Let the baby making begin. R. Kelly sets the seductive mood with the provocative covers for his album Black Panties. The standard edition shows the masked singer playing a violin on a topless woman’s body. He ups the ante on the deluxe, lying in a pile of ladies, who are wearing nothing but black panties.
The follow-up to 2012′s Write Me Back has already spawned the singles “My Story” featuring 2 Chainz, “Genius,” and “Cookie.”
“I’m on a Benjamin Button-type of mission right now,” Kellz told Fuse. “I’m going back to the old school R. Kelly days where he did the 12 Play, the sexual songs mixed with the hip-hop songs.”
The Black Panties come off on Dec. 10. See the deluxe artwork below.
Mariah Carey stepped out to honor the most compelling gay people of the year at Out magazine’s Out100 gala in New York on Thursday night. The pop diva was ravishing in a busty black dress, with fan in hand, as she accepted the Artist of the Year award on behalf of The Butler director Lee Daniels (Mariah also starred in the film).
She caught up with Blondie frontwoman Debbie Harry at the event, but before heading out, posed for an Instagram pic with her own little diva Monroe.
The singer posted an open letter to her Lambs after an unfinished version of her single “The Art of Letting Go” was released on Facebook.
“A mistake was made by a brand new sound engineer whose only task was to press the space bar and upload the song to Facebook,” said Mariah.
The correct mastered version was sent to iTunes. She posted both versions on Facebook and asked her fans if they could hear the difference.
“Even if the differences may seem slight to you, I had put time, effort and emotions into ‘The Art of Letting Go’ and the real mix is how I intended for you to hear the song,” said Mimi.
She will celebrate the holiday season by performing on the upcoming Christmas specials “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” (12/4) and “Michael Bublé’s 3rd Annual Christmas Special” (12/18).
With her EP Sail Out headed for a top 10 debut, Jhené Aiko returned home to celebrate the release with her family and friends at Space 15 Twenty in Hollywood on Thursday night.
The L.A. songstress, who is currently on tour with Drake, was joined by her parents and siblings at the intimate gathering. Guests including Chris Brown, Keri Hilson, Omarion, Stalley, Luke James, and Hit-Boy sipped Hennessy V.S on the outdoor patio.
Fresh out of rehab, Chris made his first public appearance with girlfriend Karrueche Tran. The “Fine China” singer, who left the facility to start his community service, posed for photos and was later seen at Aventine restaurant. TMZ reports that he is selling his Hollywood Hills home and moving to Malibu.
Despite feeling under the weather, Aiko performed a three-song acoustic set including “Bed Peace,” “Space Jam,” and “Stay Ready (What a Life).”
“Los Angeles really showed up tonight! My home, my favorite ! Thanks to all my family, friends & fans who celebrated #SailOut w/me tonight!” she tweeted.
Sail Out is expected to sell 30-35,000 copies in its first week and become the best-selling EP in the history of Def Jam.
After rubbing shoulders with fashion’s elite at the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund gala earlier in the week, Ciara mingled with models at the “2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show” taping in New York on Wednesday.
The “Body Party” singer ripped the pink carpet in a dark blue Prabal Gurung dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels, with her latest accessory, the 15-carat diamond engagement ring given to her by Future.
After getting engaged on her 28th birthday, she revealed that she and her fiancé have set a wedding date. “I’m very very excited! [Just] like every girl…we think about making that dress and that moment, and being with your bridesmaids,” the bride-to-be told E! News. “I just can’t wait to do everything, I’m like a little kid right now.”
She snapped an Instagram photo with her BFF La La Anthony. “Me and My Best Friend @Lala Having Perfect Fun. In the end it’s all about being with the people you LOVE,” tweeted CiCi.
Taylor Swift, Fall Out Boy, and A Great Big World rocked the stage alongside Victoria’s Secret Angels Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes, and Behati Prinsloo.
Following events in London with Robin Thicke and New York with Justin Timberlake, GQ celebrated its “Men of the Year” issue with another star-studded bash in L.A. on Tuesday night. Music and Hollywood’s biggest stars toasted this year’s “Men of the Year” including Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, and Pharrell.
The “Get Lucky” hitmaker brought his wife Helen Lasichanh and mingled with fellow honorees Matthew McConaughey, Will Ferrell, and Andy Samberg.
On the red carpet, Pharrell was asked what makes a perfect gentleman. “Honesty, being kind, being thoughtful, just in terms of being considerate,” said the super-producer, who has a four-year-old son named Rocket. “And trusting of gut, instinct is very important.”
Kid Cudi looked dapper in a Tom Ford tux, while Trey Songz played a game of pool with his date, model and actress Tanaya Henry.
Other attendees included RZA, Raphael Saadiq, Aziz Ansari, and Sia.
Rihanna is ready for another round. After taking it to the strip club in the scandalous video for “Pour It Up,” the sexy singer goes goth in the video for “What Now.” The clip, which was shot in Thailand in September, is set to premiere on Friday, Nov. 15.