In the wake of his terrible BET Awards performance and the general lack of interest surrounding his upcoming ‘Curtis’ album, 50 Cent must be hoping ‘She Wants It’ catches on. Confirmed as his next single (the third already from the album), ‘She Wants It’ – a Timbaland production – is a pretty good track. Aside from the ‘typical’ subject matter, I’m liking everything else about it. It’s refreshing to see 50 switch up his flow on a track – his delivery was becoming kinda ‘samey’. Justin does his thing on the hook. The Joseph Khan directed video – which will borrow elements from ‘The Matrix’ movie – will be debuting soon.
The much anticipated video for Ciara and 50 Cent’s new single ‘Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone’ premiered today. Considering the pre-hype, I found the end-product to be kinda anti-climatic. There was little to no chemistry between Ciara and 50 -with the video looking pretty standard; especially when compared to the videos for Ciara’s two last singles. Nonetheless, both the song and video have a laid-back summer vibe to it and definitely fits this time of year.
Rapper 50 Cent stopped by BET’s 106 & Park to perform his current single ‘Amusement Park’. The G-Unit leader also took a moment to address his shambolic performance at the BET Awardsearlier in the week. Performance aside, most of 50′s new material just isn’t cutting it and he’ll need to come harder than this if his ‘Curtis’ album is to be a success.
This steamy shot of Ciara and 50 Cent, taken from the singer’s newest video ‘Can’t Leave ‘Em Alone’ isn’t likely to ease the rumors that the two are indeed an item. For months now, many have speculated as to whether or not the pair are dating, after they were spotted out together several times. Fueling the rumors further is the fact that they were seated next to each other at last night’s BET Awards. Personally, I’m not convinced; it seems like a ploy to generate interest in the single – which features 50. Still, I’m more anxious to see the video now…so I guess it worked.
*Video’s will be added continually. Be sure to keep checking*
The 2007 BET Awards took place tonight in LA. Performers included Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, Ne-Yo and Jennifer Hudson. Check out the performance vids below:
Jennifer Hudson & Jennifer Holliday – ‘And I Am Telling You’
T.I. – Big Things Poppin’
Diddy (w/ Keyshia Cole & Lil’ Kim) – ‘Last Night’
Ne-Yo & Fabolous – Because of You/Make Me Better
Beyonce & Kelly Rowland – ‘Get Me Bodied’ / ‘Like This’
Ciara – Like A Boy / That’s Right
Robin Thicke – Lost Without You
50 Cent – Amusement Park
Eryka Badu – Diana Ross Tribute
Judging from some of these performances as well as viewer reports, this years show was definitely one of the better instalments of the annual event. Performance of the night, in my opinion, goes to Beyonce and Kelly Rowland’s joint showing. Everything about the performance was on-point; Beyonce nailed ‘Get Me Bodied’ and Kelly had her ‘coming out of the shadows’ moment by tearing down the stage with ‘Like This’ alongside Eve. Another notable performance was from Ciara, who did her thing with a medley of ‘Like A Boy’ and future single ‘That’s Right’. She has definitely upped her stage presence and live vocals too. I also really liked the Dreamgirls opening- which saw Jennifer Hudson perform ‘And I Am Telling You’ with the original Effie, Jennifer Holliday. It was a monumental moment seeing Jennifer Holliday finally get her moment to truly shine as Effie. On a side note, her facial expressions are still priceless lol. 50 Cent’s performance didn’t go…well just watch it lol. Overall it seemed like a great show.
Reports from HOT 107.9’s Birthday Bash XXII – which took place in Atlanta over the weekend -are claiming that Young Buck launched a profanity-filled attack on G-Unit leader 50 Cent. The tirade allegedly took place during Buck’s set and signals his departure from the Hip-Hop collective. However Hot 97′s Miss Info denies anything went down; ‘Eyewitnesses say that he talked about his new label Cashville Records, which he recently found a home for, but he never dissed 50 and G-Unit’ she said.
This really doesn’t surprise me. It’s obvious being with the G-Unit is doing nothing for anyone else’s career apart from 50′s. What’s more is that 50 has become increasingly vocal about his views of his fellow G-Unit members; in this month’s issue of VIBE magazine he even labelled Lloyd Banks ‘lazy’. With 50′s career showing signs of fatigue, Buck would be smart to get out of there quick.
Things aren’t looking too good for 50 Cent’s forthcoming ‘Curtis’ album. According to reports, execs at the G-Unit leader’s record label, Interscope, are unhappy with the lack of public interest in regard to the rapper’s latest singles ‘Amusement Park’ and ‘Straight To The Bank’. This, apparently, was a major factor in the decision to push the album back from June to September. 50 is said to be frustrated and is ‘attempting to salvage the situation’.
I can’t say I didn’t expect it. 50′s tactic of starting beef with other rappers to generate a buzz around his own album got tired real quick. It’s as if he started to believe his own hype and now no one is checking for him. I really don’t see this ‘Curtis’ album performing as well as any of his other CD’s. Seems he’s heading for the same fate as Ja Rule…
Rapper 50 Cent covers the July issue of VIBE magazine. Upon first seeing the cover, I thought it was a joke – but it really is genuine. If Mary J Blige thought her cover was bad, she hasn’t seen this yet. 50 looks constipated…not a good look. The issue hits newstands in the next few weeks.
Rapper 50 Cent has announced that his new album ‘Curtis’ has been pushed back from June 26th to September 4th. Citing his International following as the reason for the delay, the G-Unit leader said ‘I’m an international artist…my fans worldwide deserve to receive my album at the same time as my fans here in the U.S. Taking that into consideration moving the album to September was a necessary course of action.’
This news isn’t all that surprising to me; the lead single from the album ‘Amusement Park’ has been lukewarmly received and the hype surrounding the project is noticeably less than that of his previous albums. I don’t buy the ‘International market’ excuse; he is ’50 Cent’ – meaning he is a big enough artist to drop an album worldwide at anytime.