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Jealous Eminem tempted to slam Kanye West and Lil Wayne in songs

April 8th, 2014 3:10am EDT
Kanye West
Eminem has confessed he was tempted to write tracks slamming rappers such as Kanye West and Lil Wayne for their standout success while he was taking a hiatus from his music career.

After the Berzerk hitmaker concluded a tour to promote his record Encore in 2005, he took a break from the spotlight and didn't return until the release of his album Relapse in 2009.

During that time, Eminem tells Los Angeles radio station Power 106 that he had a hard time coping with the fact that other up and coming rappers were taking over the game he once ruled, and was eager to channel his jealousy into hi...

Lil Wayne: 'I shot myself and passed out when I was 14'

March 17th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne has revealed he once shot himself while posing in front of a mirror pretending to be his hero Notorious B.I.G.

During an appearance on Friday night's (14Mar14) Jimmy Kimmel Live! in America, the pint-sized hip-hop heavyweight was asked if he had ever been shot - and he had a very bizarre story to tell.

The rap star explained he was 14 when a gun went off as he was fooling around at home and he had to slide to the front door in his own blood to get help.

He recalled, "I was watching a Notorious B.I.G. video... and... (I) was looking in the mirror, tripping... and it went ...

T-Pain battled booze and depression problem after Lil Wayne project fell through

March 3rd, 2014 3:10am EST
Lil Wayne
Rapper/singer T-Pain fell into a deep, booze-fuelled depression in 2010 when plans to release a joint album with Lil Wayne were derailed by the Lollipop hitmaker's prison term.

The pair had teamed up in 2008 to release a mixtape under the name T-Wayne and had planned to follow it up with a full studio release.

However, the record was delayed as Wayne was sentenced to a year behind bars for gun charges, and T-Pain admits the setback hit him hard because he had been banking on the project to help him secure a record deal with his pal's Young Money Entertainment.

Wayne walked free from pris...

Abbie Cornish went from Robocop to RV road trip

February 14th, 2014 3:10am EST
Abbie Cornish
Australian actress Abbie Cornish covered 1,500 miles (2,414 kilometres) in seven days while driving a massive recreational vehicle around America.

The Robocop star had always dreamed of living the life of a touring music legend and when she found herself with time to kill between film shoots, she rented an RV and hit the open highway.

Cornish actually picked one that she'd seen rapper Lil Wayne roll up to a concert in.

She says, "When I was a kid I wanted to be a musician and I had a dream of touring on a big massive luxury 37-foot RV, so I decided when I finished Robocop, (TV mini-serie...

Justin Bieber wants to be like rappers

January 27th, 2014 2:20am EST
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber's former girlfriend claims he "loves weed" and always "has a buzz on".
The 'Believe' hitmaker - who was arrested last week for driving under the influence (DUI), drag racing and resisting arrest - wants to lose his "cheesy" image and be more like his friend and collaborator Lil Wayne, model Milyn Jensen has claimed.
She said: "It's no secret that Justin loves his weed - there's probably not a moment in the day when's he's not got a buzz on.
"He's surrounded himself with the wrong people. He didn't want to be the cheesy popstar anymore and has gone way too far the other way.

Drake shows off comedic talent on Saturday Night Live

January 19th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Saturday Night Live
Hip-hop star Drake returned to his acting roots this weekend (18Jan14) as he showed off his best impressions of rap mentor Lil Wayne and embattled baseball ace Alex Rodriguez on hit U.S. sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

The Best I Ever Had hitmaker served as this week's guest host and he pulled on a series of different wigs and costumes as he portrayed a geeky teenager, a dorky dad at a slumber party, and an energetic Disney World employee in an Indiana Jones stunt-show-gone-wrong.

However, the highlights saw Drake spoofing a number of famous faces - he kicked off the show portrayi...

Robin Thicke upset with size of hotel room

January 3rd, 2014 9:20pm EST
Robin Thicke
Robin Thicke was left "huffing and puffing" over the size of his hotel room in Miami at New Year.
The 'Blurred Lines' star was upset with his suite at the SLS Hotel in South Beach - where he co-hosted a New Year's party - and started making a big fuss over it in front of other guests.
A source told E! News: "He was very upset when he saw his room. He was huffing and puffing in very public common areas over it."
Robin, 36, is then said to have complained to his travel agent, but after they couldn't find any alternatives, decided to make the most of the room he had.
The rest of the singer's...

Top 10 Most Ridiculous Celebrity Rumors of 2013

December 27th, 2013 3:00pm EST
Kim Kardashian
Being a celebrity has its ups and downs. You have the fame and fortune, the adoring fans and everything you could possible want – all the perks that come with being a star. But at the same time, you have to deal with gossip rags tabloids publishing crazy rumors about you and your relationships every day of your life. Maybe it’s just a small price to pay for the glitz and the glam? Sometimes, though, the rumors are far too absurd for anyone to actually believe.

Let’s take a look at the 10 most ridiculous celebrity rumors of the year:

Khloe Kardashian and Steve Martin are dating

Khloe Kard...

The 10 Most Disappointing Albums of 2013

December 26th, 2013 11:00am EST
Britney Jean
Throughout 2013, I’ve had the opportunity to review lots of albums.  Some were extremely special (Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City among ‘em), while others were D-I-S-A-P-P-O-I-N-T-I-N-G. Not to be a negative noodle or kill anyone’s happy vibe, but sometimes artists lay an egg… a really rotten one.   Not every album here is just awful, but contextually, they didn’t quite live up to the hype.  Some were rotten eggs though!

1) Britney Spears

 Britney Jean

Keeping it short and sweet, Britney Spears at times lacked fierceness on Britney Jean.  “Work B*tch” was great and “Perfume”...

Lil Wayne victim of another death hoax

December 17th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne is alive and well after falling victim to another death hoax on Monday (16Dec13).

The Lollipop hitmaker hit headlines after a video titled, "RIP Lil Wayne, Rapper Found Dead", surfaced online and falsely reported that the star, who is epileptic, died after suffering a seizure.

Many are speculating that the video itself is a virus, since users have to share the clip on before viewing it, which is a common template used by hackers to spread malware on computers.

But fans can rest assured that Wayne is fine and not deceased, as the video reports.

Earlier this ...

Eminem inspires R-Truth's WWE album

November 14th, 2013 10:20am EST
R-Truth is releasing an album inspired by Eminem and Tupac Shakur.
The WWE Superstar has for years performed his own theme song on his way to the ring and now he is recording an LP of his own material.
R-Truth is a huge fan of the two rappers' music as well as other hip-hop stars such as Lil Wayne because their lyrics are personal and that's what he wants his music to be like.
The 'RAW' star exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "I'm currently working on a WWE album made up of all my own songs. I have a wide range of artists I listen to - I can get something out of Pearl Jam! Talking about rap I'...

2013 Album Playlist: Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions - Part 2

October 12th, 2013 9:10pm EDT
I Am Not a Human Being II
Welcome all who dare to part deux of my Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013 for all who dare to enter the brentmusicreviews zone! Ha… If you missed the first part (Favorites, Least Favorites, and Honorable Mentions of 2013, Part 1), you should like totally check out my favorites from 2013, ‘cause there was some awesome albums.  If you’re not one for positivity and optimism, maybe you’re just checking this out because some you enjoy skepticism, criticism, and the occasional, um, cynicism.  Regardless, let me remind you how I started off my previous post:

As I look o...

Enrique Iglesias moves into $26 million home

October 8th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Enrique Iglesias
Enrique Iglesias and Anna Kournikova have moved into their new $26 million mansion in Miami, Florida.
The couple, whose 12-year romance is rumored to be "on the rocks" because of the 'Heart Attack' singer's reluctance to get married, have completed work on the 20,000-square-foot house on Sabal Palm Road in the Bay Point community, just weeks after quietly selling their $10 million home in the same neighborhood.
A source told the MailOnline website that landscapers completed work on the house on Monday (10.07.13), and the couple have already moved in to their sprawling waterfront estate, whi...

Paris Hilton Has A 'Good Time' With Lil Wayne In Teaser For New Single (Watch It!)

October 3rd, 2013 12:04pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton has some new music on the way. The socialite is making a second attempt at a singing career following her 2006 release "Paris", which peaked at number-six on the Billboard 200 chart despite selling less than 200,000 copies in its first five years of release (they really like her in Turkey, where the album debuted at number-one).

A 44-second sample of Paris's new single "Good Time" which features rapper, and Cash Money Records label-mate, Lil Wayne, hit the web on Tuesday. Paris signed with the record company earlier this year after appearing in Cash Money CEO Birdman's video f...

Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. wants Miley Cyrus for next fight

September 22nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
Boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is considering asking Miley Cyrus to join his entourage the next time he fights.

Justin Bieber and rapper Lil Wayne led the sportsman to the ring for his most recent fight against Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, and he's already planning the entertainment for his next bout.

Mayweather, Jr., who was backstage for Cyrus' showstopping performance at the iHeartRadio Fest in Las Vegas on Saturday (21Sep13), said, "I was thinking about letting the twerk queen, Miley Cyrus, bring me out, why not?

"When you're the best, you only want to surround yourself with the best."

Justin Bieber And Lil Wayne Support Floyd Mayweather, Jr. At Boxing Match

September 15th, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne showed their support for boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. by escorting him into the ring for his big fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

The sportsman took on Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and he was joined by the two music stars who helped warn up the crowd as he took his place ringside.

Lil Wayne rapped as he marched Mayweather, Jr. into the ring, while Bieber walked with the pair and later posted a picture on his page, showing him standing with the boxer behind the ropes.

Mayweather, Jr. went on to win the fight, and LIl Wayne...

Lil Wayne's mum made him quit school for his own safety

September 9th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne dropped out of school on the advice of his mother after he tried to take a gun to school for protection at the age of 14.

The Lollipop hitmaker rose to fame when he was 11, when he released his first songs on hip-hop mogul Bryan 'Baby' Williams' Cash Money Records label, but he continued to attend classes at a public school in a rough area of his native New Orleans, Louisiana, where he had excelled as an honours student.

However, his mum soon realised his rising music career could put his safety in jeopardy and she decided to pull him out of the institution.

The star tel...

Lil Wayne's Mom Urged Him To Quit High School

September 8th, 2013 8:23am EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne's mom encouraged him to drop out of high school.

The 30-year-old rapper, claims his mother advised him to quit school when he was 14 so he could focus on his music career but insists he will be stricter on his own kids.

The Lollipop hit-maker, who has four children, Reginae, 15, Dwayne III, five, Cameron, four, and Neal, also four, from four different relationships, told Katie Couric in a new interview that will air on Monday  that he has no regrets about his decision.

He said: "Not at all. I mean, kids please finish high school, and all my kids, you are finishing high school, ...

Am I Really Suggesting Lil Wayne Step His Game Up? Yes.

August 28th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has had an uninspired 2013.  Period, no questions ask whatsoever. It hasn’t been the epic fail of one annoyingly stupid Justin Bieber, but he’d have to go a long ways to reach that hot mess…  But basically Weezy decided to address his fans via everyone’s beloved free speech vehicle of twitter about going harder in the future.  To his credit, at least he realizes that he lost his Weezyness in 2013.  I mean, after hearing and reviewing I Am Not A Human Being II, I left my copy right on iTunes, Best Buy, etc. (catchy my drift).  And have I missed it? No, I prefer my ears not be corru...

Man Fatally Stabbed After Lil Wayne & T.I. Concert

July 29th, 2013 3:24pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Rappers Lil Wayne and T.I.'s joint tour stop in Charlotte, North Carolina ended in tragedy on Friday, after a man was stabbed to death outside the concert venue.

Police have launched an investigation into the murder of 24-year-old James Warren Price, who was killed after allegedly becoming embroiled in an argument with a group of men in the parking lot of the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre following the show.

Witnesses claim the suspects drove off after the knife attack, during which an unidentified woman also received minor injuries.

Cops are now looking at surveillance footage in a bid ...

Tyga's video models demand $20 million over topless shots

July 29th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Rapper Tyga is facing a demand for $20 million (£13.4 million) from two models over topless shots which appeared in his video for the song Make It Nasty.

The hip-hop star, who is signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, was initially slapped with a lawsuit from Alissa Rae Ross, Azia Davies and Elizabeth Velasquez last December (12) after they filmed semi-naked scenes for his promo.

They claim video producers insisted the film would be "tastefully shot" and that their nipples would be "covered" or "edited out" of the final cut - but when an unedited version of Make It Nasty was rel...

Lil Wayne Removes Footage Of Stepping On Amerian Flag From 'God Bless Amerika' - Watch It!

July 16th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has removed the footage of himself stepping on an American flag in his latest music video, "God Bless Amerika." The rapper was criticized last month after he appeared to intentionally dance on the symbolic material.

Video from the shoot depicted a U.S. flag being dropped to the ground and the rapper walking back and forth on it. The video was directed by Eif Rivera and was filmed in Weezy's hometown of Hollygrove, New Orleans.

In response to the outroar, Lil Wayne apologized on Facebook: "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind m...

Lil Wayne sued over teen's record contract

July 2nd, 2013 3:00am EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is facing legal action from a teenage singer he signed to his Young Money Entertainment label amid allegations the youngster has been abandoned by the hip-hop star.

Torion Sellers claims the Lollipop hitmaker reneged on a promise to release his debut album by spring, 2012 after signing him when he was 13, and the now 15-year-old artist is eager to be released from his contract so he can pursue other opportunities.

He has filed papers in a U.S. court asking a judge to declare his deal invalid because the business arrangement he agreed to with Wayne and his label partners was not ...

Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian & More Stars Voted The Worst Celebrity Role Models

June 19th, 2013 5:00pm EDT
Miley Cyrus
A new survey names Miley Cyrus and Chris Brown as the worst celebrity role models for children.

The former "Hannah Montana" star, 19, earned 68 percent of parents' disapproval in the new poll from The singer/actress, who recently said that marijuana isn't that dangerous, no longer embodies a squeaky clean image - thus putting her in the number-one slot.

In the female version of the poll, Cyrus narrowly beat out Lindsay Lohan, who garnered 65 percent of the unpopularity vote. New mom Kim Kardashian, Amanda Bynes, and "Teen Mom" and aspiring XXX star Farrah Abraham rounde...

Lil Wayne Apologizes For Walking All Over American Flag During Video Shoot

June 18th, 2013 11:58am EDT
Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne has apologized for stepping on the American Flag while shooting his latest video, "God Bless Amerika," in Louisiana over the weekend.

Video from the shoot shows a U.S. flag being dropped to the ground and the rapper walking back and forth on it, which he says wasn't intended -- implying that the flag just happened to be in his way.

"I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform," he wrote.

The singer isn't helping his cause though -- it appears that he looks directly down at the flag a...

Lil Wayne: 'I'm not banned from Heat arena but I won't be going back'

June 13th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne has played down reports suggesting he has been banned from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida after disrespecting the Miami Heat basketball stars who play there.

The Lollipop hitmaker, who also lives in Miami, hit headlines in February (13) after lashing out at Heat heroes LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh amid claims he had been forcibly removed from their home venue during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers after he began cheering for the visiting team.

Wayne hit the stage for a gig after the alleged incident and verbally attacked the sportsmen, goi...

Paris Hilton To Release Album With Cash Money Records

May 23rd, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Seven years after releasing her first album, socialite Paris Hilton has signed a new deal with Lil Wayne's record label.
When she released her self-titled album in 2006, the reality star received mixed reviews from critics. But that hasn't stopped her from making a follow-up disc. Hilton has reportedly signed a contract with Cash Money Records to work on a house-themed album.
Lil Wayne's rap mentor and Cash Money co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams announced on Twitter: "Welcome @ParisHilton to tha Family. RichgangRichgirl."

Hilton tweeted earlier Thursday morning: "Love all you guys s...

Paris Hilton signs to Lil Wayne's record label

May 22nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
Paris Hilton
Socialite Paris Hilton is set to have a second chance at chart success after signing a new deal with Lil Wayne's record label.

The reality TV star released her debut eponymous album in 2006 to mixed reviews, and now she has reportedly signed a contract with the rapper's Cash Money Records to work on a house-themed follow-up.

Taking to Twitter to announce the news, Lil Wayne's rap mentor and Cash Money co-founder Bryan 'Birdman' Williams writes, "Welcome @ParisHilton to tha Family. RichgangRichgirl."

Future defends Lil Wayne over ill-advised rap

May 16th, 2013 3:00am EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper Future has defended his collaborator Lil Wayne over the controversial lyrics about slain black teenager Emmett Till in his latest track Karate Chop, insisting the hip-hop star actually highlighted an important issue in the song.

In an unauthorised remix of Future's song, Lil Wayne makes reference to Till, who was pistol-whipped and murdered in 1955 for flirting with a white girl in America's Deep South, rapping, "Beat the p**sy up like Emmett Till."

His words infuriated the civil rights icon's family and the Lollipop hitmaker was subsequently dropped as spokesman for Mountain Dew s...

2 Chainz replaces Future on Lil Wayne/T.I. tour

May 13th, 2013 8:50pm EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper 2 Chainz is heading out on tour with Lil Wayne and T.I. after fellow hip-hop star Future dropped out of the summer trek.

Ciara's new boyfriend was recently announced as a support act on the upcoming America's Most Wanted Tour, but he has since been replaced by 2 Chainz.

Revealing the line-up change, co-headliner T.I. says, "Something happened and Future pulled - he disassociated himself from the tour for whatever reason, and it's still love - ain't no problem with that. Now Chainz on there (sic)."

The joint tour is due to kick off in Alabama on 9 July (13).

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