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Messy. Indeed, few other words can accurately relay the drama that has engulfed Aaliyah‘s first posthumous album.

From the outset, debate has raged on about the proposed set – reaching feverish degrees upon the release of Drake‘s collaboration with the late singer, ‘Enough Said’.

Today, however, sees the story take an ultra dramatic turn; for Aaliyah’s musical moulders Missy Elliot and Timbaland have confirmed that they will have no involvement in the project.

It’s an announcent which auto-invalidates claims by the label releasing the album – Blackground, which is owned by the fallen star’s uncle Barry Hankerson.

Full story after the jump…

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Christmas has come all sorts of early for John Legend fans.

The Soulful crooner hasn’t released a traditional album since 2008’s ‘Evolver’ and hasn’t released a well-received LP since ‘Once Again’ in 2006. Still, for many, his debut ‘Get Lifted’ serves as his definitive “best” effort yet.

Hence, perhaps realizing this (and the fact that time and the industry wait for no one), Legend has enlisted the team responsible for ‘Lifted’ to craft his 4th studio album – the title of which he revealed today.

Details after the jump…

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We love us a legend here at That Grape Juice, hence it pains us to see the talented going through testing times.

Case, point Lauryn Hill.

As previously reported, the Fugees front-woman is currently awaiting sentencing, after admitting tax evasion (albeit with with a bizarre rationale). Now, as she prepares to hear her fate this November, the mugshot from her June police booking has surfaced.

Echoing earlier sentiments, we wish her the absolute best. Sadly, as history has shown time in and out, the most talented are often the most troubled. We continue to keep Ms. Hill in our thoughts and prayers. Like many, we’re still salivating for that new album.

Your thoughts?

“I walked away, you walked away… and we should have stayed”.

If a major hint given by Epic Records is anything to believe, the above line is a lyric pulled from Ciara‘s new single ‘Sorry‘.

Set for release on August 20th, her label set Twitter alight with a lyrics to the song presented as a letter addressed to ‘You’.

Get into it below…

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She was the undisputed Queen of Hip Hop, enjoying a reign at the top fueled by long time ghost writer Biggie Smalls.

Scoring mainstream notoriety in the early noughties by way of her verse on the now iconic remake of Patti Labelle’s ‘Lady Marmalade’, Lil Kim was well on her way to becoming Pop’s most prolific Female Rapper.

However, as we’re sure many of her fans will attest to, recent years have seen the Grammy sharer’s shine stifled by controversies- the feuds, the jail sentence, the ghostwriting…the cosmetic surgery.

So last week, out of concern for the Rap veteran, a member of her fan base ‘Team Kim’ expressed their concerns over the star by way of an email sent to That Grape Juice. Net.

Now, following its publication, the MC’s fan base has weighed in on the situation on the social networking site Twitter.

Their remarks below…

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B.o.B releases behind the scenes footage for his latest video ‘Out Of My Mind’ today, featuring ‘Roman Holiday’ Rapper Nicki Minaj.

Shot and directed by Minaj’s latest collaborator Benny Boom, the clip takes fans into behind the camera and into its unique concept, which sees both Rappers at their wildest yet.

Enjoy below…

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Get into this snap of close friends Rob Kardashian and Rita Ora, showcasing their latest ‘artwork’ on Twitter last night.

Uploaded by the Reality TV Royal, the pic sees the pair flaunting mock tattoos of the other’s name days after he touched down in London to be with the chart topping gem.

His tweet below…

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A cool mesh of dance, R&B and a Contemporary take on The Supreme‘s signature sound, Solange‘s 2008 LP ‘Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams’ marked one of the decade’s more exciting releases.

However, despite being well received on a critical tip, the album struggled to live up to commercial expectations, despite spawning the #1 single ‘I Decided‘.

So, with reports of its follow up brewing in the Pop-verse, many of the starlet’s fans are hoping this year will see her unveil details on the anticipated release.

Now, it’s time to have your say on the matter.

Details below…

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On the eve of the release Brandy‘s ‘Put It Down’ video, new shots of the singer rocking the house at MDA Show of Strength special have surfaced.

Set to air on CBS on September 2nd, the showcase aims to educate viewers on the effects of muscular disease and efforts to combat it. Other acts tapped to perform include Carrie Underwood, Alanis Morissette, and the All American Rejects. Needless to say, Ms. Norwood will be flying the flag for ‘Urban’ on the show.

Peep more pics below…

Your thoughts?

As reported yesterday, Rihanna‘s latest LP ‘Talk That Talk’ staged a remarkable rebound to #1 on the Official UK Album Chart – 38 weeks after first topping the tally.

However, in the absence of promotion or activity surrounding any of the set’s singles, many scratched their heads as to how the album achieved the feat.

With a bit of investigative work, we’ve uncovered the answer. Read on for the Lipton…

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As previously reported, as the grandest of sports spectacles Olympic Games (2012) drew to a close, it was only fitting that its Closing Ceremony brought out the grandest girlband of all – the Spice Girls.

That’s right – Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh rocked the house with rousing renditions of two of their greatest hits. What better way to spice up your night than a trip down ‘Girl Power’ memory lane?

See it all below:

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With London hosting the Olympic Games 2012, it was only fitting that its grand Closing Ceremony brought with it the grandest girlband of all – the Spice Girls.

Ginger, Scary, Sporty, Baby and Posh rocked the house with a rousing medley of their hits. What are you waiting for? Spice up your…night..after the jump…

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