Month: July 2008

RAPPER NELLY AND JOSS STONE DATING?

I don’t know where this came from but apparently rapper Nelly and singer Joss Stone are currently an item…….   I know that they both have fallen off career wise, so could they be that desperate for publicity? And isn’t Nelly still in a relationship with Ashanti? I don’t believe this story….. “British soul singer Joss Stone is reportedly dating Amercian rapper Nelly. The British star has been on several secret dates with the 33-year-old US rap star – who is 12 years her senior – and []

RAPPER RICK ROSS’ PAST ‘DRUG KINGPIN’ STATUS ON SHAKY GROUND

For the last week or so the news that rapper Rick Ross was actually a correctional officer back in the 1990s, and not in fact a major cocaine trafficker, has been blowing up all over the Internet. I saw the pictures of him posing in his uniform but held off from posting the news because he claimed that the pictures were photo-shopped (hmmmm) and that they were being circulated by folk who are jealous of his success in the rap world…. But reliable news source The Smoking Gun website has come up with the goods. []

SCOTT STORCH BROKE AND M.I.A

Scott Storch was once considered one of the “go to” producers in music. He was crafting hit after hit over the years, but as of late, his chart topping hits are few and far between, and reports of financial problems continue to surface. His empire seems to be sinking, thanks to his lavish way of living, excessive spending, and poor money management, not to mention to downsizing music industry. Storch once commanded an estimated $100,000 per beat. But with the decline of []

LIL WAYNE AND T-PAIN FLOP IN JAMAICA

This past weekend Lil Wayne and T-Pain performed at Jamaica’s annualReggae Sumfest , which took place in Montego Bay, and FLOPPED! UDubNews reports that both failed to live up to the expected hype. T-Pain’s performance was “painful” and only his backup dancers saved him. As for Lil Wayne… well if it wasn’t for the two hundred plus teenage girls inside Sumfest, Lil’ Wayne would have failed to keep the entire audience’s attention. No surprises here!  If Lil Wayne thought that a Jamaican audience made of Sizzla, Bounty Killer, []

BLACK PEOPLE WILL BE BANNED FROM ENTERING BARS DURING THE BEIJING OLYMPICS

Black people will be banned from going into bars in Beijing during the Olympics, it was claimed yesterday. Chinese bar owners say police forced them to sign secret pledges – two weeks before the games. One, who asked not to be named, said: “The police told me not to serve black people or Mongolians as they consider them drug dealers and pimps, so don’t let them in.” (Source) Well isn’t that great. Even in 2008 we are still being banned from entering certain []

PICS OF THE DAY: 9TH ANNUAL ART FOR LIFE BENEFIT GALA

The 9th Annual Art For Life Gala took place yesterday (July 19th) in East Hampton, New York. Mr “I’m an authority on everything” Russell “fact finder” Simmons and girlfriend Porchla Coleman. Both advertising Colgate. Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin Model Christy Turlington and the ” blood diamond fact finder”   Tracey Edmonds and Aretha Aretha and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs mother Janice Combs Russell and Kimora’s daughters Ming Lee Simmons and Aoki Lee Simmons Janice Combs, Sean Combs and “Fact Finder”. Photographs: WireImage 

PRIDE MAGAZINE: TOP 20 SEXIEST MEN ALIVE

Pride Magazine  has published its list of the 20 sexiest men alive in this month’s (July) issue. Flying the flag for Queen and country is UK rapper Kano at #13, rapper/actor MC Harvey at #17,  actor Chucky Venice at #18, at #20 comedian/Choice FM Radio host Richard Blackwood, at #9 Lewis Hamilton and at #1 actor Idris Elba. [Click on image to enlarge] #9 Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton #8 Rapper Nas #7 Actor Shemar Moore #6 Producer/artist Pharrell Williams #5 Actor Djimon Hounsou #4 Footballer Thierry Henry []