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took a tumble at a recent Loud tour stop in Canada.
Midway through performing her hit single, 'What's My Name?' at the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta on June 22, the Bajan pop star, dressed in her trademark bikini outfit and heels, tripped over her own two feet and fell to her hands and knees. But RiRi, whose Loud tour kicked off June 4 in Baltimore, proved she could recover as quick as her Loud single hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. She got up and shrugged off the fall, picking up into the next dance move and singing "Oh na na."
The tumbling pop star epidemic has reached new heights within the last year, and stilettos usually end up being the culprit. Christina Aguilera slipped
following a performance at the 2011 Grammys and Alicia Keys
also gave people a scare when she fell on her back
while performing pregnant during the Essence Festival last summer. Ladies be careful!
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is calling it "real hip-hop s---" on his Twitter page
. The "real hip-hop s---" he is referring to is actually the low-budget music video for his Hudson Mohawke-produced track 'Your Body.' However, with the laid-back production style, we're going to have to say 'Your Body' takes a back step to the "real hip-hop s---" found on Brown's BET-nominated single 'Look At Me Now
All s----talking aside, Breezy does score points with his attempt at rapping on the new single, at times sounding like a less cocky Kanye West
when spitting about "Louis bags and hundo stacks." As Breezy breezes along lit-up city avenues looking like he has a bunch of stuff on his mind, he sings -- err, raps -- that all he's really got on his mind is "your body."
You won't find 'Your Body' on Brown's recent blockbuster album, 'F.A.M.E.' And, it's not being tagged to its follow-up, 'Fortune,' due later this year. Speculation leads to a new hip-hop mixtape Brown announced on his Twitter page yesterday (June 14). "Before my Fortune album drop ima put out a hip hop mixtape." he wrote
, before backtracking. "Well, still kinda debating."
Either way, one thing is sure, after releasing
the SWV remix for 'She Ain't You' earlier this week, and a scheduled performance
at the 2011 BET Awards and two possible albums on the horizon, Breezy is keeping busy.
might be gone, but his fans live on. The Behind the Mask Project -- the global online casting call for Jackson's 'Behind the Mask' music video, off his first posthumous album 'Michael' -- premiered this morning on the late pop icon's Facebook page
Directed by Dennis Liu the video is "100 percent fan made" by fans from all over the world, including Jordan, Southern Sudan, Russia, the Netherlands, Japan and more. Jackson's international fan base channeled the King of Pop from his trademark fedora to his foot-stomping penny loafers and glittery jacket. Fans were asked to submit themselves dancing, lipsyncing and jamming along to the song's punchy hooks via their webcams and onto the Behind the Mask website.
Some took on Jackson's gravity-defying lean from the 'Smooth Criminal' video, while others can be seen successfully attempting his iconic tip-toe pose. With the help of split-screens, Liu was able to include 1,600 submissions, including 50 kids and 36 animals.
channels the pop ballad on her latest song, 'Best Thing I Never Had.' The track is the second single from her fourth album, '4,' and is a departure from the album's previous workout-friendly track, 'Run the World (Girls).'
The release of 'Best Thing I Never Had' comes as a surprise. Following the video premiere of 'Run the World (Girls)' -- a similar upbeat anthem -- 'End of Time' leaked online, but was quickly overshadowed by Beyonce's 'American Idol
' finale performance
of '1+1,' a track off '4' that equally showcases BeyBey's powerful diva chops.
"What goes around, comes back around, my baby," Beyonce laments on 'Best Thing I Never Had,' a song about losing someone you unknowingly loved only to realize -- cue title -- they were the best thing you never had.
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's favorite love song is Gnarls Barkley
's 'Blind Mary.' But when it comes to making love he prefers the "you know, normal stuff" like N.W.A.
and 2 Live Crew
albums. Not exactly your usual slow jam for the bedside, but then again we're talking about T-Pain -- the party-loving nappyhead who crept into peoples' hearts asking if he could 'Buy U A Drank' through his Auto-Tune crooning.
"If you look at things now," he tells the Boombox. "I think that love making has gone to another level since those [Marvin Gaye
, Curtis Mayfield
] days. It's a whole lot of love making these days."
Everyone can let out a sigh of relief; Rick Ross
isn't the only curvaceous body gracing the cover of Vibe's June/July Sexy issue. While a shirtless Ross valiantly tries to redefine modern day sexy, the folks over at Vibe also stuck to the traditional concept of the word and tapped hip-hop's hottest arm candy for their double cover issue: Amber Rose.
Rose came up from the slim shadows of the stripper pole in her native Philly to rap music video sets before grabbing headlines as West's girlfriend in 2009. After almost two years together, that included her sticking by the 'All of the Lights' singer through his infamous Taylorgate incident
, Rose and West broke up, but not long before she found herself ironically in the arms of hip-hop's new sensation, Wiz Khalifa.
While Rose's rise to celebrity has been met with skepticism, as someone just looking to grab a headline, the public's fascination with the 27-year-old's hot, buxom body and rags to the hip-hop high life story is a clear signal that she won't be disappearing anytime soon.
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released 'Run the World (Girls),' the first single from her album '4,' it was hard -- for those already familiar with Major Lazer
's 'Pon de Floor' and accompanying dirty video
-- to get past the catchy sample. Prior, Beyonce had been quoted
as going all mad scientist trying to invent a new music genre, but 'Run the World (Girls)' already had a familiar ring to it, perhaps making it fall short on the charts, where it entered at No. 23 and then fell to No. 76. But that's all about to change with the leak of 'Till the End of Time,'
a purported track off '4' that has found its way to the Internet.
'Till the End of Time' picks up on the post-apocalyptic vibe of 'Run the World (Girls),' but with more originality and a two-faced delivery; a brash, marching militia-inspired beat is coupled to sweet lyrics. "C'mon take my hand/ I won't let you go/ I will be your friend," Beyonce sings. "I will love so deeply/ I will be the one to kiss you at night/ I will love you till the end of time." The track channels Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson 'Off the Wall' production with horns kicking in midway.