MTV Music News
EMINEM HEADLINES OSHEAGA FESTIVAL
According to MTV.com, Emimen has just announced that he will headline this year’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. The three-day long event will be held this July in Montreal, Canada. The news comes just a month after Slim Shady revealed that he’s scheduled to perform at the Bonnaroo 2011 Music & Arts festival and then head overseas for the V Festival in the U-K.
· Em will join Lil Wayne, J.Cole, Big Boi and Wiz Khalifa at Bonnaroo, which takes place June 9th through the 12th in Manchester, Tennessee.
· The V Fest will include performances from Arctic Monkeys, Rihanna, and Plan B.
KERI HILSON POSES NUDE FOR ALLURE
Keri Hilson has decided to strip down for Allure Magazine’s annual Body Issue. The “Pretty Girl Rock” singer said of the pictures, “We do a lot of things to seek validation: I have to get more expensive handbags or fake lashes or fake boobs. This shoot was about dropping all that. It’s so empowering to embrace my insecurities.” Visit Allure.com to see the images.
GUCCI MANE’S ARREST DETAILS SURFACE
Gucci Mane was arrested last week for allegedly pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle and now, there is more info on the incident. According to XXLMag.com, new details reveal that the unnamed woman got into the white Hummer thinking Mane was taking her out for breakfast. Gucci allegedly wanted to take her to a motel and offered her 150 dollars. When she refused, that’s when the rapper opened the passenger side door and began to push her out of the car while it was in motion. He is currently being held on a five-thousand dollars bond in DeKalb County Jail. We’ll keep you posted with further information.
NICKI INSPIRED BY MARGE SIMPSON
If you noticed something about different about Nicki Minaj, it’s probably her new larger-than-life hairstyle. The fem-cee told People.com that she’s drawn inspiration from “Marge Simpson” from The Simpsons. Nicki stated, “I realize that she was cutting edge and before her time. So shout out to ‘Marge.’” While on the subject of hair, the rapper’s healthy obsession with wigs help her “feel happy.” She added, “Wearing them makes me feel that I can be a different person every day and that is kind of exciting.”
ESTELLE READIES NEW SINGLE
Rap-Up.com reports Estelle has teamed with Rick Ross for her new single, “Break My Heart.” The cut is lifted from the singer’s upcoming third studio effort, All Of Me. The lead offering is expected to premiere on Monday.
· Sean Garrett, who has contributed to the project, stated the album “is really international, but it’s also very rhythmic. It’s gon’ bang up the clubs.
WAKA FLOCKA DROPS NEW MIXTAPE
We’ve just learned Waka Flocka Flame recently released his new mixtape, Benjamin Flocka. Fans can visit RapRadar.com to download the 20-track project which was hosted by DJ Teknikz.
JENNIFER HUDSON, CHAKA ADDED TO ESSENCE
This year’s Essence Music Festival is featuring some amazing artists. We’ve just learned Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Kem, Miguel, Naughty By Nature, Doug E. Fresh, Marsha Ambrosius, Eric Benet and New Edition have been added to the line-up. The newly added acts join previously confirmed artists including headliner Kanye West, Mary J. Blige, Trey Songz, Fantasia, Jill Scott, George Clinton, MC Lyte, Charlie Wilson, Boyz II Men and many others for the three-day festival. Taking place July 4th weekend inside New Orleans’ Superdome, fans can expect more names to be added to the official line-up. For more information, visit Essence.com/Festival today!
· Being that it’s an R&B driven event, are you surprised Kanye was picked to headline?
· Over 400-thousand people are expected to attend the 2011 Essence Music Festival. The Essence Music Festival began in 1995.
BEHIND THE SCENES: DIDDY-DIRTY MONEY TOUR
Tonight, Diddy-Dirty Money kicks off their Coming Home tour in Minneapolis. To get more fans excited, the group has posted behind the scenes footage of all that went into preparing for the outing. You can watch it via YouTube now. Be sure to purchase tickets for the tour through Ticketmaster.com today.
· TIDBIT: The group will invade major cities including New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles before wrapping up in St. Louis on May 15th.
WIZ KHALIFA ROCKS A FRO-HAWK
Wiz Khalifa has unveiled an interesting new hair style via his Twitter page. The rapper has shaped his Afro into a Mohawk and decided to call it a Frohawk. In related news, the man with the number two album in the country recently performed his new single, “Roll Up,” on the Late Show with David Letterman.
· Do you think Wiz has started a new trend? What do you think of the blonde streak in his hair?
LIL WAYNE TO TOUR IN CANADA
We previously reported Lil Wayne wasn’t going to be allowed a work permit to enter Canada due to his criminal history, but his rep has dismissed those claims. His camp confirmed that Weezy will be able to perform the three dates for his Canadian fans, beginning April 27th in Vancouver. AllHipHop.com reports Wayne will also bring Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Travis Barker and his new rock artist Porcelain Black for the shows.
· The rapper’s much-anticipated album, Tha Carter IV, arrives on May 17th.
MARIAH POSES NAKED WITH NICK
On the cover of the U-K edition of OK! magazine, Mariah Carey is showing off her pregnant belly with Nick Cannon. The diva poses fully naked with her husband standing behind her and covering up her breasts with his hands. During the interview, Mi Mi stated, “Nick is really excited about becoming a father and is so nurturing and fun. I wish my babies would get off my bladder!”
· The couple announced that their set of twins is due May 14th.
GAGA TAKES A TUMBLE ON STAGE
Even the biggest superstars in the world are prone to taking a tumble now and again. At a concert in Houston on Monday night, Lady Gaga had a pretty nasty fall after unsuccessfully trying to stand on her piano and sing the song “You and I.” But ever the professional, Gaga got right back up and kept on going. Check out the video now on YouTube.
· Gaga shouldn’t feel too badly. Remember this video of Beyonce falling down the stairs?
GET YOUR BRUNO MARS SNUGGIE
Want to show your love for Bruno Mars while lounging around the house? Well then you need to head to BrunoMars.com and pick up a special edition Bruno Snuggie. Also, you can see a pic of the singer lounging around in one as well. Head to the website now and get yours today.
· The Snuggie is maroon with Bruno’s name written in gold lettering.
BIEBER BOMBARDED BY ISRAELI PAPARAZZI
Justin Bieber was being hounded by paparazzi in Israel. The young singer is set to play a concert in Tel Aviv tomorrow night and took some down time to visit some holy sites. Bieber lashed out with some angry messages on Twitter, complaining about aggressive photographers who forced him to return to his hotel room. Following Bieber’s show in Tel Aviv, the pop star heads to Malaysia.
LEONA LEWIS, TAIO CRUZ AND MORE ON PLATINUM HIT
Bravo will launch a music competition series called Platinum Hit next month. According to Billboard, Jewel will host the show that features musicians battling through songwriting challenges centered around various themes. Former American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi will act as head judge, while Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Taio Cruz, Donna Summer, Jermaine Dupri and Ryan Tedder will all guest judge through the season. Platinum Hit debuts May 30th at 10 PM Eastern on Bravo.