Hot 97 Peter Rosenberg
Jun 05 2012
12:18 am

HOT 97 Peter Rosenberg Speaks on Nicki Minaj/Summer Jam

Let’s face it, Flex didn’t give Nicki the tongue-lashing he should have, or at least hyped up at Summer Jam. One of the real problems with the interview was Peter Rosenberg, the person who made the comment, wasn’t in on the call.

Well he spoke to TMZ earlier and his explanation shows why he should’ve been.

“When I went out there I wasn’t really thinking about it. I was trying to hype up all of the fans who were there to see Kendrick Lamar, School Boy Q and more underground acts, and yeah, that short of just came out. “

Here’s the actual footage.


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Trina and celeb stylist June Ambrose (and her assistant)  in Styled by June
Mar 27 2012
2:08 am

Trina’s New Single “Outer Space” +  Mohawk on Styled by June

You know what happens when you grow up? You look at pictures from your past and ask, “what was I wearing?” Trina is in that stage of her life and career; when her younger self doesn’t exactly represent her anymore. So with a new album on the way, she called superstar stylist June Ambrose for a makeover. The results were revealed on the second episode of VH1’s Styled by June.

Trina and June Ambrose giving their thighs a stiletto workout

June’s first piece of advice? Give those thighs a stiletto workout. June then shocked her with a new doo suggestion: a Mohawk down to her butt. Trina was understandably uneasy, but the motto with stylists is, “in your hands I trust” - otherwise, why be there?


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Swizz Beatz and DJ Dirty Swift in Paris at a Reebok event
Nov 27 2011
2:32 am

Swizz Beatz (Mix Edition) by DJ Dirty Swift: Download This!

What’s this? A seriously complete collection of Swizz Beatz’ finest moments, mixed by Paris’s own, DJ Dirty Swift. There’s a short story behind this, as told by Swift himself..


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Keri Hilson at the 3rd annual Ween awards
Nov 11 2011
2:03 pm

3rd Annual Ween Awards: Why Should We Celebrate Black Women?

Last night, WEEN (Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network) held their third annual awards at the Samsung Experience/Time Warner Center in New York. For the positive portrayal of black women in entertainment, the honorees for this year’s event were, Estelle, Keri Hilson, Tracy Mourning, Egypt Sherrod, Danyel Smith, and Jennifer Yu.

Is it important/necessary to have award shows for black women? Award shows like this one and say, Black Girls Rock? Essence Writer and Author, Demetria Lucas thinks so. On her A Belle in Brooklyn blog, she breaks it down like so:


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Lara Manoukian at Sinlesslife launch party
Oct 11 2011
7:18 am

Brandy and Teairra Mari @ Lara Manoukian’s Sinlesslife Launch Party

On Sunday, Oct. 9, fashion designer Lara Manoukian hosted a launch party at the Falcon Restaurant in Hollywood, California, to preview her new jewelry collection. Lara Manoukian conceived the line while on a trip to Madrid Spain, in June 2008. That was three years ago, so it gave her plenty of time to flesh out the meaning behind Sinless; it’s deeper than you might think.

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Swizz Beatz smiling in a black Lotus. You would too.
Sep 14 2011
1:11 am

Swizz Beatz Gives Alicia Keys a Lotus for HIS Birthday

Yesterday, Swizz Beatz celebrated his 33rd birthday, but he could care less about a birthday cake/party. He used the occasion to give Alicia Keys a Lotus. It looks like it’s from the Evora family.

Alicia Keys stands next to her new, red Lotus Evora


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Alica Keys - seventeen years old, ready for the prom
Aug 10 2010
11:30 pm

Alicia Keys @ Sweet 17, Ready for her High School Prom - Flickerazzi!

One of the benefits of being married to an R&B/pop star is the new found access to the family photo stash. Swizz Beatz got his hands on a picture of Alica Keys when she was seventeen years old, looking ready for the high school prom/school photo album, and posted it as his Twitter background, for all to see.


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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz: You may kiss the bride
Aug 01 2010
11:21 pm

Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Get Married in Southern Italy

It’s official, on Saturday, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz exchanged wedding vows on the coast of Southern Italy. The picture up top says it all: it was pretty much the ending of any romance movie. Swizz Beatz (via Twitter) summed up the moment with one word: “Wowwwwwwwwww.”

Miss Info has all the particulars..


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Lil Kim in tan fur and leather jacket on stage at M2 Mansion
Jan 09 2010
2:51 pm

Lil Kim @ M2 Mansion: Going Hard in 2010?

Last night, the Queen Bee, Lil Kim took the stage at M2 Mansion in NYC, which attracted a cast of characters and adoring fans that know and love her from the indelible Bad Boy era. It has to be nice to still have name recognition in the industry — Lil Kim was a big hit on Dancing with the Stars — but for her actual music career to be on a flat line? That’s something else. Her last album The Naked Truth was released nearly five years ago. Wiki word is in 2009 Kim was working with the Trackmasters (Poke and Tone), but the project crumbled over creative differences.


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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz at M2 Element of Freedom release party
Dec 24 2009
1:28 am

Alicia Keys “The Element of Freedom” Party: Meet the Ex-One

On December 18, Alicia Keys was on hand at M2 Mansion in NYC for a release party for her stellar new album “The Element of Freedom.” If you don’t have it yet, you need to get off your computer and beat a path to Target/Walmart/Best Buy or pop a tab, click up an online shop and fill a shopping cart. Point is: forget the freebies, good music deserves better dollars (especially these days) and Alicia Keys cooked up something phenomenal for these cold winter months.

On a completely non-musical angle I can tell you listening to the album I wasn’t sure if Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz were still making their lo-pro relationship happen. Oh sure, throughout the album there is the sound and feel of a woman smiling in the glow of a new love, but who that love is I felt was up for question.


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