Jason Derulo loves the ladies. And he means that in the most respectful way. That said, the Miami native (whose girlfriend is fellow hitmaker Jordin Sparks) realizes his recent hit, Talk Dirty, is a little risque.
“I try to be conscious of offending anybody but not that much,” he told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “I really just try to do my thing, and of course there is going to be backlash on every song that I do, so I don’t worry myself too much on that. People saying things like ‘objectifying women.’ I’m like, ‘What are you even talking about?’ ”
Talk Dirty, which reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, features lyrics like “but your booty don’t need explaining” and “first-class seat on my lap girl.” He’s fine with that phrasing.
“This album [of the same name] is a direct representation of who I am as a person and how I speak,” said Derulo, who recently bought a $1.75 million, 11,500-square-foot home in Coconut Creek. “If I was talking to my best friend, you know, this is how I would explain it.”
Mixing & mingling
Despite complaints from a few wannabe patrons who were turned away from Seasalt and Pepper for not dressing up to the restaurant’s standards, the celebrity clientele is still going strong. On Sunday, Miami Heat stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen, Michael Beasley and Mario Chalmers were seen at the Miami River spot for a Funday Sunday. The guys ended up mingling with Victoria Secret models Adriana Lima, Candace Swanepoel and Doutzen Kroes (with hubby and son), who arrived on a 44-foot Zeelander.
Bret Pelaggi from the New Orleans season of Top Chef wants all vinophiles to know that his high-end wine bar Uvaggio in Coral Gables is open for business. Pelaggi says the feedback on the Miracle Mile spot, which translates to “grape blend” in Italian, so far has been “awesome.”
Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Leonard Tachmes is movin’ on up, to the Upper East Side. Of NYC, that is. But the doc hasn’t given up on South Floridians yet; he’ll split his time nipping and tucking in offices in Gotham and Miami Beach now.