Hip-hop and R&B’s biggest stars came together for Power 99′s Powerhouse 2013 in Philadelphia on Friday. The star-studded concert included performances from Chris Brown, Kendrick Lamar, Wale, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, K. Michelle, Mario, Ace Hood, Sevyn Streeter, and Philly’s own Meek Mill.
The MMG rapper put on for his hometown by bringing out Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, and French Montana during his headlining set.
Despite his tweet from earlier in the day (“Aye @kendricklamar ima show you who king on this side at powerhouse Friday!”), he shrugged off any beef between him and the Compton MC.
“Me and Kendrick, we cool guys,” Meek told Mina SayWhat backstage. “When I see Kendrick, we smile and laugh about it. No negative stuff.”
Chris Brown ripped the Wells Fargo Center with his hits including “Fine China” and “Love More,” while 2 Chainz turned up with Big Sean for “All Me.”
In addition to burning up the stage, the Atlanta rapper is also cooking up a potential culinary show. “People have approached me. We’ll see,” said 2 Chainz, whose sophomore album B.O.A.T.S. II includes a cookbook.
With Halloween around the corner, Naya Rivera has been thinking of costumes. She and her fiancé Big Sean are planning to dress up as a couple this year. They’ve already discussed some ideas, which she shared with Rap-Up TV.
“If we do go, Sean and I kinda wanted to be Cleopatra and Pharaoh, but I don’t know if he’s gonna wanna go shirtless and wear a skirt,” said the “Sorry” singer, who may attend her “Glee” co-star Matthew Morrison’s party.
But if that doesn’t work out, they’re considering another less glamorous idea. “Maybe we’ll just be ketchup and mustard,” she laughed.
In the past, she’s dressed up in a group. “One year we were all the Rugrats and last year we were all Looney Tunes.”
Ariana Grande is celebrating good times in the dramatic video for “Right There.” Just in time for Halloween, the pint-sized diva throws a masquerade ball at her fancy crib for the Big Sean-assisted single off her No. 1 debut Yours Truly.
She teased with some behind-the-scenes images via Instagram and her brother gave fans a tour of the set, with some additional photos.
She holds a fan over her face and gets dolled up in a ball gown while descending a staircase. Big Sean also makes a cameo, seated at the altar in a church.
“I’m soooo excited for the #rightthere video shoot today!! Never done anything like this before,” Ariana tweeted last month.
The video will premiere on Wednesday, October 30. Get a sneak peek below.
G.O.O.D. Music was in the building when Big Sean stopped by AXS TV’s “SKEE Live” in L.A. on Tuesday. While his fans watched from outside the studio, the newly-engaged rapper sat down with DJ Skee to discuss his philosophy on life, his favorite sneakers (BAPE adidas), and growing up in Detroit.
He also addressed critics, who claim he sold out by working with pop acts like Justin Bieber. “Fuck that shit. I don’t care about that,” said Sean. “I feel like I worked too hard to not get paper and work with the biggest artists in the world. It’s not like I compromised myself on it.”
The Hall of Fame rapper, who is engaged to Naya Rivera, wouldn’t reveal when he’s getting married, but did thank his fans for their support. “Thanks for those good wishes,” he said.
Over the summer, he hit the studio with his Detroit idol Eminem, but they have yet to record a collaboration. “We were scheduled to record it, but we didn’t get to it yet,” he said. “I’m sure we’ll connect. But they show love, they support. He looked at me and told me, ‘I listen to you, I support you.’”
Prior to Kanye West’s appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Kimmel aired a hilarious skit that even Yeezus could laugh at.
In “Mean Tweets – Music Edition,” some of music’s biggest stars read some actual tweets they’ve received aloud. John Legend was accused of crying during sex, Lil Wayne was called a crabapple, and Pharrell was compared to a sewer rat (Ouch!).
2 Chainz didn’t take too kindly to being compared to Whoopi Goldberg. “Get the fuck outta here,” he said in response.
Watch artists including Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Selena Gomez, John Mayer, and more react to their haters on Twitter.
After only six months of dating, Big Sean popped the question to his “Glee” star girlfriend Naya Rivera. With a big rock on her hand, the newly-engaged actress-singer gushed about her romantic fiancé to Rap-Up TV.
“He is such a casanova,” said a blushing Naya, who reveals that the rapper makes her breakfast and even sings to her (Her single “Sorry” is his preference).
In return, she sings Lionel Richie’s “Hello” and Sean’s own music. “I rap a lot of Hall of Fame songs to him,” said Naya.
When it comes to the music industry, Naya turns to her man for advice. “I’m always asking him what should be my next move or should I do this or should I do that,” she said. “He gives me great advice. He’s been through it.”
So could we be seeing Sean on an episode of “Glee”? “He’s like the biggest Gleek now. … He should be the newest glee club member. He wouldn’t be able to go on tour anymore, so he wouldn’t want that,” she laughed.