The R&B songstress recently revealed to Chicago's WGCI "Morning Riot" show that she is teaming with the British actor to develop a musical for VH1 based on her debut album, Rebellious Soul. Elba is reportedly set to direct and we wouldn't be surprised is he found a way to sneak onto the small screen.
"My album, Rebellious Soul, we turned it into a musical ... it's on VH1 and Idris Elba is the director. [...] I took every song on Rebellious Soul and turned it into a conversation and flipped it ... kind of like a female 'Trapped in the Closet' [by R. Kelly]. I turned the whole album around, Idris heard it. Loved it. And we decided to team up on it. VH1 will air it. I didn't want to make it this celebrity thing. Me and him decided we really wanted it to be focused on the story and fun and laugh and cry. People have been talking to me about a lot of acting roles, but this will be my first time being on the screen."
There is no word on who will star alongside K. Michelle or when the musical will air.
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The songstress took to her personal Tumblr and left nothing unsaid.
@Kendricklamar WAS robbed, BUT he was not the only one who was robbed. Personally, I was pleased he was able to perform and they KILLED! IT! One of the FEW moving moments of the night for ME.
Though it’s called “Music industries biggest night” the #Grammys are NOT about the music, it’s a popularity contest. The voting process allows people, to vote on name recognition alone - the music industry politics is a whole NUTHER conversation. Too much to go into here.
The American Music Awards is a show that awards sales and popularity - the #Grammys are SAID to be about the music.
If the hip hop community voted on hip hop - r&b COMMUNITY the same - same for each category - we’d see winners that reflect the MUSIC ITSELF. We all know that’s just not the way it goes.
NOW the BIGGER losers, are ALL of black music. Where was the black music community represented in last nights #Grammy show? Performers and Winners (or not) … Where were the black artists?
And this isn’t the first time the #Grammy’s has had a show all but excluding young black America and black artists in general, although we set the worlds musical trends. Why NOT televise the lifetime achievement awards of the Isley Brothers? SURELY they deserved to be on televised stage LAST NIGHT! While other artists were on stage TWICE?
The truth is in a perfect world diversity would matter, and respect would be rampant, but the TRUTH is, The #Grammys is a television show, and in THAT world ratings reign supreme. So, in general, bigger names take the stage, and sadly the biggest names often times ARE BIGGER drawn along racial lines from the release of an album. i.e. marketing dollars, and just general support. It’s unfortunate.
I don’t even get surprised any more, but, it still hits my sense of fairness, because I KNOW many of the artists who are overlooked. I LIVE in that world. We keep showing up and subjecting ourselves to the game, hoping MAYBE we’ll win. I was so HAPPY to see @Kendricklamar take that stage - because it is a FORM of winning, at LEAST, he was SEEN.
Speaking of diversity, congratulations to my PERSONAL favorite albums of the year - @I_GregoryPorter #LiquidSpirit @Realsnarkypuppy and @lalahhathaway on your win and THANK YOU! @pharrell for acting RIGHT in the presence of the greatness that is @Nilerodgers and #StevieWonder
Love to all #SoulBirdsWorldWide
P.S. No mention of Nelson Mandela at ALL? … and THIS is why we NEED the Image Awards AND the BET awards.
Wow, Ms. Arie had a lot on her chest. The majority of this letter I am in agreement with the FACTS stated in this letter. I am happy that artist are speaking out and are opening the dialogue about the music industry.
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A couple of hours after the Grammys on Sunday night, Macklemore sent a text to Kendrick Lamar, whom he had just beaten for best rap album.
“You got robbed,” the text read. “I wanted you to win. You should have. It’s weird.” He added, “I robbed you.”
As a private act, this was a love letter, a way for an artist to honor a peer. As a public act — Macklemore posted an image of the text on his Instagram account, although it’s unclear whether it was with Mr. Lamar’s knowledge — it was a cleansing and an admission of guilt. Not only did Macklemore want to show respect to his fellow rapper, but he also wanted the world to know that he understands his place in the hip-hop ecosystem and that he is still careful where he steps.
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Wow, way to go Macklemore! That took a ton of courage and setting aside of pride to send that text. To acknowledge the fault of the judges upon who received the "best rap album" award sends a message that can not be ignored. Kudos!
What are your thoughts on the text send to Kendrick Lamar from Macklemore? Was it genuine? a publicity stunt? Tweet us @TheBLKSocialite and let us know.
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I don’t know if it’s laughter of shyness or embarrassment because the makeup artist and everyone was listening to her say these things, and I’m like, 'That’s private girl!' We aren’t supposed to know all that. But she is married and has produced a baby, and we know what you have to do to produce a baby so OK!"
Williams, 33, spoke with US Weekly about the itunes CD dropped by former girl group member Beyonce. Michelle isnt the only person who feels that Mrs. Carter was very explicit in her song choice. China has decided to ban some of Beyonces new music.
Williams doesn't think Destiny's Child will record an entire album again, but future reunions aren't entirely out of the question.
"I think we just kind of like doing those one offs," she said, referencing the group's new song "Nuclear" on the 2013 compilation album Love Songs. "I think those are more special."
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Kelis will hit the stage next month at the BBC Radio 6 Music festival in February and then at Europe’s The Great Escape festival in May.
1. ‘Jerk Ribs’
3. ‘Forever Be’
8. ‘Bless the Telephone’
9. ‘Fish Fry’
12. ‘Biscuits ‘n’ Gravy’
We all know where you sit is a big deal with award shows. Access Hollywood posted pictures of the behind the scenes work being done, including the seating chart.
Dawun-Jamaal, a Pine Bluff, AR native, has decided to give our ears something to tie us over until the release of his new project. The LIVE is Dawun-Jamaal covering some of his favorite songs with a LIVE band and trust me, it's a great listen. This projects features Kim Pettus and The No Name Band, two of Arkansas' most popular acts. His cover of Gnarls Barkley's, "Crazy", infused with Adele's, "Rolling in the Deep" is unexpected in a good way.
The LIVE showcases Dawun-Jamaal's range, acrobatics and vocal style. Visit the 'Now Playing" segment to listen, download and share our exclusive listen of "Crazy" off of Dawun-Jamaal's new The Live album. Join Dawun-Jamaal on social media using @ItsDawunJamaal.
Here are some other videos of the musical mad man rocking the crowd during Holy ship in the Bahamas.
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