Rihanna Upsets Farmers in Ireland -x- Eric B. & Rakim Nominated for Hall of Fame -x- Common’s Book a NY Times Best Seller -x- MTV Music News


RIHANNA UPSETS LOCALS WHILE SHOOTING NEW VIDEO

Oh Rihanna. The singer caused quite a stir during her video shoot for “We Found Love” in Ireland. The pop princess was spotted not only in a black see-through mesh top but she also went topless! A local farmer told the BBC, “I thought it was inappropriate. I requested them to stop and they did. From my point of view, it was my land, I have an ethos and I felt it was inappropriate. I wish no ill will against Rihanna and her friends. Perhaps they could acquaint themselves with a greater God.” In related news, Ri Ri kept her clothes on for day two of shooting the clip in Northern Ireland on Tuesday.

R KELLY SIGNS ON FOR SPARKLE REMAKE

According to Variety.com, R Kelly has signed on to handle the official soundtrack for the remake of the 1976 musical, Sparkle. The album will more than likely include contributions from the star-studded cast, which boasts Whitney Houston, Cee Lo Green and American Idol alum Jordin Sparks.

BIG SEAN TO PERFORM AT BET HIP HOP AWARDS

According to BET.com, Big Sean, Wale, Meek Mill and Roscoe Dash are all scheduled to perform for the BET Hip Hop Awards. While the next batch of performers will be announced soon, viewers will be able to catch the taping of the Mike Epps-hosted ceremony on October 11th at 8 PM Eastern.

· This year’s show will also honor rap legend LL Cool J with the I Am Hip-Hop Award.

LIL WAYNE, GAME UP FOR O MUSIC AWARDS

HipHopDX.com confirms Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Odd Future have all secured nominations for the second edition of The O Music Awards. In addition, The Game, T-Pain and even the late Notorious B.I.G. have scored nods for the upcoming event. You can check out the full list of nominees and vote for them now at OMusicAwards.com.

· You can expect to view the festivities via OMusicAwards.com (as well as MTV.com, VH1.com, CMT.com, LogoTV.com and MTVHive.com) on Halloween night.

COMMON PENS NY TIMES BEST SELLER

According to RapRadar.com, Common’s newly issued book, One Day It’ll All Make Sense, has debuted at number 20 on the New York Times Best Seller list. After learning that his memoir achieved such an impressive feat, he posted a video on his official YouTube page thanking all those who went out to support the project.

· His next album, The Dreamer, The Believer, is slated to arrive on 11.22.11.

PETEY PABLO SENTENCED TO THREE YEARS

According to TMZ, Petey Pablo is going to have to spend 35 months in federal prison after he was found guilty of concealing a stolen gun into a North Carolina airport. If you don’t remember the incident, which took place last year, the “Freak-A-Leek” rapper had a loaded handgun in his bag, which he immediately denied was his. It’s unknown when Pablo will begin his three-year bid.

ARE YOU READY FOR SUGE KNIGHT DOCUMENTARY?

According to ComingSoon.net, Suge Knight has agreed to let famed director Antoine Fuqua handle his upcoming documentary. The flick, which will premiere on Showtime, was narrated by the former co-founder of Death Row Records and will spotlight “iconic and controversial figures from talented and prestigious filmmakers.” You will learn in his own words how he went from having it all to watching it all disappear. A release date has not yet been announced.

· Fuqua is responsible for Training Day and Brooklyn’s Finest.

ERIC B. & RAKIM UP FOR ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

According to The New York Times, Eric B. and Rakim have received a nomination to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This marks the rap legends’ first time being included in the coveted ballot for the ceremony. Elsewhere, the Beastie Boys have been nominated for the third time. We will keep you posted on if the rappers make the cut.

· To qualify, artist must have a debut album that’s over 25 years old.

· Run-D.M.C., Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five are the only rappers who have been inducted so far.

LIL WAYNE HOPS ON JONAS REMIX

Lil Wayne recently hopped on the remix of Joe Jonas’ “Just in Love.” The song is the second single from Jonas’ forthcoming solo album, Fastlife. Jonas told Billboard that Weezy “just jumped on the record” and that he “loves his rap.” The track also features a guitar solo by Nuno Bettencourt of the rock band Extreme. The remix will be available on iTunes on October 4th. Joe Jonas’ Fastlife album will drop on October 11th.

· Joe Jonas is currently out on tour with Jay Sean and JoJo. The trek rolls into Austin, Texas tonight.

SHAKIRA NAMED LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR

Shakira has been named the 2011 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year. The Colombian superstar, who is currently nominated for three Latin GRAMMY Awards, including Album of the Year, will be honored for her artistic and philanthropic contributions at a tribute dinner and star-studded concert on November 9th at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. Songs from Shakira’s catalog will be performed by notable artists and friends of the honoree.

· Shakira is a seven-time Latin GRAMMY winner and two-time GRAMMY winner.

· Shakira on being honored by the Recording Academy: “It is truly an honor to be in the company of some of the greatest artists and legends of Latin Music.”

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