Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today's Blind Items

This former almost A list R&B singer who is still gorgeous, but has not had a hit in awhile and has been in this space before has been the go to person for when this married A+ rapper who has also been in this space before has needed to relax for the past few months because his celebrity wife does not want to help him relax. Is it any surprise that everyone thinks her next album will do really well. I guess she is taking very good care of him.

55 comments:

MISCH said...

JayZ and who ?

Jilly said...

Jay Z for the guy . . . Ciara??

Patty O. said...

There were pictures of Ashanti and Jay-Z at the same event last night or the night before.

La Pachuquita said...

Ciara and Jay Z?

Susan said...

Jay Z and Ashanti? She had a killer song out a couple of years ago though - The Way that I Love You. Love that song...

Trying to think of other married A-plus rappers besides Jay Z.

BigMama said...

Doesn't Enty have a thing for Toni Braxton? She was very big back in the day and is still gorgeous.

Susan said...

Was Ashanti almost A list?? Wasn't she really just known as the hook girl?

I wish we had another clue.

MontanaMarriott said...

Definitely JZ, but Ciara has no record deal so that is out, Ashanti is rumored to have replaced Fergie in the Black Eye Peas. I think Toni is a good choice but she seems older than what JZ is into. I would say Rihanna who is his stable go to girl and the obvious choice.

Cheryl said...

So that's why they needed a surrogate. I get those girls confused and can never remember which ones are associated with Jay-Z and which ones are with Diddy. I think Ashanti made it to B+ so I'll go with her.

me said...

jay z and lil kim

Layna Day said...

Ashanti was at the re-opening of Jay's 40/40 Club and was thought to be flirting with him.

Ashanti was also working with Dr. Dre at one point. Dre is married, but is known more as a producer than rapper.

Ashanti is the singer involved either way, I'm pretty sure.

parissucksliterally said...

Lil Kim is no singer. Her voice is horrid.

neller-time said...

I don't think Jay would mess with Ashanti..

Nutty_Flavor said...

I always liked Ashanti. I thought she put out some really good songs.

Susan said...

Montana - What is this about the Black Eyed Peas? No more Fergie? I have not heard this rumor.

I actually think Rihanna is A list right now, or at least close to it. The blind says former almost A-list.

No audio tune in all the world could turn Lil Kim into a singer.

Bnl1016 said...

mmm. I def think the girl is Ashanti. I'd put her at almost A list. She had a bunch of hits whether they be on her own or a collabo. And she does have a grammy. Ciara only had a hit or two then kind of slid off the radar.

I don't think its Jay-Z though. He's married but it just says married to a celebrity. Sure Beyonce is a celebrity but I would think it would specifiy that she was also A list. Or something more than just saying "celebrity".

I wondered if it were Dr Dre because he's helping produce Ashanti's new album. His wife is semi-famous just for the mere fact that before him she was an NBA wife, and now his wife. She's basically just famous for who she marries so I'm not sure that qualifies enough depending on what you are exposed to. Jay-Z has nothing to do with Ashanti's album though. And they've been friends for a long time. I just don't buy that one.

Susan said...

^ I mean autotune. Lord, I need sleep.

RocketQueen said...

I'm surprised Ashanti got as high as A-List. Then again, I think pretty much only Mary J. Blige is that high.

ParkerNosey said...

Lol @me - - -I would say Mya because she has been in the "cheating with a married man space" befere and def Jay Z but Toni is a good guess too. I cannot however, jump on the Ashanti train. No way was she close to A-list. When most of your albums flop and most of the songs you're known for all center around one word 'Baby' I cannot, in good conscious, call or consider you A-list. Also isn't she still hanging on for has been Nelly? Or is he too broke for her now? And she is not still gorgeous. She's pretty, yes, but she's no Fergie or Toni Braxton.

Tempestuous Grape said...

I love me some Ashanti...her older music and she's just gorgeous.

T.R. Slyder said...

Jay-Z and Ashanti. It's the cover story on MediaTakeOut.com today

Tempestuous Grape said...

http://rumorfix.com/2012/01/ashanti-gets-flirty-with-jay-z/

Susan said...

ParkerNosey, you make all very good points re: Ashanti.

I'm on the fence about Jay Z, although there really aren't too many A-plus married rap stars out there, are there? The fact that the blind says the wifey hasn't been helping the rapper relax is what is making me doubt the Jay Z guess, simply because when a couple just has a baby, the whole making sure your husband relaxes thing is like item No. 3,456 on your list of priorities. Or, maybe that's just how it was in my house.

ParkerNosey said...

@Susan, agree about the baby thing but we all know she didnt have a baby and her Mom and a bunch of nannies are helping.

Bnl1016 said...

Whoa - @parkernosey - really? or were you being sarcastic? fergie? i didn't know anyone considered fergie "gorgeous". (esp if you've seen her in real life) i'm sorry if you were being serious. its hard to tell tone via internet but that just shocked me.

i agree ashanti is pushing the almost A list envelope, but if you go back and look at all the awards she was nominated for back in the day there was a good portion of time where she was just everywhere. i also don't know where the idea comes from that all her albums flopped? in the 2000s the only two female R&B singers who outsold her were beyonce and alicia keys. (alicia being #1)

and no, she's not with nelly anymore.

Brandy said...

Ashanti?

DontRainOnMyPrada said...

So JHud isn't a possibility?

bflogurl said...

Just to throw another name out there: Brandy?

Sarah said...

Jay-Z and Ashanti. He's helping her on her next album and there's photos and rumors of them together. She apparently kept to his side at the club reopening, when Beyonce was home with the baby.

Boobs U said...

Don't forget Ashanti got it on with Ja Rule and Irv Gotti while she was with Murder, Inc. They were both married, so she is not above something like this. Especially to further her non-existent career.

ParkerNosey said...

@Bnl Ashanti has released more than the 2 albums she's known for. Yes, I was kinda joking about the gorgeous thing but she's seriously not gorgeous. I am serious this time. If you did a top 5, she wouldn't be in it. That's not gorgeous. Oh, and I didn't say ALL her albums flopped just that most did. And that was an exaggeration because 1/2 isn't most. Comparatively speaking, her first 2 albums did leaps and bounds better (critics-, awards-, sells- wise) than her last 2 and her next album will probably be more of the same. I hate to say it, but she was always 3rd on the list and as far as female r&b singers go, it was a slow period.

@Dontrain Jhead is a good guess seeing as she's single and her last album didn't do as well as they would've liked.

I need a reveal.

ParkerNosey said...

Correction, I meant STRICTLY R&B singers in 2003 & 2004. We can point to other examples of slumps in possible candidates in a field, i.e. Chris Brown getting grammy nods and fatass usher still having some semblance of a career even though he's not producing hits on his own, all because we can't find anybody else to throw a nomination to or feature on a song. *I'm just saying*

ParkerNosey said...

Also, if its Ashanti, and if she was almost A-list, wouldn't the blind mention her "acting" career? Same goes for JHead

Bnl1016 said...

@ParkerNosey - I completely agree with you for the most part actually, I'm just interpreting it differently.

Just because there wasn't much of a market during her time doesn't mean she wasn't almost A list *at that time*. Unfortunately, I think that's how some less talented/less deserving ppl get listed as high as they do. Simply because of what the comparatives are during their height of popularity. Its all relative. So in the grand scheme of things, she wasn't even close to some other R&B greats, but comparatively speaking during her time, she was up there.

Now, I'm not an Ashanti fan by any means. I think alot of her stuff is repetitive and average at best. But the truth to it is that for just a moment there, she was hot. Everyone wanted to "feature" her in their songs, she got nominated for alot, won alot, sold alot of albums. I'm not saying she didn't fall and fall fast. Which is why she WASN'T ever A list. He specifies almost A list which is exactly how I see her. She hit fast, got real popular but then didn't have the talent to sustain anything and eventually faded out.

But I do disgaree that she's not gorgeous. I think she's extremely pretty. And I don't think that's a fair point to even disqualify or qualify someone on because nobody here can say who Enty does or doesn't find gorgeous unless he's specifically said it before which as far as Ashanti goes, he hasn't said one way or another.

Beth said...

Ashanti was the first person I thought of. She was everywhere several years back -- she had her own hits and guested.

Jay Z and Ashanti

mngddess said...

@Montana - ** I would say Rihanna who is his stable go to girl and the obvious choice. **

The blind is about a singer who hasn't had a hit in a years. That definitely isn't Rhianna.

And I hope Ashanti comes out with another hit. I like her music.

Wendi said...

I don't really have a guess, but the key to me is "who is still gorgeous." To me, that implies someone older. I don't think you'd be surprised to find that Ashanti is still gorgeous at 31. Jumping on the Toni Braxton bandwagon, it might be a bit more surprising to be still gorgeous at 43...

Missy said...

Brandy?

sunshine said...
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sunshine said...

i like what Bnl1016 said...
p.s.
i think Ashanti's sister who was the one singing for MV

Bubbles said...

This sounds like Ashanti as Toni Braxton was definitely an A list r&bsinger, no almost about it. And the woman has a powerful voice. Ashanti, eeeeh, not so much!

mmmbuzz said...

Charli Baltimore & Jay-Z - same deal as her and Biggie - she's still beautiful (not A though), and has been in this position before...her Biggie and Jay were supposed to form a group back in the day.

Sarah said...

Snoop?

Bubbles said...

Charli Baltimore rapped and was never almost A list at anything.

Jerry said...

First person that came to mind is Alicia Keys but I don't know that I'd call her R&B. I would call her gorgeous though.

Breck said...

swizz and alicia??

Breck said...

although i dont know who swizz would be cheating with...but he does have 4 kids by 4 different women or something

Anon3000 said...

Jay-Z and Ashanti. Ashanti was formerly A-list... until Beyonce blew up! LOL

Amanda M. said...

Janet?? Is she still gorgeous?

Amanda M. said...

It says he goes to this person to 'relax'

It sounds like they smoke weed rather than hook up.

Beyonce wouldn't want to 'relax' for obvious reasons ...if her pregnancy was legit of course.

SHALAWN said...

Ciara is signed to Jive under L. A. Reid. I agree with the Ashanti guess.

SHALAWN said...

Ciara is signed to Jive under L. A. Reid. I agree with the Ashanti guess.

CDANnycFan said...

sheesh, a lot of people don't know music on here. It's def Ashanti. She's beyond horrible music-wise & as a person. Met her & her atrocious family several times managing a store in L.I. Anyway, Ashanti slept with a MARRIED Irv Gotti (this is fact) & she was A list at one point. She had the radio locked down for about two years, was on every late nite show etc etc.

She has a bad rep & Jay Z has been in here before.

Reading Between The Lies said...

Ashanti couldn't keep Nelly away from the strippers and their illegitimate babies that they claimed were his. I highly doubt her feminine wiles are enough to beguile Jay Z immediately after having a baby by Beyonce (his fantasy for over a decade).



Fold under pressure?
I would never ever ever EVER,
your secrets I treasure.
for better or worser
you'll always be my 1st love
to death do us part
pull the hearse up
my verse up

Jay-Z "I Do"

throw enough "blinds" out there and hope something sticks huh? LOL that mess is not going to work. Keep trying though, it shows your desperation, and we like it.

kii @ this being straight from the desk of Star Magazine.

sinepa said...

Jay-Z and Mya. Fin.