Boosie Young thug

Rapper Li’l Boosie made headlines last year when he announced he had kidney cancer then deleted his Instagram post.

The deleted post led to speculation that he was lying about having cancer. Less than a month later Boosie, whose real name is Torrence Hatch, was in the hospital undergoing an operation. Again, the rumor mill went into overdrive.

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Rihanna

As you know, Rihanna‘s eighth studio album, ANTI (pronounced “Auntie”), supposedly leaked “accidentally” on Jay Z‘s flop music streaming app, TIDAL.

After the 27-year-old Bajan singer feigned outrage on social media, she provided a link for her social media followers to download the entire album for free.

Well, just 24 hours later, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced Rihanna’s album had gone platinum.

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Rihanna

In other publicity stunt news: Rihanna was supposedly outraged that her album ANTI (pronounced “Auntie”) was “accidentally” leaked online yesterday. The 27-year-old Bajan singer supposedly went ballistic after her boss Jay Z “accidentally” leaked her entire album on his flop Tidal music streaming service Wednesday.

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Monica Brown Code Red

Singer Monica Brown‘s new CD, Code Red, is estimated to sell 30K-35K units in 1st week sales.

At best, Code Red is expected to sell or stream 37,000 units in the 1st week.

This comes after Mo and her management put together a well-organized promotional campaign that saw the Atlanta songbird performing promo shows around the country to promote her album and appearing on talk shows.

Monica’s estimated 1st week sales provide more evidence that social media follows and ‘likes’ are worthless and often do not translate to sales for artists.

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Coldplay featuring Beyonce

A few years ago, Complex.com had a story about Beyonce turning down a collabo with British band Coldplay. Coldplay ended up contacting a more grateful Rihanna instead.

“Well, I did write a song for Beyonce, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected,” coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Maxim.

What a difference a few years makes.

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Dustin Michael

Remember back in the day when you and your girlfriends tossed all your panties at Dustin Michael Breeding and his brothers in the boy band B5?

After taking a hiatus to raise a family and record as a solo artist, Dustin returns with a new grown folks track entitled “Pay it Forward”.

Dustin dropped the sexy music video for his new ballad on Friday. The video was filmed in Paris and is dedicated to the victims of the Paris attacks.

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