Last week Nicki Minaj dropped out of Rihanna’s tour and fired her manager, Debbie Antney. According to sources Minaj‘s career will now be managed by P. Diddy and co-manager James Cruz. It has been reported that the rapper initially reached out to Troy Carter, but Lady Gaga wasn’t having it! After the Lady threatened to find new management, Carter quickly stepped away from any deals with Minaj.
Rumor has it that Tila Tequila is starting her own record label.
Tila Tequila wrote on her official blog, about her latest endeavor:
I am EXTREMELY excited to announce that now have my very own RECORD LABEL!!!!!!! It’s just called “TILA TEQUILA RECORDS” because that name is trademarked already so I might as well use it for the Record Label too! For a long time I have been trying to get this up and going since the beginning of this year and now it’s FINALLY DONE!!!!!!! IT is OFFICIAL! Tila Tequila has her own record label “TILA TEQUILA RECORDS!”
Why should you choose this label over pretty much any other option? Tila lists a few reasons:
- A new artist signed at a “Major Record Label” is about 90% likely to “end up miserable and broke” because the album will never be released and/or promoted.
- Tila will “INSTANTLY, literally give you overnight fame.”
- She won’t take any commission off your record sales.
- YOU WILL BECOME A MAJOR SUPERSTAR FASTER THAN YOU CAN SAY “SUPERSTAR!”
- Tequila is “a young, hot, sexy biatch who is relentless and passionate in what she does!”
- Artists under Tila’s label will accompany her on tours around the world and receive free first class trips. She will set them up with personalized merchandise and YouTube channels that make money.
In the end, Tequila writes “I am the new P.DIDDY except I’m in my 20’s, FEMALE, and BOSS BITCH!”
“What are your thoughts on her latest project?”
Forbes‘ annual list of Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings for this year has been unveiled, and it witnesses music mogul Jay-Z on the very top spot. Over the past 12 months, between June 2008 and June 2009, he has been pulling in an estimated $35 million, an amount which is $47 million less than his earnings in 2008.
Last year’s winner, 50 Cent, drops to the 4th place. He is reported taking in $20 million, down from $150 million a year ago. The earnings are said coming from his Vitamin Water deal, G-Unit clothing line and numerous licensing deals.
In between Jay-Z and 50 there are P. Diddy and Kanye West, who secure the 2nd and 3rd slots respectively. P. Diddy rakes in $30 million over the past year from his expanding business that includes a brand of premium vodka and his Sean John clothing line. Kanye, meanwhile, earns a total of $25 million, thanks to his multi-platinum album “808’s & Heartbreak” and his sold-out Glow in the Dark Tour.
“Despite the economy, hip-hop is just as powerful as it’s ever been in the endorsement and licensing world,” says Ryan Schinman, chief of Platinum Rye, the world’s largest buyer of music and talent for corporations when commenting on Forbes’ Hip-Hop’s Cash Kings 2009 list. “Tween stars and rock legends are very reliable, but the impact of hip-hop on pop-culture and fashion continues to lead the charge.”
The music mogul’s earnings over the past 12 months, between June 2008 and June 2009, are listed as much as 35 million dollars.
Source: Via AceShowbiz.com
Some trademark suits just seem silly, as if filed because someone in the office needed something to do that day. But we fully support the suit LVMH filed against P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records for unauthorized use of its intellectual property by fractured girl group Danity Kane. The suit was just settled amicably out of court; financial terms were not disclosed, but Bad Boy agreed to remove images of Louis trademarks in Danity Kane’s self-titled debut album and two videos. If we were LVMH, we wouldn’t want our Louis Vuitton monogram mixing in with the pleather, metallic-silk-screened frocks, plastic jewelry, and other offensive items of apparel in Danity Kane’s closet, either. Bad Boy might have seen this coming — recently Sony BMG had to pay LVMH more than $150,000 after Britney Spears fashioned a pink Louis Vuitton–monogram dashboard for the car she drives through the sky in her “Do Somethin’ “ video. And if Britney‘s not getting away with it, you know Danity Kane stands no chance. Now if only we could take legal action against non-trademark-related wardrobe offenses.
“Can anything else go wrong with Danity Kane?”
Rumour – ”Chris Brown proposing to Rihanna in Miami”…
According to Star Magazine, Chris, who was arrested after allegedly attacking Rihanna last month, is believed to have proposed to the ‘Umbrella’ singer during their emotional reunion at P. Diddy’s Miami mansion last weekend.
A source said: “They had a tearful face-to-face meeting at Diddy’s, during which an emotional Chris apologized, begged for forgiveness and proposed to her on the spot.”
“She was totally up front and confessed to him, ‘I can’t live without you.’
After Rihanna accepted the 19-year-old star’s proposal, the couple asked a minister to marry them at Diddy’s $14.5 million mansion on the exclusive Star Island.
The source added Star magazine: “All she’s ever wanted was to be with him forever. Rihanna is looking for the husband-and-two-kids deal before she turns 25. She believes in fairy tales, and she wants to live hers with Chris.”
Chris Brown Visits Rihanna at 3:30 AM…
Last night x17online spotted Chris Brown leaving a recording studio at 3:20 AM, and followed him to Rihanna’s secret hide-away. They say that it was the second time in row Chris stayed with her. He wasn’t so much in mood to get photographed and tried to hide behind his sunglasses.
”Chris was doing everything he could to not get photographed, he definitely has not wanted to be seen going to Rihanna’s” a source tells.
Click here to view photos of Chris staying with her the second time, and here to read about the first time he stayed with her.
Source: Ultimate-Rihanna/Phots: X17online