It’s not a secret (or at least, not a well-kept one) that Amerie’s stateside release date issues are a sensitive subject around the Idolator offices, but in order to show the fine people at Sony Urban/Columbia Records that there are still some people on this side of the pond who are eagerly awaiting the release of Because I Love It, we offer an Amerie news rundown after the cut:
ITEM: According to the World Entertainment News Network, Amerie’s label was concerned that her college education would frighten off potential fans. Not so, Sony Urban/Columbia Records! Not so!
ITEM: Thanks to the site TeenHollywood.com, we learn that Amerie’s mother forbids her to have a boyfriend. The article quotes Amerie as saying “My mom is very traditional, and she didn’t understand the concept of dating. She didn’t understand why I’d ever want to call someone a boyfriend. It was a bad word in our house.” Thanks, TeenHollywood.com! That information will make my purchase of Because I Love It, whenever it’s actually released in stores, a bit more enjoyable!
ITEM: ContactMusic.com states that Amerie is writing a screenplay, and would like David Beckham to star. No, Amerie’s mom, it’s not what you think! Amerie wants to get to know Victoria Beckham, as she has been a fan since the Spice Girls rose to fame.
ITEM: Finally, Starpulse shows a different side of the famously short-skirt-and-shorts wearing Amerie: The Amerie who wants to be known for her music. Says Amerie, “I don’t want my fans to be into my music because they think I’m hot. There are lots of sexy singers out there. That may be one facet of who I am, but I don’t want it to be the only one.” So true, Amerie. You know, what might help? If we could actually acquire the music without paying import prices. Are you listening, Sony Urban/Columbia Records? Anyone? Is this thing even on?
Amerie – Gotta Work (live) [Dailymotion]