Is Kelly Rowland off the market? The “Motivation” singer is reportedly engaged to manager Tim Witherspoon. But she remained coy about the rumors when she visited “Arsenio” on Wednesday.
“That’s my best friend,” said Kelly, who was seen with a ring on her finger while attending Jay Z’s concert in L.A. this week. “You know what I will say… I am very happy and I believe in black love, man.”
When Arsenio pressed, she said, “You stop it now. You know how private I am.”
She also discussed her confessional single “Dirty Laundry” and what she’s learned throughout her years in the music business.
“You should want your own path,” said Kelly. “I don’t want my sister’s path, I don’t want nobody else’s path. I want my own. But it took me a long time to figure that out.”
Plus, “The X Factor” judge explained why she is the most picky judge on the show and why Simon Cowell is a diva.
Hov brought out the stars when his “Magna Carter World Tour” touched down at L.A.’s Staples Center on Monday. Nicki Minaj, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, Kobe Bryant, Jessica Alba, Martin Lawrence, Taylor Lautner, Matt Kemp, and Khloe Kardashian were just some of the famous faces spotted in the audience.
Paris Hilton posed with birthday girl Nicki, while Kelly Rowland was all smiles as she held hands with her fiancé, manager Tim Witherspoon.
During the show, Jay shouted out Dame Dash’s daughter Ava and caught up with his former business partner backstage.
He brought out his pal, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, to perform “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)” and dedicated “Young Forever” to Nelson Mandela.
At the after party at Lure nightclub in Hollywood, the Roc Nation mogul kicked it with Wiz Khalifa and Kevin Hart. “Ahhhhh. I juss met Jay Z,” tweeted an excited Wiz.
Check out photos and footage from Mr. Carter’s L.A. show below.
The race for Grammy gold kicked off on Friday night at “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night” at the Nokia Theatre in L.A. Nominations in major categories were announced live on air during the one-hour CBS special, which featured performances from multiple nominees including Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Robin Thicke.
Seven-time nominees Macklemore & Ryan Lewis opened the show with “Thrift Shop,” which was nominated for Best Rap Song.
“Hopefully what we have been able to do this past year, it’s a model for other people to follow, that you do not need a record label, that you do not need a big company behind you,” said Macklemore, whose album The Heist was released independently.
Lorde delivered her Record of the Year-nominated hit “Royals,” and two-time nominee Miguel teamed with Keith Urban on a cover of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine.”
With some help from T.I. and Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White, Thicke had the crowd in its feet with his Grammy-nominated hit “Blurred Lines.” His wife Paula Patton and father Alan Thicke congratulated him backstage on his three nominations.
Kelly Rowland, who was nominated for Best R&B Song for Fantasia’s “Without You,” presented Best Country Album and caught up with Lorde and LL Cool J.
Check out some backstage pics and watch the performances below.
Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, and Tamar Braxton are just some of the superstars who have called on Sevyn Streeter for her songwriting skills, but now the rising star is making a name for herself beyond the credits.
On Tuesday, the 27-year-old singer released her debut EP Call Me Crazy, But… The former RichGirl member, who is signed to Chris Brown’s CBE label, caught up with Rap-Up TV during the L.A. stop of her tour with K. Michelle to discuss her first solo offering.
“It’s basically talking about the cycle of a relationship, the ups, the downs, the good, the bad, the ugly,” she said of the seven tracks.
She sparked rumors of a romance after co-starring with Tristan “Mack” Wilds in the video for “It Won’t Stop.” “We had a really good time,” said Sevyn. “I felt like I was getting my acting chops on a little bit. He’s such a great actor.”
Chris Brown not only signed Sevyn, but he’s also been hands-on with her project. “He’s very involved. I swear I can call and ask him for advice about anything,” she said. “It doesn’t matter, it could be a video, it could be choreography or whatever, he’s always gonna have some kind of advice for me.”
She has written songs for his upcoming album X including “Fine China” and the title track. “I’m not quite sure what other records are on there, but I wrote some more so let’s have our fingers crossed.”
Sevyn recently had the honor of performing one of the songs she wrote, “Gone,” with Kelly Rowland at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” “It was a dream come true. Honestly she didn’t have to do that and she’s a sweetheart for that and I just can’t thank her enough,” said Sevyn, who admits that the two share a resemblance.
So who’s left on her wish list of collaborators? “I would love to write for Beyoncé,” said Sevyn. “I would love to write some stuff for Usher, Jennifer Lopez, Miguel, the list goes on.”
R. Kelly and Kelly Rowland are going “All the Way.” The R&B icon and Destiny’s Child diva close the curtains and keep the bed rocking until the early morning on their steamy slow jam off Black Panties.
“There ain’t no such thing as a half with sex, so baby boy, we might as well go all the way,” coos Kelly in a falsetto, while Kellz responds, “You don’t know if you’re addicted till you relapse from detox of loving each other.”
Due December 10, the album also features collaborations with Ludacris, 2 Chainz, Migos, Juicy J, and Future.
“Black Panties is something that’s gonna be like the 12 Play,” said Kellz. “If anybody out there knows about 12 Play, you know about Black Panties ’cause it’s basically 12 Play upgraded, like a phone that’s got new apps on it. I’ve remixed my whole career.”
After collaborating with pop divas Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, and Ke$ha, Pitbull hits the dance floor with Kelly Rowland on “That High,” one of the songs off his upcoming album Global Warming: Meltdown. Mr. 305 gets on his bilingual flow, while the “X Factor” judge soars over the EDM beat.
Due Nov. 25, Meltdown features five new songs including the Ke$ha-assisted single “Timber” and collaborations with Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne x Jake One), Mohombi, and Inna.
The Miami rapper will host the American Music Awards on Sunday and celebrate his album release on Monday’s “GMA.”
Stream his Kelly collabo and the rest of the album below.