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EMINEM TITLES JOINT EP WITH ROYCE DA 5’9”

Eminem and Royce da 5’9” have come up with a title for their upcoming joint EP. Slim Shady recently tweeted that they have decided to call their project Hell: The Sequel. The disc, which will include contributions from D12’s Mr. Porter, Mobb Deep’s Havoc, Bangladesh and DJ Khalil, will be available on June 14th.

LIL KIM CALLS NICKI MINAJ A COWARD

And the beef continues between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj. The Queen Bee got upset when she learned that her nemesis allegedly tweeted that Kim is “next,” following the news that Osama bin Laden was killed. Since the message isn’t on Nicki’s timeline, Kim then responded with: “What type of coward lame ass bitch tweets some shit and then deletes it. Real bitches stand by what they say Bozo. You cheap stocking cap glued $10 bag hair wig wearing bitch. Get a lace front!!! FYI Indian hair don’t come in green bitch.” As usual, the Young Money princess is yet to respond.

ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP


The official itinerary for the 2011 Essence Music Festival has been released and it looks like concertgoers will get to see Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Boyz II Men and many others on the first night. During the second night of the three-day event, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan and El Debarge will showcase their talents. On the final night, Mary J Blige, New Edition, Trey Songz and a gang of other acts are scheduled to take stage. It’s not too late to score passes for the festival, which takes place during July Fourth weekend in New Orleans. Be sure to visit EssenceMusicFestival.com to learn more.

HERE’S THE FULL RUNDOWN:

Friday, July 1: Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Boyz II Men, Macy Gray, Dwele, Alexander O’Neal and Cherrelle, Soul Rebels Brass Band, Tank, Miguel, Mavis Staples, Irma Thomas

Saturday, July 2: Kanye West, Jill Scott, Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, El Debarge, Eric Benet, Timothy Bloom, Mint Condition, Hot 8 Brass Band, Stephanie Mills, Charmaine Neville Band, Naughty by Nature, To Be Continued Brass Band

Sunday, July 3: Mary J Blige, New Edition, Trey Songz, Kem, Hal Linton, Kourtney Heart, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Rebirth Brass Band, Kelly Price, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Trin-i-Tee 5:7, Brian Courtney Wilson, MC Lyte, Doug E. Fresh, Shamarr Allen and The Underdawgs.

MONICA TO GUEST STAR ON THE VOICE

According to CNN.com, Monica has reportedly been tapped to appear on NBC’s new voice competition, The Voice. The talented singer will not judge the contestants rather she will “offer words of wisdom and help to choose songs that best suit each singer’s vocal style.” It’s currently unknown when Mo’s episode will air but to be on the safe side, just tune in every Tuesday at 9 PM Eastern on NBC.

· Country singer Reba McEntire, singer/songwriter Sia and music director Adam Blackstone are also slated to appear on The Voice.

BIG SEAN ALMOST SIGNED TO SHADY RECORDS

Before Big Sean joined Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label, the rap rookie was actually going to sign with Eminem’s Shady Records. The rapper explained to DealWithNoDeal.net that a radio station was hosting a rap battle that could result in a 10-thousand dollar prize and a deal with Slim Shady. Interestingly enough, Sean lost the competition but he would later go on to impress ‘Ye and ink a deal with the rap vet. Sean is now working on his debut album, Finally Famous, which will be available this summer.

· The disc includes contributions from Chris Brown and Pharrell Williams as well as production from No I.D. and Kanye West.

PLIES ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

According to his official Twitter page, Plies has announced that his next studio album, Purple Heart, will be released later this year. In addition, the Florida rapper tweeted that the lead single off the project is “coming asap.” Plies’ last effort was 2010’s Goon Affiliated, which debuts at number five on the Billboard 200 chart.

MARIAH TWEETS ABOUT DEM BABIES


Now that Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon can enjoy their healthy set of twins, the singer has taken to her Twitter account to show appreciation for everyone who sent personal messages of encouragement before she went into labor. Mi Mi wrote, “I wish I could personally thank all those around the world who continue to send congrats and prayers for #dembabies! They’re doing great! And they are the most incredible gifts we could ever have imagined!” The couple is yet to announce the names for their little boy and girl.

JAY-Z WINS EMMY AWARD?

Yes you read the headline correctly. Jay-Z has reportedly won a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition/ Direction/ Lyrics for Hova’s rendition of “Run This Town.” The rap mogul performed the song during this year’s Super Bowl XLIV opener.

· U2 also won a Sports Emmy Award for their performance at the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

NEW BOYZ COLLAB WITH CHRIS BROWN

We’ve just learned New Boyz have linked up with Chris Brown for a new song called “Better With The Lights Off.” The cut will appear on the rap duo’s upcoming new album, Too Cool to Care, which is due out on May 17th.

LIL WAYNE’S DAUGHTER MAKES 22K OFF REALITY TV

Wanna know how much Toya and Lil Wayne’s daughter is making off reality TV? Well, TMZ has learned the rapper’s eldest, Reginae, is banking 22-thousand dollars plus traveling expenses and a private bank account for appearing on her mother’s BET reality show, Family Affair.

THE BLACK EYED PEAS PLANNING FREE CONCERT IN NYC

The Black Eyed Peas will perform a free concert in New York City’s Central Park on June 9th. The Peas’ Concert 4 NYC will benefit the Robin Hood Foundation, a charity targeting poverty in New York City. Although the show is free, concertgoers must have tickets to enter. More than 50-thousand tickets are available through an online giveaway. VIP tickets will also be sold online. Learn more at BlackEyedPeas.RobinHood.org.

J.LO BEING SUED BY EX

According to RadarOnline.com, Jennifer Lopez’s ex husband, Ojani Noa, is filing a lawsuit against the singer and actress, claiming the song “One Love” off her new album, Love?, is about him. According to an agreement between Noa and Lopez, negative references to Noa are prohibited. He states that J. Lo is in breach of the contract and will also be bringing a separate civil action over the song.

· Ojani Noa was Jennifer’s first husband and his business partner. They tied the knot on February 22nd, 1997 and divorced less than one year later in January of 1998.

NICOLE FROM PCD TO HOST X-FACTOR?

Some more info is slowly being revealed about Simon Cowell’s forthcoming American version of The X-Factor. As has been rumored, People.com is reporting Pussycat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger will indeed be the host of the show after she did such a good job as a guest judge on the British version of the program last summer. As usual, take it for what you will because nothing is set in stone until Simon makes the official announcement.

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