Zendaya Coleman (code name: That Girl From The Disney Channel People Born Before 1992 Never Talked About Before Last Month) offered an explanation behind her decision to exit Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic after it was revealed on Friday that Alexandra Shipp had been tapped to play the late R&B singer.
“Let me just explain something,” Coleman said in the first video posted to her Instagram account. “The reason why I chose not to do the Aaliyah movie had nothing to do with the haters, or people telling me that I couldn’t do it, I wasn’t talented enough or I wasn’t black enough. It had absolutely nothing to do with that. The main reasons were that the production value wasn’t there, there were complications with the music rights, and I just felt like it wasn’t being handled delicately considering the situation.”
Imagine walking into Donald Sterling‘s bedroom and seeing Iyanla Vanzant laying spreadeagle on an 18th century original Betsy Ross quilt. It could happen.
During a recent phone call into The D.L. Hughley Show Radio Show, the spiritual adviser explained why she wouldn’t mind being a mistress to the former Los Angeles Clippers owners during a fun game of This Or That. Listen to the audio after the jump!
If there is anything we’ve learned about the Atlanta mothers of 2014, they love to drop their children off with their grannies so they can enjoy the free drink cover at their local sweaty trap club. Shouts out to you, Tiny.
This week, Tamar Braxton took full advantage of the opportunity and attended the Atlanta premiere of ’Think Like A Man Too’ with husband Vincent Herbert.
At work on a new album and filming the forthcoming season of her reality series ‘Tamar & Vince,’ the 37-year-old singer recently revealed that her relationship with her music executive husband has matured.
Times were much easier when Jermaine Dupri was hitting The Chickenhead in the “Right Thurr” remix video but the past is the past. In today’s world, fans of longtime friend and collaborator Mariah Carey want his head.
In an open letter posted on his Global 14 website, he acknowledges complaints from the Elusive Champagne Guzzler’s lambs. (He was announced as her manager last October.)
“Okay enough is enough!! I can’t continue to let you think, what you see or don’t see is a result of me not knowing what I’m doing,” he wrote. “This is bigger than me and in the music business things don’t go as fast as you would always like them to.”
“If you know my history, you know I want to go down as one of the greatest produces of all times,” he continued. “I want to be mentioned with the greats like Berry Gordy and Clive Davis when people talk about putting out artist.”