If you haven't been following the drama surrounding Nicki Minaj's beef with New York's Hot 97, basically what happened was Hot 97 morning show host Peter Rosenberg took the mic during a pre-Summer Jam festival and sh*t on Nicki Minaj's single "Starship", saying:

"I know there's some chicks here waiting to sing 'Starships' later, I'm not talking to y'all right now. F*ck that bullsh*t. I'm here to talk about real hip-hop sh*t."

Nicki Minaj, and her boss Lil Wayne took offense to Rosenberg's comment. (The truth hurts?)

Wayne, who was already feeling some kind of way after being dissed by the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA team, took to his Twitter page to complain bitterly about Rosenberg's insult.

This is what happens when celebrities bite the hands that feed them. Once rappers reach a certain plateau in their careers, they get amnesia and they forget that the big market radio stations (and their fans) are responsible for their careers.

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She was not scheduled to be a surprise guest on Nicki Minaj's set at the Hot 97 Summer Jam. Rumors swirled that Lauryn Hill and Nas were supposed to come out while Nicki was onstage, but Nicki pulled out of the event after Nicki and her boss, Lil Wayne, took offense to Peter Rosenberg, of Hot 97's morning show, dissing Nicki's attempt at pop music on her last album.

That's a sore spot for Nicki because she thought she was a crossover star, but her album sales were flat when the pop world (read: Caucasians) didn't embrace her new music.

Despite Nicki's departure, the show went on with Lauryn and Nas performing without Nicki.

In a statement on her official twitter account, Ms. Lauryn tweeted:

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The Internet is buzzing over rapper Lil Wayne's abrupt announcement that he is banned from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City tonight where the Thunder will take on the San Antonio Spurs in game 3 of the Western conference NBA finals.

Wayne, 29, is a fixure at NBA games, especially at the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Heat home games (Weezy is from Nola and lives in Miami).

But Wayne won't be in attendance tonight at the OKC game.

Moments ago Wayne tweeted this:

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According to Gawker.com, Kim Kardashian allegedly invited herself backstage at Beyonce's Revel concerts in Atlantic City last weekend.

Kim, who is reportedly banned from Beyonce's inner circle, strolled backstage with her friend, socialite Brittany Gastineau, who started taking random pics as if to prove they were indeed backstage.

But Gawker is adamant that Beyonce did not invite Kim backstage -- as evidenced by the lack of pics with Beyonce in them.

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According to my inside sources, Brandy Norwood is throwing her former duet partner Monica Brown under the bus after their single "It All Belongs to Me" failed to meet expectations.

And now their upcoming tour has been scrapped. But Brandy is placing the blame for the failed tour squarely on Monica, saying Monica is more focused on her sons and husband, Shannon Brown, than she is on touring.

But that's not true, according to my source. He told me there were issues with the top billing (whose name would go first) as well as money issues (who would get paid more). He said Brandy derailed the tour by demanding top billing and more cash upfront.

"It's a done deal. And [the deal] fell through," said my source.

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Superstar actor Will Smith opened up about the bizarre incident that occurred during the Moscow, Russia premiere of his film MIB 3.

Will was enraged when a male reporter who is known for pulling pranks on celebrities attempted to kiss him on the lips.

"It was just awkward," Smith explained to David Letterman during a guest appearance on the Late Show Tuesday. (See video below the break)

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A social studies teacher in North Carolina was suspended with pay for threatening an anti-Obama student with arrest.

Tonya Dixon-Neely, who is black, took offense to the student challenging President Obama who criticized Mitt Romney for bullying when the future president himself bullied an overweight, black girl in high school.

In his best-selling book, Dreams From My Father, Mr. Obama recalled an incident when he shoved the girl and told her to get away from him because Mr. Obama didn't want his white friends to believe he liked her. At the time, Mr. Obama wrote that he sought to impress his white friends by disrespecting the black girl.

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More testimony in the ongoing child custody case of Usher Raymond IV vs Tameka Foster. During today's proceedings, Usher explained a disturbing incident involving his crazed ex-wife, Tameka Foster, and his current boo, Grace Miguel.

According to TMZ:

... under questioning by his attorney, [Usher] revealed how Tameka once went ballistic and "wanted to fight" ... when he showed up at her house with his new sidepiece.

Ush testified Tameka walked to his car and said, "I'm gonna kick your ass. Bitch get out of the car. How dare you bring this woman into my subdivision in my house?"

He added, "She continued to spit. At this point she pulled the door open, tried to swing at her."

Usher claims he had to get out of the car and block Tameka ... who then hit him. Usher said he pleaded with Tameka to calm down, but claims "she threw a plate of food at the car" ... as he fled the situation.

Update: Usher broke down in tears during a tense cross examination by Tameka Foster's attorney Lisa West.

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Singers Pink and Joe Jonas slammed Chris Brown on Twitter.com for lip syncing his way through his song "Turn Up the Music," during Sunday night's live television broadcast of the 2012 Billboard Awards.

Pink took to her Twitter page Sunday night and tweeted:
"One day if i lipsync i hope i do it as well as him…"

After getting raked over the hot coals by Brown's immature Stans, she tweeted again, "Oh my lord, its so easy…its so damn easy. Keep it coming people, this is some good reading…"

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How many times does Will Smith have to tell you he's not gay?

Smith, who is married to actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, has repeatedly denied the persistent ghey rumors over the years.

But his denials doesn't keep the gheys from trying him.

Smith just about reached the limits of his endurance with the ghey rumor thing when a gutsy Russian reporter tried to kiss him in the mouth on the red carpet at the Russian premiere of Men in Black III.

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