Jay-Z Stiffs His OWN Charity? -x- Bieber’s Bodyguard Fights Paparazzi -x- Madonna NOT Happy with Half-Time Performance -x- Flo Responds to Lawsuit by Ex-Assistant-x- Bow Taunts Arrest Threat -x- MTV Music News


JAY-Z MADE CONTROVERSIAL CHARITY DONATION

According to the New York Daily News, Jay-Z is a cheapskate. The rapper, who is worth an estimated 240-million dollars according to Forbes, apparently only donated around 64-hundred dollars to his own charity two years ago. After examining the tax records for Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund, the paper learned that the mogul’s wife, Beyonce, who made over 87-million bucks in 2010, failed to make any contributions to Jay’s foundation. The proud father of Blue Ivy Carter is yet to respond to the reports.

– The average American gives about 3.5 percent of their income to charity. Jay-Z gave about 0.01 percent of his estimated income to his own charity in 2010.

ODD FUTURE ISSUE ARTWORK FOR THE OF TAPE VOL. 2

To whet everyone’s appetite for their forthcoming album, The OF Tape Vol. 2, Odd Future have just released the official artwork for the project. The cover actually has a picture of OFWGKTA affiliate Lucas Vercetti. In related news, the disc will be available on March 20th via Odd Future Records.

– Don’t forget that the rap crew will begin their tour on March 9th in Tempe, Arizona.

LIL WAYNE TO PERFORM AT THE GRAMMYS

We have a feeling this year’s GRAMMY Awards ceremony is going to be one to remember. We’ve recently learned Lil Wayne will not only be performing but he’ll share the stage with Chris Brown, Foo Fighters, deadmau5 and David Guetta during a tribute to dance/electronic music. Be sure to tune in this Sunday when the event airs live from the Staples Center at 8 PM.

– Lil Wayne is nominated for Best Rap Performance for “Look At Me Now” with Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes.

KANYE RETURNS TO PARIS WITH NEW CLOTHING LINE

Kanye West is taking his title as a designer very seriously. Yeezy is scheduled to debut his new women’s wear collection to the world during Paris Fashion Week on March 6th. To learn more about the ready-to-wear line, head to Women’s Wear Daily’s website, WWD.com, now.

DRAKE CLIMBS TO NUMBER SIX ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART

Drake’s fans really know how to show their support, especially when it comes to buying his latest album, Take Care. The Young Money rapper’s sophomore effort has actually climbed up three spots to the number six slot on the Billboard 200 album chart this week. The disc reportedly sold an additional 30-thousand copies, bringing his total to over 1.4-million units sold to date. Next week, Drizzy will kick off his Club Paradise tour in Miami on Valentine’s Day. Here’s where other rap projects stand on the chart:

#6. Drake – Take Care – 30,000 (1,406,000)

#12. Young Jeezy – TM 103: Hustler’s Ambition – 22,000 (420,000)

#29. Lil Wayne – Tha Carter IV – 14,000 (1,981,000)

#20. Jay-Z & Kanye West – Watch The Throne – 13,000 (1,298,000)

#57. J. Cole – Cole World: The Sideline Story – 7,900 (536,000)

#70. Wale – Ambition – 6,700 (357,000)

CHECK OUT RICK ROSS’ “YELLA DIAMONDS” VIDEO

It’s here! After teasing fans, Rick Ross has finally released the full video for “Yella Diamonds.” The track is lifted from Rozay’s mixtape, Rich Forever, which is out now.

FLO RIDA SUED BY EX-ASSISTANT!

TMZ reports Flo Rida is facing a lawsuit from his former administrative assistant, Mahogany Miller, who claims the rap star overworked and underpaid her. Apparently, Miller put in over 65 hours a week and was only compensated with $3.08-per hour! When she attempted to address the salary and long hours, she was fired less than 24 hours later. She is now seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

AND… 

FLO RIDA RESPONDS TO FORMER ASSISTANT’S LAWSUIT

The rapper claims the allegations are false and told TMZ, “This is ridiculous that I gave someone an opportunity out of the goodness of my heart and now sadly I am being falsely targeted.” His lawyer denied Miller’s claims of working 65 hours a week and that she was only compensated with $3.08-per hour. In addition, Miller’s position was more of an internship and she was fired because her “behavior was inappropriate for the workplace environment.” She is still seeking an undisclosed amount in damages.

BOW WOW LAUGHS OFF ARREST RUMORS

We previously reported that Bow Wow has been ordered to be arrested for failing to resolve a lawsuit from a Tennessee bus company. Since news broke, the Young Money rapper jokingly responded by posting a picture of himself on Twitter inside a jail cell and wrote, “Been here before…haha.” He added, “All I know is I’m on a world tour and I gotta sold out show in Paris, France tomorrow. All they’re doing is making my album gain momentum.” As previously reported, a Georgia judge has reportedly granted permission for the rapper to be arrested and held until he handles the outstanding 100-thousand bill for a tour bus he used back in 2009.

SNOOP DOGG WRITES SONG FOR PORN!

According to TMZ, Snoop Dogg has written a track for a porn film. The XXX flick is called The Flying Pink Pig, which is about a sex-crazed food truck staff, and Snoop wrote some dirty rhymes for it. Fans can check out the song, although much of it is bleeped out, now at TMZ.com.

MIA MAY BE HIT WITH FINE FOR FLIPPING THE BIRD

It seems MIA is gonna have to pay for flipping the bird on Sunday night. The rapper gave the camera the middle finger during her performance with Madonna during the halftime show at the Super Bowl on Sunday night and she is the one likely to be hit with a fine, not NBC. TMZ reports that MIA signed a contract with the NFL for the performance and she’ll have to pay them if the FCC hits them with a fine. We’ll be sure to keep you posted.

MADONNA GETS SALES BOOST FROM SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE

Madonna’s new single, “Give Me All Your Luvin,'” and her forthcoming album, MDNA, are off to solid sales starts. According to Billboard, after only three days since its release, “Luvin'” has sold over 100-thousand downloads in the U-S. Meanwhile, pre-orders for her album via iTunes are around the 50-thousand mark. MDNA marks Madge’s 12th studio album and is due out March 26th.

HOWEVER…

MADONNA NOT HAPPY WITH M.I.A.’S HALF-TIME MIDDLE FINGER!

Someone should have told M.I.A. that it is not wise to anger her Madgesty Madonna! Reuters reports that the Queen of Pop is “livid” about M.I.A.’s “nerves and adrenaline”-fueled expletive and middle-finger flip to the camera during Sunday’s Super Bowl Halftime Show. A source told Britain’s The Sun, “Madonna wasn’t impressed. She prides herself on professionalism. M.I.A. did nothing similar in rehearsals. Nobody knew she was going to pull this stunt.” This “stunt” comes at an unfortunate time for Madonna, who just announced a world tour, and isn’t thrilled for the tour news to be overshadowed by negative publicity.

BIEBER’S BODYGUARD GETS IN SCUFFLE AT LAX

Justin Bieber’s bodyguard got into a scuffle with paparazzi at LAX airport on Monday. According to reports, the bodyguard intervened when the photographer refused to stop snapping the pop star’s photo. A police official told E! News that “an altercation occurred between an unnamed body guard and a photographer” at the airport. The photog was arrested and taken to the Airport Police Station for assault with a deadly weapon.

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