DJ Khaled and Vado at REIGN Fridays

V-103 mixologist and producer DJ Kash, left, celebrated his signing to DJ Khaled's label at REIGN Nightclub and Lounge in Atlanta on Friday. Also in the house were Birdman of Cash Money Records; rapper Ace Hood, rapper Vado, Jamaican singer Mavado, former Cosby kid Keshia Knight Pulliam, singer/producer Sean Garrett, and former writer for Conan, stand up comedian Deon Cole, who stars on his own show, 'Black Box' on TBS.

REIGN Fridays is brought to you by The Gidewon Group. Visit Reignatlanta.com to RSVP for REIGN Fridays.

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Amber Rose

Socialite Amber Rose looked overweight and sloppy as she chatted with friends at Urth Cafe on Melrose Ave in West Hollywood, Ca on Tuesday, May 14. Rose cemented her future (at least for the next 18 years) by giving birth to rapper Wiz Khalifah's baby son.
Photo: London Entertainment /Splash News

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Rapper Chief Keef

If Chicago rapper Chief Keef can stay out of prison, he will soon be forced to pay $2,600 a month in child support, $500 in day care expenses, and an additional $10,400 in back child support payments.

According to a report on gossip website TMZ, the rapper is being sued by the 15-year-old mother of his first child, born last year.

Court documents show Keef, 17, earns roughly $13,000 a month in recording royalties -- not counting the under-the-table cash he is paid for nightclub performances.

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Flo Rida goes for a swim on South Beach

Rapper Flo Rida took a dip in the warm waters off South Beach, Florida with a female friend on Monday. The 33-year-old ladies man is best known for his #1 hit song "Low", featuring T-Pain, which sat atop the charts for 10 weeks in 2008. Though 5 songs off his fourth studio album, titled Wild Ones (July 2012), charted in the Top 10 on Billboard, the album has yet to go gold.

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Reebok Drops Rick Ross

Reebok has dropped Miami rapper Rick Ross amid protests over his rape rap lyrics, the NY Times reports.

Ross, a former corrections officer, came under fire when he quipped about drugging a woman's drink so he could have his way with her on the track "U.O.E.N.O. (You ain't even know)" by Atlanta rapper/producer Rocko Da Don.

    Put molly all in her champagne
    She ain’t even know it
    I took her home and I enjoyed that
    she ain’t even know it

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OG Double D

A Miami rapper who was affiliated with Atlanta rapper Future is believed to be the man who was shot to death while driving a Maybach on I-20 during rush hour Thursday.

The drive-by shooting occurred around 5:15 p.m. as the victim was driving westbound on I-20 near Glenwood Avenue in southeast Atlanta, The Atlanta Journal-Constition reports.

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Big Sean and Naya Rivera at 42 premiere

This news may not mean much to you but it's a significant development in the lives of women who lusted after rap star Big Sean. Unfortunately for them, Sean's heart is taken by 'Glee' star Naya Rivera. Sean, 25, and Naya, 26, attended the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' And Legendary Pictures' '42' at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 9, in Hollywood, California. Congrats to them. Hopefully their union will last longer than the average rapper relationship.
Photos: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images North America

More from Sandrarose.com:

  • Sorry ladies, Raven-Symone is off the market
  • Solange Knowles is Off the Market
  • Kat Stacks and Q Worldstar are off the market
  • Angela Simmons and Lil Romeo are off the market
  • Brad Paisley and LL Cool J

    Country music star Brad Paisley calls his song, "Accidental Racist", one of his proudest moments as a songwriter. But the single, off his new album Wheelhouse, is misfiring badly with some music critics.

    Paisley's song, featuring rapper LL Cool J, is causing controversy due to its lyrics which were intended to promote racial harmony between blacks and whites.

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    Tiara Thomas and Wale

    Singer Tiara Thomas, best known for her duet with Wale on his single "Bad", explained how the groupie anthem came about.

    “I was in Atlanta with one of my friends I went to school with; she was my manager at the time. She’s like,’Hey, let’s go to Atlanta for spring break, just to go somewhere,’ Thomas recalls. We went and I had a fake ID. I was under 21 at the time and we just wanted to go to the club. So we went to the club and Wale was there. It was like, ‘Hey, there’s Wale, let’s take a picture with him.’ Wale listened to it, and he really liked it,”

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    Gucci Mane Denied Bond

    Rapper Gucci Mane turned himself in to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday night, after he learned there was a warrant out for his arrest.

    Gucci, whose real name is Radric Davis, 33, is accused of hitting a soldier over the head with a champagne bottle during a scuffle at Atlanta's Harlem Nightclub on March 16.

    Davis was charged with aggravated assault and ordered held without bond by a Fulton County magistrate Wednesday morning. his next court date is April 10.

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    Ashanti Never Should Have

    R&B singer Ashanti reminisces about love gone wrong in this latest single off her upcoming album, Braveheart. Ashanti is all too familiar with heartbreak and being the innocent victim of a smooth criminal who never loved her in the first place. The 32-year-old "Foolish" singer spent several years of her life in an unfulfilling relationship with rapper Nelly, who considered himself single throughout their relationships. All the red flags were there that the relationship would end badly, but Ashanti -- like most needy women -- ignored the signs.

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    Rapper Trinidad James doesn't care what you think

    This story is disgusting in more ways than one.

    Rapper Trinidad James, known for his insipid track, "All Gold Everything", apparently had an accident in his Fruit of the Looms and did a poor job cleaning up.

    The rapper was in such a hurry to hit the stage for a recent performance that he forgot to wipe his unmentionable.

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    Lil Wayne

    Lil Wayne

    According to gossip website TMZ.com, troubled rapper Lil Wayne was released from Cedars-Sinai hospital yesterday, where he was treated for recurrent seizures related to a reported drug overdose.

    Confusion reigned when Wayne was re-admitted to Cedars-Sinai on Friday after a bodyguard found him unconscious on the floor of his hotel room.

    Sources on the west coast told several websites, including this one, that Wayne was on his death bed. But the rumors turned out to be false. A tweet allegedly sent from Wayne's phone only added to the confusion -- and confirmed suspicions that Wayne was in no condition to send the tweet himself.

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    Nicki Minaj Covers ELLE

    For the first time in her rap career Nicki Minaj doesn't look like a walking, breathing cartoon.

    The 29-year-old rapper recently fired her entire Glam squad for crafting her public image to look like a transgender Barbie. Minaj unveiled her new look in the glossy pages of ELLE magazine's April 2013 issue.

    Sure, her butt cheeks are still filled with industrial strength products, but time will take care of that, too. And Nicki will finally get the respect she thinks she deserves after all these years.

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    Troubled rapper DMX explodes during a session with inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant. DMX's emotional issues and hostility towards women are on full display in this upcoming episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, which airs April 13 on OWN Network.

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    Shateria Moragne-el

    When a gunman (or gunmen) opened fire on rapper Rick Ross's Rolls Royce Phantom in Ft. Lauderdale early Monday, his girlfriend, Shateria Moragne-el, who was also in the car, almost took an L for her man.

    Ross crashed into a residential building to escape the gunfire, but the rapper and his passenger walked away unhurt.

    News of the attempt on Ross' life left many wondering about the pretty young woman with the exotic features who is literally a ride-or-die chick.

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    Beyonce Jay Z at Inauguration

    Beyonce was so beside herself at President Obama's 2nd Inauguration that you would've thought her husband Jay Z was being sworn in as president. Not one to let an opportunity to show off pass her by, Beyonce snapped photos from inside her hotel room, inside the limo on her way to perform the National Anthem, and from the podium. And while every celebrity with a twitter account (including Bette Midler) gushed about Beyonce's unique rendition of the National Anthem yesterday, Mr. Obama himself seemed less than impressed. Maybe that's because he was outshined by 2 women at his own inauguration: his wife Michelle and Bey.
    Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Beyonce and President Obama

    Check out Beyonce's personal pics from the nation's capital after the break.

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    Lupe Fiasco kicked off stage

    Sunday's fiasco at a presidential Inauguration event must have seemed like shades of Desiree Rogers to the Obama administration.

    If you recall, Obama's attention-seeking Social Secretary Desiree Rogers resigned her post after an uninvited couple crashed a White House event and got close enough to the president to take a picture with him.

    On Sunday, rapper Lupe Fiasco -- who has sharply criticized Obama in the past -- was kicked off the stage during an anti-Obama rant at the StartUp RockOn Inauguration Celebration at the Hamilton Live.

    Foreign policy reporter Josh Rogin live-tweeted the bizarre scene as it unfolded before him.

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    Yung Teddy

    A woman is under arrest for sending threatening text messages to a rapper 24 hours before he was slain by an unknown assailant, the Atlanta Journal reports.

    Yung Teddy was found shot to death at his Austell home last Wednesday night. Police say Yachari Kiyana Miller sent the threatening texts to the victim on Tuesday, saying, “You a dead man walking” and “This your year to die."

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    Just days after rapper The Game announced plans to walk down the aisle with his longtime baby mama, Tiffney Cambridge, the couple have called off their wedding.

    According to Sister2Sister.com, Jayceon Taylor and Tiffney announced their decision on their website. A source told Sister2Sister.com that the couple just didn't get along after budgeting half a million dollars for their televised wedding.

    The source says The Game may not be in love with Tiffney, but “he is in love with his children.” That makes sense when you consider that some men take their roles as dads very seriously; they stick around even after the dopamine fades in their relationships.

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    According to October's Very Own via Miss Info, Drake collaborated with Canada Goose to design his own limited edition goose down jacket:

    Last Saturday marked the release of the October’s Very Own x Canada Goose Chilliwax Jacket. The limited edition winter coat that retailed at $900, dropped at select retailers across North America. For the Toronto drop, Drake and his OVO creative collective of Oliver El-Khatib & producer Noah “40? Shebib were on hand at Nomad, one of the top menswear stores in North America for it’s retail debut.

    The OVO LTD Edition Chilliwack is available Saturday November 13, 2010 at Nomad Toronto, Nom de Guerre NYC, Nepenthes NYC, Opening Ceremony LA, Colette Paris and The Tannery Boston.

    Photos by Paolo Azarraga

    From Atlantic Records PR Guru Sydney Margetson:

    Hey Sandra,

    How are you? I just came across this pic you posted of Larry King carrying a "vintage LV bag." It's actually an AKOO bag that Tip gave to Larry as a gift after his interview on the show on Thursday. Within the bag he also gave him an AKOO sweater and a pair of jeans.

    Rapper T.I.'s appearance on CNN's Larry King Live last night shed new light on a man who, in his brief 29 years on earth, has accomplished and experienced more than grown men twice his age.

    T.I. thoughtfully explained his recent stint in a federal prison for possessing firepower that even the police don't use. T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., talked about the death of his childhood friend, Philant Johnson, being the force behind the paranoia that increasingly drove him to collect a stash of illegal weapons.

    And he mused about the love of his life, his fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who he plans to marry next month.

    But most impressive was T.I.'s interaction with King. Though decades apart in age, T.I. easily elevated himself to King's level rather than force King to come down to his.

    T.I. left an indelible impression on the minds of millions of people who tune into Larry King Live every night, who may not have realized that a thug gangsta rapper can be an intelligent one too.

    The following is a glossary of all the big words used by T.I. in his guest appearance on Larry King Live last night.

    Glossary of T.I's Big Words

    Acronym - Words formed from the initial letters of other words
    Abbreviation - to shorten a word, phrase or text
    Evolve - to develop gradually from a simple to a more complex form
    Paranoia - unreasonably or excessively anxious (scared)
    Jaded - tired, bored or lacking enthusiasm after accomplishing a lot
    Fend - to look after and provide for oneself
    Consideration - careful thought
    Phenomenal - a remarkable person, thing or event

    More Big Words and videos after the break!

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    When rapper Gucci Mane was released from the Fulton County jail at midnight on Wednesday (May 12), one of the first calls he made was to Atlanta's premier party planner Jamahl King of S.T.E.P.S. Events to coordinate his big Welcome Home dinner at the swanky Georgian Terrace Hotel.

    As you can see from these pictures, Jamahl (pictured) did not disappoint! In less than 24 hours, Jamahl laid out quite a spread for Gucci and his guests inside one of the huge Georgian Terrace ballrooms.

    Well-heeled guests such as R&B singers/reality show stars Monica and Kandi Burruss; rappers Big Boi, Shawty Lo and Wacka Flocka Flame; producers Jazze Pha, Sean Garrett, dined on filet mignon, miniature beef Wellington, peekytoe crab salad, pecan crusted chicken, bananas foster and freely flowing champagne!

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    From MTV.com:

    This week's edition of "When I Was 17" features another three stars from various aspects of the pop culture world, and each of them handed over a bunch of images from their youth. There's one musician in particular who let MTV dig deep into the crates and get into the baby photos. Can you guess which high-profile rapper this is? Take a guess and click below to find out! No cheating!

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    Sean "Puffy" Combs was one of the notable music industry veterans who didn't bother to visit rapper T.I. when he was locked up inside a federal prison last year. I hear T.I. took notes on who didn't stop by -- those notes includes everyone except for rapper Nelly who drove his tour bus to Arkansas to visit the rubber band man.

    So it's interesting to see that T.I. agreed to appear on this Dirty Money track and in the video. These chicks are extremely boring to me. I still don't understand why Sean signed them. He should really give up the music thing and focus on his other ventures.