The rapper is featured in the new issue of NME. During his interview with "Ian Brown", he reveals that the "Blueprint 3" album was originated in "Manchester".
According to Jay-Z:
..Kanye West flew to Manchester in December of 2007, to give him the beats for this CD.
" That was the night 'The Blueprint 3' started...Kanye flew to Manchester to give me the beats. He gave me 10 tracks, already sequenced, like, 'Here's the album, just rap on it'. Literally, 'This is the album start, it should come on like this, and end like this'. I'm like, 'Heeey, let me have a say-so in this! A couple of them stayed on the album, laid the foundation. That was the night when 'The Blueprint 3' was born. That was the seed."
The Laker's star was recently asked why did he rush into a wedding with Khloe Kardashian and his response was:
"I’ve been a rock star. I’ve been on my own since I was 16. Doing it so fast, there were a lot of family members that couldn’t even agree, so I can imagine what it would look like to the person that is not involved in my life everyday. But I fell in love and the reason that I knew I was in love was because I knew how I felt when I wasn’t with that person or if she was no longer in my life...I’ve been in LA for 10years. I’ve never had a problem meeting women."
That feeling Lamar spoke of, was it "Love" or merely "Butterflies"?
..has been accused of violating eavesdropping laws by "videotaping a backstage conversation by former city employees at a concert in July 2000". The orginal cost of the lawsuit sought $3 billion dollars and there's no mention of the revived suit being less than the amount previously sought.
"The former employees -- mayoral spokesman Greg Bowens, police spokeswoman Paula Bridges and then-police commander Gary Brown --went to Joe Louis Arena to demand Dr. Dre not show an eight-minute video at his "Up in Smoke" tour concert because it contained nudity. The video wasn't shown, but tour promoters included footage of the meeting on a widely sold tour DVD. Other artists on the national tour included Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Eminem and Xzibit. The employees allege they never gave permission to record the meeting and it shouldn't have been on the DVD. The case was dismissed twice by local courts, but the Appeals Court panel ruled that a jury should decide."
Many websites are reporting that Beyonce Knowles threw Lindsay Lohen out of her dressing room because "she" wanted it for herself.
During Beyonce performance at the F1 Rocks concert in Singapore, she ordered her people to fetch the largest dressing area backstage.
As the host of this event, Lindsay arrived early and had "claimed" this room for herself. However, Beyonce ordered her staff to push Lindsay out of her dressing room because she wanted the space for herself.
Many reports are also stating that it was extremely hot in Singapore and Beyonce entourage wouldn't allow others to share her cooling fans.
Her rejection made other acts "SWEAT" and their performance suffered!
It was 90 degrees backstage and people were passing out. Beyonce's entourage refuse to switch on her personal air cooling fans because they were just for her.
A British DJ name "Seb Fontaine" actually suffered a heatstoke and he was quoted as saying, "We were told, ’No they are Beyonce’s fans.’ I wasn’t asking to play her drum kit on stage. I just wanted to keep cool."
To add, Beyonce' camp presented a 139-page request, that demanded six beauty chambers, fitness equipment, a authentic fruit platter and tea and honey!
"So I have officially been diagnosed, by a real doctor, with THE SWINE FLU...I know everyone will suggest that f****** a pig is how this disease was obtained. However, the doctor said, my past choices in women have, in 'no way' contributed to me acquiring this mysterious sickness."
In a interview with OPRAH WINFREY, Jay-Z spoke openly about his estranged relationship with his so-called father.
Jay-Z's father, Adnes Reeves, left his mother when he was 11-years-old and shortly after they patched things up, he died in 2003. In actuality, Adnes Reeves isn't the biological name of Jay-Z's so-called father. Jay-Z's father is a hermaphrodite (A person who is walking around town appearing as a woman).
According to Jay-Z:
"I just felt anger at the whole situation. Because when you're growing up, your dad is your superhero. Once you've let yourself fall that in love with someone, once you put him on such a high pedestal and he lets you down, you never want to experience that pain again. So I remember just being really quiet and really cold. Never wanting to let myself get close to someone like that again. I carried that feeling throughout my life, until my father and I met up before he died."
Jay-Z had discovered that the man he believed was his dad moved in with his "lover" who lived 10 minutes up the road (not his grandmother) and this man never accepted Jay-Z as his son. Jay-Z became envious of his so called step brother and so-called father. This man and his entire family was tormented by "Gloria / Adnes" and most died from their sufferings.
Jay-Z revealed to Oprah that his father's younger brother was stabbed to death, in actuality, someone stabbed his so-call step brother to death!
According to Jay-Z:
"When I was nine, my dad's brother got stabbed, and my dad went looking for the guy who did it. People would call in the middle of the night and tell him, 'So-and-so is out here.' So my dad would get up, get his gun, and go outside to look for the guy. After a while, my mom was like, Hey, this is your family now. You can't do that. But this was my dad's baby brother. And my dad was in so much pain that he started using drugs and became a different person. So I understand that the trauma of the event, coupled with the drugs, caused him to lose his soul. When we met up, he was broken. He had a bad liver, and he knew that if he continued drinking, it would kill him. But he didn't stop."
A couple of months after their meeting, Jay-Z's so-called father died.
“I try and work out four times a week - cardio, weights, push ups, pull ups -but I haven’t for a month because of vacation and touring. Chris hasn’t tried to get me to do yoga yet but I am close to doing it. I’m envious of what he can do on stage. Watching him is amazing, he can really move. I want to be able to move like that, get my leg behind my ear, things like that.” Quoting: Jay-Z
Last Friday, Jay-Z joined Coldplay on stage at Wembley. As Chris was seated at his piano, Jay-Z appeared and managed to tackle him to the floor - playfully.
Everyone thought that it was strange for Jay-Z to grab Chris away from the piano right in the middle of his set.
Many website are reporting that Chris and jay-Z rolled around a bit and Jay-Z gave Chris a hug before he resumed his position at the piano.
Now - What if Jay-Z surprised Kayne West, 50 cent or some other rapper and the two rolled around on the floor?
Mrs. Paltrow wasn't happy about this. Immediately following this concert, Chris was confronted by his wife.
It is safe to say that Jay-Z's friendship with Chris Martin has reached a higher level and Mrs. Paltrow isn't happy about this:
Police identified the body of the 31 year old and arrested her boyfriend Brian Lee Randone, in connection with her death.
Brian Lee Randone was charged with torture and murder.
Felicia Tang appeared in porno movies and Felicia Tang appeared in "Cradle 2 The Grave" (Movie/Production: Warner Brothers); "Rush Hour 2" (Movie/Production: New Line Cinema); and she was featured in "The Fast And The Furious" (Movie/Production: Universal).
Someone managed to hacked into Willie's private email account and grabbed nude photos and video clips of him and his wife. Willie has stated that these images are currently circulating around the internet.
According to Willie:
"It has been brought to my attention that private and personal photos of mine are currently circulating the web...As a man that is barely home with his family, my wife and I share some intimate moments the best way that we can. It is incredibly disturbing that someone with bad intentions would illegally hack into my e-mail account and distribute these private moments to the world....I ask that everyone respect the privacy of my family. Also, I offer my sincere apologies to my fans.."
Funny - Abercrombie and Fitch has filed a lawsuit against Beyonce Knowles.
The retailer is totally against Beyonce launching a fragrance that relates to her alter ago, Sasha "Fierce".
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Ohio, Abercrombie said it began selling its own "Fierce" scent in 2002 and trademarked the fragrance in 2003.
However, Beyonce Knowles filed a letter-of-intent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in September 2008 for the Sasha "Fierce" mark in the fragrance category.
According to Abercrombie and their attorneys, a cease-and-desist letter was sent to Beyonce Knowles after they became aware of her intent, but the singer has continued to pursue the trademark. She even named her ultra ego "Sasha Fierce" and her clothing line.
...6th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge will be held on September 18th.
It's been reported that the celebrity bowlers includes but not limited to:
Vivica A. Fox, Anthony Anderson, Bill Bellamy, Hill Harper, James Pickens Jr., LisaRaye McCoy, Glynn Turman, Dawnn Lewis, Chandra Wilson, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Loretta Devine, Obba Babatunde, Art Evans, Jackee', Theresa Randle, Gina Ravera, Chico Benymon, Rocky Carroll, Tatyana Ali, Flex Alexander, Thom Barry, Dule' Hill, Wesley Jonathan, Michael Colyar and celebrity DJ MC Lyte.
When: Friday September 18, 2009 6:00 pm | Media Check-in 7:00 pm | Red Carpet Arrivals 8:00 pm | 3-game Bowling Tournament 11:00 pm | After-party with Celebrity DJ MC LYTE
WHERE: PINZ Entertainment Center/Guy's North 12655 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
Matthew Knowles, "...comforted Taylor and her family, and arranged the moment in which Beyoncé gave Swift a second chance at the spotlight".
Matthew Knowles later reveals the following to Us Weekly:
"It wasn't my decision to bring Taylor out...It was all Beyonce's decision. I want to be clear about that. My job is to execute and come up with some ideas, but ultimately that was Beyonce's decision...I can only say it was a proud night for me as a manager, but more importantly as a father..."I've always said the thing that makes me most proud about Beyonce is not how many records she sold or how many plaques she has or how many awards; it's that she's a genuine good person...I know it's hard for people to believe that she can really be that nice of a person, but she really is."
Beyonce has no brains! If it wasn't for her father, she would've accepted her award, thanked her family and moved on.
If you only knew the truth about Beyonce. I'll post more on that later..
The opportunist has landed a multi-million dollar deal with the fragrance house "Coty" to launch her own perfume.
The singer was recently dropped as a representative for Emporio Armani's Diamonds and replaced by Megan Foxx.
According to Beyonce:
"For me, fragrance reflects a woman's attitude and unique sense of style...While I love various perfumes, I haven't found a scent that truly personifies me as a woman. Working with Coty, I was able to turn my ideal fragrance into a reality by creating an alluring and sophisticated fragrance; one that's reflective of my inner power."
Within the last three years, Beyonce Knowles has revealed the identity of her inner power slash persona and it's Sasha Fierce...right?
Beyonce and Matthew Knowles are expecting to net as much as $20 million with the next three years.
The unnamed fragrance will hit stores in spring 2010.
A gospel singer, who taught music to the schoolchildren of Minneapolis has pleaded guilty to raping a teenager from Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Park girl was 15 at the time the assaults took place in her home and his Plymouth home. The girl's mother discovered the sexual nature of their relationship after she learned he had given the girl a ring and after the mother read explicit text messages the two exchanged.
Gregory B. Washington, 33, of Plymouth, pleaded guilty Monday in Hennepin County to two counts of third-degree sexual assault.
Washington offered no statement to the court when he entered his plea but will have a "more complete opportunity" to speak about the crimes he committed when he is sentenced on Nov. 12th.
Also while on probation, Washington was a contract music teacher in three schools on Minneapolis' North Side. Nobody with the district ran a required criminal check on Washington before he was hired.
Washington was convicted in a similar incident in St. Paul in the late 1990s that involved another 15-year-old girl.
At the time of the St. Paul assault, he was the music director at Zion Baptist Church in north Minneapolis.
In February, a county prosecutor called the parallels between the cases "astonishingly similar."
"He leads a young female through the auspices of the church, had sexual relations with the female and eventually had a child with her," Assistant County Attorney Judith Cole said in Hennepin County District Court of Washington's earlier conviction.
According to Washington's online biography, he started recording with the awarding-winning gospel ensemble Excelsior, and he has shared the stage with Sheena Easton, Roberta Flack and Sounds of Blackness.
It's been reported that the Hong Kong tourism board wants to turn Bruce Lee's former home into a tourist attraction. The current owner of the property is preparing to donate Bruce Lee's home to the government to become a living memorial to the martial arts star.
The property's worth is estimated at $20 million dollars.
His latest outburst was directed towards the fans who voted for country singer Taylor Swift and not Pop singer Beyonce Knowles. At any rate, his rude behavior was totally unacceptable. I am sure Beyonce will look at this situation as an opportunity to "go country".
Word has it that Solange Knowles informed Beyonce of the backlash posted via Twitter immediately following this outburst. To save her @ss and fanbase, she restored Taylor's "moment" through "her" acceptance of an award.
Many websites are reporting that this incident was staged. Maybe it was or maybe it wasn't. At any rate, Kayne West rants are being documented and expect sales in his music and fanbase to decline.
After every rant, Kanye West apologizes. Here's part of the apology he posted on his website to Taylor Swift:
"I'm sooooo sorry to Taylor Swift and her fans and her mom.... I'm in the wrong for going on stage and taking away from her moment!"
How supportive is Amber Rose? I thought your "girl" was suppose to have your best interest at heart...
For the record, did any of the proceeds from "Single Ladies" go to the ancestors of "Gwen Verdon"?
Eminem has revealed that during last year's MTV awards, his barebum incident with Sacha Baron Cohen was staged.
According to Eminem:
"Sacha called me when we were in Europe and he had an idea to do something outrageous at the movie awards...I'm a big fan of his work so I agreed to get involved with the gag. I'm thrilled that we pulled this off better than we rehearsed it. It had so many people going 'nuts', so to speak,"
After the MTV awards was aired last year, Eminem later revealed that immediately following this incident, he went back to his hotel and 'laughed uncontrollably for about three hours.'
Fox has announced that Ellen DeGeneres will be joining American Idol as a permanent fourth judge.
Here's what Ellen had to say:
"Hopefully I'm the people's point of view because I'm just like you. I sit at home and I watch it and I don't have that technical... I'm not looking at it in a critical way from the producer's mind. I'm looking at it as a person who is going to buy the music and is going to relate to that person. So I'm hopefully going to be that voice of what we're all doing at home,"
...has a role on the new television show "NCIS: Los Angeles". The producers of this CBS crime series hired LL Cool J to play the role of "Sam Hanna", a naval investigator.
Here's what LL Cool J had to say about his upcoming television role:
" . . . He's a former Navy SEAL, so I met with guys down at Camp Pendleton. . . . One of the guys that I was studying with was a [Marine Corps master gunnery sergeant]. He's also an Afghanistan and Iraq vet [like the Sam Hanna character]. There's a certain level of responsibility [to playing a vet]. Obviously, what I want to give America and the rest of the world the opportunity to do is forget about their troubles, take an hour and just relax and have some fun, but that being said, it's nice to represent, you know."
Winfrey has effectively shut down Michigan Ave in Chicago. The shut down of Michigan Ave has become "the set" for a taping of the season premiere for "The Oprah Winfrey Show".
It's been reported that the Black Eyed Peas, Illusionist Criss Angel and Grammy-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson will make an appearance....
The premiere will be on your TVs later this week on September 10th.
I heard that Oprah stans are already crowding Michigan Ave. Today's event is a standing-room only, first come/first serve event.
Jay-Z is also in town tonight as part of the SamSung AT&T Summer Krush series. If you want to attend tonight events at the House of Blues, you can get free tickets by clicking here and type in the promotion code: SAMSUNG.
Scheduled performance on October 31st in Addis Ababa is cancelled.
Various websites are reporting that the negotiations have fallen apart due to a disagreement over live broadcasting rights of this scheduled event.
It's been reported that Beyonce’s manager agreed to a live broadcasting of only five songs from two-hour performance. In addition, he agreed to a performance fee of one million dollars and to receive an additional 150,000 dollars to charter an aircraft for close to 90 members of her team.
During Beyonce's last performance in Addis (October 2007), she was paid 1.75 Million dollars and only one her songs was broadcast live.
The deal to bring her to Addis was negotiated between the singer’s management company, run by her father, Matthew Knowles and New Way Inc., a Virginia based company owned by Dereje Yesuwork (Jambi) and his partner Endalkachew Tekeste.
Inside sources are revealing that the negotiations fell apart due to an inability to settle on the cost of her overall performance package.
Matthew Knowles was unhappy to know that Beyonce was offered less to perform more of her songs, as opposed to her first appearance in Addis Ababa.
...donated 200 pair of shoes to the needy children of Mvezo. Mvezo is the birth place of Nelson Mandela. The shoes were donated through the Ashe Foundation, a non-profit organization in California.
The Ashé Foundation is known for its charitable work where they collect and distribute essential goods like shoes, clothing, basic necessities and services to aid the disadvantaged and underprivileged children of African nations.
On this date in 1996, Tupac Shakur and Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in a drive-by following a "Mike Tyson" fight in Las Vegas.
Tupac Shakur died six days later.
Jay-Z always wanted Tupac's fanbase to forget about his death and his music - so - for many years, he released new music to capture the attention of Tupac's fanbase.
Solange Knowles always post a picture of a customized Ouija board (that bares her name) on her twitter page when she's preparing to conduct a seance. A seance can be performed on a person who was murdered.
...was arrested early this morning for choking and physically assaulting the so-called reality T.V. star Tila Tequila.
Merriman was taken into police custody at around 3:45 a.m. local time and charged with battery and false imprisonment. The "ladyboy" Tequila was taken to a local hospital for treatment for loss of breath and cuts to her face.