Super producer Jermaine Dupri seems so misunderstood these days. *sigh*
[FLASHBACK: In the Tweets: Jermaine Dupri Responds to Janet Jackson Tell-All Rumors… ]
Dupri caught flack yet again when he offered his take on the Blurred Lines lawsuit and in the process managed to diss Ciara by calling her new single a ‘rip off’ of one of his Usher tracks.
[READ: On Blast: Jermaine Dupri Calls Ciara’s ‘I Bet’ COMPLETE RIP OFF of Usher’s ‘U Got It Bad’]
Jermaine recently sat down with Big Tigger of Atlanta’s V-103 radio station to address the issue, stating:
I wasn’t trying to attack Ciara or anything like that. It ain’t like that… what I was trying to do is make sure the guy who was doing the interview understands how frequently this happens in the music business.
This happens probably EVERYDAY… that somebody’s record sounds like somebody else’s record.
It’s very easy for people to be influenced by music. If you listen to records a lot if you listen to artists a lot… it just happens very frequently.
I didn’t know me saying that was going to turn into this…
Dupri still manages to prove his point when he and Big Tigger compare the two songs back to back.
Watch the full interview below… Continue Reading…
You may have heard by now that the courts awarded over $7.4 million to Marvin Gaye’s family for their claims Pharell and Robin Thicke stole “Blurred Lines” from Marvin’s hit “Got To Give It Up,” and their win is prompting other producers to speak up about their stolen works.
There’s no question that music from the past ‘inspires’ other songs, and Jermaine Dupri should know… being that the 42-year-old has co-written and/or co-produced No. 1 hits such as Carey’s “We Belong Together” and “Always Be My Baby,” Usher‘s “Burn” and Monica’s “The First Night.”
That being said, the legendary producer recently shared his take on the ‘Blurred Lines’ lawsuit and in doing so… managed to blast Ciara‘s ‘I Bet’ as a rip off of a song he co produced, Usher’s ‘You got it Bad’ !
Details + compare songs below… Continue Reading…
NEWSFLASH!! Usher Raymond publicly confirmed that he’s ‘off the market’ during his emotional BET Honor’s speech!
It was just a few months ago that Usher’s manager, Grace Miguel was spotted rocking a huge rock. While there wasn’t an ‘official’ announcement, the sighting solidified rumors that the couple planned to wed.
[FLASHBACK: Instagram Flexin’ – Usher & ‘Bride To Be’ Grace Miguel Show Off Engagement Ring…]
Usher recently confirmed the news during his BET Honors acceptance speech and in doing so, managed to throw a bit of shade towards his ex-wife Tameka Raymond.
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NEWSFLASH! Usher Raymond has dismissed his stalking case.
It was just a few months ago that Raymond sought a brand new restraining order against self-professed ‘super-fan’ Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw, which resulted in her being arrested in Atlanta just days before Christmas.
[READ: Mugshot Mania – Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw aka ‘Usher’s Stalker’ Arrested in Atlanta… ]
The superstar singer, who recently put a huge rock on his manager’s finger, also made another wish come true now that Jones-Rakestraw is a free woman and unbound by any legal obligation to stay away from her imaginary boo.
Exclusive details about the dismissal below… Continue Reading…
Usher Raymond isn’t wasting any time getting the word out about his impending marriage to his manager/live in love Grace Miguel.
A few weeks ago, the couple let the cat out the bag that they were officially engaged by strategically allowing the paparazzi to capture Grace’s ring in photos during their trip to Miami.
[FLASHBACK: Usher Raymond & Grace Miguel: Engaged? Or Secretly Married? (PHOTOS)]
“She’s happy but they’re trying to keep it quiet,” an insider tells Us Mag of the private couple, who looked cozy with one another at the Golden Globes Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles on Jan. 10.
Miguel’s ring finger was noticeably adorned with a giant diamond ring at the event.
[FLASHBACK: Usher & ‘Step Daughter’ (Leaf Miguel) Spend Quality Time (PHOTOS)]
While neither has publicly acknowledged all the engagement talk, it must be officially ‘official’ now because Grace is no longer keeping things ‘quiet’… in fact, she’s been posting quite a few pics of her future hubby and her huge new rock online lately.
Check out the photos below… Continue Reading…
Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw is at it again. You may recognize Jones-Rakestraw from previous posts on StraightFromTheA.com, where she once basked in the glow of being identified as Usher Raymond‘s stalker…
[FLASHBACK: Usher’s Alleged Stalker Responds Via Video… ]
The 30 year old ‘super fan’ was arrested in Atlanta, December 6, 2014 after her actions creeped the superstar out yet again.
As previously reported, Usher filed for yet another restraining order against Jones-Rakestraw November 21, 2014, after she made several harassing phone calls to his attorney.
[READ: Usher Gets NEW Restraining Order Against Old Stalker… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
Darshelle’s recent actions violated Usher’s 30-day temporary protection order and judging from her expression in that mugshot, Jones-Rakestraw may have finally realized it’s it’s all fun & games until they lock your azz up!
Details about Usher’s latest stalking petition + more about Darshelle Jones-Rakestraw’s Atlanta arrest below… Continue Reading…
I was first to leak news of an Atlanta Exes spin-off last year (click HERE if you missed that) and now the day has come that we can finally see a sneak peek of the new VH1 series.
[FLASHBACK: It’s Official! Atlanta Exes Airs Summer 2014 – PRESS RELEASE + MEET THE CAST]
Tameka Raymond (Usher’s Ex), Monyetta Shaw (Ne-Yo’s Ex), Torrei Hart (Kevin Hart’s Ex), Christina Johnson (CeeLo’s Ex) and Sheree Buchanan (Ray Buchanan’s Ex) will all be bringing their drama filled lives to a television screen near you in just a few short weeks.
[FLASHBACK: In Case You Missed It: ‘Atlanta Exes’ Interviewed on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ (VIDEO)]
VH1 has finally released the super trailer for the new show and the 3+ minute long video gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the ladies, who each carry their own unique personalities and traits.
Watch the extended sneak peek of ‘Atlanta Exes’ under the cut… Continue Reading…
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