Nice to see Bobby Brown is tying the knot with manager and business partner Alicia Etheredge. Looks like his 14 year stretch with Whitney didn’t put him off from getting hitched again. Brown is determined to make this relationship work he told Sister 2 Sister in a recent interview. But didn’t he say that time and time again when he was with Whitney? Wonder if Bobby Kristina will be flower girl or even Karrine Steffans. You know she will have to get her face in their somewhere, more on her to follow anyway.
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Bristol Palin, the 17-year-old daughter of Republican Vice President Nominee Sarah Palin, is pregnant and will keep the baby and marry the father. John McCain was aware of her pregnancy before he chose her mother for his running mate. This might be another strike at the reasoning and judgment of McCain’s controversial decision. They are obviously pro-choice, but they really need some lessons on birth control. Congrats! Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
When Palin was asked about the VP spot recently, she said the following in an interview with CNBC: “But as for that VP talk all the time, I’ll tell you, I still can’t answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does everyday? I’m used to being very productive and working real hard in an administration. We want to make sure that that VP slot would be a fruitful type of position, especially for Alaskans and for the things that we’re trying to accomplish up here for the rest of the U.S., before I can even start addressing that question.” Thoughts anyone…..
Things are looking up for T.I. and his upcoming album Paper Trail. He has made Billboard history with his latest single “Whatever You Like,” by leaping 70 spots to reach the No. 1 chart in just three weeks. According to Billboard, the hit song has jumped to the top position in record time. This marks his first ever No. 1 single and his opening-week digital total (205,000 downloads) is reportedly the best from a hip-hop song since SoundScan began gathering download data in 2003. Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Jay-Z and his business partners have officially announced the sale of the 40/40 Club in Las Vegas for an undetermined amount. The 24,000 square foot sports bar located in The Palazzo Casino will not operate under the 40/40 brand, as the sale is only for the lease of the building. Mr. Carter said in a released statement: “The sale is a great business decision, we are delighted. We look forward to expanding the brand even further to Chicago and Tokyo”. Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Yung Berg and his brother/artist Cap 1 were reportedly beaten up and robbed this weekend in Detroit at a local nightclub. There are also pictures that have surfaced with an unknown assailant wearing his well known “Transformers” chain. He was in town for Hot 102.7’s annual Summer Jamz concert. This may be the cue he was looking for to actually become more “under the radar” instead of continuing the media tirade he has been on for the last couple of weeks. Additional reporting by Rashaan Meador
Not quite sure how true this is, but a source has informed me that Jay Z might be appearing with Oasis when they hit the road in the UK on October 7th. It was Oasis member Noel Gallagher who openly voiced his disapproval of Jigga being the main act at Glastonbury this year, only to go a head and say that his comments were totally taken out of context after the Marcy projects rapper gave a stellar performance appreciated by the 100,000 audience at the festival in June this year. The Oasis tour which will see the Manchester based band play 18 shows was sold out within an hour of tickets going on sale. Jay Z has allegedly since spoke with Oasis, whose track Wonderwall went straight back into the charts after Jay opened his set at Glastonbury singing the 1995 Number one, since his performance at the annual festival. So it wouldn’t really come as a surprise if Jigga was to come out on stage anyway at one of their shows, just hope he brushes up on his singing and guitar skills before hand.
Lil Wayne failed to show up in court this morning in Manhattan to face charges for weapon possession stemming from last year when he was pulled over after performing in NYC. Perhaps he is having issues with his grill or something but whatever ailment it is, it is preventing the Lollipop rapper from driving himself to court. On the real..who drives themselves to court when they have the biggest selling Hip-Hop album in the country so far this year? Lame excuse Weezy…very lame.
OK so it turns out that the situation between Lil Wayne and a New Orleans jeweler has been resolved amicably. Weezy had purchased a ring and a chain costing over $160,000 but had only paid the jeweler $24,000 and had agreed to pay the remainder of the balance off monthly(Obviously on a Cash Money Layaway Plan) Anyhow turns out that the agreement will see Weezy hand back over the $138,000 ring and the reminder of the cash.
Yesterdays GUESS WHO was in fact Lil Kim, Turns out the (former) rapper might be taking a new direction for her somewhat stale career and is thinking about posing for the December center spread in Playboy magazine. This has yet to be confirmed by Kim’s camp but you have to admit, that check might be the best one Kim has seen in a minute.
Sounds like it was all go in Houston this weekend for the Ozone awards, especially between DJ Vlad and Rick Ross. Turns out one of Ross’s entourage slapped Vlad who was interviewing Miami’s Boss man when the DJ asked questions about the pictures of Rick Ross in his former day job. You can bet your last dollar someone caught that scenario on video and soon as it becomes available it will be right here.
iHipHop Blog Team