R&B Snippets: Rihanna & Michael Jackson!
IS THERE A RIHANNA AND JAY-Z COLLAB IN THE WORKS?: The rumor mill has been buzzing about a Rihanna and JAY-Z collab. According to Page Six, rumors began circulating after Rih and Hov were spotted at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant at Hotel Bel Air in Los Angeles last Wednesday (February 6th). An insider said that they appeared to be having a "business lunch." The source also told Page Six that the two were overheard talking about "music and what they can do together." Rih also confirmed on Instagram in December that her album is dropping in 2019.
MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE SLAMS HBO OVER ‘LEAVING NEVERLAND’ DOCUMENTARY: Michael Jackson’s estate has blasted HBO over their Leaving Neverland documentary. According to The Blast, in a letter addressed to Richard Plepler, the CEO of HBO, the estate’s attorney, Howard Weitzman, called the film a "one-sided, sensationalist program." The estate also said that the two men featured in the documentary, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, have tried and failed to sue the estate on several occasions. Weitzman said, "Had HBO actually complied with the most basic of journalistic ethics—rather than just accept their salacious allegations at face value—it would have discovered so much more long before it ever got involved in this disgraceful project." He also attacked HBO for their decision to air the documentary, saying, "That HBO has now joined the tabloid media’s ‘Michael Jackson cacophony’ — ten years after his death — is truly sad. We know that HBO is facing serious competitive pressures from Netflix, Amazon and other more modern content providers, but to stoop to this level to regain an audience is disgraceful. We know HBO and its partners on this documentary will not be successful. We know that this will go down as the most shameful episode in HBO’s history. We know that Michael’s devoted fans, and all good people in the world, will not swiftly forgive HBO for its conduct." While the letter does not mention any potential lawsuits, the estate says that they "would be happy to meet with HBO to discuss a solution."