Ester Dean

Oct
5
Ester Dean: ‘Right By My Side’ Was Written About Chris Brown and Rihanna

Ester Dean, Chris Brown, and Rihanna

Chris Brown has been crooning about Rihanna without even knowing it. Ester Dean, who penned “Right By My Side,” Chris’ collaboration with Nicki Minaj, has revealed that the song was about Chris and RiRi’s romance all along.

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Sep
28
Ester Dean Visits ’106 & Park,’ Talks Missy Elliott Single

Ester Dean

Ester Dean was full of life when she visited “106 & Park” to promote Pitch Perfect. The singer-songwriter, who’s written hits for Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, plays Cynthia Rose in the musical comedy, in theaters October 5.

“Cynthia is a free-spirited lady lover and I grab a lot of breasts, a lot of booty,” said Ester, who rocked red braids and a leopard-print jacket. “Maybe if Nicki [Minaj] would have got in the film, she would have been my love interest or something.”

Ester is gearing up for the release of her first single “How You Love It” featuring Missy Elliott. “It’s super hood rich,” she revealed. “It’s dirty. It’s nasty. It makes you want to go get a boo. It’s a winter song, but it’s awesome. [Missy] went off.”

Her debut album, tentatively titled Story Never Told, is complete and awaiting a release date.

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Sep
26
Ester Dean Enlists Missy Elliott for First Single

Ester Dean

Ester Dean has written for megastars including Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, and now she’s calling on one of her own musical inspirations. The platinum hitmaker has collaborated with Missy Elliott on the first single off her upcoming debut.

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Aug
3
Machine Gun Kelly and Ester Dean Go One-on-One [Video]

Ester Dean and MGK

Machine Gun Kelly and his “Invincible” collaborator Ester Dean shared their support for one another during a candid conversation following their first performance together on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” last month.

“I’m so happy for you. You know how they go hard for somebody ’cause you know they deserve it?” said the “Drop It Low” singer, who’s readying her Interscope Records debut. “Go hard. This is this boy’s time, so go hard.”

MGK responded with his own form of flattery. “Her voice gives me an erection,” he said.

The Cleveland rapper, whose Bad Boy debut Lace Up is due later this year, was ecstatic to be on TV. “I called my aunt, who’s my only family member I have,” he recalled. “I said, ‘Yo, rub it in my dad’s face that his son’s gonna be on Jay Leno.’”

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Jul
22
New Music: Michael Woods f/ Ester Dean – ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’

Ester Dean

Ester Dean is queen of the dance floor on “We’ve Only Just Begun,” her electrifying collaboration with British producer-DJ Michael Woods. The hitmaker, who’s readying her Interscope Records debut, seduces the synth-heavy beat as she wails, “Just hold on, I got you, sit back, and enjoy the ride.” Buckle up.

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Jul
19
New Music: Ester Dean – ‘Invincible’ [Solo Version]

Ester Dean

Fresh off her performance with Machine Gun Kelly on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Ester Dean releases a solo version of “Invincible,” which she co-wrote for the Cleveland rapper’s Bad Boy debut Lace Up. The singer-songwriter, who is working on her Interscope Records debut, flips the empowering anthem into a heart-wrenching story of love lost.

“Why can’t I be more like you and cut my heart out, say it’s over, and be done?” sings the raspy-voiced Ester. Feel her pain.

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Jul
18
Machine Gun Kelly and Ester Dean Perform ‘Invincible’ on ‘Leno’

MGK and Jay Leno

Machine Gun Kelly laced up late night with his network television debut on Wednesday. The Cleveland “Wild Boy” was joined by Ester Dean, who rocked braids, while performing their empowering anthem “Invincible,” the first single off MGK’s Bad Boy debut Lace Up, due in October.

“Jay fucking Leno tonight!!! Cleveland boys in the building!!” tweeted an excited MGK, later adding, “Did Jay Leno and they still booked me a middle seat…hahaha dude smh.”

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