New Music: Kelly Rowland f/ Lil Wayne – ‘Ice’ [Snippet]

Kelly Rowland is crazy, sexy, cool on “Ice,” the first single from her upcoming fourth solo album, due later this year.  The R&B seductress melts the Sean Garrett-penned track with her steamy vocals, cooing, “You’re like ice, I-C-E/ Feels so nice, scorching me.”  Whet your appetite with a two-minute teaser.  Lil Wayne will appear on the full version

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Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion, Faces Prison Time

Lauryn Hill is facing three years behind bars after pleading guilty to tax evasion.  According to TMZ, the Fugees frontwoman told a judge on Friday that she intentionally failed to file tax returns from 2005, 2006, and 2007, when she earned more than $1.8 million.  In addition to prison time, she could be hit with a $75,000 fine.

When the judge asked Hill if she “intentionally and willingly” failed to file the returns, she replied, “Yes.”  She was released on $150,000 bail and will be sentenced in November.

In a previous letter posted online, Hill defended her actions, claiming to have removed herself and her family from society during those three years in order to “keep them safe, healthy, and free from danger.”

“For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground,” she wrote.  “I kept my life relatively simple, even after huge successes, but it became increasingly obvious that certain indulgences and privileges were expected to come at the expense of my free soul, free mind, and therefore my health and integrity.”

Jimmy Henchman Lawyers Vehemently Deny Involvement In Tupac Shooting

Lawyers for James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond have issued a statement vehemently denying his involvement in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur.

Recent reports have circulated since an article was published in The Village Voice on June 14th. 
The article, written by Henchman’s nemesis Chuck Philips, claimed that Rosemond admitted shooting the rap star at Quad Studios, during one of nine meetings with the government.

According to a statement by James Rosemond’s defense attorney Gerald Shargel, Rosemond has never admitted to being involved in the shooting and vehemently denies the charges levied against him.

“During a 2011 interview Jimmy Rosemond was asked by prosecutors whether he participated in the robbery/shooting of Tupac Shakur. He categorically denied any participation,” a rep for Gerald Shargel told Associated Press in a statement.

“He has never admitted to involvement in that event,” read the statement, which said Shargel and an associate were at the interview.

“There never was an admission to the assault,” the rep said.

James Rosemond’s publicist questioned the accuracy of Chuck Philips’ reporting in The Village Voice.

“Jimmy Rosemond had absolutely nothing to do with it. All of this stems from the Village Voice-Chuck Philips article but where are the copies of his ‘so-called’ confession?” Rosemond’s publicist Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez told AP.

“There are none because its false information and why are we paying attention to a reporter who is trying to rebuild his career off of the Jimmy’s name? Philips has sent me and Jimmy hate mail. He [Philips] obviously has a vendetta against Jimmy since he [Chuck Philips] was let go, fired or whatever from L.A. Times.

“Folks need to stop promoting Hip-Hop violence and lets enjoy music and the business of music,” Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez said.

“Chuck Philips should focus on becoming a credible journalist and stop trying to get famous due to sensationalizing lies,” Sibrena Stowe de Fernandez continued.

“Whatever happened to fact checking and not hearsay as journalists? If readers were street smart, they’d see through this BS but hey, maybe folks are missing common sense. I know we’re done addressing this issue unless another issue arises.”

Beyonce Will Attend The BET Awards This Year!

King Bey and husband Jay-Z will be attending the BET Awards this year! Beyonce was not present the previous year due to a performance at Glastonbury, but did share her routine with the BET audience via satellite.

This year’s ceremony features a tribute to Whitney Houston, performances by D’Angelo, Nicki Minaj, MMG, Good Music, Chris Brown, Usher and more…

I wonder if Bey will hit the stage, seeing how the popular award show has missed her great moves and wind machine.

 

New Music/New Video: Whitney Houston & Jordin Sparks – Celebrate

 

Whitney Houston passed away she collaborated with R.Kelly and Jordin Sparks, and cooked up the lead single from the motion picture ‘Sparkle,’ entitled ‘Celebrate’.   Some of the cast mates like Derek Luke and Mike Epps make an appearance in the video. While fans will have to wait until August 17th to see the movie the soundtrack will line shelves on July 31st

 

Tony Parker To Sue For $20 Million Over Chris Brown x Drake Club Fight

Tony Parker just so happened to be at W.I.P. night club in New York the same night that Drake and Chris Brown had their infamous altercation and bottles started to fly.   Mr. Parker happened to be a victim of one of the flying bottles and now he’s ready to file a lawsuit over the injuries he sustained himself.

The NBA player is suing the club and its operators for $20 million after suffering from a scratched cornea. While many are asking why such a large sum, I can certainly say that his career is pretty dependent on his eyesight, so to have anything go wrong in the realm of vision could affect him for the rest of his life.

His argument states, “ ‘There was bad blood between Drake and Chris Brown” and that the club made matters worse ‘by serving them and their entourage’s alcohol.’ ”