Posts Tagged ‘performance’

The Weeknd Cancelled His Jimmy Kimmel Appearance Because Of Donald Trump!

Republic Records Grammy Celebration Presented By Chromecast Audio At Hyde Sunset Kitchen & Cocktail

We know what side of the political spectrum The Weeknd and rapper Belly are on!

The two cancelled their performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode, which is pretty darned cool. The Weeknd is the hottest musician right now, and him doing this totally makes a statement. Speaking of statements, Belly and the Weeknd both have made their stance publicly known:

“I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world — from religion to race,” Belly said in a statement. “I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don’t agree with.”

Trump has been criticized by some political rivals and voters for his comments on topics including women, refugees, immigrants and Muslims, such as when he said some Mexican immigrants in the U.S. illegally are “rapists” and when he called for a ban on Muslim immigration into the United States.

A Trump spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment on The Weeknd and Belly.

The Jimmy Kimmel show had no comment, a representative said. Representatives for The Weeknd didn’t immediately respond to emails seeking comment.

The Weeknd won two Grammy Awards earlier this year, including best urban contemporary album for “Beauty Behind the Madness.” Belly has co-written many of The Weeknd’s hits, including “Earned It,” ”The Hills,” ”Into the Night” and “Often.”

The Weeknd appears on Belly’s song “Might Not,” which they were set to perform on Kimmel’s show.

Belly, who’s signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation management, will release a new mixtape, “Another Day In Paradise,” on Friday.

“I’m here on a campaign of positivity and love and to contribute what I can to music,” Belly said. “I create songs people go to sleep and wake up to, songs that they fall in love to. For me, being Muslim and being somebody that appreciates my access here in America, I love the fact that I’m able to be here. To play my part in this business is a privilege and a beautiful thing. The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn’t right to me. At all.”

(Via Associated Press)

Take a stand, you two! Hopefully the rest of the country will follow suit.

Photo: FameFlynet

Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 at 10:10am
Filed under Donald Trump, The Weeknd | No Comments

Mariah Carey, Being Insured For 70 Million Seems A Bit Much

Mariah Carey Is On A Downward Spiral

While most celebs pride themselves on being “down to earth,” Mariah Carey is the opposite (her version of “down to earth” would be like, only taking the yacht to St. Tropez when her tan was fading). Anyhow, we just found out that she’s insured her vocal chords and hamstrings for $70 million.

To give you perspective- Taylor Swift‘s legs are rumored t be insured for 40 million, and she’s the biggest musician on the planet right now, not some 90’s throwback. And it probably isn’t true, either.

To guard against something happening on tour, TMZ reports that Mariah and company just got a $35 million insurance policy for her voice, and another policy of equal amount for her gams. Because you KNOW if something goes wrong with her gams, MILLIONS are at stake. LOL.

No insurance policies for her butt or hair or ego…yet.

Photo: FameFlynet
Posted Friday, April 8th, 2016 at 9:09am
Filed under Mariah Carey | No Comments

Here’s The REAL Reason Rihanna Pulled Out Of The Grammys….

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 9.41.50 PM

And that is, to use a “Sandlot” quote…intimidation?

Everyone was pretty confused when Rihanna canceled her Grammys performance due to faulty antibiotics I guess associated with bronchitis, but Page Six says all of that was just a ploy to get her out of the awards show because she was afraid of giving a bad performance! Doesn’t sound like Riri, but whatev:

“She felt like her performance couldn’t compare [to some of the other artists’], and she was trying to avoid the embarrassment because she knew it wasn’t the right comeback performance,” said an insider. “She said, ‘I’m not doing this.’”

Sources said RiRi rehearsed her tune “Kiss It Better” twice, but then got cold feet after seeing Kendrick Lamar and others rehearse.

Another source who saw the pop star’s rehearsals told us, “It was underwhelming. The performance was like a throwback to an ’80s talk show. James Corden was going to introduce her, and she was supposed to walk over, talk to him, then gyrate on the mike.”

Our source continued: “People were watching like, ‘Oh, is that it?’ She was singing parts of the song live, but it had a lot of recorded vocals [in rehearsal]. We were surprised when she rehearsed the ballad [all the way through], because we thought she was going to kill it and come back with [her more upbeat single] ‘Work.’ It didn’t seem like Rihanna.”

Producers then powwowed with her team. “It was an intense conversation. It didn’t seem like they were discussing a doctor’s note,” we’re told.

But another source said the singer “looked upset after rehearsals and a doctor came to see her . . . after the doctor talked to her and told her the diagnosis, she was forced to pull out.”

(Via Page Six)

It doesn’t help things that The “Anti” singer who was supposedly resting was celebrating her 28th birthday days later. Of course, this doesn’t really explain her postponed tour, but maybe she felt overall like her material and show needed a revamp?

Do you believe she was intimidated by the other Grammy performers?

Photo: Instagram

Posted Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 at 8:08am
Filed under Rihanna | No Comments

Rihanna Had A Meltdown At The Grammys?!

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 9.41.50 PM

Uh oh, we got some conflicting stories up in here, people!

Last we reported, Rihanna couldn’t perform at the Grammys because she had bad antibiotics and vocal strain. Well NOW, it seems like she was screaming and hysterical before she bailed on the Grammys. And, there are conflicting theories as to what triggered the outburst…

Sources connected with the show and several sources who were not connected but present at the show tell TMZ … the singer was loudly expressing displeasure over her rehearsal. They say she was loud and upset and, as we first reported, bailed on the event.

Rihanna’s people say she had a medical issue … bronchitis that was so bad she could not perform and that’s why she left. Sources close to RiRi tell us she was too upset to stay and watch the show.

It’s interesting … Rihanna sang flawlessly two nights before the Grammys at a Lionel Richie charity event. Several sources say her voice was also great at the Grammys rehearsal.

(Via TMZ)

Which was it? A tantrum or a vocal thing? Either way, she could have stayed and hung out!

Photo: Instagram

Posted Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 8:08am
Filed under Grammy Awards, Rihanna | No Comments

Follow ICYDK