Saturday, April 25, 2009

Beyonce fans: Save your movie money and spend it on the concert


I usually don't like to judge things without witnessing it first.

For example, I usually won't say something is bad just because everyone else has.

I usually won't say a CD is good/bad without listening to it for myself first. The same goes for movies.

However, after corresponding with several people I have no choice but to unofficially declare Beyonce's new movie, Obsessed, a big screen bomb!!

Here is the trailer:




People who saw it last night have told me it should go straight to DVD.  It should be on Lifetime. Or my personal favorite, that the movie should be broken up into parts and put on YouTube.  WOWWW!!  That bad!?

My advice to Beyonce fans and movie-goers: save your movie money and spend it on her upcoming tour.  We all know she is one hell of a performer and does not disappoint -- even if she fell down the stairs that time [lol].  But as an actor Beyonce hasn't been wowing anyone. Maybe she should stay in her lane.

Moving on, I'm not a crazed Beyonce fan or anything, but a couple of my friends wanted me to tag along with them for the June 21 concert at Madison Square Garden in NYC. Fine. I've never seen Beyonce in concert before and I figure she is one of the best performers of my era, might as well go see her if I have the opportunity.

I told them I'd go online and see what it is.  I went on to the Ticketmaster Web site this morning at exactly 10 a.m. EST to buy tickets for the MSG show in NYC.  And would you believe the only tickets available were for $175 each?!?!  Oh helllllll nooo!   I told the two girls -- "guess there won't be any Beyonce this year."  LOL.

I guess the pre-sale and the limited number of seats caused the MSG show to be nearly sold out before the tickets even went on sale to the general public. A tragedy, but oh well. I was over it.

However, some time within the next few hours a SECOND show at the MSG was announced for Monday, June 22.  Tickets were purchased. The girls were happy.

Note: Tickets for her show are NOT cheap.  Even the "cheap seats" are expensive.  So once again, save your movie money and spend it on something Beyonce is actually GOOD at -- performing on a concert stage.  

If you are going to see a movie this weekend, check out Jamie Foxx in The Soloist. I hear that is really good. 

Enjoy!

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Twitter: A place for the narcissistic and voyeuristic




I've finally come to the realization that Twitter is really for narcissistic people.

Twitter is the place to go so you can tell everyone -- including strangers -- what you're doing every hour of the day.   When you get your haircut. When you get your car washed. When you go to the bathroom, etc.  

It's at that point where I draw the line.

I mean, only someone who is truly narcissistic can think that everyone else cares what the hell they are doing every day and all day. The celebs are the biggest culprits of this. 

But the sad part I guess is that people really do care.  It also clearly shows that people extremely voyeuristic.  

Over one million people follow Ashton Kutcher, who really isn't saying much that anyone cares about. He was the first person on Twitter to reach the one million mark. Uh oh, time to pop champagne. LOL.


Speaking of "popping champagne," Rapper Jim Jones tweeted while being arrested in Teaneck, N.J. He was stopped for driving without a front license plate. As it turned out, he had an outstanding warrant out of Paterson, N.J. for some unpaid ticket (something dumb that should have been taken care of...but we're all human).  Jones tweeted while being taken to police headquarters and throughout the entire arrest process. He even tweeted during a My9/FOX TV interview!!  Talk about being addicted!

Click here to read the story: Jim Jones arrested and Tweeting
TV interview with Jones discussing Twitter:  Watch the video

And just today, former boxing champion Kendall Holt, who admitted to "jacking" Jim Jones, tweeted outside Superior Court in Paterson, N.J.  Holt pleaded guilty to charges of money laundering and tweeted throughout his court proceedings. He's pictured above tweeting outside the courthouse.  smh.

Holt outside the courthouse: Watch the video here

Friday, April 24, 2009

Day26: "Perfectly Awful"


I'm not hating on Day26. I'm really not.

I just keep it real and after watching that Making the Band finale last night, I came to the conclusion that like their female counterparts -- their time is UP!!

On the live finale, they performed their song, "Perfectly Blind," from their new album, Forever and a Day. Needless to say, the performance was less than perfect. In fact, it was down right AWFUL.

The harmonies were all over the place. The falsettos were off. It just sounded bad.

The only part that sounded good was when Mike came in. Other than that, it was horrible.

They came back to close the show with to perform "Stadium Music." This time they could blame it on some technical difficulties. It seemed like the microphones were cutting out or something. Not to mention, the choreography was cheesey and they looked silly.

Ummmm...I think that's about it.

I was already not impressed by the album, which was just released last week. And now we have to add this horrible TV performance to the list.

NOTE: Day26, you too can be replaced. Maybe they could go into sharing sex advice on a radio show. In this video below, they came a little TOO clean sharing a little TOO much information.



The biggest news to come out of the live Making the Band finale was that Diddy is going to be hosting a search for a new girl group. Diddy proclaimed there will never be another Danity Kane unless it's with those same girls. Aww...that's nice...but in the same breath said he's searching for a new girl group. Sooooooo...basically you are going to grab five more chicks and name them something else...but in the end, they will be like Danity Kane Part 2. Nice one, Diddy. Real nice. :-/

Good riddance to Danity Kane


Well, it's official. Danity Kane is no more and they won't be getting back together. And to that, I say, "Good riddance!"

They managed to somehow go platinum on each of their albums, which I guess is pretty good in the age of iTunes, Limewire and bootlegs.

The chicks from the P. Diddy singing contest/reality show gave us some big hits. I would say their biggest was "Damaged" from the last album.

D-Woods, Dawn, Aundrea, Aubrey and Shannon never really seemed like the best collective group. Their image was sassy and they rode on the fence of hip-hop wannabes/pop primadonnas.

D-Woods and Aubrey, pictured left to right, at Spotlight in NYC last year. (Photo: M. Feenz)

Aubrey seemed to be the loose cannon of the group. She's already performed in Hairspray on Broadway.

The subject came up during last night's finale and Dawn claimed everyone in the group supported Aubrey during her stint on Broadway.

However, Aubrey quickly snapped back at Dawn saying that D-Woods was the only one who ever came to see her in the show.

Dawn defended herself and the other members saying they were busy doing shows for the fans who bought tickets to see Danity Kane. You could tell things were a little tense on this MTV Making the Band finale, which was broadcast live in New York.

It's worth noting Aundrea was not there. But the rest of the Danity Kane members were there, often jocking to get their voices heard. They were constantly talking over each other and it seemed like the host, Sway, would never get anywhere with the questions that he was asking.

Perhaps the dumbest moment of the night was courtesy of D-Woods.

Sway asked the girls if they would ever get back together again. The answers were mixed. But D-Woods danced around the question like she was Diddy in the background of a music video.

D-Woods at Spotlight in NYC last year. (Photo: M. Feenz)

D-Woods must have rambled on and on for about a good 5 minutes or so before Sway said something like, "Sooo your answer is no?" You could tell he was a little irritated that she wouldn't just answer the damn question!

D-Woods claims she working on a solo project that will be released this summer.

Dawn is apparently still working with Diddy and also trying to do her solo thing.

Aubrey is going to continue with Broadway and have her own reality show. She seemed extra hype to be out of Diddy's contract. Can't say I blame from the stories I've heard.

Shannon plugged some Web site and hinted that she may do country music. Sounds like the best plan of them all. She'll probably end up with the most money. Country still sells.

To Danity Kane -- good riddance to the group, and the best of luck as individuals pursuing a dream. I think they are each very talented, but that group was a puppet show featuring Diddy as puppet master. Glad the strings are finally off.

Beyonce on Letterman: Who left the door open!? LOL!



Beyonce
is gearing up for her upcoming tour and her new movie, Obsessed, is released today.

She was on David Letterman on Wednesday night. And of course, she delivered a very graceful and classy performance of "Halo." It was really good. I didn't think such a slow song could be performed with so much energy and life. That girl is good. Damn, good!

Well, I always notice how she has the wind machine or giant fan blowing on her when she performs. I guess to give that extra emotion or feeling. I admit, it does look good for TV. I just wonder how she gets that thing passed airport security? Or maybe the wind machine is actually her hubby Jay-Z blowing air out of his super-sized nostrils. LOL.


David Letterman apparently got a kick out of the wind-blowing performance. At the end he says, "I'm so sorry, I think someone left the door open."

Hilarious!!

If that wasn't funny enough, he also botched the name of the album. He called it, "I Am...Sarah Fierce." Of course, the album is "I Am.. Sasha Fierce."

WATCH THE VIDEO:



ALSO:

Check out this AP interview with Beyonce written by Nekesa Moody.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hot 97 Summer Jam Lineup announced and I'm not impressed



Hot 97's Summer Jam is like the Super Bowl of all hip-hop concerts.

It's an annual concert at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. featuring all the biggest names in hip-hop. This year the slogan is, "Hot 97 is saving the world from wack concerts." What is that supposed to mean? I hope that isn't a shot at rival radio station Power 105? The "other" New York hip-hop radio station has been putting on some pretty decent on R&B concerts lately at BB Kings. Could they be referring to those shows?

Nonetheless, today was the big announcement day. Angie Martinez and the rest of the Hot 97 personalities announced a pretty "okay" lineup for June 7 show.

Without dragging it out like they did on the radio today, the artists are:

Mary J. Blige


The Dream



Jim Jones and Juelz Santana



Young Jeezy


T-Pain (and friends)


Jadakiss




Also scheduled are reggae artists: Elephant Man, Serani and Movado

The Hot 97 Web site also says Pleasure P is on the lineup, even though I don't recall him being announced on the radio today.

In addition, Summer Jam will be hosted by comedian Tracey Morgan


MY THOUGHTS:

My only real problem with the show is Mary J. Blige, believe it or not.

While I think it's pretty big they got Mary J. Blige on the show, does she really have anything new out?? Not that I know of. I guess we'll have to sit through her classic hits and she does have a lot. I guess it will be kinda hot to have Mary at Summer Jam, but we could have swapped her with someone who actually has current songs -- maybe Keyshia Cole? Or even Keri Hilson? Last year, Alicia Keys performed at Summer Jam and she brought out Maino and members of the Wu-Tang Clan. I'm sure Mary will be bringing out some folks as well. Maybe she'll bring out Jay-Z for "Can't Knock the Hustle." [Okay, probably not...but it was a nice thought for a second.]

Of course Hot 97 has to do it big for the reggae artists. So I'm not really mad at that trio of reggae acts. Even though one would have probably been enough, in my opinion. But in Hot 97's defense, these three guys have some of the biggest songs in New York right now: Elephant Man, "Sweep"; Movado, "So Special"; Serani, "No Games." Ok, I'm hyped now! Glad they got all three and not just one. LOL!

And why put this former Pretty Ricky singer on the show? Pleasure P is getting some airplay with his single, "Boyfriend #2," but the song isn't really hot. Let's give him the boot and replace him with R&B singer/beat-maker Ryan Leslie!! R-Les got enough popular songs to fill a 15-20 minute set.

I guess the only other issue is that nothing on this lineup really stands out to me. Jadakiss is without question the biggest artist out in New York right now. So I'm guessing he's the headliner. Last year's concert was headlined by Kanye West and Lil' Wayne. It was a pretty good show.

I think the key to this show is the special guest appearances. I'm sure Ron Browz will "Pop Champagne" with Jim Jones on stage. And they'll probably bring out their fellow Harlem head, Webstar for "Dancing on Me." And who knows maybe Jones will bring out Kid Cudi for "Day and Night."

T-Pain will hopefully "Blame It On the Alcohol" with Young Joc and Jamie Foxx, who in my opinion should have a spot on the show. And since the show is in the tri-state area, Maino should be around to come out for "All of the Above."

And although the lineup was announced today, I wouldn't be surprised if Hot 97 starts adding more names to pump up the ticket sales.

What do you think about the lineup?? Who you add to hip-hop's biggest night? Who would you take off??

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Day26: Let's go back to the drawing board

I did something I didn't do before. I went to the store and picked up a Day26 album.

When their debut album was released last year I didn't run to the store to buy it. In fact, I never even had a thought about buying it. But after hearing several tracks, I decided to download the self-titled album off iTunes. And I must say, I was pleasantly surprised with THAT album. I couldn't believe it. "I'm the Reason" is still one of my favorite joints.

Let's fast forward to the latest album, Forever and a Day, which was released last week.



For starters, I went out to Best Buy and actually bought the album on the first day it came out because I was hopeful they would produce a solid album like the last time around.

However, that was NOT the case.

Listening to Forever and a Day feels like riding on one of those wooden rollercoasters at your favorite amusement park. It has it's high spots and fun moments, but it's the uncomfortable feeling, constant jerking and uneasy sounds that make the whole experience awful and just leaves you wanting something better!! I felt like running to put on any 112 CD to remind me what this type of music is supposed to sound like.



I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would want to sing about their love being like "Stadium Music." What the hell is that supposed to mean!? Imagine going up to someone and saying, "Yo baby, bet you didn't know that my love is like stadium music." LOL. I like the production on "Stadium Music." The beat is hot, but the words?? C'mon, I think Soulja Boy could have done better.

Other moments that had me scratching my head included Diddy's weak rap on "Imma Put It on Her," the song about a chick who is "Bipolar" and the worst of them all, the track about the girl in high heels. When I reached track 14 "Your Heels" is when I knew this album was officially out of my league. Maybe this album is catered to young girls under 16-years-old. I think even 22-year-old R&B singer Mario has better content than this. "Your heels look so good on you," the Bad Boy group repeats on the chorus. Who is writing this stuff? I don't even have the energy to look inside the CD case. I just won't.

Speaking of writing songs, "love birds" Que [of Day 26] and Dawn [formerly of Danity Kane] wrote the slow jam "Perfectly Blind," which I admit, I really want to like.


The song has a smooth feeling, thanks to the beat, but it's really hard to make out what the hell anyone is saying because everyone is singing in this falsetto-like voice. It's not until Mike and Robert come in that the song gets a little better. It really shouldn't even be a song. It's more like an extra long interlude. I thought this was a decent attempt to create one of those 112 tracks. Good, but not quite!!

Even the track with T-Pain, "Shawty Wats Up," gets the big 'ole skip button. Clearly, they thought by slapping T-Pain on the track they would have a microwave hit. Sorry, not even close.

Okay, so what are the bright spots?

Well, I happen to like the Jermaine Dupri party-track, "Need That." I like to party and this beat has a little Baltimore club music-like sound. It's a pretty commercial and radio-friendly joint. I could see this really going big in the club, especially if you have a bunch of remixes and variations.

Other notable tracks are the Tim & Bob produced "Think of Me" and "Reminds Me of You," and the Bryan-Michael Cox produced "So Good" and "Girlfriend." All four songs are your typical solid R&B tracks. These guys can sang and these songs are good examples of what they are capable of. Too bad the rest of album is, well, trash.
Overall, I'm disappointed with this latest effort from Que, Willie, Mike, Robert and Brian. I'm sure they recorded tons of tracks, but these 15 were just NOT their best, in my opinion. If you wanna hear some good Day26 music, go cop the first album -- not this one. That's my advice!


Sunday, April 12, 2009

What's a party without Beyonce's "Single Ladies?"

Beyonce's "Single Ladies" got the party poppin' for these two birthday girls. Club Slate in NYC wasn't ready for this.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cassie not setting any trends with new hair cut



R&B singer Cassie is making a loud statement, but it's not with her music.

The chick who brought us "Me & U" and "Long Way 2 Go" is sporting a new hair cut these days.

She's posted pics recently on Twitter. 

I think she was going for the Sinead O'Connor look and then got scared mid-way through the cut. So we're left looking at a half-bald songstress.

On Twitter she wrote, "They ask why?? Lol... B/C I WOKE UP AND FELT LIKE IT!!! YEEEAHHH!!! LOL :) Have a great weekend!xx"

In her latest pic posted on Twitter you can see the tattoo behind her ear that says, "Amour."
  

If you look up the meaning of amour you'll find that it means, "a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship" or "a love affair."  Well, it's no secret that she's dating hip-hop mogul, Diddy.

What do you guys think about her new look?  Can anyone come up with a name for this?

Perhaps this a cry for attention.  Maybe Diddy is spending too much time with "the boys" -- you know, Day 26.   Hmmmm.  I'm done.

Here's what she used to look like....


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Jim Jones is flying HIGH (literally)


So after all of the fuss about Jim Jones being arrested and Tweeting during the entire process, he does an interview with My9/FOX in NY.

His quotes were hilarious. Not to mention his eyes were just a little low, if you know what I mean. TWEETIN!!

If you didn't read the story about Jim Jones arrest in Teaneck, N.J., click here to read my report. [don't let these other sites fool you. this is the source of this information]

Check out this interview: (be prepared to laugh)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Jim Jones arrested in Jersey: TWEETIN! [not BALLIN'!]


Rappers get arrested all the time. Especially in New Jersey [specifically Bergen County].

I could give you a laundry list of rappers who have been arrested in Bergen County. Notorious B.I.G., Lil' Kim, Lil' Cease, Foxy Brown, DMX, etc. Even the R&B bad boys from Jodeci -- K-Ci and Devante Swing -- have been picked up by police in Teaneck.

However, this time it was Harlem's own Jim Jones who was scooped up by the Teaneck police.

What makes this arrest even more interesting [or funny] is that he was using Twitter and updating the public by the minute about his arrest!!

If you don't know what Twitter is at this point, you've probably been under a rock.

Check out the story I wrote about Jones getting arrested and tweeting as he was processed: CLICK HERE to read my story. (Of course I broke this story this morning....all these hip-hop sites swagger-jacked my story, many without proper attribution or linking to the original source. Shame on them.)

Also, I have to note that apparently Jones has read the story.

Since hearing of the article he's updated his Twitter page to say the following:

Once again I twitted whn I got pulld over on mon and now its all over th news and news papers in nj sheeesh can't do nothin right lol ove it from TwitterBerry

Do to my twitterin in the craziest places I'm havin the pleasure of doin an interview with channel 9 my 9 iand I heard it wil be on fox also from TwitterBerry

Whts ghetto: havin jim jones on channel 9 news and fox for twitterin in the wrong places lol from TwitterBerry

RT @jenessmusic Jim on my 9 news about using twitter while being arrested http://twitpic.com/2z7lp from mobile web

This is big 4 me and twitter shouts to channel 9 news and fox net work jones splash lol from TwitterBerry

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Side note:

I guess the new catch-phrase for 2009 will be "TWEETIN'!!" [instead of "BALLIN'!!!"]. Okay, maybe not.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

J-Hud doesn't disappoint in Newark

Hudson in Albany during her first show of the tour on March 31. (AP)

If you're planning to check out Jennifer Hudson headlining her first national tour, you definitely won't be disappointed.

Hudson does not dance. She doesn't lip sync. There were no surprise guests.

The Grammy/Oscar Award singer/actor just puts on a flawless and powerful vocal performance that will send chills through your body. That girl can sang!!!

I saw the J-Hud show on Thursday at the NJ Performing Arts Center in Newark, N.J.

Opening for her was the smooth-singing Robin Thicke, who performed for about an hour before giving way to Hudson.

Thicke performed nearly everything from his last two albums. When I spoke to Thicke recently, he told me he was in the studio working on his next album. He shared he's working with Pharell Williams once again. There were no samples of any new material during his set.

However, Thicke brought the ladies to their feet with his falsetto, which got annoying to me after about a half hour. It was just too much for me. It was like his falsetto got out of control on some songs where he tried to do too much.

Thicke also did his fair share of grinding and gyrating for the ladies. I think I ducked out of the way of a few pair of panties that were thrown at the stage. (j/k)

The 32-year-old crooner started with the uptempo "Magic" from his third album, Something Else. (most people only know of two albums, but he had an earlier release that wasn't very successful)

He performed "Shooter" and "All Night Long," but of course there was no Lil' Wayne who was featured on both tracks from his second album, The Evolution of Robin Thicke.

He performed "Dreamworld," which is think is worth noting because in the song he says, "I would say Marvin Gaye your father didn't want you to die." Coincidentally, the show was on April 2, which would have been Gaye's 70th birthday. The 25th anniversary of his death was on April 1. Gaye was tragically shot and killed by his father.

Thicke also covered some R&B classics: Al Green's "Let's Stay Together," Jodeci's "Come and Talk to Me," El DeBarge's "All This Love" and Bob Marley's "Everything is Gonna Be Alright." My favorite of the bunch was the El DeBarge cover. I could see him re-releasing that. The song is definitely in his vocal range. "Good song selection," as the judges would say on American Idol.

Other songs performed were "Wanna Love U Girl," "Sidestep," "I Need Love" [on the piano], "You're My Baby," "Shadow of Doubt," "Teach U a Lesson," "Can U Believe," and "Lost Without U."

It was 10 p.m. (two hours after the show started) and finally J-Hud, or should I say Effie, took the stage with a powerful vocal performance of "One Night Only" from the Dreamgirls soundtrack. I knew we were in for a great vocal performance after that. She sounds just as good, if not better than the studio recordings. She's just that good!

Other Dreamgirls songs performed were "Love You I Do" and "I Am Changing." Hudson won her first Oscar for her role in Dreamgirls, which also starred Beyonce.

Unlike Thicke, J-Hud has only released one album. But she managed to do some classics to fill her hour set. The covers she did were exceptional. She almost did the songs better than the original artists.

Hudson nailed Aretha Franklin/En Vogue's "Something He Can Feel," Chaka Khan/Mary J. Blige's "Sweet Thing" and Whitney Houston's "You Give Good Love."

J-Hud and Houston really need to get together and do a duet of that song. J-Hud told me in a recent interview that Houston is one person she would love to perform with. [click here to read that interview] Hopefully they can make that happen while Whitney still has it. It was Houston, who in February, presented Hudson with her first Grammy Award.

Fans in attendance thought Hudson closed the show with "Spotlight" and many started leaving when she began waving goodbye. But those who stuck around saw Hudson come back as Effie to cover Jennifer Holliday's "And I Am Telling You," also from the Dreamgirls soundtrack.

Other songs performed were "If This Isn't Love," "Pocketbook" [Hudson pumped around the stage swinging a purse, not quite a pocketbook..i think there is a difference], "You Pulled Me Through," "We Gon' Fight" and "Invisible" [my mom's ringtone].

Overall, the show was well-worth the price of admission. Hudson is a great performer live and doesn't disappoint. Often there are artists who sound great on recordings, but live, not so well. This was not the case with Hudson. She was amazing. Her set seemed to fly by really quickly, while Thicke's seemed to drag on. I was ready for him to leave after the first 30 minutes, but maybe it was just me.

Anyone going to a future show on the tour should brace themselves for Hudson. She will blow you away. The tour comes to New York's WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden on April 10. It's sold out.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Jennifer Hudson is back and touring!


Jennifer Hudson is coming to New Jersey tonight.

Newark to be exact.

Check out this interview I did with her and R&B crooner Robin Thicke, who is joing the Grammy/Oscar Award-winning singer on the tour.

Click here to read the article

Click here to listen to an excerpt of the interview


Remembering Marvin


Marvin Gaye would have been 70-years-old today.

Unfortunately, 25 years from yesterday one of the greatest soul singers was tragically shot and killed by his own father.

I was barely six months old when Marvin Gaye was killed, but his music and legacy has lived on.

Today, we remember Marvin. The man. The musician. And the leader for many singers of our modern day.

Today, I ask myself, 'What would Marvin do?' What would Marvin do if he saw these "singers" using auto tunes on their hit singles? What would Marvin do if he saw shows like "American Idol?" What would Marvin do if he heard the MTV All-Star version of 'What's Going On?"

Here are some YouTube clips:

Marvin Gaye singing the National Anthem



Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell -- "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"



Marvin Gaye -- "Sexual Healing"



Marvin Gaye --"What's Going On"

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

King magazine is a wrap: No April Fool's Joke

We might want this to be an April Fool's Day joke, but it's not.

KING Magazine is rumored to be a wrap!!

Yeah, the self-proclaimed "Illest Men's Magazine Ever" is folding. Although there has been no official word from the magazine the streets are talking. And so is Twitter!

Joe Budden's girl, Tahiry [you know her if you've watched JoeBuddenTV], is slated to grace the cover of an upcoming KING Magazine. I'm sure her much talked about and heavily photographed/videotaped gluteus maximus will be on full blast in true KING fashion.


"I'm happy 4 Tahiry, and appreciative to king 4 giving her this platform, they're like me at def jam... goin out on top.. i know, i'm corny," the Jersey rapper said on his Twitter last night.

Joey's girl:




Certainly sounds like Budden knows about KING Magazine closing its doors. Or perhaps he just heard the same rumor as everyone else.

KING Magazine is owned by Harris Publications. Some ladies who have appeared on the cover include Trina, Toccara and Christina Milian, who was on the front of the 50th issue in February.
Wow. Over 50 issues. That's a lot of.......well, you know what....to say goodbye to. There have definitely been a fair share of beautiful ladies to show their "assets" on the pages of KING. It will be a sad day when the last issue is published.

Back to JET Beauty of the Week, I guess.