Posts By Bené Viera


Nicki Minaj Has No Worries About Her Grammy Snub And Five Make Believe Reasons She Was Overlooked

Now that the Mariah Carey tiff is getting old (yes?) Nicki is releasing the cat off her tongue on the GRAMMY snub that led to a 30 day Twitter Sabbatical. When the Grammy nominations were announced and Nicki racked up zero, zilch, nada nods it was assumed Ms. Minaj was upset. Her Barbz certainly were. Only according to her she’s like her boss Weezy, “I ain’t got no worries.”  Read more…


Beyonce Has A Lot To Say About Her Miscarriage In HBO Documentary

You wanted Beyonce to open up more and she delivered. In her upcoming Life Is But a Dream HBO documentary the singer reveals how she felt after miscarrying what would have been her first child.

Bey’s hubby Jay-Z rapped about the miscarriage on “Glory” last year while his wife remained silent. For the documentary produced, directed and created by Bey she tells it all, or at least all of what she doesn’t mind the world knowing. “About two years ago, I was pregnant for the first time and I heard the heartbeat, which was the most beautiful music I ever heard in my life,” she said in the documentary. “I picked out names. I envisioned what my child would look like…I was feeling very maternal. I flew back to New York to get my check up – and no heartbeat. Literally the week before I went to the doctor, everything was fine, but there was no heartbeat.” Read more…


50 Cent Wants That Michael Jackson Status

Get rich or die trying is a motto that no longer suits 50 Cent. He’s filthy rich and didn’t have to die trying. Best believe 50’s still chasing the mula, but he’s starting to think about what he wants his legacy to be after he’s gone. It’s a bit morbid to think of how you want the world to remember you. But 50 Cent is clear he wants to be named among the greats. Read more…


The Top 9 Unexpected Endorsements From Music Stars

You know you’ve made it when the major dough starts rolling in for endorsement deals. Ask Beyonce about that $50 million Pepsi deal or 50 Cent‘s partnership with Vitamin Water (which netted him somewhere between $60-$100 milli). Taylor Swift didn’t let the ink dry before announcing, via video, her new venture with Diet Coke. It’s unclear how much Taylor made from this collaboration, but it’s T. Swift. She’s definitely not accepting chump change. In honor of Taylor being the newest addition to #teamCoke, we present the most unexpected and/or outrageous musician endorsements. Read more…


Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” Goes Acoustic

Justin Bieber could sing Buzzfeed’s monthly pageviews and his millions of female fans would stand front and center reciting every word. Biebs gifted his fans with a live acoustic version of “Boyfriend” in promotion of today’s Believe Acoustic EP release. And like his perfectly combed hair, he thinks it’s “swaggy.” Read more…


Where Does Frank Ocean And Chris Brown’s Brawl Rank In Music Beefs Of 2013?

Only 28 days into 2013 and the Grade D beefs between artists keep rolling in. Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj have been the hot water-cooler topic since October but that may have just changed with news of Frank Ocean and Chris Brown‘s brawl over a parking space. Check out our top five beefs of 2013.

1. Chris Brown and Frank Ocean get ’bout it ’bout it over a parking space

If reports are accurate, Chris and Frank actually fought. For this reason alone this is the leading feud of the year. Although their dislike for one another has been lingering since June 2011, it’s almost laughable the two came to blows over a parking spot. And how often does a celeb tweet then delete anything that could paint them in negatively in the press? Not Frank O. He’s rocking out with his tweet that Chris and his boys jumped him. If only his dog Everest had been there.  Read more…


Kendrick Lamar’s Hot 97 Funkmaster Flex Freestyle And Pre-Written Verse

Kendrick Lamar‘s beasting on Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex with three, er, two freestyles to “Keep It Thoro,” “Nas Is Like” and “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing Ta F*ck Wit.” If our math isn’t adding up it’s because we noticed the second video over the “Nas Is Like” beat isn’t a freestyle. Yeah, we caught that. It’s actually the second verse from good kid, m.A.A.d city’s bonus track “Country Building Blues.” The kid’s still nice on the mic, though. Read more…


All Hail The Brits! Ed Sheeran And Elton John To Perform A Duet At The Grammys

Over at VH1 we feel like proud parents when one of our You Oughta Know alums goes on to conquer the world. Not to mention it gives us #humblebrag(ging) rights of having introduced a fairly unknown artist before they blew. Ed Sheeran is the latest from the YOK family to get his well deserved shine. Ed will share a stage with his fellow British crooner Elton John at this year’s Grammys. Ed broke the news by tweeting, “I’Il be playing at he Grammys on the 10th of feb, singing a duet of one of my songs with Elton John, very excited about that!” This is what they call legend ish. Read more…


Mariah Carey Vs. Nicki Minaj American Idol Tofu Beef Solved: Divas Mad Over “Country Thing” Comment

Drama much? The American Idol judges headed to Charlotte, North Carolina on last night’s episode to what turned out to be a crop of talented singers like Brian Rittenberry and Candice Glover and Summer Cunningham. Too bad Summer didn’t know an honest comment about the type of music she’d sang in the past would lead to such diva dramatics.

Summer performed a country version of “Lean On Me” and the judges liked it. When Keith Urban asked where she saw herself musically her “I did the country thing” response annoyed Keith. And he told her as much. It’s not that she doesn’t want to do country, but she prefers “soulful country.” The “country thing” comment was like the gift no one wants but  kept on giving anyway. Neither Keith Urban nor Randy Jackson nor Mariah Carey would let it go. Nicki Minaj was not pleased. Read more…