Jay-Z Sure Likes ‘Em Young And Lightskinned

- By Bossip Staff

RihRih better watch out! There’s a new girl on the Roc — and she can actually sing. Details on the flippy.

Former ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant Alexis Jordan has become the latest artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation imprint. The 17-year-old South Carolina native didn’t secure the winning spot when she appeared on the inaugural season of the show in 2007, but she impressed judges with her cover of Whitney Houston’s ‘I Have Nothing.’

Jordan later became a viral sensation with her YouTube covers of popular songs including B.o.B.’s ‘Nothing on You,’ and Jay-Z’s ‘Run This Town’ and caught the attention of executives at Stargate and Roc Nation. “I thought if they didn’t love me then they wouldn’t fly me all the way out to New York,” she said, after receiving the initial call from Stargate. “I knew I had a good chance. Once I got out there we recorded a few songs and Jay-Z came to the studio. I was so excited! And the next thing I knew I was signed to StarRoc/Roc Nation.”

We definitely see a little pattern when it comes to Illuminati Hov and the female singers he has around him. Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Rihanna, Bridget Kelly. We’re starting to wonder if they do a paper bag test at those auditions?

Check out Alexis singing her first single “Happiness”:
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Alexis is promising a little bit of everything on her album, from country to reggae vibes as well as both uptempo songs and ballads. She’s also setting the bar pretty high for herself morally by announcing:

“I want to be really positive, no cussing, none of that,” she said. “I’m a young artist and I want to be a role model.”

Let’s hope she doesn’t let them ‘Luminati folks corrupt her azz… cuz we see how much of a role model Rihanna turned out to be. SMH.

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  • Hannibal

    LIGHT SKINNED WOMEN ARE JUST SO BEAUTIFUL

  • Huh

    Can a dark sista get a break???

  • MooK

    She looks like she could be Beyonce’s little sister.

  • Hannibal

    DARK SKIN SISTA’S CAN’T SING

  • LuvinDaReadz

    She’s adorable

  • PAPER CUTS HURT...

    *sigh* i kinda like the song but am SO TIRED of this girls look. looking at her makes me want to yawn.

    she better (probably will) have 1 hell of a glam squad/stylist. she’s so young and plain looking.

    i like my “happiness” with a side of EDGE.

  • JODY

    HERE COME THE HATERS

  • PAPER CUTS HURT...

    “jody” what exactly is there to hate on??

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983. 17 Days. Bossip is like a big accident...I just can't look away!!!

    LOVE IT!!!! SHE IS TOO PRECIOUS TOO!

    IMMA FOLLOW HER

    GOOD LUCK LIL MOMMA!!!

  • kim

    lawd…if folks ain’t hatin’ on lightskinned blacks, they hatin’ on darkskinned blacks. so tired of it.

  • MS.Lady

    nice voice

  • DizzyGuy1985

    I saw her on youtube singing “Tell Me” by Groove Theory. She did okay.

  • Black Medussa

    why why why

    hannibal do you start the shyt

  • http://bossip miss dior

    shyt

  • Mz Blaze

    Who cares what colour she is???

  • http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/blog/imgpop.php?img=http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com/client_images/kanyewest/3164_b0e5bda4c46c8d17b6cf25713d3170ac.jpg Slide Like A Fresh Pair of Gators

    @Hannibal

    That’s how you like ’em, light skin & long hair???

    You wouldn’t give a dark skinned female a chance or the time of day???

  • Just Sit And Be Pretty

    She’s cute and bubbly…and I agree with whoever said she looks like Beyonce’s lil sis.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983. 17 Days. Bossip is like a big accident...I just can't look away!!!

    ESTER ROLLE GOT ME DYING OUT HERE!

  • Black Medussa

    it was you

    where is that woman that always gets you straightened out

  • DATPHILYGIRL

    MF SAY THAT IM FOOLISH I ONLY RAP ABOUT JEWELS …DO YOU FOOLS LISTEN TO MUSIC OR DO U JUST SKIM THRU IT….SEE IM INFLUENCED BY THE GHETTO U RUINED THE SAME DUDE U GAVE NOTHING I MADE SOMETHING DOING….RENEGADE…..

    RENEGADE…NEVA BEEN AFRAID TO SAY WHATS ON MY AT ANY GIVEN TIME….RENEGADE….AHHHHHHH

  • reenie

    i really like ri ri this girl thinks tooooo much of herself her voice is good but she needs to pipe down good luck to her though

  • Hannibal

    @SLIDE

    YA, I DON’T DATE DARK SKINNED WOMEN, JUST A PREFERENCE. BUT I DO HAVE DARK SKINNED FRIENDS, I JUST WOULD NOT GO OUT WITH THEM.

  • Dance

    So what if shes LIGHT SKINNED my sister is LIGHT SKINNED… Its about her talent people really need to stop with this complexion hate… She Black be proud of your complexion it comes from a strong people..

  • http://nautysgirl@yahoo.com bklynlady

    @Hannibal
    3/30/10, 14:26:pm

    DARK SKIN SISTA’S CAN’T SING

    ___________________________________________

    RIGHT! They can SANG! LOL

  • Stacey

    Just because Camel Joe don’t like em darker than a paper bag doesn’t mean everyone else doesn’t.

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