Former Fugees member, Lauryn Hill, has had some major obstacles throughout her career. This 8 time Grammy winner has had to deal with being evicted from her home, and serving a 3 month prison sentence for tax evasion. Since being released from prison, Lauryn has been performing around the country. Unfortunately, she has also developed a bad reputation by showing up late to performances and not giving a stellar performance.
Recently, Ms. Hill was set to perform at the House of Blues in Chicago where she graced the stage 50 minutes after she was scheduled to perform. It was reported that Lauryn’s opening song was not very good which promoted a man in the audience to express his disgust. According to Essence, the fan called out Ms. Hill’s name and proceeded to make an obscene gesture. This caused L Boogie to scold the heckling fan publicly by saying,
“When I get up on this stage, don’t be disrespectful. You could go…if a little patience is too much. It’s alright…you could go. I would prefer that. You not ‘gon mess up my vibe for the rest of these people. You not ‘gon do that.”
After humiliating the fan, Lauryn decided that wasn’t enough and taught the rude fan a lesson by prompting security to escort him out of the venue.
“Excuse me, there’s a gentleman over there who just did something I don’t like. Can you please escort him out and refund his money…I don’t play that. ..I don’t need to win you over, but you don’t need to win me over. You can go, and you can take all your money right back.”
Just when the remaining fans thought it was safe to get back to the show, Lauryn went on to say,
“You can get on your blogs and you can tweet and say whatever you want to…I do this because I love it.”
Unfortunately, the fans did not feel her passion for her craft that night. Many fans were seen at the ticket booth complaining about Ms. Hill’s performance and asking for a refund. Hopefully, Lauryn’s next performances will go smoothly considering fans now know not to cross her.
The self-proclaimed king of R & B, Bobby Brown recently announced that he will be leaving the New Edition tour. Bobby has been experiencing medical issues that are forcing him to leave the tour early. While performing in Mississippi, Bobby appeared winded during the famous New Edition dance routines; this ultimately led to him walking off the stage.
According to TMZ, a representative of Mr. Brown stated the New Edition singer had undergone an “intrusive medical procedure,” which would make performing difficult. Bobby Brown stated, “I apologize to the fans of New Edition. I really wanted to be with my brothers, but presently I am unable to give fans what they typically expect from New Edition.” Bobby’s departure is bound to disappoint a lot of fans, but maybe he will be able to rejoin the tour at a later date.
MrsGrapevine was front and center last night as the girls of Danity Kane reunited on stage at Los Angeles’ Universal CityWalk performing for the first time as a trio. Without former bandmates D. Woods and Aundrea Fimbres the remaining ‘Making the Band’ girls Aubrey O’Day, Dawn Richard, and Shannon Bex are forging ahead and (as you will see) are still ‘showtoppin’! Click and play some of the must-see footage from last night’s concert below…
Danity Kane is still on fire! No lip-syncing and killin’ harder dance moves than ever, the trio packed a memorable punch to the mammoth crowd. Treating fans to classics hits (above) and sampling some new cuts the girls ended their one-hour set with their new summer anthem ‘Lemonade’.
On the red carpet before the event the girls promised that there is an album in the works, nearly completed and that a visual for Lemonade would be dropping soon.
Re-conquering the music scene will no doubt prove an uphill battle for the now seasoned DK yet its critical to keep in mind the previous success of the group. Their two previous albums performed incredibly well on the charts. Flashback to their debut album which sold over 90,000 copies in its first day of release, the self-titled record Danity Kane officially sold 234,662 copies its first week, placing it at number one on the U.S charts. Those numbers are near unheard of these days!
Shoutout to the girls who must be commended for putting on a truly memorable live experience. Keep an eye out for these girls, they are not ready to dissolve into the musical landscape anytime soon!
Regardless as to how you may feel about Kanye West, you have to admit that he’s a pretty bold guy. The rap star was recently booed at the Wireless Festival after going on a rant that lasted twenty minutes.
Kanye was nearing the end of his performance, which was the closing act of the show, when he decided to talk about his struggles with fame. The rapper began from his days as an unknown and progressed to his current situation as a celebrated Hip Hop star.
This weekend all of your favorite celebrities flocked to New Orleans to participate and also to enjoy Essence Magazine’s Annual Festival in New Orleans. This year the magazine celebrated 20 years of their festival, so there were tons of performances and tributes that went down. Some of the most talked about performances included Prince, who also was one of the main headliners. Other performers included Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Jazmine Sullivan, Nas, K. Michelle, Erykah Badu and many many more. Aside from the main stage, performances also took place in the super lounges all throughout the venue. Aside from the tons of performances, some of your favorite reality stars were also taking in all of the fun as they promoted the upcoming seasons of their reality shows on We TV and other networks. SWV, Kim Kimble, Mary Mary and the Braxtons were all in attendance.
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Last night the 2014 BET Awards went down in LA at the Nokia Theater, and like any previous award show there were many memorable moments to keep us talking until next years show. Performances ranged from Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Jhene Aiko, T.I, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Usher and many more. This years Lifetime Achievement Award recipient was none other than the legendary Lionel Richie. The night even included a walk down memory lane as Silk and Troop appeared on stage to perform their classic hits.
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