We’ve learned Wiz’s camp has put together a laundry list of complaints, including:
— Amber often stays out all night, requiring that relatives and staff take over
— The family dog eats its own feces and then licks Sebastian’s face
— When she wakes up she’ll play with the kid for 15 minutes or so and then disappear
— Amber and her mom have a volatile relationship, laced with “shouting matches and vulgar exchanges,” which upset the boy. And during the arguments the N word was hurled by Amber’s mom
Wiz has not filed legal docs to change custody, but we’re told that’s coming … which is why he’s getting relatives and others involved to help him make a case.
Earlier this evening (February 16), Maybach Music Group boss Rick Ross traveled to Atlanta to announce a new partnership with Twelve Music Group founder Dina Marto. The “Movin’ Bass” rapper and the former Island Def Jam executive have joined forces to launch the new platform Artists First.
Not only will Ross and Marto work together to discover and develop aspiring writers, producers, and performers through Artists First, the new tandem will host a talent search to find the next member of the MMG roster as well. The imprint home of Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, and Omarion is also opening an office in Atlanta at Marto’s Twelve Studios.
“This is the new home for Maybach Music,” reveals Marto. “Their artists will be recording here. Executives will have offices here, so they can get work done while they’re in the city of Atlanta.”
Marto opened Twelve Studios in 2012. Hit singles such as Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” and Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop” were produced at the site.
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Originally it was a three-minute idea that had all these different parts and I didn’t really write it with any intent of it being used, for Drake or for anyone in particular. I just kinda wrote it and gave it to Boi-1da, who was in session at the time in Miami, this was with Diddy. This was like the whole controversy of the incident. From what I understand he made the beat on the spot, played it for Diddy and Diddy passed on it, he said it wasn’t life changing enough and that was that. Then fast forward, “0 to 100″ becomes this huge hit and then there’s this weird… whatever happened there? I don’t know, but as far as I understand that’s how it went down.”
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According to the site, IYRTITL could top 550,000 units sold first week. The total is remarkable considering Drake released the project without any promotion and the “mixtape” is not available for physical purchase.
There are even predictions If You’re Reading This could sell over 700,000 digital copies out the gate. That means Drake could set a new single week iTunes record, besting Beyoncé’s self-titled album haul of 618,000 in 2013. Beyoncé was also released overnight on iTunes without any promo.
ric rap. Fiction rap. No, no. They’re not bailing me out. They’re [Epic] not standing by me that much. Every time I call them, there’s excuses about [parent company] Sony, this and that. So, nah. It’s more people on the streets that’s standing by me more than them. I haven’t gotten a visit from one of them yet. Nah.”
Raven-Symoné appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of the new hit drama, “Empire.” She was ushered into the show as the possible mother of Jamal’s child. Writers of “Empire” are gearing up to shock viewers with her next appearance that will take place in Episode 10.
“Interestingly enough, I was on the set already visiting friends — Jussie Smollett, Terrence Howard, and everybody — just saying hi and seeing how everyone was doing,” she explained. “I was there for a little while and then I got a call from my manager and he was like, ‘Are you in Chicago?’ I said, ‘Yeah, why?’ ‘They want you to do this role coming up.’ And I said, ‘Wow! I would like to.’ So it was perfect timing.”
He is absolutely the love of my life,” Fox revealed in an interview. “I really, really cared for him and I loved him very, very much and I always will, but he just wasn’t right for me. That’s hard when you really, really love a person in your heart, you want to be with them, but you finally have to say, ‘He’s just not right for me.’” (“The Meredith Vieira Show”)
Rene Moore, Rufftown Entertainment founder and owner, has filed the lawsuit against the R&B girl group claiming that En Vogue has failed to abide by a deal.
According to legal documents, Moore alleges to have spent an amount of nearly $200,000 in 2010 to fund the major comeback of En Vogue, and it included three originals members— Cindy Heron, Maxine Jones and Terry Ellis. The deal included a new album and a tour.
Sources confirmed that in 2011, video footage showed the trio asserting that they were working on the album. But as it turns out, the ’90s group never managed to complete the album, nor did they execute a tour that was planned to promote their come back.
Unfortunately for Rufftown Entertainment, the money was pledged in vain, as En Vogue abandoned the project while in the middle of working on it.
With seven confirmed dates and more to come, the Harlem group is set to hit the road with DJ Funkmaster Flex in tow. The Hot 97 mainstay is also allegedly hosting their upcoming EP. Confirmed dates are as follows:
02-24 New York, NY – B.B. King Blues Club
02-27 Elizabeth, NJ – Club Allstar
02-28 Brooklyn, NY – CPAC
03-13 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW
03-20 Providence, RI – Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
03-29 Miami, FL – LIV
I’m just proud that people are talking. Everybody don’t like Barack Obama,” she says, referencing the second episode of the season where her on-screen son, Hakeem (Gray) slams the POTUS, calling him a sellout. “People are out there saying that. That’s what art is supposed to do: expose this shit. You know, we’re dealing with subject matter that’s not really dealt with. Art is supposed to challenge, start a conversation, so let’s lift the carpet up and deal with this dirt. It’s not like we bashed Barack Obama and the show went off. No, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) jumped in his [son’s] ass. That’s real life stuff. So I’m glad you’re mad. Do something about it. Go in the hood and talk to the kids so they don’t do dumb stuff like that.
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