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Hot Shots: Ciara On Set Of ‘Ride’ Video

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R&B star Ciara is gearing up for the release of new single ‘Ride’, the first to be lifted from her forthcoming 4th studio album. Check out these official shots from the recently-shot video, courtesy of ThisIsRNB.com; by the look of them, it’s fair to say Ms. Harris is very much a grown-up now…

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Jackson Family Attend Conrad Murray Hearing

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Members of the iconic Jackson family were on hand yesterday for the latest hearing in the case against Dr Conrad Murray – the man charged with causing the death of Michael Jackson.

Hundreds of fans greeted sister Janet, brothers Jermaine and Randy, as well parents Joe and Katherine, at the California court-house.

Check out more shots from the hearing below…

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Rihanna: “I Hate Product Placement”

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In a recent interview with NME, Rihanna hit out against artists who use product placement in their videos; this, despite receiving heavy corporate backing from Nokia herself for the recent release of her ‘Rated R’ LP. Speaking on the issue, the model said:

“I don’t like things to be so commercial. I hate product placement in my videos. Videos should just tell the story of the song. With product placement it becomes this big ad campaign. I just don’t like that. Sometimes we have to, for whatever political reason, but it’s never my first choice.”

The 22 year old went on to critique the inauthentic nature of the industry, citing her own ‘rebellious’ streak with her ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ LP as to how she combated it:

After my first two albums I just said, ‘I’m ready to do it my way, completely.’

“So a few of us went into the studio, cut my hair, dyed it black. The label hadn’t seen anything, they didn’t know what was going on.

The mystique I have kept has been because I don’t say a lot. There are a lot of rumours about me, every day it’s something new.

I guess by not replying people never know what’s true and they never know what’s not true.

So that kinda leaves them wondering – they see me, but they never know what’s in my mind.”

Erm…yeah. Videos should tell the story of the song, and singers should actually be able to sing. Things that make you go ‘hmmm’

As for the image thing, I’m finding it a little hard to muster up anything other than ‘whatever’ at Ms. Fenty’s apparent rebellion against the label. It’s well-known in the industry and beyond that her darker image was cooked-up by her team as a last-ditch effort to garner sales for an artist, who besides a few moderately successful hits, was not bringing in the $$$.

It’s actually quite funny to see her trying to stake her claim as a credible artist now, when she’s in the middle of a move to a softer, less-edgy image; something only occurring because folk weren’t buying into that uber dark ish. I mean, 4 years into the game, and many are still struggling to understand who she is an artist (see: her album sales). Hell, I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know either. I’m just saying…

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Drake’s Debut Album Gets Pushed Back

Drake Drakes Debut Album Gets Pushed Back

With his new song, ‘Over’, climbing the charts and his fans begging for the release of the music video for the track, Drake has decided to add even more suspense to the mix. The rapper’s debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’, has been delayed from it’s original release date of May 25th to June 15th. Drake embarked on the Away From Home Tour last evening at Slippery Rock University and is expected to perform material from the album at some of the shows including a track entitled ‘Fireworks’. {Source}

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Monica Performs On Leno

R&B star Monica continued her comeback campaign by stopping by the Jay Leno Show to perform her Urban smash ‘Everything To Me’. Peep the performance above…{Thanks Rayshawn!}

WOW! I’m not one for cliche’s, but that literally made the hairs on my arm stand. Besides switching up the delivery of the song, Ms. Arnold took the track to a whole new level with her notes toward the end. Awesome ending, even better (overall) performance.

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In other Monica news, the Grammy winner headlined the 107.3 Jamz White Party in Greenville, South Carolina this past Friday (April 2nd). Our really good friend, Dustin, over at Gossip On This, was in the house. Peep some his pictures from the event, which by all accounts was off the chain! (Click here to view more)

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Whitney Postpones Paris Show

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Diva Whitney Houston has postponed the start of the European leg of her ‘Nothing But Love Tour’, due to suffering from a ‘repository infection’ – her publicist announced today.

Concert organisers, AEG, offered the following statement:

“Whitney is suffering from an upper respiratory infection and after a consultation with her doctors has been advised to postpone her performance, Whitney and her band apologize that the show has to be rescheduled on such short notice.”

Originally set to kick off in Paris in tonight, the tour’s first European date will be this Thursday (April 8th) in Manchester, England. Thereafter, there will be stops here in London, Switzerland, Germany, Demark and Sweden.

Houston’s tour comes on the heels of a smash comeback LP ‘I Look To You’, which has been certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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‘The Boondocks’ Season 3 Trailer

Peep the official trailer for the third and final season of ‘The Boondocks’, which kicks off on May 2nd. The cult hit has been on hiatus for three years, after raising many an eyebrow with its vocal commentary on all things black culture.

As an avid watcher of the series, I personally can not wait for the new season. It’s a shame it’s the final one, yet it’s impact – if even on a small scale – is potent and hard deny.

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New Video: Kiely Williams (3LW) – ‘Spectacular’

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Seemingly not content with embarrassing herself enough, former 3LW singer Kiely Williams has just released the video for her new single ‘Spectacular’ – which happens to be anything but that.

One could go on about how ‘classy and elegant’ she comes across, however it’s perhaps best you see for yourself. Peep the video after the jump…SMH…

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Teairra Mari Talks About Rihanna: “There Is No Beef”

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Teairra Mari recently found her way back on to the radio airwaves with her new song ‘Sponsor (Ft. Gucci Mane & Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em)’. The track has so far reached #48 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart since it’s release on January 26th. Taking a break from her promotional rounds, the singer sat down with Bossip and revealed details about her relationship with Rihanna and her former mentor, Jay-Z, stating that “there is no beef”. Check out the interview below:

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Rihanna To Launch ‘Last Girl On Earth Tour’ With Ke$ha & Nicki Minaj

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Get ready to bust out those earmuffs early this year because Rihanna is going on tour. The attempted singer is set to kick off the promotional venture on April 16th in Antwerp, Belgium and will bring the tour to the US on July 2nd. Joining Rihanna will two more of the industry’s most talented acts, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha. Are you ready for 25 shows of excessive auto-tune and leather panties? Check out the list of tour dates below:

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