by

Rihanna Naked In A Bathtub Could Make Anyone “Stay”

Usually the tough girl posturing is a cover up for a very sensitive soul. Rihanna cut the ‘I don’t give an eff’ attitude for four minutes of makeup free, teary-eyed, glistening wet, raw emotion in the video for “Stay.”

“Stay” is the Unapologetic ballad imploring a lover (likely Chris Brown) to stay. Director Sophie Muller stripped Rihanna, literally, down to nothing with a minimalist approach. In a bathtub of water you believe Rihanna can’t live without him. She makes you want him to stay for her. Mikky Ekko is fully clothed in his cameo, but his sadness is palpable.

Each of Rihanna’s numerous performances of “Stay” vocally surpasses its last, including Sunday’s Grammys performance as one of her best. She has an obvious connection to this song in particular, one that’s conveyed on-screen only by getting her alone and bare.

by

Female Celebs Must Cover Those Boobs, Butts And Lapel Pins At This Year’s Grammys

Don’t hate on the lapel pin.

All celebrity women who love to show off their cleavage should not attend Sunday’s 55th Annual Grammy Awards. And there’s no country for the ladies with rotund backsides either. Beyonce, don’t even think about wearing that black leotard; and Christina Aguilera‘s ruffled white panties booty shorts are out of the question. House rules, ladies.

View Photo Gallery

Read more…

by

Rihanna’s Blowing Smoke In The Haters’ Faces With Sexy New Terry Richardson Photos

Puff, puff, pass. YOLO. No effs to give. Lately Rihanna‘s living out each of those mottoes to the fullest in everything she does including her Rolling Stone cover story. And now Lena Dunham will have one more reason to disapprove of bad girl Riri.

Terry Richardson released the photos via his website and they are as expected. Rih shows off her hot tattooed body while blowing smoke from a cigarette that she probably wishes was a joint. Lena better get to clicking the unfollow button on Instagram because Rihanna’s not here to make others comfortable. While critics and her peers stay mad on the sidelines scoffing about her lack of role model behavior, Riri is blowing smoke in the haters’ faces. Read more…

by

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…

by

Happy 34th Birthday To Aaliyah: Remembering The Singer Through A Clip From Her Behind The Music

It will never not be sad remembering the great Aaliyah whose life was taken far too soon in the tragic plane crash in 2001. Today the R&B singer with such an angelic voice would’ve turned 34. VH1 re-aired Aaliyah’s 2001 Behind The Music with new interviews including her dear friend Missy Elliott. During the hour special you’re reminded why her life and music touched people in the way it did. Aaliyah was the voice of a new generation of women while not alienating men. Read more…

by (@emilyexton)

Rihanna Teaches Us How To Take Better Selfies, Gets Tongue-Tied About Chris Brown

Rihanna Covers Complex

Rihanna has been captured in not one but seven brand spanking new covers for Complex, in celebration of her seventh album, Unapologetic. Of course! How could we forget? That magic number has more than a little significance to her and the other members of the #RihannaPlane. Inside, the February/March cover story presents RiRi as both a perennial chart presence and graduate-level study in social media, thanks to the uncensored sharing of her morning rituals and bedtime companions. Chris Brown is once again a topic of discussion, because he always is where Rihanna is concerned, yet her fearless, intimidating armor proves itself to be penetrable when real emotions surrounding the on-again, off-again and at times, destructive, relationship come into play.

Read more…

by (@emilyexton)

Getting Rihanna As A Grammy Performer Means Putting Up With Talk Of Chris Brown

Rihanna to Perform At Grammys With Chris Brown?

With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards about a month away, the Recording Academy announced the show’s crop of performers on Wednesday morning. Among those taking the stage on February 10: The Black Keys, fun., Mumford and Sons, Rihanna and Taylor Swift. There aren’t many head-scratchers here, as the confirmed acts are among the most highly nominated artists this year– fun. and Mumford and Sons lead all eligible names with six nods each–and personalities like Taylor and RiRi are highly coveted in prime-time events given the amount of pre-show buzz they can stir up with a single tweet or sad photo opp.

Leave room for a surprise amalgam of celebs who seemingly have no correlation with one another (remember Chris Brown, Deadmau5 and the Foo Fighters in 2012?) and/or an additional performance from Bruce Springsteen or Paul McCartney who have basically become the Grand Marshals of this stuff these days. For those who only tune in for the canned banter between awards, LL Cool J will return as host, but hopefully this time his schtick will not include beat-boxing with a woefully incompetent sidekick. Sorry, Taylor!

Read more…

by (@Lacezilla)

2012′s Most Memorable One-Liners In Music

Whether it arrives via an artist’s song lyrics, ad-libs or in the form of a routine sound while performing on stage, your favorite rappers and singers are constantly dropping consumable anecdotes for the masses. If they’re lucky, these catchphrases are repeated and mimicked often enough to eventually be added to the popular-culture lexicon, used as amusing mantras for us all to drop in text messages and into tweets as #hashtags. Some might even make it into the dictionary.

This year, especially, delivered a treasure trove of jack-able artist quotes, and while you might wish that most of these never make it into 2013, we present you with a nostalgic look at this year in music verbiage: 2012′s Most Memorable One-Liners.

1. “YOLO”
We’ve seen the tattoos and we’ve heard the stories of it tragically back-firing, so there’s certainly no denying that Drake’s (or Rick Ross’?) You Only Live Once motto wasn’t one of the biggest this year.

2. “(Pop A) Molly”
We can all rattle off a list of rappers who (over)used this designer drug reference in 2012, but here’s hoping that Meek, Kanye, French, Trinidad James, Ross and others can find a new addiction to flaunt come January 1.

3. “Oh God”
Like a cheerleader for himself, Detroit’s G.O.O.D Music member Big Sean knows how to announce himself before spitting a verse. Alternate spellings include gawd and gaud.

Read more…

by

Music’s Biggest Breakout Stars Of 2012

We’re three days away from ending 2012– the year the Mayan’s math didn’t quite add up–with a bang. Before we bid this year adieu we’ve documented the Best Ofs for the past 12 months; so during the next predicted Apocalypse rears its false head, we’ll reminisce on the Crunkest Songs of 2012 or 2012′s 8 Most Underated Singles or the Best Songs of 2012.

Our countdown continues with the 12 of Music’s Breakout Stars of 2012. It’s been a glorious year musically with diverse projects by promising new artists. While Frank Ocean‘s stardom is no surprise, who would’ve expected PSY to sing with Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun? Meek Mill sketched his name in cement as one of hip-hop’s brightest stars this year transitioning from mixtape storyteller to mainstream success. How good 2013 will treat these breakout stars is unforeseeable, but with raised glasses let’s all toast to the year of stars coming out (no pun intended). Read more…