Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Taylor Swift ‘Power’ Talk: Give Insight about Lessons Learnt

Jennifer Lawrence; Rihanna and Taylor Swift Prom Dress

Jennifer Lawrence, Rihanna and Taylor Swift, three powerful women in the music and entertainment industry, spoke about the concept of ‘Power’ and what lessons they have learnt during their journey.

The thoughts were specifically about women in the race and power game that is generally more difficult in a male- and white-dominated society.

Jennifer Lawrence wrote an essay for Lena Dunham’s newsletter Lenny in which she candidly showcased her ire when she found out from a leak that her male co-stars in ‘American Hustle’ including Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and Bradley Cooper were paid more than she was, reported Washington Post.

She said that when she heard of these updates, she was angry with herself more than anybody. She wrote in the essay, ‘I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need’.

However, Jennifer Lawrence added that quite frankly the reason she gave up so early was that need to be liked that made her decide to give in early during the negotiations without putting up a fight. She didn’t want to come across as ‘spoilt’ or ‘difficult’.

The ‘Hunger Games’ star went on to write about a common issue faced by women. When a woman talks authoritatively, she is considered ‘difficult’ and when a man speaks in the same manner, he is just called authoritative.  She wrote that she has had enough to playing the ‘please-all’ role.

Rihanna spoke to Miranda July, the author/director, in an interview with New York Times, which covered myriad topics including childbirth, music, etc. During this interview, July asked Rihanna her opinions on race and power.

July wanted to know how it is being a young black woman with abundant power in America. She, however, felt that Rihanna was probably a wrong candidate for the question as she is ‘postracial’ now. Hence, she asked RiRi to reflect on her past and tell her how she felt when she was made to be aware of her race when she first moved to New York.

The ‘Diamonds’ singer replied that she started experience the ‘race’ difference only during negotiations of business deals which means that people are fine with a young black woman dancing, singing, looking and partying. However, when brokering a deal, she is made aware of her race.

Rihanna added, ‘And, you know, that never ends, by the way. It’s still a thing. And it’s that thing that makes me want to prove people wrong.’ The anger she feels for such attitude is so much that it almost excites her to show them the unexpected and go beyond the perceptions that they already have regarding her.

Taylor Swift came out in the open during Chuck Klosterman’s cover story for GQ regarding the issue of power. During the course of the story, one aspect seems to have made the ‘Bad Blood’ singer bristle with anger. Klosterman referred to a time when one of her acquaintances dubbed her ‘calculating’. The interview said that Swift really hates the word and the fact that the phrase has got stuck to her image.

She retorted, ‘Am I shooting from the hip?’ If she was ‘shooting from the hip’ without thinking things through, would all the success have come to her the way it has. Taylor Swift further said that she is happy the referred acquaintance spoke about something positive that she thinks about things and that she cares for her work and hence plays tough business games well.

Swift added that one can be successful for 3-4 years, accidentally; however, careers demand hard work.  She means to say that she is tired of people writing and talking about her by linking her good business sense to her personal life.

Rihanna’s ‘Anti’ Album Cover Released: Shows Her First Day in Day Care Picture with Braille Writings

Rihanna released the album cover of her new album ‘Anti’ which shows a picture of her first day in day care.

The cover page, designed by Ray Nachum and released at a private viewing in Los Angeles, also had Braille writings reflecting a deep meaning which the singer explained. She said that the reason behind using Braille was that people who can see are sometimes the ones who are the blindest.

Rihanna’s eighth album has been very long in the making, nearly 3 years after her seventh album in 2012. Although fans and music experts believe that since the ‘Diamonds’ singer gave out seven albums in seven consecutive years before that, taking longer for the eighth one is fine. However, three years is a long gap, they believe.

The delay in the release of Rihanna’s eighth album has only fueled expectations with scattered interviews, releases of various singles and the never ending rumors floating in the media.

RiRi is famous for adopting new trends in innovative ways and better than her peers. While most of her songs were pop-based, she employed sharper and darker Rhythm and Blues sounds in her 2012’s ‘Unapologetic’.

Then again in the ‘FourFiveSeconds’ hit which she collaborated with Paul McCartney and Kanye West, she delivered a largely acoustic track, even though the song did not do excellently. Subsequently, her ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ was completely hip-hop. With multiple singles being released randomly, there seemed to be no concrete news of her eighth album dubbed R8 at that time, now, maybe probably called Anti.

Last year she had put up two snippets on Instagram with teasers of her new album. In one, she trilled, ‘None of this shit promised, none of it promised.’ This snippet also featured foghorn blasts and rumbling bass. The second one was more radio friendly and lighter and was named ‘Kiss it better’ and featured the provocative voice of Rihanna accompanied by funky silky guitar sounds.

The confirmed collaborators for the eighth album are DJ Mustard who has worked with Miley Cyrus for her ‘Feelin’ Myself’ and with Fergie for ‘LA Love’ and has also produced will.i.am. DJ Mustard is expected to bring the hip-hop flair to Anti. Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins and David Guetta are also known to be collaborating with RiRi for her new album. Other unconfirmed team members for Anti include Sia, Sam Smith, Ne-Yo and Alicia Renee.

Taylor Swift Burn Book Spews Insults on Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj: Alleged Rumors

Taylor Swift’s upcoming alleged Burn Book is rumored to spew insults on all her rivals, including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.

Her image of ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is taking a beating as inside sources reveal that her true and dark colors are coming out in the open, especially since the huge success of her ‘Bad Blood’ video.

Although many of her fans still believe in Taylor Swift’s goodness of heart driven by her charity acts and coming out strongly against bullying, her recent outbursts with many of her rivals including Katy Perry is showcasing her dark and brutal side too, especially when she has to prove her dominance over her rivals.

Sources told celebdirtylaundry.com that Taylor has slammed and insulted her enemies in her Burn Book and her savage nature is comparable to the notorious Regina George, a character from Hollywood’s ‘Mean Girl’, infamously known for her scheming, controlling and belittling nature.

An insider confirmed that all her rivals, including Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj are all in the alleged book. Other people that she has spewed venom on include a teacher who had told her she cannot sing and a lady in a restaurant who was apparently very rude to her.

The source added, ‘She might change as she gets older, but for now she is the most malicious person you will ever meet, and she is constantly scheming over ways to have the final say’.  The success of ‘Bad Blood’ seems to have gone to her head, as after that she has stopped trying to be sincere or sweet.

However, this comparison of Taylor Swift with Regina George is not the first; Katy Perry had made this same comparison in a passive-aggressive tweet that she had fired off earlier, wherein she had posted the comment, ‘Watch out for Regina George in sheep’s clothing’, referring to the malicious ‘Mean Girl’ character and Taylor Swift.

Taylor Swift’s girls’ squad rules are supposedly as strict as Regina’s and sources claims that she has proved time and again that nothing will stop her from coming out on top in any feud with her rivals. Sources close to the ‘Bad Blood’ singer revealed to celebdirtylaundry.com that as a child she was very unpopular and was always bullied by the more popular kids. Perhaps, she is now looking to be that ‘popular’ person whose turn it is to bully others.

Rihanna to Reveal Celebratory Plans on Completing a Decade in the Music Industry

Rihanna reported to the Associated Press that she will shortly reveal her celebratory plans on completing a decade in the music industry. She commented at a recent interview, ‘Definitely a very big deal for me.

You know, I can’t believe its 10 years already, but we definitely have to celebrate this year. There are a few things in my mind, so you’ll have to wait on that, but don’t think I am forgetting because this means a lot to me that I made it to 10 years’.

Rihanna, called fondly as RiRi, released ‘Music of the Sun’, her first album in 2005 and since then has launched many top 10 hits, has won eight Grammy awards and has released six more albums, the last one being ‘Unapologetic’ at the end of 2012. Her 10 years in the music industry covers a wide range of singles starting with ‘Pon de Replay’ way back in 2005 to the latest BHMM in 2015 as she has grown from strength to strength increasing her fan base with her style, music and dance.

Rihanna was interviewed while she was at Macy’s in Brooklyn to launch a new fragrance RiRi as part of a trilogy series. She commented with a smile, ‘I wanted to do something fun, something that made you feel young, flirty, you know, cute. It’s like a brand-new pair of shoes’.

Screams from her fans inside the store reached feverish heights as they sang her lyrics and danced to one of her songs that blared from the speakers. She reciprocated to this frenzy by saying that she knew it was a great decision to choose Brooklyn where her fans are full of energy and loud and that she loves loud. She was confident that they will turn up in big numbers for the launch, she added.

This year the BBHMM singer has released ‘FourFiveSeconds’ which was in the top- five-hit list. Other singles that she has dropped this year include ‘Bitch Better Have My Money’ and ‘American Oxygen’. She has also been working on her eighth album which she said was going ‘really, really great’ and has recorded plenty of songs and is waiting to release it soon. ‘That’s my next step,’ she was quoted as saying.

Rihanna and Chris Brown’s Pals Are Rooting for the Pair to Get Together Again

The pals of Rihanna, fondly called RiRi, and Chris Brown, the American dancer-singer-actor are rooting for the pair to get together again.

They may have split way back in 2013 and gone their separate ways; but the celeb-singers’ friends are not giving up on them and are encouraging them to get together again.

Although there are rumors floating in the celeb media that the ‘Don’t judge me’ singer and the ‘Diamond’ singer have rekindled their friendships, sources close to them say that there is no romance now and that they are simple friends, according to inquisitr.com. However, the same source is reported to have said that Chris Brown’s very close friends are urging him to get RiRi back into his life, especially now that he has split up with Karrueche Tran, the American fashion-stylist and model.

Rihanna’s close friends purportedly revealed to urbanislandz.com that although she is still very fond of Chris Brown and has not really stopped loving him, the BBHMM singer is now more focused and mature and is unlikely to settle for anything less than total commitment. The same source also added that it is highly unlikely for Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown to get together again in the near future as Brown’s pals are keen on getting him to reunite with Rihanna. The Rihanna insider added, ‘His friends are pushing him to go get your girl before someone else does’.

On the other hand, however, the singer-songwriter from Barbados is creating a slow ripple with her brewing relationship with Lewis Hamilton, the Formula One driver. The two are apparently taking things slowly in the budding relationship. While Rihanna is playing it cool, the Formula One driver is trying his best to win her over through his affections for her brother, Rajad, which pleases Rihanna a lot, said the insider to urbanislandz.

Sharon Bellamy-Thompson, RiRi’s close family friend, also revealed to the site that Lewis and RiRi can be a great couple and his British charm is quite a heart-turner. Sharon only wanted that Lewis keep her friend happy; then he has her approval. When the time is right, Rihanna and Lewis can have beautiful babies and the BBHMM singer is bound to be a great mom. However, Sharon is also hoping for a rekindling of the Brown-Rihanna relationship as she believes that ‘no one can replace first love’.