Monthly Archives June 2010

Kanye West Lawsuit

Virginia rapper Vince P. has filed a lawsuit against Kanye West for copyright infringement saying that some of the lyrics of the more famous rapper’s hit song’s ‘Stronger’ was stolen from him. Vincent Peters claims that he wrote and recorded a song of the same name that Kanye had access to through his manager John Monopoly, who had heard Vince do the song back in 2006. 7 months after Vince submitted the song to John, Kanye released his version. The lawsuit says that Kanye’s version “copies significant and important parts of Peters’ lyrics identically or almost identically”. The lawsuit is asking the defendants to stop reproducing, selling, distributing and publicly performing the song as well as giving up all profits from the record.

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Fergie is Not Leaving BEP

Good news for Black Eyed Peas fans! While it has been reported that there’s been ongoing feuds within the hip hop band that has pushed Fergie to want to leave, will.i.am insists that the rumors are all lies and says that they are never going to break up. Never, really? That’s a long time and I find that hard to believe. And since it was will.i.am who said it, who also happens to reportedly be the one that Fergie is feuding with, I’m not going to hold him to it. Until the lone female singer of the band comes out to say that she’s staying, I’d rather believe that she’s leaving. She can do so much better anyway.

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Jada Pinkett Smith: ‘Tupac Shakur was like my brother’

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Jada Pinkett Smith was high school friends with murdered rap legend Tupac Shakur.

Will Smith’s wife says Shakur was like her “brother” when they went to Baltimore High School of the Performing Arts together.

But she screamed with laughter when a photograph of them together was show on George Lopez’s TV show, saying: “He is spinning right now in his grave!!”

Laughing at her fashion, Pinkett Smith added: “I do remember that picture. Look at me, thinking I’m fly!”

Pinkett Smith also spoke proudly of her two children, insisting she knew son Jaden would be a performer.

“I knew when I was carrying him. It’s Will and I – two artists will create a little artist...

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Method Man gives Uncle Sam his due

The rapper has apparently recently settled a little dispute with the IRS in which he was found guilty of not having filled tax reports for quite some time and paid his due of 106, 000 dollars. His lawyer however insists that Method Man is an honest individual and the situation arose simply due to other factors: “He’s a busy guy and he had people who he thought were handling his business and they weren’t. He’s a good man. He made a mistake and he took care of it.” Well, hopefully those people will be held accountable by Method Man. After all, he wouldn’t want them doing this again to somebody else.

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Ne-Yo is going to be a first time dad

And he seems fairly excited about the idea, too… or at least that’s what Ne-Yo is trying to let on. This is what he said about the fact that his girlfriend, Monyetta Shaw, is expecting their first child together: “I am 30, and I do have my first child on the way, and I’m very, very, very excited about that. It’s a New Year’s baby.” Well, well… there might be a few prophecies tied to that one in such a case! Maybe Ne-Yo can make something funny up that includes his stage name. After all, there are many, many Matrix fans out there.

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Beyoncs rumoured rift with cheating father

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Beyoncé is reportedly refusing to speak to her dad after he fathered a love child, it has been claimed.

The singer is said to be furious with Mathew Knowles, who also works as her manager, for cheating on her mum and having a baby with a woman more than 20 years his junior, according to reports.

It was alleged last year that Knowles, 59, was the father of 38-year-old Alexsandra Wright’s son.

DNA tests later confirmed that the boy, Nixon, was his. He was conceived while Knowles was still married to Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles.

Now record label bosses fear the rift between the former Destiny’s Child star and her father could hurt her career.

An insider revealed: “Beyoncé was horrified to find out her dad cheated on her mum...

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BET Awards 2010 Winners – Full List

The 10th Annual BET Awards, hosted by Queen Latifah, were broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday.

2010 BET Awards Full List

Best Female R&B Artist

Alicia Keys *WINNER*
Beyoncé
Mary J. Blige
Melanie Fiona
Rihanna

Best Male R&B Artist

Trey Songz *WINNER*
Chris Brown
Raheem DeVaughn
Maxwell
Usher

Best Gospel

Marvin Sapp *WINNER*
The Anointed Pace Sisters
Kirk Franklin Presents Artists United For Haiti
Tamela Mann
Vickie Winans

Best Female Hip Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj *WINNER*
Ester Dean
Lil Kim
Rasheeda
Trina

Best Male Hip Hop Artist

Drake *WINNER*
B.o.B.
Fabolous
Jay-Z
Ludacris

Best Group

Young Money *WINNER*
Black Eyed Peas
Clipse
Diddy-Dirty Money
New Boyz

Best New Artist

Nicki Minaj *WINNER*
Justin Bieber
Melanie Fiona
Wale
Young Money

Best Collaboration

Jay-Z ...

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Nas has to handle the mortgage for Kelis

That’s what happens when you fall behind on the payments with spousal support. It looks like Nas is short of 300, 000 dollars in such payments a substantial amount of which are mortgage payments. So Nas is going to have a payment plan made-up in order to cover Kelis’ mortgage… and any other expenses she might have. The rapper had better get the records rolling… and the tour bus for that matter since 14, 000 dollars a month is no small amount, even for someone as successful as Nas. He wouldn’t want to be caught up in missing his payments again… very bad things can come from that.

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Will.i.am’s car was robbed

It takes a special kind of thief to break a Bentley’s window and only take stuff from inside. Unfortunately will.i.am apparently parked somewhere in Hollywood where this certain type of thief and the Black Eyed Peas singer found his care without a window and some valuable items… including some of Cheryl Cole’s future album songs, as rumors say. A source related the following about will.i.am’s misfortune: “He called Cheryl to let her know. She is on tenterhooks waiting to find out whether anything of hers was taken.” You could almost swear that this perpetrator was actually after the songs more than anything else.

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MIA Talks Dream Wedding

MIA is featured in the July 2010 issue of GQ magazine. The 34-year old rapper shared details on her dream wedding outfit as well as what her life was like as a child. MIA talked about what she wants to wear in her wedding saying “I’ve always wanted to get married in a white suit. I used to work at a Kodak lab in England, cutting photos after they’d come out of the wash, and in one I saw this couple getting married on a beach in white suits, and their kid was there.” That would definitely save some money instead of getting a dress that you only get to wear once.

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