In comparison to the leading ladies of R&B, pop divas generally keep it cute on Twitter. The exception to that rule is Miley Cyrus. She just scalped Katy Perry — root and all — for joking about their concert kiss in an Australian radio interview. The Prism diva quipped that her colleague wanted more than she was willing to give during their embrace, exclaiming “who knows where that tongue has been?”
Well, Miley failed to see the humor. The “Adore You” singer jumped on Twitter this morning (March 6) and fired shots. “Girl if ur worried abt where tongues have been good thing ur ex boo is ur EX BOO cause we ALL know where THAT [tongue] been,” she sniped — a clear reference to that fact that Katy’s ex-boyfriend John Mayer has been around the block several thousand times.
This is unusually mean-spirited from Miley. It was pretty obvious that Katy was joking about Miley’s tongue — she is, after all, famous for poking it out at every available opportunity — and could have thought of a cuter comeback than attacking the “Dark Horse” hitmaker’s ex. Perhaps it’s time for the 21-year-old to let some light in while listening to “Choose Your Battles”. See her scathing tweet after the jump. More »
More rumors of Lady Gaga‘s demise! This time, there are claims across the Web that her artRAVE: ARTPOP Ball Tour is shaping up to be a flop and huge loss for Live Nation, but an executive for the company called the rumors “ridiculous.” Arthur Fogel, Chairman of Live Nation’s Global Touring division, says 80% of tickets in North America and Europe have sold, and that the 29 shows that are on sale in North America have already grossed $26 million in ticket sales.
“The run with Gaga over the last two tours has been incredibly successful, and this one is shaping up no differently,” Fogel told Billboard. He also addressed specific reports that her Milwaukee show was underselling: “When something like Milwaukee specifically comes up, that show has sold 14,264 tickets, the gross is $961,000, and it’s at the end of June. I just don’t know how this shit gets any traction without people doing their homework.” More »
Pharrell recently sat down with UK radio station Kiss FM to chat about new album G I R L but the topic eventually changed to Beyonce. After all, the hitmaker produced “Blow” and “Superpower” on her all-conquering visual album. He was quick to praise the “Drunk In Love” diva but put her success down to an unlikely factor — her star sign.
“She’s a virgo, so she thinks about it in 12 different ways and she chooses the best way that makes sense to her mind,” Pharrell muses. “She’s a vocal anomaly — the things that she does with her voice.” Let’s all take a moment to play Dangerously In Love album cut “Gift From Virgo” and give thanks to above for letting Beyonce be born in September. Watch the “Happy” singer’s explanation after the jump. More »
Jennifer Lopez isn’t playing with irritatingly catchy new single “I Luh Ya Papi”. A day after debuting the French Montana-assisted urban club banger, the sexiest 44-year-old on planet earth premiered a remix with Big Sean on Power 106. And it’s fairly interchangeable with the original.
This song is so infectious that J.Lo could just sing the chorus on repeat and it would be alright with me. As for her guests? French Montana’s rap focused on the diva’s unparalleled realness, while Big Sean takes a sexier approach — spitting bars about his bedroom antics. Listen to the radio premiere of “I Luh Ya Papi” (the remix) after the jump. More »
Iggy Azalea isn’t done mining the ’90s for nostalgia gold. The Aussie MC linked up with Keyshia Cole for a cover of The Notorious B.I.G.‘s 1997 smash “Mo Money Mo Problems” for the film The Other Woman, which stars Cameron Diaz, Nicki Minaj and Kate Upton. Kelly Price sang the Diana Ross interpolation for the Life After Death single, but Cole will take hook duties here, and it looks like Iggy has her work cut out for her as the sole MC filling the shoes of Biggie, Mase and Puff Daddy. Irv Gotti — you may remember him as the guy Ja Rule would always mention on his songs — is behind the boards for the potentially blasphemous track.
Although, on paper, it might not be terrible (and probably won’t be as lame as Rick Ross pseudo-covering “You’re Nobody (Til Somebody Kills You)” on Mastermind dud “Nobody”). But Yeezus/Beysus Christ, if this even soundtracks a scene with Diaz and Upton dancing around while drinking pinot gris or some shit, I will never forgive anyone involved.
Hear a preview of the song via Gotti’s Instavid below. More »
As John Newman‘s “Love Me Again” is still perched in the Billboard Hot 100′s Top 40 while Naughty Boy‘s “La La La” is finally gaining airplay in the States, the latter has remixed the former’s upcoming single “Out Of My Head” ahead of its UK release in April. Altogether, “Out Of My Head” will be the fourth British single issued off of Newman’s debut LP Tribute. His first two, “Love Me Again” and “Cheating,” made the Top 10 in his home country, but follow-up “Losing Sleep” failed to crack the Top 40. So enter Naughty Boy, who was enlisted to give orchestral ballad “Out Of My Head” a new, dancey makeover.
Click play above to hear the re-tooled version of the song, and see if it gets you on your feet. More »
On Sunday, writer/director John Ridley picked up the Oscar for his 12 Years A Slave screenplay. And if we’re to take a major leap and simply go by two new clips from his upcoming Jimi Hendrix biopic All Is By My Side, he could be an early contender for next year’s round of statues to be had, as well.
The film, which stars Andre Benjamin (aka Outkast‘s Andre 3000) as the rock legend and That Awkward Moment‘s Imogen Poots as love interest Linda Keith — the real life inspiration for the Rolling Stones‘ “Ruby Tuesday” and Hendrix’s own “Red House” — is set to debut stateside on March 12 at Austin’s Paramount Theatre during South By Southwest. Below are two clips from the movie, both featuring Benjamin and Poots, and both promising that All Is By My Side is going to be at least worth checking out for Andre nailing Jimi’s voice alone. More »
After hints that Queen would be again linking up with Adam Lambert, Lambert, Brian May and Roger Taylor announced at a press conference today (March 6) that they’ll be heading on their first North American tour this summer. Lambert will be filling in for the late Freddie Mercury on the 19-date trek, which starts June 19 in Chicago and hits New York, L.A., Philly and a bunch of other cities in the US and Canada, finishing up July 20 at Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion.
Lambert]first performed with the legendary British band on American Idol in 2009, then again in 2011 for the MTV EMAs, which was followed by a string of overseas dates in 2012. The only time the Lambert-fronted Queen has played a US concert was at last year’s iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.
“I’m completely in awe of the Queen phenomenon,” said Lambert today. “The thought of sharing the stage for a full set in North America is so beautifully surreal. I’m honored to be able to pay my respects to Freddie’s memory; he’s a personal hero of mine, and I am deeply grateful for the chance to sing such powerful music for fans of this legendary band. I know this tour will be a huge milestone for me, and with the support of Brian, Roger and the rest of the band, I feel like magic will be on display.”
Tickets go on sale March 14 through Live Nation. Head below to see the full list of dates. More »
This Game Of Thrones mixtape idea, Catch The Throne, is so great, even if it ends up being a terrible tape, because it’s giving us a chance to hear a bunch of rappers nerd out about one of the best and geekiest franchises in pop culture right now. It tells us we are not alone. When we’re freaking out about the Red Wedding or demanding to see more dragon action or stressing about King Joffrey, we know that Big Boi, Common, Wale and more are doing it, too (rappers, they’re just like us).
So here we have Big Boi’s contribution, “Mother Of Dragons,” which fans of the show will know is about the Khaleesi, Daenerys Targaryen. “Khaleesi, the Mother of Dragons is one of my favorite characters,” he told VIBE. “The throne actually belongs to her and to see her plight to get back on top to where she belongs has been the thing… Like James Brown said, it’s the season to get the big payback.”
I guess if we’re not gonna get new music from Outkast, a Daddy Fat Sax song with the line “Fuck the Lannisters and everybody ridin’ with ‘em / Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch finna slide some iron in ‘em” is a fine consolation prize. Hear it below, and check out Wale’s “King Slayer,” which interpolates the show’s theme song, at Billboard. More »
After performing with The Roots on the Tonight Show last week, Rick Ross swung by Late Night With Seth Meyers Wednesday (March 5) to mark Mastermind‘s release. He brought along French Montana, and unfortunately they performed one of the album’s weakest tracks, the Notorious B.I.G. rip “Nobody.”
It’s worth watching simply to hear Seth Meyers call him Ricky Rozay, and it’s also unintentionally hilarious watching Ross and French mill around the stage with nothing to do as those recordings of a yelling Diddy play. Good job, everyone. Not that any of this matters, since Mastermind is already forecasted to debut at the top spot on the charts next week.
Check it out up top. More »