NEW YORK — Sex, drugs and rock n' roll — or in this case, hip-hop. Those were the topics of a recent discussion that saw actress April L. Hernandez and rappers Andy Mineo and MC Jin join a NYC pastor on a church stage to share how they came to faith in Christ, and maintain their faith as Christian celebrities.
Hernandez, recently interviewed by Breathecast about her new co-hosting gig with bestselling author Eric Metaxas on "100 Huntley Street," said she had a "prophetic" experience under peculiar circumstances while touring to promote her award-winning 2007 film "Freedom Writers." However, she did not become a Christian until much later, after her boyfriend (now her husband) gave his life to Christ.
As for MC Jin, born Jin Au-Yeung, he credited one of his aunts with helping to till his heart as a kid for the eventual work God would do in his life more than a decade later, by signing him up for Vacation Bible School. The rapper, who recently released his Hypocrite EP said, however, the real turning point came after his rising star soon plummeted after he became the first Chinese solo rapper to sign with a major record label (read more about Jin's story: Evolution of Jin: Former Ruff Ryder's Fall to Grace). more >>
Rapper and God Over Money label head Bizzle recently say down with hip-hop media outlet Vlad TV to discuss his testimony and revealed interesting facts about his past. Before turning his life over to Jesus Christ, Bizzle was involved in prostituting a female who he later found out was the daughter of a Pastor.
"I guess you would call me a pimp," he said regarding his past. "I met this chick, we started getting money together. The girl ends up being the daughter of a pastor. I end up sitting in her family's church."
He claims the money was the driving force behind these actions and is the main thing that stopped him from advising the girl to straighten out her life. more >>
Justin Bieber has been in the studio nonstop lately, and now he is planning to team up with producer Will.i.am who seems to be trying to "free" Bieber's spirit during troubled times.
Bieber, the 20-year-old Canadian crooner, took to Twitter to speak to the producer about working together in the near future.
"@iamwill heard we are getting back in the studio. let's go," he tweeted. more >>
Keyshia Cole, the 32-year-old singer, is revealing why she was so hurt by a rift with fellow singer Michelle Williams last year.
Williams, 33, performed at the 2013 Super Bowl with fellow singers and friends Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland. However, Cole, 31, took to her Twitter to publicly criticize Williams' performance. Cole recently revealed that she acted out against Williams after her fellow singer criticized her on Twitter after a previous Soul Train Awards.
"I was at the Soul Train Awards and she was like, 'Oh, I ain't even know you could use auto tune at the Soul Train Awards," Cole told New York City radio show "The Breakfast Club." "What's that about?'" more >>
Justin Bieber is setting the record straight, he does not smoke cigarettes despite him posting an image of himself with one in his mouth.
Bieber, the 20-year-old Canadian crooner, took to his Instagram account to share an image of himself with a cigarette in his mouth in a side-by-side photograph with the late 1950s actor James Dean. Although the young singer imitated Dean's iconic pose with the rolled tobacco hanging from his lips, he made it clear that he did not share in the late actor's habit.
"This is James Dean inspired," Bieber captioned his Instagram image. "Don't ask me if I smoke ciggys cuz I don't."' more >>
Miley Cyrus is reportedly spitting on her fans during her Bangerz tour.
Cyrus, 21, has been the face of controversy lately as a singer who has seemingly prided herself on her provocative appearance. Now, her performances are getting just as much attention, with Cyrus' latest antics involving spitting water on her audience.
TMZ obtained footage of Cyrus taking large gulps of water before wetting her audience after spitting the water at them. Cyrus' tour has been a controversial subject since beginning earlier this year, with the singer defending her show. more >>