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JoJo and Remy Ma Denounce Frauds In “FAB” [New Video]

JoJo and Remy Ma link up to set the record straight and let all the frauds know being “FAB” isn’t a compliment.

The black-and-white visual takes us around New York City, and features JoJo sporting a camouflage top while venting about frenemies,

“Where were you when I needed you? Fake ass bitches / When they smile in your face but behind you, it ain’t well wishes / When they eatin’ all the food off your plate and they don’t do dishes / When they words and they actions blur and they don’t know different / No time for these fake-ass bitches.”

We soon find Remy putting “both middle fingers all the way up” while sitting atop an old whip. She shares the Mad Love. songstress sentiments on back stabbing phonies finding their way into your circle.

“You not my BFF/ You not my bestie / You a fake ass bitch just like the rest / See, I was all the way down, you was all the way gone / Now you tryna come back cause I’m all the way on.”

“FAB” is the “Leave (Get Out)” singer’s first collaboration with Terror Squad’s First Lady. JoJo also recently wrapped up a performance for “Disney’s Magical Holiday Celebration” where she delivered a powerful rendition of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”

The 25-year-old singer will be kicking off 2017 with her Mad Love. World Tour where she’ll be travelling across Europe and the U.S.

Watch JoJo and Remy sound off on fake ass bitches below and also peep if she’ll be coming to a city near you.

MAD LOVE. WORLD TOUR DATES

Jan. 15 – Dublin, IRE – Academy
Jan. 17 – London, UK – Koko
Jan. 18 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
Jan. 19 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
Jan. 21 – Munich, GER – Ampere
Jan. 22 – Milan, IT – Tunnel Club
Jan. 23 – Köln, GER – Clubbahnhof
Jan. 26 – Copenhagen, DEN – Vega Jr.
Jan. 28 – Birmingham, UK – Institute 2
Jan. 29 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Jan. 30 – Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC2
Feb. 15 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
Feb. 17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox
Feb. 19 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 20 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont Theatre
Feb. 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
Feb. 23 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC
Feb. 24 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues – San Diego
Feb. 25 – Scottsdale, AZ – Livewire
Feb. 27 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
March 1 – Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
March 3 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
March 4 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
March 5 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown
March 7 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Café
March 8 – Sioux Falls, SD – The District
March 10 – Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
March 11 – Milwaukee, WI – The Pabst Theater
March 12 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
March 19 – New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA
March 21 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
March 22 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
March 23 – St. Petersburg, FL – State Theater
March 25 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
March 26 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm Columbia
March 28 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
March 30 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues – Cleveland
March 31 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall (Indoor)
April 1 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall
April 3 – Richmond, VA – The National
April 4 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva
April 6 – Greensboro, NC – Cone Denim Entertainment Center
April 7 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom
April 8 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theater
April 10 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
April 11 – Dallas, TX – Trees
April 12 – Austin, TX – Mohawk
April 14 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
April 18 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
April 19 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
April 21 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
April 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
April 23 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
April 28 – Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theatre
April 30 – Boston, MA – Royale
May 2 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 3 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount

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Last Night In NYC: JoJo Performs at Live@837 Fall Concert Series

Last Night In NYC, Samsung 837, the brand’s experiential flagship in New York’s Meatpacking District opened their doors for pop artist JoJo for the brand’s Live@837 Fall Concert Series with an intimate performance for fans and industry tastemakers.

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JoJo played new music from her new album, Mad Love and sat down for a Q&A with Buzzfeed’s Kristen Harris where they discussed all things music and beyond. During her interview, she offered words of advice and insight for guests.

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JoJo also performed top hits for the first time from her newly released album in front of fans at Club 837. Fans posed for a 360 photo with JoJo, mid-performance using Samsung’s 360 camera, which gives a full-range view for incredible moments as such. Immediately following her epic stage play, JoJo met with enthusiastic fans for photo-ops.

All summer-long 837 brought unprecedented access to the hottest musical acts with performances by Gwen Stefani and Diplo, St. Lucia, Capital Cities, Cold War Kids and more. The space has quickly become one of the hottest concert venues in NYC and it doesn’t even sell tickets. Samsung provides special access to unexpected moments, and with the design of the 837, everyone has a front row view.

Photo Credit: Matte/Samsung

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JoJo and Remy Ma Team Up To Get Rid of The “Fakes” In “FAB.” [New Music]

Ain’t no fakes on this side of town!

JoJo creates the ultimate collabo as she teams up with the BX’s own, Remy Ma to deliver her new catchy-tune entitled “FAB.” aka “Fake Ass Bitches.”

Hand-in-hand, Jo and Remy are on the path to clear out all the fakeness that happens to be right in their vicinity. At the same time, they both want to celebrate the real ones.

JoJo sings in the post-chorus:

You can go jump on a bandwagon
You, your money, and your lame ass friends
Go ahead and jump on a bandwagon
With you fake ass bitches

Remy chimes in and says:

You not my BFF, you not my bestie
You a fake ass bitch just like the rest, see
I was all the way down, you was all the way gone
Now you tryna come back cause I’m all the way on
I got both middle fingers all the way up
If a fraud broads, I don’t give two fucks

There’s is much anticipation building up as JoJo is set to drop her album Mad Love on Oct. 14.

It seems like JoJo can’t wait herself to premiere the full project, lol:

Until then, peep the full track above.

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JoJo Does What She Wants, “F*ck Apologies” ft. Wiz Khalifa [New Video]

JoJo returns today with a new video for “F*ck Apologies” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The new single off her first studio album in a decade Mad Love., is about being fed up with having to apologize when you’ve done nothing wrong.

The hazy and dark visual was shot in L.A. and directed by Emmy-nominated film maker Francesco Carrozzini. We find JoJo embracing her flaws as she sings,

“I’m not perfect, I got pride / That’s not what it is this time / So fuck apologies, I would say I’m sorry if I really meant it.”

Wiz Khalifa then comes in delivering an unapologetic verse rapping,

“I ain’t apologizing for shit, I do what I want”

Watch the video for “F*ck Apologies” below. JoJo’s third album, Mad Love., arrives Oct. 14 via Atlantic Records and is set to include contributions from Oscar Holter, Whiskey Water, and Justin Tranter. You can also catch JoJo on Fifth Harmony’s 7/27 Tour through Sept. 17.

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Alessia Cara Touches On Self-Love In “Scars To Your Beautiful” [New Video]

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Alessia Cara debuts her touching new visual that reflects on the subject of acceptance and self-love. The titled track is called “Scars To You Beautiful,” which was birthed from her current album Know-It-All.

In the video, guests speak their truth from all walks of life like: cancer survivors, transgender people, those speaking about obesity and shape, bullying, and more.

During the visual, a special message was displayed towards the end of the moving video:

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Alessia also spoke with our Fly Friend, Kathy Iandoli of Cosmopolitan where she premiered the video:

It was such a powerful video, but the song alone is powerful too. It’s kind of like a contemporary version of TLC’s “Unpretty.”

Yeah, yeah! Even like Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.” A couple of female artists have done it in the past, and I wanted to put my own spin on it because I feel like you can never have too many reminders and too many songs talking about those things. It was important to put that in my own words and remind people that they are beautiful no matter what.

About singer/songwriter JoJo being apart of the project:

JoJo is also in the video. How did she come to be a part of it?

Oh my gosh, she’s amazing. We have the same management team and we’ve known each other for a little bit now. She’s been supporting my music for a while and I’ve loved her since forever, so we just asked her to be in it and she was like, “Yeah!” It was really cool to have [her] too, because I felt like it was important to have a public figure in the video. A lot of the time, people don’t realize that public figures have these insecurities too. They’re always in the spotlight and they may seem like they have it all together, but they don’t always have it all together, you know? It’s actually very difficult to be in the public and to be a female and to feel confident every day with all the social media and all these opinions of people.

Check out the full video above.

Get more of the interview HERE.

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WATCH: JOJO PERFORM “SAVE MY SOUL” ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS [VIDEO]

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Marking JoJo’s network debut of her powerful new single, the wonder talent his the Late Night: Seth Meyers stage for an epic live performance of “Save My Soul.”

JoJo first released the visual to the song at the top of the new year just last month. The video was directed by Zelda Williams and the musical recipe was dedicated to her late Father Joel Levesque. It was his 61st birthday at the time of its release.

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More On JoJo:

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LAST NIGHT IN NYC: ‘I AM JOJO TOUR’ WITH JOJO & AARON CAMPER AT WEBSTER HALL [PHOTO & VIDEO]

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Fly Visual: JoJo Pays Tribute To Her Father With New Video for “Save My Soul”

 

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Earlier today, JoJo released the emotional music video for “Save My Soul,” paying tribute to her late father, Joel Levesque, on what would have been his 61st birthday.

Both the song and the video – which was directed by her dear friend, Zelda Williams – is JoJo’s most personal, focusing on addiction which JoJo and Zelda have witnessed first-hand.

JoJo speaks on the visual:

“I wanted to convey the feeling of powerlessness I’ve felt in my life in an uncomplicated way and show a range of what it might look like for others who’ve been there.”

Director & Friend, Zelda says:

“To say the ‘Save My Soul’ video means a lot to me would be an understatement of stupendous proportions…it’s not even our shared experiences with addiction and loved ones who suffered from them, though that is the very real inspiration behind this song and video…In the end, the thing I am most grateful for is the trust Jo had in me to help her tell a story I know has been percolating in her for a very, very long time,” says director Zelda Williams. “Save My Soul is Jo’s very real, very honest ode to addiction, and in her expressing her truth, I wanted to give others the opportunity to do the same.”

Check out the explosive but emotional video below:

Read the very personal statements from both JoJo and Zelda below:

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“Save My Soul” is about addiction. Of all kinds. I wanted to convey the feeling of powerlessness I’ve felt in my life in an uncomplicated way and show a range of what it might look like for others who’ve been there. Working with one of my best friends, Zelda Williams (director of SMS), was a highlight of my 2015. We’d been talking about working together for like 10 years! Because of the content of the song and the way it touched us both, “Save My Soul” felt like the natural place for us to finally collaborate.
A group of us young, crazy, creatives drove out to the magical desert of Joshua Tree and got naked – most of us emotionally, and a few literally. It was a safe space to be vulnerable and free from judgment and the need to be/ look/ act “perfect”. Everyone who participated connected to the song and brought their truth to the table.
We filmed this video about a month before my father lost his decades long battle with addiction. His death honestly felt like it came out of nowhere…and yet I had been mourning him for years…if that makes any sense. I know all too well from seeing it around me that the fight is not easy. It’s every day. All consuming. I’m not mad at my dad. I love him and I’m sad. He is my greatest heartbreak. This song, which had always been personal to me, takes on even deeper meaning now. “I try to run but it hurts every time I try… Lord I try and I can’t say no.” Makes me think of the universal struggle of seeking victory over the feeling of powerlessness to a situation, a lover, a drug.
Losing my father at the end of last year and knowing the propensity for addiction of all kinds that runs deep in my blood from both sides makes it next-level important for me to LIVE – not just be alive, but THRIVE in his honor. I can do this. And so can you. If you’re struggling, believe the only way OUT is THROUGH. Keep going.
Love, Jo.
P.S. Thank you to the beautiful crazies who dedicated their time and energy to come together and make this video possible. It wouldn’t have happened without you.

Zelda Williams
To say the ‘Save My Soul’ video means a lot to me would be an understatement of stupendous proportions. It’s not just that Jo and I have been wanting to collaborate for most of the 10 years we’ve been friends, though that’s certainly an important part of it… nor is it the terrifying fact that this was my first turn getting to direct, an honor and responsibility I’m still shocked the ‘grownups’ let me do. It’s not even our shared experiences with addiction and loved ones who suffered from them, though that is the very real inspiration behind this song and video…
In the end, the thing I am most grateful for is the trust Jo had in me to help her tell a story I know has been percolating in her for a very, very long time.
Save My Soul is Jo’s very real, very honest ode to addiction, and in her expressing her truth, I wanted to give others the opportunity to do the same. So, because I like to make things interesting (and arguably difficult), I decided to drag a therapist’s couch into the middle of Joshua Tree and make our wonderful band of misfit friends sit on it, Jo and I included! No, you don’t get to hear their truths, that’s my responsibility alone, but the courage it took Jojo to sing this song deserved courage in return, and each of them delivered on that a hundred fold. I wanted the real, beautiful emotions of people we both know and love to be the instruments that played alongside Jo, and that’s exactly what I got.
That couch looks like an island in the middle of the desert for a reason, because I know how isolating it can be to try to express yourself. Showing emotions in a world that seems averse to them can be scary, and more often than not it feels as though you’re the only person on the planet going thru it! But I promise you, for everyone who doesn’t understand, there are others out there who will, others who may be comforted to know they’re not the only ones. Everyone’s got a story, whether you’ve heard it or not. I’m grateful Jo let me help her tell hers. Hopefully, it’s only the first of many, many more to come.
Jojo – I’ve said it before, but I’ll happily say it again; I’m so grateful to have spent 10 incredible years as your friend hunny. I watched as you spent the lion’s share of the time we’ve been friends being told you could not do the one thing the entire world, myself included, knew you were born to do, and still, you soldiered on and never gave up on finding a way. To be able to take part in your return into an industry that never should’ve been without you is an absolute honor and a pleasure, one I can’t wait to look back on when we’re wrinkly old farts on a porch somewhere, laughing about our rowdy younger days. But not yet. We have so many more adventures to go on and things then.

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SFPL Music: Aaron Camper – “Sunset”

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Singer/Songwriter Aaron Camper debuts his new song “Sunset” as he builds up anticipation for his upcoming EP B.L.O.W.

Recently, on tour with JoJo for the I Am JoJo Tour serving as the opening act, if Aaron isn’t on the road with artists like Usher, Justin Timberlake and more — he’s right in the studio preparing more hits for his soulful/rock resume.

Sunset is magic! It’s about how the sun rises and sets on a gorgeous one and her curves, Aaron says. A song created by Luke Witherspoon, DJ Bowden and Kenny Wright. Sunset is the exact sonic space everyone wants after the netflix and swish connection hits.

LAST NIGHT IN NYC: ‘I AM JOJO TOUR’ WITH JOJO & AARON CAMPER AT WEBSTER HALL [PHOTO & VIDEO]

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Fly EP: JoJo Debuts Surprise ‘#LoveJo2’

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Following up her #LoveJo EP release, singer JoJo follows-up with a surprise part 2 release entitled #LoveJo2 in celebration of her upcoming birthday, December 20th. Production was done by Noisecastle III, JordanXL and Austin Brown.

The project consists of a cover of Soul II Soul‘s “Back To Life (However Do You Want Me)”, a trap-mix version of “When Love Hurts” paired with the lyrics to Mary J. Blige‘s “Real Love”, a piano-stringed ballad of “Thinking Out Loud” and a retro dance tune titled “Right On Time.”

Take a listen below:

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Last Night In NYC: ‘I Am JoJo Tour’ with JoJo & Aaron Camper at Webster Hall [Photo & Video]

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Last Night In NYC…Singer/Songwriter JoJo blessed the Webster Hall stage in The Marlin Room sector with opening act Aaron Camper for the I Am JoJo Tour.

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Opening up the night, singer-songwriter-background vocalist (Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown), Aaron Camper hit the stage to get the crowd warmed up.

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The talented artist performed a few of his current singles (“Hypnotizing” & “My Heart”), while covering some classic hits like; Ryan Leslie‘s “Quicksand”, Boyz II Men‘s “Water Runs Dry” remixing it with Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” — to current tunes like: Wale feat. Usher’s “Matrimony”, Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth‘s “See You Again” and so much more.

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Aaron is just completely a natural talent!

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Next up, none other than the gifted JoJo! With excitement in the air and screams from wall-to-wall within a packed out venue, Jo took center-stage and immediately took us back in time to her first self-titled 2004 album (“Baby It’s You”, “Leave (Get Out)”) — along with her second project, The High Road (“Good Ol”, “Like That”).

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It was an amazing feeling as the crowd tackled every lyric as if both albums just dropped a day before the actual concert. Later, JoJo transitioned into a few songs from all three of her EPs/Mixtapes, adding up over the years during her tight label situation at Blackground Records, and lastly, gravitating to her current Tringle — a dose of 3-songs all at once. But not stopping there, the songstress even went to deliver her past Drake cover of “Marvin’s Room (Can’t Do Better)” and Jeremih‘s current platinum hit “Planes” featuring J. Cole.

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JoJo also got personal with her fans, giving a description of what she’s been through over the years:

“I was depressed…So depressed. You all got me through it.”

She also mentioned how she’s grown into the woman that she is today. It’s clear that JoJo is back and ready to take the music throne.

The night turned out to be quite incredible as JoJo definitely left her mark right in New York City, once again.

Congrats to JoJo and Aaron Camper on a job well done!

For more of the “I Am Jojo” tour dates check HERE.

Photos & Videos by Gabriel Williams (of SFPL):

Aaron Camper Performance

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JOJO PERFORMANCE COMPILATION #1

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JOJO – “MARVIN’S ROOM” (DRAKE COVER)

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JOJO ‘TRINGLE’ COMPILATION #2

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