J.Lo Rocks Daisy Dukes & Bikini Top In Miami After Visiting Ben Affleck In L.A. — Pics

J.Lo Rocks Daisy Dukes & Bikini Top In Miami After Visiting Ben Affleck In L.A. — Pics

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Cassie Gill
Senior Weekend Editor

Back to work! After hanging out at Ben Affleck’s house, Jennifer Lopez was spotted in Miami on the set of a new music video.

Jennifer Lopez, 51, is one of the hardest working people in Hollywood! Fresh off her visit with rekindled beau Ben Affleck, 48, the Bronx native was seen shooting a music video in Miami. J.Lo sizzled as she rocked a pair of daisy duke shorts and a silver sequin bikini top as she fiercely posed with two cops on Tuesday, June 8. She added a pair of logo Dolce & Gabbana boxers underneath the denim bottoms, along with a vintage inspired Coca-Cola baseball hat and various rings.

J.Lo poses with two Miami cops at The Good Time Hotel on June 8, 2021. The star was filming a new music video. (Beach police/MEGA)

The star was at Miami’s recently opened Goodtime Hotel, which is owned by Pharrell Williams and Groot Hospitality CEO David Grutman. Jennifer was shooting into the night hours alongside reggae star Rauw Alejandro for what is believed to be a new Spanish language song. On early Wednesday morning, the Miami PD even shard the photo with J.Lo to their own Instagram account! “From her block to ours, @JLO feels at home on Española with #yourMBPD!” they hilariously wrote, making a nod to her iconic 2002 hit “Jenny From The Block.”

Jennifer Lopez is seen in Miami with her twins Max and Emme, 13, on June 9. (Beach police/MEGA)

Jennifer also posted snaps to her own IG with Rauw, teasing the upcoming project. “There’s only one…[love]…Good things coming… #CambiaElPaso,” she captioned her photo. While back home in Florida, the On The 6 singer has also been busy with her twins  Max and Emme, 13. Jennifer rocked a rainbow tie dye jumpsuit and neon accented Nike sneakers while out with the teenagers and other friends the following morning. She kept her hair back in a bun as she hung o nto an blue ombré colored Louis Vuitton bag.

It appears that Jennifer is considering a move back to Los Angeles full-time just days ago, she toured two private schools in the city: Windward and Wildwood. Of course. the Maid in Manhattan star retains a home in the ritzy Bel-Air neighborhood, where Ben recently spent the night. Los Angeles is also where Ben — who hails from Boston, MA — lives full-time.

The formerly engaged couple have seemingly been inseparable since getting back together. Following a romantic getaway to Big Sky, Montana, Ben flew out to spend a few days with Jennifer at her $18 million beachfront rental home in South Beach, Miami. Upon her return to L.A., they weren’t shy about showing PDA on a sweet date night to Wolfgang Puck‘s newly opened Merois restaurant. Time will tell how this second chance romance pans out, but we’re definitely rooting for them!


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Kendrick Lamar’s New Album: Everything You Need To Know

Kendrick Lamar’s New Album: Everything You Need To Know

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Jason Brow
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It’s been more than four years since Kendrick Lamar made the world say ‘Damn,’ and fans have been eagerly awaiting the follow-up. Here’s what we know about his next album.

Music fans want a new Kendrick Lamar album — NOW. At the start of 2020, when music publications ran their lists of the “Most Anticipated Albums” of the year, the “Alright” rapper’s name appeared on many, even though he had yet to confirmed he was releasing anything new. StereoGum even listed Kendrick as their No. 1, ahead of Rihanna, Cardi B, Frank Ocean, and Fionna Apple (the last one being the only artist who would drop new music in 2020.) After the year came and went without a new record from Kendrick, the cycle began again, with everyone from Consequence to Variety to Pitchfork all saying they can’t wait for K-Dot to gift the world his new music finally.

Kendrick’s previous solo album was DAMN, which arrived in April 2017 to massive success. Commercially, DAMN is currently certified triple-platinum by the RIAA. The album’s lead single, “Humble,” went Platinum seven times. Subsequent singles “Loyalty” (featuring Rihanna) and “Love” (featuring Zacari) also went Platinum multiple times. Numerous music publications named it either one of or the Best Album of the year. Currently, DAMN has a 95 on Metacritic, an unthinkably high score…but Kendrick’s second-highest score.

Kendrick Lamar at the 38th Brit Awards in 2018 (Shutterstock)

The top score (96) belongs to To Pimp A Butterfly, the album Kendrick released in 2015. While not as commercially successful as DAMN (or the prior release, Good Kid, M.A.A.D City), one could argue it’s Kendrick’s best album. The album contains “I,” “The Blacker The Berry,” “King Kunta,” and “Alright” (which features uncredited vocals from the song’s co-producer, Pharrell Williams, per NPR). Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, a three-time Platinum album, arrived in late 2012, one year after Kendrick dropped his debut studio album, 2011’s Section.80. In 2016, Kendrick Lamar dropped untitled unmastered, a compilation album of previously unreleased demos during the To Pimp A Butterfly period.

In the years before his studio debut, Kendrick built a buzz with mixtapes like No Sleep ‘Til NYC, C4, and Overly Dedicated. Since DAMN, Kendrick appeared teamed with Pharrell’s N.E.R.D., lent his voice to a handful of singles and remixes. He also curated and performed on the Black Panther soundtrack in 2018 (which secured him an Academy Award nomination.) Though Kendrick appeared on a handful of songs (“All The Stars,” “Black Panther,” “King’s Dead,” “Big Shot,” “Pray For Me”), it’s felt more K-Dot adjacent than a proper solo release.

So, where is Kendrick’s album?

When Will Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Be Released?
Kendrick Lamar at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in 2018 (Shutterstock)

As of the end of May 2021, there isn’t an official release date for Kendrick Lamar’s new album.

His label, TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment), got everyone into a frenzy on April 28, when @TopDawgEnt tweeted “THE WAIT IS OVAH!!!” along with a video of a load screen and a date: 5/7/21. This social media message led many Kendrick Lamar fans to think K-Dot finally released his first new single in years. Instead, what arrived on May 7 was “Lay Wit Me,” a new single and music video by Kendrick’s TDE labelmate, Isaiah Rashad. The reaction was mixed – some of Isiah’s fans were happy, but a lot were upset. “Why would you put ‘THE WAIT IS OVAH’ if it’s not Kendrick, nobody gives a flying motherf-ck about Isaiah Rashad. Nobody is waiting,” one fan said, echoing the (albeit rude) sentiment of others.

Kendrick weighed in on the delay while talking with TDE labelmate Baby Keem for i-D in October 2020. “I remember when I came out on my first album, people thought it was overnight, but it was years on top of years of doing it. And that dedication counts man, that’s the fire part about it,” he said. “That’s what will take me so long to do albums (laughs). I spend the whole year just thinking about how I’m gonna execute a new sound, I can’t do the same thing over and over. I need something to get me excited. I see you get frustrated sometimes because you want some new shit.”

What Is Kendrick Lamar’s New Album Called?
Kendrick Lamar performs at the Festival D’ete De Quebec in 2017 (Shutterstock)

As of May 2021, the name of Kendrick’s new album is still unknown.

Shortly after Kendrick dropped DAMN, there was an internet fan theory that his follow-up would be called NATION, as it would be the second half of a massive project (DAMN + NATION = “DAMNATION.) The theories, compiled over by The Verge, is full of wayward threads and stretches of the imagination: the “M” in DAMN makes Kendrick look like he has devil horns; the color scheme of DAMN is red while NATION will be blue because TDE in-house producer Soundwave tweeted something about The Matrix‘s Morpheus; there are secret messages in DAMN’s tracklisting. At this point, it’s all remains speculation.

What’s Kendrick Lamar’s New Record Going To Sound Like?
Kendrick Lamar at the 2017 Coachella Music And Arts Festival (Shutterstock)

Will Kendrick’s new release be a hip-hop album…or a metal record? Bill Werde, a former Billboard editorial director, tweeted in January 2020 that Kendrick’s upcoming record is “pulling in more rock sounds.”

“Did anyone not named Beyonce release better, more meaningful back-to-back albums last decade than Kendrick Lamar? Are you interested to know that I hear from several friends that recording on the new album may finally be done? And that he’s pulling in more rock sounds this time?” he tweeted. “A lot of huge albums expected in 2020. I’ll be surprised if there’s one I listen to more closely the first time than this one.”

Did anyone not named Beyonce release better, more meaningful back-to-back albums last decade than Kendrick Lamar? Are you interested to know that I hear from several friends that recording on the new album may finally be done? And that he’s pulling in more rock sounds this time?

— Bill Werde (@BillWerde) January 11, 2020

“Also, just to be clear,” he added, “just because recording had hit a point where folks believe it may be finished — albums go back to the studio all the time after this point, and for a million different reasons.”

Who Will Feature On Kendrick Lamar’s New Album?
Kendrick Lamar performs on New Years Eve at Drai’s Nightclub in 2016 (Shutterstock)

There were only three features on DAMN: Rihanna, Zacarai, and U2 (“XXX”). To Pimp A Butterfly was packed with guest stars, including Thundercat, Snoop Dogg, Ronald Isley, James Fauntleroy, Rhapsody, and George Clinton. M.A.A.D City had Drake, Jay Rock, Anna Wise, and Dr. Dre. So, it’s possible that, depending on which way Kendrick wants to go, this album will be full of features or strictly K-Dot. However, Thundercat did reveal that he’s back for this new album (after also contributing to DAMN.

“I think I worked on the new one a little bit. But not as much,” he said during a chat with Japanese fashion brand Neet Tokyo, per High Snobiety. “I wish I could spend more time around him creating just because he gives off such energy, and he knows what he wants a lot of time. Some of my favorite moments of recording are with Kendrick.”

“I remember the sophomore jinx of Good Kid M.A.A.D City,” Kendrick said in that i-D chat. “it was for that year and for that time. I was in a different space in my life. I already knew off the top I can’t make Good Kid M.A.A.D City Part Two. The second I’m making that, it’s corny bro. That takes the feeling away from the first. I need that muhf-cka to live in its own world.”

What songs are going to be on Kendrick Lamar’s new album?
Kendrick Lamar performs at the 2016 City Limits Music Festival (Shutterstock)

As of May 2021, there aren’t any wild, free-floating, previously-released Kendrick singles out in the world. So, it’s unclear what will be on the album.

 

“I feel like Kendrick will be a beacon of what it means to be one of the more creative artists of our generation,” said Thundercat in that Neet Toyko interview, and he’s not wrong. Kendrick stands as one of the more dynamic and intriguing musicians of the last decade. It’s why so many many are waiting to see what Kendrick will do in the 2020s.

 

Vanessa Hudgens Bares Her Midriff In Extreme Cutout Dress & Looks Gorgeous — Pics

Vanessa Hudgens Bares Her Midriff In Extreme Cutout Dress & Looks Gorgeous — Pics

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Emily Selleck
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‘High School Musical’ alum Vanessa Hudgens has stunned in a black dress at a hotel opening party in Miami. See the pics.

Vanessa Hudgens has bared her taut abs in a black gown at a swanky Miami party. The High School Musical alum attended the Inter Miami CF Season Opening Party at The Goodtime Hotel on April 16, and looked totally radiant. She walked the red carpet at the event, which was co-hosted by “Happy” singer Pharrell Williams and high-profile restauranteur David Grutman, alongside stars like Future, Rick Ross, and Chris Rock.

The actress, 32, stunned in a sleek black gown, which featured a high neckline and long sleeves, with large triangular cutouts on her mid section. She also accessorized with two small ropes around her toned abs, along with gold necklaces, gold hoop earrings, and an assortment of rings. Her brunette tresses fell just above her shoulders, in soft glamorous curls, as she flashed the camera a sultry smile.

Her appearance at the party came just a few weeks after the Disney Channel alum was seen cheering on her 24-year-old MLB player boyfriend Cole Tucker in Bradenton, FL. She supported the Pirates at the city’s LECOM Park when they took on the Minnesota Twins during Spring training. Vanessa and Cole started dating in Nov. 2020, but they didn’t confirm they were officially a couple until sharing some Valentine’s Day Instagram posts.

In the February 14 photo Vanessa shared, the couple shared a sweet kiss as the actress wrote in the caption, “It’s you, it’s me, it’s us” and tagged Cole along with a red heart emoji. Cole also posted a photo of the pair cuddling on a sofa in tie-dyed sweats and wished Vanessa a “Happy V-Day” to which she responded in the comments, “Melted” with heart emojis.

Back in 2020, a source close to the actress revealed she “couldn’t stop smiling” when she was around Cole. “Although she doesn’t want to rush things, she really likes being with him because there’s a level of comfortability there. She thinks he’s really genuine, down to earth, and she feels like she can just be herself around him,” the source dished.

Janelle Monáe – I Got The Juice (feat. Pharrell Williams) lyrics

[Verse 1: Janelle Monáe]
You’re so damn electric, you (alright)
You know you got that juice (yeah)
You know you got that juice (uh)
You know you got that juice (uh-huh)
Now, squeeze all that passionfruit (squeeze)
Ain’t no one fresher than you (woo, fresher)
Ain’t no one fresher than you (woo, fresher)
And if they try to break you, you say

[Pre-Chorus: Janelle Monáe & Pharrell Williams]
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
You’re number one
Down, love
And don’t you doubt it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Stop!
Now, shine

[Chorus: Janelle Monáe]
I got the juice (juice tonight)
I’m the chaser, don’t need a mixer
I got the juice (juice tonight)
Baby, I’m the plug and the filter
I got the juice (juice tonight)
How many damn times I got to tell y’all?
I got the juice (juice tonight)
Baby, I got the juice (I got the juice tonight)

[Post-Chorus: Janelle Monáe & Pharrell Williams]
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
You’re number one and don’t you doubt it

[Verse 2: Janelle Monáe]
Now go on girl and use that sauce (that sauce)
If you don’t, then that’s your loss (your loss)
If you don’t, then that’s your loss
Turn it up, don’t turn it off
Got everbody looking in your cup (your cup)
You know they wanna drink it up (drink it up)
You know they wanna drink it up (drink it up)
And if they try to take it you say

[Pre-Chorus: Janelle Monáe & Pharrell Williams]
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
You’re number one
Down, love
And don’t you doubt it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Down, love
Don’t think about it
Stop!
Now, shine

[Chorus: Janelle Monáe]
I got the juice (juice tonight)
I’m the chaser, don’t need a mixer
I got the juice (juice tonight)
Baby, I’m the plug and the filter
I got the juice (juice tonight)
How many damn times I got to tell y’all?
I got the juice (juice tonight)
Baby, I got the juice (I got the juice tonight)

[Verse 3: Pharrell Williams & Janelle Monáe]
It’s a freak, freak scene in it, yeah, wet, wet dream in it
Wakin’ up like wean in it, me in your jeans in it, yeah
Yellow like pee in it, yeah, oh no, I mean me in it
Know it ain’t lean in it, huh? But it’s got a little kink in it, uh
Kinda make you wanna drink in it, got a little cream in it, yeah
But I feel a little bean in it, yeah, work me up like caffeine in it (hey)
Drippin’ like a extra large but the top is too small, yeah
Here, let me wipe you off
Look inside, I can’t wait to get you home at all, nah
These cupholders are small, uh
Can’t believe what is in it, yeah, tastes like a good time
My brain was foggy in my business, yeah, short-term memory fried (brain on)
What you got, girl, is tough as shit, yeah, can’t nothin’ else fuck with it (hey)
Pressed, please, that fresh squeezed juice, there could never be a supplement (hey)

[Bridge: Janelle Monáe]
Got juice for all my lovers, got juice for all my wives (hey!)
My juice is my religion, got juice between my thighs (hey!)
Now, ask the angels, baby, my juice is so divine (hey!)
Ain’t no juice quite like yours, ain’t no juice quite like mine (hey!)
If you try to grab my pussy cat, this pussy grab you back (hey!)
If you try to grab my pussy cat, this pussy grab you back (hey!)
If you try to grab my pussy cat, this pussy grab you back (hey!)
This pussy grab you back, give you pussy cataracts (hey!)

[Outro: Janelle Monáe]
Yeah, I got the juice, I’m the truth, you can see it
Throw it up, throw it up, I’m the plug when you need it
I’m the truth, I’m the truth, yeah, yeah, I got the juice
Dirty computer, dirty computer
You can break me, break me down, if you want it you can get it
You can take my, take my crown, I don’t want it, I don’t need it
Yeah, yeah, I got the juice, yeah, yeah, I got the juice
Dirty computer, dirty comp…

Cris Cab – Liar Liar

feat. Pharrell Williams

To the night time, she’s burning
Right from the which way she was turning
and I still know the pain,
She brought me live one day
She was always somewhere behind me
Thought that was something she was hiding,
but now I found the TRUTH
The thing she’ll never use!

LIAR, LIAR, she’s on fire
She’s waiting there, around the corner
Just a little aid, and she’ll jump on ya’

It’s a quarter to midnight & she’s leaving
Just when she thought I was sleepin’
And I COULD NOT BELIEVE, the things that
I had seen
When was the right time, I caught her
And she was dead in the water
I found her with her tracks
She heard me, answered back

LIAR LIAR, she’s on fire
She’s waiting there around the corner
Just a little aid, and she’ll jump on ya’

LIAR LIAR, oh oh oh
I need the sun to keep me dry
LIAR LIAR, oh oh oh
The way you got me swimming through your life
LIAR LIAR, oh oh oh
Keep hearing voices in my mind, saying:
Problem with the lifestyle, she’s in denial!

LIAR LIAR, she’s on fire
She’s waiting there around the corner
Just a little aid, and she’ll jump on ya’
LIAR LIAR, she’s on fire
She’s waiting there around the corner
Just a little aid, and she’ll jump on ya’