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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.

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Still Killing These Hoes: Naomi Campbell Fashion Spread In The July 2012 Issue Of “W” Magazine

International super-model Naomi Campbell is featured in the July 2012 issue of W Magazine. She took some stunning shots. Dressed in different upscale designer jackets, suits, pants, fur coats, bags, shoes and dresses, Naomi worked those cameras. Besides her past negative behavior, Naomi is a positive role-model for aspiring models, especially African-American females. For over 20 years, Naomi has been killing the modeling game. I think she is the greatest African-American female model. She opened up the doors for some of today’s African-American models, walked the catwalk and runways all around the world, was the first African-American model for French Vogue and graced the cover of over 500 renowned fashion magazines. This issue hits newsstand June 26th. Peep the pictures below:

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Picture Me Dope: Nicki Minaj Covers W Magazine

Queens femcee Nicki Minaj is gracing the cover of the November Art & Fashion issue of W magazine. In the fashion spread, Nicki has been styled as a 18th-century courtesan by Italian artist Francesco Vezzoli.

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Alicia Keys Covers W Magazine & Reflects On Her Entry Into The Music Business

The talented Alicia Keys has a spread in the June 2011 issue of W Magazine. In the spread, A Keys reflects on the 10 year anniversary of her debut LP Song In A Minor, which sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Also, A Keys talked about growing up in the Hell’s Kitchen section of Manhattan, being young with strong ideas, but no experience and people loving her for who she is. Below are a few excerpt:
Alicia Keys reflects on her entry into the music business saying:

“I just wanted to be who I was, which was like so many other girls I knew. We grew up in the city, had a hard edge and obstacles to overcome, but we were still young and beautiful. I didn’t want to be all dressed up, all made up—I wanted to be myself, which hadn’t been done before.”

On being young with strong ideas, but no experience:

“I was a young girl with very strong ideas but no experience. I just knew that everything else I was doing was wrong—that all the suggestions weren’t what was in my mind, they weren’t what it was meant to be.”

On people falling in love with the real her:

“How terrible would it have been if I had come out with some watered-down version of who I am? People fell in love with the real me, and I still feel blessed that that was how the journey began.

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