5 Must-Hear Songs on Kelly Rowland’s ‘Here I Am’

Here I Am

Kelly Rowland seizes her long overdue moment with her third solo album Here I Am, making its way to stores on July 26. The Destiny’s Child diva sticks mostly to her R&B roots on the 10-track standard edition, but doesn’t abandon her dance fans with the David Guetta-produced “Commander” and RedOne-helmed “Down for Whatever.” A who’s who of top hitmakers including Tricky Stewart, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, Jim Jonsin, and The Runners round out the lineup, while Big Sean, Rico Love, Lil Playy, and Lil Wayne go to bat for Ms. Kelly. With her No. 1 smash “Motivation” still in heavy rotation, Rap-Up.com gives you five more reasons to be excited for Here I Am.

“I’m Dat Chick”
Kelly sets off the album with this confidence-boosting ladies’ anthem produced by Tricky Stewart and penned by Ester Dean. “All my ladies put your hands up if you know, that you’re a grown ass woman with your own,” she declares over the pounding urban-electro beat that will have even the shyest of women coming out of their shells. Rally the girls and bump this before heading to the club.

“Work It Man” featuring Lil Playy
Fellas, if you want to know what kind of man Kelly Rowland wants, just take a listen to this. The Houston gal dedicates this jam to Mr. Right who accepts her for who she is, treats her right, and goes “hard in da paint.” The Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins-produced track starts off with a piano riff before crashing into a speaker rattling banger featuring Houston rapper Lil Playy. “Every good woman need a good man,” says Kelly. Kick the scrub to the curb and find yourself a “Work It Man.”

“Feelin’ Me Right Now”
Rico Love produces and writes this sexy jam about finding self-love in the club. Kelly realizes her own worth on the piano-driven mid-tempo. “I want to take her home ’cause I know I’ll love her right,” she sings, while asserting her independence. “She don’t need no Clyde, tonight she alright, she’s so Bonnie.” Tonight she’s ridin’ solo.

“Turn It Up”
On this synth-heavy number produced by Rodney Jerkins, Kelly buys a round of shots and turns it up in the club. Instead of airing out a former lover, she decides to drink away her frustrations and allow karma to handle the situation. “I could tell her everything you told me/ Instead I’m sipping till I’m empty,” she sings.

“All of the Night” feat. Rico Love
Kelly goes under the covers with Rico Love on this steamy duet. The Runners production features an interpolation of “One and One” by 2 Live Crew as Kelly compares her bedroom activities to music. “Turn me up, keep it bumping, like I’m your favorite song,” she coos. Mr. Turn the Lights On steps out from behind the scenes to talk dirty to his “lioness.” Play this one behind closed doors.



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79 Comments

  1. lenor

    THIS ALBUM IS FULL OF SMASHES! GO KELLY!

    Its now available to pre-order on itunes!!!!!!

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  2. humberto

    Can’t waaaaaait! RAW R&B MUSIC COMING!

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  3. hcfx2

    ALREADY PREORDER NEXT WEEK CAN’T COME SOON ENOUGH.

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  4. JueLz

    This album needs to come out faster!!!! I can’t wait #teamkelly!

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  5. YUPPITSME

    & those are the only 5 songs i like from the album snippets cant wait to hear em in full. i’ll think about buying this album im not sold yet & commander should have been left out the tracklisting

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  6. HereIAm4U

    this album is F-I-R-E!! go out and support!!

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  7. NikkiIsChillin

    YESSSS! Love all those songs. Go Kelly!!!

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  8. chris

    I am so excited for this album. I love the snippets it is going to be one of the best albums this year. You can pre order it on itunes like I did.

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  9. B

    I can’t wait for this album!! It finally seems like she got something that could be successful in the US! She just need to bring her ass back over here and make some appearances. She ain’t doin shit wit this album

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  10. YOOSONDALOOSE

    Ohh love Kelly, love Turn It Up, but I also love Down For Whatever!

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  11. Erbodyhatechris

    I love “Keep it between us” too! Real sexy! Go Kelly!

    Twitter.com/ErbodyHateChris

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  12. Feelingyourightnow

    All those songs are amazing!!! QUEEN KELLY!

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  13. SOBEBOI

    KEEP IT BETWEEN US & DOWN FOR WHATEVER ARE SINGLE WORTHY AS WELL….

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  14. skye

    I hope she beats Beyonce’s sales!!! That would be sooo poppin for her!!!!

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    Humm Reply:

    @skye, Why do you want her to beat Beyonce? And I think that it’s mission : impossible. She doesn’t have a lot of fans…

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    Myrl22 Reply:

    @Humm, shut up and let HER FANS dream. If they want to dream big its none of ur business. so FYO. I hope she sold more than 310,000 first week too. so shut up stupid

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    TKB Reply:

    @Myrl22, “dream”? You just insulted her fans and her fav. LOL

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    Myrl22 Reply:

    @TKB, thats not an insult… we love her and we want her to do good. so if they say she can pull more than what you thought 1st week, then let them think so. You have to dream then work to make it a reality. Yes I say dream. We Dream BIG #TeamKelly all day every day

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    Real Issh Reply:

    Why is Bey always brought up ? They’re bffs so it shouldn’t be a competition .. & its not gonna happen so quit dreaming .

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    Joshua Reply:

    @skye,

    Beyonce’s album 4 had low sales but managed to take the #1 spot on the Billboard 200. But I don’t know. Kelly’s new album is hot and might outsell Beyonce and take the #1 spot.

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    TKB Reply:

    @Joshua, Might? No dear, it won’t. Lol

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    Myrl22 Reply:

    @TKB, how do you know it wont…. u guy are so negative and dont like to see other people do good. are can u be sure it wont???????? Man cant stand negative people.

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    whatever Reply:

    @TKB, u know what… imma actually a fan of all the DC girls… B’s album this year sucked!!!! and honestly i am happy that Kelly Rowland is acutally doing pretty well with the Motivation song and i look forward to her doing well on this album itself… it’s DEFINITELY a SOLID album… u definitely must be a B stan becuz all u motherf**kers are HATERS at full when it comes to other ppl… i think neither B or Kelly need to prove anything to eachother, they are both talented artists… so stop bashing and just love it…

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    look Reply:

    @skye, I’m can’t say I didn’t see this coming. Someone mentions Beyonce on a Kelly post, only to get people mad…and ya’ll fall into it, and the craziness starts. Some of ya’ll don’t even like Kelly OR Beyonce…you just want to see a fight.

    Damn shame. Once again, let me reiterate. THESE WOMEN ARE MAKING THEIR MONEY! What is there to fight about? The only person that can take away from Kelly, Beyonce’s, or any other female entertainer, is THEM! They know what they’re doing. Even if Kelly doesn’t sell as much as B (which let’s be honest, it might not happen in the U.S. anyway cause she is HOT over seas…can’t deny her that, now), she’s still successful because she tried to do something and SOMEONE liked it!

    It’s a shame when people don’t have success in their lives because they aren’t able to see it in others. smh

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  15. skye

    its also a better album so she deserves it!!!

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    B Reply:

    @skye, It may be a better album to u, but u are only doing her an injustice bringing up beyonce.. Sorry people who really know music who don’t have personal feelings about them (more so beyonce) know they are in two completely different talent brackets!! And saying that I still think Kelly got it!! People just need to let her shine on her own

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    StaNn Reply:

    @B, i agree with everything u said, ppl need to stop comparing artistes they all bring something different to the table and that is what we need… imagine if everyone sounded the same :S, so when i see the rihanna/beyonce comparisons i find it very silly,. cause the are completely different in every way, if i had to i would compare beyonce to christina aguilera i think thats a fair battle! but the comparisons are old ppl need to hang it up!

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  16. hcfx2

    OMG!!! can we just focus on Kelly’s “Here I Am” both ladies are doing their thing! quit the comparison!.. two different artist!!!

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  17. ojie king

    I’m still feeling me right now!!!!!!!!!!! That is a tune!!!!! From top to bottom, all the records are amazing!!!!! I am definetely getting my original copy!!!

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    Myrl22 Reply:

    @ojie king, Still feeling me right now is my fav too… hope its a single

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  18. Feelingyourightnow

    So EXCITED for this!

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  19. Diva

    I hope her next single is Keep it Between Us! Sexy a** song!!!

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  20. StaNn

    Slay miz kelly slay, its ur time now!!!!!!!!

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  21. Erik Aston Washington

    OMG! Loved all of the songs! Can’t wait to buy

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  22. Philly

    Pre-ordered my copy. Can’t wait to hear it in full

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  23. Lebo(CaribbeanBoi)

    Album is amazing .. Good Luck wifey luv ms kelly

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  24. Myrl22

    Love the album. Go preorder your copy on amazon and Itune. its gonna be the best album of the year #TeamKelly all day every day

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  25. Dave

    I love all, but the last song. I hope there is more strong vocal songs on there. These are great hits, & dance records, but Kelly needs to showcase her voice too.

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  26. muni

    This woman will slay!!!

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  27. Le'

    Commander…the…Remix…is…crazzzyyyy!!

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  28. Kellyrowlandpoppinass

    I love all these songs for the album hopefully they are singles released with a great video to go with them. Kelly ROWLAND THIS IS ALL YOu!!!!

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  29. @xONLYLOVEx

    unlike 4 i going to buy the whole album! besides the fact that the whole things is great, Kelly is the underdog and i really want to support her! #TEAMKELLY

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    TKB Reply:

    @@xONLYLOVEx, Unlike 4, I won’t be buying the album. There isn’t enough ‘Motivation’. Go go go!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @@xONLYLOVEx, 4 is flawless ! Already platinum WW .
    Are you mad ?

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    chris Reply:

    @Real Issh, fail 4 is no where near platinum try again kisser 4 is trash only thingbgud about it is the fact to actually hear some r&b rooted songs

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    TKB Reply:

    @chris, Trash? Its gold honey.

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @chris, Kisser ? Anyways ~ Thee first week it sold 500 k (Japan, UK, USA) . #1 in over 10+ countries .. I only gave you 3 tho so you do the rest of the math .
    But back to my Beyonce’s .. She shits on it all with raw talent so everything you say is invalid .

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    Myrl22 Reply:

    @Real Issh, Platnum… it isnt there yet sweety.. has the potential to but it not there yet

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Myrl22, Welp – It doesn’t matter . It’s still one of the greatest albums this year :D

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  30. Can I Laugh?

    Damn the “I’m dat chick” review sounds like what you all should’ve said about “Run the world”…that i dat chick ish is corny and doesnt pack the swagger that run the world have. But rolling stone hit that on the head already. And kellys dance tracks are corny. That motivation song is lacking, i dont get that song, the song has no lyrics, and the few lyrics it does have it sound like she wants her lover to nut fast. The song is a ball of confusion. But now that beyonce “dance for you” baaaaby yes hunty. And i still think Beyonce gave kelly some of her leftover tracks because bey recorded 70 songs and kelly really wasnt doing ish but posing on red carpets with kelly hilson for her album to be complete that fast

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    Kelly4life Reply:

    @Can I Laugh?, .. Frist off kelly was wayy before keri hilson so stfu.. And beyonce alubm was weak why would kelly want het tracks..and kelly dance singles all have went numbet one in uk and she had more international appel than beyonce..so get ur fact stright

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    TKB Reply:

    @Kelly4life, Weak album, but it went gold in two weeks. K! Kelly Rowland will never

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @Kelly4life, Chile this is the USA . Face it , Hoetivation is her first and LAST hit only becuz of Weezy baby . I’ll say she’ll sell more than flop Ci-Error tho .
    More international appeal ? You’re shading your own fave . Failure .

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Real Issh,

    People like you have no place here on Earth. You belong in hell!

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    LO Reply:

    @Jamie, Yeah that was smart of you to say that! Real is keepin it Real! Kelly still on the sex sells stage, Beyonce been left that. Motivation & Lay it On Me.

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    look Reply:

    @LO, Come on now. I’m not knockin’ B, but How you gon knock Kelly for doing the same thing, especially if the tactic is successful? We all know that selling sex is a requirement to becoming a successful female entertainer. Men are a little different. Let’s be real…Put a ring on it exemplifies B throwin’ that thang (whether it was likable or not…she wasn’t teaching you anything educational was she?), Baby Boy, Check up on it – “I can tell you wanna taste it…”

    come on now. If you gon compare the two…please leave the sex sells conversation out of it. Cause B’s sexuality DEFINITELY helped her career. Don’t knock Kelly for doing what she knows will work.

    Real Issh Reply:

    @Jamie, Lmao !

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    look Reply:

    @Real Issh, Don’t be a hater Real. If the people like motivation, they’ll buy it. No need to throw shade on a Kelly post…you know how much you hate it when people do that to B. Don’t be messy, nah!

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    Real Issh Reply:

    @look, You’re right !

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    Troy Reply:

    @Real Issh, you called the womans song Hoetivation when beYAWNcy has been thrusting and gyrating her coochie in front of fans for years, looking like a nasty whorish pole dancer, please. You need to face fact as I wrote earlier beYAWNcys sneaky, lying conniving money hungry, copy cat, attention seeking a** is on her way up out of here. She’s served her purpose and now she’s outta here. People where sick of her lacefront wig wearing ass 10 years ago….And no matter if Kellys cd is a hit or not, she’s not seeking the attention that beYAWNcy is…and when beYAWNcy falls from grace, her fans better hope that trick doesn’t end up on drugs and dead.

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    Jamie Reply:

    @Can I Laugh?,

    Have you ever been tested for mental illness? I know some people…

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    Myrl22 Reply:

    @Can I Laugh?, wow, where did u get ur facts from? she doesnt need any1 left overs. so stop with the hating and go write something positive under Bey post cuz that who u care about. leave kelly post for kelly fans. bye.

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  31. Kyle

    I am pumped to buy this and support Kelly, but I am still kind of iffy about some of these songs. We just waited so long and get only 10 tracks, and half of them sound like they could’ve been recorded in less than a week and thrown onto an album. While, mind you…she has been cooking up this project for well over 2 years!!! But I must say, “Motivation” was a great choice for a first single and it gets better because “Lay It On Me” will get eaten up just as well and probably cross over to pop radio with no problem. So all in all, I’m just happy she’s getting her shine on.

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    temi Reply:

    If you do want more songs, You can purchase the deluxe edition… it has 4 extra tracks

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    Kyle Reply:

    @temi, Yea I definitely am planning on it. I listened to snippets of the bonus tracks and “Each Other” sounds hot as hell.

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  32. Diva

    Just heard sum of the full songs on the album! The entire album is so good!!! It’s a cd where u do not have to skip thru songs…. every single on the cd is a potential “HIT” on the cd. Support the album guys!!! The album is only 9.99 on Amazon an Itunes!

    JULY 26th: HERE I AM

    PRE ORDER NOW ON: ITUNES & AMAZON

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  33. Darth Mail

    The album is already out.I have a copy already. Email me and you will to this evening. lol

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  34. @iamMrHandsome

    Yall always talkin SHIT ,. How Bout all yll STFU! Imma Beyonce Fan But hell Kelly be killing it! Let her get her shine Damnnn yall Fuckers get on my damn nerves..

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  35. Myrl22

    love you Kelly i preorder my 4 copies already and getting cash to use my CC to preorder for my friends… lol.. Love that woman and everything she does. Go Kelly

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  36. Distinguished

    “Here I Am” is so dope! Kelly Rowland has a winner this time around. She has smashes for both Urban & Pop radio. I can listen to it in its entirety. “Keep It Between Us” is the f***kin’ truth! I just pre-ordered my copy….you should too or purchase it July 26th.

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  37. Nyisha

    I cannot believe how freaking great this album is, I am sooo happy and proud of her. I never buy albums (cause most are not worth it) but she sold me on this. Wow!Kudos Kelly!!!

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  38. precious97

    I’m really excited to hear ‘geronimo’ written by Chris Brown on this album :)

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  39. KooR

    My GURL BETTA WIN this time!!!!!!!!

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  40. kingkong

    i’m definitely buying this album…making sure i get my mom a copy and my best friend. it’s so good. i’ve listen to the snippets on itunes and the bonus tracks are on point. i’m so happy for kelly..it’s been long ove over due. #winning

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  41. amir

    <<<<>>>> I haven’t bought an album in a long time. i must say Kelly Rowland has peaked my damn interest. I’m on a Kelly high right now and I do not want to get off! There is something about this chick that gets me. I’m also pleased with what I’ve heard from her CD! Wow. Despite the dance tracks, clips 1 through 8 will be played continually. I’m also feeling the Commander Urban Remix w/ Nelly, which will be on the deluxe CD. Congrats Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  42. kingkong

    turn it up is the truth,,the dam album is just amazing i had to comment twice. #goodassshit

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  43. Coldplayer

    “Keep It Between Us” is another great one!

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  44. Troy

    It’s so funny how these fake, crazed beYAWNcy nutcase fans always praising beYAWNcy and anyone she works with, but when they start to surpass beYAWNcy they turn on them. Now this woman (Kelly) was their favorite as long as she was in the background and her songs weren’t doing well in the states, but now that motivation has spent 17 weeks at number one and well, beYAWNcys singles have not cracked the top 20 they want to dog Kelly out. Leave it up to those crazy beYAWNcy fans to do it everytime. I seriously think her fans need to be on medication seriously.Now they praise the UK and overseas charts since beYAWNcy went number one of in those countries, whereas while Kelly was hot in the UK and other countries they said she not that impressive. My how the tables have turned and yes, we all are SICK of beYAWNcy…Hell beYAWNcy should be sick of beYAWNcy. I hope she just gets knocked up have some babies and go the hell away and not come back…seriously. She’s served her purpose whatever that was and now it’s just too much. beYAWNcy, if you’re reading this – Take your Halo and Go. Bye-Bye.

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  45. t-blaze

    I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE “Keep it between us” and “work it Man” these two are worthy single material

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