Daily Buzz 6.23.11

    Nicki Minaj teams up with Mary J. Blige

    Mary J. Blige is taking us back to the ’90s with her new track "Feel Inside," featuring Nicki Minaj.

    "Feel Inside" is supposedly the lead single from Mary’s My Life 2: The Journey Continues album, and this collaboration reminds us of where the journey began. Adding Nicki to the mix puts an updated twist on the song, which you can hear below.


    Target reps Beyoncé’s ‘4’

    When Beyoncé drops 4 next week, fans will have to head to Target to get the whole thing. A version of the album, being sold exclusively in Target stores across the country, includes six bonus tracks that you won’t find anywhere else.

    What took Bey so long to come out with some new music? According the commercial below, she was taking her time soaking up all the inspiration she could.



    Kat Stacks gets the boot

    Kat Stacks will soon be required to pack her bags and leave the country as a judge ordered her deportation on Tuesday.

    The video model isn’t leaving so quietly, though. "Aint going no mothaf*ckin’ where ima keep appealing my case until [these] b!#ches release me," she tweeted. "Im a soulja what dont kill me makes me stronger."


    Ice-T and CoCo planning to start family

    Baby could make three for Ice-T and CoCo if their show gets renewed.

    “Coco has been pushing Ice for some time about starting a family,” a source close to the couple told the National Enquirer. “He’s finally given in, and promised that if their show ‘Ice Loves Coco’ gets picked up for a second season they’ll try for a baby.”

    Supposedly, the rapper has been reluctant to have any more kids as he’s already got three children from previous relationships.  But CoCo has reportedly given him a few reasons why having a baby could be a good thing.

    "Coco has reminded Ice that her booty—the part of her body that he loves most—would get even bigger while she’s pregnant,” the insider revealed. “Ice wasn’t sure if he wanted to have another kid, but he real­izes Coco’s maternal instincts are kicking in, and if it can get ratings for their show at the same time, it’s a no-brainer!”



    Talib Kweli to write autobiography

    Talib Kweli wants to share his wisdom with his fans and is planning to put it all on paper in an upcoming book.

    “I’ve learned some things I can impart that can be worth some thing to some people,” he told AllHipHop.com.

    The book, for which he doesn’t have a title yet, will be autobiographical.

    Talib also shared that he’s planning to put out new music soon, but don’t expect him to be partnered with Black Star’s Mos Def.

    “There’s no update,” he said. “There’s no album that we are working on.”


    New acts announced for BET Awards

    Miguel, Swizz Beatz, Eve, Lloyd, Diggy Simmons and Mindless Behavior will all perform during the “106 & Park” pre-awards show Sunday before host Kevin Hart kicks off the 2011 BET Awards.

    Queen Latifah, Bruno Mars, Ledisi, Justin Bieber, Gladys Knight, Nicki Minaj, Ne-Yo and Taraji P. Henson will join Beyoncé, Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Lil Wayne and a long list of other celebrities for the star-studded event.

    The show stars Sunday at 8 p.m. (EST) live from Los Angeles.


    Frenchie Davis voted off ‘The Voice’

    Fans who’ve followed her from her days on “American Idol” were likely disappointed that “The Voice” contestant Frenchie Davis was unable to grasp the title.

    She lasted several rounds, but in the end, Frenchie, who was on Christina Aguilera’s team, was voted off by America. She lost the final spot to team member and rival Beverly McClellan.

    Although her on-stage exit was graceful, Frenchie tweeted some interesting thoughts on the competition show.

    “The song choices given to me were full shenaniganry…and bev was given songs perfect for her since blind auditions,” Frenchie wrote.


    —Sonya Eskridge and Tracy L. Scott


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