Many scratched their heads when rap phenomenon Nicki Minaj abruptly pulled out of Rihanna’s ‘Last Girl On Earth Tour’ last week. However, with Minaj having fired her long-time manager Debbie Antney just hours ago, fresh details have begun to emerge as to why she isn’t on the tour.
Alicia Keys is considering re-releasing her ‘The Element of Freedom’ LP. The R&B singer revealed to Rap-Up that while things are still in the planning stages, the possibility of a repackaged release may be on the horizon. Since it hit stores on December 11th, the album has been certified platinum in the US. Check out what Keys had to say about the project below:
The music video from Drake’s new song, ‘Over’, has finally premiered. The Anthony Mandler-directed clip was shot to support the single which has thus far peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #10 on the Hop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Drake’s debut album, ‘Thank Me Later’, was recently pushed back from it’s original release date of May 25th to June 15th. Check out the video below:
In a recent interview with SPIN magazine, Nicki Minaj once again hit out at her critics, offering the following:
“It bothers me when people take themselves too seriously. It’s like, loosen the fuck up. At the end of the day, this is entertainment. We should be entertained. I’ve gone through the ’12-Step Hip-Hop Program’: the mixtapes, the DVDs, the low-budget videos, the small shows. I thank God that I wasn’t signed years ago and that I didn’t have a hit record before I did the grind. I’m ready now.”
Melanie Fiona has just released the music video for her new song ‘Ay Yo’. The track serves as the fourth single to be lifted from her ‘The Bridge’ LP. The album has sold just over 250k units in the US to date.
Check Brandy glamming it up on the set of a photoshoot for her and her family’s new VH1 reality show, the aptly titled ‘Family Business’.
If ever there was someone who has truly blossomed in their later years, it’s Ms. Norwood; she looks stunning!
Randomness: Just watched the first episode of the show. A little scripted-seeming, yet a good watch nonetheless.
R&B songstress Teairra Mari has put her own spin on Usher’s Urban smash ‘Hey Daddy’. Peep her risqué video for her version of the song above.
Check out some fan footage of Chris Brown performing ‘I Can Transform Ya’ on BET’s Spring Bling concert. The event was taped at Riviera Beach in Florida and will air on April 16th. The clip can be seen below:
In a recent interview with the NY Daily News, former ‘it’ girl Jennifer Lopez revealed that her ‘Love?’ LP will hit stores at the end of the summer. Jenny from the block, who was released from her record deal with Epic Records earlier this year and then quickly signed by LA Reid to Island Def Jam, is currently revamping the tumultuous album. Check out what Lopez had to say below:
Vocal powerhouse Jennifer Hudson is working on a new album. The ‘Spotlight’ singer has revealed in a recent interview with the AP that she has already completed 10 songs for the new project which she hopes to hit stores in September. Check out what Hudson, who is also gearing up to play the role of South African activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, below: