mtv music news
T.I. GETS DROPPED BY AXE
According to TMZ, T.I. has officially been removed as a spokesman for Axe
body spray. A rep for the company explained in a statement, “We will no
longer feature T.I. in our promotional campaign.” The news comes just days
after Tip learned that he will head back to prison for violating the terms
of his probation.
* Do you think this will affect his endorsement deal
with Rémy Martin Cognac?
B.O.B. NUMBER NINE ON MTV’S HOTTEST MC’S LIST
We’ve just learned B.o.B. has claimed the number nine spot on MTV’s annual
Top Ten Hottest MCs. The rap rookie’s debut album, The Adventures Of Bobby
Ray, gave birth to “Nothin’ On You” featuring Bruno Mars, “Airplanes”
featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore and “Magic” – all of which reached the
top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After opening for Jay-Z and Eminem
at Comerica Park in Detroit, it’s clear the Grand Hustle artist has
officially made it. Fans can expect the final list to be revealed on Sunday,
October 24th on MTV2.
MARIAH TO APPEAR ON EXTREME MAKE OVER
MTV News confirms Mariah Carey made a surprise visit to Baker High School in
Florida to announce that cheerleading coach Finis Gaston will appear on
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Christmas has come early for the Gaston
family, who will head to Disney World until their new home is completed.
Viewers can watch this special episode when it airs on December 12th on ABC.
KANYE CONTEMPLATED SUICIDE
According to the Associated Press, Kanye West may have been riding high
during the L-A premiere of his new film, Runaway, but he revealed that there
were times when he contemplated suicide. The controversial rapper did not
specify when he considered taking his own life but he told the audience
right before the screening that he “will not give up on life again.” Ye
stated, “There’s so many people that will never get the chance to have their
voice heard. I do it for them.” You will be able to watch the rapper’s film
debut at 8 PM Eastern on MTV and BET on Saturday.
* After getting his initial artwork banned, MTV News reports
‘Ye has revealed that there will be five different covers for his highly
anticipated album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Be sure to grab the
physical copy on November 22nd.
KERI AND CIARA SQUASH THE BEEF
Good news! R&B singers Ciara and Keri Hilson have gone out of their way to
prove that there is no drama between them. During an UStream session on
Monday, the entertainers smiled and laughed together and stated that the
rumored beef is non-existent. Ci Ci added, “We’re women, supporting women,
uplifting each other.” There you have it.
WAKA’S BOOKING AGENT GETS SUED
According to TheBoomBox.com, Waka Flocka Flame’s booking agent is facing a
million dollar lawsuit for a missed concert appearance. In June 2009, the
“No Hands” rapper was expected to take the stage at a Birmingham night club,
but he never showed up. An Alabama-based promotions company, G.D.B., is
seeking over six figures in punitive damages and 60-thousand in deposits
from the booking agent and Waka’s manager/mom, Debra Antney. We’ll keep you
posted for further updates.
BEYONCE LAUNCHES TEMPORARY TATTOO LINE
According to NYMag.com, Beyonce Knowles has teamed with an airbrush make-up
company, Temptu, to create a new temporary tattoo line. The basic ink kits
will hit stores November 1st through Bey’s fashion company with her mom
Tina, House of Dereon. Tina said in a statement that the tattoos will
resemble “a Sixties-pinup-girl meets-futuristic-biker-chick theme.” She
explained all designs “are waterproof and designed to last for two to five
* The basic kits retail for $16 while the deluxe edition goes for $34
in Sephora stores.
JAY-Z AND BEYONCE RUMORS ARE TRUE!
Hip-hop power couple Jay-Z and Beyonce will reportedly welcome their first child together as new reports claim the Grammy-winning performer is pregnant. The singer’s close associates gave already confirmed the pregnancy.Rumors have swirled in the past about a pregnancy for singing sensation Beyonce Knowles and husband/rapper Jay Z. But this time, the rumors may be true. US Weekly magazine reported on Wednesday that ‘B’ -as Jay Z often refers to her- is in fact pregnant. The magazine says the exclusive comes with confirmation from close friends. Knowles, 29, is reportedly in her first trimester. (My Fox NY)
“Jay has been all about family since I met him, and he’s always going to be,” record executive Kevin Liles, who has known the rapper for years, tells Us. “I wish them the best.” Knowles’ sister Solange — and mom to Julez, 6 — agrees. “She’s got the most beautiful heart,” she tells Us of her big sis. “She’ll be a great mom.” (Us Magazine)
“I’d like to be a dad some day and I love children. You start your life with expectations and dreams, then life unfolds and it doesn’t always turn out the way you imagined. Life is what it is. And at this point it’s up to somebody else. I don’t think there is such thing as a perfect relationship. It is unrealistic and hoping for too much. I don’t think it is worth all that pressure. We also have our struggles and problems.” (Kingsize Magazine)
Last fall, speculation grew after Jay was quoted discussing their future family plans.
WILLOW EYES LADY GAGA COLLAB
During a recent interview, Willow Smith spilled that she would love to
collaborate with Lady Gaga. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter admires
that the pop icon is “just so amazing, she’s a free person. She’s a free
girl, baby.” Just one day after releasing the video for “Whip My Hair,” the
nine-year-old singer revealed why she loves being signed to Jay-Z’s Roc
Nation label. She stated, “It’s amazing being on that label because it’s all
about having fun and being creative and doing what you want to do inside.”
It’s unknown if the young star has already begun working on her debut
effort, we’ll keep you posted.
* What is it about Willow Smith that separates her from
other artists? Do you think she has staying power?
OMARION HIT WITH HEFTY TAX LIEN
SingersRoom.com confirms Omarion reportedly owes the IRS over 110-thousand
dollars in unpaid taxes. The R&B singer failed to pay income taxes to the
state of California in 2003, 2005 and 2006. The real shocker is that the
former lead singer of B2K actually filed for bankruptcy back in January but
the case was never granted. He is yet to comment on the liens filed.
JOE BUDDEN BEHIND ON CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS
According to The Jersey Journal, there’s a warrant out for Joe Budden’s
arrest after he allegedly failed to pay over 13-thousand dollars in child
support payments. This is the second time the rapper has gotten in legal
trouble over child payments. Visit XXLMag.com to learn more!
SEAN GARRETT SIGNS TO JAY-Z’S ROC NATION
The ever-expanding roster for Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has just recruited a new
member. Despite negotiations with Lil Wayne’s Cash Money Records, Sean
Garrett has announced that he recently signed a deal with Roc
Nation/Columbia Records. The Pen, who just leaked the remix for “She Geeked”
featuring Busta Rhymes, Ludacris and Twista, will release his debut album
early next year!
* WHO’S ON ROC NATION? The artists on Roc Nation include Jay-Z, J.
Cole, Willow Smith, Bridget Kelly, Alexis Jordan and Rita Ora. The label
also manages acts like Wale, Melanie Fiona, The Ting Tings, Mark Ronson, DJ
Samantha Ronson and DJ Solange Knowles.
NE-YO PENS SONGS FOR BIEBER, UNDERWOOD
Billboard.com has learned Ne-Yo is not only putting the finishing touches on
his upcoming album, Libra Scale, but he’s also writing for other artists.
The “One In A Million” crooner explained that he’s “trying to expand, trying
to do it all” by penning songs for pop stars like including Justin Bieber,
Carrie Underwood, Tim McGraw, Rihanna and Beyonce. Ne-Yo says of the Bieber
track that he delivered “tangible records, the kind of records that will
grow with [Justin] and allow his fans to grow with him.” The songwriter is
also looking to get studio time with Jennifer Hudson and Monica before he
releases Libra Scale on November 22nd.
MARC ANTHONY FORCED TO RESCHEDULE CONCERT
According to the Associated Press, Marc Anthony was forced to cancel a show
in Puerto Rico on Sunday night due to a severe sore throat. A doctor
ordered the singer to rest his voice for 48 hours. He’s set to take the
stage tonight for his rescheduled show at the Puerto Rico Coliseum. Anthony
performed a sold-out concert on Saturday night at the same venue. He was
joined on stage by his wife, Jennifer Lopez, for the final number of the
night, a duet of “Preciosa.”
DID GAGA ALMOST GET MARRIED IN GREECE?
Lady Gaga just finished a vacation in Greece with her rumored boyfriend, Luc
Carl, and apparently, the couple went through a “spiritual commitment”
ceremony while on the island of Crete. A source told Grazia magazine that
it was “their first step towards marriage,” and that they “exchanged rings”
and are planning a “big Italian-style wedding” sometime down the road.
We’ll keep you posted as more details become available.
WHO IS MADONNA’S SUPPOSED NEW MAN?
Some more info is coming out about Madonna’s supposed new boyfriend.
According to the New York Post, Brahim Zaibat is a French dancer and the
pair is said to have met at the launch of Madge’s new Material Girl fashion
line. The duo was rumored to be seen hooking up at a New York City club