Usher Raymond promptly canceled his performance at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party due to a family emergency. The emergency? Well apparently Tameka was in Brazil to get a few nip/tuck procedures and experienced severe complications during her plastic surgery. A neurosurgeon, Dr. Gabriel Hunt of LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, has also traveled to South America to tend to Tameka. Josh Groban filled in for Raymond during Davis’ event and Usher’s camp has issued no comments. Foster, a 37-year-old stylist, recently gave birth to the couple’s second child, Naviyd Ely Raymond. The couple’s first child, Usher Raymond V, was born in November 2007.
Grammy 2009 had no shortage of drama in that Chris Brown and Rihanna were no-shows due to a rumored domestic altercation.
The 2008 American Music Awards aired live last night and if you missed it…you really didn’t miss much. Most of the noteworthy performances, (i.e. Beyonce) were full copies of their video routines and others were simply so-so.
I am soooo getting used to Kanye being a real singer right now! Use of the vocoder thingy is almost transparent in this new song and it’s the best one yet..IMO. Can’t wait for the album!! In other songs I’ve been listening to this week, Slim pairs up with Big Boi, Jay-Z reflects on Obama’s historic victory, Justin Timberlake joins the legions of vocoder users and Rick Ross drops a verse on on T.I.’s “Live Your Life.”
Rihanna got sick while onstage with BFF Chris Brown in Sydney, Australia last week. The moment was captured on video as Rih-Rih clutched her belly and ran offstage in pain.
The Bajan beauty was performing at Sydney’s Acer Arena when she appeared to be in physical pain after being lowered down to the stage by a harness. The star’s beau Chris Brown had joined her on-stage for a rousing rendition of their remix to her smash hit Umbrella – a track named Cinderella – when she had to flee the stage to seek medical attention.
Fans became frantic as Brown was forced to finish the show’s finale alone. But spokesperson Amanda Silverman denies rumours the star fainted behind the scenes – insisting she was just hot and needed to rehydrate,
“It was very hot at the venue, so after Rihanna’s set was over, she went off stage and needed to sit down, catch her breath and have some water.” (Source)
Word is…the singer is fine and continued her tour the next day. It’s possible that she was simply suffering from dehydration OR maybe Rihanna’s pre-show consumption of hard-boiled eggs + “fire hot” crunchy cheez doodles is causing her a few intestinal problems. Makes my tummy hurt just thinking about it…
Check out T.I.’s newest video for “Live Your LIfe” featuring Rihanna. This video has a whole lot going on. I’ve watched it several times and I see something different each time. Like the P$C disc in the briefcase, the reference to T.I. vs. Tip, Rihanna as a cabaret singer, the dudes beating up Tip in the alley (I’m not gonna lie, I almost thought Jeezy had made a cameo til I looked again!) I’m sure this video is telling some sort of story but me and my fried brain cells just can’t get it right now. Help me out…
T.I. has released a preview of his next video, “Life Your Life” featuring Rihanna. The full video will be featured on BET’s Access Granted on October 28th. Judging from the clip, Tip’s gone all out on this one! Hell…it could even be a feature film. Enjoy the snippet….all it did was get me angry. I hate being teased.
Rihanna was spotted at the Gucci Fashion show in Milan where she was taking in the line for Spring/Summer 2009. Ri Ri was working an all-black look similar to the one she rocked during the MTV awards and her makeup was FLAWLESS!
Rihanna will also try her hand at designing soon. She and Gucci designer Frida Giannin are in the process of designing a gown for a collection that Rihanna, herself, will be promoting. The “Disturbia” singer will also be appearing in Gucci’s “Tattoo Heart” ad campaign this holiday season.