Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Dirty Laundry for February 17, 2011

The Dirty Laundry

World War Waka Flocka
Waka just can’t seem to get away from trouble! He’s one of four people being questioned by police after a shooting on the eastside of Charlotte, although police say he’s not a suspect. But they are investigating what part he and his crew played in the shootout. He reportedly stopped at the Car Stereo Warehouse on Independence yesterday afternoon to get some upgrades to his tour bus, but instead a group of guys drove into the parking lot and started shooting. One person was shot in the shoulder! Police are still trying to figure out what happened.

Did Lil’ Kim Really Sell 113,000 Copies “Black Friday?”
I’m trying to figure out if Lil’ Kim is lying about how many copies of her mixtape she sold. She’s claiming that her “Black Friday” mixtape sold 113,000 copies at $10 a pop through PayPal. The Queen B tweeted that this makes her the “Number-one seller on PayPal ever.” I highly doubt that. But if you did order the mixtape, you’ll have to wait for it to come in the mail, there aren’t any downloads! Men lie, women lie, numbers don’t…supposedly.

Lil’ Wayne Is Now A Guinness World Record Holder
Lil’ Wayne’s numbers are saying that he’s more popular than popular cookies! Weezy went head-to-head against Oreo cookies to see who could bag the Guinness World Record for the most Facebook “Likes” to a post in 24 hours. After 24 hours Oreo received 114, 000 likes and Wayne got 588,000!

The 2011 Essence Festival Line-up
Speaking of likes, Essence Magazine is hoping that you’ll like the line up for this year’s Essence Festival which runs July 1st through the 3rd in New Orleans. Kanye West, Trey Songz, Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, Boyz II Men, Charlie Wilson, and Fantasia are all on the bill! This year’s theme is “The Roots of R&B.”

Wiz Khalifa Is Coming To A City Near You
Wiz Khalifa has announced the dates for his “Green Carpet Tour,” which kicks off April 1st in Raleigh.

Here’s the tour schedule:

1 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheater
2 Harrisonburg, VA James Madison Univ./Convocation Center
3 Blacksburg, VA Virginia Tech Univ./Burruss Auditorium
4 Ypsilanti, MI Eastern Michigan Univ./Convocation Center
6 Bloomsburg, PA Bloomsburg Univ./Nelson Fieldhouse
7 Kingston, RI Univ. of Rhode Island/Ryan Center
8 Durham, NH Univ. of New Hampshire/Whittemore Center
13 Dekalb, IL Northern Illinois Univ./Convocation Center
14 West Lafayette, IN Purdue Univ./Sigma Nu Lawn
15 Bloomington, IN Indiana Univ./Sigma Alpha Mu/ZBT Lot
16 Champaign, IL Univ. of Illinois/Assembly Hall
19 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Nova Southereastern Univ./Area at Don Taft U
20 Orlando, FL Univ. of Central Florida/UCF Arena
21 Tallahassee, FL Florida State Univ./Leon County Civic Center
22 Auburn, AL Auburn Univ./Lambda Chi Alpha Lawn
26 State College, PA Penn State Univ./Bryce Jordan Center

Chart Action
As for the charts, Nicki Minaj’s “Pink Friday” is the nations #1 selling hip-hop album, with 46,000 records sold last week, landing it at 34 overall. Eminem’s “Recovery” made its way back into the Top 10, checking in at #7 in its 35th week. And Slaughterhouse sold 5,000 copies in its first week out!

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