Last night, Curtis and Chelsea were spotted at the Blue Nile bar in New Orleans. For the first two minutes in the clip above, Fif takes to the stage with Main Line and recites a track for his new “best friend”. Once you go Black, you don’t go back.
Time to chuck the deuces? Rumors are circulating today that Def Jam has fired L.A. Reid. For six years, Reid has served as the label’s Chairman after founder Lyor Cohen’s departure. Although he’s had success with artists like The Killers and Justin Bieber, he faced scrutiny for signing acts like Jennifer Lopez and Shyne. Let’s see how this one unfolds.
UPDATE: XXL reached out to a label rep who said, “[The rumors] are completely untrue and without merit.”
But are they actually going to work together?
I guess that opened up the doorway—[50 and Kanye] have been talking about working together since a couple months ago—we all roll out together in a Euro tour. It’s the media that be hyping up all the beef and stupidity. But the real story is behind the scenes on how these dudes be talking. Because I been heard about this shit.
Although we won’t see Mr. West and Ms. Swift reunite on stage together at the VMAs, Billboard reports that the country singer has written a song dedicated to her Kanye debacle for her October release, Speak Now. After rehearsing the song during rehearsals on Friday, sources believe that Taylor will be premiering the new tune during her performance tomorrow night.
It seems as if 50′s turned over a new leaf. In an interview with 1515, the rapper says that for his next project, he’s willing to work with talented artists—including Kanye West.
“I sat with Swizz [Beatz]; I’mma try to get in with him. Don’t even be surprised if you hear me and Kanye, just talented artists — period. I’mma collaborate and make a monster this time. Ain’t nobody off limits to me in my head. If creatively they have something they feel is something for the project, I’m with it.”
Call it a coincidence, but Kanye turned to his Twitter account tonight and declared:
Yesterday, a song called “Whip My Hair” by The Fresh Prince’s 9-year-old daughter, Willow made its rounds on the ‘net. I pretty much ignored it. But now, word on the curb is she’s J.Cole’s new labelmate. Geesh! Never saw this one coming. Peep Rihanna Jr.’s new tune below.
UPDATE: Oy vey, it’s true.