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Demetria McKinney Tribute to Whitney Houston

I must say when I first saw this video I asked myself where have I been. Demetria recorded this tribute in February and I was temporarily upset that she didn’t tell me about it when I saw and spoke with her in January.  But ” I forgive you Demetria..this time”… Just kidding. But back to…

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I must say when I first saw this video I asked myself where have I been. Demetria recorded this tribute in February and I was temporarily upset that she didn’t tell me about it when I saw and spoke with her in January.  But ” I forgive you Demetria..this time”… Just kidding. But back to the tribute. I’ve had the pleasure of  previously interviewing Demetria. And since Prestige has evolved  since that time, I’m looking forward to having her on the cover once again. We all know and love Demetria for her role as “Janine Payne” on the hit TBS sitcom ” Tyler Perry’s House of Payne”, as well as starring in other Tyler Perry stage plays such as,  “Meet the Browns”,  “What’s Done In The Dark“, “Why Did I Get Married“, and “Madea’s Family Christmas”.  Demetria has also  starred in  “The Mountaintop”, “Church Girl”, the musical “I Dream” in which she portrayed Mrs. Coretta Scott King and “Dreamgirls” which she performed with the legendary Jennifer Holliday.

She currently stars on the TV One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show as Monica, Rickey’s ex wife. So make sure you tune in to TV One  on Sunday nights and keep check for the new season that will be premiering July 23rd.

Demetria’s other numerous film and television credits include the films “Daddy’s Little Girls”, “Let The Church Say Amen”, “Breaking Up is Hard to Do” and shows “Necessary Roughness”and “Let’s Stay Together”. She has extensive vocal and dance training. She is an R&B/Soul singer who has opened for artists such as Tank, Dwele and Anthony David. She has three singles available on Itunes “Take Away” and “Get Yo ..ish” and “Livin It Up” (her duet with Anthony David). She is presently working on her debut CD with notable producers such as Musiq Soulchil. Now in saying all of that. I must say that all three of her singles that is available on Itunes, I’ve already downloaded to my IPhone and it’s been on repeat.  But when I went to Demetria website http://www.demetriamckinney.com and saw she had a new video up and it was a tribute to Whitney Houston. I had to stop whatever I was doing and listen. I’m left with saying WOW, and in tears, She did a phenomenal job on this tribute song and really showed the power, strength and range in her vocals. Prestige readers, take a listen below and leave your comments letting me know what you think.

 

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Lizzo Trying to Manifest Banging Drake After New Song Name-Drop

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Lizzo says she name-dropped Drake in her new song to turn the tables on an age-old trope of rappers doing the same for women — but it seems she’s actually trying to bang the dude.

During an interview with Zane Lowe, the singer mentioned Drake on her new song with Cardi B, “Rumors,” because she felt it’d be fun to give society a taste of its own medicine — and in this context, that means flipping the script on rappers/male musicians name-dropping fine women in their tunes.

If you didn’t hear the bar yet, it goes … “Last year, I thought I would losе it // Readin’ s*** on the internet // My smoothie cleanse and my diet // No, I ain’t f*** Drake yet (Ha).”

The Drake thing seems to have come out of left field … but Lizzo explained further in the ZL sit-down, jokingly saying she hasn’t quite been able to manifest some bedroom boom with Toronto’s Certified Lover Boy — even though it sounds like she’d love to take a dip.

All kidding aside, Lizzo says she included the line as a way to turn what rappers have often done in music — namely, name-dropping ladies/would-be sexual exploits — upside down on its head. It’s true … fellas have done that for a long time in the genre .

As far as their real-life relationship … Lizzo says she kinda knows Drake, and that he’s super cool.

Still, it seems she does, in fact, want some of what he’s got — at least based on her Twitter activity shortly after this interview aired. She tweeted right at Champagne Papi for the whole world to see, writing … “Hey big head @Drake.” Classic “wyd” vibes for modern dating.

Aubrey hasn’t publicly responded yet … but wouldn’t that be something if he did??? Unfortunately for her, he seems to have his hands full with
Johanna Leia and other things these days.

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Boxer Gervonta Davis Involved in Minor Plane Crash, Documents Aftermath

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Gervonta Davis just, miraculously, walked away from a plane crash relatively unscathed — and it sounds like what’s hurting him the most in the aftermath are his feet … and his caboose.

The professional boxer went live Saturday to document a terrifying encounter he says he and his crew had just gone through after boarding a private jet … which apparently failed to properly take off and crash landed back down to the airport grounds it was trying to leave.

Thankfully, it doesn’t appear the aircraft got very far up before coming back down to Earth — because Gervonta and other passengers seemed more or less okay … with their health and bodies intact.

That’s not to say Gervonta wasn’t feeling some hurt afterwards — on his live feed, he noted that his booty was aching like no other … this while he wrapped his feet in gauze. He’s pretty jovial about the whole thing, which is great to see, but this could’ve easily been way worse.

Gervonta also was able to get some shots of the downed plane, and it sure looks like something went wrong internally. There were also fire engines that showed up on the scene to evaluate the damage and tend to anyone’s injuries. Again, though, most everyone seems to be fine … which is absolutely incredible, because it appears there were even children aboard, based on a photo Gervonta posted shortly before getting on his flight. His video doesn’t capture any kids, though.

It’s unclear what exactly caused the malfunction — but you can hear Gervonta and his friends speculate on what happened … seems like there might’ve been some overheating of some sort. They also appear to be discussing some of the flight maneuvers the pilot(s) were using in the air … and the group seems to think that may have attributed to it going down.

Stay tuned while we here at Prestige try to get a hold of Gervonta’s team for more answers.

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Drake Takes Shot at Kanye in New Verse, Calls Him ‘Burnt Out’

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Drake is stirring the pot again on his rap beef with Kanye West — taking a new shot at the guy in a song he just dropped with Trippie Redd … and it might be the ultimate insult.

The rapper is featured on TR’s new track, “Betrayal,” and at one point in Drizzy’s verse, he brings up Mr. West by name … acknowledging that they are, indeed, still apparently beefing — while also going so far as to call Kanye “burnt out” … and noting it’s irrelevant to him.

Here’s how the Kanye bar goes … “All these fools I’m beefin’ that I barely know // Forty-five, forty-four (Burned out), let it go // Ye ain’t changin’ s*** for me, it’s set in stone.” He adds … “Rollin’ stones, heavy stones (PinkGrillz) // Precious stone, let me make my presence known.”

The “Ye” reference could possibly be interpreted as “they” or “you” — but based on Drake touching Kanye’s exact age (44) … it seems clear he meant the former with some clever word play. The folks over at Genius heard it too … they wrote out the lyric as “Ye.”

Now, for some analysis — as to why Drake is randomly bringing up Kanye again after years have passed since they beefed, with Pusha T in the mix, is anyone’s guess at this point.

However, some people have a theory on these old foes — there’s been speculation of late that Kanye is, perhaps, trying to set up his “Donda” release so that it lines up with Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy” album … which he’s on record as saying would be out by the end of summer at the latest. That’s just a few weeks away … and neither project has dropped.

There’s no evidence to prove it one way or another … but the fact that Kanye continues to delay the release date — with seemingly no end in sight — is curious in this context. That, coupled with the fact that Drake’s going after him anew, is even more eyebrow-raising.

In any case, we’re always here for some new beef. And, if it means more music from these two in the process … we’ll take it and then some. Ball’s in your court, Ye (we think).

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