Posted in All On The Cover, Chris Brown, GQ British Magazine, Rihanna

All On The Cover: Rihanna Covers GQ British Magazine

Rihanna covers the January 2011 issue of GQ British Magazine! In her interview she reveals about how she has grown as a woman, how people may perceive her new image and new album, as well her new feeling of liberation and freedom following her past relationship and break-up.

“Sometimes when you’re on the inside of a relationship like that, you can’t see it clearly for what it is. “I left – it was the best feeling. It was so freeing.”

She admitted to the struggles with past decisions, especially after swearing never to let a man touch her after seeing her mum Monica suffer domestic violence.

She confessed…

“I witnessed it happening to my mum and I said I would never let that happen to me – and then it was happening. “Now, when I look back, it bugs me out that I couldn’t see it for what it was.”

R&B singer Chris Brown, as you may all know attacked Rihanna in his car in Los Angeles on Grammy weekend. He was sentenced to five years probation, a year-long domestic violence program and 180 days of community service.

The singer also added to the subject by responding to a fan’s question about whether the media will stop asking about her past incident:

“Before that, I was just a little girl from the island, singing pop music. It was easy to think I didn’t have a problem in the world. Then all of a sudden, boom! Everybody realises that I do have problems.”

But Rihanna says that dark period is finally behind her, adding:

“It made me strong. It’s a moment in my life I wish would disappear. In my head, it’s gone.”

In an interview for the January edition of style mag GQ, chart- topper Rihanna asked for her fans not to pity her.

“I have too much pride,” she admitted. “I’d never let anyone see me cry. I don’t want you to remember me for that.”

Rihanna, whose latest album ‘Loud’ is No#2 in the UK charts, also thinks her sexy image may annoy people.

She said.. “Girls don’t like to see other girls dressed sexy. I get that. People see my ass out and my boobs out, so it can get a little irritating.”

Rihanna also took to her twitter to say she is fed up with journalists asking her questions about Chris Brown. Check the tweets below.

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For the full interview and more pictures, see January’s issue of GQ British, on sale from Thursday. The issue is set to hit news/magazine stands on Thursday (December 2).

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Source: Rihanna Daily, Ultimate-Rihanna


Posted in All On The Cover, Interview Magazine, Kanye West, Rihanna

All On The Cover: Rihanna Covers Interview Magazine

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Rihanna covers the December 2010 issue of Interview Magazine and got the honor to be interviewed by her good friend Kanye West. Kanye West wrote the cover story on Rihanna for the upcoming issue of Interview Magazine. Rihanna even talked about having a baby.

Below are a few excerpts from the interview…

Kanye: “So what inspired you to have that pink tank on your last tour? That was amazing, when you were sitting on top of the army tank.”

Rihanna: “I love to combine femininity with a kind of extreme masculine egde, and I felt like the tank is just not a typical thing that you think of when you think of a girl — or in any kind of relation to a girl. Then we made it hot pink. We just added that touch.”

Kanye: “I mean, people really need to see a photograph — the entire tank was pink. That was a great piece of commercial pop art. Was the idea of that to kind of portray an American Dream — like the fantasy of a this hot black girl sitting on a top of a pink tank?”

Rihanna:
“I never actually thought of it like that.”


Kanye:
“How does it feel to know that you could have any man in the world. Or woman. How does it feel to know that you can turn straight women gay?

Rihanna: “Is that a real question?”

Kanye: “Yeah.”

Rihanna: “Well…Thank you. I don’t know how to feel about that. I guess that’s flattering.”

On motherhood: Rihana: “I don’t really plan on the age. It could be a year from now. It could be 10 years from now. Whenever is right. I mean, I have a lot of other stuff to accomplish before I get to kids. Whenever the time is right, I’ll just know.”

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Source: Ultimate-Rihanna.com


Posted in All On The Cover, Eminem, T.I., Tameka “Tiny” Cottell, Vibe Magazine

All On The Cover: T.I. Covers VIBE Magazine

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T.I. covers the December 2010 issue of VIBE magazine. The magazine became the latest edition, which the rapper was interviewed before he was due back in jail for his latest run-in with the police in Vegas with his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottell. In the interview T.I. spoke about their problems with pills, touched on family and imprisonment.

Below are a few excerpts from the interview, which will fully appear in the December issue of the publication …

I heard you mention that good deeds are quickly forgotten. Do you think that you and I been treated unfairly?

If you take in the extent to which people are generally talking about me, then – yes. But they are people who imagine something can not help. They help only those who know personally. And how can I expect to see me will be treated differently if they see me only on TV? People have always had so done: Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., Muhammad Ali: When all is well, they are next. When something goes wrong, they are against you.

But now nothing is worse. Due to the fact that you did.

So I’ll tell you this: when you look at a guy who did not come home, he began to sell drugs at 12 years, 13 took the weapon, fell into the firefight, 15 landed in jail. And in all this chaos and hooliganism, but when I was in prison for a gun with a silencer, I have changed my life. And now you want to crucify him, for what? For three pills. Well, yes, it’s wrong and inexcusable. No problem. But if you take a large scale, it is a trifle. You can not kill a man after he went through a more serious things in life. Here it would be wrong if I rode with the weapon or shoot someone, it was then – yes. Just think about it.

How is it that you are addicted to drugs?

When I got out of prison, I had to frequently visit the dentist to repair the canals, pulling teeth. From January to February. And to relieve the pain, I subscribed to OxyContin and hydrocodone. In October 2007 I gave up and drink and smoke. Well, I took these pills and was taken only because of the pain. And then I liked it – more precisely, from them I felt good. And it’s legal. Once the pain passed, I continued to take them. I had 6.5 pieces. And I had about 80 pieces. Anyone else would have begun to drink or smoke and I saw pain. But once I realized that I was starting to take a seat them.

You talked about it with Eminem?

Of course. We were recording together and talked a lot. I asked how he knew that hooked. But if you consciously begin to self-harm, it means that something is wrong with you … with brains.”

Source: hiphopisdream.com

Posted in Game Head, Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

Game Head: Need For Speed Hot Pursuit

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This is post is especially made for my husband, who is a big time gamer head. He asked me this morning to do him the favor and post this up for him, so here it goes. Now don’t get me wrong I’m a car racer game fanatic, so this interested me as well.

My thoughts on “The Need for Speed Hot Pursuit”

I love how realistic the game looks. It was like watching an intense action film, and trust me I’m a sucker for action films that keep me on the edge of my seat, this video game is that intense. You will definitely be thrilled by the game.

Below is a video trailer for “The Need for Speed Hot Pursuit” video game. Enjoy!!

My rate is 9 cupcakes out of 10:

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Check out an excerpt after the jump from a review done by Bishop’s Gaming World

Review: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)

The Need for Speed franchise over the past few years has seen many iterations and many new ways to play. However, those new titles, while well received by critics, were underwhelming for fans of the series. Criterion Games has listened to the fans and brought back Hot Pursuit, the highly successful Need for Speed games of the 90’s and early 00’s. Does the new Hot Pursuit title successfully fulfill the nostalgia factor we all have, or is it just simply another game in the Need for Speed franchise?

Hot Pursuit starts out by explaining everything you’ll do throughout the course of your play time. This tutorial is something that is very much appreciated, especially for players new to the franchise. Upon listening to the tutorial you’re thrown into the career mode of Hot Pursuit, where you will play as both the cops and racers. Although it does state career mode, it’s essentially you completing races or wrecking racers as cops. It’s far from a career mode, as there is little to no storyline to think of. Seacrest County, the not so real city, is where you’ll spend you entire time in the Career. With it’s breathtaking and stunning environments, you’ll wish the county was in fact a real county you could visit on a vacation. Career mode consists of three game modes, Hot Pursuit, Interceptor, and Race, with a “preview” run, essentially a time trial mode, being available for each new section you unlock. You’ll be able to do the preview runs for both racers and cops. Hot Pursuit is a mode for cops, which has you trying to stop any racers on the road in under a certain amount of time. Interceptor is another mode for cops that has you trying to wreck one racer in order to arrest them. You’ll also need to do this under a par time. Race is simply for the racers, which at the beginning of the career will have you just trying to beat your opponents to the finish, but after your wanted level begins to rise cops will begin to try and stop your off-roading shenanigans. This is the toughest of the modes simply due to the fact you have to not only try and finish in first place, but you will also need to outsmart, out drive, and out maneuver the cops in order to succeed.

Driver details gives you the ability to see how far you are in the career mode, as well as letting you see what

milestones you’ve completed. Milestones are challenges that you get after doing certain tasks, such as crashing 20 times, or drive 50 miles while drifting. Online multiplayer has it’s own milestones, but they’re just simply for you to complete events online. It does a good job at accurately showing your stats in both single player and multiplayer. Your rap sheet in drive details shows you how you fair in the single player as a racer and let’s you see how many races you have gold medals in and what level each weapon is. Both cops and racers have 20 ranks to go through and unlock, in each unlock tier you will unlock different cars for both the cops and racers. For the racers, the higher you’re level, the more wanted you are. Cops will get promoted and unlock faster, more robust cars, along with different weapons. After completing each race you’ll receive one of three medals, either gold, silver, or bronze, most of the time by completing a certain race under a specific time, or by simply coming in first place. Nothing new there, but it does make you want to go all out and get that gold medal. When doing the time trials, most of them are trial and error. When you do one with the cops you get penalized 2 seconds for hitting a wall and 3 seconds for hitting traffic. Of course cops are meant to play fair, and not cause any damage to the city, but it makes it a tad bit difficult when you’re going from chasing down a racer, to all of sudden getting penalized for barely scraping a wall. Racers on the other hand don’t have that problem, they will not get penalized in the time trials, so drive as erratic as you want with them. For full review check out Bishop’s Gaming World.

Final Score: 9 out of 10

Below are a few wallpapers for your own entertainment….

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Posted in 'Pink Friday', All On The Cover, “Monster”, Billboard Magazine, Drake, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Young Money

All On The Cover: Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard Magazine

Nicki Minaj is gracing the cover of Billboard Magazine for the month of November 2010. Nicki recently sat for an interview with BILLBOARD Magazine to promote ‘PINK FRIDAY’.

Check out a few excerpts from her interview after the jump….

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On her last job:

“The last job I had was as an office manager in a little, tiny room where I literally wanted to strangle this guy because he was so loud and obnoxious,” Minaj recalls. “I would go home with stress pains in my neck and my back. That’s when I went to my mother and said, ‘Look, I’m not going back to work.’ I’d been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude. I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back. I swear to God I was bad.”

On being a NY rapper:

“When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I’m not that,” Minaj says. “No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don’t want people to hear me and know exactly where I’m from. I wanted the album to be universal and versatile. It really feels like it speaks for every one of my personalities.”

On getting respect in a male-dominated field:

“When I do songs like “Monster,” when I’m on a record with Jay-Z and Kanye West, when I’m on a record with Wayne and Em — I definitely think the dudes give me respect,” Minaj says. “They haven’t come easy but I think people are starting to give me more props.”

On “Your Love”:

Although first official single “Your Love” reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the track wasn’t even meant to be released.

“I didn’t like the song and I didn’t put it out,” she says. “Someone stole it out of the studio and put it on the Internet and I cried because I was mortified. I was humiliated and remember telling Drake, ‘This is going to ruin my career.’ ”

On her work ethic:

“I push people around me but I don’t push anyone more than I push myself,” she says. “I tell people all the time, ‘You want to work for me? You have to give 250,000%,’ because when I’m in the booth, I don’t half-ass it. I demand perfection from everyone around me and if you can’t live up to that, then bye-bye.”

The Young Money rapper will be releasing her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ on November 22nd.

 

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Posted in 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', 'The DeAndre Way', 50 Cent, “Mean Mug”, Charlie Wilson, G.O.O.D Friday, Jay Z, Kanye, Kanye West, Keri Hilson, Kid Cudi, Music News, Nicki Minaj, XXL Magazine

Music News: Soulja Boy Says Kanye West Inspires Him

Soulja Boy is crediting a recent session with Kanye West for expanding his mind as a musician.

Last month, Soulja Boy visited New York City for media rounds and to shoot a cover for XXL magazine.

During his time there, Soulja worked with both 50 Cent and Kanye West.

While his work with 50 was released as a video, “Mean Mug”, Soulja Boy’s music with Kanye West has yet to be heard.

He revealed that Kid Cudi joined them, and they completed several verses for an undisclosed amount of tracks.

Working with Kanye, and hearing an advanced copy of ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’, helped Soulja Boy to different creative possibilities he can attempt with his own music.

“We got in the studio: me, Kanye and Kid Cudi. That was dope,” Soulja Boy told AllHipHop.com. “He played some dope beats and we worked around a couple of samples and got a couple verses in. I listened to the finished product that Kanye is on, and that really opened my mind. I don’t even want to say as a rapper, but as a musician. It really opens your mind to different sounds and drum kicks.”

With the music still in the vaults, and Kanye’s album tracklist confirmed, the next logical question is whether Kanye and Soulja’s work will be showcased in an upcoming G.O.O.D. Friday drop.

Kanye’s celebrated series runs until January, and has already featured artists ranging from Charlie Wilson and Keri Hilson, to Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj.

“We’ll have to see,” Soulja said with the laugh of someone caught red-handed. “There’s been some leaking going on. Kanye was kind of mad about that. Wait for those Fridays…”

Soulja Boy’s third solo album, ‘The DeAndre Way’, is set to be released on November 30.

Source: ksfm.radio

Posted in 'Libra Scale', baby bump, Madilyn Grace Smith, Monyetta Shaw, Ne-Yo, Ne-Yo Foundation

Baby Bump: It’s A Girl for Ne-Yo & Monyetta Shaw!

It’s a girl for R&B superstar Ne-Yo and his actress girlfriend Monyetta Shaw!

Ne-Yo and Monyetta welcomed their baby girl earlier than expected on Friday, November 12th, in an Atlanta hospital.

The proud daddy tweeted Saturday about the birth of his daughter:

“Salutations all. As my life transforms due to the new life that sprung up on me last night, it’s good to know my folks support. She’s healthy and happy. Feels like I’m in love for the first time.”

“I’ve been in love before, but it is unlike anything I have ever felt. It’s as if I were in love for the first time.”

“Welcoming that little girl to the world last night defined for me what “willing to kill and die for” truly means. My world, my life, all hers.”

Monyetta was originally due to give birth in January.

A source says that baby Madilyn Grace Smith was born at 4lbs.2oz — nearly six weeks earlier than expected.

The singer was reportedly at a charity event for his Ne-Yo Foundation when he got the call that Shaw went into labor. He luckily managed to get to the hospital to witness the birth of his daughter.

On Sunday, November 14, a baby shower was held for singer Ne-Yo’s newborn daughter Madilyn Grace Smith, who was born in an Atlanta hospital on Friday, November 12th. The shower was held at one of Atlanta’s prestigious hotels, The Mansion on Peachtree.  According to sources at the party, Monyetta did not attend the festivities.

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Note: Ne-Yo’s album, ‘Libra Scale’, will hit stores on November 22.

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“Congrats to the happy couple. Girls are so precious. I have a little princess myself and I wouldn’t change her for the world.”