Drake Speaks on Jay-Z Collab for “Thank Me Later”

Posted: Thursday – December 10, 2009

“In the lane of “Forever”, but not really. It’s that type of triumphant feel. I’m excited about it.”

After only playing the hook for “Off That” for The Blueprint III, some fans were definitely off the track from Jay-Z’s album as they had expectations of an actual verse from rapper Drake.

As the rapper continues to finish up his debut album Thank Me Later, fans might have a second opportunity to actually hear the two rap back and forth for a track titled “Light Up”.

With the album being pushed back from its February release to March, Drake will have some more time to ensure that he makes that great first impression that everyone is anticipating from him since he created So Far Gone.

Catching up with Rap Up, the Young Money member spoke on his emotions towards the record and waiting on the green light from Jay.

“I actually did the record, with Jay-Z, last night in the studio. It’s crazy. I’m really, really excited about it. I just did it, I hope he likes it.”

The rapper seemed to have a lot of pressure going through his mind as he tried to craft the right record that would suit both artists and create the greatest possible outcome.

“It’s a special record. I woke up, cause at first I was like I don’t know what type of hook I wanted to do and I really wanted to make a rap record.”

With past gems such as “Best I Ever Had” and “Successful” and recent works with Alicia Keys on “Un-Thinkable”, the young sensation clearly has a knack for great music. Unfortunately for Drake, he has set the bar even higher for himself so hopefully he can reach it.



Kanye Apologizes For Interrupting Taylor Swift At VMA’s

Posted: Monday – September 14, 2009

Kanye West has apologized to country singer Taylor Swift after the rapper/singer jumped on stage during her acceptance speech at the 2009 Video Music Awards last night (September 13).

Swift won the MTV VMA for best female video for “You Belong With Me,” besting Beyonce’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).”

Kanye West felt Beyonce was meant to win the award and rushed the stage during Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, interrupting her to proclaim Beyonce’s vide the “best of all-time,” leaving the young singer in tears.

On his blog he said:

I’M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM. I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD’VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE’S IN THE BLEACHERS! …………………… I’M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!…………….. BEYONCE’S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOOO ME BUT I’M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN’ THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE … WELL YOU KNOW!!!! I’M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER ME… THAT’S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!! I’M NOT CRAZY YALL, I’M JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I’M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT!!!!!

Later in the show, Beyonce allowed Swift to finish her speech, after Beyonce took home Video of the Year.

“Wow. This is amazing. I remember being 17-years -old being up for my first award with Destiny’s Child. And it was one of the most exciting moments of my life,” said Beyonce, who came up to accept the award for Video of the Year. So I would like to invite Taylor to come out and have her moment.”

While the two hugged, the crowd gave a standing ovation as Swift finished her acceptance speech as she thanked her fans as well her little brother’s high school for letting her shoot the video for “You Belong to Me.”

For the remainder of the show nearly every mention of Kanye incited a roar of boo’s from the audience.

There are also pictures floating around the web of Kanye drinking from a bottle of alcohol on the red carpet, which may have played a part in the rapper’s outburst.

West was also removed from Radio City Music Hall after interrupting Swift.

Many celebrities on Twitter reacted to Kanye’s outburst and to Beyonce’s kind gesture.

Here are a few:

Pop singer Pinks twitter: www.twitter.com/Pink: “Kanye west is the biggest piece of shit on earth. Quote me. ” “Beyonce is a classy lady.I feel for her, too.Its not her fault at all, and her and Taylor did their thing. And douche bag got kicked out. HA.”

Singer Katy Perry http://www.twitter.com/katyperry: “FUCK U KANYE. IT’S LIKE U STEPPED 0N A KITTEN. There’s a reason why Beyonce is my hero.”

Keri Hilson said. “YAAAAAY! Taylor got her moment!! ”

Basketball player Ron Artest: http://www.twitter.com/real_ron_artest: “Kanye is the @ congjoewilson of the rap game.”

Basketball player Kevin Durant: http://www.twitter.com/kevindurant35: “wow taylor swift won over beyonce and lady gaga???? congrats to her!! buuuuut kanye trippinnnnnnn, that was disrespectful”

The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards was live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

In addition to Swift and West’s situation, this year’s VMA’s featured a moving tribute to Michael Jackson.

Janet Jackson concluded the tribute to her brother as dancers performed routines from videos to Michael Jackson hits such as “Thriller,” “Bad” and “Smooth Criminal” while each wearing a white glove on their right hand.

Performers included Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys who closed the show, among others.

Souce: Allhiphop.com



Chilli Seeking Men For New VH1 Reality Show

Posted: Tuesday – September 1, 2009

TLC group member Chilli is the latest celebrity to land a reality show seeking to find true love.

Chilli, along with VH1, Doron Ofir Casting and FremantleMedia North America seek eligible bachelors to appear on the show in an attempt to win the R&B singer’s heart.

Casting agents are seeking eligible males between the ages of 25-40 years-old for the untitled show, which is slated to broadcast as part of VH1’s upcoming new programming lineup.

Chilli, born Rozonda Thomas, is part of TLC with Tionne “T-Boz“ Watkins and deceased group member and rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes.

She also has baby by super producer Dallas Austin.

The pair will play their first American show in over seven years, as part of the “Justin Timberlake and Friends” benefit concert at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Events Center.

The benefit concert takes place October 17 for the Shriners Hospital for Children.

The concert also features performances by Alicia Keys, Ciara and Taylor Swift.

To apply for Chilli’s untitled reality show, send an email to TheChilliProject@gmail.com.



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