NBC APOLOGIZES FOR M.I.A
Feb 2012 06

Madonna scored with her Super Bowl halftime performance, but the show was not without controversy. Although Madonna suffered no wardrobe malfunctions and won mostly positive reviews , one of her sidekicks — M.I.A. — was not so well-behaved.

While accompanying Madonna on “Give Me All Your Luvin’,” M.I.A. gave the camera the middle finger instead of the gunshot motion that she does to accompany the bleeped-out “I don’t give a (bleep)” line in the new video. As of last night, NBC had not announced any disciplinary action.

Back to the star of the show — Madonna opened her Gladiator-style performance with the classic hit “Vogue,” accompanied by Cleopatra-styled extras. She launched into “Music,” then was joined by LMFAO for a rendition of the 2011 hits “Party Rock Anthem” and “Sexy and I Know It.”

Although Madonna’s dancing left something to be desired, a tightrope dancer added some much-needed movement flair.

Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. then took the stage, but their vocals were easily overshadowed by M.I.A.’s inappropriate gesture.

An NFL spokesperson said, “The obscene gesture in the performance was completely inappropriate, very disappointing and we apologize to our fans.” NBC added, “We apologize for the inappropriate gesture that aired during halftime. It was a spontaneous gesture that our delay system caught late.”

IAA NEW MUSIC: NICKI MINAJ – “MARILYN MONROE”
Feb 2012 06

After stirring such controversy with her last single “Stupid Hoe” Nicki Minaj has calmed it down with her newly released track “Marilyn Monroe.”

Take a listen and tell us if it’s hot or not!

http://youtu.be/bUsS4wAR858

NENE LEAKES RESPONDS TO BRIAN WHITE’S COMMENTS ABOUT BLACK WOMEN
Feb 2012 06

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has responded to actor Brian White‘s recent comments about the stereotypes of black people on TV. In a recent interview, Brian called reality stars like NeNe a “racial stereotype.” NeNe took to Twitter, saying that Brian is jealous that reality stars are getting all the good acting jobs. She wrote, “Funny how actors get mad when u get a gig as if the casting director was looking 4 them! If they were lookin 4 u, they would have called u.”

She continued, “Actors feel some type of way when Reality Stars work n their field. I started out acting first! I didn’t make the rules I just play by them.”

  • She added, “Housewives of the A & Hip Hop wives r 2 very different shows! I don’t recall seeing fist fights on our show! I however do watch their show.”
  • NeNe is set to co-host The Talk on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

IAA SPOTLIGHT: GET TO KNOW – KATIE TROPP- AUSTIN’S HOTTEST STAR!
Feb 2012 06

IAA:  What city and state are you from?

KATIE TROPP:  I was born in San Jose, Ca and raised in Reno, NV, but I’ve been living in

Austin, TX the past 4 ½ years.

IAA:  What is your music background?

KATIE TROPP:   I’ve been playing the drums since I was 13 and started rapping at 15.

IAA:  Why do you want to record and release your own music?

KATIE TROPP:  Music is the best way for me to express myself. I feel so connected with

music in general that it feels like this is something I was born to do.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

KATIE TROPP:  My songs are usually about things that have happened to me or to other people.  I tell a story of what I observe from my point of view. I always throw my sense of humor into every single song I write even when it’s a serious subject matter.  I always speak the truth because at the end of the day this is who I am!

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed towards?

KATIE TROPP:  My fan base is directed towards hip-hop fans for sure, but I really I don’t care who you are, what your age, race, gender, or musical preference is.  I want everybody to feel my music!

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

KRAZY KRACKA:  Ice Cube, 2pac, Eminem, Slim Thug, Dr. Dre, The Notorious BIG, Jay-Z, Bun B, Tech N9ne, DMX, Lil Keke and MANY more! I LOVE hip hop!!!

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

KATIE TROPP:  CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

KATIE TROPP:  Obviously the way I look! Having blonde hair, blue eyes, and being a skinny white girl makes me stand out.  What I say and my attitude is something you have never seen from female emcees. You can feel my energy as soon as I hit the stage, and people stop and listen to what I’m saying in my songs. Not only can I make you get up out of your seat, but I will also have you laughing your behind off and thinking, “Did she really just say that?”

IAA:  What are some upcoming projects, you are currently working on?

KATIE TROPP:  Right now we are getting ready to shoot a music video for my single Get Down it’s going to be directed by an indie director here in Austin, Daniel Rigdon. We will begin shooting the video in about a week so make sure you look out for it! I am also working on a Blaqman Records compilation album called Eagle Guts that will feature me and my label mates, Playas Incorporated and Lecxs.

IAA:  What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

KATIE TROPP:  I definitely want to start getting into making my own beats and producing as well! I love the whole process of making a song and I want to be in on each aspect of it. In 10 years I see myself being heavily involved in the music industry with my solo career and also producing for other artists and discovering talent.

IAA:  How can your fans access your music and contact you?

KATIE TROPP:  Blaqmanrecords.com

Follow me on Twitter @KatTro420

Reverbnation.com/Katietropp

Youtube.com/drummer089

Smokeoutfriends.com/Katie

Look me up on Facebook and Google+ also!

For booking inquiries or if you’re interested in a collab e-mail me @:

Krazykracka@Blaqmanrecords.com

IAA’s NEW MUSIC ALERT: [KATIE TROPP ] “GET DOWN”

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