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New Attitude: Top 15 Bad Girl Anthems

Music icons like good girls Diana Ross and Mariah Carey have taught us all to be strong independent women, but other originators like Madonna, Rihanna, M.I.A and Janet Jackson have urged (forced!) us to be a tad more mischievous. Play hard to get? Check. Tease the boys? Check. Do whatever the hell we want?! Check. Check. Check.

Attribute this newfound badass confidence to a number of reasons: ridding ourselves of insecurities, thinking like men or just simply from the feel-good music that's blaring through the speakers as you prepare for Girls' Night Out.

For now, we don't know where the lines between our inner naughty and nice girls blur, but we do know that these singles have given us a reason to be bad. Click through to find tunes (new and old) that have helped formulate the bad girl identity. Prepare to rock out harder than RiRi and let us know your favorite bad girl anthems in the comments section. --Desire Thompson

"London Bridges" x Fergie

Fergie's breakout from her Black Eyed Peas band mates in 2006 gave the world her solo album The Dutchess. From it stemmed, the Picasso of a typical night out. A dress that's snug in all the right places with sky-high heels all lead up to the question: "Why are all these guys gawking at me?"


"Boyz" x M.I.A

M.I.A's "Boyz" serves as a bad girl anthem, not only for its infectious riddims, but its co-sign that you can hit the dance floor instead of being another pretty face up against a wall.

"Rude Boy" x Rihanna

Rihanna knows what she wants. On this Caribbean-infused record she does that by just playing off the male ego. Asking questions and playing hard to get are some of the bad girl qualities that has everyone loving Miss RiRi.


"Buttons" x Pussycat Dolls

During their girl group reign in the mid 2000s, PCD was a little different from previous girl groups. With suggestive lyrics and provocative dance moves, the ladies didn't pretend to be classy. On "Buttons," with the artist formally known as Snoop Dogg, the ladies take control and show off what they got.


"Showstopper" x Danity Kane

DK owned one of the main traits of being a bad girl on their bossy debut: confidence. Minus the Yung Joc feature, the ladies name drop brands and make being sexy cool, without having to show off their goodies.


"Creep" x TLC

The crazy sexy cool ladies of TLC were different kinds of bad girls. With stunning looks and playful personalities Chilli, T-Boz and the late Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes were painfully honest. What's more bad than beating a guy at his own game?


"Lady Marmalade" x Patti LaBelle

The original "Lady Marmalade" by Patti Labelle shows that some bad girls have no regrets. Why is it a bad girl anthem? Because some baddies don't have a problem with being from the darker side of the tracks. Labelle tells the story of a lady of the night and the secrets that will haunt any guy that lusts for her.

Bonus: Lil Kim, Missy, Mya, P!nk and Christina Aguilera's version knocks too.


"Hot Stuff" x Donna Summer

The queen of Disco, Donna Summer often painted pictures of what a bad girl was made of--strong but vulnerable and someone who just wanted loving. Press play on her seventh album Bad Girls, which featured "Hot Stuff," and you'll know what we're talking about.


"Bad" x Wale ft. Tiara Thomas

Wale challenged what it means to be a bad girl in his single "Bad" featuring Tiara Thomas. A theme for some young women, the track brings to light a woman's dark past and how it connects to the personality and actions she is today.



"Proud of You" x Drake ft. "Nicki Minaj

We all love when we get a pat on the back for our achievements, and Drake does this with an assist from Nicki Minaj.



"P.Y.T" x Micheal Jackson

This classic by the King of Pop will always get a bad girl in the mood to jam out. No matter the age, every baddie wants to be a Pretty Young Thing.

"Vixen" x Miguel

This hidden gem from Miguel's first album All I Want Is You gives his lady full control of the night. Bad girls love attention, so why not take advantage of the opportunity?

"Poison" x Bell Biv Divoe
Advice: Never trust a big butt and a smile. Sure not all Bad Girls are lethal, but we love to play pretend from time to time.


"Big Momma Thang" x Lil Kim
Explicit. Raunchy. 100% Hard Core.
Just press play.


"Nasty" x Janet Jackson
No need to makes things sugary sweet when it comes to being bad. And note: Her name ain't baby!

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Kelly Rowland Says Her Highly-Anticipated Project Is "Definitely Coming"

Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.

 

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👀 1.19.19 👀 #WTP Directed by @teyanataylor & @ogbeefjones @theauntiesinc 🙏🏾🙌🏾🙏🏾 The wait is ALMOST over. 😏 @museumofsex

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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.

 

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