Ciara is so focused on providing her fans entertainment that she doesn't let anything stop her - not even when she's being served in the middle of her show. Talk about dedication!
While performing a concert in celebration of L.A. Pride, the 27 year-old singer received papers from what she thought was a fan - only to realize that they were legal documents informing her of a lawsuit filed against her. Without hesitating, Ciara quickly threw the papers back at the woman and continued with her performance without having paused for a moment.
The lawsuit - filed by West Hollywood club The Factory - claims that the R&B singer failed to appear for a concert last Friday for which she had signed a $10,000 contract. The club says that Ciara informed them that she couldn't perform due to her obligations with L.A. Pride, but agreed to appearing at the venue - a promise the club claims that she didn't uphold. Ciara's reps say that they had informed The Factory that she would be unable to appear, but they continued to promote her appearance there anyway.
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Beyonce was joined on-stage by husband Jay-Z at the Sound of Change concert last night. The couple - who together have a 16-month-old daughter Blue Ivy - performed their huge hit "Crazy In Love" much to the delight of the crowd at London's Twickenham Stadium. They even shared a kiss on stage in front of the adoring fans at the show in aid of The Chime For Change charity which funds education, health and justice projects for women.
Appropriately opening her set with "A Change Is Gonna Come," the superstar led the crowd through a set filled with hits like "If I Were A Boy" and "Single Ladies." She also paid tribute to the late Whitney Houston - which was also done on her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour - saying, "We will always love you, Whitney" during a performance of "I Will Always Love You." Beyonce then brought her headline performance to an end with the ever-powerful "Halo," closing a hugely successful event.
Wyclef Jean says the "door is always open" to making a new Fugees record.
The singer and producer would like to reunite with former bandmates Lauryn Hill and Pras Michel to follow up their second album The Score, which sold over 10 million copies when released in 1996.
Speaking about a line in his new track, "Hip Hop," where he says he misses currently inactive rap group Outkast, he told Rolling Stone magazine, "What if Outkast did get back together? It's like how people always ask for a new Fugees album. I'm a fan, too. With me, the door is always open to do a Fugees record."
While Wyclef is in the position to reunite the groundbreaking group Lauryn faces difficulties, as she is set to start a three month jail sentence for failing to pay nearly $1 million in taxes next month. Despite her issues, Wyclef is confident they won't affect her, adding, "When she gets out, she'll get her stuff straight and put that past her. Everybody has tax problems - it's how you get past it. Lauryn will come back stronger."
Beyonce was slapped on the butt by a male fan during her show in Denmark last night.
The 31-year-old singer was performing her track "Irreplaceable" at the Forum Copenhagen in a segment of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour where she interacts with the audience as she struts on a catwalk. After handing her microphone to different fans to sing-a-long with the track she turned to go back to the main stage when the admirer outstretched his arm out to touch her bottom.
In video footage capturing the moment, Beyonce is seen turning around and looking shocked as the crowd gasp at the man's action, before she threatens to have him thrown out of the concert. Looking directly at the fan, she can be heard saying, "I will have you escorted out right now, alright?"
Bruno Mars seeks advice from Lionel Richie.
The "Grenade" hitmaker is a big fan of the 63-year-old singer and after going to see one of his live shows, he asked the "Hello" star for tips on career longevity. "The new generation are discovering that guys like me can do melodies. Bruno Mars is a killer for melodies and lyrics, and he came to my show. He asked me afterwards: 'Can you tell me how you do it?' and I said, 'Don't worry, you're doing just fine.' These new guys are hungry for longevity. Daft Punk's album shares some of that R&B sound, and they know it's all about writing great songs," Richie said.
Lionel admitted he never expected his songs to stay relevant and was worried about becoming a "laughing stock" with some of his material in the 1970s and 80s: "The words of 'Three Times A Lady' apply in 2013 just as they did in 1978, but at the time disco was happening and I was worried about being a laughing stock."
Prince has signed a new record deal that will also help promote upcoming talent.
The "Purple Rain" hitmaker - who famously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in a row over musical rights with former label Warner - will allow Kobalt Music Group to market and distribute his future work, but won't lose control of his rights. Prince, 54, will also have the opportunity to provide artist development and recording services for Kobalt's newly-signed artists.
"This new venture gives Prince the flexibility and freedom he's always sought in a label partner. We're providing a high level of diverse services that will be particularly customized to his vision for each release, allowing the world to experience more music from Prince and his creative community," Kobalt President Richard Sanders said in a statement.
Traditional labels often take ownership or part-ownership of an artist's material and decide how it is used, but Kobalt - which was established in 2000 - launched an artist and label services division last year, allowing their talent to maintain ownership of their work and control over when, how and where they will release music.
Daft Punk is planning a second album with Nile Rodgers. The French duo - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - teamed up with the disco legend for three songs on their new album, Random Access Memories, and he is keen for them to collaborate again on his hoard of unreleased material.
"I recently found a treasure trove of old stuff I wrote years ago that's been hidden in a studio vault. It's unreleased material from the late 70s and early 80s, and it has to see the light of day - especially now I've met producers that I trust like Daft Punk. I already know they'd love to work on some of this music. There's some solo stuff, tracks by Johnny Mathis and Fonzi Thornton, the soundtrack to a film called Alphabet City and Chic recording in Stockholm," Nile said.
Taylor Swift led the winners at the Billboard Music Awards last night, taking home eight prizes.
The "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hitmaker - who is known for her turbulent love life and relationships with stars including Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer - paid tribute to her loyal fans as she picked up the evening's top honor, the coveted Artist of the Year prize.
"Thank you for making my music the soundtrack to your crazy emotions. You are the longest and best relationship I've had," she said.
As well as Artist of the Year, Taylor also took home honors including Top Female Artist, Top Country Artist, Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for Red, and Top Country Song for "We Are Never Getting Back Together."
Beyonce aspired to be as talented as Whitney Houston.
The 31-year-old singer still remembers the first time she watched the late music legend perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Super Bowl in 1991 and was determined to reach a similar level stardom, doing whatever it takes to reach her goal.
"I turned to my mom and said, 'Oh my God, she's awesome!' My mom said, 'Yeah, baby, she is.' And I said, 'One day I'm going to be like that too.' My mom said, 'Yeah, baby, whatever.' But you just never know what's going to happen in your life because even back then I knew there was something worth fighting for and that I was going to do whatever it took to fight for it."
Beyonce - who has 16-month-old daughter Blue Ivy with husband Jay-Z - was thrilled when she realized a similar in-awe moment takes place animation film Epic, in which she voices Queen Tara, and was overcome with emotion and nostalgia when reciting her lines for the particular scene.
Kelly Rowland has admitted to being jealous of Beyonce's success in a new song.
The singer has released a new confessional ballad titled "Dirty Laundry," in which she reveals her envy of her former Destiny's Child bandmate's solo success and also sings about a past abusive relationship. On the track, which Kelly posted on her SoundCloud web page, she laments, "When my sister on stage, killing it like a motherf***er, I was in a rage, feeling it like a motherf***er. Went our separate ways but I was happy she was killin' it. Bittersweet she was up, I was down. No lie, I feel good for her but what do I do now? Post-Survivor, she on fire. Who wanna hear my bulls**t."
Childhood pals Beyonce, 31, and Kelly, 32, formed their chart-topping girl group in 1992 as young girls and would go on to become worldwide stars together as the band found fame with hits such as "Say My Name" and "Bootylicious."
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