Willow and Jaden Smith Talk Fame and Their Future In New Interview By Pharrell

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In the interview, the pair discussed a number of issues, from growing up famous, to their parents being their role models, to their ten-year predictions for the future.

According to the pair, growing up growing up as the famous son and daughter of actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, was not easy

However, the two siblings, who have been famous since they were born, manage to deal with the pressures of fame and normalizing their lives, since they are “aware.”

“Like, okay, I’m in New York right now. I’m not posting an emoji of a plane on Instagram, like, ‘New York,’” explained Jaden. “I don’t want anyone to know that I’m here in New York. And by the time this comes out, I won’t be. We don’t like people to really know what’s happening with us or what we’re into. The only thing that we want to keep people updated with is that we want to keep the kids that are following us, the kids that are looking up to us updated on what we’re learning and what we’re thinking about life

Check out the full feature with Interview Magazine here and take a look at some highlights below

On Where they see themselves in 10 years:

JADEN: Gone.

WILLOW: I feel that. I see myself in the mountains somewhere in a tent cooking a squirrel.

Pharrell: Who are your biggest inspirations?
WILLOW: My parents. Growing up, all I saw was my parents trying to be the best people they could be, and people coming to them for wisdom, coming to them for guidance, and them not putting themselves on a pedestal, but literally being face-to-face with these people and saying, “I’m no better than you, but the fact that you’re coming to me to reach some sort of enlightenment or to shine a light on some- thing, that makes me feel love and gratitude for you.”

JADEN: I 100 percent agree with Willow on that one. My parents are definitely my biggest role models. And that’s where me and Willow both pull all of our inspiration from to change the world. It all comes from a concept of affecting the world in a positive way and leaving it better than it was than when we came. I feel like that enters into all types of different areas because there are so many different outlets that life has to offer for us. That goes into technology, into music. That goes into science, into spirituality, into education. Where me and Willow come from, a lot of it is trying to make society more efficient, so that kids don’t cry, like, “Why do I have to go to school?” Instead, kids are like, “Yeah! I’m so glad to go to school! I’m a better person than I was yesterday, and I can help people.”

Deranged Fan Tries To Assault Big Sean During ‘I Decided’ Meet-And-Greet

 

 Rumors were flying Saturday, February 18, that Big Sean was slapped by a fan during a meet-and-greet in Queens, New York, on Friday while promoting his new album “I Decided.”

In a video posted on the internet this morning, a man yelling obscenities can be seen lying face down on the ground, as police arrest him. Sean watches the drama unfold while standing a few feet away.

The rapper took to his Twitter account to deny being assaulted and detail exactly what happened.

“Look I never comment on this type of s*** but they can’t do me dirty and say a fan smacked me or no s*** like that,” Sean wrote. “some guy waited in line in the cold since 10am, bought my CD, when I signed his CD n shook his hand he TRIED to hit me off guard. the dude was released from a mental hospital last week, has a long record of mental illness n was off his meds. Very serious issues. He claimed he had wrote songs for Michael Jackson, Jay Z n was wit Birdman etc. I’m hoping he’s getting the proper treatment he needs. I wanted to keep the signing going but the store shut it down. Sorry it got ruined for the rest of the real fans.”

Chris Brown Announces ‘The Party Tour’ With 50 Cent & Special Guests Fabolous, French Montana

 

Chris Brown will be coming to a town near you very soon. The multi-platinum selling R&B superstar announced via his Twitter account on Friday, February 17, that he’s about to embark on a trek with 50 Centdubbed “The Party Tour.

“Whens the last time you’ve been to a show/concert and have actually been entertained??? WE COMING!!!!,” he wrote.

Special guests include Fabolous, French Montana, O.T. Genasis andKap G

7UP Goes Hip-Hop With 2 Chainz And Sir Mix-A-Lot In New Ad Campaign

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Atlanta hip-hop star 2 Chainz has teamed with 7UP as part of a new integrated campaign which just launched,

The humorous new spot is slated to ramp up during All-Star Weekend and features the rapper sitting on a yacht with a woman on his lap, while drinks are prepared and served.

Reps for the company said they wanted to show all the ways 7UP could be mixed with drinks

Michael Jackson Still Rules Album Sales; “Thriller” First Album Ever To Earn 33x Diamond Status

Michael Jackson continues to justify why he gained the title “The King of Pop,” eight years after his death at the age of 50.

Michael Jackson’s landmark album Thriller has just been certified as the first album in history to earn 33x Diamonds.

That means the record has sold 33 million copies and streams, making it the best-selling release in history.

Worldwide, the overall sales for Thriller, counting physical copies and streams, now surpasses the 1 billion mark.

“Thirty-five years later, Michael Jackson’s Thriller remains as timeless and iconic as ever,” said Cary Sherman, Chairman, and CEO, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). “Thrillerhas now become the first and only album to achieve an RIAA 33X Diamond Award, a moment forever etched in Gold & Platinum Program history. Congratulations on another ‘Thriller’ milestone.”

Mike’s album Bad was also just verified 10x Diamond, in recognition of United States sales and streams of 10 million units.

Thriller also had an impact on Hip-Hop and has been sampled by numerous rappers, including Esham, Nas, Redman, Dr. Dre and others

Woman Arrested For Harassing Sean “Diddy” Combs Says She Was Recruited By The Devil

A woman in Florida who pretended to be the fiancé of Sean “Diddy” Combs, was recently busted for insisting she was assaulted and beaten by the business mogul.

An insane series of incidents started unfolding in Miami Beach, Florida last month, after Jermelah Jones made several 911 calls, claiming Diddy’s own family was holding him captive and assaulting him.

Jones made her initial calls to 911 on January 23, alleging that she was Diddy’s fiancé and that he had been taken hostage.

When police responded to Diddy’s estate in Miami, his relatives answered the door and stated the hip-hop mogul was fine and sound asleep, cuddled snugly in his bed

Diddy also told police he was not engaged to Jones and had never even met the woman before in his life.

Jones’ behavior intensified in early February when she made more 911 calls to the cops, who told Jones she would be charged with a crime if her antics did not come to a halt

She eventually showed up at Diddy’s house and attempted to get inside. Cops tracked Jones down and charged her with making false statements to law enforcement officers

According to reports, Jones told police she had been “recruited by the devil and his people.”

Migos’ Offset and Takeoff Make Power Move With New Global Publishing Deals

Rappers Takeoff and Offset from hit rap group The Migos made a significant business move this week when they entered into a worldwide publishing deal with Reservoir Media.

Reservoir’s Faith Newman signed the pair to a worldwide contract, which will cover the administration of their entire catalog.

The deal will place Migos’ music in movies, TV shows, films and other avenues, with the intention of maximizing their earnings beyond traditional music channels.

“Migos is without a doubt the hottest hip-hop group in the game right now,” Reservoir SVP of A&R and Catalog Development Faith Newman told AllHipHop.com

“I can’t wait to work with Takeoff and Offset to help them capitalize on their huge success,” added Newman, who brought the rappers to the roster.

Some of the achievements over the past three years for The Migos includes creating hit singles like “Look At My Dab,” which went viral when Cam Newton helped popularized “the dab,” in addition to their song “Versace” with the Drake.

The Migos latest chart victory came thanks to their song “Bad & Boujee,” which shot to #1 on the charts, just like their latest album CULTURE

Migos joins Reservoir’s growing Hip-Hop roster, which includes Nate “Danja” Hills, Statik Selektah, 2 Chainz, Joey Bada$$, and others.

Nigerian Nollywood Becomes One Of The World Largest Movie Industry

Okereke Linus "has an imposing physicality," explained Udé, "yet sweet and a positively sunny personality." He added; "since she has this incredibly powerful persona, I wanted to explore the possibility of a dramatic tension" hence the "unexpected stretch of a leg." <br />

Nollywood was born out of a society’s need to tell its stories and share them. When the industry started to take shape in the early 1990s, the nation was still getting its footing with democracy. The framework and conditions to form a proper industry did not exist.

“It developed itself, policed itself and emerged as a global force to be reckoned with,” says Ruth Okediji, a law professor at the University of Minnesota Law School and leading scholar of international intellectual property law. “Other nations create laws to stimulate creativity. Here you have a country that can’t stop itself, almost despite itself.”

 

Born in Nigeria in 1964, the photographer's previous works have been exhibited in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, as well as the Smithsonian Museum of Art.

Nollywood, the term that refers to Nigeria’s film industry, is the second-largest in the world in terms of volume. Some 2,500 films are produced annually, well ahead ofHollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood

In composing Nnaji's portrait, "I was drawing from the grand, iconic African antique cultures of the Nile Valley civilization" says the photographer. "There is a Janus-like moment whereby she motions forward while looking back, as it were, engaging both the past and the future."

Fueled by an established culture of creativity – Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka are two examples – and the large audience in a nation of 175 million and a diaspora population of millions more, Nollywood took off.

Ironically, the same “longstanding ‘informal’ structure” and practices that initially helped establish the industry organically – like low-cost straight-to-DVD films – “now inhibit future domestic and international growth,” according to a 2014 report from the United States International Trade Commission

Born in the Bronx, New York, Ighodaro Ajibade moved to Nigeria in 2012 and has starred in over 20 movies since relocating.

An estimated $1 billion is lost to piracy each year, with bootleg copies of a film often hitting the streets within hours of its release for a fraction of the price. The World Bank estimates that for every 10 Nigerian movies sold, only one is a legitimate sale

Born in Lagos, Afolayan has produced and directed five Nollywood movies to date.

But if Nigeria’s film industry is to be summed up in one word, it would be resilient. And the $3 billion industry that employs some 1 million people – the second most in the country after agriculture – is finally getting some of the attention it’s due.

The Nigerian Copyright Commission is working to reform a law that governs the ways in which creative people, filmmakers and otherwise, can be compensated for their art and intellectual property. The law has remained static for decades, and according to Okediji, this is a chance to shape the cultural advancement of the country and Nigeria’s global position.

“It’s a new information age, and the government has to be future-minded,” she says. “There has to be a clear vision. The branding campaign will be critical.

The Lagos-born actress has starred in over 10 movies.

In addition to a revamped copyright law, other factors are coming together to help set the stage for Nollywood’s financial renaissance.

The nation, and continent, are due for a shift in broadcast signal from analog to digital, a change that will help filmmakers be more strategic about their content and the audiences they market to, according to Dayo Ogunyemi, CEO of distribution firm 234 Films.

“The digital switch-over promises a leveling of the playing field in terms of licenses,” he says. “When selling your work to distributors, you’re not wondering if you have the capacity to reach people, you’re now wondering do I have the programming and product to appeal to a demographic.”

Port-Harcourt born Chinda has starred in over 150 movies since her first major film in 1996.

Udé has interviewed 64 of Nollywood's biggest stars including actress Genevieve Nnaji, actress turned director Stephanie Okereke Linus and filmmaker Kunle Afolayan. <br />"Nollywood is the new face of Africa," said Udé, "it is modern, postmodern, bold, sexy, wicked and shrewd, with a contagious attitude worth catching." Its appeal has spread far beyond Nigeria with movies sold and produced almost globally.<br />

This grand portrait of all 64 celebrities titled 'The School of Nollywood' is inspired by Raphael's 1509 painting 'The School of Athens', which adorns the Vatican's Apostolic Palace. <br /><br />"It was a daunting undertaking," Udé told CNN, "but worth every effort and breath that I spent on it."

The World Bank, Nigerian government and a number of private international organizations have donated millions to the industry in recent years, and the number of groups that recognize Nollywood as a strategic sector continue to grow

Remy Ma & Fat Joe x The Breakfast Club: Talk Grammy Nomination, Congratulate Chance The Rapper, ‘Plato O Plomo,’ Remy Suffering A Miscarriage, Staying Independent, Nicki Minaj, Big Pun

 

With their collaborative album titled “Plato O Plomo” dropping on Friday, February 17, Remy Ma and Fat Joe stopped by The Breakfast Club.

They talked about “All the Way Up” being nominated for a Grammy Award, congratulate Chance the Rapper, Remy suffering a miscarriage, staying independent, Nicki Minaj, memories of Big Pun and more.