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RIHANNA’S TALK THAT TALK GOES GOLD
According to Nielsen Soundscan, Rihanna’s Talk That Talk has officially gone gold. The singer’s disc, which sits at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart, has amassed sales of over 500-thousand since being released on November 21st via Def Jam Recordings.
To date, Rihanna has sold more than 20-million albums and 60-million singles.
RIHANNA WANTS TO PERFORM WITH COLDPLAY
Rihanna is hoping to soon perform her duet, “Princess of China,” with Coldplay. Ri Ri told England’s The Sun, “I think Chris Martin is a special guy. His songwriting is just beautiful and I am a huge fan. If they want me to sing with Coldplay, I will be waiting for the call. I’d love to perform with them.” There are now rumors of them performing together at the 2012 Brit Awards. As previously reported, Martin recently said of Rihanna that she is the “greatest singer in the world.”
DRAKE’S TAKE CARE SITS HIGH ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART
This week, Drake’s Take Care claimed the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Unable to out-do Adele’s 21, the Toronto emcee’s studio sophomore effort reportedly earned an additional 72-thousand copies, bringing its total sales to just over 1.2-million units moved since late last year. The disc, which includes guest contributions from Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj, is out now. Elsewhere on the chart, Young Jeezy’s latest project, TM 103: Hustler’s Ambition, sits at the number three spot and has amassed sales of over 300k to date.
AMBER ROSE CONFIRMS KANYE AND KIM KARDASHIAN RUMORS
Amber Rose has a secret to tell. Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend recently revealed to Star magazine that the rumors of the rap star hooking up with Kim Kardashian were actually true. Back in 2009, the reality star was accused of cheating on her former beau, Reggie Bush, with Yeezy and Rose feels she’s a “homewrecker.” Amber stated, “Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together. They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other.” Apparently, Kim never explained or defended her actions, even after Amber emailed her. Rose stated, “I want to thank her because if she was never a homewrecker, then I never would have met Wiz [Khalifa], and I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now.” There you have it.
Are you surprised by the news?
CHRIS BROWN TURNS DOWN ALL INTERVIEWS FOR 2012
According to an interview with Billboard, Chris Brown’s manager, Tina Davis, announced that the singer has decided to not do any interviews or media in 2012. The crooner will instead “concentrate on performing and recording.” In addition, she stated, “We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in anyway. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent.” The news comes after Breezy vented his frustrations in 2011 for constantly being asked about his incident with ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.
Do you think this is a smart move? How will he promote his next album, Fortune, which will arrive in March?
LUDACRIS TO OPEN CHICKEN AND BEER RESTAURANT
According to his Twitter page, Ludacris has announced plans to open a new restaurant called Chicken & Beer inside an airport in his hometown of Atlanta. The rapper wrote, “I’m taking my restaurateur footprint into the busiest airport in the WORLD!” The new business venture, which will be opened in Hartsfield-Jackson ATL International, is actually named after his 2003 album, Chicken-n-Beer. In related news, he is also working on his eighth album, Ludaversal. Check the throwback cover!
MARY J BLIGE TALKS RECORDING MY LIFE II
When you think of Mary J Blige, there’s one word that should come to mind: original. The living legend has put out timeless music without compromising who she is, which she told us has been the key to her success. MJB’s latest album, My Life II: The Journey Continues, currently sits at the number 20 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
This week, her album sold an additional 22-thousand copies, bringing its total sales to over 400k.
NICK CANNON HOSPITALIZED
Nick Cannon had a health scare while celebrating the holidays in Aspen, Colorado. Mariah Carey’s husband was hospitalized for “mild” kidney failure but fortunately he’s doing better. Mi Mi wrote on her official website, “We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.”
JENNIFER HUDSON SETS SECRET WEDDING DATE
During a recent interview on NBC’s Dateline, Jennifer Hudson revealed she is making progress with her on-going wedding plans. In fact, the singer has set a date! While she’s going to keep mum on the day she’ll exchange vows with David Otunga, she spilled on what her wedding dress looks like. Hudson explained, “It’s a show. It has three pieces to it. I designed it myself. It has a coat for the entrance and then when I get ready to walk, you take that part off. And then it’s another dress. And then by the time I get to the altar, it’s a whole new dress.” The pair has been together since 2008 and share one child, David Otunga, Jr.
JAY-Z, TIMBALAND HEADS TO COURT OVER “BIG PIMPIN” LAWSUIT
We previously reported Jay-Z and Timbaland were accused of allegedly sampling “Khosara, Khosara” in their hit song, “Big Pimpin.’” The children of a Bollywood composer named Baligh Hamdy filed a lawsuit and a judge recently decided that he case will go to trial. Apparently Hova’s camp only secured the “economic rights” to the song to use the sample, but they did not get permission from Hamdy’s children to sample, loop and rhyme over the original song. While it’s unknown what damages the plaintiff is seeking, a judge wants the jury to decide if Hova profited from performing “Big Pimpin’” during his live shows.
SWIZZ BEATZ TO OPEN ART GALLERY
During an interview with Life + Times, Swizz Beatz has announced plans on opening an art gallery. The hitmaker, who enjoys painting in his spare time, revealed that the gallery will showcase work that he’s collected during his international travels. He explained, “I want my gallery to be for young up and coming artists from around the world that people wouldn’t easily discover,” he said. “I feel like I found the new [Andy] Warhol in Japan, the new [Takashi] Murakami in Hong Kong—not to compare their work so much but as far as [their] thinking outside of the box. I found a couple of sick artists in Africa, in Mexico too.” In related news, he’s working on his upcoming album, Haute Living, which will drop in 2012.
PLIES FOUND LIABLE FOR SHOOTING
We previously reported Plies was facing a 10-million dollar lawsuit stemming from a 2006 shooting inside a nightclub in Gainesville, Florida. We’ve now learned that he rapper and his brother were found civilly liable for the incident that led to five victims getting injured moments before Pies was scheduled to perform at the venue. After the jury deliberated for eight hours, the victims were given a total of 200-thousand dollars.
His lawyer Robert A. Rush previously said in a statement, “The plaintiffs’ claims against my client continue to be without merit, we look forward to having this resolved in a court of justice.”
JANET JACKSON BECOMES FACE OF NUTRISYSTEM
According to her official website, Janet Jackson has announced that she’s the face of the weight loss company, Nutrisystem. The singer, who previously battled with yo-yo dieting and weight gain, is expected to appear in nationwide campaign with her success story. She said in a statement, “Dieting never worked for me, counting calories never worked for me, and denying myself the foods I love never worked for me. I needed a better plan, and I found it with Nutrisystem.” She said, “There are millions of women like me who want to be successful but don’t have the tools to do it on their own. I hope I can help inspire them.” The news comes just a few months after the icon released her latest book, True You, which is out now.
COMMON EXPLAINS WHY KANYE WAS LEFT OFF LP
During an interview with XXLMag.com, Common broke down the reason he failed to collaborate with Kanye West for his upcoming album, The Dreamer/The Believer. Since he’s been a longtime friend with ‘Ye, he wants everyone to know that the disc is being released on Warner Bros. He explained, “It’s on my own imprint as far as Think Common, yes, but I’m still G.O.O.D. Music-affiliated. That’s my family no matter what. Business-wise we just didn’t do the G.O.O.D. Music thing, but ‘Ye is my brother for good.” You can pick up The Dreamer/The Believer on December 20th.
Common’s last three albums, 2005′s Be, 2007′s Finding Forever and 2008′s Universal Mind Control, were all released via West’s G.O.O.D. Music.
COMMON STREAMS ENTIRE ALBUM ONLINE
Before fans pick up Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer LP, the Chicago native is allowing everyone the chance to preview the disc in its entirety. He said he’s confident people will love and appreciate his ninth studio effort. The 12-track project was executive produced by No I.D. and features contributions from Nas, John Legend and poet Maya Angelou. Be sure to pick it up on Tuesday (12/20).
ASHANTI’S COMEBACK SINGLE WITH BUSTA RHYMES
Wanna know what Ashanti has been up to? The singer has just released a comeback single called “The Woman You Love” which features Busta Rhymes. According to Rap-Up.com, the song was released via Ashanti’s own label Written Entertainment. In addition, you can expect her untitled fifth studio effort to drop next year.
AMY WINEHOUSE TO BE HONORED BY VH1 DIVAS CELEBRATES SOUL
Vh1 Divas Celebrates Soul will include a special tribute to Amy Winehouse. It was announced this week that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine and Wanda Jackson will perform songs in honor of the late British singer. This year’s Divas will also pay tribute to the great cities of soul music, including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia. Tune in to VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul to see the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Mary J Blige and more, Monday on Vh1 at 9 PM Eastern.
MADONNA SIGNS THREE ALBUM DEAL WITH INTERSCOPE RECORDS
Madonna has inked a three album deal with Interscope Records and will release her first album in five years in March. The first single from the effort “Gimme All Your Luvin,” will be released the last week in January before she takes the stage at the Superbowl Halftime show on February 5th. Madonna’s upcoming film W.E., which is nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, is scheduled for a wide release on February 3rd.
GUCCI TO DROP NEW MIXTAPE SOON
Now that Gucci Mane has been released from prison, he’s wasting no time to put out new music. Similar to T.I.’s recent announcement, fans can expect La Flare to issue a new mixtape called Gucci Classics 2, which will arrive on or before New Year’s Eve. As previously reported, Gucci just completed a six month sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct and one of disorderly conduct.
RIHANNA SCORES SEVENTH STRAIGHT WEEK AT NUMBER ONE
According to Billboard, Rihanna matches her longest streak atop the Billboard Hot 100, as “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at number one. She had previously led for seven weeks with “Umbrella,” featuring Jay-Z back in 2007 and as a guest on Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” last year. LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” is locked at number two for the sixth straight week and is hot on Rihanna’s heels as it tops the on Digital Songs chart, selling over 149-thosuand downloads. Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain” remains at number three, while Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away” leaps five spots to number four and marks her sixth top five hit from her Teenage Dream album. Flo Rida holds at number five with “Good Feeling.”
“We Found Love” also ties Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for the longest run at the top this year. The last song to score a longer run at number one was Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK,” which lead the chart for nine weeks back in 2010.
LADY GAGA TOPS FEMALE EARNERS IN 2011
According to Forbes, Lady Gaga is music’s top-earning woman in 2011. Gaga earned 90 million dollars from album sales, touring and endorsements, which doubles the estimated earnings of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, who came in at number two and three respectively. Beyonce raked in a cool 35 million dollars to come in at number four, while Rihanna rounds out the top five with 29 million.
The numbers reflect earnings between May 2010 and 2011.
P!nk, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Adele, Alicia Keys and Britney Spears round out the top ten.
Overall, U2 was Forbes’ top act in music, raking in over 195 million dollars.
STUDY FINDS WE DRINK MORE WITH LOUD MUSIC!
According to a U-K study, loud music makes people drink more alcohol. NME reports that research finds that alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing and the noise makes it harder for people to work out how much they are drinking. Do you drink more booze when you’re at a loud concert?
ICE CUBE CONFIRMS FRIDAY IS COMING BACK!
Just a few weeks after we reported rumors about a fourth installment of the Friday franchise, Ice Cube recently confirmed to TMZ that the film is a go. In addition, the upcoming flick will include the original cast…and yes, Chris Tucker has agreed to reprise his role as “Smokey.” A rep for Cube Vision Productions said in a statement, “[Ice Cube] is very excited about this and has every intention to make it happen.” No word on when the comedy will hit the big screen, we’ll keep you posted.
RICK ROSS PREPS JAY-Z COLLABORATION
During an interview with MTV Sucker Free’s DJ Envy, Rick Ross shed new light on his upcoming album, God Forgives, I Don’t. Rozay says the project will definitely include guest verses from Jay-Z and stated, “You know, whenever me and the homie come together to collaborate, we gotta make it something special for Hip Hop,” he said. “We always make sure we have fun with it, but this record right here, this is our biggest collaboration ever.” The disc is slated to drop early 2012.
· Ross also addressed his recent health scare and explained, “I’m a grinder, I’m a hustler. That’s the next order of business. You’re so used to moving at 80 miles per hour. I gotta get rest now. Well, I’m supposed to. I try to. That’s what it was. I’m blessed, man. I went in and had my MRI and everything came back straight. It was just a case of me being overly exhausted.”
JAGGED EDGE FACING LAWSUIT FOR MISSING WEDDING
According to TMZ, Jagged Edge was recently accused of failing to show up for a scheduled performance. But not just any showcase, the R&B group missed someone’s wedding! After allegedly being paid 10-thousand dollars for the gig, a man named Victor Diaz tells the site he’s looking to file a lawsuit even though the band says they knew nothing about the ceremony. He claims, “They humiliated me and cost my wife her dream.” A rep for the band stated, “They are very heartbroken and sad that [Victor's] wedding got destroyed due someone using our name without permission.”
WATCH THE THRONE LYRICS TURNED INTO IFC FILM
Jay-Z and Kanye West are expected to appear in an upcoming movie from IFC Films…well, kinda. The lyrics from their GRAMMY-nominated album, Watch the Throne, have been turned into a three-minute mini-movie. According to PopDust.com, the clip is described as a skit “structured to resemble a conversation between three female twenty-something roommates about partying and general lifestyle discrepancies.” You have to view the short film to fully understand:
MARY J BLIGE WILL WAIT TO SHOOT VIDEO FOR BEYONCE DUET
From the moment we first heard Mary J. Blige’s “Love A Woman” featuring Beyonce, we though this will make an amazing video! While promoting latest album, My Life II: The Journey Continues, the “Mr Wrong” singer said she’d love to shoot the visual but will wait until Jay-Z’s pregnant wife finds time in her busy schedule. The track marks the first time the singers have collaborated together. In related news, fans can now purchase My Life II: The Journey Continues online and in stores now.
· MJB recently performed “Need Someone” on X Factor USA.
PITBULL, CHRIS BROWN ISSUES NEW VIDEO
Before Pitbull released his video for “International Love” he spoke to Rap-Up.com about that the visual represents. The rapper stated, “It’s all about the music being global, the music being the universal language and it goes to show you no matter what language you may speak and or not speak, you speak music.” The Chris Brown-assisted club anthem is lifted from his latest album Planet Pit. You can check out the David Rousseau-directed clip via Pitbull’s official website now.
LL COOL J REACTS TO NOT BEING INDUCTED… YET
After coming on the scene back in 1984, LL Cool J’s contributions to hip hop changed and gave new life to the genre. Put simply, the rapper, who has released thirteen studio albums and two greatest hits compilations, is a living legend. However, he is still waiting to be inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. On April 14th, the Beastie Boys will join Guns N Roses and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in the music museum in Cleveland.
· Do you think LL will eventually make it?
JAY-Z HINTS AT MORE JOINT ALBUMS WITH KANYE WEST
If you can’t stop playing Watch The Throne, we’re happy to report that Jay-Z told MTV News that there might be another joint project with Kanye West. Hova explained, “We — I say ‘we’ because I’m in Throne mode — we’re in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year. You know, we’re really in a great place creatively. We really found our zone.” We’ll keep you posted with further updates. In related news, here are the rap moguls remaining stops for their Watch The Throne tour:
12-12 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
12-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
PLIES FACING 10 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT!
According to AllHipHop.com, Plies is currently wrapped up in a 10-million dollar lawsuit stemming from a 2006 shooting inside a nightclub in Gainesville, Florida. In the suit, five victims were injured following a shooting that occurred before Pies was scheduled to perform at the venue. After learning about the hefty lawsuit, his lawyer Robert A. Rush said in a statement, “The plaintiffs’ claims against my client continue to be without merit, we look forward to having this resolved in a court of justice.” We’ll keep you posted.
THE NEXT SINGLE OFF DRAKE’S TAKE CARE WILL BE…
According to HipHop-N-More.com, Drake has announced that his next single off his Take Care LP will be “The Motto.” In addition to shooing a visual for the Lil Wayne-assisted track, the record will officially impact radio on January 10th. Up next, the title track with Rihanna is expected to run as the promo single for the album.
NAS REMEMBERS AMY WINEHOUSE
We all know Nas had a great friendship with the late Amy Winehouse, but the rapper has spilled new details about what he misses most about the soul singer. In a interview posted on Vimeo.com, the rapper said of Amy, “It’s a bittersweet feeling to do something with her now that she’s not here. I’m happy. The sweet part is that fans have new music from her, new because they’ve never heard it. The bitter part is that she’s no longer her to really give it to us and deliver her music and for us to see her smile and hear her voice.” Nas is featured on Winehouse’s latest disc, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, which is available now.
PHARRELL TO HELP SCORE 2012 ACADEMY AWARDS
According to Deadline.com, Pharrell Williams has reportedly agreed to serve as a musical consultant for the 2012 Academy Awards. The Neptunes producer will work alongside Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer for the highly anticipated ceremony. This marks their first time being the musical supervisors for the event which is scheduled to take place on February 26th, 2012 at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California.
T.I. SAYS EMINEM HELPED WIRH HIS DRUG ADDICTION
According to Billboard.com, T.I. credits Eminem with helping him overcome his drug addiction. The rapper failed to admit his drug of choice but did reveal that his addiction began after he received medication for oral surgery. Tip stated, “I haven’t had a chance to speak to Em since I’ve been home,” He said. “I heard that while I was down, he was trying to get in contact with me, but I don’t know if the dots just didn’t connect. [Eminem] overcoming his own adversities, winning the battle against his own demons and continuing to break the mold and re-set the standard of what it means to be the most successful hip-hop artist in the game … I salute that to no end.”
SNEAK PEEK OF T.I.’S FAMILY REALITY SHOW
We’re all waiting patiently for T.I. to premiere his upcoming VH1 reality series, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. In the lengthy teaser for the show, Tip returns home from his prison stint, balances being a dad to six kids and treats his wife to a romantic dinner. T.I. stated, “I got a million and one reasons to be out doing what I do professionally, but the most important thing to me in the world is family. I can’t make one single mistake. Family is priority number one.” Be sure to catch the series premiere on December 5th at 9 PM ET on VH1.
NEXT WATCH THE THRONE SINGLE ANNOUNCED
HipHop-N-More.com reports the next single off Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch The Throne LP will be The Neptunes-produced cut, “Gotta Have It.” Fans can expect the follow-up to “N***as In Paris” to officially impact radio December 6th. The rap duo is currently on their massive Watch The Throne tour. Here’s the remaining tour stops:
12-01 Chicago, IL – United Center
12-05 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
12-06 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
12-09 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
12-10 San Jose, CA – HP Pavilion
12-12 Los Angeles, CA – Staples Center
12-18 Vancouver, British Columbia – Rogers Arena
CHECK OUT ALBUM SNIPPETS FOR SNOOP, WIZ KHALIFA LP
Before Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa release the upcoming soundtrack to their stoner comedy Mac and Devin Go to High School, fans can stream lengthy snippets from the project. The disc, which includes collaborations from Juicy J, Mike Posner and Bruno Mars, will be available on December 13th and can be pre-ordered now via iTunes. Head over to Rap-Up.com to check out the 90-second previews or GET ALL 21 MINUTES BELOW!
· There is no release date for the actual film, Mac and Devin Go to High School.
LIL WAYNE, EMINEM PREP JOINT TOUR
According to his official Facebook page, Lil Wayne has announced that he plans to tour with Eminem after he wraps his I Am Still Music outing. Wayne has not revealed any dates for the highly anticipated trek with Slim Shady, but the duo is scheduled to touch down in Fiji, Australia and South Africa. We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.
· Are you excited for the tour? Would you travel overseas to see them perform?
DIDDY’S SON ACCEPTED INTO UCLA
According to RapRadar.com, Diddy is proud to announce that his eldest son, Justin Combs, has reportedly accepted a full scholarship to play football for UCLA. The mogul expressed his joy in the following statement, “As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life. This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about. Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream.”
USHER AND EX WIFE FIGHT OVER CUSTODY
Things between Usher and his ex-wife, Tameka Raymond, are not looking good. The mother of his two kids claims the crooner has failed to follow his legal obligations, when it comes to sharing joint custody of their sons. TMZ reports Tameka has filed documents requesting that a judge no longer allow Usher to have joint physical custody. In addition, she is seeking more money for child suppor,t since there’s allegedly been a “substantial change in [Usher's] income” since they got divorced. We’ll keep you posted.
MARY J BLIGE TALKS BEYONCE DUET
During an interview with Billboard.com, Mary J. Blige spoke about her first time collaborating with Beyonce for her latest album, My Life II … The Journey Continues (Act I). On a record called “Love A Woman,” MJB explained how the duet came together. Since the track was originally recorded for Beyonce’s recent album, Mary explained, “She had her A&R people play the record for us. I’m sitting in the back thinking, ‘Is she really going to give me this record? That’s crazy! It’s amazing,’” Blige recalled. “I asked her A&R person and he said, ‘Yes, she wants you to have the record, but she wants to stay on it with you.’ I loved that idea and I’m thankful. I thank Beyoncé for the record.” Be sure to pick up My Life II … The Journey Continues (Act I), available in stores now.
ROBIN THICKE’S ALBUM SNIPPETS ARE AVAILABLE
Before Robin Thicke drops his highly anticipated album, Love After War, fans can now check out snippets from the fifth studio effort. The disc only has one guest feature, from Lil Wayne, and the 15-track project can be previewed via his official website or by clicking the image above. In addition, Love After War lands on December 6th.
· Robin dedicates “Lovely Lady” to his wife Paula Patton.
DAY26 LAUNCHES NEW ONLINE REALITY SHOW
In case you were wondering what’s going on with Day26 these days, the R&B group are rebuilding and working on new material. This after they parted ways with their former member, Que. In their new online series, you can watch Willie, Brian, Mike, and Robert start to record their upcoming album, titled A New Day, which will be released early next year. Head over to their official website to catch up on the band.
· The group is still signed with Atlantic Records, but they are no longer attached to Diddy’s Bad Boy imprint.
BIEBER NOT PERFORMING LIVE AT ROCKEFELLER!
Justin Bieber was rumored to be performing live at the Rockefeller Center lighting ceremony, but CBSLocal.com reports it will be a pre-taped performance. The ceremony is set on the same night President Barack Obama will be in town and the NYC Department of Transportation has issued gridlock and detour warnings.
SOULJA BOY SAYS HE IS INNOCENT
Despite facing some serious criminal charges, Soulja Boy Tell’em maintains his innocence. After the rapper was released from police custody Tuesday, he made a quick statement to his fans and the press waiting outside, saying he is innocent. The 21-year-old was arrested Tuesday after police pulled over the black Cadillac Escalade he was riding in. After what police are calling a routine traffic stop, they detected a strong marijuana odor and searched the vehicle. Officers found marijuana, guns and cash in the SUV. Sources told CBS Atlanta that police found more than five ounces of pot and 46-thosuand dollars in cash in the rented vehicle. Soulja and the four men who were riding with him were all booked and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
ANNOUNCES DATES FOR VMAS AND MOVIE AWARDS
The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on September 9th. No word yet on a city or venue for the 29th annual show. Meanwhile, the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will beam out live from Los Angeles on June 3rd, 2012. The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards drew the biggest audience in the show’s history with over 12.4-million viewers.
· Beyoncé’s big MTV VMA pregnancy reveal moment at the 2011 Video Music Awards made social media history by giving Twitter a record bump: 8,868 tweets per second.
KANYE WEST TO DROP G.O.O.D. MUSIC IN THE SPRING
Kanye West took to Twitter to announce he will release a new album in the spring. He wrote: “Goodmusic. The album. Spring 2012.” His label, Def Jam, also confirmed the release in a tweet. The G.O.O.D. Music effort could contain tracks from Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Mos Def, Common, Pusha T and John Legend. Kayne and Jay-Z will kick off the Watch The Throne Tour on October 28th in Atlanta, Georgia.
LIL WAYNE TALKS TO GQ
Lil Wayne is on the cover of the GQ’s music issues along with Eminem and Keith Richards. According to Rap-Up.com, Weezy speaks candidly in the magazine about planning to retire at 35 to spend more time with his kids. He admitted that he does not like being sober and he wishes he could get back to smoking weed and drinking syrup. Weezy added that he thinks someone slipped something into his drink that made him want to get a bunch of tattoos. You can read more in the November issue of GQ magazine, when it arrives at newsstands on Tuesday.
RICK ROSS RESCHEDULES MORE SHOWS?
Rick Ross was scheduled to play a show in Los Angeles this weekend, but the rapper, who recently suffered a major health scare, has rescheduled the event for January 2012. TMZ reports that promoters feel it is too soon for Ross to get back on stage and that he needs more time to get better. Rozay was believed to have suffered two seizures last week and last tweeted on October 14th. We’ll keep you posted on his progress.
JAY-Z GETS ANIMATED
According to MTV News, Jay-Z is set to appear in a new animated sitcom. Hov will reportedly star, in cartoon form, in the first episode of the Hub TV series, Secret Millionaires Club. Jay will reportedly give a group of children financial advice on the show. The rapper is set to star in four episodes of the series, which kicks off Sunday on Hub TV.
KELLY ROWLAND IS “DOWN FOR WHATEVER” IN NEW VIDEO
Kelly Rowland takes it all off in her new video for “Down for Whatever.” The sexy clip for the RedOne-produced single off her third album, Here I Am, features the former Destiny’s Child singer in a few different skimpy outfits. Rowland wears a zebra-print leotard with top hat, a bra with panties and also is totally nude, with her privates covered in an artsy manner. She also gets cozy with her male co-star in the clip with day-glow paint in a black lit room.
· See the sexy clip HERE!
KARDASHIANS “SURPRISED” BY OBAMA DISS!
First Lady Michelle Obama recently told iVillage that her husband, President Barack Obama, does not like their daughters watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians. TMZ reports that the stars of the reality show are “surprised” by the diss and believe that Sasha and Malia Obama could “learn” from watching their series. The girls reportedly said Obama told them the show was “great” when they met him last year.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM KARDASHIAN!
Reality star Kim Kardashian turns 31 years old today! The star, who became famous for starring in a sex tape with Ray J back in 2007, recently married basketball player Kris Humphries. For her birthday this year, Kim says she has asked her family to donate money to The Dream Foundation, which helps make dreams come true for adults with life-threatening illnesses. You can keep up with Kim on Twitter by following @KimKardashian now!
RICK ROSS PERFORMED AT BET HIP-HOP AWARDS
As you all may know, the BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped this weekend in Atlanta and hip hop heavy weights like Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Wale, Roscoe Dash, Big Sean and Meek Mill all took the stage during the star-studded event. Hosted by Mike Epps, viewers at home will be able to catch the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards when it airs on October 11th at 8 PM Eastern.
NE-YO EXPECTING BABY BOY
According to Uptown Magazine, Ne-Yo has revealed the sex of his second child with longtime girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw. The crooner announced that he’s having his first son, who will join his 10-month-old daughter, Madilyn. The singer told the mag, “I’ve always prided myself on being able to make music that everybody can listen to and that’s not gonna change. That’s just reinforced now that I have a little girl and a little boy on the way. Yeah, I’m doing the same thing I’ve been doing.”
· Ne-Yo recently cleared up rumors that he proposed to the mother of his kids. He tweeted that he will let fans know if and when that happens.
KANYE WEST ADDED TO BIG DAY OUT FESTIVAL
According to his official website, Kanye West has joined the lineup for this year’s Big Day Out Festival in Australia. Beginning on January 20th through February 5th, Yeezy will be joined by Odd Future, Soundgarden, My Chemical Romance and many others. To learn more about the event, visit BigDayOut.com now.
· Tickets will be available for purchase beginning on October 12-14.
GAME PROMISES TO RESPOND TO 50 CENT
Late last week, 50 cent shot subliminal lyrics directed towards The Game in his newly released track “Love, Hate, Love.” After learning the news, the West Cost native took to his official Twitter page and promised that as soon as he is done touring, he will be in the studio recording another diss track aimed at Curtis. Looks like this is just one beef that will never go away.
· Game wrote that 50’s face looks like something from Planet Of The Apes.
T-PAINS TALKS NEW SINGLE
After listening to his new single “5 O’Clock,” featuring Lily Allen, we gotta admit that T-Pain definitely has a hit on his hands. The singer told Rap-Up.com, “The song is basically about me being where I am at a club. I’m just taking too long and Lily wants me to come home right now,” explained T-Pain. “And it happens a lot with me in real life, so why not make a song about it? She doesn’t care where I am or what I’m doing, she just wants me to come home. But she needs me, she needs her hubby.” Fans can now check out the visual for “5 O’Clock” off Teddy’s upcoming album rEVOLVEr online now.
· Do you think Wiz Khalifa was the perfect feature for the single?
TRAVIS PORTER RELEASED NEW MITXTAPE
HipHop-N-More.com reports Travis Porter recently dropped a new mixtape, titled Differenter 3. The rap group reportedly reached out and landed contributions from artists like Kelly Rowland, Big Sean, Tyga, YG, Jeremih, Wale, Lloyd and many more. Make sure you download their new mixtape and check out the fun cover concept they chose.
NEW MUSIC FROM MOBB DEEP
According to HipHop-N-More.com, Mobb Deep has teamed up with Queens native Aaron LaCarte for a new song called “Illson 2012.” As previously reported, Havoc and Prodigy are expected to release their much-hyped project, Black Cocaine EP, on Black Friday, which is November 25th.
JUSTIN BIEBER TO RELEASE CHRISTMAS LP NEXT MONTH!
Justin Bieber shot a music video for a song called “Mistletoe,” last week. The young singer took to Twitter to keep fans up to date on the shoot. He also announced his Christmas album, tentatively titled Under The Mistletoe, will arrive in stores on November 1st. The album features The Band Perry, Boyz II Men, Usher and rumored collaborations include Taylor Swift and Sean Kingston.
DRAKE ISSUES “HEADLINES” VIDEO
In case you missed it, Drake released the video to his new single “Headlines,” on Sunday night. You can watch the clip via his blog October’s Very Own. Drake’s sophomore effort, Take Care, lands in stores on October 24th.
· The video was shot in his hometown of Toronto.
CHRISTINA AGUILERA TALKS “MOVES LIKE JAGGER”
Christina Aguilera teamed up with Maroon 5 for their new hit single “Moves Like Jagger.” The song held onto the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for four weeks and is showing no signs of slowing down. Aguilera told MTV News that she “loved” the song the first time she heard it and said it “has elements from the 60’s and ‘70s, yet is so current and unique.” Right now, the singer is working on the follow-up to 2010’s Bionic, which is reportedly due next summer.
· Christina Aguilera on “Moves Like Jagger:” “The first time I heard the song, I loved it. The song has elements from the ’60s and ’70s, yet is so current and unique.”
CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S SECRET POTION
Christina Aguilera has released the commercial for her new fragrance Secret Potion. The singer is featured in the spot, riding in an elevator spraying herself with the perfume. As she makes her ascent, the fragrance seemingly transforms her dull outfit into a party outfit. Right now, Secret Potion is only out in the U-K, but head to Christina-Aguilera-Perfumes.com to see the commercial and get more info.