Alicia Keys Laughs Off Rumors -x- Game Tells 50 To Come Out The Closet -x- T.I. Released Again -x- R. Kelly’s “Black Panties” -x- Music News


ALICIA KEYS BRUSHES OFF SWIZZ BEATZ RUMORS

Despite the rumors of Swizz Beatz cheating, it seems his wife, Alicia Keys, is not buying it. The singer reportedly threw the love of her life a surprise birthday party at High Line roller skating rink in New York City earlier this week. In addition, she recently tweeted, “Haaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!! Some things are just LAUGHABLE!!!!!! Now, Let’s Continue to SHINE!! Everything else is a waste of time!! Sending love!” The news comes just a day after Swizz’s alleged mistress admitted to Bossip.com that he sent a naked picture of himself to her.

AND…

ALICIA GIVES SWIZZ A SURPISE 

Infidelity rumors aside, Alicia Keys decided to return her husband’s kindness by throwing him a surprise party.

As we reported yesterday, Swizz gifted Alicia with a new Lotus on his birthday. Not to be outdone, UsWeekly.com reports that Alicia had a roller rink constructed beneath The High Line in Manhattan.

– Alicia and Swizz were joined by famous friends such as La La Vasquez, Carmelo Anthony and Gayle King.

SNOOP DOGG LANDS NEW MOVIE ROLE

According to PerezHilton.com, Snoop Dogg has just signed on to appear in a new movie. The West Coast rapper will be in a biopic called The Legend of Fillmore Slim, which follows the life of the former musician and former pimp. The film’s co-producer stated, “This film will span decades, from Slim’s emergence as a musician, to his fascination with the fast life, through his years of incarceration and his redemption.” No word on when it will hit theaters.

· Snoop’s acting credits include Soul Plane, The Bernie Mac Show and The Boondocks.

THE GAME TELLS 50 CENT TO COME OUT THE CLOSET

The Game has truly mastered the art of dissing 50 Cent. The rapper recently posted a series of tweets discussing how closeted homosexuals should come out and admit their sexual preference. Surprisingly, Game wrote, “My girl[’s] hair stylist is GAY & he cool. @50cent GAY n we was cool.” He concludes his rant by saying that if you are gay then you should just say you’re gay. So far Curtis has yet to respond.

MINDLESS BEHAVIOR PREP DEBUT ALBUM #1 GIRL

Mindless Behavior are looking forward to releasing their debut album, #1 Girl, later this month. The teen phenomenon, who are dropping the disc on September 20th, have decided to treat to their fans with four limited-edition covers featuring each member of the group. Shortly after the LP arrives, the group will be in a city near you for The Scream Tour: Next Generation, which is running from September 30th until November 20th. If you’d like to score passes, visit ScreamTour.com today!

· The four members of Mindless Behavior are Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton.

DAVID BANNER DROPS “SWAG” VIDEO

We’ve just learned David Banner has issued the visual to his new single, “Swag.” In the clip, the outspoken rapper takes jabs at rap newcomers including Odd Future, Lil B and Kreayshawn. You can download the new track via iTunes today and look out for his new album to drop later this year. Pay close attention, you just might learn something.

· Check out the lyrics: “The homies is busting slugs/ The women is shaking ass/ A white girl call us ni**a and we just sit back and laugh/ We call it swag.”

T.I. RELEASED FROM PRISON AGAIN

TMZ reports T.I. has just been released from prison for the second time and has entered a halfway house. The rapper is expected to serve the remainder of his probation violation sentence there. His lawyer told the website, “We have good reason to believe that this favorable result was reached because of the proactive and assertive approach taken to protect T.I.’s rights by providing B.O.P. officials and the media with reliable and accurate information and that T.I. did not intend to violate his transfer furlough or any other B.O.P. rules en route from the prison facility in Arkansas to the halfway house in Atlanta.” He will officially free to do whatever he pleases on September 29th.

· Tip will remain under probation supervision for a year.

OUTKAST TO SIGN A NEW RECORD DEAL

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Outkast are in negotiations to record their next album via Epic Records. A source told the site that former Island/Def Jam Chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid “has been busy erasing the company’s tarnished image and rebuilding its roster, which will soon include Outkast and Ciara. Reid has a long history with both acts, who were originally signed to his LaFace Records.” The news comes just weeks after Big Boi revealed that Andre 3000 is working on his solo album as well as a group LP, which is slated for 2012.

MARY J BLIGE DENIES MARRIAGE ISSUES TO EBONY

In the October 2011 issue of Ebony magazine, Mary J Blige not only graces the cover but she addresses rumors of her marriage being on the rocks. The singer stated, “We have disagreements marriage is wonderful, and marriage is very hard… if you are with the right person, the work is worth it.” In related news, MJB said of her upcoming tenth album that the project is “about coming out of that hole and realizing that even when you’re happy, you won’t be everyday.” As previously reported, her next disc, My Life II: The Journey Continues, is due out this fall.

R KELLY REVEALS TITLE FOR NEXT LP

If you thought R Kelly’s Love Letter LP was amazing, we can only imagine what the R&B king is cooking up on his next album. During a recent radio interview, the singer revealed that his next project will be titled Black Panties. In addition, he spilled that the first single off the disc is called “10 Minutes.” This next album will mark his twelfth studio effort to date.

JUSTIN BIEBER IN THE LAB WITH BOYZ II MEN

Justin Bieber recently logged studio time with Boyz II Men for his upcoming Christmas album. Bieber took to Twitter to announce that he was working with the quartet, saying they were the group that made him want to sing. The effort will likely also feature collaborations with Sean Kingston and Taylor Swift. No official release date for the Christmas album has been announced yet, but Bieber did tweet this hint: “thinking about starting Christmas early…like November. #newmusic.”

· Justin Bieber’s tweet: “2day i woke up and realized that the group that made me want to sing @BoyzIIMen are now on the Christmas album singing with me. #DREAMBIG, i used 2 listen to their music and practice the runs. that is how i learned how to sing. now im in the studio with them making music 2gether.”

· It’s not the first time Bieber and Boyz II Men have worked together. The ’90s R&B group appeared in his 3-D film, Never Say Never.

RIHANNA WORKING ON SIXTH ALBUM!

Rihanna took to Twitter recently to confirm that she is working hard on her sixth studio album. RiRi wrote that she can’t wait to start filling in her fans on the details, but she will keep her “zips lips,” keeping a lid on the project until the time is right. Rihanna will serve as a guest judge this season on Simon Cowell’s new show, The X-Factor, which premieres on Wednesday night at 8 PM on FOX.

MICHAEL JACKSON ESTATE UPDATE

Michael Jackson’s estate has generated more than 310-million dollars in the two years since the pop singer died deeply in debt, enabling executors to distribute a preliminary payment of 30-million dollars to Jackson’s mother and children, and to unnamed charities, according to recently filed court documents. Meanwhile, Jackson’s mother is putting the family’s Encino compound up for sale to negotiate the purchase of a new residence for her and Michael’s three children.

· The Encino property, where Jackson grew up and where several of his siblings lived in a cottage near their parents’ home, was appraised at 4.15-million dollars in 2010 but has since undergone extensive renovation.

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