Mar 2013 11

rita-ora-azealia-banksAzealia Banks has gotten into another Twitter beef — this time with Rita Ora. The two are currently on tour together — and have been apparently having some issues. Azealia tweeted, “She’s mad she’s Rihanna’s understudy. She’s been TRYING IT on this tour . . . . Lol Rita Ora is so thirsty. She climbed over the wall of my dancers dressing room to snap photos.”

In response, Rita sent Azealia a text, which she posted online. The text read, “At the end of the day I don’t knw who the f*k u think you are secondly u dont know me I’ve done nothin but try be nice to u 3rdly ur dancers were talkn to me further more ill see ur ass at the mutherf*ckin concert.”

  • Azealia then wrote to Rita, “Try me if you like. :).” She then added, “Ever since I arrived on this tour Rita’s been going out of her way to try and intimidate me. Taking all these candids of me when I wasn’t looking, then posting and deleting them like a weak b*tch.”

Mar 2013 06

dmx-iyanla-vanzantIn the premiere of Iyanla: Fix My Life’s second season, Iyanla takes on one of her most daunting tasks so far when she attempts to fix the life of troubled rapper DMX. In the 90-minute episode, Iyanla visits DMX at his home in Yonkers and things go wrong very quickly, after Iyanla asks DMX if he is high.

Judging from the teaser DMX, doesn’t like a woman questioning him and his emotions get the best of him and he yells,

Shut the f*** up man. You ain’t got to be intimidated man. Just stop running your mouth

Iyanla, definitely checked DMX.

Catch her reaction below:

Mar 2013 06

Splitting ImageIAA:  What is your music background?

SPLITTING IMAGE:  Our music background began in our childhood. We grew up listening to music by great artists like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and Beyonce. As children, we would make up songs and beats for them. As we grew older, we began to find unique ways to hone our craft. Leshai, the singer of Splitting Image, began to cover songs by our influences to find her voice and her sound. As producers, Hood Angel and I began to practice making beats by using a music production program called Ableton Live to perfect our sound and learn how to become better producers.

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

SPLITTING IMAGE:  We really want to use music as an outlet to speak about our past experiences and give our fans something they can relate to. With our beats, we tell a story that is unspoken. We tell stories through instruments the same way a poet would with words. Leshai brings the emotional aspect to the music by singing about love, heartbreak, and just having fun.

IAA:  What are your songs about?

SPLITTING IMAGE:  The songs that we make are about life. What we have experienced is a big part of the songs we create. We usually come up with a concept and build on it. For instance, if Leshai comes up with a melody or song title that we all like, we immediately dive in and try to develop a sound that will bring out that concept. We put a lot of our own thoughts and feelings into our music.

IAA:  Who is your fan base directed toward?

SPLITTING IMAGE:  As producers, most of our fan base consists of unsigned hip-hop artists looking for beats that will bring out the message of their song or image. The artists are usually looking for a hot beat that sounds like what you hear on the radio, but is also unique.  Leshai’s fans are mostly young men and women between the ages of 18-30 in all areas of the world from the US to India.

IAA:  Who are your musical influences?

SPLITTING IMAGE:   We have been influenced by Kanye West, Swizz Beatz, Pharrell Williams, Missy Elliott and Timbaland.

IAA:  How would you describe your music to people?

SPLITTING IMAGE:  Our music can be described as something different and unique. While we try to make music that can be played on the radio, we do not always look to the latest trend when making a song. We go for what sounds good, and what feels right to us. We stay true to our music, so the best description for our music is that it is 100% original.

IAA:  What makes you stand out from other artist?

SPLITTING IMAGE:  We stand out by being three sisters with three separate talents and personalities that merge together to create a musical force. We are all years apart, I am 23, Leshai is 17, and Hood Angel is 14. We also write, record, compose, and produce all of our own music.

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

SPLITTING IMAGE:  We are currently working on Leshai’s sophomore album and working on new hip-hop and r&b beats to put our for our fans. We are hoping to release Leshai’s album this spring.

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

SPLITTING IMAGE:  Even though we all have our own individual goals, one common long term goal we all have is to become a prominent force in the music industry. We want to build a legacy through music, but also make a name for ourselves in the television and film industry.

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

SPLITTING IMAGE:  Fans can listen to our beats on, follow us on twitter @ImageBeats, and like us on facebook,

Leshai’s music and videos can be found on,, and on her facebook page,




Mar 2013 05

kelly rowland michelle 2011Kelly Rowland has reacted to Keyshia Cole‘s diss towards Michelle Williams. As previously reported, Keyshia dissed Michelle Williams‘ performance during Beyonce’s Superbowl show. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kelly said, “It didn’t even make it on my radar until other people brought it up. It didn’t even matter. We had a wonderful performance, and that’s all I cared about. I was with my sisters and the three of us matter to each other, and that’s all that counts. We matter to a lot more people, with all due respect, than her. So, I really don’t care what she said.”

  • Kelly also talked about what other things she’d like to accomplish in her career. She said, “I want to do a line of accessories and shoes. I’m working on that right now. I always draw something in my tablet that I carry and I always have ideas on accessories, on what I would change or [how I would] hook certain things up. I want it to be affordable but luxurious, that every woman can have and feel sexy and fly in. I’m working on it. I’m headed to L.A. now to make sure of that. Early, early talks and early stages, but yeah, I’m a grown woman now, and it’s time to do grown-woman things.”

Mar 2013 01

j cole 2J. Cole has revealed that he once believed that the Illuminati existed. In a Connecticut radio interview, he said, “I was one of those people I’m a conspiracy theorist. I believed those videos. And then you meet [Jay] and you see how things were and you like, ‘Nah, man. That’s bogus.’ That’s somebody who’s so far away from the truth and what’s actually happening, just creating something. They’re probably high.”

  • He also spoke on his childhood crush Mariah Carey, saying, “I used to pray that Mariah Carey had a daughter my age.”


J. Cole also spoke on his joint album with Kendrick Lamar. He said, “It’s still happening. The last time we got in was months ago, but we’ll finish that. … It’s like my little cousin, man. It’s like when you used to have your cousin come over and all you did was play basketball and play video games and ya’ll like the same things, it was like that.”

  • His sophomore album Born Sinner will come out this year.

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