Thriving Thursday. We’re thriving to the end of the week, so why not start it off with Jermaine Dupri trying to look at the bright side of Mariah Carey putting out a flop? Speaking of things flopping around, is there any truth to this rumor about French Montana and Khloé Kardashian getting ready to get engaged? With the reunion in full effect, did OutKast meet their own music icon? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.
[Editor’s Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]
1. Can’t Defend It
Does Mariah Carey still need to prove herself? When you think about all of the classics she has to her name, is there any reason the music diva still needs to put out new tunes? Well, she did and it didn’t do too well. But could Jermaine Dupri have seen a positive in a rough start? Rap-Up has the clip:
Mariah Carey’s album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse debuted at No. 3 last month, selling 58,000 copies. While the first-week sales were the lowest of her career (for a non-holiday album), Jermaine Dupri is not sweating it. The So So Def mogul, who manages the pop diva and executive produced Chanteuse, is confident that it will build over time. “I actually feel like it’s probably one of her best albums she’s ever made,” he told Rap-Up TV at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. “I’m excited to see where the album ends up. I tell a lot of people, this era of music and this genre, they don’t understand records that come out small and sell a lot of records.” (Rap-Up)
Can you agree with JD? Could the sales rack up despite the slow start? Is JD just blowing smoke? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
2. My Cherie Amour
Are we going to hear wedding bells soon for French Montana and Khloé Kardashian? It’s looking like that when you look at how many times we’ve seen them in public. But then again, isn’t that what happened with Drake and Rihanna? Or even Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown? Hollywood Life is on it:
HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that while the 30-year-old reality television star does indeed adore her rapper boyfriend French, 29, she’s in no way ready to become engaged. “Khloe and French are definitely serious but she is not prepared for a marriage or engagement anytime soon,” an insider reveals exclusively to HollywoodLife.com. “She loves being in this relationship with French but she does not want to rush into something like she did with Lamar.” (Hollywood Life)
Considering French is known to have a disgruntled ex-wife and Khloé is still coming off her divorce from Lamar Odom, is it safe to say these two are just having fun? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
3. ‘Kasting Call
OutKast are legends by themselves but it’s always interesting to see them with fellow music gods. Could something be stirring between OutKast and a certain rock legend? MTV has the info:
The intersection of hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll was captured in one epic photograph backstage at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark last week.
In the unexpectedly double-tap worthy selfie, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger is flanked by Andre 3000 and Big Boi of the recently reunited rap group Outkast.
Oh, and someone photobombs the whole thing.
The legendary rocker and rappers were both on hand to headline a week-long series of performances at the festival. (MTV)
Is this going to lead into anything else? OutKast has always been known to make tunes no one ever would think of. Are we going to hear them with Mick Jagger? #SOHHWhatchaThink?
That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.