Apparently, Jennifer Lopez has once again managed to get her hands on someone’s sloppy seconds. How do I know this… well In February of this year I got a hold of a leaked Rihanna track. It was made by the team who made the other track JLo got her hands on, The Dream and Tricky Stewart. I liked the track well enough… it was very Rihanna to me, nothing extrodinary, so I just kept it moving.
Above is a picture of Jennifer Lopez in the studio working on music for her upcoming album, “Love?” with Kuk Harrell from Suga Wuga Music.
Thaddis “Kuk” Harrell is an Atlanta-based songwriter, vocal producer, arranger and engineer. He is a member of a songwriting–production team composed of himself, Christopher “Tricky” Stewart and Terius “The Dream” Nash, who wrote a produced, the great sounding mid-tempos, “Villain,” “Whippin My Hair,” (up-tempo) and “Louboutin” for Jennifer Lopez. Harrell is the vocal producer and co-writer of Rihanna’s Grammy-winning single “Umbrella”, and a composer and engineer on Beyonce’s chart topping “Put A Ring On It.” He also produced the majority of the vocals on Mary J. Blige’s Platinum album, “Growing Pains.”
So I’m not on the West Coast so the version that I got the almost uncensored version of the AMAs. I say almost uncensored because the camera men, and those behind the scenes attempted to cut away from visuals they didn’t want to be seen as soon a possible.
The scenes that I’m talking about include:
Adam Lambert’s head to crotch dance move
Adam Lambert’s make out session with his keyboardist
As the hours have progressed, I’ve been hearing that things were taken out, the performances were edited. JLo’s fall wasn’t there, and neither were Lambert’s risque moves(the kiss with the straight keyboardist did, just not the crotch to head). Here’s what Lambert had to say about the issue,
For me it’s like this, they shouldn’t edit it because plain and simple, they just shouldn’t edit it. Now if there is a policy wherein it blatantly isn’t allowed, then edit it, but if it’s just uncomfortable, then I think the station really and truly have an obligation to play it. The viewers don’t want ABC’s version of the AMAs, they just want the AMAs. Whether they can take what that means, is their problem.
Now in regards to JLo the entire incident there is shady. Why artists, and corporations think that if they erase it from their sites we’ll forget about it, I don’t know but apparently JLo has done all she can to have her fall erased from history. In likeness to Twitter taking Adam Lambert off of trending(I know of once but a friend told me they had to do it 3 times), JLos fall was taken down off of YouTube. Well they tried but… just like with Chris Brown and his cornball comment, we aren’t going to let it die.
Oh and let me CONTINUE!! I FORGOT this last part! I was just watching AH Nation talk about the incident and I was reminded of another performance. So everyone is bashing Adam for his performance and saying it’s not discrimination, it was just bad taste. Well let me REMIND YOU of the Janet Jackson performance shall I??
Go to minute 2:50 and you’ll see that Janet not only grabs the dancer’s crotch, but he responds and puts his face in hers. So I have to say that Mr. Lambert may have a point here.
So Lola, JLo, or Jennifer Lopez, which ever you prefer has seen the leak of her first single. Now you may be a bit confused seeing as many people thought “Fresh Out the Oven” would be the first single but alas, Epic changed it up at the last minute and decided that was only to be a heater track and this was to be the first single of the album, entitled love?
Now I’d heard about the track a few weeks ago, although I hadn’t been able to listen to it and the story I heard was that the track was made for Brandy first. After some digging I found that indeed the track was made by Tricky Stewart and The Dream for Brandy but when she left Epic they decided to pawn it off on Brandy.
While most people say the song isn’t a first listen shocker they hope it will be a “grower”. I’ve frankly listened to it over 5 times and it’s only grown a tad on me. The track is mundane, and is what I’ve begun to think of JLo, late, tired… and just not “Fresh Out the Oven.” This doesn’t mean I won’t play it every once in a while, it’s just that it’s not going to become the anthem, and neither will you find me bumping it while I play around on the computer.
So here’s how it went down. Today I’ve been on edge hyping up the Lady Gaga, Beyonce collaboration on Videophone, but at the same time I’m sad because I have basketball when the video is supposed to drop!
I go to basketball, and I’m thinking that maybe coach will be a fan too and let us out early(no such luck) but instead he holds us 30 minutes late. From there I rush to PMo auditions, and after waiting for everyone else I conduct auditions for my set(the kids auditioned to Took the Night by Chelley and loved it!).
So I rush back to the computer ready to satisfy my withdrawals that I can sense coming on, only to find NO VIDEO! I checked Youtube and I get nothing but some stupid SPOOFS and some picture from Perez Hilton, and you know how I feel about that… THING. I assume that MTV is just on their Superman-ish and just have been pouncing on every video Youtube puts up. So I head on over to MTV.
I see something about J.Lo and keep it moving, home girl is old news to me right now. I type in Videophone and articles come up! I go on Twitter and cry for help, and no one answers. Well for a while anyway.
Finally I get this:
Ahmier: @markese Lmao. Yea, as of now – it’s non existent
I am LIVID! So I go back to MTV and decide to check out this MTV thing with J.Lo and I see something that makes my brain connect. Lola is this artist I’ve been trying to find out about and J.Lo is Lola. It’s Lola’s alterego. Watch the clip:
So then my brain begins to work and I realize what has just happened. MTV has built up all of this hype for the Beyonce, Gaga video that’s going to drop. They KNOW that the fans of these two artists are loyal and predominately gay or female that are into sass and dramatics and they’ve decided to dupe them into liking the new J.Lo. While we wait for the Videophone video we are supposed to watchc the other video that’s in it’s place and fall in love with Lola. Pure genius.