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KELLY ROWLAND DROPS “KEEP IT BETWEEN US” VIDEO

Kelly Rowland is not done promoting her latest album, Here I Am. The singer has just unleashed the visual for her newest single, “Keep It Between Us.” The clip was shot in Paris and includes actor Lance Gross as the former Destiny Child singer’s love interest. If you haven’t done so already, do yourself a favor and pick up Here I Am, today.

CHRIS BROWN’S GUEST FEATURES CONTINUES TO GROW

Since Chris Brown is refusing to do interviews, fans have to rely on his Twitter page to find out news surrounding his upcoming album, Fortune. So far, Breezy has announced that the follow-up to F.A.M.E. will include contributions from will.i.am, David Guetta, Asher Roth, Wiz Khalifa, Nas and Kid Sister. If that’s not enough, there’s whispers that Brown is looking to invite even more acts. Be sure to look out for Fortune when the disc arrives in March.

– Are you excited for the album?

ETTA JAMES FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ANNOUNCED

After passing away on January 20th, the memorial and funeral arrangements for Etta James have been announced. CNN reports there will be a public viewing on Friday at the Inglewood Cemetery in Inglewood, California. In addition, there will be a private funeral service the following day where Rev. Al Sharpton will preside over the service. The “At Last” singer died on Friday at the age of 73 after battling leukemia, dementia and hepatitis C.

– The funeral will take place at Greater Bethany Community Church City of Refuge in Gardena, California.

NE-YO FINDS NEW LABEL HOME AT MOTOWN

After parting ways with Def Jam, Ne-Yo has reportedly has signed to Motown Records and has been appointed Senior Vice President of A&R. Billboard.biz reports the singer will also bring his Compound Entertainment imprint to his new label home. Ne-Yo in a statement, “I’m honored that I’ve been given such a prestigious title and trusted with such responsibility; terrified because I know that playing this role in the fashion of one of my career role models, Mr. Smokey Robinson—these are big shoes to fill. But trust, I can handle it.” Ne-Yo’s fifth album, The Cracks in Mr. Perfect, is due this summer.

– The crooner released four albums on Def Jam.

NICKI MINAJ BREAKS RECORD WITH “STUPID HOE” VIDEO

Is there anything Nicki Minaj can’t do? The Young Money fem-cee has reportedly broken a record on Vevo for having the highest single video views within the first 24 hours of release. After releasing her Hype Williams-directed visual to “Stupid Hoe,” the Queens native racked up 4.8-million views. In related news, her sophomore album, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, is set for an April 3rd release.

COMMON DOESN’T KNOW WHEN DRAKE BEEF WILL END

We’re still scratching our heads over the beef brewing between Common and Drake. During an interview with Bossip.com, the Chicago native touched on when he plans to patch things up with Drizzy. He explained, “I really honestly don’t know how things will end. I just want to put out there that it’s not a thing where I don’t like him as a human being or like I got something against him personally. That’s not what it is.” Common feels that since Drake took the first jab, “If you come at me, I’ma fight until the end. I’m not talking about physical. I’m talking about emceeing.” Be sure to pick up his latest album, The Dreamer, The Believer, which is out now.

TYGA TO COLLABORATE WITH NICKI, NAS ON CARELESS WORLD

XXLMag.com reports that Tyga is cooking up some great music for his upcoming album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King. The Young Money rapper revealed that his label mate, Nicki Minaj, will appear on the project on a track called “Muthf**cka Up.” He stated, “That one is one of them going in type songs. Like how Lil Wayne had ‘A Milli.’ One of those Young Money records that people love. We got a crazy visual for that one, too.” In addition, the “Rack City” rapper says Nas contributed guest verses on a record called “King And Queens,” which he says is “a real classic song. People are gonna like it.” Be sure to look out for Careless World: Rise of the Last King on February 21st.

NEW JOHN LEGEND SINGLE LEAKS!

The newly engaged John Legend is readying another album and he recently released a new song called “Tonight (Best You Ever Had).” The track includes guest verses from Ludacris and will also appear on the upcoming soundtrack for the film Think Like a Man. Check it out now at SoundCloud.com.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR IT!

JENNIFER HUDSON’S FAMILY MURDERS TRIAL WILL BE ON TV?

We previously told you that a trial date has been set for the murder case of Jennifer Hudson’s three family members. According to CBS Chicago, the forthcoming trial might allow cameras and microphones in courtrooms. This means the entire case against William Balfour could be televised due to new provisions decided by the Illinois Supreme Court. We will keep you updated.

– Balfour pled not guilty to the murders of Hudson’s mother, brother and nephew back in October of 2008.

JUSTIN BIEBER CAUSES SPIKE IN CANADIAN ORGAN DONORS

Justin Bieber caused a spike in Canadian donor registrations. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it all started when 20-year-old Helene Campbell made a personal plea via Twitter to raise the number of organ donors as she awaits a lung transplant in Toronto. Bieber responded to Campbell’s request by retweeting her plea to his 16-million followers. By Sunday, the Trillium Gift of Life Network’s BeADonor.ca website reported 565 new donors. A post then appeared on the life-saving organization’s Facebook page that reads, “Thanks to Helene, her team, and all the Bielibers out there!” Now there are over one-thousand new donors listed on the site.

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Snoop Ready to Launch Executive Branch Cigars -x- Brandy to Record with Drake -x- Lil Wayne Releasing Book -x- MTV News


SNOOP DOGG TO LAUNCH CIGAR BRAND

Snoop Dogg has recently announced on his official website plans to launch his own cigar line. The rapper’s brand, which is described to have tobacco made with the “highest quality,” is called Executive Branch and will be released during this year’s Coachella Music Festival. In addition, the cigars will be sold for just 99-cents a pack with two in each package.

The tobacco was imported from the Dominican Republic.

BRANDY TO RECORD DUET WITH DRAKE?

According to TrueExclusives.com, Brandy hinted at wanting to work with Drake on the follow-up to 2008’s Human. She said of the Young Money rapper, “I love Drake. I think Drake is just so phenomenal. I love his music. I’m always wishing that I can just sing one of Drake’s melodies.” The singer says that Drizzy might pen a song for the project, which is slated to arrive this May. The news comes just as Brandy confirmed that she has collaborated again with Monica.

The disc will include collaborations with Frank Ocean, Bangladesh and Chris Brown.

BEYONCE, JAY-Z DONATE BABY GIFTS TO CHARITY

Ever since Blue Ivy Carter was born, Beyonce and Jay-Z have been heavily scrutinized by the media for allegedly being given special treatment inside New York City’s Lenox Hill hospital. However, the couple recently did a good deed by donating expensive gifts to charity. A source told the Daily Star newspaper, “Oprah Winfrey gave a huge trunk of children’s books and others like P. Diddy, Kanye West, Rihanna and Mariah Carey have all been sending luxurious baby treats.” The source adds, “They’ve already got the most precious gift – their new baby daughter – so they want to help out other parents who haven’t been as fortunate.”

MELANIE FIONA RELEASES NEW SONG FROM MF LIFE

According to Rap-Up.com, Melanie Fiona has unleashed a new Motown-inspired song called “Wrong Side of a Love Song.” The track will reportedly appear on the singer’s her sophomore album, The MF Life, which is scheduled to arrive on May 8th.

DRAKE UPSET BY “DRAKE” FOREHEAD TATTOO

Do you remember that female fan who decided to get the word “Drake” tattooed across her forehead? Well according to XXLMag.com, Drake has sent one of his bodyguards to see the Los Angeles tattoo artist named Kevin Campbell, who was responsible for the ink. Campbell announced on Twitter that Drake’s security went inside the shop to speak to him while Drizzy remained outside in the vehicle. He wrote, “[Drake] really made himself more like a sweet bitch with that move!” As previously reported, Drizzy said during recent interviews that Campbell was a real “a**hole” for tattooing that on her forehead and should lose his job.

KELLY ROWLAND TO TRIBUTE MARIAH AT BET HONORS

According to BET.com, Kelly Rowland has signed on to serve as one of the performers who will pay tribute to Mariah Carey during this year’s BET Honors. The singer is expected to perform some of Carey’s hit songs during the fifth annual show. As previously reported, BET Honors will premiere during Black History Month, on Monday, February 13th at 9 PM.

Do you think Kelly can hit Mariah’s high notes?

LIL WAYNE RELEASING PRISON MEMOIR

The Associated Press reports Lil Wayne has decided to author his first book. The rap mogul has teamed with Grand Central Publishing to put out Gone Til November, which is chronicles Weezy’s stint at Rikers Island and includes some of the open letters he sent to his fans. The rapper’s literary effort is slated to arrive in bookstores on November 28th.

The rapper completed eight months behind barsafter being found guilty for weapons possessions.

JENNIFER HUDSON, NE-YO ISSUE SINGLE FROM THINK LIKE A MAN

To get people more excited about the upcoming film, Think Like a Man, the official title track with Jennifer Hudson, Rick Ross and Ne-Yo has been released. While the release date for the soundtrack is yet to be announced, you can expect the big-screen adaptation of Steve Harvey’s book to star Chris Brown, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union, Meagan Good and more. Look for it in theaters on March 9th.

Lil Wayne & Cash Money Donate Turkeys -x- More Added to VH1 Divas -x- T.I.’ s New Album Title -x- Rihanna Causes Stir Overseas AGAIN… -x-


LIL WAYNE DONTATES TURKEYS

Lil Wayne has given back to his hometown of New Orleans by handing out free turkeys to people in old neighborhood. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the timing couldn’t be better. Even though it’s an annual Cash Money tradition, Weezy told MTV News, “It’s actually been my first time back here for the past eight or nine years, and they’ve been doing this for 15 years.” Luckily Wayne found time in his schedule to personally hand out turkeys and says, “Now it’s a totally different feeling, because I can actually give you that and say, ‘Here, happy Thanksgiving.’ I can do that, and I can provide that for you.” Head over to MTV.com for more.

HOW WILL.I.AM GOT MICK JAGGER TO RECORD WITH HIM 

Will.i.am explained to Rolling Stone backstage at the American Music Awards how he recently got Mick Jagger to work with him. The Rolling Stones frontman is featured on the track “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” off will’s album #willpower. Will says, “You play your music and the first thing someone says, ‘Who’s gonna be on it? So I think of the hardest thing ever. And it happened, Mick Jagger.” The Black Eyed Peas man explained that Interscope chairman Jimmy Iovine, who always wanted to work with Jagger, made the collaboration happen, and even decided to produce the track. #willpower is out next year.

 

NEW PERFORMERS ADDED TO VH1 DIVAS

 

We’ve just learned that Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Boyz II Men, Estelle, Marsha Ambrosius and Travie McCoy have all been added to the list of performers who’ll take the stage at the upcoming show, VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul. The new acts will join previously confirmed headlining divas including Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, Florence + The Machine, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J. and Jill Scott. Taking place inside New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul premieres on Monday, December 19th at 9 PM on VH1.

 

· The new group of performers will pay tribute to cities of soul music including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia.

DRAKE BEGINS THIRD STUDIO ALBUM

According to HipHopDX.com, Drake has reportedly begun recording the follow-up to his sophomore effort, Take Care. Even though his latest disc was released a week ago, Drizzy revealed, “I started writing the intro to my project last night.” He added, “I found the sample and I started piecing together the story of where I’m at in my life.” The news comes after first week projections put Take Care at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with estimated sales of over 700-thousand copies.

T.I. ANNOUNCES ALBUM TITLE

According to Billboard.com, T.I. has announced that his next studio album will be titled Trouble Man. In addition, the follow-up to last year’s No Mercy will have a party theme and the first single is called “Pyro.” Tip said of the disc, “A lot of times I’m taking myself out of my element.” He added, “This is the first project where I’m talking about things that I’ve experienced before that I’m not necessarily experiencing now because I’m not doing a whole lot of partying. I do a little bit but not a lot… nothing like when I was in that life.” No word on when we’ll hear the first track, we’ll keep you posted.

· This marks the rapper’s eighth studio album.

KELLY ROWLAND TO REUNITE WITH HER FATHER

According to U-K’s The Sun, Kelly Rowland has revealed plans to reunite with her estranged father, Christopher Rowland, next month. The former Destiny’s Child singer is going to meet up with her dad on Christmas day and explained, “It’s really important just to forgive my father… because tomorrow is not promised to us.” She added, “It’s important to forgive people and we move on, we have to…the pain is there, of course it will be there, and it’s important to know that forgiveness is the first step towards healing.” As previously reported, Kelly’s dad walked out of her life 20 years ago.

MOBB DEEP DROP NEW VIDEO OFF EP 

According to AllHipHop.com, Mobb Deep recently premiered the video for their new offering, “Dead Man Shoes.” You can watch the gritty visual via their official website now. The cut is lifted from the rap duo’s much-talked-about EP, Black Cocaine, which is available in stores now.

RIHANNA CAUSES STIR OVERSEAS

Rihanna accepted the American Music Award for Favorite R&B/Soul Album for Loud from the U-K on Sunday night. She is on tour overseas and recently caused some controversy when performing on The X Factor in England. For her performance, she wore a plaid dress and clunky punk shoes with writing scrawled all over them, and one phrase on the footwear had some people up in arms. According to The Telegraph, the words “F*** Off” were written on RiRi’s shoes. While the offensive statement may have left audiences a bit shocked, a spokesperson for the show played down the controversy. They showed no close ups of her shoes on the telecast. In other Rihanna news, her video for “We Found Love” has been banned from being played before 10 PM in France. The officials at the Supreme Audiovisual Council of France have deemed the video, which includes drug use, sex and domestic violence, inappropriate for viewing before that hour. Rihanna released her Talk That Talk album on Monday.

JUSTIN BIEBER AND JADEN SMITH RELEASE NEW COLLABO

According to the New York Post, Justin Bieber and Jaden Smith have released a new duet, a cover of “Thinking About You” by Frank Ocean. Smith raps on the track while Bieber lends his vocals to the R&B tune. Bieber and Smith released their first musical collaboration, “Never Say Never,” in 2010. It was the theme song for The Karate Kid remake, starring Smith.

Chris Brown & Kelly Rowland?! -x- Beyonce’s Party Video -x- Soulja Boy Back to Blonde -x- MJ Makes the Most of Deceased -x- Music News


CHRIS BROWN AND KELLY ROWLAND DATING?

Kelly Rowland was supporting Chris Brown on his F.A.M.E. Tour and things might have gotten a little spicy between the two artists. A source tells InTouch Magazine that, although Kelly was a little worried about the age gap, she could not resist Chris’ charm after the lap dance he gave her on tour. Chris’ rep says the two are only friends.

BEYONCÉ READIES NEW “PARTY” VIDEO

Beyoncé teamed up with J. Cole for her new video for “Party.” According to Rap-Up.com, the video should arrive sometime this week. The colorful clip for the Kanye West-produced song is a backyard bash that features a cameo from Bey’s sister, Solage, who rocks the turntables for the soiree.

· Beyonce’s 4 album has sold over 848-thousand copies to date.

DRAKE COLLABORATES WITH THE WEEKND ON FOUR TRACKS

Drake has teamed up with Toronto outfit The Weeknd for his upcoming album, Take Care. In an interview with MTV News, Drizzy says Weeknd’s Abel Tesfaye worked on four songs off the new record. The rapper goes on to say, “He’s like a writer, collaborator on four songs on my album, which I am very proud of…I usually don’t branch out writing-wise working with other people. I usually write all my own stuff, but we get it. We try to tap into the same emotions because we’re from the same city.” Take Care is set to come out on November 15th.

ODD FUTURE WANTS TO COLLABORATE WITH LIL WAYNE

Lil Wayne says he’s a fan of Odd Future. The rap superstar told MTV News, “I just rock with ‘em…I’m just real cool with the homies. Shouts out, Tyler.” Tyler, the Creator says the respect is mutual and that he’d like to work with Weezy. The Odd Future leader says he has a beat he’d like to get Wayne on, but says he’s too scared to ask him to collaborate.

MONICA RELEASES EMOTIONAL VIDEO

Monica has released an emotional video for “Until It’s Gone,” the first single off her upcoming album, New Life. The video stars Malinda Williams, who confronts her husband, played by Brian White, about his cheating. Monica plays White’s friend who helps put things in perspective at a hospital as the wait for news about his wife, who was injured in an accident. Check out the video at Monica.com now.

RIHANNA DROPS A GRAND IN PARISIAN SEX SHOP

According to TheSun.com, Rihanna dropped over one-thousand dollars at a sex shop in Paris. The singer left the store with toys, handcuffs, scented candles and lingerie. Rihanna apparently spent over the equivalent of 15-hundred dollars in just five minutes and left the story with a smile on her face.

JIM JONES ATTACKED WITH METAL PIPE BY THREE ARMED MEN!

Rapper Jim Jones was walking the streets of Harlem alone when he was approached by three anonymous men. The men brutally attacked him, with one of them using a metal pipe. Jim continued to defend himself throughout the attack, until one of the attackers pulled out a gun. Jones fled the scene and ended up back at his studio without serious injury. He is happy he made it out alive and he does not plan on walking the streets of Harlem alone ever again.

T-PAIN DROPS VISUAL TO LATEST LEAK

T-Pain has dropped the visual for “Nothin,” the latest leak off of his upcoming album. The video is filled with fancy cars and a whole lot of dancing. T-Pain releases his new album, Revolver, on December 6th.

SOULJA BOY DYES HAIR BLONDE!

Soulja Boy seems confidently pleased with his new hair color. The rapper posed for a picture with a fan shortly after having his hair dyed. He even changed his Twitter background to a picture of his blonde hair to show the world his new do. Chris Brown went blonde for some time and so did Wiz Khalifa so it seems like blonde is the way to go this year.

MICHAEL JACKSON MAKES THE MOST OF ALL DECEASED CELEBRITIES

Billboard reports that Michael Jackson is the top-earning deceased celebrity. The King of Pop tops Forbes’ annual list of high-earning artists who have passed away. Jackson reportedly earned 170-million dollars in the past year. Elvis came in second with 55 million. Late Beatles John Lennon and George Harrison also made the list.

Soulja Boy Says He’s Innocent -x- MTV Announces VMA and Movie Award Dates -x- Kanye Droppin Goodmusic in Spring ’12 -x- Jay-Z Gets Animated -x- Obama Disses Kardashians -x- and MORE!


SOULJA BOY SAYS HE IS INNOCENT

Despite facing some serious criminal charges, Soulja Boy Tell’em maintains his innocence. After the rapper was released from police custody Tuesday, he made a quick statement to his fans and the press waiting outside, saying he is innocent. The 21-year-old was arrested Tuesday after police pulled over the black Cadillac Escalade he was riding in. After what police are calling a routine traffic stop, they detected a strong marijuana odor and searched the vehicle. Officers found marijuana, guns and cash in the SUV. Sources told CBS Atlanta that police found more than five ounces of pot and 46-thosuand dollars in cash in the rented vehicle. Soulja and the four men who were riding with him were all booked and charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

ANNOUNCES DATES FOR VMAS AND MOVIE AWARDS

The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will air live on September 9th. No word yet on a city or venue for the 29th annual show. Meanwhile, the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards will beam out live from Los Angeles on June 3rd, 2012. The 2011 MTV Video Music Awards drew the biggest audience in the show’s history with over 12.4-million viewers.

· Beyoncé’s big MTV VMA pregnancy reveal moment at the 2011 Video Music Awards made social media history by giving Twitter a record bump: 8,868 tweets per second.

KANYE WEST TO DROP G.O.O.D. MUSIC IN THE SPRING

Kanye West took to Twitter to announce he will release a new album in the spring. He wrote: “Goodmusic. The album. Spring 2012.” His label, Def Jam, also confirmed the release in a tweet. The G.O.O.D. Music effort could contain tracks from Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Mos Def, Common, Pusha T and John Legend. Kayne and Jay-Z will kick off the Watch The Throne Tour on October 28th in Atlanta, Georgia.

LIL WAYNE TALKS TO GQ

Lil Wayne is on the cover of the GQ’s music issues along with Eminem and Keith Richards. According to Rap-Up.com, Weezy speaks candidly in the magazine about planning to retire at 35 to spend more time with his kids. He admitted that he does not like being sober and he wishes he could get back to smoking weed and drinking syrup. Weezy added that he thinks someone slipped something into his drink that made him want to get a bunch of tattoos. You can read more in the November issue of GQ magazine, when it arrives at newsstands on Tuesday.

RICK ROSS RESCHEDULES MORE SHOWS?

Rick Ross was scheduled to play a show in Los Angeles this weekend, but the rapper, who recently suffered a major health scare, has rescheduled the event for January 2012. TMZ reports that promoters feel it is too soon for Ross to get back on stage and that he needs more time to get better. Rozay was believed to have suffered two seizures last week and last tweeted on October 14th. We’ll keep you posted on his progress.

JAY-Z GETS ANIMATED

According to MTV News, Jay-Z is set to appear in a new animated sitcom. Hov will reportedly star, in cartoon form, in the first episode of the Hub TV series, Secret Millionaires Club. Jay will reportedly give a group of children financial advice on the show. The rapper is set to star in four episodes of the series, which kicks off Sunday on Hub TV.

KELLY ROWLAND IS “DOWN FOR WHATEVER” IN NEW VIDEO

Kelly Rowland takes it all off in her new video for “Down for Whatever.” The sexy clip for the RedOne-produced single off her third album, Here I Am, features the former Destiny’s Child singer in a few different skimpy outfits. Rowland wears a zebra-print leotard with top hat, a bra with panties and also is totally nude, with her privates covered in an artsy manner. She also gets cozy with her male co-star in the clip with day-glow paint in a black lit room.

· See the sexy clip HERE!

 

KARDASHIANS “SURPRISED” BY OBAMA DISS!

First Lady Michelle Obama recently told iVillage that her husband, President Barack Obama, does not like their daughters watching Keeping Up With the Kardashians. TMZ reports that the stars of the reality show are “surprised” by the diss and believe that Sasha and Malia Obama could “learn” from watching their series. The girls reportedly said Obama told them the show was “great” when they met him last year.

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIM KARDASHIAN!

 

Reality star Kim Kardashian turns 31 years old today! The star, who became famous for starring in a sex tape with Ray J back in 2007, recently married basketball player Kris Humphries. For her birthday this year, Kim says she has asked her family to donate money to The Dream Foundation, which helps make dreams come true for adults with life-threatening illnesses. You can keep up with Kim on Twitter by following @KimKardashian now!

 

T.I. Back in Fed’s Custody -x- DMX Brings Out Scarface at HOB Houston -x- Beyonce Turns 30 -x- Soulja Boy Releases New Mixtape -x- MTV Music News


T.I. BACK IN FEDERAL CUSTODY

After only a day in the semi-real world following months in prison, T.I. is already back in federal custody because of an issue involving his trip from the Arkansas prison to his Atlanta halfway house on a luxury bus on Wednesday, according to T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirms to TMZ that the rapper checked into a federal penitentiary in Atlanta last night, because he allegedly misled prison officials into thinking he’d take a low-key mode of transportation from the prison to the halfway house — and a tricked out tour bus isn’t low-key.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ — when a prisoner is incarcerated in a low or medium security prison … prison officials can allow the inmate to use a private, unescorted mode of transportation to travel from the prison facility to the halfway house.

During the process of approving such a transfer, the prisoner must state specifically what mode of transportation he or she will be using. Our sources tell us … T.I. informed prison officials he would be taking some sort of van, but made no mention of the high-end, pimped out tour bus.

We’re told prison officials felt T.I. should have fully disclosed the nature of his party bus. Neither drugs nor alcohol were found on the bus.

T.I.’s wife tells TMZ … multiple prison officials actually saw the tour bus that picked up the rapper yesterday — and even took photos with T.I. in front of it — and NOBODY raised an issue.

Tameka “Tiny” Cottle tells us … when the tour bus rolled up to the Arkansas prison yesterday, prison officials “Walked him over, took pics and told him good luck in life.”

Law enforcement sources also told TMZ when the U.S. Marshals arrived at the halfway house to take T.I. back to prison, the halfway house honcho actually got into an argument with them, saying it was ridiculous to send him back for such an alleged violation. But the Marshals had their orders, and took T.I. back to the pokey.

Sadow tells TMZ, “We are awaiting the opportunity to quickly resolve whatever the issue may be that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has with T.I.’s method of transportation, bus, from Arkansas to Atlanta, so that T.I. can return to the halfway house to complete the remaining days of his sentence.”

T.I. was sentenced in October to 11 months in prison for violating his probation, but was let out early. He was to complete the rest of his sentence in the halfway house.

AND…

WHAT’S THE FIRST THING T.I. DID POST-PRISON?

Wanna know what T.I. did after he was released from prison? Well, according to TMZ, the rapper was treated to a home cooked meal prepared by his mother and his Aunt Lita. Since Tip must remain in a halfway house until his sentence is complete, his family brought over a hot plate of food – which included steak, collard greens and mac ‘n cheese. His auntie told the site that he was grateful for the “amazing” meal and revealed that he’s currently “in good spirits.” We can only imagine what his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, brought over.

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T.I. TO RELEASE FIRST BOOK SOON!

We previously reported that T.I. was looking to publish his first book, but we had no idea that the project would hit stores next month! According to the AP, the rapper’s upcoming novel, titled Power & Beauty, is a “fictional tale about two childhood friends torn apart by dangerous dealings on the streets of Atlanta.” The book will be available sometime in October via Harper Collins.

KANYE TO BE JAY-Z’S CHILD’S GODFATHER?

Like Nicki Minaj, Kanye West is hoping to become a godparent to Jay-Z and Beyonce’s baby. According to MTV’s Buzzworthy, there are whispers that Yeezy just might become the godfather to the power couple’s unborn child. Though it’s not confirmed, we speculate that ‘Ye is probably on a short list that includes Bey’s sister, Solange, the couple’s favorite couple, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, as well as her former Destiny’s Child bandmate, Kelly Rowland and Hova’s partner in crime, Memphis Bleek.

BEYONCE TURNS 30 THIS WEEKEND!

It’s a great time for Beyonce. Not only has the Houston native released her fourth number one album and announced that she’s expecting her first child with Jay-Z, but the former Destiny’s Child singer is also tuning 30 years old on Sunday. While it’s unknown where the notoriously private entertainer will celebrate this year, we wish her a happy birthday with many more to come.

LIL WAYNE FAN JUMPS ON STAGE

Some people just can’t control themselves. This seemed to be the case for an unidentified Lil Wayne fan that jumped on stage with the mogul at one of his I Am Still Music tour stops. At the very end of his set, an unnamed male concertgoer shared the stage with Weezy for a total of four seconds before being tackled by a security guard at the Denver Comfort Dental amphitheater. Afterwards, Wayne simply shrugged and told the crowd, “You don’t want that you happen to you.” Check out the 15-second video online now.

KELLY ROWLAND BEGINS TOUR THIS MONTH

As we previously reported, Kelly Rowland has been tapped to join Chris Brown’s upcoming F.A.M.E. tour alongside T-Pain and Tyga. Since the 28-date tour begins September 12th in Toronto and wraps on October 30th inside Hartford, Connecticut’s XL Center. Visit Ticketmaster.com to score passes now.

CHRIS BROWN, PITBULL SEE SALES INCREASE 

Following his soaring performance at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, the song Chris Brown showcased has received a massive sales increase. His single, “Beautiful People,” is up 904-percent while “Yeah 3X” rose 149-percent shortly after the VMA’s aired. In addition, Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” featuring Ne-Yo experienced a 75-percent sales growth on the iTunes singles chart as well. In case you missed their performances, visit MTV.com to check them out now.

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CHRIS BROWN GETS ROLEX RETURNED

TMZ reports Chris Brown would love to give a handsome reward to the unnamed female fan who returned his 22-thousand dollar Rolex. His ultra expensive diamond-encrusted watch got lost during his VMA performance. Since the unidentified woman did not give her name, Brown’s rep is hoping she will contact his camp to receive personal thanks from the singer as well as backstage passes to his upcoming tour. We’ll keep you posted if and when the fan comes forward.

TYLER MEETS EMINEM IN IRELAND

It’s been a great week for Tyler, the Creator. Not only did the Odd Future ringleader take home Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, but he finally met and hung out with Eminem for the first time. The rap rookie ran into Slim Shady at the Tennent’s ViTal music festival in Ireland and posted a picture of them on his Twitter page. Tyler wrote, “F**kkkkk O My Atheist God. Goal List Check: I Told Him Relapse Was One Of The Greatest Albums To Me.”

· Em recently told MTV News that he likes Odd Future, saying, “I love it, I love the fact that they’re doing that. And the dudes can rhyme.”

DRAKE REACTS TO BEIBER’S “TURST ISSUES” REMIX

According to MTV, Drake was impressed with Justin Bieber’s recent remix of “Trust Issues.” However, if Drizzy had it his way, he would have liked the pop sensation to include all the curse words that were on the original. Drake stated, “I wish he would’ve left all the cuss words in it. I feel like that would’ve been so G, if he would’ve done all the swearing. I was excited when I heard he remixed it, because there was like a gang of swearing in that song. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re about to hear the transformation of Bieber.”

SOULJA BOY ISSUES NEW MIXTAPE

Soulja Boy is all about treating his fans to new music. Out of nowhere, the rapper dropped a new mixtape titled The Last Crown. The 18-track project includes collaborations with Lil B, Big Sean and French Montana. Be sure to download it today via his official website now!

TRACKLIST:

1. The Last Crown Intro

2. Hold You Down

3. Pretty Boy ft. Lil B

4. There He Go

5. What Up Dawg ft. French Montana

6. Money on Deck

7. Post Up

8. The Product

9. Young King

10. Swag Dat

11. Love Money

12. 2 Cupz

13. Back It Up

14. So Throwed

15. Don’t Stop

16. Pick Up The Phone

17. Private Jet

18. Soulja

SWIZZ BEATZ TALKS LIFE WITH ALICIA KEYS

During an interview with Uptown magazine, Swizz Beatz touched on what life is like with his second wife, Alicia Keys. The hitmaker shared that the first thing he does in the morning is “open the curtains and I’m thankful for another day. If my wife is next to me, it’s an instant hug and kiss. Get up, brush the teeth, do this, do that, and then it’s showtime!” He added that the one thing he’s learned from Alicia is “love.”

· The couple has been together for one year and share an 11-month old son, Egypt Daud Dean.

· Alicia recently told Glamour magazine the moment she fell in love. She stated, “I do remember the exact moment. If I told you, I would have to kill you, but it was something that he planned, and he planned it so beautifully and thoughtfully that in that moment I remember thinking to myself, Oh my God, I’m so in love with him.”

DMX PERFORMS WITH SCARFACE IN TEXAS 

DMX is slowly but surely finding a way to rebuild his music career. The rapper invited Scarface on stage with him on Wednesday night at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas. Both rappers just completed prison sentences on unrelated charges and stood side by side during X’s infamous prayer. Head over to HoustonPress.com to watch performance footage now.

CHRISTINA MILIAN TALKS NEW ALBUM 

According to Rap-Up.com, Christina Milian is speaking up about the status of her long awaited album. While the disc is no longer titled Elope, the singer stated, “I think I found my sound for this one,” The Dream’s ex-wife added, “It’s an entirely new album. I’ve gone through a lot since then, so it’s definitely a little more honest. It’s based on just living life and there’s more to talk about now. But it’s urban, it’s pop, it’s sexy, it’s fierce, and independent. It’s awesome.” The upcoming effort will be released via Interscope Records.

· Do you think the singer will include lyrics about her public divorce?

· In addition, Milian is negotiating a lead role in ABC Family’s half-hour comedy, Maid in Miami.

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!”

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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.

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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.

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