In the recent issue of Elle magazine, our favorite bad girl Rihanna finally sheds some light on her relationship with lover Chris Brown, who infamously assaulted her in 2009. Rihanna has been in the media a lot recently for her "don't give a f*ck attitude." She has uploaded a plethora of photos smoking weed, nude, or with Chris Brown even when we all thought he was still with his now ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
Rihanna reveals to the mag, “we got a fresh start and I'm thankful for that…And right now that's what we want, a great friendship that's unbreakable. Now that we're adults we can do this right.” She continued on to explain that has her "own reasons, very very private reasons. Very personal. A lot of things. Bottom line is—I know him. I had a lot to think about and I had a lot of time to think about it. I was trying to do this for myself…You don't have that feeling of everlasting love with everybody so when you have it you don't want to let go of it. I would definitely say that he, Chris Brown, is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”
Whether it’s her troubled relationship with Chris Brown, her latest tattoo, or her never ending stream of artsy selfies on Instagram, there is no denying Rihanna’s global presence. With the launch of her fashion line with British clothing company, River Island, you can even dress like Rihanna. To complete your Rihanna-inspired style, you’ll soon to able to purchase her cosmetics line with MAC, set to drop throughout 2013.
Just one month away, The 55th Annual Grammy Awards is spanning out to be the most anticipated awards show of 2013. According to the Grammy's Twitter handle, the first round of performers for music's biggest night were announced and include Mumford and Sons, Taylor Swift, and Rihanna. The guys from fun., and The Black Keys will be performing for the first time as well.
Fun. and Mumford & Sons are two of six artists this year who lead with six nominations and are both up for the Best New Artist award. Two-time Grammy winners The Black Keys nabbed five noms while five-time Grammy Award winner Rihanna and six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift each scored three nominations. Safe to say this is a solid line up of musical talent and will be the key ingredient of the overall night, however, we're still crossing our fingers that an electronic music act could earn a spot in the coveted Grammy performance line up. Hey, we can only hope, right?
The annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show aired on CBS last night and was pure sexiness! The Angels strutted their stuff on TV's hottest night of the year. In addition, the night included special performances from RiRi, The Biebs and Bruno Mars who all rocked the runway! Justin Bieber pulled out his signature Bieber moves donning an all white outfit while the very sultry Rihanna sported cool pearl rimmed sunglasses and Bruno Mars gave a playful and energetic performance as always.
1. Justin Bieber Performs "Beauty & A Beat"
2. Bruno Mars Performs "Locked Out Of Heaven"
3. Rihanna Performs "Diamonds"
Song Of The Week: "Pour It Up" Rihanna
A lot of people are talking about this one. So last week, I reported the release of Rihanna's new album. Well, the album is here and there are some familar sounding songs on RiRi's seventh studio album. And "Pour It Up" is one of them. If you haven't lived under a rock for the past couple of months, there's NO secret what song this replicates. Regardless, this is a CLUB banger!
Album Of The Week: "Girl On Fire" Alicia Keys
Last week, Rihanna and Chris Brown’s music video, ‘Nobody’s Business’ leaked across the inter-web. And today, photos of the effed up duo surfaced online with RiRi straddling her formerly abusive bff. Um, okay. So, Rihanna’s been dropping several hints of her probable reunion with Brown for well over two-weeks. The twosome even spent Thanksgiving together in Berlin and Rihanna shared an instagram photo of Brown shirtless in bed followed by a pic of their new matching Rolex watches. How long do you give the reunited couple?
It was bound to happen. Just a few days shy of her album UnApologetic to be released and just as the video was recently premiered, Ri's fresh single "Diamonds" get's the Yeezy treatment with an intro from the rapper. Listen to the track below and don't forget to grab RiRi's album when it drops on Nov. 20th on iTunes!
Artist Of The Week: U Can Call Me LA
This Brooklyn native is bringing some real heat to the game! U Can Call Me LA, female MC with an incredible flow. Whether she's spitting crazy rhymes in the studio, rocking a crowd of hundreds of people or sharing the TV screen with MTV's Sway; Born Latasha Alcindor, this chick is putting in major work all throughout this music business. Her album LA Riots is out now and can be downloaded on her website.
Rihanna's latest guest on her new album,'Unapologetic' was leaked today and you guessed it, it's none other than Chris Brown. The song pre-maturely hit the web like wild fire and let's just say, it's pretty great and quite infectious. And of course it’s about how much they love each other and how that’s “Nobody's Business.”
And, they’re right; it is nobody's business but their own. Oh, and the millions of people that will hear this song. It’s their business too.
Listen to the pop hop tune here:
Rihanna seems to let her emotions run free in her new video "Diamonds," off her new album 'Unapologetic' due out November 19th.
Opting for a more neutral, comfortable look, RiRi bares her soul through what seems to be the end of an era. The clips show Ri belting out verses in the desert as two horses are shown running beside one another, a burning rose and Ri's hand slowly losing grip from a man's tattooed arm. The song exceeds the word "deep" and she made sure for the world to know it.