After bailing on Hot 97′s Summer Jam, Nicki Minaj called Hot 97 with Funk Master Flex and explained why she didn’t make an appearance.
“What happened was this, my fans didn’t appreciate his comments,” Nicki Minaj said live on the air. “Like I told you Flex, this was not about 2,000 people that he talking to. This was streamed to the world. that stream was posted on my website”
With last week’s festival announcement including names like Nas, Slick Rick, Immortal Technique, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, and a heap of others, Guerrilla Union and Rock the Bells have loaded this year’s roster by adding DMX, Eve, Jadakiss, Future, and Pusha T to the 2012 lineup.
According to a press release, “Four-time Platinum selling artist DMX will play a headlining role at Rock the Bells this summer, performing songs from his six Billboard chart-topping albums. Joining him will be label-mates Eve and Jadakiss, slated to perform their own sets.”
In an unexpected turn of events, Young Money CEO Lil Wayne pulled his artists off of New York City’s Summer Jam Concert.
While details are still coming forth about why they were removed from the Summer Jam line-up, Hot 97′s Peter Rosenberg was quoted as saying, “where is all my real Hip-Hop fans, not that starships…” Rosenberg also reportedly called Nicki Minaj “wack.”
Billboard is reporting that before Yelawolf continues work on his sophomore Shady Records album, Love Story, the Huntsville, Alabama, native will be releasing the Psycho White EP with producer, drummer and close friend, Travis Barker.
According to Yelawolf, the Psycho White EP is set to include five brand-new songs: “Every time we would get in the lab we’d knock something out. We just collaborated and… had a meeting of the minds. There’s a lot of cool stuff we came up with.”
Last night, Jay-Z and Kanye West touched down in Paris, France as part of their "Watch the Throne" tour at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy.
During the performance, the Throne broke their record for performing "Niggas in Paris," ripping through the song 11 times. The pair had been increasing the number of times they perform the song during their United States tour, but took it to new heights when they hit the stage in the city that inspired the track.
Queens, New York veteran rapper Nas is hitting the road in support of his upcoming album, Life Is Good.
Nas will embark on a 17-date tour, that will take him to countries like United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany.
C-Squad, get ready. Ciara is marching back to the front lines with her fifth album One Woman Army.
The R&B singer revealed the title during a live chat with MTV to promote the comedy That’s My Boy. “Sweat” will serve as the first single off the follow-up to 2010’s Basic Instinct.
DMX is set to hit the road for a 14-date summer promo tour in support of his seventh studio album, Undisputed, beginning on June 2.
The first leg of “The Weigh In Tour,” which is being presented by Seven Arts and Bloodline, will kick off in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and will continue to hit such cities as Detroit, New York City, Honolulu, and Orlando.
It’s no secret that Kanye West loves to be fashionably relevant. From setting clothing trends worldwide, to partaking in Fashion Week events in Paris, France, West has embraced the fashion world with open arms.
His “kicks” game is apparently no exception, as Nike revealed the intricate design for his Air Yeezy II shoes, seeking to blend classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demand of West himself.
Gucci Mane will be forced to fork over more than $270,000, after a jewelry company won a default judgment against the Atlanta rapper.
TMZ reports that A&A Diamonds filed a lawsuit against the rapper in Henry County, Georgia earlier this year.