Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nicki Minaj to Host BET's Rip the Runway

Nicki Minaj is very popular these days as the Young Money diva has been tapped to host this year's annual Rip The Runway special on BET alongside Pooch Hall, most known for his role as “Derwin Davis” on the TV show The Game.

The special, now in its sixth year, celebrates the connection between urban music and high end fashion.

This year's Rip The Runway is set to be taped this Saturday, February 27 at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

The fashion showcase will also feature musical performances by Ludacris, B.O.B., Soulja Boy, Roscoe Dash, Janelle Monae and London bred R&B artist Estelle.

Rip The Runway is set to air on BET, March 15.

Yo Gotti Live From The Kitchen Tour

Tour dates are listed below:

March 5 - Charleston, South Carolina - Club Kush
March 7 - Orlando, Florida - Club Destiny
March 14th - Nashville, Tennessee - Municipal Auditorium
March 26th - Baltimore, Maryland - Sonar
April 1st - Little Rock, Arkansas - Robinson Auditorium
April 2nd - Knoxville, Tennessee - Knoxville Auditorium
April 3rd - Chattanooga, Tennessee - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
April 4th - St. Louis, Missouri - Chaifetz Arena
April 8th - Jacksonville, Florida - Club Plush
April 16th - Jackson, Mississippi - TBA
April 17th - Mobile, Alabama - Mobile Civic Center
April 23rd - Akron, Ohio - Akron Civic Center
April 24th - Dayton, Ohio - Hara Arena
May 1st - Indianapolis, Indiana - Murat Theatre

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Alicia Keys added to 2010 Essence Lineup

R&B superstar Alicia Keys has been added to the headline roster for this year's Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.
Keys will join Mary J. Blige, Gladys Knight, Keri Hilson, Jill Scott, Raphael Saadiq, Charlie Wilson, Earth, Wind and Fire and others performing at the Louisiana Superdome July 2-4.

The festival began in 1995 to mark the 25th anniversary of Essence magazine. Last year, the event marked its 15th anniversary with a record-breaking 428,000 attendees. Besides music, the festival includes free motivational and self-improvement seminars and is billed as one of the largest events in America that celebrates black music and culture.

This will be Keys' third time performing. Other 2010 acts include De La Soul, Chrisette Michele, Joe, Laura Izibor and Melanie Fiona. Louisiana acts will include Irma Thomas, Irvin Mayfield, Ivan Neville, Kermit Ruffins and Little Freddie King.

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Billboard: "Black Children Are An Endangered Species"!

"An Altanta billboard is urging motorists to consider the fact that race and abortion are linked, as is factually correct per the history of the abortion movement, as its founders were attempting to eliminate "undesirables" including blacks, hispanics, the poor and the mentally ill." - Post Chronicle

Waka Flocka Speaks on Method Man

"Hip Hop has different angles..."

Waka MIGHT be right on this one!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No Weezy F. Baby on the Way for Shanell?!?

According to the reports, extremely virile rapper Lil Wayne has yet another baby on the way, this one with Young Money artist Shanell. This is hardly surprising since Wayne, who has fathered four children with four different women (two in the last six months) loves his babies(!), but now the Young Money boss and protege are vehemently denying the rumors.

"Basically it came from a corny rumor that escalated," Shanell told MTV. "First I was dating him, then I was his girlfriend, then we were getting married, then we were settling down and now I'm pregnant. It's so foolish we've haven't paid it any attention."

The singer/songwriter -- sister of former Danity Kane member D. Woods -- met Wayne while working as a back-up dancer for Ne-Yo. She's been credited for connecting Wayne with producer Bangladesh and aiding in the birth of 'A Milli,' and was quickly brought into the fold, singing and touring with Young Money.

When a photo circulated depicting the two artists sharing an embrace, the rumor mill began to churn.

"We're taking a picture," she explained. "All the rest of the rumors were kinda funny except that one...When my mother called me like, 'Um?,' [I was] like, 'No! Are you serious?' I don't care about the rumors, but I just want people to know that I'm not pregnant. I've got an album coming out, I'm a dancer, I'm in shape and children are not anywhere in my future."

Wayne also addressed the rumors in a recent Ustream video. "Let me clear up this rumor, man: Shanell is not pregnant from me," Wayne said. "Shanell isn't even pregnant! Period. Clear that up right now, man. Everybody talking about Shanell pregnant by ... No, she not even pregnant. Period."

Wayne is currently awaiting sentencing for a 2007 gun charge, shooting videos at a manic pace and receiving more root canals than a vegetable garden, while Shanell prepares her forthcoming debut.

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iStalk: Jay-Z & Bey On Their Private Yatch

Guess it ain't all that private huh! LOL...They look cute though!

Daddy Daycare: Luda the Babysitter??!?

How adorable! It almost makes me want to learn how to sing, move to atlanta, get knowcked up and stalk Luda...just so I can have him babysit my kids! LOL...ALMOST!

Tiger Woods: Hard D!(k and Bubble Gum

That is all that these jump off's are going to get! I really think she's milking her 15 minutes! She's getting on my nerves with her sob story! Was she saying all this when she had Tiger's famous d!(k in her mouth?!? Well...I guess hoes gotta eat too!

For the Fellas: Buffie's Booty! LOL

I can't imagine that this video is for women! LOL, but guys...I'm sure you will enjoy this! Oh yeah, it's from Buffie the Body's Official Workout DVD!

Remy Ma Clears Up Gay Rumors

Remy Ma Doesn't Know Who The Girl Is On Old Footage Of A Nicki Minaj Lookalike Claiming She Smashed Remy! + Interview On Coming Home From Jail Soon! "I Love Nicki Minus The Gay Stuff"

Monday, February 22, 2010

WTF Alert: Stanky Leg?!?! Woman Hold's Man's Fake Leg Hostage

Outrageous: Woman Hold's Man's Fake Leg Hostage Until He Agrees To Be With Her On Jerry! (Got Him Crip Walkin With 1 Leg) "I Want My Leg Back!!"

Weezy F. Baby...What more Can I Say!

Lil Wayne Shows His Bottom Teeth After Dental Surgey + Goes Off On An Online Chatter For Telling Weezy "Please Go To Jail" + Beatboxing With Lil Twist + Kid Asking For Shanelle Is Back Again! "Nucca Ill Knock Yo F*ckin Head Off!"

Alicia Keys Tour Dates

Wednesday, March 3rd
Chicago, IL, Allstate Arena

Friday, March 5th
Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre Detroit

Saturday, March 6th
Detroit, MI, Fox Theatre Detroit

Thursday, March 11th
Verona, NY, Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Saturday, March 13th
Mashantucket, CT, The MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Sunday, March 14th
Mashantucket, CT, The MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Wednesday, March 17th
New York, NY, Madison Square Garden

Friday, March 19th
Newark, NJ, Prudential Centre

Saturday, March 20th
Atlantic City, NJ, Mark Etess Arena

Monday, March 22nd
Boston, MA, Agganis Arena

Wednesday, March 24th
Baltimore, MD, 1st Marinar Arena

Thursday, March 25th
Washington, DC, Verizon Center

Saturday, March 27th
Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena

Sunday, March 28th
Tampa, FL, Times-Forum

Tuesday, March 30th
Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena

Friday, April 2nd
Dallas, TX, Nokia GP

Trey Songz performing "Neighbors Know My Name" LIVE

Behind the Scenes: Yo Gotti "Women Lie, Men Lie" Video

Poll: Men Love Megan Fox, Women Prefer...Beyonce!

Men are different than women even when it comes to like ...women. According to a women poll, Beyonce Knowles is the sexiest woman alive, while a similar men poll designed Megan Fox on the first position.

So if asked, nineteen percent of men would like to share their lives (but mostly their beds) with 'Transformers' actress, Megan Fox.

According to Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Beyonce had won the best body in female's survey, but the Hollywood actress Megan was voted as the hottest in males survey report.

Fortunately, the poll wasn't about knowledge (just a little bit about Knowles though).

Throwback: Monica "Don't Take It Personal" Video

Suge Knight's Valuables Auctioned Off Over Storage Bill

Furniture, clothing and other items belonging to former Death Row Records‘ CEO Marion “Suge“ Knight were auctioned off yesterday (February 20) in Simi Valley, California.

The mogul had fallen several thousand dollars behind on his storage bill with Conejo Valley Moving & Storage, which resulted in his valuables being sold, mostly items from his old Malibu mansion.

Yesterday, The company waited for Knight to show up to pay the seven-month old bill, which amounted to several thousand dollars in storage fees.

There was a larger than usual turnout for Knight’s items, due to his celebrity status. His items, which also included appliances and gym equipment, sold in about 30 minutes.

Valuable items, like a large photo of Knight and Tupac Shakur, sold for as little as $100 to lucky bidders, who plan to sell some of the items that were auctioned off on Ebay.

The auctioned earned around $4,500, which still left a balance according to Conejo Valley Moving & Storage’s owner, Joe Furmidge.

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Fantasia Barrino -- High Alert After Hate Mail

Fantasia Barrino is under a self-imposed lockdown -- after the "American Idol" champ received a threatening letter.

It all started last night at the Pantages Theater in L.A. -- Fantasia was reading her fan mail after a performance of "The Color Purple."

Fantasia's manager tells us Barrino became alarmed over a disturbing letter loaded with racial slurs -- including the n-word -- and a line that read, "go back where you came from and die."

We're told the person who wrote the letter claims he used to work as a security guard for Fox while Fantasia was on "A.I."

Fantasia's manager tells us the singer immediately contacted theater security -- which then contacted the LAPD.

In the meantime, we're told the theater has "beefed up" security around Fantasia -- and all over the venue -- and will be screening anything sent to Barrino's dressing room before it gets to her.

Fantasia tells TMZ, "I will not be defeated by one isolated person's hatred."

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Hotlanta Puts The Smack Down on Her Baby's Daddy

Hotlanta -- the "Flavor of Love" star who got cuffed in Georgia last month for alleged child cruelty -- claims she did what she had to do ... but her son was never harmed in the violent incident that got her arrested.

Hotlanta -- aka 29-year-old Nicole Essigmann (right) -- tells TMZ that she never laid a hand on her 4-year-old son. The whole incident was because her baby daddy -- a guy named Jerry Robinson -- got her mother (left) in a headlock.

According to Nicole, she was going with her mom -- Jill Essigmann -- to pick up her son from Robinson's home. When her mom went in to get the child, Nicole claims there was some kind of physical altercation and Robinson emerged with her mother in a headlock.

Nicole tells TMZ: "I did what I had to do ... Anybody in my shoes would have done the same thing if they saw their mom in a headlock. I laid the smackdown."

According to Nicole, the reason for the child abuse charge is because her son witnessed the violent incident.

Both Nicole and her mother were arrested on two counts of simple battery. Nicole was also charged with child cruelty. The case is still being investigated.

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Too Soon: Monica Danger Gets Married AND is Pregnant!!

Monica and her husband.

WTF Alert: Jermaine Jackson Knows Who Killed Michael

...But won't say because "it's not his place." OK, I know the Jacksons are a bit strange, but I'm sorry, if I knew who killed my brother, you damn straight I'm going to the authorities! My place or not!! But you decide...

50 to Drop 60 for New Movie

50 Cent will drastically change his image for his new role in the upcoming movie Things Fall Apart, which is being produced through his Cheetah Vision Films.

The movie centers around 50 Cent’s character, a football star who is suffering from cancer during his senior year in college.

In order to accurately portray the role, 50 Cent will shed over 60 pounds from his muscular physique, which he has prominently displayed in numerous photographs and album covers.

"Fifty is in the process of losing 65 pounds" for the role,” the film’s co-producer, Randall Emmett told Daily Variety.

Mario Van Peebles has signed on to direct Things Fall Apart, which also stars Van Peebles, Lyn Whitfield, comedian Mike P and Steve Eastin.

Before he sheds the pounds, 50 Cent will tour Europe to promote his latest album Before I Self Destruct. The tour kicks off tomorrow (February 23) in Berlin, Germany.

Dates are listed below:

Tue 02/23/10 Berlin, Germany Columbiahalle
Thu 02/25/10 Paris, France Zenith Paris
Fri 02/26/10 Brussels, Belgium Forest National
Sat 02/27/10 Essen, Germany Grugahalle-Messe Essen GmbH
Sun 02/28/10 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion Zurich
Thu 03/04/10 Neu-Isenburg, Germany Hugenottenhalle
Sun 03/14/10 Hamburg, Germany Docks Konzerte Disco
Fri 03/19/10 Birmingham, United Kingdom LG Arena
Sun 03/21/10 Dublin, Ireland The O2 Dublin
Mon 03/22/10 Belfast, United Kingdom Odyssey Arena
Thu 03/25/10 Manchester, United Kingdom Manchester Evening News Arena
Thu 04/01/10 Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade Arena
Sat 04/03/10 St. Petersburg, Russia Ice Palace
Mon 04/05/10 Moscow, Russia Olympiiski

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Wyclef Snags Image Award From Ford/NAACP

Ford Motor Company and the NAACP will honor rapper Wyclef Jean, for his role in raising millions of dollars in aid for Haiti, after a 7.0 earthquake rocked the tiny island nation in January.

The two organizations will present Wyclef with the Ford Vanguard Award for Work in Racial and Social Issues.

"Ford Motor Company recognizes the bold leadership demonstrated by Wyclef Jean on humanitarian issues," said Crystal Worthem, Multicultural Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company. "He has brought the national spotlight to Haiti and is working to continuously save and transform the lives of the thousands of people who are suffering. We are proud to partner with the NAACP Image Awards in presenting this coveted award."

Wyclef will receive the award live on television during the televised portion of the 41st NAACP Image Awards ceremony, which will air live on February 26 at 8:00 PM on Fox.

From February 23-26th, Ford and the NAACP will also celebrate Southern California’s Freedom’s Sisters, in addition to hosting the Ford/NAACP Hollywood Symposium.

A discussion moderated by Vic Bulluck will feature panelists Jeff Clanagan, CEO of Code Black Entertainment and Will Packer of Rainforest Films.

Ford will further support the Hip-Hop communities philanthropic efforts, by donating a check to Common’s Chicago-based non-profit, the Common Ground Foundation.

Click here to make a donation to the Yele Foundation's Haiti Earthquake Relief Effort

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Behind the Scenes: Ludacris "My Chick Bad" Video

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Blueprint 3 Tour: Jay-Z and Young Jeezy Live Footage

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Jailhouse Beating (Warning Violent Content)

Jailhouse Beating: 8 Teens Whoop On An Inmate For The Murder Of A Teenage Christian Girl At A Juvenile Facility! (Security Cam Footage Of The Brawl)

"The two teens accused of shooting 17-year-old University Christian School student Makia Coney in the head were formally charged Tuesday with murder and will be tried as adults. Connor Julian Pridgen, 16, and Charles Roy Southern, 17, waived their 1:30 p.m. appearance before Judge John Merrett in the Juvenile Division of the Duval County Courthouse. They were transferred to the Duval County jail, where they make their first appearance as adult defendants about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Pridgens parents and a public defender joined Southerns attorney before the judge as the case was transferred to circuit court. The parents left without speaking to anyone. Defense attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters said the thoughts and prayers of her client and his family are with Coney's family, although she wouldn�t comment on any reason for the shooting." - Jackson News.

ATL to the Max: All The Way Turnt Up Video

Roscoe Dash (Feat. Soulja Boy) - All The Way Turnt Up

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We Are Not The Same...

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Tallahassee Police Department will conduct safety checkpoints today

The Tallahassee Police Department will conduct safety checkpoints on Thursday, February 18, 2010.

The checkpoints will begin at approximately 8:00 p.m. and terminate at approximately 1:00 a.m.

The checkpoints will be conducted along the 3300 Block of Mission Road and the 1700 Block of Hermitage Boulevard. The purpose of these checkpoints is to detect drivers who are too impaired to operate a motor vehicle, detect vehicles with faulty equipment, and those operating a vehicle without a driver license.

In 2008, Florida had 22,259 alcohol related crashes and a total of 1,169 alcohol related fatalities. Approximately one-third of all traffic fatalities were alcohol related.

These check points will be well marked by signage, marked patrol vehicles and uniformed officers. The checkpoints are designed to have minimal impact on traffic flow and to save lives.

Now That's Pimpin: Snoop Dogg on One Life to Live

Hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg will be making his second appearance on One Life to Live next Wednesday, February 24th.

If you can't wait til next week for your Snoop fix, you're in luck! We've got a behind-the-scenes clip featuring Snoop on the OLTL set, plus Robert S. Woods (Bo), Hillary B. Smith (Nora), and Eddie Alderson (Matthew).

You'll get some backstory on Snoop's history in Llanview, some snippets of his performance, and one criminally brief moment of Hillary B. Smith.

Boyz & Girlz...Ladies & Gentlemen

OMG Girlz (Lil Wayne's Daughter & T.I.'s Daughter) in the Studio with the New Boyz

Case Closed: Judge Mathis Co-Signs Drake

Behind the Scenes: Young Money's Roger That Video

A LITTLE Angry: Gary Coleman Goes Off

Behind the Scenes: Rihanna's Rude Boy Video

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Would You "Bi" Amber Rose's Album?

If you thought she was just a side order of Eye Candy, you were wrong… She’s more than that from what I heard. I am hearing that Kanye West and Amber Rose are presently working on a new album….but not him. They are working on HER ALBUM, sources say. Now I know that there are people that instantly started this rumor based on her recent video with Kanye’s cousin. This is not what my source is suggesting. They are suggesting that Kanye is actually in the studio with Amber. What sort of music is anyone’s guess. Based on her style and look…I’m thinking something in the vein of Rihanna. A cross between her and Lady Gaga. Thoughts?

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For Sale: Lil Wayne's Miami Condo

Rapper Lil Wayne is looking to cash out on his Miami real estate holdings, as he prepares to serve a year in prison for a gun violation.

The New Orleans rapper put his luxurious South Beach, Florida condominium up for sale for a cool $2.8 million dollars.

The unit, which located in the Murano Grande Condominium, has four bedrooms.

Last year, The New York Post reported that Lil Wayne was having trouble selling another three-bedroom, two bathroom condo on South Beach, because it smelled like marijuana.

Lil Wayne denied those allegations to London DJ Tim Westwood during an interview last week.

“We’re not having trouble selling it, but all the other stuff is true," Lil Wayne joked with Tim Westwood. "The people that are coming to look at it like that more about it That’s like coming into Bob Marley’s crib and you still smelling weed and his bed still messed up. They’re like ‘leave all that s**t. I want to buy all that. I’m one of those ni**as right now.”

The chart-topping rapper is currently renting a 15,000 square-foot mansion on La Gorce Island.

In October of 2009, Lil Wayne pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, after police found a loaded .40 caliber gun on his tour bus in July of 2008.

He is due to be sentenced to one year in prison on March 2.

Waka's Chain Resurfaces!

In Other Waka News:

Waka Flocka Flames To Release 20 Albums By 2011

(AllHipHop News) Waka Flocka Flame is currently in the recording studio working on completing his goal of releasing twenty street albums by 2011.

Three releases are currently on deck, including Salute Me or Shoot Me Volumes 2 and 3 and the studio album Murda Man Flocka.

Waka, who is a member of 1017 Brick Squad, will travel to New York this week to make an appearance on BET’s 106 & Park countdown show.

Waka Flocka Flame is currently on the charts with his single "O Let’s Do It."

A number of rappers have remixed the single, including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Rick Ross & Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne and Ludacris.

Waka Flocka is a member of Gucci Mane's 1017 Bricksquad, which also features OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie and Whoo Da Kid. He signed to Asylum Records in late 2009 and is preparing to release his next single “Rumors.”

The track was recorded prior to a January incident, in which the 23-year-old was shot and robbed of his chain at an Atlanta, Georgia car wash.

Addicted to Money: Rick Ross & Birdman

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

This is supposedly Drake's new girlfriend

Hit It or Quit It: Fat Joe "Slow Down"

Fat Joe f. Young Jeezy - "Slow Down" (Ha Ha)

Click here to check out the video for the original...Soul II Soul "Back To Life!!"

Slick, but Not Soul Glow: Slim & Birdman Get Into The Oil Business

With all of the bling amassed by Cash Money Record founders, Ronald “Slim” Williams and Bryan “Birdman” Williams, the two hip hop moguls are now investing some cash money into the oil business. The Williams brothers founded an oil exploration company named Bronald Oil & Gas LLC, which is focused on “exploration and development properties in Osage County, Oklahoma, as well as in Texas, Louisiana and Florida in the United States and in Central America.” Although, the company does not yet have any staff or investors, the fans of the Cash Money owners, point out that Bryan “Birdman” Williams must be serious about the new oil venture, because he now sports a tattoo of an oil well on his shaved head.

The colorful Williams brothers founded Cash Money records in the early ‘90s from the New Orleans housing projects. And the record label has since sold more than 45 million albums, receiving dozens of multiplatinum and gold awards from artists such as, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, B.G., and Baby/Birdman, two of Bryan’s hip-hop alter egos.

The information and mission statement on the Web site of Bronald Oil & Gas LLC states that the company “hopes to partner with other developers to jointly exploit significant additional assets by leveraging Bronald’s infrastructure.”

In the biography provided on the oil company’s Web site, Birdman notes that he has big plans for the expansion of Cash Money Records:

“I want to make this a full-fledged entertainment and music company for all genres of music, from pop and rock to country and gospel,” says Slim. “I also want to make the film company just as big, if not bigger, than the record label. I want it all…music, publishing, film, videogames, DVD.

Bryan “Birdman” Williams, aka, “Baby” can now ad oil exploration to the list.

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Rihanna gets kinky role in The Last Dragon remake

Singer Rihanna has reportedly been roped in for a kinky role in the remake of kung-fu cult classic The Last Dragon.

The Umbrella hitmaker has apparently been cast opposite Samuel L. Jackson in the latest version of Berry Gordy's 1985 martial arts classic, reports

"She has landed an incredibly challenging role alongside Samuel L. Jackson. But it's not a part for the faint-hearted. She will play a super sexy, super kinky dominatrix in martial arts flick The Last Dragon, a source said.

If reports are to be believed, movie bosses have asked Rihanna to research for her role.

Daddy's Home: Matthew Knowles May Be The Father

Beyonce's father, Mathew Knowles, has not acknowledged he's the baby daddy of Alexsandra Wright's child, but a judge may force him to pay child support -- at least until DNA results are in.

Alexsandra claims she had an 18 month relationship with Knowles and that he's the father of Nixon, who was born February 4.

In an L.A. court this AM, Lance Spiegel, lawyer for Mathew Knowles, and Neal Hersh, Alexsandra's attorney, talked support numbers with the judge. The numbers that were thrown around were in the $20,000 a month range.

Spiegel claims Mathew paid $10,000 for hospital costs related to the birth.

Spiegel said a DNA test will be performed March 1.

The judge just took a recess for lunch, without deciding if Knowles will have to pay support ... and if so, how much.

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Plies & Keri Hilson "Medicine Pt. 2"

Bad B!t%& Alert: Rihanna "Rude Boy"

I love RiRi! This video is soooooooo BAD @$$! This chick is bold...I love it!

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Video: Erykah Badu & Lil Wayne "Jump Up In The Air"

50 Cent Finds "Love" In New Movie, Begins Filming In Michigan

There's a little bit of Hollywood in West Michigan this week. Rapper turned actor 50 cent and his production company, Cheetah Vision Films started shooting a movie at Grand Valley State University's football stadium in Allendale this morning. GVSU grounds crews spent all day clearing snow off the field all day getting ready for the film, titled 'Love Me, Love Me Not.' Shooting for the first phase of the film is set to wrap up on Wednesday (February 17).

Video for "Do You Think About Me"

JustIn: 50 Cent may leave Shady/Aftermath

50 Cent is rumored to be leaving Shady/Aftermath now that his contract is up and they have re-signed 50's rival The Game. Also adding frustration to the G-Unit leader 50 Cent is that Dr. Dre is also working with Former Murder Inc artist Ashanti.

50 Cent and The Game have went back and forth with lyrical assaults on each other sence Game was kicked out of G-Unit and dropped From Aftermath back in 2005.

2010 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Nominees

Beyonce and Lady Gaga have just been revealed as nominees for this year's Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards !

Both up for awards in the music category, the duo joins Mario, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Ne-Yo, Joe Jonas, The Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift as nominees (see complete nominees list HERE)

While Beyonce raked in ten nominations at the Grammy's, the "Single Ladies" star pulled a singular Kid's Choice nomination for Favorite Female singer.

Joining Beyonce in the Favorite Female singer category, Lady Gaga picked up two nominations Monday -- the other being Favorite Song ("Paparazzi").

R&B male singers Ne-Yo and Mario each received a nomination for Favorite Male Singer with Sean Kingston and Jay-Z.

The 2010 Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards are set to air March 27 at 8/7c.

Explained: Jay-Z's Absence from We Are the World 25 for Haiti

The charity single remake was executive-produced by the trio of Quincy Jones, Lionel Ritchie, and Wyclef Jean. Like the 1985 original, it was a prodigious gathering of over 80 musicians from various genres.

Hip-Hop artists such as Lil Wayne, LL Cool J, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz, and Kanye West were featured prominently in solo and chorus duties.

Because of his many outreach efforts over the years in Africa (water shortage crisis) and with Hurricane Katrina, many were surprised that Jay-Z did not lend his talents to the track.

The Brooklyn native explained to MTV News that while he supported the motivation behind the project, he was uncomfortable with seeing a legendary work tampered with.

“I know everybody is gonna take this wrong: 'We Are the World,' I love it, and I understand the point and think it's great,” Jay reasoned. “But I think 'We Are the World' is like [Michael Jackson's] Thriller to me. I don't ever want to see it touched.”

Jay-Z developed a friendship with Jackson in the early 2000s through several collaborations.

They exchanged guest spots in 2001 with Jackson singing backup on Blueprint’s “Girls Girls Girls,” and Jay-Z laying a verse on the Trackmaster’s “You Rock My World Remix.”

That same year, Jackson was Jay-Z’s surprise special guest at Hot 97’s annual Summer Jam.

At press time, Jay-Z is promoting his latest album with Young Jeezy and Trey Songz as part of the Blueprint 3 2010 tour.

Luda's Girlfriend is pretty!

Usher NBA All Star 2010 Introduction Performance Video

Erykah Badu's Performance @ The All-Star Game

WTF Alert: Love Dolls?? Having Sex & Relationship with a Silicon Doll!!

Waka Admits He Got No Lyrics!!!

Video: We Are The World 25

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Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) "We Are The World 25 For Haiti", in which Jones and Richie serve as executive producers and producers, was created in collaboration with executive producers Wyclef Jean, Randy Phillips and Peter Tortorici; producers Humberto Gattica and RedOne; and co-producers Rickey Minor, Mervyn Warren and Patti Austin to benefit the Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti.

Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis (Crash, Million Dollar Baby), whose own personal efforts as well as those of Artists for Peace and Justice have already saved countless lives in Haiti, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying video and behind-the-scenes production, and serves as Film Director and as an Executive Producer with Jones, Richie, Jean, Phillips and Tortorici.

The 25th Anniversary recording features over 80 artists and performers. The recording of We Are The World 25 For Haiti embodied the same enthusiasm, sense of purpose and generosity as the original recording 25 years ago. Every one of the artists who participated, regardless of genre or generation, walked into the room with their hearts and souls completely open to coming together to help the people of Haiti.

Friday, February 12, 2010

John Mayer Slammed By Rappers, Readers For Playboy Interview

Following his ill-advised comments in a Playboy magazine interview, in which he used the "N" word, John Mayer has drawn some fire from the hip-hop community.

On Wednesday, Mayer apologized for some of the comments he made in the interview, in which he talked freely about sex, former girlfriends Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Simpson, and — most controversially — made comments about black women and his lack of a " 'hood pass" that many have perceived as racist.

On his Twitter, the Roots' ?uestlove seemed to be in a thoughtfully forgiving mood about the outburst. "Hmmm. I'll give Mayer a benefit of the doubt (remember how people misinterpreted my photo?) and assume that was a punchline gone awry," he tweeted, referring to a photo of an apparently racist lunch menu at the NBC café that ?uest posted as a joke for Black History Month. But the drummer wasn't done with Mayer. He added, "LOL then again on 2nd read ... can't wait to see spin on this. I swear his #1 demographic is the white dude black women would do in a second."

But Talib Kweli rubbed it in a bit, writing on his Twitter page, "My man John Mayer must love the taste of his own foot."

Noreaga wasn't having it, from Mayer or the magazine, re-tweeting a comment that read, "Playboy set his ass up good on black history month!!!!" which followed a much more harshly worded comment from Nore himself: "Dear John Mayer, black women don't like u cause ur a a--hole."

Joell Ortiz tweeted, "John Mayer will get off the hook just like Asher Roth did. Throw money, a lame apology and some good PR at us and we forget. ... John Mayer should not open his mouth unless he is singing."

The flap has clearly taken its toll on the always loose-lipped Mayer, who reportedly broke down onstage Wednesday night during a show in Nashville, according to E! Online. Near the end of the concert, a choked up Mayer reportedly stopped playing and apologized yet again, telling the crowd, "I quit the media game. I'm out. I'm done. I just want to play my guitar."

That apology came after Mayer, 32, had already issued several mea culpas via Twitter Wednesday afternoon, explaining in one, "Re: using the 'N word' in an interview: I am sorry that I used the word. And it's such a shame that I did because the point I was trying to make was in the exact opposite spirit of the word itself. It was arrogant of me to think I could intellectualize using it, because I realize that there's no intellectualizing a word that is so emotionally charged."

Many MTV readers were not buying it, with Simone commenting, "I don't think John Mayer is racist, however he is an a--hole." Marwa disagreed, writing, "Damn John Mayer; he is racist."

Michael was more willing to cut the singer some slack. "This was not racist," he wrote. "He has a big mouth and has no filter, that's pretty much it. Black folk, we're being too sensitive here. Hell, all of Americans, we're being too sensitive here."

Some readers said they were seriously offended and would not accept the apology. But some were willing to forgive him. Jhonny said simply, "Sounds sincere, accepted." ChooseCarefully went further, writing, "We've all said things we have regretted. I hope your apology is sincere with your 'Benetton heart' Mr. Mayer. As a beautiful black woman, let me just say, 'It's not our loss.' "

Ironically, this latest flap comes on the heels of a January Rolling Stone cover story, in which the "Daughters" singer made a series of crude comments about women's private parts. And in reference to his notoriously profane, sometimes offensive Twitter habit, he admitted, "I have these accidents, these mistakes, these self-inflicted wounds, and then I tear my head to shreds about it for days." But, after a few days of reflection, he said, he typically decides he can't just be quiet. "I don't want to detach. I don't want to go live in a gated community. So, I will continue to make these worldwide dignity mistakes as often as it takes to not make them anymore."

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Confessions: Trey Songz Talks About His Best Valentine's Day Ever

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Calling All Unsigned Hype

PLIES is currently lookin 4 UNSIGNED "Singers","Rappers","Producers" and "Songwritters! ONLY THE BEST! UNSIGNED talent ONLY!! Send your package to!

Jay-Z Loves The Kids!

Before this weekend’s NBA All-Star Game, mogul Jay-Z and Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will team up to provide mentorship for students at the East Dallas chapter of the Boys and Girls Club.

Both men will personally appear at the event to field questions from the students, take pictures, and hand out books.

Each participating student is a member of the Coca-Cola sponsored Dallas Elevators, a program that aims to empower students through interactive role-modeling with top leaders from different fields.

“Giving back to the community is part of everything that we do,” explained Santiago Blanco, VP Sprite & Flavors for Coca-Cola North America. “It is fitting for Sprite to partner with creative and iconic individuals like JAY-Z and LeBron James, who inspire today’s youth to be original and innovative.”

The Boys and Girls Club, founded in 1860, holds as its enduring motto the goal to assist young people’s growth into “productive, caring, responsible citizens.”

Charles English, president of the organization’s Greater Dallas area, believes Jay-Z and LeBron James are two individuals that exude those qualities both privately and professionally.

“We are so thrilled that Sprite is giving students from the Dallas Elevators program and BGC the opportunity to meet and interact with two of America’s most talented and celebrated individuals, Jay-Z and LeBron James,” English told “It is great to see that they care about the community and want to provide this special session to young people.”

The event takes place this Saturday (February 13).

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Jay-Z, Jeezy & Trey Songz LIVE: BP3 tour schedule:

-- Sunrise - BankAtlantic Center - February 20
-- Houston - Toyota Center - February 22
-- Dallas - American Airlines Center - February 23
-- New Orleans - New Orleans Arena - February 25
-- Atlanta - Philips Arena - February 27
-- Greensboro - Greensboro Coliseum Complex - February 28
-- New York - Madison Square Garden - March 2
-- Washington - Verizon Center DC - March 3
-- Uncasville - Mohegan Sun Arena - March 5
-- East Rutherford - Izod Center - March 6
-- Norfolk - Norfolk Scope Arena - March 7
-- Boston - TD Garden - March 11
-- Uniondale - Nassau Coliseum - March 12
-- Atlantic City - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Event Center - March 13
-- Auburn Hills - Palace of Auburn Hills - March 14
-- Pittsburgh - Mellon Arena - March 16
-- Chicago - United Center - March 18
-- Saint Louis - Scottrade Center - March 19
-- Indianapolis - Conseco Fieldhouse - March 20
-- Denver - Pepsi Center - March 22
-- San Jose - HP Pavilion at San Jose - March 24
-- Los Angeles - Staples Center - March 26
-- Las Vegas, NV - Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino - March 27

Monica, Usher, Luda Albums Pushed Back

The date for Monica's anticipated album release has just been revealed, putting the BET reality diva in line with Usher and Ludacris.

Led by the single "Everything To Me," "Monica: Still Standing" is set for release March 23.

Monica's first effort to be released since "Makings of Me," "Monica: Still Standing" follows the successful BET reality series also titled "Monica: Still Standing".

Premiered October 27, 2009, the series followed the mother of two as she made preparations for what is now her sixth studio album. The series also featured producers, including Polow Da Don and Bryan Michael Cox.

"Monica: Still Standing" (the album) also includes production from Missy Elliott ("Everything To Me").

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Girl Fight: Bad Girl's Club

These b!tch3$ are crazy...FUNNY as hell...but crazy!

Ms. Berry was CREEPIN...

LOL, I guess that's really what Ray J deserves...

Beyonce on The Today Show

Ride or Die Chick: Michelle Obama

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Drake Got Beef??

I got half a rumor and I am not sure what is up with this one. So I am asking for you all to help me. Let me begin. There is a song called "Mambo" by a dude named Fito Blanko. And the song features Drake. I can't lie. I never heard this damn song even though its been on the blogs for a while. Apparently, Drake has caught some hell because some of the lines in that songs popped up in other Drizzy songs. It seems like this Fito dude actually held the Drake Drake grew into the megastar you see today. The track was definitely old though, according to rumors. Now I am getting word from a very lil' bird that there is some friction with regard to Fito now using this song. Check the song below...

Fito feat. Drake - "Mambo"

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Beyonce Looks Great in The Morning!

I bet that all the men out there would tongue down Bey, even with morning breath! I'm not the biggest Beyonce fan, but mama looks great, if not better, without all that makeup she normally wears!

Who Wore It Better? Beyonce vs. Dita Von Tease

Which Diva do you think wore this Elie Saab dress best??

Lil Wayne Prison Sentence Delayed

This is one of the only instances in which dental problems have been a positive thing! Lil Wayne has just gotten his prison sentence delayed due to a series of dental work he needs taken care of.

Today, Weezy was expected to be formally sentenced on a gun possession charge and then shipped off to NYC's Rikers Island prison.

Now according to the Associated Press, his sentencing has been rescheduled for March 2nd. The rapper's attorney explained in a Manhattan court that he needed to finish a series of dental surgeries before his year-long stint in prison.

Lil Wayne recorded a video message to all of his fans on what he thought was his last night of freedom. "I'm out this b*tch," he said. "To all my fans, my real fans, I really, really, really truly love you. I love you with all of me, for real. I’ll probably be loving everything else because I love you so much. Thank you from the bottom [of my heart]. Do not forget about me 'cause I will forever think about you, and I cannot wait for you to see me again. I'm out."

We're not sure this is a good thing or bad thing! Delaying a prison sentence only makes it worse in the long run!

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Lil Wayne Shot Nine Music Videos Last Weekend

Preparing for Wayne's (delayed) stint in jail, MC shot footage for songs from Tha Carter IV, Rebirth and Young Money LPs.

Video director David Rousseau said he and the Cash Money team might need to check the Guinness Book of World Records: He and his company Creativeseen may be the new record-holders for most music videos shot in 48 hours.

Lil Wayne was expected to begin serving his one-year sentence on a weapons-possession charge on Tuesday (February 9), and while that sentencing was postponed until March 2, the MC has spent recent weeks manically recording music and videos — and over the past weekend, he hit the latter with a vengeance.

Cash Money chiefs Ronald "Slim" Williams and his brother Brian (a.k.a. Baby, a.k.a. The Birdman) enlisted Rousseau to shoot nine videos for Lil Wayne during Friday, Saturday and parts of Sunday. The director said he and his crew started setting up for the production around 9 a.m. Friday and the last camera stopped rolling at around 8 a.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.

"We shot some sh-- from the [We Are Young Money compilation] album, we shot something from [Wayne's forthcoming] Tha Carter IV. Some stuff from [Wayne's recent LP] Rebirth," the director told MTV News on Tuesday (February 9), before Wayne's sentencing was postponed. "We knew what our deadline was. We're trying to get maximum coverage for Wayne. Most of the time we only shot Wayne's verses — we'll finish the rest of the videos off in the next couple of weeks.

Rousseau, who had previously directed the soon to be released Young Money video "Roger That" and the recently released Kevin Rudolf/ Wayne/ Birdman/ Jay Sean collaboration "I Made It (Cash Money Heroes)," said the Williams brothers contacted him two weeks ago about his huge task.

"We were put on hold," Rousseau tells. "Cash Money said, 'This is our deadline. This is a hard deadline.' It was basically a 'Mission: Impossible' [scenario]: This is your mission if you choose to accept it. Everybody is on board because everybody knows what's at stake. Unlike T.I. and some of these other guys that's disappeared while they were in, the point is to keep Wayne [visible] on TV and everything for whatever time he's in. There was a plan in action. Slim and Baby really could foresee that. He's at the height of his career, you can't let that momentum slip."

Some of the videos that were shot over the weekend were "Da Da Da," "Knockout" and "Get a Life" from Rebirth and a brand new Weezy song from the highly anticipated Carter IV. "Da Da Da" features the rock band !Mayday! — which performed at Wayne's "farewell" party on Sunday night — and was shot on location at the Marlin Hotel in Miami. The rest of the clips were filmed at the New Art studio in North Miami in front of a green screen and white background, so footage can be added later.

"There isn't a title for it," Rousseau said of the Carter IV song. "Honestly, I can't tell you too much about it. That was a complete secret. We had to kick everyone off the set for it. No photography, even their official photographer had to leave. That's under wraps. The album is still under production. It's a crazy song."

Rousseau did divulge that the video from Tha Carter IV record would have parts of performance as well as a storyline, as does the video for "Knockout."

"We got some concepts," the director said about what we can expect from the videos. "Cash Money came to the table with certain rough concepts. We went off that. In the next couple of weeks, we'll figure out what we got; 'Let's take this over here, let's take this over there.' At the end of the day, what it comes down to is making sure you got Wayne in the can. There's rough ideas for everything. They may not be completely sculpted out, but there is a plan. Nothing is done, just to do it. Everything was pre-thought, whether it be by Baby or Slim or Wayne himself. They're in the loop. As a label they were prepped."

Along with the Cash Money/ Young Money family, Juelz Santana, Yo Gotti and boxer Sugar Shane Mosley came out for the shoots.

"We tried to keep it wide, medium, close-up, just him vibing. Then we let him go change clothes," Rousseau said about the different shots in the videos. "Then other people would come in for 30 minutes. Wayne would come back out, same thing; wide, medium, close-up. Then we bring out somebody else who is on the song, Nicki Minaj, Sean Garrett, Baby, Tyga. Then again, 35 minutes [later] Wayne would come out. The only way to keep him fresh is [doing it] like a basketball team. You know, you can't give your starter too many minutes: You got him for 35 minutes on the court, outfit change. It was a tight schedule. We shot 16, 18 hours [at a day]. He was there the whole time. He was a trooper.

"He was in a zone," Rousseau continued. "He was ready. It was a work mentality. He's getting prepared for everything that's about to happen to him. He knows it's the fourth quarter. He was completely cooperative, and completely professional."

Asked how he maintains such a rigorous schedule, Wayne told BBC Radio 1's Tim Westwood last weekend, "Determination. You set a goal. I'm one of those people that don't stop until the goal is done."

Besides the aforementioned videos, Weezy told Westwood that he recently shot four in Los Angeles, one in Dallas and has "been shooting" in Atlanta as well. Those videos include Rebirth's "Drop the World" (with Eminem) as well as "Roger That" and "Girl I Got You" from Young Money LP. He also filmed "WTF" with Shawty Lo in Atlanta.

Of course, Wayne now has a bit more time to work on these videos — and probably a lot more.

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Monday, February 8, 2010

50 Cent : Jay-z is Not Smart Enough

50 Cent doesn’t share our sentiment that Jay-Z is quite an intelligent person, and he toldGQ so recently. “Jay-Z’s not smart enough to be afraid of me,” Fiddy said. “We’re big rivals.

If it ever came to an actual altercation he’d know what it’s like to be afraid.” Or maybe it’s just that Jay-Z doesn’t worry about it because he’s smart enough to know that would never happen.

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Jay-Z & Ri Ri Perform at Super Bowl!

Guys: Clean Your Balls the Easy Way! (LOL)

Drake Launches Eco-Friendly 'Home Away From Home Tour'

Grammy nominated Canadian rapper Drake has announced his first ever North American solo tour with the launch of “The Away From Home Tour.”

Drake will hit the road for 25 dates with fellow Canadian rapper K-Os and New York City based synth-pop band, Francis & The Lights.

The 25-date tour will kick off on April 5 at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois and will wind down May 8 in Plymouth, New Hampshire at a private location.

Drake has teamed with Reverb, a non-profit environmental organization, to make the tour eco-friendly , by “greening” the tour using biodiesel fuel in his tour bus, in addition to using biodegradable and recycled products on his tour bus and backstage.

Drake will play a variety of festivals on the tour, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and The Bamboozle festival.

The tour is Drake’s first official tour since wrapping up the Lil Wayne headlined, Young Money Presents: The America’s Most Wanted Music Festival Tour dates are listed below:

Date City/State Venue
4/06/2010 Charleston, IL Eastern Illinois University
4/07/2010 Columbus, OH Private Location
4/09/2010 State College, PA Penn State University
4/10/2010 Boston, MA Private Location
4/11/2010 Lock Haven, PA Private Location
4/14/2010 East Lansing, MI Michigan State University
4/15/2010 Rochester Hills, MI Oakland University
4/16//2010 Morgantown, WV West Virginia University
4/21/2010 Orlando, FL University Central Florida
4/22/2010 Greenville, SC Furman University
4/23/2010 TBA
4/24/2010 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
4/26/2010 Kansas City, MO University of Missouri – Kansas City
4/27/2010 Lexington, KY University of Kentucky
4/29/2010 Lowell, MA University Mass Lowell
4/30/2010 Syracuse, NY Private Location
5/01/2010 Boston, MA Private Location
5/01/2010 East Rutherford, NJ Bamboozle Festival
5/04/2010 Worcester, MA Holy Cross
5/05/2010 Towson, MD Towson University
5/06/2010 Cheney, PA Cheyney University
5/07/2010 Ithaca, NY Private Location
5/08/2010 Plymouth, NH Private Location

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Budweiser Super Bowl 2010 Commercials

Faith Evens Getting a TV Show??

Faith Evans has inked a deal with E1 Television and E1 Music to launch a reality show and new album it was announced today (February 8).

The reality show It’s All About Faith will chronicle Evans’ return to the recording industry after a five-year hiatus, in addition to juggling a home life with her husband/manager Todd Russaw and their four children.

Evans’ 6th album will be released on her own imprint, Prolific Music Group, which is distributed by E1 Music .

"2010 is shaping up to be an amazing year for me,“ Evans told in a statement. “To be in a place where I have grown from an entertainer to an entrepreneur is truly a blessing. I am excited to share this incredible experience with my fans and the world."

E1 Television, E1 Music, Faith Evans and Ten2One Entertainment are producing the series, which will air later this year.

T-Pain Super Bowl Commerical...Too Funny!!

Lil Wayne Talks About Jail Time

The Cash Money/ Young Money family is coping with the reality of having its leader, Lil Wayne, in jail for the next eight-to-12 months, as part of his plea bargain stemming from his July 2007 arrest on gun-possession charges. As part of the deal, Wayne is expected to serve a maximum of 12 months, and with good behavior could serve as little as eight. After he officially enters his plea on Tuesday, the rapper is expected to turn himself in immediately to begin his sentence.

On Sunday night in Miami, Drake, Birdman, Nicki Minaj, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine, Short Dawg,Jae Millz and several other members of the Cash Money/ Young Money family joined Wayne at club Dolce for a farewell party. Another MC Wayne started his career with, B.G., was also in attendance, as were Wale, Sean Garrett and Houston MC Trae Tha Truth.

But whether Wayne is gone for eight months or eight days, it's still a difficult prospect to bear for the crew that takes its "family" billing quite seriously.

Cash Money CEO Birdman raps about Weezy going to jail in a new Rick Ross song called "Veterans Day," which leaked last weekend and also features Wayne. The Cash Money CEO raps: "Junior doing time/ Kicking up his feet/ A million on the books/ I'm stunning with a fleet." (Wayne's verse on the song doesn't address his upcoming jail time.)

In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Birdman tells the magazine of his inner turmoil.

"Wayne is my son," Birdman told the magazine, with his eyes reportedly welling up. "I've been with him forever. It will be the first time in my life I'll not be reachable to him. We work together, we're on the road together. We're always together. I try not to even think about it. I'm losing something in my soul, in my heart, in my life."

Wayne's absence is felt throughout his crew. Talking to Rolling Stone, Drake described Wayne as a strong individual.

"He's a strong-willed guy. I can imagine it would take a toll on anybody. I just hope that he comes out for the better.

"I think you'll miss everything about Wayne," he continued. "I don't think there will be anybody like Lil Wayne ever again in hip-hop. He paralyzes a room when he walks into it — his wordplay, the excitement that he brings to his music. I think that for eight months, a lot of us will have to work a lot harder to keep hip-hop as exciting as it's been for the last two years."

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New Video: Shawty Lo - A Town

Rumor Mill: Trick & Plies Beefing? (Again)

Trick & Plies arguing?? Apparently, Trick Daddy went over to Plies to give him a handshake and one of Plies’ bodyguards shoved Trick back. After that, a huge argument reportedly ensued, but nobody actually got into a fight – my sources say. Now, being that Trick Daddy is one of the kings in Florida, I personally can’t say I visualize him going up the Plies like that, but I trust my sources. We’ll see what else comes out of it.

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