RT @Ayishat_Akanbi: Missy Elliott deserves more credit for blending avant-garde with pop culture.
The rapper hasn’t released any new material since ‘WTF (Where They From)’ in November 2015.
Missy Elliot is back and she wants you to know ‘I’m Better’.
The rapper dropped new single and video ‘I’m Better’ featuring Lamb on Friday, while also teasing fans with a promo for her as-yet-untilled documentary.
Continue reading: Missy Elliot Is Back And Better With New Single And Documentary
'All Hail the Queens' brought feminism back to rap.
The 2016 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors returned to New York City after six years on Monday (July 11th 2016) and, as expected, it was jam-packed with hip-hop's biggest trailblazers. Plus, they were all women in a special edition dubbed 'All Hail the Queens'. This is the 8th ceremony since it made its debut in 2004.
LIL' KIM joins honorees at the 2016 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors
Leading this year's honorees at Manhattan's Lincoln Center was Queen Latifah who performed 'U.N.I.T.Y.' and tried to focus all attention on the issues in the press recently regarding racism, police brutality and Black Lives Matter. 'We all know that the world and our world is really tense right now', she said. 'It's a lot of tension. It's a lot of angst. It's a lot of hurt. A lot of pain. I'm hoping that we can somehow manage to channel all of these emotions that we have in a positive way and really do something to change our world.'
Continue reading: Lil' Kim And Queen Latifah Honored At All-Female Hip-Hop Honors
Missy Elliott - Michelle Obama, Missy Elliott, Sofia Bush, Diane Werner and Queen Latifah speak during a SXSW keynote dedicated to the "Let Girls Learn" initiative at Austin Convention Center - Austin, Texas, United States - Wednesday 16th March 2016
Missy Elliott - Michelle Obama participates in a group discussion group discussion with Missy Elliott, Sophia Bush, and Diane Warren, moderated by Queen Latifah. at SXSW - Austin, Texas, United States - Wednesday 16th March 2016
Ciara had a truly super 30th birthday.
Ciara was treated to one incredible surprise by her boyfriend, NFL player Russell Wilson, when he threw a party to celebrate her 30th birthday. Wilson arranged for Ciara’s family and friends to dress up as their favourite superheroes and he had a few additional surprises in store for Ciara.
Ciara photographed at an appearance at Topshop in Las Vegas, October 2015.
Continue reading: Russell Wilson Throws Surprise Superhero Party For Ciara’s 30th Birthday
Sharaya J, Andre Leon Talley , Missy Elliott - 'Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical' plays for one night only at the Gramercy Theatre - New York City, New York, United States - Saturday 1st August 2015
The duo had been performing a marathon DJ set together when they unleashed the new material.
EDM duo Skrillex and Diplo,aka Jack Ü, have surprised fans by releasing their debut album during an attempted 24 hour long DJ set. Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü hit iTunes an hour before its scheduled release on Thursday and features guest appearances by a host of artists, including one Justin Bieber.
Bieber features on ‘Where Are Ü Now’ off Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack Ü
The duo celebrated the album’s release by embarking on a marathon DJ set in Los Angles, which ended up being shut down by police at 6am after the party had already been going for 18 hours, according to Diplo’s twitter.
Idina Menzel singing the National Anthem, Katy Perry riding a giant lion - it could only be the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl is possibly the most anticipated and well-known sporting event of every year; a game of American Football, set to decide the National Football League champion team for that season. On 1st February 2014, the New England Patriots fought the Seattle Seahawks for the title, in a game that saw Quarterback Tom Brady win his fourth Super Bowl and third Super Bowl MVP award. In the end, the New England Patriots won the game with 28, against the Seattle Seahawks 24.
Katy Perry flies into her Super Bowl performance (Credit Kevin C. Cox - Getty Images)
Idina Menzel received the honour of singing the American National Anthem during the opening ceremony, while Katy Perry received critical praise for her half-time show performance, featuring Lenny Kravitz and Missy Elliott. With the Super Bowl being such a loved sporting event, it should be no surprise that a whole host of celebrities made an appearance at the show to watch their favourite teams. Amongst those in attendance were Snoop Dog, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Chris Pratt, Anna Faris and many more.
Continue reading: Stars Look On At Katy Perry's Super Bowl Performance [Photos]
Missy Elliott may be joining Katy Perry on stage during the Super Bowl half time show as a "surprise guest", reports suggest.
Missy Elliott will be joining Katy Perry and Lenny Kravitz on stage during the Super Bowl half-time show, according to a source speaking to the Associated Press. 43-year-old Elliott will be a "surprise guest" at the big game's entertainment on Sunday (1st February). The source, someone "familiar with the plans" for the entertainment, claimed Elliott will be performing alongside Perry during one of her songs. Elliott has previously worked with Perry on a remix of 'Last Friday Night T.G.I.F.' but it is uncertain which track she will feature on at the half time show.
Missy Elliott may be performing with Katy Perry as a "surprise guest" at the Super Bowl on Sunday.
Will Ms Perry make us roar and set off a few fireworks on Sunday?
Katy Perry is just under 24 hours away from taking the stage at this year’s Superbowl, in front of a television audience of more than 100 million people. So far the singer hasn’t given away much about what to expect from her half time show, but this is Katy Perry we’re talking about so we at least know we’re in for a big treat come Sunday.
Katy Perry is this year's Superbowl half time performer
Speaking at a press conference on Thursday Perry teased that her performance will include "a lion and sharks.” Adding, "It's going to be wild out there.”
Continue reading: So What Can We Expect From Katy Perry's Halftime Show At Superbowl XLIX?
‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ has gained two new cast members and many more Twitter complaints.
Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic has found itself the subject of a casting controversy once again, as the actors playing Missy Elliot and Timbaland have been announced. Newcomers Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith will be starring as the two hip hop stars who played a vital role in the late singer’s career. But with the Twitterverse already voicing their disproval, lets meet ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’s’ newest cast members.
Chattrisse Dolabaille has been cast as Missy Elliot
The casting of Lifetime’s ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B’ hasn’t exactly gone smoothly. Originally, Disney star Zendaya Coleman was tipped to play the tragic singer back in June. But as soon as the 17 year old’s name was announced the movie was hit with criticism from those who felt Zendaya just wasn't right for the part. Whether it was because of her age or appearance, the choice of Zendaya just didn't sit well with Aaliyah’s fans. Eventually the actress pulled out of movie, but instead of bowing to her critics, she citied production problems for her departure. In her place, Nickelodeon actress Alexandra Shipp was brought in to fill the lead role.
The cast of the film is shaping up.
Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic is moving full-speed ahead after the announcement of the lead actress. Despite lack of support from the family, the film will be made without any delays. According to The Hollywood Reporter, two more roles in the film have been cast – and they’re pretty big ones too.
Lifetime has followed its established practice of hiring relative unknowns and chosen Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith for the roles of Aaliyah’s collaborators Missy Elliott and Timbaland. The rappers/producers were instrumental in helping Aaliyah’s career. They worked closely with the singer on her 1996 album One in a Million and she had practically become their protégé by the time her self-titled sophomore album was released in 2001. Aaliyah tragically and infamously died in a plane crash later that same year.
Somehow the people at Universal Pictures got it into their heads that easy-on-the-eyes, thin-on-talent Jessica Alba (star of Fox's short-lived "Dark Angel") should be a movie star.
So apparently a room full of monkeys was recruited to write "Honey," a laughable follow-your-dreams disaster in which the actress plays a sprightly, adorably indomitable, J.Lo-inspired babe from the Bronx who becomes a music-video dance choreographer, turns down a director's demand for sex, gets black-listed, then realizes what's really important in life is opening a neighborhood dance studio for street kids.
Trite and graceless, it's supposed to be the story of the girl's struggle to make it in showbiz, but no sooner does she point at a TV and say, "Check it. That's what I'm talkin' about. I should be dancing in videos like this!" than a video director (David Moscow) sees her shaking her stuff in a club and offers her a job.
Continue reading: Honey Review
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