Rihanna Naked (Official Stay Video)

You can’t make it disappear, stop or go away… Love is pure and honest. Most people have a hard time grasping that concept.

We can’t seem to learn that as much as we don’t want an individual to be with another, we can’t control that. We try driving a wedge between them and it usually causes them to draw closer and adopt the “it’s us against the world” mentality.

How do I know? I’ve been on both sides. As hard as it may be, we have to let people make mistakes and learn for themselves. If you give a person a little space, they can realize that just because you love someone it does not mean that you are meant to be together forever.

Bashing a person causes them to jump into protective mode. When asked for your opinion offer advice free of judgement. Don’t lie, be honest. If you can’t handle the situation, politely distance yourself.

I  said all of that to say that if we get off of RiRi’s head she can look at her life objectively. Hearing that Rihanna & Chris are the new Whitney & Bobby or Tina & Ike is ugh… (insert sad face).

As with most things I am very optimistic about this situation. And I like what i’m reading between the lines in Stay. She is naked literally and figuratively.

Watch the official video here: Rihanna – Stay ft. Mikky Ekko (

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Alicia Keys Caught On Fire

Just like any other kid I thought celebrities were super human. I assumed they were immune to problems of everyday life. Guess what? I thought wrong. No matter how high they, the media or fans place them on a pedestal they are still humans. Celebrities just happen to live in the spotlight because they possess an extraordinary talent (I use that term loosely). Well, I guess it is an extraordinary talent to be famous for nothing but, I digress.

When I heard Brand New Me by my new BFF (in my head) Alicia Keys, it reminded me that she faces some of the same issues that I do. Did I mention that I love that song?

(Breaks out in song)…

It took a long long time to get here
It took a brave, brave girl to try
It took one too many excuses, one too many lies
Don’t be surprised, don’t be surprised

Anyway, I’ve listened to the Girl On Fire album a few times now and I really like it. To clarify, that means that I can listen to more than half of the songs on repeat. I can appreciate the entire artistic expression (voice, lyrics, melody, instrumentals & style). My favorite tracks are:

1. De Novo Adagio (Intro)
2. Brand New Me
3. When It’s All Over
5. New Day
6. Girl On Fire (Inferno Version) f. Nicki Minaj
10. That’s When I Knew
12. One Thing
13. 101

I’m pretty sure AK made the album based off of our girl talk. Or she peirced through my soul and grabbed the thoughts from my head. Check out Brand New Me below.

Tomorrow (Nov. 29),  Alicia Keys will perform on The X Factor (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

She’s just a girl and she’s on fire…