Posted in "Loud", "Run This Town", "Umbrella", Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Def Jam, Def Jam Records, Jay Z, Marc Jordan, Music News, Rihanna, Rihanna Entertainment, Roc Nation, Willow Smith

Music News: Rihanna Signs to Roc Nation & Creates “Rihanna Entertainment”

The Grammy-winning pop singer has parted ways with manager Marc Jordan and is now being managed by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Management

So with the worldwide promotion of her upcoming album ‘Loud’ becoming a success, Rihanna has been making some serious future decisions in regards to her career.

According to The Associated Press, It looks like Riri is back in the arms (Beyoncé‘s place) or should we say under the wings of the one and only Jay-Z. And why? Because she has decided to join Willow Smith and others under Roc Nation management!

Rihanna is now under Jay-Z’s umbrella

Rihanna told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday (Oct.20) that she’s “so excited to take this next step in my career.”

The 22-year-old is also launching a new company called, Rihanna Entertainment. She says it will “merge all of her businesses, including music, film, fragrance fashion and book ventures.”

Jay-Z signed Rihanna to Def Jam in 2005. The two won a Grammy in 2008 for the hit song “Umbrella.” Earlier this year, the pair picked up two Grammys for the rap song “Run This Town,” which also featured Kanye West.

Talking about the first time he met Rihanna, Jay-Z say he signed her only hours after seeing her audition:

“We signed her that night — 3 in the morning was when that contract got signed. We wouldn’t let her leave the office. From meeting her at 4 [p.m.] in the office till 3 in the morning, I was absolutely certain. That doesn’t happen too often.”

Rihanna however remembers the meeting a little bit differently saying she was super nervous:

“When we first got there, I was shaking. I had never met a celebrity, and to have to audition for one and meet him at the same time … I was hysterical. But the minute I went in the office, it was totally different. He was so welcoming; the environment was so warm and friendly. The jitters just went away immediately.”

So Jay-Z has always had a hand in Rihanna’s career and he rhymed on her biggest hit “Umbrella.” So it looks like the Roc fam is sticking together beyond Def Jam.

She’s released four albums and plans to release her fifth CD, “Loud,” on Nov. 16.

Source: RihannaDaily.com

 

Posted in Breaking News, Clifford "T.I." Harris, NEWS, T.I., Tip

Breaking News: T.I. Helps Suicidal Man From Jumping Off Building

Atlanta Police got unexpected help talking a suicidal man down from an Atlanta skyscraper on Wednesday when rapper T.I. showed up.

Officer James Polite says the hip-hop star joined the crowd outside the 22-story office building in midtown Wednesday and told officers he wanted to help. Police said the man agreed to come down in exchange for a few minutes face-to-face with T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris.

T.I. said he heard about the situation on the radio and drove to the building to help. He recorded a video message of himself on a cell phone and rescue workers took it to the man to prove the rapper was really there.

“I told him it ain’t that bad. It’ll get better, to put the time and effort into making it better,” T.I. said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “I just reminded him know that I know. It looks bad right now, but it can turn around.”

The Atlanta native said the man seemed to be “beat up by life.”

The suicidal man, whose name wasn’t released, but according to T.I. his name is “Joshua” was taken to a hospital and no charges will be filed.

The good deed follows recent legal trouble for the rapper, who is due in court Friday for a parole hearing after being arrested on suspicion of drug offenses last month in Los Angeles. He’s on supervised release after spending a year in prison on federal weapons charges.

Check out the video below….

CNN Interview

Radio Interview

News Source: AP

“He is our Hero of the Month!”

 

Posted in "Billionaire", "Just the Way You Are", "Nothin' on You", 'Doo-Wops & Hooligans', B.O.B., Bruno Mars, Just In, Lawsuits/Jail Time/Charges, Travie McCoy, Travis McCoy

Just In: Bruno Mars Charged!

According to MTV News; Singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is formally charged!

Mars has been charged with felony drug possession, in Las Vegas last month, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. The “Just the Way You Are” singer is alleged to have been in possession of 2.6 grams of cocaine after he played a show at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on September 19.

According to Las Vegas police, Mars was taken into custody after a bathroom attendant at the Hard Rock alerted a security guard that a man was spending a lot of time one of the stalls and may have been using drugs. The attendant also said he noticed Mars, born Peter Hernandez, had a “baggy of white powder substance.” When Mars left the stall, the guard made him give up any drugs he may have had and the star produced “a white powder substance, which was consistent with cocaine, from his left-front jeans pocket.” Mars reportedly copped to his bad behavior, telling the guard he “did a foolish thing and has never used drugs before.”

Mars tested positive for cocaine at the time of his arrest and, according to The Associated Press, the star faces up to four years in jail and a $5000 fine if convicted. The singer, who has appeared on chart-rulers such as B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You” and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy, is due in court on November 18.

On Friday, Mars’ label Elektra issued a short statement, reading, “We congratulate Bruno Mars on his chart-topping success, and provide him with our full love and support.”

Mars’ debut LP, Doo-Wops & Hooligans drops on Tuesday.

Posted in Celebrities, Celebrity News, Eva Longoria-Parker, George Lopez, Jessica Alba, NEWS, Ricky Martin, Shakira

Celebrity News: Celebs Speak out Against Arizona

Of course Arizona wasn’t going to get away with such a bold move without Hollywood speaking out! Celebrities are voicing their opinions on Governor Jan‘s strict immigration law.

International star Shakira visited Arizona Thursday and met with officials to learn more about the law. After a meeting with Phoenix’s Latin Community the Grammy winning star had this to say:

“…It violates the civil and human rights of the Latino Community…It goes against all human dignity, against the principles of most Americans I know.”

The singer who at one point stated, “I’m here pretty much undocumented,” said the Constitution “exists to protect the rights of people living in a nation with or without documents.”

We’re talking about human beings here.

Ricky Martin, George Lopez, Eva Longoria-Parker and Jessica Alba have voiced their opinions via Twitter.

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Ricky Martin tweeted yesterday:

“Equality is understanding that we all come from the same place. Racial profiling should never be tolerated, in the U.S. or anywhere in the world. We’re moving backwards. Scary.”

He was joined by comedian George Lopez, and actresses Eva Longoria-Parker and Jessica Alba.

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George tweeted:

“ARIZONA..George Lopez is coming..Oops..I just got pulled over..Apparently I fit the profile..Gacho!!”

And later he tweeted:

“AZ announces the first Spray Tanning Shop that sprays you lighter “the Casper”..Tougher to Profile.

“The crackdown in ARIZONA continues..The New Taco Bell TORTADA has been outlawed .by GOV Jan Brewer…The changing the name of PATRON to make it more ARIZONA friendly..Now..PAT RON”

Eva and Jessica chimed in by re-tweeting both Ricky and George‘s messages.

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Eva also Tweeted:

“The recent legislation in Arizona threatens to undermine basic notions of fairness.”

Sources: AP Mobile (Image from the Associated Press), Billboard.com, Yahoo News

Posted in Celebrity News, Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop News, Kanye West, Marc Brumer, Marion "Suge" Knight, Music, Music News, New, Suge Knight

Music News: Suge Knight Takes Kanye to Court Over Miami Shooting


Marion “Suge” Knight and Kanye West will go head-to-toe in federal court. The December 6th trial, which will be held in Miami, is the result of a 2005 shooting at a Miami Beach party.  As many as six shots were fired at the celebrity event which was hosted by Kanye West Suge Knight was shot in the right leg, but there were few witnesses to come forward, and no arrests were made. Knight‘s attorney, Marc Brumer, has stated that Knight had $200,000 in medical bills from the gunshot wound which shattered his femur. He is seeking total damages of well over $1 million. In his lawsuit, Knight is claiming that Kanye and the Club’s owners failed to provide the security necessary to keep people with weapons from entering the event.

Sources: Billboard.com; The Associated Press