Lil Mama recently reveals that she had absolutely no idea that Jay-Z didn’t want her onstage with he and Alicia Keys during the closing performance of the 2009 MTV VMAs. Even though he tapped her on the leg and even though she heard him say something bout “T-Pain-ing” (a reference to rapper T-Pain hoppin onstage unsolicited during a previous Jay-Z performance of D.O.A.). Lil Mama says she didn’t realize anything was wrong until she saw the video later. She also issued (yet another) apology to Jay-Z:
To Jay in Particular, as a Brooklyn native (whom I am also)…in that moment there was nothing but respect and honor. It was a joyous moment. Whenever we share happiness or celebration…I mean that’s how a reaction takes place usually and it’s graceful. It’s never to disrespect you know. And I meant no harm. I was enjoying myself and I was enjoying his performance.
In case you missed it, here’s Lil Mama apology No. 1. I swear the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards should go down in history as THE most apologetic event EVER! Peep the video below: Continue Reading…
I told you a few months ago that the “secret” video Chris Brown was filming was actually for Ester Dean’s hot new track “Drop It Low” well here’s the proof. Polow Da Don’s newest artist has a hot single which is included on the “More Than A Game” soundtrack. The video features cameos from Dean’s Zone 4, Inc. labelmate Keri Hilson as well as Nelly, Labron James and whoever else I missed.
You can also click here to download the track over on a previous “A” Pod. Check out the new video for “Drop It Low” ~ Ester Dean ft. Chris Brown below:
Seems Kanye’s lil stunt has made it all the way to the white house! During a CNBC interview on Monday, President Obama called hip-hop artist Kanye West a “jackass” regarding his behavior during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards. (Click Here to watch the video of Kanye stealing the mic from Taylor Swift at the VMAs)
Sad thing is, Obama’s remark was actually made in an off-the-record portion of the interview that was tweeted …then deleted by ABC News reporter Terry Moran. Sadly for him, the results of his twitter stream are still searchable on the site: Continue Reading…
Kanye West hit up Jay Leno and offered yet another apology for the stunt he pulled on Taylor Swift during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards (Click Here to watch). I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling a bit of Kanye overload right now. But since I’m all for the people, I thought I’d share this transcript and video of Kanye’s 3rd apology on Jay Leno. (Apology #1, Apology #2)
JAY LENO: Have a seat, my friend. First of all, let me say thank you for honoring this commitment. A lot of times, people — They kind of back out at the last minute, or they have a publicist or someone call and say, “Oh, I’m sorry, my client’s not available.” So thank you for coming and doing this, in light of all the things that have been going on.
Tell me about your day. Have you had a tough day today?
KANYE WEST: Yeah, it’s been extremely difficult. I just — just dealing with the fact that I hurt someone or took anything away, you know, from a talented artist or from anyone, because I only wanted to help people. My entire life, I’ve only wanted to give and do something that I felt was right. And I immediately knew in the situation that it was wrong, and it wasn’t a spectacle or just — you know, it’s actually someone’s emotions, you know, that I stepped on. And it was very — it was just — it was rude, period. And, you know, I’d like to be able to apologize to her in person. And I wanted to –
JAY LENO: So when did you know you were wrong? Was it afterwards? as you were doing it? When did it strike you, “Uh-oh”?
- Video Premiere ~ “Run This Town” ~ Jay-Z ft. Rihanna & Kanye West (Full Verson)
- MTV VMAs 2009 ~ Beyonce Steps Back to let Taylor Swift Shine
- The “A” Pod ~ Rappers Turnt Sangers, ATLiens, Married Men, White Boys & Corrections Officers
- Grammy Awards 2009 ~ My Favorite Performance = “Swagger Like Us”
- Video ~ “Paranoid” ~ Kanye West (Starring Rihanna)
- The “A” List: Halos, Chefs, Legal Issues, Previews, Nipples, Bow Ties & Power Couples
- Preview ~ Kanye’s West’s “Alligator Boots” (Comedy Central)
- The “A” List ~ Booty Juice, Cologne, Unconventional Marriages & Narcissism
- Kanye West Performing “Big Brother” from Graduation CD
- Video ~ Kanye on Conan
In case you missed it, here are a few clips of Whitney Houston’s Oprah interview, which aired today (September 14th). Whitney appeared in a secluded theatre and quietly confided in Oprah about her former drug use and her tumultuous relationship with singer Bobby Brown, ex-husband and father to Whitney’s only child, Bobbi Kristina.
Oprah’s sincerely allows Whitney to freely discuss her demons. She talks about her first meeting Bobby and expresses a ton of emotion during the discussion. She recalls how passionate their relationship was and how addicted she was to him, referring to Bobby as her “drug”. She spoke about the “allure, the passion, the crazy love” during her early days with Brown and you could almost feel the intensity of her memories. Acknowledging that Bobby initially displayed a “sweet, gentle tenderness,” she says that as her stardom exploded (sometime around the time of The Bodyguard), Brown’s insecurity and jealousy increased to hostility.
“He spit on me,” she said with quiet vehemence, as though reliving the degrading moment.
As for the well-known drug use, Houston tried to explain the combination of drugs she was taking during her worst times, and Oprah had her break it down. “Follow me here, Oprah,” said Houston. She explained she was “lacing marijuana… with rock cocaine.” “I wasn’t getting high by myself,” she said. “We were partners.”
All I know is… Whitney was “Whitney Houston” well before she and Bobby got together. She was always the bigger star so that part of her argument is a tad bit iffy. Everyone’s always blaming Bobby for Whitney’s downfall…and now she’s on Oprah pretty much blaming him too. I think she needs to own up for her own bad choices and move forward.
Full video of today’s show below: Continue Reading…
Lil Mama has sent out an apology via her PR peeps for her actions last night. In case you missed it, Rapper Lil Mama decided to grace the stage during the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards closing performance, in which Jay-Z and Alicia Keys performed their first-ever collaboration, “Empire State of Mind.” The America’s Best Dance Crew judge hopped out of her seat and onto the stage during the song’s final seconds and pranced around onstage as if she was the headlining act. Word is, Jay attempted to avoid embarrassing her by tapping her on her leg, but apparently she didn’t get the hint. In her statement, Lil Mama says she was merely caught up in the moment:
“I did not mean any disrespect towards Jay-Z or Alicia Keys,” the statement read. “I admire them and look up to them as role models. ‘Empire State of Mind’ had my emotions running high. In that moment I came up onstage to celebrate my two icons singing about NY.” (source)
Kanye West also issued another apology to Taylor Swift for stealing her joy during the awards show as well. Now, I’m still standing by my original assessment that this is all a hoax wonderfully crafted by MTV writers, but viewers are angered so much by Kanye seemingly disrespecting a lil country singer, that they’re gonna keep this going for a while. This is ratings gold!! Why not keep up the drama?? Anyway, Kanye hit up his blog yet again to issue a 2nd apology. The new statement says: Continue Reading…