Lil Kim Signs With Universal Music

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Universal Music has signed Lil Kim, a former rap prodigy, to their record label. This is the first deal Kim has struck since parting from Atlantic Records in 2008. Although no formal statements have been made in relation to this new addition, Lil Kim’s name officially appears on the list of artists on the label’s website.

Kim released four albums with Atlantic Records from year 1996. Her classic debut, Hard Core, was certified double platinum by 2001. In 2001, Lil Kim also sang in a remake of Lady Marmalade alongside sensations Christina Aguilera, Pink, and Mya for the film soundtrack of Moulin Rouge. The single remained #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for five consecutive weeks and landed Kim her first Grammy award.

Lil Kim’s other albums include The Notorious K.I.M., La Bella Mafia, The Naked Truth. These albums solidified her placement in the hip hop industry as a highly talented female rapper.

Despite her many achievements, Lil Kim failed to meet the commercial successes of Missy Elliot and Lauryn Hill. She was also involved in disputes against Nicki Minaj, and recorded a mixtape called Black Friday dissing Minaj’s recent album. However, rappers Kim and Nicki might settle their differences as they both currently work under the same label.

Lil Kim is currently working hard on her comeback with Universal Music on a new album which includes a soon to be released single called Looks like Money.

Soulja Boy Lies About $55 Million Jet

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A claim that Soulja Boy had purchased a $55 million private jet for his 21st birthday has been reported false. The rumor originated from Soulja Boy himself, his assistant, and a member of the rapper’s management, Shai Storm, who has not yet replied to the numerous queries on the subject.

After the story about his private jet was posted, ej went on Miami’s radio station 99 Jamz on Saturday. When asked about his new purchase, the rapper did not deny his birthday present to himself and simply declared that he reached “G5 status”.

Soulja Boy’s spokesperson Greg Miller took charge of rectifying the lie and stated, “The elaborate rumors circulating about Soulja Boy purchasing a jet for his 21st birthday are grossly over exaggerated and are not true.”

Soulja Boy, real name DeAndre Cortez Way, made quick success in 2007 with his hit single Crank That, which was nominated for Best Rap Song at the Grammys. By 2010, the rapper made the Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings list with $7 million in earnings.

However, Soulja Boy is currently suffering major financial issues as the rapper owes more than $20 000 in back taxes to the State of California. Soulja Boy’s Georgia home was also foreclosed on in the previous year.

Rihanna The Official Drunken Queen of Barbados

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While most of us woke up and went to work this morning, Rihanna got up, slid into this a pile of ruby fishnets and started downing rum out of a cup she found lying next to a chicken coop.

From there, it was only another a matter of more rum until she thought simulating doggy style sex on a parade float would be an awesome idea. And when isn’t it? Anyway, all this is to celebrate Kadooment Day in Barbados which I’m just going to assume is some sort of ritual to declare a new queen of da island.

Later, a bunch of nerds will use “Google” and tell me it’s about the sugar cane harvest then question how I even got this job. Which, funny enough, also involved rum, fishnets and this. Whatever this is.
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Jay-Z Shuts Down Kanye West Feud Rumors

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Watch the Throne is still a week away from being released on iTunes, and there are already reports of infighting between Jay-Z and Kanye West.

On Monday morning (August 1), the New York Post’s Page Six reported that Hov and Yeezy are “barely speaking to each other,” feuding over the particulars of their upcoming tour. Unnamed sources told the Post that Kanye wanted to spend upward of $400,000 per show on a flashy set during the duo’s upcoming Watch the Throne jaunt and the more frugal Jay-Z was against it.

Well, Hov swung through New York City’s Hot 97 later Monday and told radio host Angie Martinez that things weren’t as they seemed.

“I kinda want to spend a gazillion dollars. They got it backwards, but it’s all good,” Hov said with his trademark laugh during the interview. “I know that we’re doing something right now. When I woke up to all that, I was like, ‘Oh yeah, we must be really hot right now.’ ”


Jay made it clear that Kanye is his “brother,” and that relationship does come with some brotherly tension.

“Yes, we get on each other’s nerves, but that’s part of pushing each other. We push each other. The people who have a problem with Kanye or myself are the people that are complacent in life,” he said. “People don’t like to be pushed. It’s, like, annoying. It’s a thing when people are pushing you to be greater, and we push each other to be greater. So of course there are times when we’re in the studio, we’re yelling, but that’s about it.”

Aside from the occasional argument, Jay dispelled any notion of things getting physical — and if they did, he said the world would never know.

“I would never disrespect that man. I have so much respect for him. Put my hands on him?” Jay questioned rhetorically. “And if I did, it would be like the backyard, like brothers, and you would never hear about it.”

What do you think of the Jay/Kanye feud rumors? Let us know in the comments.

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Soulja Boy Owes IRS

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Rapper Soulja Boy owes the Internal Revenue Service tens of thousands of dollars in back taxes.

According to documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, the 21-year-old rapper owes almost $30,000 in back taxes.

Soulja Boy owes the state of California $26,805, while the state of Mississippi was seeking $3,571 in back taxes, but the full amount was paid last week.

Additionally, Soulja Boy’s $280,000 home in McDonough Georgia, was foreclosed upon last year.

The news of Soulja Boy’s tax problems comes just days after representatives for the rapper told TMZ.com that he bought a $55,000,000 jet.

After numerous publications re-ran the reports, a spokesman for Soulja Boy came forward to reveal that the news was fake.

Representatives for the rapper said that he was simply borrowing the jet from a billionaire.

Soulja Boy Drops $55 Million For His Own Jet

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Soulja Boy doesn’t know the meaning of the word recession — because TMZ has learned, the 21-year-old rapper is dropping $55 MILLION on a new private jet.

A member of Soulja’s management team tells us … the kid bought himself a G5 jet as a birthday present to himself this week.

The jet cost $35 mil … but that’s just the beginning. We’re told the birthday boy is dropping an additional $20 million to pimp out his ride with all sorts of cool stuff … like 12 custom Italian leather seats, flat screen TVs, 4 liquor bars, a special travertine tiled floor, and Brazilian hardwood cabinets.

We’re told S.B. is also gutting the in-flight lavatory — and replacing it with a giant, LUXURIOUS bathroom. Oh, he’s also giving the jet a custom paint job … to include his logo.

And if that’s not enough for someone’s 21st — we’re told Soulja’s also spending $300,000 to throw himself a blowout birthday party at a Miami nightclub tonight … and Dwight Howard, Bow Wow, and Sean Kingston are all expected to attend.

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