Whatcha Say: Mariah Carey, Kesha And LeAnn Rimes Got Our Readers Talking
Oh boy, was it a super jam-packed week for pop music! The 2014 American Music Awards nominations were announced, with Iggy Azalea leading the pack. Ariel Pink dissed Madonna‘s recent work, while Christina Aguilera announced her return to The Voice next year along with new music – SAY! We also interviewed Nicole Scherzinger about her upcoming LP, Big Fat Lie and launched an Ibrawlator where you can vote for which pop diva will have the best album by year’s end!
Our favorite insightful tweeters, Chris Brown and Azealia Banks gave their thoughts on the Ebola epidemic. Speaking of Banks, she decided to jump into the messy Snoop Dogg vs. Iggy Azalea social media feud. Snoop has since apologized for starting the drama. But the biggest and most shocking news of the week was Kesha revealing she’d allegedly been sexually and physically abused by producer Dr. Luke for 10 years. The singer has sued the producer, which escalated into a messy lawsuit.
As always, our readers had a lot to say. But they were definitely more opinionated than usual! Check out some of the week’s best comments after the jump.
:: Sean Massich is ready for Natalia Kills‘ return to music on Natalia Kills Talks Working With Madonna, New Music In ‘Paper Magazine’: “I’m more excited for her new music, to be honest. Saturday Night was the hit that never was. Flawless song.”
:: The Lambs began a 32 comment-long discussion on Def Jam CEO Steve Bartels Explains The Poor Performance Of Mariah Carey’s ‘Elusive Chanteuse’ LP, with people like jlenoconel jumping in: “Part of the problem is peoples loss of interest in her music because of the amount of dud albums she’s had since Butterfly, which is her last “perfect” album in my opinion. Every album apart from The Emancipation of Mimi has fallen sort in some way. Rainbow, Glitter, Charmbracelet, E=MC2, and Memoirs were all flawed in some way (even though Mariah fans, even me, enjoyed these albums and know that they had good songs on them). Why would the buying public be interested with that kind of track record? I love Mariah, and I don’t want to sound harsh, but what I’m saying is true.”
:: alistair crane is over Ariel Pink on Madonna “Has No Interest” In Working With Ariel Pink: “I also had never heard of Ariel Pink until he started bashing Madonna. But I’m glad I did, because now I know to avoid him.”
:: EDITH FORGRAVE thinks LeAnn Rimes should tone down the photoshop on LeAnn Rimes Covers “Silent Night”, Offers Up ‘One Christmas: Chapter 1’ Tracklisting: Idolator Premiere: “Who is the woman on the cover? It really doesnt even look like her.But I do like your singing,Im happy that doesnt change.You really dont need to touch up your photos,your so pretty….keep it real.”
:: Jamison doesn’t believe Kesha‘s claim on Report: Kesha Suing Dr. Luke After Alleged Decade Of Sexual, Physical & Emotional Abuse: “she owes her career to him. id take the sober pills and hop in bed with dr. luke if it meant bein a big star. quit whinin kesha”
:: While AllRight responded and spoke up for Kesha: “Stop. So, many women are sexually harassed and abused by powerful men and they’re afraid to do anything about it because they fear losing their careers. Every woman who goes through this has a right to justice.”
:: Gary Rodes is fed up with Chris Brown on Chris Brown Thinks The Ebola Pandemic Is A Form Of Population Control: See His Outrageous Tweets: “If Chris Brown cared about blacks he would take his black ass over to Africa and do something to help. But he is nothing more than a lazy dumb ass!”
:: Jay is not feeling Becky G‘s new single on Becky G Slows It Down On Excellent New Single “Can’t Stop Dancing”: Listen To The Radio Premiere: “She just doesn’t seem very different from the Demi’s, Selena’s and Ariana’s of the current music scene. She’s like the Mandy Moore (circa 1999), or perhaps Hoku? of this generation
:: Lucifr J. knows a thing or two about music on Pink And Dallas Green’s (You + Me) ‘rose ave.’: Review Revue: “I actually love it and trust me when i say i have the best taste for music”
:: And finally, Matt Davis spilled the truth tea on Ibrawlator: Which Pop Diva Will Have The Best Album At The End Of 2014?: “Let’s be real… BEYONCÉ 4-Disc Platinum Edition”
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