Posts tagged "Drake"

Mathew Knowles Tried To Make A Destiny’s Child Biopic: Morning Mix

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:: Poor Mathew Knowles just can’t shake off the heydays of Destiny’s Child! According to Sony’s latest hacked emails, Beyonce‘s estranged father had a plan for a biopic based on the girl group. Reportedly, the compan’ys movie executives were interested in the project. The deal never saw the light of day, but it may be heading to Lifetime. Based on the network’s recent biopics, let’s just hope that’s a rumor. [Jezebel]

:: Speaking of the Sony hacking drama, details were revealed about a sequel to Spike Lee‘s 1988 classic — School Daze. The director/actor was reportedly writing a character for Drake, whose name would be “PE*NIS.” Do you think it’s fitting? [Stereogum]

:: There also may be a movie by Kanye West in the works! Elon Rutberg, the creative director of ‘Ye’s DONDA, wrote to Sony about a “major film project.” There’s additional talk of the rapper acting alongside new BFF Seth Rogen! How awesome would that be? [MTV News]

:: In love-related news, Sam Smith has a new boytoy! The UK crooner is reportedly dating on of the men from his “Like I Can” video. He told The Sun, “It’s very early days. I’m talking very, very, very early days. But he’s really sweet… he was one of 20 extras. It’s a surreal thing to be talking about because I haven’t even confirmed with him that we’re officially seeing each other.” Good for him! [Just Jared]

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Nicki Minaj Throws A Bondage Party In “Only” Video: Watch

Get Ready For A Whoopin'
Nicki Minaj And Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself"
Nicki Minaj And Beyonce's "Feelin' Myself"
The two ladies get cocky on 'The Pinkprint' track!

The lyric video for Nicki Minaj‘s “Only” single sparked a lot of political controversy, but the official version has taken a very different route! The six-minute long clip is an S&M fest that stars the rap diva, Drake and Lil Wayne. In what is probably her sexiest video yet, Minaj plays a fiery dominatrix dressed in all black lingerie as she leads an underground sex dungeon. Chris Brown also makes a creepy, almost possessed cameo — complete with amber-colored contacts.

If you’ve been a little naughty, this video will definitely make you want a spanking — in the best way possible! Minaj’s forthcoming LP, The Pinkprint — which has tracks like the Meek Mill-assisted “Big Daddy,” her “Feelin’ Myself” collaboration with Beyonce, “The Crying Game” featuring Jessie WareAll Things Go,” “Bed Of Lies” and more — is set to be released on December 15.  More »

Dr. Dre Is 2014′s Highest-Paid Musician: Morning Mix

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:: Congratulations to Dr. Dre, who tops Forbes’ list of 2014′s highest-paid musicians! The hip-hop mogul brought in a whopping $620 million this year. Beyonce comes in second place (duh) with $115. [Huffington Post]

:: Young Jeezy is cleared of gun charges that stemmed from an arrest in August after police found an AK-47 and a Glock on his tour bus. The Orange County, CA District Attorney and judge explained there was a lack of evidence for the rapper’s case. [Rolling Stone]

:: Jay Z recently meet with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to discuss criminal justice reform. The two went over the current system that’s in place and what they could do to improve it. The governor’s spokesperson stated they had a “productive conversation about doing a top-to-bottom review of the criminal-justice system, and how we can all work together to pass a reform package that ensures equality in the eyes of the law.” [Complex]

:: Bad news for Drake, whose 2013 Nothing Was The Same LP was the most pirated album of ExtraTorrent, one of the biggest torrent sites on the web. Maroon 5‘s “Payphone” single landed in second place, with Jay Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail LP in third. Yikes! [Popdust]

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Drake (Sort Of) Acknowledges Diddy Brawl, Remains Unbothered In A Bathrobe

Diddy Reportedly Punched Drake Over Song Dispute
Diddy Reportedly Punched Drake Over Song Dispute
Diddy and Drake had a fight on Sunday at Miami's LIV nightclub.

What happens at Art Basel stays at Art Basel — that is, until the mainstream media hears about it. As you might or might not already know, Drake and Diddy got into a spat at the art event down at LIV nightclub that ended with Diddy throwing a punch, reportedly because of a dispute about music rights. (And, thanks to our friends at Stereogum, we now know that dispute might be directly related to the allegedly stolen beat for Drake’s “0 to 100.”)

Drake hasn’t said a peep about the incident until today, posting two photos looking entirely unbothered in a fancy bathrobe in his hotel room. “They’re either talking shit about you or stealing the shit you’re talking…either way the name been poppin,” the rapper captioned the moody black and white off-the-shoulder shot, looking quite pensive. The second, also lavish, seemed to be more of a shout-out to comedian Kevin Hart — and cheese: “I put on a @kevinhart4real hat to eat this room service. I am slowly starting to understand why you constantly wear these. It made my meal feel more exotic. Cheddar was looking more like a provolone or a rare Brie. Thanks Kev.” In either case, he certainly looks happy and healthy.

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Diddy Reportedly Punched Drake Over Song Dispute In Miami; Maybe They Should Have Just Gotten High With Miley Cyrus

Drake & Diddy Fight In Miami
Drake & Diddy Fight In Miami
Why did the two rappers resort to fisticuffs during Art Basel?

Following the fight that broke out between Diddy and Drake on Sunday at Miami’s LIV nightclub, Sam Sneaker tweeted, “It definitely wasn’t about Cassie,” in response to rumors that Drake had started the drama by making a lewd comment to Diddy’s longtime girlfriend. In fact, other reports seem to now indicate that the brawl was more about business.

An Us Weekly source told the publication that the fight “took place outside of the club and that it revolved around music rights to a song.”

“Diddy was the one that was upset with the music rights,” the source said to Us. “It started inside the club, and then the fight ended up happening outside.” More »

Did Drake Land In The Hospital After A Fight With Diddy?

Readers’ Poll: Vote For 2014’s Top Albums
Readers’ Poll: Vote For 2014’s Top Albums
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Wait, what? Here we were all set to slowly lapse into a nice, pre-holiday calm, and along come reports of buddies Diddy and Drake, pictured above at Diddy’s New Year’s Eve party (with Rick Ross), getting into a scuffle.

According to MTV News, the brawl between the two rappers is alleged to have happened during DJ Khaled‘s birthday party at Miami’s LIV nightclub on Sunday (December 7), during the Art Basel festivities. The site claims it was “able to confirm the fight with a source who witnessed the incident,” and mentions the rumors currently going around that things got heated between the two when Drake made some sort of comment to Diddy’s girlfriend Cassie.

This is all sounding more lurid and gossipy by the second, so we’ll just let Khaled’s pal Sam Sneaker, who was apparently an eye witness to the fisticuffs, do the talking from here. Catch his tweets about the incident below. More »

Chris Brown Claims Karrueche Tran Cheated On Him With Drake: Morning Mix

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:: Chris Brown announced this past weekend that he is single. He claims that his now-ex, Karrueche Tran, cheated on him with an on-again, off-again rival of his: “I was locked up for damn near 4 months and only got 1 visit from you while u was hosting parties and taking secret trips to Toronto, going on dates with Drake!” Ouch. [The Daily Beast]

:: Ginuwine hints that he will release a Timbaland-produced album, Same Ol G, in 2015. Please, let this be true. [MTV]

:: While Lil Wayne and Ghostface Killah headlined Vice’s 20th anniversary party, actor Jonah Hill stole the show when he rapped Drake‘s “Marvin’s Room.” [Complex]

:: Brendan Jordan became a viral video star after he was caught dancing to Lady Gaga‘s “Applause” during a local news broadcast. Now, he is an American Apparel model posing in its Clear PVC Circle Skirt. Perfect. [BuzzFeed]

:: “The Britney Spears Piece of Me Couture Pop,” $26 at Sugar Factory, is now available for preorder. It comes with a bedazzled pink handle and in eight different flavors like “Creamy Orange.” [Vulture]

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2015 Grammy Nominations: Beyonce, Sam Smith, Sia, Miley Cyrus & More Are On The List

Who Will Win?
Readers’ Poll: Vote For 2014’s Top Albums
Readers’ Poll: Vote For 2014’s Top Albums
Who had the best album of the year? Vote and let us know!

Pharrell Williams and Ed Sheeran were up bright an early today to make the announcement of the initial nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards on CBS This Morning. And, probably no surprise here — each of them landed nominations in at least one of the five categories announced so far. (The rest of the categories will be revealed throughout the day on Twitter, and we’ll be updating right here, so keep checking back!)

Sheeran’s x is up for Best Pop Vocal Album, where he’ll compete with Sam Smith, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and others. Pharrell’s G I R L is up for Best Urban Contemporary Album, as is Beyonce‘s 2013 self-titled LP (another one Pharrell worked on). As for the biggest award of the night (Album Of The Year), nominees included the “7/11″ singer, Smith, Pharrell, Sheeran and Beck. More »

Drake Announces Australian Tour With 2 Chainz: See The Dates

Lykke Li Covers Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home"
Lykke Li Covers Drake's "Hold On, We're Going Home"
Watch the singer perform her version live in concert!

Drake is taking his music down under, as the rapper/singer has announced his first-ever 2015 headlining tour in Australia and New Zealand. To make it even more fun, he is bringing 2 Chainz along for the ride! The performances begin on February 23 in Auckland’s Vector Arena and end on March 5 at Brisbane’s Entertainment Centre. There are only five dates, so hopefully Drake will extend his stay.

The two have collaborated quite a few times already (2012′s “No Lie,” the mega-mashup of “Fuckin’ Problem” and Nothing Was The Same‘s “All Me”), so this tour should come easy to them!

General ticket sales will be available for purchase here, beginning on December 1. View all of the dates after the jump! More »

Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Body For The “Only” Video Shoot: See All 7 Behind-The-Scenes Photos

Nicki Minaj is holding nothing back for her upcoming video for “Only,” as seen with the revealing photos she recently posted on her Instagram! The rapper took fans behind-the-scenes of the shoot, which also included song collaborators (and YMCMB labelmates) Drake and Lil WayneChris Brown, the tune’s other feature, wasn’t present. It’s too bad, though, his rock-hard abs could’ve added something extra.

For the shoot, Minaj dons a super-seductive mesh bodysuit with only black lingerie underneath. She completed the outfit with intensely-high platform heels and black veil. The men kept their outfits more tame, rocking a simple jeans-and-t shirt combination. More »