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Dec
5
Pharrell Williams Receives Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Pharrell Williams

It’s been an epic year for Pharrell Williams. After winning Grammys, performing at the Oscars, and releasing his album G I R L, the “Happy” hitmaker was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.

He was joined at the ceremony by his wife Helen Lasichanh and son Rocket, as well as Ellen DeGeneres, who saluted her friend.

“I think Pharrell is a genius and I have been lucky enough to know Pharrell since he was a N.E.R.D., and he has grown into an international superstar,” said the comedienne.

A humbled Pharrell took the podium to thank his music teachers and grandmother. “I’m ever so grateful for this honor,” he said. “I could never properly explain what this means for me, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, who had no idea where my love of music would ever take me.”

Pharrell received even more good news this morning when he found out that he was nominated for 2015 Grammys including Best Urban Contemporary Album. He will perform during “A Very Grammy Christmas” on CBS tonight.

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Dec
4
Kanye West Attends Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’ Premiere

Chris Rock and Kanye West

Following his performance in Times Square for World AIDS Day, Kanye West made an appearance at the New York premiere of Chris Rock’s new comedy Top Five last night. While his wife Kim Kardashian was at Art Basel in Miami, Yeezus laughed it up with the comedian and Cedric the Entertainer on the red carpet.

Kanye, along with Jay Z, co-produced the film, while Questlove served as executive music producer.

Others in attendance at Wednesday’s screening included 2 Chainz, Jadakiss, Ice-T and Coco, and Jerry Seinfeld.

The film, which also stars Gabrielle Union and Rosario Dawson, opens in theaters on December 12.

There are rumors that Kanye is ditching music in favor of fashion. “After his next [collaboration] with Paul McCartney comes out, he’s going to step away from music and concentrate on clothing,” a source tells Page Six.

See more pics from the boys’ night out below.

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Dec
2
Lil Wayne Covers NYLON Guys, Says He’s ‘The Last of a Dying Breed’

Lil Wayne

In anticipation of this month’s release of Tha Carter V, Lil Wayne blazes the cover of NYLON Guys‘ December 2014/January 2015 issue.

The magazine paid a visit to Weezy’s Miami mansion to see the Young Money boss at work and play. Between his skate and smoke sessions, he spoke about his dedication to music, his epileptic seizures last year, and being the best at what he does.

“When I first started doing it, you only did it to be the best—not to have a hot song or popularity or for Instagram or Twitter,” said Weezy. “I’m one of the last of a dying breed…the ones who are only about the music. You have to want to be unforgettable. The only other people who I can think of like that are Kanye and Beyoncé.”

Read highlights below and pick up the issue when it hits newsstands on December 9.

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Dec
1
Lupe Fiasco Reveals ‘Tetsuo & Youth’ Cover, Tracklisting

Tetsuo & Youth

Now that he has a release date, Lupe Fiasco has revealed the cover art and tracklisting for his fifth album Tetsuo & Youth. The 16 tracks include the single “Deliver,” with appearances from Ab-Soul, Trae Tha Truth, Fam-Lay, Guy Sebastian, Glasses Malone, and more.

The album, which drops January 20, marks the follow-up to 2012′s Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1.

Lupe recently became frustrated with his label Atlantic Records and announced plans for a mixtape called Lost in the Atlantic, but it’s unclear if he will still release it.

See the tracklisting below.

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Dec
1
Solange and Husband Honeymoon in Brazil

Solange

Following her magical wedding in New Orleans last month, Solange escaped to Brazil for her honeymoon. The singer and her husband Alan Ferguson soaked up the sun on the beach of the former fishing village of Trancoso. The new Mrs. Ferguson shared picture-perfect snapshots from her rustic getaway on Instagram.

“Thank you Trancoso for being the most magical lil place to ‘honey our moon,’” said Solange. “Brazil could not have been kinder to us and our love.”

To show her support for the #BlackOutBlackFriday boycott, Solange decided to delay the release of her Puma capsule collection from Black Friday to today.

“To echo my feelings shared surrounding the outcome of the Michael Brown case, I have solely decided to postpone the release of my Puma collaboration originally scheduled to release this Friday November 28 to Monday December 1,” said Solange.

See more pics from the newlyweds’ romantic honeymoon below.

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Nov
30
Lil Wayne’s Daughter Reginae Carter Receives Ferrari for 16th Birthday

Nicki Minaj and Reginae Carter

Lil Wayne’s daughter Reginae Carter was stuntin’ like her daddy at her Sweet 16 birthday party in Atlanta on Saturday. Guests including T.I. and Tiny, Kandi Burruss, Fantasia, and Jacob Latimore attended the lavish “Winter White Affair.”

Dressed in a sparkly gown, Reginae arrived in a white carriage and changed multiple times throughout the evening.

Nicki Minaj entertained the crowd with a mini concert including “Moment 4 Life” and “Flawless (Remix).”

“You are amazing and smart, and I am so excited to be here,” Nicki told Reginae. “I’m so proud of you, you’re so beautiful.”

The birthday girl, who is signed to Young Money, also took the stage to perform her single “Mind Goin’ Crazy.”

Before the night was over, she was presented with the keys to a white Ferrari GTO and a red BMW X5 from Weezy, her mother Toya Wright, and stepfather Memphitz.

“Thank you to all my friends and family who showed up and showed out at my party,” tweeted Reginae. “I love you guys. IM 16 !!!”

Check out more pics from the Super Sweet 16 bash below.

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Nov
29
The Game Celebrates Masquerade Birthday with Khloe Kardashian, Kid Ink

The Game and India Love

The Game took over Hollywood while celebrating his 35th birthday on Friday night. The Compton rapper and Supreme Team L.A. transformed Supperclub into an Eyes Wide Shut-themed masquerade ball. The birthday boy was dapper in a red suit while stepping out with his rumored 18-year-old girlfriend India Love.

Guests including Kid Ink and Khloe Kardashian donned masks with their suits and glamorous gowns, while DJ Bad worked the turntables and Sincere Show MC’d the evening.

Game was presented with a red Ferrari cake and took the stage to thank all his family and friends for coming out.

“Ni**as like me wasn’t supposed to make it past a certain age, but 35 is big for me,” he told the crowd. “As far as my career, I never thought that I would ever be a rapper or ever get a deal. I don’t even know what to say… This shit is cool, man.”

See more pics from the masquerade birthday bash below.

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