With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards approaching, one might assume Frank Ocean‘s biggest worry this week would be the stress of perfecting his performance on the night.

Unfortunately, following an ugly run in with chart topping Pop sensation Chris Brown last week, the last few days have seen his upcoming set at the night overshadowed by the fight’s aftermath.

An aftermath, that today saw unearth the official police documents on the attack, which reveal that the acclaimed singer- who admitted to have been romantically involved with a male friend last year- was not only the victim of a physical assault, but also on the receiving end of a homophobic slur.

Details below…


With 3.5 million albums sold worldwide since 2010, Nicki Minaj‘s meteoric rise to fame came as no surprise to any who’d followed her career since 2007.

Rising from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School to become the world’s most celebrated Female Rapper since Lauryn Hill, it’s safe to say that the Rapper’s talent and tenacity are to thank for her ever impressive success.

Unfortunately, as is often the case in music, the success of one act goes some way to highlight the inadequacies of those who came before them.

In this case, inadequacies held by one time pin-up Lil Kim, who despite never enjoying a solo hit in her life, is convinced she is to thank for Minaj’s run at the top.

Delusions of grandeur below…


‘She Bad Bad’ and now she’s back back! Rapstress Eve is gearing up for the release of her new album ‘Lip Lock’ (due May 14th) and is hitting the promo rounds early in support of the set.

The femcee, who now lives in London, stopped by The Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 New York for a super insightful chat.

Relaxed, yet poised, the former Ruff Ryder dished on her hiatus, comeback, being an independent artist, and much more. Perhaps most interesting, though, were her words on fellow femcees Nicki Minaj and Azealia Banks – the latter of who she alludes turned down a collaboration request.

Peep the interview below…


If you know anything about That Grape Juice, you’ll know we love us some Lil Kim.

However, thanks to a number of amateurish business moves, a well publicized jealous streak and the complacency which saw a certain Nicki Minaj take her recipe and make a much better meal out of it, it’s become a little hard to support the ‘Black Friday‘ Rapper.

Now listen to her remix of Rihanna‘s rising smash, ‘Pour It Up, at your own risk below…


Hours after Beyonce stunned the world at Super Bowl 2013, her former opening act Chris Brown was snapped on his way out of West Hollywood’s Greystone Manor.

The very club, believe it not, that also played host to alleged girlfriends Karrueche Tran and perpetual poser Rihanna…at the same time.

That’s right, in what may have made for an interesting night out, the threesome all hit the same venue- with Tran arriving shortly after Chris with another man in hand.

All the pics below…



As reported here, as American football fans prepare their bids for their favorite teams on tomorrow’s anticipated showdown, ‘Lose To Win’ wailer Fantasia was on hand in New Orleans last night to headline the 14th annual ‘Gospel Superbowl’ celebration.

Hosted by Kirk Franklin and Sherri Shepherd (ABC’s ‘The View’), Fannie was joined by her mother to render stirring gospel performances like only she can.  Joining a line-up that featured gospel heavy hitters Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Marvin Winans, Lecrae, and more, see the ‘American Idol’ alum in action below:


Beyonce‘s Super Bowl spectacle last night has generated over 1000 collective comments here on That Grape Juice and millions more across the media scape. And while the 12-minute extravaganza boasted many an epic moment, it was the Destiny’s Child reunion that set most tongues a’wagging.

Moments after blazing the stage, Extra caught up with King B to discuss her performance, as well as reuniting with bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

Peep the interview after the jump…


Any artist who appreciates the technique of singing at a professional level appreciates the late great Whitney Houston. Case, point Nicole Scherzinger – who deems the legend as her idol.

The ‘Boomerang’ singer shows her X Factor in a new shoot for the UK’s Evening Standard in which she pays homage to Houston by recreating one of her classic looks from the 80’s.

Here’s hoping she’s also channeled some of Whitney’s hit-making ability with her upcoming new album. Its lead single gets progressively worse with each listen, yet we’re still hopeful she’ll deliver with the project as a body of work.

Your thoughts?

With confirmed appearances from Beyonce, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna, it’s safe to say the 55th Annual Grammy Awards will bring no shortage of talent when its airs live this Sunday.

However, in case the above three weren’t enough to guarantee your viewing, the event has now added ‘Because Of You’ singer Kelly Clarkson to its line up!

Details below…


After making sweet music with Chris Brown on last year’s ‘Unapologetic‘, Rihanna has set her sights on Rita Ora‘s ex boyfriend Bruno Mars and ‘Roxanne‘ icon Sting for a sonic threesome, set to take place at this year’s Grammy awards.

Details below…


Hurricane Beyonce is upon us!

Fresh from whipping the net into a frenzy last night with her stellar Super Bowl showing ans subsequent tour announcement, the singer has unwrapped a hot new promo poster for ‘The Mrs. Carter Show’.

Set to kick off in Europe in April before rolling into the States in June, the global trek “promises to be the entertainer’s most ambitious undertaking to date. It is expected to be bigger in scope than any of her previous shows. Slated to run for almost one year, the second wave of the tour is planned for Latin America, Australia and Asia.”


Got to love a Beyonce “era”. For, 9 times out of 10, they serve as the definitive textbook for how to slay and slay well. Roll on April!

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With January gone and the world of Pop well into February, music lovers can expect to be introduced to a number of newbies- all vying to win their hearts…and wallets.

However, with the backing of Motown, the blessing of Ne-Yo and the charisma of a young Bobby Brown, it’s safe to say B Smyth stands head and shoulders above the rest of his pack, bursting onto the scene with the budding hit, ‘Leggo‘.

So, as to truly understand what makes the 19 year old entertainer tick, That Grape Juice caught up with him last week as he prepares cuts for his debut album.

Get into it below…


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