Nicki is set to debut her next single off her second studio album Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show.
Her new single “Starships” will hit airwaves February 13th. But not before she debuts another new track on stage live at the Grammys on February 12th. Ms. Minaj is set to perform “Roman Holiday,” a never before heard song off her new album.
Monica & Brandy team up to tell their lovers to pack up their ish and get the hell out,but leave everything that THEY bought because.
According to an official statement from K’NAAN‘s camp, he’s pissed about Mitt Romney using the song “Waving Flag” during his campaign. The Somali-Canadian rapper wants to make it very clear that he does not endorse Romney, and he will be taking legal action if necessary.
The statement reads:
A&M/Octone recording artist K’NAAN was dismayed to learn that his song “Waving Flag” was used by Mitt Romney in his speech last night following Florida’s Republican primary.
The artist was not aware that the song would be used by Romney and the campaign is not something K’NAAN endorses.
“I have not been asked for permission by Mitt Romney’s campaign for the use of my song. If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it. I would happily grant the Obama campaign use of my song without prejudice.”
K’NAAN is currently seeking legal action so that further use of the song by Romney’s campaign can be prevented.
The producers of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” True Entertainment, have announced they’re partnering with the TLC network to produce a new Atlanta-based reality show called “Preacher Wives.”
The show will follow the “First Ladies” of Atlanta area churches as they play out their roles in the congregation and at home.
Talking about the show, True Entertainment president Steven Weinstock said,
“We are excited to work with TLC to profile the lives of these strong-willed women. With most praise in religious communities directed towards male preachers, we are thrilled to give these remarkable ladies the spotlight they crave and deserve.”
Really?! Somebody needs to stop Andy Cohen! He is putting together the most outrageous, over the top, mentally unstable examples of African-Americans and showcasing them on a world stage as an example of how black people behave in their every day lives. I can’t imagine any real “Preacher’s Wife” that would take part in this foolishness, but you know somebody is hungry for their 15 minutes. Make. It. Stop!
In honor of black history month, we’d like to share with you a letter from a former slave to his former master.
In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdan Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdan — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).
via Letters of Note
August 7, 1865
To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee
Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Colonel Martin’s to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again, and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me that Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance. Continue reading “AWSOME! Letter From Former Slave to His Former Master” »
In shocking news, “Soul Train” founder and music television innovator, Don Cornelius, was found dead of apparent suicide in his California home.
TMZ reports 75-year-old Chicago native Don Cornelius was found dead in his home in Sherman Oaks, CA. He has 2 sons. According to the report:
…Law enforcement sources tell us it appears he committed suicide.
We’re told cops discovered the body at around 4 AM PT. Law enforcement sources tell us … Cornelius died from a gunshot wound to the head and officials believe the wound was self-inflicted.
We’re told Cornelius was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
During Don’s bitter divorce proceedings in 2009, he told an L.A. judge he was suffering from “significant health issues” and wanted to “finalize this divorce before I die.”
Nicki’s gone all Pink Lady for her upcoming WONDERLAND magazine cover and spread;
On the difference between her stage persona and her real life: “Oh they’re definitely two completely different people. Obviously what I would wear at home is not what I would wear up on stage and I think, when I’m at home it’s a way more introspective character and I think the person people see on stage is anything but. I watch a lot of Judge Judy. And I watch a lot of Forensic Files. And I cook – I cook spaghetti really, really good; I cook macaroni and cheese really, really good; I cook chicken really, really good.”
On her Barbie obsession: “I feel like Barbie is Continue reading “Nicki Minaj Heats Up Wonderland!” »
2 Chainz confirms with XXL that he has departed from DTP and signed a solo deal with Def Jam.
“It’s the Real University, Two Gun Gang, Street Executives. It’s not DTP no more. I’m actually behind [Ludacris], he’s still my homie. I just took another route as far as running my own company and bossing up. But on the other hand, I’m still working with him. He has an album coming out this year, as well. Matter of fact, we are label mates, now, which is crazy. So, yeah, that’ll be cool. I’m looking forward to that.”