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Wish List: 4 Things We Hope To See On "Love & Hip Hop 2"

We've seen the trailer, we've peeped the official promo pics and now we wait. On November 14 at 9PM, the Twitterverse will be abuzz over the VH1 series premiere but there are already preconceived notions of what this second season will be. Whatever the outcome, here's VV's wish list of the four things we want to see and hope the women can accomplish.

Chrissy Lampkin will dump Jim Jones.

Chrissy proposed to the man and still hasn't walked down the aisle. Doesn't that seem a bit strange? Let it go! You (and Tiny) may be the epitome of "ride or die," but at a certain point you have to be solely focused on your heart health. As a woman who's been there for this man through everything, either he is or isn't going to make the ultimate move... And he hasn't. Period. Is there hope for these two? It doesn't really seem like it.

Fabolous will get his act together and win Emily B back.

We have the softest spot for stylist Emily B. It was painful to see her relationship to Fab be exposed to bluntly on the show last season, but this time around, she's chucking the deuces. Will it be tough? Sure. However, we're wishing (and secretly, you are too!) that Fabolous swoops in and puts the ring on it. Contrary to Chrissy's situation, Emily had the courage to bounce, and that deserves respect at the highest. And, truthfully, some men just need to know what they're missing, so can Fab get a rude awakening? The only thing that gives us pause: Is a cheater always a cheater?

Olivia and Somaya will finally get their big breaks.

This may be the realest peek into the struggles of up-and-comers in the game. In Olivia's case, she was hot, then she wasn't. Her "December" record created a nice buzz, then that was gone, too. Okay... someone please give her break. The girl can sing! Hopefully we see the record label heavens open for Maino's girl and we get a hit by the end of the season. As for Somaya, she's not the most talented artist, but she grinds. Who else you know can sleep in an attic, get ripped about by a pack of wolves and still hold her own? Yeah... Someone ink her a deal.

Kimbella and Yandy will set Erica Mena straight.

Where did Erica Mena come from? Seriously. In the trailer, this hoe young lady pops off to Kimbella about her baby's father, Juelz Santana. Yeah, that's the messy behavior that's checked and handled on sight. Since Yandy is Kimbella's right hand, it's only right that both women step in and get the job done. Now, we're not saying Kimbella and Yandy should knock off Erica mafia-style, but a chick that opens her mouth sideways should be silenced.

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SZA called for peace and understanding at Billboard's Women In Music event Thursday (Dec. 6).

During her speech for the Rule Breaker award, singer-songwriter recalled today's climate, asking her peers and those watching at home for a little bit of peace.

"I'm sorry for the state of the world honestly, for everybody in this room and I pray that all of us just get through it a little bit easier and just try not to lash out at each other," she said.

The recurring theme of unity among women was also heard on the carpet from artists like Tierra Whack. In addition to her message of love, the "Broken Clocks" singer also thanked her TDE family for rocking with her creative process.

"I'm just so thankful for everybody having patience with me, " she said. Shouting out the key members of her family in attendance, the TDE affiliate gave praise to her mother, father, and grandma. In this brief speech centered around the artist's growth Solána Imani Rowe, known more commonly as her stage name, Rowe everyone for their trust in her.

"I'm grateful for everybody taking the time to have the patience to watch someone grow, it is painful and sometimes exciting but mostly boring. And I am thankful for Top (Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith) for not dropping me from that label. For Peter, who I change my ideas every day and he be like okay I like this," she continued.

Thanking the likes of musical powerhouses like Alicia Keys and Whack, "The Weekend" singer offered her appreciation and condolences to Ariana Grande.

Watch SZA accept the Rule Breaker award above.

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Beyoncé, Rihanna, And J. Lo Make Forbes’ Highest-Paid Women In Music List

As November comes to a close, many publications will be crafting their year-end lists for all things pop culture. Forbes released a ranking of the world's highest-paid women in music on Monday (Nov. 19), with Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Rihanna holding it down for women of color.

Beyoncé comes in at No. 3 on the list with an earning of $60 million as she made most of her money through her historical Coachella performance, the joint album with husband JAY-Z, Everything is Love, and the Carters' On The Run II Tour in support of its release.

Jennifer Lopez made No. 6 for earnings tallying of over $47 million thanks to her lucrative Las Vegas residency, endorsements, and shows including World of Dance where she serves as a judge.

Rihanna follows behind the "Love Don't Cost A Thing" diva at No. 7 with earnings of over $37.5 million. Although she hasn't toured since 2016—thanks to her cosmetics and lingerie lines, Fenty Beauty and Savage Lingerie—the Bajan pop star has been keeping herself busy.

Forbes' annual list (which factors in pretax earnings from June 1, 2017, through June 1, 2018) has placed Katy Perry at the top with over $83 million in profits due to her gig as an American Idol judge and her 80-date Witness: The Tour that brought in an estimated $1 million per night.

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Katy Perry ($83 million) Taylor Swift ($80 million) Beyoncé ($60 million) P!nk ($52 million) Lady Gaga ($50 million) Jennifer Lopez ($47 million) Rihanna ($37.5 million) Helene Fischer ($32 million) Celine Dion ($31 million) Britney Spears ($30 million)

 

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Kelly Rowland Hops In Her Bag With New Single "Kelly"

Kelly Rowland has it all and isn't afraid to brag about it on her new single, "Kelly."

Released Thursday (Nov. 22), the singer goes the clubby, confident route while rightfully dropping her attributes like her relationship with God, smoldering looks (a.k.a the drip) among other things. With "Kelly" being the first single since her 2013's Talk a Good Game, the singer comes out swinging, reminding everyone of her power in the game.

The mother of one has promised that her new tunes will be edgier and most honest than her past work that included vulnerable tracks like "Dirty Laundry" and massive hits like "Motivation" and "Commander." Speaking with Vogue over the summer, Ms. Kelly disclosed a few details behind the album.

“It’s about love, loss, and gain and whether it’s professional or with family or whatever, it’s just honest," she said. "I had no choice but to be honest and authentic with this record: it’s about friendship and marriage.”

She also explained a drop in confidence caused her hiatus. “I was thinking about pulling back from recording, but I couldn’t help myself: I still wanted to record. I still felt like I was missing something. The third year just came and left so fast. The fourth year I said: ‘I have to get to work’ and now I’m ready to release some music! I felt like I wasted so much time, and it was my husband who actually called me out on it. He said: ‘Babe, as great as those records were, I think you were nervous, you got gun-shy’, and when he said that it was like boom, a gong went off.”

Glad to have you back, Ms. Kelly. Listen to the eponymous record up top.

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