Hit or Miss?
Former ‘Moesha’ star and Kevin Federline’s ‘Baby Momma’, Shar Jackson, is currently a contestant on MTV reality show ‘Celebrity Rap Star’. On a recent episode, Jackson performed Twista’s 2004 hit ‘Overnight Celebrity’. Woah! She nailed it! From her flow to to her overall swagger, she was on-point. Though I’m sure the show is tacky as anything, it’ll hopefully help her shake off the ‘Kevin Federline’s useless ex’ tag she’s had on her for the last couple of years. She’s really got skills.
What do you think of her performance?
It has been confirmed that Pleasure (aka “the one who sings” lol) has severed ties with Pretty Ricky. Speaking via his MySpace, he had the following to say:
HEY YALL I WANT TO ADRESS SOMETHING TO YALL. I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF MY FANS AND I WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING TO UPSET YALL AND DISSAPOINT YALL. I WANT TO APOLOGIZE TO ALL OF MY BALTIMORE FANS. I WANT TO SAY THAT IT IS TRUE I HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY SOMEONE ELSE IN THE GROUP PRETTY RICKY, SO IF YOU SEE THE GROUP ON STAGE ITS NOT ME BUT ANOTHER PERSON. I LOVE MY BROTHERS AND I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THEM WE HAVE NO BEEF BUT I FEEL ITS TIME FOR ME TO GIVE YALL WHAT YALL BEEN WAITING FOR A R N B ALBUM!!!! IF IT WASNT FOR PRETTY RICKY THEY WOULD NEVER BE NO PLEASURE P. IM NOT HERE TO DISS THE GROUP, BUT IM HERE TO LET YALL KNOW WHATS GOING ON… IM WORKING ON A ALBUM JUST FOR MY SUPERSTARS AND ILL ALSO BE IN A CITY NEAR YOU TO COME AND VISIT YALL!!!!
VH1’s annual Hip Hop Honors show aired in the US yesterday (October 8th). Among those recognized for their contributions to Hip Hop was rapper/producer Missy Elliot. Tweet, Timbaland, Eve, Keyshia Cole and Ciara performed an awesome medley of Elliot’s hits. It kinda served as a reminder of what a great talent Missy is and how much she has pushed the boundaries in Urban music.
What do you think of the performance?
In other news, February 12th 2008 has been set as the release date for Trina’s new album ‘Still The Baddest’ (IMO a much better title than it’s previous name: ‘Baddest Bitch 2’). The CD will drop via Slip-N-Slide/EMI and will be lead by the single ‘Single Again’.
What do you think of the pic(s)?
With Jennifer Lopez’s new album ‘Brave’ seeing it’s US tomorrow (out now in Europe), the singer took time out from touring to hit up MTV’s TRL today to promote the CD. I’m actually anxious to see how the album does; reviews, so far, have been been pretty mixed and this album is seemingly make or break for her music career. A tidbit: she needs to admit the pregnancy already – she can only keep wearing those tent dresses for so long.
Janet, are you finished with your next album? What direction are you taking?
Janet Jackson: “No, I’m working on it. It’ll be out probably first quarter of next year. I’m doing something, still being who I am, I’ll never shy from that. I’m working with a few people. I’m working with Ne-Yo, I’m working with Jermaine, working with Rodney Jerkins”
(Tyler Perry points at himself and everyone laughs)
Lamman Rucker: “They’ll be doing a duet together.”
Janet Jackson: “This is something different for me because normally it’s myself, Jimmy [Jam] and Terry [Lewis] and always writing music and myself writing the melodies. This is a bit of a departure from [that].”
So Jimmy and Terry are not involved?
Janet Jackson: “As of now, no.”
I’m all for Janet working with fresh producers, but I don’t know if it’s a wise choice to drop Jimmy & Terry at this stage of her career. IMO, the duo have brought the ‘classic Janet’ element to her more recent efforts – which have seen her try and switch up her musical style. Time will tell if the change will work in her favor.