Musiq Soulchild has relocated to Atlanta. This past weekend, Musiq Soulchild hosted a special luncheon at Maggiano’s sponsored by Atlantic, to promote his new album, Musiq In The Magiq. Merita McCalister was able to get up close and personal with Musiq in a special interview for MrsGrapevine.com readers, plus a few pics. Enjoy!
On the title of his new album:
It’s not like I sit around and literally wait on the words; I just bounce around a lot of ideas in my head and whichever sticks out the most, I roll with that. The word magic just kept popping up for some reason, I don’t really know why but, it was the word that kept popping in my head and I said ‘okay, there is no way of really getting around that;’ I can choose to ignore it but I like things to come as they do so they can be authentic.
More on dating and music with Musiq Soulchild when you continue…
Elle Magazine honors women of music past and present, and in this special issue Elle features some of the best in music shot by photographer Daniel King. Included among the pages are Aretha Franklin talking about her size, Nicki Minaj on playing with boys, Willow Smith discussing the sound of her new album, and Jennifer Hudson on singing with the drag queens.
In high school I was like, ‘Well, these are drag queens lip-synching, and I can really sing; why can’t I go up there?’ I would win all the talent shows.”
Aretha Franklin, Nicki Minaj, and Willow Smith when you continue…
Raven Symone shared a few pics from a recent photo shoot with her fans on twitter. She looks fabulous of course! I like the new Raven Symone, she seems more confident in a mature way; less humorous and more fierce.
More pics when you continue…
Mariah Carey shows off her nude baby bump for Life & Style Magazine. I knew this photo shoot was coming soon after the tweets and twitpics. Mariah Carey is pregnant with twins, a girl and a boy, and wanted to document this moment for her “true fans”.
The babies were kicking almost the entire time; it was unbelievable, especially the girl — clearly she’s a diva in training! We didn’t start shooting until 1:30 a.m. because I was in the hospital from the night before until the day of the shoot with contractions five minutes apart!”
Read more about this shoot when you continue, according to the Diva herself…