Looks like that Vitamin Water deal really did pay off for 50 who landed in the number one spot for those getting paid in Hip-Hop list this year. He earned $150 mill in only 12 months. See the rest of the list compiled by Forbes magazine right here 1) 50 Cent – $150 mill 2) Jay Z – $82 mill 3) Diddy – $35 mill 4) Kanye – $30 mill 5) Timbaland – $22 mill 6) Pharrell Williams – $20 mill 7) Swizz Beats – $17 mill Snoop Dogg – $16 mill 9) Dr. Dre – $15 mill 10) Ludacris – $14 mill 11) T.I. – $13 mill 11) Lil Wayne – $13 mill 12) Eminem – $12 mill 12) Common – $10 mill 12) Akon – $12 mill 13) Jermaine Dupri – $11 mill 13) Lil Jon – $11 mill 14) Outkast – $10 mill 14) Chamillionaire – $10 mill 14) The Game – $10 mill
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The 2008 VH1 Hip-Hop Honorees have been announced and the five acts recognized for their constant contribution and presence to Hip-Hop this year are Cypress Hill, De La Soul, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature and Too $hort. The event will viewed on VH1 on Tuesday October 7th at 10pm. The VH1 Honors started back in 2004 and has recognized a wide variety of individuals and collectives in its previous four shows including KRS One, Run DMC, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, Missy Elliot, Wu Tang Clan and Kool Herc. The event will take place as always at the Hammerstein Ballroom in midtown Manhattan.
Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussy Cat Dolls and her man Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton look like they could be another power couple in entertainment when you see the couple all loved up at LAX airport this past weekend. The duo have been dating for about six months now, but that hasn’t stopped the english driver being linked to various other beautiful women around the globe. In other Pussycat news, the five gals managed to keep their clothes on at the MTV Asia awards this year. They caused uproar last year when they bared way too much flesh last year and incurred a fine of $1500. Obviously as long as you are covered it doesnt matter what with as the girls were kicking it on stage in PVC and leather.
Another altercation happened at the Ozone awards this past weekend in Houston. Turns out that Texas rappers Mike Jones and Trae got into it back stage at the event. Not quite sure what upset these two, but apparantly Mike Jones had a cut to his face but it wasn’t enough for the rapper to head to the hospital.
“Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital,” his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles. (more…)
Funny how people sometimes end up eating their words or in this case say their words were taken the wrong way. Noel Gallagher, the Oasis front man who spoke out about Hip-Hop being a part of Glastonbury is now recanting his speech after Jay Z had the 100,000 plus crowd rocking to tracks like Hard Knock Life, Encore and of course his very own rendition of the Oasis track Wonderwall. After Jay performed at Glastonbury in late June, Wonderwall re-entered the charts in the UK, and of course Noel Gallagher can’t not acknowledge that. In a recent interview Gallagher had this to say “My f****** single went back in the charts, Jay-Z’s profile went through the f****** roof. Everyone’s a winner. He knows that I was misrepresented, as I guess he was, so let’s f****** move on.” I guess that will do as an apology.
The Second Annual Rick Ross Be Out Day was halted yesterday after gunfire broke out when CO Ross hit the stage. What I want to know is why people even feel the need to bring guns to an event such as this which is to encourage the local kids to go back to school taking place in the middle of the day in the middle of a public place. People attending the event ran for cover as as of yet no injuries have been reported. Rick Ross Be Out day is sponsored by the rapper himself and local companies who provide kids with clothing and the essentials in order for their return to school to be an easy one and coast effective one for the impoverished families in the area. However in other Rick Ross news, DJ Khaled has gone on the record explaining that there is no beef between him and the rapper like people had implied. Good to know that all is as it should be in Miami.
There is a chance that former N Sync front boy, turned solo superstar, Justin Timberlake might be hosting the 2009 Academy Awards. Now granted he did a great job of Saturday Night Live a couple of years ago (See video inside of the classic D**k in a Box sketch) but for real the Oscars? I am tempted to start a campaign to bring back Chris Rock who kicked it on stage back in 2005. Yeah bring back Chris.
She might not be able to write her book, but the Queen B sure as hell knows how to sink a test-tube or two or seven. Word is she had another birthday celebration in NYC where she kicked it with her drinking buddy Lisa Raye at Spotlight Live. Kim turned 33 on July 11th and I guess with nothing better to do you may as well celebrate until the 34th comes knocking.
Great to see Master P or Percy Miller getting the Key to Memphis this past weekend. Master P born Percy Miller has in his tenure in Hip-Hop given a lot of time and donated substantial amounts of money to community activism and philanthropic endeavors. It is these acts of humanity that encouraged the rapper to be honored by the city through Willie Herenton, the Mayor of Memphis at the recent Let the Kids Grow Day held in the Tennessee city. “No other rapper or entertainer is as committed to the community as Master P and I am proud of him,” said the Mayor when talking on the No Limits founder. “Master P changed his life and took the negativity out of his music but stayed true to the hood.” Master P and his son Romeo are very active in encouraging school children to stay in school to avoid the pull of street culture and lives of drugs and crime.
It looks like anyone who went to a show this weekend was mos def getting their monies worth. Kanye killed it at the closing of the infamous Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Playing to a home crowd never did anyone any harm and after delivering track after track from his three offerings, Kanye had the crowd paying homage to the ‘lady who drove him to Chicago when he was only three’…his late Momma. While on the NY leg of the Rock the Bells event out at Jones Beach, crowds were whipped into a frenzy as artist after artist hit the stage delivering classic after classic. Slick Rick, MOP, ATCQ, DJ Premier, Talib Kweli, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes were all in attendance plus a whole lot more. But what really got the crowd going was when Jay Z appeared on stage to accompany Nas for Black Republicans. Good times to be had by all, what Summer is all about really.
Sean Combs and Gabrielle Union were amongst party goers who had to run for cover at an after party thrown by Atlanta’s music mogul Jermain Dupri. Allegedly shots were fired and the party at Club Dream and the place was evacuated in the early hours of Saturday morning after a gunman opened fire. As of now only one injury has been reported . The trouble broke out after party goers discovered they had to pay another entry fee if they wanted to go into the VIP area after paying on the door.
The legendary parties held at the home of Hugh Hefner and his ‘bunnies’ have always been the event many hope to get an invite too, but seldom to. It has always been literally a VIP list dripping with a who’s who in Hollywood. Well with us battling a recession it looks like Hugh and his gals are like the rest of us feeling the pinch when it comes to the pennies. For the first time in over 27 years the Playboy Mansion is allowing your everyday man or woman the opportunity to partake in the Annual Midsummer’s Ball taking place on August 9th…the cost…$5,000. There has been a lil outrage at this change in direction by the Playboy boss with people stating ‘the party is about status and not about money.’ Well things are obviously changing. There has been no comment from inside the Bunny House on this change in events.
iHipHop Blog Team