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Kelly Rowland Hides Engagement Bling

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Kelly Rowland Hides Engagement Bling at Jay Z Show

So Kelly Rowland was just going to show up to Jay Z’s concert with her fiancé and try to hide her ring like that? The alleged newly engaged singer entered hand-in-hand with her manager Tim Witherspoon to Jigga Man’s concert at the Staples Center Monday night. To say “Kisses Down Low” Kelly Row was glowing would be an understatement. (She was cheesin’ harder than lil’ Terio at the donut shop.) But the two are still trying to keep this engagement thing on the DL, which was apparent by their attempts to dip and dodge Kelly’s married hand, but we saw the ring anyway. (Sorry boo.) Happy for Kellz though, she deserves it!

Read it at The YBF.

K. Michelle Says She Won’t Change Her Sound Just to Win a Grammy

Love & Hip Hopper K. Michelle might be just a little upset that she didn’t snag any Grammy noms this year, especially since her arch enemy Tamar Braxton came home with three. In true K. drama-town fashion, she hopped on Twitter to rant about her music being too real to get a nod by music’s biggest award show. (No, your lyrics aren’t a little “too much,” but that attitude is.) When a fan suggested she switch up her lyrics to appeal to “all ethnicities” (a.k.a. White people), Kmart (Tamar’s words, not mine) said she absolutely refuses to change her music just to fit in—simply put: to sound like a fist-pumping pop star. She might be over-the-top, but I commend this little fireball for staying true to herself and her music. 

Read it at Urban Belle Mag.

R. Kelly Tweets #AskRKelly, Twitter Goes Ham

I don’t know who convinced R. Kelly it was a good idea to open up a Q&A on Twitter, but he set himself up for pure disaster when he tweeted the hash tag #AskRKelly in celebration of his Black Panties album release yesterday. It all started off calm and cute, with fans asking innocent questions about the new LP and all. But it wasn’t long before Twitter’s celeb-bashing users caught wind and unleashed a line of merciless—yet hilarious—fire on the singer.

Questions ranged from his preference of toddlers or teens and his pee-pee tendencies to inquires about whether or not he was still “trapped in the closet.” One user asked, “On a scale of Blue Ivy to Willow Smith, what’s the oldest female you would date?” (Just brutal—can’t stop laughing though.) Poor Kellz… I won’t be surprised if he’s the next celeb to quit Twitter. 

Read it at Hip Hop Wired.