T.I. is FREE! Drops New Single -x- Trey Songz & Rocawear -x- Snoop Pays IRS 500K -x- Tyrese Banned in Delaware -x- Music News


T.I. RELEASED FROM HALFWAY HOUSE 

Finally! T.I. is free to do whatever he pleases as the rapper exited a halfway house in Atlanta on Thursday morning. Tip, who completed his 11 month sentence for probation violation, is expected to have a lavish welcome home brunch this weekend at an undisclosed location. And for all of his fans waiting to hear new material, he recently tweeted, “Got something coming real soon! #imflexin.”

HERE’S THE NEW SINGLE! “I’m Flexin” ft. Big K.R.I.T.

MARY J BLIGE ISSUES NEW SINGLE

Shortly after Mary J Blige revealed on Twitter that the next single off her upcoming album will be “Mr. Wrong,” Rap-Up.com caught up with songwriter Rico Love to talk about the record. The hitmaker stated, “It’s an extremely soulful song that expresses the true level of love that a woman can have for a man who simply is no good for her.” He added, “I wrote it because in many ways I am Mr. Wrong.” Led by her current single, “25/8,” fans can expect her 10th album, My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I), to land on November 21st.

TREY SONGZ LANDS NEW ROCAWEAR DEAL 

Trey Songz can do no wrong. The crooner has reportedly become the new face of Rocawear’s latest fragrance, Evolution. He told AllHipHop.com, “When [Rocawear] came to me about the fragrance, I only had one requirement – that it smell like something that I would actually wear and something that could evolve the fragrance industry.” He added, “The packaging is sleek and it’s a testament of my style.” Evolution by Rocawear is available at Macy’s department stores.

ASHANTI ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE

Wondering what Ashanti has been up to? Well the singer announced during an appearance on The Today Show that her lead offering off her next album is called “No Good.” She stated, “My official single will be out very soon. It’s so phenomenal, oh my gosh!” No word on when her fifth studio effort will be released but we’ll keep you posted.

LIL WAYNE COVERS VIBE

While gracing the cover of the October/November issue of VIBE, Lil Wayne revisited the topic of his alleged Jay-Z diss on “It’s Good.” The rapper explained if it was intentional or not saying, “I know for a fact, music is about perception. You can’t do anything but perceive what you hear.” He added, “If I know that for a fact, I can never be upset about someone’s reaction to it. I’m not gonna say I don’t know what will happen before I say it [on record]. I do know what will happen. I am aware of it. It is what it is.” Visit Vibe.com for more excerpts!

SNOOP DOGG PAYS NEARLY 500K TO IRS 

According to AllHipHop.com, Snoop Dogg has settled his debt with the IRS. The rap vet has finally caught up with his back taxes and forked over the 476-thousand dollars that he’s owed since 2008. In related news, the Dogg father has launched a new social networking site called Viddy. He said in a statement, “I’m giving fans around the world the chance to explore that, and create and share Snoop Dogg inspired video content.”

· For more information, check out Viddy.com/SnoopDogg now.

MARIAH TO DO INTERVIEW ABOUT HER TWINS 

Since Mariah Carey delivered her set of twins, the diva has been pretty quiet on information about her children with Nick Cannon. PerezHilton.com reports that Carey said during a recent interview that she “wants to share the pictures with the world because they’re our children and we’re very proud of them but we just have to be very aware of how we do it.” Since becoming a mom has changed her “outlook on life in so many ways,” Mi Mi plans to do an interview “soon.”

TYRESE BANNED FROM RADIO IN DELAWARE 

While Tyrese continues to promote his upcoming album and movie projects, fans won’t be hearing him on the radio in Delaware anytime soon. Apparently, the crooner, who feels there shouldn’t be liquor stores on every corner near schools, offended the station owner at KISS 101.7 for calling the audience “homies.” Ty’s music will be banned from the station until he offers up an apology, which TMZ says probably won’t happen. Tyrese told TMZ that he simply doesn’t care.

RIHANNA NEEDS A NICKNAME 

MTV News’ James Montgomery wrote an interesting article about Rihanna and her lack of a good nickname. He notes that Rihanna has sold over 20-million copies worldwide, won four GRAMMY Awards, is the official ambassador of Barbados, has signed lucrative endorsement deals with everyone from Gucci to Vita Coco, but lacks a good moniker. “RiRi” and “The Bajan Beauty” are the two most common nicknames used for the singer, but Montgomery offers some others including: “The 21st Century Girl,” “The Admiral,” “The Bajan Baroness,” “The Caribbean Queen,” “The Only Girl” and “The Pride of Barbados.”

NELLY FURTADO DONATES MILLION DOLLARS

According to TheSingersRoom.com, Nelly Furtado will donate one-million dollars to Free The Children, which helps impoverished girls throughout the world. Nelly made the announcement in front of 18-thousand people during We Day in Toronto, Canada.

· Nelly on her million dollar donation: “My charitable mission is to empower girls around the world to realize their full potential. I left a piece of my heart in Kenya earlier this year and I can’t wait to get started on helping girls like the ones I met build a brighter future for themselves, their families and communities”

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