Written By SOHH Soul Rebel
Hot off the press this week Janet Jackson puts tour on pause, Beyonce drops a milli on wigs, Prince knocks the vote, and Usher covers his goods.
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1. Show Stopper
Janet Jackson is out of the hospital but it looks like her tour may need serious rehabilitation. The singer has postponed show dates in Boston and Philly, initially scheduled for this week, following a brief hospitalization in Canada. The postponements follow cancellation of a show in Detroit over the weekend because of “production restraints,” but the rumor mill is saying disappointing ticket sales are behind the lagging “Rock Witchu Tour” train.
Well before Janet had her health issue, Jermaine Dupri got so sick to his stomach the couple couldn’t even celebrate Jermaine’s 36th birthday without any drama. Janet and JD were partying it up in honor of the mini mogul at Tenjune with Ne-Yo, Busta Rhymes and Ice-T - until Dupri "vomited in Janet's lap.”
You would think that might keep JD home for a little while, but Monday night, while his girlfriend was hospitalized in Montreal, Jermaine was spotted out at the Music In Motion Tour Party at NYC nightspot Marquee.
Rebel Talking… Jermaine, please get it together! Take a break out from the partying and get your girl together to finish out this tour.
Yes Virginia, there is a wig crypt.
Turns out all those Beyonce jokes had more than a grain of truth to them, at least if In Touch Weekly sources are to be trusted. The October 6th issue of the tabloid features an item about the multi-platinum entertainer that’s sure to raise a few hairs – pun intended.
A friend of Bey’s recently told the magazine that the singer keeps a climate-controlled closet stocked with finely crafted hairpieces.
“Beyonce’s wigs are worth a fortune,” the singer’s friend revealed, noting that some cost more than $10,000. “The majority of them are custom-made from real hair and she’s probably got $1 million worth of stunning wigs. It’s part of the reason why she always looks gorgeous.”
The best part is that Bey’s very generous with all that hair of hers. The In Touch insider added that since she frequently updates her look, Beyoncé donates many of her castoffs to a charity that supplies wigs to women going through chemotherapy. How sweet!
Rebel Talking… Halt the Senate negotiations, America’s fiscal crisis can be solved by selling Bey’s wigs back to China!
3. Losing His Religion
Don’t look for Prince to join will.i.am and other musicians backing Barack Obama anytime soon.
In this fiery political climate, Prince opted to voice the fact that his faith will be keeping him from the polls. The Purple One recently spoke up about his religion, saying, "Being a Jehovah's Witness, I don't celebrate birthdays or holidays. I don't vote."
Rebel Talking… Lemme find out being a Jehovah’s Witness allows you to wear assless pants, but keeps you from casting a vote.
4. Down Under
Usher is throwing his hat in with the rest of the artists/designers, launching a new line of intimate wear for men and women. The Here I Stand singer spent some time in Paris for Fashion Week, and was seen taking in the Marlies Dekkers' runway show Sunday possibly getting ideas for his own upcoming lingerie line.
"You may have heard that I might be launching a lingerie line for men and woman," Ush told Women Wear Daily. "Comfort and intimacy is very important."
Some of Usher’s naughty new undergarments can be seen in his video "Trading Places."
Rebel Talking… Usher’s knocked Tameka up twice in under two years, can’t imagine these drawers helping him keep it in his pants.