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Kelly Rowland Talks Mr. Right, DC and Interracial Dating with VIBE

The “Juicy” Issue of Vibe has finally hit magazine shelves and we have highlights from the cover story: Kelly Rowland.  See what she has to say about her first solo success, Destiny’s Child and being down with “the swirl:”

On the success of “Dilemma:”

No, I really wasn’t. And I was the first one from the group to have that level of success outside of the group. That bugged me out. I was very… I wasn’t ready.The song blew up and Columbia decided to rush out your solo record.Yeah. The plan was for Beyoncé to drop a solo record fi rst. But with the success of the song, they decided to put my album out first. They gave me 90 days to do an entire record.

On the press making assumptions about Destiny’s Child:

They want me to say that I can’t stand Michelle. That I can’t stand Beyoncé. But that’s not the case. It’s real love. Sorry, it’s a boring story. I take that back. I’m not sorry. We can support each other. That’s the way it should be. You hear too many stories about women bickering. And that’s not the case with us.

On whether there’s tension between her and former manager Matthew Knowles:

No. It was just a feeling of growing and wanting to call my own shots. That was it. I thank Mathew for everything he’s done for me. He made me a millionaire at 18 years old. And then I felt like, “Well, I’m an adult now and I want to do things this way.”

On whether she wants a “Mr. Right Now” or “Mr. Right:”

I like a Mr. Right. I don’t want them hopping around with Sarah, Michelle, Jessica… I want him to be mine.

On whether she dates outside of her race:

Absolutely. [Laughs] I’ve been down with the swirl.

 

More photos and the entire interview here.


Amy Winehouse Covers Vibe

The late, great Amy Winehouse covers Vibe’s “Juice Issue” dropping August 16.  The other cover features Kelly Rowland (click here to take a peek).  In the issue, Amy’s frequent collaborator and close friend Salaam Remi recalls his last days with the British singer:

I’m in London now. I’m out here because [Amy and I] were supposed to go to a wedding today. And before I could get to her yesterday she passed. We were going to the wedding of Nick Symansky, who is the person who really found her. He found her when he was a scout at 19. And he was the manager before they got the Universal deal.

They went ahead with the wedding. All I could do was sit there and imagine how many jokes she would have been cracking with me. We were in the middle of working on the album. She finished writing the record. We just hadn’t recorded.

For the last couple of weeks we were video chatting regularly. I was just talking to Nas. Both her and Nas were born on September 14, so we were going to Barbados with all of them for her birthday. She really doesn’t look forward to her birthday, you know what I’m saying?

Still so sad.  Rest in peace.

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Kelly Rowland Goes Shirtless for Vibe

The men will definitely want to be Kelly Rowland’s motivation after seeing her on the cover of Vibe’s “Juice Issue.”  Kelly looks gorg with her now signature long locks and hands strategically placed across her chest.

Interview highlights:

VIBE: The last album didn’t do well in the States. It did better overseas, particularly in Europe. Do you feel more appreciated in Europe? 
Kelly Rowland: No, not really. People still compare me to B over there. I said in an interview recently, ‘You know, if you guys would be a little bit more intelligent and ask me about myself we’ll have a much better interview.’ You can’t want a story from me and keep asking me about the past.

When you walked away from that last meeting with Mathew, did you feel an “exhale” moment? 
I did, but I also felt like, ‘Oh my God, what have I done?!’ I stayed in the house for two days. I was sad. It was like a funeral. I had to deaden that situation in order to start fresh. That’s a very long time to have the same manager and the same label.

What about your personal relationship with Mathew Knowles. Do you still talk to him? 
Mathew sent me flowers for my birthday!

But do you talk to him?
It’s… I respect him above anything.

Speaking of this road we’re going on… Let’s talk about the song “Motivation.” I have to admit, the song went completely over my head. I thought you were talking about working out. 
[Laughs] No, honey.

When you heard the song, did you think, This may be too racy for my image? 
Not at all. Every woman knows what that feels like—hopefully. But everyone doesn’t expect Kelly to sing about it. This is true. But I just loved the song so much. And yes, I can relate to it. I came into my sexuality while I was recording this album. I can walk into a sex shop now and not worry about what people would say if they saw me in there.

You really do that? Go to sex shops?
Yeah! With friends on the low. I go at the right time. Nighttime. 1 a.m. The really good ones are open that late.

LOL @ the interviewer thinking “Motivation” was about exercise.  Come on now!!!  You can read the full interview when it hits stands August 16.  The second cover will be an Amy Winehouse tribute.

Are you buying Here I Am today?

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Look At Her Now: Raven Symone in Vibe

Raven Symone looks like a supermodel inside the pages of Vibe magazine.  All eyes have been on her lately since she lost some weight and debuted her new ABC Family show State of Georgia.  Raven talks briefly about reactions to her weight loss and not getting too raunchy:

On reactions to her weight loss
I find it funny that people now come up to me and say, ‘Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous’. I’m like, ‘I was beautiful before I lost weight. Egotistically speaking, I thought I was amazing’

On why she keeps it PG 13
It’s not so much about showing my sexy side because of the kids, I have to answer to my mama and brother, my dad and my grandparents, the ones I have to look in the eyes every day when I take my weave and eyelashes out.

On her new character
Ironically, my character is supposed to be the size that I was before. So I have to wear thicker body pads on the show.

I always thought she was freaking gorg! Get ’em Raven!!


divaFotos: Braxton Sisters Get Swimsuit Glam for ‘Vibe’

The Braxton sisters, minus Toni, look ready for the summer in their swimsuit pictorial for Vibe.  They’re rocking a variety of brands including Victoria’s Secret, Xhiliration (Target!), Dotti, W Swimwear, Guess, and Tommy Bahama.  Shoes being worn include Jimmy Choo, YSL, and Louboutin.  They all look great!

The season finale of Braxton Family Values airs tonight…will you be watching?

More pics below:

 

 


divaFotos: Braxton Sisters Get Swimsuit Glam for 'Vibe'

The Braxton sisters, minus Toni, look ready for the summer in their swimsuit pictorial for Vibe.  They’re rocking a variety of brands including Victoria’s Secret, Xhiliration (Target!), Dotti, W Swimwear, Guess, and Tommy Bahama.  Shoes being worn include Jimmy Choo, YSL, and Louboutin.  They all look great!

The season finale of Braxton Family Values airs tonight…will you be watching?

More pics below:

 

 


Amber Rose Says “Fxck Vibe Magazine!”

We reported to you last week that socialite Amber Rose would cover Vibe’s “Sexy Issue” and also have a story inside.  She went into detail about her relationships with Kanye West and Reggie Bush as well as making a name for herself.  If you want to see those highlights, click here.

It looks like Amber is NOT happy with how the interview came out, because she expressed her disgust with Vibe this weekend via Twitter:

“Just read “my” interview in @VibeMagazine half of the story was untrue & ridiculous! F##K that Cover F##K @VibeMagazine yall wrote a bunch of negative bullshit that I never said or did. Yall don’t give a f*ck that I have a Mom & Family thats gonna read that fake ass shit I gave yall a truthful interview & Yall f##ked me. I’m so sick of keeping my mouth shut I didn’t ask for this life it was handed to me. I wasnothing but nice to everyone I spoke to @ Vibe”

From what we saw in the highlights, the interview doesn’t seem so bad.  In fact, I think they showed Amber in a genuine and honest light that many of her fans will appreciate.  Guess we will have to wait until the issue hits news stands and we can read the whole thing.

What do you think of Amber’s reaction: appropriate or overreacting?