Britney Spears has been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years and while some people may get caught up in the glitz and glamour of Hollywood she has always remained the same charming southern girl she’s always been. Spears who recently released her ninth studio album Glory, which is totally iconic, has spent the majority of her career staying in her lane and minding her business. Yes she has had the occasional feud rumour (i.e. Christina Aguilera, Avril Lavigne, Justin Timberlake) but for the most part those “feuds” seem to be just tabloid fodder. Now Spears’ media reputation may seem all sunshine and rainbows , especially after her infamous 2007 career “break”, but like she said in 2000 she’s “not that innocent”. Britney may not intentionally talk shit about other celebrities, but she has been known to throw a little shade. Britney proves that while she is a sweet southern belle, she can be a shady bitch when she needs to be. It’s Britney bitch, and don’t mess with her.
Song of the Summer is probably one of the highest achievements an artist can achieve. It’s just under getting a Grammy and being asked to join Taylor Swift’s squad. And with every summer season comes a plethora of contenders all vying for the coveted title of song of the summer. And it seems Summer ’16 is full of many contestants. All of these songs are perfect for summer. Their fun, dancy, and sexual. And really what more can do you want in a song? So I’ve comprised a list of the best potential songs of the summer. So who will join the ranks of “California Gurls”, “Call Me Maybe”, and “Can’t Feel My Face”? We’ll have to wait till September to find out.
Okay Dolls, I know I’ve been away for a while, but trust me it’s worth it. One of favourite past times, aside from being fabulous and gorgeous, is recreating Kim Kardashian-West’s selfies. It’s something I’ve been doing for a year just for fun to give my Instagram followers a laugh. However, this past month I’ve taken my selfie game to the next level by taking the Kim Kardashian-West Selfie Challenge. After my bestie Caitee gave me the brilliant idea of doing a Kim K photo challenge, I knew I had to. So this past month I’ve been recreating a new Kim K selfie a day for an occasion I like to call KIMmay. To see all my iconic selfies follow me on Instagram: EvanMichael91 (yay for shameless self promotion).
Thursday April 14, 2016 was an historic day for Toronto. The Queen of Barbados and badassery Rihanna brought her Anti World Tour to the Six and literally slayed the entire Air Canada Centre. The mass slayage needs to be documented for historic purposes.
How do I even begin to describe Rihanna’s Anti tour? The Anti world tour is everything you could ever want from a concert. There were theatrics, beautiful costumes, heartfelt vocals, party anthems, and a few surprises. Rihanna proves that she is a force to be reckoned with. People forget how many hit songs Rihanna has had. No seriously think about all the songs she released, and then all her collaborations. Rihanna could do a whole concert just performing her greatest hits and it would be amazing.
The best part of the show was the set list. It was complete fire. I personally loved the way she divided up the songs. Rihanna would sing a set of three to four songs then take a little break change costumes and come back and sing some more. She started the show with her slow ballads (“Stay”, “Love The Way You Lie Part 2”), then sang some sex tunes(“Sex With Me”, “Woo”)then her bad bitch anthems (“Bitch Better Have My Money”, “Pour It Up”), an incredible medley of her features (“Live Your Life”, “Run This Town”), her island tunes (“Rude Boy” “Work”), her club bangers (“We Found Love”, “Where Have You Been”), and then more slow jams (“FourFiveSeconds”, “Kiss It Better). The song division was a genius move and proves how versatile Rihanna is as an artist. She can sing everything from slow love ballads, EDM style pop bangers, and twerking music.
Another big aspect of the show was RiRi’s costumes. Rihanna is a fashion icon so you know her onstage outfits were going to be lit. Rihanna chose to have a more subtle wardrobe opting for simple earth tones. That being said she was still sexy AF. Seeing her silhouette in a see-through sequinned jumpsuit screams sex appeal. Too be honest Rihanna would look good in anything. Even her oversized brown suit was sexier than most people could even dream of achieving in their lives.
While Rihanna’s vocals and dancing was superb, her theatrics were toned down. She really held back, opting for an all white stage, a few dancers, and a couple of visuals. While other pop stars pull out all the stops to make their concerts entertaining, Rihanna understands that less is more. Everything about the tour was simplistic and toned down, and it was perfect. Rihanna doesn’t need elaborate theatrics and crazy background dancers, or pyros. She just needs to belt on some songs in an amazing outfit.
But of course the moment everyone was talking about was when the Six God himself Drake made a surprise appearance. While there were rumours of Drake surprising the audience I had my doubts, considering he didn’t show up to the April 13 show. But Champagne Papi came through to his Toronto followers. The whole stadium went off when Drake came out. Bad Gal Riri twerked on Champagne Papi as the two sang “Work”. Seriously, they were absolutely adorable. Drake’s facial expressions as Rihanna twerked on him was to die for. Can these two just marry each other and Nicki Minaj can be the flower girl and Jay Z officiate the wedding?
After their jaw-dropping performance, Rihanna was gracious enough to let Drake perform two songs “One Dance” and “Jumpman”. And of course the crowd was living for it.
For me I was mesmerized with watching Rihanna perform. Rihanna just has amazing swagger. She has that intangible “It” factor. Her badass attitude shone throughout her performance. I was freaking out just watching her strut across the stage. She truly is the kind of flawless we all wish we could be.
As an avid concert goer I would give this concert a solid A. I judge concerts based on the atmosphere and the environment. Rihanna put on an amazing show that had the crowd twerking, singing along, dutty wining, and crying. It’s time that Bad Gal graduate to Bad Queen. Keeping on slaying all the other cities on the Anti Tour hunty.
Sorry to my devoted readers for my abrupt absence for the past month. I was taking a break from the blog scene to focus on school and work, however much like Jesus rising from the tomb, I am back with more crazy stories and gossip. My most recent adventure was a Taylor Swift dance party I attended over the weekend. If you’ve read my previous posts you know I am a big T-Swift fan.
Lately there’s been a trend in Toronto for artist themed parties. In the past there have been Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, and Justin Timberlake themed dance parties. It’s basically a party where they predominately play that certain artist and any other singers related to them. So this past weekend MRG events had the brilliant idea of hosting a Taylor Swift themed party called Never Grow Up at Adelaide Hall. As an avid Swiftie I was like “hells yeah” I’m down to spend a night dancing to my girl Tay Tay, especially with presale tickets only being $5. $5 is a small price to pay for shaking it off to Taylor Swift.
Just when you thought Britney Spears couldn’t get anymore perfect she does this.
2016 is just shy of a month old and while everyone is going crazy for dog pants, Rihanna’s new album, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth’s re-engagement, and Amber Rose and Kim Kardashian’s peace treaty, Beyoncé decided to remind everyone this is her year. The always ***Flawless Queen Bey pulled a Beyoncé and released a new song and video called “Formation” Saturday. This is the first music Beyoncé has released since the “7/11”, and much like that video “Formation” instantly became iconic.