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Cassie Covers Vibe Vixen Magazine

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In this issue Cassie talks about What She’s LEARNED From Diddy, If She WANTS Kids & Dispells RUMOR She Signed With Drake.
After she began modeling at age 12, Cassie soon experienced a coming-of-age moment on a photoshoot.

“I did Cosmo Girl and they do a beauty issue every year and I was [shooting] for skin. It was a little bit risqué for 16. I had my little boy shorts on and I was covered up, kneeling down. That came out and people saw it, even my parents were shocked to finally see what I had grown into. That was kind of a pivotal moment.”

Elsewhere in the piece, she discusses rumors that she’s working with Drake:

“I honestly don’t know where that came from but I had heard about it. I went to the OVO Festival in Canada, which was really dope, but no, I’m currently signed to Bad Boy and Interscope. Drake and I talked at the festival about working together, so hopefully that comes into fruition.”Cassie discusses plans for her second album, whether she uses her good looks to her advantage and her love of the outdoors.

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Read a portion of the Q-n-A here:

VIBE Vixen: There’s a level of confidence that’s so evident in the way you present yourself these days. You aren’t hesitant to talk that shit on RockaByeBaby. What caused the transformation?

Cassie: Most of the things that have happened to me have been very organic. The first thing that I actually put out was the “All Gold, All Girls (Remix)” with Trina and Lola Monroe. That was where the sound kind of started. The first song I recorded for the actual mixtape was “Numb” and then I added Rick Ross to it. It was a vibe that I was creating and the story came to be from the attitude of the songs. Like you said, I was talking a lot of shit. I was really putting myself out there but I love the fact that I finally got the chance to do something with the attitude that I have. You hold back to a certain extent when everybody is saying, “This needs to go to a chart and that’s the only way it can be successful.” But no, you can be successful by making music that people love. We got over 2 million downloads on this mixtape that I never ever imagined at all.

Here’s a saying, “You are the company that you keep” and you’ve been linked to super-talented musicians/businessmen. What’s the key to maintaining a relationship when both parties have established careers?

The key to maintaining any relationship—be it a romantic relationship or a friendship—is honesty and communication. I travel so much, host parties and I just signed a new deal with Skam Artist, who predominantly DJs in the same bookings that they do at different parties. It’s New York, Chicago, Vegas so I’m constantly going.

So you’re going to start mastering the turntables now?

I hope it gets to that. I’ve been slowly but surely learning how to DJ. I’m really interested in learning how to do the turntables and I really want to do both dance and hip-hop. Dance is easier actually to mix when you’re DJing, but old school hip-hop and finding the real beat in there is way more difficult.

Has Diddy inspired you to run your own empire? Was there an important business lesson you learned from him?

Absolutely. Just being around him is a completely inspiring experience. Starting my own empire would be great. I’m trying to figure that out. I’m still working with Cassie Enterprises right now but I think that would be something I would love to do.

to read the full interview click here.

Singer Kelly Rowland covers ESSENCE Magazine

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Read some of the highlights below:

On Beyonce and the life she wants for herself:

“For a long time I wasn’t happy, but that had nothing to do with Beyoncé. That had to do with me trying to get my life in order and make better decisions for myself. I’m seeing all these wonderful things happen for her and I am happy for her. But I want a path. I want things to pop off for me, too. Not on her level but whatever my level is supposed to be.”

On finding her strength through boxing:

“I see the beauty in boxing…It teaches me strength, physically but mostly mentally. I had to learn my strength, because for so long I could have been tougher than I was.”

On why she was afraid to share her feelings:

“’….cause I didn’t want anybody to judge me. But now I don’t care, Judge me if you want to. And as a matter of fact, it won’t even count, ‘cause the only person who can judge is God.”

Kelly’s issue hits stands August 9.

Solange Covers “The Edit” Magazine

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Solange Knowles covers “The Edit” where she talks about her music career, standing outside of Beyonce’s shadow and how her son is inspired by her work.

Read some of the highlights:

On her career:

“I’m having the time of my life. I have one of the best jobs in the world, and to be able to [perform] for an hour a day and make a career out of it, I’m incredibly humbled by it.”

On defining an identity outside of her sister Beyonce:

“I don’t think any part of myself as an artist has ever had a moment of…intentional execution. It’s all just been an evolution. I’ve been able to watch such an incredible performer as my sister close-up. It’s molded me. And now I’m letting my son watch me.”

On style:

“Style in anything is very important. It’s how we express our individuality, who we are and what we believe in. It’s all a reflection of who I am.”

On her & her entourage’s hot style while performing at muddy Glastonbury

“That’s just because we’re Americans, and we didn’t know the real deal – Glastonbury is not Coachella! [Laughs] We did not know the proper dress code….By the third hour there, I was wanting Wellington boots! It was amazing. It’s a really unique environment. Everyone was so incredibly spirited and happy to be there. I dropped my phone and someone came and gave it back to me later!”

On whether her brother-in-law Jay-Z or sis Bey (both who have performed at Glastonbury) gave her any pointers before performing

“You know, we actually never even talked about it. But both of them had such incredible, iconic Glastonbury performances – I was really proud of them. And I thought that Jay opening with [Oasis’ song] Wonderwall was pretty kick-ass!”

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Kanye West & Kim Kardashian Welcome a Baby Girl

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Kanye West and Kim Kardashian welcomed a daughter on Saturday.

According to TMZ, the 32-year-old reality star gave birth to a baby girl at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Sources tell TMZ that both Kim and her baby are in good health. Mother and daughter are still at the hospital, where Kim gave birth this morning.

The delivery comes one month earlier than expected. It is the first child for the superstar couple.

Video: KANYE WEST AND KIM KARDASHIAN ARE EXPECTING A BABY GIRL

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Kim Kardashian has revealed that she and Kanye West are expecting a baby girl.
Kardashian made the announcement during Sunday’s season premiere of her E! reality show “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.”

“I’m so excited we’re having a girl. Who doesn’t want a girl? I think they are the best,” she said. “And I know that’s really what Kanye has always wanted. He wanted a little girl.”