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THE BEST ARTISTS OF 2011

MTV News has compiled their list of the Top 10 artists of 2011. Making the cut are people like Adele, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne. What musician do you think has made the biggest impact this year? Would someone like Justin Bieber make your list? Head over to MTVNews.com to see if your top artists of 2011 match theirs’.

RICK ROSS READIES NEW MIXTAPE

Rick Ross recently announced on his Twitter page that he plans to drop a new mixtape. The rapper, who just returned from touring in South Africa, did not give a release date, but fans can expect the project to include original material. The tape will arrive before his delayed album, God Forgives, I Don’t, arrives in 2012.

 50 CENT’S HEADPHONE SALES TO PROVIDE MEALS

50 Cent is on a mission to give back to those in need. In addition to releasing his Street King energy drinks to help feed kids in Africa, the rapper has announced that a portion of sales from his SMS Audio headphones will also give meals to the less fortunate. 50 told MTV, “With every purchase there’s a meal being provided through the United Nations World Food Programme,” he said, “And with this actual project, I decided I wanted to do something here in America. So, for every pair of these headsets that are sold domestically and online through SMSAudio.com, 250 meals will be provided by Feeding America, which is our leading charitable organization against hunger.” If you want to get involved, the headphones retail for 299.99 dollars.

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WALE ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR DATES

According to his official website, Wale has released the dates for the second leg of his Ambition tour. So far, his opening show on December 30th inside Atlantic City’s House of Blues is already sold out. Be sure to get your passes today and pick up his sophomore album, Ambition, which is available everywhere. Here are the dates:

Dec 30: Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues (Sold Out)

Jan 1: Silver Spring, MD – Fillmore

Jan 6: Ann Arbor, MI – U. Michigan

Jan 7: Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Jan 7: Columbus, OH – Long Street Live

Jan 8: Cleveland, OH – House of Blues

Jan 9: Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

Jan 19: Montreal, Quebec – Time Supper Club

Jan 20: Toronto, Ontario – Phoenix Concert Theatre

Jan 21: London, Ontario – London Music Hall

Jan 22: Hamilton, Ontario – The Studio at Hamilton Place

Jan 26: Bridgeport, CT – Webster Bank Arena

Jan 27: Springfield, MA – Mass Mutual Center

Jan 28: Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Jan 31: Wichita, KS – The Cotilion

Feb 1: Omaha, NE – Sokol Hall

Feb 2: Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom

Feb 4: Indianapolis, IN (Super Bowl Weekend)

Feb 10: New York, NY – Irving Plaza (w/ Miguel) Lotus Flower Bomb / Valentines Show

Feb 13: West Hollywood, CA – Key Club (w/ Miguel) Lotus Flower Bomb / Valentines Show

Feb 14: Las Vegas, NV – Marquee Nightclub

Feb 15: Reno, NV – The Knitting Factory

Feb 16: Salt Lake City – Depot

Feb 25 + Sun, Feb 26: Orlando, FL (All Star Weekend)

Mar 2 + Sat, Mar 3: Charlotte, NC (CIAA Weekend)

March 6: Nassau, Bahamas – Colonial Island

VH1 DIVAS CELEBRATES SOUL TONIGHT

Here’s a friendly reminder to let everyone know that Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott and more are scheduled to perform during this year’s VH1 Divas. The ceremony is paying tribute to great cities of soul including Chicago, Detroit, London, Memphis and Philadelphia. Taking place inside New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom, be sure to tune in when VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul airs tonight at 9 PM Eastern /8 Central on VH1.

JAY-Z TALKS NUTURING HIS ARTISTS

During an interview with MTV News, Jay-Z spoke about his artists and why it’s important to treat them as if they were his children. He explained, “I think running a label is a bit like having kids. When you know someone needs more help, you help them. When you see that someone can make it on their own … you see Kanye West or J. Cole, you see that sort of talent — you let that talent be. You let that talent find its way.” In related Jay-Z news, the rapper just concluded his Watch The Throne tour with Kanye on Sunday night in Vancouver, British Columbia.

SOULJA BOY RELEASES ARTWORK FOR PROMISE

Soulja Boy is reportedly looking to bring in the New Year with new music. During an interview with TheBoomBox.com, the 21-year-old shared plans for his upcoming fourth album Promise. He explained, “Right now I’m working on my new album to release from Interscope Records. It’ll be in stores at the top of 2012. I want everybody to support.” He said of the disc, “The album is just really showing the growth and maturity of Soulja Boy. It’s going to be dope. It’s going to be lot of great records on it, a lot of dope features, a lot of great production. I want all my fans to check it out.” The launch date for the follow-up to 2010’s The DeAndre Way is unknown, but Soulja has released the artwork for the project, which you can view via his website now.

KATY PERRY TEAMS UP WITH B.o.B. FOR A REMIX

Katy Perry has teamed up with B.o.B. for a remix of her song The One That Got Away.” According to Billboard.com, fans will be able to buy the jazzed-up track next week. The original “The One That Got Away” tune is Perry’s sixth single off her hit album, Teenage Dream.

BRITNEY SPEARS IS ENGAGED!

According to TMZ, Britney Spears engaged to her boyfriend Jason Trawick. Sources claim that he popped the question in Las Vegas and Spears recently posted a cryptic message on Facebook, that seems to point to her being engaged. Apparently, Trawick asked her dad, Jamie Spears, for her hand in marriage. Spears has been married twice before, once to Jason Allen Alexander and once to Kevin Federline. Kevin and she has two children.

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NICKI MINAJ, LMFAO and MORE READY NEW YEARS EVE SPECIAL

 

According to the EW.com, Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. The Young Money standout will take stage to perform songs from her platinum selling Pink Friday LP, including “Super Bass.” The fem-cee will reportedly join Gym Class Heroes, Taio Cruz, will.i.am, Florence + the Machine, LMFAO, OneRepublic, and more. Tune into ABC beginning at 10 PM ET to view the special.

SOULJA BOY SUES FORMER MANAGER

According to TMZ, Soulja Boy has revealed that he plans to sue his former manager, Philip Ransom, for taking advantage of him when he first entered the business in 2007. The rapper, who is allegedly facing eviction, says he was forced to sign contracts that were “unconscionable, oppressive, and unjust.” Apparently, the “Crank That” emcee signed off on giving Ramson over 50-percent of the copyrights to his music, 5-percent of his income and much more. Meanwhile, Ramson has denied all allegations.

MARY J BLIGE OUT-SELLS RIHANNA’S TALK THAT TALK

This week on the Billboard 200 chart, Mary J Blige’s latest LP My Life II: The Journey Continues has out-performed Rihanna’s Talk That Talk by selling an additional 71-thousand copies. Meanwhile, Ri Ri’s sales have declined and only brought in 64k this week. Both ladies remain in the top ten on the Billboard 200 chart.

JAY-Z BREAKS LIL WAYNE’S BILLBOARD RECORD

Congratulations are in order for Jay-Z, who has recently become the rapper with the most songs in Top 10 song to have reached the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The rap mogul’s latest hit, “Paris” with Kanye West, has given Hova a total of 18 hit records which helped him surpass the previous joint title holders, Lil Wayne and Ludacris. But Jay better watch his back, Yeezy now has 14 hits under his belt. In related news, “The Throne” is slated to perform on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Las Vegas.

WIZ KHALIFA TALKS SIGNING JUICY J TO TAYLOR GANG

According to MTV News, Wiz Khalifa has given details as to what prompted him to want to sign Juicy J to his Taylor Gang imprint. The rapper said of the Three 6 Mafia member, “I’ve always been a huge fan of Juicy J and Three 6 Mafia and what they brought to the game,” he explained to MTV. “As far as their music, as far as their consistency, as far as just if you’re in that mood and you know what you wanna hear, they brought it and I respected that. And they brought it for years, since I was young.” Head over to MTV.com to read the full interview now.

BEYONCE FACES 100 MILLION DOLLAR LAWSUIT

SingersRoom.com has learned a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has denied Beyonce’s request to dismiss a 100 million dollar lawsuit filed by a videogame company. In case you forgot, the gaming company, Gate Five LLC, accused the singer of a “bad faith breach of contract so callous that she destroyed Gate Five’s business and drove 70 people into unemployment, the week before Christmas [2010].” In Bey’s defense, her lawyers say she backed out because the company failed to secure financing for the project. We’ll keep you posted on how this lawsuit plays out.

· The game was supposed to be called Starpower: Beyoncé.

YOUNG JEEZY LOOKS TO INSPIRE WITH TM103

Rap-Up.com reports Young Jeezy has written a must-listen song called “Trapped” that he feels young people will definitely gravitate to. He said of the Jill Scott-assisted record, “It’s basically saying I had humble beginnings, but where I came from, I feel like there was no way out,” he said. “A lot of young cats out there [can relate] because they don’t know how they’re gonna make it or how they’re gon’ feed their family or their kids or their crew or their people… You gotta just believe in you and just push harder.” As previously reported TM103: Hustlerz Ambition lands on December 20th.

· The disc includes contributions from Jay-Z, André 3000, T.I., Ne-Yo, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, and more.

TYGA DELAYS CARELESS WORLD ALBUM

According to HipHop-N-More.com, Tyga has some bad news surrounding his upcoming album, Careless World. The rapper was initially scheduled to drop his project on December 13th, but his Young Money debut has been delayed until next year. He explained on Twitter, “It’s so much bullsh** involved with samples and other sh**. I promise this album will be classic. This is my life!!! Ur gonna love it. Careless World. New date January 24th!!!….. Pre orders go up next few weeks!!!” In the meantime, head over to his fansite to download his new mixtape, BitchI’mTheSh**.

JA RULE ISSUES NEW SONG FROM PRISON

Just days after writing an open letter to his fans, Ja Rule has released a new song called “Never Had The Time.” The track is expected to appear off the upcoming sequel to Pain Is Love, which is slated to arrive in January. While the rapper continues to serve his sentence on felony weapons charges, fans will be able to purchase the first single “Real Life Fantasy” when it hits iTunes on December 13th.

BOBBY V TO DROP MIXTAPE SOON

To get fans more amped about his upcoming Vitamin V mixtape, Bobby V has issued a new song called “Drop It” which features Meek Mill and 2 Chainz. You can head over to RapRadar.com to check out the Nard & B-produced cut and expect the singer’s project to be available for free download on December 20th.

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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.

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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!

 

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NEW DETAILS ON NWA MOVIE!

A biopic about West Coast rap group N.W.A. has been in the works for some time and now, Ice Cube has been named as one of the producers along with John Singleton, who might direct the film. In an interview with The Playlist, Singleton said that he has been in contact with Cube and added that the script is “really really good.” No further details are known at this time.

· Do you think the movie will be a success?

SOULJA BOY READIES NEW DOCUMENTARY

XXLMag.com reports Soulja Boy’s documentary is coming out next month. The flick, titled Soulja Boy: The Movie, follows the “Crank That” rapper as he goes from an unknown rapper to a platinum-selling talent. Fans can expect the movie to be released on October 18th through Image Entertainment.

DJ DRAMA ISSUES TRACKLISTING

According to his official website, DJ Drama has unleashed the tracklisting for his upcoming third studio album, Third Power. Led by “Oh My” featuring Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa and Roscoe Dash, the disc will be available on October 11th. Here’s who made the cut:

1. Oh My Ft. Fabolous, Wiz Khalifa & Roscoe Dash

2. Rough Ft. Freddie Gibbs & Young Jeezy

3. Hand Of God Ft. Maino

4. Oh Baby Ft. Cam’Ron, Vado & Jaz

5. Never See You Again Ft. Wale & Talia Coles

6. Lay Low Ft. Meek Mill, Young Chris & Freeway

7. Ain’t No Way Around It Ft. Future

8. Undercover Ft. J. Cole & Chris Brown

9. Everything That Glitters Ft. Pusha T & French Montana

10. Me And My Money Ft. Gucci Mane

11. So Paid Ft. Red Cafe & 2 Chainz

12. Take My City Ft. B.o.B. & Crooked I

13. Lockdown Ft. Ya Boy & Akon

14. Oh My (Remix) Ft. Trey Songz, 2 Chainz & Big Sean

B.O.B PREVIEWS “STRANGE CLOUDS”

B.o.B has released a preview of his upcoming single, “Strange Clouds,” which debuts on October 3rd. The track features Lil Wayne and will appear on Bobby Ray’s upcoming sophomore album.

50 CENT TALKS PLAYGROUND BOOK

HipHop-N-More.com reports 50 Cent is speaking up on why he wanted to release his second book, Playground, which tells the story of a boy struggling with bullies. 50 stated, “This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is my goal that this will have a positive influence on all teenagers.” The semi-autobiographical novel is available for pre-order on Amazon.com now. It hits bookstores on November 1st.

· The rapper’s other literary efforts include From Pieces to Weight and The 50th Law.

PHARRELL WORKING ON FRANK OCEAN’S DEBUT

During an interview with Vibe.com, Pharrell Williams revealed that he’s been working on Frank Ocean’s upcoming debut album. The hitmaker said of the Odd Future member, “He’s super talented. To me he’s like the black James Taylor. He’s lyrical—he’s got a great perspective and super sick melodies. I haven’t seen anybody bob and weave through chords with such catchy melodies in a long time—that’s why I liked working with him.” No word on when the project will hit stores.

UPDATE ON DR DRE’S DETOX

According to HipHopDX.com, Kendrick Lamar has spilled new details on where Dr Dre is at with his long-awaited Detox LP. The rap rookie stated, “Detox is getting mixed. That’s all I can say. It’s getting mixed. I could say anything about Detox, nobody would ever believe me.” Kendrick, who contributed to the set, added, “The creative process is so crazy as far as going in there and narrowing down all these songs. Thousands of songs [to pick from].” A launch date is not known at this time.

ROBIN THICKE REUNITES WITH LIL WAYNE

While working on his upcoming album, Love After War, Robin Thicke revealed that he’s teamed up with Lil Wayne on a song called “Pretty Little Heart.” In addition, the disc will include collaborations with Pharrell Williams, Faith Evans, Usher and Maxwell. As previously mentioned, the follow-up to 2009’s Sex Therapy lands on November 18th.

· Robin and Wayne previously worked together on “Tie My Hands,” “All Night Long” and “Shooter.”

JUVENILE, MANNIE FRESH WORKING ON A NEW ALBUM

According to XXLMag.com Juvenile is back in the studio and working with Mannie Fresh on a new album titled Rejuvination. Juve told XXL, “Mannie Fresh doing most of the beats on this album. We trying to get the mix straight on the single.” While details are sparse, the LP will have features from Drake, Lloyd and Rick Ross.

· Mannie Fresh and Juvenile haven’t worked together in a decade.

JOHN LEGEND PRODUCES NEW FAMILY SHOW

According to Deadline.com, John Legend’s executive produced family sitcom has been picked up by NBC. The show, Mixed Blessings, reportedly follows “a prominent, black, street-bred hip-hop artist enjoying his single life who discovers that he has a teenage son and decides to connect with him and his white suburban family.” This is the singer’s first venture into television.

· Here are further details on the series: “The show explores the culture clash and the complicated journey of a father and son beginning their relationship as the dad soon discovers that fame, talent, and wealth get you nowhere when it comes to parenting.”

COMMON: “NAS IS THE BEST RAPPER ALVE”

During a recent appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Common had nothing but high praise for Nas. The rapper, who was promoting his new book, One Day It’ll All Make Sense, stated, “Nas is so poetic with it and I feel like his lyrics, you can write ‘em down on paper and they will last for time. It would be like literature that we read.” In related news, Common’s upcoming album, The Dreamer, The Believer, is due out on November 22nd.

LADY GAGA CALLS FOR MEETING WITH OBAMA 

Lady Gaga has reached out to President Obama to try to set up a meeting to discuss hate crimes following the death of 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer last weekend. Gaga wants Obama to enact laws making bullying a hate crime. Rodemeyer, who had posted an “It Gets Better” video in May about his long struggle with bullying at school, took his life on Sunday after what his parents said was years of taunting over his sexuality. In his video, Rodemeyer cited Gaga as an inspiration and on Wednesday, Gaga expressed her sadness over Rodemeyer’s death via Twitter, writing: “The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling. I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone’s life.” She added that bullying “must become illegal. It is a hate crime.”

· MTV’s ongoing A Thin Line project provides stories and resources for anyone who believes they are being cyberbullied or who are looking for ways to stop harassment by digital means.

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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.

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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.

AND… 

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.

Sean Kingston Update -x- MTV Music News


UPDATE ON SEAN KINGSTON’S CONDITION!

Sean Kingston was involved in a bad jet skiing accident in Miami that put him in the trauma ward at a local hospital but now, a rep for the singer tells MTV News that Sean is “sedated but fully conscious.” In addition, Sean has a tube located in his throat, which is connected to a ventilator. He is no longer in critical condition and is currently stabilizing. At the time of the crash, Kingston was riding with his longtime friend, Cassandra Sanchez. She told TMZ that he was driving “really fast” and she begged him to slow down. As previously reported, the pair crashed into a bridge on Sunday evening.

· Kingston’s rep added, “He is aware of what is going on around him. Sean’s family asks for privacy at this time but is thankful to his friends, family, and fans for their outpouring of prayers and well wishes.” Sanchez revealed that he won’t be released from the hospital for “a couple more weeks.”

· A man named Jonathan Rivera, who saved Sean, claims the singer was throwing up blood and nearly drowned. Rivera added that Kingston was responsive but if they did not stop to help, he doubts Sean would be with us right now. You can check out the full interview via TMZ.com now!

· Before the incident occurred, Sean tweeted, “Pool party at the king mansion 😉 Miami is ours!”

RIHANNA GETS DEEP WITH “MAN DOWN” VIDEO

Rihanna has tweeted new details about her upcoming video for “Man Down.” The pop star wrote, “[There’s a] very strong underlying message 4 girls like me! #listentoyomama.” The clip premiered yesterday (5/31) on BET’s 106 & Park, but if you missed it, you can check out the profound visual NOW!

· The video was directed by Anthony Mandler and was shot in Jamaica last month.

JAY-Z BREAKS DOWN WHAT MAKES A SONG CLASSIC

To celebrate contributing four songs to Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list, Jay-Z penned an introduction to the list and explained the elements of making a “classic song.” Hova wrote, “A great song doesn’t attempt to be anything — it just is.” He added, “When you hear a great song, you can think of where you were when you first heard it, the sounds, the smells. It takes the emotions of a moment and holds it for years to come. It transcends time. A great song has all the key elements — melody; emotion; a strong statement that becomes part of the lexicon; and great production.”

· The four songs that Jay appears on are “Crazy in Love” with Beyonce at number 118, “Umbrella” with Rihanna at number 412, “99 Problems” at number 172 and “Big Pimpin’” at number 467.

· Visit RollingStone.com for the full list now!

SOULJA BOY WANTS ODD FUTURE COLLABORATION

According to Rap-Up.com, Soulja Boy is itching to get the opportunity to work with Odd Future. The rapper said of Tyler, the Creator that he’s “chill” and adds the rap group is “doin’ they thang and they doin’ it originally from the ground up without the label, so salute.” In addition, SB revealed that the rap rookies have reached out for Soulja to submit guest verses and he’s already agreed to do it.

NICKI ALWAYS MAKES TIME FOR HER YOUNG MONEY

The life of Nicki Minaj is a busy one. If she’s not shooting music videos or rehearsing her material for the upcoming Britney Spears’ Femme Fatale tour, she’s probably promoting Pink Friday or performing spot shows. However, no matter what the fem-cee has going on, she told us that if Drake ever needed her to jump on a song or if Lil Wayne wants her opinion on the progress of Tha Carter IV…she’ll always make herself available for Young Money. Check out Nicki’s official website to see when she’ll be performing in a city near you!

LIL WAYNE WAS ENGAGED TO LAUREN LONDON?

Okay, so we all know Lil Wayne and Lauren London conceived a child together, but did you know that the rapper wanted to make the actress his wife? During an interview with KathleenCross.com, London revealed that people assume that she got pregnant by Weezy after “some kind of one night stand or groupie encounter,” but the reality is that she’s known the rap star since she was 15 years old. She added, “We were in a relationship that didn’t make it. We tried more than once to revive it, and we were engaged briefly years ago, but we eventually parted ways. People see the ‘Lil’ Wayne’ persona and think they know who he really is. My son’s father is an intelligent, loving and lovable person who will always be a dear friend.”

· Wayne has only been married once, to Toya Carter.

MAXWELL VH1 STORYTELLERS AIRING SOON

MTV Radio got to experience Maxwell’s taped performance of Vh1 Storytellers in front of an intimate crowd in New York City and we’ve now learned that the show will air later this month. The crooner showcased some of his biggest hits and said to the audience, “Storytellers has been around for 15 years, and it’s been 15 years since I put out my first album… You have this dream as a kid, and the next thing you know you’re at Vh1 Storytellers and the crowd is singing along to your songs. It’s a blessing.” Vh1 Storytellers: Maxwell will premiere on June 17th at 11 PM Eastern.

· The singer is currently working on the second installment of his BLACKsummers’ night trilogy.

PURCHASE FRANK OCEAN’S “NOVACANE”

We’ve just leaned the mastered version of Frank Ocean’s hit single, “Novacane,” is now available on iTunes. The Tricky Stewart-produced cut is the lead offering from the singer’s recently leaked project, Nostalgia Ultra. If you want to support, you’ll be able to purchase the disc in stores on July 26th via Island Def Jam Group.

JUSTIN BIEBER SCORES 10-MILLION FOLLOWERS

Justin Bieber may be off tour and relaxing on a beach in Maui, but while doing so, the pop star hit the 10-million followers mark on Twitter. The 17-year-old took to the social networking site to thank his fans for all the love, saying everyday he will make an effort to show his appreciation. Lady Gaga is the only other person with over 10 million followers, she has 500-thousand more than Bieber.

WINEHOUSE NEEDS TO “QUIT DRIKNING OR DIE”

Last week, Amy Winehouse checked herself in to a drug and alcohol abuse clinic in England at the behest of her father Mitch, and according to British paper The Sun, a source said that the embattled singer needs to “quit drinking or die,” and that “it’s a harsh reality, but she had to hear it.” The source added that Mitch and Amy’s boyfriend, Regg Travis, were by her side when she was told the news. Amy supposedly drank a miniature bottle of Smirnoff vodka right before walking through the doors of the clinic.

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