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Six Reasons Calls Out Gucci Mane AGAIN and Says He’ll Win [VIDEO]


A week after Six Reasons accepted Gucci Mane’s call-out of “any rapper friend or foe,” to fight for charity, Gucci STILL hasn’t responded. Six stopped by the Crisco Kidd Block Party and told us why he thinks Gucci won’t fight him and if he did, showed us how he’d handle him in the ring!

Shouts to Big Tank Boss for coming thru with the gear, Deep Watters & my co-host OH Jezuz for taking the blows!

For more on @SixReasons, visit www.6reasons.com

Who do you think would win this fight; Six Reasons or Gucci Mane?

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MUSIC

Visuals for Gucci Respect me. What you think?

Here are the visuals for 2 Chaniz ft The Dream. Extremely Blessed

Now peep this! Who do you think won this one, Below are both freestyles from THE GAME and SHYNE. I personally think GAME got it on lock!

Peep the visuals. For Los’s Born king. Is he really king?

MGK jumped on Mac Millers loud. Which Caucasian did it better?

Looks like the EAST and WEST come together again! Joey Bada$$ ft AB-Soul. Thoughts?

When I heard this beat! Crazy. What do you think?

FASHION

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Six Reasons VS. Gucci Mane!


So we began to talk about this yesterday looks like it made it to thisis50 check it out!  Vote on who you think will win!

Jay & Timbo Goin to Court -x- Common Explains Why Kanye’s Off New LP -x- Plies Found Liable For Shooting -x- Madonna Signs 3 Album Deal w/ Interscope -x- MTV Music News


JAY-Z, TIMBALAND HEADS TO COURT OVER “BIG PIMPIN” LAWSUIT

We previously reported Jay-Z and Timbaland were accused of allegedly sampling “Khosara, Khosara” in their hit song, “Big Pimpin.’” The children of a Bollywood composer named Baligh Hamdy filed a lawsuit and a judge recently decided that he case will go to trial. Apparently Hova’s camp only secured the “economic rights” to the song to use the sample, but they did not get permission from Hamdy’s children to sample, loop and rhyme over the original song. While it’s unknown what damages the plaintiff is seeking, a judge wants the jury to decide if Hova profited from performing “Big Pimpin’” during his live shows.

SWIZZ BEATZ TO OPEN ART GALLERY

During an interview with Life + Times, Swizz Beatz has announced plans on opening an art gallery. The hitmaker, who enjoys painting in his spare time, revealed that the gallery will showcase work that he’s collected during his international travels. He explained, “I want my gallery to be for young up and coming artists from around the world that people wouldn’t easily discover,” he said. “I feel like I found the new [Andy] Warhol in Japan, the new [Takashi] Murakami in Hong Kong—not to compare their work so much but as far as [their] thinking outside of the box. I found a couple of sick artists in Africa, in Mexico too.” In related news, he’s working on his upcoming album, Haute Living, which will drop in 2012.

PLIES FOUND LIABLE FOR SHOOTING

We previously reported Plies was facing a 10-million dollar lawsuit stemming from a 2006 shooting inside a nightclub in Gainesville, Florida. We’ve now learned that he rapper and his brother were found civilly liable for the incident that led to five victims getting injured moments before Pies was scheduled to perform at the venue. After the jury deliberated for eight hours, the victims were given a total of 200-thousand dollars.

His lawyer Robert A. Rush previously said in a statement, “The plaintiffs’ claims against my client continue to be without merit, we look forward to having this resolved in a court of justice.”

JANET JACKSON BECOMES FACE OF NUTRISYSTEM

According to her official website, Janet Jackson has announced that she’s the face of the weight loss company, Nutrisystem. The singer, who previously battled with yo-yo dieting and weight gain, is expected to appear in nationwide campaign with her success story. She said in a statement, “Dieting never worked for me, counting calories never worked for me, and denying myself the foods I love never worked for me. I needed a better plan, and I found it with Nutrisystem.” She said, “There are millions of women like me who want to be successful but don’t have the tools to do it on their own. I hope I can help inspire them.” The news comes just a few months after the icon released her latest book, True You, which is out now.

COMMON EXPLAINS WHY KANYE WAS LEFT OFF LP

During an interview with XXLMag.com, Common broke down the reason he failed to collaborate with Kanye West for his upcoming album, The Dreamer/The Believer. Since he’s been a longtime friend with ‘Ye, he wants everyone to know that the disc is being released on Warner Bros. He explained, “It’s on my own imprint as far as Think Common, yes, but I’m still G.O.O.D. Music-affiliated. That’s my family no matter what. Business-wise we just didn’t do the G.O.O.D. Music thing, but ‘Ye is my brother for good.” You can pick up The Dreamer/The Believer on December 20th.

Common’s last three albums, 2005′s Be, 2007′s Finding Forever and 2008′s Universal Mind Control, were all released via West’s G.O.O.D. Music.

AND…

COMMON STREAMS ENTIRE ALBUM ONLINE

Before fans pick up Common’s The Dreamer/The Believer LP, the Chicago native is allowing everyone the chance to preview the disc in its entirety. He said he’s confident people will love and appreciate his ninth studio effort. The 12-track project was executive produced by No I.D. and features contributions from Nas, John Legend and poet Maya Angelou. Be sure to pick it up on Tuesday (12/20).

ASHANTI’S COMEBACK SINGLE WITH BUSTA RHYMES

Wanna know what Ashanti has been up to? The singer has just released a comeback single called “The Woman You Love” which features Busta Rhymes. According to Rap-Up.com, the song was released via Ashanti’s own label Written Entertainment. In addition, you can expect her untitled fifth studio effort to drop next year.

AMY WINEHOUSE TO BE HONORED BY VH1 DIVAS CELEBRATES SOUL

Vh1 Divas Celebrates Soul will include a special tribute to Amy Winehouse. It was announced this week that Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine and Wanda Jackson will perform songs in honor of the late British singer. This year’s Divas will also pay tribute to the great cities of soul music, including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia. Tune in to VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul to see the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Mary J Blige and more, Monday on Vh1 at 9 PM Eastern.

MADONNA SIGNS THREE ALBUM DEAL WITH INTERSCOPE RECORDS

Madonna has inked a three album deal with Interscope Records and will release her first album in five years in March. The first single from the effort “Gimme All Your Luvin,” will be released the last week in January before she takes the stage at the Superbowl Halftime show on February 5th. Madonna’s upcoming film W.E., which is nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, is scheduled for a wide release on February 3rd.

GUCCI TO DROP NEW MIXTAPE SOON

Now that Gucci Mane has been released from prison, he’s wasting no time to put out new music. Similar to T.I.’s recent announcement, fans can expect La Flare to issue a new mixtape called Gucci Classics 2, which will arrive on or before New Year’s Eve. As previously reported, Gucci just completed a six month sentence after pleading guilty to two counts of battery, two counts of reckless conduct and one of disorderly conduct.

RIHANNA SCORES SEVENTH STRAIGHT WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

According to Billboard, Rihanna matches her longest streak atop the Billboard Hot 100, as “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, spends a seventh week at number one. She had previously led for seven weeks with “Umbrella,” featuring Jay-Z back in 2007 and as a guest on Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” last year. LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It” is locked at number two for the sixth straight week and is hot on Rihanna’s heels as it tops the on Digital Songs chart, selling over 149-thosuand downloads. Bruno Mars’ “It Will Rain” remains at number three, while Katy Perry’s “The One That Got Away” leaps five spots to number four and marks her sixth top five hit from her Teenage Dream album. Flo Rida holds at number five with “Good Feeling.”

“We Found Love” also ties Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” for the longest run at the top this year. The last song to score a longer run at number one was Ke$ha’s “TiK ToK,” which lead the chart for nine weeks back in 2010.

LADY GAGA TOPS FEMALE EARNERS IN 2011

According to Forbes, Lady Gaga is music’s top-earning woman in 2011. Gaga earned 90 million dollars from album sales, touring and endorsements, which doubles the estimated earnings of Taylor Swift and Katy Perry, who came in at number two and three respectively. Beyonce raked in a cool 35 million dollars to come in at number four, while Rihanna rounds out the top five with 29 million.

The numbers reflect earnings between May 2010 and 2011.

P!nk, Carrie Underwood, Celine Dion, Adele, Alicia Keys and Britney Spears round out the top ten.

Overall, U2 was Forbes’ top act in music, raking in over 195 million dollars.

STUDY FINDS WE DRINK MORE WITH LOUD MUSIC!

According to a U-K study, loud music makes people drink more alcohol. NME reports that research finds that alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing and the noise makes it harder for people to work out how much they are drinking. Do you drink more booze when you’re at a loud concert?

Soul Train Nominees Are In -x- T.I. & B.O.B. Joint Album? -x- Luda & Gucci “Shake N Fries” -x- MTV Music News


CHRIS BROWN, BEYONCÉ AND KANYE WEST LEAD SOUL TRAIN NOMINEES

Chris Brown, Beyoncé and Kanye West lead the pack with five Soul Train Award nominations each. Kelly Rowland and Adele are up for three. Brown is up for Best Male R&B/Soul Artist against Trey Songz, Cee Lo Green, R. Kelly, Eric Benet and Miguel, as well as for Album of the Year and Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Look at Me Now.” Kanye West and Jay-Z are also up for Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year for “Otis,” while Kanye is in the running for Song of the Year for “All of the Lights” as well. Plus, Kanye is up for Album of the Year for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and for his collaboration with Jay-Z on Watch The Throne. The show tapes November 17th in Atlanta and airs on BET on November 27th. Cedric “The Entertainer” has been tapped to host, and Jill Scott, Mindless Behavior, Robin Thicke, Lloyd, Miguel, Melanie Fiona and Keith Sweat will all perform on the big show.

Soul Train Awards nominations:

Album of the Year

Passion Pain & Pleasure – Trey Songz

21 – Adele

F.A.M.E. – Chris Brown

Light of the Sun – Jill Scott

4 – Beyoncé

Watch the Throne – Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year

“Moment for Life” – Nicki Minaj

“All of the Lights” – Kanye West

“Look at Me Now” – Chris Brown featuring Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne

“Out of My Head” – Lupe Fiasco

“Otis” – Jay Z/Kanye West

Best Female R&B/Soul Artist

Kelly Rowland

Beyoncé

Marsha Ambrosius

Jennifer Hudson

Jill Scott

Mary J. Blige

Best Male R&B/Soul Artist

Trey Songz

Chris Brown

Cee Lo Green

R. Kelly

Eric Benet

Miguel

Song of the Year

“So In Love” – Jill Scott featuring Anthony Hamilton

“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne

“Sure Thing” – Miguel

“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

“She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown

“All of the Lights” – Kanye West

Record of the Year (The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award)

“Rolling in the Deep” – Adele

“Far Away” – Marsha Ambrosius

“Best Thing I Never Had” – Beyoncé

“Good Man” – Raphael Saddiq

“Hold My Hand” (duet with Akon) – Michael Jackson

Best Dance Performance

“Motivation” – Kelly Rowland

“Only Girl in the World”/”What’s My Name” – Rihanna

“Run the World (Girls)” – Beyoncé

“She Ain’t You” – Chris Brown

“Walking” – Mary Mary

“Pretty Girl Rock” – Keri Hilson

Best New Artist

Bruno Mars

Marsha Ambrosius

Miguel

Frank Ocean

Centric Award

Ledisi

Raphael Saddiq

Bilal

Anthony David

Aloe Blacc

 

Best Gospel Performance

“I Smile” – Kirk Franklin

“Walking” – Mary Mary

“Heaven Hear My Heart” – Trin-I-Tee 5:7

“I Believe” – James Fortune featuring Shawn McLemore

“More” – Cece Winans

 

EMINEM’S SOUTHPAW GETS UP OFF THE MAT

Eminem has been circling the gritty boxing drama Southpaw for more than a year now. After Dreamworks shelved the project back in August, it seemed that the film may have been down for the count. But according to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony has picked up the flick, which would be Marshall Mathers’s first major movie role since his acclaimed debut in the semi-autobiographical 2002 drama 8 Mile. The movie is expected to start production early next year and will be directed by Antoine Fuqua, who famously directed Denzel Washington’s Oscar-winning performance in Training Day.

SNOOP DOGG AND WIZ KHALIFIA SHOOT VIDEO FOR FIRST SINGLE OFF STONER COMEDY SOUNDTRACK

 

Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa shot their video for “Young, Wild & Free” on Wednesday night. The track is the first single off the duo’s upcoming stoner comedy, Mac & Devin Go to High School. The rappers took over a drive-in movie theater outside of L-A to film the clip. Wiz spoke to MTV News at the shoot saying, “This is a family affair man. Everybody that you see was all involved with the project. We all got love for each other, and you know, we just keeping it moving, right?” Mac & Devin Go to High School comes out in February.

T.I. AND B.o.B TEAMING UP FOR JOINT ALBUM?

Are T.I. and B.o.B. teaming up for a joint album? MTV News spoke with Tip recently, who said he’s been working with Bobby Ray, “We been goin’ in. We’re actually flirting with the idea of doin’ an album together called The Man and the Martian.” T.I. says the music they’ve been cranking out so far is “coming out real good.” We’ll be sure to keep you posted.

LUDACRIS AND GUCCI MANE GET “SNAKE N FRIES”

Ludacris hooks up with Gucci Mane on his new song “Shake N Fries.” The tune will be featured on Luda’s upcoming mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time, set to arrive on November 15th.

BRUNO MARS TO PREMIERE NEW VIDEO ON WEDNESDAY

Bruno Mars will debut his video for “It Will Rain” on MTV next week. The song, which is featured on the soundtrack for Breaking Dawn Part 1, will premiere on Wednesday at 7:54 PM Eastern. The video features a never-before-seen clip from the film, which hits theaters November 18th. Immediately following the video’s premiere, MTV.com will air a live stream featuring MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway’s exclusive interview with Mars, plus Twilight music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas, who will discuss everything about Breaking Dawn.

· The Breaking Dawn soundtrack will arrive on November 8th. It also features music from the likes of Theophilus London, the Joy Formidable, Iron & Wine and Christina Perri.

Chris Brown Reacts to Anderson Cooper -x- Game’s Tracklist Surfaces -x- Ne-Yo Remixes “Otis” -x- Music News


CHRIS BROWN REACTS TO CNN’S ANDERSON COOPER

Shortly after learning that CNN host Anderson Cooper publicly bashed Chris Brown’s involvement in the upcoming romantic comedy, Think Like A Man, the singer responded on Twitter. Cooper criticized the crooner for attacking then-girlfriend Rihanna and added that Chris wasn’t the right person for the film, which is based on how to treat women, Breezy wrote, “Guess people need ratings!!! Lol!!! It’s cool. Much love!”

AND…

KELLY ROWLAND LANDS ROLE IN SITCOM?

According to TheYBF.com, Kelly Rowland is going to star in her own sitcom on a major network. Details are sparse but the former Destiny’s Child member is expected to film a pilot for the yet-to-be titled show in January 2012. The news comes just a few days after Rowland was tapped to star in the upcoming romantic comedy, Think Like A Man.

· Her acting credits include Seat Filler, Mama I Want To Sing!, and Freddy vs. Jason.

ODD FUTURE BOOK COMING OUT

According to PictureBoxInc.com, Odd Future have reportedly landed a publishing deal to release their first book, Golf Wang. According to the description, fans can expect the literary effort to include Odd Future’s “own photography, design, and writing. This is a glimpse into a creative world that crosses skating, hip-hop, mischief and brilliance.” You can pick up your copy on November 15th.

· After scoring two guest spots on Watch The Throne, Frank Ocean has earned his first cover story with Fader magazine.

GAME’S R.E.D. TRACKLIST SURFACES

According to Rap-Up.com, Game has finally released the official tracklist for his highly anticipated R.E.D. Album. The rapper’s fourth studio effort includes guest spots from Lil Wayne, Drake, Snoop Dogg, Nelly Furtado, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator, Young Jeezy and Chris Brown while Dr Dre narrates throughout. Be sure to pick up your copy on August 23rd.

· Here’s the tracklisting:

1. “Dr. Dre (Intro)”

2. “The City” feat. Kendrick Lamar

3. “Drug Test” feat. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, & Sly

4. “Martians vs. Goblins” feat. Tyler, the Creator & Lil Wayne

5. “Red Nation” feat. Lil Wayne

6. “Dr. Dre 1 (Interlude)”

7. “Good Girls Go Bad” feat. Drake

8. “Ricky”

9. “The Good, The Bad, The Ugly”

10. “Heavy Artillery” feat. Rick Ross & Beanie Sigel

11. “Paramedics” feat. Young Jeezy

12. “Speakers on Blast” feat. E-40 & Big Boi

13. “Hello” feat. Lloyd

14. “All the Way Gone” feat. Mario & Wale

15. “Pot of Gold” feat. Chris Brown

16. “Dr. Dre 2 (Interlude)”

17. “All I Know” feat. Luu Breeze

18. “Born in the Trap”

19. “Mama Knows” feat. Nelly Furtado

20. “California Dream”

21. “Dr. Dre (Outro)”

WAKA FLOCKA, GUCCI TO BE ON MTV RAPFIX

We’ve just learned Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame are scheduled to sit down with MTV News’ Sway to talk about their joint album, Ferrari Boyz, on MTV’s RapFix Live. The duo will talk about everything from their legal troubles to their new singles, “PacMan” and “She Be Puttin’ On.” Be sure to tune in today (8/10) at 4 PM Eastern on MTV.com.

· Ferrari Boyz is out now.

NE-YO REMIXES “OTIS”

We previously reported that Ne-Yo has begun working on a new mixtape and now, the singer has leaked a remixed version of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Otis.” On the revamped track, the crooner surprisingly flexes his rap skills. Head over to his official fansite to listen to the tune and be on the lookout for his upcoming project, titled 101, to drop soon.

· The mixtape will be hosted by comedian Kevin Hart.

WATCH THE THRONE FIRST WEEK SALE PREDICTIONS!

According to Billboard.com, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s much talked about Watch The Throne LP is expected to sell between 400 to 500-thousand in its first week. The disc will more than likely claim number one on the Billboard 200 chart and will become the second largest debut of this year behind Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. The official numbers will be available next week.

 AND…

JAY-Z, KANYE ARE NUMBER ONE ON ITUNES

According to the Universal Music Group, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne has become the number one digital album in the country. If that’s not enough, the rap duo’s first joint effort also claimed the top spot on iTunes in 19 other countries, including the U-K, Japan, Italy, France, Spain, Sweden, Greece, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand and Australia. Fans will be able to purchase a physical copy of the set on Friday.

NICKI MINAJ TALKS ICE AGE ROLE

During an interview with MTV News, Nicki Minaj spoke about how she landed her first movie role in the forthcoming film, Ice Age: Continental Drift. The “Super Bass” rapper stated, “The original role that I was up for I didn’t get so I said, ‘Oh, OK, whatever.’ I was really mad, and the next thing you know, they called me and they said, ‘We wrote in a part just for you ’cause we really want you to be a part of this movie.’” The Queens native joins Jennifer Lopez, Queen Latifah and Drake in the 3D animated film, which is slated to hit theaters next year.

· Do you think this will lead to more roles for Nicki

YOUNG DRO GIVES UPDATE ON T.I.

Wanna know how T.I. is holding up while he completes his prison sentence? AllHipHop.com caught up with Young Dro to find out if he’s spoken to Tip recently. The Grand Hustle artist stated, “When he gets home, things are going to be very different.” As for people assuming legal troubles will continue to follow T.I., Dro added, “We entitled to 2-3 falls, as long as you make good on it. Fall and get back up. Because he ain’t no evil person, we will prosper and come back even better.” The incarcerated rapper is currently locked up for probation violation and is supposed to be released sometime in September.

· Dro added that Tip has been ordering new sneakers online and is excited to be released next month.

PLANET ROCK: THE STORY OF HIP HOP TO AIR SOON

In the upcoming special, Vh1’s Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation, viewers will get a first-hand account from dealers-turned-rappers. This documentary is the first to connect hip-hop and the crack epidemic with exclusive interviews from survivors that include Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and The Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and Raekwon. Planet Rock: The Story of Hip-Hop and the Crack Generation premieres Sunday, September 18th at 10 PM Eastern on Vh1.

CEE-LO DIDN’T KNOW HE HAD A NEW VIDEO?

The video for Cee-Lo’s next single “Cry Baby” has just been released, and it features Jaleel White, a-k-a “Steve Urkel,” lip-syncing the words to the song, while Cee-Lo is nowhere to be found. It’s being called the “official” video online, but is it possible that the Goodie Mob singer didn’t know anything about it? Cee-Lo wrote on Twitter that he had “no idea” they were shooting a video for the tune, but that he heard “it’s cool though.” He has to be joking, right?

· Check yesterday’s post to see the video!

STARS AIM TO HELP EAST AFRICA FOOD CRISIS

Lady Gaga, Eminem, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Britney Spears, Shakira, Kanye West and 150 other stars are combining their social media might to raise awareness about the growing food crisis in East Africa. They’ll each take to Twitter and Facebook pages today with the goal of raising awareness and funds for the nearly 10-million people facing starvation in Somalia and across East Africa.

· One-million children in Somalia alone face starvation if help is not delivered now. Save the Children and other aid agencies have launched a huge emergency response across the region and are on the ground delivering life-saving aid.

· A short film has been created by award-winning director Kevin MacDonald using Bob Marley’s 1973 song “High Tide or Low Time.” It can be downloaded via iTunes, on ImGonnaBeYourFriend.org or viewed on the Bob Marley Facebook page.

July album Releases x Beyonce #1 x Usher & Rihanna??? x MTV Music News


BEYONCE DEBUTS AT NUMBER ONE ON BILLBOARD!

 

Beyonce has done it! The singer has secured the number one spot on the Billboard 200 chart after her latest album, 4, sold over 310-thousand copies in its opening week. The news marks the singer’s fourth consecutive number one album. In addition, the diva has become the third artist, following Britney Spears and DMX, to see their first four studio albums debut atop the Billboard 200.

· The project is the lowest opening week of Beyoncé’s career. 2008’s I Am … Sasha Fierce entered with 482-thousand, B’Day sold over 541-thousand in 2006, and her debut, Dangerously in Love, arrived in 2003 with 317k.

DR DRE CONTRIBUTES TO GAME’S R.E.D. ALBUM

Need another reason to be interested in Game’s upcoming R.E.D. Album? The West Coast rapper recently told MTV News that “this album is the most incredible out of my career.” He added that he’s excited Dr Dre is contributing guest verses on the project, which is being executive produced by Pharrell Williams. Fans can expect R.E.D. Album to hit stores August 23rd.

· The disc features production from Cool & Dre, Hit-Boy, Maestro and Lex Luger, and features Nelly Furtado, Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

RIHANNA TALKS INTIMIDATING MEN

In the July issue of Cosmopolitan, Rihanna spoke about what kind of guys she likes. But more importantly, the singer explained why it’s difficult for most men to even approach her. Ri Ri stated, “It can definitely be intimidating to guys to date someone in this industry. And it’s really hard to find a guy who doesn’t care about that stuff.” Rihanna promised that she could see herself with a regular dude and added, “I’m turned on to a guy by different things. It could be the way he looks. It could be his intelligence. It’s really a spontaneous thing. I get bored quickly. So if someone can make me laugh, that’s the best.” To read more, go to Cosmopolitan.com.

AND SPEAKING OF…

WAIT…USHER MADE OUT WITH RIHANNA?

 

 

During an interview with Fabolous magazine, Usher dropped some interesting news when he explained why he can’t add Rihanna to his “hit-list.” After describing the pop star as “beautiful,” the crooner spilled “she’s not necessarily on my hit-list – she’s like my sister right now. Or cousin – we have kissed.” It’s still not known if the pair just shared a one-time peck or had an actual fling.

· As for his love life, Usher also said in the mag, “Companionship is important – every man should have a woman to make him better. I’m dating at the moment – not anyone in particular, but I have a few people I’m interested in.”

GUCCI MANE RELEASED FROM JAIL

Gucci Mane has been released from jail! After serving three months for probation violation, the emcee celebrated his freedom by visiting a strip club in Atlanta, Georgia. The news comes just a day after MTV News reported the troubled rapper was in police custody for allegedly pushing a woman out of a moving vehicle back in early April.

· Gucci’s latest album, The Return of Mr. Zone 6, is available in stores now.

PITBULL SHOOTS NEW VIDEO WITH MARC ANTHONY

Pitbull recently shot the video for his new single, “Rain Over Me,” in the Southern California desert. The video, which was shot near Palm Springs, California, features Latin superstar Marc Anthony. You can see a teaser clip of the video at PlanetPit.com. Pitbull has the number one song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week with “Give Me Everything,” featuring Afrojack, Ne-Yo and Nayer.

EMINEM SETS DIGITAL CHART ALBUM RECORD

News recently broke that Eminem’s Recovery has set a new record after he sold over one-million digital copies of the album in the U-S. If that’s not enough, Slim Shady also became the first artist in the last five years to have two albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200 chart.

· The news comes just a few weeks after we reported Em’s latest project, Hell: The Sequel, took the top spot on the chart last month.

· Em’s upcoming tour stops include headlining slots at Lollapalooza in Chicago on August 6th and the V Festival in the U-K on August 20th and 21st. Visit Eminem.com for all upcoming dates.

JOHN LEGEND INVESTS IN WATER COMPANY

What’s John Legend been up to lately? He has reportedly invested in a San Francisco-based water company called HINT, Inc. The singer, who is currently on tour with Sade, said in a statement, “I enjoy drinking HINT water because it’s refreshing without tasting sweet or artificially flavored,” He added, “I joined them as an investor not only because I actually drink HINT water, but also because I truly believe in both the product and its ‘Drink Water, Not Sugar’ message and I am excited to watch the company grow.”

· The zero calorie drink is sold in stores including Albertsons and Bristol Farms.

CEE-LO & MORE AT MLB ALL-STAR GAME

Tuesday’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game is going to be about more than just America’s Pastime. That’s because some very prominent music artists are going to be involved as well. According to USA Today, Cee-Lo will be performing at the MLB All-Star Gala, an event that takes place on Monday. Then, before the actual game on Tuesday, Jordin Sparks will be singing the National Anthem. And if all that weren’t enough, Michelle Branch is performing “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. Be sure to watch the game this Tuesday night at 8 PM Eastern on FOX.

· The game is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona.

BOW WOW PENS OPEN LETTER ABOUT HIS CHILD

We previously reported that Bow Wow’s mother broke the news that her son conceived a healthy baby girl named Shai. The rapper penned an open letter about his first child and explained why he didn’t want to break the news at first. Here’s what he said:

“Let me start off by saying I love my fans. Without yall I would’ve been left the game. For the past three years I’ve been battling life. Even thought about taking my own. I felt like as a kid I did everything and saw everything too fast, which spoiled my adult years. I felt as if I had no purpose to live (Thinking selfishly) until God gave me the illest gift of my life. No lambo, no black card nothing amounts to my lil girl. I waited so long to tell yall the truth, because I was nervous on how yall would look at me. Yall know everyone makes a big deal out of everything I do. I wanted to be first and let yall know the real. My lil girl is getting BIG fast. I love every minute of it. She inspires me to go harder. Even made me treat my mother better, it’s like it made me into a man over night. Never been a fan of posting pix of my daughter. Reason is because I want my boo boo to have everything I didn’t. Want her to be able to cheerlead with her lil friends without some asshole sticking his camera all in my lil girl face. I know how fame is. I missed out on so much that I now know how important it is to cherish and have those things in your life. Yes! I change diapers. Ain’t as bad as I thought hahaha. I want her to live with me so bad. Jus us 2. Thats my dream man but fellas yall know how it go. Baby gotta stay with they momma and all dat bull. I hate that! So I have to fly 5 hrs away to see her. I find myself going into my iPhone book just looking at pix of her. Sometimes I tear up because I just can’t believe it. All in all, I’m good. This is my 1st. I know all my fans gone support me and ride for her like yall been doing my whole career. To the ones that say “I’m heartbroken how can he do that to us” well I do have a life that’s not all about movies or making albums. I’m 24 now. I can’t wait forever. I’m happy and if you’re a fan then you’d be happy too because yall gone be with me every step of the way. The bs that comes with having a baby momma is expected. So I never trip. Jus gotta suck it up, keep chin high and try not let her get the best of my feelings by playing them stupid games. Ima stay positive and keep maintaining long as I got yall I can’t lose. I love yall. And shai shai daddy love u too! Wizzle!!!!”

MICHELLE WILLIAMS READIES COMEBACK LP

With Kelly Rowland and Beyonce focusing on their solo careers, the third member of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams, is working on a new project also. The singer said of the disc, “My album will be ‘inspirational pop.’ Think of Katy Perry’s ‘Fireworks’ or Natasha Beddingfeld’s ‘Unwritten.’ I want to give people a message of hope while at the same time get them moving with dance inspired tracks.” The follow-up to 2008’s Unexpected does not yet have a release date.

· The disc will include contributions from Rico Love and Jim Jonsin.

· You can now check out her buzz track, “Love Gun,” via ConcreteLoop.com.

KERI HILSON EXCITED FOR I AM STILL MUSIC TOUR

Lil Wayne has just announced that he’s decided to extend his I Am Still Music Tour. The rapper’s successful outing will now continue all the way until mid-September. The trek will reportedly include new supporting acts like Lloyd, Keri Hilson and Far East Movement. Fans will also be able to see Rick Ross, who was a part of the first leg of the tour. The show, which covers nearly 40 cities, will begin on July 13th at the Comcast Theater in Hartford, Connecticut and wraps on September 11th at the Woodlands Amphitheatre in Woodlands, Texas. To learn more, visit Wayne’s official websites, WeAreYoungMoney.com and WeezyThanxYou.com.

NEW BOYZ GO PLATINUM WITH “BACKSEAT”

The New Boyz have scored two hit singles off their new album, Too Cool To Care. The duo has sold over one-million copies of their single, “Backseat” featuring Dev and The Cataracts, and are now riding the success of “Better With The Lights Off,” featuring Chris Brown. You can see the New Boyz’s neon video for “Better with the Lights off” at TheNewBoyz.com.

· The New Boyz have sold just over one-million copies of “Backseat” since it was released five months ago.

· The New Boyz star in Mario Van Peebles’ new film, We The Party, which should be out later this year.

UPCOMING HIP HOP ALBUM RELEASES

July is looking to be a big month for hip-hop album releases. In the coming weeks, fans can anticipate Cali Swag District’s The Kickback and the late Pimp C’s Still Pimpin to be released Tuesday. That following Tuesday, DJ Khaled’s We the Best Forever drops, as does Black Robs’ Game Tested, Streets Approved while Wu-Tang Clan’s comeback effort, Legendary Weapons, arrives on July 26th. Fans should also mark their calendars for Jay-Z and Kanye West’s highly anticipated joint album, Watch The Throne, which is due out on August 2nd.

July 5

Lloyd – King of Hearts

July 12

Cali Swag District – The Kickback

Crooked I – Planet C.O.B.

Hodgy Beats & Left Brain (MellowHype) (OFWGKTA) – Blackenedwhite

Pimp C – Still Pimpin

The Cool Kids – When Fish Ride Bicycles

July 19

DJ Khaled – We the Best Forever

July 26

Black Rob – Game Tested, Streets Approved

Jay Rock – Follow Me Home

Wu-Tang Clan – Legendary Weapons

BRITNEY SPEARS TWEETS SUPPORT FOR NICKI MINAJ

Britney Spears took to Twitter to show her support for Nicki Minaj after the death of Nicki’s cousin. Spears tweeted to fans to “keep up the amazing love and support” for her Femme Fatale tourmate. Minaj’s cousin was murdered near his home in Brooklyn, and it is speculated that his killing was a result of mistaken identity.

PIA TOSCANO SIGNS DEAL; PREPS DEBUT SINGLE!

Former American Idol contestant Pia Toscano has signed a recording contract with Interscope Records. The Queens, New York native, who was shockingly voted off Idol, will release her debut single, “This Time,” on Tuesday. Toscano will perform the song all summer long on the road with the American Idols Live! 2011 Tour, which is now underway and concludes on September 10th in Rochester, New York. The song was written and co-produced by Esther Dean, who is known penning hits for such artists as Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna and many more.

· Pia Toscano released the following statement: “I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family. (Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman) Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol and I’m looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true.”

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