Nicki Sets Twitter Record -x- Jay-Z Lands Duracell Endorsement -x- Brandy and Monica Record Another Duet -x-Nelly and Dre Collab -x- Wiz Responds to “Pink & Yellow” Allegations -x- MTV Music News


NICKI MINAJ SETS NEW TWITTER RECORD

According to AllHipHop.com, Nicki Minaj has reportedly set a new record on Twitter. The fem-cee is now the most followed Hip-Hop artist on the social networking website. The Queens native has amassed over 8.1-million followers as of press time. She beats out the previous record holder, Eminem, by nearly 17-thousand more followers.

LUDARIS TO RELEASE LUDAVERSAL IN MAY

According to Billboard.com, Ludacris is expected to release his upcoming album, Ludaversal, this spring. In addition, the rapper shared that the first single will be issued in March. As far as guest features, Luda spilled, “Usher is one person that I’ve already worked with, and in terms of other artists, you can say that there’s going to be a lot of surprises on here.” He added, “It’s been a minute since I’ve been away from music, and there is just so much to talk about. So [the album] is mostly about my personal life, my travels, my experiences, rumors, gossip — you know, everything coming together in one.” Fans can expect his eighth studio project to be available in May.

In the meantime, be sure to download his latest mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts.

MONICA REUNITES WITH BRANDY IN THE STUDIO

Good news! It looks like Monica and Brandy recently recorded another duet, which marks their first since “The Boy Is Mine” was released 14 years ago. The singers tweeted back to back about the reported studio session, which B- Rocka wrote, “Wonderful night in the studio. I wasn’t 100%, but I gave it my all and it turned out great! Just a little more raspy than normal.” The song, rumored to be titled “Turn The Lights On,” will likely appear on Brandy’s follow-up to 2008’s Human.

JAY-Z BECOMES DURACELL SPOKESPERSON

According to Billboard.com, Jay-Z has landed a new endorsement deal with Duracell. The mogul said in a statement, “I believe in the future of wireless energy and I believe that Duracell Powermat is the company to bring on the revolution.” Jay added, “I’m partnering with Duracell Powermat because they’re providing the solutions for the future.” Hov will serve as the face and voice of the brand as well as an investment partner.

WALE ADDS OVERSEAS DATES FOR AMBITION TOUR

To further support his sophomore album, Wale has announced that his Ambition tour will travel overseas. The Maybach Music Group rapper is expected to perform this spring in London, Birmingham and Manchester. Be sure to visit his official website for a list of tour stops. Meanwhile, Ambition is in stores now.

NELLY HITS STUDIO WITH DR DRE

Wanna know what Nelly has been up to? The rapper recently posted a picture of himself on Twitter with the one and only Dr Dre. According to his tweet, Nelly has reportedly logged studio time with the legendary hitmaker. Since the rapper is currently working on the follow-up to 2010’s 5.0, we can only hope that Dre will contribute to the disc. We’ll keep you posted.

WIZ KHALIFA REACTS TO “BLACK & YELLOW” ALLEGATIONS

We previously reported that Wiz Khalifa was accused of stealing his smash single, “Black & Yellow,” from another Pennsylvania artist. The rap rookie is now facing a lawsuit for allegedly stealing the concept from Max Gregory Warren’s 2007 track “Pink N Yellow.” However, a source told TMZ, “Wiz has never heard of this guy … it’s just a plot that happens all the t time to rappers to get money. This is just some no-name rapper who wants to get paid.” Since the record reached triple-platinum status, Warren is seeking over 2.3-million dollars in damages for copyright infringement, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment. We’ll keep you posted as to how this plays out.

ESTELLE BEGINS PROMO FOR ALL OF ME LP

To get fans more excited for her third studio album, Estelle has officially released the artwork for All Of Me. The British singer poses on the black-and-white cover for her upcoming effort, which is due out on February 28th via Atlantic Records. Rap-Up.com reports the follow-up to 2008’s Shine will include contributions from Akon, Rick Ross, Common, Ne-Yo and Janelle Monáe.

SOULJA BOY ISSUES NEW MIXTAPE

Soulja Boy loves giving out free music to his fans. According to RapRadar.com, the rapper has just released a new mixtape called 50/13, which includes 15 new tracks of new material. The project comes just a month since Soulja’s last free mixtape, Gold On Deck, arrived right before the New Year. CLICK THE PIC to download it today!

DIGGY ANNOUNCES LIFE OF THE JETSETTER TOUR

Diggy Simmons has announced the dates for his upcoming Life Of The Jetsetter tour. According to his official website, the rapper’s six-city outing will begin on February 10th inside the Fox Theater in Atlanta. While his debut album is expected to drop this spring, fans will be able to see the rap rookie on these dates:

Feb. 10 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre

Feb. 11 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre

Feb. 12 – Kansas City, MO – Midland Theater

Feb. 17 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theater

Feb. 18 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theatre

Feb. 19 – Washington, D.C. – DAR Constitution Hall

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