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As fans well know, Hip Hop Soul Queen Mary J. Blige caused a royal uproar when she teamed with Burger King for the unveiling of their crispy chicken wraps.  Unwrapping what was then a very unexpected backlash, the singer immediately went into damage control – claiming the burger monarch did not portray her in the light she expected.

Now, to clear the air, ‘I’m Going Down’ diva has taken to radio queen Angie Martinez to dish on what really went down with she and the King of Whoppers.

Making her rounds in support of the new Tom Cruise-led musical ‘Rock of Ages’, get into what Mary had to say about the heat that followed that crispy commercial and more after the jump:

 

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As earlier reported, ‘I Look To You’ hitmaker Whitney Houston once again found her vocals soaring over an R.Kelly production.  This time, with the assistance of American Idol alum Jordin Sparks, the trio have created ‘Celebrate’ – the lead single from the ‘Sparkle’ movie soundtrack.

While fans will have to wait until August 17th to see the movie in its entirety, its accompanying soundtrack will line shelves on July 31st.  Until then, get a full view of the album’s lead single, as it has been given the video treatment, below:

 

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Fans of the late, great Whitney Houston have much reason to celebrate today!  For, while the clock ticks toward the August 17th premiere of ‘Sparkle’, the singer’s final acting role before her untimely passing, her Jordin Sparks-assisted duet ‘Celebrate’ has been given the video treatment.

Set to lead the film’s accompanying soundtrack, due in stores July 31st, get your first sneak peek at the forthcoming visual (due in its entirety before the night’s end):

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Her ‘Atlanta’ cast mates may have struggled to find success outside of the series, but it seems there’s no stopping Nene Leakes in her quest to become a household name.

Landing a role on NBC’s ‘The New Normal‘ and readying the launch of her first clothing line, this week saw Leakes take to Patty TV for a conversation on ‘stepping out on faith’, the story behind her ‘Real Housewives‘ debut and the value of ‘star power’.

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Cop a gander at the single cover for Keyshia Cole‘s ‘Enough Of No Love‘ featuring Lil Wayne.

Lifted from her fifth album ‘Woman To Woman‘, the cover comes before the release of it’s Benny Boom directed visual, shot earlier this week.

Pick up ‘No Love’ on iTunes on July 1oth.

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Teairra Mari strikes a fierce pose for fans, on the cover of her new mix tape ‘Unfinished Business’.

Set for a July 4th release, the 11 song outing features appearances from Snoop Dogg, Division 1 Exec Rico Love and none other than the people’s champ 2Chainz.

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Yesterday evening, Pepsi darling Nicki Minaj celebrated the news that her sophomore LP ,’Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded‘, had been certified Platinum in the US.

However, as the love fest between she and her ‘Barbz’ went on on Twitter, the news came under intense scrutiny from the Rapper’s critics.

Critics, who did not understand how an LP which is yet to move 600,000 units in the US was able to be certified Platinum (1 million copies).

So, ever eager to address the issues you care most about, That Grape Juice dedicates today’s ‘Hot Topic’ to the system that is an RIAA certification.

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She may have impressed with fans with VH1’s ‘Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business’ last year, but ‘Moesha’ star Brandy Norwood has sworn off doing another Reality TV Show.

Speaking to Sister2Sister magazine she explained:

I don’t want to do reality shows.

I watch reality shows here and there, but I don’t think I work well on reality shows. I think I’m too boring for reality. It’s much more fun playing somebody else.

I don’t even argue like some of these women on TV.

I just watched ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,’ and I was like, ‘whoa.’ It’s not that you have to compete [with other shows], but if you look at things from a business standpoint, you want to get the kind of ratings that the ‘Basketball Wives’ are getting.

She went onto joke:

Why aren’t we getting those ratings? Your life is just too boring,” she joked. “People want to see drama. They want to see that. So, reality is not for me.

However, while she’s steering clear of Reality TV, Norwood has a number of projects lined up for the small and big screen.

Next year marks the release of ‘The Marriage Counselor‘, in which she stars in with Kim Kardashian and Vanessa Williams.

This, months after she reprises the role of Elisa on Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’, and her seemingly permanent spot on ‘The Game‘.

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Despite her initial billing as the ‘Christina‘ to Iggy Azalea’s ‘Britney’, Azealia Banks is slowly but surely becoming Pop’s favorite rookie, readying the release of her new mix tape ‘Fantasea‘.

Gearing up for a worldwide promo tour before she releases ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ this September,last  weekend saw Banks discuss her plans with the folk over at NME.

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“Money is the reason we exist… everybody knows it, it’s a fact kiss kiss”.

Prepare to be blown away by Lana Del Rey‘s video for ‘National Anthem’, the latest clip in aid of her new album ‘Born To Die’.

A unique take on President Kennedy‘s  relationship with the iconic Jackie Onassis , the stunning piece is waiting for you to watch it below…

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Last night in Melbourne, Lady GaGa unveiled a brand spanking new cut ‘Princess Die‘, which may feature on her upcoming studio LP.

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Despite being one of Hip Hop’s more monumental figures in the 90s, recent years have seen Foxy Brown‘s star burn out.

Opting to lead a quieter life following several run ins with the law, today will see the MC secure the attention never afforded to Rap punchline Lil Kim, whose feud with the Rapper almost cost Brown her life.

Now watch as Ms. ‘Il Na Na’ suffers a wardrobe malfunction during a rare performance. A performance, we’d say marks her lowest point yet.

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