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There are reports that deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has been either captured or killed.
[Update 9:21 a.m. ET] Rebels said Moammar Gadhafi was killed when fighters attacked the house where he was Thursday, National Transitional Council Information Minister Mahmoud Shamman told CNN. "He tried to flee and they killed him. When they met him, he was alive and he was killed in action," Shamman said. Shamman said the NTC's chairman or prime minister will officially confirm the death.
Abubaker Saad, who worked for Gadhafi for nine years,Â spoke to CNN via Skype. He viewed a photo that news agency AFP says is Gadhafi bloodied and captured. Saad said he is "90 percent" sure that the man in the photo is Gadhafi. Saad said he is "thrilled" at the news and that it was crucial to have Gadhafi captured or killed - either one - because as long as he was alive or free, he could possibly rally supporters and maintain some level of power.
[Update 9:04 a.m. ET] Most Western governments declined to comment on the reports Thursday, with the U.S. State Department saying they could not confirm the media reports were correct. One exception was Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose country took part in the NATO-led air operation in Libya, who said Gadhafi was in custody. "My assistant has just told me that Gadhafi really has been captured," Rutte said during a visit to Moscow. "I am glad that he has been captured." Listen to whyÂ Washington is hesitating to confirm reports. If reports are true, it isÂ positive newsÂ for U.S. national security, CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
[Update 8:56 a.m. ET] Mahmoud Shamman, National Transitional Council Information Minister, tells CNN that a press conference will be happening soon about the alleged death of Gadhafi. Shamman said Gadhafi is dead andÂ that is "a great victory" for the Libyan people.Â CNN's Dan Rivers spoke to him in Tripoli where crowds are cheering, shooting guns in a celebratory way and honking their horns.
Rebels said Gadhafi was killed when fighters attacked the house where he was Thursday,Â Shamman told CNN. "He tried to flee and they killed him. When they met him, he was alive and he was killed in action," Shamman said. Shamman said the NTC's chairman or prime minister will officially confirm the death.
CNN's Ben Wedeman, who covers the region and has covered Libya extensively, said that much caution should be used with these reports because false information has come out previously. It is being reported that Gadhafi was found in a storm drain. "It's a bit of surprise because we knew that he had escaped from Tripoli" with a lot of cash and weapons, Wedeman said. It would seem odd that Gadhafi would end up in a manhole-type of area, Wedeman said live on CNN.
[Update 8:47 a.m. ET] A cell phone photo, seen above, distributed by the Agence France-Presse shows the apparent arrest of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. In the photo, a man identified as Gadhafi appears wounded and bloodied.
[Update 8:39 a.m. ET] AbdelHakim Bilhajj, head of the National Transitional Council military arm in Tripoli, announced live on Al-Jazeera Arabic Thursday thatÂ Gadhafi is dead.
Al-Ahrar, a National Transitional Council TV station, reports that Gadhafi is dead.Â The stationÂ didn't cite a source and the news couldn't be independently confirmed.
The White House has not confirmed the report of Gadhafi's death or capture, a senior administration official said Thursday.
NATO said its aircraft struck two pro-Gadhafi military vehicles in the Sirte vicinity Thursday."These armed vehicles were conducting military operations and presented a clear threat to civilians," Col. Roland Lavoie said.
Earlier ThursdayÂ morning CNN reported thatÂ revolutionary fighters said they had captured Gadhafi. That was reported onÂ Libyan television Wednesday, Libya time. The report cited the Misrata Military Council. That report could not be independently confirmed by CNN. Around that time, theÂ National Transitional Council military spokesman told CNN that reports of Gadhafi's capture are only rumors. Abdurahman Bousin added at that timeÂ that it wasÂ doubtful that Gadhafi was even in or around his hometown of Sirte.
Meanwhile fighters loyal to the NTC took control of Sirte Thursday, the council said. CNN's Dan Rivers is in Tripoli where massive crowds are cheering and honking their car horns. Many are shooting into the air in celebration.
[Update 8:07 a.m. ET] The State Department can't confirm reports about the capture or killing of Gadhafi, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
[Update 7:32 a.m. ET] A "big fish" has been captured in Libya, but a spokesman for the new rulers couldn't say for sure whether it was Gadhafi.
Jay-Z To Appear On Animated Series Jay-Z is set to make an appearance in an upcoming animated kids series called Secret Millionaire's Club. Jigga will be the show's first guest, which airs this Sunday on Hub TV, and features Jay's voice and an animated Jay-Z.
The Shady 2.0 crew spits alongside DJ Premier.
Eminem joined his Shady Records brethren during the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, joining forces with Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf to spit as part of a Cypher while DJ Premier manned the wheels of steel.
Catfish Billy was first up at bat, spitting in double-time rhyme over the languid beat. Up next came Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce Da 5â9, who threw it to his Bad Meets Evil partner Eminem to close out the Cypher.
Nasty" Nas is back with a new clip titled..."Nasty." Watch the video inside as well as the new video from Tyrese and Ludacris for "Too Easy." In his Gold Watch-directed video, Nas takes it back to the streets of Queensbridge for his "Nasty" clip. The sexy rapper walks through the projects, enters a few buildings and dons a headset while he rocks out on the mic in an apartment based studio. The song appears on his upcoming 10th studio album, Life Is Good, in stores October 11. Watch Nas in "Nasty" here: Nas - "Nasty" Music Video (NasirJones.com) from Nasir Jones on Vimeo.
Nicki Minaj Talks Suicidal Thoughts, Marriage, Babies, & Making Hundreds of Millions
After yesterday's sneak peek of Nicki Minaj's November 201 cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine, the actual pics are now out.Â And the "Super Bass" rapper is revealing her former suicidal thoughts, and happier things like making millions upon millions some day.
Pics and quotes inside...
Onicka revealed in the new Cosmo that it took going through some dark times to get to where she is now:
âIt was one dead-end after another. At one point, I was like, âWhat would happen if I just didnât wake up?â Thatâs how I felt â like maybe I should just take my life.ââI would pray to God to make me famous, so I could buy my mother a huge house.â
And about where she sees herself in the future:
âIâll have hundreds of millions of dollars. I will have put out five albums and will have an Oscar and Grammys. And I will be getting married and, a couple of years after that, [I] will have a bun in the oven.â
Bey is back with her newest visual off her platinum album4. Check out Beyonce's brand new video for "Countdown" inside... Beyonce just premiered her Audrey Hepburn inspired "Countdown" video minutes ago. In the Adria Petty directed video, Bey is seen dancing around energetically in colorful leotards with a black & white floppy hat like in "My Far Lady, " and black-and-white looks that showed off her baby belly.
Melanie Fiona is back with a new video off her The MF Life disc called "4AM." See Melanie question what's keeping her man out all night inside.....
Melanie Fiona has just released a video for her Rico Love-produced track "4AM" off The MF Life disc which hits stores on Dec. 6.
In the Colin Tilley-directed clip, the Toronto-native sits at home while her man parties until the wee hours of the morning. She has to wonder....what's he doing at 4am?
Beyonce has released a 30-sec sneak peek at the "Countdown" video and you can watch it inside....
Fans of Beyonce received a treat from the Queen Bey herself today as she dropped a robotic dark-haired sneak peek at the video for “Countdown.” The video for the song, off her album4, will debut in full on Thursday.
*R&B veterans Syleena Johnson, Faith Evans, Tweet, Angie Stone and others will star in an upcoming reality show, âDiary of a Diva,â which will follow the lives and careers of the singers.
Johnson, who recently released her fifth album, âChapter V: Underratedâ (Sept. 27), confirmed to both Soultrain.com and Billboard.comâs The Juice that the show will begin taping this month. Although a network has yet to be confirmed for âDiary of a Diva,â Johnson expects that it will air in January 2012. Production company The Think Factory has already signed on.
âItâs like an R&B âHousewives meets an âUnsung,â Johnson told The Juice.
âDiary of a Divaâ will also feature other established artists Monifah, KeKe Wyatt, LeLee of SWV and Brownstone original member Nicci Gilbert and new member Teisha Jaretta.
Like âBasketball Wives,â the show will let fans see the women as spouses and mothers, but do not expect any over-the-top fights.
âThe good news is that youâre dealing with a group of women who have careers and lives and focus, where we donât really have time to sit around and argue,â Johnson told Soultrain.com. âSo if thereâs drama, which Iâm sure there will be, thereâs definitely going to be resolutions, youâre going to be able to see resolutions as well.â
Like âUnsung,â the show will also provide insight into the ladies professional lives. âHow we deal with men in the industry, thatâs a dilemma, and Iâm sure everybody wants to see that,â Johnson said.
The show will also provide updates on their careers, as many of them have been away from the spotlight. âWhere have we been, what has happened? So thatâs going to be one of the most awesome shows on television,â she said.
Johnson told The Juice that Nicci Gilbert came up with the idea. âNicci Gilbert created it all by herself. She approached me and then she went in with Faith for production.â
Johnson also said that prior to signing on to the show, several of the artists were already planning other reality shows. âFaith was going to do her own show but Faith stopped her own show to do this one.â
Johnson and Tweet were also going to do a reality show, but Tweet pulled out to sign a record deal and work on her own material. Similarly, LeLee and her SWV bandmates confirmed earlier this year that they were in talks to do a reality show. There is no word on the status of that show.
TI is making one thing clear; heâs not going back to jail over some nonsense.
Last night, it was about to go down at the BET After Party at Compound Nightclub hosted by Diddy and T.I. At some point in the night, Diddy grew upset because some patrons were holding up Grey Goose instead of Ciroc and went into a verbal tirade on the mic while throwing a drink across the room.Â âPut that sh** down. Itâs Ciroc Boys in The building. What you gonna do? This is my houseâ, he can be heard saying on a video of the incident thatâs circulating. Meanwhile, although it looks like Kenny Burns was on the receiving end of the tirade, I am told he was actually trying to calm Diddy down. TI eventually grabbed the mic and said:
Whatâs going on in this muthafâka. Iâm going to tell you like this, you will not fâk my hundred million up for nothing in this muthafâka. I donât give a fâk whatâs going on. I ainât for that fight sât. I will get the fâk on out of this bâh and let yaâll have it. Iâve done enough time. Ainât nobody else in this muthafâka talking about fighting and have did time. I ainât trying to do it. Puff you got too much money for that sh-t nicca. Let that nicca drink what the fâk he wanna drink, fâk that
I'm not even going to explain too much. If you believe it, then R&B singer Martyn (I don't know who he is, either) and Chris Brown are having a secret tryst and the direct messages just got leaked for the world to see. Read from the BOTTOM to the TOP, ya'll.
After being more famous for his tears than his talents,
37-year-old Terrell Owens has finally caught up on his child support payments in efforts of avoiding jailâ¦
OH and hopefully in efforts of doing whatâs right for his child.
Owens is required to pay$5000 a month under a court order. However, the formerÂ Cincinnati Bengals
player had fallen two months behind in his payments, says Â the attorney for his daughterâs mother,Â Randy Kessler.
According to the AJC
In July, the former wide receiver blamed the NFL lockout in claiming financial hardship, saying he would only be able to afford $2,500 a month. His request was denied and he settled by paying the $10,000 owed for June and July, along with attorney fees, KesslerÂ said.
The source claims T.O earns roughly $666,000 a month, so $5000 for child support doesnât sound so steep any more, now does it?!?!?
Itâs almost time for the return of Bravoâs beloved Real Housewives of Atlanta and guess what, after all that speculation about new cast members â¦ the show stuck with the same six broads from last season.
Hereâs a few details:
Bravoâs water cooler sensation, âThe Real Housewives of Atlantaâ returns Sunday, November 6 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
I'll be watching!! Will you? Who is your favorite?
NFL Network's Deion Sanders is divorcing over wife's fame
Deion Sanders said he and his wife are divorcing. He cites his wife's fame as a reason for the split.
By Tony Dejak, AP
Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has filed for divorce because he feels his wife has become too famous.
According to Yahoo! Sports Sanders, currently with the NFL Network, said the success of the Pilar Sanders' reality show was the final straw.
"Enough is enough. I never signed up for all this. Enough is enough.," he said of his wife of 11 years. "If I wanted a model or a television star I would have married one a long time ago. All I wanted was a housewife."
RavenÂ Symone must not have made the best impression on herÂ ABCÂ Family bosses with the first season of her "State of Georgia" show.Â Because it just got the axe.
Raven made her tv comeback this summer with her "State of Georgia" 30-minuteÂ sitcom, centered around an aspiringactress who leaves the South to become a big star.Â But ABC Family just cancelled it saying the show failed to attract viewers.
The network ran 4 of herÂ newÂ episodes back to back several weeks ago seeming to push out the last of the shows as quickly as they could.
Contrary To The Initial Reported Story Aboveâ¦The Victim Was Stabbed To Death On Her Birthday By Her Roommate âAllegedlyâ Over An iPOD â¦The Story Isnt Confirmed & Nobody Knows Yet Who The Killer Is..But Word Is They Have Since Turned Themselves In To The Authoritiesâ¦So We Will Know Soon Who Exactly Did What & Why?â¦Either Way Its A Sad Sad Story And Prayers Go Out To Both Families!
*In a candid interview with talk show diva, Wendy Williams, Common revealed that his first love, Erykah Badu dumped him over the phone.
The pair dated in 2000.
âShe handed it to me. I was in my hotel room on tour and â¦ she called me and was like, âHey, I donât wanna be in this relationship no more. Iâm liking somebody else,ââ the rapper-actor revealed of his âLove of My Life (An Ode to Hip-Hop) collaborator. âThat was my first love and my first heartbreak,â he added.
Although the relationship apparently ended abruptly, the two remain good friends. He says he refuses to hold the break-up over her head.
âIt taught me a lot of things, and when it happened I kinda really got into myself and really learned about myself and I was able to move on, and now me and E is real cool.â
Commonâs memoir, âOne Day Itâll All Make Sense,â where he shares intimate details of his life and love, is out now.
Tupac Shakur was born Tupac Amaru Shakur (Tupac means "shining serpent" in Inca) in New York City in 1971. He went on to have very successful careers as an actor & rapper. Look around the web for his career information, you know thatâs not our gig. That saidâ¦.
On September 7, 1996, Tupac was in Las Vegas to attend a boxing match between Mike Tyson and Bruce Seldon. He was staying at the Luxor Hotel-Casino. The fight was being held at the MGM Grand Hotel, and he was attending with Marion âSugeâ Knight.Â Knight is the co-founder and owner of Death Row Records which was Tupacâs recording label. They sat at ringside along with bodyguard Frank Alexander and another friend of Sugeâs, in $1000. seats. Also seated at ringside were actors Louis Gossett Jr. and Charlie Sheen, as well as baseball great Reggie Jackson and the Reverend Jesse Jackson. A song that Tupac had written for Tyson, Wrote the Glory, was played over the public address system as Tyson made his entrance. Tyson won the fight in less than two minutes and everyone got up to leave while Iron Mike fed on the carcass.
As Tupac, Suge, and their entourage made their way through the lobby of the MGM to the entrance, they became involved in a scuffle with Orlando Anderson, of Compton, California. Exactly how it started is unknown, but the incident was recorded on the hotel cameras. It was broken up by security guards. Tupac and company left, and Anderson declined to follow through with any charges against the group. Tupac and his crew then headed one block south to the Luxor Hotel. Tupac was sharing a room with Quincy Jonesâs daughter, Kidada. After changing his clothes, he and the rest of the crew headed to Suge Knightâs house in the Paradise Alley Township of Las Vegas. Kidada stayed behind at the hotel. Tupac was wearing a black and white basketball tank top, with baggy blue jeans and black and white leather sports shoes. Around his neck, on a heavy gold chain, he wore a large gold medallion.
Around 10 PM, the group left Knightâs house to head for Club 662, a nightclub that Suge owned on 1700 East Flamingo Road. Tupac was going to perform with the rap group Run DMC, and Mike Tyson was planning to stop in as well, to sing along with the group (kidding). Tupac was riding in the passenger seat of a black 1996 750 BMW sedan, with Knight driving, and four cars following them. They headed out on the Las Vegas Strip. At 11:05, Knight was stopped on the south end of the Strip by a bicycle cop for playing his music too loudly, and for not having license plates displayed on the BMW. While the car was stopped, a photographer took a picture. It would be the last picture taken of Tupac alive. After talking with the police officer and opening his car trunk, Knight was let go without getting a ticket. The entourage then made a left on to Flamingo Road, drove past the Ballyâs hotel-casino, and headed towards Club 662 two miles away.
The convoy came to a stop for a red light at Koval Lane, which was a half-mile from the Strip. Knightâs car was boxed in by cars in front and back of him. To the left of the BMW was a Chrysler sedan with four young black women seated inside. They smiled at Knight and Shakur, and the two men smiled back. Then a white late model Cadillac pulled up to the right of the BMW. In it were three or four men. One man stuck a handgun out from the left rear window, and fired thirteen bullets into the BMW. Five bullets pierced the passenger door. Tupac tried to get into the back seat, but he was wearing his seat belt. He was hit three times, once in his chest, another in his right hip, and the third in his right hand. Knight was hit in the back of his neck. Two of the BMWâs tires were shot out. The Cadillac then made a right turn onto Koval Lane and took off. Hearing the gunshots, police arrived at the scene.
My friend EJ Fleming sends us this, "Suge said that after they were shot, he turned to Tupac and said, "Are you OK Pac?."Â Tupac saw the blood on Knight's head and said, "Me?Â You're the one shot in the mother-fuckin' head!" Knight then decided to drive Tupac to the hospital. Trying to drive through heavy traffic on the Strip, his car hit the median, and caused a third tire to go flat, forcing the car to stop. The police arrived, and paramedics were called. Suge and Tupac were taken to University Medical Center, a county hospital nearby.Â Tupac said over and over, âI canât breathe, I canât breatheâ. As the ambulance got ready to leave, Tupac said, âIâm dyin, manâ. At the hospital, he was placed on life support, and underwent three surgeries to try and stop internal bleeding. The second time, his right lung was removed.Â For six days he was in a drug-induced coma with visitors such as MC Hammer, Mike Tyson, Jasmine Guy, and the Reverend Al Sharpton coming to see him. Tupacâs mother, Afeni Shakur, had flown in from Atlanta the day after the shooting.
On Friday September 13th, 1996, Tupac Shakur died from his wounds at 4:03 PM. His mother identified his body at 5 PM, and he was taken from the hospital to the morgue three blocks away, where an autopsy was performed. One autopsy photo managed to surface, and here it is.Â Be warned, it is pretty gruesome. The official cause of death was listed as respiratory failure and cardiopulmonary arrest, in connection with multiple gunshot wounds. After a small service in Las Vegas, Tupac was cremated, and probably scattered at sea. Two more services would be held in Tupacâs memory, one in Harlem, and the second in Atlanta.
To date, no one has been arrested in connection to the killing.Â One of the others in the entourage, Yafeu Fala, was in the car behind the BMW. He said that he saw the shooting, and would testify. Two months later, he was murdered in New Jersey. Some say that Tupac was killed due to his ties with gangs, which he denied. Others say that he was killed because his mother was once a Black Panther. There was also a supposed feud between Death Row Records and the New York based Bad Boy Records, run by Sean âP. Diddyâ Combs. He also had an ongoing rivalry with Christopher Wallace, AKA the Notorious B.I.G. Is there anyone that didn't want him dead?Â Then there are the rumors that his death was faked, and he is still alive. Paging Elvis Presley....
His mother continues to release his music, and he has made more money now than when he was alive. Two films featuring Shakur, Gang Related and Gridlockâd, were released in 1997.
Trivia: He starred in the movie Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson, and miss nipples supposedly demanded that he take an HIV test before she would shoot kissing scenes with him.
He was supposedly a big fan of Jim Carrey,
He grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and studied acting and dance at the School for the Arts, and dated Jada Pinkett-Smith.
He is supposedly listed as the most successful gangsta rapper in the Guinness Book of World Records.
This story is put together by Kevin Hassell, with much help from the book The Killing of Tupac Shakur, by Cathy Scott.Â The location photographs were taken by me, when I went to Vegas last year with my friend Peter.Â Thanks Kevin, for the story, and Peter for letting me drag you around Vegas.
Check out this website about Tupac by his mother, HERE.
Serena Williams has been fined $2,000 by the U.S. Open for telling off the chair umpire during the final.
The fine was issued by the tournament referee Monday, a day after Williams was cited by the chair umpire Eva Asderaki for a code violation for verbal abuse during the game.
Williams, who lost 6-2, 6-3 to Sam Stosur, earned a total of $1.4 million at the U.S. Open: $900,000 for reaching the final plus a $500,000 bonus for finishing first in the standings of the U.S. Open Series.
AP reports in a statement, Grand Slam Committee Director Bill Babcock determined Williamsâ conduct âwas verbally abusiveâ but âdoes not rise to the level of a major offense under the Grand Slam Code of Conduct.â
After losing the first set to Stosur and facing a break point in the first game of the second, the 13-time major champion hit a forehand and shouted, âCome on!â as Stosur reached down for a backhand. Thatâs when Asderaki ruled that Williams hindered Stosurâs ability to complete the point and awarded it to Stosur - putting the Aussi ahead 1-0 in that set.
Williams went over to talk to Asderaki, saying, âIâm not giving her that game.â
Williams also said: âI promise you, thatâs not cool. Thatâs totally not cool.â
Some fans began booing, delaying the start of the next game as both players waited for the commotion to subside.
During the changeover two games later, Williams continued to talk to Asderaki, saying, âYouâre out of control. â¦ Youâre a hater, and youâre just unattractive inside.â
Williams also told Asderaki: âReally, donât even look at me.â
Williams was under probation because of an outburst at the 2009 U.S. Open. She was fined $10,500 for that incident.
âI canât wait to slap the shit out of whoever carries her bags. And I hope itâs her nigga. Dirty bitch. You better know who the fuck you talking about. Iâll pay 50K to mess up your whole week.â
We wanted to get a little more context on how Kreayshawnâs name came up in conversation. So we hit up XXL for a few more details. The editor told us: Ben Detrick, the writer is talking to Ross about authenticity. Ross just got off stage performing in Chicago. And heâs talking about how there were five different gangs in the room. And says:
âYou donât see see other tough-guy rappers there. Check their tour schedule. They donât go to Detroit, to Chicago, thatâs the difference.â
And he continues, talking about meeting with Larry Hooverâs son, the foulness of snitches and then he lashes out at Kreayshawn.
Monica just released the video for her new song "Anything (To Find You)," featuring Rick Ross, off her seventh album, New Life. The clip mostly takes place in a warehouse and features the R&B songstress in an array of colorful outfits, aided by some high-energy backup dancers. Rozay also pops up briefly to spit his verse.
If you donât know who Adele is by now, youâve probably been living under the biggest rock ever for the past year. The British singer has managed to capture the hearts of many with her soulful and elegant voice and her album â21â² has single-handedly dominated the charts for most of the year. Sheâs covering the October 2011 issue of Vogue UK magazine where she speaks about the music industryâs weight obsession, her unusual ritual before she hits the stage and why she prefers being single.
On getting pre-show jitters:
âI puke quite a lot before going on stage. Though never actually on stage. But then, I sh*t myself before everything â¦ the bigger the freak-out, the more I enjoy the show!â
On the entertainment industryâs weight obsession:
âIâve seen people where it rules their lives, who want to be thinner or have bigger boobs, and how it wears them down. And I donât want that in my life. I have insecurities, of course, but I donât hangÂ out with anyone who points them out to me.â
On being single:
âI do get massively distracted when Iâve got someone in my life, which I canât afford to do right now. Besides, no one treats me as well as I do.â
On wanting sons, rather than daughters:
âIâve always got on better with boys. Most of my friends are boys. Like, if I ever have children, I want five boys. Boys love theirÂ mothers whereas girls can be so mean to each other.â
Meanwhile, her single âSomeone Like Youâ shot straight to number 1 on the Billboard chart after last weekâs MTV Video Music Award performance. Her album â21â², has sold 10 million copies worldwide, since itâs release in the UK in January and US in February and is on track to sell more than 13 million by the end of the year. Amazing!
Big Sean just released his "Marvin and Chardonnay" video, featuring Kanye West and Roscoe Dash, and it's a colorful event. If you've ever seen Kanye's "Gold Digger" video, you'll have a pretty good grasp on what this one is like. There are plenty of bright colors, hot girls and flashy transitions.But if you're looking for bottles of wine or Marvin Gaye, you won't find any.
Youâd think maybe since BeyBey and Hubby Hov have that gut full to tend to they might spend her bday doing the lowkey usual Sunday dinner at Nellosâ¦ but noooooooo they went all the way to Venice to get their Italian dinner! Beyonce looks beautiful!
The 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy is just six days away, and as the eve of one of the most devastating events in American history approaches, rapper Soulja Boy has sparked controversy over a lyric in his new track, âLetâs Be Realâ. In the song he disses the FBI and Army Troops:
âFâk the FBI and fâk all the army troopsâ¦ fighting for what? Bâh be your own manâ¦ Iâll be flying through the clouds with green like Iâm Peter Pan.â
*Rihanna is suing over a hillside home that she claims has structural defects that rendered it uninhabitable.
The pop singer on Wednesday sued Prudential California Realty and several companies that designed and inspected the home, reports the AP.
The singerâs lawsuit claims she would not have paid $6.9 million for the home in 2009 if she had known about the problems. She claims water leaked into several rooms of the house from a balcony that lacks the proper slope and drainage after a rainstorm in early 2010. The suit states the damage left the home âuninhabitable.â
She claims Landmark Design Group, which remodeled the home, has failed to make necessary repairs.
Meek Mill just released a video for his hit single "I'ma Boss" featuring Rick Ross. The gritty clip shows Meek, Ricky, Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Wale and the rest of the 'hood hanging out in the streets of Philly.
This past weekend, at the MTV Video Music Awards, âGucci Gucciâ rapper Kreayshawn almost âwrote a check her azz couldnât cashâ when she came face to face with Rick Ross, just weeks after talking wreckless about him. It almost got âtoo realâ backstage as Rick Rossâs crew exchanged words with Kreayshawnâs security which ultimately ended in her having to leave the area.Â The tension started brewing a few weeks ago, when Kreayshawn dissed Rick Ross with a freestyle rap that contained the line:
âIâm about to grab a knife, you tryinâ to play me like a boss, But you faker than Rick Ross
She also continued to diss Rick Ross for being âfakeâ in a Ustream video that surfaced of her and her âWhite Girl Mobâ cohort V-Nasty, recently:
âI really wanted to say, wait no, what I really wanted to say is Rick Ross âisâ fake. I bet you five dollars Rick Ross canât find his dâk. Like he gave up [looking]. â
During the altercation between her crew and Rick Rossâ crew backstage at the VMAâs, Kreayshawn, who was hosting live on Ustream, turned to the camera and said:
âOh my god! VMA wildness! Nobody likes Kreayshawn, but itâs ok. We all have fun, we all have fun out here. Things are getting a little too serious though. We had some jokesâIâm hella irritated right now. â
Rick Ross was asked about the âbeefâ in an interview, shortly after she was escorted off and he mentioned that he just saw her running out of the building. Ba!Kreayshawn is definitely not about that life.
The word is that Free could be replacing Mo'Nique as the host of a BET talk show. "The Mo'Nique Show" was canceled earlier this year, and there's a rumor that Free is in talks with the network to try her hand at hosting a talk show.
Apparently BET and Mo'Nique hit in impasse when the actress demanded that her salary be doubled.
Oakland native and leader of the âWhite Girl Mob,â Kreayshawn had a lot to celebrate last night as she was nominated for her first MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist, but subsequently lost to Tyler the Creator. Conveniently, an hour after the show aired, a nude photo of Kreayshawn surfaced online via her twitter which was allegedly hacked. (Is Someoneâs taking notes from Amber Rose handbook?) As of now, her account is suspended and Kreayshawn is blaming the photo leak and hacked twitter on âanti-Hollywoodâ extremists.
My twitter got hacked today by some anti-hollywood extremists. They sent out wack ass tweets and promoted their odd message of anti-jew stuff and deleted my twitter.. Oh and they leaked out private photos of me while I was underage. Real nice guys! Spreading child-prono thats cute. VMAâs was insane on top of that. Can I sh*t man?
I ainât even mad.
Beyonce just showed up to theÂ MTV VMAs withÂ a very specialÂ guest -- HER FETUS.
Rumors have been swirling about B having a bun in the over for weeks ... but tonight she confirmedÂ the buzzÂ by showing off herÂ babyÂ bump on the red carpet.
With Beyonce as the mom ... andÂ Jay-Z as the dad -- one thing's for sure ... THAT KID IS GONNA BE RICH!!!!
Just a day after the leak of superstarÂ Lil Wayneâs blog-igniting track âItâs Good,â a two-fisted cut thatâs making noise for its perceived brazen diss at hip-hop legendÂ Jay-Z and his omnipresent wife pop-R&B queen Beyonce, the skateboarding Gremlin doesnât seem at all fazed. During an interview for an upcoming Oct./Nov.Â VIBE story, Wayne says heâs not worried about any fallout from the presumed lyrical barb at the Watch The Throne MC which featuresÂ Drake andÂ Jadakiss as Weezy snaps, âI got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, get that how much you love your lady money.â (The sneering line comes off as a rebuttal to HovaâsÂ Birdman-aimed âH.A.M.â slap âReally you got baby moneyâ¦You ain't got my ladyâs money.â)
âI know there wonât be any repercussions behind what I did,â says a confident Wayne when asked if he had second thoughts about recording his acidic verse for âIt âs Good.â âI know for a fact music is about perception. You canât do anything but perceive what you hear. I know that for a fact. So I canât ever be upset about someoneâs reaction.â
Wayne added that while he understands the intrigue and buzz behind the record, itâs just another song. âIâm not going to say I donât know what would happen before I even say [something on record],â he explains. âI do know what will happen. Iâm aware of it. But it is what it is.â
Lil Wayne is currently headlining his I Am Still Music Tour. He is set to digitally drop his highly anticipated releaseÂ Tha Carter IV on Sunday, August 28th. âKeith Murphy
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are still happily married.
After a day of buzz following a tabloid report that they have separated after 13 years of marriage, the couple have put a stop toÂ the rumors.
"Although we are reluctant to respond to these types of press reports, the rumors circulating about our relationship are completely false," the couple said in a joint statement Tuesday.
"We are still together, and our marriage is intact."
Earlier, Jada's rep refused to comment on the split rumors. But Will's son Trey took to Twitter on the matter.
"Did #WillandJada split? No they did NOT split! False information ... its not true RETWEET!!!"Â Trey Tweeted. "Everyone can think what they want ... even if its not true."
Just last month they opened the doors of their home and happily posed for a revealing and intimate photo shoot for Architectural Digest.
But according to new reports, Hollywood power couple Will Smith and wife Jade Pinkett-Smith have decided to separate.
The pair, who have been married for 13 years, decided to call it quits on their marriage recently, according to In Touch Weekly magazine.
This will be the second marriage to end for Men In Black star Will, 42, who divorced Sheree Zampino in 1995 after three years together.
The couple had a son, Willard Christopher Smith, also known as Trey who is now 18.
He then met Jada and they wed in 1997.
Will and Hawthorne star Jada, 39, had two children together - Jayden, 13, and Willow, ten.
Smith also has a son with his first wife Sheree Zampino, whom he was married to from 1991 to 1995.
This split, if true, comes as a surprise. Jada told Ebony back in 2009 that divorce was not an option.
âWhen Will asked me to get married, I said, âUnderstand this, there will be no divorce. So, you might be in one bedroom and I might be in another, but weâre gonna be under the same roof and weâre gonna be married,ââ
In the 90's there were many artist but Aaliyah always stuck out to me. Every song she had, you would say wow just wait till that video comes out and as always Aaliyah proved you right!!. Her smooth dance moves, pretty yet respectable wardrobe and song lyrics you totally can relate to, took you as a fan to another level. Hit after hit you held onto Aaliyah. It was as if she almost knew what you were going through in your life and put it into song! Aaliyah wasn't just a pretty face, she was a total & complete package.
I remember when the Breaking News came in about Aaliyah's death. I was a shot girl at a club in Norwalk CT called "The Roxy" the fat skytel pagers were the "in" thing at that time and I got the news I cried..i cried like i personally knew and met her. I thought no more videos, no more songs I can relate to, no more waiting in front of the TV for MTV or BET to interview an artist I loved!! Mind you I wasn't in the industry YET but loved and had a great repect for her craft. She wasn't overly sexy, but had a confidence all girls should had. She proved that being sexy wasn't being naked and extra.
I loved that though people "thought" they knew of Aaliyahs love life, she always kept in quiet and never touched on it. I loved her love for her family and brother. I loved that she took time for her fans and remembered where she came from.
I remember watching an interview on Aaliyah. They asked her how would she like to be rememered & what she'd what her legacy to be. Aaliyah responds and says "It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone." and in another interview she says in general conversationÂ "I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person." In my heart I believe that how people should remember her, I do!
In my head there will never be another like Aaliyah! 10 years already?! It feels just like yesterday when she released the video for "Rock the boat."
Da Brat is laughing off rumors that she's dating pop-rap upstart Kreayshawn. The Chicago rhymer jumped on Twitter to make jokes about the alleged affair--but denied that there was anything going on between she and the Oakland native.
"Yooo! I jus got word dat I'm spose to be an item w Kreayshawn???? We haven't even talked or had a convo yet?? Dat jus mean we both da sh*t!!," she tweeted.
Or it could just mean people are bored and wanna stir up something.
Lil Wayne plans to make his upcoming album, Tha Carter IV, available at digital retailers at midnight after he performs on the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards this Sunday (August 28.) The album has been delayed several times, but it looks like he is timing its release to coincide specifically with the program.
âI am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea. I hope that I can open the door for others," said Wayne in a statement.
The strategy of releasing an album digitally prior to its street date has helped prevent leaks and also helped Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne break the iTunes record for most digital first-week sales.
Ten years after her death, BET will celebrate the life and career of the late R&B singer Aaliyah. The special âAaliyah: One in a Millionâ will pay tribute to the songbird. Damon Dash, Swizz Beatz, Timbaland, Patti LaBelle, LaLa Anthony and others will participate in the program.
Aaliyah died in a plane crash outside of the Bahamas on August 25th, 2001.
âWith Aaliyah: One In A Million, we celebrate her life, her music and what she meant to so many,â said Stephen Hill, BETâs President of Music Programming and Specials. âAaliyah was a beautiful angel and weâre so glad that we were able to assemble her friends and loved ones for this unique special.â
Mickey âMemphitzâ Wright, the hip hop producer best known for being the new husband to Toya Carter, was arrested today in Atlanta after airport screeners discovered a gun in his backpack. He claims he left the gun in his luggage accidentally.
According to TMZ, the producer was arrested, despite the fact tha the has a license for the weapon, because he was trying to board a plane with a firearm.
Toya Carter was formerly married to rapper Lil Wayne and is featured on the reality show "Toya: A Family Affair." As of press time, Wright is still in custody.
As soon as I typed âmeet the Basketball Wives LA cast,â I thought to myselfâ¦ do I have to? Well, yes, because this franchise is reproducing like roaches, so we might as well get familiar.Â
Basketball Wives LA airs this month, so there wonât be much time to detox yourself from the current crop of Basketball Chickens and their antics before a new spinoff show begins. Anyway, hereâs a quick whoâs whoâ¦
Draya Michele is a video model who apparently has done the horizontal mambo dated several basketball players but isnât currently linked to one. Iâm not quite sure why sheâs on this show. Maybe sheâll be the new Royceâ¦ you know, the one whoâs attached to a player but canât ever speak his name on TV.
Malaysia Pargo is from Compton and married to Chicagoâs Jannero Pargo (who?). Iâm âCompton stereotypingâ in my head right now. Bad Witchâ¦bad, bad Witch.
Kimsha Artest -who did not make the cast photo (were the tatts too much?)- is the former wife but still girlfriend (I canât figure it out) of LAâs Ron ArtestMetta World Peace. Theyâve been together nearly 20 years but he recently announced theyâve been divorced for years, then he backtracked and said theyâre still together.
Jackie Christie is the mother of all basketball wives. Sheâs married to retired NBA player Doug Christie. She made a name for herself as a controlling wife when she insisted on traveling with the team during her husbandâs playing days in an effort to keep groupies away. The couple also renew their vows every year. Honestly, sheâs the only reason Iâd watch this show.
Basketball Wives LA airs August 29th at 8 pm (ET) on VH1. Will you watch?
Game Appears On CNN To Apologizes For Twitter PrankGame, who was under investigation by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department for an alleged Twitter prank, appeared on CNN yesterday to explain the situation and offer an apology.
The L.A. sheriff's department was flooded with calls from Game's Twitter followers, after a tweet containing a phone number that was supposed to direct fans to information concerning an internship was actually the number to the L.A. police station.
âIt was a simple mishap,â Game explained. âI was doing a photo shoot, and it was downtown Los Angeles, and one of my boys picked up my phone and started tweeting random numbers.â
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department were looking to pursue criminal charges against Game, but has since decided to drop the case.
Foxy Brown recently took a few shots at Lil' Kim during a show in Newark, New Jersey. Foxy introduced her song "Massacre"Â by saying,Â "A lot of [chicks] be talking crazy, I really am crazy." Then she played a snippet of Kim saying "This is the [stuff] the other [chick] almost got killed for" in which she referenced Foxy. Finally she performed "Massacre," in which she bad-mouths the Queen Bee and her crew.
The highly anticipated Basketball Wives reunion part 1 aired and did not disappoint. VH1 finally realized you cannot have a reunion with just 40 minutes to air grievances, discuss issues and resolve problems, especially with all the fighting, gossip and drama that we saw unfold this season.
I laughed, I laughed and I laughed.
âYou are MLC Meeka Liar Claxtonâ â Tami
Suzie states she likes all the ladies, even Meeka although Meeka âtalks too muchâ. That was the pot calling the kettle black moment. Suzie, throughout this season you have been flapping your lips to everyone! I guess you donât want to get on the bad side of the Queen Bâs â Evelyn and Tami. Suzie then points out if Meeka told Tami to her face this would fix the issue. Right, has Suzie met Tami? As if Meeka telling Tami to her face that her weave was bad, would fix the problem. Tami said she doesnât like Meeka, whether she talked about her to her face or behind her back, period!
âPeople who throw drinks canât throw handsâ â Royce
âYou are Tami Hoodrat Romanâ â Meeka
I did notice that during the side interviews Meeka was wearing the same earrings that Evelyn was wearing while filming group scenes, everyone assumed Meeka got them from Dulce. Meeka said they were custom designed by her friend who happened to be off stage. Evelyn told the designer to get her own design and called for security. Poor Meeka, couldnât catch a break.
âB*tch you ainât in the circle, you are out of the circleâ â Evelyn
Meeka was accused of being âthirstyâ for attention and hiring papparazzi when she first joined the cast. Now excuse me if Iâm wrong, wouldnât all the ladies be thirsty as many of the cast have ventures and businesses they are trying to promote while on Basketball Wives and make money? No one joins a reality show for free, you join to further or jump start your career. Youâre getting paid to bring the drama or you get the boot.
âSecurity!â â Evelyn
Jennifer is not dating anyone seriously, but is interested in someone. Royce asked if she was sleeping with that person. Jennifer took offense and used the âIs anyone speaking?â line. Last season Royce, Jennifer and Evelyn each pointed fingers at each other in regards to who was the âhoeâ , as the ladies had a few dates over the course of the season. Jennifer refused to answer.
Everyone was on fire and quick to make jabs at each other. Without conflict there would be no drama and Basketball Wives would be considered boring. Letâs see what happens during part 2.
Tune in next week for part 2 of the reunion ON VH-1 AT 8PM
Evelyn, Royce & Tami were in full force with their comedic one liners.
The fights discussed included Evelyn & Suzie, Evelyn & Royce, Evelyn & Tami, Tami & Meeka, Meeka & Evelyn, Jennifer & Eric, Jennifer & Royce, Royce & Evelyn. The only person who was exempt from all fighting was Shaunie.
Everyone was pretty much vocal about everything and didnât hold back, except Shaunie who was silent as a church mouse. Why? Probably because Shaunie is the puppet master, who just sat back, center stage and mentally counted up all her money.
J. Cole has released the video for his first Cole World single, "Work Out." The clip alternates between scenes of J. Cole shooting hoops at an outdoor park and him rapping to a swimsuit-clad beauty sitting center-court. Later, they hit a party and head to the dance floor with red cups in hand. You can check the clip out on YouTube.
Cole World will be in stores September 27th.
Beyonce Visits Watch The Throne Pop-Up StoreBeyonce stopped by her hubby's pop-up store last night to promote his new album Watch The Throne.
As previously reported Jay-Z and Kanye launched a small store in Manhattan's SoHo section where fans can pick up physical copies of the album slated to have already sold 400-500k digital copies this week.
Inside the small space is also the tricked-out Maybach from their "Otis" video on display to the public.
On Saturday Beyonce was spotted entering the store escorted by her security guard Julius.
Jay-Z was also on hand and already inside with his cohorts Memphis Bleek, Just Blaze and Swizz Beatz.
Today is the last day to visit the store on 201 Mulberry Street before it closes tonight at 6 p.m.
Tony Yayo just released the video for his new single "Haters" featuring 50 Cent, Kidd Kidd and Shawty-Lo.You can check out the G-Unit camp-packed clip on YouTube.
An onlooker caught a glimpse of Batman's newest toy from The Dark Knight Rises -- the "bat-wing" and captured it on tape
Chris Tucker's Jet Magazine CoverChris Tucker is making a comeback. After his comedic roles in Friday, The Fifth Element, and Rush Hour, the world has been yearning for more of Tucker's unique brand of laughs.
JET catches up with the entertainer as he opens up about his family, parenting, religion, Michael Jackson, and his upcoming 15 City Comedy Tour.
The new issue of Jet also features a dedication to Dr. Martin Luther King, the scoop on La La Vazquez Anthony's new reality series, an interview R&B singer Joe and a feature on Shaunie O'Neal's new shoe line.
The issue hits stores and newsstands on August 22nd.
Scroll down for a full look at the cover.
Nicki Minaj Goes Double Platinum With "Super Bass"Nicki Minaj continues to kill the charts, while vying for the title of best female rapper to ever do it.
Nicki's double platinum âSuper Bassâ is the most successful solo single by a female emcee in almost a ten years, after landing at No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100, making it the highest charting solo single by a female rapper since Missy Elliot's âWork Itâ reached No. 2 and held the spot for 10 consecutive weeks in 2002.
"Nicki isn't like any other female rapper," Cash Money co-founder Ronald "Slim" Williams said of the young YMCMB star. "We knew she had the goods when Lil Wayne signed her. She's not a female rapper -- she's a pop star who happens to rap."
Also from Billboard:
"Super" is also just the eighth rap single by a solo female to reach the top 10 in the chart's 53-year history.Minaj has been all over hip-hop and mainstream R&B radio airwaves -- and Billboard's charts -- since late 2009, charting eight top 10 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.Yet, on the all-format Billboard Hot 100, "Bass" marked only her third top 10 -- and first as a lead artst.She previously earned top 10s courtesy of being a guest star on Trey Songz's "Bottoms Up" (No. 6) and Britney Spears' "Till the World Ends" (No. 3).
"Super Bass," meanwhile, has moved 1.91 million downloads in 2011, making it the year's 21st-biggest overall seller and the seventh-largest R&B/hip-hop digital song.
In an effort to promote tolerance and equality to children, a petition for Sesame Street to wed famous roommates and BFFs, Bert and Ernie was started on the website Change.org earlier this week. Lair Scott from Illinois began the petition stating that we are living in a culture where LGBT kids are committing suicide at an alarming rate, and having iconic characters like Bert and Ernie getting married will show children that thereâs nothing wrong with being gay.
Sesame Street caught wind of the petition and answered with a statement that even though the muppets have lived together for over 40 years, they simply arenât gay and were created to teach tolerance!
Media mogul Tyler Perry has announced plans to partner with Lionsgate on a new cable network to be named Tyler TV. Get the deets inside.......
Tyler Perry is taking his next career cue from Oprah Winfreyand launching his own cable network. The super-producer is partnering up with Lionsgate movie studio on a new venture called Tyler TV.
According to the NY Times, the deets are still being ironed out but the network's initial launch will be powered by reruns of Tyler's sitcoms and movies as well as third-party content with a Christianity-slant.
So far, neither Lionsgate nor Tyler have spoken publicly about their plans.Â Now this is a BIG f'in deal.Â Congrats to Tyler!
Don't tell Jennifer Hudson she got to an alleged size 0 (according to Joy Behar from "The View") simply due to liposuction.Â And definitely don't talk ish about her husband-to-be David Otunga.Â At least not on Twitter.Â Because chick will POP OFF.
Check out the fierce twitter fight J-Hud just had with a follower inside...
Jenny Hudson has always been a pretty much open book with her fans and followers, so when she was on a Q/A binge chatting with her followers today, one follower got under her skin with a certain question.
The follower asked, "Did you get surgery to assist in your weight loss? Or is it all weight watchers?"
Jenny's answer: Pls don't ask me no more dumb ass questions . If u try ww u would know u don't need any assistance . U people r so brain wash.
And after more insults/criticisms from the follower, Jen threatened to go Southside Chicago on that ass (read from bottom up):
Oh, and it gets better.Â The follower responded calling her a malnutritioned bobble head, went off saying she could only get a gay man as a husband (even though she and David aren't yet married), amongst other things (read from bottom up):
The Spike Jonze directed video, shot in L.A., shows the two rappers in the middlfe of NO WHERE, surrounded by a few skinny chicks, doing what they do best--having aÂ fun with a gutted out Maybach while chillin' in their own rich ass world.Â And, of course, there's a cameo from comedianÂ Aziz Ansari. Otis is the major single off the Watch The Throne album and samples Otis Redding's "Try a Little Tenderness."
The vehicle used in the âOtisâ video, will be offered up for auction. Proceeds will be donated towards the East African Drought Disaster.
Instead of Watching The Throne, Kanye shouldve been watching his step........ earlier this week while performing at a Festival inÂ Norway. While performing, âAll of the Lightsâ, he took a spill on stage which ended in him lying on his back for a few seconds, however, it was just a minor hiccup in the great week he has been having thus far.
Despite the fall, the bigger story is that the digital release of âWatch The Throneâ is #1 in 23 countries on Itunes. Kanye revealed to the crowd earlier that night
CHECK IT OUT AT ABOUT 1:15 LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
MeaganÂ Good is probably thanking her lucky stars that her father is an LAPD police officer after being pulled over by cops this past weekend. Â On Sunday, she celebrated her 30th birthday with a private party in LA and was pulled over by cops shortly after she left the event.Â According to Meagan, the cops assumed that she had been drinking since she was leaving her own party:
For the record all â¦ I DID NOT get a DUI. I got pulled over because the valet turned my lights off. Once they found out I was leaving my own birthday party, they insisted I must of had at least a drink and expressed theyâd feel more comfortable with someone else driving me home.
I definitely wasnât gonna argue with that because I recognize Godâs grace when I see it, and whether I had oneÂ drink or five drinks, the law saysÂ zero drinks so Iâm thanking God I got through my 30th and praising God forÂ theÂ grace only he can give!
Word on the internet streets this week is that Stacey Dash, who plays lead character Val on "Single Ladies," was told she's not coming back for Season 2.Â AfterÂ all the catfights on set, and supposed demands and stank attitude Stacey's been putting out, it's not that hard to believe.
But VH1's press representative tells YBF,Â âNo casting decisions have been made for season 2 of 'Single Ladies'."
So Stacey hasn't gotten that pink slip just yet.Â But that doesn't mean she won't....
Season 2 begins filming later this year and will air in 2012.
I personally think this is a way for them to get us to watch for the 2nd season, but never the less we shall see!
Stunning Afro-Latina actress Zoe Saldana graces the September 2011 cover of Latina magazineâs fall style issue, available on newsstands August 16th.Â The 33-year-old Dominican and Puerto Rican star of this monthâs Colombianaopens up toÂ about how she nearly had an emotional collapse after catapulting to superstardom with Avatar, the highest-grossing movie of all time, and what helped her stay grounded.
For four nights, August 14, 16, 18 and 19, Mrs. Knowles Carter will perform her newÂ songs to a standing room only audience at the famed Roseland Ballroom.Â The set on each night will be the entire collection of her album,Â 4.
Here's the lowdown on how to cop the tix:
General ticket sales begin at 1:00 PM EST on Wednesday, August 10 at Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com/Beyonce). The first date, August 14, will be available at 1:00 PM. Tickets for August 16 will be available for purchase starting at 2:00 PM EST; August 18Â tickets will be available at 3:00 PM EST. Tickets for the finalÂ concert on August 19 will be available at 4:00 PM EST.
There will also be pre-sale available for CitiÂ credit card Private Pass members on August 10th as well.
Cee-Lo Green released a new video yesterday for his song "Cry Baby," but you won't see him anywhere in it. Jaleel White -- better known as Urkel -- plays Green, who's singing his break-up to his girlfriend. The choreographed clip might remind you of a scene from Grease.ï»¿
According toÂ In Touch Weekly (the TV show, not the blog), actress Stacey Dash was fired from VH1â²s popular scripted hit show, âSingle Ladies.â According toÂ Jawn Murray, a search has been underway for Dashâs replacement for weeks.
He tweeted that Dash clashed with co-star LisaRaye and other cast members of Single Ladies, which led to her dismissal from the show.
This is shocking news to âSingle Ladiesâ diehard fans who tune into the hourly show each week to see Staceyâs adorable walk and what sheâs wearing.
MurrayÂ tweeted that Inside Weekly is ârecastingâ for Staceyâs part. It seems strange that it would take so long to find her replacement. Itâs also odd that Stacey tweeted this message to her 146,000 followers earlier today.
After weeks of waiting, The Throne finally dropped their highly anticipated debut last night. So far, reception has been mixed. Hours later, producer 9th Wonder, who has worked with Jay-Z, chimed in and gave his thoughts of the album via his Twitter account (@9thwondermusic ). Hereâs what he had to say:
Thank you God for giving me the ability to listen to music objectively, despite how big the artist is. Lemme tell yall something, I am not a follower, never will be, if something is dope, cool, if not, then cool, but I donât follow. #STANDTALL.
I just checked it out.#WTT. WTT as a whole is not for me. I can rock with âNew Dayâ & âThe Joyâ. I understand expansion/experimentation in music, but its not for me. It has nothing to do with samples vs. keys, cause I ROCKS with The Neptunes, Swizz, etc.
So lets see whoâs the first Hip-Hop blog will be the first one to put up my thoughts of the album. So I guess my brother @marcopolo is crazy too? Nah, not at all.
As a musician/beatmaker/active participant in hip-hop, I want to be SCARED when I hear something, like when I heard Aquemini. It has nothing to with the STYLE of rap, subject matter, NOTHING. Its the FEELING for me. U can KILL 50 people in a song as long as it bangs.
I said â the joint wasnât for MEâ, reading is fundamental. I think I expressed my opinions very eloquently. Different time, different generation. Errybody says IM angry. Whoâs more angry, ME or THEM? *Turns on Section 80*.
Here is the funniest thing of the NIGHTâ¦over HALF of these nukkas on here DOWNLOADED it from MEDIAFIRE, lol. Can someone repost my initial comments from last nightâ¦*brushes off stones*.
*My thoughts its his thoughts, his twitter..so back off!!
Outkast member Big Boi has been arrested with illegal drug possession.
The 36-year-old rapper, whoâs real name is Antwon Patton, was exiting a cruise ship on Sunday in Miami when customs officials stopped the artist, reports TMZ.
Law enforcement say Patton was carrying ecstasy pills, Viagra and MDMA powder, a type of drug that can induce euphoria and spark intimacy with others.
According to TMZ, the âThe Way You Moveâ hitmaker was charged with three counts possession of a controlled substance and one count possession of drug paraphernalia.
But Pattonâs lawyer, Daniel Kane, will be âcompletely exonerated.â
"While Big Boi was traveling with his group and friends, a small amount of contraband was found in the collective luggage," Kane said in a statement to CNN. "I am confident when the entire facts are aired Big Boi will be completely exonerated."
Soon after the rapper was posted $16,000 bond, he took to his Twitter page to announce, âFresh out, baby!â
Variety reports that two of the three most visible Young Money rappers have landed voice-acting parts in the forthcoming 3D cartoon Ice Age: Continental Drift. Nicki Minaj and Drake will both play parts in the movie, which opens next July. They join a cast that already included one rapper, Ice Age mainstay Queen Latifah, as well as Ray Romano, Jennifer Lopez, Denis Leary, and Aziz Ansari. Time to start an online petition to get Lil Wayne a role in this thing too!
Nicki Minaj Has Nipple Slip On Good Morning AmericaNicki Minaj had a "wardrobe malfunction" today on the 'Good Morning America' stage, but nevertheless the show still went on.
The superstar rapper performed her hits "Where Dem Girls At" and "Super Bass," and sat down for an interview with host Robin Roberts.
Check some photos and video of her performance on the next pages, along with her "Nipplegate" photo that's sure to be a hit across the internet.
Nicki Minaj Has Nipple Slip On Good Morning AmericaNicki Minaj had a "wardrobe malfunction" today on the 'Good Morning America' stage, but nevertheless the show still went on.
The superstar rapper performed her hits "Where Dem Girls At" and "Super Bass," and sat down for an interview with host Robin Roberts. I guess she truly showed " Where dem Girls were"!
Kelly Rowland's promo picture and ad for the British version of Simon Cowell's X-Factor has been revealed.
As previouslyreported Rowland's been tapped to judge the competition and is continuing filming in London.
In the promo picture we see Rowland showing off her svelte figure in a tight black dress before starring in the ad for the program that's set to air August 20.
Check out Kelly Rowland's X-Factor U.K. promo below.
One-half of the rap group Outkast, Big Boi aka Antwan Patton, was stopped by customs and border patrol officials, armed with drug-sniffing dogs,Â who nabbed him as he exited a cruise ship earlier today.
He was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance (ecstasy, Viagara, MDMA powder) and one count of drug paraohernalia possession.Â If you are wondering why he got pinched for the Viagara,Â it'sÂ because he didn't have a prescription.Â Â Â And all of the charges are felonies.
He was booked around 1:30pm local time held on $16,000 bond before being released. SMH......but sounds like someone had fun on the waters this weekend.
Is your relationship based on love and trustâor just lust?
No one wants to be considered as a "sex buddy" or be placed in a friend with benefits category without their permission. Being treated like a "sex buddy" can have a demeaning and emotional effect on someone's image or self worth. You think it isÂ love, but you are still unsure about your partner's position? How can you determine if it is true love or just sex? Here are 3 simple tips on how to avoid being labeled as a "booty call."
1. NoÂ late night phone calls! If your partner only calls you when he is interested in engaging in "intimate relations," think about reevaluating your terms. In this situation, your "buddy" may call only late at night after everything has closed so he does not have to take you on dates. He may not be interested in including you in any of his social events. Just, S-E-X please!
2. Are you both exclusive? If you ceaseÂ dating other people because you feel you are exclusive, did you verify you are on the same wavelength with him? If he is dating other women, discussing the exclusivity of your relationship with your partner could prove to be essential. Words you never want to hear, "We never talked about being in a monogamous relationship." If it is true, you cannot blame him for being unfaithful in your relationship. Always determine where you are in your relationship before placing sex first on the menu. Consider your feelings first, not your libido!
3. Accept no excuses! You want to introduce him to your family and friends, but he shows no desire to meet them and makes excuses so he does not have to do it. His phone and texts are consistently going off, and he remains secretive about his calls. He may leave your hang-outs suddenly, offering you more prefabricated excuses. Is he gravitating away from you? Pump your brakes and figure out where you are in the relationship. This is where you may want to have a conversation with your partner about whether he is invested in the relationship.
If you are looking for true love with your mate, it may be wise to communicate your feelings upfront before engaging in sexual matters. Sex can complicate the already blurred line making it difficult to get back overÂ to true love.
What is with the Beyonce/DestinyâsChild karaoke with these YM-ers? Weezyâs zoning out to âSingle Ladiesââ¦.and just last weekend, Drake did that weird zooted rendition of The Weeknd x Destinyâs Child âSay My Nameâ?
Is Matthew Knowles sending out his resume reel orÂ something?
UPDATE: After teasing the Internet with some rap-only tracks, Breezy announces his impending mixtape.
Chris Brown has announced the release of his upcoming rap mixtape Boy in Detention. Taking to his Twitter account to break the news, Breezy explained that his latest offering will be Hip Hop-oriented and that "I'm a singer so if this mixtape doesn't reach your quote for hip hop! Simply don't listen."
Ace Hood has released the video for "Body 2 Body" featuring Chris Brown, the next single off his upcoming Blood, Sweat and TearsRahim Wright album. Ace, who's known for hard-hitting club bangers, shows a softer side as he raps to the lady of his choice about his intentions to get physical. Breezy jumps in for the choruses and the third verse as he cuddles up with his boo as well. --
THIS LINK ABOUT BOW WOW IS "FAKE" LOOK AT THE BOTTOM, IT SAYS MAKE A SITE BY YOLA.COM ..ITS FAKE!
Miami, FLÂ Â - Rapper Â Shad Gregory Moss better known as "BOW WOW"Â has committed suicide in Miami, days after he went on a very public internetÂ feudÂ with many twitter users.Bow Wow, 23, a Young Money Cash Money rapper associated with lil Wayne's record label was found dead on hisÂ apartment bed with aÂ emptyÂ bottle ofÂ ValiumÂ on the bed.The rappers death on early Thursday came after many months of depression and heÂ admittedÂ to thinking about suicide on the popular blogging site twitter. The cause of his death is still unknown but it's being ruled a suicide by overdosing on sleeping pills.Miami police officials have not return calls.Moss is an American rapper and actor. Â As Lil' Bow Wow, heÂ releasedÂ his first album, Beware of Dog in 200 at age 13, which followed by Doggy Bag 2001. Â In 2003, Bow Wow released his third album Unleashed, which was the first album released without using Lil' in his name.
Bow wow made his first movieÂ appearanceÂ in All About the Benjamins, in 2002 as a cameo. Â In the same year, Bow Wow made his debut as the lead role in Like Mike. Â He later began to undertake lead roles in movies such as Johnson Family Vacation in 2004, and Roll Bounce, in 2005. He was also played as a supporting role in the film, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006. Â Bow Wow also appeared in an episode of the television series, Entourage.
Information will be update as this story continues to unfold.
"I'm also going on tour with Chris Brown in September," she told New York's Hot 97 DJ Angie Martinez on Tuesday, Neon Limelight reports. "I'm so excited about that." She said that the logistics were still being worked out. "Getting ready for that show â literally getting ready. I'm sitting up here emailing and all that kind of stuff, finding people now."
Rowland told MTV News that she thinks that Brown is an artist that handles music fusion quite well. "I think that's what I admire about artists like Chris Brown and Rihanna, who don't mind putting it all on their album. Who cares? It's music, and they're making it: great music. And I'm proud of that, that we do have a generation that is just making great music, period," she said.
Brown also confirmed the news on Twitter, sharing that some other artists would be joining the twosome on their forthcoming tour. "Me and Kelly Rowland along with other incredible artists are going on tour!!!! I'll let u know who else is on later! Lol," he wrote.
Recently, Brown's "See No More" collaborator Joe Jonas shared that he'd love the chance to hit the road with the VMA-nominated singer. Just days ago, Brown promised his fans that he was planning some big stuff for the jaunt, including getting some cool acts to join him. "This tour is about to be crazzzyyy!" he said.
R&B hipster Miguel has a sexy new video for his song "Quickie." Check it inside....
Miguel goes black-and-white and shirtless in his latest video for his third single, "Quickie," off his All I Want Is You album.Â Along with a couple of models who seem to be into the "group" thing, Miguel takes pictures and lays across a bed with a few lady friends.Â Watch the video and see Miguel's sexy side.
The Bajan songstress flexes her acting chops in the trailer for the upcoming humans versus aliens flick.
Rihanna is slated to make her big screen debut in the upcoming flickÂ Battleship, adapted from the famed board game.Â The film, releasing May 18, 2012, follows the story of a fleet of ships that are âforced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.â
Directed by Peter Berg,Â Battleship also stars Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker and Josh Pence.
Watch the trailer below, where Rihanna appears in a pair of blink-and-you-miss-it moments.
THING IS ..YOU "CAN NOT" BLINK AT ALL..U WILL SEE HER 5 AND A HALF TIMES..WHEN THE HUGE WATER TRANSFORMER LOOKIING MONSTER IS OUT OF WATER ABOVER HER..SHE LOOKS NUMB...WEIRD...BUT HEY..."RIHANNA IS IN A MOVIE" LOL
J. Cole still waiting on a verse from Jay-Z for "Cole World: The Sideline Story,â says he will no longer release a new mixtape.
Although J. Cole initially announced that he would be dropping a new mixtape before the September release of Cole World: The Sideline Story he has now revealed that he will longer be releasing that mixtape.
Rather than release the full mixtape Cole will instead leak the songs that would have been featured on the mixtape in the weeks leading up to Cole World: The Sideline Story.
In an interview with Hartford, Connecticutâs HOT 93.7, Cole explained that he chose to not release the mixtape primarily because of how close the dates for the release of his mixtape and the release of his debut album would have been.
âIâm not gonna put out a mixtape,â said Cole. âI just decided this, but the music I was gonna put on the mixtape Iâmma just slowly drop it. Iâll just drop it out online and theyâll find it. You know, my fans will find it how they will. Iâm confident. I donât wanna run and drop a mixtape. I donât want people to get confused with that. I donât want them to love it, because theyâll love it. If I put out a mixtape theyâre gonna love it cause I donât know how to put out a bad mixtape. Thatâs the problem. So I donât want them to fall in love too much and them my album comes four weeks later, five weeks later. We only eight weeks out. Thatâs not a long time. Iâll be giving them songs in the meantime so itâs cool.â
Cole also revealed that even though weâre only weeks away from his albumâs release heâs still waiting to receive a verse from Jay-Z.
âI havenât even heard his verse. He [Jay-Z] got five days to turn that in,â Cole explained. âI donât know if I like need to change my verse yet or not. If he tries to kill me then Iâmma change my verse. Yea, Iâm not going out like that. The hook is on there and everything so heâll get it.â
Cole World: The Sideline Story will be released on September 27th.
Every now and then a gem will land on Craigslist. This time it's courtesy ofÂ Wu-Tang Clan. According to theirCraigslist post, their management is in need of an intern at their Staten Island offices.
An ideal applicant is someone with excellent communication skills, professional demeanor, well organized, and has extensive experience running social networking sites. Think you fit the build?
If accepted, you can expect to take upon the responsibilities of working with their video production department, radio station, and maintaining their social network,Â Wu-World.com.
The man with the Supa Dupa flow addresses the various beefs between his G.O.O.D. Music family and a few disgruntled rappers.
As a member ofÂ Kanye WestâsÂ G.O.O.D. Music family,Â Big Sean has the potential to get roped into beefs between label mates and other rappers. But withÂ Consequence lashing out at G.O.O.D. and âYe, the Detroit, Michigan native explains that he's steering clear of the drama.
âKanye, that situation with him and Consequence, thatâs way personal. Thatâs not a random dude dissing. That was somebody who was part of the fam, was all in the fam together and then they had their problems,â
But he was quick to clarify, stating that G.O.O.D. Music is like family. âWe all got each otherâs back,â he continued. âItâs really a family business. Thereâs been times when we got into real arguments about like, âMan, this ainât right, this ainât family!â There have been times where people have really crossed the line, itâs been times where we had to really check one another. But heâs respectful, just like family is.â
Former NBA star and ESPN contributor Jalen Rose is headed to jail! Starting next week, Rose will serve 20 days in jail for his drunk driving arrest in March. This morning a judge sentenced him to 93 days in jail, but suspended all but 20 of them. If you recall, Rose didnât tell his ESPN supervisors about the arrest, and subsequently got in some hot water.
You may remember he crashed hisÂ SUV on a snowy suburban Detroit road earlier this year. Rose pleaded guilty and faced up to 93 days in a jail, a $500 fine and court costs.
According toÂ Rodney Ho of the Atlanta JournalâsÂ Radio & TV Talk Blog, the MoâNique Show has been canceled. Thatâs too bad. We never got the chance to watch itâ¦
Earlier today, I heard that âThe MoâNique Showâ had been axed. I had sent an email out to various BET publicists to ask what was up. No word back.
At about 1:30 p.m., I called Rodney Perry, who was MoâNiqueâs sidekick on the show. He said he was running into a meeting and didnât answer my question. While I was at lunch over at the mall court, at 1:40 p.m. EST, he texted me: âI was told indefinite hiatus.â
Thatâs a euphemism for canceled.
In an interview I did at 2:40 p.m., the stand-up comic said he enjoyed the experience working with MoâNique. âIâm selling out shows now,â he said. âThatâs a win.â He heard the news from MoâNiqueâs husband but hasnât spoken to the Oscar-winning actress yet. (He wouldnât say when he knew about this, implying he has known for awhile.)
Two of rap's biggest names have a treat for us. Their long-awaited collaborative effort Watch The Throne is just weeks away andÂ Jay-Z and Kanye West have officially decided to form a rap supergroup, give us an official release date for the album, as well as an announcement of their biggest tour yet.
Hov and 'Yeânow known as "The Throne"âwill drop the much anticipatedÂ Watch The Throne exclusively toÂ iTunes on August 8, and physically at major retailers on August 12. You can pre-order the album right now and receive the album's lead single "Otis" featuring legendary soul musician Otis Redding.
On August 12, tickets for their fall tour go on sale with theLive Nation pre-sale of the tour available on July 28. The 24-show tour kicks off Sept. 22 in Detroit, will head up north to Toronto, Canada with stops in Chicago, Los Angeles, Vegas, Atlanta, then ending in Boston.
Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We know we sure won't.
"The Throne 2001" Tour Dates
09/22 â Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
09/24 â Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
09/25 â Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
09/27 â E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
09/28 â E. Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
09/29 â Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
10/04 â Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/06 â Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/07 â Chicago, IL @ United Center
10/08 â Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
10/10 â Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
10/13 â Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
10/14 â Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
10/16 â San Jose, CA @ HP Pavilion
10/17 â Sacramento, CA @ Power Balance Pavilion
10/19 â Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
10/20 â Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
10/21 â Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
10/25 â Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
10/26 â Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
10/29 â Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
10/30 â Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
11/01 â Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
11/03 â Boston, MA @ TD Garden
Kim Kardashian is an "internationally known celebrity, model, television personality, actress, entrepreneur and pop culture icon."
Really, that's what it says in the federal lawsuit she filed Wednesday against Old Navy and its parent company, Gap.
Kardashian is looking to collect $15 million to $20 million in compensatory and punitive damages from the retail chain for its unauthorized use of her "name, likeness, identity and persona" in Old Navy's Super C-U-T-E ad campaign, which launched in February, TMZ.com reports
The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star says Old Navy intentionally cast a Kardashian look-alike (Canadian-born Melissa Molinaro, an actress and singer who lived in Rochester Hills during her teens) so the public would think Kardashian was affiliated with company.
There's an odd twist to the story: Molinaro has been romantically linked to Kardashian's ex, New Orleans Saints player Reggie Bush. Molinaro's rep didn't respond Wednesday to interview requests from Names & Faces.
However, Molinaro did sound off about the suit on Twitter: "We're still talking about this?! Its JULY this aired in February ... some people have too much time on there hands."
Katt Williams is calling out names again and this time he sets his targets on Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence, Jamie Foxx and his usual nemesis Steve Harvey and Rickey Smileyâ¦WHILE DOING PUSH UPS AND SWEATING LIKE HELL!!!
As the drop date approaches, Jay & Kanye decided to release a track off their much anticipated Watch The Throne album. This one's called "Otis." And we've got it under the cut...
"Otis" features late soul legend of the 60's Otis Redding. His voice is infused in the hook as Big Brother & Little Brother drop their verses.
The album drops August 1st (digital) and August 5th (in stores).
Beyonce's covering the brand new issue of Complex magazine.Â And it seems she's opening up more and more as each interview unfolds.Â She no longer has Pappy Knowles yanking the reigns of what she can and can't say.Â So she's been dishing in detail about making a distinction between her and Rihanna, being proud of her own throne, her utter admiration for her husband, and why she's confident in the new sound she's bringing to R&B.
Highlights from her interview, plus gorgeous pics inside...
We picked out the highlights of Beyonce's full cover story from Complex magazine.Â She made clear she doesn't think she's perfect, and she's giving you a bit more of what she really thinks and feels about turning 30 and everything careerwise and personal that comes with that.
Peep the pics then the highlights where she discusses what separates her from Rihanna, why she's in awe of her husband, what inspired her eclectic sound, and more:
On her constant rumored rivalry with Rihanna
âThere is room on this earth for many queens. I have an authentic, God-given talent, drive, and longevity that will always separate me from everyone else. Iâve been fortunate to accomplish things that the younger generation of queens dream of accomplishing. I have no desire for anyone elseâs throne. I am very comfortable in the throne Iâve been building for the past 15 years.â
On working with Kanye again for 4 and him moving her to tears
âThe fact that heâs belting out his pain, his confusion, and his anger, with no pre-written lyrics, was so moving,â she says. âHeâs singing his heart out for five minutes. He is so vulnerable. I love when an artist can be so honest.â
On working with Frank Ocean after hearing him for the first time
âJay had a CD playing in the car one Sunday when we were driving to Brooklyn. I noticed his tone, his arrangements, and his storytelling. I immediately reached out to himâliterally the next morning. I asked him to fly to New York and work on my record.â
On her admiration of her husband's talent
âJayâs music is more than music. His lyrics have fathered generations.Â All that he has overcome gives millions so much hope. There are moments when I see his lips moving and I can see lyrics floating above his head and I think, âWow! How did I get so lucky to be able to witness this level of genius so closely?ââ
How she deals with bad days
âI only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. People who complain really get on my nerves. When Iâm not feeling my best I ask myself, âWhat are you gonna do about it?â I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.â
On why she went with this new ecelctic sound for 4
Figuring out a way to get R&B back on the radio is challenging.Â Everything sounds the same on the radio. With 4 I tried to mix R&B from the â70s and the â90s with rock ânâ roll and a lot of horns to create something new and exciting. I wanted musical changes, bridges, vibrata, live instrumentation, and classic songwriting.â
Check out Complex for her full interview and more pics.Â And peep the behind the scenes video of Mrs. Knowles Carter working it out at the cover shoot:
WhileÂ Lil Kim fans were excited to hear the Queen Bee on a new track withÂ Monica, their joy may have been short lived now that Kim's been removed from the single.
As previouslyÂ reported Monica debuted her track âAnything (To Find You)â that samples The Notorious B.I.G.'s âWho Shot Yaâ and includes a verse from both Kim and Rick Ross.
Now according to Monica Lil Kim's been taken off the track by Biggie Smalls' mother Voletta Wallace.
Wallace, who controls the late rapper's estate, has reportedly blocked clearance for Kim to appear on the track to the dismay of not only Monica but the track's producer---Missy Elliot.
Obviously frustrated about the situation, Monica took to Twitter to say,
âI am just finding out what has happened to my single and myself & Missy are beyond hurt that @LilKim was removed.She's our friend, a legend & @LilKim will get the respect she deserves at all cost. The clearance was revoked & I'm fighting to get it reinstated by the Biggie Estate.We respect all parties involved & were gonna do WHATEVER to keep the song as is because @lilKim the bizness on the record. I am as thorough as they come and I LOVE @LilKim bottom line is Ms Wallace has the final say and she said No. If we put it out we get SUED.Your directing your anger in the wrong place & I am far 2deep in the game 2play games. These r facts. Still fighting 4 Kim to be on it.â
Since then Kim's also taken to Twitter to speak on the situation and said,
âI want y'all to know @missyelliott & @monicabrown have been going HARD As A MOTHAF*CKA 4 this situation. I love them so much!!! My babies! They can't stop us #teamlilkim here we come!!!!!!! #LooksLikeMoney.â
When asked about the Internets phenomena Kreayshawn in the above clip, R&B singer Lloyd is pretty blunt about not knowing who the "Gucci Gucci" femcee is. During his talk with Vlad TV he also gives his opinion about white rappers using the "N" word. LLoyds new albumÂ King Of Hearts is in stores now.
Frank Ocean is having the best year ever. Not only is his mixtape Nostalgia/Ultra making serious waves,Â Jay-Z andÂ Kanye West took notice of the talent and brought him on board to work on their seriously anticipated Watch The Throne album, releasing next month.
Not only is Frank Ocean going to be featured on Watch The Throne, he is also going to be working with Jay-Z on his next solo album. Talk about making it. Last year no one knew who Frank Ocean was and now he's on his way to becoming the biggest thing in hip-hop.
Congrats to Frank, and thanks to Odd Future and Frank Ocean manager, Kelly Clancy, for the studio twitpic!
Ruben Studdard is ready to shed his American Idol persona and re-introduce himself to the world. The Grammy nominated artist recently signed with a new label, Shanachie Entertainment, for the release of his next album this fall. The new album, Ruben says, is one he's been "waiting a really long time for my fans to finally hear. This will be the first time that one producer and one writer will be working on my entire album to create one sound,â he promises. âI want my fans to feel like they have been taken on a musical journey by Ruben Studdard.â
He certainly has the support of his label on this one. "We believe that for all his success, Ruben Studdard is an undervalued artist," says Shanachie General Manager, Randall Grass. "Part of that may be due to his versatility; he has achieved in so many different areas that people just aren't aware of the totality of his talent. We are very excited at the prospect of working with Ruben and his team to take him to the next level of success in this new phase of his career."
Chris Brown rocked the performance friday, though fans were beyond happy some people were NOT!
FOX News host Laura Ingraham went in on NBC Friday for letting Chris Brown perform and asked viewers if the network was "rewarding bad behavior."
Speaking on Brown she said,
"You may remember the singer Chris Brown, he pleaded guilty to beating his then girlfriend Rihanna back in 2009. Sane Americans were disgusted by his bad behavior but that did not stop him from getting top billing this morning on The Today Show."
Ingram andÂ FOX didn't stop there however, they also took to the streets before the performance showing fans pictures of a battered and bruisedÂ Rihanna and asked them how they felt about it.
"Just wanna show you this one picture, here's a picture of Rihanna after the incident and I've never seen a picture of Chris Brown where it showed that he had any sort of injuries anywhere close to this."
NEVER THE LESS..CHRIS BROWN HAD SUPPORT OF ALL HIS FORGIVING FANS. WITH A RECORD BREAKING TURNOUT OF 18,000 FANS.
STREETS WERE BLOCKED AND VERY MUCH THANKFUL TO THE TODAY SHOW TO WATCH CHRIS BROWN GIVE THEM ALL A MINI CONCERT.
CHECK OUT THE 2 VIDEOS OF HIS PERFORMANCE BELOW...
Just after midnight, as hundreds of protesters jeered and called her a baby killer, Casey Anthony became a free woman.Â Wearing blue jeans and a bright pink top, Anthony, 25, walked out of the front door of the Orange County Booking and Release Center in Orlando, Fla., at 12:14 a.m. Sunday.
âShe had a look of relief on her face,â said Tony Zumbado, a photographer selected by the jail to witness her release. âThere was a smile on her face. She looked glad to be out of there.â
She had been given $537.68, the remaining money in her inmate account, and provided a police escort into a gray SUV, which drove her off into the hot, humid Florida night.
An angry crowd had formed outside the jail. Police on horseback tried to maintain control of the more than 300 people.
âCasey, rot in hell!â yelled one person. Others shouted, âCasey, you killed your daughter!â
Michael Irving Poses For Gay Magazine
Former Dallas Cowboys and Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irving is on the cover of Out Magazine, the #1 gay magazine in the world.
The former football star posed for the magazine to promote equality for homosexuals, and in the issue, spoke about his gay brother, Vaughn, who died of stomach cancer in 2006.
Prior to speaking with Out, Irvin had not spoken publicly about his brother.
Irvin also speaks about his support for gay marriage with Out.
âI don't see how any African-American, with any inkling of history, can say that you don't have the right to live your life how you want to live your life,â Irvin said to the magazine.
âNo one should be telling you who you should love, no one should be telling you who you should be spending the rest of your life with."When we start talking about equality, and everybody being treated equally, I don't want to know an African-American who will say everybody doesn't deserve equality.â
Scroll down to take a peek at the magazine's cover .
The highly anticipated Destinyâs Child Reunion youâve been waiting for is on its way.
While in New Orleans, Beyonceâs dad Mathew Knowles revealed that the group is currently working on a new album.
Im wondering WHY this is happening, are you not digging Beyonce's new album "4"? Im hearing the sales of the album in the US arent as great as they are in the UK. I do see Kelly's "motivation" single killing the charts. Normally (though I love her) Beyonce always seems to kill Kelly Rolands buzz EVERYTIME she TRIES to drop a single or get some shine. I guess we will see the out come of this..im excited about the reunion..but as I said we shall see!
TheÂ Twitter-turned-real beef betweenÂ music artists Chris Brown and Odd Futureâs Tyler the Creator and Frank Ocean has apparently come to an end. After aÂ video surfaced on WorldStarHipHop of Chris Brownâs homies following Frank Ocean around West Hollywood telling him to *âTake the Fade,âthe artists took to their Twitter accounts to call a truce and let the world know that the foolishness has gone too far.
*According to the Urban Dictionary, âCatch the fadeâ is usually said to get a fight started
Tyler the Creator:
âI just feel like someone I know is gonna get hurt. You people reading this donât even knowâ
âThis Shit Isnât Gonna Stop Till Someone Gets Fâking Killed. I Feel Like Its Gonna Be One Of My Niâas Just Skating Down The Street.â
âSend 7 Dudes With A Camera To Make Frankie Look Like A Bâch, Like, Really? And Its Not [Chris] Thatâs Doing It, Its The People Around Him. They Like âYou Gonna Let Him Say That? Fuck That Niâaâ. This Sât Has Gotten Outta Hand. Real Sât.â
â@chrisbrown Sât Got Too Real On Both Ends. Iâm Over It. Weâre All Over This Sât. Its Stupid As Fâk. Swag It Out.â
âalrite. this has to end. freeze on social networks for a minute. freeze on the internet. freeze on the matrix. real world time. brb,â he wrote.
âThis beef sh*t is stupid, @frank_ocean I respect ya music and you and Odd Future! Ainât beefing wit nobody. Yâall can have that! Love.â
[Tyler responded], â@chrisbrown Sh*t Got Too Real On Both Ends. Iâm Over It. Weâre All Over This Sh*t. Its Stupid As F-ck. Swag It Out.â
âJust got off the phone with my lil brother @chrisbrown & then @f*cktyler. GET MONEY !!!â
Sounds like a publicity stuntâ¦.
Rihanna took a little tumble Wednesday night during her concert in Edmonton, Canada. In the middle of asking "What's My Name?", she tripped and fell face forward on stage.
Chick played it off surprisingly well and got up, laughed it off, and kept it moving. She tweeted last night:
Did I tell u guys I fell in Edmonton! Lol... #ManDown #rockstarshit
GOTTA LUV RIRI
Keisha and Aisha canÂ now head on down to City Hall for a legally recognized broom jumping!The marriage equality bill in New York has passed â making it legal forÂ same sex couples to wed.
Senators said âI doâ to gay marriage last night in a narrow 33-29 vote â making New York the sixth and largest state to allow same-sex couples to wed.
The groundbreaking vote set off a roar of approval from supporters in the Senate gallery â and a massive streetÂ party around the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, the birthplace of the gay rights movement.
âI canât believe this is happening â no words can say how I feel right now,â said an elated Eugene Lovendusky, 26, a Queens teacher who joined nearly 600 champagne-swilling, rainbow flag-waving celebrants in the streets around the bar.
At least one man wore aÂ wedding gown â and more than few couples said theyâd walk down the aisle as soon as possible.
âItâs great to no longer feel like a second-class citizen,â said an exuberant Tom Selty, 31, of Astoria, Queens.
At a party at the nearby Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Community Center, Martin Everall, 48, said the bill reflected that âWe want what everyone else wants.â
Gov. Cuomo signed the bill into law at 11:55 p.m. last night. It will go into effect July 24.
The vote came after four members of the Senateâs GOP majority sided with 29 Democrats in a public roll call allowed by Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos (R-Nassau) after two weeks of intense pressure by Cuomo and gay-rights groups.
âIâve very proud of New York and the statement itâs making to the nation today,â the governor told lawmakers in an unusual post-vote speech on the Senate floor.
But Diocese of Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio quickly blasted the bill last night, saying Cuomo and lawmakers had âdeconstructed the single most important institution in human history.â
He said he asked all Catholic schools to refuse any âdistinction or honorsâ from the governor or lawmakers who voted for the bill â and that schools ânot invite any state legislator to speak or be present at any parish or school celebration.â
âTheyâre entitled to their religious beliefs, but they canât use them to prevent someone elseâs rights,â countered bill supporter Jeff Rutsky, 53, of Midwood, Brooklyn.
Only three of the cityâs senators â Ruben Diaz Sr. (D-Bronx), Martin Golden (R-Brooklyn) and Andrew Lanza (R-Staten Island) â voted âno.â
Revisions were added to exempt religious-based institutions from having to participate in a gay-marriageÂ event â and protecting them from discrimination lawsuits.
After the vote,Â celebrities quickly weighed in on Twitter.
Lindsay Lohan declared: âProud to be from NY!â
Her ex-girlfriend, DJ Samantha Ronson, added: âDivorce lawyers all over New York State are celebrating tonight! YAY!â
Okay. Story is, Frank Ocean came down to Chris' dance rehearsal in L.A. looking for him. However, he started running when he actually saw him. Chris' cousins, Mijo and Trell, spotted him as he was fleeing and then this happened. All this resulted from Frank's and Chris' Twitter beef. What are your thoughts on this video?
With his highly anticipated album Tha Carter IV inching closer to a release, Lil Tunechi covers the latest issue of XXL Magazine.
In the issue, Wayne touches on a number of topics, including retirement, where he says Tha Carter IV may be his last album. âI'm bowing out still on top," he said.
"I'ma make y'all want me when I retire. I'ma make y'all be like, âNooo!' I ain't leaving out this b*tch when y'all be like, âYeah, it's about time, dawg.' Carter IV might be my last one. I'ma make y'all be like, âF*ck!' Yeah, n*gga, I'm gone.â
Justin Bieber, Ice T and his wife Coco, producer Boi-1da, Ace Hood, Frank Ocean and Kreayshawn are also featured in the issue, which hits stands on July 12th.
In what has to be one of the most adorable videos of the year, President Obama helped calm down a crying baby as they recently posed for photos. The baby, gave Michelle no mercy as it cried hysterically while being held but as soon as Obama offered to hold her, she immediately stopped crying.
The look that he immediately gave Michelle was priceless!
Nivea's mugshot has been released along with the deets about her unfortunate arrest. And despite her going off on Twitter yesterday about NOT drinking and driving, all details released by the cops beg to differ.Â Get them all inside....
According to details obtained by TMZ, Lil Wayne's baby mama and The Dream's ex-wife, Nivea, plowed her 2006 MercedesÂ into a tree that had fallen into the street after a recent storm at 1:30am on Sunday.
Cops said when they pulled her over sheÂ had "bloodshot, glassy eyes and smelled like alcohol." And she then told the cops sheÂ ONLY had 3 drinks earlier in the evening.Â Nivea girl...we saw the wedding reception pics.Â You LOOKED it.
She also told them sheÂ didn't see the bright yellow crime tape and the traffic cones directing cars away from the downed tree. *red flag*
The singer wasÂ arrested on suspicion of drunk driving and reckless driving and the child who was in the car with her was not injuredÂ and released to her boyfriend.
ALICIA KEYS NEW TRACK TYPEWRITER WILL BE ON HER NEW Deluxe Edition 10-year anniversary album next week!
THIS TRACK WAS RECORDED IN 1997...THIS IS THE SOUND WE ALL FELL IN LOVE WITH WHEN ALICIA KEYS FIRST CAME OUT..WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT IT?
IS IT ME..OR DOES IT LOOK LIKE DRAKE GOT A NOSE JOB..LOOK AT THIS PIC I HAVE ON HERE THEN FREEZE THE VIDEO AT 2:13
Along with the new single, Drake also announced the release date of his upcoming album "Take Care". His upcoming effort will be dropped in U.S. stores on October 24, while the not-yet-titled first single will be available for listening pleasure this coming July.
Frank Ocean has finally released the video for the popular track "Novacane" off his Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape.
As previously reported, the mixtape will now be sold in stores as an EP on July 26.
Check out the latest from Ocean below.
KELLY ROLAN HAS DROPPED HER 2ND SINGLE OF THE IAM HERE ALBUM DROPPING JULY 26TH. BIG SEAN DEF KILLS THE TRACK..LOVE IT! "CALL MY D*CK CURIOSITY, CUZ IT KILLED THAT CAT"
ITS NO MOTIVATION, BUT HAS A CUTE UP BEAT TEMPO. MAY JUST BE A SUMMER TIME ANTHEM..WE SHALL SEE!
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF IT?
Cuban, Peedi , Poerilla, Tony Sunshine Speak About Joell Ortiz Jumpin On "Big Pun's Back"Cuban Link, Peedi Peedi and Tony Sunshine are working on music together but when asked about the Joell Ortiz track, "Big Pun's Back" which got heat from Pun's family, they voiced their opinion on camera."Only a few are chosen to touch certain things," Cuban Link said. "And at the end of the day, I don't feel that man was chosen to do it. He didn't go through the right ways to touch that. That's all. I mean, it's no problems where there's going to be extra sh*t. It's just, it doesn't sit right with me.
Tony Sunshine, singer and collaborator with Pun chimed in with his thoughts, "[Joell Ortiz] is super incredible, I think he's talented and like Cuban said, I'm just glad to see somebody's trying to keep his name alive and rep his name but there's just certain things you don't do. You have to come to the table, to the family, of that man before you do certain things."
The Source Magazine is releasing its 2011 "Summer Heat" issue [June/July] with cover boy Chris Brown.
After being named the mag's R&B ARTIST of the Summer, Breezy sat down for an interview with the publication and spoke on his return to the top of the charts, what it is like being Chris Brown the star and his progression as an artist as he dabbles into rap.
The issue also features a summer guide ("I Know What You Did This Summer"), which highlights the people, places and consumer products to pay attention to this season.
An excerpt reads,
Source: What is the hardest part about being Chris Brown?CB: The hardest thing about Chris Brown is understanding that you're âChris Brownâ. I just noticed the value of my brand, and who I am as a person now.
The Summer Heat Issue is on newsstands nationwide June 20th.
Big Sean's album is quite close to release as he already has two singles in rotation. It's good to know that G.O.O.D. Music really believes in him and are pushing him they way they are now. All the while is album is being prepared for release, Sean has been appearing in summer concerts all across the nation, as well as popping up on features. As of now, he has plans to go on tour with Wiz Khalifa.
Checkout the Official Album Cover Art:
Checkout the Official Tracklisting from the album with Production Notes:
01 âIntroâ (Produced by Kevin Randolph, Key Wane)
02 âI Do Itâ (Produced by No I.D., The Legendary Traxster)
03 âMy Lastâ feat. Chris Brown (Produced by No I.D.)
04 âDonât Tell Me You Love Meâ (Produced by No I.D.)
05 âWait For Meâ feat. Lupe Fiasco (Produced by No I.D., Exile)
06 âMarvin & Chardonnayâ feat. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash (Produced by Pop Wansel, Mike Dean)
07 âDance (A$$)â (Produced by Da Internz)
08 âGet It (DT)" feat. Pharrell (Produced by The Neptunes)
09 âMemories (Part II)â feat. John Legend (Produced by No I.D.)
10 âHighâ feat. Wiz Khalifa & Chiddy Bang (Produced by Xaphoon Jones)
11 âLive This Lifeâ feat. The Dream (Produced by No I.D.)
12 âSo Much Moreâ (Produced by: No I.D.)
13 âWhat Goes Aroundâ (Bonus Track) (Produced by No I.D.)
14 âCelebrityâ feat. Dwele (Bonus Track) (Produced by Filthy Rockwell, No I.D.)
15 âMy Houseâ (Bonus Track) (Produced by Boi-1da)
16 â100 Keysâ feat. Rick Ross & Pusha T (Bonus Track) (Produced by Hilton and Brian Wright) (WrighTrax Productions)
From the looks of the production notes, this just might be a promising album after all.
At press time, 'Finally Famous' has been set for a June 26 release.
Keep posted to 24hourhiphop.com for more updated news and a full review in Big Sean's Finally Famous.
Fantasia may be PREGNANT. Well now we can OFFICIALLY CONFIRM that Fantasia is PREGNANT. And this is not a RUMOR . . . it is FACT!!!
According to TWO separate sources, Fantasia is TWO AND A HALF MONTHS pregnant with Antwaun Cook's baby. You'll recall that Fanny met Antwaun when he was married. The two carried on an AFFAIR until Antwaun's wife finally LEFT HIM.
And we got even more news. Fantasia's DUE DATE is in mid December. But don't expect Fanny to CONFIRM our EXCLUSIVE report just yet. An insider told us, "Fantasia wants to be 3 months before she makes any announcement."
Oh . . . and BTW . . we got a BABY BUMP PIC. Taken this weekend.
lloyd 500x400 Lloyd Cupid (VIDEO)R&B singer Lloyd recently stopped by BETâs 106 & Park to premiere the video for his new single âCupidâ. This song is the definition of true feel good music, you canât deny it makes you want to just move and be happy. âCupidâ serves as the third single from his upcoming album King of Hearts, due out later this year. Take a look at the video & enjoy!
Although clips of the video and the rugh draft version of the video have been circulating for several months, Kanye West has finally released the director's cut of the "Monster" video.Â Check it out inside....
Kanye West has finally released theÂ final version of his Jake Nava directedÂ âMonsterâ video featuring Rick Ross, Jay-Z, and Nicki Minaj.Â In the video, the superstars cavort withÂ an ensemble ofÂ ghouls, zombies, and bloodsuckers in a haunted mansion.
Nas, Wiz Khalifa Perform At The Roots Annual Picnic
Legendary hip hop collective and band The Roots take a break in their already full schedules of one off shows, tours and their nightly late show gig with Jimmy Fallon to host the â4th annual Roots Picnicâ in their hometown of Philadelphia.
Live on the grounds of Festival Pier, fans have been treated to acts such as Swedish faves Small Dragon, rocker Ariel Pink and Shady Records newbie act Yelawolf. Many late arriving fans have pour into the open air pier to witness jazz powerhouse Espranza Spalding playing alongside the Roots band with drummer Amhir â?uestloveâ Thompson singing back up in addendum to drumming.
Fans are keenly anticipating sets from Wiz Khalifia and a 2 hour closing set from Nas who will be backed by the Roots.
8:58 PM â Chevy Woods played a capable hype man in backing up Wiz Khalifia and rocked the crowd himself. Wiz, Hazy Vibes and all, delighted an equally swaying and grooving audience while offering up a ton of suggestive dances for the ladies.
10:57 PM â Nas came out to âGet Downâ followed by âIt Ainât Hard to Tellâ then âThe World Is Yours.â Esco had a small set and finished with âHip-Hop Is Deadâ with chants of imminent album, âLife Is Excellentâ and âletâs bring Hip-Hop back.â
The Roots closed out the picnic with a moving tribute to late singer and poet Gill Scott-Heron with Black Thought rocking out singing reminicsent of James Brown.
Roots Picnic 2011: Nas backed by The Roots - If I Ruled the World
Roots Picnic 2011: Wiz Khalifa - In the Cut
Real R&B is back with Hamilton Park! Their debut single, "Thing Called Us" off their forthcoming Harrell/Atlantic Records release, is now available as part of theÂ "Introducing Hamilton Park" Deluxe Digital single! TheÂ Deluxe Digital Single includes: "Thing Called Us" MP3, "Computer Love" MP3, "HP Backstage Pass" exclusive video, and a PDF booklet! ClickÂ HERE to download it now!
"Thing Called Us" is also now available on iTunesÂ HERE. Let's get "Thing Called Us" to the #1 spot on the itunes chart - tag your tweets with #ThingCalledUsoniTunes and make sure you use the image above as your twitter and facebook avatars! Let's do this!
Whoever handles the casting for Bravoâs âReal Housewives Of Atlantaâ is a ratings genius.
Meet Marlo Hampton, who has been spotted around ATL taping with her scripted reality BFFs Phaedra, Sheree and Cynthia. If the man next to her looks familiar, thatâs Marloâs fiance Charles Grant, better known to us as NeNeâs often rumored jump-off.
If that one degree of separation wasnât going to be drama enough, Marloâs pedigree includes rap sheet full of all types of hoodratery.
- Aggravated Battery w/Great Bodily Harm (Arrested in May 1999; Sentenced in September 99)
- Violation of Probation (Arrested June 2000)
- Violation of Probation (Arrested February 2001)
- Obtained Property For Worthless Check (Arrested September 2002)
- Felon in Possession Of Firearm/Violation of Probation (Arrested December 2002)
- Violation of Probation (Arrested July 2003)
Well DAMN, Tampa, Florida! We thought the only yâall made like that was Khia!
This isnât the only hidden drama Marlo will probably be dealing with on the show.
Marlo has been booâd up (and reportedly engaged) to NeNeâs rumored jump-off Charles Grant and since the revelation that sheâs joining the show, a slew of Grantâs baby mamaâs have come outta the woodwork.
Grant and Marlo have been kickin it over a year and rumor has it that he has a 2 month old baby (in addition to 4 or 5 other kids by several other women).
The countdown to season four has officially begun. Weâve already got our popcorn ready.
June 02, 2011. GOOD NEWS, rapper Bow Wow is officially a FATHER.
His former girlfriend Joie Chavis gave birth to a lovely young girl, Shai Moss. But it wasn't easy.
Joie had a very complicated pregnancy and ended up having an EMERGENCY C-Section.
Bow Wow has privately ACCEPTED paternity (pending a blood test) and even AGREED to come to the hospital for the birth. Unfortunately because of the EMERGENCY NATURE to how little Shai was born - Bow didn't make it.
Both Shai and her mother Joie are doing VERY WELL. And Shai looks EXACTLY like her dad.
Beyonce looks ready for the summer on the July 2011 cover ofÂ ESSENCE Magazine.Â See the cover girl looking pretty in white inside...
In the July 2011 issue of ESSENCE Magazine, Beyonce penned her own cover story (her very first one) for the first time, where she discusses her fourth studio albumÂ 4, and the year that changed her life.Â Hmm....I wonder what year that could be?
Her story is titled Eat, Play, Loveâand in her own words shares how a nine-month break and lifeâs simple pleasures reignited her creativity and renewed her soul.
Here's an excerpt from Beyonce's article:
On the cover, Bey toned down her usual high-fashion extra glammed up photoshoot persona for a casual chic look.Â She's wearing a white cotton halter summer dress with brown threaded accents and straps.Â And with casual jewelry and an updo, she looks to be chillin' in a grassy summer setting.Â Nice.
Also, Beyonce is reportedly in London now perfecting her concert set as she will close the Glastonbury Festival onÂ June 26th.
Singer Miguel and a female fan
We have all had plenty to say about singer Miguelâs get down and whether his attire is proof positive that said get down never involves the ladies.
âAt this point, Iâve embraced a lot of wordly culture and made it a part of who I am. People who are here who have not done that may look at my choices artistically [and] how I express myself visually and aesthetically as âquestionable.â Especially to my sexuality. Whereas [to] people who have traveled, or have done it, itâs not questionable at all. So I think itâs just a matter of whether youâre ignorant to whatâs out there. If you donât understand, you gotta catch up!
For anyone who questions my sexuality, the honest truth is: I love women. Iâve only always loved women. And women kinda like me to.â
We donât know Miguelâ¦ weâre still giving you the side-eye a little. But then again, he brings up Prince. And we all know how many bangers that suspect little man has banged.
Ladies, would you give Miguel a chance to give you some of that âSure Thingâ?
The days of Beanie Sigel dissing Jay-Z are over, for now at least. For more than a year and a half, the former Roc-a-Fella artist has publicly come out and criticized his old friend and boss in records and in the press. But now, in an interview with XXLmag.com, Beanie Sigel says he's sorry for it.
"I got caught in the moment and put my feelings out there. I should have never done that," regrets Beans, who began calling Jay-Z out in 2009. Since then, Sigel says he's recordedÂ more thanÂ an album's worth of material dissing the Roc. But unless some mysterious force leaks it, the music dissing Jigga will stay under lock and key. "I was explaining the whole Roc-a-Fella shit and a lot of feelings were going to get hurt. I was airing shit out. Just the homies could listen to that when they come into the studio. I couldnât put that out. It wouldnât sit right with me," he says.
Sigel admits that his decision to wage a verbal war against Jay was wrong. "What Mike Epps say? 'Gangstas f**k up too,'" he said. "Whatever I felt this dude Jay did wrong to me, it canât outweigh the one thing he did do for meâhe gave me an opportunity."
Rihanna and Brown have rekindled their relationship once again. âRi-Riâs always loved Chris â that never changed,â a source told the tabloid. âTheyâve texted and Skyped each other a lot recently and met up at a mutual friendâs house in Los Angeles after the restraining order expired. Ri-Ri wants to be with Chris but is worried about her career and fans. Sheâs trying to find a way to take him back publicly without letting down her supporters, her management and her friends or setting a bad example.â
However, once the news was leaked a few days back, the Twitter account of Rihanna exploded with comments from her fans, outraged that after Brown left her battered and bruised, she would even think of giving him a second chance. Therefore, if the news is correct, it shows that Rihanna is correct in that it wonât be easy to go public with the relationship once again. âChris has said heâll be as patient as she needs him to be but after being slammed on Twitter for just following him, sheâs begun to worry that they may never get to be together in public.â
Memorial Day in Miami may not be good idea for next year.
According to reports, a shooting spree erupted in Miami early this morning leaving one person dead and seven more injured. Three police officers were taken to the hospital after being injured in two separate shootings.
A shooting that took place around 4am at Collins and 15th Street was caught on camera and posted on youtube with the caption âSouth Beach is becoming a Ghetto Every Memorial Day weekend.â In the footage, gunfire erupts from a speeding Mercedes which hit several vehicles including a cop car. Officers eventually surrounded the car and exchanged gun fire with the men inside which resulted in the death of the driver and two police officers being injured.
Another shooting erupted, an hour later, just a few blocks away at Washington and 14th. Five people were injured in that shooting and one later died.
Cancun may be the move for next yearâ¦
Read more: [Video] Shooting Spree Erupts In Miami During Memorial Day Weekend | Necole Bitchie.com
Kelly officially released her lead single "Motivation" off her upcoming third solo album, Here I Am, a couple months ago.Â And she's nabbed the #1 spot thanks to Lil Wayne, constant radio rotation, live performances, and just an all-around hot song.
She's #1 on Billboardâs R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (her first solo #1), in addition to jumping to No. 21 on Billboardâs Hot 100 chart, plus climbing Billboardâs Ringtones chart to No. 4.Â Fab.
Her release from her label Universal Motown states:
âMotivationâ is the biggest hit single of ROWLANDâs solo catalog and her first No. 1 R&B/hip-hop hit outside of Destinyâs Child since âDilemma,â her Grammy-winning 2002 duet with Nelly, which topped Billboardâs Hot 100 and R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for 10 weeks and nine weeks, respectively. Directed by Sarah Chatfield, choreographed by Frank Gatson, and styled by Lysa Cooper, the seductive music video for âMotivationâ has topped iTunesâ Top R&B/Soul Videos chart, ranked in the Top 10 of iTunesâ overall Top Music Videos Chart, and surpassed 14 million views on VEVO. âMotivationâ is also No. 1 on the BDS and Mediabase Urban Published Charts, as well as the No. 1 Greatest Gainer on the Mediabase Urban Published Chart for its fourth consecutive week and the No. 2 Greatest Gainer on the BDS Urban Chart.
Here I Am is scheduled for a Fall 2011 release.Â And she's slated to appear on the BET Awards Nominations Special on June 15th.Â Can't wait for the next single...
Over the past few days, media outlets have been accusing Beyonce of stealing her Billboard Awards stage show from Italian singer Lorella Cuccarinni, who performed an almost identical show in 2010. A side by side comparison video has also surfaced that points out the similarities in both Beyonce and Lorellaâs performances.
Before the accusations had the chance to spiral completely out of control, Beyonce sat down with AOL Music and admitted that her performance was influenced by the Italian singer.
My makeup artist showed me the performance of Lorella Cuccarini a year ago, and it inspired me so much. I then met with the talented people who worked on it. The technology and concept were so genius. Thank god for YouTube or I would have never been exposed to something so inspiring. I never worked so hard on anything in my life as that performance for the Billboard Awards.â
Kim Kardashian, 30, to Kris Humphries, 26, The New Jersey Nets forward popped the question to the reality superstar, after six months of dating, with the old trick of rose petals spelling âwill you marry meâ; also, a 20.5 carat diamond.
KIM K DATED, REGGIE BUSH, RAY J, NICK CANNON AND MORE I FORGET LOL
KIM K IS THE Socialite daughter of the late O.J. attorney Robert; prolific pro-athlete dater; victim of a sex-tape scandal who parlayed notoriety into smash-hit E! series and multiple endorsement deals. Thatâs who.
Signs of a controlling boyfriend Calculator
Most women can quickly detect that they may be dealing with a controlling man. There are around 8 characteristic traits that make up the personality of controlling people, and which can very easily be identified using this controlling boyfriend test. One of the most common and often noticed behavioral tendencies of controlling boyfriends is to disallow their girlfriends from doing what they like in life which could be simple everyday pleasures such as going to the movies and wearing leather skirts to allowing then from meeting certain people. Problems also arise after marriage, where controlling spouses assume that they own their partner and can dictate every aspect of their life, this usually end up in an unhappy marriage or divorce.
Your best bet is to nip the problem in the bud and not get into a controlling relationship, and the best way for you to do that is to use tools such as the signs of a controlling boyfriend test to prevent you getting yourself into problems later on. It is a well known fact that dealing with a controlling boyfriend is tough, here are some of the things that you can expect to happen:
1. Not being allowed to go out and meet certain people
2. Leading to many arguments that always end with the controlling person winning
3. Often having heated conversations when there is a difference of opinion
4. Trying to be led around in everything you do
Last night, Keyshia and Boobie Gibson shared some pics from their wedding with their Twitter family.
Keyshia also shared some exclusive details about the wedding with BOSSIP.
The singer tells us that her surprise nuptials on Saturday night were strictly a family affair. Outside of the couple and their one year old DJ, the only other guests at the Cleveland, Ohio wedding were the coupleâs parents. Keyshia tells us they are planning a BIG wedding after she wraps her current tour.
She is currently a featured artist alongside Marsha Ambrosius on R. Kellyâs âLove Letterâ Tour, which wraps in Philadelphia on July 3.
M-Bone's girlfriend -- who lived with him for more than a year -- says a man living in their apartment complex was obsessed with the rapid rise of Cali Swag, and overtly hostile to M-Bone -- aka, Mante Talbert.
The girlfriend -- who is scared and does not want her name used -- confirms M-Bone was in a Twitter war with the jealous man, which we previously reported.Â We're told the jealous man made threats of violence.
The girlfriend tells us ... on Sunday ... she picked M-Bone up at the airport atÂ 12:15PM and took him back to their apartment.Â Later that night, at around 10PM, M-Bone took her car and said he was going to the studio to record.
She tells us soon after she got a call from another member of Cali Swag with the devastating news her boyfriend had been shot.
As we first reported, the gunman fired shots as M-Bone stood near his girlfriend's car which was parked outside an Inglewood, CA liquor store.Â The shooter drove a short distance, then made a U-turn and came back, presumably to see if he had hit his target.
Inglewood Police are currently investigating the shooting -- so far no arrests have been made.
Teyana Taylor was spotted in Atlanta last week where she hosted the second anniversary of Atlanta's GlamBar salon and beautique.
In celebration of two years in business, The GlamBar enlisted Teyana for their "Girls Club" VIP beauty lounge where guests given an assortment of beauty infused products and candies.
In between munching on red velvet lollipops and pixie sticks, Teyana Taylor told HipHopWired exclusively that she's continuing to write for a number of artists includingÂ Willow Smith,Â John Legend,Â Big Sean,Tyga andÂ J. Cole.
Maya Moore, theÂ Gwinnett County hoops legend who went on to star with the University of Connecticut, has become the Â "first woman" to sign an endorsement deal with Nikeâs Jordan Brand.
The deal is reportedly worth between $3 million and $4 million, according to NYSportsJournalism.com. Financial terms werenât disclosed in the release.
Moore, from Lawrenceville, starred at Collins Hill High School and helped lead UConn to 90 consecutive wins over two seasons as well as two national championships. She recently was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx and is one of the youngest players to enter the WNBA.
Moore wore No. 23 at UConn, the same number that Michael Jordan wore when he was with the Chicago Bulls.
Nikeâs Jordan Brand unit was created in the 1980s. Other athletes connected to the brand include Derek Jeter, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Andre Johnson.
âNot only has Maya proven to be a prolific winner on the court, but her hunger and determination to make an impact off the court makes her a valuable addition to the Jordan family. We look forward to working with Maya as she carries her success to the next level,â Michael Jordan said in a statement.
Moore, a four-time All-American, averaged 22.8 points this season and 19.6 during her career. She was the only collegian to play on the U.S. women's national team that won the gold medal at the world championships last October.
The 21-year-old was taken No. 1 overall in Aprilâs WNBA draft.
50 Cent is stepping out of his comfort zone once again, this time heâs playing a blind DJ in a newÂ movie.âOdd Thomasâ is a supernatural thriller and an adaptation of Dean Koontzâs novel, also stars William Defoe, Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin and others. 50 will star as a character named âShamus Cocobolo,â a blind DJ who helps uncover a Satanic cult.
âOdd Thomasâ will start shooting in Santa, Fe, New Mexico. 50 is also involved in a number of projects that are in pre-production, including âLives of the Saints,â âFire with Fire,â âFreelancers,â âVengeance,â and âSetup.â
On the surface a lot of guys can come across as âballers,â but its up to you to be alert and pay attention to the waving red flags that make it clear this stud is really being a bum with his money. Before dating becomes âI do,â look for these warning signs and clues. If you find them, run OR go through some serious counseling before walking down the aisle! Remember, most marriages end over financial disagreements, but be clear that people who enter marriage with bad money habits donât magically begin them because theyâre married. They were showing signs all along!
Red Flag #1: He drives a big flashy car and lives in a fly apartment â the one he calls a âcondoâ â in the ritzy part of town, but his furniture consists of a futon and one flat screen television. Okay, if he moved in last Saturday, then we can give him a pass, but if heâs a grown man and heâs been there longer than 30 days with no real furniture, chances are heâs not the baller you thought he was. The only thing worse would be him living in a fully furnished home. . . with his mama!
Red Flag #2: When you met him, he was buying out the bar at the club. But, everytime you come to that empty apartment/âcondo,â his refrigerator is just as bare with the exception of the Arm & Hammer Baking Soda he uses to keep the ice fresh. Be leery of anyone who is so concerned about impressing complete strangers on Saturday night, heâll starve for the rest of the week.
Red Flag #3: Have you ever seen him get his mail out of the mailbox? If you answered âNo,â be concerned. He canât be in control of his finances if heâs ignoring his mail. Someone who has their finances together wonât want to run the risk of missing something important. On the flip side, if he does get the mail, but the contents are always pastel colored envelopes that read âURGENTâ or âPAST DUEâ across the front, you should still be concerned. That is a pretty standard clue that someone is having trouble paying their bills on time.
Red Flag #4: He never answers his phone when youâre around. Of course initially you assume its another woman, but once you catch a glimpse of the phone flashing once or twice, you realize heâs ignoring 800 numbers, or worse: those phone numbers that have â0â² all across the screen â we all know thatâs the universal sign of a creditor that means business! More than likely he owes some big money. Utilities under collection donât get you those type of âspecialâ calls!
Red Flag #5: He doesnât have a bank account. You thought him buying everything in cash was just the baller in him. Now you realize he has no checking account, ATM card or debit card. If you ask him why and he says anything remotely close to, âCheck cashing places are cheaper,â politely excuse yourself and run for cover! With that type of thinking, heâll be putting his debt in your name in no time!
If you have your finances on the right track or are making strides to do so, be careful of the company you keep and especially those you choose to date. Although you may have the best of intentions to get them on track, itâll be much easier for them to get you off track! Donât ignore the signs. Theyâre all around you, if you just pay attention.
Last weekend T-Pain and Ke$ha shared the same stage at Wango Tango in Los Angeles, and guess what? They fell in love. The ebony and ivory couple have even given themselves the nickname âK-Pain.â
Hereâs what Auto-Tune King T-Pain had to say:
âIâm not saying that @keshasuxx and I had sex or anything Iâm just saying I love that âFuck everybody elseâ attitude. She dresses how she wants she performs the way she wants, she does Her. On my way to Vegas to stalk my music girlfriend.â
Hereâs what No-Shape Ke$ha had to say:
âUm. Fucking love u @TPain. U get me.â
T-Pain and Ke$ha is like the worst of both worlds and some of you will say that T-Pain and Ke$ha make an ugly couple and I canât argue with that. Know why? Because itâs true mane.
Yesterday Snoop Dogg held a press conference in a London strip club announcing his plans to launch a new X-Factor/American Idol style talent show seeking new HipHop talent.
Hereâs what Snoop Dogg had to say:
âIt would go straight to the hood. I want to find that raw untamed talent that hasnât been dressed up all nice for the T.V. Any T.V. companies want to help me, They know where I am.â
TheseÂ television talent shows are in demand every network wants a talent show but I wish someone would bring back the Gong Show. Know why? Because most of todayâs aspiring artists suck and they need to be Gonged mane.
Wendy Williams husbandÂ Kevin Hunter akaÂ Frankenstein, has allegedly been caught creeping and sexing up a transvestite !!!
Wendy Williamsâ husband, Kevin Hunter has beenÂ exposed for having a long term relationship with a transvestite prostitute knownÂ professionally as Monica and/or Mistress Terri. Thatâs according to several of our very trusted sources. (we werenât wrong about Mr. Cee & LL were we?)
Iâm told Monica aka Mistress Terri, a known New Jersey transvestite prostitute, has Hunterâs personalÂ cellÂ phone number and even knows the address of the home he shares with Wendy Williams. Now, I wonder if Kevin Hunter found âMonicaâ through her sex ad on Eros.
This news is not surprising to me. Know why? Because Wendy Williams looks like a tranny mane.
Hereâs a copy of Monicaâs sex ad:
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The Indiana Pacers may be nowhere in the playoffs anymore, but that hasn't stopped the star guard of the team,Dahntay Jones, from getting some shine.Â The 30-year-old,Â who is currently dating WEEN and Hip Hop Social ActionNetwork front womanÂ Valeisha Butterfield, recently did a photoshoot for his charity.
Pics of Mr. Jones when you read on....
The pics were taken by his charity, the Dahntay Jones Foundation, and done by famed NYC photographerÂ Gabriel Antoine. Proceeds will benefit educational and after-school fitness programs for underserved youth.
Left to right, rappers C-Smoove, Yung, JayAre and M-Bone of Cali Swag District attend An Evening with Chrysler at the Motor Village of Los Angeles on Nov. 16, 2010 in Los Angeles.
TMZ reports that the 22-year-old rapper, born Montae Talbert, was sitting in his parked car in front of a liquor store in Inglewood at 11:32 p.m. on Sunday when the shots were heard. He was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
TMZ sources add that the shooter was driving alone down La Brea Avenue when he fired his gun. According to aÂ KTLA report, the shooter, who was driving a red Mustang, drove off after firing his gun and soon returned to the scene.
Inglewood detectives are currently investigating the scene as it is still unclear how everything went down.
According to a statement by Lt. Michael Marshall, obtained byÂ E! Online, Talbert was sitting in the passenger seat of his car when the shooter pulled up alongside him and unloaded "at least two rounds" into the car.
Police did not immediately identify M-Bone as the victim, pending notification of next of kin. TMZ reports confirmed his death early Sunday morning.
Earlier this morning, Cali Swag District's lead rapper, SmooveÂ tweeted, "Ma life changed drastically in the. Blink of an eye rip mbone."
Cali Swag District's "Teach Me How to Dougie," featuring fellow rappers C-Smoove, Yung and JayAre, was number 28 on the Billboard charts last year,.
Early this morningÂ fans of Cali Swag District wereÂ in an uproarÂ on Twitter.Â Word on the sidewalk is thatÂ 22-year-old M-Bone [1/4 of the Hip-Hop group] has allegedly been shot and killed in Los Angeles, CA. AlthoughÂ all the details surrounding hisÂ death have yet to be confirmed,Â some folks are saying that he was killed in front of a liquor store, while others have said that he was shot inside a recording studio.
Cali Swag DistrictÂ gained national recognition for theirÂ popular hit single, "Teach Me How To Dougie." The song reached number one on Billboards Heatseekers chart. M-Bone was also very popular for uploading dance videos on Youtube. Fellow group member, Smoove Da General, said, "My life changed drastically in the. blink of an eye. R.I.P. M-Bone."
As of right now no one has been named a suspect in this case. We will keep you informed as this story isÂ still developing.
Barely new parentsÂ Nick Cannon andÂ Mariah Carey are reportedly being investigated by Child Protective Services.
A shocking accusation grew that while the couple were in the hospital there was drinking and drugs being consumed. In an interview on âPiers Morgan Tonightâ, which aired Thursday, Nick cleared up all the rumours and set the record straight. He explained:
âThe Child Protective Services were called with allegations that there was some drinking and drugs and all that going on while in the hospital. A nurse suggested to myÂ wife that if you drink Guinness â¦ the yeast improves breast-feeding. I donât know if someone overheard that, but then they were saying that my wife was drinking beer and all this stuffâ.
BothÂ Monroe andÂ Moroccan Cannon were born on the same day as the coupleâs 3rdwedding anniversary. On the following Tuesday, Nick was approached in the hallway of the hospital by a CPS worker:
âEven to have to deal with that, even my wife in the state sheâs in, and weâre in the hospital, and to even have to think of someone possibly wanting to investigate your childrenâ.
Cannon went on to say that he understands the celebrity circus, but when it comes to childrenâ¦.a line should not be crossed.
âItâs really sad when you think about people trying to make a buck off of newborn babies. Iâm more disappointed in society â¦ than having to be itâs because weâre famous. Itâs just that people would even go to those lengths to even kind of do something to aÂ family at such a beautiful time in their lifeâ.
We all knew rapper-turned-actorÂ Will Smith was living "Big Willie" style but this is crazy!
Earlier this week the "Men In Black" star caused a ruckus in New York after his monstrous two story trailer blocked traffic, as well as views in Midtown, while filming "MIB 3," the third installment of the sci-fi comedy series.
Smith's luxury trailer features two decks, an electric privacy glass (at the touch of a button, all windows go from clear to opaque and you have complete privacy), a granite bathroom and a recording studio. At 1,150 square feet, the titanic trailer is larger than most two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments in the city.
The specially designed ride, nicknamed "The Heat," also includes a lounge, a movie room with a 100-inch screen, marble floors throughout, offices for his assistants and writing staff, a large bedroom and all-granite bathroom. It measures about 53 feet long, has 22 wheels and weighs in at around 30 tons.
Inside, it features a full-service kitchen with arched windows and matched-grain Italian cherrywood cabinetry.
*Rap veteran Melle Mel is hosting a new hip hop-themed fitness show that will air on a local TV channel in New York.
The 49-year-old star â formerly known as Grandmaster Melle Mel â is convinced too many people have become âfat and lazyâ and has vowed to help them change their lifestyle.
The program, titled âGrand Master Fitness with Melle Mel,â will offer tips on eating well and slimming down.
âThe average American used to be a strong, respectable person. Now heâs fat and lazy and wondering when heâs going to get his next Big Mac,â he tells the New York Daily News. âWe need a more fit image. Itâs got to be done, and Iâm going to do itâ¦
âWeâre going to mix it up. Weâre going to go to different gyms, different playgrounds to see what people do to stay fitâ¦ Every episode isnât going to be me and a bunch of people sweating to music. I want to make it fun, and show people how to eat right.â
*TMZ is reporting that comedian/actor Mike Epps (âJumping the Broomâ) couldnât handle being served with a lawsuit in thee middle of his performance in Texas last week and went completely off. He called the server a âwhite bitchâ while telling her to âsuck my d**k.â
It all went down at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie â¦ while Mike was in the middle of his set, a process server approached the stage and served him with a lawsuit stemming from an altercation inside of a Detroit nightclub in December.
Mike looked down and said, âWhite b*tch just threw some papers up on the mother f*cking stage â¦ b*tch, f*ck you.â
Mike then admitted participating in the nightclub brawl â¦ saying, âThis is from when I whooped that n*ggerâs ass in Detroit.â
Mike continued to berate the process server as she made her way towards the exit â¦ saying, âB*tch, I donât give a f*ck â¦ suck my d*ck.â
As TMZ first reported, a photographer sued Epps, claiming the actor unleashed a âbrutal beatingâ on him inside the Key Club in Detroit. The photog also claims members of Eppsâ entourage fired several gunshots at him outside the venue.
SHOUT OUT TO BOSSIP FOR THE INFO!!
By now many folks have heard Joe Buddenâs song âNo Ordinary Love Sh*t Pt. 3â³ which details his turbulent relationship withÂ Esther Baxter, including the night of violence that split them apart and claimed the life of their unborn baby.
As you might imagine, Esther never wanted her personal life to become public fodder, but since that decision was taken out of her hands she is speaking out and giving the world her side:
Whitney Houstonâs boozing teen daughter was caught in the midÂdle of a terrifying gun battle â and now faces six months in jail, The ENQUIRER has learned exclusively. The troubled 18-year-old was handcuffed and ordered to lie down after police nabbed her during the bloody confrontation in Roswell, Ga. Bobbi Kristina Brown has been charged as a minor in possession of alcohol. If convicted, she could spend a half-year behind bars.
Her badly shaken mom Whitney â who has her own tragic history of substance abuse â âwas horrified when she found out her daughÂter was in the middle of the drunken brawl,â divulged a family friend.
âIt absolutely terrified her that a gun was involved and Bobbi could have been shot by accident. WhitÂney shipped her daughter to Los Angeles just days later to get her away from the bad influences.â It began when Bobbi and three male friends were in a Honda pulling out of a subdivision. They were spotted by Bobbiâs ex-boyfriend Max Lomas, who was in another car with Nicholas Gordon, the adopted son of Whitney Houston.
The Honda came to a stop at a red light, and the front-seat passenger Justin Walls claimed that Lomas approached the vehicle âand tried to punch him in the face while they were waiting on the traffic light to turn green,â according to the police report.
Soon both cars pulled into a local Chevron station â and all hell broke loose!
SMH if this is trueâ¦apparently this crazy story will be in its entirety in the print version of the National Enquirer.
Remember the "banned" album cover for Kanye West's My Dark Twisted Fantasy disc?Â It's been turned into a fancyscarf you can own for theÂ lowÂ price of $364.
See pics of other scarves inspired by Kanye's musical fantasiesÂ inside.......
Kanye WetÂ hasÂ commissioned a line of scarves in collaboration with French design partnership M/M (Paris).Â Starting Monday, Ye will be hawkingÂ five limited-edition designs, based on paintingsÂ George Condo made for the cover of theÂ My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album and Kanye's other musical fantasies.
KanyeÂ named them Power, Phoenix, Face, Priest andÂ Ballerina, and each is set in a frame of gold lettering created by the M/M (Paris) team.
They will be collector' items as onlyÂ 100 of each scarf will be made andÂ sold exclusively through M/M (Paris)âs website, and at French boutique Colette for 250â¬ ($364).
See the designs here:
Carmelo Anthony and his wifeÂ La La Vasquez stopped by "The View" this morning to talk about coming home to New York, making it to the playoffs and La La's blue suede Louboutins. Watch a clip inside....
CarmeloÂ Anthony and his wife La La sat down with the ladies of "The View" along with NYÂ Knicks superfanÂ Whoopi Goldberg to talk about coming back to New York.Â Both La La and Carmelo, NY natives, said they were happy to be back in town and they appreciated the warm response from New Yorkers.
Whoopi thanked Carmelo for taking NY to the playoffs and then the ladies talked about La La's blue suede Louboutins which happened to match theÂ KnicksÂ uniform.Â All the ladies loved them.
NICKI MINAJ PUT IT DOWN ON DANCING WIHT THE STARS..AS THE PROFESSIONAL DANCERS
CAME OUT AND DID THEIR THAN TO "MOMENT FOR LIFE"
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Joe Budden aired his dirty laundry on a new track after breaking up with video vixen, Esther Baxter. To hear him tell it, she was sleeping with football player Derrick Wardâwhile pregnant. Yikes
JordinSparks isn't shy about showing off her new bikini body.
The 21-year-old American Idol champ posted a picture of herself on Twitter Sunday wearing an itsy-bitsy two-piece that showed off her impressive abs.
"Something just clicked with me, and instead of sitting around talking about it I said, 'I'm going to go hike that mountain!' And it continued.Â I've been hiking and I've done a couple of runs," she told Us Weekly last month. "I also do Zumba. It's so much fun!"
OLE' GIRL DROPPED A WHOLE 30LBS...HEY KYLE CHALLENGE!!!!!!!
Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency is sponsoring the 8th Annual National Womenâs Check-Up Day at Hayes Taylor YMCA in Greensboro, NC.Â This event will be held May 9, 2011 from 12:00pm until 5:00pm.
The star gave birth at midday local time in Los Angeles, according to her representative, Cindi Berger.
Berger said the baby girl was born first, weighing five pounds, three ounces (2.35 kilograms), and tall; her brother was next, at five pounds six ounces (2.44 kilograms).
She said the couple have not named the children yet.
He was so nervous he went to the wrong department at hospital and had to be guided to the maternity ward by a nurse.
The couple are expected to renew their wedding vows on Sunday. They married in 2007 after a whirlwind romance.
Carey previously had a miscarriage but did not make it public until she announced her latest pregnancy in the autumn.
I SAY TRIPLE CONGRATS BECUZ TODAY IS THEIR ANNIVERSARY..THAT ADDS TO THE SPECIAL DAY!
We are not quite sure why Akon dropped down to his bare undies with every crevice of his body greased up but it sure had us saying. â- WHHHHHYYYYY?!?
Exactly why was this necessary?!?! Is this what people have to do at shows now to keep the audience from walking out OR maybe Akon felt that this would be a better look than pulling under age girls on stage and dry humping themâ¦
Whatever Works for You Akon!!!
Chicago police are investigating a hairy heist. Nearly $90,000 worth of âtop of the lineâ human hair was stolen from a beauty supply store Sunday morning.
Thieves apparently knew what theyâre were targeting and made off with the hair from Beauty One.
âA huge steel door had been pried open, with two deadbolt locks on it,â one police sergeant said.
Whoever broke in also damaged the doorâs frame and bricks on the building around the rear door. Beauty One owner Jay Hanâs security cameras caught the men in the act, prying open the door and dragging out the merchandise.
This shouldnât be a tough case to crack for the police. All the gotta do is hang out in the hood and look out for grown men approaching women talkinâ bout âI got that weave on deck!â
Common andÂ Maya Angelou were recently part of a joint interview and spoke on a number of topics including the first time they met and bridging the generational gap with Hip-Hop.
The two were reunited byÂ GoWhere Hip-Hop during the first annual Common Ground Foundation gala that also featured âThe View' host Sherri Shepherd and actress Keke Palmer.
Speaking on her love for the rapper and philanthropist, Angelou tellsÂ GoWhere,
"I had heard of Common and I heard some of his music, his art. And I'm an admirer and I thought if I could talk to this young man and find out is that really who he is."
"Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistentlyâ¦.What I've seen in Common is that he has courage all the time. He has courage to stand infront of young people and do it, he has enough courage to get on the big screen and do it. He's not afraid to be gracious, that takes courage."
VH1 Says Amber Rose Is Not Starring In A New Reality Show
Representatives at VH1 are denyingÂ Amber Rose'sclaims that she's starring in a new reality show on their network.
As previouslyreported Rose spoke on her upcoming reality show âBehind Her Shadesâ during a press conference in Barbados.
âI have a reality show that's gonna come out on VH1 and start filming in early June. That's gonna be incorporated in the show, the [sunglass] shop isn't up right nowâ¦you'll see the process that I have to go through. My show's gonna be an open book into my life, my family and my businessesâ¦it's called Behind Her Shades, it's everything that's behind them and part of that is my shades shop.â
Now however, reps for VH1 have confirmed to MTV that they've heard of no such show.
Other sources tell MTV that the model has begun filming and is hoping to shop the series around to various networks.
It has yet to be picked up.
Looks likeÂ Kim Zolciak wonât be sinking her cougar teeth into that young and tender NFL man meat:
The Atlanta Falcons football player, 25, called off the nuptials after getting a taste of his 32-year-old baby mamaâs wild mood swings, according to insiders.
âHeâs seeing a different side of Kim and realizes heâs in no rush to walk down the aisle,â a source divulged. The big problem is Kimâs volatile temperament.
âOne minute Kim is as sweet as pie, and the next she turns into a control freak,â the source revealed.
SMH. At least he figured this sh*t out before he put a ring on that gold digginâ broad! Wonder what good ole Kim is gonna do now??? Especially since theyâreÂ renting that $3.2 million dollar crib..
TBS wants no more of Tyler Perryâs âHouse Of Payneââ¦ but that doesnât mean they donât appreciate how Tylerâs shows make it rain on their ratings.
For his next trick, Tyler Perry is bringing the two hood-est characters from his film âWhy Did I Get Married?â to the small screen. TBS has ordered ten episodes of the new show âFor Better Or For Worse,â which will follow the lives of Tasha Smith and Michael Jai Whiteâs characters Marcus and Angelaâ¦ you know, the loud, angry Black wife and her canât-get-right husband with the baby mama drama. Unlike the other Tyler Perry sitcoms, this one is targeting young adults, not families.
No word on whether any of the less stereotypically disfunctional âWhy Did I Get Married?â couples will be featured on the show at all.
In a statement, TBSâs executive VP of programming Michael Wright said TBSâs decision to bring a new Perry sitcom in was the success his shows have had in making TBS âa prime destination for African-American viewers.â
âGiven such a remarkable track record,â he added, âweâre excited for the opportunity to expand our relationship with Tyler Perry and Debmar-Mercury with the new series âFor Better or Worse.â
No word on why, despite all of that âsuccess,â âHouse of Payne,â which brought Perry to TBS is being cancelled after 5 years and 7 seasons.
Tyler Perry didnât sound too concerned in the announcement press release either.
âEven though it will be sad to say goodbye to House of Payne, Iâm really looking forward to exploring new territory with For Better or Worse,â said Tyler Perry. âWorking on House of Payne taught me a lot about what it takes to make a successful television series and Iâm looking forward to applying that experience to For Better or Worse.â
The new show will start production in Atlanta this summer. No word on when the last episode of âHouse of Payneâ will air.
If, like us, you were skeptical about news reports claiming that legendary Motown singer Diana Ross would get Michael Jacksonâs children when their 80-year-old grandmother Katherine Jackson passes away, doubt no more!
Ross, 67, indeed would become guardian of the dead singerâs three children, according to new information exclusively uncovered by RadarOnline.
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A source close to the Jackson family tells us that the superstar diva was named in her longtime friend Michael Jacksonâs will as guardian of Prince Michael, Paris and Blanket. And even though it was suggested that Ross declined the huge responsibility, that too is bunk, RadarOnline.com has confirmed.
âDiana has made no moves whatsoever not fulfill her role that Michael intended for her,â the source says. âMichael didnât trust anyone in his family besides, his mother, to raise the children. Michael loved Diana and chose her for a very specific reason,â our source adds.
Katherine Jackson turns 81 on May 4, and it was revealed in court documents recently that she has a live-in caregiver.
Its good that Diana is going to abide by Michaelâs wishes
The Showtime comedy has tapped Grammy winning hip-hop artist, Wu-Tang Clan leader Robert Fitzgerald Diggs a.k.a. The RZA to join the cast in a major recurring role.
RZA whose already been seen in Ghost Dog, Due Date and Repo Man , will play a slightly dangerous hip-hop mogul who Hank (David Duchovny) considers writing aÂ movie for. You can only guess the name of his characterâ¦. Apocalypse. Nice!
I donât know how this is gonna go down but add Serena to theÂ music bug has bitten me too.
Word is tennis star Serena Williams will soon try her hand at the rapÂ game.
Peeps close to Serena say she worked with DJ Clue on a few tracks over the weekend.
Apparently sheâs on Minnesota Vikingsâ star Bryant McKinnieâs record label. I donât know yaâll will have to tell me if this is a good thing or bad thing. Iâve never heard her spit a rhyme but heck Iâd never underestimate those gals. LOL.
One-third of the Lox launches a new business venture.
Styles P may be more well-known for his rhymes than his business acumen, but that may begin to change.
TheÂ Bronx Times reports that the emcee has opened a juice bar in The Bronx with Nyger Rollocks and Leo Galvez.
The juice bar is called "Juices for Life," the idea for which was conceived when the three partners had drinks at another juice bar owned by Rollocks.
âI was eating a lot of fast food, but Rollocks got me eating right,â saidÂ Styles. âOur first goal is to get everyone a little more health conscious.â
The bar has exercise equipment running along its back wall, in addition to an actual bar where customers can relax.
The trio have a plan to franchise in the near future.
Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27, 1971 â April 25, 2002), also called Left Eye, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter best known as a member of the R&B and hip hop group TLC.
She was killed in a car accident 25 April 2002 in Honduras. Lopes was driving a red Mitsubishi SUV on attempted to pass a car, an oncoming truck forced her to sharply veer off the road. The vehicle hit several trees and rolled several times, landing upside down near Roma, Honduras. Lopes was killed instantly but the passengers, including Lopes sister, survived the crash.
Yes, these two are apparently still at it.
TMZ reports Dwight Howard has taken another step in trying to get half a million dollars from his low-budget Celebreality baby mama Royce Reed.
Dwight Howard won a $500,000 judgment against his baby mama in the state of Florida for talking smack about him â but she hasnât paid up, so heâs going after her in California.
Howard won the judgment against Royce Reed for half a mil last year because she violated a court order, prohibiting her from talking about him in the press.
Howard claims Reed now owes him $551,606.74 â which includes interest. So Howard has filed papers with a California court, which could give Howard the right to go after Reedâs assets in Cali.
We wonder what Dwightâs end game is with all of this. Because he canât possibly think heâs actually getting this money from Royce.
âA mother of two came on camera to talk about a brutal beating by herÂ husband that unfolded in front of a judge. The incident occurred at the Broward County Courthouse, last Friday. Caty Scott-Gonzalez was at the final court hearing for her divorce from her husband, Paul Gonzalez. Scott-Gonzalez said her husband blind-sided her inside the private chambers of Judge Ronald Rothschild. As Gonzalez began beating his wife, a dozen bailiffs rushed in to subdue him. The victim said, âThey had to Tase him twice in order to remove him from me.â Scott-Gonzalez was beaten so badly, she fell unconscious. âThe first blow to my face knocked me out, so I donât really remember anything,â she said. âI just had a bad feeling, but I thought that the place that I was in, that there was nothing that could happen to me, and I was wrong.â"
Man, these football wives are something else.Â NFL matrimony-dom isnât all itâs cracked up to be for Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who is laid up in a hospital bed after getting into a spat with his wife.
Brandon Marshall was stabbed in the stomach Friday night by his wife and the Dolphins wide receiver remained in intensive care in a Miami hospital after surgery Saturday morning.
Michi-Nogami-Marshall, 26, was arrested Friday night on one charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. According to Broward County police records cited by the Orlando Sun-Sentinel, Nogami-Marshall told deputies she stabbed Marshall in self-defense.
Nogami-Marshall is being held on a $7,500 bond.
Sources told ESPN.com that Marshall was taken to Broward General Hospital and underwent surgery late Friday night for the stab wound. Doctors are saying no vital organs were pierced and that the Pro Bowler will be okay in two to three weeks.
Marshallâs agent Kennard McGuire released the following statement: âThis is a very difficult time for Brandon and his family, thankfully he will make a full recovery. We simply ask during this time we respect his privacy.â
The Miami Herald is reporting that a high-end team source sent a text message saying Marshall is âstableâ and the stabbing isnât life threatening. The Herald also said the Dolphins are now fully aware of the situation.
Marshall, who was acquired from the Denver Broncos last April, lead the Dolphins in receiving yards in 2010 with 1,014 despite only playing 14 games. A hamstring injury caused him to sit out two games.
Marshall, who was involved in the fight at a Denver nightclub that ended with the shooting death of his teammate Darrent Williams on New Yearâs Eve in 2006, has a history of off-field incidents. He has multiple arrests for disorderly conduct, drunken driving and domestic violence on his record.
In 2008 he was suspended for three games by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the leagueâs personal conduct policy, but the suspension was later reduced to just one game
With Marshallâs history of getting slizzed and domestic abuse there may be a whole lot more to this story. One thing is for sure â it ainât safe for these two to be together.
In the blitz pushing Madeaâs Big Familyâ¦Whatever, Lauren London has landed her first ever cover, for Rolling Out Magazine.
And while she didnât make any major revelations about what we want to know most of all â what makes Lil Wayne such a lucky man â she did give readers a little insight into who she is.
And the first thing you should know is that she doesnât feel any type of remorse or shame about her pregnancy.
âI had a pregnancy that wasnât private â¦ A lot of people had their opinions about it. They were surprised that I came up pregnant, which was a surprise to me, because Iâm a woman and women get pregnant and Lauren comes first before the actress, so having my son was the best thing that ever happened to me.â
âI know that I donât really give a lot, so people donât really know how to perceive me,â she acknowledged. âThereâs not enough out there to really know who I am. Iâve heard that people think Iâm [a] goody two-shoes, the girl around the way, which is fine because those are pieces of me that are true, but Iâm human and [she cranked her attitude up a few notches] Iâm not going to pretend to be anything else other than that.â
Lauren is apparently also very humble
âI donât even think Iâm all that cute,â she said when asked about her beauty secrets. âBut I maintain a clean face and make sure I have a mani and pedi once a week. I think itâs important for women to take care of their nails, hair, skin and feet. Thatâs it. I keep it natural and simple â¦ but when I get some sun, Iâm all ready. That [tan] would be a beauty secret if I had one.â
âIâm a great mother because of my intentions on being a great mother, Iâm a good friend because Iâm loyal, Iâm a good daughter because Iâve hopefully made my mother proud, Iâm a great human being because I accept that thereâs a spiritual being underneath it all,â she said. âIâve always been a woman of faith.â
And if you canât figure out why Lauren London is still single, she is 100% clear on the situation.
âIâm 26 years old,â she said. âDoes any 26-year-old woman have relationships figured out? If so, I want to meet her. Iâm still trying to figure mine out.â
Much like her role on VH1â²s âLove & HipHopâ Mashonda has been dispensing advice on Twitter to prevent other women from being Swizz-Keyed.
Mashonda took to Twitter this week to continue her missionâ¦ and just what is her mission? Read the Tweets below to find out:
Any ideas about what she could possibly be referring to? Yeah. Us too! But apparently Mashonda isnât just talking about her Dirty Dog ex-hubby or his philanthropic but homewrecking new wife. Or at least thatâs what she says.
Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep will be speaking at the University of Connecticut next Monday (April 25.) The Queensbridge lyricist will be at the university to discuss his controversial new book, My Infamous Life: The Autobiography of Mobb Deep's Prodigy.
The book follows Prodigy's life from his days as a youth living in the world's most notorious projects, to his rise as a hip hop star, battles with sickle-cell anemia and his three prison stint.
University of Connecticut professor Jeffery Ogbar, author of the book "Hip-Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap," will also be participating in the discussion.
Da Brat recently revealed that we may not be seeing Missy Elliott in the rap game for much longer. The recently-released femcee said that she was looking forward to working with Elliott again, but added that Missy gave her a heads-up that she may be ready to move on musically.
"I was hoping for a 'Ladies Night' reunion," Brat said. "I spoke to Missy and she down for it. She want to do a song because she said this could possibly be her last album."
Brat added: "I'm definitely coming back out ASAP."
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The Game was detained by Canadian officials today for trying to enter without their permission. His 4/20 literally went up in smokeâ¦ lol More inside..
Fresh from Australia, Game was traveling to Canada to perform at several shows on Wednesday, April 20. After waiting in customs for three hours, he was denied entry. âCustoms officials just denied me entry into Canada. Iâm sorry 2 ALL my fans but I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able 2 enter,â he tweeted.
But things soon went from bad to worse. âThis just in: Iâm being detained in Canada for 14 days until they process my inadmissability then Iâll have a hearing heard by a judge,â he added. âAt that point the judge will decide to either deport me or give me a sentence for violating Canadaâs immigrant entry laws.â
While not happy with the situation, he still managed to stay positive. âF%cked up situation !!! But at least they let me call home, & tweet before they lock a n!gga up !!! Gotta turn in my property, yâall be kool,â he wrote. âGotta give up my phone & property. This some straight bullshit ! Flew all the way from LA to be denied and detained ?!?! WTF.â
That is messed up, I mean his team didnât know Canada law before having him fly out there only to be arrested? Someone needs to be firedâ¦ He will be held for 14 daysâ¦ That is messed upâ¦..And see the reason he was detained and denied entry was because of his criminal record. Anyone with a criminal record trying to enter Canada from a foreign country even though the US is right under it will be detained /or sentenced /or fined for violating Canadian Immigration & Customs laws.Â Canada does not playâ¦.
This time these fools swapped a milkshake for a mudslide. SMH.
First Applebeeâs, then Olive Garden and now itâs Chiliâs!
The mother of a four-year-old girl claims that a South Side Chicago Chiliâs served her daughter an alcoholic drink by accident, at least the third such incident in recent weeks.
Tyree Davis took her daughter Brooklynn Morris to the Chiliâs on the 1700 block of West 119th Street, where she ordered the girl a chocolate milkshake, she told ABC-7.
Instead, Davis says, her daughter received a mudslide, an alcoholic drink containing vodka, Kahlua and Baileyâs Irish Cream.
Davis recounts the incident in more detail to CBS:
âBrooklynn said, âI donât like it,â and she said, âYou donât like it? Why? Let me taste it,ââ Davis said, âand when I tasted it â alcohol. I knew immediately it was alcohol.â
The server said perhaps the drinks had been swapped.
âThatâs when I saw the waitress approaching me with the chocolate shake,â Davis said. âHow can you make that mistake? And then the manager said they were sitting on the bar side-by-side, the chocolate shake and the mudslide.â
The girl was taken to the hospital, according to NBC Chicago, where she was diagnosed with alcohol ingestion overdose. Her blood-alcohol content was .10, the Daily Mail reports; the legal limit for adult drivers in Illinois is .08.
Earlier this month, 15-month-old Dominic Dill-Reese was served alcoholic margarita mix at an Applebeeâs in Detroit. Just days later, Nikolai VanHeest got a sangria at an Olive Garden in Florida. Nikolai is two years old.
Parents, from now on, just taste your kids drink before letting them sample it because clearly these restaurants donât give a f*ck!
âIâm so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee,â Perry said Tuesday in Beverly Hills, Calif. âSpike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, âthis is a coon, this is a buffoon.â I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies. This is what he said: âyou vote by what you see,â as if black people donât know what they want to see.â
âI am sick of him â he talked about Whoopi, he talked about Oprah, he talked about me, he talked about Clint Eastwood. Spike needs to shut the hell up!â
Well damnâ¦ WTF did you do Spike Lee?
Apparently Perryâs comments were in response to a question posed about a cryptic message to fans he posted on his website Monday under the heading THEY ARE TRYING TO KILL MADEA! (view screenshots in gallery)
Perry said :
âI was writing about just people and how hard people work to discourage people from seeing my work,â he said. âI donât even understand it [but] this is where the whole Spike Lee [comment] comes from â the negativity, this is Stepin Fetchit, this is coonery, this is buffoonery, and they try to get people to get on this bandwagon with them, to get this mob mentality to come against what Iâm doing.â
Perry also seems to think that itâs only the black community where people are criticized by their own:
âIâve never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say âthis is a stereotype,â Iâve never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos, Iâve never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I never saw it. Itâs always black people, and this is something that I cannot undo. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois went through the exact same thing; Langston Hughes said that Zora Neale Hurston, the woman who wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, was a new version of the âdarkieâ because she spoke in a southern dialect and a Southern tone. And Iâm sick of it from us; we donât have to worry about anybody else trying to destroy us and take shots because we do it to ourselves.â
âSo me being frustrated with it, and then they go on to say that people of other ethnic groups or white people donât go see my movies, and thatâs all a lie. Iâm standing on stage looking at thousands of people, thousands of faces, with every race represented, and Iâm tired of it. Iâm tired of just laying down, tired of just being nice and letting them say whatever they want to say however they want to say it without people knowing what the intent really is.â
It sounds like Perry is still on the defense about comments Lee made back in 2009:
âEach artist should be allowed to pursue their artistic endeavors, but I still think there is a lot of stuff out today that is coonery and buffoonery,â he said in â09. âI know itâs making a lot of money and breaking records, but we can do better. â¦ I am a huge basketball fan, and when I watch the games on TNT, I see these two ads for these two shows (Tyler Perryâs âMeet the Brownsâ and âHouse of Payneâ), and I am scratching my head. We got a black president, and we going back to Mantan Moreland and Sleep ânâ Eat?â
Spike did kinda dig in that a*s but we thought that isht was deaded.
Is Tyler Perry trying to drum up the drama to help promote his film or does he have a point? Personally weâre of the opinion Spike Lee could probably give less than a f*ck about a Tyler Perry movie right now, being that he has more pressing isht on his
Game announced that he will--or at least,Â could--be marrying his baby's mother Tiffany after he returns from his current tour. The rapper is performing on the Australian Supafest tour, alongside Ciara, Keri Hilson, Snoop Dogg, T-Pain, Fat Joe, and Busta Rhymes. But as soon as he gets home, the L.A. rhymer says he's getting hitched.
"The day I get back I'm marrying u Tiffney," Game tweeted. "I love u, my kids & I love my family and I can't go another day without u sharing my last name."
Oh and uh--incidentally, Game revealed a few days ago that his boo-boo Tiffney promised to cheat on him while he was out on tour. "Tiffney, (my youngest son and my daughters mom) just told me she gone f*** a n***a tonite and aint nothing I can do about it!!!" Game tweeted previously.
DJ Whoo Kid confirmed that "Jersey Shore" star DJ Pauly D was in fact signed by 50 Cent. Whoo Kid couldn't say, however, whether or not the reality star was the newest addition to G-Unit or the imprint's G-Note arm. But Pauly is definitely part of the G-Unit family now. And Whoo Kid said that 50 may be going for a more club-oriented sound with his label.
"I ain't get my pink slip yet," Whoo Kid joking said in an interview. "I'm not worried, man. All I do know is he does have new records that he wants to showcase and since 50 [Cent] -- especially with the Hot Rod situation -- he wants to broaden the horizon. I guess he wants to get into the club scene. I think he's G-Note. I haven't gotten the full thing yet...What's cool about 50, he'll call you and say you're fired. [laughs]"
The love of TIâs life, Tameka âTinyâ Cottle, debuted her new pink and purple hairstyle via Twitter recently.
Itâs definitely a change from her usual goldilocks, but do you think itâs a good look???
Here is the official cover of the highly anticipated release for Lil' Wayne's Tha Carter IV. There have been many rumors, that the album has been pushed back for a June release. Stay tuned for an official word from Lil' Wayne's label.
Simon Cowell has been going after to become judges on the new Fox music show âTheÂ XÂ Factor,â Mariah Carey has apparently agreed to join the show.
LA Reid is already a judge on the show , next up is choosing the other judge.
On February 28, 2010, Guru went into and, following surgery, fell into a coma. It was claimed that Guru had briefly awakened from his comabut died on April 19, 2010, at the age of 48, from cancer. Keith Elam (Guru) was survived by his parents, three siblings, and a son named Keith Casim.[Solar claimed that Guru had awakened from his coma,although DJ Premier and members of the emcee's family stated that he never regained consciousness. Guru's family claimed that Solar prevented them from contact with Guru during the latter's final illness. The validity of the death-bed letter was challenged by Guru's family. In an interview on Conspiracy Worldwide Radio, Solar claimed that everything he had said was true and all he ever did was protect Guru. This interview was met by extreme emotion from the hip hop community and did little to clear the controversy surrounding his actions.
Da Brat is currently enjoying freedom, after serving a few years in prison, and one of the first things she's done is get some fresh new ink ... in the form of a Michael Jackson tattoo.
Longtime friend and producer, Jermaine Dupri, posted a pic of the female rapper's tattoo on Monday (April 18), via Twitter (@LTLline), writing: "BRAT JUST GOT THIS, SHE MAKING ME WANNA GO."
The image shows the artwork on Da Brat's lower leg. It is a detailed black and grey, full-body piece of Jackson, who passed away in June 2009 while Brat was behind bar.
According to Brat, she got the tattoo from an artist in Georgia named Miami Burgess, whom she plugged on Twitter (@Only1Brat).
What do you think of Brat's newest tattoo?
Skylar Diggins, the sophomore guard who this month led the Notre Dame womenâs basketball team to an improbable Final Four victory over Connecticut, experienced the first drawback of her newfound fame late Friday night.
When a nude photo resembling Diggins surfaced online Friday, users of social media sites including Twitter spread the shot like wildfire.
The sexy jump-shooter took to her twitter page to squash the take immediately:
âGotta clear this up. I dnt knw wht pic is going around, but tht is NOT ME. Idk who is going around trying to defame my character,but its sad
âThe people that know me and love me know that I would never handle myself in such a careless and classless manner.
âI can truly say I am hurt by thisâ¦I dnt believe how someone could attempt to ruin my name but being untrue. I am stronger than this though
âI will not run away and hide. There is no reason toâ¦..goodnight and I will be back to continue my thoughts and tweet regularly tomorrowâ¦â
Yeah, weâre not sure why these two dysfunctional muâf*ckas are still a topic of conversation.
Mrs. Karine Superhead Steffans-McCrary just filed another restraining against Carl Winslowâs son.
Itâs the latest TRO in a legal firestorm between Darius McCrary and his ex Karrine Steffans â according to the docs filed recently in L.A. County Superior Court, the actor began showing up at Karrineâs house unannounced in January â¦ and it freaked Karrine out.
According to the docs, Darius would regularly bypass security in her gated community by sneaking through a rear entrance â and sit outside her home to wait for her to return.
Karrine claims Darius would then call her and ask her to âlook outside of [her] windowâ â where Darius was peering inside.
According to the Karrine, the harassment even spilled over onto the Internet â claiming Darius sent her an email, stating, âYou should do the world a favor and kill yourself.â
Her uncle may be struggling to make a comeback after being brought down by skanky Beckys, but this lady is a Champ!
A Woods was finally named a golf champion again Sunday, and Tiger was soon tweeting his delight, but it was his niece Cheyenne who was celebrating Monday after lifting the trophy.
The 20-year-old amateur was a clear winner at the ACC Womenâs Golf Championship in Greensboro, N.C., after shooting a 3-under 68 in her final round, local newspaper the Winston-Salem Journal reported.
The Phoenix-born junior was followed around the course by 50 fans and putted out victory on the 18th in front of almost 200. But her achievement reached a larger audience when her uncle tweeted the news.
âMy niece, Cheyenne, just won the ACC golf title by 7 shots! Thatâs awesome, Iâm so proud of her,â Tiger Woods posted.
Her delighted coach said the victory meant Cheyenne Woods should be recognized as a champion in her own right.
âSheâs doing her own thing, and I think sheâs been very successful at doing it,â Diane Dailey said. âShe has a famous relative or famous uncle, but for her, that monkey is off her back now. People are going to look at her for who she is, and I think for anybody who came out to watch her play today could see sheâs a true champion.â
Cheyenne Woods said she was pleased to iron out her putting on the way to victory â coincidentally, a part of the game that has troubled her uncle in recent months.
âI felt like Iâve been playing well all week,â she said. âBut the last couple of days I had some three-putts here and there, and [Sunday] I didnât have any bogeys and three birdies, and I just played well.â
NICKI MINAJ IS HITTING THE ROAD WITH MS BRITNEY SPEARS A AN OPENING ACT THIS SUMMER, BUT SHE
WILL BE LEAVING PART OF HER SHOW BEHIND..THE OVERSIZED SEX TOY SHE USES IN ONE RAUNCHY
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This interview Â took place early yesterday morning with video vixen & magazine girl Draya.
She called in to chat about her relationship with Wiz Khalifa & taken him from Amber Rose. She spoke of her relationship with Trey Songz & her ex Chris Brown. She speaks on..once your in this video industry you give up your life.
She also touches on Chris Browns violent temper & how talented Chris Brown is in bed.
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Kimoraâs new slimmy trimmy steez has gotten people talking recently.Â And sheâs not too happy about what theyâre saying.
Sheâs particularly upset aboutÂ this PopEater article which said that Kimora herself credited her weight loss to ânot eating.â
âI have shed the fat by not eating,â Kimora flat-out tells me. âBut I donât like to tell the kids that so they think they shouldnât eat. No, I watch my portions, and I eat leaner proteins and vegetables and stuff like that.â
The gorgeous Missouri native was in a giving mood during our afternoon rendezvous, so she listed her food intake for the entire day.
âSo I woke up this morning and ordered breakfast at 4 AM. I had egg whites scrambled, spinach, turkey bacon and a glass of orange juice,â she said, noting she skipped lunch. âThe reason I had such a big breakfast is because I hadnât eaten in two days. Iâve had fruit, Iâve had a smoothie, Iâve had a protein bar, but itâs not like Iâve had Doritos.â
Direct quotes or not, Kimora is tight.
I am a mother of three young children, two of whom are girls and Iâm trying to raise them with a healthy body image. Itâs taken me almost a year to lose close to 25 lbs and I did it through healthy diet and exercise. So yes, Iâm a bit smaller, but still curvy and 100% healthy and proud of my body and the time it has taken me to undergo this personal journey for myself. Iâm not one of those âsuperstar momsâ who lost all their baby weight in a week. So, yes, Iâm upset about the innuendo because I just canât win. In the past year there have been numerous rumors about my weight â first I was attacked for being a size 10, now Iâm anorexic? Iâm a real woman and I represent real women.
We wanna rock with Kimora on this one. But she never said she didnât SAY what was quoted in that articleâ¦ Here was another interesting tidbit from the PopEater joint:
But moving to LA certainly made Kimora want to lose weight.
âI was out one night with two famous sistersâ â Kimora asked that I not reveal the identity of the young reality stars â âwhen a bunch of burgers were being passed around. I went to grab one and the two of them looked shocked. They said, âWe donât eat.â Then after I grabbed a burger, they said they were joking but I knew they werenât!â
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After 20 years, Krayzie Bone has announced that he is leaving the Cleveland, Ohio group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to pursue a solo career and other projects.
The 36-year-old veteran rapper made the announcement through a Youtube video that was released online Thursday morning, April 14th.
âI will no longer be a part of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony,"said the rapper. Due to uncontrollable circumstances, it's basically time for me to move on and just start embarking on different endeavors I've already had planned in my life. Just trying to go to a whole other level in the music game, I am trying to grow and become greater at what I do.â
Krayzie Bone, who previously released four solo albums between 1999 and 2005, plans to focus on his own artists and label The Life Entertainment.
As a group Bone Thugs-N-Hamony released eight studio albums the best-selling album being the 1995 released E. 1999 Eternal , with four million copies sold in the United States and ten million worldwide.