Hey Byrd!!! Man I've been so super busy myself. Sorry I haven't called you in a while. Between this business and pulling a full time job I barely get time to even sleep. But it'll all pay off in the long run. Don't kill me about not putting your music up yet. I'm so slow. I'm gonna make that happen though. So how are you and how's everything going? Where have you been performing at lately? And how's Butter? We need to get together ASAP bro for real!!!!!!!
LOL. Yeah I got 3 bucks, but spending your 3 bucks is much more fun. You gotta take care of your sis man!!!! And I'm about to add your music right now. Sorry I haven't done it before now. I'm a little absent minded, especially now that my time is so consumed with this business. You know your sis got your back though.
In her most shockingly candid interview to date, Insurgent star Zoe Kravitz opens up about her real life struggles with anorexia and bulimia and fitting in. More inside...
Some readers may find this hard to believe, but Lolawolf frontwoman and actress Zoe Kravitz has spent a great portion of her life dealing with insecurities and struggling to fit in. Yes, she's the daughter of an exceptionally beautiful mother (Lisa Bonet) and a talented and handsome father (Lenny Kravitz) but that often made her childhood more difficult.
In the April/May 2015 issue of COMPLEX, Zoe, age 26, is ready to own her womanhood and define herself on her own terms—in fashion, in film, in music.
The shocking interview details her struggles as the child of famous parents, the pressures of Hollywood and her very real battles with eating disorders. Check out the full article here peeps the highlights and racy photos below...
On the desire to fit in: “When I was younger. I really wanted to prove to people I was a normal human being, that I was cool, chill. When kids were mean, the first thing they’d say is, ‘She thinks she’s so fucking cool because her dad is famous. I just wanted to fit in.”
On being raised by Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz: “She wanted to give me an opportunity to be a normal kid don’t think anyone knows how funny we are. It’s like this whole thing where people think we’re so cool and hippie and wear velvet...but we’re the fucking nerdiest people.”
On that time she met Ashton Kutcher: Once, when she was 15, Kravitz woke up to Ashton Kutcher cooking omelettes in her kitchen. “I [told my friend], ‘We don’t even know Ashton Kutcher. Why would he be here?’ ” Kravitz once explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “I went downstairs and had pimple cream on my face and was wearing a T-shirt. There he was, making an omelette. We sat there before school, and ate omelettes, not understanding why he was there.”
On her eating disorder: “I had a really hard time when I was 16, 17, 18. I started with the eating disorder in high school….” She trails off at this, and puts her hand to the side of her face, rubbing her right ear, and then dials back to the beginning of that thought: “Just [a hard time] loving myself.”
On being anorexic and bulimic: “I think it was part of being a woman, and being surrounded by [fame],” she explains, before backtracking: “I don’t think it was about the fame, but I think it was definitely about being around that world, seeing that world. I felt pressured.”
On Dating: "NO ONE EVER ASKS ME OUT. WHEN I MEET A GUY WHO’S INTO ME, THEY’RE LIKE, ‘YOU’RE SO COOL THAT I CAN’T HANDLE IT.'"
On being a Kravitz (and how it helps):“It was very easy for me to get an agent when I wanted to act, for obvious reasons,” she says earnestly. “And I don’t know, maybe it’s not because they thought I was talented—I wasn’t the most talented girl in the world when I was 15. It was because my parents were famous, and they were like, ‘Cool, maybe we can make money off of that.’ ” She’ll admit that things were handed to her. “I know so many talented people that do the most amazing things but they need to work at a restaurant. I don’t. I can make all the art I want and get paid to do it—it’s fucking crazy. I’m so thankful for it.”
On Drake: “I’m very flirtatious...[But] he’s family to me. He’s a really, really awesome dude. We inspire each other...We play each other music.”
Sevyn Streeter popped in on The Breakfast Club to talk about her new album, how she signed to Chris Brown, how she gets down in the bedroom and more. Also, Ciara announced she's going on tour. Check out Sevyn's interview and CiCi's upcoming tour dates inside....
Singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter stopped by Power 105’s The Breakfast Club recently to chat with the radio hosts about her upcoming album, how she signed to Chris Brown and exposed a few kinky bedroom tales.
The “Don’t Kill The Fun” songstress is gearing up for the release of her debut album titled On The Verge, the follow-up to her 2013 EP Call Me Crazy, But…
During her chat, Sevyn (who revealed she was once apart of the girl group Rich Girl) dished about her relationship with rapper B.o.B. Since announcing that they’re a couple, it seems Sevyn has become comfortable with sharing details about her sex life, most notably, being choked during relations. (SIDENOTE: Remember when B.o.B. was giving "choking lessons" on Instagram?) She said she doesn’t mind being choked and actually finds it sexy. Oh?! She also talked about how her relationship with the down south rapper is different from any other relationship she has been. Since they started off as friends, she said if they were to break up tomorrow, he would still be her friend.
The “Don’t Stop” singer then went on to talk about how she linked up with R&B superstar Chris Brown. She said when she first met Breezy she was advised to stay away from him (assuming "they" were referring to his personal life struggles), but Sevyn turned a deaf ear and decided to work with him anyway. It's a good thing she did because once Rich Girl fell apart, she copped a record deal as a solo artist on Breezy's CBE label (under the Interscope Records umbrella).
Sevyn also talked about a track she wrote being featured on the Furious 7 soundtrack, crazy fans, making music with B.o.B. and more. Check it below:
Below are the highlights.
On being choked during sex: “I think it’s sexy. I think it’s important you don’t kill the fun. When you commit to somebody, when you take them off the market, I think that it is your job as a woman or as a man…I don’t think you should ever say no. If you’re tired, no. At the end of the day you took this person off the market, so don’t you ever say no.”
On the difference between dating B.o.B. from her last relationship: “In my last situation I had to dim my light. He didn’t want me to shine so it feels really good to be dating someone who has his own light. He is comfortable in his own skin and supports me.”
On signing to Chris Brown when others told her not to:
“When I first met Chris I was still in Rich Girl and I was advised to not be around Chris. And I looked at them and said ‘You’re stupid.’ You can’t judge people. I just didn’t agree with that. All I saw was a guy who was talented and amazing. My experience with him, he has always been great to me and he gave me an opportunity.”
On being signed to Chris Brown: “I think that the best thing my label, my team and Chris can do for me is allow me to find myself because for so many years I didn’t have the opportunity to do that.
Along with her upcoming sixth studio album, Ciara will soon be hitting the road for a brand new tour.
For her first tour in nearly six years, CiCi will be singing and dancing to some of her classic hits and some of her new material from her upcoming album titled Jackie (named after her mother), which is scheduled to drop sometime in May.
This morning, the “I Bet” singer released the dates of Part 1 of her upcoming tour, which leads us to believe more dates will be added soon. She hit her Instagram account to announce:
"So Excited To Announce The #JackieTour! Been 6 Years Since My Last Tour! I'm About To Go INNNN #JackieTour (Part 1)"
Below are the upcoming dates: May 3 Chicago IL May 5 New York NY
May 7 Boston MA
May 9 Silver Spring MD
May 10 Glenside PA
May 12 Charlotte NC
May 13 Atlanta GA
May 15 Miami FL
May 16 Tampa FL
May 19 New Orleans LA
May 20 Houston TX
May 22 Dallas TX
May 23 San Antonio TX
May 24 Corpus Christi TX
May 27 San Diego CA
May 29 Riverside CA
May 30 Los Angeles CA
May 31San Francisco CA
CiCi just unveiled her new cover art for her upcoming album, dubbing it her favorite one to date. She posted to Instagram, "Here It Is! The Jackie Album Cover! Creative Directed By @Francasozzani1. Shot By @francescocarrozzini. Styled By @robzangardi and @marielwashere, Makeup @1marryphillips, Hair @cesar4styles. My Favorite Lp Artwork To Date! #Jackie"
Rihanna's BFF Melissa Forde has a new line of bucket hats and there was a huge launch party yesterday. Watch the "turn up" inside...
While Madonna, Beyonce and Alicia Keys were across town launching TIDAL for Jay Z, Melissa Forde was busy launching a line of bucket hats over at Opening Ceremony.
M. Dollas launch didn't pack the star power of TIDAL but her bestie Rihanna (who attended both) didn't miss out on the chance to support her dear friend.
On the front steps of Opening Ceremony....
It was a full on fashion show as the "FourFiveSeconds" singer modeled Mel's hat collection in a bra, daisy dukes and oversized jacket full of doodles.
The week has started out very well for Rihanna, she's got the number one movie in the country and her single #BBHMM stole the show at the iHeartRadio Awards. And now her bestie has a fashion collection!