By Quibian Salazar-Moreno This week a British court ruled that Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs breached an agreement with a London-based producer that he would not use ‘Diddy’ while he’s in Britain or on any products he sells in Britain. Earlier this year producer Richard ‘Diddy’ Dearlove, who owns the ‘Diddy’ name in Britain, filed a lawsuit against Combs claiming that he breached a 2006 agreement where he wouldn’t use the ‘Diddy’ name in Britain by using the name on MySpace and YouTube, which Brits access internationally. The British judge didn’t demand Combs to change his name or stop using MySpace or YouTube, however, but he did rule that Combs advertised himself as ‘Diddy’ in the song “The Future” from his Press Play album, which violated the agreement. Combs agreed to perform a different version of the song when he is in Britain. As far as the whole MySpace and YouTube situation, it will go to a High Court in October unless the two sides can come to some sort of new agreement. In July 2006, Combs paid Dearlove $20,000 for damages for misappropriation of the name and wrote an agreement for its use.
By: Rizoh Bobby Brown is fresh out of jail and he has a radio station to thank for his bail. Brown, who had been sitting in jail for three days, accepted DC radio station Hot 99.5’s offer to pay the $19,150.00 owed in child support on BB’s behalf. In exchange for the payment, Brown will put in a week’s worth of work on Hot 99.5. He will be provided with his own security, transportation, and accommodation. In a statement released by Hot 99.5, the radio station said that they’re “really doing it for his children.” “We sympathize with Bobby and hope that this will give him a head start and will put him back on track,” said Hot 99.5 radio personality Kane.
By: Hot Gossip Gal What is with this dude? He is now running his mouth about Nas and his wife in his latest interview on Hot 97. He must love the sound of his own voice is all I can say really. But one thing you have to give him, he is running the best one man PR campaign I have seen in a minute. Delishis and Busta Ok so we reported on them being a couple but it turns out they are actually making music together in the literal sense. They are actually in the studio together working on an album. The Flavor of Love star recently spoke out against Flav, saying they haven’t spoken in a long time. She was recently snapped for the Smooth Girl cover.
By: Hot Gossip Gal The party for the Sports Illustrated Magazine Swimsuit edition which was held at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant, may have left its party goers with a little more than a stomach full of canapes and exquisite food. It turns out that one of the people catering the party has exposed the guest list to Hepatitis A. Beyonce was present of course at this party as she had the cover spot, even though many SI fans have pointedly complained about her presence in the coveted mag. But thankfully for Beyonce, her ‘Oscar diet’ may have saved her from eating food at the event.
By: Rizoh Prodigy is running his mouth again. This time, he’s taking shots at the late great Tupac Shakur. Well, sort of. Asked about his decision to sample 2Pac’s vocals on his song “New York Sh*t” despite being a victim of Pac’s wrath on wax, P told Nobodysmiling.com that artistic decisions take precedence over petty feuds. Well, not exactly in those words. “It’s all about how the chorus sounds—‘Oh that sh*t sounds hot together-the Biggie and the ‘Pac sample sound good…’ I don’t give a f**k about Pac! I’m just saying that sh*t sound hot together; that’s an ill idea for a chorus. It don’t matter what Pac did or whatever…that’s not the case. The case is the shit sound like a good record.” Too bad he couldn’t summon the courage to make such statements while ‘Pac was still alive.
By: Rizoh Will there be a Jackson 5 reunion this summer? We can’t bet our money on it. But what we do know for sure is that Michael Jackson is evaluating several proposals, including one that may land him a gig in Las Vegas. According to his spokesperson, Raymone K. Bain, “Mr. Jackson is currently reviewing and evaluating each proposal. He does not believe that he is under any time constraint for making his decisions.” The eccentric pop star released the statement to debunk rumors that he has been unable to find work in Las Vegas. Bain said that Jackson “did not move to Las Vegas to shop a Vegas show. Mr. Jackson is in Las Vegas because he likes the city and found it a convenient location to record with the artists, songwriters and producers who are working with him in the studio.”
By: Hot Gossip Gal One thing always to 50′s favor is how he has looked after his son, Marquise. Holidays, homes, schools, the child and his Momma never wanted for nothing. However it appears that his baby’s moms, Shaniqua Tompkins, is in need of more loot to take care of his son. But always the business man..50 will not be outdone. Having never had their agreement binding he is taking it the legal way as baby momma has gone ahead and involved lawyer Raoul Lionel Felder, to help get her some more money. Lucky she never hooked up with Bobby Brown..she would be humming a different tune today.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno The New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Rights met on Monday to pass a resolution banning the word ‘nigga’ or ‘nigger’ and variations of the word in New York. Of course, the banning is only symbolic, in that you won’t be fined or get in trouble for using but the council hopes that it will spark discussion on the history of the word. "On any given day you can traverse this city and encounter young people of all races casually using the word in public with no regard or knowledge of the terrible history behind it,” City Council member Leroy Comrie told New York’s NY1 News. "NBA stars and rappers have been the only roll models for far too long,” Kovon Flowers of advocacy group Abolish the N Word added. “The resolution will be a start for parents teachers and families to take their rightful place as roll models in their children’s lives.” Even though there’s no punishment for using the word, Comrie went even farther asking the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences not to nominate artists who use the word in their music for Grammys. Similar resolutions are happening in other cities around the country.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Just days after announcing the Street Dreamz Tour with Jim Jones, Baby, Lil Wayne and Fat Joe, Young Jeezy announced the culmination of his new group, U.S.D.A. (United Streets D-Boys of America). The group features Jeezy, ATL’s Slick Pulla and Panama City’s Blood Raw with plans to release an album later this year on Jeezy’s Corporate Thugz Entertainment imprint with Def Jam. Their first single, “Check It”, is hitting radio this week. Both Slick Pulla and Blood Raw will join Jeezy on the Street Dreamz Tour which launches on March 3 at the Cricket Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. The tour will run until April 29, ending in Los Angeles. Here’s the current itinerary: MAR 3 CHARLOTTE, NC CRICKET ARENA MAR 11 ORLANDO, FLCONVENTION CENTER MAR 15 RICHMOND, VA RICHMOND COLISEUM MAR 16 GREENVILLE, SC BI LO MAR 17 HAMPTON, VA HAMPTON COLISEUM MAR 18 JACKSONVILLE, FL JACKSONVILLE ARENA MAR 23 CINCINNATI OH US BANK ARENA MAR 24 MACON, GA CENTROPLEX MAR 25 NASHVILLE, TN MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM MAR 28 TOLEDO, OH SPORTS ARENA COLISEUM MAR 29 PROVIDENCE, RI DUNKIN DONUTS CENTER MAR 31 LOUISVILLE, KY LOUISVILLE GARDENS APRIL 1 BALTIMORE, MD 1ST MARINER APRIL 5 LITTLE ROCK ALTELL ARENA APRIL 6 KANSAS CITY, MO KEMPER ARENA APRIL 8 NEW ORLEANS, LA NEW ORLEANS ARENA APRIL 12 MILWAUKEE, WS US CELLULAR ARENA APRIL 13 INDIANAPOLIS CONSECO FIELDHOUSE APRIL 14 ST. LOUIS, MO SCOTTRADE APRIL 15 MINNEAPOLIS, MN TARGET CENTER APRIL 19 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER APRIL 20 DALLAS, TX CONVENTION CENTER APRIL 21 EL PASO, TX COHEN STADIUM APRIL 22 SAN ANTONIO TBA APRIL 29 LOS ANGELES USC
By: Hot Gossip Gal Miami is known for the ‘heat’ and this feud between two of its resident producers is starting to simmer. Scott Storch has now got all in a frenzy now after Timbo said something about him and called the Virgina native gay and on steroids. Oh the drama. It was only a matter of time before the beef started with the producers.
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Fresh off giving respects to their daddy with a huge concert earlier this month, Bob Marley offspring Stephen and Damian Marley will be hitting the road this spring to promote Stephen’s upcoming album, Mind Control. The album, set to drop on March 20, features appearances from Mos Def, Ben Harper, and of course his brother Damian. In addition to providing hot dancehall and reggae tunes, the Marley’s will also donate one dollar from every ticket sold on the tour to Ghetto Youth Foundation, the Marley’s nonprofit organization that provides aid and programs to impoverished children around the world. Here’s the current itinerary for the tour: Fri, Mar. 30, House of Blues, Cleveland OH Sat, Mar. 31, Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL Sun, Apr. 01, First Avenue, Minneapolis MN Wed, Apr. 04, University of Iowa – IMU Ballroom. Iowa City IA Thu, Apr. 05, Voodoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino, Kansas City MO Fri, Apr. 06, Boulder Theater, Boulder CO Sat, Apr. 07, 8150, Vail CO Sun, Apr. 08, Belly Up, Aspen CO Mon, Apr. 09, Suede, Park City UT Wed, Apr. 11, The Big Easy Concert House, Spokane WA Thu, Apr.12, Roseland Theater, Portland OR, Fri, Apr. 13, Showbox, Seattle WA Sat, Apr. 14, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver BC Sun, Apr. 15, World Ski & Snowboard Championships, Whistler BC Fri, Apr. 20, Cal Poly Recreation Center, San Luis Obispo, CA Sat, Apr. 21, The Catalyst, Santa Cruz CA Sun, Apr. 22, The Fillmore, San Francisco CA Tue, Apr. 24, Ventura Theatre, Ventura CA Wed, Apr. 25, House of Blues, San Diego CA Fri, Apr. 27, Coachella Festival, Indio CA Sat, Apr. 28, House of Blues, Las Vegas NV Mon, Apr. 30, Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque NM Wed, May 02, Ridglea Theater, Fort Worth TX Thu, May 03, Antone’s Nightclub, Austin TX Sat, May 05, Jazzfest, New Orleans LA Sun, May 06, House of Blues, New Orleans LA Tue, May 08, 9:30 Club, Washington DC Wed, May 09, Avalon Ballroom, Boston MA Fri, May 11, Nokia Theatre Times Square, New York NY Sat, May 12, Theatre Of The Living Arts, Philadelphia PA Tue, May 15, Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto ON Wed, May 16, Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh PA Thu, May 17, The Norva Theatre, Norfolk VA Sat, May19, Jannus Landing, Saint Petersburg FL Sun, May 20, House of Blues, Orlando FL
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno Wondering if Destiny’s Child singer Michelle Williams is sitting at home watching Beyonce get all the accolades? Hardly. Michelle has been busy doing Broadway. A few years ago she had the lead role of the Broadway musical Aida and has now been tapped to join the touring Chicago production of The Color Purple. She will portray Shug Avery, the sexy blues singer. "This is just a dream come true," Williams told the Associated Press. "I could not pass up the opportunity to do ‘The Color Purple.’ To have the privilege of even auditioning was an honor for me." Fantasia announced last week that she will be playing the lead role of Celie on Broadway (New York), but in Chicago the role will be handled by Jeannette Bayardelle, who Fantasia replaced on Broadway. But Williams will be joined by LaToya London, another American Idol alum who competed against Fantasia in season three. London will portray Nettie. The Chicago production of The Color Purple will run from April 17 to July 22 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre and possibly head to other cities.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Ok there is a rumor and hopefully pics to back it up, of a little boy who is supposed to be Jay Z’s son with Trinidad model Shenelle, she stared in the Big Pimpin video back in the day. Did Jay pay the chick a million bucks to keep his name off the birth certificate which is what I am hearing? Is there truth in the rumors of him and B splitting up after all? Is this the reason why he failed to hang out with her at the Oscars, but kicked it at Kevin Liles birthday party with T.I last night ? Will keep you posted on this people.
By: Rizoh Diddy is currently under investigation by LAPD for assault and battery, says TMZ.com. The man who once rapped, “I deal with many women but treat dimes fair” may have attacked another man in a bid to snatch his fiancée at a post-Oscar party. According to the reports, Gerard Rechnitzer was on his way to the bathroom at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood when he noticed that his fiancee was surrounded by six men, including Diddy. He watched as Diddy engaged his girl in conversation for about five minutes before asking his fiancée to leave with him. Diddy reportedly told the woman about a party he was throwing and invited her to join him. Rechnitzer insisted on leaving with his fiancée. At that point, Diddy allegedly socked him in the jaw. Rechnitzer then called 911. Diddy allegedly left before the LAPD arrived. Stay tuned…
By: Rizoh The Jackson’s may have found a means to renew cash flow in a family that’s been plagued by low record sales and scandals lately. Word has it that Michael Jackson was recently approached about a reunion tour with the Jackson 5 this summer. Sources say the pop superstar met with his siblings on Monday in Las Vegas. Sisters Janet and Rebbie, as well as Jermaine, Randy, Marlon, Tito and Jackie, visited Michael around 7:30 p.m. They then discussed the family’s financial situation and the fact that Jackson has so far been unable to get work in Vegas. Michael has been eager to re-launch his career since being acquitted of child sex charges in 2005. "A successful Jackson family tour could change everything for Michael," says celebrity gossip columnist Roger Friedman. "It would also be a financial boon to a family that needs cash in a hurry,” We can’t argue with that.
iHipHop Blog Team