One would think that rapper Kanye West landed himself in hot water after calling country singer Taylor Swift a b**** in his latest single “Famous”. Well, West took to social media site Twitter to clear things up. He detailed how he spoke with the singer over the phone prior to the song’s release and how she not only approved the line “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ I made that b**** famous”, but she actually came up with the idea. West took things a step further by adding that the word b**** is a term of endearment, comparing it to how African Americans use the N word among themselves. However, a representative for Swift, upon hearing West’s explanation, issued a statement refuting Yeezy’s claim that he reached out to the star for approval beforehand and claims that she “cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message”. West debuted his new album “The Life Of Pablo” at Madison Square Garden last night, so many wild headlines were made in the process. Pusha T, Travi$ Scott, Young Thug and others were in attendance, which also included West’s Yeezy Season 3 Show. Rapper Chaz French embraces his lady’s flaws in the visual for his latest single “Flaws (Golden Gal)”. French reveals that the Super Miles produced track highlights a subject he speaks on in bars. He added that whenever listeners hear him on record he’s transparent. Liziane Gutierrez, a woman who accused singer Chris Brown of punching her in Las Vegas, is now suing the star, although the police have closed their investigation on the matter. However, her lawsuit isn’t for the alleged crime, but for Brown mocking her on social media. According to TMZ, Gutierrez filed papers in Clark County, Nevada reinforcing previous claims that Brown struck her. She’s suing for battery, theft and defamation, the latter stemming from a video Brown posted saying that she was too ugly to be in his party. Brown filed a lawsuit of his own last month vehemently denying that he assaulted her and slammed her for trying to get money out of him. The power of Black Girl Magic worked its way around the Avalon Hollywood last night as Essence magazine held its annual Black Women In Music celebration. Among the many attendees at the annual Grammy week event were hip hop icons Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Zendaya, Estelle, Corinne Bailey Rae and current Grammy nominee Lalah Hathaway. Before the celebration got underway, guest munched on various snacks, including mini chicken tacos, crab cakes and beef sliders. Music was provided by DJ Rashida, whose memory evoking 90’s playlist included Usher, The Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Zane and Donell Jones. Following welcomes by president Michelle Eubanks, editor in chief Vanessa K. De Luca and entertainment director Cory Murray, guest were treated to performances by Andra Day and Jazmine Sullivan, backed by Adam Blackstone and the BBE All Star Band. Day performed her single “Rise Up” while Sullivan performed her 2008 hit “Bust Your Windows” as well as the more recent “Forever Don’t Last”. Day and Sullivan are Grammy nominees. Day is up for Best R&B Performance (“Rise Up”), and Best R&B Album (“Cheers To The Fall”). Sullivan is up for Best R&B Album as well for “Reality Show” and Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Let It Burn”. Attendee and fellow Grammy nominee Lalah Hathaway said she’s nervous but hopeful for a third Grammy win. Also in attendance at the event were V. Boseman, Tweet, Christina Milan and Sheryl Lee Ralph.