Dawn Richard has a new shoe collection, while Nas’ daughter Destiny is dabbling in cosmetics. Find out about the two ventures inside….
Danity Kane may have been disbanded, but that hasn’t stopped former band member Dawn Richard from making boss moves.
Along with her new solo album Blackheart dropping January 2015, Dawn has ventured into creating her very own shoe collection. The former Danity Kane member teamed up with Lust For Life footwear to create edgy and unique style pumps, boots, stilettos and more.
Today, the Blackheart singer hopped on Instagram to floss her new black and gold open-toe D Swag heels. She posted the pic above with info on how to pre-order with the caption, “Can't say how excited I am to wear my own shoe line. Wearing the #DSwag today. Would love to see how you wear your D's.. Preorder them now at @bdonnas @flyjane @lolashoetiquedolls @stilettoskop @shopakira @heelsdotcom” Nice.
In music news… Following her debut album GoldenHeart, her new LP is the second offering from her three-part trilogy she dubs "The Black Era". Dawn dished on her upcoming independent arrival saying, "This project isn't just about the musical experience but also the visual as well. "This album is the most experimental album of my career as well as my biggest risk taker."
Coming soon to make-up counters....
You can’t be the daughter of a Hip Hop entrepreneur and not learn a thing or two. Nas’ teenage daughter Destiny Jones (whom he shares with Carmen Bryan) is launching her very own organic lip-gloss line, playing off her pops classic Illmatic album.
Destiny announced the coming arrival of her “LIPmatic” line on Instagram. And it appears her new line will drop on (or around) Black Friday. She said, ”The samples are in! @lipmatic #comingsoon #blackfriday #LipMatic” This past week, Destiny has been hard at work on photoshoot sets as she gears up for her lippie's release. A YBF chick on her grind....loves it.
Rihanna is currently back in hometown of Barbados. And she wasted NO time linking up with her 5-month-old cousin/niece Majesty for some quality "Auntie RiRi" time. In a recent interview with EXTRA, Rih dished on showering her little princess niece with MAC cosmestics. Yes...Rih is prepping baby girl for her "diva in training" classes already.
She explained, "I already put on some lip gloss… She likes it. You know what she really likes? Selfies! She loves the camera."
So when does Rih plan to have a baby of her own? "One day, I've got tons of work to do," she said.
And of course....
The Pop princess got in a quick smoke session as she watched the sunset...in the nude. Same ol island chick...
In today's new music roundup, Wale's "The Followers" video, Rick Ross teams with French Montana on "Headache" and Mary J Blige connects with Disclosure on "Follow." More inside...
Wale, who covers the latest issue of Complex with Jerry Seinfeld, will hit the road on January 1st for his "Simple Nothing Tour”, but first, he blesses fans with a visual for “The Followers.”
Directed by Jon J and Shaun Ross, the video includes a scene from his favorite show, Seinfeld. The song will appear on Nas’ upcoming Mass Appeal compilation.
In other news....
On Rick Ross’s new album Hood Billionaire (due November 24th), he includes "Headache", a collab with French Montana as a bonus. On the track, the two talk about things that give them headaches...like bad rappers.
Fans of Mary J. Blige and her surprise collaboration with Disclosure, "F For You", will be pleased to learn that the duo hooked up with the Queen of Hip Hop Soul on her latest offering The London Session. The new song "Follow", was co-written by Jimmy Napes and features a funky bass line and synth elements. The London Sessions drops on November 24th on Capitol.
Queen Latifah revealed to her staff and fans that her self-titled talk show will not return to television for a third season. More inside...
Queen Latifah and her staff were slapped with a cancellation. At a meeting held this morning, staff of "The Queen Latifah Show" was notified that production is coming to an end. On Facebook, Queen Latifah posted a thank note to fans, friends, family and staff,
Just a little note to say Thank You…
Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.
Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed “True Grit”!
Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same.
You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show.
We truly changed people’s lives for the better.
So… STAY POSITIVE, STAY STRONG, and most importantly, STAY OPEN… There is so much more God has in store!
P.S. This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.
TMZ reports that staff members were told that "ratings" and "cost" were the reasons for the cancellation. We will keep you posted about Queen Latifah's next moves in Hollywood...