Posted in "Femme Fatale Tour", "Hold it Against Me", "I Am Still Music Tour", "Till The World Ends", "We Own the Night", 'Femme Fatale', Britney Spears, Enrique Iglesias, Jessie and the Toy Boys, Jessie Malakouti, Lil Wayne, Miriam Nervo, Nervo, Nicki Minaj, Olivia Nervo, Ryan Seacrest, The Nervo Twins, Touring It Up

Touring It Up: Britney Spears Announces Tour With Nicki Minaj

Confirming recent rumors, Britney Spears has announced she’ll take to the road this summer with an all-female bill featuring special guest Nicki Minaj.

Spears originally planned to tour with Enrique Iglesias this summer, but Iglesias bowed out of the outing as it was announced. The re-tooled tour kicks off June 16 in Sacramento, CA, and will be on the road through mid-August, hitting more than two dozen North American cities. Tickets begin to go on sale in select markets on April 30.

Also joining Spears on the tour will be Jessie and the Toy Boys, led by 22-year-old pop singer Jessie Malakouti. Her “band” — best known for the track “We Own the Night”, which is being used in the CW Network’s promos — consists of male mannequins. Rounding out the bill is Australian pop band Nervo, led by twin sisters Miriam and Olivia Nervo (also known as The Nervo Twins).

“This is the ‘Femme Fatale’ tour and I’m thrilled to have Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo join me and get everyone on the dance floor.” Spears said in a press release. “Can’t wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.”

Spears is supporting her new album, “Femme Fatale,” which is expected to debut atop the new Billboard 200 album chart. Five of her previous albums have reached No. 1.

“Femme Fatale,” has already spawned the No. 1 single “Hold it Against Me,” and the set’s second single, “Till The World Ends,” was recently unleashed.

Exclusive via MTV News: Nicki Minaj ‘Beyond Thrilled’ About Britney Spears Tour

‘This summer will be one for the books!’ Nicki promises MTV News.

After lots of speculation, Britney Spears confirmed Tuesday (April 12) that she’d be bringing Nicki Minaj along on tour. The pairing of the Femme Fatale and the Barbie seems like a match made in pop-culture heaven, and Minaj couldn’t agree more.

“I am beyond thrilled to tour with Britney. It’s an honor. She’s an icon,” Nicki told MTV News in an exclusive statement. “This summer will be one for the books!”

Shortly after announcing the tour, Spears and Minaj struck up a Twitter conversation that felt as if they were already throwing slumber parties on their tour bus.

“Could not think of a sexier Femme Fatale than @NickiMinaj to come on tour with me! Gonna be a hot summer people!” Spears tweeted, kicking off the Twittermance. “The #FemmeFataleBARBZ wont know what hit em. Ready or not people, here we come….”

“Hot INDEED Your Fierceness!!! This tour’s gonna KICK ASS!!! The #FemmeFataleBARBZ r READY!!! Let’s GO!!!” Minaj tweeted back to the star, before adding, “Let’s keep the ‘other thing’ a secret for now…”

Nicki Minaj phoned Ryan Seacrest to dish about the highly-talked about performance plans.

The hip-hop princess left the following message on the radio hosts’ voicemail:

“I’m calling to let everyone know how thrilled I am — how honored I am to be going on the road with the iconic miss Britney Spears this Summer. I just know that when the Femme Fatales and The Barbs get together we’re going to kick major ass.”

Nicki continued, “I’m looking forward to creating a new, a bigger, a brighter, a more spectacular show, and I’m just really, really excited to make history with Britney.”

Spears teased her fans one final time:

“All good things to those who wait….”

Minaj is currently in the midst of the “I Am Still Music Tour,” headlined by Lil Wayne. That tour wraps May 1 in East Rutherford, NJ. Minaj will join Spears shortly after she wraps up. Spears‘ tour kicks off June 16 in Sacramento, California, and will run for 26 dates through North America, winding up August 13 in Toronto. Select tickets go on sale April 30.

“This is the Femme Fatale tour, and I’m thrilled to have the hot Nicki Minaj join me and [opening acts] Jessie and the Toy Boys and Nervo will get everyone on the dance floor,” Spears said early Tuesday about the tour. “Can’t wait to take the Femme Fatales on the road.”

What do you think about Nicki joining Britney on tour? Let us know in the comments!

Posted in 'Like Father Like Son', 'The Carter 4', Drake, Lil Wayne, MTV, Music News, Stunna, Sway, T-Pain, Young Money, Young Money Entertainment, Young Money Records

Music News: Lil Wayne Talks New Album with Drake

It is agreed, there will be an album Lil Wayne/Drake. This is probably one of the most exciting things in my life because we are going to get the music in another sphere.

“We have always worked on it, it’s always in the studio. We often talk about making this album, this joint project.” Weezy told Sway of MTV News.

The skipper of Young Money is so happy with the songs recorded during his studio sessions with Drake for ‘The Carter 4’ that it planned to spend more time with him to advance it. He will have to play it tight for all of its obligations:

“The ‘T-Wayne’ (album together with T-Pain) is underway. I’m also working on the album ‘Like Father Like Son’ with Stunna.”

Drake, in anyway, is patient: “He’s a very friendly, it does not interfere with my plans. He said “I’ve been waiting for you and it’s time for our album together’.”

Of course, Sway has attempted to extract information on a possible release date. The response of Lil Wayne will delight more than one “Probably at the end of the year.”

Optimistic?

Click on the link to check out the video: MTV

Check out more photos of Lil Wayne & Drake below…

Sources: Musique Mag/MTV


Posted in 'Pink Friday', All On The Cover, “Monster”, Billboard Magazine, Drake, Eminem, Jay Z, Kanye, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Young Money

All On The Cover: Nicki Minaj Covers Billboard Magazine

Nicki Minaj is gracing the cover of Billboard Magazine for the month of November 2010. Nicki recently sat for an interview with BILLBOARD Magazine to promote ‘PINK FRIDAY’.

Check out a few excerpts from her interview after the jump….

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On her last job:

“The last job I had was as an office manager in a little, tiny room where I literally wanted to strangle this guy because he was so loud and obnoxious,” Minaj recalls. “I would go home with stress pains in my neck and my back. That’s when I went to my mother and said, ‘Look, I’m not going back to work.’ I’d been fired like 15 times because I had a horrible attitude. I worked at Red Lobster before that and I chased a customer out of the restaurant once so I could stick my middle finger up at her and demand that she give me my pen back. I swear to God I was bad.”

On being a NY rapper:

“When I started rapping, people were trying to make me like the typical New York rapper, but I’m not that,” Minaj says. “No disrespect to New York rappers, but I don’t want people to hear me and know exactly where I’m from. I wanted the album to be universal and versatile. It really feels like it speaks for every one of my personalities.”

On getting respect in a male-dominated field:

“When I do songs like “Monster,” when I’m on a record with Jay-Z and Kanye West, when I’m on a record with Wayne and Em — I definitely think the dudes give me respect,” Minaj says. “They haven’t come easy but I think people are starting to give me more props.”

On “Your Love”:

Although first official single “Your Love” reached No. 4 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, the track wasn’t even meant to be released.

“I didn’t like the song and I didn’t put it out,” she says. “Someone stole it out of the studio and put it on the Internet and I cried because I was mortified. I was humiliated and remember telling Drake, ‘This is going to ruin my career.’ ”

On her work ethic:

“I push people around me but I don’t push anyone more than I push myself,” she says. “I tell people all the time, ‘You want to work for me? You have to give 250,000%,’ because when I’m in the booth, I don’t half-ass it. I demand perfection from everyone around me and if you can’t live up to that, then bye-bye.”

The Young Money rapper will be releasing her debut album ‘Pink Friday’ on November 22nd.

 

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Photo Source: MagXone, Billboard.com


Posted in Birdman, Drake, Just In, Lil Wayne, Young Money

Just In: Lil Wayne Tweets His Fans Plus More

As we posted a few days ago that Lil Wayne is now a free man, well just a few hours after his release from Rikers, Wayne reconnected with his fans online.

DJ Scoob was one of the first to snap the first pics of Wayne leaving the facility (shown above) and than posted another photo (shown below) of him smoking a cigar and drinking a glass of what appears to be cognac while staring at a laptop screen.

He tweeted the following…

“aaaaaaahhhhhhmmmmm baaaaakkkkkkkkkk,” tweeted @LilTunechi.

An attorney for Lil Wayne says he’ll travel to Arizona within 72 of his release and fill out documentation to start his 36-month probation term for a separate drug paraphernalia case.

He is scheduled to have a “welcome-back” party in Miami this weekend.

Birdman also revealed on Big Boy’s Morning Show all of Lil Wayne’s plans over the past few days since his release. He gave the run down plans for Wayne’s first day home.

He stated…

“We in the Maybachs going to the hotel for a minute to see the kids then we on the jet after that. Then we gotta go to Arizona  for a minute to check in cause he got a little paperwork out there. After that we gone come to L.A. for a minute then to Miami for this party.”

According to MTV News

Just a day after his release from prison, Lil Wayne is staying on the move.  The rapper touched down in Arizona on Friday (November 5) after jetting from New York hours before for a court appearance. The MC’s motorcade was spotted in Yuma Friday afternoon, where Wayne is expected to sign paperwork in connection with a two-year-old drug arrest.

The superstar lyricist was chauffeured in a Black Ford Excursion as part of a six-car caravan. The vehicles circled the Arizona Superior Court in Yuma County around 1:10 p.m. local time, where several bystanders awaited a glimpse of the MC in 84-degree heat. However, Wayne did not enter the courthouse, and finished his legal business blocks away at the Yuma County Adult Probation center, leaving around 1:45 p.m.

Wayne was picked up on January 22, 2008, at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint where officials claimed Ecstasy, cocaine and a handgun was found on the MC’s tour bus. Weezy copped a plea deal during his eight-month Rikers bid for weapons charges for the Arizona case, and was handed a sentence of community service and three years of unsupervised probation. Wayne was able to skirt additional prison time through the deal and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug in exchange for the dismissal of three other drug and weapons charges.

“Even though it’s treated as a felony while he’s on probation, if he completes his probation without any violations, the offense will be redesignated as a misdemeanor,” Wayne’s Arizona attorney, James Tilson, told MTV News on Tuesday. The rest of Weezy’s schedule hasn’t been pinned down but the members of the newly freed MC’s camp have hinted he has a jet-setting weekend ahead. Drake has teased a possible Weezy appearance at the final stop of the Toronto lyricist’s Light Dreams and Nightmares Tour in Las Vegas. In addition, Wayne’s ex-wife, Antonia “Toya” Carter, told MTV News an intimate family gathering is in the works in Miami, and Young Money label chief, Mack Maine, gave details of the MC’s blowout bash Sunday night in the Florida city.

“Welcome Home Again Wayne!”

Posted in Dear Diary, Lil Wayne

Dear Diary: Lil Wayne “The End of a Long Journey”

Lil Wayne has done it again, and it’s said to be his last letter for his fans. He actually posted it 3 days ago, prior to his release yesterday morning. It was very thoughtful and nice of him to keep us all posted and show us that he appreciates us as his fans.

Check out what he wrote after the jump….

Hello world! My world! Our world!

As I greet you all in my last days on this island, I must reflect. I think back to when I first arrived and I had no clue of what I’d be experiencing. I was never scared, worried, nor bothered by the situation. For that, I thank God, my family, and you, my amazing fans. I prayed for you all every night, as I’m aware that I was in your prayers as well. The very first day that I received mail, it was about 300 pieces or more! I smiled like a child of Christmas. But when I began to read them, my heart smiled. I laughed with some of you, reasoned with some of you, and even cried with some of you. I responded to as many of you that time would allow. I plan to keep reading and responding after my release. I thank you all for being so very supportive, as I never imagined how much impact my words and life can have. With this knowledge, I vow to continue to be me! For you have assured time that I don’t have to change for no one but God. I will be the same Martian I was when I left, just better. You fans are more than amazing, and I will for to the end of the world for your love. This isn’t the last of weezythanxyou.com I will continue to thank you when I’m home.

I simple LOVE you all.

P.S. Thanx for supporting my YM team the way you do!!

Now I like to thank my wonderful family and friends for never letting me down. Your love and support is worth the world. I am grateful for you all and I couldn’t have done it without your love. Also, I thank everyone who came to visit me. That shit meant a lot, straight up! I would do the same, if not more for you.

Now I must dedicated something to the woman in the picture…

…sitting on this bed with my back against one of the four walls I’ve been confined to, all I can think of is you. Staring at you staring at me, from the picture of you that I see. I try so hard to make the picture smile. You look so serious. Seriously beautiful. You, me, we are one. Then I look further to the right and there’s a picture of “the bed by the water”… where I dream to be with the woman in the picture that still won’t smile. I sometimes talk to the picture, but it never responds. Although, I’ve been told that a picture speaks a thousands words, I only wish that this picture would speak of four… “I love you too.” That would be the perfect response to what I frequently say to it. You see, the picture of “the bed by the water” has sand in it, and the woman in the other picture has sand in her hair… put them together, and she’s there. And when I dream, I’m there with her. Shhh… quietly these four walls become that place in the picture. And the woman in the picture begins to whisper… “I love you too”… she responds!

And now she smiles. Imagination is perfect.

Dedicated to the woman in the picture.

Gone!

Source: weezythanxyou.com



Posted in ‘I Am Not A Human Being’, Just In, Lil Wayne, Mack Maine, Young Money, Young Money Entertainment, Young Money Records

Just In: Lil Wayne Free At Last!

“Free Weezy” t-shirts, No Longer Needed. Lil Wayne has been officially been released from Rikers Island today (November 4th), after serving eight months behind bars following a a gun possession charge in July of 2007.

And what a long, eventful eight months it has been for Wayne as well as us, his fans. Around 8:35AM, representatives confirmed that Lil Wayne was officially released earlier this morning.

Perhaps one of the most eyebrow-raising aspects of Wayne’s jail stint was the fact that he managed to shoot nine music videos in a 48-hour period before heading off to the clink. And once they began to surface, it became apparent that, at times, quality control was of little concern.

The rapper headed to jail on March 8 to begin serving a year-long sentence. But his stay was shortened due to good behavior (hence his early release today).

That’s not to say Weezy didn’t run into a little bit of trouble while he was locked up—he was busted in May for being found with a MP3 player and charger in his possession. Eventually he was punished with a month in “solitary confinement” for the infraction.

In late September Wayne’s ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ album was released digitally. Once the physical CD version hit shelves in October (I made sure to get my copy), the album climbed to #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. And it’s still in the Top 10, this week sitting at #4.

Often he would post letters to his fans via the website WeezyThanxYou.com. Two days ago, in his final entry, Wayne wrote, “As I greet you all in my last days on this island, I must reflect. I think back to when I first arrived and I had no clue of what I’d be experiencing. I was never scared, worried, nor bothered by the situation. For that, I thank God, my family, and you, my amazing fans.”

And now, with Lil Wayne a free man once again, it’s time to celebrate his freedom, but according to Young Money Records‘ president Mack Maine, and MTV News, Wayne is said to be heading to Miami for a celebration that will take place on Sunday at a strip club.

“Well deserved!!”

Below is a photo that is said to be taken this morning of Wayne leaving NYC’s Rikers Island….

“Welcome back to the music world. You’ve been truly missed.”

Source: idolater

Rikers Island, off Queens New York
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Posted in Dwayne Carter, Just In, Lil Wayne

Just In: Rikers Correctional Officer Suspended For Trying To Hang Out With Lil Wayne

Wow, it amazes me how people would risk their jobs for someone else or even their own stupidity. Now lets be clear here, Lil Wayne is due to be out of jail come November. This correctional officer from Rikers Island, who was trying to be cool and say that he hung out with Wayne while on job duty, done lost his job. Just a few weeks ago, Wayne was moved to “solitary confinement” for having an MP3 Player and now this.

While Wayne will be out making millions, he’ll be standing in the unemployment line. What a fool!

Check out what the NY Daily News reported:

A veteran Correction Department captain was suspended for hanging out in the star’s cell, the Daily News has learned.

Capt. Raphael Collazzo was caught on a security camera making an unexplained 45-minute visit to the rapper’s cell, which is supposed to be an isolation lockup, sources said.

“We don’t know what he was doing. We know the camera picked him up,” said one source.

Collazzo’s explanation “did not suffice to explain the time he spent” with the rapper, who is serving a one-year sentence for a loaded gun on his tour bus, the source added.

Collazzo was suspended without pay for 10 days, said agency spokeswoman Sharman Stein, who declined to elaborate.

Patrick Ferraiuolo, president of the union for correction captains, said Collazzo has “at least 20 years” on the job, and maintains he didn’t break any rules.

“I spoke to the captain and I said, ‘Do you know what’s going on?’” Ferraiuolo said. “He goes: ‘I have done nothing wrong…I don’t have any dealings with this guy.’”

Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, is expected to be released early next month. His stay on Rikers has been eventful.

Soon after he arrived, a correction officer was canned because she was caught making an unexplained pop-in at the area housing the rapper’s cell.

Correction officials say Amelia Negron got the boot for missing work. Negron claims superiors pressured her into saying she was trying to cozy up to Lil Wayne.

Earlier this month, Lil Wayne was shipped to an isolation cell – known as The Bing – after being caught with forbidden headphones and a charger for an MP3 player.

OMG…SMH!!!

Source: NY Daily News


Posted in "Tha Carter III", Dwayne Carter, Jail Time, Just In, Lawsuits/Jail Time/Charges, Lil Wayne, Rolling Stone, Stacey Richman, Stephen Morello

Just In: Lil Wayne Moved to ‘Solitary Confinement’ at Rikers Island

Lil Wayne is facing the music after being accused of breaking jail rules by having gear for listening to tunes and was relocated Monday into what city jail officials call “punitive segregation” for a month, until his expected November 4th release date at Rikers Island. This punishment—which is the equivalent of ‘solitary confinement’ and requires him to be in his cell 23 hours a day. So he can expect to go solo for the rest of his time behind bars in a gun case.

Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said;

“It’s his punishment for stashing a charger and headphones for a digital music player in his cell back in May.”

Wayne generally will now be confined to his new cell 23 hours a day, with such exceptions as visits and showers, instead of being allowed to mingle with other inmates most of the day. He’ll eat in his cell and won’t get to socialize even during his hour a day of recreation, Morello said.

Wayne also will have to forego TV, and he’ll be limited to one phone call a week instead of a chat a day or more, except for calls to his lawyer, Morello said. The lawyer, Stacey Richman, had no immediate comment.

The 28-year-old rapper, one of the genre’s biggest stars, has been held since March in the Rikers Island jail complex. He pleaded guilty in October 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, admitting he had a loaded semiautomatic gun on his bus in 2007. He got a one-year sentence but is expected to serve eight months because of time off for good behavior, despite the music-player gear episode.

Officials said, “the headphones and charger were found in May, tucked in a potato chip bag in a garbage can in the rapper’s cell”.

The items are considered contraband, as inmates can listen to music only on radios and headphones sold at the jail commissary. Officers said “the music player itself turned up in another inmate’s nearby cell”.

Both men were charged with infractions that weren’t crimes and were subject to a jail disciplinary process, not a court. Information on the other inmate’s punishment wasn’t immediately available Monday.

Lil Wayne’s penalty was within norms for his infraction, Morello said.

“Possession of contraband is serious,” he said, “though not as grave as violent offenses or being caught with a weapon, for example”.

Born Dwayne Carter, Lil Wayne had the best-selling album of 2008 with “Tha Carter III,” which won a Grammy for best rap album.

As he faced incarceration, he told Rolling Stone he planned to keep up the beat behind bars.

“I’ll have an iPod, and I’ll make sure they keep sending me beats,” he told the magazine for a February story.

Sources: Yahoo News, singersroom

“Ok now I know he’s locked up for gun charges, but to get solitary confinement for the rest of his jail time over an iPod situation that happened back in May, is ridiculous! I’m sure he’s glad he’ll be out of there soon. Trust he will welcome us all with some great tunes. Nov. 4th is rapidly approaching…let me not jinx it. Good Luck Wayne!!”

Posted in "What's Wrong With Them", "With You", 'I’m Not A Human Being', ‘I Am Not A Human Being’, Download It, Drake, Lil Wayne, Music, New Music

Download It!: Lil Wayne ft. Drake – “With You”

Once again we have another song from Lil Wayne’s, ‘I Am Not A Human Being’. In this song which is called, “With You”, he collaborates with none other than Drake.

“What’s Wrong With Them” was on full-blast when it hit the net a few hours ago; hear it here. “What’s Wrong With Them,” is more straightforward, as for “With You,” is more lovey-dovey. On this track, Drake does the hook. Wayne keeps his nonsensical rhymes to a minimum as he mostly sticks to sweet sentiments rather than a soul-laced beat.

Listen to the track below…

LISTEN:
DOWNLOAD IT: Lil Wayne feat. Drake – With You (prod. STREETRUNNER) | Mediafire

Posted in "What's Wrong With Them", 'I’m Not A Human Being', Download It, Lil Wayne, Music, New Music, Nicki Minaj

Download It!: Lil Wayne ft. Nicki Minaj – “What’s Wrong With Them”

“What’s Wrong With Them” is another track from Lil Wayne‘s,  ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ has leaked. In this song he collaborates with Nicki Minaj.

Give it a listen below….

LISTEN:

DOWNLOAD IT: Lil Wayne – What’s Wrong With Them (feat. Nicki Minaj) (Audio via XclusivesZone)

‘I Am Not A Human Being’ is set to drop on Sept. 27.

Music Source: SoundCloud/XclusivesZone