[UPDATED] Singer August Alsina just dropped the video for his Nicki Minaj-assisted remix for "No Love." Check out the twosome trying to save their on-screen relationship inside, plus why Wendy Williams had to literally eat CROW....
UPDATE: August was performing at Irving Plaza in NYC Monday night and apparently passed out while on stage. The ambulance was called, and video of the incident is below:
A fan tweeted about the incident saying:
We hope he's ok!
Nicki Minaj is the love interest of singer August Alsina in the "No Love (Remix)" video. And she's showing as much skin as possible. The track's original version appears on August's debut Testimony album released earlier this year. And the New Orleans natie tapped Nicki Minaj to spit a few bars for the remix.
The twosome recently shot the video, and it was Nicki who put her creative skills to use and concocted the treatment for the visuals. It involves a cheating boyfriend who finally wised up to see his number 1 chick is all he needs. Many would say it's unrealistic, but it's a music video nonetheless.
Chec out the Benny Boom-directed video below:
In other video news, Wendy Williams returned to daytime tv Monday with her new season. And she kicked off season 6 with a bit of shock tv--the eating of ACTUAL crow:…Continue
Adrian Peterson has broken his silence after being indicted in Texas on child endangerment charges. Find out what the NFL’s 2012 MVP had to say and deets on him returning to the gridiron inside…
Minnesota Vikings star rushing star Adrian Peterson is breaking his silence after he was indicted by a grand jury in Montgomery County, Texas on Friday on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child.
Adrian’s 4-year-old son was rushed to a hospital (back in May) once he returned to his mother in Minnesota with bruises on his legs and backside after spending some time with his dad in Texas. The NFL baller admitted to using a "switch" for disciplinary action. And on Friday night, a warrant was put out for Adrian's arrest with a $15,000 bond attached. On Saturday morning, he turned himself in and was released after posting bail.
The six-time Pro Bowl selection is now speaking out after much criticism for the way he disciplined his child. According to Adrian, he did not intend to cause any injury to his son and he has met with a psychologist to explore more appropriate alternatives to discipline him.
"My attorney has asked me not to discuss the facts of my pending case. I hope you can respect that request and help me honor it. I very much want the public to hear from me but I understand that it is not appropriate to talk about the facts in detail at this time. Nevertheless, I want everyone to understand how sorry I feel about the hurt I have brought to my child.
I never wanted to be a distraction to the Vikings organization, the Minnesota community or to my teammates. I never imagined being in a position where the world is judging my parenting skills or calling me a child abuser because of the discipline I administered to my son.
I voluntarily appeared before the grand jury several weeks ago to answer any and all questions they had. Before my grand jury appearance, I was interviewed by two different police agencies without an attorney. In each of these interviews I have said the same thing, and that is that I never ever intended to harm my son. I will say the same thing once I have my day in court.
I have to live with the fact that when I disciplined my son the way I was disciplined as a child, I caused an injury that I never intended or thought would happen. I know that many people disagree with the way I disciplined my child. I also understand after meeting with a psychologist that there are other alternative ways of disciplining a child that may be more appropriate.
I have learned a lot and have had to reevaluate how I discipline my son going forward. But deep in my heart I have always believed I could have been one of those kids that was lost in the streets without the discipline instilled in me by my parents and other relatives. I have always believed that the way my parents disciplined me has a great deal to do with the success I have enjoyed as a man. I love my son and I will continue to become a better parent and learn from any mistakes I ever make.
I am not a perfect son. I am not a perfect husband. I am not a perfect parent, but I am, without a doubt, not a child abuser. I am someone that disciplined his child and did not intend to cause him any injury. No one can understand the hurt that I feel for my son and for the harm I caused him. My goal is always to teach my son right from wrong and that’s what I tried to do that day.
I accept the fact that people feel very strongly about this issue and what they think about my conduct. Regardless of what others think, however, I love my son very much and I will continue to try to become a better father and person."
So does he still have a job? As of now…yes. The Minnesota Vikings removed the star rusher’s name from last Sunday's game roster against the Patriots (which they lost 30-7), but have decided to let him play this Sunday against the New Orleans Saints.
Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf issued a statement regarding his indictment where they said:
"Today's decision was made after significant thought, discussion and consideration. As evidenced by our decision to deactivate Adrian from yesterday's game, this is clearly a very important issue," Vikings owners Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf said in a statement.
"On Friday, we felt it was in the best interests of the organization to step back, evaluate the situation, and not rush to judgment given the seriousness of this matter. At that time, we made the decision that we felt was best for the Vikings and all parties involved. To be clear, we take very seriously any matter that involves the welfare of a child.
"At this time, however, we believe this is a matter of due process and we should allow the legal system to proceed so we can come to the most effective conclusions and then determine the appropriate course of action. This is a difficult path to navigate, and our focus is on doing the right thing. Currently we believe we are at a juncture where the most appropriate next step is to allow the judicial process to move forward. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and support Adrian's fulfillment of his legal responsibilities throughout this process."
So what’s next for Adrian? He was scheduled for his first court appearance on Wednesday, but it has since been delayed until October 8th. He's expected to enter a plea where he faces up to two years in prison and a $10,000 fine, if found guilty.
During his deposition for the "Blurred Lines' copyright infringement suit, Robin Thicke made some shocking admissions about his heavy drug use and binge drinking. He also revealed why Paula Patton left him. Get the big reveals inside and see Naomi Campbell on the cover of "W."
A year ago, we told you about the messy "Blurred Lines" lawsuits filed by Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. and the estate of Marvin Gaye. Here's the backstory, Marvin Gaye's family and Bridgeport Music made allegations that "Blurred Lines" is very similar to Marvin's "Got to Give It Up" and Funakedlic's "Sexy Ways." In response to those claims, Robin and his crew filed a lawsuit which seeks to prove that they DID NOT sample the records and they shouldn't have to pay any royalties because their "new" composition "reminds" listeners of something else.
Fast forward to now....we've got the depositions (read them in full here). Though most of the proceedings were sealed, a judge allowed the "celebrity" transcripts to be opened...and we learned a lot. Let's just say...Robin Thicke LOVES to get high. He admitted,
"With all due respect, I was high and drunk every time I did an interview last year. Every day, I woke up, I would take a Vicodin to start the day and then I would fill up a water bottle with vodka and drink it before and during my interviews."
Here's how Robin described the creation of "Blurred Lines" and how he was "mentally" out of it.
"Q: Were you present during the creation of 'Blurred Lines'?
Thicke: I was present. Obviously, I sang it. I had to be there.
Q: When the rhythm track was being created, were you there with Pharrell?
Thicke: To be honest, that's the only part where — I was high on Vicodin and alcohol when I showed up at the studio. So my recollection is when we made the song, I thought I wanted — I — I wanted to be more involved than I actually was by the time, nine months later, it became a huge hit and I wanted credit. So I started kind of convincing myself that I was a little more part of it than I was and I — because I didn't want him — I wanted some credit for this big hit. But the reality is, is that Pharrell had the beat and he wrote almost every single part of the song."
Other tasty tidbits are that he was "high" off alcohol and Norco during his Oprah interview! And when asked about his split from Paula Patton he said, ""I told my wife the truth. That's why she left me." BAM!
Now...it gets better. Pharrell spilled the tea on the industry and all of these so-called "writers." He explained why he gave Robin Thicke co-writing credit.
"This is what happens every day in our industry. You know, people are made to look like they have much more authorship in the situation than they actually do. So that's where the embellishment comes in."
Pharrell also said that "Blurred Lines" was a hit because it was a white man singing soul. And the public loves that....
"Q: In your view, what holds 'Blurred Lines' together throughout the different sections?
Williams: What holds it together?
Williams: Robin Thicke's voice.
Q: Does the bass line and the keyboard hold the songs together through the different sections?
Q: Why not?
A: Because it's the white man singing soulfully and we, unfortunately, in this country don't get enough — we don't get to hear that as often, so we get excited by it when the mainstream gives that a shot. But there's a lot of incredibly talented white folk with really soulful vocals, so when we're able to give them a shot — and when I say 'we,' I mean like as in the public gives them a shot to be heard, then you hear the Justin Timberlakes and you hear the Christina Aguileras and you hear, you know, all of these masterful voices that have just been given, you know, an opportunity to be heard because they're doing something different."
Hmmm....that was juicy. Forget leaking government documents...can we get more celebrity depositions????
Coming to newsstands...
Supermodel Naomi Campbell covers W Magazine's October 2014 Issue dubbed "The New Royals." Though she's always been a QUEEN to us, W hails Naomi alongside fellow supermodel Cara Delevingne and actress Kristen Wiig as women who rule. For her cover photo Campbell wore a Roberto Cavalli dress and Inez and Vinoodh earrings and necklace.
In other Naomi news....
She recently reunited with "The Trinity" (she, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington) for Italian VOGUE and a shoot with Steven Meisel.
Photos via Getty Images/W MAGAZINE/Naomi's Instagram