Hip hop has always been a musically competitive sport, with rappers going head-to-head in battles ever since the genre’s birth in the late ’70s. The best diss songs have sparked the most fueled beefs in rap history (Tupac
, Jay Z
, Nicki Minaj vs. Lil’ Kim
, etc.), but the light is rarely shed on other music genres. It turns out that some of our favorite pop stars know a thing or two about taking lyrical shots at other artists.
The tune that started it all was John Lennon‘s infamously brutal “How Do You Sleep?” in 1971, which was geared towards former Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney. Later, in the 1990s, Alanis Morrisette brought back the diss track theme with her gritty signature song that was made for Full House‘s Dave Coulier, “You Oughta Know.” Since then, pop music has had its fair share of musical battles . Get into the beef below!
There were lots of celebrities at last night’s 2013 Met Gala! It’s true. Beyonce
and Miley Cyrus
and Jennifer Lopez
and even Kim Kardashian
, who thought it was a costume party and went as someone’s garage-sale sofa. (Sorry, Kim, but seriously. Yikes.)
The annual event, themed “Punk: Chaos to Couture” (they stole that idea from Gwyneth Paltrow‘s two-year-old’s birthday party), saw all the glitterati coming out in their punk and not-punk best to the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibit. It was pretty cool, if you’re into that sort of thing, and if you’re not then it’s probably going to just look like a bunch of rich people wearing really dumb clothes. More »
When we invited the lovely Eve
to sit down in our L.A. studio for a chat, we were determined to get the Lip Lock
-ed rapper to spill all about her upcoming album. She also joined in a round of Pop Associated
, our wordplay game where we give artists the opportunity to dish on their contemporaries.
Watch as the Ruff Ryders’ First Lady gives us the real deal about Gwen Stefani, Missy Elliott, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Snoop Lion and many, many more. (Remember, with over 15 years in the business, she’s rubbed shoulders with some of music and Hollywood’s biggest names.) Plus, find out which MC Eve considers a “big sister,” and which former co-star makes the rapper think of “bubbles”.
Watch up top, and don’t forget to look for Eve’s new album on May 14. More »
With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards just days away, we’ve got that yearly itch to revisit the fashions of Grammys gone by. This time, however, we’re scratching it in a different way. This isn’t a hottest red carpet roundup. Instead, you’re not going to see Jennifer Lopez
in that green Versace dress,
rocking sexy bed-head hair
. No, this year what caught our attention when we took a walk down Grammy memory lane was what actually stood the test of time: the women themselves.
In the gallery above, we present to you pop’s divas whose careers long outlasted the now-dated dresses they wore. Join us as we celebrate young Britney Spears, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Adele and Whitney Houston the night they won their first Grammys and (for reasons unknown) that time that Cher talked to Miley Cyrus. See how many of these historical pop moments you remember! More »
Fashion and Gwen Stefani
go together like…like fashion and Gwen Stefani! The No Doubt
frontwoman is front and center on the cover of Vogue
‘s January 2013 issue. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz
while perched on top of a piano, the “Looking Hot”
siren looks sharp in her gold-and-black Saint Laurent ensemble. Inside, the pop rock goddess works Alexander Wang and A.L.C. Below, get a behind-the-scenes look at the cover shoot and hear Gwen’s thoughts on Push And Shove
, juggling career and family and her 16-year marriage to Gavin Rossdale
. More »
Well, we’ve been waiting for this moment since seeing No Doubt
open for Bush
at the Civic Arena in 1996 for our first non-Raffi
concert, and now that it’s here we can barely even process it. What we’re saying is, we’re gonna need the rest of the day to gather ourselves after watching the nostalgia overload that was Gwen Stefani
joining her husband Gavin Rossdale
for a “Glycerine” duet (!!!).
Rossdale’s band was performing at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas show on Saturday (December 8), which is where he and Stefani met 17 years ago (!!!), and Stefani wanted to celebrate the occasion with the duet. A sweaty Rossdale started the song by himself for the first verse, and then Stefani strutted out unannounced for verse #2, amidst a chorus of rapturous screams. For the rest of the song, the couple harmonized, exchanged glances and generally proved that love is maybe a real thing that exists. Watch it up top.
[via Rolling Stone]
The final countdown to the 2012 American Music Awards
has begun. To celebrate (in addition to blasting Europe’s infamous track
) we’re kicking off the week with a hot little fashion retrospective, going all the way back to 2000. We know the AMAs are about the music, but we simply can’t ignore the pre-show red carpet madness: the curve-hugging dresses, plunging necklines and incredible mini dresses. So check out Beyonce
, Britney Spears
, Katy Perry
, Selena Gomez
and more at their absolute American Music Awards sexiest, as we round up the 10 Hottest Looks Ever.
‘s music video for their latest single “Looking Hot”
has arrived — via horseback. The video opens in the old west, Gwen Stefani
(dressed in Native American garb, similar to Azealia Banks
) and Tony Kanal are outlaws being held captive by Adrian and Tom. Will the pair escape? Watch above as Gwen chills in her teepee with a wolf, sends pink smoke signals to Tony and has a killer bonfire dance. More »
, in all her perfection, covers the latest issue of Nylon
. For the November spread, we see a more punk and less glam version of the No Doubt
frontwoman, seemingly channeling the band’s early, brattier days. The pop star, however, is still bringing it with her style, with nary a single hair out of place. More »
and Gwen Stefani
were spotted at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Event at Chateau Marmont on Thursday (October 25) in Los Angeles. Both pop stars were looking absolutely fabulous. The No Doubt
frontwoman wore a Calvin Klein tailored black suit with a sexy bra top while Katy wore something far more upscale than a ballot dress
. Instead, the recent birthday gal wore a curve-hugging Wes Gordon spaghetti-strap dress. More »