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Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz, Beenie Man And Cam'ron Visit BET's "106 & Park"

An era has ended for BET’s 106 & Park. The daily music countdown show will air its final on-air episode on December, 19. The cable network announced that America’s #1 music variety show has come to an end, after 14 years. The 106 & Park brand will continue as it will now shift to a digital platform via BET.com, while special events such as their 106 & PARTY New Year’s Eve show, plus live events during the annual BET Awards and BET Experience will continue on television.

In a statement released online, Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, spoke on the show’s history and long run:

“It’s been a great 14 year run as America’s top music/variety show on cable. And now that very valuable brand is going to take its talents to the digital realm. The interactive brand you helped build, 106 & Park, is alive and well…and it’s moving to the space in which our audience NOW interacts with music the most; online. It’ll be very exciting to connect with the millions of people that are already engaged with 106 & Park and other BET digital and social media entities and bring content that will further evolve the 106 & Park brand…and enhance the overall BET Networks brand. As we transition to the digital space, we look to continue 106 & Park’s role as both a leader of and a mirror to youth culture. We’ll have more information to share about how that is to roll out very soon.”

The biggest stars in music, film, and sports have all made their way to BET’s 106 & Park which first aired on September 11, 2000. The show has also served as a platform to break new artists who have later developed into major stars. Recently, the show had been hosted by rapper Bow Wow & singer/actress Keshia Chanté. Click below to read BET’s full statement.

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big bank hank sugarhill gang dead

Hip-hop mourns the loss of a true pioneer today as Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, one-third of the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away. He was 57. Jackson had been battling with cancer before sadly losing his fight at around 2AM this morning. Surviving members of the Sugarhill Gang, Wonder Mike and Mister Gee, told TMZ, “So sad to hear of our brother’s passing. Rest in peace Big Bank.”

The Sugarhill Gang is widely revered as being rap’s first breakout act with their 1979 hit, “Rappers Delight,” which still rings out today.

Revisit the “Rapper’s Delight” video below…

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snoop dogg iggy azalea beef

You’ve probably caught wind of the pathetic and pointless beef between Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea that’s been taking place on social media this week. It all started when Snoop, who dedicates his Instagram to recycling funnies from around the ‘net, posted an “Iggy Azalea No Make Up” meme, which didn’t sit too kindly with the Australian rapper (I mean, which girl would see the funny side of being called ugly?)

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wiz

This is definitely one of the sadder divorce reports we’ve had to post. According to TMZ, Amber Rose has filed for divorce from her husband, Wiz Khalifa. The couple officially got married last summer and have a son together, Sebastian, who turns two next February. Divorce papers obtained by the reported says Amber cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for divorce, and that she is seeking full legal and physical custody of their 1-year-old son (with visitation rights).

Miss Info: I know there have been rumors of some Amber and Nick Cannon connection. And in the past year, there have been other grumblings about Wiz Khalifa, with folks pointing at various instagram photos and captions. But despite all that, I am honestly really surprised by this split. Maybe it was the seemingly grounded way that both husband and wife navigated their very public relationship from the dating stage, to engagement, to pregnancy, to marriage. Maybe it was the way that Wiz never wavered in his open adoration of his wife, both in interviews, and even in one- on-one private conversation over the years and even recently. Either way…I’m sorry to see these two fall apart, and I’m sure they will do what’s best for the most important part of the equation, their son Sebastian.

Really makes you wonder if any publicized and high-profile romances can ever survive…unless the couple fully allows their union to be both personal and business. You get the sense that The Carters have that amount of control. But who else?

Update: Amber has tweeted about the ‘cheating’ rumors

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kanye west hospital

Kanye West suffered a minor health scare yesterday afternoon after being taken to hospital ahead of his concert in Melbourne, Australia. Initial reports suggested that Yeezy may have suffered a seizure, with one witness telling Woman’s Day magazine she saw the rapper “had one side of his face covered with something white” while being stretchered into the hospital, where he had an emergency MRI scan.

However, another source told E! News that Kanye is “fine and didn’t have a major health scare or seizure. He just suffered a migraine and went to the hospital simply as a precaution.” Thankfully, Ye was able to perform his scheduled show at the 15,000-seat Rod Laver Arena just a few hours after being released from hospital. He is said to be relaxing with his wife Kim and daughter Nori ahead of his two concerts in Sydney later this week.

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meek mill dreams worth more than money

Well, we can’t say we didn’t see this coming. Just a day before the album was originally scheduled to hit shelves, Rick Ross has confirmed that Meek Mill’s Dreams Worth More Than Money has been delayed due to the Philly rapper’s incarceration following a probation violation. While he can’t divulge a future release date, Rozay advises fans to “keep looking out for new music from the project.” He also provides an address for fans looking to send letters to Meek in jail.

After being denied a request for early parole last month, Meek Mill will remain behind bars until at least October. Let’s hope it isn’t long after that before his album finally drops.

Read Rick Ross’ statement below…

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Oh just bring on the aneurysm. The first season of VH1’s ‘Love And Hip Hop Hollywood’ will be infecting us in just a few scant days. While New York seems to have run it’s course, and Atlanta has gone from telenovela hilarity to tiring absurdity…the latest iteration of the exaggerated reality of has-beens and never-wuzes is now based in Los Angeles (Houston and Miami allegedly on the way?) with a cast that includes Ray J, Soulja Boy, Omarion…Lil Fizz and Yung Berg. LIL FIZZ AND YUNG BERG.
Do you need help getting up?

Also, primed to “bring the drama” is Teairra Mari…most notable for having far too many vowels in her first name, as well as being the Jay Z ingenue that did not become Rihanna.

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Apparently Ray J was dating Teairra (perhaps in preparation for a juicy storyline for this show)…but is now dating his personal assistant. So there will be fights…
As previewed in the video below, along with Teddy Riley’s daughter Nia making a terrible mistake with Soulja Boy….um, TELL ‘EM?
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kid cudi collapses

Kid Cudi suffered a minor health scare during his hour-long set at Chicago’s North Coast Music Festival last night. After jumping into the photo pit to interact with fans while performing “Pursuit of Happiness,” the Cleveland rapper unexpectedly lost consciousness and collapsed. He appeared to still be out of it while being carried away by security.

Fortunately, Cudi took to Twitter after the show to assure his fans he’s doing ok and put his scare down to not eating properly before performing. His next gig is at OutKast’s homecoming concert in Atlanta on September 27, so he’ll have plenty of time to recuperate.

Watch footage of Cudi’s health scare below…

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*rubs eyes*
There was no slow build-up to how hilariously awkward this Toyota minivan commercial was going to be. It opened with a terrible little tween, switching her hips, tossing sass hair, arching her back and barking…”Awright, listen up, motherfathers, this one’s about the swagger wagon, I’ll wash yo mouf out wit soap if you call it a minivan…that’s a durty werd.”

HELP US, ALIENS!

The commercial continues with the rest of homegirl’s rapping, twerking, krumping family, and then….Busta Rhymes, who we can only hope was paid a gazillion dollars to put up with this. But he’s not the problem here. It’s the fake Young Chop beat, the fake Iggy Azalea raps, the fake Hype Williams video, the fake Chris Parnell parody, agggghhhhh!!

And the word “SWAGGER WAGON.”

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Miss Info: As we tweeted this morning, the “Welcome Home Remy” reports are a bit premature.
Remy Ma was expected to walk out of the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility today at 8am. She’s spent past 6 years in prison after being convicted of shooting a former friend in 2008. Her husband Papoose, managers, family members, friends, fans and camera crews stood outside for hours waiting for the 34-year old Reminisce Smith, with an assortment of fancy cars to take her home. But according to sources on the scene, around noon, prison officials came out and spoke to Papoose personally, and soon after, he and his crew left. In a strong show of restraint, Papoose was reportedly calm despite the news.

While it’s unclear why her release has hit a roadblock (parole officials would only confirm to Revolt that she’s still in custody), we were told that Remy Ma spent what was supposed to be the last week of her incarceration in solitary confinement. Her team did not believe it would delay her release…and she has club bookings and events waiting for her availability. While it’s unknown if officials were put off by the crowds outside, or if there was just a paperwork snafu…It’s clear from the photos (below) that Remy’s colleagues, friends, fans, and family are anxious to see her home.

Update: Remy was released at 3PM on Friday (Aug 1). Only her husband, Papoose, went to pick her up to avoid any other further complications. After the disheartening snafus yesterday, her whole team actually waited nearby just in case prison officials cleared up their issues with her alleged “phone violation”. When they finally got the good news today that she could leave, her husband Papoose went to pick her up without the crowds, cars, or camera crews to make sure officials had no excuse to complain…

Remy’s first verse over Khaled’s “They Don’t Love You No More.”

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