12:00 pm - Lunch at Diner
"You kind of have to be a monster out here and really go hard and grind and be about your business. Because people aren’t really going to take it easy on you because you’re young. You know?"
1:00 pm - Record Shopping
"King Remembered In Time (K.R.I.T.). It’s just a humble way of saying I’ma be a king of what I do, as far as my music and the lane I’m creating for myself. Every man should think he’s the king in his own right—that’s how you should carry yourself."
1:40 pm - Barber Shop
"There’s two different sides of the spectrum: 'Yeah, I’m on fire and I’m player of the year, but there’s also this poverty side that happens'."
More over at Vibe.com
Lauryn Hill pulled out all the stops at her headlining gig at the 7th Annual Rock the Bells Festival, which took place on Governors Island in New York on Saturday (Aug. 28).
Opening her set with Fugees classic “Fu-Gee-La,” Ms. Hill brought an A-list batch of friends to the stage including Mary J. Blige, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, the oh-so-pregnant Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz, Chris Rock, John Legend, and Fugees’ producer Jerry Wonder. L Boogs was even joined by her kids for a touching rendition of “To Zion,” dedicated to her first-born.
Fantasia Says Her Full Lips, Short Hair, Full Nose Is The Reason She’s Getting So Much Negative Press
Prior to her suicide attempt Fantasia Barrino naturally faced a barrage of negative press surrounding her affair with Antwaun Cook and the lawsuit his wife Paula filed against the former American Idol.
But does she think her African and more ethnic features had anything to do with the excessive and sometimes mean-spirited tone of the coverage she received about her personal life? Say, versus the media’s nearly mute opinions of the controversial love lives and choices of other female entertainers like Britney Spears, LeAnn Rimes or Alicia Keys?
“Yes, I do. I really feel like it does. I was on Nancy Grace, CNN, every gospel station and in every magazine and every newspaper,” she told VIBE about the scandal before her O.D. “It was on. You would have thought I was the President or something.”
Fantasia says she even believes she’s been blackballed out of red carpet coverage spreads in many popular magazines because of her looks. “They never put me in those magazines [featuring] the red carpet. Everybody there has long hair and everybody is bright-skinned, and I was like, ‘But wait a minute. They never gave me that.’ That bothered me,’” says the singer whose new album, Back To Me is in stores now. “And then I tried hard to find people to dress me and they still would not put me there [in those magazines].”