Fat Joe Comments on Gays in Rap -x- Jay-Z “Occupy” Shirts -x- Jeezy & T.I. LP? -x- Rihanna Samples Metallica -x- MTV Music News


FAT JOE COMMENTS ON CLOSETED GAYS IN RAP

The issue of homosexual rappers and hip hop continues as Fat Joe recently spoke up on how he feels about it. During an interview with Vlad TV, Joey Crack stated, “I’m pretty sure I’ve done songs with gay rappers.” He feels “there’s millions of gay people in the world” and you should embrace it not hide it. In addition, he believes there is a gay mafia running hip hop and explained, “Not rappers, editorial presidents of magazines, PDs at radio stations, people that give you awards at award shows. This is a gay mafia, my man. They are in power.” He concluded his rant by saying it’s about to be 2012 and you should “rep your set” if you prefer the same-sex.

· What do you think of Joe’s comments?

MARY J BLIGE TO PERFORM LIVE ONLINE CONCERT

To celebrate the release of her highly anticipated album, My Life II, Mary J Blige has decided to showcase her talents through a live online concert. Taking place at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on Thursday, the show will be streamed at 11 PM Eastern. You can expect MJB to perform classic songs as well as new cuts from My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I), which is due November 21st. Visit her official website to learn more about the livestream.

· Mary told The New York Times, “We’re going to do the first My Life in its entirety—really make it something special and once we’re done with that, we’re going to do some of My Life II.”

50 CENT LANDS TV ROLE

According to AllHipHop.com, 50 Cent’s acting resume will now include his first TV role in a show called The Finder. For his one-episode appearance, Curtis will portray “Big Glade,” a hip hop mogul attempting to recover missing material from a deceased rapper. His show will air sometime in January.

DRAKE EXPLAINS TAKE CARE TITLE

During an interview with GQ, Drake broke down the significance of his album title, Take Care. The “Headlines” rapper was surprised that nobody asked him that yet and replied, “I came up with the name when I was on a bus in Birmingham, England, going to a show. Take Care is this thing we use in passing conversation to dismiss bullsh** like, ‘Oh, you couldn’t make it on time? Oh, take care, take care.’” Drizzy added, “We’ve always used that and then I really took so much care making this album. I knew I was going to go home and take longer than six months, I knew that I was literally going to take care of making this project and be attentive, be clear, be immersed in it. Take Care worked.” Be sure to grab the LP on Tuesday!

YOUNG JEEZY WANTS TO MAKE JOINT LP WITH T.I. 

According to XXLMag.com, if Young Jeezy has his way, the next joint album fans should look out for would include himself alongside T.I. The rapper said of The King of The South. “I been on him [to make the LP]. We got a record for his album, it’s crazy. A monster!” The pair has recorded together on numerous tracks, including their newest offering, “F.A.M.E.” No word on when or if Tip is willing to do the joint LP but we’ll keep you posted.

WALE’S UPCOMING TOUR SCHEDULE

Following the success of Wale’s newly released album, Ambition, the rapper has a heavy tour schedule to further promote the effort. So far, the Maybach Music artist has sold out in Philadelphia, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Boston and his hometown of Washington, DC. Be sure to try and get passes for the following dates:

Tues, Nov 15 – Los Angeles, CA

Thurs, Nov 17 – San Diego, CA

Fri, Nov 18 – Tempe, AZ

Sun, Nov 20 – Santa Ana, CA

Tues, Nov 22 – San Francisco, CA

Weds, Nov 23 – Sacramento, CA

Fri, Nov 25 – Seattle, WA

Sat, Nov 26 – Portland, OR

Weds, Nov 30 – Miami, FL

Thurs, Dec 1 – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fri, Dec 2 – Orlando, FL

Sat, Dec 3 – Tallahassee, FL

Sun, Dec 4 – Tampa, FL

Tues, Dec 6 – Athens, GA

MONICA CLEARS UP PREGNANCY RUMORS

To put an end to all the whispers that Monica is pregnant with her first child with husband Shannon Brown, the singer addressed the rumors with GlobalGrind.com. While at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul 3rd Annual Women Behind the Music event, she explained that she is not preggers but would “absolutely” love to carry Brown’s child. She added, “I’m young, he’s young and we want to have that between the two of us, but right now we are enjoying the three that we have blended together.” In related news, Monica is looking forward to releasing her upcoming album, New Life, on February 21st, 2012.

JAY-Z LAUNCHING OCCUPY WALL STREET T-SHIRTS

Jay-Z is looking to capitalize on the Occupy Wall Street movement by releasing an exclusive T-Shirt line through Rocawear that reads “Occupy All Streets.” So will Hov make a direct profit from the protests? A spokeswoman for the Rocawear brand told Gawker, “‘Occupy All Streets’ is our way of reminding people that there is change to be made everywhere, not just on Wall Street. At this time, we have not made an official commitment to monetarily support the movement.” Head to his official website to learn more about his new tees.

CEE-LO, JUSTIN BIEBER TO LEAD NBC’S CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett and Cee Lo Green will be among the stars at the 79th annual Christmas Tree Lighting at Rockefeller Center. Michael Buble, Faith Hill and American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee will also take the stage at the November 30th celebration to light the tree.

· This year, there is a 74-foot Norway Spruce from Mifflinville, Pennsylvania set up in Rockefeller Center in New York City for the holidays.

RIHANNA’S NEW ALBUM ON ITUNES CHART!

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rihanna’s new album, Talk That Talk, has broken the iTunes top 10 more than a week before its scheduled debut. Late last week, the 23-year-old’s forthcoming sixth studio album had reached number nine on the iTunes album chart after the pop star unveiled track teasers from all 11 songs on the album. Talk That Talk will be released on November 21st.

· The album’s first single, “We Found Love” featuring Calvin Harris, earned Rihanna her 11th chart-topping single on the Billboard Hot 100.

AND…

RIHANNA SAMPLES METALLICA IN NEW SONG

Pop singer Rihanna has had many a hit song, and an upcoming one features Metallica. It’s called “Red Lipstick” and includes samples from the legendary metal group’s track “Wherever I May Roam” off the black album. “Red Lipstick” is on Rihanna’s latest record, Talk That Talk, which is out on November 21st.

· In 2009, Metallica’s 1991 self-titled record, known as the black album, became the best-selling CD of the SoundScan era having sold 15.7-million copies to date.

NICKI MINAJ AND DAVID GUETTA TO PERFORM AT THE AMAS

Nicki Minaj and David Guetta will kick off the American Music Awards on November 20th. The two, who scored a hit with “Where Them Girls At?” earlier this year, will take the stage at the top of the show. The event also boasts performances from Katy Perry, LMFAO, Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Pitbull and Maroon 5. See the AMAs on Sunday, November 20th at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.

· Nicki Minaj is up for two American Music Awards: Favorite Hip-Hop Artist and Favorite Hip-Hop Album for Pink Friday.

AND…

NICKI MINAJ ACCUSED OF VERBAL ASSUALT

According to Star magazine, Nicki Minaj allegedly lashed out at her facialist inside at Dawn DaLuise Skin Refinery in Los Angeles. The fem-cee is said to have verbally assaulted the owner, Dawn DaLuise, who says Nicki screamed at her, “Who the f**k do you think you are? Look what you did to my damn face! You think this s**t is worth 170 dollars?” DeLuise tells the mag, “It’s a shame when you see a darling girl turn into a temperamental diva.” Nicki has yet to comment on the incident.

· The Young Money princess was recently accused of assaulting her former maid.

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