R&B singer Frank Ocean, 24, since eliciting speculation about his sexuality with some of the content in his upcoming album, Channel Orange, has revealed that his first love was a man. The event follows closely on the heels of CNN's Anderson Cooper's long, confessional email admitting that he's gay.
Hip-hop star Usher Raymond, 33, took the stand in the custody trial against ex-wife Tameka Foster, 40, over the former couple's two boys, Usher V, 4, and Naviyd, 3, in Atlanta, Georgia, on Monday, and at one point his emotions got the better of him, as he choked up and wiped tears his eyes.
Today, success in hip-hop is identified by a few years on the scene and a couple of well-known albums. For The Roots, it’s taken decades of shaping their craft, multiple top-selling albums, numerous changes in band mates and the opportunity to be a mainstay on late night television.