Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thank Me Later Won't Reach Gold 1st Week?

According to projections by, Drake's album will not achieve Gold status in its 1st week. Here's how the magazine is reporting it:
The half-Jewish Toronto hip-hop star, who got his start in the teen TV cult hit Degrassi: The Next Generation, goes to the head of the class this week on his Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown debut, Thank Me Later, with first-week sales in the 450-475k range, making it a lock for #1.
Based on one-day sales reports from those retailers still blowing their own vuvezelas, that would be the third highest-total this year following Sade (501k) and Lady Antebellum (481k).

We'll be watching to see if the predictions are correct. Part of me is surprised but on the other hand, the album DID leak 2 weeks before release. Thoughts?

Amber Rose Does NOH8

Amber Rose brings her bald-headed swag to a PSA for NOH8 — the gay rights activist movement. Makes sense, she's bisexual, after all. The third NOH8 PSA was developed to share one simple message: I am human. “No matter what language you speak or what country you live in, everybody everywhere speaks the universal language of love. We are all human, and we deserve to be treated equally.”
She looks gorgeous in the PSA, i find the photo a bit too brushed. But that's just me.

Jay-Z will NOT release his autobiography

The crazy thing about this post is that I was just thinking yesterday how excited I am to read Jay-Z's bio!! Well, it looks like I won't be doing that anytime soon. Jay-Z is refusing to sign off on the autobiography he completed with writer Dream Hampton, despite his insistence that he’s covered most of the information in the book through his song lyrics. Here's what he had to say:
“It’s too much. For the book, I was interviewed, people close to me were interviewed, so I was learning a lot of things I didn’t know as a child. It’s not anything I haven’t said in the past, in songs. It’s just more detailed… You can say exactly how everything went.”

Despite his refusal to publish the book, the material hasn’t gone completely to waste. The rapper born Shawn Carter says working on the project gave him a fresh perspective on his Dad, who left the family when he was only 11. He tells Rolling Stone magazine:
"It was still wrong… that he left, but he did stick around at a time when it wasn’t cool or popular. He married my mom at a time when guys were just leaving, and you’d never even meet your dad. So it (the book) made me ease up a little bit in how I felt about him.”

*bottom lip waaaaaay out* C'mon son! Did the Illuminati make you not put it out? Let me stop.

Spotted: Trey Songz Suited Up

Trey Songz was spotted yesterday evening at the UJA-Federation Luncheon in New York. He’s definitely come a long way since the start of his career. He's hella handsome but I keep hearing little things here and there about his attitude and cockiness. I never met the man myself so I refuse to judge but his music and looks are both great. Go head Trey.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Drizzy Shuts It Down...Literally

Although Toronto fans were not too happy with the fact that Drizzy Drake wasn't at home for his big day (unless you're living under a rock, his album dropped yesterday), there was nothing they could do it about it. That's because Drake was in New York City, maybe he wanted to be closer to Weezy. Just saying. Anyways, Drake was set to perform for free at South Street Seaport. But the shindig turned into a mini riot before Drake even arrived. After an hour and a half of kids standing on top of each other with no action or no music playin’, things were bound to go left. The police had to shut down the concert. Here's what Drake had to say:
“I am humbled by the crowd that showed up in support of my performance and the release of Thank Me Later. I love performing for my fans but unfortunately the show was canceled by the NYPD due to over crowding, leaving me without the chance to give my fans a real show. I’m thankful for the support that the fans have been giving me… I thank you now.”

Check out some video of the incident:

Here's another one of chair-throwing. Chair-throwing? REALLY? SMH.

Another Canadian in NYC

Drake wasn't the only Canadian kickin it in NYC last night. Ms. Fefe Dobson was also there taking in the fun at the Moët Rosé Lounge kick off at Ink 48. Fefe looked cute as she posed with the huge bottle of Rosé. We want a new album Fefe!! Do we like this look on her?

Kelis: 4th of July

Kelis takes to the desert in her latest visual effort for the song "4th of July". Kelis, her nose ring and Native America headdress dance seductively as the summer sun burns. Then there's disco-like scene with flashing red lights Then there's a fire and a scene stage and some water and fireworks. What am I getting at? There's no concept other than the "hot" theme. Well, she did burn Nas...just saying.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Right Way to Rock Mismatched Prints

I thought about putting this in my "Fashion Forward or Fail" category but I really think RiRi found a super cute way to rock mismatch prints. Ladies, prints are huge for the summer but it's really all about how you wear then. Here, RiRi took a black/white polka dot miniskit and a pastel floral strapless top for a cute combo. She finished it off with studded Louboutins. By the way, RiRi is now back in the U.S. to take a break from her world tour. By the way, she added Travis McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes to the American leg.

The Carters Dinner Date - Funny Edition

We've seen the Carters out quite a bit lately, looking very happy and very much in love. But the other night when they stepped out, a funny thing happened. You see, Beyonce's bodyguard and another bodyguard thought it would be wise to try to throw the paps off by shining flashlights at them. *giggles into her sleeve* Silly boys! There are manual settings on camera, which do not affect the flash. *le sigh* Look even Jay-Z is having a laugh at your expense. Try again.

Halle & Gabriel Working it Out?

Halle Berry spent some time at Disneyland yesterday with her daughter Nahla and ex-boyfriend Gabriel. It's unclear though if the two have gotten back together or are just spending some time for the sake of their daughter. This comes after last week's rumours that the two were in couple's counselling and trying to work it out. We wish them the best of luck. I think they make an adorable couple.

Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg: California Girls

Katy Perry pulls out her favourite wigs and visits a Candy Land for her new video "California Girls", which features Snoop Dogg. But this isn't your grandma's Candy Landy. The Gummy Bears finger you, there's girls stuck in bubble gum and jello and chocloate wrappers (a little creepy, looks like a body bag), Katy even gets naked in a cotton candy cloud. Oh and did I mention Snoop Dogg is playing everyone? Literally. Fun video.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fabolous Eyed in Connection with a Murder?

The good folks at RapRadar are reporting that Brooklyn rapper Fabolous is being eyed by police in connection to the March murder of another Brooklyn rapper by the name of G-Baby. According to the site, police are exploring a possible connection between Fabolous and the murder of the 22-year-old man who was shot three times in the back as he left a club in Queens. Surveillance cameras show Fab leaving the venue moments before the shooting. G-Baby’s mother told the NY Daily News: “My son was going to talk to Fab in a car, and he got shot three times,” grieving mother Roxanne Brown said. “I don’t know what’s going on. I just want to know who killed my son.”
No arrests have been made and Fab has yet to be questioned. The rapper’s spokeswoman and lawyer were not available for comment.

Jay and Bey's Bonnaroo Weekend

This past weekend, Jay-Z and wifey Beyonce were spotted fooling around backstage with comedian Aziz Ansari at the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival across the pond. Jay performed a set and Beyonce was right there partying and having a good time. But apparently the pregnancy rumours are once again swirling (even though to me it looks like Beyonce has something in her cup other than fruit punch). Jay-Z was said to be very happy during the concert, leaving spectators to believe that he and Bey will make a big announcement soon. He kept saying he was having the best week ever. The media tent at the event was buzzing with folks talking about how happy he was and what was causing him to be so “amped”, however he was unavailable for interviews after the show. Maybe he was just feelin the vibes.

Another big event during Jay-Z's set was his him bringing out Kanye West during "Run This Town" for his verse. The audience went nuts and Mr. West is officially back in the building. Applaud him.

Jay-Z also brought a fan on stage and had the thousands of people sing Happy Birthday to her. Note to Jay-Z: The Editor-in-Chief of CreamWorld (aka Izabela aka ME) turns 25 next week. Just saying...haha.

T.I. Gets Beastly For Cover

Unlike other artists who do figurative interpretations of their covers, rapper T.I. decided to get literal for "King Uncaged." The cover features T.I. chillin' in his throne with a big ass lion. Eh, whatever works I guess. The album is due August 17. Would this cover want to make you pick it up? Peep the behind-the-scenes below:

Spotted: The Odd Pair

Question: why the hell is Kim Kardashian frolicking around in the water with little ass Justin Beiber? This is one of the what's wrong with this photo pages. They were spotted in the Bahamas at the Atlantis Resort. I am beyond confused. Did I miss something?

Kim also had another odd pairing. Did you know that Kim Kardashian and Christina Aguilera were friends? Hm, neither did I. There's something odd about this friendship, although I had quite put my finger on it. The two were spotted chillin in Miami while celebrating their stylist Simone Harouche's bachelorette party. I can just heard X-Tina being like, "Forget the male strippers, let's get us some FEMALES". And the rest of the people being like, "It's okay, you don't have to pretend with us to sell records...." Anyways, I digress. I just find this friendship....what's the word I'm looking for? Oh yeah...fake.