I can’t believe another year has flown by which means that the BET Awards will soon be back in town and taking place at the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live on June 30.
This year, Drake leads the pack with 12 nominations, including 5 nominations in the Video of the Year category. Kendrick Lamar and 2 Chainz come in with eight nominations while A$AP Rocky grabs five. Check out the entire list of nominees. which were announced earlier today, after the jump.
Word is that The Dream is dropping this new one tomorrow, can’t wait!
Game took it to Twitter today to announce his new project Operation Kill Everything, coming soon.
After receiving an extra two weeks to pay up, Lauryn Hill was sentenced to three months in prison and three months of home confinement on tax evasion charges. According to her lawyer’s she’s already paid more $970,000 to cover her debt.
Justin Timberlake announced the release date of his sequel to The 20/20 Experience album with him in the studio recording. Executive produced by Timbaland, The 20/20 Experience 2 LP is dropping September 30th.
Kanye West will be the musical guest for SNL’s season finale!
“SNL” confirmed the rumors by announcing that Yeezy will perform on the May 18 episode with host Ben Affleck. This marks his fifth time performing on the show. His last appearance was in October 2010 to promote his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
According to Hits Daily Double, Kid Cudi’s LP sold 139,424 first-week units, debuting at No. 2 on the chart. Fall Out Boy’s Save Rock and Roll closely beat Indicud to the top spot with 148,705 copies sold.
I want to say that this is the first magazine that has the entire Black Hippy crew on the front cover. Glad they chose RESPECT.. Cop the mag’s TDE takeover on April 30.
Jay-Z graced the cover of TIME magazine’s The 100 Most Influential People In The World issue.
Jay Z embodies so much of what makes New York New York. A kid from a tough neighborhood who grows up in public housing, overcomes lots of bad influences on the street, never lets go of his dream, makes it to the top — and then keeps going, pursuing new outlets for his creativity and ambition. When no one would sign him to a record contract, he created his own label and built a music empire — before going on to design clothing lines, open sports bars and, most recently, represent professional athletes. He’s an artist-entrepreneur who stands at the center of culture and commerce in 21st century America, and his influence stretches across races, religions and regions. He’s never forgotten his roots — “Empire State of Mind” was a love song to our city — and as a co-owner of the NBA Nets, he helped bring a major league sports team back to Brooklyn, not far from his old neighborhood. In nearly everything he’s tried, he’s found success. (He even put a ring on Beyoncé.) And in doing so, he’s proved that the American Dream is alive and well.
Bloomberg is the 108th mayor of New York City
Earlier today Drake fired back to Chris Brown’s diss from while back:
“His insecurities are the reason I make better music than him…I’m more popping than him…At one point the woman he loves fell into my lap and I did what a real nigga would do and treated her with respect.”
“I’m not thinking about that girl, either.” Drake on Rihanna
Props to Elliot Wilson.
Listen to the audio below..
Chris Brown responded with “Lol”