MTV Music News
50 CENT AND NICOLE TO PERFORM ON IDOL
Now that 50 Cent and Nicole Scherzinger released the video to their new single, “Right There,” the entertainers have confirmed that they will perform it on next week’s American Idol. Fans can expect them to take stage on Thursday at 8 PM Eastern.
PREVIEW SELF MADE ALBUM
Before Rick Ross and the Maybach Music team releases their compilation album, Self Made, fans can now preview 30-second snippets from the project before it hits stores. Head over to Amazon.com to sample the rap group’s forthcoming effort and be sure to purchase your copy on May 23rd.
· Click HERE to preview it!
DA BRAT PREPS NEW MIXTAPE
Da Brat is readying her comeback by recording a new mixtape with Jermaine Dupri. The fem-cee, who recently completed a three-year sentence for aggravated assault, has announced that the project should be completed and released on Memorial Day weekend.
· Brat was convicted for attacking a waitress at a club in Atlanta in 2007.
SOULJA BOY PRODUCES FOR 50 CENT
According to Rap-Up.com, Soulja Boy revealed that he’s produced a few songs for 50 Cent’s next studio album. The rapper, who has filmed the remake of Juice, explained that the mogul played his whole album and requested that he make some beats for 50. Soulja stated, “I played some beats, gave him some beats. He’s got some tight beats from me too. I left him like five beats in California and he’s been recording on them.” The two artists previously collaborated for a song called “Mean Muggin,’” which appeared on SB’s latest album, The DeAndre Way.
· Soulja said of 50’s unfinished disc, “He has some soul and he has people singin’ the different hooks. But he’s smart though. It’s still 50, but it’s on another level now.” He added, “He’s got some good stuff on there.”
WILLOW SMITH ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE
According to AOL Music, Willow Smith hopes to attain the same success that she experienced with “Whip My Hair” with the next single off her debut album. The young pop star revealed that her next offering is called “Rock Star.” While it’s unknown when the cut will impact radio, you can check out a quick snippet of the record in the new promo video for her Kids Choice Awards 2011 performance.
KANYE TAPPED FOR 2011 FESTIVAL MAWAZINE
According to SingersRoom.com, Kanye West is scheduled to perform during the 2011 Festival Mawazine: Rhythms of the World. He will be joined by Shakira and Quincy Jones during the event, which kicks off on May 20th and runs through the 28th. Visit the official website for the festival to learn more.
USHER AND SEAN GARRETT TALK BIEBER!
Justin Bieber released his successful documentary, Never Say Never, on DVD last week. The film is an in-depth look at Bieber’s meager beginnings as he puts in the work to become a pop megastar. It features interviews and concert footage and he hopes it finally quiets his haters, who might think he’s some pre-packaged pop phenom. The film culminates with a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City that boasts special guests Usher, Jayden Smith and Miley Cyrus.
· Never Say Never is the second highest documentary film in history, raking in over 73-million dollars at the box office. The number one grossing doc of all-time is Michael Moore’s 2004 film Fahrenheit 911, which raked in over 119-million dollars.
MTV NEWS’ TOP FIVE MOMENTS IN NEVER SAY NEVER
1. Justin Bieber’s hair swoop in 3-D
2. His grandfather’s taxidermy
3. Vintage videos
4. Meeting Bieber’s team
5. The performances