There still hasn't been an official statement yet on the status of these two, but unofficially its looking like they're done. From the sounds of things Future couldn't commit to being completely faithful just yet.
"Ciara left her rapper fiance Future, after she learned that her baby daddy was cheating on her with his wardrobe consultant, Tyrina Lee, an insider reveals to Us Weekly.
As Us broke the news last week, the "I'm Out" singer, 28, called it quits with Future just three months after welcoming their newborn son, Future Zahir Wilburn. According to the insider, Ciara learned of her man's infidelity through the rumor mill, too.
"She found out about the affair through multiple sources in recent weeks," the insider tells Us. "There was clear evidence when she approached Future about the cheating. This was clearly not just a one-night thing."
Lee was Future's stylist specifically for his music and photo shoots, as well as his personal shopper. According to the same insider, Ciara was "devastated" about her fiance's betrayal."
Check out the rumored sidechick:
What's worse is that allegedly Future has been flying ol' girl out on private jets and showering her with gifts and she purposely posts pics for Ciara to see.
It seems like these rappers keep breaking Cici's heart…maybe you need to move around and find a decent R&B singing dude.
With all the drama stirred up on last season's LHHNY, looks like Joey may be looking at some real trouble if these accusations are true. MediaTakeout is reporting that Budden allegedly beat up his girlfriend pretty bad.
"Rapper Joe Budden got upset because [JOE'S GIRLFRIEND] dumped him after discovering he was cheating and hooking up with strippers. She then went out (clubbing) with a couple of friends to blow off some steam. One of her friends boyfriend uploaded pictures of [JOE'S GIRLFRIEND] clubbing on Instagram and someone forward the pictures to Joe.
Joe [must have] thought [JOE'S GIRLFRIEND] was out clubbing and flirting with other men so he showed up Sunday morning, where she was out eating with friends (in Washington Heights) and told her to get in his car. When she entered his car he immediately bashed her head into the dashboard of the car and drove off with her to his house [in neighboring Ne Jersey] when they arrive into his drive way he dragged her out the car her kicking and screaming and he repeatedly punched and kicked her in the ground.
Once inside the home he choked her to the point she thought he was going to kill her. She said he had to fight her way off him, gasping for air. He spitted in her face and threatened her not to tell anyone. She said the look on his face was dreadful like he had no soul. She managed to escape his home and contacted the police. Currently there as been no arrest made. A police report has been filed for New York and New Jersey."
Do you think Budden went upside ol' girl's head like that???
Cannon spoke with Entertainment Weekely's The Insider stating "There is trouble in paradise…we have been living in separate houses for a few months." This seemingly confirms reports that the pair have been separated since June and are in the midst of an impending divorce.
An Us Weekly source revealed that Cannon has been more despondent on the set of America's Got Talent and "he never talks about Mariah, and she has never been to set in all the seasons he has hosted."
The couple have two children, Moroccan and Monroe, born in 2011.
"50 Cent couldn't have done better because he can't throw a baseball," Bob Costas says during an interview with TMZ. "It was gonna go sideways again."
Costas himself asked for and was granted an opportunity to redo a first pitch attempt he made earlier this week at a St. Louis Cardinals game. "I knew I could do better because I had done better my whole life," he says, "and then I did."
"MediaTakeOutcom EXCLUSIVELY LEARNED that two weeks ago Kris called a major family meeting and told Khloe that French is NOT WELCOME IN THE FAMILY!
At first Khloe did not listen to her family. BUT MediaTakeOut.com EXCLUSIVELY LEARNED that a couple days later Khloe ALLEGEDLY found freaky text messages & pictures in French Montana phone of Love And Hip Hop NY Tahiry. We're told that Khloe BROKE IT OFF with French and told him she rather deal with Lamar drug habits then to deal with French cheating habit !!!!!
Now get his . . . Over this weekend French Montana was seen all weekend in Miami with Tahiry. The two were in South Florida for The South Beach Invitational Weekend."
Instead chasing all these different women maybe he needs to chase down his son….#butthatsnoneofourbusiness.
Gucci Mane's sentence includes three years of travel restricted supervision upon his release. According to Gucci Mane's lawyer Drew Findling, the 34 year old rapper requested to serve his sentence at a facility with a drug treatment program in order to deal with his addiction to "lean". Gucci Mane also requested to serve his sentence at a facility on the West Coast in order to "avoid distractions" according to ABC News.
On September 14th, Gucci Mane was arrested in Atlanta after threatening to shoot police, according to the police report. Gucci Mane reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors and pled guilty to a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Ok now make sure you have a few minutes to spare, because this one takes awhile to get out…
Rumors have been circulating a minute now that Future and Rihanna may have a 'thing,' but it gets even messier because BlindItem is reporting that another party may be involved, Keyshia Cole.
"This relationship started out with the best of intentions. Two good-looking and successful people – both at the top of their game – fell in love and got engaged. Of course there was the obligatory giant diamond ring (which he helped to design), the open displays of admiration for each other, and declarations of happiness all around when the engagement was announced. Sweet, right? Oh, hell no! He was so used to women flocking to him that he just couldn't seem to settle into only having one woman. In the past six months alone, he has cheated on her at least twice… and both of the women that we know about are famous! Mistress 1 is probably the most famous person in this story. She was working on a project with Fiance, and there were some whispers that the two of them had gotten close. Our Bride-to-be initially dismissed the rumors as gossip, but later found out that the rumors were all true. Bride was furious… but her Fiance managed to convince her that it was nothing more than a few casual hookups and that it was totally over. Groom-to-be and Mistress 2 worked on a project together a few years ago. Nothing happened then, but as soon as Groom got engaged, Mistress 2 was suddenly all over him! This was no one-night stand either. It was an honest-to-goodness full-blown affair. Bride has no clue about Mistress 2, and you know that there is zero chance that Groom will voluntarily tell her about it. So we will. Bride-to-be: Groom-to-be: Mistress 1: Mistress 2: BONUS CLUES on Twitter! BONUS CLUE: Mistress 1 is single. Mistress 2 is married. This affair may have broken up M2′s marriage. BONUS CLUE: One woman was pregnant while these affairs were occurring! SOLVED! August 13, 2014 Bride-to-be: Ciara Groom-to-be: Future Mistress 1: Rihanna Mistress 2: Keyshia Cole We were not at all surprised when it was announced today that Ciara and Future broke up. The reports are saying that Future cheated. Blind Gossip told you about this two months ago… and we also told you with whom he was cheating! While Ciara was pregnant with Future's baby, Future was screwing around on her with Rihanna and Keyshia Cole. Ciara gave birth to their son, Future Zahir, three months ago. However, by that time, the relationship with Future was broken. Now you know why. All of the details of the cheating scandal are contained within our original blind item (above)."
Too much right? If this has any truth to it Future is definitely doing the most. SMH.
Heiress Nikki Mudarris, hopeful rapper Hazel E, radio deejay Yesi Ortiz and club promoter Sincere are also slated to appear on the show.
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood follows the success of Love & Hip Hop: NY and Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment, as well as Toby Barraud and Stefan Springman for Eastern TV.
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood is scheduled to premiere September 15 on VH1.
Meek Mill's appeal for an early release was denied by a judge.
Meek Mill will remain in jail until at least October 11, according to a story on nbcphiladelphia.com.
The rapper went before a judge today (August 18) and asked to be released from jail in order to return to his career and to support his son and others. Instead, the judge ordered the Philadelphia artist to take anger management classes and a parenting class.
The MMG rapper has been on probation for about five years and has not been accused of committing any crimes during that time, the story says, though he failed a drug test in 2014 and also appeared to feature a gun in a music video this year. His attorney said that he had a prescription for the OxyContin after an injury and that the weapon used in the video was a water pistol, not an actual gun.
In July, one of Meek Mill's attorneys requested an emergency hearing to get an explanation of why the rapper was incarcerated. He was reportedly apprehended because of his behavior while on probation. Among his alleged infractions were posing with a gun in a clip from a music video that was posted on Instagram. He was sentenced to three-to-six months in jail.
So its obvious that Kanye and Kim West feel some type of way about Jay-Z and Beyonce not showing up to their wedding. Kim recently spoke of a certain celeb couple who didn’t bother to call and say they were showing up to the show ceremony.
Kimmy recently shared a pic via Instagram that now everyone is saying is throwing jabs at the “elevator incident.”
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So is she really shading The Carters or are looking to deep in to things?
This one may come as a shock, considering how crazy in love they seem to be, but word is Wiz Khalifa is ready to be a free man and Amber ain’t haven’ it.
A source shared with MediaTakeout a few details of what’s been going on within the marriage:
“The insider told MediaTakeOut.com that during his tour, Wiz has gotten accustomed to sleeping with GROUPIES – and he’s ready to be single again. The snitch told MediaTakeOut.com, “Don’t get me wrong, Wiz loves her and she’s a cool [girl]. But he needs to be single right now.”
So why is it MESSY??? Well the insider told us that Amber has been PRETTY OPEN WITH WIZ during their many arguments – that if he leaves, she’s getting the most VICIOUS LAWYER IN THE WORLD – and is gonna hit him for the MAXIMUM CHILD SUPPORT that she can get.”
Mmmph. This is one we’re keeping an eye on. SMH.
Drake once rapped “know your self, know your worth” and the Toronto Raptors just showed him what they think of his value. According to reports, the NBA offered to revoke the $25,000 “public recruiting” fine over Drake’s actions if the Toronto Raptors let go of Drake.
Last September, Drake was announced as the Toronto Raptors’ “global ambassador”, however his limitations and roles were not disclosed. The NBA fined the Toronto Raptors for $25,000, alleging that Drake publicly attempted to recruit Kevin Durant during his OVO Fest.
Canadian news outlet The Globe and Mail reported yesterday (August 12th) that the NBA offered to revoke the fine if the Raptors relinquish Drake of his global ambassador title. The Raptors declined.
If it has been difficult for you to exactly describe what DJ Khaled’s contribution are to his music Hip Hop, he is ready to help. During an interview with Larry King, DJ Khaled explains how he is the “Quincy Jones of Hip Hop”, not visiting the Middle East in 30 years and more.
DJ Khaled has sold over 14 million singles and has contributed numerous hits. After informing Larry King that he does not rap, he does explains that he arranges the songwriters, the producers and the artists. But, he compares himself to Barry Gordy and Quincy Jones for those qualities and what he considers “doing the Khaled”:
I don’t sing, I don’t call it rap. I call it doing the Khaled. I might be on the hook, I might be on the intro. But at the end of the day it’s like how Quincy [Jones] would put together a record. Salute to Quincy Jones, icon. I’m like the Barry Gordy, the Quincy Jones of Hip Hop.
Future and Ciara are reportedly no longer engaged to be married.
Future has reportedly proposed to Ciara.
Future surprised Ciara with a 15-carat diamond ring over the weekend, according to an Associated Press story, as per abcnews.go.com.
The story was reportedly confirmed by their publicist, Chris Chambers.
The couple had a year-long courtship. No wedding date has been finalized.
The proposal took place as Ciara was celebrating her birthday. She later tweeted about her joy.
Future has collaborated with several artists, including Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and his fiancee. The rapper-singer-producer is currently on Drake's "Would You Like a Tour?" tour. Future and Drake had a reported feud and reconciliation before the tour run began, but have since publicly declared peace with one another.
Ciara is currently working on new music. Ciara's Goodies debut album was certified triple platinum and earned the singer-dancer a Grammy award in 2005. She has also had eight Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 singles. Ciara has worked with several acts, including Justin Timberlake, Bow Wow, Missy Elliott and her fiancee, Future.
(October 28, 2013)
UPDATE: Ciara and Future have reportedly called off their engagement, according to UsWeekly.
The publication cites a source who says infidelity from Future was the cause for the engagement's ending.
The couple has a son, Future Zahir Wilburn.
Tyga and Blac Chyna call off engagement after years of dating. Chyna is reportedly in denial.
Tyga and Blac Chyna are no longer a couple, according to TMZ.
The report does not cite a reason for their separation, but it says Blac Chyna is "in denial" and that she has kept many of her things in the house.
The site says Tyga hosted two pool parties recently, including a celebration in honor of reality personality, author and model Kylie Jenner. Blac Chyna was reportedly not invited to any of the festivities.
The couple, who gave birth to their son King Cairo two years ago, reportedly began dating in 2011 and they were engaged in 2012.
Chyna was reportedly involved in the feud between Lil Durk and Tyga.
"It was just a line about Blac Chyna,” Durk said earlier this year. “I said ‘What do strippers swallow? Maliah, Blac Chyna, just don't tell Tyga’…Yeah, the same day we was in the studio. He was like ‘Shout me out. I got you.’ I’m like ‘Fuck it. I got you. We gon’ do music together.’ So he’s like ‘Send me something over.’ He steady calling me like ‘Send me something over. Send me something over. Did you change it yet?’ So, I started like—After a while I started thinking he trying to bamboozle me. Like just to change it. You know what I’m saying? Don’t do a song. So, I felt that he was trying to fake me out. That’s why I got mad at him."
Well, I bet you didn’t see this coming: Nicki Minaj this week pulls ahead of Michael Jackson on Billboard's official tally of artists with the most Hot 100 hits. Minaj logs her 51st Hot 100 hit as her new “Anaconda” debuts at #19. Jackson has amassed 50 chart hits, from 1971's “Got To Be There” to two hits this year: “Slave to the Rhythm” and “Love Never Felt So Good,” a from-the-grave collabo with Justin Timberlake.
Not to put too fine a point on it, how on earth can this possibly be? Minaj is a hot artist, no question about it, but she didn’t appear on the Hot 100 until February 2010 (when she was featured on Lil Wayne's “Knockout”). She didn't make the Hot 100 as a lead artist until June 2010 (when she charted with “Your Love”).
Jackson, it goes without saying, is one of the most successful artists in music history.
Has Billboard's adding machine shorted out? No. This is all about changing customs and practices in the music business. Nowadays, featured credits allow artists to rack up huge numbers of hits in a hurry. In Jackson's day, artists had to earn every hit on their own.
"Anaconda" is just Minaj’s 20th Hot 100 hit as a lead (or co-lead) artist. The rest of her hits have been featured credits. By contrast, Jackson was in the lead (or co-lead) spot on all 50 of his Hot 100 hits. Jackson could have padded his tally a little bit if he had elected to take a featured credit on Rockwell's “Somebody's Watching Me” (#2 in 1984) or Diana Ross's “Eaten Alive” (#77 in 1985), but he didn't.
The situation with featured credits has gotten so out-of-hand that Joel Whitburn, the author of a definitive series of chart research books, stopped listing them in the 14th edition of his flagship book, Top Pop Singles. Now, if you look up a given artist, you’ll find only the hits on which that artist was in the lead position — along with a quick rundown of the names of artists on which the artist had featured credits (so you can look them up on your own, if you wish).
In its June 14 issue, Billboard made a move of its own along these lines. It stopped using the same typeface on the Hot 100 for the names of lead and featured artists. Now, the lead artist’s name is in big, bold type and the featured artist’s name is in light, itty-bitty type.
In both cases, these moves make perfect sense.
"Anaconda," which is this week’s top new entry on the Hot 100, borrows heavily from Sir-Mix-a-Lot's “Baby Got Back,” which logged five weeks at #1 in July 1992 (when Minaj was 9 years old). “Anaconda” is from Minaj's upcoming third studio album, The Pink Print.
Minaj has a second song on this week’s Hot 100: “Bang Bang,” a co-equal collabo with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, which drops from #6 to #9 in its second week. Will Minaj have two songs in the top 10 before long? Stay tuned.
One can only wonder what’s really going on inside the walls of Jay-Z and Beyonce’s marriage, but according to a publicist, the couple is putting on a major show to laugh all the way to the bank.
Jonathan Hay shared with The Sun:
““If you look at the timing of these stories I don’t think this is a coincidence.
“They are driving interest for the tour.
“Ticket sales started off slow and I am sure they were notified they weren’t through the roof as they expected.
“So then we had the elevator fight and since then the tour has been written about every single night and ticket sales have increased.”
Jonathan, who knows Jay Z from working with his protegee Rihanna early in her career, continued: “I believe they are using this for publicity.
“We are just talking about Jay Z and Beyonce the characters — not Shawn Carter and Beyonce Knowles the parents.
“Once the tour is over they will put a stop to these stories and show everything is fine at home.”
We hope so because all these rumors circulation need to be put to rest ASAP.
St. Louis representative Nelly is extending his presence on television. He is already a regular on the fake reality show Real Husbands of Hollywood, and now the “Hot In Herre” rapper will be appearing on a real reality show.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, BET has picked up an unscripted program starring Nelly. The unnamed series will contain eight hour-long episodes that will focus on the his career, business dealings, raising his children, and his relationship with Floyd Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend Shantel Jackson. Nelly will also serve as an executive producer.
Nelly previously made cameos on VH1’s reality show T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle. He was also one of the mentors on the singing competition program The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep on The CW.
BET also ordered a new reality show featuring Keyshia Cole and another series with David and Tamela Mann from Meet the Browns and Tyler Perry’s Madea movies.
“These three shows are led by talent that our audience connects with but are also very different shows,” Charlie Jordan Brookins, BET senior VP original programming, told THR. “We’re excited about these new shows. What BET does is give the audience what they’ve been looking for.”
Straight Outts ta Compton got a scary encounter with its source material. According to reports, gunfire erupted near the set of the N.W.A. biopic filming in Los Angeles last week.
Filming for Straight Outta Compton was scheduled to begin early August and TMZ reports that filming outside the Compton Courthouse was the scene of gunfire. Allegedly a man not attached to the filming of the biopic flashed gang signs at a passing car.
The incident has not yet been attributed to gang related activities by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Federal Bureau Investigation have opened an investigation into possible civil rights violations in the fatal shooting of 18 year old Michael Brown by a St. Louis County police officer in Ferguson, MO.
Unarmed Michael Brown was shot multiple times by an unidentified officer last Saturday (August 9th). The FBI annouced they began the investigation yesterday (August 11th) and according to the spokeswoman of their St. Louis field office, Cheryl Mimura announced that “regardless of the media attention or the public’s attention to this matter, this is something that [the FBI] would routinely do.”
Conflicting reports arose in regards to the details of the incident. Police officials stated that a physical confrontation between Brown and an officer inside a police car and the street. According to Dorian Johnson, friend of Brown whom stated he was with Brown during the incident told WALB-TV that the police officer shot Brown after he and Brown ran away from a warning gun shot from the officer. According to Johnson, he and Brown were informed by the police officers to get off the road while walking back from a convenience store and the warning shot came after the two of them refused to comply.
Sunday night (August 12th) 32 people were arrested in connection to the looting of 12 stores.
St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar announced at a news conference that the FBI’s investigation “will run parallel” to their
The leading female voice in Hip Hop for the past several years is stamping her name in the history books as well. According to Young Money HQ, Nicki Minaj has set a new mark on iTunes.
The Queens bred performer's The Pinkprint single "Anaconda" has helped her become the first female to have a number one solo single on the iTunes chart. Add in Nicki's featured appearance on Jessie J and Ariana Grande's "Bang Bang," and the leader of the Barbz also becomes the first female rapper to have two lead singles in the top two spots on iTunes simultaneously.
Minaj recently filmed a video for "Anaconda." She released snippets and behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot.
Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith have been cast as Missy Elliott and Timbaland in the upcoming film. Dolabaille has never been a lead actress in a film with Smith acting in 2012's Mirror Mirror as well as So You Think You Can Dance?
The film is set to resume filming later this summer to be released this Fall.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating what could appear to be impropriety on behalf of police officers who recently took photographs with Ray J.
Photographs Ray J recently took with police officers have resulted in a Los Angeles Police Department investigation, according to TMZ.
Ray J was reportedly pulled over for holding his cell phone, which is against the law in the city he was in. Two officers reportedly pulled him over and ran his license and registration before asking if he was in the music business. The officers then asked him to step out of the car.
Ray J says the officers wanted pictures with their cell phones. After this, Ray J said he wanted the same with his cell phone. TMZ got a hold of those images and they are below.
LAPD has since launched an investigation regarding the matter because it's against policy to do what the officers did.
Drake may have violated NBA's anti-tampering rules at his OVO Fest.
During his recent OVO Fest set, Drake referred to Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant as his brother and said that he wanted the audience to show him appreciation with applause, a comment that has reportedly cost the Toronto Raptors $25,000.
"My brother Kevin Durant was kind enough to come to the show tonight to watch us," he said. "I just want him to see what would happen if he came to play in Toronto. Let him know what would happen."
Marc Stein, a reporter who covers the NBA often, says this could have hurt the Raptors.
In an era where gentrification is running wild, I don't know what to think of this one. You know, Whites moving into Black neighborhoods and taking them over is all the rage these days! But, some people created an app to counter this nighty movement. SketchFactor is apparently an app that will appear in the iTunes app store and will help White folk avoid "sketchy" areas. The crazy thing is that the company that created it is located in Manhattan! I'm thinking that this is not going to work since what is going on in NYC is the opposite! I am thinking this is one racist-a$$ app though! I'm not even going to talk about it anymore. I want White people to accidentally move into Lefrack City or QueensBridge on accident so they can really get a taste of the bass! Enoy! Get at me, dun!
Despite rumors running rampant that Remy Ma and hubbyPapoose will be joining next season's cast of Love and Hip-Hop New York, Papoose took to Instagram to let the world know that they were definitely false.
Sighs…sorry to get your hopes up people. Mona, you may need to work on this one though…just saying…
According to TMZ, the latest fight in the Stokes household resulted in Sara being arrested again. The site reports Stokes was taken into police custody on July 21 for domestic violence. Apparently, she was drunk at the time and got into a fierce fight with her husband.
Stokes is currently on probation for a previous incident where she stabbed Tony. She pleaded out in that case, but the latest arrest was a violation of her probation. She reportedly was sentenced to 93 days in jail because of the infraction.
The six-person group, Da Band, was formed by Sean "Diddy" Combs on MTV's reality show Making the Band 2. The collective released one album – 2003's Too Hot for TV.
The incident got considerable news coverage specifically because Wiz posted a picture online of himself in jail. While performing at the Sunset Festival, the Taylor Gang leader spoke about his Texas arrest and the jailhouse photo.
Wiz told the Minnesota crowd, "When y'all heard I was in that cell and y'all went on Twitter and y'all said, 'Free Chuck/Wiz'… y'all better believe I snuck my cell phone in there for that s**t. I wasn't going to miss out on the people who really care about me."
The Hip Hop Video Of The Year category pits Eminem's "Berzerk" against Drake and Majid Jordan's "Hold On (We're Going Home)," Childish Gambino's "3005," Kanye West's "Black Skinhead," and Wiz Khalifa's "We Dem Boyz."
The VMAs are set to air August 24 from Inglewood, California's Forum.
Usher, Ariana Grande and 5 Seconds of Summer are the scheduled performers for the event, though additional acts could be named at a later date.
The final episode of "Power" was watched by approximately 2.5 million viewers.
The final episode of 50 Cent's Power program had the highest season finale for a Starz program since 2013's Spartacus: War of the Damned, according to allhiphop.com.
The show, which drew 2.5 million viewers, doubled the number of viewers of the show's first episode in June.
Power, which features Omari Hardwick, Naturi Naughton and 50 Cent, drew an average of 4 million viewers per episode for its first season once Starz on Demand and Starz Play were added, the network said.
Power's viewership is 71% African-American.
Beginning August 12 at 10 pm EST, Starz is slated to re-air the full first season of Power on Encore Black.
"I'm really proud of this project," 50 Cent said in June. "I've been pretty much hands-on and involved with the entire process and I feel like my baby's born. Omari was the perfect person for it. The stars lined up for me when started going through the casting process. He was the #1 person on the list for us to pick for the show."
Also in June, it was announced that Power was been picked up for a 10-episode second season.
Since Remy walked out the gates rumors have been circulating on what her next move will be. One rumor that has been flying around is that she and hubbyPapoose may join the cast of everyone's beloved dose of ratchetry on Monday nights, Love and Hip-Hop New York.
Papoose held Remy down throughout her entire prison stint, seeing how the two will adjust to life outside the prison walls will be the real treat…
"I'm a very hands-on person when it comes to my work," Dupri told Billboard. "I put my all into every project. But when I'm not allowed to do what I do, then I know it's time for me to move on. Mariah and I enjoy working together and will continue to make great music together in the future."
Dupri also served as the executive producer for Carey's latest albumMe. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse. The project underperformed commercially, only selling 58,000 copies in its opening week. That was the lowest first week total for a studio album in the singer's career.
Carey is now reportedly working with music business veteran Kevin Liles. The former Def Jam executive recently teamed with Lyor Cohen and Todd Moscowitz to create the new label 300.
James Safechuck claims Jackson abused him over 100 times during a four year period starting when he was ten years old. They apparently met filming a Pepsi commercial, and according to Safechuck, the two slept in the same hotel beds during Jackson's "Bad Tour" in 1988.
In court documents, the now 36-year-old man states Jackson "engaged in a calculated course of conduct to lure both [Safechuck] and his parents into a false sense of security and normalcy."
The docs also say:
[Jackson] was successful in his efforts to the point that [Safechuck] endured repeated acts of sexual abuse of a heinous nature and was brainwashed by the decedent into believing they were acts of love and instigated by James himself rather than the decedent.
The Jackson estate is asking the lawsuit be dismissed. Attorney Howard Weitzman told E!, "This is a person that made his claim five years after Michael died, more than 20 years after the incidents supposedly happened and has given sworn testimony that Michael never did anything inappropriate to him."
Michael Jackson had been accused on child sexual abuse in the past. He was acquitted of sex abuse charges in 2005. A hearing for Safechuck's petition has been scheduled for September 4th.
Jackson died in 2009. His posthumous album Xscape was released earlier this year.
The Cincinnati Bengals DB responds to a Ludacris Instagram post.
Adam "Pacman" Jones has taken offense to a photo Ludacris posted on his Instagram account yesterday (August 5).
The rapper posted a photo collage that featured an image of Jones, who underwent neck surgery in 2010, wearing a neck brace. The image was included in a collection of three photos that also featured one photo of women in bikinis sitting on the shoulders of men in a pool. One woman, who is overweight, is also isolated from the larger photo and placed next to the image of Jones. Ludacris' caption is #nowthatsludicrious.
The image is below.
Jones responded to Ludacris' post with a threat.
"@ludacris nice post , now when I see you I'm beat your ass .... Now post that #pussy," Jones wrote on his Instagram account.
Los Angeles rapper YG could be facing repercussions for jumping into the crowd at his concert in Edmonton over the weekend. According to TMZ, the Encore Club is considering taking legal action against YG for a melee breaking out during his show.
While performing at the Canadian venue, YG reportedly lost his voice almost immediately after beginning his set and was unable to continue. The crowd was not pleased and began throwing bottles at the stage.
The "Who Do You Love?" rapper responded by jumping into the audience. As a result, the concert was cut short as attendees began throwing more objects and club security got into physical confrontations with individuals at the scene.
A promoter stated that the club could lose its license because of the riot, and that is why a lawsuit against YG could be imminent.
Veteran rapper Jeezy gave an interview with Hot 97's Ebro In The Morning, and the Atlanta native used the platform to separate himself from his musical peers. The "Seen It All" rhymer expressed now his mission is to take on a
"I can't prove anything to nobody in this game. Ain't nobody in this game got my credentials," said Jeezy. "It ain't nothing to talk about. It's me and Pac. That's it, leave it there."
When asked about Jay Z's place in that conversation, Jeezy shows respect to his frequent rhyme partner, but adds he and Tupac represent the revolutionary side of the coin while Jay represents the business side.
"Hov is a business man, but me and Pac were more so on some revolutionary leadership," stated Jeezy. "Don't get me wrong – Hov, that's my G. At the end of the day, I respect anything he do, but he's a boss. He makes boss moves. But you have somebody like me and Pac, we're always on the ground level trying to motivate and inspire the people with my music."
Jeezy goes on to discuss the ongoing violence in cities like Chicago and how the young people in those communities do not have an "OG" who survived the streets to look to for guidance. The Atlantic Records A&R executive cites Jay Z as an example of someone the streets show love to for making it out.
"That's why Brooklyn loves Hov so much. Everything he do is better than last time. He's always moving in a forward motion. You always want to be around people that move in a forward motion," said Jeezy. "Before I leave this game, I'm going to make sure I put my imprint down and let them know this is what you can be ten years out of the game."
Remy Ma has been released from prison, according to her Instagram page.
Papoose recently announced Remy Ma's release date during a performance.
"They locked my bitch up for six years," Papoose said during the show. "But guess what? July, she coming home."
Papoose further elaborated upon Remy Ma's release.
"July 30, y'all," Pap said. "It's goin' down for real...She took that bid better than I seen a lot of niggas take they bids. I was there every step of the way and she took that shit like a champ. We ain't glorifying that shit. Whatever happened happened. But it's an actual fact. She handled that shit like a real bitch."
"Yeah, been a little minute," Remy said at the time. "Been almost five years that I've been gone. People had a lot of time to chill. It's almost over. I'm gonna be back like I never left."
In May 2008, Remy was sentenced to eight years in prison. The rapper was charged with shooting an associate, Makeda Barnes-Joseph. At the time, Remy reportedly spoke to the judge about her life. "I'm not a thug," she reportedly said. "I'm not a hard-core anything, I have feelings. I'm a wife, mother, daughter, big sister."
In April 2012, Pap spoke about Remy and how she inspires him. "It actually inspires me," Papoose said of Remy's incarceration. "It inspires me to do better, because that could be me in that situation. It could be you or anybody living in this country. None of us are exempt from that. It could happen to any one of us. Everybody that's incarcerated is not guilty."
GQ magazine decided to make a list of the 21 best albums released in the 21st Century. Of course, several Hip Hop projects made the final countdown with Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy actually taking the top spot.
GQ explained why they honored Ye's 5th studio LP with the title of best album since the year 2000. The site wrote:
It could've been any one of the seven albums West released this century, as fascinating a catalog of celebrity, triumph, love, loss, terrible puns, pretty decent puns, that was ever fucking put together by a single artist. MBDTF was just the record where he talked about all those things at once—a portrait of a man seizing the spotlight, drowning in it, and then somehow finding a way to turn that harrowing experience into art. Anybody who wants to be famous or make music for a living—or do both at the same time—should be forced to listen to MBDTF first. The rest of us are free to enjoy it for the bloody, hard-won, titanic achievement that it is.
Other rap albums the publication suggests "every man should hear" include OutKast's Stankonia (3), Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele (10), Jay Z's The Blueprint (12), and J Dilla's Donuts (19).
R&B was held down by D'Angelo with Voodoo (6), Frank Ocean with channel ORANGE (7), and Beyoncé with Beyoncé (18). To see the full list visit GQ.com.
Orange is still Remy Ma. According to reports, Remy Ma's scheduled release from prison has been postponed due to disciplinary action.
A New York State parole officer informed Revolt that Remy Ma would not be released from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, reportedly due to a recent fight with an inmate which had the rapper spend her final week in solitary confinement. No official word on if the fight was the reason, but Remy Ma was sent to solitary confinement on July 21st, the same day she phoned in to Angie Martinez's radio show.
Papoose, along with Remy's family and friends waited outside of the prison and were not informed of her delayed release until around noon, according to Miss Info.
Remy Ma was sentenced to eight years in prison on May 14th, 2008 after she was convicted of shooting former friend Makeda Barnes Joseph.
AllHipHop will update this story as more develops.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have announced that they are expecting a second child.
Swizz Beats and Alicia Keys are expecting a second child.
This was announced via Keys' Instagram page with the following caption:
"Happy Anniversary to the love of my life @therealswizzz !! And to make it even sweeter we've been blessed with another angel on the way!! You make me happier than I have ever known! Here's to many many more years of the best parts of life!"
Swizz also commented on this via Instagram with his own caption:
"Love is life & life is love and we're so excited for another GIFT from up above Happy Anniversary my Goddess 4 years of greatness & cheers to 100 plus more inshallah "