In respect for Mashonda let me make this quick. The elements of earth, wind, fire, heart, freedom, yaki, and wind fans were in full effect last night as Alicia Keys performed at Madison Square Garden with a couple of her famous friends.
Never mind that blasphemous shade of red lipstick. See Al Sharpton’s face.
The Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band led the way into the press conference, which took place at Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards. Jay walked in with Beyoncé, standing out in a crowd that included the Reverend Al Sharpton, New York Governor David Paterson and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“What I stand here and represent is hope for Brooklyn, New York City. I’m a son of Brooklyn, I’m from Marcy projects.” Jay said. “I think about growing up in Brooklyn in the Marcy projects and shooting jump shots, thinking I can make it to the NBA. Now I stand here as an owner of team that’s coming back to Brooklyn. The pride in that, and bringing that dream so much closer for people, brings me so much pride I get a little nervous about it. But I’m very happy, very excited about this day. And we did it again Brooklyn — shout out to [Notorious] B.I.G.”
Jay-Z and his prized yaki had a grand ol’ time laughing at random #lilwaynedeeptweets at the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks in Queen Lobster Bisque’s home state on Wednesday. Ain’t love grand?
I could have opted to use a better picture than the one above but I had the same expression on my face when T-Pain popped up on the screen “harmonizing.”
“I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: ‘We Are the World,’ I love it, and I understand the point and think it’s great. But I think ‘We Are the World’ is like [Michael Jackson's] ‘Thriller’ to me. I don’t ever wanna see it touched. I’m a fan of music. I know the plight and everything that’s going on in Haiti. I applaud the efforts: [Millions have been raised] through text [donations] to Haiti. So I appreciate the efforts and everything, but ‘We are the World’ is [musically] untouchable like ‘Thriller’ is untouchable. Some things are just untouchable. It was a valiant effort, but for me, it’s gonna be untouchable.”
DO YOU AGREE WITH HIS COMMENTS?
Before jetting off to London to participate in the Hope For Haiti Now telethon, Queen Lobster Bisque and her dutiful purse watcher hit up an after-party to celebrate her 2010 NRJ Music Award of Honor. What really went down for them to make those faces has yet to be determined. Let’s speculate, shall we?