By: Hot Gossip Gal What do you think people? She is looking pretty hot and I am digging the hair cut. Turns out 50 and Jim Jones think she is the hottest chick in the game right now. Funny that those two are mentioned in the same sentence…is Jimmy thinking about going over to G Unit after all…wouldn’t that be something?
By: Rizoh Lil Wayne has been slapped with a $1 million lawsuit by a woman who claims she was injured at one of his concerts. The 17-year woman, Tyrique Layne, says she was trampled by a crowd after Wayne or members of his entourage threw huge wads of cash into the air during a concert in 2006. According to the suit, Layne spent a night in the hospital and suffered headaches, back pain, neck pain, memory loss, fatigue, among other things. The suit also names Wayne’s label Cash Money Records, as well as parent company Universal Records. Who knew making it rain could be so expensive?
By: Rizoh It’s hard out here for a jailbird. Some of Foxy Brown’s ex-inmates are dishing that jail has taken a toll on the pregnant hip-hop diva. Reading the Bible, eating Ramen noodles, and fretting over her weave have become some of ill na na’s pastimes in jail, according to ex-inmates. One of them told the New York Daily News that Foxy was once heard screaming: “I want commissary! I want potato chips!” down her hallway. Foxy Brown was thrown behind bars last Wednesday by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge for violating probation from a 2006 assault conviction. The violation stemmed from her recent arrest for allegedly assaulting a neighbor, in addition to a traffic citation for driving on a suspended license. The ill-tempered Foxy Brown has been forced to take her meals and recreation time in isolation for security reasons.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well what do you expect? I think Inga was hoping to be given the Paris/Nichole treatment but it hasn’t worked that way…she wont be out before her next court appearance on Sept 7th..imagine if they push that date back??? So you better get used to Rikers for now Ma..another week to go The King of the White Girls Polow Da Don. the producer has stirred up a wasps nest by comments made in a recent interview…saying ‘ White women are raised to respect and serve their men. Black Women are taught to question their men. Black women look at submission as being weak. White women look at submission as being a woman." Talk about stereotypes…
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno After a few days of wondering what DMX thought of a bunch of cops raiding his Arizona crib and finding malnourished and dead dogs, guns and drugs his lawyer Murray Richman finally responded to the press. "He’s devastated," Richman said about DMX learning of the dead dogs. "My client is totally innocent of all the charges here…. well, there are no charges." Richman says that X hasn’t been to his Arizona crib in several months, but according to police, neighbors claim to have seen the rapper walking around at least three weeks ago. Richman also said that DMX was supposed to have a caretaker taking care of the dogs while he was out. Is DMX being targeted because of the Michael Vick case?
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno With the news and rumors of R&B songstress Amy Winehouse getting in a drug-induced physical fight with her husband Blake Fielder-Civil and then both of them checking in to a rehab center, Civil’s father Giles Fielder-Civil is asking fans to boycott Winehouse’s album. "I think they believe they are recreational users of drugs and they are in control," Fielder-Civil told BBC radio, who believes the couple are using coke, crack and heroine. "Clearly they are addicts. [Fans should send a message] that her addiction and her behavior are not acceptable. Perhaps it is time to stop buying records. It’s a possibility, to send that message." Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, fired back at Giles saying that Amy and Blake need their support and not to be dissed in public by family members — or taking them out for a drink after coming out of rehab. "It is a horrible situation and our family and Blake‘s family are living through hell," Mitch Winehouse told BBC Radio. "We have had medical advice, but the facts are very, very simple – the day after they came out of the facility we had a meeting with the GPs, specialists in dependency issues and eating disorders. Giles and Georgette (Blake’s mother) were due to come to that meeting but they chose to go for a drink in the pub with Amy and Blake. We have two families pulling in different directions. We want our children to be safe, but we have different definitions of how we can do that." Will you boycott Amy’s album or do you careless?
By: Hot Gossip Gal Turns out Miss Good has found herself another new man…NY Jets player Thomas Jones but in a bizarre twist…lol…he was caught sharing some discreet chat with Lil Kim…at his birthday party this weekend here in NYC at Crash…Kim is really working it right now and I can’t lie she is looking pretty fly too..
By: Rizoh It’s not everyday that you hear about a man being arrested for playing hip-hop music too loud. A man was arrested in a New Westminster apartment building after residents alerted the police that he was playing loud hip-hop music for the last two weeks. Neighbors complained that the music was especially loud on the night of the arrest. Sure enough, police officers had no problem tracking down the man’s apartment. According to reports, the 34-year old man was asked to turn down the music. He allegedly declined, despite being threatened with charges of public mischief. The man was consequently arrested. Peace and order was restored in that neighborhood.
By: Rizoh Rappers are not the only ones keeping it real these days. A Vallejo hip-hop cop named Steve Darden, who crashed his cruiser into a house while chasing a suspect, plans on releasing a CD about his experiences as police officer. Darden was helping another cop during the chase of a suspected stolen vehicle when he lost control of his own vehicle and rammed into a garage in the 300 block of El Dorado Street, according to police reports. Sergeant Darden hopes that his upcoming CD, titled It’s Ruff Out Here, will inspire young people to stay away from trouble. “My message on the CD is about respecting yourself, not selling yourself short, making plans for your life and achieving those goals,” Darden told the Times-Herald. His music draws on tragic stories of crimes and homicides from cases he’s worked over the years.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Well it was going to happen at some point or another. Someone was going to get pissed enough to take the trick to court and you kinda understand why it is Tigger. He was said to have had a sexual encounter with Tyson Beckford..that if it isnt true is hard to take (no homo). Mims Says Kanye Stole His Sound Finding this a little hard to believe but Mims really believes he was responsible for Kanye West’s distinctive sound, ‘the sped up soul sample production sound’ Kanye is notorious for. Do I need to comment on this? Or are y’all going to save me the bother???
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Ever since Rick Rubin headed over to Columbia Records, he’s been trying to work in a successful scheme for the legendary label. One of the major additions is the appointment of Kyambo “Hip-Hop” Joshua as president of Columbia’s urban department. Joshua is the former A&R at Roc-A-Fella Records and is responsible for bringing Kanye to the Roc (he raps about him on College Dropout’s “Last Call”) and developing the sound of Roc-A-Fella’s sound. Joshua then went and hired Kanye’s mentor and former Common producer, Dion “No I.D.” Wilson, to head Columbia’s urban A&R department. "Hip-Hop and I have been close friends for a long time, and now that he’s the president of Columbia‘s urban department, it makes sense," Wilson told Billboard. "We’re trying to create an A&R position that’s both an A&R and production situation. Everything needs to be correct. I’m not just looking for a title. I want to make a useful change in what’s going on, it has to be more than babysitting. Hip-Hop told me to get writers and musicians together as well as all of the resources so we can offer artists more than just direction. I hate to use the same example everyone uses but similar to how they put together Motown. We want to put together records the old way." Although they’re still mapping out their plans, Joshua said that one of the first thing they will do is get R&B artist Maxwell to release his long-gestating album, “Black Summer’s Night.”
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno The rumor has been floating on the internet for most of the year, but Ciara or 50 Cent still haven’t given fans an answer. While in Atlanta on the Scream Tour with T.I., Young Joc and other folks, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter, David Graves approached Ciara and asker her straight-up: Graves: Are you dating 50 Cent, yes or no? Ciara: [with the biggest, probably most adorable smile to come out of Riverdale High] We’re good friends. Graves: C’mon, Ciara, that was a yes or no question. We’re trying to break some news here. Ciara: [after a hearty laugh] We’re just good friends. Graves: OK, so who would you like to date past or present if not 50 Cent? Ciara: Oh! Tupac … he was soooo fine! Of course fans will still link the two together since 50 Cent is considered the “new” Tupac and really didn’t gove a yes or no answer. Ciara’s stint on the Scream Tour ends on Sunday in Los Angeles.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Turns out the mighty Dr Dre will be showing up on 50′s album afterall..well thats what Curtis is saying anyway. Will this dead all the rumors of the beef that is present between Dre and his artist??? We shall have to wait and see. Dre supposedly drops a verse on the joint as well as producing it. What’s this…getting warmed up for Detox? Gillie v Cassidy Things are getting a little heated in Philly it would appear. There is trouble brewing between Gillie and Cassidy over remarks made in an interview. Gillie supposed to have been running his mouth about Cassidy this time. I mean he didn’t get far with the Lil Wayne attack did he, now he going after Cassidy. He was supposed to be signing to G Unit earlier this year but the reason that it never popped off has yet to be determined or maybe it was just people running their mouths and 50 was never interested in the first place at signing the dude. Even wanna be rappers have spin doctors these days.
By: Rizoh As quiet as it was kept, Sha Money XL has been at loggerheads with 50 Cent for the past eight months or so. Now the G-Unit president is saying he’s ready to put all the bickering behind him and make nice with his friends. He arrived at that decision after a meeting in which the crew discussed future plans for G-Unit. “The whole squad was there,” Sha Money told MTV regarding the meeting. “G-Unit is back. Every beef is squashed.” Sha also clarified that he’s yet to be replaced with another president. “There is no replacement,” said Sha. “There’s 50 Cent. 50 Cent is the president and CEO of G-Unit. He’s not gonna replace anyone. He has to fix things himself now, outside of Chris Lighty (50’s manager), and Chris Lighty has a lot of responsibilities with Diddy and his other clients. There’s a lot of pressure. 50’s under a lot of pressure. But he’s really killing it. He’s doing what he got to do. It’s frustrating and I tried to tell him that’s the frustration I used to have. I’m one man, Interscope has 500 people. Some things you just can’t fix.”
By: Rizoh Russell Simmons has ditched his position as head of Phat Fashions. The hip-hop impressario started the company in 1992 with the launch of the Phat Farm fashion line. Phat Fashions includes Phat Farm (men’s line) and Baby Phat (women’s brand). Kimora Lee Simmons, Baby Phat president and creative director, will replace Russell as creative director for Phat Fashions in addition to her current responsibilities. “Kimora’s ability to create the Baby Phat brand universe from a simple tee shirt on the runway over 10 years ago and turn it into a multi-million dollar global business today — is truly an amazing feat in today’s mercurial fashion world,” said Robert C. Skinner, Jr., Kellwood chairman, president and CEO. “We believe her innate sense of style, extensive fashion background, and her gift to mesh unique trends that resonate with her core audience is readily transferable to the men’s Phat business. She will have the oversight of the creative direction for both the Baby Phat and Phat Farm family of brands. Her business savvy and understanding of the Phat Fashions’ brands and consumer following are very valuable to the company as we continue to build the aura of Phat worldwide.” In a separate statement, Russell Simmons announced that he’s leaving Phat Fashions to move on to other ventures. “I have enjoyed my association with Kellwood over the last three years. We have accomplished much during this short period of time—and I leave the division and the brand in great hands. There are so many things I want to achieve, and this is the appropriate moment for me to move on to my next business venture.”
iHipHop Blog Team