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PIC OF THE DAY: WYCLEF SHOWS OFF HIS BODY ON HIS 43RD BIRTHDAY

Musician Wyclef is now 43 years old and in celebration of this milestone the former Fugees star released this photograph of himself on Twitter…. Wyclef wrote: Today I am 43 years old. I look and feel 26. You can’t keep a good man down. Keep a smile when they want you to smile. The world really doesn’t need to see Wyclef oiled up and wearing speedos that match the colour of his bike. Who has convinced him that he looks 26 years []

KANYE WEST’S LAWYER ISSUES “WARNING LETTER” OVER SEX TAPE THE RAPPER PROBABLY LEAKED HIMSELF

Last week it was reported that a sex tape featuring rapper Kanye West and a “Kim Kardashian lookalike” was doing the rounds and today it’s now been reported that there is a second sex tape out there. West’s Mickey Mouse lawyer Lisa M Buckley who insists that images from the tape were “stolen” from her client’s computer  issued the following warning letter: “Be advised that the Screen Shot, as well as the Tape from which the Screen Shot was taken, were illegally obtained and believed to have []

HIP HOP MANAGER CHRIS LIGHTY DIES

Violator Management founder and Hip Hop manager Chris Lighty (44) has died. The New York Daily News reports that Lighty died early this morning. Sources claim the music mogul shot himself after an argument with his estranged wife Veronica outside his Bronx apartment. Lighty had been a part of the Hip Hop scene for many years and worked with pioneers LL Cool J and KRS-One before going on to found Violator Management where he managed the careers of  Mariah Carey, 50 Cent []

NEW MUSIC: AALIYAH FEATURING DRAKE – ENOUGH SAID

… Enough Said is taken from Aaliyah’s posthumous album and for some reason the Aaliyah estate has given Drake the greenlight to produce the album. I like hearing Aaliyah’s vocals on the single but when Drake jumps in I just think ‘WHY???’ Sometimes it is best to just leave things alone. Rest In Peace Aaliyah.

SINGER FRANK OCEAN REVEALS HIS FIRST LOVE WAS A MAN

After dropping hints about his sexuality on his new album Channel Orange, member of Hip Hop collective Odd Future and solo artist Frank Ocean (real name  Christopher Breaux ) has revealed on his Tumblr blog that his first love was a man. He first tweeted, “We’re all a bunch of golden million  dollar babies. my hope is that the babies born these days will inherit  less of the bulls**t than we did. anyhow, what i’m about to post is for  anyone who cares to read. it []

BET AWARDS 2012: FULL WINNERS LIST / WRETCH 32 WINS BEST UK ACT

The BET Awards took place last night in Los Angeles with the likes of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce and opportunist of the year Kim Kardashian in attendance. Beyonce, Jay-Z , Kanye and Nicki Minaj also took home awards. NOW THERE’S A SURPRISE!!!! BET you are so sad and predictable. And I see Chris Brown is back in favour with industry folk. Check out the full winners list below. Centric Award Common Youngstars Award Diggy Best Group The Throne (Jay-Z and Kanye West) – According to BET Jay-Z and Kanye are now []

LAURYN HILL PLEADS GUILTY TO TAX EVASION, FACES 3 YEAR PRISON TERM

Singer Lauryn Hill admitted in court today that she failed to file three years of taxes on income of $1.8 million. The star now faces a 3 year prison term and $75,000 in fines and will be sentenced in late November. However Hill’s attorney Nathan Hockman claims that the federal government is making an example of his client because of her celebrity status. According to Hockman, “There are many people in society who fail to file their taxes on time who only []

R.KELLY CANCELS PROMOTIONAL APPEARANCES DUE TO THROAT COMPLICATIONS

Black Voices reports that R.Kelly has cancelled promotional appearances for his new album (Write Me Back) and memoir (Soulacoaster: The Diary of Me) because of throat complications. The singer had surgery last year to treat an abscess on his vocal cords. Kelly’s publicist said in a statement that ‘he was on his way to New York on Wednesday morning when he became ill and returned to Chicago for medical treatment’. … Oh dear this doesn’t sound good.

UK MUSIC: MISHA B – HOME RUN

X-Factor contestant Misha B has released the video for her debut single Home Run. The single will be officially released through Relentless Records on July 15. The single isn’t bad. At least it’s not a boring safe ballad. And it’s clear from the video that Missy Elliot’s past videos inspired the director. I wish Misha the best of luck. … Your thoughts please. Hit or Miss?