Chris Brown is currently stuck in the Philippines, unable to leave the country. He tried to leave a few days ago, but according to TMZ his plane was stopped on the tarmac. It’s the result of a legal dispute that’s been in the works for months.
Brown was supposed to perform at a New Year’s Eve concert in Manila. According to the promoters, he collected his million-dollar fee and then never showed up. They want a refund on their deposit, and have successfully petitioned the government to keep Brown in the country until he gives in to their demands.
“He is still in the country,” Immigration bureau spokeswoman Elaine Tan told the Associated Press, adding that Brown has not applied for the emigration clearance he needs to be allowed to leave the country.
The social media wars were on and popping last night!! From Nicki Minaj’s BF Meek Mill and her label mate Drake and their drama, to multiple celebrities weighing in from Ryan Seacrest, Perez Hilton, and Piers Morgan becoming involved and getting chewed out by each other’s respective fan-bases, things got ugly and quickly. When Nicki expressed her dismay being snubbed for Video of the Year at the VMA’s, Taylor Swift added her 2 cents, and hell broke loose. Check out some of the exchange below:
2 Chainz is back with a warning on “Watch Out,” the first single off his upcoming mixtape TrapAvelli Tre.
TrapAvelli Tre drops Aug. 13.
According to Billboard, J. Cole and Janet Jackson recorded the official remix to her single “No Sleeep,” which is currently No. 5 on Billboard’s Adult R&B airplay chart. The two recorded the remix in an L.A. studio two weeks ago. The remix is set to appear on Janet’s first album in seven years, due in late September on Rhythm Nation Records/BMG.
Janet kicks off her “Unbreakable Tour” on Aug. 31 in Vancouver.
In honor of the tenth anniversary of Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, Jeezy reflects on what he has endured to get to the point where he is now.
To celebrate the milestone, Jeezy will perform the album in its entirety during a show at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre on Friday and it will be streamed live on Tidal!
Read his reflections below:
“Empire” returns for a second season on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and the first trailer has just hit the net. Season 2 promises just as many twists and turns as last season. More in fact, because this time the show will be expanded to 18 episodes, from 12 last season.
Check out the trailer below:
Ever since Meek Mill set off a firestorm last night suggesting Drake did not write his own material, the rappers #1 collaborator Noah “40” Shebib, is coming to his defense.
The Canadian hitmaker, who has worked with Drake since the beginning of his career, took to Twitter to address Meek’s that a ghostwriter penned Drake’s verse on “R.I.C.O.” In a series of tweets, the press-shy producer acknowledged that the alleged ghostwriter, Quentin Miller, contributed to Drake’s mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and is also credited for it. However, that does not take away from Drizzy’s accomplishments as a writer.
“I see da foolishness,” Hitman wrote in a supportive message to Drake. “You know me and Showw not buying it. U our guy. Keep killing. You motivate ni**as like us!”
The Missouri rapper quoted lyrics from Drake’s “5 AM in Toronto”: “I show love, never get the same outta ni**as / I guess it’s funny how money can make change out of ni**as foreal.”
Drizzy responded with the praying hands emoji, adding, “I signed up for greatness. This comes with it.”
After five years since her last album No Boys Allowed, Keri Hilson returns with two new songs, the first teasers from her upcoming album.
“Scream,” produced by Polow Da Don and Mansur, and “100,” produced by Timbaland and Rock City.
Take a listen below:
Keri’s third album is due in August featuring contributions from Chris Brown, Dr. Luke, Ester Dean, and more.
According to TMZ, Birdman has filed suit against Jay Z for $50 million, and it’s all over Lil Wayne.
Cash Money Records is suing Jay Z’s streaming service TIDAL for streaming Lil Wayne’s album FWA. Cash Money claims it has exclusive rights to Wayne’s music and TIDAL is an illegal intermeddler.
In the lawsuit, Cash Money calls out TIDAL for resorting to “a desperate and illegal attempt to save their struggling streaming service.”
TIDAL responds to the claim, saying that Cash Money does not have an exclusive lock on Weezy and that he gave it the right to stream his music, in return for ownership stake in the company.
However, Cash Money begs to differ and cites its contract with Wayne, which specifically states Wayne does not have the power to license his music to anyone else.
Cash Money also takes shots at Wayne’s FWA, saying it got “tepid reviews” and could hurt Cash Money’s attempts to exploit Wayne’s music.
Just yesterday, Birdman was named in an indictment involving the April shooting of Lil Wayne’s tour buses. In January, Wayne filed suit against Birdman and Cash Money for $51 million.
“Dirty Sprite 2” has arrived! Just a week after announcing the album, Future serves up his third LP. The 18-track deluxe edition, which is already No. 1 on iTunes, includes the street anthems “F*ck Up Some Commas,” “Real Sisters,” and “Blow a Bag,” while Drake guests on “Where Ya At.”