News Bites: Kanye, Beastie Boys, Chamillionaire, Diddy, Nicole S., Papoose

Kanye has the #1 single in the country with “Stronger.” Full story.

Beastie Boys recruit M.I.A. and Lily Allen for a vocal version of The Mix-Up.
Full story.

Watch Chamillionaire perform on “MTV Live.”

Diddy launches his Unforgivable Woman by Sean John fragrance.
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Nicole Scherzinger shoots the video for her second single, “Baby Love,” directed by Francis Lawrence.

Papoose gets dropped from Jive Records after signing a $1.5 million deal last year. More.