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The secret recently got out about Beyoncé’s upcoming Platinum Edition album, and it looks like the Internet might have uncovered J. Cole’s plans to release a new project next month.

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If you were hoping to see a Whitney Houston hologram, it’s not happening in the near future. Quite frankly, it’s only been two years since the singer passed, so we can understand why the head of her state, Pat Houston (her sister-in-law), has turned down such requests when asked. You will however, get to see Whitney live through the new CD/DVD coming out titled Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.

Read what she had to say after the jump…

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Spotify is feeling the effects of Taylor Swift pulling her music from the streaming service. Only a week after they begged for her reinstatement (she shunned them from streaming her platinum 1989 album), Spotify founder Daniel Ek has written a dissertation of why they have helped the industry, by paying artists, instead of watching other competitors not pay a single penny to artists, labels or publishers.

It seems like more desperation tactics from the company, who is probably losing out on millions by not Taylor’s music on there, but she’s not looking to buck down either way.

Read a statement from Daniel Ek After the jump….

“At our current size, payouts for a top artist like Taylor Swift (before she pulled her catalog) are on track to exceed $6 million a year, and that’s only growing – we expect that number to double again in a year. Any way you cut it, one thing is clear – we’re paying an enormous amount of money to labels and publishers for distribution to artists and songwriters, and significantly more than any other streaming service.”

Read the entire post over at Spotify.

Previously
Kendrick Lamar Loves Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” Single
Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ Becomes the First Platinum Album of 2014
The Kendrick Lamar x Taylor Swift “Backseat Freestyle/Shake It Off” Mashup

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After she seeing a sea of media headlines accusing her of using Nazi imagery in the lyric video for “Only,” Nicki Minaj used Twitter to explain herself. Yesterday (Nov 10), organizations like the Anti Defamation League spoke out against her latest release, and this is what Minaj had to say early Tuesday morning.

Update: The video’s creator Jess Osborne released a statement on the video

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Freddie Gibbs nearly lost his life last night during a shooting that took place after his concert in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The show actually went off without incident on Tuesday evening (Nov 3) at the Rough Trade record store. Following the successful performance, Gibbs was in a black SUV parked at North 9th Street near Wythe Avenue. That’s when a lone gunman fired multiple shots at Gibbs and two people with him. Gibbs’ DJ reportedly suffered a minor leg wound and another victim was struck in the hand.

According to police, the shooting took place at 1:13 a.m. and no arrests were made in the case. Freddie’s crew members are reportedly in stable condition at Bellevue hospital in New York.

“They tried to kill Tupac. They tried to kill me,” Gibbs told The Post outside the club. “I’m still alive.”

Check out Freddie’s first Instagram post after the shooting below…

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beyonce surprise album

It’s been almost a year since Beyoncé shook up the game with her surprise self-titled album, and it looks like she might have a second trick up her sleeve. The rumor mill went into overdrive last week when an alleged screenshot of a memo from Columbia Records/Parkwood Entertainment (Bey’s label) surfaced online, “confirming” the digital release of BEYONCÉ Volume 2 on November 14. That’s followed by a four-disc compilation album titled BEYONCÉ: The Complete Edition on November 25, which apparently includes 28 music videos, plus footage from The Mrs. Carter Show and On The Run tours.

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When T.I. went to Tanzania to perform at the Serengeti Fiesta a few weeks ago, it seems his wife Tiny Cottle Harris used the trip to pick up a couple souvenirs…namely, a pair of newly colored eyeballs. Ok, well, the eyeballs aren’t new, but Tiny did get “ice-grey” colored silicone inserts implanted in her eyes to permanently change their natural brown color.
And after sparking a firestorm of backlash on social media, the reality star and singer went on national tv to explain the procedure, defended her decision, and relayed her husband T.I.’s reaction.

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In early January, 2014, multi-platinum pop star Kesha (“Tik Tok”, “Animal”, “C’mon”, “Die Young,” etc) entered herself into a treatment center to deal with her anorexia and bulimia. At the time, Kesha via her outspoken mother Pebe Sebert, blamed Kesha’s body image problems on criticism from her label head/producer Dr. Luke. After spending 2 months in rehab (with mom Pebe checking in as well to be with her daughter and get treatment for “post-traumatic stress”), Kesha was released and posted online that she’s back to making music. But today, she dropped a bombshell lawsuit, accusing Dr. Luke of nearly 10 years of abuse, ranging from sexual assault to forced drug use to battery. Much more serious than the original fat-shaming claims.

Update: Dr. Luke has responded with his own lawsuit…charging Kesha with extortion.
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Philly fans have always had a reputation as being a rowdy bunch, but these recent string of incidents at their stadium may be new lows. The first report actually was a heinous act done on a well known Eagles. fan. Yesterday (Oct 12)), a drunk woman stole a prosthetic leg from a local legend named Sonny Forriest Jr.–a staple at Philly’s Lincoln Financial Field. Authorities later found the leg on the local septa train. Why?1

That wasn’t all that happened in the City of Brotherly Love, though. During the game, one unsuspecting Giants was actually pelted with garbage and taunted as he tried to find his seat from the concession stand. Bad enough, his the G-men got blown out.

Watch video of Eagles fans pelting a Giants with Garbage during a game below…

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Drake may be under police investigation after a stripper claimed his people threatened her life after a one-night stand, according to TMZ. The stripper, Jhonni Blaze, alleges the OVO rapper began harassing her via text for fear she would go public with the story. She then claims several people from Drake’s camp “came to her house, banged on her door and threatened her life.” While Houston PD confirms they are investigating a “possible celebrity,” sources close to Drake say the allegations are false. Either way, this is one of the most hilariously ironic stories of the year.

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