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Hip-Hop News: Kanye West Angered Over False Reports

Kanye West Angered Over False Reports He Was Claiming ‘King Of Pop’ Title Following Michael Jackson’s Death…

Kanye West may have made a lot of boasts in his career, but claiming to be the new King of Pop following the death of Michael Jackson is not one of them.

The superstar rapper hit his official Web site to shoot down rumors that he’s taking the title from the late Michael Jackson.

“I was just listening to [radio host] Wendy Williams and heard some quote about me saying I’m the new King of Pop,” he wrote. “Not only did I not say that, I haven’t said anything.”

Kanye also blogged that it upsets him that people would think he would make such a statement following Michael’s death.

“It makes me feel bad that obviously I made people feel that I would be corny enough to say something so whack after the passing of an idol, a legend and more than that a human being with feelings and a family,” the star continued.

The “Stronger” performer said he is angered that the fake comments went viral on the Internet.

“It scares me to think what people will believe, without even a source,” he wrote. “Any random person can type something on the Internet and then the world believes it. I don’t talk to press or do TV or do promotions of any sort. I’ve stopped chasing and buying into fame. Fame is like cigarettes with no surgeon general warning. It destroys most people as it did to the true and only King of Pop. We exploit ourselves and eat our own egos ‘Till there is nothing left.”

And, Kanye — who has previously blogged about being satirized on “South Park” and spoken out on other issues — vowed to no longer address the rumors about him.

“I have a feeling that this won’t be the last false statement with my name on it, but this will be the last time I defend myself. I’m done,” he wrote.

This is what he is angry about, read it below….

AFTER JACKSON DEATH KANYE WEST DECLARES HIMSELF NEW KING OF POP

June 29 2009 Via Scrape TV Entertainment

With tributes continuing to pour in for Michael Jackson questions about his life, his death, and his legacy also continue to mount. It is unlikely that the first two topics will ever be covered to full satisfaction but the latter is a different story entirely. Though Jackson hadn’t produced much music in the last fifteen years, and his most influential for more than twenty, his influence and standing in the musical and cultural world are unmatched. With his death now sinking in as a reality fans and the music industry are looking for a successor to his throne, and one man feels he has found it.

michael jackson billie jean videoSince he first burst onto the scene in 2004 Kanye West has been one of the most influential and best-selling music artists in the world. With such smashes as ‘Jesus Walks’, ‘Gold Digger’, and ‘Flashing Lights’, West’s impact on the music scene has been enormous. Though hugely popular, few would compare his success to the success Michael Jackson enjoyed in his early days. Amongst those few is West himself who has declared himself the successor to Jackson’s legacy and the new ‘King of Pop’.    

“You know everyone loves and respects Michael but times change. It’s so sad to see Michael gone but it makes a path for a new King of Pop and I’m willing to take that on. There’s nobody who can match me in sales and in kanye west respect so it only makes sense for me to take over Michael’s crown and become the new King,” said West. “First there was Elvis, then there was Michael, now in the 21st century its Kanye’s time to rule. I have nothing but respect for Michael but someone needs to pick up where he left off and there’s nobody better than me to do that. I am the new King of Pop.”

Jackson earned the nickname ‘King of Pop’ after a comment from Elizabeth Taylor. Officially there is no monarchy for music of any kind and hence no line of succession. kanye west performing“Monarchies can pass to non-blood relatives but only in very rare circumstances. In the case of musical monarchies it is really just a marketing title and has nothing to do with a ruling class or managing people or organizational structures. There really isn’t a need to declare anyone else the new King because it isn’t a real position but I guess if West wants to claim the title then all power to him,” said Scrape TV Entertainment analyst Tracey Temple. “It is a little soon to claim that title nd that may irritate a few people. It’s not like the people will revolt and the kingdom will collapse if someone isn’t right there to pick up the sceptre and continue the rule. I’m sure the Jackson family won’t be too happy with the news.”

West has reportedly tried to make contact with members of the Jackson clan to obtain official permission to use the title but has thus far received no response. It is believed the family is mourning the death of their loved one and have given little thought to the line of succession.

“We’ll have to wait and see what Jackson’s will shows about who he felt should take kanye westover for him but that of course may not be legally binding. In traditional monarchies if someone other than the first born is to take over then the King or Queen has to make that clear and have it written out.

In the case of these kinds of informal ruling classes there aren’t any hard and fast rules and that may become one of the many legal issues that will have to be worked out,” continued Temple. “Of course the question then becomes whether or not Kanye West is deserving of the title and what kind of ruler he will be. It’s unlikely that he will follow Jackson’s type of career path but he is well on his way to his own form of eccentricity which accompanies many monarchs. In that respect he may follow Jackson, though musically that is a different question entirely.”

West made his declaration in an all caps statement issued to all major media outlets.

Source: Yahoo!/Scrape TV Entertainment

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Touring It Up: Beyonce’ Kicks Off Her Summer Stateside Tour Plus More

Kicking off her Stateside touring efforts, Beyonce Knowles took the stage for a Father’s Day performance at Madison Square Garden on Sunday night (June 21).

Running through the lineup of songs during the two-hour “I Am…” show, the “Sasha Fierce” songstress treated her NYC fans to a special surprise – as her hip-hop mogul hubby Jay-Z stepped out to perform in a duet of “Crazy in Love”.

In related news, recent rumors have told that Beyonce‘s dad, Matthew Knowles, is trying to get former Destiny’s Child member Letoya Luckett booted from this coming weekend’s BET Awards show due to long-standing tension.

Of the rumors, Luckett told press: “It saddens me a little. Because our situation happened close to 10 years ago, and I think as we all know Bey is a very, very, very, talented artist, and I think that we both have our own lanes and fan base, and I don’t see why I would have to be one of the ones picked out of the entire crew of females that will be hitting the stage that night. There are so many other female artists performin’ that night and I think we all deserve to have a chance at that stage.”

Beyonce Pictures…

Enjoy the pictures of Beyonce Knowles (and Jay-Z) performing at Madison Square Garden (June 21).

Photo Credit: SplashNewsOnline.com, Getty Images

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Music News: Flesh Arrested With Gun & Drugs

Bone Thug Reunion Derailed: Flesh Arrested With Gun, Drugs…

Just months after being released from prison and and reuniting with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, group member Flesh-N-Bone is back in prison for violating his probation.

Flesh, born Stanley Howse, was pulled over yesterday (April 2) in Canyon County, California, for driving with a defective brake light. A search of his vehicle turned up unnamed narcotics and a firearm, in direct violation of his probation.

Flesh was released from prison in July of 2008, after serving over nine years in prison, which derailed his career as a member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, a rap group that has sold over 30 million records.

He appeared on the group’s critically acclaimed 1994 debut Creepin on Ah Come Up and the follow up full length, E. 1999 Eternal, released in 1995. Flesh released his debut solo album T.H.U.G.S.: Trues Humbly United Gatherin’ Souls in 1996. A year later, he was arrested when police raided his home and found a stolen gun and explosives.

In September of 1999, Flesh was finally sentenced to ten years for threatening a friend with an AK-47. Flesh was released from prison on July 13, 2008, and has since reunited with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

“Words can’t even begin to explain the feeling that I had after being locked down for damn near a decade,” Flesh told AllHipHop.com shortly after his release. “The best way for me to describe it is to tell you that it was like a rebirth, a second chance at a new life, and a relief. It was over the top. I’ll never forget it. I thank God for giving me the immense blessing of the sense of complete freedom.”

Flesh-N-Bone is currently being held at the Santa Clarita jail and is not eligible for bond. “At this time all the facts have not been revealed publicly, however I can assure you 100% that Mr. Howse has not walked backwards,” a rep for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony told AllHipHop.com. “We live in a great American country where one is innocent until proven guilty.”

Source: AllHipHop.com

“What is going with the music nation, so many artists behind bars.”

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Music News: TLC Reform and Tour!

Surviving TLC members TIONNE ‘T-BOZ’ WATKINS and ROZANDA ‘CHILLI’ THOMAS are reuniting for a tour of Japan.

The two stars have not played a major show together since the tragic death of rapper Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, who perished in a car crash in Honduras in 2002.

But the No Scrubs hitmakers are coming back together to perform a series of live dates in Japan – although the tour plans have yet to be officially announced.

In a post on social networking site Twitter.com, Watkins writes, “TLC starts practice 4 (sic) the Japan tour on Mon (23Mar09). “Chilli and I just met about our Japan dates! We are performing 17 songs.”

Source: Take40

“Wow this is so exciting. I’m so happy for them.”

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Music News: Outkast Coming Out With New Album?

Georgia hip-hop duo Outkast are back in the studio, working on the follow-up to 2006’s acclaimed Idlewild. One half of the “Ms Jackson” pair, Antwan André Patton, says a new Outkast offering will be presented to fans as soon as his bandmate, Andre 3000, finishes up work on his upcoming solo disc.

“As soon as Dre finishes his solo record, we’ll get the ‘Kast cranking,” Big Boi told Rollingstone.com, in a new interview about his own forthcoming solo debut, Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son of Chico Dusty.

“Since we’ve both been working with [Atlanta-based hip-hop production group] Organized Noize on our solo projects, we hear different records and be like, ‘Well, we’re gonna keep this one for the ‘Kast album.’ We’re cooking up tracks, all right. Never stop. That’s an everyday thing.”

Showcasing tracks from Sir Lucious Leftfoot… at the South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, last week, Big Boi described his latest work as “electro, funk, blues, some of everything.”

Source: bigpondmusic.com

“Yes! I can’t wait for the album to come out.”

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Music News: Kanye West Faces Prison Sentence?

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Kanye West faces a two-year prison sentence after the Los Angeles City Attorney charged him with three criminal misdemeanours in connection with his attack on a paparazzo last year (08).

The rapper and his minder were arrested at Los Angeles’ LAX airport in September (08) after lashing out at a photographer as they were preparing to board a flight to Hawaii, smashing his camera and hurling abuse at him.

On Wednesday (18Mar09), West was charged with vandalism, battery, and grand theft. His associate, Don Crowley, has been charged with two counts of vandalism, two counts of battery and two counts of grand theft, according to website TMZ.com, who also caught the incident on tape.

Crowley faces five years behind bars if convicted. Both men are scheduled for arraignment on 14 April (09).

Source: Take40

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Music News: Lil Wayne Mentions 50 Cent’s Name In Leaked Song


Lil Wayne is featured on a song which was leaked on the internet today (March 20) of the late Pimp C entitled “Let’s Talk Money” mixed with a chorus from T-Pain. In the song, Pimp C feat. Lil Wayne & T-Pain – Let’s Talk Money, Lil Wayne throws 50 Cent’s name in his verse pertaining to a conversation he supposedly had with the late Pimp C.

“That nigga Pimp called me before he left this bitch/told me keep doing ya thing and don’t tell 50 shit,” Lil Wayne spits in the verse.

Lil Wayne in recent interviews has avoided any hip-hop beef whatsoever with rapper 50 Cent who has on multiple times taken aim at rapper Lil Wayne in numerous ways. The supposed disses from 50 Cent are reportedly targeted at Weezy (Lil Wayne) due to the rapper being quoted as the ‘greatest rapper alive’ in numerous reports dating back a couple of years ago.

In a recent report, the rapper was questioned about his song ‘Lousianimal‘ which reportedly was a diss aimed at 50 Cent, but there were questions by 50 Cent as to when the “Lousianimal” song was leaked by Lil Wayne or not. Even in this response, Lil Wayne somewhat avoided hip-hop beef with 50 Cent by answering the question with sarcasm.

“You said it never rains in Southern California? Wow. That’s why I didn’t see people with umbrellas,” Wayne responded when asked about 50 Cent’s question regarding his song Lousianimal.

Currently Lil Wayne is out on tour for his “I Am Music Tour” which includes headliners T-Pain, Keri Hilson, Gym Class Heroes and Gorilla Zoe. The tour wraps up April 10 with the last stop hitting Hoffman Estates, IL.

Listen/Download: Lil Wayne ft. Pimp C, T-Pain – Let’s Talk Money

Source: HipHopRX

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Celebrity News: Meagan Good Says Rapper Soulja Boy ”Doesn’t Like Chicks!” Plus More

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Film, television actress, and sex symbol icon Meagan Good has supposedly stated that rapper Soulja Boy doesn’t like chicks, in a post made on her blog, where she was denying being in a dating relationship with the young rapper/businessman.

“No, me and SouljaBoy aren’t together lololol that ship has sailed,” Meagan posted on her Twitter blog denying any dating relationship with Soulja Boy.

But then Meagan Good adds “..apparently, he doesn’t like chicks,” insinuating that she may be suspicious of the rapper possibly due to some advancement by herself or someone which got no response from the rapper or, it simply may have been a nonchalant statement based off past rumors aimed at the rapper questioning his sexual preference.

Apparently, the two, Soulja Boy and Meagan Good, met each other during a recent taping of Snoop Dogg’s Dogg After Dark show and have been in contact with each other, “texting each other back and forth,” since that show, according to a report posted by celebrity gossip site MediaTakeOut.

“Never babe. Don’t do that. You’re young, rich and over-rated and you think you can have anyone. Not me,” Meagan Good says in another post.

Was there maybe something kindling with the two? Is Soulja Boy and Meagan all good?!

Plus…

Meagan is in the music business now… as sources have reported, Meagan Good is currently putting her talents to work in the recording studio and is reportedly working on her own first solo album, so maybe the young rapper Soulja Boy was offering a bit of experienced music business support.

“I’ve been recording some stuff here and there—just experimenting, really focusing on getting up to par vocally,” Meagan Good stated to Rap-Up Magazine.

She has, reportedly, been working with a vocal coach and has been in the studio with music producer/singer The-Dream.

In other news, Meagan Good recently starred in the movie “The Unborn,” which has reportedly grossed over $60 million since it’s 2009 release. Meagan Good played the role of Romey, best friend to Casey Beldon, one of the main characters in the film played by Odette Yustman. The Unborn was released January 2009.

Meagan Good, the actress, is also known for her roles in “Eve’s Bayou,” “Waist Deep” alongside Tyrese Gibson, “Stomp the Yard,” and the horror saga “Saw V.”

Source: HipHopRX

“Wow this is bugged out..LMAO!! What are your thoughts on what Meagan Good says on her blog about Soulja Boy?”