By: Hot Gossip Gal Fans are looking for refunds after walking out of shows featuring Ms. Hill. I mean obviously she is trying to come back otherwise she wouldn’t be out on the road and people wouldn’t be spending their hard earned cash to go see her if they didn’t want her to come back…BUT she ain’t doing a good job of it right now. Get a grip Lauryn..we need you Ma to rep for the gals.
By: Rizoh Prince is giving away three million copies of his new album, Planet Earth. The eccentric pop star has teamed up with British paper Mail On to distribute the freebies. Free copies will also be handed out at his concerts. The Minneapolis artist explained: “It’s direct marketing and I don’t have to be in the speculation business of the record industry which is going through a lot of tumultuous times right now,” Prince, who register a dismal 80,000 sold copies of his last album in the U.K. Meanwhile, industry retailers are angered by the royal giveaway. Paul Quirk, co-chairman of the Entertainment Retailers Association, said the decision “beggars belief,” before adding that “The Artist formerly known as Prince should know that with behavior like this he will soon be the Artist Formerly Available in Record Stores.” Don’t you wish all artists would take the Prince approach and make music available for little to no cost?
By: Rizoh Dave Chappelle was hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion, according to his reps. The former host of Comedy Central’s “The Chappelle Show” was rushed to a Los Angeles emergency room and was released hours later. Despite rumors that Chappelle may have been on drugs, his publicist insists that the 33-year old comic was fatigued. “It was exhaustion, he had been traveling,” said Carla Sims, who wouldn’t comment any further on the issue. Chappelle made headlines back in 2005 when he walked away from a $50 million contract with Comedy Central, citing creative differences.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Supposed to have been a lil scuffle at the Chicago All Star Arena on Monday night back stage between the two rappers. Fighting over who is going to go gold the fastest in the US with their recent and up and coming releases..yeah well I think Buck got Joe on that.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno In the upcoming issue of Laced Magazine Pusha T and Malice discussed their so-called “beef” with Lil Wayne. Within the last few years a little bit of animosity rose between the two camps after, what The Clipse say, “the streets said Wayne was biting the Clipse.” The duo also had a few thoughts on Lil Wayne (and fans) calling himself a legend and the greatest rapper alive. “If you Wobble Dee Wobble Dee, you can’t be a legend,” Malice told Laced Magazine in the interview which was previewed at RealTalkNY.net “You can’t kiss other men, you can’t wobble dee-wobble dee, and you can’t bite styles,” Pusha T added.“You can’t bite everybody’s styles. You can’t try to rap like Jay-Z, dress like the Clipse, become a coke dealer after 5 albums, and now dress like Jim Jones. You can’t do all that and be a legend. You have to be a trendsetter and he ain’t setting any trends.” The Clipse also announced that they’re working on a movie, “Hell Hath No Fury.” The film will be about the group’s hiatus after “Lord Willin’” up until last year’s album “Hell Hath No Fury.” The film will be directed by “Shottas” helmer Cecil Vera.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno While hanging out Langkawi, Malaysia, Wyclef Jean took time out to talk to the local media about his upcoming album, “Carnival II: Memoirs of An Immigrant.” The album drops in October and features Mary J. Blige, will.i.am, and Paul Simon. "When I came up with The Fugees, I believed we always had an international statement," he told Channel News Asia. "But for Carnival II I felt that this music had to be a great representation of the music heard at every corner of the globe. This is serious business so we wanted to do it right and not just work with samples as some previous artists have done. I never sacrifice culture before pop music just to follow what’s hot. If I do four or five songs in my lifetime that hit the charts, I always think ‘will these songs stand the test of time?’ That’s what the guys who invented hip-hop thought of, focusing on culture and not just diamonds or pearls." When asked about the possible Fugees reunion, Wyclef said he’s in the same boat as fans wondering if it will ever happen. "The Fugees are like the hip-hop Beatles, so anything that’s so good like that comes with a lot of drama and baggage, you know what I’m saying?," he laughed. “I hope The Fugees can do another record, I’m giving them four years to get their act together and get it done before I go back to Haiti for good!"
By: Hot Gossip Gal OK now I feel it my obligation to chill a bit with Remy’s wardrobe f**k-ups as she has got a lot to deal with right now (her manager had to put up his crib to make her bail..WTF is that about??)….so obviously I have looked elsewhere and there in my in box today I found a pic of Kelis wearing what looks like something she got from a Martha Stewart Home Furnishing sample sale while performing in London
By: Hot Gossip Gal Look at the chops on the soon to be Mrs Raymond. She looks like she ready to jump up and check that white chick. This marriage is gonna be a test…faithful is a word both of them have a hard time understanding anyway.
By: Rizoh Kelly Rowland is known for making hits with Destiny’s Child. She’s now known for taking one…on the floor, that is. Ms. Kelly collapsed onstage while performing in Lagos, Nigeria. According to her rep, dehydration was to blame for the incident; Kelly was performing outdoors in the sun. She was rushed to a Lagos hospital, where we assume the Doctor prescribed a glass of water and sent home. The 26-year old R&B star was in Nigeria to plug her new album, Ms. Kelly. The event was also part of Nigeria’s ThisDay Music Festival, which featured additional performances by Shakira and Rihanna Kelly Rowland is now on her way back to Houston, TX, where there’s an infinite supply of cold water.
By: Rizoh Now that Queen Latifah (born Dana Owens) has attained superstar status, she’s ready to give back to her community. Latifah is set to launch her first FatBurger fast-food diner in Miami, FL. The rapper-turned-singer-turned-actress said it has been her dream to establish a FatBurger for years. "That was part of my LA education,” said the 37-year old Queen. “On Sundays in California everybody would come out in all these low-riders. FatBurger was, like, the centerpiece for it all.” In related news, Queen Latifah is starring with the new musical Hairspray, alongside Amanda Bynes, Michelle Pfeiffer, and John Travolta, among others.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Not quite sure what they are doing on this cover..but haven’t they already given us enough to talk about with the ‘kiss?’ Now here they are shirtless and hugging on each other on the front of XXL. I am not saying there is anything wrong with ‘home boy love’ but these two do have history. Plus that tattoo on Baby’s right titty looks a lil like Weezy. Just saying what y’all are thinking.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno If the whole G-Unit clan couldn’t sink any lower, Steve-O, star of the MTV series and movies, Jackass, has announced that G-Unit is heavily involved in producing his upcoming rap album. Although he didn’t name what members of G-Unit are involved in the project, he’s pretty serious about it. I’ve made my priority in life, at least for the last 2-3 weeks, therecording a greatSteve-O rap album,” he wrote on his blog. “Making this album has been a magical experience– an adventure through wonderful, horrible, and everything in between. To anyone that chooses to be critical of my decision to make this rap album, I’ve got bad news for you, it’s a great album. I’ve been recording it with theproducers of the one and onlyG-Unit and it is, indisputably,incredible, andmade by the most talented people in rap music.” Steve-O said that he’s been working on the album at a secret location in upstate New York where “G-Unit staff have been delegated to look after me (i.e. sequester me, babysit me, and keep me working at this blistering pace that’s not slowed down since this process began).” There’s no word on when the project will come out.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno After making folks mad with their new shows like “Hot Ghetto Mess” and “S.O.B.”, BET has announced another slew of original programming for this fall. The one getting a lot of buzz is “Hip-Hop vs. America”, a multi-episode special that features a town hall meeting that includes people like Nelly, Chuck D, Dinae Weathers, Stanley Crouch and Rev. Al Sharpton discussing the good and bad things about hip-hop in 2007. Other new shows include “BUFU”, an animated comedy/sketch show created in the same spirit as “Chappelle Show” from the minds of Orlando Jones and Ali Leroi, and “Sunday’s Best”, an American Idol-type show looking for the country’s best gospel singer. Returning shows include “College Hill Interns”, “American Gangster 2”, “Keyshia Cole 2: The Way It Is”, and previously announced new shows “Judge Mooney” and “Exalted”.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Obviously Tip isn’t too stressed about his outburst the other night at the ESPY awards. Here he is in Hollywood with his ride or die chick …licking the sweat off her brow in his wife beater. All this at his private promo dinner. Dare I wonder about what was on the menu…poor Kat Williams musta misread the invite as he turned up in dinner jacket…so not one of those events
iHipHop Blog Team