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Rapper Nicki Minaj is considering giving up the microphone to become a full-time actress after three more albums.
The “Super Bass” hitmaker, who studied performing arts in school, made her feature film debut as the voice of Steffie in 2012’s “Ice Age: Continental Drift,” and went on to appear in 2014 romantic comedy “The Other Woman,” as the outspoken assistant of Cameron Diaz’s character.
Even though Lil Wayne is going through a difficult, $51 million dollar lawsuit with Cash Money Records, the veteran rapper continues to give to his local hometown of New Orleans.
Wayne hosted his 2nd Annual Lil Weezyana Fest on August 27. The four-hour concert featured performances by Migos, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Mystikal and of course Lil Wayne himself.
Rap star Snoop Dogg is expanding his cannabis empire into Canada, with the launch of Canadian Leafs By Snoop for the local market.
Snoop is in partnership with Tweed, Canada’s largest legalized producer of cannabis and other products.
The Taylor Gang is joining its leader Wiz Khalifa as part of the Atlantic Records team.
After five years of independent distribution, Wiz announced his imprint is taking the major label route.
Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels has dropped all legal action against the rapper because he didn’t want to deal with the court process.
The former lovers split in 2014 after 12 years together, and the break-up turned nasty as they exchanged a number of bitter messages on social media.
“I’m sorry, family emergency. I have to stop the show,” Kanye West told the crowd at the Meadows Festival in New York on Sunday.
The Chicago raised rapper was apparently forced to cut the show short after reports that his wife Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint in a Paris hotel.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were fixtures at Paris’ Fashion Week and their high-profiles made the rapper’s famous wife the target of a frightening incident that left her gagged and bound in a bathtub at gunpoint.
Police in Paris are have already branded the shocking attack on Kim Kardashian at The Pourtalès as the work of organized criminals, who made off with over $10 million in jewelry.
Def Jam has signed Dave East as the latest artist to sign to the iconic label.
Previously he was signed with Mass Appeal Records and the new deal will continue as a partnership with the media company.
Drake returns with a new project. This time, the Toronto performer co-directed the short film Please Forgive Me.
Anthony Mandler (“Over,” “Find Your Love”) worked with Drake on the movie.