Not that I wanted it over, but I am so glad that Chris Brown has finally proclaimed that he and Rihanna are a WRIZZY! A WRAP! FINITO! CB did an interview with Big Boy of Power 106 in LA and when asked he and RiRi were still an item, he said “uh no..thats the short answer.” I guess after that, it was dropped. Good for them. It takes a strong person to just walk away. Gotta thank them. I was so sick of writing about them – all this off and on, rumor triangle crap. Thanks, CB and RiRi! Love you! Have a good trip!
Apparently, some saying they are still together. Please,idolator.combe lying to me.
They are saying the following:
Chris Brown continues his media rehabilitation tour this week, this morning (March 29) appearing on L.A.’s Power 106 to talk Rihanna, Frank Ocean and the new album. During the interview, the radio station tweeted that Breezy was asked if he’s still with Rihanna, and that he responded, “Uh, no. That’s the short answer.” And once that tweet hit, the clouds split open and angels chanted from on high and everyone lived happily ever after.
But yeah, that’s bunk, kiddos. They’re still together. Sorry to ruin your weekend. It was a deft use of social media buzz by Power 106, but in the interview we watched, it was pretty clear they’re still together. Brown talked about flying out to see RiRi on tour and smiled coyly when asked about taking Twitpics with her. Not to mention Brown spoke to Ryan Seacrest earlier this week about how he and RiRi “try to keep it fun” and avoid stuffy, date-y things like candlelit dinners. If anything, the answer was just another vague tactic in their whole game of being conspicuously inconspicuous and dangling their rekindled relationship in front of the media.
We knew this was going to happen. See, what had happened was…
OK, let me gather my thoughts. Beyonce has been feeling ratchet recently and that is evident with “Bow Down,” where she goes at a bunch of unnamed chicks. Most felt that it was directed to Keri Hilson, but why would she even bother. The only other target could be Rihanna. Now, there have been age-old rumors about these two, but more recently B has slick talked Rihanna. Remember this
Now, at that time, I tried to tell you that B was talking slick, but in the poll, y’all said she wasn’t. 44% said there was no shade. But, 30% said maybe. And 24% said “More Shade That A Lunar Eclipse (my words). So…here we are again.
Most people assume B was talking about RiRi when she said this:
“People don’t make albums anymore. They just try to sell a bunch of little quick singles and they burn out and they put out a new one, and they burn out, and they put out a new one.”
And clearly so did Rihanna.
Today RiRi said:
“I only know how to be number 1!! I could use a challenge… “How dat feel down there on ya knees, Huh?!” #gunzindamuthaphuckinair #allmyniggazNavi #controlyourheauxz #heauxzBeAckinUp #yesimeantAckin #catchup #phuckyouandyourtimedifference #walkupindisbitchlikeiownaheaux #fromtheleftsideofanisland #tuh
She didn’t say “Bow Down” but she definitely referred to it. OUCH!
This is rooted in the new assertion that she is Britain’s most popular artist.
I think he had to do that. The powers that be were too strong around that situation. But, that’s not the case with Drake. And, so its on! YO! Riddle me this, why are the soft dudes going so hard? I’m not even mad at them. Seems like the rappers who are supposed to about that life aren’t and those that aren’t are. In the new remix to Young Jeezy’s “RIP,” Breezy sublimes Drake to death.
“Now dearly departed, I bought I plane I departed/ and if you started from the bottom go head and come out the closet.”
“My ni**as kill at will, give you black eyed peas/ and the molly make the white girl look Chinese.”
“You problematic I brought them ratchets and automatics/ clip hold 32, I make you feel the magic”
Of course this was a response from Drake’s “5 AM In Toronto” freestyle.
Timbaland is accused of ripping off an insurance company for $1.8 million, a new report says.
The rapper has been legally sparring with American Home Assurance Company over a Jacob & Co, which is adorned with 30 carats of diamonds.
The insurance company is refusing to pay the rapper/producing, claiming he’s lying to get paid, according to recent legal documents.
News and gossip site TMZ laid out the lawsuit, seen below.
But in new legal docs … A.H.A.C. claims it doesn’t owe Timbaland a dime — claiming he’s been as slippery as a seal, lying like a rug. The insurance company claims:
— Timbaland bought the watch for $900,000 but insured it for TWICE the purchase price.
— Timbaland reported the watch stolen … but 4 months later claimed his daughter misplaced it.
— Everyone involved told a different story … the wife implicated another female, the assistant implicated the maid, the maid only copped to sleeping with Timbaland’s brother-in-law and the brother-in-law refused to cooperate. No one ever mentioned the daughter losing the watch, like Timbaland belatedly claimed.
Chris Brown compliments both Drake and Frank Ocean's music, reveals "Put It Up" collab with Rihanna.
During an appearance on Power 106’s Big Boy's Neighborhood, crooner Chris Brown didn’t hesitate in answering questions about Drake, Frank Ocean, and even Rihanna. A rather composed Chris Brown, who made headlines over the past year due to separate altercations with fellow singers Drake and Frank Ocean, seemed more concerned with moving past both incidents.
“It’s always sensationalized and blown out of proportion,” said Brown in a video posted on InFlexWeTrust.com. “You know, I got respect for his music. I got respect for everybody else. So I ain’t really tryna go back down that road. Everything for me is moving forward. I do my music now so I’m good.”
Brown later revealed that he has several songs he’s written for Rihanna including a collaboration titled “Put It Up.”
“Well, right now I have a couple of songs that I’ve wrote for her album and mine that she’s featured on. The song’s called ‘Put It Up’ too,” the singer added.
Lastly, Brown addressed his differences with Drake and also took a “the past is the past” stance with his relationship with the Young Money artist.
“It’s not entertainment for me. It’s just more of me being real, saying what I got to say,” Brown explained. “I ain’t out here trying to go at him. I ain’t got people after him…I have my differences and he has his. His music still hot.”
Kendrick Lamar and Steve Aoki are on the road, beginning this weekend.
Beginning this weekend, Kendrick Lamar has kicked off a Spring tour. With a performance last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, the tour spans 30 dates, into late June. Many of these dates are joined by Los Angeles, California Steve Aoki. This tour will promote Kendrick's recently-released gold-album good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Erykah Badu takes aim at Papoose for the unofficial use of her voice on his "The Nacimera Dream" album.
Erykah Badu took to Twitter a few days ago to blast Papoose for using her voice without her official permission–or anything else.
"This Papoose song Cure," she said. "I sang those vocals 10 years ago. That's 2 babies ago. Sheeeit. So mcs just throwing out old material- no paperwork.."
Papoose's continuously delayed upcoming album The Nacimera Dream apparently contains unauthorized vocals from the Neo-soul artist on the song "The Cure." After hearing the song that was released to the public five days ago Erykah Badu claimed that said vocals are a decade old. No official statement has been made by Badu's camp.
This isn't the first time Erykah Badu has called out an artist for something she didn't like. Last June, Badu took aim at The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne for distorting something she was with. Badu blasted the group's front man and video director Wayne Coyne over what she called a "tasteless, meaningless, shock motivated video."
Hollywood is an interesting place. So, interesting I never want to go there. So, there have been rumors about Robin Thicke. The dude is dope and there’s all this talk about Justin Timberlake stealing his style. So….suddenly Thicke is no longer involved on the Real Husbands of Hollywood. Suddenly. There have been a number of rumors floating around. They have said he was kicked off the show. They have said he was sick of the silliness of the show. But, what my sources are really telling me is that it was a bad career look for the singer. With Hurricane Timberlake coming through town, it only exacerbated things, making Thicke look at things a bit differently. I don’t watch the show, so I don’t know. I’ve heard mixed reviews about it. Either way, Robin’s goose is cooked on Hollywood Husbands.
Gucci Mane will likely be in an Atlanta jail cell for nearly a month.
Reports yesterday (March 27) confirmed that rapper Gucci Mane was in police custody after evading an arrest warrant for several days. The Warner Bros. Records star was charged with two counts of assault, after allegedly attacking an autograph-seeker with a bottle. That man happened to be a United States Army soldier, and showed authorities the wounds he claims were inflicted by the rapper with a troubled legal history.
In a hearing later yesterday, Gucci Mane was denied bond, meaning that the 1017 Brick Squad rapper will remain in what is believed to be Fulton County Jail.
“Mr. Davis has a history, we’re not going to skirt that issue,” Gucci’s lawyer Drew Findling told press outside of the courthouse, as reported by AllHipHop.com. “That history made it difficult for him to get bond today.” Gucci's attorney did however note that there aren't confirmed witnesses of the alleged attack, which happened in a Atlanta club less than a week ago.
At present, Gucci Mane will remain incarcerated until his April 10 court date.
Controversial lyrics from Lil Wayne and Rick Ross result in both rappers being banned by a Michigan radio station.
Following news that a particular and heavily controversial lyric from Rick Ross on Rocko’s “U.O.E.N.O (You Ain’t Even Know It)” was enough to warrant a petition, a Michigan radio station has just announced that they plan on banning the Miami rapper’s music unless he issues an apology.
XXLMag.com reports that the radio station, Michigan’s WUVS 103.7, will also ban Lil Wayne and his music unless he too issues an apology.
“Effective immediately Muskegon’s WUVSlp 103.7 the Beat has pulled ALL Lil Wayne and Rick Ross music from rotation. We pride ourselves on playing music that is non-degrading and non-violent. While we believe in freedom of speech, creative writing and individualism, we refuse to be part of the problem by spreading messages that could harm or end someone’s life,” read a statement from WUVS.
Lil Wayne recently brought about tremendous criticism from fans following the release of Future’s “Karate Chop (Remix).” On the song, Lil Wayne insults slain teen Emmett Till as he raps, “Beat that pussy up like Emmett Till.”
“Karate Chop (Remix)” was ultimately pulled by Future’s label Epic Records, but Lil Wayne has yet to publicly acknowledge his Emmett Till lyric.
Lil Wayne announces that he is epileptic and blames seizures on "stress, no rest and overworking."
Lil Wayne has kept quiet since his hospitalization in Los Angeles, California earlier this month. The New Orleans, Louisiana emcee opened up for the first time since this hospitalization in a conversation with DJ Felli Fel of Power 106 in Los Angeles.
"The bad news is I'm epileptic so I'm prone to seizures," Wayne explained. "This isn't my first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth or seventh seizure. I've had a bunch of seizures. Y'all just never hear about them. But this time, it got real bad because I had three of them in a row. With the third one, my heart rate went down to like 30 percent," he explained. "The reason being for the seizures is just plain stress, no rest and overworking myself."
Wayne continued, saying that he's never had three consecutive seizures before and that this was a more dangerous case than he is used to.
"I have people around me. I've actually had [seizures] so much, they already know what to do. They already expect it. They already know how to handle it. Certain times I don't even go to the hospital but this time it was real bad because, like I said, it was three in a row. I've never had three back-to-back like that and the third one was so bad."
The Cash Money rapper was also asked if he had any ill feeling about TMZ, the site that broke the news about his hospitalization. Their initial reports indicated that he was being prepared for last rights. Wayne supporters, including T.I. shared negative comments about TMZ soon after these reports were out.
"Nah," Wayne replied, when asked if he was mad at TMZ. "Nah. That's what they do. I can't be upset at that. I get upset at my kids when they do things I tell them not to do. I can't get upset at TMZ for doing what they do. They gon' probably come out tomorrow and say something else about somebody else that ain't true. That's what they do. The truth isn't good enough for them so they gotta twist everything up."
Earlier this month, Lil Wayne was hospitalized at the Los Angeles, California Cedar-Sinai Medical Center after suffering seizures. He was reportedly in critical condition, a story that broke on TMZ.com. Reports also indicated that his hospitalization was a result of "high amount of codeine" that was found in his system. Birdman and Mack Maine denied these reports on the day they were released and Wayne also tweeted that he was "good." In 2012, Wayne's reps told MTV that the rapper had not suffered from seizures and that reports about seizures were exaggerated.
Rick Ross tries to "reach out to all the queens" on his timeline regarding his controversial lyrics.
Rick Ross has caught a significant amount of heat for his lyric on Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O. (You Ain't even Know It)," where he raps, "Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it / I took her home and enjoy that, she ain't even know it."
In an attempt to save face, Ross attempted to explain the rhyme on Funkmaster Flex's radio show.
"I want to make sure this is clear," said Rozay. "Woman is the most precious gift known to man, you understand? It was a misunderstanding with a lyric, a misinterpretation where the term rape wasn't used. I would never use the word rape in my records."
Ross assured that no one in the Maybach Music Group camp was a supporter of rape. "And as far as my camp, Hip Hop don't condone that, streets don't condone that. Nobody condones that, you understand me? I just wanted to reach out to all the queens that's on my timeline, all the sexy ladies, the beautiful ladies that have been reaching out to me about the misunderstanding. We don't condone rape and I'm not with that."
The story of G-Dep has captivated people for quite some time. Well, I guess I can tell you the latest rumors around the man with the most conscience of any rapper ever. And even though that moral code landed him in jail for what could be the rest of his life, G-Dep is looking up in his life and times. The rapper has gotten a seemingly everlasting stream of press, which has lead to other opportunities!
The latest is a movie that I am hearing is being developed about the rapper. As you know, he was one of Diddy’s bad boys. But, he’s also struggled with addiction and then there is that accidental murder. The voices in his head would not let him walk away from the shooting and it seems that somebody in film or TV is intrigued. Now, a while ago, I heard this same rumor but it was an indie film maker. What I am hearing now is a bigger look. Hope it works out. That man has kids and a wife.
Whenever Kanye West releases an album it becomes an event, and as a result the press and fans cannot wait to find out as many details about the project as early as they can.
Unfortunately, this anticipation leads to many rumors and reports that sometime do not pan out as true. For example, there have been numerous reports that West’s 6th solo LP will be titled anything fromBlack American PsychotoRich Black Americanto the most recent speculation of I Am God.
Well according toThe Huffington Postan insider close to West says that “I Am God” is not the name for the entire album, but it is not far off from the title of a future single.
A reliable source in West’s camp tells HuffPost Entertainment that the title is actual [sic] for an upcoming single, and that the album’s name has yet to be set. The track will be called “I AmAGod” (emphasis added).
G.O.O.D. Music artist Malik Yusef confirmed the title in a tweet:
Apparently the title is inspired by the bible passagePsalms 82:6-7which reads, “I have said, YeareGods and all of youarechildren of the Most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.”
The slight difference of adding the “a” to make it “I Am A God” is to distinguish that the song is not suggesting that Kanye himself isthe Creator but that every person has the power to be a greater being.
“We would never be so presumptuous or sacrilegious to call ourselves the supreme being,” the source told HuffPost.
Kanye West has a history of incorporating religious/spiritual ideas and imagery into his work. One of his first breakout singles was the track “Jesus Walks” offThe College Dropout. He appeared on thecover of Rolling Stonemagazine with Christ’s crown of thorns. He donned a huge necklace of the Egyptian god Horus in thevideo for “Power,” andWatch The Throne‘s “No Church In The Wild” touched on the theme of morality versus decadence.
No dates have been announced for when the single or the currently untitled album will be released.
The lyric,“Put molly all in her champagne, she ain’t even know it / I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain’t even know it,”has set off a firestorm of controversy resulting in open letters from activists, yet no word from the rapper. The song is actually Rocko’s featuring singer/rapper Future.
The newChange.org petitioncalls for Rick Ross to publicly apologize for the lyric and for glorifying rape and violence against women. Created 6 days ago, the petition has garnered hundreds of signatures.
The timing of the lyric is hot on the heels of the date rape conviction of two teens in Stubenville, Ohio and the recent passage of The Violence Against Women Act which has added to its inflammatory nature.
Activist Rosa Clemente has also made a video responding to the Def Jam signed Ross for the lyric, which she states is “detrimental to our community.”
Nicki Minaj remains heavily secretive about her "American Idol" return during a conference call with reporters.
Each week American Idol viewers watch in suspense as contestants are voted off the show and it seems that Idol judge Nicki Minaj is also dishing out a little suspense of her own. According to MTV News, during a conference call this week the rapstress remained very secretive about a possible return to the show for its 13th season.
"Would I come back next season? I think people would rather be surprised," said Minaj, MTV New reports. "I like to save the mystery and the drama. I'd never give that away. I always say this and I mean it from the bottom of my heart, just that people behind the scenes at Idol have been a dream to work with. I'm just super grateful to have been given the opportunity."
Minaj further commented on keeping her return a secret by stating that the suspense of not knowing who the judges for an upcoming season of American Idol may be has become somewhat of a tradition for the show and a source of excitement for fans.
"I'd rather not speak about that at this time," the rapper added. "I feel like I've kind of already answered it, but I would rather not even give any insight because I kind of feel like it's exciting for people to not know who the next season's judges will be.”
On top of the addition of Nicki Minaj, American Idol also welcomed Mariah Carey and Keith Urban as new judges this season.
Diddy reportedly worth half a billion dollars according to Forbes' 2013 "Hip Hop's Wealthiest Artists" list.
Sean “Diddy” Combs is continuing to cash in on his various business endeavors and his knack for wise investments has earned the Hip Hop businessman the top spot on Forbes’ newly-released “Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists” list, according to Billboard.com.
Diddy’s net worth is reportedly worth close to $600 million thanks primarily to his involvement with the Diageo-owned Ciroc. The Bad Boy Records founder also topped “Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists” list last year, again due to his deal with Ciroc.
Forbes’ list is comprised of five Hip Hop acts whose total net-worth far exceeds $1.5 billion. They include Diddy ($580 million), Jay-Z ($475 million), Dr. Dre ($350 million), Birdman ($150 million), and 50 Cent ($125 million).
With their ranking on Forbes’ “Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists” list it should come as no surprise that several of the artists mentioned have been featured on other lists from the publication. Just last year, Forbes’ named Dr. Dre the “Highest-Paid Musician” in the world.
Forbes’ full “Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists” story will appear in their April 15th issue.
The basic point is, they are saying that Rozay may have to face charges due to that beautifully crafted black and chrome Smith & Wesson semi-auto. The gun was in his waistline and had one in the chamber. The license to carry had expired, but it was once valid. Somehow I think that means he is going to get off easy. I’m not an expert, but I feel this is how things will go.
This ain’t really a rumor, but more along the lines of information.
I think everybody that had an issue with the casting decisions of the TLC biopic needs to now officially fall back. Both Chilli and T-Boz approve. The only thing I wanna know is does Left Eye? At any rate the good people over atiluluonline.comgot these images from the set. It looks to me like Chilli could play herself. Chick hasn’t changed looks in decades. Usher likes older chicks? This is the one.
Anyway, peep the pics.
Not a bad looking Left Eye for Lil Mama. Ain’t this a TLC movie on TLC, the network?
The word on the street is that Rihanna has finally concluded – to the glee of feminists – that Chris Brown is not good for her. This is what she has realized, they say. Remember recently a doctor told her that she better change her life or her health would continue to suffer.
Will Smith is one of Hollywood’s heaviest hitters. So when it was rumored that he was supposed to team up with Quentin Tarantino and play a slave it seemed like stuff of legend. Smith recently toldEntertainment Weeklywhy he didn’t commit to the project.
“Django wasn’t the lead, so it was like, I need to be thelead. The other character was the lead! “I was like, ‘No, Quentin, please,Ineed to kill the bad guy!’”
Ironically, Jamie Foxx marketed as the film lead and his co-star Christoph Waltz was nominated for a supporting actor Oscar. This isn’t the first blockbuster film Smith turned down. He was in talks to play Neo in the Matrix trilogy.
Waka Flocka proclaims "fuck that nigga Gucci" while performing at Dipset's "Diplomatic Immunity" anniversary concert in NYC.
It may have been all love between members of Dipset at the “Diplomatic Immunity” anniversary concert last night (March 25th), but during the show one rapper in particular solidified rumors of an alleged falling out during his performance.
While performing his verse on Jim Jones’ “848,” which also features Juelz Santana, Waka Flocka replaced his “Free my brother Gucci” line with “Fuck that nigga Gucci.”
Waka’s Gucci Mane diss follows a Tweet Gucci made earlier in the month stating that Waka had been dropped from his 1017 Brick Squad label. Shortly after the comment was made, a rep from Warner Bros. refuted reports by claiming that Gucci’s Twitter account had been hacked.
Justin Timberlake tops sales predictions by selling 980,000 copies of "The 20/20 Experience" its first week.
With earlier predictions claiming that Justin Timberlake’s third studio album The 20/20 Experience would sell close to 800,000 copies in its first week, it seems the album has officially gone above and beyond those initial predictions.
HitsDailyDouble.com reports that The 20/20 Experience sold an impressive 980,622 copies in its first week.
The hefty album sales will of course give Timberlake’s album prime location on numerous sales charts this week.
Released on March 19th, The 20/20 Experience serves as the Tennessee crooner’s first solo album in over six years. The album is fully produced by Timbaland and features a lone feature from Jay-Z who Timberlake will be touring with this summer as part of the “Legends Of The Summer” tour.
Future’s baby mom is looking to get a bigger check from the hit maker, claiming he misrepresented his income.
Jessica Smith, the child’s mother, feels like the rap artist lied to a judge about how much money he makes. He charged that he made about $16, 516 per month and presently pays $1,662, according to TMZ.
Apparently, Future made a TV appearance alleging that he carries $25,000 on him always, prompting Smith to feel he was deceiving her.
She filed a new motion to get her support increased. According to TMZ, she feels he makes more than $50,000 per month.
So, basically….”Bow Down” was for Keri Hilson ad…Keri Hilson.
This really ain’t too hard to figure out, but I’m hearing that the song “Bow Down” was specifically made for Keri Hilson. Originally, people felt it was for some generic R&B Female Singer. Or somebody like Keyshia Cole. But, no. I am hearing that it was written for Keri Hilson. You know the stories about these two. No need to rehash it or something. But, I find it interesting that the hidden venom B holds for this chick is evidently a career killer. And, some are saying that Jay-Z has come into play here, charging that Beyonce has been too humble on these chicks and its time to vent. Hence: “Bow Wow.”
Seems like everybody has a “spy” or a “source” somewhere. The latest seems to go all the way into the Rihanna’s doctor’s office or something. According to Heat (http://www.heatworld.com/) Rihanna has gotten some serious orders from her doc to chill out. I wasn’t aware, but she recently fell sick. And the insider states that the illest was so sever sand crazy that RiRi’s long term health could be at risk. The doc reportedly wants her to take off a few MONTHS so she won’t have to cancer her world tour. “She was forced to cancel two of her ‘Diamonds’ world tour dates in Baltimore and Boston after coming down with laryngitis. She has since resumed the tour and promised to reschedule the canceled shows.” But, on a more serious note, RiRi’s penchant for partying, drinking, smoking, BS. endless nights and more are wearing down on her body and her docs are concerned, the source said. They said the message has been received and she’s working on a healthier lifestyle. “This has given her a scare. But Rihanna knows it’s partly self-inflicted.”
A couple days ago a soldier alleged that Gucci Mane hit him in the head with a bottle after he tried to get a picture with the rapper. Now, another man claims the rapper assaulted him in Philadelphia two nights later.
“I haven’t ever been so humiliated in my life and disrespected,” said the man, only known as TJ, told Amy Napier Viteri late Monday evening. TJ said that Gucci Mane punched him in the jaw on March 18 at Club Onyx in Philadelphia, two days after the alleged assault on the soldier. √Ę¬Ä¬®
“He punched me on the left side of my face, right here in the jaw, knocking off my glasses,” he said. “I sustained a chipped tooth in the back. I sustained also swelling on the left side.”
He said he wasn’t clear on why Gucci Mane attacked him. He said he only tried to shake his hand and say hello.
TJ said there was very little he could do, as Gucci was present with his crew. √Ę¬Ä¬®√Ę¬Ä¬®”I was totally outnumbered. Them guys they would have dogged me if I tried to swing back,” TJ said. The former fan said he’s disappointed in Gucci. “You just don’t go around hitting your fans.”√Ę¬Ä¬®√Ę¬Ä¬®Despite an open warrant in Atlanta, Gucci performed in Evansville, IN over the weekend.
Lupe Fiasco connects violent Hip Hop lyrics to violence in society.
While most use Sunday as a day to relax and reflect on the previous week, Lupe Fiasco took the day to reflect on the state of lyrics in Hip Hop.
Taking to Twitter this afternoon, Lupe decided to write a short novel on the issue blasting off 19 tweets about the use of violent lyrics in Hip Hop music. Fiasco says he believes that violent lyrics give rappers "positive reinforcement" to commit negative acts.
"Violent music (and all violent media) effectively says its 'OK' to be violent. It provides positive reinforcement for negative actions," Lupe said in a tweet. "If you rap and make violent music then own up to it. Stop hiding behind 'art imitating life' as a way to evade the guilt."
Lupe Fiasco also referenced a Dr. Dre line in Eminem's song "Guilty Conscience" quoting, "How the hell you gonna tell this man not 2 be violent?, Cuz he dont need to go the same route that I did." Lupe's latest Twitter anthology could be linked to 50 Cent's appearance on CBS' Sunday Morning program in which the Queens rapper said that his music doesn't glorify violence. Lupe admitted that he himself has made violent music and committed violent acts in the past but questions why people continue to do such.
"Ive made violent music. Done violent things. Most my friends are violent. Lived in violent neighbors. Seen violence first hand," he said. "A certain point you start to get tired of it. You ask why? why is it like this? what is causing this? why is this ok to live like this? Then you turn on the news and see that a 12 month old got shot in the face by two teenagers in Georgia for no reason at all."
Lil Wayne, T.I. and Future's party in America kicks off July 9 in Birmingham, Alabama and rocks and rolls till September 1 in Irvine, California, before going to Europe.
As promised last week, Lil Wayne gave fans the specifics of his summer America's Most Wanted Tour. Joined by Atlanta, Georgia's T.I. and Future, Young Money's general will kick off on July 9 (different than the July 5 previously reported), and conclude at the top of September. The tour will promote Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being II, which releases this week.
In fall, the tour will move to Europe. According to Rap-Up.com, Mac Miller will be Wayne's tour-mate in the United Kingdom. Those dates have yet to be announced.
July 26 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
MTV heading to Brooklyn on August 25th for the 30th anniversary of its MTV Video Music Awards.
With help from social media, MTV has revealed that its 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards will take place at the newly-opened Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
The move to the popular arena will serve as the first time the VMA’s have been taped in a location other than Manhattan, Los Angeles, or Las Vegas.
This year’s awards show, which will take place on August 25th, will also mark the first time the VMA’s have been in New York City since 2009. Over the past three years, the VMA’s have been filmed in various venues in Los Angeles including the Staples Center and Nokia Theatre.
Following a series of grand opening concerts that featured noted Brooklyn emcee Jay-Z, Barclays Center has become a go-to location in New York City for all things music-oriented.
Despite a large drop in viewers, last year’s VMA’s welcomed performances from Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, and more.
Kanye West considering "I Am God" as the title for his sixth studio album, according to a report from the BBC.
G.O.O.D. Music artist Kanye West is no stranger when it comes to pushing boundaries and the rapper is already ruffling feathers thanks to what may possibly be the title of his sixth studio album. The BBC reports that West is contemplating I Am God as the title for his upcoming album.
The report from the BBC also states that West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are looking into North as the name for the baby boy they’re expecting in July.
“Mixed emotions greet reports that Kanye West is considering calling his first child North. It's a good joke, from a slightly unexpected source (neither the rapper nor his possibly even more famous partner, Kim Kardashian, are best known for their self-deprecating sallies, although the title Kanye is supposed to be contemplating for his new album, I Am God, is said to be ‘half tongue-in-cheek’),” read a March 23rd story from the BBC titled “A Boy Named North West.”
Neither West nor a rep for the rapper has responded to this latest album news. Aside from a possible title and a small list of album collaborators, all other details on West’s sixth studio album remain scarce.
So, it is a fact. These two are in a movie together called “Spring Breakers.” The sickening fact is I am hearing rumors that the boy Gucci Mane has an actual sex scene in the flick. I heard it was very awkward with Gucci in the scene of the movie. This doesn’t bode well with the rumors that he swiped Selena Gomez from Justin. I refuse to believe it. But, I equally refuse to believe that there is a sex scene with Gucci out there. No way…and please Jesus come back to us on the day of this movie’s release to cover up the horror should it come to pass. Somebody told me that Gucci was going to try to do MMA, but I decided not to even waste your time with that. LOL!
UPDATE: This is reportedly TRUE…not a rumor. A Gucci sex scene…Burr!
Per MTV.com, Gucci was high out of his mind when doing the sex scene and he fell asleep. They insinuated that they were having actual sex too. WTF!?!:
“It seemed to work at first, but then Harmony noticed the star rapper fell asleep. “So we’re shooting the sequence, and as he is getting f—ed, I start to hear snores,” he said. “He had literally passed out! And she was riding his d— the whole time. I’d never in my life filmed a sex scene where the dude was sleeping… and she was on top of him for a good 45 minutes.”
After Gucci finally woke up all he had to say was: “I feel real nice. I feel like Mozart’s on my d—” before promptly falling back asleep.
The National Enquirer was TMZ before TMZ and they have the scoop.
Arsenio Hall’s longtime friendship with Eddie Murphy exploded into a bitter feud after the comedy legend snubbed Arsenio’s request to appear on the premier of his new talk show! Arsenio has been rounding up big-name guests for his return to late-night TV this fall, but when he approached Eddie, the former Saturday Night Live star told him NO WAY!
Sources say Eddie, 51, put his foot down because he believes Arsenio has been capitalizing on their friendship for years and is just trying to use him for a quick ratings boost.
And Arsenio, 58, is miffed because he believes his former pal is envious of him jump-starting his career while Eddie’s movies are fizzling at the box office.
Damn. Things. Done. Changed.
Is Eddie hating? Trying to treat Arsenio like his underling, as he was in “Coming To America?”
Over 17 years since a jury decided the glove did not fit so they had to acquit, FOX decides to turn the most publicized murder trial of the last 20 years into a TV show.
Tentatively entitled The Run of His Life: The People vs. O.J. Simpson, the show is being called an “event series” and is planned to have 10 to 12 episodes. Written by Academy Award winning writers Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski the show would transport viewers to the 1995 trial and the behind the scenes stories rarely told.
This is not FOX’s first attempt at revisiting the murder trial. In 2006, planned to hold a two-part interview with Simpson during the promotion of controversial bookIf I Did It. In the press release, the station revealed that the interview would show as ”Simpson describes how he would have carried out the murders he has vehemently denied committing for over a decade.”
In 1994, the former NFL superstar was charged with the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. On the infamous day of June 17th, 1994, Simpson led police officers on a highway chase that resulted in him ultimately surrendering to police at his home. After over eight months and one of the most publicized murder trials of all time, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of all charges on October 3rd, 1995.
Dr. Dre checked into Big Boy's Neighborhood today to reveal that Beats By Dre has a new venture. He also said that he wants to make music as long as he can.
Today, Dr. Dre briefly called into Big Boy's Neighborhood show, the syndicated radio program produced by Los Angeles, California's Power 106. Dre's call was relevant to the show, as the Aftermath Entertainment founder has appointed Big Boy's co-host Fuzzy Fantabulous to work on a new Beats By Dre-related project.
While Dre was slim on details, he did offer some, "The most I can say right now is that it's a music subscription service. That's the most I can say right now." It is unclear what Fuzzy's role will be within this new Beats By Dre division or product. The longtime Big Boy's Neighborhood personality detailed the company as merely, "A Beats Music service we're about to launch." Today marks Fuzzy's last day on the show's staff.
For fans of his music, Dre did briefly update a few items. He confirmed that Aftermath star Eminem is wrapping his upcoming album. "[Eminem] is finishing up his project," said Dre. Without mentioning the Detox album, Dre did allude that he was approaching his work differently. "For me, I've just got inspired to go in the studio again," admitted the N.W.A. member-turned-mogul. Last year, Dre and his label released Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city, in addition to his production for Xzibit, Alicia Keys and 50 Cent. Pointing out that he's approaching the 30-year mark, Dre closed in saying, "Music is my first love, and I'm gonna continue to do that as long as I can."
Dre's first group, World Class Wreckin' Cru released "Surgery" around 1984, marking the longtime deejay's first foray into recording.
Rick Ross was armed with a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic gun during drive-by shooting in Fort Lauderdale.
New information regarding the January drive-by shooting involving Maybach Music Group founder Rick Ross is beginning to emerge and it looks like the rapper was armed during the shooting.
A police report from the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, which was obtained by The Smoking Gun states that Ross was armed with a black and chrome, Smith & Wesson semi-automatic gun.
Located in Ross’ front waistband, the gun was fully loaded with one round in the gun’s chamber and 11 rounds in the magazine.
Unfortunately for Ross, AllHipHop.com reports that his handgun license was expired at the time of the shooting and this could mean possible legal trouble for the rapper.
The Miami artist quickly made headlines late January when the Rolls Royce he and a female passenger were traveling in was shot at multiple times in Fort Lauderdale. While attempting to flee the scene, Ross subsequently crashed his vehicle into an apartment building. No suspects were identified in the shooting.
This is a pretty sad one. I am hearing that the dude “Real” from “Chance and Real” (or whatever that show was) is suffering from colon cancer. And, unfortunately, its not a rumor. The dude seems to have it pretty damn bad too. You may remember these dudes from when “New York” spun off from Flavor Flav.
They had a strange image and it wasn’t my “cup of tea,” but they became stars in the reality world for a while. I don’t think there is an insurance policy provided by “television” or “celebrity” though.
So, now he is requesting that people give him money to pay for his bills. Here is that information:
Send donation to Chase bank acct # 407662563 under the account name name “Cancer Funds For Real.”
Here are some pics.
His cancer is advanced, stage four. So, if you want to help, I suggest you hop to it and transfer those funds. Maybe VH1 will help him out.
Mack Maine chronicles Lil Wayne's reaction to news regarding his health.
As surprised as fans were to hear reports about Lil Wayne's condition following two seizures, perhaps no one as as surprised as Wayne himself.
Young Money president Mack Maine explained how hearing news about Wayne's health actually affect Weezy.
"I was actually sitting right next to him, honestly, when it happened, and his mom was in the other room, and his face dropped," said Maine on MTV's "RapFix Live." "I just saw it in his face, like, 'I can't believe that.' "
"A lot of blogs and stuff put out some foolishness, but that wasn't true," added Mack. "He has four kids. Imagine his daughter hearing that somewhere in school or something like that, so he wasn't too happy about that."
Now, Mack Maine says Wayne is happy and safe. "He's blessed, he's up, he's in good spirits, and we'd like to thank all the fans for the prayers. A lot of people reached out and showed love, but Wayne's at home, he's relaxing. He's actually been in good health for a minute. They just wanted to run a few tests on him, that's why they kept him longer than expected, but he's been good."
Soulja Boy says recent attacks from hackers on his social media accounts will only make him work harder.
Atlanta artist Soulja Boy became the latest celebrity to fall victim to hackers this month when videos from his YouTube page were all deleted. 3 News reports that on top of the hacking of his YouTube page, Soulja Boy’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts were also targeted in the attack this week.
After reclaiming his Twitter account, Soulja Boy reached out to fans and asked for their help in recovering his other social media accounts. He also shared that the attacks will only force him to work harder.
"If any of my followers know anyone from Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube/Google let me know because all of my accounts are hacked. Thanks…This is only going to make me go harder, they deleted all my YouTube videos that's some real hater shit right there,” said Soulja Boy in a series of Tweets.
As of now it’s unclear who was responsible for the attacks on Soulja Boy’s various accounts. It also appears that all of the rapper’s YouTube videos have been restored.
Other celebrities whose personal information was compromised this month include Jay-Z, Beyonce, and actor Ashton Kutcher.
After Steveland Barrow broke into a house his mistook for Rihanna, charges were pressed and actions were taken.
Rihanna has the platinum sales to signify her millions of fans. One fan that got a bit too close to the Def Jam songstress was Steveland Barrow. The man caused Rihanna to report to authorities she "feared for her safety" after it was revealed that he broke into a neighbor's home, mistaking it as one of the star singer's residences.
TMZ.com reported that today, a judge ordered Barrow to stay at least 100 yards away from Rihanna for three years. Previously, the singer secured a temporary restraining order against the man—who reportedly slept in that neighbor's bed after believing it was RiRi's.
Rush Limbaugh switches aim from rappers to Beyonce.
Fans and critics are split down the middle when it comes to Beyonce's newest track, the expletive-laden "Bown Down."
One media figure, however, has made his thoughts on the track quite clear.
Rush Limbaugh took Beyonce to task for her new song. The conservative talk show host, who has butted heads with Hip Hop artists many times in the past, took offense at Beyonce's new track.
"Their (Destiny’s Child) songs were attempts to inspire young women not to take any grief from men," said Limbaugh. "She’s done a 180. Beyoncé, now having been married, having been impregnated and giving birth to Blue Ivy, she’s going out on a new tour. And they may as well call it the 'Bow Down Bitch Tour.'"
Limbaugh provided an analysis of Beyonce's latest track, complaining that the song encourages women to be subservient to men. "She’s got a new song … a total 180. Beyoncé is now saying, ‘Go ahead and put up with it.’ Because she married a rich guy. She’s even calling herself Mrs. Carter on the tour. She now understands it’s worth it to bow down."
What’s beef? Beef is when you from Canada and can’t sing — because Drake said so!
The word on the street, its all out “war” with these two dudes. They were about to take over America together. But, its over before it even really got started.
Here is a letter I got from an anonymous source.
What up Illseed, so word on road is that Drake’s OVO & The Weeknd’s XO are officially not messing with each other anymore. Rumors started circulating a while back about tension and a beef but now its been confirmed that Drake is no longer messing with Abel. As we all know Drizzy is responsible for The Weeknd’s early buzz and success, and after benefiting from the major co-sign it seems that Abel felt like he didnt need Drake anymore and signed with Universal Republic instead of being loyal and signing with OVO like it was planned to be. There is also more personal things that transpired between both artists that soured their relationship. The whole “No New Friends” slogan that OVO started is influenced by Abel’s disloyalty to the team. Drizzy even has a track called “No New Friends” (Ft.Rick Ross) on his upcoming album, which he played at his Club Paradise in Toronto last week. Seems like Drake is rolling with a new crew from Toronto called “Reps Up” and has even signed an artist named P.Reign. Word is the “Reps Up” are heavy in the streets of Toronto so whenever Drizzy is in his hometown he rolls everywhere with them and doesnt need to hire any security. Seems like these guys are about to make some serious noise and they already have a huge buzz in Canada. Drake has also been screaming out “OVO/RepsUp” on numerous different footage from the All Star Weekend this year.
They should fight or throw bottles….whatever works.
Bow Wow was ordered to pay a porn star $80,000 but the TV host of BET’s “106 & Park” is refusing to pay.
The adult film star Katsuni sued Bow Wow and said that her likely was used in a rap video without her consent. Bow Wow has alleged that he’s got nothing to do with the video other than being one who reposted it.
However, Bow Wow did not appear at a mandated court date and lost a judgement.
Early this morning, Too Short was reportedly stopped in Los Angeles for a bizarre arrest allegedly involving drugs and alcohol.
Oakland, California pioneering emcee Too Short has been arrested, according to TMZ.com. Short was reportedly stopped for a traffic violation by police in his vehicle early this morning (March 20) in Los Angeles, California. Appearing under the influence, the rapper was allegedly given a breathalyzer test and is reported at .09—which is over the legal limit.
TMZ's report also alleges that Short tried to escape police once he was out of the vehicle. Unnamed law enforcement sources claim, "Too Short took off ... and tripped as he ran down the street." The report also claims that Too Short tried to dispose of drugs after being detained in the police vehicle.
At present, Too Short is believed to be in the custody of the Los Angeles Police Department.
In 2010, the longtime Jive Records artist was arrested in Boise, Idaho after he was charged with battery involving three club bouncers. Short later spoke out publicly, claiming reports were "exaggerated and false."
Mack Maine updates on Lil Wayne's health and says TMZ needs to be shut down.
The controversy surrounding Lil Wayne's health after an apparent second seizure has somewhat subsided, but the YMCMB push-back against TMZ hasn't.
Cash Money Records president Mack Maine came on BET's "106 & Park" along with Talib Kweli to discuss the duo's collaboration "Celebrate." However, Mack started off the segment by addressing both Wayne's health and the media.
"Just to clear the air about Wayne: Wayne is great, Wayne is in great health," claimed Mack. "God is good. I wouldn't be here if he wasn't in great health, honestly. He's watching the games right now, he's enjoying life. He's ready to get home, talk to his kids, chill with his kids, and come back to his fans. We appreciate all the prayers."
Mack continued, admonishing TMZ without naming the website. "The blog with the three letters, y'all wack. I just gotta say that live on air," he said. "Y'all need to be shut down. You don't play with people's health."
No arrests were made as pot was discovered in the Rihanna Diamonds World Tour caravan on the United States/Canada border today.
The same day as rapper Too Short was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles, California for drunk-driving and drug possession, another music star of a different generation made headlines. While no arrests were reportedly made, TMZ.com reports that marijuana was discovered on Def Jam Records singer Rihanna's tour bus, as the vehicle passed between the United States and Canadian border.
TMZ accounts that only a "civil penalty" was issued to a reportedly male passenger on the bus as it approached the Ambassador Bridge, linking Windsor, Ontario with Detroit, Michigan. The stopping included 10 overall vehicles. It has not been fully confirmed if Rihanna was on that particular bus at the time of the citation.
Tomorrow night (March 21), Rihanna is expected to bring her Diamonds World Tour to Detroit's Joe Louis Arena. Last week, RiRi was forced to cancel two dates following flu symptoms and Laryngitis.
Gainesvilletimes.com reports that Hubbard also pleaded not guilty to charges of reckless operation of a vessel, unlawful operation of a personal watercraft, boat traffic violation and serious injury by vessel.
If convicted of homicide by vessel, Hubbard faces a minimum of three years in prison, not exceeding 15.
Law enforcement official say that Hubbard was in violation of the 100-foot law, which mandates drivers of boats and personal watercraft not operate at more than idle speed within 100 feet of a sitting object or a person in the water.
Concert goers at a Tone Loc show in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday left in shock after the 47-year-old rapper collapsed on stage during his performance.
Tone Loc was in the Hawkeye State as a part of the Saint Patrick’s Day Bridge Bash, a show held on the Court Avenue Bridge that crosses the Des Moines River.
TheDes Moines Registerreports that Tone Loc finished performing a song and then fell to the stage. The Los Angeles born rapper was attended to for about five minutes. Concert organizers then shut down the show and asked attendees to leave the scene.
Tone Locreportedlyrefused to be taken to a hospital. There has not been any further reports to the seriousness of Tone Loc’s condition, but he has had health concerns in the past. He collapsed during a concert in Austin last year, in Atlanta in 2011, and in Pensacola Beach in 2009. He also fell out at Lakers game in 1995.
Tone Loc is best known for his 1980′s hit singles “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina,” and for being the second rap act to reach #1 on the Billboard Albums Chart with his double platinum debut LPLoc-ed After Dark(1989).
His famous raspy voice was featured in the animated movies Titan A.E.andBeBe Kids. He also appeared in the filmsPosseandPoetic Justice among others.
Watch footage of Tone Loc being attended to at Bridge Bash below.
French porn star Celine Tran is about to be $79,346.07 richer at the expense of Cash Money rapper Bow Wow according toTMZ.
Tran sued Bow Wow (real name Shad Moss) last year for using footage of her from the video “Conspiracy Strip Club“ by Parisian electro-rock duo Electronic Conspiracy in his visuals for the song “Drank in My Cup” without her permission.
The federal judge in the case ordered Bow Wow to pay nearly $80,000 in damages and attorney’s fees since Moss refused to reply to the lawsuit.
Bow Wow was also told to stop using Tran’s likeness immediately.
This was just one lawsuit Bow Wow was served for in 2012. He was also taken to court last fall by the mother of his child for child support.
The court cases haven’t stopped the106 and Parkhost from his original occupation- making music. He recently released his latest mixtapeGreenlight 5. He’s planning to drop his 7th studio album, Underrated, sometime in 2013.
Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill argues with his probation officer and says he fears being shot in his hometown.
Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill may have violated terms of his probation, according to his probation officer, Treas Underwood and Assistant District Attorney Noel A. DeSantis. In a hearing on Friday (March 16), Underwood and DeSantis explained that Mill, whose real name is Robert Williams, cannot leave the state of Pennsylvania without providing a detailed agenda about his travel destinations.
In a court dispute, Underwood reportedly explained that Mill often leaves without providing this information. He also often leaves without calling, according to Underwood. “The problem is that I don’t know,” Mill declared about his travel plans. “It changes every day.” Beyond this, Mill clarified that he is not in charge of his own travel itinerary and that his attorney has been asked to inform Underwood of the specifics of his travels. Underwood responded, “But you’re supposed to call me.”
Mill also shared that he has a fear of being in Philadelphia, adding that he prefers to travel for his own safety.
“My best thing is to stay traveling,” Meek disclosed in the two-hour hearing. “Every time I come back to Philadelphia, someone tries to shoot me or get me back in trouble.” His fear of being shot could possibly be related to a recent shooting incident involving Maybach Music Group's boss, Rick Ross.
Mill also feels he needs a new probation officer. The Maybach Music Group emcee explained that he and Underwood have a history, knowing one another since they were younger in North Philly. He also feels Underwood is creating problems in his life, saying Underwood has made him wait in public areas where fans and other probation officers ask for autographs and demo tape reviews, according to Philly.com. However, Judge Genece E. Brinkley did not grant a separation between Mill and Underwood. "That's not going to happen," the judge replied. "You folks are just going to have to work it out.”
Mill is on a five year probation stint after a 2008 drug and gun conviction. He served eight months in prison and began this probation sentence in 2009.
Beginning in September, Queen Latifah will be CBS' answer to the afternoon talk show.
Emcee-turned-actor and personality Queen Latifah has announced a premiere date for her upcoming CBS daytime talk show. Beginning on September 16, the New Jersey emcee and longtime co-manager of Flavor Unit Entertainment will be joined—reportedly daily, by her Set It Off co-star Jada Pinkett-Smith, who will be the show's executive producer.
Karen Civil's website acknowledge a Facebook comment post from Smith, "Wearing my Executive Producer hat, standing beside the next daytime talk show superstar. Starting September 16, 2013, you will be able to kick it with Queen Latifah everyday."
Latifah previously had a FOX network talk show in 1999, but the program was canceled after less than two seasons. In 2009, Latifah last released her Persona album, produced by Cool & Dre.
"It had nothing to do with drugs, no such thing like that," said Birdman, who added that Wayne is expected to leave the hospital in a few days, after being cleared by doctors. Additionally, the executive and artist in his own right said that Wayne experienced a single seizure on Friday (March 15). This was contrary to initial reports of multiple seizures. Friday's health concerns were however Wayne's second seizure incident of last week, following a Tuesday (March 13) hospitalization that was said to be a result of dehydration and exhaustion. Birdman explained, "It's just his work ethic...and how hard he works, how much dedication he gives to music and his fans, and what he's trying to accomplish in life."
On March 26, Lil Wayne is expected to release I Am Not A Human Being II for Cash Money. Combined with collaborative and group albums, it will be Wayne's 17th album for the label, and 10th as a solo artist.
At present, Lil Wayne remains hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, California. Birdman, along with label stars such as Drake, Nicki Minaj and Mack Maine have been seen visiting Wayne throughout his hospital stay.
"That [Friday] tweet wasn’t sent out on that same phone line,” Mack Maine told XXLmag.com today. “I’m not sure if he tweeted that or not. I wasn’t with him at the present moment. One of his fans could have tweeted that, I’m not really sure where that came from.”
UPDATE: Hours after XXLmag.com's report, Mack Maine has updated the Lil Wayne story, and refuted earlier information.
In the latest development in Lil Wayne's ongoing seizure hospitalization, it appears as though the Cash Money Records star has been released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after being cleared by doctors. This evening (March 18), Young Money Records President Mack Maine has tweeted that Lil Wayne "has been officially released."
Additionally, Mack Maine claims he never spoke with XXL regarding Lil Wayne's health.
XXL has yet to release a statement regarding their report. Mack Maine will reportedly be a guest this Wednesday (March 20) on MTV News' RapFix Live webstream.
T.I. & Tiny's reality show on Vh1 is coming back, and dealing with some new themes in its third season.
Atlanta, Georgia star rapper T.I. and wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris have announced a third season of their Vh1 reality show, "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle." The latest behind the scenes look at the life, marriage and parenthood for the celebrity couple will begin April 8 at 10pm EST.
According to a Vh1 press release, Season 3 emphasizes Tiny, a longtime member of Xscape, in her latest music pursuit. Tiny is working with acts OMG Girlz! and French Kiss, as T.I. celebrates his recent music and acting comeback, largely from 2012's Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Hand album.
Owners of W.i.P. believe that Chris Brown and Drake should be financially responsible for Tony Parker's $20 million lawsuit.
According to TMZ, the owners of W.i.P., the New York City nightclub that gained notoriety due to a June 2012 fight between Chris Brown and Drake, are hoping that NBA star Tony Parker will instead seek money from Brown and Drake in his lawsuit.
Parker is just one of many people who were injured in the brawl and consequently filed a $20 million lawsuit against the club and its owners.
W.i.P. owners believe that both Drake and Brown "contributed to, instigated, participated and/or engaged" in the incident and should be financially responsible for any lawsuits. The owners have even gone on to file documents against Drake and Brown in court.
Parker, who was hit in the eye with pieces of broken glass at W.i.P., missed one week of gameplay due to his injury.
MissInfo.TV reported that Warner Bros. Records employee Rahim "The Dream" notified his Twitter followers that Gucci Mane's Twitter account was hacked. Gucci Mane has yet to delete or retract the tweets, and has yet to release a statement. Earlier this month, the veteran WBR artist Gucci, announced an official performing name change to "Guwop" via the social media platform, only to retract it the same day.
Waka Flocka Flame is among those apparently in disbelief of the Twitter hacking claims. The rapper responded to one of his Twitter followers/fans, claiming the WBR reports "#FALSE."
Previously, Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame released Ferrari Boyz, a full-length collaborative album together in 2011.
Legendary comedian Steve Harvey has seen it all in his 28 year career which spans stand-up, television, movies and radio. In a recent feature with The Hollywood Reporter, the veteran funnyman claims Hollywood is more racist than America as a whole.
“Hollywood is still very racist,” Harvey says. “Hollywood is more racist than America is. They put things on TV that they think the masses will like. Well, the masses have changed. The election of President Obama should prove that. And television should look entirely different. [Scandal star] Kerry Washington should not be the first African-American female to head up a drama series in 40 years. In 40 years! That’s crazy.”
In another shocking revelation, the former star of the WB Television Network sitcom The Steve Harvey Show explains how African Americans are manipulated to help increase new television networks build audiences. According to Harvey, a WB executive once informed him new networks support shows featuring African Americans because they bring a guaranteed audience. However, once the network has developed a core fanbase “they slowly start phasing them out,” according to Harvey.
One of the hardest working men in showbiz is not letting some backwards racial thinking stop him progressing. The 2012 adaptation of his 2009 book Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Manentitled Think Like A Manhas grossed over over $96 million worldwide with a $12 million production budget. His hosting gig at Family Feudhas helped increase their ratings by 155 percent and brings in seven million viewers.
Longtime friends and collaborators Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame trade insults via Twitter.
Gucci Mane tweeted that friend and labelmate, Waka Flocka Flame is "officially dropped" from 1017 Brick Squad, this evening (March 15). In the tweet, Gucci also referred to Flocka as a "disloyal lil nigga."
Though Waka Flocka has yet to confirm that he is no longer associated with of the Atlanta-based record label, he did tweet "Somebody tell Gucci Mane 2 SUCK A DICK." Flocka then deleted the tweet, then followed by saying "can't tweet beef."
In 2011, Gucci Mane and Wocka Flocka Flame released the collaborative album, Ferrari Boyz which debuted at #21 on the Billboard 200. Earlier this month, Gucci teamed with Young Scooter on the "Free Bricks 2" mixtape.
Birdman, Cash Money Records' CEO and Wayne's onetime legal guardian, claimed that superstar is "feelin much betta" and will be released from the hospital soon.
Mack Maine, who is Wayne's President at Young Money Records, claimed that early reports are exaggerated. Mack, also an artist, said that specifically the reports of a coma and assisted-breathing are "false."
Minutes later, Mack Maine tweeted "#FUCKTMZ," directed at the source of the story.
UPDATE: In the early East Coast hours of March 16, Birdman updated on Lil Wayne's recovery status. The co-founder of Cash Money Records claimed that Weezy is "feelin good" and will be "home soon." The former legal guardian of the longtime label star referred to Wayne, as he has in much of the last 15 years, as his son.
French Montana's manager sues him for at least $50,000.
French Montana is being sued by his current manager for allegedly making lucrative concert deals behind her back.
TMZ reports that Debra Antney, who is Waka Flocka Flame's mother and runs Atlanta-based management company Mizay Entertainment, claims that she and French entered into an exclusive management contract with French in November 2010.
In the lawsuit, Antney claims French secured several concert appearances without her knowledge or consent, cutting her out of her 20% management fee.
Antney is suing for unspecified damage, totaling at least $50,000.
One artist in particular took umbrage to the reports.
Taking to Twitter, T.I. claimed that Lil Wayne was okay - contrary to TMZ reports - and then took TMZ to task:
Tip elaborated, explaining that some of the reports could have had a negative impact on his family.
On Saturday (March 16), Birdman and Young Money President Mack Maine refuted some of the reports. Birdman confirmed that Lil Wayne is "feelin good" and will be "home soon." Maine also stated that claims of a coma and assisted-breathing tubes are false.
After a two-year investigation, over 150 law enforcement officers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, and Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and local police rounded up 125 individuals in a two-state guns and drugs sting operation.
The suspects from southeastern Missouri and northeastern Arkansas were arrested beginning Wednesday morning in what authorities called “Operation H.I.T.S.” (High Intensity Trafficking Suppression).
Officials say the campaign was conducted to end the high level of gun violence and the trafficking of weapons and illegal narcotics in the area. Over 240 undercover operations were conducted as part of the investigation.
“Law enforcement is here, and we are working everyday to try to rid the community of the scourge of illegal drugs, and certainly the added problem of guns along with those drugs and violence that comes with guns and drugs,” US Attorney Chris Thyer toldWHBQ FOx 5.
Officials confiscated 108 guns, 3 pounds of methamphetamine, 3 pounds of crack cocaine, 26 pounds of marijuana, and various pills.
The suspects range in age from 19 to 69. Some will be brought up on federal charges while others will face state charges.
71 defendants will face state charges in Missouri. The US Attorney’s office in Missouri will prosecute 22 cases. 14 will be charged in the state of Arkansas while 19 face federal prosecution in the Eastern District of Arkansas. One suspect will be prosecuted in two jurisdictions.
Last October DJ Paul of the Memphis rap group Three Six Mafia was arrested in New York City for a misdemeanor weapons charge. The Academy Award winner was initially stopped by police for carrying an open Corona beer in public. He then admitted that he was also carrying a concealed taser.
TMZis now reporting that after first pleading “not guilty” to the possession and public drinking charges, Paul struck a deal with the prosecution and pleaded guilty to a lesser disorderly conduct charge.
Paul has been sentenced to 21 hours of community service and has to pay a $125 surcharge. Paul will serve his sentence in his current hometown of Las Vegas at a local soup kitchen.
“They’re all going to be eating a lot of barbecue and garlic butter,” said Paul’s defense attorney Seema Iyer (referring to the rapper/producer’s line of barbecue sauces) according to theNew York Post.
“DJ Paul BBQ” was started in 2012 and includes both a barbecue rub and sauce available for purchase online.
Back at the time of the arrest Paul explained that he didn’t know that he wasn’t able to carry a taser gun in New York.
“I honestly didn’t know it was illegal. I thought it was at the same level as pepper spray,” Paul toldTMZ. “My bodyguard wasn’t around last night, and I was by myself in NYC and anything can happen in the late hours down there.”
DJ Paul released his third solo studio album,A Person of Interest, just days after the arrest.
He has also released numerous projects as part of the legendary rap group Three Six Mafia. Paul and fellow 3-6 member Juicy J won an Oscar for Best Original Song for writing the single “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” from the filmHustle and Flow.
Tahiry talks about why she punched Consequence after he struck Joe Budden at their Love & Hip Hop New York reunion show.
According to Budden, Tahiry Jose was the one to strike Cons after the initial hit in the first scuffle. Tahiry recently discussed the details with Hot 97.
"We were basically taking two minutes to walk out because we had two minutes," she shared in the interview. "They were switching the set. We walked right past him. Then out of nowhere, I feel somebody over my head just hit Joey in the head. Joey was then rushed to the other side of the room by like eight security. Consequence was then running back but they forgot about Tahiry so I caught a good one."
"It was probably a girly-girl punch that him him straight in the face," she added.
"It's human nature. You can't just attack people and not expect people to react," Tahiry noted, explaining why she hit him for Joe Budden. "I'm walking with whoever and you're my dude, you are around me, then it's either all or nothing. That's just how I am."
A judge seeks to indict a man that Lil' Boosie allegedly hired to commit a murder.
A judge has refused to throw out first-degree murder indictments and declined to suppress incriminating statements for a man that Lil' Boosie allegedly hired for murder, reports The Advocate.
In October 2009, Boosie reportedly hired then 17-year-old Michael "Marlo Mike" Louding to kill Terry Boyd. Earlier this week, Louding's attorney, Margaret Lagattuta, asked state District Judge Trudy White to dismiss the first-degree murder indictment in the Boyd case because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states "cannot automatically impose life sentences without the possibility of parole on juveniles in murder cases."
In Louisiana, a first-degree murder conviction leads to either death by lethal injection or life in prison. Now 20, Louding is not eligible for the death penalty because he was a juvenile at the time of the incident. His lawyer said that she would be unable to explain to the jury what sentence Louding might face if convicted, and will ask the state 1st Circuit Court of Appeal to review the denial to lift the indictment.
Additionally, Lagattuta asked the judge to suppress statements where he admitted involvement in five separate homicides. During Boosie's trial, Louding testified that he and Hatch had nothing to do with Boyd's death, and denied killing anyone else. Prosecutors believe that he lied to the jury.
Louding is currently scheduled to stand trial on March 18th.
Last year, Boosie was found not guilty in Boyd's murder. He is presently serving an eight-year sentence for attempting to smuggle codeine, ecstasy and marijuana into jail.
Lil Wayne suffers from yet another seizure, this time while wrapping filming for a music video in Los Angeles.
Celebrity gossip site TMZ reports that Young Money rapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized on Tuesday, March 12th after suffering from multiple seizures. The seizures happened shortly after Lil Wayne wrapped shooting for a music video in Los Angeles, he was then taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
The Young Money helmsman was eventually released from the hospital and is said to be doing okay.
Although a serious health scare, Tuesday’s incident isn’t the only time Lil Wayne has suffered from one or more seizures. Back in October, a private jet Lil Wayne was flying on was forced to make an emergency stop after the rapper began exhibiting “seizure-like” symptoms.
The “seizure-like” symptoms were reportedly caused by a severe migraine and dehydration. Following the incident, Lil Wayne was prescribed seizure medication and was also asked by a doctor to drink at least four bottles of water per day.
Neither Lil Wayne nor a rep for the rapper has responded to news of his latest seizure.
Chief Keef is a free man after spending 60 days under lockdown.
Chief Keef was released from a juvenile detention center earlier today after serving 60 days for violating his probation, according to DNA Info.
Sosa has returned according to his Twitter. An unidentified person who mans the account wrote, "He is on his way bk. We about 2 turn up. Gbe. Retweet."
The Chicago, Illinois rapper was initially jailed 60 days ago after violating his probation stemming from a 2011 incident where he pointed a gun at a policeman. Prosecutors claimed that he violated his 18-month probation by conducting an interview at a gun range in New York last June. The incident went against judge's orders that he cannot have contact with firearms.
In December, Keef released his debut album Finally Rich, which has sold 144,000 copies to date.
Consequence claims Joe Budden may be in a relationship with a man named Derek, says Tahiry's hit "felt good."
The drama surrounding Love & Hip Hop stars Joe Budden and Consequence is showing no signs of slowing down, with Consequence serving as the latest party to give their side of the story. Earlier today (March 14th), the Queens rapper called into The Angie Martinez Show to give his version of the Love & Hip Hop reunion fight that made its way onto the internet earlier in the week thanks to amateur video.
Consequence shared that he did in fact smack Joe Budden, a decision he says was brought about by Budden’s interview with ThisIs50’s Jack Thriller.
“The number one thing is I don’t run from nobody. Why would I smack somebody and then run, but stay there to get jumped? I never ran from nothing. Let’s keep that clear,” the rapper explained in a video posted on 2DopeBoyz.com. “That’s the part he came and told you Angie. That I hit him, Tahiry snuffed me, and then I ran. Nobody ran. I’m not gonna run from Tahiry. Unfortunately, when I smacked him, from what I was told by one of the stylists or production people, when I extended it hit Tahiry. So she reacted and she hit me. And that’s a girl hitting me. And I like Tahiry. Shout out to Tahiry. It felt good.”
Consequence’s interview with HOT 97 took an unexpected turn when he revealed that during the commotion Joe Budden somehow forgot his cell phone. He then went on to read a handful of texts from the rapper’s phone, which included messages from girlfriend Kaylin Garcia, cast mate Raqi Thunda, and a man named Derek.
“Then there’s somebody named Derek,” said Consequence. “And Derek is basically saying, ‘Don’t say anything stupid. We’re hanging on by a thin thread. I will come see you after the reunion. I love you and I miss you.’ And I guess he must have told Derek ‘Hey, why don’t you come to London Wednesday?’ And then there’s emojicons of an engagement ring and a baby…We never met anyone named Derek on any episode…Ain’t no cameras Angie. And here’s the thing, I was so disgusted I broke the phone. I just threw it, broke it. Listen, but I still got proof. Don’t get it twisted. I don’t lie.”
The real is BACK! Good times is about to be made into a movie! Now, for those of you that are too young to know, Good Times was a show in the 70s that was tremendously popular. It documented the struggle associated with Black life in the projects. Chicago is the setting for the movie. Now, I am worried. Why?
Man, Chicago ain’t the same! People like Chief Keef will kill Micheal and JJ! Remember how diesel James Evans was? He used to beat up thugs!
Thelma was hot too!
I hate to say it, but we will need Black Jesus to make this movie good!
Wonder who they can possibly think could fill these shoes successfully?
Joe Budden and Tahiry are back in the black! They are a couple again! YAY! Remember this picture? Tahiry is a big part of why Joe popped off again past the dudes! I don’t know why Glo Velez didn’t do it for the masses, because she was hot too. Time moves on. And Tahiry is the one people care about.
The crazy thing is, they said when Consequence slapped Joe, Joe and Tahiry were hand-in-hand. Then, Tahiry jumped into the fray and clocked Cons in the face! A 2-piece? Yeah…you want that chick on your team!
They are saying Joe’s ex (or new chick and is now his ex chick) has already moved out of his house. Man, I don’t even know her name. She and Joe put too much out there for me. I couldn’t really tune into that life.
Do you care? For some reason, I do. I like Tahiry. Joe’s aiiight too. I be the above jawn finds away to get into the reality show. She better hustle hard, because these days may be numbered for her!
The “Fakest Reality Show Ever” will be back with 12 new episodes. BET has announced that the Kevin Hart-ledReal Husbands of Hollywoodhas been renewed for a second season.
The partially scripted “mockumentary” stars Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Duane Martin, J.B. Smoove, and Robin Thicke as famous friends who attempt to manage their live as celebrities in the parody of popular reality shows likeReal Housewives of Atlanta,Basketball Wives, andLove and Hip Hop.
The series also featured guest appearances from Nelly, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Trey Songz, Common, and other celebrities.
“When we launched this series in January, we knew our audience would have as much fun watching it as we had making it, and since it has been on the air, fans have voiced on social media that they want more. So this was a pretty simple decision: ‘Hey! Let’s make more!’” said BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials Stephen Hill in astatement.
The show was created by Hart and formerDef Comedy Jamproducer Chris Spencer and was based on asegmentthat ran during the 2011 Bet Awards. The series is produced by some of the most accomplished people in the entertainment industry including Stan Lathan(“Martin,” “Beat Street” “Def Comedy Jam”), Ralph Farquhar(The Parkers), Jesse Collins (The BET Awards), and Tim Gibbons(Curb Your Enthusiasm).
Real Husbands of Hollywood debuted on January 15 with over 4 million viewers. The season one finale will air on Tuesday, March 19th at 10 pm on BET.
Drake's "Best I Ever Had," Waka Flocka Flame's "No Hands" and Rihanna's "S&M" also reach multi-platinum benchmarks.
The RIAA has announced the gold and platinum certifications from last month. In February of 2013, a current single three former hits reached new benchmark plateaus in sales.
A$AP Rocky's Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar-assisted "Fuckin' Problems" has been confirmed a platinum digital single. The Noah "40" Shebib co-produced song is the first of Rocky's to reach the status. The single and video were released in late 2012, prior to A$AP's 2013 retail debut, which has sold 284,000 units through last week.
Drake's 2009, Boi-1da-produced single "Best I Ever Had" has been confirmed double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The Cash Money/Universal Motown song was originally released on the Toronto, Ontario emcee/singer's free project, So Far Gone. Released in February of that year, the mixtape was subsequently taken to retail as a packaged product, which later achieved gold status, selling over 500,000 units. The hit song became a popular video single, directed by Kanye West.
Also honored last month was Waka Flocka Flame's 2010 single, "No Hands" which featured Wale and Roscoe Dash. The Brick Squad/Warner Bros. Records rapper's early hit was confirmed triple platinum. The Drumma Boy-produced effort appeared on Waka's debut, Flockaveli.
Rihanna also achieved triple-platinum status with her own 2010 hit, "S&M."
The company behind Chuck Taylor All-Stars is down with the Taylor Gang.
Yesterday (March 12), Wiz Khalifa confirmed his latest branding partnership. The Rostrum/Atlantic Records star announced a deal with shoe and athletic company Converse. According to a tweet, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native who previously appeared in campaigns, has now reached something "major" with the storied brand. Wiz has yet to elaborate on details.
Throughout his career, Khalifa has been known to wear and endorse Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star shoes, one of the inspirations to the name of his label and collective, the Taylor Gang.
Previously, Kid Cudi and Big Boi have worked closely with Converse. The brand also maintains its Converse Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, New York, which has been used by artists ranging from GZA to Action Bronson to MaG. The announcement comes less than a month after Wiz and Amber Rose welcomed their first child, son Sebastian.
Pop superstar Justin Timberlake continued his promo run on late night television this week when he stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon yesterday. Fallon could not avoid asking the singer about the perceived dig at rapper Kanye West while performing onSaturday Night Liveover the weekend.
During his performance of “Suit & Tie” onSNLTimberlake changed one of the lines of the song to say, “my hit’s so sick got rappers acting dramatic.”
While on Fallon, Timberlake addressed hisSNLrendition after the host pointed out that the lyrics were different.
“Did it seem that way? I don’t remember that. Did I change a line? It is live. You know really everyone keep calm,” said Timberlake.
Fallon then added, “keep calm and ‘Kanye on’ you guys.”
“For the record, I absolutely love Kanye,” Timberlake admits. “We love Kanye right?”
Kanye also had love for Justin at one point too. While West doesn’t seem to be a fan of Justin’s new single, he did praise the former boy band member as his greatest musical rival from his generation back in 2007.
“My biggest inspiration and biggest competition is Justin Timberlake,” West toldXXL magazine. “We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day.”
During hisFallonappearance JT goes on talks about his new albumThe 20/20 Experience and his upcoming summer stadium tour with frequent Kanye West collaborator Jay-Z. He also performed the song “Pusher Love Girl.”
The 20/20 Experience will be released on March 19 on RCA Records. The entire album can be streamed oniTunes.
Citing bad timing of the announcement Fuqua asserted toThe Playlistblog that the movie is not only real but has a deal and is waiting on a script to be hashed 0ut:
“It was announced too soon,” Fuqua lamented. “I have a deal for Tupac, but the script is not there yet, and its being worked on. Somehow someone started talking about it, it got out there and went crazy, but it was always a situation of, let’s make sure we have a great script, and get it right.”
Fuqua stated the movie, originally slated to begin production in Spring of 2011, will focus on “the last few days, that trip from LA to Vegas, and where his head was during that journey.”
Another rumored holdup for the film of the late great lyricist is Fuqua’s desire to cast an unknown for the starring role, a plight he has expressed since 2011. The Academy Award winning director has also had a busy slate as of late with him being attached a Miles Davis biopic starring Don Cheadle and releasing a new movie,Olympus Has Fallen on March 22nd.
The tension between two rappers, who are co-stars on the show "Love & Hip Hop," came to a boiling point on Tuesday (March 12th) when Consequence apparently slapped Budden.
Cons took to Twitter to let fans know about the altercation:
However, according to Joe Budden, Cons didn't tell the entire story, claiming that he wasn't attacked head-on, even stating that Tahiry Jose hit Cons back, and that the whole alteraction was captured on camera:
HipHopDX will keep you updated as the story develops.
Jay-Z is the master of relevance! And he’s on the way back, I’m hearing. Now, this should come as no surprise. But, with his success with Kanye and other ventures, its almost like he never left. But that BP3 album was actually quite a while ago in Hip-Hop dog years. From what I have been hearing, Jay is using this tour with Justin Timberlake to set up the new album. I would have expected him to drop it before a major tour but Jay knows what Jay is doing. As for the music, I heard Jay is talking greasy again! I guess he can afford to do that, since he’s still on the court as a starter. Lots of new bucks coming in the game. Apparently, he’s recorded with one of them already. I’ll tip that off to you in a bit, but its great news. Hip-Hop Lives! All sorts of colorful flavorings going on.
Mendeecees Harris, star of VH1′sLove and Hip-Hopand long-time boyfriend of fellow reality star/artist manager Yandy Smith, pleaded not guilty to a federal drug conspiracy charge on Friday according to democratandchronicle.com.
Harris and two other defendants, his brother Tyrus Harris and Ronald Walker, were arrested last year for allegedly trafficking over $2.5 million worth of heroin and cocaine between Rochester and New York City from 2005 to 2012.
Around $1.5 million, $406,000 in jewelry, and a 2012 Land Rover associated with the case were confiscated by authorities. If convicted Harris could face up to 20 years in prison.
Frank Sherman, the Assistant U.S. Attorney assigned to the case, asked the judge that Harris be denied bail and held in custody until the trial begins.
Harris’ lawyer Donald Thompson will request a detention hearing that will be scheduled at a court conference set for Wednesday of this week. Thompson also revealed that the defense team has not received information on all the evidence that the prosecution will be presenting at trial.
The court has sealed the search warrants used to raid the properties in New York City so many of the specific details in the U.S. Attorney’s case against Harris and his co-defendants is unknown.
Last month Harris was acquitted of aggravated sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, and child endangerment charges in a separate case in Bergen County, New Jersey.
TMZis reporting that West Coast rapper 40 Glocc is looking for $4.5 million from fellow Cali emcee Game.
Aftervideo footage of 40 Glocc being attacked by Game surfaced on the internet last year, 40 filed a lawsuit against Game in October, but the specific damages and amount of the suit were not announced.
According to legal documents attained by TMZ, White is now seeking $2 million for punitive damages, $750,000 in lost earnings, $500,000 in pain and suffering, $500,000 in emotional distress, $25,000 in medical expenses, and other damages.
It was reported last year that 40 claimed Game, along with 15 other people, jumped him as he was leaving a party in the Hollywood Hills resulting in serious injuries to his eye, ribs, kidneys, shoulder and back. He also accused Game of pointing a gun at him and threatened to “end it all” if he tried to fight back.
The two rappers have since repeatedly taunted each other in interviews, videos, and in songs.
Game threw lyrical shots at 40 in the “Cough Up A Lung” freestyle in November of 2012.
This year’s April’s Fools Day will not be a joking matter for a few people in the industry as Love & Hip Hopstar, Winter Ramos prepares the release of her new tell-all book Game Over.
Winter recently exposed Love & Hip Hopco-host Lore’l's prior intimate relationships briefly on the show, to the New York MC’s chagrin.
However, in an excerpt from the upcoming book obtained by AllHipHop.com, Winter details an interesting “love triangle” that developed between herself, ex-lover Jadakiss and Compton MC, Game.
According to the excerpt, Winter described Game as “corny” when they spent time drinking and smoking together, after he kept calling her ghetto. The interesting part of the excerpt is that while she was getting wasted with Game, her mind was on Jadakisss, whose real name is Jason Phillips.
After leaving Game’s hotel room in hopes of Jadakiss being in another room and when he was not, the scorned woman sought revenge:
“Jason wasn’t there and hadn’t been there. I got mad. What kind of business could he be handling that would keep him gone all night? Immediately, I jumped to the conclusion and figured he was with another b*tch, although he’d never played me like that before. Out of spite, I returned to Game’s room.”
According to the excerpt, even though the two entered a jacuzzi upon her return to the rapper’s room, they engaged in no sexual activity:
“The moment seemed weird. There weren’t many times where I was with someone who just chilled in a situation like that.”
In an interview withCocoFab.com she revealed that around the time she was about to sign the book deal, Jadakiss sent her a text simply saying “don’t do it.”
Lil' Kim files suit against a lawyer and businessman for having her sign bad licensing agreements.
Lil' Kim has filed a $1 million suit against a lawyer and businessman, claiming that she was convinced to sign a series of bad licensing agreements.
According to NYDN, the Queen Bee sued Sunny Barkats and Andrew Ro for having her sign the agreements. She claims that Barkats tricked her into entering transactions that gave him and Ro a 44 percent stake in a corporation formed to license her brand names. After confronting him about the deals in December, Kim claims that Barkats refused to rescind them and called the suit a "frivolous" attempt for her to back out of the contracts.
Kim's financial matters have been documented in the past. In February 2012, the IRS claimed that she owed $1,026,862.42 in unpaid taxes.
The Notorious B.I.G. protege was recently in the news after her publicist battled claims that she distorted her face with plastic surgery. She is also reportedly working on new music, having hit the studio with Timbaland, Wyclef Jean and Rockwilder.
J. Cole shares his thoughts on MTV's "Hottest MC's In The Game" list while speaking with DJ Drama.
Although Carolina rapper J. Cole remained heavily sarcastic while speaking on MTV’s "Hottest MC’s In The Game" list, a list he was noticeably absent from, Cole seemed relatively unconcerned with MTV’s annual rapper index during an interview with DJ Drama.
“Somebody’s gonna die. I don’t know, but I don’t really give a fuck. It is what it is. Think about it, from what they say, it’s the past year, I’ve had a quiet year,” Cole joked, according to Rap-Up.com.
The Dreamville representer then went on to speak on two artists who did manage to make the cut on MTV’s list, Kanye West and Future. He explained that musically both West and Future are so far apart they have no need to interrupt one another’s lives.
“Future doesn’t even give a fuck about Kanye,” said Cole. “They don’t even interrupt each other’s lives and they’re not competing on the same level.”
J. Cole joins a growing number of artists, including Kanye West and A$AP Rocky, who have expressed their distaste for MTV’s list.
Jay-Z and Beyonce are just two of many celebrities to be hacked and have their finances exposed.
Jay-Z and Beyonce's financial information was hacked and leaked on Monday (March 11) reports TMZ.
The couple joins a list that includes celebrities Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears, and Donald Trump, as well as United States Vice President Joe Biden, FBI director Robert Mueller, United States Attorney General Eric Holder, former United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck.
The information was leaked to an undisclosed website, and includes social security numbers, mortgage amounts, credit card information, car loans, banking and other information.
TMZ describes the information of those targeted - besides Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton - as "compromised."
The LAPD has already launched an investigation, as well as the FBI.
Justin Timberlake fires back at Kanye West with a thinly-veiled shot.
Two weeks ago, Kanye West made headlines during a London performance after he said, "I got love for Hov, but I ain't fucking with that 'Suit & Tie,'" referring to the Jay-Z assisted Justin Timberlake single.
Now, it appears as though Timberlake has responded.
Serving as host and music guest on Saturday Night Live on March 9th, Timberlake performed "Suit & Tie," and switched a line in his second verse from "And aw, shit so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit," to "My hit's so sick, got rappers acting dramatic."
So far, Jay-Z hasn't responded to Kanye's barb, nor has Justin Timberlake before switching the line.
Though Lil Boosie is serving a significant prison sentence, the rapper has opted to improve himself while locked up.
Miss Info reports that the rapper, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence for conspiracy to smuggle weed, ecstasy, and codeine, has graduated from his Angola State Prison GED program, complete with a visit from his family.
According to an interview earlier this year with SPIN, Boosie may be paroled in 2014, or even this summer.
Below is a photo of Boosie with his family and his newly-obtained GED:
Busta Rhymes recalls how Diddy's advice prompted him to mock him on his smash 1997 single.
Throughout his career, Busta Rhymes has become known for his emphatic delivery on cuts like A Tribe Called Quest's "Scenario" and "Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check." But the first record he ever cut with a calm delivery, "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See," was inspired by Q-Tip and Diddy's advice to tone it down and his reaction to their suggestion.
During an interview with Life+Times' new series "The Round Up with Shaheem Reid," Bus-A-Buss said that he poked fun at Diddy at the beginning of the record by mimicking his adlibs.
"That's how come I did the first calm voice record in my whole career. We were listening to some music and I had the beat, and I played the beat, they lost they mind over the beat. Diddy and Tip was like, 'You need to calm down on these records because bitches don't want no "Rau Rau" witchu on every record. Chicks don't want to do that. You gotta do some shit that the chicks want to do,'" he recalled. "I wanted to make fun of Diddy on the song while I was doing my calm shit. That's why if you listen on the 'Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Could See' record, you hear, '97. Hot shit. Check it out.' All of that. 'Don't stop. Can't stop.' We was mocking Diddy."
Busta Rhymes is currently prepping the release of his Cash Money Records debut, which is presently untitled and without release date.
Pusha T continues to taunt YMCMB, saying he "blacked out" on the crew.
Tensions have been mounting between Pusha T and members of YMCMB over the past year. Now, the G.O.O.D. Music rapper and Clipse alum has taken another jab at Lil Wayne's crew.
In a recent interview with DJ Semtex via You Heard That New, Pusha Ton discussed MTV's"Hottest MCs in the Game," saying that he's not upset that he was not included on the list. Regardless, he does believe the fact that he single-handedly "blacked out" onthe YMCMB camp during 2012 warrants some form of distinction.
"I'm not out of my mind over the list, but I think I've had a stellar year. When you look at what I did this year, I did some incredible things," he explained. "There's not a record bigger than 'Mercy' - what, 25 weeks at number one? Twenty-five weeks at number one, and I was on that. The 'Don't Like' record? That was definitely a club favorite…'New God Flow,' that probably might be the Hip Hop record of the year."
He continued, "Let's just look at what I did to people out here: I blacked out on a whole crew [YMCMB] all year. All year long, I blacked out on a whole crew by myself, all year long. Nobody stood next to me and blacked out with me; I blacked out on a whole crew by myself. Like, I don't belong on no list? And I'm talking about everybody, I blacked out on peoples' favorites…I had emcees denouncing their fan base, denouncing their fan base and coming back with records talking about, 'As long as my chicks love me.' I did that…I don't belong on no list? It's cool, I've just got to work harder."
Recently, Pusha discussed his on-going feud with Drake, saying that he's "ready for anything and anybody." He is also working on his G.O.O.D. Music solo debut My Name is My Name, due out later this year.
Bun asked Kim, "How was it dealing with the loss of Biggie for you in this industry?"
"Bun B, that's a very tough question because it took me so long — super long to deal with the loss of a person who was such a huge impact in my life," said Kim of The Notorious B.I.G.'s death on March 9, 1997.
Kim revealed that, for the first time, she will celebrate on the anniversary of Big's death at club Glazz in Queens, New York.
"That's my first event ever on March 9 because I used to get offered events a lot and I said 'no,' " she explained. "I never celebrate that day. It's so funny because I can always feel when that day is approaching. I get so depressed. I get so sad. It happens before March, in February. I can feel it coming and I used to all say 'no.'
"So to answer Bun B, I'm just now getting over that fact, and it's how many years later," she said.
The man is most known for allegedly killing his wife and her alleged lover. But, peep this. The National Enquirer is reporting that the skinheads in the bing are trying to merk the man once known as the JUICE, who is now 65-years-old. Peep the report.
IN a bombshell world exclusive, The ENQUIRER can reveal that O.J. SIMPSON was viciously attacked in prison by two crazed, knife-wielding skinheads who were looking to earn bragging rights for taking down The Juice!
“They want me dead,” a shaken O.J. told a pal. “And they almost got me!”
The attack came on Feb. 16 during visiting day at Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Center, where O.J. has been locked up since 2008.
The disgraced football great was relaxing in the prison yard, chatting with pals including a band of doting homosexuals who call themselves “The Girls.” As The ENQUIRER previous¬ly reported, they provide him with protection – and back massages.
SUDDENLY, the calm atmosphere was broken by yelling and screaming as about 50 “white power” inmates staged a riot to divert the guards’ attention while a pair of hit men charged O.J. with their make¬shift, but deadly, weapons.
“The guards sounded the sirens from the prison towers and rushed in with tear gas guns and other firepower,” an insider told The ENQUIRER. “At first, O.J. was watching all this from a distance and didn’t even notice that two inmates were approaching him.
“Then, one of ‘The Girls’ spotted a flash of metal. It was sunlight reflecting from the blade of a knife wielded by a skinhead rushing at O.J.”
The source added: “At the same time, another one of ‘The Girls’ saw an attacker coming from the other side.
“The two skinheads charged toward O.J. They lunged at him and slashed at his face, coming close to cutting him. Luckily, they were blocked by his girly-man buddies. They may act like chicks but, believe me, they’re darn tough.”
Given the chance to escape, a terrified, O.J. ran for the safety of his cell, ducking and weaving through the brawling inmates.
“I don’t want to die,” O.J. cried as, fighting for his life, he dodged his enemies.
The cowardly football star later told a pal: “They came so close I could feel the wind as they swung their knives at my face and neck. I was thrashing my arms and trying to protect my face as I pushed and shoved to get away. Those knives would have ripped me up good.”
Simpson, who’s serving up to a 33-year sentence at the institution, had been complaining to authorities about his safety. But there’s only so much they can do since he insists on being in the general prison population, which means he spends time in the yard with rapists, sexual offenders and murderers.
“O.J. is taking a big risk because he doesn’t want to be in his cell for hours at a time and isolated from everyone else,” explained the insider. “Almost every day he sits around in the yard and holds court. ‘The Girls’ and other starstruck pals call him ‘The Godfather,’ and they are willing to protect him with their lives.”
Authorities say little can be done to safeguard their celebrity prisoner unless he agrees to leave the general prison population and enter the more protective, but lonelier, “administrative security” area.
“The skinheads want to kill him so they can have bragging rights,” said the insider. “They want the badge of honor as the guys who got O.J. Simpson!”
Kim Kardashian returned from Paris’ fashion week with a nearly devastating pregnancy scare.
According toNew York PostPage Six, Kanye West’s baby mother was rushed to the hospital on Tuesday following her return.
An anonymous insider claims theKeeping Up With The Kardashianmedia mogul was experiencing complications before her plane even touched down in Los Angeles:
“Kim started feeling ill on the plane from Paris, and called friends as soon as she landed,” an insider said. “She was rushed to her doctor Tuesday night in tears. She thought she was having a miscarriage.”
Luckily those feelings were a false alarm as Kim and her unborn seed were released from the hospital around 12:30 a.m. after obtaining doctors clearance.
While the reality star might have escaped a miscarriage this time, sources claim doctors informed Kim that her hectic lifestyle is detrimental to her child and a source revealed she’s “not respecting her pregnancy”:
“She’s running around, working out seven days a week. She’s working with two different trainers to control her weight, including Tracy Andersonand a pregnancy trainer.”
Kim Kardashian needs to look no further than her gal pal Beyonce on the dangers a hectic lifestyle can have on a baby. In her recent documentary,Life Is But A Dream,Beyonce revealed she experienced a miscarriage in late 2010 at a time where she was writing for her 2011 album4,opening Cosmetology centersand performing.
Footage of Chris Brown yelling at a valet and refusing to pay $10 has been released.
Chris Brown is back in hot water, this time for refusing to pay a valet.
TMZ recently obtained footage of Chris Brown yelling at and refusing to pay a valet attendant at PINZ Bowling Center in Los Angeles, CA. According to the report, Brown felt that he did not deserve to be charged $10 for valet service given the short amount he spent in the bowling alley.
When the valet refused to give Brown his keys back without payment, the singer/rapper became angry and threatened to, "turn this whole spot up."
"Gimme my fucking keys, fuck ten dollars," he yelled at the attendant. "Gimme my keys [or] we gonna turn this whole spot up, I promise you."
This isn't the first incident that Chris Brown has had in the new year. Brown got into a scuffle with Frank Ocean back in January, and last month, he went on a highly publicized rant on Instagram.