Daily Buzz 4.23.12

    Nicki Minaj to quit music

    Nicki Minaj might be tired of fame. The rapper, who recently shut down her Twitter page, told Tim Westwood that she could be leaving the music game.

    “People aren’t even giving the kid props for taking it back to that essence,” she said in a British accent. “This is my fourth mixtape, really. The kid did like that to feed her fans. But really now, the kid thinking maybe she should leave the game.”

    And don’t expect her back on Twitter anytime soon, either. When asked if she ever planned to start tweeting again, she said, "I can’t."

    Rihanna has a date with her BFF

    Rihanna took time for a girls’ night this weekend.  According to HelloBeautiful.com, sources are saying that the "Talk That Talk" singer is dating her longtime BFF and assistant, Melissa Forde.

    She tweeted a pic of herself and Melissa on April 20 with the caption, "My lover for the night." This followed a tweet that informed fans she was on her first date in two years.

    Supposedly, the pair was seen holding hands in Santa Monica and partying the night away at the Roxbury.

    Drake tumbles on stage

    Drake can roll with anything on stage! On Thursday, the Young Money rapper slipped on stage during a show in Birmingham, England.

    After performing a chunk of "Take Care," he took a step back and fell. Quick thinking kicked in and Drake turned the tumble into a back roll. Take a look!

    Kim and Kanye spotted again

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West had a new photo opp this weekend!

    The power pair was spotted strolling around New York on Sunday and grabbing an ice cream cone. Security was not far behind.

    While neither Kim nor Kanye has confirmed their relationship, Kanye has denied that he compared Kim to Beyoncé. "I would never compare anyone to my friend’s wife," Kanye told Us Weekly. "Come on now, that doesn’t even sound like me."

    Yeezy added, "If I don’t say something in a rap or on Twitter, it’s not true."

    Mike Tyson got someone pregnant in prison

    There’s at least one big omission in Mike Tyson’s one-man show. Mike claimed that he fathered a child while in prison.

    ”I didn’t talk about getting a prison official pregnant, ” Mike told ESPN. "Oh yeah. In prison, stuff happens. But she had no baby.”

    He failed to elaborate on the details, so it’s not clear whether he fathered a child during his first prison stay from 1992 to 1995, or during his six-month sentence in 1998.


    Kirk Franklin announces tour

    Kirk Franklin will be hitting the road this fall. While walking down the red carpet at The Dove Awards, he revealed that he’ll be going on tour with Donnie McClurkin and Marvin Sapp in September.

    According to Kirk, there will not be a headliner as all the performers bring something different for the audience and they can all hold their own onstage.

    Tour dates have not been announced as yet.

    —Sonya Eskridge



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