Diddy apologizes for Ciroc rant
Sometimes alcohol makes people say things they didn’t mean. Over the weekend, Diddy went off on a partygoer at Compound nightclub in Atlanta for not drinking Ciroc, and a recently released T.I. had to break up their beef.
Today, Diddy hit up his Twitter to issue a formal apology for his behavior. "I’m sorry for the ignorant way I repesented [SIC] myself," he tweeted. "I have backslid and regressed. Forgive me for my ignorance. Pray for me pls. I know better and I am better."
He added, "I have a responibility [SIC] that I promise I will live up to. And I’m more dissapointed [SIC] in myself than you know. I will humble myself and learn."
Jay-Z brushes off Lil Wayne beef
Jay-Z isn’t getting too upset about Lil Wayne’s recent shots at him. During his verse in "It’s Good," Weezy rapped, “Talkin’ about baby money, I got your baby money, kidnap your bitch, get that how much you love your lady money/ I know you fake ni**a, press your brakes ni**a/ I’ll take you out, that’s a date, ni**a."
While most would expect Hov to come back at the Louisiana rapper, he’s not allowing himself to get baited into a drawn-out beef. “That’s sport, that’s rap music,” said Jay, who struck first in "HAM," comparing it to a game. “Nothing is going to change but the participants. I don’t even see why that’s news.”
J.Cole prepping new album?
J.Cole may already be thinking about his next release. In "Who Dat," the rapper warned the world that he always thinks ahead, and it seems he’s keeping his word.
“I’m trying to do nine months, be back in nine months with the next album,” said J, who just dropped Cole World: A Different Story a week ago. He told Billboard.com that he’s already laying the foundation for his sophomore project. "[I’m] already tracking the second album. I’ve got the foundation of songs that I’m gonna put on it already, so it’s just a matter of taking these songs to the next level," he revealed.
“Even though I’ve been touring and I’m making money now and the struggle is not the same, I didn’t want to get away from that element of my story yet,” J added. “I didn’t want to start talking about the success part yet. I guess I wanted to almost close that chapter with the first album but still make sure I told that story, because I felt it was an important story to tell. And I can talk about the (success) next time—hopefully.”
Christina Aguilera gets new vocal coach
Christina Aguilera is conditioning her voice for another comeback attempt. Christina, who is still enjoying success from "Moves Like Jagger," wants to make sure her pipes are on-point for her next album.
According to Examiner.com, the singer has hired vocal coach Seth Riggs, who is instructing her to lay off the long-riffs and over-singing. Instead, Seth is having her work on her upper and lower registers.
Kelly Rowland’s ready for duty
Kelly Rowland is ready to play her role as auntie to Beyonce’s baby.
"I’m so happy for her and her husband and just excited to be an auntie," she told MTV News. "It’s going to be so exciting."
Read 50 Cent’s book
Rappers often get a bad rap about the messages they send out to their young fans. So, critics were likely pleased to hear that 50 Cent has turned author and penned a book geared toward teens.
Playground, a “partially autobiographical” novel, follows a 13-year-old named Butterball, Entertainment Weekly reports. The character and story are loosely based on some of 50 Cent’s own life experiences.
“Writing Playground was a personal journey for me … I drew on events that happened in my childhood and adolescence as well as things I saw around me,” 50 wrote in the book’s intro.
Read excerpts from Playground here.
Bob Johnson disagrees with Barack Obama
Add BET founder Bob Johnson to the list of high-profile Blacks who opt to publicly criticize President Barack Obama.
On Fox News, Bob told viewers that he doesn’t agree with the president’s opinion that the wealthy should sacrifice for the greater good.
“I’ve tried poor, and I’ve tried rich, and I like rich better. That doesn’t mean I’m a bad guy,” said Bob, who suggested that the president praise those who’ve been successful in business.
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