Labels: Lupe Fiasco
Beyoncé's planned concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has been canned amid protests by local Muslim groups, Billboard reports. The groups are reportedly upset that the singer has refused to obey the country's strict dress code for performers, although the November 1 concert's promoter, Pineapple Concert, did not give a reason for the cancellation in a statement issued Friday (September 28). Female performers are not allowed to show skin from the tops of their chests to their knees. In August, Gwen Stefani's concert in the country was also preceded by protests for the same reason — but she reluctantly abided by the guidelines, saying in a press conference before the show that she had made a "major sacrifice." ... [SOURCE]
"The track was considered for Chris Brown -- he thought it was his -- but it was my record and I decided to give it up to J. Holiday," explains The-Dream. "Chris said the record won't be No. 1 unless he's on it. I bet someone $500,000 that it would go to No. 1 and I collected my money just last week."He goes on to say that this little rift could end with The-Dream refusing to work with the young lad...even offering to give back money already paid for a song.
Labels: The Dream
Mychal Bell's release on $45,000 bail came hours after a prosecutor confirmed he will no longer seek an adult trial for the 17-year-old. Bell, one of the teenagers known as the Jena Six, still faces trial as a juvenile in the December beating in this small central Louisiana town.
"We still have mountains to climb, but at least this is closer to an even playing field," said the Rev. Al Sharpton, who helped organize last week's protest.
"He goes home because a lot of people left their home and stood up for him," Sharpton said. [SOURCE]
Labels: Jena 6
Calumet City Police Chief Russell Larson confirmed only that an unidentified woman’s body had been found in the area Thursday morning. But Nailah Franklin’s uncle Jon Merrill and family friend Andrew Holms said authorities had told the family the body is that of his 28-year-old niece.
Franklin was reported missing Sept. 19 after she missed a meeting with her boss at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly. Her car was discovered in Hammond, Ind., on Friday night near an abandoned building.
Shortly before she disappeared, Franklin had filed a police report about getting threatening phone calls from a man she had dated briefly. Chicago police said Monday they had interviewed someone Franklin once dated but have not named a suspect in her disappearance. [READ MORE]
The invite is designed to look like an old style newspaper with headline blaring "THE UNTOUCHABLES STRIKE AGAIN." The untouchables are TI, Lil' Wayne and Young Jeezy who will co-host the party. The invite encourages guests to "come suited and booted."
Labels: Jay Z
Labels: Michael Jackson
The Atlanta native said he and Pain did indeed have to defend themselves in London — they were in town to perform at the MOBO Awards — but they came out unharmed and with all their belongings intact. The commotion happened shortly after midnight, when Joc was bringing in his birthday at U.K. club Crystal Club on Thursday.But it does gets interesting, because T-Pain was trying to holla at a random chick when some dude flipped on T-Pain and started a fight!
"It was my birthday, so we was poppin' bottles," he continued. "We was bottle-poppin' major. Pain was talking to this chick and this big football-player-looking dude came up. He was big as hell. ... The dude grabbed her arm and she was like, 'I'm not leaving,' and [moves] away from the dude. ... The next thing you know, the dude started talking sh-- to Pain. The dude poured his wine out and ... I looked back at my security [guard], gave him my chain. He put it in my case and handed it to Rico. The dude hit T-Pain's partner in the head with a glass in his hand." [SOURCE]
Labels: Don't Believe the Hype
Labels: Karrine Steffans
Labels: Jena 6