Dr. Dre Tops ‘Em All
Veteran producer Dr. Dre topped Forbes‘ 2012 list of highest grossing musicians, the magazine.
According to Forbes, Dr. Dre raked in $100 million and many of the acts on the list earned their money outside of the music industry.
The earnings for the list were calculated from May 2011 through May 2012.
Roger Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd was second on the list, taking home $88 million, thanks to “The Wall Live” tour.
Singer Elton John made #3 on the list, pulling in $80 million, by doing 100 shows in 12 months, while U2 earned $78 million thanks to their “360″ tour.
British boy band take that rounded out the top five, earning $69 million, mostly in Europe.
Other acts on the list include Bon Jovi ($60 million), Britney Spears ($50 million), Sir Paul McCartney ($57 million), Justin Bieber ($55 million), Rihanna ($53 million), Diddy ($45 million), Beyoncé ($40 million), Kanye West ($35 million), and Jay-Z ($38 million).
Eve is Expecting ?
Rumors are circulating that Eve is pregnant by a billionaire.
Eve is supposedly pregnant and her supposed boyfriend Max Cooper are now expecting a child. Yep. Three months in, at that. Apparently there is a “close friend” that spilled the beans. But, why would a close friend do that? So its up for grabs, whether or not this is true or not.
Max has four other kids, apparently. Eve pregnant?
Lil Wayne’s Diss Pusha!
Even though Lil’ Wayne said that his beef with Pusha-T was dead in an interview with the AP a few months back, it looks Pusha didn’t get the memo.
A snippet of a song called “Tell Me What They Mad For”, which is rumored to be from Ludacris’ upcoming album Ludaversal, leaked on the internet, and Dajaz1.com got a hold of the track. According to them, Pusha-T has an entire verse on the track dedicated to dissing Lil’ Wayne and Birdman. Check out a few of the lyrics to Pusha’s alleged verse below:
“With your baby mama f----- every rapper in the business, N—as saying you was better when the drugs was in your system, Now your crack swag gone ever since you came from prison, Got you tweeting all stupid, is you skatin’, is you dissin,’ Found out your ghost leased and your phantom just rented, Won’t leave it in your name like Pac when he went missing, Makaveli lives on so I’m riding on you bitches.”
Mary J Sued
Mary J Blige a.k.a. “The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” was hit with a lawsuit, claiming that she and her husband defaulted on a $2.2 million loan from Signature Bank. According to Reuters, documents were filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, seeking to recoup the $2.2 million loan that Mary J Blige took out in October 2011. According to the lawsuit, Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaacs defaulted on the loan in July 2012, resulting in over $58,000 in interest. Earlier this year, Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute’s Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now Inc., allegedly defaulted on a $250,000 dollar loan as well.
50 Cent put an end to French Montana
With a feud brewing between 50 Cent and French Montana, Fif was asked to clarify where their quarrels began. 50 recently spoke to Mister Peter Parker about this, declaring that French Montana is the "new Ja Rule."
"He ran his mouth prematurely," Fif said. "He’s really not ready to compete on any level with me. When I drop a record and it becomes the number one selling record in 12 hours, after you saying that? I think you should be quiet a little bit. I’ll put him completely out of business. Off the block. Out the corner." As he continued, 50 shared that he feels Montana is the "new Ja Rule," a rapper he had a feud with earlier in his career. Their dispute was seen by many as having a negative impact on Rule's career while helping 50 Cent's rise.
"[Montana] had one song and you didn’t even care about it ’cause it had him on it. There was four other people on it," Fif added. "That’s your new Ja Rule right now."
T.I. Drops “Trouble Man”
Right on schedule T.I. drops the "Trouble Man" single we've all been waiting for, "Sorry" featuring three minutes of rhyming from the legendary Andre 3000.
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose to wed
Wiz Khalifa will celebrate the holidays as a married man – he is set to wed his pregnant fiancee Amber Rose “in a couple of weeks.”
The rapper, real name Cameron Thomaz, proposed to model Rose earlier this year, and they confirmed rumors they are expecting their first child at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.
Khalifa now reveals the couple will make its romance official with a simple court house ceremony in a few days, with a bigger bash for family and friends next year, after Rose gives birth.
He tells New York radio DJ Angie Martinez, “We’re gonna get, like, licensed marriage, in a couple of weeks we’ll have that done.
“When you have the (big) ceremony that’s when you can invite the family. She can fit into a dress and then… if we have a daughter one day, she might wanna give the dress to our daughter, but if she’s pregnant then she can’t do that.”
And Khalifa admits there’s another reason why his fiancee is eager to put off their big celebration until after she gives birth: “She wants to get drunk.”
The couple began dating in 2010, after Rose split from Kanye West.
Cole nude photos are fake
Keyshia Cole is battling fake leaked photo allegations online. A photo, which according to fans is clearly not even of Keyshia Cole, surfaced online recently. But this not the first time that Cole has had to battle fabricated photos.
In February 2011, MediaTakeOut ran its first round of allegations against Keyshia Cole. In that story, MTO claimed the pictures were of Cole and pictures were of “her … body”. A quick perusal reveals that the pictures have since been removed from the MTO website since that 2011 report. Cole was furious at the time. In February of last year, she told news “mediatakeout, I wish I knew where you all … at!”
The allegations resurfaced again. Cole quickly told news that the latest picture surfacing online is not her either. But most fans had already determined the picture wasn’t of Cole.
Cole told news “I’ve shared extremely a lot of my life with the world, with people who love me and people who H8, but just like fam, people never tell u how much they love u”.
Cole then retweeted a series messages from fans claiming that picture is not even of Keyshia. “The pic… going around is BELOW THE BELT. This lady have a husband and a child. Never do wrong to a person who does good”. Another fan wrote “I was very angry seeing that “picture” of [...Cole] it’s clearly not her.”
As one fan noted “That’s Not @KeyshiaCole Nose Or Tattoo. Get Off That.”
Cole tells news “People that have No self respect you worship! Folks that have a child, a husband, hustled from the bottom up, y’all try to tear down. Shame.” She added “Let em have fun! they seem to enjoy being filth, I say let emm talk!”