Fergie is joined by Q-Tip and GoonRock for ”A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” from the upcoming soundtrack for the motion picture, The Great Gatsby, in theaters May 10.
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
T.I. ISSUES NO MERCY FROM JAIL
Before T.I. began serving his 11 month sentence for violating his probation terms, the rap star told us what people should expect of his newly released album, No Mercy. The rapper promised that fans will be impressed with the work he put in. Be sure to get Tip’s seventh studio effort today!
How will his incarceration hinder his first-week sales?
2008’s Paper Trail opened at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 568–thousand copies in its opening week.
T.I. VH1 STORYTELLERS PREVIEW!
While fans wait for VH1 Storytellers: T.I. to finally air later this week, a lengthy preview of the show has leaked online. In the clip, Clifford recalls making his first movie, ATL, and explained how “What You Know About That” came together. Be sure to tune in this Friday at 11 PM to watch the full show!
Catch the preview HERE!
MICHAEL JACKSON AUCTION
According to the Associated Press, items from the Michael Jackson’s stage wardrobe, including one of the King of Pop’s famous gloves, attracted furious bidding at an auction of celebrity memorabilia in Beverly Hills, California. Julien’s Auctions says a lone glove worn by Jackson during the Bad tour sold for 330-thousand dollars on Saturday night. A jacket signed by Jackson brought in 96-thosuand dollars and a fedora he wore on stage went for 72-thousand dollars. Julien’s Auctions says the two-day event brought in more than three-million dollars.
MICHAEL AND 50 CENT COLLAB LEAKS!
Finally! Michael Jackson and 50 Cent’s collaboration, “Monster,” has leaked online. The Teddy Riley-produced track will appear on the late pop star’s upcoming album, Michael. However, you can check out the cut via www.thatgrapejuice.net today! In addition, be sure to go out and purchase Michael when it drops December 14th.
DRAKE TALKS J. COLE TOUR PLANS
During an interview with The Source, Drake opened up about his forthcoming joint European outing with J. Cole. The Young Money standout said of the tour that he “wanted to do something different set wise and set-list wise. I wanted to bring an adaptive show out there.” As for teaming with the Roc Nation artist, Drizzy stated, “[He] is one of those guys that I can coexist with even though we do two completely different things.” He added, “Getting along with someone like that usually leads to great music so being on tour that long and me having a new album on the way and him finishing his project, you never know.” The trek begins January 5th.
NICKI HAS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING SOON!
During the rehearsals for VH1 Divas, we caught up with Nicki Minaj to find out when she’s planning on embarking on a domestic tour to support her Pink Friday album. The Queens native wanted to fill us in, but instead she spilled that good news and her potential tourmate will be announced soon. Hmmm, will Nicki go out on tour with Kanye West? Maybe Lil Wayne? If not, what other celebs do you think she’ll invite?
RAY J LEAKS “LAST WISH” VIDEO
Timing is everything. Following the premiere of season two of Brandy & Ray J: A Family Business, the R&B crooner has leaked the video for his new single, “Last Wish.” The “Sexy Can I” singer is looking to release his upcoming album, Raydiation 2, next year. Be sure to check out the TAJ-directed clip today!
KERI TALKS “PRETTY GIRL ROCK” REMIX
Even though everyone is talking about Keri Hilson’s “The Way You Love Me” video, the singer recently told us new details about her lead single, “Pretty Girl Rock.” The Atlanta native linked up with Kanye West, who previously guest featured on her “Knock You Down,” to put new verses on the female anthem. The revamped version will appear as a bonus track for Keri’s upcoming No Boys Allowed LP. Be sure to get your copy on December 21st!
PREVIEW IT! You can check out 30-second snippets NOW!
No Boys Allowed tracklist:
1. “Buyou” (ft. J. Cole)
2. “Pretty Girl Rock”
3. “The Way You Love Me” (ft. Rick Ross)
4. “Bahm Bahm (Do It Once Again)” / “I Want You”
5. “One Night Stand” (ft. Chris Brown)
6. “Lose Control / Let Me Down” (ft. Nelly)
7. “Toy Soldier”
8. “Breaking Point”
9. “Beautiful Mistake”
10. “Gimme What I Want”
11. “All The Boys”
12. “Pretty Girl Rock (Remix)” (ft. Kanye West)
MC LYTE TALKS NICKI AND LIL KIM BEEF
VH1.com reports MC Lyte has given her input on the ongoing drama between Lil’ Kim and Nicki Minaj. The rap pioneer stated, “Those who really need to be worried by Nicki are Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado [because] Nicki is coming out to win.” The “Ain’t No Other” rapper explained that Nicki is “not thinking of the block. She’s not just thinking of the city. So she’s able to handle so many areas of what it takes right now to be an international star.” Minaj has yet to respond to Kim’s “Black Friday” diss record, which surfaced during Thanksgiving weekend.
JT HURT WHILE FILMING UPDATE
Last Wednesday, Justin Timberlake injured his leg while filming his new flick, Now, and now, FOX, the studio behind the movie, told TheInsider.com that “production has taken a brief hiatus and will resume shortly.” It’s a little odd, because even though JT suffered “a muscle injury to his calf,” he was able to return to work on Thursday, and yet production still was halted. We’ll keep you updated.
TOO $HORT READIES DIGITAL EP
According to BallerStatus.com, Too $hort has announced that he’s releasing his second digital-only album very soon! The Bay Area rap icon explained in a statement, he wanted to try this out “because it’s the same effect as a mixtape. You can put some songs out there, see which ones get the most responses and get a better feel for your audience. Plus, how easy is clicking a button and then you get a check?” Fans can purchase Respect The Pimpin’ online December 14th.
GHOSTFACE GETS DELAYED
XXLMag.com has learned Ghostface Killah’s new album, Apollo Kids, has been pushed back. Fortunately, the project will still hit shelves before the New Year and is slated for a December 21st release. Will you be buying?
Apollo Kids tracklist:
1. “Purified Thoughts” featuring GZA & Killah Priest
2. “Superstar” featuring Busta Rhymes
3. “Black Tequila” featuring Cappadonna & Trife
4. “Drama” featuring Joell Ortiz & The Game
5. “2getha Baby”
7. “In Tha Park” featuring Black Thought
8. “How You Like Me Baby”
9. “Handcuffin’ Them Hoes” featuring Jim Jones
10. “Street Bullies” featuring Sheek Louch, Wiggs & Sun God
11. “Ghetto” featuring Raekwon, Cappadonna & U-God
12. “Troublemakers” featuring Raekwon, Method Man & Redman
PCD LEAD SINGER PERFORMS NEW SINGLE
Nicole Scherzinger performed her brand new single, “Poison,” at a concert in London over the weekend. Check out footage of the Pussycat Dolls lead singer now!
WILL.I.AM KNOWS WHY THE BEP’S ARE SUCCESSFUL
The Black Eyed Peas are one of the biggest groups in the world, and frontman will.i.am thinks he knows why. According to ContactMusic.com, Will attributes the commercial failure of his 2007 solo album, Songs About Girls, explaining that if it had been successful, it would have “changed everything within the Black Eyed Peas.” He went on, saying that “because that album did not succeed, it taught me what to do with the Peas and what not to do.” The group’s latest album, The Beginning, is out now.
WILL.I.AM TEAMS UP WITH OPRAH
Will.i.am’s song “Own It” is playing in movie theaters across the country. It’s all part of an ad campaign for Oprah Winfrey’s forthcoming OWN TV channel, which launches on January 1st. According to the Associated Press, Will is going to be featured in a series on the channel next summer. “Own It” is also on his group, the Black Eyed Peas’, new album, The Beginning, which is out now.
CEE-LO TALKS GWYNETH
Cee-Lo Green received four GRAMMY nominations for his song “F**k You,” including for Record and Song of the Year. We caught up with him shortly after the announcement and asked his thoughts on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Glee version of the song.
“I was pleasantly surprised. I was impressed. I had no idea she was a vocalist in the least bit and she did a great job.”
“F**k You” is also up for Best Urban/Alternative Performance and the video for the song is vying for Best Short Form Music Video. The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on February 13th at 8 PM Eastern on CBS.
FERGIE IS BILLBOARD’S WOMAN OF THE YEAR
Fergie was honored last week as Billboard’s Woman of the Year at a luncheon in New York City. Learn more about the honor bestowed on the Black Eyed Peas singer at Billboard.com.