Melody Thornton

Rap-Up TV: Celebrities React to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Control’ Verse

Everyone was buzzing about Kendrick Lamar’s “Control” verse at the Moët Rosé Lounge in L.A. earlier this week. In addition to speaking with Big Sean, Rap-Up TV asked some of the evening’s guests include Jhené Aiko, Gilbere Forte, Melody Thornton, and Chanel West Coast what they thought of the explosive bars.

“I feel like he is one of the best in the world right now, so why not?” said Kendrick’s fellow L.A. native Jhené, who worked with the Compton MC on her upcoming EP Sail Out. “I think that it’s really dope that he wasn’t afraid to say their names and everybody is trying to be so nice in rap right now… At the end of the day, it’s a competition and that makes it exciting.”

Gilbere Forte also weighed in. “I think this is Kendrick’s call and response. He wants to see who’s really about hip-hop at the end of the day,” said the Philly MC, who may be planning a response of his own.

Young Money rapstress Chanel West Coast applauded Kendrick for repping for the West Coast, while former Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton was reminded of Nas. “He killed it,” she said.

Pooch Hall thought the verse solidified K-Dot’s position in hip-hop. “I think he’s just establishing himself as a lyrical hip-hop MC/brand,” said “The Game” star. “Big Sean is here to stay, but so is Kendrick Lamar.”

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Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus, & Tyler, the Creator Celebrate New Myspace


Myspace gathered some of its famous friends and celebrated its relaunch with a star-studded party at El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Looking sharp in a black-and-blue tuxedo, Pharrell entertained the crowd of celebrities and techies with his hits and new material including “Happy.” He brought out Robin Thicke to perform their No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines” as Leah LaBelle and Miley Cyrus danced onstage.

“Big bro killed it tonight @Pharrell,” tweeted Miley, who worked with Pharrell on her upcoming album.

Tyler, the Creator also joined his idol onstage, tweeting about the moment. “WOW TODAY WAS SO AWESOME OMG,” he said.

Myspace co-owner Justin Timberlake grabbed a front row seat to watch the festivities, showing love to his peers. “Shout out to @robinthicke for playing tonight!” he said, adding, “@fucktyler I LOVE this kid.”

Other stars in attendance included JoJo, Melody Thornton, and Asher Roth.

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Rap-Up TV: Melody Thornton Talks Lil Wayne Collaboration

Still high off the release of her mixtape P.O.Y.B.L, Melody Thornton shared details on “U and I,” an unreleased track that she recorded around the time the Pussycat Dolls were making their second album.

“‘U and I’ is a song that sparked my direction, that whole Shirley Bassey, ’60s vibe,” said Melody, who recently performed the song in Russia. “I’ve had it for years, so the Western thing really was sparked by this song.”

The record features a verse from Lil Wayne. “I asked Wayne to do me a favor and he did it for me,” she revealed.

After her appearance on the British TV show “Popstar to Operastar” last year, the former Pussycat Doll has been exploring opera. “I’m singing soprano arias and Italian,” said Melody, who plans to incorporate it into her sound.

Melody Thornton Rocks Russia at ‘Scarlet Sails’ Celebration

Melody Thornton

Not even a rainstorm could stop Melody Thornton from delivering a scorching set at Scarlet Sails, the annual celebration in St. Petersburg, Russia, commemorating the end of the school year. Dressed in a sparkly leotard and knee-high boots, the R&B songbird performed her original song “U and I” as well as hits from her Pussycat Dolls days. When her hair started to get wet, she improvised, grabbing one of the red hats that was thrown on stage. She later donned a feathery headpiece as she closed with “Hush Hush.”

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Video Premiere: Melody Thornton & Bobby Newberry – ‘Bulletproof’

Melody Thornton and Bobby Newberry

Melody Thornton and Bobby Newberry duet in the desert in the video for “Bulletproof,” an acoustic cover of La Roux’s 2009 hit single. The black-and-white clip, directed by Don Tyler, is the fourth song off the former Pussycat Doll’s mixtape P.O.Y.B.L to receive the visual treatment, following “Lipstick&Guilt,” “Smoking Gun,” and “Someone to Believe.”

“First and foremost, I would like to give my utmost respect to La Roux for writing such an incredible song,” said Melody. “It spoke to Bobby and myself so much that we initially wanted to cover it for fun. I just hope it empowers others the way it has empowered us, the feeling was so great we were inspired to make a video for it.”

Added Bobby, “Seeing the final video and how everything connects so perfectly is such a magical feeling. To me, the strength that ‘Bulletproof’ represents mixed with this amazing black-and-white setting really brings this whole project together and I couldn’t be happier.” has the exclusive premiere below.

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Melody Thornton Takes Aim in ‘Bulletproof’ Video

Bobby Newberry and Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton takes you behind the scenes of her video for “Bulletproof,” her duet with Bobby Newberry. The former Pussycat Doll rehearses in a dance studio and hits the desert for the shoot. The remake of La Roux’s song appears on Melody’s mixtape P.O.Y.B.L. Look for a cameo from her cute pup Franklin.

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Melody Thornton Surprises in See-Through Dress on ‘Fashion Police’

Joan Rivers and Melody Thornton

Melody Thornton shocked when she walked the red carpet at the ELLE Women in Music Event in a see-through dress earlier this month. But she delivered an even bigger surprise to the hosts of E!’s “Fashion Police” when she walked onto their set on Friday wearing the same show-stopping number.

The former Pussycat Doll defended her daring dress to Joan Rivers and her fellow fashion critics, who named it the #1 must-see look of the week.

“Say what you will, but throughout the entire night, people would come up to me and tell me how much they loved my boobs,” said Melody. “I felt gratified.”

Take a peek at Melody’s surprise walk-on below.

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