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Bittersweet news for OutKast fans today. Despite the continual circulation of rumors and theories, the most vocal half of the duo, Big Boi, confirmed the news that none of us wanted to hear but we all knew was coming anyway: there is no new OutKast album in the works. “No, no, no. We’re just doing the tour only, just for the fans,” he told Revolt. “That’s all it is, just the tour.”

The good news, however, is that Fat Sax is working on new mixtape which he said could drop in the next few weeks. The project, inspired by the hit TV series Game of Thrones, will also feature appearances from Common, Wale and “a couple surprise guests.” Don’t forget, Big Boi is also working on his third solo album, due later this year.

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What was supposed to be a jubilant year for André 3000 with OutKast finally reuniting has been hit with some tragic news: his father, Lawrence Walker, has passed away. A spokesperson for OutKast confirmed that André’s father passed away on Wednesday. Although details are scarce, Straight From the A reports that Walker died of an apparent heart attack after chopping wood for his fireplace outside his Atlanta home.

The sad news comes less than a year after André 3000 lost his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, last May. Our prayers and deepest condolences go out to André and his family.

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george zimmerman kanye west boxing match

I don’t even know where to start with this, but here’s what we know so far. Last week it was reported that George Zimmerman had agreed to a celebrity (the term “celebrity” being used very loosely) boxing match. The racist, child murdering piece of shit former security guard was offered money to fight from boxing promoter Damon Feldman and, needless to say, the line for potential opponents was longer than people camping out for the Air Jordan Gamma Blue 11s.

The Game (as in the 6’5″, 240lbs former Blood gang member) and DMX (no introduction necessary) have both come forward hoping to get in the ring (or “beat the living fuck out him,” as X put it). But according to TMZ, it’s Kanye West who Zimmerman wants to fight. Promoters tell TMZ he wants to fight Ye because he attacks not only paparazzi, but “defenseless people.”

Reason #712 George Zimmerman should be rotting in a cell right now.

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Moments after debuting his “Confident” video, Justin Bieber turned himself in to Toronto police on Wednesday night. Justin’s charges are elated to a December incident. Screaming fans and media covered Toronto’s 52 Division station while waiting for Bieber’s arrival, who was charged with criminal assault after allegedly assaulting a limo driver. According to TMZ, Justin will be booked for assault, given a citation, and released on his own recognizance.

The news comes hours after the pop star Bieber pleaded not guilty in Florida to charges of driving under the influence, resisting arrest and driving with an expired license in Miami last week. There’s also an on going petition to have the Canadian star deported. The signatures are now passing the standard 100,000 signature mark and it now requires a response from the White House.

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Kanye West’s pockets just got a little lighter. The rapper-designer has agreed to pay out more than $250,000 to the teenager he allegedly punched during a confrontation at a Beverly Hills chiropractor office earlier this month.

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(Yes, this is his real mugshot)

(Yes, this is his real mugshot)

Justin Bieber’s legal troubles go from bad to worse. According to NBC 6 South Florida, the Canadian pop star was arrested for DUI and drag racing in Miami Beach early Thursday morning (Jan. 23). TMZ reports that Bieber had just left a club before being pulled over by the cops in a rented Lamborghini. He is currently in police custody and is being tested to measure his blood alcohol level. His next stop will be jail, where he will be booked, processed and bail will be set.

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jeezy

Jeezy’s 2014 has not gone off to a good start. For the second time this month, the rapper has run into trouble with police. TMZ reports the CEO of CTE was arrested for obstructing police in Atlanta.

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Rapper Jamal “Mazeradi Fox” Green was gunned down in the St. Albans area of Queens, New York on Friday afternoon. The NY Daily News reports that the 42-year-old was sitting in his SUV when a masked gunman opened fired on Fox and three other passengers around 4:10 p.m. EST.

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Chris Brown appeared in a Los Angeles court on Monday for a progress hearing. L.A. Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin revoked Chris Brown’s probation after the R&B star was hit with assault charges following an altercation in Washington D.C. earlier this year. A criminal complaint filed was enough proof that Brown violated his probation stemming from his 2009 assault on Rihanna.

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wale complex

Leave Wale off your end-of-year list, and receive an angry phone call full of threats. That’s what Complex Magazine discovered on Wednesday afternoon as the MMG rapper phoned Associate Editor Insanul Ahmed and expressed his outrage that The Gifted wasn’t included on their list of 50 Best Albums of 2013. Folarin’s emotions escalated over the three-minute call as he accused Complex of holding a personal bias and favoring albums like Juicy J’s Stay Trippy over his, before threatening physical violence.

I swear to God I’ll come to that office and start knocking n****s the f*ck out. Alright. I’ll see y’all tomorrow. Get the security ready.

We’re not going to sit here and pretend like this kind of thing hasn’t been happening since the dawn of hip-hop journalism, but threatening a publication and its staff for not giving your music love is no laughing matter. Come on, Wale.

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