Trey Songz Opens Up About His Love For Black Women: “The Strength Of Them Gave Me A Certain Strength.”

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Trey Songz was part of this year’s ESSENCE Festival lineup. While in New Orleans over the weekend, the “Slow Motion” singer opened up to the publication about his love for black women.

“I was raised by black women,” he said. “I love black women. I didn’t have a male figure in my life; I had my mother, all my aunties. The strength of them gave me a certain strength.”

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Erykah Badu Covers Mantra Magazine; Dishes On Love & More

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Erykah Badu poses as cover girl for Mantra magazine’s latest issue. The mother, doula, and artist rocks fabulous big hair and a golden lip for her close-up cover shot.

Inside the yoga and health mag, the 43-year-old beauty explains the effect that love has on her: “My medicine is being in love you know, I’m in love,” she says. “And when I’m in love I glow, and my face is happy, and my heart is light and happy. And my children are happy.”

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Ciara Dishes On How Love Inspired Her New Album [Video]

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Ciara sat down with Radio.com, where she chatted about love and music. Remaining mum and very guarded about her love life in the past – keeping details out of the press and her music – CiCi’s switching things up with her latest album, Ciara.

“I feel like sometimes you can be so private and so guarded, you prevent yourself from really discovering yourself or things period. So I’m in the mental state of not overthinking things, living my life for me, letting go and letting things be what they are. And I’m learning that that’s the best thing that I could have possibly done,” she shared.

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Kanye West Talks “Yeezus,” Love, Parenthood & More With The New York Times

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Last night Kanye West gave a preview of his new album “Yeezus” – which is due next week – at a listening party in NYC. The New York Times caught up with the 36-year-old rapper for a rare interview, where he opened up about creating his new album, love, parenthood, and more.

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Bow Wow Answers Questions On Love & Relationships With Angela Simmons

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Angela Simmons launched her new website, Angela I Am, over a month ago – and on it she shares tips on fashion, beauty, fitness and more. She had an idea for a Q&A series, and recently sat down with one of her close friends, Bow Wow, to chat about his thoughts on relationships and love.

She wrote; “Recently, I was thinking it would be interesting to share different perspectives on love and life from those around me. I think we all can relate to these topics as we continue to grow as individuals (progress, not perfection!) and thought it would be cool to begin a Q&A series. Recently I talked to Bow about his thoughts on love and relationships.”

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