Posted in "Aston Martin Music", Chrisette Michele, Drake, Drizzy, Music, Music News, Rick Ross, Soul Train Awards

Music News: Chrisette Michele Not Happy With Rick Ross

Chrisette Michele is not happy with a certain Miami reppin’ rapper she’s done some collabos with named Rick Ross. What did he do to upset her you ask? Welllll, Wednesday night at the Soul Train Awards he threw a hissy fit and stormed out because he lost “Best Hip Hop Song” went to Eminem.

Michelle was so put off by Ross’ exit that she felt the need to “denounce” him, and hip-hop in general, on her blog:

If this is the way hip hop is then I denounce it.
This is not about ego. This is about what I can bring to the world. My life is for the people. I live to give.

It’s my desire to bring life and freedom light and love everywhere I go. Upward mobility in the brown skinned community.
Who stands off at an award show because they don’t win? An award is winning at being as “stuck in a category” as possible. Congratulations to all the trophy holders who won at being the most like every one else.

I could have sworn hip hop was on the come up. But apparently rapping is about venting, bashing, chauvinistic pigging, and EGO. Not cool. Don’t LET me start rapping.
They say…I’m ecclectic. I’m underrated. I’m different. Well If I win an award it’s because I paved a way. Every award I’ve won was new in it’s category. You know why? Because I’m amazing at being my damn self.

Grammy – best alternative R&B song Centric award – Soul Approved Etc
Have u even heard of those categories? Nope. But guess what? You ain’t never seen another me. And u never will. No ego here. Why? Because it’s none needed. My award is waking up every morning and CAKING off of what I believe in by the grace of God.

Maybe I’ll call my 4th album “winners : just like every body else” maybe not.
I pray with every song I sing Im singing from the bottom of my heart. If all we want is an award for telling our truths, then we really have no true reason. This isn’t a competition. This is a stage for self expression and I’m grateful for the opportunity to live on it. I’d sing even if nobody sang along.

-from the bottom of my disappointed heart. Hip Hop… Man up. I wanted to be supportive but I can’t understand you. I believed in you… But apparently you’re so high you can’t even see what the world needs

Is all hip hop like that? Absolutely not! But some of it certainly is. Let me spit a few bars. I’m not that kinda hip hop. I rep hip hop too. But not that kinda ego trippin foolery.

Chrisette Michele – the girl on that Aston Martin Music record…

Spread love.

Check out their track below…

LISTEN: Rick Ross ft. Drake & Chrisette Michele – “Aston Martin Music”

Source: OTRM/SC


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
Image via Wikipedia
Posted in Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, J & J Rundown, Jay Z, Tina Knowles

J & J Rundown: Beyoncé & Jay-Z

Beyoncé Knowles & Jay-Z’s Busy Night in Miami & No Baby!

They’re in the lovely city of Miami, Florida for some promotional duties, and Beyoncé and Jay-Z were spotted keeping themselves busy on Wednesday night (October 20).

The “Crazy in Love” songstress looked lovely in a colorful dress as she made her exit from the Hotel Delano to find paparazzi waiting for her once hooked back up with her man after he tended to the Bing Launch of the DECODED Search Experience, also at Delano.

And yesterday, Ms. Knowles’ mother Tina appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show (video below) to talk about Beyonce’s pregnancy rumors.

Tina stated,

“I heard that but I’m here to clear the rumors up… The truth is that’s it’s not Beyoncè that’s pregnant. It’s me… I’m kidding y’all. I’m 56. No, no it’s not true. Not right now.”

Check out the video from Miss Tina on the Ellen Show….

Beyoncé & Jay-Z expecting their first child!



Beyoncé pregnant!… The debate has been sparked back up again. She’s been through her fair share of baby rumors, and now there’s a report in Us Weekly, citing sources saying that the pop queen Beyoncé and her hip-hop mogul husband Jay-Z are expecting.

According to the source, the 29-year-old singer is pregnant with her first child and no one was more surprised than Beyoncé herself.

“B was shocked,” the source is quoted as saying. “She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet. She really wanted to get her album done and tour the world again.” Another insider says that the singer is in her first trimester, and realizes that “this is a gift from God and she’s so happy.”

Adding legitimacy to the reports are quotes from Beyonce’s sister Solange, who say’s Beyoncé has “the most beautiful heart, she’ll be a great mom,” and record executive Kevin Liles, who has known Jay-Z for years and is quoted as saying,

“Jay has been all about family since I met him, and he’s always going to be, I wish them the best.”

But is it true? This will be the question asked many times over in the coming days and weeks, so tell us what you think. Is Beyoncé pregnant? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Beyoncé & Jay-Z Take Miami


Fresh from a disappointing night at the Yankees stadium, Jay-Z jetted off to Miami, Florida where he and Beyoncé were spotted earlier today (October 20).

The “Run This Town” rapper and his beautiful “If I Were a Boy” singer wife looked lovely with Jay in a suit and tie and Beyoncé in a flashy red dress.

In case you haven’t heard, the famous couple is reportedly expecting their first child together, UsWeekly reported today.

Of the pregnancy, a friend of Beyonce’s told the magazine, “B was shocked. She loves kids, but she wasn’t ready to be a mother just yet.”

Jay-Z Can’t Help Yankees


Trying to help the Bronx Bombers pull off a win, Jay-Z and Leonardo DiCaprio were spotted at the New York Yankees baseball game (Tuesday, October 19).

The Jay-Z and DiCaprio both looked focused and frustrated as the boys in pinstripes put forth a miserable effort.

As for their accommodations, Jay and Leo watched the game from the front row in box seats owned by Alex Rodriguez.

And in the end, there wasn’t enough celebrity power to help the home team, as the Yankees lost 10-3, putting them down 3-1 against the Rangers in the ALCS Championships.

Check out some photos of the “Most Powerful Couple” below…

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Posted in 'So Kodak', Drake, Drizzy, Pitbull, Rihanna, Trey Songz, Watch It

Watch It!: ‘So Kodak’ Commercials

Rihanna, Drake, Trey Songz, and Pitbull star in a new Kodak commercial featuring the new Kodak Easyshare M590. It’s the only digital camera with a share button.

In the ‘So Kodak’ commercial, Rihanna attends a fashion show with friends and commemorates the occasion with photos and videos taken on a Kodak digital camera. Then, saying “Boom!” she clicks the share button, which effortlessly transports the footage via social networking sites like Facebook and YouTube, as well as email.

Rihanna says:

“I am excited to team up with Kodak on this project. I am an avid fan of photography and love taking pictures, so this was a natural fit for me,” said Rihanna. “Being on tour, traveling around the world, I have so many cool moments that I have captured on my camera.”

Rihanna at a Fashion Show

Drake

‘So Kodak’ commercial featuring Drake.

Drake On Tour Bus

Drake at Radio City

Trey Songz

‘So Kodak’ commercial featuring Trey Songz.

Trey Songz in the Studio

Trey Songz on Balcony

Pitbull

‘So Kodak’ commercial featuring Pitbull.

Pitbull in the Club

Pitbull Key to Miami

Pitbull with his Boys

More photo clips from the commercials below…

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Sources: Videos via YouTube

Posted in Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce’, Diddy, Jay Z, Marriage, MARY J. BLIGE, Oprah, Oprah Winfrey, P. Diddy, Swizz Beats, Swizz Beatz, Tyra Banks, Wedding Bliss

Wedding Bliss: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz To Be Married On Saturday

That’s right, you heard correctly. According to our friends at MediaTakeOut, it’s official! Swizz Beatz and the beautiful Alicia Keys are getting married this weekend! They are finally making it official after over seven months of engagement. The festivities will be held on a 200 ft. yacht they have chartered for the wedding’s pre-party. Guests will be whisked away in Miami, and then taken to the Caribbean for the romantic official wedding. Some celebrity guests include Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, Beyonce’, Diddy, Tyra Banks, Mary J Blige and many more.

This will be the wedding of the year…a grand spectacle magnificence.

Congratulations Alicia and Swizz!


Source: Global Grind via MediaTakeOut

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

Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Diddy, Just In, Khloe Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Reggie Bush, Rihanna, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Young Jeezy

Just In: Chris Brown is in the studio

Chris Brown has been doing more in Miami than reconciling with Rihanna. He’s been recording.

According to E! News has learned exclusively that, in addition to riding a jet ski daily in the waters behind Diddy‘s manse, where he has been trying to patch things up with his girlfriend following their Grammys eve blowup, Brown has been laying down tracks for a new album.

Brown, 19, has been in Miami for about a week and has been recording late at night at Miami’s famed Hit Factory studio. There has been no sign of Rihanna, 21, at any of the sessions.

Meanwhile, despite reports by People and Extra, Brown was not out partying solo Saturday.

Those outlets were among many that claimed Brown was kicking it up in South Beach with Young Jeezy, Reggie Bush and Khloe Kardashian (sister of Kim Kardashian).

Sources tell E! News that Bush has a friend who bears a resemblance to Brown. Apparently some fellow revelers at the Gansevoort South Hotel mistook the Bush pal for Brown, who was absolutely not in attendance. Neither Bush nor Khloe Kardashian have ever met Brown, our insiders say.

Indeed, speaking to Celebuzz, Kardashian confirms the mistaken identity. “I find it so silly that so many media outlets picked up our story with no truth behind it.”

Source: E!

“YAY!! I can’t wait to hear what Chris Brown is going to come out with on his new album. I’m hoping for a whole lot more love songs.”

Posted in Chrihanna, Chris Brown, Diddy, Just In, Rihanna, Sean "Diddy" Combs

Just In: Chris Brown & Rihanna Are Together

UPDATE: Chris Brown was spotted early Saturday cruising on a jet ski in the waters around Miami’s Star Island, but Rihanna has not been seen outside the compound. But that hasn’t stopped paparazzi helicopters from buzzing overhead throughout the day.

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Chris Brown Jetski in Miami
Chris Brown Looking happy
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Rihanna and Chris Brown are back together.

The couple is staying together at a house owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs on Star Island near Miami, Florida. Chris Brown has been seen smiling, riding a jet ski, and flexing his arm muscles. Rihanna arrived five days ago, according to a source.

“It’s very private; you can’t see onto the property,” a source said of Combs‘ nearly 13,000-square-foot beachfront home.

Earlier this week, sources said that the pair had been in touch, with Brown contacting Rihanna on her 21st birthday on Feb. 20.

Nearly three weeks after Brown allegedly battered the singer, the couple have got back together. “She’s not listening to anyone,” says a Rihanna pal. “And of course Diddy got involved in this.”

Rihanna wasn’t really seen there with Chris but all of her crew did:

Chris, Joyce and Mijo [Chris’s mom and brothers]
Leandra and Melissa [Rihanna’s best friends]
Ursula and Marielle [Rihanna’s stylists]
Jennifer [Rihanna’s assistant]

Click here to see pictures of Chris and Rihanna’s crew

“They’re together again. They care for each other,” an unidentified source gushed to the magazine.

“While Chris is reflective and saddened about what happened, he is really happy to be with the woman he loves,” the source said.

“She doesn’t care about her image. She is so in love with that boy that it doesn’t matter,” said a source.

The latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands now, reports the pair have recently begun speaking again, and that Brown reached out to Rihanna on her 21st birthday.

“He’s been calling and they are talking,” says a source.
“It doesn’t matter what he buys her, though,” said the source. “She loves him. For his part, he knows he screwed up and he is going to try like hell to make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Rihanna’s dad, Ronald Fenty told Us Weekly magazine’s web site from his home in Barbados “I love my daughter with whatever road she takes. I’m behind her win or lose. I will be supportive”.

Rihanna’s pals recently told us a reconciliation was always a possibility, “It’s not easy to shut off a relationship she invested so much in.”

Source: Ultimate-Rihanna/E! News
Photos: chris-brown.us

“I’m so happy that they are back together and willing to make it work. I hope this time around it’s for the best. Good Luck to the two of them.”