Morning Buzz 2.22.11

    Jill Scott settles with label
    Jill Scott is ready to move forward with her musical career now that she’s settled matters with her old label.
    The “Golden” singer and Hidden Beach Records had clashed over her recording contract. The label argued that Jill failed to deliver a certain amount in album sales, and the singer said in a countersuit that the label broken several of its promises to her.
    Court papers papers filed recently, however, state that the cases have been resolved, but the terms of the settlement have remained private.
    There’s no word on when Jill will get back into the studio to work on her next album, but fans can expect to see her at the 2011 Essence Music Festival.
    Nicki Minaj is too busy for love
    Despite the lyrics to “Right Thru Me,” Nick Minaj isn’t trying to get caught up in a relationship right now. And she’s just fine with that!
    “I have no romance in my life at all, and it’s not important to me right now,” Nicki told “If I have too much of the romantic love, I feel like it will distract me. Right now I feel like a robot.”
    Between her family and the people she works with, Nicki said she has more than enough love in her life right now. Besides, Nicki said focusing on her work gives her time to make music that inspires her fans.
    “Girls tell me this all the time: ‘Whenever I feel like a bad b***h, I play your music,'” Nicki said. “I want girls to get confidence listening to me. I want them to feel like they don’t have to play second fiddle to a boy.”



    Aretha to guest on ‘Wendy’

    Wendy Williams announced that the Queen of Soul reached out to her and wants to be interviewed by the daytime talk-show host in Detroit.

    It won’t be the run-of-the-mill Wendy interview where she dishes with guests on her couch. Among other things, Aretha wants the two to go to the gym together and have high tea.

    “That’s fancy,” Wendy said.

    Watch the clip.



    Katy Perry covers Rihanna
    Katy Perry mixed things up a little for her fans by covering the hits of her favorite Roc Naiton artists.
    In the video below, the “California Gurls” singer did her renditions of “Only Girl (In The World),” “Big Pimpin’,” and “Whip My Hair.”


    – Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott


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