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A$AP Rocky + Florence Welch Song ‘I Come Apart’ Hits the Internet
Rapper A$AP Rocky's new album 'Long.Live.A$AP' boasts an array of big-name collaborations including one with Florence Welch called 'I Come Apart.' The song will appear on the deluxe version of the album, which hits stores Jan. 15.
Nicki Minaj + Adam Levine Bringing Lifestyle Brands to Kmart
Chart-topping pop stars Nicki Minaj and Adam Levine have partnered with Kmart to bring their respective fashion lines to its stores and the shopping website, ShopyourWay.com.
Kanye West to Record Dr. Seuss Rap for His Unborn Kid
Kanye West may be taking the whole baby daddy thing just a little too far if we are to believe the tabloids. According to Hollywire (via The Sun), Yeezy is penning his own remake of Dr. Seuss's classics 'Green Eggs Ham' and 'The Cat in the Hat.'
Azealia Banks Goes to War with Rap Newcomer Angel Haze on Twitter
Azealia Banks is Twitter beefing again -- this time against up-and-coming rapper Angel Haze. According to The Drop.fm, the bickering is over a tweet the '212' rapper made about Haze not being a native New Yorker.
Drake (Sort Of) Apologizes to Kobe + Vanessa Bryant Over Offensive Rap Lyric
Kobe Bryant's wife, Vanessa Bryant, has finally responded to Drake's infamous rap line from Rick Ross' 'Stay Schemin'.' Drizzy's verse -- "B---- you wasn't with me shooting in the gym" -- was one of the most quoted verse of 2012. According to Bossip, Vanessa didn't like the rap lyric one bit.
Azealia Banks Kicks Off 2013 With New Song ‘BBD’
Azealia Banks starts the new year on an energetic note with her new single, 'BBD,' which stands for "Bad B----es Doit." The song is not from her upcoming album, 'Broke With Expensive Taste,' but it's a preview of things to come from the Harlem rapper.
Beyonce Rings In the New Year With Las Vegas Performance
While her husband Jay-Z celebrated the new year with Coldplay at their New York concert, Beyonce was ringing in 2013 at her private show at the Wynn hotel in Las Vegas on New Year's Eve.
Lil Wayne Reportedly to Star in Pixar Movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’
Rapper Lil Wayne is quite an animated figure in the rap world, but it looks like he's going to bring his unique personality to film. According to ScreenCrush, Weezy will reportedly voice a character in a new Pixar flick titled 'The Good Dinosaurs.'
Lil Wayne Releases New Track ‘Good Kush & Alcohol (B—-es Love Me)’ Featuring Drake and Future
Lil Wayne loves his, um, fans and doesn't care about the haters on his new single, 'Good Kush & Alcohol (B----es Love Me).' The song is set to appear on Weezy's upcoming studio effort 'I Am Not a Human Being II,' now tentatively due out Feb. 19.
Tyga Hit with a ‘Nasty’ Lawsuit Over Music Video
Rapper Tyga has been slapped with three lawsuits over the music video 'Make It Nasty.' According to TMZ, three video vixens are suing the Young Money star claiming that their nipples were exposed without their consent in an X-rated version of the clip.