Elle Varner

Sep
18
K. Michelle Blasts Lil’ Kim and Elle Varner on ‘The Breakfast Club’

K. Michelle

Fresh off the release of her new single “Love ‘Em All,” K. Michelle returned to “The Breakfast Club” on Thursday. While sipping a mimosa, the unfiltered star of VH1′s upcoming show “My Life” lashed out at her former friends Elle Varner and Lil’ Kim, and opened up about her love life.

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Sep
15
Elle Varner Performs ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’ on ‘Queen Latifah’

Elle Varner

Queen Latifah kicked off the second season of her talk show with a captivating performance from Elle Varner. The R&B songstress hit the “Big Sexy Stage” to perform her A$AP Ferg-assisted single “Don’t Wanna Dance” off her upcoming album 4 Letter Word.

“I cannot thank you enough for having me on @qlshow as your musical guest!! It was an honor….peace, love, and respect!” Elle told the Queen, who responded, “Thanks for blessing us! You rock!”

Watch Elle grace the stage with her soulful set.

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Sep
8
Video: Elle Varner f/ A$AP Ferg – ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’

Elle Varner

Elle Varner is left with regrets after a night out in the video for “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg.

Looking sexy in all white, the R&B songstress hits the club with her friends. After having a few too many drinks, she runs into Ferg and her man, who she sees flirting with another woman. They end up fighting before making up on the balcony in the to-be-continued clip.

Elle’s sophomore album 4 Letter Word is due this fall. “It’s an open letter. It’s my heart. It’s my feelings. It’s my growth,” said Elle of the follow-up to her 2012 debut Perfectly Imperfect. “I talked about a lot of the coming-of-age things that girls go through and now I’m a young woman and going through different stuff, so you’ll hear about it.”

Watch the drama unfold.

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Aug
15
New Music: Elle Varner – ‘One Love’

One Love

J. Cole is not the only one using his voice to spark change. In light of the Mike Brown shooting, Elle Varner has released her peaceful protest anthem “One Love,” inspired by “all that’s going on in the world.”

She shares a message of love and unity on the DJ Dahi production. “Imagine no one needing guns all at once, impossible maybe / But we’ve never tried it / The whole world in silence / Respecting each other, our gods, and our brothers, killin’ with kindness.”

“Over the past few tumultuous days I have prayed long and hard for Mike Brown’s family, the people of Ferguson, and the families of many others we have lost due this horrific death pattern,” said Elle, who is readying her sophomore album Four Letter Word. “With persistence, strategy, and intellect, we can not only obtain justice for Mike Brown but we can effectuate changes that will prevent these things from happening again!”

Hear her spread the love.

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Jul
30
New Music: Chance the Rapper f/ Wyclef Jean, Jessie Ware, & Elle Varner – ‘Wonderful Everyday: Arthur’

Jessie Ware and Chance the Rapper

Ahead of his appearance at Lollapalooza 2014 this weekend, Chance the Rapper and The Social Experiment debut “Wonderful Everyday: Arthur,” a cover of the theme song to the PBS children’s cartoon “Arthur,” which was originally recorded by Ziggy Marley.

The feel-good track features additional vocals from Wyclef Jean, Jessie Ware, Elle Varner, Francis & The Lights, Eryn Allen Kane & The O’My’s, Peter Cottontale, and Donnie Trumpet.

The Chicago MC performed it live at the Sasquatch festival in Washington in May. He plans to debut new material during his Lolla set on Sunday, which will be streamed live at 9 p.m. CST.

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Jul
28
Elle Varner Sings National Anthem at EBC Basketball Challenge

Elle Varner

Before the players took the court at Sunday’s EBC America Celebrity Basketball Challenge at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, Elle Varner performed a soulful rendition of the National Anthem.

“I put some flavor on it. Everybody’s heard the song a million times, so I did my thing. I had fun,” she told TrueExclusives afterwards.

Earlier this month, the R&B songstress debuted her new single “Don’t Wanna Dance” featuring A$AP Ferg. Her sophomore album 4 Letter Word is due this fall.

“I’m making a very positive shift in my career with this album,” she said. “It’s all about artistry and being authentic and the message. It’s more soulful in the sense that you feel it in different ways.”

Watch Elle’s patriotic performance.

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Jul
9
New Music: Elle Varner f/ A$AP Ferg – ‘Don’t Wanna Dance’

Don't Wanna Dance

Elle Varner has been warming up for her sophomore album 4 Letter Word with songs including “Cold Case” and “See Me Tonight,” but she finally delivers the first single. The R&B darling grabs A$AP Ferg for the delightful “Don’t Wanna Dance.”

Over a sample of Kanye West’s “We Don’t Care,” she sings about a typical night out at the club with her girls. But instead of listening to the DJ play Weezy, she wishes she were at home with her loved one.

Ferg, who’s been collaborating with everyone from Ariana Grande to Haim, tells his lady to get back home so he can pamper her.

4 Letter Word is due this fall. “It’s an open letter. It’s my heart. It’s my feelings. It’s my growth,” Elle said of the follow-up to her 2012 debut Perfectly Imperfect. “I talked about a lot of the coming-of-age things that girls go through and now I’m a young woman and going through different stuff, so you’ll hear about it.”

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