The rumor mill has it that industry veteran Kevin Liles was fired from his position at Warner Music Group. Liles, who got his start interning at Def Jam, authored the book Make It Happen: The Hip-Hop Generation Guide to Success. He recently celebrated his engagement to Erika Jones.
From Hits Daily Double:
Sources are telling us veteran Urban music exec Kevin Liles has exited his post at Warner Music Group. We'll let you know when we hear more details. Liles, a Lyor Cohen cohort since both were at IDJ, returned to the company just a few months ago, when he was put in charge of Warner’s growing portfolio of 360 deals, with an emphasis on monetizing those rights.
There is dumb, and then there is dumber. But singer Chris Brown is clearly the dumbest celebrity to ever be interviewed by CNN's Larry King.
Even with Chris Brown's mother sitting right beside him offering her support during a pre-taping of King's show on Wednesday, Brown still couldn't get his lies straight.
Brown responded to a question from King about the pre-Grammy night beating of Rihanna that ended in his arrest, by saying he couldn't remember anything.
After the furur and outcry went up from women's groups everywhere, Brown hurriedly released a prepared statement:
"There have been reports on the Internet that I didn't remember what happened that night with Rihanna. I want to try and set things straight.
That 30 seconds of the interview they used of me was taken from a one hour interview during which that same question was asked something like 4 or 5 times -- and when you look at the entire interview you will see it is not representative of what I said.
The first four times - or how ever many times it was - I gave the same answer -- which was that I didn't think it was appropriate for me to talk about what happened that night. I said it was not right for me and it really wasn't fair to Rihanna. The fifth time - or whatever it was - I just misspoke. I was asked, "Do you remember doing it?" and I said, "No."
Bitch boy goes on to say, "Of course I remember what happened."
Of course you do Chris. You're just the worst actor in Hollywood and you couldn't get your lies straight.
My question is, if Brown didn't want to talk about what happened that night, why did he even consent to appear on Larry King Live?
A loyal reader who works in the same midtown building as rapper T-Pain's lawyer emailed Sandrarose.com over the weekend to say she saw T-Pain, real name Faheem Rasheed Najm, leaving his attorney's office on Friday (8/28).
Word gets around quickly, and she learned that T-Pain was there to attend a mediation meeting to resolve child support issues with his baby mama, Elisa Hood, aka Ms. Cherry from VH1's Miss Rap Supreme.
Let's just say that the mediation didn't turn out as well as all parties had hoped.
For a rapper who just put out a track titled "I Support baby Mamas" [CLICK to listen] he certainly isn't supporting his own very well.
Before Friday, Ms. Hood was barely making ends meet with a measly $2,000 a month from the same rapper who bragged about dropping over $400,000 on a "big ass chain" inlaid with 197kt. diamonds. When T-Pain posted the pics of his 10 lb. chain on twitter last month, we chose not to participate in the nignorance by reposting the pics.
According to court documents, this dead beat dad pulls down $15 million a year in records sales, royalties and appearance fees. He owns an impressive collection of almost 40 luxury vehicles, including a Lambo, Bentley and a Phantom. Yet the cheapskate and his attorney put an offer on the table for a mere $500 per month more than the $2,000 he is already paying Ms. Hood in support for their 2-year-old son King!
Don't you hate so-called ballers who value money and material possessions over their own seed? Oh, did I forget to mention that T-Pain was already married with children at home when he laid up with Ms. Hood?
From what I hear, Ms. hood left his offer sitting on the table -- as well she should have -- and a court date is pending in family court. When that day draws near, I plan to send a photographer to snap some pics of T-Pain leaving the courtroom with his big ass empty wallet after Ms. Hood finishes taking him to the cleaners!
Rapper Kid from old skool rap group Kid N Play is selling suits now. Hey, that royalty money from record spins only lasts so long and then you have to get a real job. Let this be a lesson to you wannabe rappers: money is EZ come and EZ go!
Every day I get at least 3 emails from former Kool Aide drinkers who have seen the light and reformed. Rapper Killa Mike represents those disillusioned minority voters who feel their needs have been overlooked by Obama. Mike says, "If he don't get with the Black Agenda, we don't vote for him the next time. I don't care what color you are. If you're not servicing the needs of my people, you don't deserve my vote!"
Barack Obama's approval ratings are sinking fast with no end in sight. The polls measure the apathy of Americans toward Obama due to his obvious lack of qualifications to run this country. What did voters expect? Obama was a junior Illinois state senator who spent two years voting "present" 130 times on tough legislation! That should have been a red flag.
Overall approval for Obama has now reached 46%, with 53% disapproving. Strong disapproval now comes within five points of overall approval, almost within the margin of error
Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped four points in the last two days, which gives an indication that the latest polling is significantly worse than earlier surveys. Rasmussen uses a rolling three-day poll of 500 likely voters each day. On Friday and Saturday, his overall approval was at 50%, but has dropped quickly to its new low.
Last night, singer Solange wore the same hawt Fendi pumps that Rihanna rocked like last year! Solange should have at least checked with a bonafied stylist to make sure these shoes were still in style. Celebrities should hold themselves to a higher standard when it comes to fashion trends. Unfortunately for Solange, she is always behind the trends.
I just came across of this new pics from Jay-z's "Answer the Call" press conference for his concert September 11 at MSG Garden. pics are on www.wireimages.com and i recognized that beyonce always tries to steal the spotlight from Jay or only cares about hova's events if the Press is around.
Like back in February, when Lebron James and Jay-z donated 150 musical instruments to the Boys & Girls club in Phoenix. Guess who sat between jay & lebron during their appaerances at the event with the kids? Beyonce. And every article was about Jay-z, Lebron and Beyonce donating musical instruments.!!
Rapper Jay Z held a well-attended press conference this morning at Madison Square Garden to announce a charity concert on September 11 at MSG -- coincidentally, the same day his not-so-anticipated album The Blueprint 3 drops.
The third single off the album, "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna and Knaye West, got mixed reviews and was subsequently dismissed by music critics and fans alike.
The charity concert will raise money for the New York Police, Fire Widows and Children's Benefit Funds. While the intentions behind the gig are good, we wonder if Jay Z would have been so charitable if his album wasn't dropping that same day?
By the way, The Blueprint 3 leaked all over the Internets this past weekend. The entire album can be heard online at MTV.com and Rhapsody.com tomorrow.
Clumsy ox Beyonce got her cowboy boots caught in PVC fencing at a pool party held in Brooklyn, New York yesterday. Neither Jay Z or Bey's bodyguard assisted her. They just looked the other way. Photo: INF DAILY
Pop singer Rihanna was in complete shock when a paparazzi informed her that popular DJ AM was found dead of a drug overdose in his SoHo apartment Friday afternoon. I'm sure this was her reaction after the pap told her that a crack pipe and half baggie of crack was found between his legs.
But Ri Ri recovered quickly and signed autographs before escorting her little brothers Rorrey and Rajad Fenty into a theater to view The Lion King on Broadway Saturday night. Photos (2): Splash News Online
If you're into hawt garbage, you'll be happy to know that Jay Z's Blueprint 3 leaked all over the Internets this weekend.
I didn't download the files so I can't tell you what the album sounds like. And I'm not posting a link because, unlike that Atlantic Records rep who sent the Trey Song joint last week, Jigga's label didn't send an advanced copy for us to review (not that we care). But it shouldn't be too difficult to find the CD online. The links are everywhere.
Blueprint 3 is scheduled to drop on September 11, but expect the label to move that date up now that the album has leaked. Please go out and support your local artists and help save the dying music industry -- and jobs.
If you thought Chris Brown would open up and be truthful about his violent episode with ex-girlfriend Rihanna back in February -- think again. Larry King was duped by Brown's camp into thinking he would talk about the events that took place that night. But instead of being forthright and honest about his bitch fit, he sat there and lied his ass off claiming not to remember anything from that night.
Rihanna should sue Chris Brown for everything he owns.
His mama, who is as sorry as her son, also appears on the program which airs on Wednesday. As I said before, I won't be watching.
You can tell what's in a woman's character by the way she steals other women's men, I mean by the way she treats others. Alicia Keys apparently has no respect for the artistic property of others because -- as Alcove explains in this video -- she has pilfered entire melodies from old school artists in the past without giving proper credit.
Unlike lyrics and audio samples (loops, beats, etc.), which are protected under the copyright law, melodies (humming and harmonizing) are not protected. We already know by her sneaky ways that AK is not an honest, right-minded woman. So we're not surprised to hear that she has ripped off yet another melody -- this time from the great Loleatta Holloway for Whitney Houston's new single "Million Dollar Bill" which AK wrote.
TV talk show host Tyra Banks posted this pic on her twitter page last week of her real hair which she blurred in Photoshop.
"Here's me rockin my REAL hair, had 2 blur it so its still a surprise on Sept 8! Who else is sportin their real hair that day?"
Tyra has challenged sistahs everywhere to put aside their slave hair and rock their real hair on September 8 (Real Hair Day) when the new season of her popular talk show premieres.
Although I rock my real hair every day, I feel like doing something different with it on Real hair Day. Maybe I'll shave off one side of my head and post a pic. In fact, ladies, send in a pic if you rock your real hair on Sept. 8, so I can post them!
Can't wait to see Tyra's (and your) crowning glory!
Nahright says: "These niggas is haters! Perfect song to leak." Is he referring to Jay Z and Kanye as haters or the consumers who appreciate better quality music than the garbage Jay Z consistently puts out?
I know you're tired of hearing rapper Drake deny this lame rumor for the 20th time. But Drake obviously needs to keep this rumor going since he senses his 15 minutes are winding down. No wonder Rihanna doesn't want to do a duet with him.
Rap sensation Drake has laughed off reports of a romance with single singer Rihanna - insisting their collaboration is strictly professional. The chart-topping pair prompted rumours of a relationship after they were spotted out and about in New York together, in the aftermath of Rihanna's split from Chris Brown.
But Drake - real name Aubrey Graham - insists they've been spending time together, while he tries to convince the Umbrella hitmaker to record a duet for his next album. He tells the New York Post, "We're just really good friends. We have great conversations about music, and we're trying to figure out the perfect song we can collaborate on for my album.
"I've only worked with one other female before (Mary J Blige). I hope that Rihanna is onboard, and I'm also looking to work with Sade."