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Report: Janet Jackson Pregnant with First Child

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All the speculation can now rest… According to a report, Janet Jackson is indeed pregnant with her first child.  Just shy of her 50th birthday (May 16), a source tells ET the exclusive news that the superstar singer is with child.

While there has been no official announcement from Jackson, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise. Just last month, she postponed her “Unbreakable World Tour” to start a family with her husband Wissam Al Mana.

“I thought it was important that you would be the first to know my husband and I are planning our family, so I’m going to have to delay the tour,” she told fans. “Please, if you can try to understand that it’s important that I do this now. I have to rest up, doctor’s orders. But I have not forgotten about you. I will continue to tour as soon as I possibly can.”

Meanwhile, the mom-to-be is gearing up to release a video for “Dammn Baby,” the latest single off her 2015 album Unbreakable.

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Go Behind-The-Scenes of Ciara’s ESSENCE Cover Shoot

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Just yesterday (April 11), ESSENCE revealed the feature and double cover for their new May issue with Ciara, now the magazine gives us a deeper behind-the-scenes look at the cover girl’s cover shoot.

Talking about her favorite moments from the photo shoot, and favorite outfits, CiCi also shares some adorable moments with her son Future, and explains what “Black Girl Magic” means to her.

In the upcoming issue, which hits newsstand on Friday (April 15), Ciara opens up about motherhood, her engagement to Russell Wilson and much more.

Check out the behind-the-scenes video below.

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Go Behind The Scenes of Yuna’s “Crush” Video with Usher

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Yuna‘s unexpected collaboration with Usher has been a constant favorite this year, and today the Malaysian singer-songwriter brings us a first look at the upcoming visuals with the official behind-the-scenes footage.

Filmed in downtown Los Angeles, Yuna and Usher perform the sexy and sweet duet “Crush” in front of City Hall.

“Crush” is the second single off the international sensations forthcoming third studio album, Chapters, which is due out May 20 via Verve Records.

Get your first look at the “Crush” video below.

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Go Behind-The-Scenes of EBONY’s March Cover Shoot with Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele & More!

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By now you’ve probably seen the crazy sexy cover of EBONY’s new March issue featuring singers Jazmine Sullivan and Chrisette Michele, blogger/designer Gabi Gregg (aka GabiFresh), and Orange Is The New Black actress Danielle Brooks—all plus-size, all incredibly talented, and all smokin’ hot.

Before you pick up the magazine, go behind-the-scenes to learn about the inspiration behind this Women’s History month homage and get a glimpse at the looks, poses and staff who all came together to make this a win for curvaceous woman everywhere.

Check out the video below.

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Future and The Weeknd Shoot “Low Life” Video

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Fresh off his performance at the Oscars, The Weeknd caught up with Future to shoot a video for their recent collaboration “Low Life.”

The Atlanta rapper shared a behind-the-scenes video on Snapchat and a photo on Instagram, both featuring cameos from the Grammy-winning singer. The song is the latest single off Future’s EVOL album, which dropped last month. The Weeknd is the only featured guest on the project.

French Montana, who doesn’t appear on the song, was also on hand for the video shoot. It’s unclear whether he was just there for moral support or if he’ll be making a cameo, but he and his team posted some clips from the set, too.

Future could be gearing up to release a slew of new music soon. After dropping two projects in two months this year, the rapper reportedly has “three R&B albums” ready to drop.

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Go Behind The Scenes with SWV at B.B. Kings in NYC

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This past Friday, hitmaking R&B group SWV released their fifth studio album Still.

Coko, Lelee, and Taj have graced stages across the country in promotion of their new record and to say the least, these women know how to put on a memorable experience. I had the honor of going behind the scenes during their set in their old stomping grounds of NYC, just a couple of weeks prior to the album’s release.

A jammed packed house at B.B. Kings Blues Club, hundreds of fans anticipated this moment with the legendary trio. Prior to the ladies hitting the stage we caught up in their dressing room to discuss the current state of R&B music, specifically on the female side. In addition they told me who their man crushes were back in the ’90s.

Take a look at their live performance and exclusive interview below.

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Rihanna Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Bringing ‘Work’ To Life

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If you were wondering how Rihanna came up with her new Top 10 hit, “Work,” you’re in luck!

The pop star blessed the world with a candid look behind the scenes as she recorded the infectious Drake-assisted track. Dressed in her PUMA sneakers and a comfy grey sweatsuit, she smokes cigarettes and shares red wine with her assistant Jenn Rosales by her side. It looks like Rosales was around for some comedic relief, and Rihanna was keeping up with her own jokes too.

The video for “Work” hasn’t been released yet, but clips from the video shoot surfaced over the weekend showing Rihanna giving us dancehall realness courtesy of her SnapChat posts.

Bad Gal RiRi’s latest album, ANTI debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this week. She kicks off her “ANTI World Tour” on February 26 in San Diego.

Check out her behind-the-scenes video below.

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Rihanna Shares Preview of “Work” Video

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When in doubt, dutty wine it out!

While the rollout to her album may have been all over the place, Rihanna is making sure that everything else that surrounds it is just right.

Previewing the visual for her Drake-assisted single “Work” today on her Snapchat, RiRi took it back to her roots with an all out dance party. Still on set inside the Real Jerk Toronto restaurant, Rihanna gave a few behind-the-scenes clips on just how fun it looks to be apart of the video making process with her.

While Drake isn’t in any of the 10-second videos she posted, that doesn’t mean he won’t appear in the actual video as they are still in the process of shooting.

Take a look at the Bad Gal wine up di waist below!

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