Usher Raymond, photographed at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, with sons Naviyd (2), and Usher V (3), is featured in W Magazines Family Issue.
In the December 2010 issue, Usher speaks on the love he has for his two sons and how he realizes it far exceeds any love he can have for a woman:
“When you put the passion between a man and a woman up against having children, it doesn’t hold a candle. I’ve never known passion like what my children have helped me feel,” says divorced dad Usher Raymond IV, who shares custody of sons Usher V and Naviyd with ex-wife Tameka Foster.
Of course, there are more practical considerations. “Mine was a little more of a rock star’s world before. When you have to childproof your house, everything changes—your furniture selection, your car selection,” he explains. “You become a lot more conscious, or at least I did.”
Today the No. 1 hit in the House of Usher is the theme song to Thomas the Tank Engine. As for his own music, the R&B singer insists that the title of his most recent album, Raymond v. Raymond, refers not to his divorce but to his competing personas: the rock star and the family man. Both were partying hard on his 32nd birthday in October.
“I’m here sitting by the pool with my kids just enjoying the simple moments of life,” he told me from Los Angeles, where his kids had flown from their home in Atlanta to see him. “And then later on tonight I’ll have a party, the kids will go to bed, and the other Raymond will come out.” (Source)
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People are seriously feenin’ for an Andre’ 3000 return.
Dre, your fans and rap colleagues alike have all been patiently waiting for you to grace the mic and although your verse on the Deuces Remix was a pleasant surprise, it just wasn’t enough to feed our addiction.
[LISTEN: “Deuces” (Remix) ~ Chris Brown ft. T.I., Kanye, Andre 3000, Drake, Rick Ross & Fabolous]
Yes. It’s a fact that Dre’s vocals have been missed and his verse on the “Dueces” remix only makes us want more.
Shoot, we haven’t heard much about Andre’ since he was crowned the SPEED DEMON I75 last year. Dre’s mugshot even made us feel all warm, fuzzy and nostalgic…. but besides just seeing his cute lil face, a bunch his fellow rappers are literally begging for his return to the mic.
My friend Bem Joiner sent me a clip of guys like Bun B, Young Dro and DJ Drama all begging you (yes YOU André Lauren Benjamin’!) to get back in the game.
Video below: Continue Reading…
Since Tip is on vacation, Young Dro takes a trip to the Atlantic offices in New York to preview Tip’s upcoming “No Mercy” project.
Dro takes a sneak peek at the Kaaaang’s insert for his upcoming album and reveals guest features include Chris Brown, Scarface, Kid Cudi, Kanye West, Rocko, Young Dro, Trey Songz and more.
Check out Young Dro’s revelations PLUS Tip’s “No Mercy” trailer below: Continue Reading…
Toni Braxton attended the 8th Annual Lupus L.A. Hollywood Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire hotel in Beverly Hills on Tuesday (Nov. 16).
The brave songstress, with her mother (right) and sisters by her side, revealed during the luncheon that she’s been struggling with lupus, an autoimmune disease.
“Today I’m going to talk about it because I’m a survivor and I’m here, and I don’t want to lose hope. Take a look — this is what lupus looks like,” Braxton said.
As you know, it hasn’t been an easy year for the Grammy-winning songstress, who recently filed for bankruptcy for a second time. But Toni seems to have held it together despite the hardships.
After the event Toni tweeted that she was relieved to finally share her secret:
More photos from the luncheon PLUS video of Toni’s surprising confession below: Continue Reading…
Nicki Minaj was doing to most (as usual).
The Young Money princess arrived for her appearance on “The Wendy Williams Show” wearing a blond wig with pink tips coordinated by black lace bodysuit paired with pink tights and a pair of Giuseppe’s.
If she likes it I love it. With her debut album Pink Friday hitting stores next Monday, Nicki spoke with Wendy Williams about the time her Dad burned the house down. It was actually a disturbing story but Nicki didn’t seem too fazed about it.
Check out the interview PLUS Nicki’s performance of her hit song, “Right Thru Me” below: Continue Reading…
I caught up with R&B singer Faith Evans on the red carpet of the 2010 Soul Train Awards last week. [PHOTO GALLERY] Faith looked marvelous that night and was such a joy to speak with.
You may have heard by now that Faith has been tapped to play the lead role in an upcoming biopic by Spirit of Life Films entitled, ”BLONDIE” – THE FLORENCE BALLARD STORY.
Evans will embody the spirit of the Supremes’ original lead singer, Florence Ballard.
A Detroit native, Florence Ballard paved the way for female entertainers but she has yet to be accurately portrayed so Faith, who’s never acted, has a heavy burden on her shoulders!
Check out video of my red carpet one on one with Faith Evans below: Continue Reading…