Have you ever watched a video so steamy it made your laptop short circuit? No, we’re not writing this in line at the Apple store but if we were, we’d have to explain how DJ Khaled’s new video for “Wild Thoughts” made us sweat through our shirts and break our computer.
The sultry song from his upcoming debut album Grateful premiered today and features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller glistening with sweat and singing about sex in a way that has us convulsing with desire. Seriously, watch it and understand that there is nothing more erotic than Rihanna looking the best she’s ever looked and stalking around in a neon hued outfit while she sings about the wild thoughts she’s having.
The single follows Khaled’s astronomically popular “I’m The One,” which featured Quavo, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and Lil Wayne and became stuck in your head for weeks. That track debuted at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 100 and went platinum and while that sounds like a difficult bar to exceed, we have a feeling Rihanna is going to lead “Wild Thoughts” to world domination. Now, if you need us, we’ll be taking a cold shower.
Following the Grammys’ ignorant and wild decision to snub Beyoncé’s Lemonade for Album of the Year, Queen Bey has dropped a new single, “Shining,” with her husband Jay-Z and friend DJ Khaled.
The last time Beyoncé and Jay have collaborated was 2013’s saving grace, Drunk in Love. While B did pick up Grammys last night for Best Video and Best Urban/Contemporary Album, she was beat out by Adele for the top awards.
“Shining” includes a few interesting lines, particularly this one from Jay-Z that some are speculating may be a diss to Drake: “I know y’all ain’t out here talking numbers, right? I know y’all ain’t out here talking summers, right? I know you walkin’ round, talking down/Saying boss shit when you a runner, right?”
You’ll also want to note that the single’s sover image feature’s Khaled’s precious son Asahd Tuck Khaled, looking dapper in a suit and bowtie.
“Shining” is now streaming exclusively on Tidal. You can preview the single below.
DJ Khaled has the most stacked Rolodex this side of Lorne Michaels, which has allowed him to organize a steady string of All-Star collaborations between today’s hottest artists while hanging out in the background, calmly sipping a Four Loko. On his new song, "Take It to the Head," he collects Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and Lil Wayne to rap what most rappers rap about on his tracks: how incredibly awesome they all, all of the time. But what else is there to talk about after working all winter, as Khaled says in the beginning? Listen to it after the click, via Spin.
"All my bitches is stylin’ / Beaches and eatin’ Italian," Nicki rhymes, whipping up the image of an all-expenses paid vacation for her entourage to Ibiza or Nice or somewhere else amazing. Take us with you! We will blog on command. "Take It to the Head" will show up on Khaled’s Kiss the Ring, which is coming out this summer.
● According to essayist and homeowner John Jeremiah Sullivan, eight or nine people make a pilgrimage to his house each day, which is also the house where the Peytons “live” on One Tree Hill. [GQ] ● Bill Clinton isn’t afraid to make fun at himself or the Clinton Foundation in this new Funny or Die video, wherein he is joined by a “celebrity army” in mocking his “actionable climate change initiatives.” [THR] ● Rick Ross is hitching a ride home on DJ Khaled’s tour bus after suffering two seizures on two flights in one day. Easy riding, Bawse. Ruh! [TMZ]
● Nicki Minaj’s Lil Wayne impression is dead on, even though she forgot that double styrofoam cup. [Karen Civil] ● As per a post card in a new batch of correspondences from the godfather of Gonzo, a hangover cure from Hunter S. Thompson: “12 amyl nitrites (one box), in conjunction with as many beers as necessary.” [Playboy] ● David Fincher says that Scarlett Johansson was just too sexy to play the Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. “Scarlett Johansson was great. It was a great audition, I’m telling you. But the thing with Scarlett is, you can’t wait for her to take her clothes off,” he says in this month’s Vogue, explaining that Rooney Mara’s mysterious allure was a better fit for the role. [Vogue] ● Coldplay’s Chris Martin thinks that Kanye West has changed the way we listen to music by blurring genres such that, “You don’t see so many goths, hippies, rockers and hip hoppers any more,” he said.[NME]
● Scarlett Johansson wasn’t the only one baring all yesterday. Apparently Mila Kunis’ phone was also hacked, and on it were several “seductive” pics of her avowed not-boyfriend Justin Timberlake. There’s even one where he’s got a pair of pink panties on his head. Sounds like love! [TMZ] ● Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz are done for good. According to Page Six, all their dates were at the gym and he’s been trying to get out of the relationship “for weeks.” [Page Six] ● Guys, White House crashing Real Housewife Michaele Salahi was totally not kidnapped; she just forgot to tell her husband that she has a new boyfriend. And that he is the guitarist from Journey… [TMZ]
● Kanye West’s one part puppet, one part Kim Kardashian, several parts ugly sweater Comedy Central show looks so hilarious, though it never made it to air. This behind-the-scenes clip eases the pain. [PopDust] ● Did Jay-Z have a secret baby nine years ago with a model from Trinidad? Probably! But he already gave her $1 million and Beyoncé knows, too. [DailyMail] ● Making amends with Rick Ross is as simple as buying his pal DJ Khaled “a couple steaks.” At least for Kreayshawn it was. Who says diplomacy can’t work? [UpRoxx]