Danity Kane wrapped up their North American trek last night in Los Angeles. Check out great footage of their set below:

Good stuff. The new series of Making The Band 4, which will center on the tour, will start in August on MTV.

What do you think of the performance?

Hit-maker Timbaland and his girlfriend, music exec Monique Idlett, have tied the knot, according to US Magazine:

The two wed — in their sweats! — in Virginia on Tuesday by a family pastor.

They are getting hitched again in a formal ceremony in Aruba on June 22.

The couple, who are based in Miami, welcomed a baby girl, Reign, last year. (He also has a son from a previous relationship.) He popped the question at Idlett’s baby shower.

Congratulations to Timbo and Monique.

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Mariah Carey - 'Bye Bye (Remix) (ft. Akon & Lil' Wayne)' It would appear there are two official remixes to Mariah Carey’s current single ‘Bye Bye’ ; some of you may remember the Jay-Z assisted version that surfaced around the time the single first dropped. Well now, this version, which features man of the moment Lil’ Wayne as well as Akon, is being touted as the official remix as too.
In any case, the track is pretty good; despite Mariah not laying down any new vocals and the instrumentation largely remaining, Akon surprisingly kinda adds a new spin on the song, while Lil’ Wayne’s contribute is welcome.

Hit or Miss?

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On a recent Youtube webisode, rapper Bow Wow takes aim at what he calls ‘The Hater’: Check out the vid below:

As I’m sure many of our regular visitors know, That Grape Juice expresses opinions rather than ‘hates’ – there’s a marked difference. Yes, ‘hating’ is a disease that needs to be stopped, however…

To answer Bow Wow’s question, perhaps if he stopped being so cocky – considering his music more often than not is wack IMO – then maybe the ‘hating’ would subside. Just a thought…

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That Grape Juice To Interview AshantiThat Grape Juice are pleased to confirm that we will be interviewing R&B star Ashanti within the coming week.
Having released her fantastic new album ‘The Declaration’ recently, the Grammy Award winning songstress is asserting her new-found freedom on, this, her latest effort.
Do you have any questions for Ashanti? As always, drop them in the ‘comments’ section. Remember, only appropriate questions will be considered. Thanks guys 🙂
Despite breaking her foot last week, Solange is soldiering on and continuing to perform her set on ‘The Art Of Love Tour’. Check out this vid of the youngest of the Knowles clan performing new track ‘6 O’ Clock Blues’, which will feature on her upcoming sophomore effort ‘Sol-Angel & The Hadley Street Dreams’:

Great performance. I’m really liking the song.

What do you think of the performance?

Tha Cater III: Will You Be Buying? Lil’ Wayne’s much anticipated LP ‘Tha Carter III’ finally hit stores today. That Grape Juice wants to know…
Will you be buying ‘Tha Carter III’?

Despite the Akon/Nelly assisted ‘Body On Me’ having been confirmed as the second single to be lifted from Ashanti’s ‘The Declaration’ LP, it is now being reported that the Jermaine Dupri produced ‘Good Good’ (which you can listen to above) will serve as her next official single (going for adds at radio June 16th). In the meanwhile, ‘Body On Me’ is slated to be one of two of Nelly’s follow-ups to current single ‘Party People’, the other being ‘Stepped On My J’s (ft. Ciara). {Source}

I’m really liking both tracks and, more so than that, the convergence between both Ashanti and Nelly’s projects.

Your thoughts?

In-Fighting Within Danity Kane? Word has it all is not well within Danity Kane at present. Check out the report via The Las Vegas Review Journal below:

It wasn’t all sweetness and light Friday for Diddy’s girl group Danity Kane. Two members of the pop group got physical backstage at the Palms before their concert at The Pearl last night. The tension was still evident when the group arrived at Privé Las Vegas (Planet Hollywood Resort) for their after-party. Dawn Richards, Aundrea Fimbres and Shannon Bex stayed on one side of the VIP Booth while Aubrey O’Day and D. Woods sat on the other posing for pictures with fans.

Hmm. Here’s hoping there’s a quick resolve to the drama, if this is true. In the meanwhile, any guesses on who the fighting pair were?

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Usher: 'It's Hard Staying Faithful To Tameka' In a recent interview Usher admits that he finds it difficult staying faithful to his wife of eight months, Tameka. Check out the story below via Contact Music:

Reformed womaniser USHER fights a daily battle to stay faithful and true to his wife TAMEKA, because he’s “not good” at being in love.

The singer married the stylist last September (07) and two months later she gave birth to their first child, Usher Raymond V.
And while Usher insists marriage and commitment have changed his life for the better, he admits monogamy doesn’t come naturally to him – and he has to fight his wandering eye.

The star tells Cosmopolitan magazine, “I’m good at making love, but I’m not good at being in love. It’s a conscious decision every day to love the person you’re with.”

Though I try to keep my commentary on his relationship with Tameka to a minimum, I can’t help but wonder (aloud) why he seems like he has to prove how much he loves her to everyone. Just a thought…

Any thoughts?

The video to accompany the controversial cut ‘Be A N*gger Too’ from Nas’ forthcoming untitled LP (due July 15th) premiered today. Directed by Rik Cordero, the vid most certainly gets you thinking. Whether one agrees or not with Nas’ stance, there’s no denying he’s not holding back with this project at all.

What do you think of the vid?

Mariah On The Set Of 'I'll Be Loving U Long Time' Video Mariah Carey shot the video for ‘E=MC²’s’ third single ‘I’ll Be Loving U Long Time’ in Hawaii over the weekend. The Chris Applebaum (‘Umbrella’, ‘Just Fine’ etc) directed clip, which will interestingly feature a cameo by T.I., will be debuting later in the month.
I’m really feeling the song, but I’m not sure about releasing it as a single at this junction. I guess time will tell if it was the right call…

Your thoughts?