Excerpts from her Billboard Magazine interview:
On Loving Hood Music and Being “The White Nicki Minaj”:
“A lot of people wanted to try to make me the white Nicki Minaj. That’s not what I’m trying to do. I love ‘hood’ music, but my talent is as a singer.”
On Critics Who Say She’s Losing Herself:
“That’s been kind of a trip: It’s not like I’m losing who I am — I actually found out more about who I am by making this music. I’m going on a journey, and that’s more than a lot of 20-year-olds can say. And I’m still going to change so much. Because I’m not the same person I was six months ago — I’m not even the same person I was two weeks ago.”
On Her New Song, “We Can’t Stop,” Produced by Mike Will Made It:
“I’m 20 years old and I want to talk to the people that are up all night with their friends. It’s based on a true story of a crazy night I had: When I heard the song for the first time, it captured exactly what I was living. I didn’t make this song for the critics, but for the people living it.”
On Her Urban Influence:
“I’ve always wanted country-rock influences, but now I’m moving over to a more urban side. It’s not a hip-hop album, though-it’s a pop album. I’m not coming in trying to rap. It’s more like, ‘I don’t see any girls out there doing what Miguel and Frank Ocean are doing.’”
Excerpt fromsongwriters Timothy and Theron’s Vibe Magazine interview:
Recently, the songwriters of the new record “We Can’t Stop,” which Rihanna passed on and was later given to Miley, had this to say: “When you listen to the Miley Cyrus record that we did, it’s not ratchet but it definitely has a lot of urban feel to it,” Timothy said. “She was like, ‘I want urban, I just want something that just feels Black.’”
The lawyer working on the behalf of Khyati Shah, the woman whose head had a close encounter with Miguel’s foot, says his client could be suffering from brain damage.
Khyati Shah’s lawyer Vip Bhola has told TMZ: “Some of the difficulties she’s experiencing are cognitive in nature and lead to suspicion of a neurological head injury.” He went on to say that he and his client are awaiting a doctor’s analysis, the results of which should be delivered next week. They will then decide if they will take legal action against Miguel and Billboard.
During Miguel’s live performance during last month’s Billboard Music Awards, he flew across the mosh pit with reckless abandon and crashed into audience members. In an interview with Billboard after the incident, he expressed remorse, ”Well, I think it’s kind of clear what happened. But I’m very happy to bring my new friend, Khyati, we just met. Unfortunately we did not meet under the best circumstances, but I think we’re OK.”
Bhola also told TMZ that offering Shah an ice pack was a pathetic gesture, since she should have been rushed to an ER.
Money, money,money, monnnaaay
Miguel should’ve won for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Amy Winehouse & Nas - Terry Urban Presents Me & Mr. Jones
Andy Allo - Superconductor
ATCQ x The Pharcyde - Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde
Azealia Banks - 1991
Bloom - Beach House
Cody ChesnuTT - Landing on a Hundred
David Virelles - Continuum
Disclosure - The Face EP
Elle Varner - Perfectly Imperfect
Esperanza Spalding - Radio Music Society
Frank Ocean - channel ORANGE
Jessie Ware - Devotion
JoJo - Agápē
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough?
Luke James - Whispers In the Dark EP
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Nas - Life Is Good
Oddisee People Hear What They See
Ravi Coltrane - Spirit Fiction
Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
Rochelle Jordan - P R E S S U R E
Santigold - Master of My Make Believe
Sam Sparro - Return to Paradise
Solange - True EP
Wadada Leo Smith - Ten Freedom Summers
Everytime I go to a concert, I always make sure I get a spot in the front. Today was a different story…well kinda. I had a wholeee bunch of tall people in front of little ol me.
The Lord must’ve felt what I was experiencing. He stepped back real quick, and was like “don’t worry I got u.” We here *pointing back and forth at our eyes*
At least 1 min. after that, everybody moved outta my way. It was like the Lord parted that red sea and gave me a path. Basically, some guy asked the crowd “who wants to meet Miguel?” Everybody raised their hand but me. When they slipped out of those spaces, I slipped right on in.
While the concert was going on, some girl was in the middle of the crowd and homegirl couldn’t see jack cuz she’s short. So I decided to take a couple of pics for her on her iPhone. (I hope they came out clear).