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Jennifer Lopez Covers The August 2013 Issue Of W Magazine, Goes Back To Her Bronx Block

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Jennifer Lopez covers the August 2013 issue of W Magazine in a Gucci feather dress. For the cover story, J Lo travels back to the Castle Hill section of the Bronx, NY where she grew up at with writer Lynn Hirschberg. “This is the house I grew up in,” said J. Lo who stopped in front of a white two-story house surrounded by an ornate metal gate. J Lo’s longtime manager was also present. He asked if she wanted to knock on the door of her childhood house. “No. I don’t want to go inside,” she said. “The last time I was in there was when my mom and dad called us home to tell us that they were separating after 33 years of marriage. I think that’s why I was nervous about coming here today. It’s like seeing someone from the past—you’re afraid to run into them because you never know if it’s going to be ‘wow’ or very difficult. This is a combination of both.”

In the cover story, J Lo also talks about butting heads with her mother, sleeping on a sofa in the studio, being homeless, dancing in Europe which helped her get booked as a ‘Fly Girl‘ on In Living Color.

My mom and I butted heads. “I didn’t want to go to college—I wanted to try dance full-time. So she and I had a break. I started sleeping on the sofa in the dance studio. I was homeless, but I told her, ‘This is what I have to do.’ A few months later, I landed a job dancing in Europe. When I got back, I booked In Living Color. I became a Fly Girl and moved to L.A. It all happened in a year.”

On not liking L.A. in the beginning:

I hated L.A.,” she said. “I was asking, ‘Where’s the store for milk? Don’t you guys walk on the street?’ Now I love Los Angeles, but it doesn’t give me strength the way the Bronx did. All the strength that I needed for life, I got from that neighborhood.”

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Lopez in front of her childhood home in the Bronx, in May. Michael Kors jacket; Roberto Cavalli dress; Kwiat earrings; Jacob & Co ring.

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Prada coat; Jacob & Co ring.

Read the full interview and see more pics at W Magazine.

Photos Credit: W Magazine

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Jay-Z Receives Platinum Plaque For ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’; The Album Will Move Another 475-525k

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A few days after dropping, the RIAA gave Jay-Z a platinum plaque for his latest offering, Magna Carta Holy Grail. “A million sold before the album dropped,” rapped Jay-Z on “Made In America“. According to HDD, MCHG will debut at #1 on Billboard’s charts next week selling an estimated 475-525k copies in its first week in retail stores.

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Jay-Z continues to set #newrules! Earlier today, Mr. Carter has descended upon Manhattan’s Pace Gallery for a six-hour performance of his single “Picasso Baby“. Some of the footage will be used for an official music visual. The moment draws inspirations from artist Marina Abramovic’s 2010 MoMA exhibition Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present. It is being reported that the visual is being directed by Mark Romanek who also directed Jay-Z’s99 Problem“. Romanek also coordinated the event along with Salon 94. Marina Abramovic, Wale, Jerry Slatz, Judd Apatow and George Condo were in attendance.

You can purchase the album on iTunes.

Photos Credit: RIAA’s Twitter | Instagram

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Ciara Performs In $695 Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Gold Patent Leather Cut-Out Sneakers

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Singer Ciara continues to take over NYC in support of her new self-titled album. Yesterday she performed on Good Morning America in a white top from Alexander Wang’s Spring 2013 collection and white pants paired $695 now $348 Maison Martin Margiela Metallic Gold Patent Leather Cut-Out Sneakers. These metallic gold high top sneakers feature a round toe, taupe lace up closure with silver tone eyelets, suede paneling in taupe throughout, padded tongue and collar, tan rubber foxing, leather upper and rubber sole. Get these sneakers at SSENSE. Honestly, I like Cici’s style! She does a great job mixing pieces from upscale designers’ menswears collection with girly pieces from fashion houses to give her that tomboy inspired look. Yesterday, she hosted a meet-and-greet as well as signed copies of her new album at NYC’s J & R Music World. For her in store appearance, Cici dressed in a $1,780 now $890 Givenchy Brown Paisley Geometric Print Zippered Sweatshirt paired with black slacks. See the original post here. Are you feeling Cici’s ensemble and sneakers? All week-long Cici is taking up residency at BET’s ‘106 & Park‘.

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Cici tweeted, “2Day Was A Good Day:).. Me and Robin Roberts doing silly poses at GMA. She’s so beautiful. Her Spirit is magnetic.#StrongWoman.❤

Photos Credit: Ciara’s Twitter | sneakers via SSENSE

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Meek Mill Announces ‘100 M’s’ Clothing Line

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MMG’s Meek Mill continues to expand his multi-million empire. Last year, he released his debut, Dreams & Nightmares. The album debuted at #2 on the US Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 165,000 copies. As of now, the album has sold over 357,000 copies. Earlier in the Spring, the Philly-native released a book, Tony Story. It is rumored that the book is going to be turn into a movie. Last night Tuesday (July 9), Meek announced via Instagram that he is working on a clothing line called ‘100 M’s‘. As of press, there is no official release date. Stay tuned to YDBR for all updates. Meek is also planning to release a third installment of his Dreamchasers series, entitled Dreamchasers 3. The mixtape will feature guest appearances from Rick Ross, Wale, Jadakiss, Trina, Waka Flocka, Future and others. Expect an official release date soon. Are you interested in wearing pieces from Meek’s clothing line?

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Photos Credit: Meek Mill’s Twitter

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Ciara Wears A $1,780 Givenchy Brown Paisley Geometric Print Zippered Sweatshirt

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After releasing her self-titled album yesterday Tuesday (July 9), Ciara is still on a heavy promo run. The Epic Records signee hosted a meet-and-greet as well as signed copies of her new album at NYC’s J & R Music World. For her in store appearance, Cici dressed in a $1,780 now $890 Givenchy Brown Paisley Geometric Print Zippered Sweatshirt paired with black slacks. This oversized long sleeve brown, blue & red sweatshirt features tones of brown, blue and red. It is completed with a paisley pattern, ribbed crewneck collar, cuffs and hem in black. You can get Ciara’s sweatshirt at SSENSE. Are you feeling Cici’s ensemble? All week-long Cici is taking up residency at BET’s106 & Park‘.

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Photos Credit: J & R Music’s FB | shirts via SSENE 

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