Taken Off Guard

- By Bossip Staff Categories: News

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Chris Rock was nearly arrested on rape charges recently. Click HERE to read the full scoop and learn out the root of the “accusations.”

Also in the news, Janet Janet and Def Jam may be through. With a new tour in the works, this is the last thing Ms. Jackson needs. Click HERE to learn about this recent blow to Janet’s career and read a statement, in her own words, that suggests the reason for this bad turn of fortune.

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  • http://en.gravatar.com/avatar/522ae813d0291146b3c70cd56c2834f3?s=80&r=any NIKKI UNDERWOOD

    Wha?

  • Ms. T.

    That is a horrible picture of Chris.

  • KC

    FIRST!!!!! FINALLY…HOPEFULLY…AM I?

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  • Marquis de Sade

    Uh, Janet, it’s time to go the Cher route, Las Vegas revue show. If that doesn’t work, there’s always the county fair circuit. Face it – You’re no longer relevant – It happens! Dare to be different and bow out gracefully. There’s no shame in accepting the fact that the music business culture has changed and passed you by.

  • Lush-Us Lipps

    Ahhh, poor Janet, I was really hoping she could pull it off with her last album, but I guess not…

    Chris Rock should really consider taking legal action agaist these bafoons!

  • Lauren

    Aaaaw that wasn’t funny ppoor Chris…

    And Janet shoulda saw this coming, SMH…She should ask her boy toy Jermaine for help doesn’t he have his own label??

  • VoiceOfReason

    Ummm, sweetie, they stopped promoting it because you, like the album, are wack.

  • mrslaadee

    Chris Rock should sue they hell out of whoever was behind this! Reality shows are really getting out of control. You can’t mess with a person’s life like that while you’re trying to play a trick on them. There’s a difference between setting someone up an a blind date that will be purposely bad(Hell Date)and setting someone up saying they raped an underage person. Allegations like these could have put Chris under the jail with no questions asked.

  • *****

    Record sales are down for everyone… period. No one buys music anymore, they steal it. That’s why celebrities are doing so much more than just act or sing. They have fashion lines, perfume, etc. They are doing what they can to stay afloat. You never saw Anita Baker do other ish. Some may write a book after they’ve been out awhile about their life or something like that but not like celebs today.

  • Just_Wanna_Know

    There is no need to blame the record label, the CD was wack. So was 20 YO. I think Janet’s problem is she’s still trying to act like a 20 year old. Maybe trying a more mature sound could work for her. Granted she doesn’t have the greatest voice but she could play around with her style a little more instead of competing with these young girls. She has nothing to prove cause she’s made her mark. She did a really good job in ‘Why did I get married’. Maybe she can focus on acting more and just bow out from the music scene.

  • mrslaadee

    As for Janet…She’s had her time. It’s time for her to fade into the background as JD’s wife, have some kids, and enjoy life. The sooner that music artists start realizing that you can’t be on the scene for ever, the better off they will be. It’s all about acceptance. They have to accept that they have had their time in the spotlight and now it’s time to pass the torch. I think Janet needs to hang it up along with Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Diddy, and Jay-Z. And maybe Usher in the near future. I would add Snoop to the list too but he still makes some bad ass party records.

  • *****

    mrslaadee(Check me out!)

    As for Janet…She’s had her time. It’s time for her to fade into the background as JD’s wife, have some kids, and enjoy life. The sooner that music artists start realizing that you can’t be on the scene for ever, the better off they will be. It’s all about acceptance. They have to accept that they have had their time in the spotlight and now it’s time to pass the torch. I think Janet needs to hang it up along with Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Diddy, and Jay-Z. And maybe Usher in the near future. I would add Snoop to the list too but he still makes some bad ass party records.

    I agree with all except Snoop, Mariah, and Mary J. They are still hitting #1 spots. Didn’t Mariah just break the Beatles record for number 1s with this last single? I think I read that either them or Elvis or somebody like that.

  • Aunt Viv

    Co-sign@Marquis de Sade’s suggestion that Janet just do the Vegas circuit. She would do year-long revue performing hits past and present (mostly past), and make all the money she didn’t make off her lastest albums, plus some extra to help her broke brother Michael. Shoo, it worked for Celine Dion, Cher, and Toni Braxton. I’d see her doing “Pleasure Principle” at the Palms!

  • Somer

    Is anyone surprised. Her last 3 CD’s sucked! She tried to package & resell the same Euro-trash, dance music with lyrics that you could not understand 3 times over. I don’t care how good Janet look (and she look damn good), that does not sell CD’s. She sold millions of magazines and very few CD’s.

    Non-singers, dance artist or whatever u want to call them only sell good when they are young cause the audience has not fully matured. The people who grew up on Janet are now in their late 30’s & 40’s. They are now listening to Jill Scott, John Legend, Kem, Brian Mcknight, Erica Badu, etc……

  • Grace

    It has nothing to do with age. Janet cannot sing and her voice is getting thinner & thinner on every CD. Mariah can sing and that is why she is still relevant. That is the reason Mariah refused to do the much hyped duet with Janet that JD has been pushing for.

  • soulwoman

    I agree with Somer. Janet’s time is up. The kids want to see artists that are close to their age and the adults don’t want to hear/see Janet doing the same ole ish she been doing since ’85.

    I don’t agree with the person that said Mary, Mariah and Usher should retire. For what? They still going platinum and has an audience out there that support them.

  • *****

    I’d see her doing “Pleasure Principle” at the Palms!

    You and me both^^^

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  • mrslaadee

    The reason I said that Mary J. Blige and Mariah need to hang it up is b/c they are old and their time has passed. Mary can’t sing and has never been able to. Women just loved the lyrics to her songs and could feel her pain. That’s what helped blow her career up. But with younger females who can actually sing(Beyonce,Ashanti,Fantaisa,Alicia Keys,Keisha Cole:sometimes)I just think it’s time to let them take over. All of Mariah’s songs are starting to sound the same. If people think janet needs to grow up then they must think the same about Mariah. She is damn near 40 still talking about butterflies. Mariah is basically still selling albums based off her name and a catchy JD hook. As far as Usher goes…I’m just tired of him. He always made good music, but after Confessions blew up it’s like he just got too big headed. Usher thinks guys like Chris Brown, Omarion, Mario, and Lloyd are copying him. When all of them(Usher included)are really copying Michael Jackson. I know Mike wasn’t the first to sing and dance but these guys grew up watching him, so that’s who they are copying.

  • missladyjordan

    I, too believe Janet should hang it up. Unfortunately she is getting too old for this business…people are not interested in still watching her…why is she not fulfilling other parts of her life such as having children getting married and anything else..I mean damn girl…we’ve definitely seen all you got…highly doubt you’ve got anything else amazing for us…

    love her but when your time is up…its up girl…

  • missladyjordan

    @mrslaadee….I definitely disagree with you…you’re crazy to say mary can’t sing…I think you have awful taste…Im sorry…I can almost guarantee you havent heard any of mariah’s cd so its best you not judge and just look at the album sales numbers ok? Ive not heard her use the word butterfly in years…IDK whether that was suppose to be a joke or what. Janet is old and we’ve been watching her all her life…its definitely her time to throw in the towel

  • JJJJJJJJ

    WOW PEOPLE I DIDNT KNOW 41 WAS OLD U ALL HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN 2 BASH THESE CELEBRITIES!!! SHE DONT EVEN KNOW U!!! BLACKS WILL NEVER GET ANYWHERE CAUSE WE ALWAYS HATE ON EACH OTHER NO SUPPORT !!! THIS WOMEN DESERVES HER PROPS SHES BEEN IN THE GAME FOR 30 YRS!!!! AND SHE STILL IS RELAVENT!!!! HAVE OF THESE NEW ARTIST WONT EVEN SEE PAST 5 YRS!!! JANETS GONNA DO HER THING. I HOPE SHE DOSENT QUIT ON ACCOUNT OF U HATTING BLACK FOLK!! NO OTHER RACE DOES THIS HATING ON, ONE ANOTHER EXCEPT FOR US ITS SAD!!!!

  • Eleanor Rigby

    @missladyjordan…FYI, if Janet is old, Mariah is old too. They are only 4 years apart in age. So, by your calculations, if Janet needs to throw in the towel, Mariah needs to take note pretty soon as well.

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