musical-notes

R&B veteran Mary J. Blige attended the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend to promote “Mudbound”, in which she stars, and wasn’t shy about voicing her opinion regarding President Donald Trump. During a Q&A session, Blige stated, ” I just really can’t support this, it is what it is.” She added, “he speaks about women viciously and he’s just racist. It makes me emotional. I haven’t been this emotional all day.” Blige is standing up for women, who took to the streets the day after the President was sworn in for a “Women’s March on Washington”, in support of women’s rights. Blige went on to say that she hopes this brings everyone together because the  only thing that will change anything is everyone loving each other. Singer/songwriter SZA will finally get her chance to shine. After a few false starts, the TDE artist  announced a release date for her long delayed debut album “CTRL.” Featuring the single “Drew Barrymore”, the project will be released on February 3, and according to the 26-year-old songstress, will creatively play on a plethora of life experiences. She told Billboard magazine that she wrote about her life, which was haphazard. She added that she also received some advice from producer Rick Rubin regarding recording techniques. Back in November, many were left with the impression that she intended to  leave the industry after responding to a fan that “I actually quit.” She went on to add that Terrence “Punch” Henderson, CEO of Top Dawg Entertainment, could release her project “if he ever feels like it.” She later clarified her statements with Complex magazine by saying that she’d do something different, probably visual, possibly film. At any rate, all is well and fans can expect a full body of work from the singer. The forthcoming project follows the EPs “See.SZA.Run” (2012), “S” (2013) and “Z” (2014). Legendary R&B group New Edition received a well deserved honor yesterday with the unveiling of the 2,600th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. All six members, Ricky Bell, Ronnie DeVoe, Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Bobby Brown and Johnny Gill, were in attendance, which saw the group get honored with speeches by producers Jimmy  Jam and Terry Lewis and BET executive Stephen Hill. After thirty years of incredible music and performances around the world, New Edition will finally receive the biopic that their career deserves with an epic three part miniseries, “The New Edition Story”, which will air on BET beginning tonight at 9 pm. Last night, fans of the reality series “Love & Hip Hop New York” witnessed rapper Remy Ma suffer a miscarriage. She later chimed in on Instagram regarding the subject, thanking fans for their support. Throughout the season, the rapper’s husband, rapper Papoose, urged her to consider pregnancy. She later surprised him with the news that she was indeed pregnant, only to have a miscarriage later. She added that she was against sharing that aspect of their lives with viewers, but  having a strong partner by her side to  let it be known that she wasn’t going through it alone made her realize that many other women go through it as well. She also thanked the hospital crew and her doctor. Remy Ma has a son, and Papoose a daughter,  both from previous relationships.