By: Hot Gossip Gal Hip-Hop’s Comedian of the moment Katt Williams was finally released from jail on Friday, after sitting in a cell for three days after being busted at LAX for concealing not just one weapon, but three. Wow..makes you wonder who is after him doesn’t it? His release however was undoubtedly music to the ears of those organizing the First BET Hip-Hop Awards down in Atlanta where Katt is hosting the event. Check back later for all news and gossip on the Award Show.
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Lots of rumors about Mary J Blige heading to divorce court with the quickness. We hope not. That would be sad. But divorce seems to be in the air these days…
By:Hot Gossip Gal Well what a close out to the year one of my fave bad boys is having. His album really is moving units, his lil girl group surpassed the expectations of many and even with all the diva like behavior Sean Combs is still the man in my city. Having recently stated that he doesn’t need to bling like he once did, Diddy was the talk of the town again yesterday when word got out that he was joing forces with one of the most impressive management companies known to Hip-Hop, Violator. Chris Lighty and Mona Scott have masterminded the careers of some of the most influential Hip-Hop icons, Busta, Missy and LL Cool J. It is just funny how when it comes to bizz Mr. Combs never falters in his unions but as far as I am aware there still is no ring on Kim Porters finger. Maybe her time will eventually come.
By: Hot Gossip Gal After sales for Mobb Deep and Lloyd Banks failed to restore many peoples faith in the G-Unit faculty, internal moves are being made to restore credibility to the 50 Cent empire. And rumor has it that Director of Marketing/Office Manager Sheena Curry was fired last week from her role at the unit. No real reasons were given but apparantly bottles were being popped as she left the building. Hopefully G-Unit will be handling bizz accordingly once again and the blue cup cakes at album release parties will be a thing of the past.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Having watched numerous media outlets report on pregnancy and perhaps even their inability to get pregnant, J Lo finally sits down and discusses the ‘baby’ or rather lack of in the December edition of Harper’s Bazaar. Having found herself sitting on the top of prestigious fashion magazines best dressed list, Jennifer is quick to say in an interview with the magazine that she and third husband Marc Anthony are not with child. Our fave girl on the block also denies all reports made by the English tabloids that she was attempting in vitro fertilization. Rumors like this just obviously come with the price of fame.
By:Hot Gossip Gal Ok so the Doctors Advocate CD finally dropped into my mail box yesterday. Couple of surprises, the cover features a cute pic of his son as opposed to The Game himself., but you gotta love these men in Hip-Hop repping for their kids so he gets props from me for that. And he gets extra points for shouting out his baby’s moms Aleska "for being the best mother"…that isn’t something we see much of as baby momma drama is more talked about than how the gals hold it down for the kids when Daddy is out on the road or in the studio. Game then gives a shout out to "the whole D Block, the whole Terror Squad and Fat Joe" hmmm I mean we heard him discuss he relationships with his former G-Unit enemies during his serious press run so maybe that was to be expected. BUT what stood out to me was the fact that Games once mentor Dr. Dre only gets a brief mention. There is no extensive dedication to Dre in the liner notes of The Doctors Advocate which is pretty surprising when 75% of his album is spent lyrically adoring and validating his relationship with the mighty Doctor of the Math.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Rumor has it that the candidate ready to sit behind Jermaine Dupri’s desk at Virgin is none other than Mr. Manager himself, Blue Williams. Famed for guiding the career of diamond selling super group Outkast and establishing himself as one of the most competent managers in the game boasting a roster now that includes Nick Cannon and Miami’s Diamond Princess, Trina, this Bronx native definitely has the right credentials to become Mr. President.
By: Hot Gossip Gal For some reason Foxy Brown just can’t avoid drama. Or maybe the drama just can’t pass her by. Rumor has it that Def Jam head honcho Shawn Carter is so disappointed in his once Brooklyn co- hort that she may be dropped form the label. Having already lost her book deal with Simon and Schuster earlier this year it looks like she will be looking for a new home musically too. Her book Broken Silence was to be released around the same time as her fourth studio album Black Roses. ‘Lack of productivity’ has been a reason for the unconfirmed split between Inga Marchand and The House that Russell Built. It was said that Foxy was also trash talking about Jay Z and fellow label mate Rhianna just to add more fuel to the fire. Not quite sure where she gets the time to be talking trash about anyone when her name is in the news for beating up on manicurists, not paying for underwear and then chewing gum in court. But alas, when all press about you is of the negative variety and you aren’t doing exactly what is expected of you, it obviously does become a problem for those that put a roof over your head.
By: Hot Gossip Gal In a in depth interview with Elle Magazine, Beyonce clears up a couple of thoughts that have been on the minds of many as we have watched her act a little different in her videos and listened to her ‘to the left’ songs from her second solo album, Birthday. Miss Knowles explains in the interview that she is not angry and nor was her track Ring the Alarm in any way connected to the rumors that boyfriend of four years Jay Z was actually dipping out on our favorite independent woman for the sultry Caribbean Def Jamette Rhianna. Beyonce however did mention that she didn’t want to do ‘another album full of love songs’ which was what her first album consisted of as ‘it is boring.’ And what better way to increase sales than to start people talking about tracks like Ring the Alarm and the current track in heavy rotation, To the Left. As previously reported on crackSpace.com Beyonce made sure she joined her man Jay Z on his world tour where he shared the stage with other Def Jam artists such as Ne-Yo and ahem… Rhianna. Beyonce has made comments in previous interviews that the reason her relationship with Jay Z has weathered the test of time is down to the duo’s ability to keep tight lipped about their private life.
By: Hot Gossip Gal Only two months after the birth of her second child with possibly the most talked about wanna be husband turned rapper, Britney Spears and husband Kevin Federline are calling it a day. Papers were filed by the Louisiana pop sensation at Los Angeles County Superior Court yesterday, the reason for the divorce being cited as irreconcilable differences. Brit Brit is looking for sole custody of her two children with K-Fed and as an air-tight pre-nup was signed before the two embarked on their two year overly exposed attempt at marital bliss, money definitely isn’t going to be a major issue in this divorce. Having stopped by the David Letterman Show earlier in the week to show off her new physique, it is doubtful that Brittany will be single for long and K-Fed should have plenty of lyrical content for his sophomore album now after his first attempt Playing with Fire literally crashed and burned.
By: Hot Gossip Gal We are all more than aware that Def Jam’s El Presidente is making a come back on the 21st of this month with his Kingdom Come project. With a couple of tracks leaked to the internet that are flooding the airwaves right now, Jay has got everybody, lovers and haters patiently waiting. Yesterday it came to light just who production checks will be made out too for his tenth studio album. Names like Dr. Dre, Kanye West and Just Blaze were present. But what got the internet message boards jumping was the fact that Timbalands name didn’t make the list; which is actually kinda shocking when Tim has been the musical brain behind joints such as Dirt off your Shoulder and Big Pimpin’ on previous Jay Z albums. But obviously not so alarming when there are rumors circulating that Jay Z is so impressed with the quality of beats Virginia’s top boy is putting out right now, that there are talks of an album starring Brooklyn’s finest produced entirely by Mr. Mosley. It’s not like Tim really needed a check off Kingdom Come anyway when his work with Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado this year has earned metal discs all round.
By: Dee This picture of Lil Wayne and Baby caught mid-kiss has been making it’s way all over the internet. Some people say it photoshop, some people say it’s real. It looks real to me, but it could be the angle of the picture that is making it look like Lil Wayne is aiming for Baby’s lips. He could have been going for Baby’s cheek. There have been accusations in the past from rappers saying that they’d seen Lil Wayne and Baby kiss each other on the lips. Young Buck said it before and Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid said he’s seen him kiss Baby on the lips before as well. Whatever, I don’t know, check out the picture for yourself. Click the link to watch a video of what else Gillie had to say about Lil Wayne… Watch here
By: Dee On October 25th Jay-Z’s "Roc the Block" tour madeit’s way to Sydney, Australia. He brought along his Def Jam labelmates Rihanna, Ne-yo and Memphis Bleekto join in on the fun.With Rihanna around,you know Beyonce wasn’t far behind. She arrived with Jay-Z to Australia on October 22nd…
By: Dee Reports are stating that Diddy has been throwing"diva fits" all overthe place while promoting his album "Press Play". He reportedly threw tantrums, cursing everybody out, whilein the Sirius satellite radio station because he was unhappy with the way his management team was handling his promotional sessions around the station. He later forced a DJ at the club Marquee to play his new song and another DJ to play the full album on another floor of the club. Diddy may have been acting like an ass while promoting his album, but he must’ve done something right. His album debuted #1 on the Billboard charts this week. Source
By: Dee Ludacris is featured in the latest issue of Ozone Magazine with his daughter Karma, check out the pictures.The picture ofthe twoof them is adorable. Speaking of Ludacris, he will be featured on Tupac’supcoming album alongwithSnoop, Ashanti, Keyshia Cole, Young Buck, TI, Bone Thugs N Harmony and Snoop. The album, "Pac’s Life", will be in stores on November 21st.
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