MTV Music News


GAME DETAINED IN CANADA!

We’ve just learned Game was detained after he tried to enter Canada for several spot shows. The rapper tweeted that since the customs officials denied him entry, he was unable to perform for his waiting fans. While he didn’t explain the reason for being detained, Game wrote, “I’m sorry to all my fans but I was mislead by promoters & assured I would be able to enter.” He is now being held for 14 days until paperwork is filed for his inadmissibility and he faces a judge to see if he will be deported or sentenced for violating Canada’s immigrant entry laws.

· Game later tweeted, “Flew all the way from L-A to be denied and detained?!?!”

GUCCI PLEADS NOT GUILTY FOR BATTERY CASE 

We recently told you that Gucci Mane was arrested after he pushed an unnamed woman out of a moving vehicle in Atlanta. According to the Washington Post, the rapper has just pled not guilty to the battery, reckless conduct and disorderly conduct charges and denies all allegations. We’ll keep you posted with further details.

NICKI MINAJ AND “THE LAPDANCE”

During Lil Wayne’s I Am Music II tour, Nicki Minaj has consistently delivered lap dances to fans and celebrities while performing her verse to Sean Kingston’s “No Letting Go.” The fem-cee started the tour kick-off by grinding on one of her male fans. As the show hit different cities, Nicki danced on Wayne’s lap, then on a female fan, then on NBA guard Chris Paul, and just last night (4/19), Nicki made the Phoenix Suns’ point guard, Steve Nash, smile. According to Minaj, she’s been waiting a long time to showcase her many talents. In case you haven’t seen the footage…

KANYE WEST FOUNDATION CLOSES DOWN

The New York Times reports Kanye West has decided to shut down his charity program, the Kanye West Foundation. The organization, which raised money to help kids excel in school and music, closed after four years for unknown reasons. Yeezy has declined to comment.

· The official website for the organization has not shut down just yet.

WAKA FLOCKA WANTS TO RETIRE “EVERYDAY”

It’s safe to say that Waka Flocka Flame has a love/hate relationship with the music business. The “No Hands” rapper, who just dropped a new mixtape, says he contemplates retiring due to industry politics. We’re sure Waka will be around for quite some time. Be sure to download his new mixtape, Benjamin Flocka, today!

· His sophomore album will be completed later this year.

RIHANNA IS RECORDING A DUET WITH BEYONCE?

According to MisForMusic.com, there are whispers that Beyonce and Rihanna could potentially record their first duet together. A source told the site that Ri Ri wanted to work with Bey “for some time now and after talking about a duet at this year’s GRAMMYs they have finally managed to set aside some time to record together. The song will feature on Beyonce’s album and will be a number one smash hit for sure.” The news comes a few days after Rihanna collaborated with Britney Spears for the first time for the remix to “S&M.

· Bey is currently working on her fourth studio album, which is slated to arrive later this year.

AND…

RIHANNA SCORES 10th NUMBER ONE SINGLE!

Rihanna’s “S&M” rises to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, giving the singer her 10th number one and ownership of a pair of historic chart records. According to Billboard, Ri Ri logs the shortest span between a solo artist’s first and 10th number one hits in the chart’s 52-year history. It took Rihanna only four years, 11 months and two weeks to score 10 chart-toppers. At 23, she is the youngest artists in history with 10 number ones.

50 CENT SEEKS RELATIVES IN NEW VH1 SERIES

50 Cent has reportedly signed on to look for family members in a new Vh1 series called The Origin of Me. The mogul will return to South Carolina to seek his ancestors in Edgefield County, which was once known as one of the “most violent places in the South.” Fans can expect the show to premiere on May 23rd at 9 PM Eastern on Vh1.

· 50 will also meet with the descendants of the slave-owners that enslaved some of the rapper’s ancestors.

THREE 6 MAFIA TO BE ON COOKING SHOW?

We’ve just learned Three 6 Mafia will appear in a new upcoming cooking series on Vh1. DJ Paul and Juicy J will compete against Heidi Montag of MTV’s The Hills, Real Housewives of New Jersey’s Danielle Staub, Jake Pavelka from The Bachelor, singer Ashley Dupre and The Sopranos’ Vincent Pastore to see who can successfully run a restaurant owned by The Dolce Group. Viewers can expect the reality show, Famous Food, to premiere this fall.

· The rap group’s last reality series was Adventures In Hollyhood, which ran on MTV and MTV2 in 2007.

LIL WAYNE ISSUES ALBUM COVER

Lil Wayne has released the official artwork for his upcoming album, Tha Carter IV. On the cover, a young Weezy poses in cap and gown with his signature tattoos edited onto his young face. In addition, fans can expect the disc to now arrive on June 14th.

· TIDBIT: Wayne has issued the Colin Tilley-directed video for “John,” which is the new single from Tha Carter IV. The cut includes verses form Rick Ross. Be sure to check it out on YouTube now!

· So far the disc will include guest appearances from Nicki Minaj and Drake.

JAMIE FOXX TALKS BIGGEST MOMENT OF CAREER

While promoting his latest animated film, Rio, Jamie Foxx sat down with us to recall all of his accomplishments over the years. The man who has won an Oscar his hit song, “Blame It,” is one of his biggest feats to date. His most recent single, “Fall For Your Type” featuring Drake, is sitting at the number 17 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop chart.

· Did you know that Jamie Foxx is the number six most played urban artist on radio?

MARHSA READIES R KELLY TOUR

We recently reported Keyshia Cole and Marsha Ambrosius will be joining R. Kelly’s Love Letter tour. The trek will give the former Floerty member the opportunity to further promote her debut album, Late Nights & Early Mornings, which entered at number one on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart and number two on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. The singer, who just wrapped her joint outing with Melanie Fiona, tweeted, “It will take me a few days to recover from the tour. My sleeping patterns were f*cked up before, I’m all the way out of it now!” Luckily, Marsha will have time to catch up on her sleep as the Love Letter tour dooesn’t kick off until June 2nd in Mississippi.

Here are the official dates:

June 2nd – Southaven, MS

June 3rd – New Orleans, LA

June 4th – Mobile, AL

June 5th – Houston, TX

June 10th – Oakland, CA

June 11th – Los Angeles, CA

June 16th – Chicago, IL

June 17th – St Louis, MO

June 18th – Kansas City, MO

June 19th – Dallas, TX

June 24th – Raleigh, NC

June 25th – Atlanta, GA

June 26th – Birmingham, AL

June 29th – Cleveland, OH

June 30th – Newark, NJ

July 1st – Baltimore, MD

July 2nd – Washington, D.C.

July 3rd – Philadelphia, PA

CEE-LO GREEN TALKS “FORGET YOU”

Cee-Lo Green taped his VH1 Storytellers on Tuesday night at Sony Studios in Culver City, California. The soul crooner performed songs from his entire career from Goodie Mob classics like “Soul Food,” to Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” and “Who’s Gonna Save My Soul” to his latest solo hit “Forget You.” We caught up with Cee-Lo, who told us the song is about his frustration with his record label, after they said they were not happy with his songs he had recorded for his latest album.

“I did it to be ridiculous. I did it to be spiteful in all honesty. I did it to be ridiculous and I wanted to spite the label and be like, ‘Blah, blah, blah, take that’ and ironically enough it was the one (song) they loved.”

VH1 Storytellers: Cee-Lo Green will air Friday, May 20th.


GAGA DOES NOT APPROVE WEIRD AL PARODY

According to Popdust.com, Lady Gaga did not approve Weird Al Yankovic’s parody of “Born This Way,” titled “Perform This Way.” The song, which can be heard on YouTube with a lyrics scroll, was supposed to be the first single from his upcoming album. It did not receive Lady Gaga’s approval so as-of-now it will not be featured on the effort. In the parody, he pokes fun at all the strange costume choices Gaga has made over the years. At the end of the clip, Weird Al states that all proceed from the song and video would have gone to the Human Rights Campaign.

ODD FUTURE TO PERFORM AT PITCHFORK FESTIVAL

Vibe.com reports Odd Future will join the line up for this year’s Pitchfork Music Festival. The annual three-day event will also include performances from Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs, Pharoahe Monch, Bon Iver, Das Racist and many others. The festival will be held at Chicago’s Union Park from July 15th to the 17th. Get tickets now at Ticketmaster.com.

· The festival began five years ago and mainly focuses on independent rock artists.

BLACK EYED PEAS ON MTV’S ABDC

The Black Eyed Peas will make a special appearance on this week’s episode of MTV’s Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew as the “Superstar of the Week.” Eight crews will showcase their choreography skills set to one of the smash hits from BEP. Catch the episode tonight at 10 PM Eastern on MTV.

DAWN RICHARD DEBUTS MINI-DOCU JOURNAL

Dawn Richard of Diddy-Dirty Money has released a mini-documentary journal titled Behind The Dream. To get a closer look at the personal life of the singer, head to DawnRichardBlog.com.

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