Amy Winehouse Father is Not Pleased with Cover of Back to Black

Andre 3000 and Beyonce teamed up to record their cover of Amy Winehouse Back to Black song and Amys father Mitch isn’t too pleased with the outcome. The song premiered on East Village Radio this weekend and from the snippet that I heard, I really enjoyed Andre 3000 verse. Now, we all know that Andre has a very unique style and he tends to approach songs way different from you would expect but I think that’s what makes us love him and it keeps him genuine and true to himself. However, Amy’s father would have to disagree. This is what he had to say …

I just heard the Andre part of Back to Black. Terrible. He should have let Beyonce do it all. Mitch

OUCHHHH!! I think that was a little harsh !

He also stated

They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can’t tell you how much it is but it’s a lot of money.

and went on to state that he liked what Beyonce did with the song

I like Beyonces cover and have no probs. monies received will help lots of kids. She can do another cover if she wants. We need the money!

But then again who ever has enough courage to go against Beyonce unless their prepared to receive the hundred of thousands of hate mail and comments from her die-hard fan base.


“Ive Got 99 Problems and Now Jay-Z is One

Obama has spoke about all the controversy surround Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s trip to Cuba. It seems as though Obama knows exactly what to say to make people laugh as he came out to a music change of presidential melodies into Dj Khaled’s “All I Do is Win” .

Check out his intro here

This is what he had to say about the trip to Cuba

So, yes, maybe I have lost a step. But some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jay-Z going to Cuba — it’s unbelievable. I’ve got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one.

The President also spoke about it on the Today show claiming

 “We’ve got better things to do.”

Seems like Obama doesn’t think that Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba should have been as big of a problem a people made it out to be. A lot of people believed that Obama was coming at Jay-Z and putting him in his place but if you ask me it sounds like the president is neutral. He is neither against the Treasury nor is he against Jay-Z he just doesn’t believe that through all the social issues our country is going through,  we need to be mentioning jay at press conferences.  He also made light of the History Channel’s series “The Bible” using an actor that look like him to play the role of Satan.

Check the video out below

Lil Kim and RiRi

Lil Kim showed Rihanna mad love as she supported RiRi on her Diamonds World Tour.  The Queen B was spotted chilling backstage with Rihanna when the tour made its way up to New Jersey. They both displayed their love for one another on social network sites like Instagram and Twitter.

Lil Kim tweeted

On the way to see my b**** rihanna!!!!! #diamondsworldtour

Me and my wifey @badgalriri @rihanna !!!!!! :) :) !!!! I’m in love!!! ❤
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Meanwhile Lil Kim was shutting it down at  Hot 97  Gramercy Theater.

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Check out the video of her performing below


The New Fantasia

Songstress Fantasia has just released her new album entitled “Side- Effects of You” and it is amazing! We all knew the girl could SANG (not sing) and its great to see her healthier, happier and successful! I love fantasia because she has a beautiful spirit and her voice is SO unique.  She is one of the few American Idol stars who won the show AND made more than one successful album .  Fantasia gained weight due to a project she was supposed to do (Mahalia Jackson biopic)  but unfortunately it fell through and after the birth of her second son she knew she needed to get back in the gym.

Working out for me, started as something mental. It was a way to release and let some things go.[…]I workout every day, sometimes twice a day. I keep my trainer with me and she travels with me. I love Pilates, yoga, and spinning. I also attend boot camp class and they have become my workout family. Doing it with them makes me feel good.

A lot of my cousins who are my age or are in their 30′s are on high blood pressure pills and it’s like, c’mon, you’re too young for that. I wanted to be the person in my family to stand up and say, okay we have to eat better and workout. I want to be around for a long time. I can’t travel like I do and not be healthy. You know how I move on stage. At any minute I could just pass out and that’s not good.”

I’m on that health kick right now. This is something I had to do for myself and for my family. I just feel confident. If no one ever says it, I can look in the mirror and say to myself, ‘Good God almighty, you’re a bad mama-jamma!’

Im very proud of Fantasia because she is looking GREAT!

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Fantasia talks about how before this album she wasnt sure if she wanted to continue doing music.

“I was starting to hate what I loved — the label, the industry,”

She also discussed the idea behind the album telling us that this album is a symbol of triumph and that she felt like she needed to visit some very dark places on some of the records. I’ve heard some songs from the album and Fantasia is just as amazing as I remember her to be !

Sales projections released Wednesday predict that her album, “Side Effects of You,” will move 90,000 – 95,000 copies first week, locking her in for a no.2 debut on the chart. Candy Coated Crush loves Fantasia and we wish her the best!

Celebs hit the scene for House of Moscoto Launch Party

Celebrities like Ciara, Rocsi , Omorion , Vanessa Hudgens and Natalie Nunn appeared at the House of Moscoto Launch Party that was hosted by Theophilus London with music by Dj Just Blaze. My personal favorite was Ciara but thats a biased opinion due to the fact that I love Ciara!  Check out the pictures below and tell us who you think looked candy coated at the event.

*Candy Coated Crush wants to encourage everyone to drink responsibly* 

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Beyonce proves that she is a Grown Woman

Beyonce performed her single “Grown Woman” for the first time during her Mrs.Carter tour in Paris. The song includes lyrics like

Cause I put it down like that down like that
And I’m making all these racks all these racks
And I’m moving round like that round like that
And I do it
And don’t look back don’t look back

I’m a grown woman
Do whatever I want
I’m a grown woman
Do whatever I want

I can be bad if I want
I wanna be grown if I want
I wanna live fast if I want
I’m a grown woman
Do whatever I want


You may know this song from the sneak peek she gave us during her Pepsi commercial. Click HERE if you haven’t seen that yet . However this is the first time that she has shown it to the public and performed with it. She dances to the song as she sports a two piece Kenzo printed outfit paired up with her infamous nude fish nets.

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Check out the video a fan recorded of Beyonce performing Grown Woman

You may also recognize Kenzo from various artist like Brandy , Jessica Alba, Rita Ora and LaLa.

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On the contrast, Beyonce has banned people from taking flash photography during the tour due to the unflattering pictures that surfaced the internet during the Super Bowl. Therefore, Bey now has her own photographer for the tour who releases pictures to the press but she still allows her fans to keep their cell phones


Notice the difference ? LOL

Here are other pictures from the Mrs.Carter tour and I must say it looks like a great show !

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Eye Candy : Fabolous ft Chris Brown – Ready

We know that Fab is infamous for his  love songs that seem to always be a hit and this time he has teamed up with RnB sensation Chris Brown in his single “Ready”. The visual has just been released and its the definition of urban sophistication as Fab sweeps a hotel maid off her feet while on vacation in the Dominican Republic. The girl is beautiful and the scenery of the video is very therapeutic with vibrant whites and clear ocean blues and Fab and chris switch between all black outfits and all white outfits.. Check it out below !

EYE CANDY : Letoya Luckett in black and white chic

We haven’t heard much of Letoya musically however she has been doing her thins in the television world. I love letoya luckett I think she is beautiful and very talented and somewhat underrated if you ask me but thats a whole different conversation. ANYWAYS, Letoya was spotted coming from dinner looking chic and fab!


SHe paired a sleeveless white and black peplum shirt from Torn by Ronny Kobo


with a pair of $995 black 5 inch “Malika” stiletto sandals from Jimmy Choo




I think the outfit was perfect for a nice day in West Hollywood !






EAR CANDY : Beyonce x Andre 3000

Andre THREE STACKS and Beyonce team up for their rendition of the late Amy Winehouse “Back to Black” . FIRST OFF can we just take a moment of silence on behalf of Amy?

Okay,  I just want to say that I’m a HUGE Amy Winehouse fan the girl just had so much SOUL! I was a litte skeptical at first because there are just some songs you LEAVE ALONE but with the genius efforts of Andre 3000 I really think this song will be great! Andre just has the natural talent to make everything sound great because he is such an innovator and he is never afraid to take risks! It seems like Bey is using a different approach to the song because she comes on her verse in a raspy somewhat seductive tone and although its so different from Amy , I still like it.

Check out the snippet below

Rihanna Makes Billboard History


Rihanna has taken to her instagram to express her gratitude to Rihanna Navy and Billboard after making Billboard history. The 26 year old became the first artist in twenty years to tally 10 number one singles on Billboard. She is also up for 10 nominations at the billboard music awards including top ten artist and top r&b album. Congrats to Ri-ri no matter what the circumstance is clearly she is reigning! Keep doing your thing Ri!