Celebrities often speak before they think and this tends to happen in the Hip-Hop world quite a bit which results in them getting bad publicity. So how do they salvage their public image? By swallowing their pride and uttering the words “I apologize.” Complex have come up with a list of the most humiliating hip-hop apologies and here is the top 10:
10. Public Enemy Apologizes For Professor Griff’s Anti-Semitic Comments
In an interview with The Washington Times, Public Enemy member Professor Griff said that Jews are responsible for “the majority of wickedness that goes on across the globe.” He continued, “The Jews are wicked. And we can prove this.”
Griff was subsequently fired from Public Enemy. In the wake of his dismissal Chuck D. issued a statement on behalf of the group saying, “Offensive remarks by Professor Griff are not in line with Public Enemy’s program. We are not anti-Jewish. We are not anti-anyone. We are pro-black, pro-black culture, and pro-human race.”
09. Lil Wayne Apologizes To Jay-Z For Saying He Was Better Than Him
Responding to Jay-Z coming out of retirement in a December 2006 interview with Complex, Lil Wayne addressed Jay-Z saying, “It’s not your house anymore, and I’m better than you.”
But Wayne soon backtracked a February 2007 interview with XXL: ““I wanna apologize to Jay and his family and friends, because I was asked that question and they put it in there like I was just feeling like, ‘Oh, you know what, nigga? I’m better than Jay!’ They came at me like, ‘So you say you’re the best. Can you say that you’re better than everybody? Would you say you’re better than Jay?’ I was like, ‘Yeah, nigga, I’m better than everybody!’ But I’d like to throw that apology out there ’cause of whatever trouble I caused, I ain’t want that to happen.”
08. Pimp C Apologizes To Atlanta
In a July 2007 Ozone interview, Pimp C made a stunning suggestion: “Atlanta is not the South, Goddamn it…Atlanta is on East coast time. You niggas ain’t in the South. And all you old bitch-ass niggas talking about “crunk,” you niggas ain’t do nothing but take Three 6 Mafia’s style and renamed it.”
The very nexy month, Pimp C pumped his brakes and issued an apology: “To all my Atlanta fans & friends, I want to say I apologize for my statement in Ozone magazine about Atlanta not being the South!! That was a bull**** statement!! Atlanta is and has always been the dirty mthfkn South!!!!! Chuuch!! But the rest of what I said, about them p***y a** niggaz is and will always be the truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
07. Ice-T Apologizes To Soulja Boy, Sort Of
After saying that Soulja Boy single-handedly killed hip-hop and telling him to eat a dick, Ice-T seemed to have a change of heart. The part time pimp and rap-rock rebel turned actor made a semi-apologetic video directed at the young rapper and web entrepreneur.
In the video he says, “I apologize Soulja Boy for telling you to eat a d*ck. That was just in anger…Because truthfully, a brother of my caliber shouldn’t be talking down on a youngster of your age. T continued, “But as far as your music goes.. it’s garbage!…There are kids that go in the studio and really try to rap. That really sit down with a pen and write stuff…I’m talking about you’re garbage! We got to get rid of that, man. Hip-hop has to last and it ain’t gonna last with you doing that Supaman bullshit.”
06. T-Pain Apologizes To Jay-Z
In June 2009, T-Pain embraced Jay-Z’s controversial single “D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-tune)” by joining him on stage during the rapper’s Hot 97’s Summer Jam performance. When Jay-Z was asked about the gesture afterwards, he said, “It was awkward, but it was cool…He didn’t mean any harm.”
But a few months later in Las Vegas, T-Pain lashed out at Jay-Z saying, “Jay-Z is 59 years old. I don’t think he has the right to say what’s good and what’s not. I think if anything is dead, it should be him.” Later that month Pain released a song called “More Careful,” in which he raps, “Some days I wish that I ain’t never say shit/ And Diddy said ain’t no excuse for what I did/ But I felt like he was knocking the same shit that feeds my kids.” The third verse ends with him saying, “My bad.”
05. The Notorious B.I.G. Apologized To Kandi of Xscape & Patti LaBelle For “Dreams”
On his X-rated classic “Dreams,” Biggie indulges some freaky R&B fantasies, and throws a few shots in the direction of R&B group Xscape saying, “I’ll fuck Rupaul before I fuck them ugly-ass Xscape bitches.” Patti LaBelle was also mentioned in the song—“I’d probably go to jail for fucking Patti LaBelle.” Biggie rapped. The legendary singer wasted no time calling him up to call him out for his lyrics: “He apologized. I just said ‘Well you know brother, you really can’t see me that way.’”
Years later, Xscape singer Kandi revealed that on the night of his death, Biggie extended an apology to Xscape during a Soul Train Awards after party in Los Angeles. Kandi said she regrets not accepting his apology.
04. Puff Daddy Apologizes To Steve Stoute For Beatdown
Steve Stoute, Nas’ manager at the time, and Diddy, then known as Puff Daddy, started feuding when Diddy insisted that his crucifixion scene in Nas’ “Hate Me Now” be cut out before the video aired on MTV. Steve Stoute refused to re-edit the clip and on the night of April 15th, 1999, Diddy and two others attacked Stoute in his New York office, hitting him with a champagne bottle. The assault allegedly left him with a broken arm and jaw.
Stoute sued Diddy, but the matter was resolved out of court. In May, Diddy apologized in USA Today saying, “I made a major mistake, and I have to handle the consequences for it. I have to admit I was totally wrong. I have to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”
03. Eminem Apologizes For Making Racist Song As A Teenager
In November of 2003, The Source magazine dug up an old Eminem freestyle on which Marshall Mathers raps “Blacks and whites they sometimes mix/But black girls only want your money ’cause they’re dumb chicks/Don’t date a black girl/If you do it once you won’t do it twice/Black girls are dumb, and white girls are good chicks.”
Eminem addressed the track later that month saying, “The tape … was something I made out of anger, stupidity and frustration when I was a teenager. I’d just broken up with my girlfriend, who was African American, and I reacted like the angry, stupid kid I was. I hope people will take it for the foolishness that it was, not for what somebody is trying to make it into today.”
Two weeks later he offer another mea culpa: “While I think common sense tells you not to judge a man by what he may have said when he was a boy, I will say it straight up: I am sorry I said those things when I was 16.”
In 2009, Asher Roth suffered similar backlash when his attempt at twitter humor went horribly wrong. Making a reference to Don Imus’ infamous diss to the Rutgers women’s basketball team, the rapper said, “Been a day of rest and relaxation — sorry twitter hanging with nappy headed hoes.” Roth apologized to “any man, woman, or child” he may have offended, calling his comments “immature.”
02. Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift
In a moment that will forever live in award-show infamy, a slightly tipsy Yeezy interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance of the Best Female Video award at MTV’s Video Music Awards. “Yo, Taylor, I’m really happy for you and I’ma let you finish,” he remarked, “but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time. Of all time!”
Shortly after being escorted from the building he took to his blog to offer an all-caps apology. In the blog post Kanye wrote, “I’m sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom,” he wrote. “I spoke to her mother right after and she said the same thing my mother would’ve said. She is very talented!”
Later, on the “Power (Remix)” Yeezy rhymed, “Jay’s my big brother, and B’s my little sister/And excuse me all, but you can’t see my little sister,” which seemed to rescind his previous apology.
01. Jay-Z’s Mom Makes Him Apologize For “Superugly”/strong>
In the midst of his epic battle with Nas, Jay dropped the song “Super Ugly” In the song Jay claimed to be smashing Nas’s baby mother, whom he identified by name. Right after the tune premiered on Hot 97 in December of 2001, Jay-Z received a call from his mother letting him know, “That went too far.”
Jay returned to the station the day after and said, “I apologize. I felt like I didn’t think about women’s feelings or [Nas' former girlfriend's] feelings, or even my mom. It was really like, ‘Let me meet your level of disrespect with this level of disrespect.’”
There really is nothing worse than swallowing your pride and saying sorry. To see the full list head on over to Complex.
Rolling Stone asked their readers to vote in a poll to pick the worst songs of the 90′s and here is the 10 songs that they came up with.
10. 4 Non Blondes, ‘What’s Up?’
Long before Linda Perry was writing hits for Pink and Christina Aguilera, she was the dreadlocked frontwoman for the short-lived alt-rock band 4 Non Blondes. They had a monster hit in 1993 with “What’s Up?” – and then broke up before even cutting a follow-up disc. Perry recently shared with Rolling Stone her true feelings about 4 Non Blondes. “I wasn’t really a big fan of my band,” she said. “I didn’t like the record at all. ‘Drifting’ was the only song I loved. I did love ‘What’s Up?’ but I hated the production. When I heard our record for the first time I cried. It didn’t sound like me. It made me belligerent and a real asshole. I wanted to say, ‘We’re a fucking, bad-ass cool band. We’re not that fluffy polished bullshit that you’re listening to.’ It was really difficult.”
09. Right Said Fred, ‘I’m Too Sexy’
Supermodels were so big in the 1990s that Cindy Crawford was allowed to star in a major Hollywood movie and Naomi Campbell, Elle Macpherson, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington opened a chain of restaurants. Sure, Fair Game is a wretched movie and the Fashion Cafe imploded almost as fast as Britney Spears’ restaurant Nyla – but these people were still getting awfully big egos. British pop duo Right Said Fred poked fun at the models’ supreme sense of self-worth with their 1991 mega-hit “I’m Too Sexy.” The song was funny the 10 ten times you heard it, but then it just wouldn’t go away.
08. Baha Men, ‘Who Let The Dogs Out?’
This didn’t actually come out until the summer of 2000, but if Bill Clinton was president and no one had ever heard of a hanging chad, we’re still counting it as the 1990s. “Who Let The Dogs Out?” was also originally recorded by Anslem Douglas in 1998. Two years later it was covered by Bahamiam band the Baha Men, and the song quickly became a worldwide hit. The Seattle Mariners began playing it in the summer of 2000, and countless stadiums across the world have continued to practice to it. In January of 2008, presidential candidate Mitt Romney broke into a spontaneous rendition of the song at a Martin Luther King Day parade in Florida. It remains one of the funniest things on YouTube.
07. Celine Dion, ‘My Heart Will Go On’
Not everyone will admit it now, but back in 1997 most everybody thought Titanic was a great movie. (It even won Best Picture!) The soundtrack also sold about 10 trillion copies, entirely based on the astounding success of the single “My Heart Will Go On.” Celine Dion’s song and the movie have aged very poorly, but if you were a 13-year-old girl in 1997 odds are very high this song made you cry your eyes out. Now it probably just makes you cringe.
06. Hanson, ‘MMMBop’
Hanson’s 1997 hit “MMMBop” was the big bang of the late 1990s teen pop revival. It was all over radio long before anybody had ever heard of N’Sync, the Backstreet Boys or even (at least in America) the Spice Girls. The song was the debut single from Hanson, a trio of brothers from Oklahoma who had been performing together since they were very young children. Before they knew it, the boys were being mobbed at shopping malls and leaving groups of crying girls everywhere they went. Many see Hanson as a one-hit wonder band, but their fan base has remained incredibly loyal and they continue to play big shows. They even still play “MMMBop,” though one imagines that isn’t their favorite part of the show these days.
05. Chumbawamba, ‘Tubthumping’
“Tubthumping” may sound like it was written by a perpetually drunk British party band that loved nothing more than “pissing the night away.” But Chumbawamba are actually a deeply political group that have been preaching anarchy for 30 years. This 1997 song briefly made them famous in America, and when they appeared on Politically Incorrect that year, they urged fans to steal their album. They remain somewhat popular in England, but here in America they are about as big as the Baha Men.
04. Vanilla Ice, ‘Ice Ice Baby’
Vanilla Ice was just asking for a backlash when he released “Ice Ice Baby” in the summer of 1990. Not only did he not give Queen any credit for the famous bassline, but he lied to reporters by telling them that he grew up in the ghetto. Also, he just really came off like a tool. Still, his album To The Extreme sold tons of copies and briefly turned Ice into a superstar. By 1992, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre were on the scene and Vanilla Ice seemed pathetically passé. In the past few years, he’s become a reality TV star and a budding real estate mogul.
03. Billy Ray Cyrus, ‘Achy Breaky Heart’
Billy Ray Cyrus was just 20 years old when “Achy Breaky Heart” turned him into a country superstar. The song was a huge crossover hit that introduced line-dancing to people all across the globe. A hit like that should have forever destroyed Billy Ray’s career, but he started acting in the early 2000s – and in 2005 his daughter Miley landed the role of Hannah Montana and Billy Ray was cast as her father. He’s now a TV icon to teenagers all across the country, most of whom have probably never heard “Achy Breaky Heart.”
02. Los Del Rio, ‘Macarena’
If 1996 had to be defined by a single moment it might be Bob Dole cracking a lame joke that he was doing the Macarena when he fell off the stage in California. The dance hit by Latin dance group Los del Rio was inescapable that year, spending an astonishing 14 weeks at the Number One spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The song actually first surfaced in 1992 and was remixed many times over the next four years, but an English version by the Bayside Boys went nuclear in America in 1996. It also spawned a worldwide dance craze, but everybody heard that song 10,000 times that year and it’s barely been played at a bar mitzvah since.
01. Aqua, ‘Barbie Girl’
Barbie Girl – written by the Danish dance-pop group Aqua – is an incredibly polarizing song. Many people were offended by the portrayal of a woman as a man’s plastic doll, begging him to “undress me everywhere.” Others loved the over-the-top cartoonish video and bizarre sound of the song. Mattel (the makers of Barbie) were less than pleased that their product was being presented in such an overtly sexual way and filed a lawsuit. The courts ruled that the song was a parody and thus permissible, but Mattel took it all the way to the Supreme Court. The company had a change of heart in 2009, when they changed the lyrics and used the song in an ad campaign.
What the hell, sure these songs maybe cheesy as hell but they are all classics and who doesn’t love a good cheesy song, especially when drunk? I guess if you go by Rolling Stone readers opinions then catchy equals to a terrible song? What do you think of this list?
Some people age well and some age absolutely awful but when it comes to celebrities they are usually the ones who age well because they can afford all the expensive stuff to keep them looking fresh. Here are 10 men from music that VH1 think have aged gracefully.
Who: Anthony Kiedis, 48. Why: Shirtless or almost-naked during most of his performances, the RHCP lead singer has never been shy to strut his stuff. We’re not mad though; from the swinging long hair to the current almost-creepy porn ‘stache, his upfront tones are beyond welcomed.
Who: Lenny Kravitz, 47. Why: Like his iconic style, Lenny’s music blends multiple genres together. Known for balancing the provocative and racy with the sincere and sensuous, the multi-talented rock star oozes with sexuality that we don’t anticipate tiring of anytime soon.
Who: Bruce Springsteen, 61. Why: From bohemian hipster to All-American beefcake, The Boss has remained classic sex symbol for us to feast our eyes on. And those arms? Oof.
Who: John Taylor, 51. Why: While many acknowledge Duran Duran’s Simon Le Bon as the band’s hottest member, pretty-faced bass guitarist John Taylor forces us to disagree. The cloying babe still manages to work his spiky tresses, “Hungry Like The Wolf” joke omitted!
Who: Trent Reznor, 46. Why: Edgy and expressive, the Nine Inch Nails frontman does it all! Composing, producing, and playing multiple instruments, the singer-songwriter gets extra points for bringing lyrics like “I want to f*ck you like an animal” into our lives.
Who: Dr. Dre, 47. Why: Andre Romelle Young is a renaissance man, working to juggle rapping, producing, acting and being a music executive since the ’80s. The California native is due to remind us that he’s still the D.R.E. any day now with his third solo album, but until then, we’ll just stare at his muscles.
Who: Prince, 53. Why: Multi-talented and hyper-sexual, Prince’s gutsy antics have wowed audiences since the ’70s. His voice is smooth and distinct, and carries with it the ability to transform those most shy into sassy sexpots.
Who: Bono, 51. Why: U2′s internationally-renowned superstar loves wearing sunglasses and singing hits! Thankful to his Irish heritage for blessing us with his dashing good looks, we’re also fans of his affinity for all things leather.
Who: Sting, 59. Why: Hailing from Wallsend, England, Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (aka Sting) got his start singing for The Police in the late ’70s before later transitioning to a solo career. Leave your handcuffs at home, though; he’s admitted to engaging in 12-hour long tantric sex sessions with his wife, Trudie.
Who: Robert Plant, 63. Why: Displaying a bouquet of concentrated flavors via his incredible vocal delivery, Led Zeppelin’s English frontman refuses to retire his long, curly locks.
I sure as hell hope that I can age as well as these rockers, to see the full list that VH1 came up with then head on over to their site.
Beyonce has released the music video for her song ’1+1′ which is taken of her album ’4′ and while she looks hot I can’t help but think this video looks like a perfume commercial.
Beyonce, who directed this video alongside alongside Lauren Briet and Ed Burke, is set to perform at this Sunday’s 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
This song isn’t an official single from the album, like Beyonce has done over the past few years she is making music videos for most of the songs off her album so expect more and more Beyonce videos over the next couple of weeks.
The next official single for Beyonce will be ‘Party’, which features Outkast’s Andre 3000 and Kanye West. She recently finished the video for that song.
What do you think of the video? I’m guessing most of the budget went on buying baby oil.
Legendary Motown singer and songwriter Nick Ashford has passed away after battling throat cancer in a New York Hospital, he was just 70-years-old.
Ashford and his wife Valerie Simpson, who together were known as Ashford & Simpson, wrote some of the biggest Motown songs back in the 60′s and 70′s.
The couple, who married back in 1974, were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002 for writing such classic songs as ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,’ I’m Every Woman,’ ‘You’re All I Need to Get By,’ ‘Reach Out and Touch (Somebody’s Hand)’ and ‘Let’s Go Get Stoned.’
On top of writing songs for the biggest performers back then also performed their own music and produced sixteen albums together, probably their most successful single ‘Solid’ is below for your enjoyment.
As well as Simpson, Ashford is survived by their two daughters.
“F#CK THURSDAY,” or so says Lady GaGa on her Twitter account because was set to premiere her new music video for her latest single, ‘You And I’, on Thursday August 18th on MTV, but she has decided to surprise fans by just releasing it minutes ago.
You And I is the fourth single to be taken of GaGa’s ‘Born This Way’ album and was filmed in Springfield, Nebraska. In the video GaGa walks from New York City to Nebraska to get her boyfriend back.
Describing the video she said “I’m walking with no luggage and no nothing and it’s just me and my ankles are bleeding a little bit and there’s grass stuck in my shoes and I’ve got this outfit on and it’s real sort of New York clothing and I’m sprinting… And the video is about the idea that when you’re away from someone you love, it’s torture, I knew I wanted the video to be about me sprinting back and walking hundreds of thousands of miles to get him back.”
The video will still be officially released on TV on August 18th at 7:49 pm EST and after the premiere GaGa will sit down for an exclusive live interview, answer fan questions and give a special announcement to MTV’s Sway Calloway. If you want to ask her a quesiton you can go on Twitter using and mention @MTVNews using the #MTVGAGA hashtag.
What do you think of the video? I am kind of loving it!
Kate Hudson and Matt Bellamy decided to name their new baby Bingham Hawn Bellamy which isn’t exactly the most traditional of names. Because of this NME have decided to look at other 25 celebrities who have given their children pretty interesting names.
Who: Zuma Rossdale Parents: Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Why: Well it’s better than ‘Puma’ we suppose…
Who: Zowie Bowie Parents: Angie and David Bowie Why: It was the 70′s…He later changed his name to ‘Duncan’. Take that, ma and pa.
Who: Pixie Geldof Parents: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates Why: Next to Peaches and FiFi Trixiebelle ‘Pixie’ is kinda dull…
Who: Peaches Geldof Parents: Bob Geldof and Paula Yates Why: Next to Pixie and FiFi Trixibelle, ‘Peaches’ is…Oh you get the point.
Who: Lennon Gallagher Parents: Liam Gallagher and Nicole Appleton Why: A Beatles obsession gone too far…
Who: Seven Sirius Parents: Erykah Badu and Outkast’s Andre 3000 Why: Possibly a superstitious reference to a lucky number or just, you know, two hippies naming a baby.
Who: Bronx Mowgli Wentz Parents: Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson Why: It means ‘male hair straighners’ in Arabic.
Who: Bluebelle Madonna Parents: Geri Halliwell and Sasha Gervasi Why: The kid got off lightly considering Geri’s dog is called ‘Harry Halliwell’.
Who: Apple Martin Parents: Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow Why: Possibly to encourage a future of adult alcoholism, “Hi I’m Apple Martin, can I have an apple martini please?”
Who: Blue Angel Evans Parents: The Edge and Aislinn O’Sullivan Why: Named after his favourite Roy Orbison song, was nearly called ‘Ooby Dooby Evans’.
Who: Egypt Daoud Ibarr Dean Parents: Alicia Keys and Swizz Beats Why: Prepped for a life-time of bar pick up lines, in the style of “Hi, have you ever been to Egypt baby?”
Who: Dylan Jagger Lee Parents: Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson Why: Nearly as bad as ‘Lennon Gallagher’…
Who: Sparrow James Midnight Madden Parents: Joel Madden and Nicole Ritchie Why: This is what happens when you play a word association game when drunk in order to name your kid.
I dunno, I think some of them are alright but some of them are horrific. What do you think? See the full list over at NME.
Lauryn Hill is a bully, or so says one of her ex-band members who has filed a lawsuit against the singer who says that she bullied and verbally abused him.
Jay Gore, who was the guitarist for Hill’s 2007 European tour, filed legal papers asking for more than $20,000 and claiming that she not only stiffed him out of money but totally bullied him and other staff during the tour.
Gore says that the work environment was hostile at the best of times and that she would constantly berate him and other staff every night after a show.
“After shows, Hill would demand that the musicians and road support personnel attend meetings where she would engage in a person-by-person critique and berating. At one point, Hill made a statement in front of the tour personnel to the effect that ‘I can’t believe I am paying you fools, you should be paying me.’” The lawsuit says.
“We believe there are other musicians who have been mistreated by Ms. Hill in a similar manner who are reluctant to stand up for their rights and this lawsuit gives them a voice as well.” Says his lawyer, Nicholas Andrea, in a statement to TMZ.
Lauryn, who gave birth to her sixth child last month, hasn’t made any comments about these claims but judging from the past I’m going to guess these accusations aren’t too far from the truth.
$20,000 seems a bit excessive to me though, what do you think about this?
Outkast’s Big Boi was arrested in Miami yesterday on charges of drug possession according to the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department.
TMZ reports that Big Boi, whose real name is Antwan Patton, was caught carrying the drugs by customs and border patrol dogs as he got off a cruise ship in Miami.
His drug choices were ecstasy pills, MDMA powder and Viagra (which he didn’t have a prescription for), he was then booked into jail and held on $16,000 bail.
The rapper who is most known for being one half of Outkast immediately posted the bail and has since been released, he also released a statement through his lawyer, Daniel Kane.
“While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage, I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated,” the statement reads.
This all comes one week after Outkast announced plans to start working on a new album.
This better be a joke but according to new reports Lady GaGa is set to play Amy Winehouse in a film based on the singer’s turbulent life that leads right up to her tragic death.
For some strange reasons producers think that GaGaa would be perfect to star in the role and they are already in secret talks with her to portray Winehouse on the big screen.
“Lady Gaga worshipped Amy and would love nothing more than to transform herself into her idol on the big screen. She’d be spot on performing Amy’s songs and has got the right look and bolshy attitude,” says a source.
Apparently after completing her two-year long Monster Ball world tour GaGa was given tons of scripts but she has been holding out on the perfect role and for her that is playing Winehouse.
“Gaga’s been itching to make the transition from music into movies and sees this as the ideal role to launch her film career,” the source continued.
An insider close to GaGa says her “management team had been discussing possible film ventures before Amy’s untimely death. But there’s only ever been one role she wants and that’s to play Amy.”
When news broke of Winehouse’s death GaGa was one of the first celebrities to comment and say how devasted she was to hear the news because Winehouse was one of her biggest inspirations.
While I think they kind of look alike again I say this better be a joke, GaGa lists everyone under the sun as her “biggest inspiration” and really isn’t it too soon to start making a movie based on Winehouse’s death considering she’s not even dead a full two weeks?
A lot of celebrities try to go from end of the business to the other and sometimes it works out very good for them but most times it just doesn’t make sense and totally flops. The Frisky have come up with 13 celebrities who have tried to cross over into the rap game and have failed miserably. Here is 10 of those 13, to see the full list head over to The Frisky .
In 2009, Spencer dropped his first single, “I’m a Celebrity,” and started going by the name The Great White. I guess adding “shark” would have been redundant? The song featured lyrics like, “I’m a celebrity/ Five star everything/ My money is attached to me/ Just like my wedding ring.” Ahh, what a difference two years makes.
We weren’t sure what to think when Joaquin announced that he was quitting acting to become a rapper and decided to ditch his razor for, oh, about 365 days. Luckily, we now know that this was all a ruse for a documentary called “I’m Still Here.” Because we don’t think his lyrical flow would have taken him so far.
Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada seems sweet, but beneath that petite exterior beats the heart of a heavy metal rapper. Hey, that’s what marrying Will Smith and having three kids would do to any woman. In 2005, she became the front woman for a rap/metal band called Wicked Wisdom. Here they are performing “Something Inside of Me.”
In 1984, Mr. T released the song “Treat Your Mother Right.” Kids, you can insult the crap out of each other, but he pities the fool who makes a yo’ momma joke. Apparently, Ice-T arranged this track?
Brian Austin Green
We’re still not exactly sure why the makers of “Beverly Hills, 90210” were so insistent on showcasing Brian Austin Green’s vocal and dance skillz on the show. But hey, it brought us incredible moments like this one. I would bet money that Brian himself wrote this song, because in 1996 he released a rap album called One Stop Carnival. Let’s just say the critics didn’t like it as much as they love Brenda’s socks in this video.
WWE wrester John Cena liked to drop beats in and out of the ring. In this video for “FU Rap,” he puts the verbal smackdown on Brock Lesnar. For a wrestler, this dude hasn’t got all the sense knocked out of him—he’s kind of a poet. Check out this rhyme: “I’m rockin’ Play Station 2, you can’t figure out Atari.” Oh, snap!
This face might not be instantly recognizable to you—but this is Chet Haze, aka Tom Hank’s 20-year-old son. A Northwestern student, he did this collegiate-themed take on a Wiz Khalifa track and earned quite a few fans. “It’s not the typical for a hip-hop artist,” he said, when asked about his background. “But it’s 2011. The nature of hip-hop has changed so much the last few years. Nowadays artists come from all walks of life. Everyone has their own story to tell.” He is apparently halfway through making his EP.
I had a crush on David Faustino back in the “Married With Children” days. His shining moment of glory on the show was when he transformed into “Grandmaster B,” Bud Bundy’s rapper alter ego. But like Brian Austin Green, David tried to bring his rapping into real life. In 1992, he released Balistyx and made this video for “I Told Ya.” Oh dear—the earrings.
Porn star Ron Jeremy’s “Freak of the Week” actually managed to find a spot on the Billboard chart. The video features oodles of girls in thongs—plus John Wyane Bobbitt and Joey Buttafuoco. Man, the ‘90s were scary.
Mel wants to teach you a history lesson. Back in 1983, the writer/director/producer recorded this number about Hitler, featuring shirtless, dancing Nazis and scantily clad backup singers. I guess he was trying to rehash the “Springtime for Hitler” climax of “The Producers?” This was all for his movie “To Be or Not to Be.” Luckily, his rapping career never was.
I really wish celebrities would stick to the things they are good at instead of doing anything to make a bit of money. Although all of these do bring me a bit of amusement.
Throughout the years in the music world there has been a lot of famous rock and roll couples who have helped change the business, because of this Gibson have come up with a list of the top 10 legendary rock couples. When coming up with this list they only included couples that both partners make music, which is why there is no Ozzy and Sharon.
10. Lindsey Buckingham & Stevie Nicks
It’s not often that an imploding relationship serves as the spark behind a landmark album. But that’s exactly what happened with Fleetwood Mac’s 1977 classic, Rumours. Having revitalized Fleetwood Mac two years earlier, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks put forth their romantic difficulties for all to hear in songs such as “Go Your Own Way.” Speaking recently to MTV.com, Nicks said of Buckingham, “… the love is always there, but we’ll never be together. That’s romantic.”
09. Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon
Is there any rock couple that exudes more “cool” than Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon. Married for 27 years, the Sonic Youth co-founders have been called the King and Queen of noise rock. In a 2007 interview with Spin, Moore described their marriage in glowing terms. “I can’t think of how or where I’d be without Kim’s influence,” he said. “We’re like any couple that’s been together for close to 30 years. There’s a genuine psychophysical connection.”
08. Win Butler & Regine Chassagne
Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler was instantly smitten when he saw Regine Chassagne singing jazz standards at a Montreal art exhibit in 2003. The couple’s subsequent romance and songwriting partnership paved the way for Arcade Fire to emerge as one of indie rock’s most critically-acclaimed bands. A multi-instrumentalist, Chassagne is known for the intensity she brings to the group’s live shows. “When I was really young, I saw Jimi Hendrix on television,” she told Popmatters in 2007. “His whole body seemed to be taken over by something. I wanted to know what that feeling was like.”
07. Debbie Harry & Chris Stein
In the early ’70s, Debbie Harry was a member of a girl group trio called The Stilettos. Chris Stein played guitar in their backing band. Together, the two founded Blondie in the mid-’70s, and though they never married, their devotion to one another remained profound for two decades. In the ’80s, Harry put her career aside for several years as Stein recovered from a life-threatening illness.
06. Jack White & Meg White
Perhaps the strangest aspect of the relationship between Jack White and Meg White was the prolonged ruse they pulled upon forming White Stripes in 1997. Although they had married the year before, Jack insisted until 2001 that the couple were siblings. Making matters more confusing was the fact that they had divorced in 2000, just prior to gaining widespread notoriety. In a 2005 interview with Rolling Stone, Jack explained: “When [it’s] brother and sister, you go ‘Oh, that’s interesting,’” he said. “You care more about the music, not the relationship—whether the couple is trying to save their relationship by being in a band.”
05. Ray Davies & Chrissie Hynde
Sometimes relationships that seem meant to be, aren’t. During a 1980 Pretenders tour, Chrissie Hynde met her longtime idol, Ray Davies, and the two fell in love. Later, the couple was set to be married, but the registrar turned them away when they began arguing just prior to the nuptials. On a more positive front, the union produced a daughter, Natalie Ray Hynde. The Pretenders’ frontwoman later married Simple Mind’s Jim Kerr, but the marriage didn’t last.
04. Ike Turner & Tina Turner
No musical couple ever staged a more potent live act than Ike and Tina Turner. With Ike anchoring the proceedings and leading the band like a well-oiled machine, Tina offered up some of the most raw and suggestive R&B music audiences had ever seen. The couple’s personal relationship was fraught with turmoil, but hits like “Proud Mary,” along with lots of provocative concert film footage, assure their legacy is secure.
03. Paul McCartney & Linda McCartney
From the time they were first married, Paul McCartney made it clear he wanted his wife, Linda, involved in his band, so that she would have a role to play when he was on tour. Her contributions to Wings were sometimes maligned by the press, but Ms. Macca was a real trooper, and carried on with unassuming dignity alongside her beloved mate. More importantly, she was the muse behind such McCartney classics as “Maybe I’m Amazed” and “My Love.”
02. Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love
With the exception of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, no rock couple elicited more attention than Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. Cobain found the celebrity machine repugnant, and indeed his personal demons were tied in part to that repulsion. Conversely, Love embraced the limelight and seemed to revel in stoking controversy. Both created music that, at its best, reflected sublime artistry.
01. John Lennon & Yoko Ono
John Lennon’s solo career, and perhaps new wave music as well, would have charted a far different course were it not for Yoko Ono’s profound influence. From the searing introspection of Plastic Ono Band to the romantic fare on Double Fantasy, Lennon’s work reflected Ono’s muse-like sway. Furthermore, as a musician in her own right, Ono is revered to this day by legions of rockers who possess an avant-garde slant.
I can’t believe that Sonny and Cher aren’t included on the list, who do you think should also be on the list?
Lady GaGa has released her music video for her latest song, ‘The Edge Of Glory’, and as you can see below it is an extremely boring video, well in my opinion anyway.
Maybe it’s because I’m used to GaGa’s videos being so out there that this one just seems to be boring because it’s basically just her dancing around on a fire escape while singing along to the song. This isn’t the original concept for the video though, because Joseph Kahn was originally supposed to direct the video but there seems to have been some drama that went down on the set.
Apparently in Kahns concept for the video he had a hospital scene, a scene at the Brooklyn Bridge and a mermaid scene but during the shoot GaGa and her team decided they didn’t want this so she took over and directed the video herself.
Meanwhile the now infamous mea dress that GaGa wore at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards is now heading for the Rock Hall Of Fame and while this is all going on GaGa is continuing her fight to support gay rights because she has found herself in the center of the battle to legalize gay marriage in New York.
These days music videos aren’t what they used to be because they are normally as cheap as possible, this is mainly because nobody really watches music channels anymore. But back in the day, I feel old saying that, people used to put effort and money into their videos. Here is the 10 most expensive music videos ever:
10. Celine Dion – It’s All Coming Back to Me Now ($2.3 million)
09. Busta Rhymes feat. Janet Jackson - What’s It Gonna Be?! ($2.4 million)
Earlier this month Rihanna released the music video for her song, ‘California King Bed’, and now she has released the music video for her latest one, ‘Man Down’.
The video, which was also directed by Anthony Mandler, premiered on 106 & Park earlier today and Rihanna took to her Twitter account to write “ManDownVideo #brrrraaaaappp rah rah rah MO FYAH!!!! #RihannaNavy.”
I am loving this song, it’s been my favorite off her Loud album since it got released and I’m glad she finally did a music video that actually makes sense and goes with the lyrics to the song. What do you think?