Just before we get into this, keep in mind: R&B is the new rap these days. Beefs between artists, singers getting dropped (we see you Omarion!), Chris Brown going Ike Turner, man oh man…word? And now this….Lloyd talking greasy as Church’s Chicken towards 50 Cent’s jump-off, the new Princess of R&B, Ciara.
Now Benzino might not be on the cover of Hip Hop Weekly, but we must warn…be wary of the words you’re getting ready to read…in other terms, be prepared to hear and see Lloyd dropping a Vimeo explanation of what he “really” meant soon. He told Hip Hop Weekly, “I don’t f**k with Hollywood b*tches and she’s like one of the chicks that’s just changed along the way with the fame and the money and all of that…I don’t really get down with her anymore on some real sh*t. The truth hurts, but it will set you free. But I wish her all the best.”
(LAUGH!!!) Are you (beep, beep beep like Missy) kidding me? In addition to calling her a “Hollywood B*tch” and saying she changed with the fame, he also elegantly states “the truth hurts” like he’s product-placing Dr. Dre and ‘ish…please. The Internet game is sticky these days and without artists saying their peace via an actual video, it gets pretty, pretty, prett-y ("Curb Your Enthusiasm" is back!) sticky with these situations.
However, not trying to leave you guys with an “R&B Meets Beef” feel, let’s take a second to shine light on Ciara’s upcoming album.
Now according to the good folks at Singersroom, ol’ girl is currently in the middle of putting together a new album where she has equipped The-Dream (isn’t he retiring soon?) and Tricky Stewart. The solo project is slated for an early 2010 release and contains about 14 records so far.
“She came out to L.A. to work with us. We’re out here making this record 'cause it feels good and the vibe is good,” Tricky said in an interview with Rap-Up. "This record obviously is gonna have tempo to it, but I think it’s gonna have even more substance than the last record…She dances and we always want to bring out what she does that other people don’t."
With Lloyd tossing a few shots her way, Bow Wow a distant memory and sloppy record sales from “Fantasy Ride,” it should be interesting to see what goodies Ciara has to offer this next album up. (Just please, no more 50 Cent collaborations...EVER.) -Cyrus Kyle Langhorne