Lady Gaga says Azealia Banks has a bad attitude…and it has an odor. Of course Azealia wasted no time responding.
Although Waka Flocka Flame, Dizzy Wright and Rich Homie Quan already have records in their catalogue using the catchphrase “bout that life,” Rick Ross, French Montana, Meek Mill and Diddy felt the need to reiterate the lifestyle on Self Made Vol. 3 track.
Kelly Rowland caught up with former Destiny’s Child member Ellen Degeneres and talked about co-judging The X Factor with daddy-to-be Simon Cowell.
Cam’Ron’s Ghetto Heaven is due out on October 1st, but ahead of its release, the New York rapper releases “Next Up” featuring Ms. Hustle, Loaded Lux and Chris Miles.
Luke James sat down with the insufferable Breakfast Club to discuss his pre-album Whispers In the Dark, being a liar in the past, his new movie Black Nativity and more.
Queen Latifah thinks that Nicki Minaj is great, but no one has topped artists like Lil’ Kim, Foxy Brown and Missy Elliott.
Keri Hilson spoke on her gritty role in Vin Diesel’s Riddick, working with director David Twohy and her upcoming album with The Source.
A projector displaying a montage of Ciara’s videos flashed on the screen during the intro of her concert at the AT&T NFC Rally in Washington, D.C. CiCi then stormed the stage and opened with “I’m Out,” sans Nicki Minaj.
Riddick dethrones Lee Daniel’s The Butler for the No. 1 spot at the Box Office. The Vin Diesel-starring flick, which features an appearance by singer Keri Hilson, opened with $18.7 million.
X Factor rejects Fifth Harmony are the true breakout stars from season 2. The five, harmonizing starlets feel that they’re Better Together, so they’re packaging that concept into an EP that is being released on October 22nd.
Remember Mandisa, the gospel powerhouse of season 5 of American Idol? Her fourth album, Overcomer, debuted at No. 1 on the Christian Albums chart.
R. Kelly held a listening session for his forthcoming album, Black Panties, and revealed that it would hit stores on 11.11.
Rihanna took a picture with her presumed frenemy Nicki Minaj. The “Pour It Up” singer is also rocking a new hairstyle she’s calling “ghetto goth,” so you know what that means.
Jhené Aiko’s arm is in a sling due to injuries caused by a car accident, but like Mariah Carey, it didn’t hinder the sweet-voiced singer from looking flawless while posing with her good friend Childish Gambino for a picture.
Lil’ Wayne obviously has a thing for “Miss Katie” Couric. The 30-year-old rapper spoke on doing hard time and dropping out of high school during a sit-down for her talk show, which is scheduled to air Monday, September 9th.
Mario’s relationship with his manager’s ex-girlfriend was such a “Fatal Distraction,” the 27-year-old singer packaged his thoughts into a moody, sensual song.
JoJo is so damn cool and talented. Like the top comment on the video of her “Anything” performance with Casey Veggies, I really hope she wins her lawsuit.
Kanye West is coming to a city near you, and he’s bringing hip-hop’s pride and glory, Kendrick Lamar, with him. The “Yeezus” tour—’Ye’s first solo tour in five years—kicks off on October 19th in Seattle. Peep the dates here.
They say, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you,” but Emeli Sandé begs to differ. She brings this concept to life in an alternate video for RedOne and Alex P’s remix of her brilliant song, “My Kind of Love.”
Katlynn Simone of BET’s The Game chatted with Megan Thomas, Kevin John and Fallon Mercedes of AfterBuzz TV to speak on her role as Brittany “Britt-Bratt” Pitts, her new single “Beautiful Lie” and more.
Big Sean sneeringly asked, “Who’s Papoose?” on The Breakfast Club, and Remy Ma’s husband responded by mentioning Kanye West’s skirt-wearing ways, Sean’s speaking voice and Pusha T’s delayed album in a scathing diss. Honestly, it’s pretty decent. The cover art is so 2007, though.
Rick Ross calls himself a “mastermind,” but everything he makes sounds like everything he’s already made. “Reductive” is a more fitting word for the Biggest Bawse. Listen to “No Games” featuring Future.
Chrisette Michele hasn’t adjusted to the modern way of promoting an album, so Better isn’t receiving the proper attention it deserves. Still, though, the jazzy singer is delivering quality videos. The latest is “Love Won’t Leave Me Out,” and the stunning clip bears a striking resemblance to Khia’s “Been A Bad Girl.” Models included.
And we thought Kobe Bryant was alone in unfollowing ex-teammates… Steelers coach Mike Tomlin unfollowed players that were cut last week.
Katy Perry wants to be India.Arie so badly. After becoming one with nature in her visually enthralling “Roar” video, the artificial pop star poses topless in a field of sunflowers for the Prism albumcover. Sorry, Mrs. Tarzan, I’m not buying it.
Speaking of earthy women, Alicia Keys speaks on what it means to be powerful, vulnerable, elegant and tough simultaneously in Originmagazine.
Meek Mill is doing all he can to make people care about Dreamchasers 3. He recruits Nicki Minaj, Fabolous and French Montana for “I B On That,” a song included on the project. A video will accompany the track.
Despite being considered a “has-been” by people who could probably recite his early songs verbatim, Nelly, at 38, still produces enjoyable, universally appealing music.
Following his 2010 smash “Just A Dream,” the St. Louis rapper has released a few Top 40-sounding singles, including “Hey Porsche,” which achieved moderate chart success, and “Get Like Me,” which was received well by critics. Read More →
Young Jeezy, 35, realized he’s a “grown-up now” and decided to drop the “Young” from his moniker. Personally, I think it’s a sensible and necessary decision. I’m planning a few changes around these parts as well.
Meanwhile, Jeezy appears in YG’s video for “My Nigga” alongside Rich Homie Quan. YG’s My Crazy Life hits stores on November 19th.
Speaking of the Future-sounding entertainer, Quan raps about “Narcotics” on a snare-heavy, SOS-produced track. The “Type of Way” rapper addresses the similarities between him and Mr. BugattiBentley on “Another Me.”
Nicki Minaj is trying her best to prove she’s indeed a rapper. Seemingly, the “Stupid Hoe” rapstress is taking every job that comes her way like J.Lo. She and her ever-changing style appeared in two videos that premiered this week—DJ Khaled’s “I Wanna Be With You” featuring Future and Rick Ross and Wale’s “Clappers” featuring Juicy J.
While the Feds watch 2 Chainz, the NSA spies on MGMT—at least that’s what’s going on in the outlandish trailer for their self-titled third album. A possum also loses its wits in their bathroom.
Kid Cudi and Pusha T passed up on “Vortex,” an aurally pleasing, WZRD-produced track, so King Chip plugged it into his 44108 mixtape. It’s truly a treat. Read More →