Kanye West is NOT happen about being #7, Bieber’s dad gets him Batman bike for his birthday, Wiz Khalifa and Amber name Curren$y “God-Father” of their son and Paul Bearer dies at 58
Snoop’s in trouble with the IRS again, Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose move to the Hills, Fergie and Josh are expecting, Meek Mill announces “Dreams Do Come True Tour” and Khloe Kardashian will not return to the next season of X-Factor
Today’s WOTB: Wiz Says He and Amber Aren’t Married, T.I. Wants $75 Million, Sundance Film Fest Chooses Diddy’s Ciroc and Chief Keef’s Going To Prison
BEYONCE, JAY-Z THANK FANS FOR SUPPORTING THEIR BABY
Just a few days after delivering their first child together, Beyonce and Jay-Z have released a statement to thank everyone for their well wishes and ongoing support. Here’s the statement in its entirety:
“Hello Hello Baby Blue!
We are happy to announce the arrival of our beautiful daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, born on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
Her birth was emotional and extremely peaceful, we are in heaven. She was delivered naturally at a healthy 7 lbs and it was the best experience of both of our lives.
We are thankful to everyone for all your prayers, well wishes, love and support.
Beyoncé & JAY Z”
JAY-Z WRITES SONG FOR DAUGHTER
According to RapRadar.com, Jay-Z wasted no time to record a song that captured his feelings toward his newborn, Blue Ivy Carter. The proud father released a song called “Glory,” which was produced by Pharrell Williams. On the record, Hov chronicles how the baby was conceived in Paris just before Beyonce shot her album packaging for her latest effort, 4. In addition, Jay raps about an apparent miscarriage the couple endured and even debuts his daughter on the song, who cries at the end. Check it out now via Life&Times.com.
TYGA SPILLS ON NEXT ALBUM
During an interview with ThisIs50.com, Tyga gave new details on his next studio album. The rapper said of the disc, “It’s a theme album so it’s the first installment of the story. It’s about me becoming a king in this place called Careless World. It’s just a story from beginning to end.” The “Rack City” rapper added that the project will show “a lot of growth in the music and a lot of maturity.” We’ll keep you posted on the release date for Careless World.
TYGA ARRESTED IN VEGAS!
Young Money’s “Rack City” rapper Tyga has been racking up some driving violations that landed him in trouble over the weekend.
According to TMZ, the 22-year-old artist was arrested in Las Vegas after a routine stop for a traffic violation turned into the discovery of a warrant out for his arrest due to four other traffic-related incidents.
Previous charges include driving without a license, registration violation and unlawful acts of financial responsibility.
Tyga, real name Michael Stevenson, was taken to Clark County Detention Center and released the following day.
Stevenson was in Vegas for a tour show in support of his upcoming album Careless World: the Rise of the Last King, expected in stores January 24.
Tyga has yet to make a formal statement on the arrest.
NICKI MINAJ AWARDED FOR PINK FRIDAY SALES
Nicki Minaj has proven that she’s a force to be reckoned with. Because Nicki sold over two-million copies of her debut album, Pink Friday, Birdman rewarded the fem-cee with a lavish gift – a diamond encrusted luxurious watch. After receiving it, Nicki turned to Baby and said, “Why are you so amazing and epic?” then joked, “How many watches are you going to get me? This is too rich for me. I’m not on this level yet.” You can check out the footage via her official fansite now.
50 CENT APOLOGIZES TO RECORD LABEL
50 Cent has decided to apologize for his recent Twitter rant aimed against his record label. After learning that one of his new songs was leaked, the mogul accused someone from the label of intentionally putting out his material. He wrote, “Discovered a computer glitch leaked my song. Sorry to team at Interscope for overreacting! I put a lot in to this project but I don’t care if it ever comes out. Jimmy Iovine has been like a mentor for me. I just want to stay friends.” No word yet on when the follow-up to 2009’s Before I Self Destruct will arrive.
AMBER ROSE RELEASES “FAME” ft. WIZ KHALIFA
Earlier this year, Amber Rose announced that she was in the studio every day, working on new music and now we get a chance to see what she’s been cooking up.
Her debut single, ‘Fame’ dropped this morning and with a little studio magic, Amber gives her first-hand account of the ups and the downs of the glamorous life. In the new joint, she sings over a pop tune while expressing that even though people think it’s easy to be her, they have no clue. Being flown in private jets and constantly being photographed while out shopping for exclusive bags sounds like a dream to most girls but Amber paints a different picture:
being blindsided by all the lights,
The questions one made up
like these rumors were made up,
Can’t shop for clothes.
or by some cigs
Without paparazzi looking for a flick.
This is a new situation.
You’re an overnight sensation.”
Of course an Amber Rose debut wouldn’t be complete without a flow from Wiz Khalifa who drops a hot 16 to finish off the track. Oh, and this sounds nothing like Amber. More like an alter ego.
Check out the record below:
NE-YO JOINS CEE-LO’S TEAM ON THE VOICE
According to SingersRoom.com, Ne-Yo has reportedly signed on to appear on NBC’s The Voice. The crooner will join Babyface and serve as an advisor for Cee-Lo Green’s team. Ne-Yo said in a statement, “It’s about the talent. Before there was music videos; before there was the internet and all of that stuff; all you had was the voice — that was it.” The Voice premieres on February 5th.
RIHANNA SAYS “THERE’S NOBODY IN MY LEAGUE”
People are always comparing Beyonce and Rihanna. During an interview with Look magazine, the latter finally addressed the ongoing topic. Ri Ri stated, “There’s nobody really in my league.” She added, “But there’s competition everywhere. The whole music industry is competition. There are people who like other artists, those who like me and others who like both.” The singer, who was just named the highest selling digital artist, went on to say, “Beyonce is a great artist and I feel honored to be mentioned in the same sentence, but we’re different performers with different styles.”
· Who do you think is better?
JUSTIN BIEBER TALKS TO GOD
Just days after debuting his new Jesus tattoo, Justin Bieber is opening up about his views on God and religion in the new issue of V magazine. Beiber said, “A lot of people who are religious, I think they get lost. They go to church just to go to church. I’m not trying to disrespect them, but for me, I focus more on praying and talking to Him.” The 17-year-old singer, who is on the cover of the magazine, adds that he doesn’t have to go to church to talk to the lord. The issue hits newsstands on January 12th.
Bieber is currently recording his next album, Believe, which will arrive later this year.
RIHANNA’S TALK THAT TALK GOES GOLD
According to Nielsen Soundscan, Rihanna’s Talk That Talk has officially gone gold. The singer’s disc, which sits at number nine on the Billboard 200 chart, has amassed sales of over 500-thousand since being released on November 21st via Def Jam Recordings.
To date, Rihanna has sold more than 20-million albums and 60-million singles.
RIHANNA WANTS TO PERFORM WITH COLDPLAY
Rihanna is hoping to soon perform her duet, “Princess of China,” with Coldplay. Ri Ri told England’s The Sun, “I think Chris Martin is a special guy. His songwriting is just beautiful and I am a huge fan. If they want me to sing with Coldplay, I will be waiting for the call. I’d love to perform with them.” There are now rumors of them performing together at the 2012 Brit Awards. As previously reported, Martin recently said of Rihanna that she is the “greatest singer in the world.”
DRAKE’S TAKE CARE SITS HIGH ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART
This week, Drake’s Take Care claimed the number two spot on the Billboard 200 chart. Unable to out-do Adele’s 21, the Toronto emcee’s studio sophomore effort reportedly earned an additional 72-thousand copies, bringing its total sales to just over 1.2-million units moved since late last year. The disc, which includes guest contributions from Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar and Nicki Minaj, is out now. Elsewhere on the chart, Young Jeezy’s latest project, TM 103: Hustler’s Ambition, sits at the number three spot and has amassed sales of over 300k to date.
AMBER ROSE CONFIRMS KANYE AND KIM KARDASHIAN RUMORS
Amber Rose has a secret to tell. Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend recently revealed to Star magazine that the rumors of the rap star hooking up with Kim Kardashian were actually true. Back in 2009, the reality star was accused of cheating on her former beau, Reggie Bush, with Yeezy and Rose feels she’s a “homewrecker.” Amber stated, “Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together. They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other.” Apparently, Kim never explained or defended her actions, even after Amber emailed her. Rose stated, “I want to thank her because if she was never a homewrecker, then I never would have met Wiz [Khalifa], and I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now.” There you have it.
Are you surprised by the news?
CHRIS BROWN TURNS DOWN ALL INTERVIEWS FOR 2012
According to an interview with Billboard, Chris Brown’s manager, Tina Davis, announced that the singer has decided to not do any interviews or media in 2012. The crooner will instead “concentrate on performing and recording.” In addition, she stated, “We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in anyway. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent.” The news comes after Breezy vented his frustrations in 2011 for constantly being asked about his incident with ex-girlfriend, Rihanna.
Do you think this is a smart move? How will he promote his next album, Fortune, which will arrive in March?
LUDACRIS TO OPEN CHICKEN AND BEER RESTAURANT
According to his Twitter page, Ludacris has announced plans to open a new restaurant called Chicken & Beer inside an airport in his hometown of Atlanta. The rapper wrote, “I’m taking my restaurateur footprint into the busiest airport in the WORLD!” The new business venture, which will be opened in Hartsfield-Jackson ATL International, is actually named after his 2003 album, Chicken-n-Beer. In related news, he is also working on his eighth album, Ludaversal. Check the throwback cover!
MARY J BLIGE TALKS RECORDING MY LIFE II
When you think of Mary J Blige, there’s one word that should come to mind: original. The living legend has put out timeless music without compromising who she is, which she told us has been the key to her success. MJB’s latest album, My Life II: The Journey Continues, currently sits at the number 20 spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
This week, her album sold an additional 22-thousand copies, bringing its total sales to over 400k.
NICK CANNON HOSPITALIZED
Nick Cannon had a health scare while celebrating the holidays in Aspen, Colorado. Mariah Carey’s husband was hospitalized for “mild” kidney failure but fortunately he’s doing better. Mi Mi wrote on her official website, “We’re trying to be as festive as possible under the circumstances but please keep Nick in your thoughts because this is very painful. They tried to kick me out of the hospital but here I am pon de bed with Mr. C.”
JENNIFER HUDSON SETS SECRET WEDDING DATE
During a recent interview on NBC’s Dateline, Jennifer Hudson revealed she is making progress with her on-going wedding plans. In fact, the singer has set a date! While she’s going to keep mum on the day she’ll exchange vows with David Otunga, she spilled on what her wedding dress looks like. Hudson explained, “It’s a show. It has three pieces to it. I designed it myself. It has a coat for the entrance and then when I get ready to walk, you take that part off. And then it’s another dress. And then by the time I get to the altar, it’s a whole new dress.” The pair has been together since 2008 and share one child, David Otunga, Jr.