Less than a week and a half ago, Kanye West unveiled his single “Runaway” which features Pusha T at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards through a charged performance. The single also has an accompanying 40 minute film to boot.
Today West revealed the official cover art to the anthem claimed to be for “assholes, douche-bags and jerk-offs.” The artwork features a ballerina twirling against the composition of a green wall, seen below:
This one is missing the trademark artwork since it wasn’t a G.O.O.D Friday release. “Runaway” is expected to be included on West‘s fifth album, reportedly titled ‘Dark Twisted Fantasy’, due this fall on Def Jam Records.
Listen and download Kanye West’s latest single “Runaway” below. Enjoy!!
Busta Rhymes is being sued for allegedly throwing a glass at a Los Angeles woman who claims the rapper threw a glass at her at a restaurant in Beverly Hills this summer. According to the RadarOnline.com, Devin Cooper claims that earlier this summer she was eating with another person at Mr. Chow restaurant in Beverly Hills in June, where they were seated at a table next to Busta (real name: Trevor Smith).
She then claims a woman sitting next to the rapper, whom he said was his sister, began yelling at her that she was “too close to their table.” So to avoid conflict, Cooper says she attempted to reposition her chair in response to the woman’s “loud and aggressive” comments but the woman with Busta continued to make comments.
Cooper claims she asked her to please calm down, that is when Busta allegedly began yelling “that’s my sister, that’s my blood!”Cooper claims she tried to carry on with her dinner and ignore Busta‘s increasingly threatening conduct, but claims he later threw a drinking glass at her, missing her by inches. She says she was “shocked and afraid for her safety” so she and her companion left the restaurant.
Devin Cooper is suing for assault and battery, and is seeking $250,000 in damages.
Jay-Z & Eminem’s first show at Yankee Stadium for their “Home & Home” tour was full of surprises. It was a star studded event.
The duo brought out special guests that included: Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Chris Martin of Coldplay, Drake, Nicki Minaj, B.O.B., 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Swizz Beats, and Bridget Kelly for the show in which both headliners went through dozens of songs each.
Check out videos from the show below:
Jay-Z & Kanye perform “Power” Remix and Nicki Minaj comes out for “Monster”
Jay-Z performs his verse from “Free Mason” and does “Renegade” with Eminem.
Jay-Z & Eminem perform “Renegade” and “Light Up” with Drake
Jay-Z & Chris Martin perform “Heart of the City”, “Most Kingz”, “Lost” and “Viva La Vida” at Yankees Stadium
Jay-Z & Beyoncé perform “Forever Young”
Eminem brings out B.o.B., 50 Cent & G-Unit, D-12 & Dr. Dre for his set at Yankee Stadium
Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Nicki Minaj — together have sparked the rumors of dating! Diddy was spotted outside of Guys and Dolls Nightclub in West Hollywood on Monday night holding hands with an unidentified female. As recently reported, Diddy has apparently become the new business manager of recording artist Nicki Minaj. Well, it seems that these photos of Diddy spotted with Nicki Minaj has some people thinking they’re dating, since his arm was spotted around her… hmmm.
If you look closely he’s holding her hand too! Lol…Diddy doesn’t even hold his own girlfriend Cassie’s hand in public. Strange & Suspicious?!
Well, this rumor seems to be just that — a rumor. But, who knows?!! Only time will tell.
Everybody loves a comeback, and T.I. is in full force with his return. One month after the self proclaimed ‘King of the South,’ T.I., was released from prison on felony gun possession, he tweeted that the premiere of his first post-prison music single, ‘I’m Back’, off his forthcoming album ‘King Uncaged’ hit the internet, it finds Tip getting reacquainted with his hometown.
“sneak peak #2 of the “i’m back” video @ http://bit.ly/b6cCta – debuts monday @ 2pm EST on http://www.trapmuzik.com and oh yeah…the album date is pushed up 8.17.10 – King Uncaged.,” says T.I. via his Twitter account on Tuesday April 26th.
‘King Uncaged’ is already being compared to 2 Pac’s 1996 multi-platinum selling album ‘All Eyes On Me’ that was released shortly after his prison stint.
“This is the most significant return from incarceration that the game has had since then,” T.I. says. “Just given the enormous success of that project, everyone’s expecting the same results. I just want to meet the expectations, if not surpass them.”
On Monday night, the Atlanta rapper premiered the video for “I’m Back,” the first track he’s released since he ended his federal prison sentence earlier this year.
The clip debuted on T.I.’s website, and features him returning to his roots.
Tip, sitting shotgun in a black SUV, is driven to a group of buildings. The truck slowly pulls up to a warehouse in the complex and Tip exits the vehicle as the door to the building opens. T.I. quickly enters and lights a match to brighten up the dark space.
Clad in a hoodie, T-shirt and little jewelry, Tip walks up to a covered car parked inside.
When T.I. pulls back the cover, the camera finds his car, a Ferrari, waiting for him. The rapper shuffles over to the trunk of the import and inside spots a leather bag, from which he retrieves wads of cash and an expensive watch and necklace set. And his shades.
From there, Tip takes a spin in his car and gets reacquainted with his hometown.
But like the lyrics in the song, T.I. isn’t revisiting his past mistakes, he’s moving on.
“Probably just seen Wayne, Gucci Mane, me and Boosie all go to prison, now he flippin’ his whole image,” Tip raps. “Really trippin’, listen dude, for you that’s not in your cards/ Think the power’s in the gun, but overall it’s in your heart.”
The rapper, who hasn’t spoken much since he was released from prison late last month has been hard at work on his album, which is scheduled to arrive in stores and online August 17.
In an interview that was posted on his site recently, the rapper spoke about the project and promised fans a more aggressive tone on ‘King Uncaged’.
“I want to maintain the level of success I’ve been fortunate enough to do, over and over again, over the years,” Tip said. “This album is different in many ways. I think that Paper Trail was a lot more about thoughts; this is more about feelings. This is significantly more aggressive, or at least at this period in production. Who knows? I can do 10 love songs tomorrow and change the direction. At this point, right now, it’s going hard. It’s going hard like classic T.I.”
Former G-Unit singer Olivia has opened up about what she plans to include on her upcoming new album, ‘Show the World’, and who fans can expect to hear as guest features. According to Olivia, the project will feature cuts from Missy Elliot, Ne-Yo, Brian Cox and more.
The album ‘Show The World’ is coming soon; it’s completely done. We’re still working on a date. I got Missy Elliot on there, Ne-Yo, Brian Cox. The album is real sexy but I’m also talking about love, dabbling in a little heartbreak, things of that nature. I believe in approach. I might say things that are a little bit nasty but because I sing so sweet, you can’t really tell [laughs]. But I’m also not saying any outlandish things. I’m just speaking from my heart and saying how I feel. Majority of my music is a true story. It’s usually relateable to either myself, a best friend or someone really close to me, so it’s always gonna be personal.” (Hip Hop N More)
In late December, the singer talked about taking a sexy approach to the album.
“I got a single called ‘Take It Off’ and it was actually leaked,” Olivia explained in an interview, “which was a good thing so it’s been picking up really really good. The album is completely done. The single is basically talking about taking it off, obviously…I keep the studio really really hot so most people who know me know that if you come into the studio with me, you gonna be sweating. So I think that’s where [the concept] came from…I’m a very sensual person, so that’s usually what I write about and that’s where I’m going with it. The album is real sexy but I’m also talking about love, might dabble a little heartbreak, not me of course, stuff like that.” (Vlad TV)
Earlier this year, Olivia hit up SOHH.com to discuss her new mixtape, ‘Under the Radar‘.
“Probably only three joints are remixes, everything else is original,” Olivia told SOHH. “It’s crazy, it’s crazy. And that’s where you see me with most of my collabs because on the actual album I personally didn’t want any collabs because I felt like every time you saw me, it was with a collaboration. So I just threw them all on the mixtape and the album, you’ll get all me.” (SOHH)
Her underground release features guest appearances by Maino, Drake, Serani and more.
“He Was Not My Bodyguard, He Was My Cousin & My Friend!”
Grammy-winning rapper Nelly‘s cousin, Michael Johnson, was murdered this week in Missouri after being fatally shot. Based on reports, the murder took place on Wednesday (April 28).
A murder investigation is hitting close to home for St. Louis rap star, Nelly. Multiple sources close to Nelly tell News 11 the victim was one of Nelly’s bodyguards. The victim is 36 year old Michael Johnson sources describe him as Nelly’s left hand man, or someone who was by the rapper’s side providing security. St. Louis county police responded to a home on Nola, near north Hanley Wednesday night just before midnight. Johnson was shot several times. (KDVR News).
Further details suggest Johnson‘s death occurred at his home. A man who St. Louis hip-hop star Nelly referred to as his cousin (or, rather his “cuzzen”) was killed Wednesday night outside a home in the 8000 block of Nola, near the intersection of N. Hanley and St. Charles Rock Road. Michael Johnson, 36, was shot multiple times while leaving or entering the home in unincorporated St. Louis County. Police have no suspects or motives for the crime. (River Front Times).
Nelly has since confirmed the reports and aired out a local news station for its false reporting.
“Contrary to some reports micheal johnson wasnt my bodyguard!he was my cuzzen and my friend!!I will always luv n miss u MJ!!!!!,” he wrote late Thursday night. “Channel 2 stl don’t Ever have 2worry about another interview from me or a stlunatic ever again!! There not invited 2any of my functions!! Why would you channel 2 mix me giving away scholarships 2students with the murder of my cuzzen after I told u I didn’t want 2talk about it Ino its your right chnnel 2 but Y is it when a brother goes to do good they wanna make the bad the headline?thanx for the home town support After watching channel 2’s broadcast its clear to me about motives!my cuzzen deserved his own segment as well as the 2 deserving students!! I’m NEVER WATCHING CHANNEL 2 news in stl ever again!!! STLOUIS SPREAD THE WORD!!!” (Nelly’s Twitter)
Earlier this month, Nelly confronted alleged groupie Kat Stacks in an interview.
“Sweetheart, all you have to tell me is what hotel did we f*ck in,” Nelly said during a radio interview. “You have to tell me one that we’ve been f*cking around at for two months. Tell me one of them, please…I’ve been exposed? You lie. You can’t tell me one hotel. You can’t tell me one hotel in two months that you’ve seen me at ever in your life…And find that hotel we f*cked at because you said it was several of them. Why is it you can go into details about everybody else but me? Why we ain’t got no details? What happened? Get the f*ck out of here. I can’t even understand her. Let me go get my son. It’s to your best interest to quit with the lies. She knows she’s lying. I know one motherf*ck that didn’t touch her. I know one for sure.” (Shade 45)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
~~May his cousin Rest in Peace. My thoughts go out to his family & friends.
The countdown to the most anticipated album of the year is finally over. Rated R, has officially been released TODAY on Def Jam Records.
At 12:00AM Tuesday, November 3rd, Rated R and it’s smash, lead single “Russian Roulette” went on sale at the iTunes Music Store. Fans who pre-ordered the album received “Russian Roulette,” instantly. Included in the iTunes edition of Rated R were special, exclusive director’s cuts of the videos for “Russian Roulette” and “Wait Your Turn,” both helmed by acclaimed director Anthony Mandler.
Just as Rihanna started the countdown to her album launch and debuted her first single on her website, the “Wait Your Turn” video which had premiered, November 3rd exclusively at Rihannanow.com.
“Russian Roulette” has already exploded on radio stations across the country, with literally hundreds of stations coming in early to add the powerful, haunting ballad into rotation. “Russian Roulette” has garnered more than 20 million in audience nationwide, in just it’s first official add week. The “Russian Roulette” video premiered on November 13th on 20/20. Where she had an Exclusive Interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC primetime.
Rihanna continued her media blitz with a stunning photo spread for the cover of Glamour Magazine’s prestigious “Women Of The Year,” which have already hit newsstands nationwide. She and Glamour’s other honorees were feted with a special event in New York City on Monday, November 9th. On that same day, Rihanna made a special appearance on MTV’s“The Alexa Chung Show.”
The track listing for Rated R is as follows:
1. Mad House
2. Wait Your Turn
3. Hard featuring Jeezy
4. Stupid In Love
5. ROCKSTAR 101 featuring Slash
6. Russian Roulette
7. Fire Bomb
8. Rude Boy
9. Photographs featuring will.i.am
11. Te Amo
12. Cold Case Love
13. The Last Song
The outspoken rapper Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift‘s acceptance speech for Best Female Video at MTV’s 2009 Video Music Awards, declaring Beyonce‘s music video should have won the moon-man.
“Beyonce had the best video,” he said, taking the microphone from Swift.
Swift, looking taken aback, left the stage following West‘s outburst.
I think Kanye really over-stepped his boundaries as an artist. What he did was not cool one bit. It was rude and very unacceptable. I feel that as an artist at his magnitude of stardom, should have had more respect for Taylor Swift and given her that chance to receive her award for a work well done.
I’m sure that if that if someone who have interrupted his acceptance speech and said that someone else deserved his award more than himself, he would not have been to thrilled.
According to sources, Kanye and Amber Rose were escorted out of the VMA‘s.
Since the incident, Kanye has than posted an apology on his blog by stating the following…
“What are some of your thoughts about what happened at the VMA’s?”
There’s much anticipation of Jay-Z’s“The Blueprint 3” album release and benefit concert at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on September 11. Jay-Z and Alicia Keys are set to perform at the 26th Annual MTVVideo Music Awards. They will be performing the ode to New York single “Empire State of Mind” for the first time. The show will air live from Radio City Music Hall on September 13 at 9 p.m.