Rihanna Joins Melyssa Ford At Roxbury

Rihanna at Roxbury

Roxbury welcomed Rihanna the other night, who stopped by to support her good friend Melyssa Ford, who hosted the club’s #FridayNightRox party. The singer appeared to be in great spirits and spent the entire night enjoying a mixed drink as she sang and rapped some of the lyrics to her favorite tunes. Also on hand was J Cole, who sported a black suit and a bottle of Hennessy in hand. Cole was the life of the party. In addition, Meek Mill and Wale dropped by to enjoy several bottles of Ace of Spades and greet Rihanna and Melyssa. Resident DJ, DJ BAD and DJ Infamous spun a mix of West Coast essentials and a southern classics to keep the party going. Check out additional Von Jackson pictures after the cut. (more…)

Chris Brown: I Can’t Focus On Wife-ing Rihanna

Chris Brown with Sisqo hair

Chris Brown spoke via phone with the Kyle and Jackie O Show on 2Day FM in Australia, where the R&B star opened up about his relationship with Rihanna as well as his 24th birthday. Talking about celebrating his birthday solo, meaning without Rihanna, Brown said, “Yeah, Imma do it solo. I mean, at the end of the day, shawty doing her thang, she on the road … It’s always gonna be love. I’m just gonna do me. I’m a grown man. Just gotta fast forward.”

Brown added that despite their split, the pair will always share a love for each other. “The way I look at it is, I am always going to love that person,” Brown explained. “But people have differences and people have different wants and needs. And at the end of the day, she’s a young girl. I can’t really be focused on wife-ing somebody that young. At the end of the day. And I’m young too. So I can’t focus on that right now. I just need to fast forward and be a man and be the best Chris Brown I can be, instead of worrying about whoever else is going to be in my side pocket.”

Meanwhile, things with Chris and ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran could be back on, as the Las Vegas Sun reports she was spotted at his birthday party in Las Vegas at The Mirage’s 1Oak nightclub on Saturday. Additionally, Us magazine reports that Tran was on hand for Brown’s Hollywood birthday party the prior evening at Emerson Theatre.

The interview at Soundcloud has since been removed.

Rihanna ‘Where Have You Been’ Video

Rihanna 'Where Have You Been'

Rihanna is out with the music video to her new single ‘Where Have You Been’, off the Barbadian singer’s sixth studio album ‘Talk That Talk’, out now on Def Jam. The Dave Meyers directed video was filmed March 7 and March 8, 2012 in Los Angeles, with choreography provided by Nadine “Hi-Hat” Ruffin. Watch it via Vevo below.

Rihanna 'Where Have You Been' single cover

Rihanna ‘You Da One’ Video

Rihanna is out with the music video to her new single ‘You Da One’, off the Barbadian singer’s sixth studio album ‘Talk That Talk’, out now on Def Jam. Watch the Melina Matsoukas directed video via Vevo below.

Rihanna ‘Talk That Talk’ Album Cover & Tracks Released

Rihanna 'Talk That Talk' album cover

Rihanna is set to release her sixth studio album ‘Talk That Talk’ on November 18th on Def Jam. The Calvin Harris produced project is led by the first single ‘We Found Love’. The deluxe edition of the album will be packaged in a 2 disc digipak set, with the first disc featuring standard edition tracks and the second disc featuring two bonus tracks and two remixes.

Rihanna confirmed on her Facebook that ‘Talk That Talk’ will feature 14 songs, which include:
‘You Da One’
‘Where Have You Been’
‘We Found Love’ (featuring Calvin Harris)
‘Talk That Talk’ (featuring Jay-Z)
‘Cockiness (Love It)’
‘Birthday Cake’
‘We All Want Love’
‘Drunk on Love’
‘Roc Me Out’
‘Watch n’ Learn’
‘Red Lipstick’
‘Do Ya Thang’
‘Fool In Love’

Check out the deluxe edition cover below the cut. (more…)

Rihanna ‘We Found Love’ Video

Rihanna 'We Found Love' music video

Rihanna is out with the music video to her new single ‘We Found Love’, off the Barbadian recording artist’s sixth studio album ‘Talk That Talk’, out November 18th on Def Jam. In wake of Rihanna just settling her David LaChapelle lawsuit over ‘S&M’, which appeared to borrow visuals from a LaChapelle photo shoot, the ‘We Found Love’ video is already raising eyebrows over visuals which look a lot like what was featured on Cee Lo’s ‘No One’s Gonna Love You’ music video. Notably, Melina Matsoukas directed both ‘S&M’ and ‘We Found Love’. Watch the ‘We Found Love’ video below.

Rihanna 'We Found Love' cover art

Rihanna’s Attire Upsets Irish Farmer On ‘We Found Love’ Video Shoot

A farmer in Ireland shut down the shoot for Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ music video, saying the star’s shoot on his property was getting “inappropriate” because RiRi was too scantily clad.

“There was an arrangement made last week. There was no formal agreement. Rihanna arrived on Monday. I did not prevent her video at all,” DUP Alderman Alan Graham told BBC. “I did not object to her outfit at all, that was an exaggeration. Most of the video took place on a field adjacent to me, which was in a public place. It was when the film crew went further away from the road that I felt things were getting inappropriate and I asked the filming to stop.”

Watch a report from Newsy, featuring footage from the video shoot, where Rihanna was seen smoking, below.

Rihanna ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’ Video

Rihanna is out with the music video to her new single ‘Cheers (Drink To That)’, off the Barbadian R&B singer’s fifth studio album ‘Loud’, out now on Def Jam Recordings. The Evan Rogers and Ciarra Pardo directed video features footage from Rihanna’s Loud Tour concert at Kensington Oval in Barbados on August 5th.

Watch it via Vevo below.

R&B Artists’ Happy Mothers Day Tweets

Several R&B artists are wishing their followers who happen to be moms and their own mothers a Happy Mother’s Day on Twitter, which is being celebrated in several countries including the United States, Canada and Australia. Among the Tweets:

Jeremih (@Jeremih): #HappyMotherDay to all the mommas out ther!
n Happy mothers day to th greatest momma in the world!!!!! >>> @classynana

Chilli of TLC (@officialchilli): Salute 2 all the GREAT Mommies that LOVE being a Mommie! The world needs more of YOU! HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!!

Keri Hilson (@MissKeriBaby): Being a good mother is one of the hardest jobs in the world…and they make it look so easy. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!! I love you, Mom!!!

Rihanna (@rihanna): Happy Mother’s day mama

Ne-Yo (@NeYoCompound): HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. To the women that make the world go round, no words can express my gratitude. Without you, no us. LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Treating the M’s (Mom, Mo, Maddie) to the Bahamas. Much needed vacation. You deserve the world. Love you with my existence!!

LeToya Luckett (@LeToyaLuckett): Mom…I know UR reading this because u secretly follow ME on twitter lol! Thank u 4 believing when I didn’t believe in ME. U are my rock!

Brian McKnight (@ItsBMcKnight): Happy mothers day all moms out there!!!!!

Bobby V. (@BobbyV): Happy mothers day!!I went 2 church wit my mom & sister!!now time 2 eat!!!

Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige): HAPPY MOTHERS DAY LADIES!!!!! Hope your enjoying day!!!

Ciara (@ciara): Happy Mothers Day 2 all the hard working, loving, and caring moms! Shout out to Gladys Smith and Jackie Harris! Love Ciara

John Legend (@johnlegend): Happy Mothers Day to the beautiful Ms Phyllis Stephens and all the other mamas out there

Macy Gray (@MacyGraysLife): happy mothers day – all the mas mums mamas mommys muthas, etc. if it werent for u, no one would be here.
#5factsaboutmymom – the happiest most energetic person i’ve ever met. thats 2. she’s tall. beautiful. knows how to live. thats 5.

Michelle Williams (@RealMichelleW): Dear Ma…..we’d listen to R and B music while u were at work but would put on Gospel music when we saw u pullin n the driveway! LOL!

Chrisette Michele (@ChrisetteM): HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FOLKS!!! I’m going to finally be home for this very special holiday! Enjoy Ur family today! Toodles!!!

Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys): YOU are amazing my love thank u! ;-)! RT @therealswizzz Happy 1st Mothers Day @aliciakeys thx so much for Egypt he is amazing#blessings&Love

Keri Hilson (@MissKeriBaby): I miss my Mommy!! She’s the BEST!! She knows if I could be home, I would. And with all the pampering she’s receiving, I’m sure she’s ok :)
Don’t take your Mom for granted any other day! Life is a fragile blessing. Pray 4 those navigating life w/ their Mother here only in spirit.

Rihanna Enlists Britney Spears For ‘S&M’ Remix

Rihanna checked in with her Twitter followers (@rihanna), revealing a collaboration with Britney Spears, who also helped spill the beans by responding on Twitter (@britneyspears) about the apparent ‘S&M’ remix. They write:

Rihanna: I got a #SEXY collabo comin your way supa dupa soon!!!! OH YEAH!!! By popular demand….

Britney: @rihanna You’re such a tease! I like it, like it…. -Britney

Rihanna: Its BRITNEY BITCH!!!!

Rihanna: @britneyspears one of the biggest worldwide popstars! U gangsta #EPIC

Rihanna: MAJAH Rihmix to S&M MAJAH!!!! #S&Mrihmix #itsBRITNEYbitch

Rihanna: #S&Mrihmix now that’s too much sex in the air Think u can handle it? You’re the only ones who can #3snaps