Pulse Report: Jay-Z & Beyonce Create A New Blue-Print, Common Vs. Drake Beef Fizzles Out, Amber Rose Keeps Tails Wagging
Friday, Jan 13, 2012 2:15PM
In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we take some time out to celebrate Jay-Z and Beyonce's new Blue-print, yawn at how boring this Common and Drake beef has become, pat Amber Rose on the ... back and oh SOHH much more!
1. Oh Baby, Oh Baby, Oh Baby
It's over and done with, finally, doggies. If y'all were hating on all the attention Beyonce and Jay-Z were getting over the prengnancy rumors, well, prepare for about six more months of non-stop coverage from doggies trying to get photos of Blue Ivy Carter to more non-sense about how Jay's not the real father, Beyonce faked the birth or whatever else any gossip site can try to stir up to get some traffic. But until all that happens, let's go back to a cold Saturday night out here in New York City for what would turn out to be the beginning of a beautiful chapter for Jay and Bey.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z welcomed a daughter Saturday night in New York, the little one's arrival coming via scheduled C-section, mutliple sources confirm to E! News. And the pop 'n' hip-hop princess' name? Drumroll, please... Blue Ivy Carter! (At least that's what Jay-Z is telling pals at this point--the couple's reps have not immediately responded to calls seeking comment.) (E! News)
Now I know there are doggies that don't rock with Jay or Bey under any circumstance, but this was pretty special. I mean, to have the hottest chick in the game rocking your NAME and now having your baby? That's cray. It didn't take long before all the doggies started giving props to the couple. Wait, hold up, SNOOKI even showed love? LOL!!!
"Congrats to jay and B! God Bless :) ! And many more!," he tweeted January 8th. (Diddy's Twitter)
"Welcome to the world Blue! We love you already.," she tweeted Sunday. (Gwyneth Paltrow's Twitter)
"Beyonce congrats on your baby gurl mama!!!! So happy for you , you deserve it sexpot," she tweeted from her iPhone yesterday. (Snooki's Twitter)
"Congratulations to Jay-Z & Beyonce on baby Ivy Blue being born," he wrote January 8th. (Young Jeezy's Twitter)
^ I know there were other doggies that chimed in but there's only ONE that I want to put on blast. Oh yeah, y'all already know who it is. The one and only 5-0 Cent. How do you go from suicidal to being a jerk? SMH.
"I would never make a picture like that its all over my time line yal play to much I'm sure Jay is the happiest he's ever been in his life.," he tweeted January 9th.
"I remember when MARQUISE was born I was so happy. I want to have another kid one day."
"You bull sh*ting they will pay a million dollars for a picture of that baby lol trust me." (50 Cent's Twitter)
^ Would it have killed him to be humane for a minute and just congratulate Jay and Bey? Oh no, I guess not since this is the same doggy that teamed up with Beanie Sigel and dogged out Jay, called Jay Mr. Beyonce Knowles and has taken shots on more accounts than I can remember. SMH. Wackness to the side, Jay came through with a really sincere celebration of his daughter's birth and made her a certified star.
"False alarms and false starts/All made better by the sound of your heart/All the pain of the last time/I prayed so hard it was the last time/Your mama said that you danced for her/Did you wiggle your hands for her?/Glory! Glory! Glory! Sorry../Everything that I prayed for/God's gift, I wish I would've prayed more/God makes no mistakes, I made a few/Rough sledding here and there, but I made it through/I wreak havoc on the world, get ready for part 2/A younger, smarter faster me/So a pinch of Hov, a whole glass of Bé" ("Glory")
Blue Ivy Carter, the bundle of joy brought into the world by megastar Beyoncé (with a little help from fellow famous dad Jay-Z) Saturday (Jan. 7), becomes the youngest person ever credited with gracing a Billboard chart, as Jay-Z's newly-recorded studio cut "Glory" -- officially billed as "featuring B.I.C.," an abbreviation of Blue Ivy Carter -- begins on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 74. (For historical purposes, this week's Billboard charts are dated Jan. 21). (Billboard)
^ It didn't take long for Blue to topple Willow Smith, huh? LOL. But after all the smoke cleared out, Jay and Bey kept it 100 and released a statement.
They released an official statement on Monday, writing, "We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012." "Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven," they add in the statement. "She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs. and it was the best experience of both of our lives." (The Hollywood Reporter)
^ It's a celebration doggies. Give it up to Jay-Z and Beyonce. Even a doggy like me can't knock that!
2. Un-Common Ground
Yawwwnnnnnn. Some doggy wake me up when Drake grows a pair of balls or Common grows hair. Whichever grows first I suppose. I really thought there may have been some potential but nah, it's a dud beef. Even Birdman agrees. SMH. For doggies still trailing behind and trying to get the play-by-play, don't worry, I gotcha covered but you'll see what I mean pretty easily......
Rick Ross pulls out the Maybach and cruises through his Miami hometown at night in the video for "Stay Schemin'," a cut off his new mixtape Rich Forever. Drizzy comes along for the ride, spitting a fiery verse that will raise eyebrows. "It bothers me when the gods get to acting like the broads/ Guess every team doesn't come complete with ni**as like ours," he raps in the wake of his beef with Common. In addition, Bad Boy's newest signee French Montana raises his profile with an appearance on The Beat Bully production. (Rap-Up)
"Shout-out to Drake, shout-out to Rozay," Frenchie said in an interview. "We were in Ross' crib when we recorded it. Drake came in and he heard it and jumped on it. It was Christmas, they called me -- I came down to Miami and we shot the video. ... We got two on there, the 'Stay Schemin' and 'Fresh Off the Boat.' 'Fresh Off the Boat' is going to be my next single, but I just told him to throw it on there, too,, keep the Internet going crazy. We just drop singles over here, you know? It's gonna come as it comes. ... Man, I can't even tell you. I just got off the phone with Drake, man, he didn't even want to tell me. You know what I'm saying? They can read between the lines." (Los Angeles Leakers)
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Now, Common has responded on "Stay Schemin (Remix)" and the cover art below (Stay Schemin: Rick Ross Common French Montana & That H*e A** Nigg%) also has a message for Drake. "My motto is Chicago b*tch, everybody know you're sweet, what the problem is? / Don't play dumb, I'm the one that acknowledged this," "The rapper of the moment, the style he don't own it / Acting all hard when he hardly like that / You gon' mess around and make me catch a body like that / Don't do it, 'cause every song you make Joe is really h*e music." (RapFix)
"Drake the homie so we ride or die. Ain't no second questions about that, but we never been a brand to make records and want to make money off of making records of other people that's not what we about," Birdman told radio host Big Boy. "So to me, however the young homie deal with it we behind him, we supporting him 100 percent with our life so that's just what it is. Ain't no other way. Drake the lil' homie that's blood, that's family, and ain't no siding with that. It's Drake or nothing." (Power 106)
^ By my calculations doggies, we're back to square one. Huh? What? LOL. I'll put my two cents in. Common made a valid point about doggies being "sweet" in this rap game but then again, Common's card could get pulled out for falling back on rap altogether. I mean, doggies needed some Common records from 2008-present and he was really no where to be found. Maybe a few collaborations here and there, but nothing solid. And when you previous LP was Universal Mind Control, Com, you don't really have room to talk. Drake makes singy-songs, which is why I couldn't really get down with Take Care, but it's 2012, there's a lane for any and every doggy. SMH........Amber, I need to cry on one of your shoulders.....LOL.....speaking of Amber.......
3. Doggy of the Week: Amber Rose
Doggies, if you didn't catch wind of all the noise Amber Rose made this week, well, then, doggy, you just didn't catch wind of all the noise Amber Rose made this week! LOL! Come on doggies, honestly, what other dime piece did y'all catch boasting her love to Wiz Khalifa, threatening to pull a "Change of Heart" Game move on Kim Kardashian, dropping radio heat, getting that Cap Diss spotlight AND getting strapped and saddled up in the past seven days? LOL! Give it up, doggies, Amber Rose is THAT doggy!
"Happy 1 Year Anniversary @RealWizKhalifa!! I Love u with all my heart & Soul u bring so much joy & happiness 2 my life Ur amazing, talanted," she tweeted January 7th.
"*Talented* & a True Gentleman @RealWizKhalifa thank u 4 always being there 4 me ur my King and I'm ur Queen I Love u Happy Anniversary! :-)" (Amber Rose's Twitter)
^ I'm gonna keep my remarks simple this week, doggies, maybe even one-liners. The fact that Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have been together for 12 months is saying a lot. Call them the new Doug Christie and Jackie Christie, but at least no doggy can deny that they'd get whipped for Amber Rose, TOO! LOL!
"I don't want to get into details on how I know but I still stick by my words, you know what I mean," she said in an interview. "The story is very much true. I just feel like I'm all about women empowerment and I feel like I stooped down to her level by calling her a name. I didn't have to call her a home-wrecker. I don't believe, I know [she slept with Kanye]. I really don't want to get into details about it, there's a whole 'nother story -- I forgive, I forget, and I'm just done with that whole situation. She definitely didn't deny it because she can't because that's not the truth. I know what the truth is, she knows what the truth is, Reggie [Bush] knows what the truth is and so does Kanye. ... I have solid proof, I just don't want to take it there. If her fans want to believe her and if my fans want to believe me and you guys want to believe whoever, then that's fine, I'm not trying to take it to the next level because I could really embarrass her and prove everybody wrong and I'm not about doing that." (TMZ)
^ Pow! Pow! That's a threat if I've ever seen one, doggies. And just think, we've already seen graphic shots of Amber, so it's not like Kim has anything to fire back with. If y'all ask me, Amber just "Ether'd" Kim. No "Super Ugly" response, either.
Are you ready for the fame?! Amber Rose released her first musical debut "Fame," on PerezHilton.com and we have to let it be known, we like it! It's not easy to make the transition from being known as a rapper's beautiful arm piece to a singer, but we like what Amber's bringing to the table. Amber's song kicks off with a funny skit about her song being "terrible," but of course it isn't. Amber sings, "scrutinize, being blind, sliding by all the lights, the question wasn't made up, like these rumors wasn't made up." Wiz Khalifa comes through to support his wifey rapping, "And you made this year coming up/and they hated/fly first class, so they can get mad." (Global Grind)
^ That's hot, I won't lie. And it's way better than that record Kim Kardashian put out last year. Might not go platinum, but it'll get some free downloads. LOL.
^ Any doggy who gets honored in Cap Diss has a special place in my heart. LOL.
^ LOL!!!!! NO COMMENT!!!!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!
4. Mrs. Butterworth: Uldouz Wallace
You want to know what I've been discovering as of late, doggies? The women with the more difficult and uncommon name spellings happen to be the hottest out. Think about it. The days of Vida Guerra, Buffie the Body and Meylssa Ford are long gone but now comes the Wankaego, Alba Zapata and now Uldouz Wallace. LOL. No complaints over here except my Spell Check is freaking out. LOL. Yeah, we had to keep it sultry as always, doggies. Enough of my yapping, here goes your latest treat!
And if that wasn't enough for y'all, then kick back watch what Uldouz is working with. SMH........that's something else!
^ LOL!!! OK, I'll admit, that middle video is more confusing than sexy. LOL!
5. "STFU" Honors
It's another week, another dollar, doggies. LOL. Of course y'all know what time it is. It's when doggies start feeling themselves and don't realize how ridiculous the stuff is they're spewing out. First up? Common. I mean, doggy, when you're not doing movies, making albums or trying to beef with Drake, he's claiming to be the equivalent of President Obama? LOL!!! Huh? Second up is Esther Baxter. No disrespect, but I only found out about you when things fell through between you and Joe Budden"S" so claiming you're in high demand? LOL!! Then it's off
Harlem Rikers Island where G-Dep is trying to pull a Prodigy and put out his own book. Not even on the autobiography tip, but a POETRY book. I guess writing books in jail is the equivalent of doing reality shows outside of jail, huh? Now doggies know I get real emo-tional when it comes to Notorious B.I.G. remarks. If Ghostface Killah got "STFU" Honors for naming Chubb Rock as the Biggie of back in the day, then y'all KNOW Danny Brown wasn't getting a pass. Last but not least, it's Lil Wayne Lil Bow Wow Lil Huh? Lil ZANE!?!? WHAT!?!?! LOL! Doggies, in case y'all didn't know, it's SHUT THE F*CK UP Honors time!
"How can I say this? F*ck it, I'm the greatest!" Common is pacing the room like a prizefighter, his left arm extended above his head as he mouths the first 10 words to "Sweet," a song off his new album that is anything but. As the speakers rattle at Roc the Mic Studios in Manhattan, Common nods along to the rhythm and echoes weighty declarations like, "I'm to hip-hop what Obama is to politics," and "I'm the franchise, so I rock my own chain.""
"I haven't done urban modeling for six years now, or videos, and yet I'm still a household name. A lot of people still know who Esther Baxter is and they still know, "Oh yeah, she was one of the top ones a lot of girls look up to." They know all of that and so I've been able to keep that name and image even though I haven't done the modeling or music videos like I used to for awhile outside of recently doing the KING magazine cover. The reason we ended up doing that is because there was such a high demand of people from the fans that wanted to see me. They really wanted to see me on the cover of KING."
"The book is an autobiography," the former Bad Boy signee explained. "It's one of those things where I'm not trying to explain or justify anything, it's just I'm trying to just give people my last option. Obviously I can't record. I don't know if people are wondering what's going on or even care, but this is something from an artistic point of view that will kind of close out what I was doing, for now. It might kinda answer some people's questions. I'm really just putting it out there as an example. You can make your own synopsis of what you think of it or what you're trying to do with yourself. Really, I'm just putting my story out there. And I'm trying to give a positive message at the same time."
During a recent interview with XXL backstage at the magazine's Kendrick Lamar Hennesey show in New York City, Brown proclaimed fellow up-and-comer Mr. Muthaf*ckin' eXquire the next B.I.G. "Nobody even said it, but to me eXquire is the new Biggie Smalls--Biggie before Puffy touched him," he said. "[He's a] Big Brooklyn n*gga with bars. The verse from [his track] 'The Song That Never Ends' is the best verse of the year. Real recognize real. He's the new Biggie for New York. I see it."
"First of all I wanna say I never did a diss record in my life. It was a response record. And the reason why I recorded it was basically just standing up for myself. ... But, really, there is no beef. I did what any other man would've done. I'm not a troublemaker; I don't go around starting things. But, I do defend myself. And if somebody tries to degrade my character or my craft, the way I was raised up, my pops taught me if someone hits you, you hit 'em back. If someone talks about you, you talk about 'em back. You stand up for yourself. So that's what it was. ... So the next thing was I started seeing videos and stuff coming out, stuff on YouTube with him saying, "Hey, I'm Lil' Zane" and "You can catch a fade with Lil' Zane." Whatever he would say he would like always bring [my name into it]. Whatever he was talking about, it had nothing to do with me. It had nothing to do with me at all, and he would just find a way to put my name in there, say "I'm Lil' Zane" or whatever. [But] it's like, basically if you saying you Lil' Zane then you saying f*ck yourself."
***WEEKEND time doggies! I can't lie to y'all, I'm a diehard Jets fan but I'm gonna root for those Giants this weekend. It's been a few years since we had a parade in this town and we could use one. Ain't joining the bandwagon if they beat the Packers but I'll fake like I am on it. LOL. Here are my early picks for y'all: Tebow is gonna kill those Patriots, b/c God is on his side! LOL. Then I got them Ravens crushing those Texans. With the Giants/Packers, Saints/49ers, I won't lie, I'm really torn. Can't call those. Logic says Packers and Saints are meeting up, but it's the play-offs. Anything can happen. I'll catch y'all on Tuesday. Enjoy these games, doggies! --BB***
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