Eddie Murphy featuring Michael Jackson – “Whatzupwitu”

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The year was 1993, when Eddie Murphy released the single, “Whatzupwitu” off Murphy’s 4th studio album, entitled Love’s Alright. Let’s be honest, who took this song seriously, I know I didn’t. I was too busy cracking up at Murphy’s expression and his attempt at being serious as he sung the song with his frail and quite non-existent vocals. Well, the track may not have been a smash hit, but it was entertaining and Michael’s contribution stoled the song. Added the cheesy animation to the video, also added to its comedic value and was deemed one of the worst music videos on MTV during that time. Well, at least we can all look back and still laugh at this throwback, right?

 

-Ms Scripter

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More Pieces of My Musical Childhood Is Gone: I love You Prince

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“Like Books and Black lives, albums still matter.”-Prince

 

When I heard about Prince’s death, all I could do was go back and time and reminisce immediately and try to minimize my sadness to no avail. I cried, just like I did when I found out another musical genius in Michael passed away. There was no shame to be displayed or pride. I will say the day I heard Prince left us in the physical would have a lasting effect on me that could easily be explained. Prince was part of my musical childhood, and when any parts of that leave you, it becomes a permanent void that will never be re-filled.

My first recollection of Prince was during the 1984 airing of the music video of “When Doves Cry”. Of course, Prince would have had a little history of obtaining hits with four previously released albums in the 70’s, and early 80’s before the classic Purple Rain album would enter my world. After watching Prince rise out of a bathtub onto the floor looking like a seductive slithering cocoa buttered human Python, I wanted to emulate his every move, which would eventually get me scolded. When Prince made another famous move in the video “Let’s Get Crazy”, where both of his hands rotated over his face and body in quick sexual enhanced succession, while occasionally sticking out his tongue – I decided to try that move. Let’s just say, that seductive move by a fourth-grader at the time didn’t bond well with my mother.

Prince was able to create an artistic history of punk, rock, pop, songwriting, showcase entrepreneurship, philanthropy and empowered people with an emphasis on women in decades worth of his life work. Not many artists in our lifetime can showcase such qualities and maintain imagery that was seductively appealing and full of eccentricity that added to one’s overall sex appeal like Prince. With all that Prince gave to us, he was still an enigma and private to the core, which I respected him even more for that ability to keep his personal life, private.

I don’t think I will ever see a man who is barely over 5’2, wearing high heels, bell bottoms, lace, the color purple and a perm and now an afro destroy the notion what masculinity should resemble. Prince was comfortable in his skin and didn’t care what anyone thought of him for it. What’s also worth noting, Prince appeared to have such sheer confidence, and that was clearly evident when he wanted to give us a glimpse of his bird chest and baby chest hairs. Prince was the embodiment on imagery that was rarely seen in such a sexually enhanced way, during his mainstream explosion in the 80’s. Prince sex appeal in the present has been consistent, without a doubt one of many added attributes to his persona.

Besides Prince’s stellar musical catalog, he penned and produced so many hits for people, notably women. As I went through his writing credits, the majority of them were for women and propelling them into their lane where they shined, by the guidance of Prince’s talent. Sinead O’Conner might have never been known on a mainstream level if it wasn’t for Prince’s pen for O’Conner’s successful single, “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Sheila E can thank Prince’s influence and fingerprints on production and writing on Shelia’s track, “The Glamorous Life.” The protégés like Moris Day and The Time that Prince was able to create and guide were astounding.

Then I thought about the tracks and production that Prince did for other women, that many people weren’t knowledgeable about, and it was profound. Chaka Khan received Prince’s genius pen in the song, “I Feel For You”, Stevie Nicks received the same treatment from one of my favorite songs in her catalog in “Stand Back.” Madonna, Alicia Keys, The Bangles, Vanity, Patti La Belle, Cyndi Lauper also received Prince’s golden touch. Until recently, I realized Prince led a helping had on TLC’s classic Crazy, Sexy, Cool album with the lyrics to “If I Was Your Girlfriend”, in which the group would cover. Prince appears to have had a hand in a lot of the ladies’ musical career that I mentioned and many more, which made him even more special to me.

Prince also was a rebel and fought against record companies to ensure that he had his masters back, and empowered all artists that if one created the work, they should be allowed to own their work and not the corporate giants. Prince had to change his name at one time to “the artist formerly known as Prince” and just go with a symbol because Warner Bros wanted to keep everything that he created down to his name that his mother gave him. The day Prince wrote slave on his cheek, made me understand the importance of ownership. Prince also led the way, for future artists to obtain their masters and have more creative control of their work that they created. One can see Prince in this juncture left a residual effect, that other artist like Beyonce, Drake, Rhianna, etc. are starting to inherit their masters, or come out with music in their independent way.

Regarding philanthropy, according to Vance Jones (Prince’s close friend), who was interviewed on CNN, Prince was the prince of the word philanthropy. There were so many projects and humanitarian efforts that were made by Prince that he didn’t want the public to know about when he was alive. Until recently, Jones stated one is going to hear all of the humanitarian efforts Prince has made in his lifetime that will surprise many people.

It has also been revealed that Prince was consistently shy, but had a great and witty sense of humor. Those that were close to Prince had stated if he wasn’t a musician he could have easily been a comedian and would have been a good one. If one were to evaluate and combine all of Prince’s  attributes, one would realize the uniqueness he displayed made him out to be one in a million and more than likely unable to be duplicated in my lifetime.

As far as Prince’s music goes, I think this is one of the last of an artist who can write, dance, produce, play an array of instruments and display such musical talent that it has become almost extinct in artists today. Not many people can wear many hats as Prince has demonstrated over the decades. There is still Prince music that I have yet to devour in because Prince has created such a massive body of work. From albums that started in 1978 to 2015 and we aren’t counting his posthumous work that we have yet to hear as of yet. I know I will be shifting through Prince’s musical genius for decades. Prince arrived in an era that was heavily saturated with talent. Prince had to compete against Michael, Madonna, Whitney, Janet, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, rock groups like The Police, Duran Duran and the rest of the British explosion. Prince left that decade in the 80’s and 90’s and came out and still maintain longevity and relevancy like a boss. That is unheard of in the present, where it appears only about two to three artists can shine together. Looking back now, most of my 80’s artists are no longer living, and it’s even shocking to other artist who came in the industry before them.

Prince was also unapologetically Black that he was so sneaky when it came down to social issues in his lyrics that some may have missed. Some were too busy dancing to Prince’s songs that they didn’t pay attention to his lyrics, as much. Prince wrote about the AIDS, crack, poverty and other social issues that was gripping a nation during a time where our government didn’t care to address the issue. Songs like “Pop Life”, “Alphabet St.”, “Sign o’ The Times”, etc. addressed many social issues. Tracks that highlighted Prince’s raunchy side were songs like “Delirious” “Kiss”, etc. but showcased his true romantic side in songs like “The Most Beautiful Girl in The World”, and “Adore” among others.  Prince was the embodiment of a revolutionary and groundbreaking artist.

Even though Prince is no longer here in the physical, and the work Prince left behind has been extraordinary and will continue to inspire. We all have an inkling to Prince’s work ethic, and I’m excited and sad at the same time. The future without a new Prince record will never happen, and I look forward to not only his memoir that he was working on before his untimely passing, but the music in his private vault, which he admitted during an interview on The View that will be released. Prince went on to say in that interview, more than likely it will not be released by him. I’m sure Prince’s new music would cause us to “let’s get crazy” again, nevertheless.

I told a friend of mine, the day I can slowly get out of a bathtub, crawl on the floor butt ass naked that is laced with rose petals – will be the day I finally would say that I have arrived and have fully paid homage to a man that dared to be different, and left us with an immaculate legacy.

Rest in peace, Prince you will always be loved.

Mrs. Scripter

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Top 10 Things I Hope I Won’t See in 2016

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FERGUSON, MO - AUGUST 11: Police force protestors from the business district into nearby neighborhoods on August 11, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police responded with tear gas and rubber bullets as residents and their supporters protested the shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown who was killed Saturday in this suburban St. Louis community. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

FERGUSON, MO – AUGUST 11:  . (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The New Year has taken shape and New Year resolutions have also been announced. Without further ado Happy New Year! I have a few resolutions, but this blog post isn’t about me on a personal level. I just wish everyone peace, good health and prosperity. Avoiding certain events and actions, is what I want, so I compiled a list. Some of them are probably impossible to get, but hey maybe if I put in in the universe it will manifest itself into reality.

  1. The continuous killing of unarmed Black people by the police. I mean seriously, the police have killed more Black people than they have been lynched since Jim Crow. The constant killing of Black bodies have taken a toll on so many people, that some of us are numb to these realities of police culture, whenever the latest trigger warning video takes place.

  2. Donald Trump winning the Presidency. If America is that stupid (well some are) to vote for the man who is the epitome of a racist, then it may be time for some of us who aren’t of a Caucasian persuasion to rebel. It astonishes me how this racist nut job is leading the polls. Hopefully, it is all a mirage, and the GOP voters will be voting for someone else. Even if they do, it’s still scary due to the options that are just as bad as Trump.

  3. Local District Attorneys overseeing police shootings that kill civilians. DA’s have too much of a close relationship, with police officers. They willfully throw away cases for police officers that commit murder, so that the officers can get away with it. Let someone who has no relationship with the local police, take over the investigation.

  4. Folks contributing to rape culture. So many people are taking their superhero uniforms out the closet to defend those, who are accused of rape. They contribute to the ignorance with the narrative that suggests rape didn’t happen because they took way to long to report it. People like that are the reasons why rape victims, are hesitate to speak up.

  5. That All Lives Matter crap. Of course, all lives are important, but seriously, are all lives (all races) being murdered at astronomical levels, by police? You know that answer to that, so shut up!

  6. People on their soap box on social media complaining about Facebook status updates. If one does not like a status, it’s quite easy to unfriend or unfollow the person. No one, and I mean, not a soul is holding the complainer cyber hostage.

  7. Comparing The Weeknd to Michael Jackson. That is beyond disrespectful. That also goes for those who want to compare Adele to being the next Whitney Houston; just stop it.

  8. The what about Black-on-Black crime narrative, when discussing brutality by police. Please Black-on-Black crime advocates, take a criminology course, review the FBI crime statistics reports and stop allowing the news to shape one’s narrative. Some people sound like Fox News pundits, and it’s even worse when they are Black spewing that foolery.

  9. Refusing to vote in local elections. Judges, prosecutors, representatives are on the ballots in a lot of local elections, and when I go to vote, it’s like a ghost town. Don’t be enthusiastic about just voting for the Presidential Election, one needs to get an education on these judges, prosecutors, etc. who have the power and has brought injustices to your life. Start voting!

  10. Avoiding jury duty. Another nail in the coffin as far as justice goes, when we get upset that an all-white jury is selected for Ray-Ray and Pookie’s trial. Maybe, if Black people stop avoiding jury duty, they can be on one of these cases and listen to evidence without the racial bias it embeds itself in when it’s an all-white jury. Just food for thought.

There are other things I hope I don’t see, but for now, these are the main topics that should be left in 2015.

-Ms Scripter

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Old School Video of The Week: The Jacksons – “Blame It On The Boogie”

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The year was 1978 when the Jacksons released “Blame It On The Boogie”, off of their album Destiny. The video would be one of the first that featured the Jacksons, “Enjoy Yourself” would be the first. The video would jump start Michael Jackson’s innovated technique on how songs will coincide with music videos.

Today is the anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, and it only reminds Michael fans how important his overall contributions to music have been. Also, some of one’s favorite current artists have relied heavily on a lot of the Michael Jackson blueprint in their careers, and that is what leaving a great legacy in the entertainment world is all about.

Rest in peace, Michael

-Ms Scripter

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Would Michael Jackson Have Done a Song With Timberlake?

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Michael and Justin TimberlakeOPINION-Sony music has released XSCAPE, a posthumous Michael Jackson album and the first single featuring Justin Timberlake was “Love Never Felt So Good”, which has been on the radio for quite some time with a video to match. My gripe is why of all singers was Justin Timberlake selected to be on a record with Michael? Timberlake act like he was always in the Jackson camp and supported them 100% when things hit the fan so to speak. Did we forget the Timberlake and Janet Jackson, “exposing of the breast” fiasco occurred during the Superbowl? Did we forget that Timberlake, practically left Janet out to dry and literally threw up the deuces as a consolation prize?

When Michael was alive, he was very meticulous whom he allowed to be featured on his music in the first place. From Heavy D, Biggie Smalls (twice, more than any other artist), Paul McCartney, his own sister; he didn’t have a lot of duets. I am confident Timberlake wouldn’t be selected if Michael would be alive today. More than likely, he probably would have picked someone like Beyonce if the opportunity would have presented itself – since it is well documented in interviews that he admired her and her music.

I’m just sick and tired of Timberlake as a whole, acting like he is the new Prince of Pop and R&B music, and all he did was Elvis Presley the genre. There aren’t any other talented singers out there that could have been a guest on MJ’s album, which is on record that MJ would have done a song with? This is what takes place when Timbaland is allowed to produce tracks, when all he does is throws Timberlake down one’s collective throats. Timbaland can’t seem to produce anything without Timberlake on it; it is starting to become quite repulsive. All those great beats should be now called the Timbaland-lake beats. Where is Mr. Magoo? I rather hear him for a minute (no matter how annoying), than another track with Timberlake on it. Timbaland and guys like Pharell are part of the problem as to why R&B music is being hijacked with artists that are the embodiment of the Elvis Presley syndrom, but I’ll digress.

We should have learned when Drake tried to embed his brand with Aalyiah’s, and we all know how that turned out with cascade of boos. The music executives need to stop placing artists with other artists who are no longer with us, and act as if a duet would have been possible when they were still alive. Some artists do not fit with everyone’s brand and in Michael’s case he shouldn’t have a “swagger” jacker all in the videos, like Suge Knight would say trying to build up his own legacy at MJ’s expense.

When a legendary artists passes, especially at a young age. The music industry should be mindful, who they pair them up with in future work before doing it. I do understand that this is a business and anything to make money, will always place common sense on the back burner. I just wish we stop throwing just anyone with artists, especially one of the masters in Michael.

-Ms Scripter 

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For-The-Masses Radio Show – Episode 2: Aaliyah, Michael Jackson Tribute

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Microphone-iconHere is our 2nd episode of F-T-M radio, this time paying homage to the late Aaliyah who passed away 12 years ago and Michael Jackson whose birthday is coming up. Also included in the news: from the conflict in Syria, the shooting death of Aussie baseball player Christopher Lane, remembering the late Yusef Hawkin, J. Cole on light skin privilege, Lamar Odom alleged crack cocaine addiction, Iverson’s retirement and other news. We will be on the hiatus to celebrate Labor Day weekend, besides I’ll be busy advocating Miley Cyrus on Twitter to stop twerking. Tune in on Sunday September 6 at 10PM.

 

 

 

Song Used in Episode 2;

Missy Elliot featuring Mary J. Blige – “Baby Girl Interlude”

Aaliyah – “Extra Smooth”

Aaliyah – “Loose Rap”

Michael Jackson feat Biggie Smalls – “Unbreakable”

Michael Jackson feat Biggie Smalls – “This Time Around”

Aaliyah – “Are You That Somebody” – Instrumental

Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean” – Instrumental

Marvin Gaye – “Inner City Blues” – Instrumental

-Ms Scripter

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Old School Video of the Week: Kriss Kross – “Jump” RIP Chris Kelly

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“It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”

— Donna Kelly Pratte (mother) & The So So Def Family

Last night many of us heard about the passing of Chris Kelly, from the duo group Kriss Kross. The rumor mill was active in stating that Kelly may have died of an apparent drug overdose, but that has yet to be confirmed.  After the huge success of their 1992 track “Jump” off of their debut, Totally Krossed Out. “Jump reached #1 on the Billboard charts and sold over 4 million copies. This duo was everywhere, from making a guest appearance on the show A Different World, appearing in videos for the late Michael Jackson, and even tour with Jackson. They were also in videos for TLC and Run DMC. Kriss Cross were the adorable child stars that had every young person wearing their clothes backwards – no matter how ridiculous it appeared to be.

It is unknown why Kelly choose to get involved with drugs, but it is well known that when one grows up just like child actors, many roles diminish. This is no exception to the rule in hip hop. One often wonders as information leaks out, as to the status of Kelly’s financial situation at the time of his passing. If Kelly was indeed broke was it because of bad management, or that the group’s contract had stipulations in it, that would be a financial horror show for these young artists at the time. Jermaine Dupri who was a teen himself wrote and produce most of the groups tracks. Sometimes we are so hooked on having the fame and do not pay attention to the small print of a contract and the beast known as the music industry.

Kriss Kross will always be remembered as a group who was fun, were trendsetters and had one of the most successful tracks in hip hop at that time. One could play “Jump” right now and feel the need to dance and move one’s head to the Jermaine Dupri beat. Either way, it is a sad ending and it indicates when the music stops and the fame disappear, that can do a number on a lot of people’s souls, and that is no exception to the rule in hip hop. Rest in peace Chris Kelly.

-Ms Scripter

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Old School of the Week: Rockwell feat. Michael Jackson – “Somebody’s Watching Me”

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The year was 1984 when Rockwell, who is the son of legendary Motown founder Berry Gordy, released “Somebody’s Watching Me”. What makes this song even more successful was legendary Michael Jackson, singing the hook. Not only does this song places the spotlight on someone who is a paranoid, the video coincides with that concept by showcasing zombies and dead birds in the house, adding to Rockwell’s sentiment.  “Somebody’s Watching Me’, reached #1 on the U.S. R&B charts. This would be Rockwell’s only significant commercialize hit, but has always remained an old school favorite for many.

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Side-Eye Alert: Tommy Mottola Takes Credit for Mariah Carey’s Success

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Mariah Carey’s ex-husband Tommy Mottola is bragging in a new memoir; that is set to drop later on this month that he was the main reason why Carey was successful. Mottola even went as far to discuss the mental and emotional abuse, he inflicted on Carey in their marriage.

“If it seemed like I was controlling,” he writes, “I apologize. Was I obsessive? Yes. But that was also part of the reason for her success.”

Who is willing to brag about being emotionally and mentally abusive, in not so unspoken terms? Mottola comes across as an egotistical maniac. The late Michael Jackson may have been on to something when he singled out Mottola during a press conference in NYC a few years ago. Here is what Jackson thinks of Mottola:

Claiming that Mottola had used the “N-word”  to refer to an unidentified black Sony artist, Jackson singled out the company chairman for being “mean … a racist … and very, very, very devilish.”

Sounds like Jackson was undoubtedly correct, just look at how Mottola continues to stroke his already inflated ego, and took credit for Carey’s success. Here Is what Carey has been quoted on about her ex-husband:

“I came to him with the voice that I have. I came to him with the songs that went on to be Number One records.”

I took a liking to Carey when she began loosening up and embracing hip-hop in her music, which Mottola was animate against. It was Carey’s idea to call up Ol’ Dirty Bastard and drop one of the hottest records of her career, in “Fantasy”. Her entire persona changed and she broke out of her shell, and it only enhanced her popularity, especially when she left that control freak.

The last time I checked, Tommy Mottola was not in the booth with Carey singing. I’m tired of these record executives trying to take all the credit for God given talent that their artists already possessed. Mottola promoted her and provided her with guidance, but Carey still had the talent to fulfill the rest, which led to her success. If anything, he should thank Carey for promoting him because a casual fan did not  know who Mottola was, until he married Carey.  Could Mottola have made such an impact on an artist that sounded like a wounded animal, let’s say for instance – American Idol reject William Hung? Now if, Mottola could have made Hung into a mega superstar, then this may have been a totally different conversation. All the guidance in the world would not have help Carey become successful, if it was not for her voice, and writing ability – clearly, Mottola had nothing to do with that. I cannot take anyone seriously who admits to being controlling and mentally abusive. It is also low to water down Mariah Carey’s success, thank goodness she doesn’t have to worry about Mottola anymore – he is Thalia’s problem now.

-Ms Scripter

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Rihanna Might Be The Next Madonna

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OPINION – Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty dropped her album Unapologetic last week, and I think it is one of the hottest albums of the year. This will be her 7th album of her career, and she is only 24 years old. It seems like yesterday, when Rihanna came onto the scene and had such a girl next door look, when she released Music of the Sun in 2005. I do not think anyone could imagine that this young lady from Barbados, would blow up to be a mega star. Rihanna has become so iconic, that one can not walk past a magazine stand, visit a website, or view a talk show or any other television program that focuses on entertainers, without reading or hearing something about Rihanna. From her music, fashion and her personal life, the media loves Rihanna.

I started to analyze Rihanna’s career, and since I was fortunate enough to grow up during the Madonna era, I began to focus on Madonna and Rihanna to look for similarities. Lady Gaga is often compared to Madonna, but I have always disputed that claim. If anything, Lady Gaga is more of female version of David Bowie, than Madonna.

Let’s take a look at Madonna and Rihanna’s career. Madonna’s spans over 3 decades and is the quintessential of what hard work, pushing the envelope, and maintaining relevancy is all about. Rihanna has consistently done the same, but obviously in a shorter time period. So far, Rihanna has surpassed Madonna in terms of how many albums she has released. MTV announced last week that Rihanna has tied Madonna for the most #1 singles on the Billboard charts:

Rihanna may not know much about shepherding journalists around the globe, but when it comes to making smash hits, well, she’s quickly becoming an expert of historical proportions.

“Diamonds,” the first single off her brand-new Unapologetic album, will rise to #1 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100, giving Rihanna her 12th chart-topping single, a mark that ties her with Madonna and the Supremes for the fourth-most #1s in the 54-year history of the chart.

Madonna and Rihanna both do not have the best vocals in the world, or the greatest dance moves. The thing about Madonna that surpasses Rihanna is that her stage presence is a lot better. Madonna puts on great shows, and her back up dancers (especially during her Vogue days, were impressive). When watching Rihanna perform on stage, I always thought she had the stage presence of a snail, unless she is reaching into her Caribbean roots by winding on the stage. Both of their vocals, are often masked by their great production and their videos. Let’s be honest, one will never compare them to Whitney Houston or Beyonce, when it comes down to vocal range.

Both of these ladies change their hair styles, like a mannequin in a store. From short to long, black to blonde, Madonna and Rihanna has so many looks, it is difficult to keep up. I do think they both look good in any hair color or length they choose to showcase.

Madonna’s success was particularly impressive because during the 80’s and 90’s. Madonna was one the hottest artist out and held her own against the likes of Whitney Houston, Prince, and Michael Jackson. Those are some heavy weights, in a log jam of talent, and she survived and continues to make music, well into her 50’s. Rihanna is not truly competing against a class like that, (times have change). Rihanna is pretty lucky; but she still has to deal with another heavyweight, by the name of Beyonce (who’s back in the studio by the way).

Then the subject of sexuality comes up. Madonna paved the way for many other female artists to exploit the topic of sex in their music and videos. Madonna took a lot of heat in the early parts of her career, for intrinsically shoving sex in ones face, until we screamed – stop! Madonna released her Sex Book and Rihanna has not done that yet, but one may think she is taking an alternative route, with her almost nude photo shoot that landed her on the cover of GQ. Madonna is the symbol of sexuality during that era, and Rihanna is steadily taking over that role in this decade.

The topic of both of their own sexuality has often come up, as well. Madonna had a public lesbian relationship with Sandra Bernhard. Rihanna has also hinted at her sexuality by boasting on twitter that she can turn a straight woman out. She has also stated that she is attracted to both men and women – oh we know that Rih Rih.

They also both make horrible movies. If one saw Who’s that Girl and Battleship, one will never get that total of 4 1/2 hours back, but at least one knows their acting is not much of a strong suit – even though Madonna did a decent job in Evita.

In their personal lives, they both have made some questionable decisions, involving the men they allowed in it. At one time, Madonna was involved with Sean Penn, who reportedly abused her during their relationship. We all know about Rihanna’s domestic violent relationship, with Chris Brown. They both admitted during interviews that they still love the men that demonstrated physical and psychological dominance in their relationships.

Their lyrics reminds me of soft porn on one’s local cable television. From Madonna’s “Justify My Love” and Rihanna’, “Birthday Cake”, one cannot help to see the parallelisms.

Here is Rihanna’s take on Madonna, when asked during a Facebook live interview:

‘You know, Madonna is one of those artists who was very self-expressive, she was bold, she was fearless, and all of those were things I looked up to as a young woman,’ Rihanna said during an interview on Facebook Live.

‘I really just wanted to be myself and feel free to express it and not really be afraid of what people think about it. Madonna’s still the s**t, and she’ll always be Madonna. She’s the queen.’

Asked by Bravo’s Andy Cohen if she would like to work with Madonna, Rihanna replied: ‘That would be so sick. I would love to. Who knows? Let’s put it in the air.’

At least we know; Rihanna is a fan of Madonna. Rihanna I’m sure appreciates Madonna’s rebellious personality, especially when she was her age. At one point in her life, Madonna did mature, started a family, and now is a cougar. I think Rihanna will do the same, but right now she is enjoying herself too much, to pump the brakes on her partying and rebellious ways.

Will Rihanna still be in the game making music well into her 50’s like Madonna? Fans do not have the same attention span as they did back in the days. They always move on to the next hottest thing. Madonna has sold over 300 million albums in her career, which eclipses Rihanna’s young career, thus far. This is where the comparisons may not be suitable, because we will not know how Rihanna’s career will end, at least not yet. It remains to be seen, that the hottest artist out right now will maintain her longevity like Madonna. But at the rate she is going (even though I hope she slows down with the rush albums), she is well on her way.

Do you think Rihanna is the new Madonna? Let us know…

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