”
Nicki Minaj and Drake got married?
According to their Twitter accounts, the announcement has been made.
Nicki tweeted: U scurred @drakkardnoir ready to make the announcement or wha?.
While he replied back: @nickiminaj Baby I am never scared. PROUD is more the word I would use.
Check out the messages below…
In my opinion it’s all a hoax, but nowadays you never know. If so, congrats to the both of them.
“Angels (Remix)” by Dirty Money featuring Rick Ross was released digitally back in February and can be purchased on iTunes and Amazon.com, among other outlets.
Music video by Diddy – Dirty Money and Rick Ross performing Angels (Remix)
Eminem premiered the new video for “Love The Way You Lie” Vevo and MTV yesterday (Aug.5th, 2010). The video, inspired by Eminem and his ex-wife Kim’s turmoil relationship, features actress Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan of “Lost”. Dominic tells MTV
“I think we tried as hard as we could to not glorify the violence, to try and explain that this was a relationship that is by no means ideal and a relationship that probably should have ended a lot sooner than it did. The concept of ‘Love the Way You Lie’ was essentially a look at the relationship that Eminem was in with his wife, Kim, so I kind of felt like I was playing Eminem a little bit, and Megan Fox was kind of playing Kim”
“There’s nothing sexy or cool or fun about being in a violent relationship. Whether it’s her being violent to you or you being violent to her … violence both ways or any kind of destructive relationship is something you should probably get out of.” One of the messages of the video is that Eminem probably should have bailed on his relationship earlier than he did.
Check out the video below…
“I really like the fact, that the video has Megan Fox acting as if she were Kim. She’s really good at playing those kind of roles. Good choice Eminem!”
Alicia Keys is spending her honeymoon in France. She was spotted aboard a yacht with her husband Swizz Beatz and good pal Queen Latifah on Wednesday.
From the looks of it, it looks like Queen Latifah brought along a special friend ‘Jeanette Jenkins‘ to join her. I guess you can say that the cat is officially out of the bag?
Check out more photos below…