Archive for 06.11.2010

Kid Cudi Arrested for Destroying Property, Drug Possession

Kid Cudi

Kid Cudi was arrested in New York City on Friday (June 11) for felony criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance.

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Lil’ Kim Sounds Off on Nicki Minaj, Drake, Diddy, and Rick Ross

Lil' Kim

If you thought Lil’ Kim had said all she could say about Nicki Minaj, you ain’t seen nothing yet. The Queen Bee goes in on Young Money’s Barbie, Drake, Diddy, and Rick Ross in an interview with ThisIs50. Among the topics she discussed…

• How Nicki has been subliminally taking shots at her and other female MCs for the past year. “It’s obvious that I’m who she wants to be like. It’s obvious that she likes me and wants to be like me, but she’s not paying this homage.”
• She talks about her close relationship with Cash Money CEO Slim and how she considered signing with the label. “If [Nicki] and I would’ve rocked out together, I would’ve been able to help her.”
• She did a record for Birdman called “Grindin’ Making Money.” Nicki was later added, but the song was cut from Baby’s album and the video was scrapped. [Editor's note: The song was included as a bonus track on Pricele$$.]
• She calls Drake a “punk pussy” for his comments about her. “At the end of the day, this ni**a wore his heart on his sleeve by coming at me and I’m a fucking girl. Ray J’s the one who said everything. You ain’t mentioned this ni**a’s name one time.”
• She thought it was disrespectful of Diddy for not calling her before Ray J, but he’s still her brother. “I can’t disown Puffy at this moment. … Puffy should be ashamed of himself.”
• She doesn’t see Rick Ross as Biggie’s replacement. Although she likes some of his music, she wishes he would have owned up to being a correctional officer.
• She loves 50 Cent “to death” and feels Rick Ross will never be in the same league as him. “[50] goes in the museum. I can’t really say that about Rick Ross.”

Listen to the full interview below.

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New Music: Faith Evans f/ Snoop Dogg – ‘Way You Move’

Faith Evans

Faith Evans grooves with Snoop Dogg over an easy, breezy tune. “Way You Move” is the lead single from the First Lady’s first studio album in over five years, Something About Faith, in stores and online September 14.

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New Music: Game f/ Yung Joc – ‘We Do It B.I.G.’

Game and Yung Joc

As we wait for The R.E.D. Album, Game holds us over with “We Do It B.I.G.,” trading verses with former Bad Boy Yung Joc. The West Coast MC samples Biggie’s “Juicy” (“Time to get paid, blow up like the World…”) and drops a new round of names, including Plies, Coldplay, and Waka Flocka.

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Videos: Travie McCoy, Juvenile, Rick Ross

Travie McCoy goes insane in the video for “The Manual” featuring his Nappy Boy family members T-Pain and Young Cash, Juvenile returns with his latest ass-shaking anthem “Drop That Thang,” and Rick Ross gives us a teaser of his mixtape cut “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)” co-starring his manager Diddy.

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Video: R. Kelly Scores ‘Victory’ at 2010 FIFA World Cup

R. Kelly

R. Kelly faced his fear of flying and boarded a plane to South Africa to perform at the 2010 FIFA World Cup kick-off ceremonies. The Pied Piper has penned “Sign of a Victory,” an inspirational song much like his classic “I Believe I Can Fly.” Declared the official anthem for the World Cup, it features Africa’s Soweto Spiritual Singers.

“It’s definitely no doubt a humanity song, and I’m hoping that everybody feels the same way when they hear it,” he told the AP. “[I'm] hoping they can be as touched by it as I was when I heard it in my head.”

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Rap-Up TV: Ne-Yo Talks Acting, Jennifer Hudson, & Kanye West

Music is not the only thing on Ne-Yo’s plate these days. The singer-songwriter has been venturing further into acting. He plays Andrew “Smoky” Salem, a tobacco-chewing fighter pilot, in Red Tails, based on the story of African-American World War II pilots Tuskegee Airmen. Ne-Yo shares what it was like to work with iconic director George Lucas (Star Wars) and actors Terrence Howard and Cuba Gooding Jr. in the movie, due next February.

Plus, he speaks out about writing for Jennifer Hudson’s sophomore album, what he thinks of Kanye West’s new single “Power” (“I’m so happy that he’s back”), his love for Drake, and what he admires about Jay-Z.

Part 1: Ne-Yo Reveals Album Details, Alter-Ego, & Writing for Rihanna