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Sep
9
Lil’ Kim Unveils ‘Hard Core’ Mixtape Cover

Hard Core Mixtape

Lil’ Kim has revealed the cover art for her long-awaited mixtape Hard Core. The illustrated artwork, which was inspired by her 1996 debut of the same name, shows a black panther dripping in diamonds with a portrait of Kim hanging above the fireplace.

Originally announced in July 2013, the project has experienced several delays since its Halloween 2013 release date.

In the past month, Kim has been warming up with remixes to Beyoncé’s “Flawless,” Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Ni**a,” Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone,” and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” plus her Nicki Minaj diss track “Identity Theft.”

The mixtape, her first since 2011′s Black Friday, drops on September 11 at 9:11 p.m.

What do you think of Kim’s cover art? Weigh in below.

Sep
9
Iggy Azalea, Ciara, Rita Ora, & Maxwell Step Out for Fashion Week

Iggy Azalea and Nick Young

New York Fashion Week kicked off last week and saw appearances from Rihanna and Nick Minaj. On Monday, Iggy Azalea hit up the REVEAL Calvin Klein fragrance launch party with her dapper boyfriend, L.A. Lakers star Nick Young. The rap sensation also hit the stage to perform her hit “Black Widow” with fellow blonde Rita Ora.

Sporting a custom Polo with her name on it, Ciara caught up with Kendall Jenner while attending Ralph Lauren’s 4D fashion show in Central Park.

“#POLO4D in Central Park tonight. Simply Genius. Thank you for having me ralphlauren. Xo,” tweeted the “Body Party” singer.

Amidst his separation from Mariah Carey, a solo Nick Cannon stepped out to the Libertine show. The “America’s Got Talent” host showed off his gold sneakers while seated front row.

Jennifer Hudson looked chic in a little black dress at InStyle‘s 20th Anniversary Party at The Paramount Hotel.

Check out the NYFW star sightings below.

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Sep
8
Fat Joe and Jennifer Lopez Reunite in ‘Stressin’ Video

Jennifer Lopez, French Montana, and Fat Joe

The Don Cartagena has returned. Fat Joe reunited with Jennifer Lopez on set of the video for his new single “Stressin” in New York on Monday.

J.Lo looked stunning in a short black dress as she and Joe shot scenes underneath a chandelier in the club. She changed into a glittery gold “NYC” crop top and hit the streets, while Joe was decked out in blue and white. French Montana also caught up with his Bronx buddies.

“Stressing Video Shoot ft. @jlo Does It Look Like We Stressing !!!” tweeted Joe.

The celebratory song marks their first collaboration since 2005′s “Hold You Down.” They previously performed it live at J.Lo’s homecoming show in the Bronx.

Check out some behind-the-scenes photos from the set below.

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Sep
8
Beyoncé, Jay Z, & Blue Ivy Escape to Italy

Jay Z and Beyoncé

In celebration of Beyoncé’s 33rd birthday last week, the Carters escaped to Italy for a romantic and relaxing vacation. Jay Z put his arm around his wife as they strolled through the seaside town of Portofino before boarding a boat to their yacht. Bey looked casual, yet chic in a floral-print bikini and sarong, while Jay kept cool in shorts.

Once on board their private yacht, Blue Ivy had some fun, playing with water balloons, while her mother snapped photos.

The couple will return to the stage for the final two shows on their “On the Run Tour” in Paris on September 12-13. The concerts will be taped for an HBO special airing September 20.

See more pics from the Carters’ Italian holiday.

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Sep
6
Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, & Pharrell Kick Off New York Fashion Week

Rihanna and Adam Selman

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 kicked off with a bang on Friday. Although she missed the presentation, Rihanna still made a grand entrance at Adam Selman’s runway show. Wearing an off-white baby doll dress and pearls, the fashionista snapped several flirty photos with the designer backstage.

When asked about the passing of Joan Rivers, RiRi told a paparazzo, “It’s very sad, actually.”

Nicki Minaj, who was in town to perform at CBS’ “Fashion Rocks” on Tuesday, turned heads in Marc Jacobs at Harper’s Bazaar‘s toast to Icons at The Plaza Hotel.

The stylish soirée also brought out Miguel and Lady Gaga, who looked sexy and classy while performing some jazzy tunes.

Fresh from the NFL kickoff game, Pharrell Williams showcased his G-Star Raw for the Oceans collection, which uses Pharrell’s Bionic Yarn textile company to turn plastic debris from the ocean into yarn and fabric.

50 Cent also joined the Fashion Week festivities, kicking it with Rev. Al Sharpton at Russell Simmons’s Argyleculture runway show.

See all the star sightings below.

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Sep
4
Album Cover: The Game – ‘Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf’

Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf

The Game has revealed the cover art for his upcoming album Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf. The Compton rapper held a contest for fans to submit their designs and revealed the winner on Instagram today. The winning cover, designed by artist Ruben “WestSide” Ramos, features Game’s daughter Cali pointing to a wolf, which represents him.

“The world sees me as a big bad wolf but to my daughter @littlemisscali I’m just dad & her every wish in life is my command,” explained Game. “Simplicity & white background & Documentary style font had me sold.”

Due October 14, Blood Moon: Year of the Wolf features 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Soulja Boy, T.I., Ty Dolla $ign, French Montana, Tyga, and Bobby Shmurda.

If you submitted a design and didn’t win, don’t worry. Game is giving you a chance to design the cover for his next album, The Documentary 2.

Click here for more details and see how the Year of the Wolf artwork came together below.

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Sep
4
Ciara and Baby Future Enjoy Selfie Time

Baby Future and Ciara

Oh baby! Ciara has shared some adorable selfies of her and her son Future Zahir. The four-month-old sported Ray-Bans and a Boy London tee just like his mama as he stared into the camera for his close-up.

“Me and My Baaaby!!:) He Loves Selfie Time:) Rockin Our #BigRayBans #LittleRayBans #BoyLondonTees,” said Ciara, who shared the pics on Instagram.

Mom and son also took off their shades for a game of peek-a-boo.

The “Body Party” singer has been working on her new album with Dr. Luke and was most recently in the studio with songwriting legend Diane Warren.

Just yesterday, it was reported that Ciara and Future have reconciled for the sake of their son.

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