Archive for the ‘Hip-hop gossip’ Category

05.23
08

Rap/R&B News Roundup: 50 Cent, Nas, R. Kelly

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Nas changes title of next album – Looks like Nas and the people at Def Jam are having a change of heart, as the Queens MC has opted for the title of just Nas instead of the much more controversial title N****r for his next album. Slated for a July 1st release, this will be Nas’ ninth studio album, and probably his most anticipated since Illmatic. Too bad the name didn’t stick.

50 Cent Blasts 106 & Parks Rosci on DC Radio -A war of words has ensued between the G-Unit leader and the 106 & Park Co-Host. 50 Cent is reportedly “garbage” in Rosci’s eyes, so 50 took it upon himself to air her out on Radio, saying the outburst were because she hadn’t slept with him like she wanted. He also reportedly knows 4 people that she has slept with. Hmmm

MTV’s Top 10 Hottest MC’s In The Game ListMTV revealed their list of the Hottest MC’s this week, with the #1 going to Mr. West; Kanye wouldn’t have it any other way. 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Rick Ross and Lil Wayne also make the list, in their respective slots.

R. Kelly trial continues – The first days of R. Kelly‘s trial took place this week. With some interesting testimony’s from witnesses, including R&B singer Sparkle. The movie Little Man has been mentioned, and interesting facts about Kelly have been revealed. Wow.

05.14
08

Suge Knight Gets Knocked Unconscious

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We usually don’t laugh at people getting knocked out… but if it’s Suge Knight it’s damn entertaining. Enjoy kiddies!
Suge Knight Gets Knocked the F@#$ Out! (TMZ Exclusive)

05.12
08

Remy Ma & Papoose To Get Hitched Today In Jailhouse Wedding

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The ummm… handsome… couple is tying the knot today on Rikers Island, the jail island Remy Ma is chilling at until they sentence her for acting like an idiot.

Congrats to the happy couple.

05.2
08

Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon… Married?

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According to several published reports, Mariah Carey, 38, and Nick Cannon, 27, got married recently.

Among others, the New York Post, CNN.com and E! Online have reported the pair tied the knot at Carey’s spread in the Bahamas.

E! Online quoted a relative of Cannon’s who said the Drumline star had confirmed the news.

“He called us and told us all about it,” Linda Cannon said. “We are happy for him. If that is what he wants then we are happy for him.”

Last week, Carey flashed a huge diamond ring at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of her movie, “Tennessee,” and was accompanied by Cannon.

Bling headquarters, Jacob & Co., reportedly sold the ring to Cannon, and released a statement describing the ring as “crafted from platinum and features a square emerald cut fancy light pink diamond as the center stone surrounded by 58 intense pink diamonds and two half moon diamonds on each side.

“The total carat weight of the ring — center stone is 10 carats — is a jaw-dropping 17 carats with a value of $2.5 million.”

Read more…

05.1
08

Lil’ Kim’s Bentley Gets Repossessed

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Check the video…

04.8
08

Lyricist Lounge Hops Aboard The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

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Brooklyn Bodega, the producers of the 4th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, has brought world-famous The Lyricist Lounge onboard to c0-produce the 2008 event.

Said Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival founder and executive director Wes Jackson, “This year’s Festival is going to be a great moment for Hip-Hop. 8 days of movies, concerts, and parties at an affordable price. In the community.”

The festival is slated for July 12th at Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park and, as a result of the partnership a second date has been added for June 28th at Prospect Park.

No artists have been confirmed but there is the obligatory reunion rumor as well as a BHF Tour ’08 tentatively scheduled for Jul. 15th to Aug. 1st.

More info

04.5
08

Beyonce & Jay-Z Reportedly Married This Time

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After rumors swirled in January surrounding an alleged marriage ceremony at the home of Giorgio Armani, People magazine’s website reported that Beyonce and Jay-Z really did get married this time.

The report quoted the friend of the couple as saying, “It happened earlier this evening. Jay wanted it to be a really private affair – close friends and family.”

In addition, People reported that sometime before the alleged ceremony, the couple had taken out a wedding license in Scarsdale Village, New York.

People also go on to say that reps for the couple have not confirmed the report, and added that the ceremony was followed by a party at the Jay-Z’s TriBeCa spread.

Meanwhile the ever-reliable LA Times offers a blogger’s speculation on whether Beyonce is pregnant with Jay-Z’s child.

03.27
08

LA Times Eats Crow For Fake Tupac Shakur Story

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The Los Angeles Times apologized for using doctored documents last week in a story implicating Sean “Diddy” Combs and his associates in the 1994 assault on rapper Tupac Shakur.

Today the sound of rolling heads is pretty loud.

“The bottom line is that the documents we relied on should not have been used,” editor Russ Stanton said on the paper’s site. “We apologize both to our readers and to those referenced in the documents … and in the story.”

Also check out “Big Phat Liar: How a federal inmate duped the Los Angeles Times, fabricated FBI reports, and linked Sean “Diddy” Combs to 1994 ambush of Tupac Shakur.”

03.17
08

LA Times Accuses Diddy Of Tupac Shakur Assassination Attempt

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The online version of the Los Angeles Times released a controversial headline article today which resurrects the belief that Sean “Diddy” Combs was behind a 1994 assassination attempt on Tupac Shakur.

According to the Times, FBI records quote a confidential informant back in 2002 who said associates of Combs, including talent manager James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond and promoter James Sabatino, “set up the rapper Tupac Shakur to get shot at Quad Studios.”

The informant also said Sabatino had told him Shakur “had to be dealt with.”

Sabatino is now in prison for unrelated crimes.

The article goes on to say:

According to this information, Rosemond and Sabatino, infuriated by what they saw as Shakur’s insolent behavior, enticed him to the Quad by offering him $7,000 to provide a vocal track for a rap recording.

Three assailants — reputedly friends of Rosemond — were lying in wait. They were on orders to beat Shakur but not kill him and to make the incident look like a robbery, the sources said. They were told they could keep whatever jewelry or other valuables they could steal from Shakur and his entourage.

A member of Shakur’s posse cooperated with the rapper’s enemies, relaying their offer of a $7,000 payment and keeping them informed of his whereabouts on the night of the assault, according to the informant and the other sources.

Later today, Combs released the following official statement:

“This story is beyond ridiculous and is completely false. Neither Biggie nor I had any knowledge of any attack before, during, or after it happened. It is a complete lie to suggest that there was any involvement by Biggie or myself. I am shocked that the Los Angeles Times would be so irresponsible as to publish such a baseless and completely untrue story.”

As reported over 5 years ago, the LA Times also accused Notorious B.I.G. of later killing Shakur.

02.29
08

Murder Weapon That Killed Juvenile’s 4 Year-old Daughter Is Found

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The gun that killed the 4-year old daughter of Juvenile along with her mother and sister has been recovered by Gwinnett County police investigators.

The child, Jelani, along with her 11 year-old sister Micaiah, and 39 year-old mom Joy Deleston, were allegedly killed by Jelani’s brother, 17-year-old Anthony Tyrone Terrell.

A Gwinnett dive team found the weapon in one of the two areas where Terrell said he had disposed of it.

Deleston was a single mother and aspiring actress who worked as a 7-1/2 year veteran of the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office. She’d done a number of local Atlanta-based movies, many for no pay.

Jelani’s short life began in controversy when Juvenile abandoned her back in 2003, even after a paternity test proved he was the father.