T.I. ninth album entitled Paperwork: The Motion Picture will arrive in stores on October 21st. The Grand Hustle boss revealed the information today, along with the project’s cover.
Drake and Nicki Minaj had themselves filmed while shopping at a convenience store – and of course the video has gone viral. [Scroll down to watch.]
The close friends and lap dance partners took a break from shooting the video for Usher’s “She Came to Give It To You” and hit up the store for snacks.
Drake was the gentleman, paying for all of Nicki’s items. Watch below:
Later, Drizzy posted a pic of their field trip and referenced his appearance in Nicki’s “Anaconda” video in the caption…
“So you want me to be in a video where you do what to me… I’m in.”
After seeing two previous albums debut at No. 2, Wiz Khalifa finally tops the chart this week with his new album “Blacc Hollywood.”
The set sold 90,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It was enough to unseat the “Guardians of the Galaxy” soundtrack on top of the Billboard 200 chart.
The album, which was released Aug. 19, follows two No. 2-peaking albums from Khalifa: “Rolling Papers” and “O.N.I.F.C.,” which were released in 2011 and 2012, respectively.
Khalifa also bounds in at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the Rap Albums chart.
Taylor Swift had the week’s top-selling track after debuting Shake It Off a week ago Monday. The track sold 544,000 first-week copies. According to Billboard, that’s the best sales week any track has had in 2014, and it’s the fourth-biggest debut ever, behind Flo Rida’s “Right Round” (636,000, 2009), Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” (623,000, 2012) and Katy Perry’s “Roar” (557,000, 2013).
But according to the Huffington Post, Kweli is staying focused on what’s happening on the ground of Ferguson.
“Martin Luther King, as peaceful as he was, I think he agreed with ‘No Justice, No Peace.’ And you don’t put peace above justice. You can’t do that,” Kweli said.
He added, “we’re getting killed out here in these streets. We cannot afford to put peace above justice. We work towards peace, that’s the end goal, but it’s about organization, it’s about strategy, it’s about tactics, it’s about unifying people who are like minded and making sure that we’re all moving with one movement.”
Kweli wants black folks to understand the importance of not calming down after what happened a couple of weeks ago. He wants everyone to be reminded of what could happen and why important’s to remain active.
“When you talk about the generational gap, it’s spot on. In my experience, you have black men out there with megaphones with the police whispering in their ear, working with the police, telling people to calm down. It’s not about calming down.”
He added, ‘We don’t need to calm down right now. We don’t need to be comfortable. Everybody needs to be uncomfortable. And it’s our job to make sure that people are reminded of that.”
Suge Knight isn’t snitching on who shot him six times at Chris Brown’s VMA pre-party.
The former rap mogul is reportedly not talking to police investigators about the incident at 1Oak that left him hospitalized.
According to TMZ, “he is fully conscious, although on several occasions police were turned away on false info — that he was supposedly sedated.”
During the one occasion cops were allowed to see Suge, a source says when they asked about the shooting, Suge acted disoriented, asking, “I was shot?”
TMZ also reports that witness cooperation has been minimal. “If no one steps forward it will be tough to identify who pulled the trigger, even though the gunman is on surveillance video at 1Oak.”
Universal’s upcoming N.W.A. biopic continues to pad its cast, adding actors for the roles of Snoop Dogg, Warren G. and Eazy-E’s widow Tomica Woods.
Actor Keith Stanfield, currently in theaters in “The Purge: Anarchy,” will play Snoop, while Sheldon A. Smith will suit up as Warren G…
…and Carra Patterson from “Why Did I Get Married Too?” will portray Woods.
They join Jason Mitchell as the late Eazy-E, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. as his real-life dad Ice Cube and Corey Hawkins as Dr. Dre in “Straight Outta Compton,” according to TheWrap.com.
F. Gary Gray will direct the film about the rap group’s rise to fame in the late 1980s and their subsequent split in 1991. Cube and Dre are producing with Matt Alvarez and Woods, while Gray is executive producing with Will Packer and former Universal exec Scott Bernstein.
The movie is scheduled to hit theaters in August 2015.
Stanfield, a standout in “Short Term 12,” will next be seen in Ava DuVernay’s “Selma.”
Nicki Minaj said her dress was unzipped during her performance at the VMAs because she didn’t have enough time to get ready, but TMZ calls BS on that, claiming “she pulled the same stunt during rehearsals.”
According to the website, eyewitnesses who watched Nicki’s rehearsal Sunday say she walked on stage wearing the same dress — unzipped. One eyewitness says it caught her eye because she initially thought Nicki had come out in a robe.
Nicki was wrapping her arms around the dress in a “weird” sort of way, trying to manipulate it to see how much would be exposed, witnesses told TMZ.
Watch below (or click here to view on mobile devices):
And then there was this…
During rehearsal for her performance of “Anaconda,” a real 6-foot long anaconda that she was using as a prop bit one of her background dancers and was put in “time out” for the rest of the evening.
According to TMZ, MTV opted against using it for the live performance…lest it bite someone on live television.
When TMZ caught up with Nicki leaving a club in L.A. after the show, she said the bit dancer was actually up on stage with her, and appeared peeved that she wasn’t able to perform with the snake.
Watch below (or click here to view on mobile devices):