Coming Clean In 2010 – 10 Confessions In R&B

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With nearly six months of 2010 in the books, it’s time to review some of this year’s most interesting moments. While 2010 has been a good year for some of R&B’s top acts, it has also been a year full of confessions… things we never knew or thought we knew we’re cleared up. Catch up as you flip through this gallery of the year’s top 10 confessions in R&B…

1. Chilli of TLC talks Abortion and Dallas Austin

“I was in the relationship. I got pregnant… first time. I was so scared, I didn’t know what to do,” Chilli revealed on her reality series ‘What Chilli Wants’ in May. “I chose to not have it…. one of the biggest mistakes. I didn’t want to do that.”

Admitting that the decision to abort her first child with producer Dallas Austin was not entirely hers, Chilli went on to say “I was 20. My career hadn’t really started so how do I do all of that. How can I be a mommy… It messed me up. It just broke my spirit. I feel like I became kind of like not my strong self before. I felt like I gave in and I broke to what someone else wanted.”

Chilli, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

Chilli, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

With nearly six months of 2010 in the books, it’s time to review some of this year’s most interesting moments. While 2010 has been a good year for some of R&B’s top acts, it has also been a year full of confessions… things we never knew or thought we knew we’re cleared up. Catch up as you flip through this gallery of the year’s top 10 confessions in R&B…

1. Chilli of TLC talks Abortion and Dallas Austin

“I was in the relationship. I got pregnant… first time. I was so scared, I didn’t know what to do,” Chilli revealed on her reality series ‘What Chilli Wants’ in May. “I chose to not have it…. one of the biggest mistakes. I didn’t want to do that.”

Admitting that the decision to abort her first child with producer Dallas Austin was not entirely hers, Chilli went on to say “I was 20. My career hadn’t really started so how do I do all of that. How can I be a mommy… It messed me up. It just broke my spirit. I feel like I became kind of like not my strong self before. I felt like I gave in and I broke to what someone else wanted.”

Chris Brown, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

Chris Brown, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

2. Chris Brown admits that his records aren’t being played…

Chris Brown has had a tough year overall. His album, “Graffiti,” has failed to live up to the success of his first two albums. In March Brown reached out to fans, asking for help.

“I ain’t never really did this but right now I need all of my fans help. A lot of radio stations aren’t playing my records. They are not being that supportive and I wouldn’t expect them to. It’s on the fans and what you guys do [whatever is] in y’all power to bring me back because that’s all I need, is you guys,” Brown said via SayNow.

“Nothing else will do that except for the fans. There’s nothing else that I can do. I’m doing everything that I need to do. I’m doing me as a person and I’m a better guy. But it’s on y’all.”

Usher, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

Usher, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

3. Usher tried be super husband and super dad …

By now you know Usher’s anticipated album “Raymond V. Raymond” is a success. Months before its release however, Usher went through a tough divorce and discourse in his camp. Sitting down with Billboard, the “Confessions” singer admitted to loosing his footing over the last few years.

“I had checked out,” Usher told the magazine. “I went all the way into being super husband and super dad, thinking, ‘I’ve got to be serious all the time. I’ve got to be the man.’ I put my swagger down for a minute, but I didn’t throw it away. Now it’s time to get it back.”

christina aguilera, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

christina aguilera, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

4. Christina Aguilera tells Akon — I’m a veteran !

Responding to critics and fellow entertainer Akon over claims that she is intimidated by Lady Gaga and copying her work, Christina Aguilera had this to say:

“It just comes with the territory. That, in particular, is not even worth wasting the breath to comment on.” She added, “I’ve been around for over a decade and I think my work speaks for myself. [When I was younger] I would have engaged, been a little upset [about the comparisons]. There’s a bigger picture out there. I’ve got my son, my family, my work.”

ricky martin, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

ricky martin, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

5. Ricky Martin opens the closet door…

While Ricky Martin is not exactly an R&B singer, the chart-topping act that has collaborated with Amerie, Fat Joe and Christina Aguilera in years past, dominated headlines in March when he confirmed that he is indeed a same gender loving man.

“I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man,” Martin said in a message posted on his offical Web site. “I am very blessed to be who I am.”

ginuwine, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

ginuwine, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

6. Ginuwine goes at former friend, Timbaland

While Ginuwine had a hit with the song “None of Your Friend’s Business” back in the day, he let his troubles with Timbaland, his friend up until this year, air out with Vibe magazine…

According to Ginuwine, Timbo left him hanging when he asked for help promoting a single featuring him (on his 2009 effort “A Man’s Thoughts”).

“Me and Tim were real close at one point. A lot of the times that I reached out, there were a bunch of excuses,” Ginuwine told VIBE. “I begged and pleaded with him because I felt a certain way but I was like, is it just a bad vibe that I’m picking up on? Maybe I’m bugging out, I don’t know. But it came out to be true and I still feel like he owes me an apology for that. The reason I’m pissed off at him now is because of what he did. I would’ve been cool and not bothered him if he would’ve said, ‘Nah, I’m too busy,’ or gave me the lame excuse like he’s been giving me.”

Jennifer Hudson, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

Jennifer Hudson, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

7. Jennifer Hudson sheds pounds for baby boy, weight watchers

If you haven’t noticed, Jennifer Hudson is looking slim, trim and fit after giving birth to her son David. According to the “Spotlight” singer, it’s all about setting a good example…

“I was very comfortable with myself before (the weight loss),” she said in statement while promoting Weight Watchers. “I have a child now and I want to set a great example for him. Make better life choices, health choices, and just create a good example for him growing up.”

Swizz Beatz, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

Swizz Beatz, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

8. Swizz Beatz enjoys Alicia Keys’ cooking ?

While they have not sat down and confessed their love for each other on national television, Swizz Beatz let a few things slip while on Hot 97 (radio) in New York this March….

“This person cooks for me, I cook for this person,” said Beatz. “This person is busy with her life, I’m busy with my life, it’s an equal thing. You don’t have someone that just sits at home thinking about how many ways to go through your f**king phone.”

Erykah Badu, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

Erykah Badu, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

9. Erykah Badu ‘WAS’ afraid of stripping down for “Window Seat”

Contrary to her brazen attitude in the controversial video for “Window Seat,” Erykah Badu was scared when it came down to walking through the streets of Dallas, Texas in the nude. Here’s what she had to say after the video’s premiere in March:

“I am grateful,” Badu told fans on Twitter. “I was petrified while shooting this video … but liberation began to set in. I conquered many fears in that few moments.”

Attacking ‘Group Think’ (a type of thought exhibited by group members who try to minimize conflict and reach consensus without critically testing, analyzing) in the video, Badu went on to say “We are ALL guilty of groupthink we have all been VICTIMS of groupthink.”

India Arie, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

India Arie, confessions in r&b, 2010, top 10, list

10. India Arie goes Gaga over Telephone

It’s not often we get to witness Grammy Award winners attacking another artist’s creativity or in this case, controversial music video and choices. Thanks to Twitter, we picked up on India Arie’s disdain for Lady Gaga’s much-discussed video “Telephone”.

“There’s an artist ever 10 years who pushes the envelope … but its bout to fall off the Table,” India. Arie wrote in discussion with fans on her Twitter page. “When is it too far? I respect the creative mind but disagree with the “choices” as a dish meant to be served for mass consumption….”

Arie went on to say “I agree gaga is being her image .. I dig her creative mind But still … There’s a such thing as [being]socially irresponsible… I’m just sayin.”

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