Why I Love Blogging?

For those who don’t already know, I’ve been blogging for at least a year now. Even though my journey to getting to where I am now is far from where I want to be, it all began from just a year ago when I started writing for Blogspot (yes I have another blog) and I did NOT know what to write about. Seriously, I had no clue. So, I just started with writing a blog about fashion and what I knew about it. From there, I started writing about pretty much anything that was current at the time and then came this blog.

When I first started this blog, I had no idea as to what the hell I was doing. I was trying to come with so many names for this damn blog that I ended up settling with the name JasTheDoll, which is my nickname along with a part of my IG + Twitter name (which I will get to later) and from then I have been writing about pretty much a lot of things, from what is current in music to who is doing what to pretty much how the hell I feel on the daily basis. Even though it is taking an extremely long time to get to where I wanna get to on this blog (yes I wanna have at least 10K or even 100K or more on the daily basis on this damn blog) but for right now, I am truly blessed of how far I’ve gotten. This blog will be one in May and to be honest it feels damn good that I have at least a few people who take the time out to read what I write and appreciate it. I know that it gets tiring that I constantly promote my blogs, but I have to otherwise I have to wait until people come to me and that is not gonna happen.

So, onto how I got the name JasTheDoll. Well, first of all my real name is Jasmin (aka Jas) and I used that nickname and mixed it in with Doll (which stands for Definition of Living Life) and how I put the two together is that I live by my own definition of what it means to live life, which is to do what you want to do with your life and even though you are going to have some unexpected things happen in life, it is always important to live your life and when you get to a certain age, you can think back and say “Wow I remember doing blah blah blah” and just living each moment everyday and creating new memories everyday. Life is WAY TOO SHORT to worry about what the next person think about you and yeah you’re gonna have points in which you may question yourself, but never do that because if you do, other people are going to question you.

Back to the topic at hand, I also love blogging not for the money. OK well it is for the money (kind of) because it technically is a part of my future career (yes I hope to one day make money from blogging) but that’s NOT the ONLY reason why. I do it because I love writing. I love people telling stories through my writing or just expressing how I feel to all of you. It really allows me to connect with you, the readers, viewers, story listeners, fans, whatever y’all wanna call yourselves, through my writing. My writing isn’t meant to be looked at as just another article or just something to read, which leads me to my next point. Another reason why I love blogging is to connect my writing through personal experiences. I want people to be able to either agree or disagree, but take what I say as a learning experience or even as a way to take that piece of whatever into their lives. I also love making people happy. It’s a part of me to just make someone smile each and every day.

Yes I blog about pretty much a lot of things. But, it allows me to show you all who I am as a person + what I love. This blog also lets you all see what I write about on the daily basis so you all know why I love my job and I really do have a passion for what I do. Blogging also lets you all into what I am thinking about on the day to day basis. Whether I am in the greatest of moods or I just feel like someone just slapped me in the face, I write about it because it’s just who I am. It’s a part of me and who I am as a person. No, I’m not where I want to be with this blog. But, one thing I can say is this: I am proud of where I am so far and I will continue to work hard to give you all things to read and for me to connect with you, the readers + viewers.

So, on that note I leave you all with this message: Start something you love and continue on with it. Don’t give up. It may take a while to get to where to where you want to be, but appreciate each moment you get because once you get to where you wanna be, it will all be worth it in the end.

With that being said, goodnight dolls.

x|o

 

JAS

Action Bronson + Azealia Banks Have Words On Twitter

Last night it was Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks. Tonight’s Twitter war is Action Bronson versus Azealia Banks.

How the argument came about was that someone posted a tweet saying that Bronson is one those white rappers who isn’t all about real hip hop. Then these tweets were posted all throughout Twitter:

Then there was more…

And more…

And some more…

Then Action Bronson proceeded to have a conversation with Q-Tip and Solange Knowles:

Not to mention Banks posting these tweets:

And Solange posted this tweet:

Interesting… very interesting.

Do you guys believe they were was right or wrong? Send or post your comments about what you think about this argument.

Blind Child Gets Cane Removed + Replaced With Pool Noodle

A student at a Kansas City elementary school got his cane removed as a form of a punishment and now parents are furious about it.

Dakota Nafzinger 8, was riding the bus on the way home from school and listening to music when the bus driver took his cane away from him. The young child tapped his cane as a form of communication, but the bus driver and school officials sent him home with a pool noodle.

When Nafzinger’s father, Donald, contacted the school, they believed he was getting very violent with the bus driver. What they did not realize, however, was that Dakota was born with bilateral anophthalmia, which means he is born blind and has no eyes.

Dakota’s parent also made this statement via ABC News:

“They shouldn’t treat my kid any different than the kids that have eyes,” said Nafzinger, who works in Kansas City, Missouri, as a stage hand. “My kid is normal except he doesn’t have eyes.”

The North Kansas City Schools District issued the following statement:

“The District has reviewed the situation. We regret that a mistake was made in making sure the student was in possession of his cane when he boarded the bus Monday evening. The District has apologized to the family and is working to rectify the situation. When we were made aware of the mistake, corrections were made. It is always the District’s policy when we become aware of situations like this, we thoroughly and immediately investigate to ensure a safe learning environment for all students.”

Check out the video below of the story:

Credit: ABC News | Video: YouTube

Youngest Man To Be Executed Gets Cleared Of Murder Only 70 Years Later

Just 70 years ago, a young child was convicted of murder was executed. Just more than half of a century later, he has been cleared of murder.

George Stinney Jr., the youngest person to ever be executed in the history of the United States, was finally cleared of murder just only years after he was accused of murdering two white girls back in 1944. During the one day examination of the entire trial, Judge Carmen T. Mullen of Circuit Court found that the verdict was “great and fundamental injustice,” in addition to the prosecution doing absolutely nothing to protect his constitutional rights.

This quote was made via New York Times:

“The all-white jury could not be considered a jury of the teenager’s peers, Judge Mullen ruled, and his court-appointed attorney did “little to nothing” to defend him. His confession was most likely coerced and unreliable, she added, “due to the power differential between his position as a 14-year-old black male apprehended and questioned by white, uniformed law enforcement in a small, segregated mill town in South Carolina.”

At the hearing, in Sumter, Mr. Stinney’s two sisters testified, and a videotaped deposition from his brother was played. They spoke of the morning in March 1944 when the two girls, Betty June Binnicker, 11, and Mary Emma Thames, 7, were seen riding bicycles by the pastures in rural Alcolu. The girls’ bodies were found the next morning in a ditch, their skulls crushed. Mr. Stinney was taken into custody within hours, and confessed to the murders that day.

Two white men who had helped search for the girls also testified, and a cellmate of Mr. Stinney’s recounted conversations in which Mr. Stinney said he was innocent and had been made to confess. Less than three months passed between the murder and the execution; the trial and sentencing took less than a day.”

(Image via IGN)

Video: NYPD Officers Beating 12-Year-Old Child

As the year is ending, the more people are getting victimized by police officers. In NYC, footage of a 12-year-old boy getting physically attacked by officers of the New York Police Department was posted on YouTube just today.

The video shows three officers holding the child while an officer dressed in civilian clothing was shown attacking the child. In addition, the young boy and his friends are asking why they are being arrested, while a bystander is making sure she makes a complaint about the attack against the young male.

This was a quote made via Global Grind:

“According to an actress who uploaded the video to Facebook, Sarah Doneghy, the two were approached by police for allegedly pushing down a classmate. In the video, the boys are held against two separate vehicles for several minutes before they’re put in the cars in handcuffs. ‘This is not a war, this is a 12-year-old kid,’ said one woman who identified herself as a lawyer. “They’re animals right?'”

The NYPD’s Internal Affairs Bureau is currently investigating the situation.

WARNING: Viewer disrection is advised and the video does contain graphic material.

If you do not want to watch it, you do not have to, if you so chose to, click the video below:

Source via Think Progress/Global Grind | Video Via YouTube

New Music: DOM Kennedy – “Represent” (I Like That)

Although no music has been coming from DOM Kennedy in a long time other than features on DJ Quik, Smoke DZA, or even Ty Dolla $ign singles, he is back with brand new music. His newest single, “Represent” (I Like That) is definitely one single that is one of his first major singles since the release of Get Home Safely in 2013, in addition to the record being a West Coast major hit. The OPM leader also talks about life of being a boss and the life he used to live.

He is currently working on another project, which will be released sometime in 2015.

 

Queen Latifah Pays Staff After Show Getting Cancelled

When all things come to an end, there is certain things you do to make your staff happy and send your “Thank You’s” to those who have worked for you.

Queen Latifah showed her appreciation for her staff by paying them by using her own money. Although the announcement of the show being cancelled was just recently, she paid her former employees out of her own pocket.

E! News made the following statement about Latifah:

…Latifah is using her own money to pay the show’s crew through the holidays even though production has officially shut down. (While original episodes of the show will run through March, the production crew is no longer necessary.)

Even though the show is cancelled, there will still be original episodes until March. In addition, Queen Latifah will be playing in a biopic as the role of singer Bessie Smith in HBO’s Bessie.

New Music: Wale – “Miracle On U Street”

Wale has a brand new single for the fans just in time before Christmas. His new single, “Miracle On U Street,” is one of those singles that brings back the time of when he was first starting and a single we all will love. Not to mention he shows a lot of love and pays homage to where he came from.

Produced by Tone P + That Boy Good, this record is also a record that is raw, but just music to the ears…literally.

Festivus will be here on December 23.

Check out his new single right now:

Fashion: Fashionista Friday – JNELV

If you follow her on social media or even just know her through Instagram based on her fashion, then you know the style of JNELV. Although she is not new to the world of fashion, she displays some of the hottest clothing and make it look so amazing.

From wearing H&M + Alexander Wang jacket with a pair of heels or even wearing a Forever 21 dress with a pair of wedges, you can’t help but fall in love with her style. Her style shows that she isn’t afraid to be herself and that she loves to have fun, but serious about her work.

Visit her blog jnelv.com or visit her social media pages both @JNELV on Twitter + Instagram.

Check out a few photos of her style right now.

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Music Video: Elle Varner – “Cold Case”

Things can get tough in relationships, at least according to Elle Varner in her music video for her single, “Cold Case.”

The “Don’t Wanna Dance” singer did not appear in the music video at any point, but has an interracial couple appearing in the video and showing how the relationship can go from being on cloud nine to going downhill quickly. Although Varner does not show her face at all, she conveys the message of how relationships aren’t as easy as other people may seem to be.

Her album, 4 Letter Word, will be out on iTunes and stores everywhere sometime next year.

Check out the hardships in a relationship in “Cold Case”

Iggy Azalea + Azealia Banks Battle It Out On Twitter

For many weeks, Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea have not agreed with each other for many of reasons, including the two even having a heated argument.

Things got even more interesting when Azalea went on Twitter to call out Banks on the things she was mentioning about her in her interview, including calling her a “bigot.” and saying how far she won’t get in her career. The “Fancy” rapstress also posted these tweets about Ms. Banks:

After the tweets were posted, Banks responded with these tweets:

Who was right in this battle? Iggy or Azealia? Tweet or post your comments below on who won this battle?

Azealia Banks Breaks Down During Hot 97 Interview

For many weeks, Azealia Banks have spoken a lot about not only how much Black culture has changed, but how Black people are viewed in America in general, especially in the music industry. She also has been expressing her opinion through many forms of social media, including on Twitter.

Recently, Banks went on an interview to discuss how she feel about how Blacks are viewed in America and even breaking down. She also discussed her opinion about Iggy Azalea and T.I. and the Grand Hustle squad and let out all of her frustrations.

Check out her interview right here by clicking below:

Amber Rose + Chris Brown Dance With Each Other At Nightclub

Amber Rose + Chris Brown were spotted together tonight at Supperclub Nightclub in Hollywood, California. While Chris Brown was hosting an event at the popular nightclub, Rose was on stage twerkin on Brown and just dancing on him.

But, what is a party without Brown getting his turn in? Of course they were dancing on each other and from the looks of things, he was having some fun. But, the night wasn’t over because then Rose and bestie Blac Chyna got on stage and started twerking.

Nothing harmless, right?

Too much or just them having fun? Check out the videos and tweet|send in your comments below of what you think about them two dancing with each other.

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👀 #chrisbrown dry jumping #amberrose tonight at the supper club #awe

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#BallerAlert – spotted – #blacchyna at #Supperclub in #la #ass #video #pressplay (video by @itheillest)

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Amber Rose + Blac Chyna Twerk Together

Nothing beats a good time more than you and your friend twerking and posting it to Instagram.

That is exactly what besties Amber Rose + Blac Chyna did just recently. Amber and Blac Chyna got on all fours and started twerking and letting the fans see what they love to do when they aren’t busy. Amber even put the video on slo-mo for those who want to see it in slow motion.

Love it or hate it? Check out the video below + send in your videos of what you all think about this!

Slo-mo fo dat ass 👅

A video posted by Amber Rose (@amberrose) on

Nicki Minaj Twerks At Party

Well, what is a party without playing a little bit of music and something to dance to?

Nicki Minaj definitely had the party going of when she walked into a party for the release of her album and mingled with the crowd. But, once the party was in full effect, she started twerking. Yes, you heard correctly, Ms. Minaj was twerking and did it not just once, but TWICE! While celebrating her new album, she was dancing to her single, “Feelin Myself,” which also features Beyonce.

Check out the video below:

 

Nicki Minaj Talks Album + Music & Does Cypher On “Inside The NBA”

Nicki Minaj has been everywhere promoting her new album, The PinkPrint. She even stopped by to join the crew on “Inside The NBA” (minus Charles Barkley) to talk basketball and music.

During the time she was on there, she talked about the process of making her album and the creative process of not only her music, but her album. But, what is fun without the cast and the Queen of The Barbz herself without a cypher? Yes, Kenny Smith, Ernie Johnson, Grant Hill, and Shaq joined her for a cypher that was entertaining and hilarious.

The PinkPrint is available now.

If you missed her interview or just want to watch it again, check it out here:

Durant Suffers “Mild” Ankle Injury

During the first half of the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant suffered an ankle injury while driving to the basket with only 2.4 seconds left before the game went into halftime. He would then be rushed to see doctors for an X-Ray, where it would be confirmed of him having an ankle injury, but the x-ray results being “negative” and the injury itself is “mild.”

This tweet was posted during the game from a Thunder reporter:

During the game, Durant managed to score 30 points within 20 minutes of play before he injured himself, which made him the first player to do that. In addition, he also played on the same foot that cost him an injury, which also allowed him not to play in eight games.

The Thunder lost to the Warriors 109-114, which makes Thunder 12-14 and Warriors 22-3. The next game for Golden State will be on Monday 7:30 PM PST against the Sacramento Kings, while OKC plays the Los Angeles Lakers today at 4:30 PM PST.

If you missed the video of the injury, as well as his interview check out both videos below or here:

 

Music Video: Jasmine V – “I Love Your Crazy”

Jasmine Villegas released a brand new music video for her new single, “I Love Your Crazy.” The video shows Villegas walking around in a boyfriend shirt, along with the video in black and white, and singing about how much she is in love with her man. The “That’s Me Right There” singer also switches from being in only a shirt to sitting in a bathtub in her birthday suit.

Her album, That’s Me Right There, is available now.

Love it or hate it? Tweet or send your comments to let me know what you think about her new video or just check out her video below:

Miss World Pageant Removes Bikini Portion of Future Competitions

For many years, the bikini part of a pageant allows a female to show how hard she has worked for her body and how she shows skin when somewhere with a bikini. In addition, the Miss World pageant have been allowing it for 63 years.

Just recently, however, chairwoman Julie Morley removed the bikini portion of the pageant, and will no longer feature it in future competitions. Although many people view the beauty contest as a form of women showcasing their beauty, Morley and the organization believes contestants are there to not only win the title, but are women first and are there as ambassadors, not as just any beauty pageant winner.

A following statement was made by national director Chris Wilmer via ABC News:

“The organization has decided to take itself out of the swimsuit world because it isn’t the path they’re trying to take,” said Chris Wilmer, the national director of Miss World America/Miss United States organization. “It’s not just a beauty contest, it’s ‘beauty with a purpose’. There didn’t seem to be a purpose to have the swimsuit.”

Although there will be no bikinis, there will be a beachwear round, in addition to the original portions of the pageant, including sports, dance, evening wear, Beauty With A Purpose video, and interviews.

South African contestant Rolene Strauss was crowned the winner at the 64th annual pageant at London.

What do you all think? Should contestants be allowed to wear bikinis at a beauty pageant or were the rules right? Tweet or send in your comments below about this decision!

(Image via Instagram/rolenestrauss)

New Music: Miguel ft. Kurupt – “NWA”

Miguel + Kurupt on one single together?! Wait WHAT?!

Yes, you heard that correctly! Miguel and Kurupt collaborated on a brand new record called “NWA.” Now, the record maybe different from what you would expect from Kurupt. But, it still has the smooth sounds of Miguel and the same swag + bars you would love to hear from the West Coast OG himself.

Check out the brand new record right now!

Rick Ross Explains Weight Loss On “Good Morning America”

Rick Ross has been known in the music industry as one of the most heavyweight rappers currently out right now.But, recently, he lost 85 pounds and has been looking slimmer than ever.

During an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” with ABC News reporter Sara Haines, Ricky Rozay explains how he lost all of the weight, including eating more healthier, sleeping more, and doing CrossFit workouts.

“2 years ago, I had 2 seizures and I woke up from that and I was like, ‘Wow I really need to re-evaluate what I’m doing.”

He also talked about how important his music is to not only him, but to those who support him and whether the weight loss even affected his music.

“Not at all. My music that comes from, you know, that comes from the heart. That comes from my mindset, you know, I just sit there and I just absorb this great interview, something is just gonna come to me and I’m gonna put that to a record.”

To see the interview here, click the video below:

United States Wants To Normalize Relations With Cuba

This is a huge move, yet history in the making at the same time.

Just yesterday, President Obama announced to the world that the United States will be reinstating full diplomatic relations for the first time in more than 50 years. In addition, the United States will also not only be moving forward with plans to opening an embassy in Havana, but Obama also plans to lift restrictions on any financial activities, as well as commerce and travel.

The plan to open an embassy in Cuba is just only after releasing Alan Gross, a contractor for U.S. Agency for International Development who was sentenced to five years in a Cuban prison after bringing computers and satellite equipment without a permit under Cuban law. Although President Raul Castro of Cuba and President Obama have been on the phone speaking for 18 months, the two have decided to put their differences aside to find a “new relationship between the United States and Cuba.”

This is a quote made via Global Grind:

In a deal negotiated during 18 months of secret talks hosted largely by Canada and encouraged by Pope Francis, who hosted a final meeting at the Vatican, Mr. Obama and President Raúl Castro of Cuba agreed in a telephone call to put aside decades of hostility to find a new relationship between the United States and the island nation just 90 miles off the American coast.

“We will end an outdated approach that for decades has failed to advance our interests and instead we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries,” Mr. Obama said in a nationally televised statement from the White House. The deal will “begin a new chapter among the nations of the Americas” and move beyond a “rigid policy that is rooted in events that took place before most of us were born.”

“In addition, the United States will ease restrictions on remittances, travel and banking relations, and Cuba will release 53 Cuban prisoners identified as political prisoners by the United States government.

The United States will begin working with Cuba on issues like counternarcotics, environmental protection and human trafficking.

The United States will also ease travel restrictions across all 12 categories currently envisioned under limited circumstances in American law, including family visits, official visits, journalistic, professional, educational and religious activities, and public performances, officials said. Ordinary tourism, however, will remain prohibited.

Mr. Obama will also allow greater banking ties, making it possible to use debit cards in Cuba, and raise the level of remittances allowed to be sent to Cuban nationals to $2,000 every three months from the current limit of $500. Intermediaries forwarding remittances will no longer require a specific license from the government.

American travelers will also be allowed to import up to $400 worth of goods from Cuba, including up to $100 in tobacco and alcohol products.”

This tweet was posted about the news of U.S. – Cuba relations:

Gross was also released in exchange for not only for three Cuban spies who have been in an American prison since 2001, but the exchange was actually for an American intelligence agent who was in prison in Cuba for 20 years. Although he was not part of the exchange, he was still released under “humanitarian grounds.”

But, not everyone was pleased about this decision. Senator and potential Presidential candidate for 2016 Marco Rubio, a Florida Republican and son of an immigrant, felt that the decision President Obama made was “another concession to a tyranny” how Obama’s administration is “willfully ignorant of the way the world truly works.”

This is a statement he made about the decision:

“This whole new policy is based on an illusion, on a lie, the lie and the illusion that more commerce and access to money and goods will translate to political freedom for the Cuban people. All this is going to do is give the Castro regime, which controls every aspect of Cuban life, the opportunity to manipulate these changes to stay in power.”

Here is a video of the press conference Obama did just recently about the U.S. and Cuba relations:

Mase Deletes Instagram After Losing 1 Million Followers

If you have Instagram, you were a part of the “Instagram sweep,” meaning that you lost followers because of how many spam/inactive people even had an Instagram.

For Mase, he got rid of his entire Instagram page altogether because his followers list went from having over 1 million followers to 272,000 followers. There is no word on how or even why he decided to get rid of his Instagram page or how it went missing.

Were you a part of the Instagram sweep today? Let me know your comments or tweet back to let me know!

 

New Music: K-Shawn – “Heavy”

K-Shawn released a brand new single called “Heavy” to everyone, which is a record that is about pretty much having money and everything else. Produced by Gorilla Boy, this single is definitely one you will want to turn up to and just party to. Not to mention the record is all about celebrating life and just enjoying it.

Check out K-Shawn’s new single, “Heavy” by clicking here.

New Music: Kay Cola ft. Rayven Justice – “Runnin”

She is no newcomer to the world of music, or even to the music industry. But, one thing is for sure: you will definitely fall in love with her and her music.

Just a few weeks ago, Kay Cola put out a song called “Runnin,” which also features Rayven Justice. Produced by Jon Famous, this record is definitely one that is for just riding around in your car or just chilling and relaxing.

Check out her single, “Runnin,” right now:

New Music: Koto – “Give Me Love”

You may have heard her covers for different songs and fell in love with her music. Now, she has a remix for yet another song and her music is just as beautiful.

Koto released another cover called “Give Me Love,” which the original single is by Ed Sheeran. Although the single is remixed by Redwine, Koto puts her own spin to the hit record and listening to it makes you fall in love with the song even more.

Check out the cover for “Give Me Love” below:

Nicki Minaj Talks Music, Beyonce, + Plays Game On “Watch What Happens Live!”

With the release of her album just hitting the Internet and stores everywhere, Nicki Minaj stopped by Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live!” to discuss not only her new album, but to talk about her collaborations with Beyonce, what it was like working with her, and even playing a game of “Plead The Fifth.”

In the game, Queen of The Barbz was asked a lot of questions about Beyonce and the elevator incident. But, Minaj replied “Not a damn thing” and continued to play the game very well.

Check out the entire interview below:

Music Video: Slim 400 ft. YG – “Bompton City G’s”

This video is definitely one to watch.

Slim 400 + YG teamed up for the music video of their song, “Bompton City G’s.” While the video is in California, the video also shows YG + Slim 400 having fun and being about that life.

Check out the video below:

Wale Is Set To Release Festivus Mixtape

Christmas is only one week away, and Wale fans is giving away a BIG gift: a mixtape.

Yes, Mr. Folarin himself is releasing his new mixtape, Festivus, just 2 days from the holidays. Finding the inspiration from a parody on an episode of hit show “Seinfeld,” it is definitely a mixtape that not only features a collaboration with A-Track, but the mixtape is definitely one that is one that is just as good as a Christmas present.

Wale also did a trailer for the mixtape, which shows him sitting on the couch watching J.Cole + Nicki Minaj, then turning to an episode of the 1997 classic television show called “Festivus.” A-Track then tells him he has something for him then the theme song for “Seinfeld” comes in.

He even posted this on Instagram just today:

Complex … Watch it

A photo posted by Wale (@wale) on

Festivus will be hitting the Internet on December 23.

Check out the one minute video for “Festivus”

New Music: Maroon 5 ft. Big Boi – Animals (Remix)

Maroon 5’s hit single, “Animals,” is one of the hottest songs on the radio out right now. Mix Outkast member Big Boy into the remix, you’ll really want to listen to it more.

That is correct, Big Boy + Maroon 5 teamed up for the remix of “Animals” and although the song still serves the same purpose, the remix adds Big Boy’s special touch to the original record, with him mentioning Stevie Wonder and talking about the one special woman, as well as the beat changing… a little bit.

Run in the wild in the remix for “Animals”

Nicki Minaj Shows Sexiness In Campaign For Roberto Cavalli 2015 Collection

If there is one person that can make high fashion look so amazing, it is Nicki Minaj.

Minaj posted pictures on her Instagram of herself as the new face of Roberto Cavalli’s Spring|Summer 2015 collection. Even Cavalli posted a few photos of the “Anaconda” rapper posing with a bob haircut and just looking amazing!

Take a look below at just some of the photos that were posted from both Nicki + Mr. Cavalli’s Instagram pages:

I am so honored to be the face of the new #RobertoCavalliSS15 campaign. #NickiForCavalli

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

#RobertoCavalliSS15 #NickiForCavalli

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

#RobertoCavalliSS15 #NickiForCavalli

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

#NickiForCavalli #RobertoCavalliSS15

A photo posted by Nicki Minaj (@nickiminaj) on

The tribal dance of @nickiminaj enchants the lens for the new #RobertoCavalliSS15 campaign! #NickiForCavalli

A photo posted by Roberto Cavalli (@roberto_cavalli) on

Tyga Reveals “Gold Album” Cover

As the days are approaching fast for the release of his album, Tyga released the cover for his upcoming album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty. With an eagle colored in all gold and the wings spread wide, it is definitely showing the new meaning of all gold everything.

He also released the album cover via Instagram:

#TheGoldAlbum cover created by Kanye & Donda. made out of real gold. #Kingin #LastKings

A photo posted by Tyga / T-Raww (@kinggoldchains) on

The album will be released sometime next year independently.

5 Ways That Someone Is Really Into You

Have someone ever liked you, but you just didn’t know it? Is there anyone who have ever tried to talk to you and genuinely wanted to talk to you, but you really didn’t recognize signs? Well, these are just a few ways that someone is into you.

1) What They Know About You? People will usually notice what they either know about you by asking around what things you like, when is your birthday, how much time do you spend doing a certain thing, or even just trying to get to know you. If they spend WAY TOO MUCH time, they are stalking you. But, if they know your birthday in order to get something nice for you and go out of their way, then that is considered a crush.

2) Time? There are certain people who want to spend a lot of time with you just because they are trying to get to know you. Even if that person is busy and has no time on their hands, they will make a way to make you smile.

3) Social Media? If someone likes pictures of you AND|OR posts messages like “*_*” or something that will make you blush on Instagram, that is considered a crush or they just think you are beautiful.

4) Feelings? Someone can show you how they feel about you by just by what they are doing. Whether it is writing a song, creating a love poem, or even writing a subliminal message on social media about YOU, if someone shows you they care about you and really want to be yours, give them at least ONE chance. Who knows, that person may be really good for you?

5) Respect – This is really an important thing because this is not shown. If a guy or female shows you no respect, they aren’t into you, they are into your pockets, status, or underwear. (or at least trying to get in there) BUT, if they treat you like the person you deserve to get treated as and they don’t treat you like family or friend and they give you the upmost respect, then that person really likes you.

Lilly Ghalichi Ends Relationship With Fiancee

Sometimes, things get to a point where love comes to an end.

Well, that is exactly what entrepreneur|model|lawyer Lilly Ghalichi is currently going through after announcing the end of her engagement to her now ex- fiancee, Dhar Mann. Although it was just in April the two were engaged, no official word on how they broke up, but she did mentioned how she did love him and she was truly happy with them.

She went on Instagram just a few hours ago to announce it to the world and made the following statement:

I want to take a moment to say that I have in fact ended my relationship with my fiancé. He is a great man, and I wish him the best in life. After being with someone that lied to and cheated on me, it was so nice to be with someone as honest and loving as he was. For the first time in my life, I truly felt loved, appreciated, and respected. I will forever cherish our time together for those reasons, and so many more. Relationships are hard, very hard, and more often than not, they don't work. As much as my heart hurts right now, I know that every ending is a new beginning. Rather than commenting speculations and demanding information, we would both appreciate some personal space from our fans on the matter so that our hearts can heal ❤️

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I want to take a moment to say that I have in fact ended my relationship with my fiancé. He is a great man, and I wish him the best in life. After being with someone that lied to and cheated on me, it was so nice to be with someone as honest and loving as he was. For the first time in my life, I truly felt loved, appreciated, and respected. I will forever cherish our time together for those reasons, and so many more. Relationships are hard, very hard, and more often than not, they don’t work. As much as my heart hurts right now, I know that every ending is a new beginning. Rather than commenting speculations and demanding information, we would both appreciate some personal space from our fans on the matter so that our hearts can heal ❤️ – lillyghalichi

Ghalichi and Mann are also asking everyone to respect their privacy at this time.

I wish nothing but the best of luck in their future and I hope nothing but the best for the two of them.

New Music: Wiz Khalifa – “Smoke Chambers”

Wiz Khalifa is letting people know how he is feeling in his new single, “Smoke Chambers.”

While smoking weed, he is rapping about the lifestyle that he is currently living. He is also letting people know about what is going on in his personal life, including his family, friends, and just life itself.

He also raps about how he is done living the life in the fast line and just wants to just slow it down and enjoy life.

Check out the new single below:

Music Video: Rae Sremmurd – “Up Like Trump”

Rae Sremmurd already has two hits on their hands, in addition to their collaboration single with Nicki Minaj and Young Thug. Now, with the release of their album approaching, Rae Sremmurd has a new single + video, “Up Like Trump,” which shows the duo having a good time and living life.

The Mike WiLL Made-It anthem is also a record which has the two getting people partying and having a good time, not to mention the two just being themselves.

Their 11-track album, SremmLife, will be for everyone January 6.

Check out their video below:

 

 

YG Responds To Grammy Nomination Snubs + More During “Big Boy Neighborhood” Interview

If you did not think that YG had the best album of 2014, well, you are just a hater.

At least that is what he thought about those who did not choose him for a Grammy nomination during his interview with Big Boy’s Neighborhood on Power 106. His album, My Krazy Life, was one of the albums that was not mentioned for a Grammy nom., along with the following nominations:

  • Iggy Azalea -The New Classic
  •  Childish Gambino – Because the Internet
  • Common – Nobody’s Smiling
  • Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP 2
  • Wiz Khalifa – Blacc Hollywood
  • ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron

When Big Boy asked about his nomination snub, YG completely went off and did not hold back, including mentioning this statement about albums that made the list that were wack:

“Some of them albums is wack. My album is better than them albums. I already knew I wasn’t gon’ win a Grammy, they not gon’ give me a Grammy, but they gon’ nominate me for sure. When I seen some of the albums on there, I ain’t really get it. I really feel some type of way and I know it got something to do with me being from the streets and representing what I represent.”

Although he did not get a Grammy nomination, he showed love to Azalea and SchoolBoy Q on their nominations. “I came up with Iggy,” he stated. “I know Iggy, ScHoolboy, all them. I’m rockin’ with them. I already knew they was gonna be nominated.”

Check out what else he had to say plus more during the Power 106 interview by checking it out below:

Nicki Minaj Gets Emotional During “Angie Martinez” Interview

Sometimes, you just have to let it all of your emotions out.

That is exactly what Nicki Minaj did during her interview with Angie Martinez when discussing her recent breakup with her boyfriend, Safaree Samuels. She talked a lot about how she feels about her ex, including how she still has love for him, how she is dealing with the breakup, and even cried while discussing how her relationship and her career.

Minaj also discussed how the relationship did have a huge impact on her career and the industry tear them apart, as well as clarifying the rumors about her and Meek Mill even dating each other. She also discussed how a lot of the songs she made were when she was still dating Samuels, including her current smash hit, “Bed of Lies.”

The PinkPrint is available now.

Check out the entire interview below:

Big Sean Talks Music, Collaboration With Eminem, + Relationship With Ariana Grande On “The Breakfast Club”

Big Sean went on Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” this morning to discuss many things in his life, including his music, his collaboration with Eminem, and his relationship with his current girlfriend and singer, Ariana Grande.

One of the things that was discussed was the “IDFWU” single, which was produced by Kanye West and DJ Mustard. Although the song is a current smash hit, it was NOT meant for Naya Rivera. “I vividly remember playing it for that person,” he said. “It wasn’t no diss song.” In addition, he is currently working on his third album, which will feature Chris Brown on it.

He also discussed the recent collaboration with Eminem on the single, “Detroit Vs. Everybody,” and they plan to shoot a video for the SHADYXV  song in Detroit. He also mentioned how there is possibility of another song together sometime in the future.

But, he couldn’t get away without answering questions about the relationship with Grande. He also talked about how the two met at Wango Tango and how he loved how she knew the words to “Gang Bang.” He even had this to say about the rumors of his girlfriend getting carried around:

“That’s ridiculous. I’ma dead that right now. That’s not even true.”

Then of course, what is a show without the argument with Charlamagne and Big Sean getting into it and Big Sean almost threatening to beat his…well, you get the next the thing.

Check out the entire interview below:

New Music: Gunplay ft. Rick Ross – “Scuffed Timbs”

Gunplay + Rick Ross collaborated on a brand new single called “Scuffed Timbs” about being about that life. Produced by Timbaland, the MMG labelmates talk about how much money they have and all of the woman that they have. The MMG leader and Gunplay talk about how much money they spend on the stuff they do buy.

Living Legends will be released sometime next year.

Check out their new single, “Scuffed Timbs”

Kanye West Signs Kacy Hill to G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye West has a list of successful artists, including Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, Big Sean, and many more. To add that list, he recently signed artist + dancer Kacy Hill. Although she is a former dancer on his Yeezus tour, her vocal style is “airy” and will leave her fans and everyone around the world “feeling dizzy.”

Def Jam + Hill posted these tweets about her signing with G.O.O.D Music:

Congratulations to Kacy Hill on her signing with West’s label!

Check out her music video for her single, “Experience”

Music Video: Anthony Lewis – “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting)

Christmas is 8 days away, so Anthony Lewis is getting in the Christmas spirit by having a music video and singing about Christmas and how excited he is for Christmas. His version of Nat King Cole’s “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting) is just something you have to watch. With the assistance of a pianist, he is covering the record by singing his heart out on the Christmas classic.

Check out Lewis’s cover of “The Christmas Song” (Chestnuts Roasting)

Music Video: YG – “2015 Flow”

2015 will be here very soon, and YG is taking over the world with his music and his movie.

YG released a music video for “2015 Flow” and it is definitely a song that everyone can dance and have fun to while bringing in the new year. With the help of DJ + friend DJ Mustard making it rain everywhere (yes I mean EVERYWHERE) YG is dancing in black with a red fedora, throwing it out there of how his album IS the album of the year.

His album + soundtrack for his movie, Blame It On The Streets, is available now.

Have fun with YG in “2015 Flow”

Music Video: Tink – “Around The Clock”

Tink is already taking over the world and will be taking over even more in 2015.

She even released a brand new music video for her single, “Around The Clock,” which is simply gritty, but raw. The video shows Tink spitting nothing but BARS and just having fun with the video. With the appearance of The Breakfast Club’s Charlamagne Tha God and her boss + mentor, Timbaland, this video is just only the beginning of how much Tink will be taking over 2015.

Check out Tink’s video for “Around The Clock”

New Music: Tyga ft. Chris Brown – “Ayo”

Just before their release of their “Fan Of A Fan” album, Tyga + Chris Brown teamed up once again for their new single, “Ayo.” Their new single is not only about getting at other females, but about how they spit game to them. In addition to the beat sounding a lot like CB’s hit “Loyal,” Tyga also changes his name to the “black Richie Rich,” while Brown tries to holla at Ice T’s wife and model Coco and talks about his experience of being in rehab for a certain amount of time.

Fan of A Fan will be released sometime next year.

Check out T-Raww + Breezy’s new single, “Ayo”

J. Cole’s Album Goes Number One

If you have the album or even listened to it, you either are in love with the album or you really dislike it. Either way, it made J. Cole even more successful.

His new album, “2014 Forest Hills Drive,” went number one, bumping Taylor Swift’s “1989” album down to number two. Although the album was leaked a week early before it’s original release, Mr. Cole World himself sold over 361, 120 copies within the first week of the release of the album. This is great because of the goal of the album was to sell 100,000 copies, although it sold over more than that.

This is a tweet that was posted from the Dreamville team about the numbers from the album:

Congratulations to J. Cole + his team on the major success!

Was his album worthy of 100,000 or no? Send in your comments to let me know what you all think about this!

 

Kendrick Performs On “The Colbert Report”

Kendrick Lamar performed on “The Colbert Report” a brand new single that has fans very excited and going crazy about it.

Much different from his current single, I, Lamar switched it up and did a record that was definitely worth listening to. What was so amazing was not only the song itself, but the message behind the record. His new single is all about how there are many people from different races giving him advice on how to become even more successful in the music industry.

After the interview, Colbert and Kendrick sat down for an interview that was much less serious and a lot more entertaining. He also asked the Compton native about his personal life and about his music.

Check out the interview + performance below:

Nicki Minaj Stops By + Performs On “Jimmy Fallon”

Nicki Minaj made a stop by “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”  to perform her new single, “Bed of Lies,” and to do an interview. In her performance, she showed a lot of passion and heart and emotion and really showed her true feelings.

Things went lighter and more fun before performing her current single while in the interview portion part of the show for Ms. Minaj. She talked about working with Beyonce, doing an impersonation of Kim Kardashian and Mrs. Carter on SNL, and many other things. She also talked about how she worked as a waitress for Red Lobster.

Check out her performance + interview below:

Video: Nicki Minaj Performs “Bed Of Lies” on Ellen

Nicki Minaj’s The PinkPrint is definitely one of the most talked about albums out right now. So, why not perform a new single?

That is exactly what she did by performing her new single, “Bed Of Lies,” on popular show Ellen. In this performance, Ms. Minaj took the stage as the piano player played the single and she showed the crowd a different side of her, which is a softer and much more emotional side. In addition, she showed a lot of emotion and pain as she performed the lyrics to the current smash hit.

The PinkPrint is available NOW!

New Music: Alicia Keys – “Somewhere In The City”

Love and happiness is in the needed right now, especially during the currrent amount of violence around the world.

For Alicia Keys, she sings about spreading love and peace in “Somewhere In The City,” which is a part of her 12 Days of Christmas countdown. While the song may seem like it is just about spreading Christmas cheer, the song is also a song promoting non-violence and love throughout the world, including asking for change and positivity from everyone.

Check out the mommy-to-be’s new record, “Somewhere In The City”