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Foxy Brown Talks Lil' Kim And Nicki Minaj Feud!

| Filed under: Celebrity FeudsFoxy BrownLil' KimMary J. BligeKeyshia ColeLil WayneNicki Minaj


Wow! She really hits the nail right on the head with this one!

Foxy Brown recently gave her opinion on the feud between Lil' Kim and Nicki Minaj, and claims that although the new rapper has been compared to her, as well, she doesn't have any beef with her, and thinks that Kim shouldn't, either!

She explains:

"Nicki has always been cool with me. She and I have something online I did for her — it was a video shoot with Lil' Wayne and Rick Ross, she wasn't signed yet. And she was like, 'Foxy is the first female artist who ever embraced me.' She was classy; she was articulate. I'm so proud of her. Of course, people everywhere clearly are saying, 'She wants to be Foxy, she wants to be Kim.' Everybody's going to say that. But do I think she's doing an incredible job at branding herself? Yes, I do. When you're an icon in the music business…like Mary J. Blige. Keyshia Cole came out after her, you didn't hear Mary J. Blige starting a beef with her just because they compared her. Mary J. Blige stayed clean. She does what she does, and I do what I do. Had Lil' Kim let the people say, 'Oh, you're trying to be Kim, you're a fake Kim,' then it doesn't come directly from her. But when you're using that as a platform to bring your new album out, that's like, 'Oh my God, wait a minute.' I don't condone it at all; I don't think it's cute. Nicki clearly drew from both Kim and me. And she hasn't been disrespectful to me in any way — I haven't heard her be disrespectful toward anybody else but Kim. And at some point, it's like, 'O.K., Kim, you've had a problem with Foxy, you've had a problem with Nicki, you've had a problem with Faith, with Charli, with everybody. It's like, enough already.' I choose to stay out of it. Put out great music, and that's that."

Say it, sister!

While Nicki has definitely been influenced by Lil' Kim and Foxy, she's going in her own direction! We would like to think that everyone could be as mature about the matter as Brown is, and just be proud of the fact that they paved the way for female rappers with their success!

No need for sour grapes!

What do U think?? Do U agree with Foxy??

[Images via WENN.]

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Ever Wonder What A RiRi Birthday Party Is Like??

| Filed under: Ryan PhillippeRihannaZac EfronDiddyParty Poppin'Jay ZMary J. BligeSnoopCeeLo Green

RiRi Loves Cupcakes

We hear it's pret-ty fab!

The beautiful and talented Rihanna just turned 23 a few days ago, and had herself a little birthday shindig after performing at the NBA All-Stars game on Sunday!

Not only were there red-velvet cupcakes adorned with Barbados flags, but it was a star-filled evening for the young singer!


Here's a bit about what went on:

""She [gave] Ryan Phillippe and Zac Efron huge hugs," the source says, adding that the two actors hung out together and chatted throughout the night.

Cee Lo Green and his crew were spotted too, noshing on some oxtail and plantains. Mary J. Blige and Jay-Z, who were "laughing and having a blast," posed for photos in a corner. Blige also "squealed with excitement" when she caught sight of Diddy, and then hugged him.

Snoop Dog and Warren G rolled in at 1 a.m. and proceeded to dance and sing along to some old-school hip-hop songs while guests cheered them on."

Sounds like a BLAST!

Happy Birthday!!

[Image via WENN.]

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Mary J. Blige Got To Sing With Her Idol At Surprise 40th Birthday Bash!

| Filed under: Love LineBeyonceParty Poppin'Jay ZMary J. Blige


What a sweet surprise! It must have meant so much to her!

Mary J. Blige was treated a surprise 40th birthday party by her husband Martin Kendu Isaacs Tuesday night, and the singer was reportedly so shocked that she was reduced to tears!

During the desert-themed celebration at Skylight West in NYC - with celebrities like Jay-Z, Beyoncé, and Gayle King in attendance - Blige's idol, Anita Baker, even made a surprise musical appearance, and the birthday girl even got to join in!

A source explains:

"They brought in palm trees and sand. Mary J. said [that] growing up in the projects she was lost, and owes her life to being inspired by the song 'Caught Up in the Rapture' by Anita Baker. Anita got up to toast her and started to sing the song. Mary J. began crying and joined in."

That sounds like an absolute dream come true!

We can't even imagine how thrilled she must have been to be surrounding by friends with whom to share that experience!

Congratulations, bb! And happy happy to you!

[Image via WENN.]

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Alec Baldwin Offered A Rock Of Ages Role

| Filed under: Music MinuteBroadway BabiesFilm FlickersTom CruiseMary J. BligeAlec Baldwin

alec baldwin approached to join rock of ages movie

Come on, Alec! Join the Rock of Ages musical! Everybody's thinking about doing it!

Alec Baldwin has joined Tom Cruise and Mary J. Blige as another potential addition to Adam Shankman's film adaptation of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages.

Donaghy Baldwin had been approached to play Dennis Dupree, an "ex-rocker who hangs onto his glory days by operating the Bourbon Room, a club on the Sunset Strip."

You should definitely take on this role, Alec! We know you'd be awesome, as you always are!

Would U like to see Alec Baldwin do his musical thing in Rock of Ages?

[Image via WENN.]

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Celebs Design Christmas Ornaments For Charity

| Filed under: DiddySarah Jessica ParkerMary J. BligeCharity

Celebs design Christmas ornaments for charity

A-list celebs like P. Diddy, Sarah Jessica Parker, Iman, and Mary J. Blige have partnered with HSN to create charitable Christmas tree ornaments that support various local, national, and global causes.

According to HSN’s website:

These Hollywood A-Listers are partnering up with HSN Cares, the network’s commitment to raise awareness and funds for trusted organizations that support local, national and global causes. The exclusive holiday ornaments designed by the celebs are available for purchase at HSN.com and 100% of the profits, no less than 30% of the purchase price of each handcrafted ornament will be donated to advance the lifesaving work of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Prices range from $19.90 - $29.90 and would make a great gift for any fan, so check out all of the designs!

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Celebs Flock To Bergdorfs For Fashion's Night Out

| Filed under: Victoria BeckhamFashion SmashionSarah Jessica ParkerMary J. BligeFashion WeekTom Ford

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Bergdorf Goodman was a mad house during Fashion's Night Out on Friday.

The high end department store was packed with fashion lovers who were dying to get a look at their favorite celebs including Sarah Jessica Parker, Victoria Beckham, Mary J Blige and Tom Ford.

SJPeePee stayed for less than 5 minutes because the massive crowd was overwhelming, but Mary J stayed to hawk her new eyewear and designer Tom Ford signed books.

Posh was also there being her usual fashionable self, although we can't say we're loving her hair style.

Do U???

[Image via Getty Images.]

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No More Drama & Back On Tour!

| Filed under: Music MinuteMary J. Blige


Mary J. Blige is planning a musical expedition…and she is taking Jazmine Sullivan along for the ride!

Mary J. announced plans for a month-long US tour this fall. She and Jazmine will be hitting up stops in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Detroit and Oakland. When asked about the tour on BET's 106 & Park, Mary J. seemed most excited about getting the change to work with Jazmine:

"[She is] one of the most amazing female singers out right now in this generation, and of course, she's got to be a part of my generation. She's my sister. I love this girl's voice and spirit. Jazmine Sullivan is for real, and she's going on the road with me."

Sounds like it's going to be goooood!

Think U will check this tour out?

[Image via WENN.]

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