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DAMN Kanye West: Kanye West Sued $500,000 For Unauthorized Use Of Sample On A Mixtape

HiphopDX

Days after Syl Johnson settles, The Persuaders seek damages for using their music on Kanye West's 2006 "Freshman Adjustment 2" mixtape in the form of a familiar sample.Less than one month after settling a sample lawsuit with Syl Johnson, Kanye West was served with a new copyright lawsuit. According to AllHipHop.com, the producer/emcee is being sued for $500,000 by The Persuaders' Robert "Bobby" Poindexter.
The March 27 court filing accuses West of wrongfully using the 1970s New York R&B group's "Trying Girls Out" for his 2006 Freshman Adjustment2 mixtape, on the cover version of "Girls, Girls, Girls." Curiously, the same sample was previously cleared the work with permission, for the Just Blaze production of the song on Jay-Z's 2001 album, The Blueprint - an album West also worked extensively on.
AllHipHop.com quoted Poindexter as claiming that West has previously refused out-of-court settlements.

Wade says he played with “heavy heart” after hearing his nephew wounded in Chicago shootings

WashingtonPost

CHICAGO — Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade says he played with “a heavy heart” Friday night, after receiving word his nephew was one of 13 men shot — two fatally — during a violent six-hour stretch in Chicago.
Wade’s nephew was one of those injured in a Thursday shooting at a convenience store.
Wade says he learned of the shooting after Miami won at home against Dallas on Thursday night. Wade says his nephew remains hospitalized, but is doing well.
Neither the Wade family nor Chicago police have released the nephew’s name. Wade scored 30 points Friday in Miami’s 113-101 win over the Toronto Raptors.

Stacy Francis Reflects on Whitney at BET’s ‘Celebration of Gospel’ (Video)

The last person who nees to speak about Whitney Houston such a trash.....

Eurweb

Former “X-Factor” contestant Stacy Francis won over fans singing pop on the show, but says gospel music keeps her going.
Recently Francis attended the recording of this year’s “Celebration of Gospel” in Hollywood for the first time where some of her favorite gospel vocalists ( Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Marvin Sapp) were among the performers.
The aspiring entertainer was also a big fan of late pop legend Whitney Houston who Kelly Price paid tribute to during the event fittingly singing “Jesus Loves Me,” the last song Houston sang at Price’s Pre-Grammy party just two days before her untimely passing.
Francis, a 42-year-old mom from Brooklyn, NY has put the highly publicized confrontation between her and Houston that transpired at Price’s party behind her. During an interview on the blue carpet she was respectfully mum about the incident, choosing to reflect on a few inspiring words Houston said to…

Nicki Minaj has wardrobe malfunction, beefs with JLo on 'Idol'

NYPOST

Nicki Minaj both busted out of her low-cut top and started a verbal war with Jennifer Lopez while appearing on "American Idol" last night.
The "Superbass" rapper appeared on "Idol" to promote her sophomore album "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," which will be released on Tuesday. But while Minaj delivered an upbeat performance of her new song, "Starships," she couldn't help but raise a little trouble.


Minaj arrived on the "Idol" stage, exiting from a pink and purple UFO. The singer wore a blonde wig, and showed off her ample curves in a rainbow colored bra top and skirt. As Minaj danced, her chest bounced heavily. At one point in the performance, the rapper turned around, appearing to tuck herself back into her top.

"That was fun," host Ryan Seacrest said, interviewing the star as she finished her song. "There were parts of that performance that were a little high-risk, if you know what I'm …

Shit is Crazy: Beyonce Is Carrying Around A Reborn Baby

The blogs are heating up about Beyonce carrying around a  Reborn doll instead of a her daughter  Blue Ivy. Crazy or what but what do you guys think.....






Picture fromDestiny's Rehab
ReadySetGOSSIP

We were the first to break this story, and now MEDIATAKEOUT.com is jumping on the band wagon

After READY-SET-GOSSIP posted its video about the great possibility that world famous singer/entertainer Beyonce and her husband rapper/businessman Jay-Z might not have a Real Baby, but a Reborn Baby; we received a message from a very reliable SOURCE that our video post is dead-on.

According to the SOURCE Beyonce has hired various bodyguards to safeguard her and her Reborn Baby. According to the SOURCE, one bodyguard did not like the detail. He said that he was uneasy about his detail and that something felt strange.

The SOURCE also wanted to let us know that her friend’s husband asked that the AGENCY never allow him to do detail for the KNOWLES FAMILY again, when she asked her friend, Why? …

Nas hits up 106 & Park

Dope: Drake hints at posthumous collaboration with the Late GREAT AALIYAH

RapUP

Drake has never been shy about his love for Aaliyah. The “Take Care” rapper has tattooed the late singer’s face on his back and sampled her song on his debut Thank Me Later. While he never got a chance to work with her while she was alive, he revealed that a posthumous collaboration may be in the works.

“I have some great Aaliyah news coming soon. Some special things,” the 25-year-old told Tim Westwood.
When asked if it had to do with a rumored posthumous project of her unreleasedrecordings, he remained coy. “Just some special things, you know. Great things for music, period.”
Drizzy shared his admiration for the “Try Again” songstress, who passed away at the age of 22. “I think more than anything Aaliyah always made music that was never uncomfortable for me to listen to,” he explained.
“You know it’s hard for me to ride around to a female singer because at the end of the day, you’re a man, but she always kept it so G with the writing and the melodies. It was something to ride t…

Chris Brown Unveils Official 'Sweet Love' and Usher's new album release DATE/

AceShowBIZ

Following the release of his new single "Sweet Love", Chris Brown releases a black-and-white cover art for the song. The "Turn Up the Music" hitmaker is seen sitting on the floor with three women standing behind him. While he looks dapper in a suit, the ladies show off their toned legs in leather outfits.

"Sweet Love" is one of the singles from Breezy's next studio installment "Fortune", which is expected to be released later this year. In the new song, he flirtatiously invites the ladies to strip off and get frisky with him.





AceShowBIZ

Usher's next studio installment has got an official title and release date. The follow-up to his 2010's "Raymond vs. Raymond" is called "Looking for Myself" and is scheduled to come out in the United States on June 12.

The R&B crooner is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches. To complete the CD, he's working with a team of top-notch producers includ…

Lil' Kim's new PROMO picture and Rihanna talks baby Blu Ivy

The YBF

Lil Kim just dropped her new promo pic. And in a skin baring catsuit, she's sharpening her cat like skills and ASSets. Hope this works for her this time. After dropping her new singles "Keys To The City" and "If You Love me" recently, Lil Kim is tapping into her sex kitten skills and crawling on the floor in a mesh detailed catsuit and boots.



ThatGoodHIT

“Talk That Talk” songstress, Rihanna has been in UK for the past week or two promoting her upcoming major film debut Battleship. During her recent interview with Capital FM the blonde bombshell opened up about Beyonce & Jay-Z’s daughter Blue Ivy Carter.
Read what Rihanna had to say below:
“Yes I have!” Rihanna told Capital FM’s showbiz reporter Kevin Hughes about meeting the new arrival. “She’s, it’s unreal. It’s unreal! You couldn’t get more perfect than that child, she’s beautiful,” the “You Da One” star revealed. “And she really is Jay-Z’s twin. It’s hilarious. She’s beautiful!”


Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother, opens up on death of her daughter

NYDAILYNEWS

Cissy Houston, while still struggling with daughter Whitney’s death, says she raised the Grammy-winner right and remains proud of her child’s too-short life.
“She accomplished a whole lot in the short time that she had here,” the renowned gospel singer said in an exclusive interview with Brenda Blackmon for My9’s “The 10 O’Clock News airing Monday.
“She was a wonderful person.”
Grammy-winning gospel singer Houston, 78, said she had no regrets about the way her daughter was brought up.
“I know I did the best I could,” she said inside New Hope Baptist Church, where her daughter’s funeral was held. “I don’t blame myself. I know I did the best I could for everything.”
Houston broke down at the end of her daughter’s February funeral, wailing “My baby! My baby!” while walking behind the singer’s silver casket.”
“She was very special to me,” Houston explained. “She was my only daughter, and a good one.”
The mother, in the interview, saved her harshest words for the media and…

The Fuckery?? T-Pain Responds To Being Blasted By Toya & Memphitz On Twitter

NECOLEBITCHIE

Shoutout to Necole for catching this fuckery.


Toya Wright goes hard in the paint for her boo Memphitz!
Last night, she set twitter on fire while watching the premiere of T-Pain’s VH1 Behind The Music Special. As she settled into her cozy seat to watch the show, she tweeted to her fans, “Watching T-Pain’s behind the music….. Waiting to see if they give my luv his props.’


You see, years ago, her husband Memphitz (an A&R intern at Jive at the time), discovered T-Pain after he was handed his music by a mixtape DJ. Although, T-Pain wasn’t exactly interested in being an artist (he preferred to write songs for Akon and other artists instead), Memphitz paid a visit to T-Pain, signed him to Jive, A&R’d his project and launched him into musical superstardom with the release of his biggest hits ‘I’m Sprung’ and “I’m In Love With A Stripper’. The success of T-Pain and other signees to Jive helped Memphitz obtain his own imprint through the label and eventually secur…

DRAKE responds to ViBE.....

ThatGOODHIT

Last February Nicki Minaj edged things up as she covered Vibe Magazine’s February/March issue. Just before Nicki’s cover came everyone found out that her Young Money label mate, Drake was originally slated to cover the magazine but lost the cover due to his “Diva” attitude.
VIBE contributor Lola Ogunnaike revealed:
“He was slated to appear on the cover of VIBE magazine to accompany this story [The Dark Side of Aubrey Graham]. But he fouled that up when he arrived more than eight hours late to the shoot and refused to wear any of the wardrobe provided for him.”“He brought his own clothes, which was mostly Hemès and leather bomber jackets,” revealed a source at the shoot. “But it was a shoot about spring fashion. He was going on and on about wearing his leather bomber, and wasn’t letting it go. He said the [female] stylist was too aggressive, that he wasn’t a model and he wasn’t feeling the vibe. He hopped in his SUV and left.”Now the “Take Care” rapper has opened up about the …

Diddy Was ‘Drunk’ While Mentoring Claims Eliminated American Idol Contestant

RadarOnline

Heejun Han has joked his way through American Idol this season, but following his elimination he had some pretty serious gripes about his guest mentorDiddy, who he says was “kinda drunk” while working with him.
The 22-year-old singer was sent home Thursday night, but he took a swipe at his mentor Diddy in an interview following the show.
Han told The Insiderthat Diddy was “kind of drunk when we were having our mentor session,” and while he praised Stevie Nicks he advised, “You do not wanna be durnk when you’re coming to American Idol session, OK?”His rendition of Leon Russell’s A Song for You failed to muster enough votes to save him despite Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez’s enthusiastic reactions to his performance on Wednesday night.
Heejun also said he’s not going to be following the show anymore either, and isn’t going to root for any fellow contestants.

"I was rooting for Jeremy, Sharon or Erika ... but [that] didn't happen so I'm not…

Say What NOW? Toni Braxton Reveals She May Not Return For Season Three? “Braxton Family Values Reunion”

HelloBeautiful

Season two of “Braxton Family Values” has unfortunately come to a close, but luckily for us, we had one last look at our favorite sisters during their reunion special last night. Hosted by Wendy Williams, the “Braxton Family Values Reunion Special” was full of laughs, surprises and closure from all of the drama that occurred all season long. Wendy Williams begins the discussion by putting Toni on the spot. She reveals that she’s been working on new music, talks about her relationship with her ex-husband Keri and even talks about the possibility of not returning for another season. She says that reality TV is draining to her, and she wants to leave that up to the rest of her sisters. What’s “Braxton Family Values” without Toni? Hopefully she wasn’t serious!
After grilling Toni, Wendy turned to spotlight on Towanda and asked her about her relationship with Andre. Towanda shocks the audience by telling them that she and Andre haven’t had sex in TWO YEARS! Trina jokingly tell…

YIKES: Diggy On First Week Album Sales

RapRADAR

Diggy Simmons recently chopped it up with Karen Civil to address the low sales of his debut album, Unexpected Arrival. The LP only moved 21,000 copies in its first week of release, landing at No. 13 on the Billboard 200. Diggy explains that he's satisfied with the sales.

Candids: Christina Milian, Usher, Rihanna, and more 3/30

Singer/actress Christina Milian drives her Mercedes Benz G Wagon to Le Petit Four restaurant at Sunset Plaza wearing matching pink skinny jeans and heels. Usher spotted arriving at the Lexington Social Club in Hollywood on his Ducati motorcycle. Rihanna leaves the Mandarin Oriental hotel to go to the Radio One studio in London. Angela Simmons has her hands full with new puppy as she goes out for a manicure. 'The Real Housewives Of Atlanta' star NeNe Leakes out for dinner at Mr. Chow in Beverly Hills, California on March 29, 2012. Singer Beyonce stepped out in New York City, New York on March 29, 2012 wearing a bright pink shirt with a graphic multicolor skirt and a smile.