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LIL WAYNE FINALLY DROPPED BY MOUNTAIN DEW OVER EMMETT TILL LYRICS

This news has made my Friday evening. YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! The Associated Press just reported that PepsiCo makers of the beverage Mountain Dew has dropped rapper Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter). Wayne caused controversy earlier this year when he appeared on the remix of Atlanta artist Future’s unreleased single ’Karate Chop’ and rapped the line, “beat the p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” Emmett Till was a 14 year old African-American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, after he reportedly whistled and flirted with Carolyn Bryant, a 21 year old Caucasian woman. Click []

LIL WAYNE FINALLY APOLOGISES TO THE FAMILY OF MURDERED BLACK TEENAGER EMMETT TILL

Rapper Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) has finally issued a public apology to the family of slain teenager Emmett Till. Wayne caused controversy earlier this year when he appeared on the remix of Atlanta artist Future’s unreleased single ’Karate Chop’ and rapped the line, “beat the p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” Emmett Till was a 14 year old African-American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, after he reportedly whistled and flirted with Carolyn Bryant, a 21 year old Caucasian woman. Click here to read more. Till’s family demanded an []

QUOTE OF THE DAY: SNOOP DOGG BLASTS REGGAE LEGEND BUNNY WAILER

Earlier this year legendary Reggae star Bunny Wailer publicly called out rapper Snoop Dogg’s “conversion” to Rastafari and his ridiculous “Snoop Lion” antics.  CLICK HERE to read all about it. Now in a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine Snoop has hit back at Bunny. The people I visited at the Nyabinghi Temple aren’t speaking negative on me. They’re real Rastas. I went in there and filmed them, showed their whole get-down. Nobody did that before. If anyone, they should have complained – “He []

FAMILY OF MURDERED BLACK TEENAGER EMMETT TILL SET TO PURSUE LIL WAYNE’S SPONSORS

Earlier this year Lil Wayne (real name Dwayne Carter) caused controversy when he appeared on the remix of Atlanta artist Future’s unreleased single ‘Karate Chop’ and rapped the line, “beat the p*ssy up like Emmett Till.” For those of you who don’t know who Emmett Till is, Till was a 14 year old African-American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955, after he reportedly whistled and flirted with Carolyn Bryant, a 21 year old Caucasian woman. Till was from Chicago, Illinois, visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, in the Mississippi Delta region, when []

UK MUSIC AND A NATION MOURNS: BOY BAND JLS ANNOUNCE SPLIT

Soul destroying news this morning folks…. yes it is true…  JLS has announced through tabloid rag The Sun that after 5 years together they have decided to go their separate way. Group member Marvin Humes said: “It’s an emotional time. There’s no getting away from that.” This morning the band also tweeted: To the BEST fans in the world,it is true.THANK u 4 ur undying support and love.U will NEVER be forgotten. #amazingtimes #amazingmemories 💛Jx — JLS (@JLSOfficial) April 24, 2013 There will be a Greatest Hits []

RICK ROSS FINALY RELEASES OFFICIAL APOLOGY… THE DAY AFTER REEBOK DROPS HIM LIKE A BAD COLD

Yesterday apparel giant Reebok finally bowed down to pressure and dropped Rick Ross like a bad cold because of his drug rape lyrics on the track “U.O.E.N.O.” (You Ain’t Even Know It). In a statement Reebok said: “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand.  Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display []

REEBOK DROPS RAPPER RICK ROSS OVER RAPE LYRICS CONTROVERSY

Sports apparel giant Reebok has bowed down to pressure and ended their partnership with rapper Rick Ross. Reebok issued the following statement: “Reebok holds our partners to a high standard, and we expect them to live up to the values of our brand.  Unfortunately, Rick Ross has failed to do so. While we do not believe that Rick Ross condones sexual assault, we are very disappointed he has yet to display an understanding of the seriousness of this issue or an appropriate []

SINGER INDIA ARIE UNVEILS “NEW LOOK”

[Thanks Sunn] The photograph of a lighter skinned India is being used to promote her new single Cocoa Butter. I was left speechless when I came across this photograph. I didn’t even recognise her at first. Your thoughts please….  

BEYONCE SIGNS GLOBAL ADMINISTRATION DEAL WITH WARNER / CHAPPELL PUBLISHING

Billboard reports that megastar and the always engaging Beyonce has signed a global publishing agreement  deal with Warner/Chappell Music. Warner/Chappell headed by chairman/CEO Cameron Strang will administer the star’s future songwriting, including her anticipated next album. In response to this breaking news Beyonce said in a prepared statement: “It’s an honor to join Warner/Chappell Music and to continue working with my friend Jon Platt. “I trust his vision and admire his professionalism, and I look forward to our partnership.” The line about her “future songwriting” caught my []