Last week, Monica released the first single, “Anything (To Find You),” from her seventh album New Life, set to drop October 3. Rick Ross and Lil Kim both had guest spots on the song, but now Lil Kim’s already short verse has been cut completely. Monica took to Twitter to explain that she had been forced to remove the verse because Biggie’s estate wouldn’t allow it. Violetta Wallace, who I’m guessing still has issues with Kim, has the authority to make the decision since the song samples a B.I.G song. <
“I am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself & Missy are beyond hurt that @LilKim was removed. She’s our friend, a legend. & @LilKim will get the respect she deserves at all cost. The clearance was revoked & I’m fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate. We respect all parties involved & we are gonna do WHATEVER to keep the song as is because @lilKim is the bizness on the record…I am as thorough as they come and I LOVE @LilKim bottom line is Ms Wallace has the final say and she said No. If we put it out we get SUED.”
Kim fans began tweeting insults to Monica, to which she replied:
“You are directing your anger in the wrong place & I am far too deep in the game to play games. These are facts. Still fighting for Kim to be on it….”
Let ’em know Monica! I am sad that Kim’s verse was removed. I think she sounds great on the track and looked forward to hearing the full 16 at some point. We’ll just have to wait and see if she has anything to say about this.
Monica is taking it back to the 90’s with “Anything (To Find You),” the first single from her seventh album New Life, dropping October 3. The track, produced by Missy Elliot, samples the Notorious B.I.G’s “Who Shot Ya,” and features Rick Ross and Lil Kim.
I’m loving this track. My favorite tunes come from the 1990’s and Monica and Missy working together are usually a winning combination (“So Gone”).
Over the weekend People magazine reported that Missy Elliott was battling Graves disease. Now with a background in Biology let me break this down for you all. Graves disease is an autoimmune illness that affects the thyroid. The thyroid aids in regulating the hormones that control metabolism and growth. Missy suffered symptoms that consisted of lumps in her throat, dizzy spells, hair loss, severe mood swings and had been medicated and undergoing radiation for treatment.
Missy released the following statement saying,
“There have been some inaccuracies reported in regards to my diagnosis with Graves’ Disease, so I wanted to clear things up. I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease about three years ago but it really hasn’t slowed me down at all. I rocked my performance on VH1 Hip Hop Honors’ tribute to Timbaland last year. I’ve written and produced a bunch of Grammy-nominated, #1 hits for artists like Keyshia Cole, Monica and Jasmine Sullivan. I toured the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. And on top of all that, I’m working on my new album. I feel great. Under my doctor’s supervision, I’ve been off medication for about a year and I’m completely managing the condition through diet and exercise.” — Missy Elliott.
We’re happy to hear that Missy hasn’t slowed down and is continuing her music, the best to her.
Congrats are in order for West Coast R&B darling Keyshia Cole and her baller beau Daniel “Boobie” Gibson. They were married in a private ceremony in Las Vegas over the weekend. They originally planned for a tropical wedding in Bora Bora, but their schedules wouldn’t permit. They became engaged in January 2010, about a year after they started dating. They already have a son, 14-month old Daniel Jr.
“It’s OFFICIAL!!!!! #Done & #TrulyBlessed.. Mr. & Mrs. Gibson. We appreciate all the Well Wishes!! One of the Best nights of our Lives.. #NoQuestion.”
Keyshia’s close friend Monica was the first to congratulate them on Twitter:
“Congratulations to @keyshiacole Wishing u guys a lifetime of happiness,” she wrote.
You gotta love LOVE.
Rumors have been circulating the net saying that Shannon Brown and Monica have wed in a secret ceremony but no one knew for sure if any of it was true. Well Shannon has spoken out about it and confirms that Monica is indeed now his wife. It’s said that the secret ceremony took place on November 22nd and that another more extravagant weeding is in the works that will include family and friends.
The two have only been dating for 6 months, to each his own. Now I’m not hating or anything but why does it feel like they sort of rushed everything. I like to take my time with everything so excuse me if making that final decision to spend the rest of my life with someone may take a bit more than 6 months. Nonetheless, these two appear very much in love and very happy. They both have had their downs in relationships with others so what they have going on is definitely a beautiful thing.
Check out the vid of Shannon Brown confirming the marriage!
These two are slowly becoming one of my favorite couples. Monica and Shannon Brown were spotted at Millions of Milkshakes in Hollywood to celebrate Shannon’s 25th Birthday. They also hit up the Supper Club. They are so damn cute with all the kids. I’ve got my fingers crossed for these two. Check the pics below:
Black Girls Rock aired on BET last night and divaMissioN has the performances just in case you missed it! We here at divaMissioN rock, owwww!!! Check the vids below.
What do you guys think about Black Girls Rock and the performances??