RCA RecordsAn 18-year-old man got himself in trouble after sneaking into Miley Cyrus' dressing room at an Omaha venue and leaving her a note the day before she performed there.
According to KETV-TV in Omaha, Tucker Salvesen entered restricted areas of the CenturyLink Center last Wednesday and later tweeted a message to Miley, saying he'd left a note for her in the dressing room.
Police say the note read, "I snuck back here I need to meet you. You have helped me so much your music has given me all the answers I was looking for when my heart got broke ... we went through the same thing @ the same time ... Miley I love you!!! Please let me meet you." He also gave her his phone number.
Salvesen, who was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor criminal trespassing, told police he obtained a VIP pass from a truck driver on Miley's tour. A VIP pass does not give a person access to the dressing room area.
Image courtesy Justin Bieber via InstagramHere’s some more evidence that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have become especially close again. Justin on Monday night posted a couple of Instagram videos of the two dancing together, and they get a little steamy.
In the clips, Justin and Selena are dancing to John Legend’s “Ordinary People.” At various points, Justin pins Selena against the wall. Justin is also seen lifting up Selena and holding her tightly.
Not long after the videos appeared on Justin's Instagram, however, they were apparently removed.
It’s unclear when the videos were shot, but it has been reported that Justin and Selena spent two hours practicing dance moves at a studio in McAllen, Texas, on Friday evening.
Image Courtesy M.A.C. Cosmetics via TwitterLorde has gotten almost as much attention for her signature dark lipstick as she has for her music. Now, the 17-year-old Grammy winner is teaming with M.A.C. to launch her very own makeup line.
The New Zealand Herald reports that Lorde will release a limited-edition collection of makeup in June; she's been working on it since last year with M.A.C. senior artist Amber Dreadon. Dreadon is traveling on tour with Lorde as her makeup artist, and working with her to design her tour looks. They also collaborated on Lorde's looks for the video for "Team," and for her Grammy and Brit Awards appearances.
In a statement regarding the partnership, Lorde says, "I have loved M.A.C Cosmetics since I was a little kid. I remember saving up to buy my very first M.A.C lipstick [Snob] at 14, and it was used by about 20 of my friends!"
"M.A.C. has a very clear aesthetic, that has always felt fashion forward to me," she adds. "So I was really excited to work with them on these products, which I use pretty much every day and night. I hope you will too."
Dreadon, meanwhile, says, "One of the great things about Lorde is that she is accessible and relatable to people her own age; her look and style are a testament to just that."
The new makeup line will be available at all M.A.C. stores in the singer's home country of New Zealand, but also at MACcosmetics.com and at select stores around the world.
Trae Patton/NBCThe final week of the blind auditions on The Voice began Monday night. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Shakira and Usher sought to fill the few remaining slots on their respective team.
Here are the highlights of the two-hour episode:
First up was Kat Perkins, who sang Fleetwood Mac's "Gold Dust Woman." Adam, Shakira and Usher pressed their buttons. Usher referred to Kat as a country singer, which Adam called into question by asking her if she's a rock artist, given her song choice. She said yes. Kat joined Team Adam.
Paula DeAnda has some experience in the music biz. She was once signed by Clive Davis, scored a minor hit with "Doing Too Much," and recorded two albums in English and Spanish, only one of which was released. She's also toured with Rihanna. Paula tackled "The Way," by Ariana Grande, with Shakira and Blake making a bid for her talents. Adam called Paula's decision a no-brainer, presumably because Shakira and Paula both speak Spanish. However, Blake got his hopes up when he found out Paula is from Texas, which borders his native Oklahoma. Paula proved Adam wrong by picking Blake as her coach.
Shakira, Usher and Adam all turned around for Jake Barker, who crooned Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man." Jake revealed his audition was the first time he'd ever performed on a stage. He teamed up with Usher.
Ria Eaton was added to Team Blake after singing Anna Kendrick's Pitch Perfect hit, "Cups (When I'm Gone)."
Cierra Mickens belted out "Crazy," by former Voice coach Cee Lo Green's duo, Gnarls Barkley. Shakira, Blake and Usher all pressed their buttons, though Blake unsuccessfully argued that Usher turned around after the performance ended. Shakira walked onto the stage to have a "girl talk" with Cierra, telling her she believes in her. It worked, because Cierra selected Shakira as her mentor.
Best friends Alaska & Madi covered "Barton Hollow," by The Civil Wars. They're from Oklahoma, which obviously appealed to Blake and gave him the edge over his friend Adam. The duo joined Blake's crew.
Ddendyl, whose father can play several instruments, such as the flute-like ocarina, delivered a soulful version of the Ben E. King classic "Stand By Me." She's teaming up with Shakira.
Josh Kaufman had his choice of all four coaches after singing George Michael's "One More Try." Blake said Josh was incredible. Shakira added that she would love to work with an artist as mature as Josh is. Adam pointed out how quickly he turned around. Josh selected Adam as his mentor.
The blind auditions conclude Tuesday night at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.
Legacy RecordingsA Beverly Hills police sergeant is suing the city, claiming he experienced backlash after reporting that another cop made inappropriate comments about Whitney Houston at the scene of her death.
According to CBSLA.com, Sergeant Brian Weir claims Detective Sergeant Terry Nutall disturbed the scene of Whitney's body at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in February 2012, and made remarks including that Whitney “looked attractive for a woman of her age and current state.”
After reporting the incident, Weir claims, he was removed from positions on the SWAT and K-9 teams and denied promotions. He seeks unspecified damages, and wants to be reinstated to the aforementioned positions.
Whitney was found dead at the Beverly Hilton Hotel after accidentally drowning in her hotel room's bathtub. Cocaine was found in her system. She was 48.
Credit: Danny ClinchSara Bareilles knows first-hand how important music education is, and that's why she's teaming with VH1's Save the Music Foundation to give 10 lucky schools around the country the opportunity to win brand-new pianos.
Sara is the ambassador for a new grant program called Keys Kids. Starting now, all U.S. K-12th grade public schools can apply to be awarded one of 10 packages worth $10,000 each. Each package includes a brand new Yamaha upright piano, a Yamaha portable PA system, and a Shure vocal microphone. Applications will be accepted through VH1SavetheMusic.org through April 30.
"Music changed my life. I was one of the lucky kids who had access to wonderful music programming in my school, and it has profoundly and positively affected me in more ways than I can mention,” Sara says in a statement. "A piano symbolizes the centerpiece of all of that for me, and I'm so happy to...bring 10 piano packages into deserving classrooms."
"I believe arts education to be vital to the health and balance of our students and it is my privilege and my honor to lend my voice in support of this mission,” she adds.
Sara will help judge the applications as part of a committee; winners will be announced May 30.
Courtesy: Op and Buffalo David BittonOver the weekend, Justin Bieber made headlines apparently reuniting with his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez. But he'd much rather you notice that he also jumped on stage for an intimate acoustic performance.
Justin tweeted YouTube footage of himself performing at an event his manager, Scooter Braun, organized Sunday at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The event, called the Scooter Braun Projects Sunday Funday Showcase, featured performances by a variety of acts, including Justin. "So yeah had to show up and surprise the crowd night at the #SBPSundayFunday," he tweeted. " U thought I wouldn't? :)"
"Fun taking the stage with all the other acts. Great people. Had to do a little acoustic set myself. Maybe I should do another one? ;)," he tweeted.
Justin performed acoustic versions of "Girlfriend," and "As Long as You Love Me" at the event and along with a link to the performance footage, he wrote, "THIS IS WHY I DO IT! Not for headlines but for the fans, for the music! For #mybeliebers. This is what is real! :)"
It was relatively easy for Justin to get to Austin, since he'd already spent Friday and Saturday in a different part of Texas with Selena. He didn't acknowledge that on his Twitter feed, however.
Warner Bros. RecordsJason Derulo is a star who definitely knows how to dance, so it's no wonder he'll be featured on the season premiere of ABC's Dancing with the Stars next week.
As part of the show's huge opening number, featuring all the pro dancers this season, Jason will perform his current hit "Talk Dirty." It's the first time a musical guest has ever provided the accompaniment for the opening number of the season. The fun gets underway Monday, March 17 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET, with celebrity contestants like Drew Carey, Cody Simpson, Wonder Years star Danica McKellar, Real HousewifeNeNe Leakes, Star Wars icon Billy Dee Williams and more.
Jason's currently on his Tattoos world tour, which this week visits Italy, Austria and Germany. After his Dancing with the Stars appearance, he'll head back for a show in the U.K.
MTV/Vince Bucci/PictureGroupKanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly getting married this spring, but who will serve as the rapper's best man? While Jay Z seems like a likely choice, according to Perez Hilton Hov has declined the role after learning that the ceremony will likely air on E!'s hit reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians.
"Jay is Kanye’s closest friend so he wants him to be best man," a source is quoted as saying. "Jay agreed initially but had one condition -- under no circumstances can there be any reality TV shows filming him, his wife, Beyoncé or daughter Blue Ivy during the ceremony."
The source adds, "The thought of popping up in KUWTK mortifies Beyoncé. She purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn’t prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion. Bosses at E! are desperate to get the nuptials on air, and will pay millions to make it happen."
According to People, Kim and Kanye's upcoming wedding will be held May 24 in Paris with approximately 150 guests.
Warner Bros. RecordsLast summer, the Goo Goo Dolls teamed with Matchbox Twenty for a successful co-headlining tour. This summer, they're joining forces with Daughtry for a similar jaunt.
Plain White T's, performing acoustically, will be the opening act for the tour, which gets underway in Wallingford, CT on June 12 and is right now scheduled to wrap up August 23 in Vermont, though more dates are promised. Tickets for most shows go on sale March 22.
In a statement, Chris Daughtry says, "We are huge fans of the Goo Goo Dolls and have wanted to tour with them for a long time now. Everyone will see more than two great bands on stage. They're going to get an incredible show every night and have a summer to remember."
"We are excited to finally be teaming up with Daughtry," adds Goo Goo Dolls frontman Johnny Rzeznik. "Not only are we big fans of Chris, but we think this is going to be a huge party for the fans of both our bands. The combination of the two will make for an awesome summer night of great American rock music."
Daughtry is touring behind their current album, Baptized, while the Goos are supporting their current disc, Magnetic.
Prior to the summer tour, the Goo Goo Dolls are hitting the road in April for an intimate acoustic trek called the Otis Midnight Sessions tour. That run will go from April 7 through April 27.
Here are the tour dates:
6/12 -- Wallingford, CT, Toyota Oakdale Theatre 6/14 -- Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 6/15 -- Saratoga , NY, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 6/19 -- St. Augustine, FL, St. Augustine Amphitheatre 6/20 -- Tampa, FL, MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre 6/21 -- Orange Beach, AL, The Amphitheater at the Wharf 6/24 -- Corpus Christi, TX, Concrete Street Amphitheatre 6/25 -- Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion 6/27 -- Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 6/29 -- Maryland Heights, MO, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 7/01 -- Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center 7/02 -- Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theatre 7/03 -- Toronto, ON, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 7/05 -- Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live 7/06 -- Virginia Beach, VA, Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 7/08 -- Raleigh, NC, Walnut Creek Amphitheatre 7/09 -- Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion 7/11 -- Atlanta, GA, Chastain Park Amphitheatre 7/12 -- Memphis, TN, TBD 7/15 -- Denver, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 7/16 -- Salt Lake City, UT, USANA Amphitheatre 7/18 -- Eugene, OR, Cuthbert Amphitheatre 7/21 -- Saratoga, CA, The Mountain Winery 7/22 -- Los Angeles, CA, The Greek Theatre 7/24 -- San Diego, CA, Harrah's Rincon Pavilion 8/01 -- Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Resort, Spa & Casino 8/03 -- Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre 8/09 -- Des Moines, IA, Iowa State Fair 8/10 -- Chicago, IL, FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 8/12 -- Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center 8/15 -- Boston, MA, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 8/16 -- Big Flats, NY, The Summer Stage at Tags 8/17 -- Camden, NJ, Susquehanna Bank Center 8/19 -- Bethel, NY, Bethel Woods Center For The Arts 8/21 -- Gilford, NH, Meadowbrook 8/22 -- Buffalo, NY, Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 8/23 -- Essex Junction, VT, Champlain Valley Exposition
Bret Hartman/CBSTaylor Swift'sRed album and tour earned her a lot of green. She tops Billboard magazine's annual Money Makers list, counting down the music performers who earned the most cash over the past year.
According to Billboard, Taylor raked in close to $39.7 million bucks over the past year, thanks to sales of her albums, singles and streaming royalties, plus ticket and merchandise sales for her tour, as well as lucrative sponsorships with Keds, Diet Coke and Elizabeth Arden.
Coming in at #2 the list is country superstar Kenny Chesney, who raked in just under $33 million last year. Right behind him is Justin Timberlake at #3, with earnings of $31.5 milion. JT took in that cash from sales of both his 20/20 Experience albums, tracks and streaming, as well as two tours: a stadium jaunt with Jay Z and his own headlining tour.
In at #4 is Bon Jovi, with earnings of $29.4 million, thanks to their blockbuster Because We Can world tour. The band's back catalog also had strong download sales, and their album What About Now was a #1 hit. It's on the road, though, where Jon Bon Jovi and the guys make their money, through tickets as well as merchandise sales.
Rock legends The Rolling Stones are #5 on the Money Makers list, with earnings of $26.2 million, despite a relatively small number of tour dates. With earnings of $24.4 million, Beyonce's in at #6, thanks to her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and sales of her "surprise" self-titled album.
Maroon 5 didn't release a new album in 2013, but they're still in at #7, raking in $22.2 million last year thanks to heavy touring, including the Honda Civic Tour they co-headlined with Kelly Clarkson. In addition, royalties on sales of digital tracks like "Payphone," "One More Night" and "Daylight" alone racked up nearly a million and a half bucks for the group.
Country star Luke Bryan is in at #8 with earnings of $22.1 million, and Pink comes in at #9 with just over $20 million, thanks to her sold-out Truth About Love tour, plus strong sales of the album of the same name, and downloads of hits like "Just Give Me a Reason." Classic rockers Fleetwood Mac are in at #10 with $19 million bucks, thanks to their first tour in several years.
Here are the rest of the top 20 Money Makers:
11. Justin Bieber 12. Bruno Mars 13. One Direction 14 & 15. Country stars Jason Aldean & George Strait 16. Jay Z 17. Michael Buble 18. Mumford & Sons 19. Dave Matthews Band 20. Rihanna
PressHereNow.comRobin Thicke has reportedly made progress on winning back his estranged wife, Paula Patton.
Multiple sources connected to the couple tell TMZ that the pair have remained in ccontact, despite announcing their separation last month. The gossip site reports the tone of their conversations are "smooth and cordial" and Patton has allegedly told Robin what needs to change in order for their reconciliation to work.
Sources indicate that Paula appreciates Robin for making time for their three-year-old son, Julian Fuego, but she's not impressed with his onstage professions of love during his Blurred Lines tour.
Patton, whose Twitter bio still reads "wife of the amazing, brilliant, genius @RobinThicke," also has not hired a divorce lawyer and reportedly has no plans to do so.
The singer and the actress first met her estranged husband when Thicke was just 14 years old. They've been married since 2005.
Courtesy: TMZBy now, you've probably heard about the deposition that Justin Bieber gave last week in Miami in connection with a lawsuit that a photographer has filed against him. Now, TMZ has obtained the video of that deposition, and the edited portions they've released show the singer as alternately bored, arrogant, disrespectful, snide, and unintelligent.
The entire deposition runs 4 1/2 hours, but TMZ has chosen to highlight excerpts that don't show Bieber in an entirely positive light. In one series of exchanges, Justin cuts of a question by the photographer's lawyer, saying, "I don't have to listen to anything you have to say." When asked if he's ever "disciplined" a bodyguard that works for him -- presumably for roughing up photographers -- Justin replies, "Disciplined? What kinda question is that? Is he my son?"
In another series of edited clips, Justin is shown laughing at something the lawyer says. When the lawyer asks, "Did I say something funny?" Justin shoots back, "I don't know, Katie Couric, you tell me." As the interview drags on, Justin looks bored and exasperated, turns to the camera and says, "This seems like a 60 Minutes interview."
You've probably heard about the part in the deposition where Justin got angry when asked about Selena Gomez. Well, TMZ has now posted that portion of the video. When lawyer asks Justin if he's ever discussed with Selena his feelings about photographers taking pictures of him, Justin becomes visibly angry and repeats "Don't ask me about her again" several times while wagging his finger at the lawyer. Finally, Justin's lawyer announces they're taking a break, and the singer gets up and leaves. Despite reports to the contrary, he does not scream, throw a fit or storm out, though he is angry.
Finally, TMZ has posted a clip that shows the lawyer asking Justin if he knows "Raymond Usher IV," mistakenly referring to the singer whose real name is Usher Raymond IV. Justin deliberately plays dumb, saying "No." When asked if he knows the entertainer known as Usher, Justin says, "Usher. That sounds familiar." When asked if Usher had been instrumental in his career, Justin looks at the camera and says, "I was found on YouTube. I think that I was detrimental to my own career."
Obviously, Justin means "instrumental," and corrects himself soon afterward. Freudian slip?
RCA RecordsMiley Cyrus' Bangerz tour features a variety of skimpy costumes, but one of the revealing outfits she wore onstage on Sunday night was completely unintentional.
During her show in Milwaukee on Sunday night, Miley came onstage in her underwear to perform the song "23." Evidently, fans thought that her bra and panties was some new costume, but she explained what had happened on Twitter. "not a new outfit for 23," she wrote. "I didn't make my quick change and I couldn't not come out for the song so I just had to run out in my undies :(."
"Never happened to me before. But I love my fans as much as they love me! I couldn't miss 23," she added. "Show must go on."
ABC/Rick PowellLady Gaga is about to add another milestone to her long list of career accomplishments: this week, she'll be the youngest artist ever to be the keynote speaker at the annual South by Southwest Music Festival, which gets underway Tuesday in Austin, Texas.
South by Southwest, one of the world's biggest music industry events, features thousands of musical performances, as well as panels and talks on the future of the music industry. Gaga's keynote conversation will take place the morning of Friday, March 14 at the Hilton Austin-Downtown, and will be led by John Norris of Fuse. The night before, Gaga will make her South by Southwest performance debut at the legendary venue Stubb's Bar-B-Q, with proceeds benefiting her Born This Way Foundation.
Gaga, who'll deliver the keynote a few weeks before her 28th birthday, is by far the youngest person ever to enjoy this honor. Previous keynote speakers at the festival have traditionally been music icons such as the late Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, Neil Young, Pete Townshend of The Who, Ray Davies of The Kinks, Motown legend Smokey Robinson, rock and roll pioneers Carl Perkins and Little Richard, super-producer Quincy Jones, and two formers members of Nirvana.
Gaga is also one of the few women ever tapped for this role. Since the festival began in 1987, there have only been four female keynote speakers, and there hasn't been one since 1999.
Nick WalkerPhillip Phillips debuted his new single, "Raging Fire," on American Idol last Thursday, and he says the tunes on his upcoming sophomore album -- all written by him -- run the gamut of emotions.
Phillip wrote or co-wrote nine songs on his debut, The World from the Side of the Moon, but he says on the upcoming disc, he had a hand in writing "everything." Describing the material, he tells ABC News Radio, "It's a little heavier, a little darker, but there's also songs that are sweet and, y'know, lovey, for everybody who's in love and wantin' to feel the love."
"I like it a lot. I'm excited for everybody to hear it," he adds. So far, there's no title or firm release date for the album. The World from the Side of the Moon went platinum and produced two hits: "Gone Gone Gone" and "Home," which has sold five million copies, and is the best-selling track by any contestant in American Idol history.
While we wait for more details on the album, Phillip kicked off a headlining tour of Canada over the weekend, and he says he's learned some valuable lessons about performing live from the past year, which he spent on the road with Matchbox Twenty and John Mayer.
"Keep losing yourself in the music" is what the singer took away from his time opening for those two acts. By that, Phillip means that he has a tendency to be too worried about making mistakes during a show, when he should just be enjoying performing for the folks who've paid money to hear him.
"It's hard for me to think, like, '[It's] OK, they're here to see me.' I don't think that way," he tells ABC News Radio. "I'm like, 'All right, I can't screw up.' But I gotta calm down for a minute, 'cause...they're comin' to the show, [and] they just need to have some fun. So that's what I gotta remember."
While he's been given advice from veteran artists, Phillip's now established enough as an artist in his own right that he's in a position to give advice as well. "I talked to the contestants for a minute, and they were really nice," Phillip says of his return to the Idol stage last week. "I told 'em to enjoy and have fun, and just, you know, be themselves."
It's good advice from the guy who became the American Idol season 11 champ mostly by doing exactly that.
Image courtesy Justin Bieber via InstagramThe Justin Bieber/Selena Gomez reunion tour of Texas continued over the weekend. After the two singers were spotted having breakfast together Friday morning in McAllen, Texas, the two were then seen all over the area engaging in a variety of activities.
The McAllen Monitor reports that on Friday evening, Selena and Justin went to a dance studio in McAllen, where the facility's owner says they spent two hours practicing dance moves in a private room. The owner says he didn't charge the couple for the time, telling the Monitor, "It was an honor for them to be there at my dance studio."
On Saturday afternoon, Justin and Selena turned up at Xtreme Lazer Tag in town, and asked the marketing manager if they would shut the place down so they and their entourage could play. He agreed, and Justin, Selena and eight other people played for an hour and a half. "They seemed really happy," the manager, Ruben Elias, told the Monitor, while another employee claims the two singers were seen kissing in the shadows.
Justin won the match, and also bought the facility's entire supply of Sourpatch candy sticks. The total bill for the session was about $650, which Justin paid for on his credit card.
Though the couple had reportedly visited a local mall on Friday, Elias said that they told him they weren't there. The rumor, however, caused a mob scene that forced police to shut down the mall.
Justin and Selena were thought to be officially broken up in January of 2013, but the two were seen together riding Segways in January of this year. A few days later, Selena entered a wellness program at a facility in Arizona. Rumor has it that the emotional stress of her relationship with Justin had contributed to her seeking treatment, but that has never been confirmed.
Francis Specker/CBSLorde is heading Down Under -– not to her native New Zealand -– to Australia for a series of concert dates in April and May.
The Aussie promoter, Frontier Touring, has announced the 17-year-old singer will kick off her Australia tour April 24 in Melbourne.
Lorde is currently in the midst of a North American tour that wraps up March 26 in Oakland. After that, she’s scheduled to play the Lollapalooza festivals in Chile and Brazil and the Coachella music festival in Indio, California.
Here are Lorde’s Australia concert dates:
4/24 -– Melbourne, Festival Hall 4/27 -– Adelaide, EC Theatre 4/29 -– Perth, Challenge Stadium 5/2 -– Sydney, Horden Pavilion 5/5 -- Newcastle, Newcastle Entertainment Centre 5/6 -- Brisbane, Riverstage
Image Courtesy Taylor Swift via TwitterTaylor Swift and Lorde brought their budding friendship to the Big Apple over the weekend.
They were photographed together hanging out in a New York City park on Sunday afternoon, according to E! Online. Lorde's in town to perform three concerts, beginning Monday night.
Over the past several months, Taylor and Lorde have spent time in New York and Australia, and at the Grammy Awards.
The night before her park date with the "Royals" singer, Taylor was spotted at the Saturday Night Live after-party in Manhattan. Mean Girls actor Daniel Franzese posted a photo of himself with Taylor at the party, which was attended by various SNL cast members and guest host Lena Dunham.
Gomillion & Leupold/RCA RecordsShakira's video with Rihanna, "Can't Remember to Forget You," features plenty of steamy scenes between the two women. In fact, it was so racy that Shakira admits she actually asked her boyfriend for permission to film it.
"He's very territorial, and since he no longer lets me do videos with men, well, I have to do them with women," she laughs in her new Billboard magazine cover story. "It's more than implied in our relationship that I can't do [sexy] videos like I used to. It's out of the question." But Shakira says she doesn't mind.
"I like [it]," she tells Billboard. "I like that he protects his turf and he values me, in a way that the only person that he would ever let graze my thigh would be Rihanna."
Shakira's boyfriend, soccer star Gerard Pique, is also the father of her son, Milan. She says now that she has them in her life, she sometimes finds it hard to balance being a global superstar with her desire to be a loving partner and a mom.
"Sometimes I yearn to stay at home with Gerard and Milan," she tells Billboard. "For so long I decided to have what I have now, this family, that it's logical for me to feel divided. A part of me -- well, all of me -- wants to be with them all the time and be a housewife. But there's another part of me that still wants to make music and that's still pleased with success. I won't deny it. I know it sometimes sounds almost immoral to admit you like success, but I like it. I like it."
Shakira met Pique in 2010, when he was 23, and she was ten years older. One of the songs on her forthcoming self-titled album, "23," is about him, and at the end, you can hear a laugh from Milan, who wandered into the studio while she was recording the song.