The people at Theraflu insist they’re not as stuffy as you think … claiming they DID NOT force Kanye West to change the title of his new song. Rumors are swirling that Kanye buckled under legal pressure from the company behind Theraflu — but both Kanye and the cold medicine people claim it’s all BS. In fact, the Theraflu people sent us a statement about the situation … telling us, “Novartis Consumer Health did not ask that the name be changed — that request would be way too cold.”
can finally go back home to Georgia — without being immediately arrested — and all it took was a $90,000 check. TMZ broke the story … a Tennessee tour bus company won a judgment against the rapper over a $92,749 bill from 2009. BW never paid, so the company went back after him in Georgia court … asking a judge to make Bow Wow fork over the dough. Bow Wow failed to cooperate, so the Georgia judge held him in contempt — ordering the rapper be arrested on sight anywhere in the state.
T.I.’s judge is so impressed with his behavior on probation — he gave the rapper whatever he liked … specifically, more freedom to travel out of Georgia. T.I.’s probation officer submitted the request to extend the rapper’s out-of-state travel allowance from 7 to 12 days — and yesterday, a judge signed off on it. According to the probation officer’s letter, T.I. has been a model probationer — staying on his best behavior the last few months … even completing his required drug/alcohol counseling program.
Nicki Minaj’s father is completely torn up over the rapper’s recent comments — that she wanted to “kill” him when she was a child — and now, he wants the world to know he’s not some violent monster. In case you missed her recent “Nightline” interview, Nicki went OFF on her dad Omar — describing the guy as a drug addict and alcoholic who often threatened to kill her mother … once even burning down their house. Nicki said, “I wanted to kill [my dad]. I used to wish he was dead … ‘We were afraid for my mother’s life because whenever he would have a real bad outburst he would threaten to kill her.”
Date: Wednesday – April 11, 2012
Nicki Minaj made her irritation with the constant comparisons to Lady Gaga apparent during a recent interview with ABC’s Nightline. She dared the network’s Juju Chang to find any similarities between her and the outlandish pop singer, and for the most part dismissed and minimized the things they do share in common and harped on one glaring difference: she’s a rapper.
“We’re in completely different lanes,” said Minaj of Gaga after admitting that being compared to the pop diva “irks” her. “I’m a rapper… Gaga’s a fantastic artist, you know, she paved her way. She’s opened her own lane. But I think that I have my own lane. And we never cross. Ever. So, you know, I really don’t get the comparison anymore. Our music doesn’t sound the same. Our stage presence is not the same. I just can’t see the similarities.”
Chang pointed out how both sport wigs and crazy outfits but Nicki had a response for both. “Every female in this game — every female in this game — wears wigs,” she retorted. Adding “Over-the-top costumes? Try again!” after imitating a buzzer sound.
Minaj has been compared to Gaga since the beginning of her career and her much-talked about Grammy performance only led to more comparisons between the two. But with the release of her sophomore effort, the Young Money rapper has made it clear that she stands tall — alone.
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012
B.o.B. teams up with Taylor Swift for an inspirational duet titled “Both of Us,” featured on the southern rhymer’s sophomore album, Strange Clouds, due May 1. The country singer grabs the microphone before B.o.B. serves up his verse, commencing the track with her spirited vocals.
“I wish I was strong enough to lift not one, but both of us,” she sings sweetly over the guitar-laden beat, likely played by Swift herself.
“Ever thought about losing it/ When your money’s all gone and you lose your whip/ You might lose your grip/ When the landlord tell you that your due for rent/ And the grass so green on the other side/ Make a n—- want to run straight through the fence,” B.o.B. raps.
Check the Strange Clouds tracklist below.
1. “Bombs Away,” feat. Morgan Freeman
2. “Ray Bands”
3. “So Hard to Breathe”
4. “Both of Us,” feat. Taylor Swift
5. “Strange Clouds,” feat. Lil Wayne
6. “So Good”
7. “Play for Keeps”
8. “Arena,” feat. Chris Brown and T.I.
9. “Out of My Mind,” feat. Nicki Minaj
10. “Never Let You Go,” feat. Ryan Tedder
11. “Chandelier,” Lauriana Mae
13. “Just a Sign,” feat. Playboy Tre
14. “Castles,” feat. Trey Songz
15. “Where Are You (B.o.B vs. Bobby Ray)”