Rapper Pusha T was recently in North Philadelphia, filming the “Tryna Get Me One” music video with Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid.
While on a break from shooting scenes, he caught up with ‘Pull of Gravity’ film directors El Sawyer and Jon Kaufman to speak candidly about his past hustling life, the “pull” of the streets and his take on the reentry of prisoners into society.
At the end of the day, we are all grown men and we all make our own choices, we all make our own decisions. But I’m telling you like this, it’s real situations out here. And you’re listening to a rap artist who has sold a million records and then I’ve sold no records. I’ve been on hiatus. I’ve been shelved by a label. And at the end of the day, I’ve had to do what I had to do.
Ms. Lauryn Hill has been in the news as of late for her pending tax problems. The singer-songwriter has seen better days and her tax evasion charges are at the top of her worries.
Earlier this week, she attended court in New Jersey and was granted two weeks to pay back the $1.8 million dollars she owes to the IRS.
With all the hoopla surrounding her, she took to her personal tumblr account and penned an open letter.
It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.
I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process. This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye. This is an old conflict between art and commerce… free minds, and minds that are perhaps overly tethered to structure.
Actress Lauren London covers the new issue on Jet Magazine. Hitting newsstands on April 29, the 28 year-old spoke candidly about her relationship with Lil Wayne and all his baby mamas, as well as how determined she was in the beginning of her career.
On LIL WAYNE:
People like to make it into this big thing, but it’s really not. There’s peace and love and my son knows his siblings. We all get along. We all clearly keep getting along. I’m tired of talking about it. What else do you want me to say?
Singer-songwriter Stacy Barthe joins forces with Miami native Rick Ross for the track, “Hell Yeah” off of her latest EP, P.S. I Love You. Check out the visuals above.
Fantasia Barrino stopped by the ‘Watch What Happens Live!’ clubhouse on Thursday night (April 25) to promote her new album, The Side Effects of Me. Pictured above planting a kiss on actor Anthony Mackie, the 28 year-old participated in some quirky games and even shared a bit of her unique singing talent (view video).
In addition to the Bravo TV appearance, Fanny also sat down with Essence earlier in the week to share how she lost a whopping 50 pounds. Check out her tips and more photos from her press tour below..
I keep my trainer [Sonya McRoberts] with me and she travels with me. I love Pilates, yoga, and spinning. I also attend bootcamp class and they have become my workout family. Doing it with them makes me feel good.
Earlier this month, CL attended a preview screening of ‘Pain & Gain’ in New York City and only a handful of media outlets were seated in the Viacom theater for the new Action-Comedy release.
Based on a true story, the film follows a trio of bodybuilders (Mark Wahlberg, Dwyane ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Anthony Mackie) from Miami, Florida that get caught up in an extortion ring and murder scheme gone wrong.
In conjunction with previewing the movie, CL had an opportunity to interview the eclectic actor Anthony Mackie. He spoke openly about his role as ‘Adrian; and also shared some insight on his rising Hollywood career. Best known for his roles in 2002′s ’8 Mile,’ as well as the Academy Award winning movies, “Million Dollar Baby” and “Hurt Locker” — the 34 year-old was very candid about the ups and downs of show business.
The Julliard School Graduate shared the advice that veteran actor Morgan Freeman gave to him early in his career and even gave a little advice of his own. Check out our exclusive interview below.