Drake To Scared To Confront Tattoo Artist

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Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012



The Drake tattoo that is as recognized as the rapper it was inspired by is still causing a stir, this time as a result of the artist who inked the permanent moniker onto a young woman’s forehead.

Tattoo artist Kevin Campbell, an employee of Will Rise tattoo shop in Los Angeles, claims the 25-year-old ‘Take Care’ creator sent security guards into his place of business to confront him regarding the tat. For those not in the know, Campbell is responsible for tattooing Drake’s name onto the forehead of a woman. Drake publicly denounced the act in an interview last month and he also threatened Campbell, calling him a “fucking asshole” and promised to “fuck him up.”

On Jan. 11, during a Twitter exchange with a user named @Matt_Kaleta, Campbell was questioned about whether the war of words with Drake ever amounted to anything. Campbell responded, revealing that the Toronto-born MC allegedly showed up to the shop he is employed at but failed to actually show his face. “guess you could call it sorted out. When Drake was in LA last, he parked out front the shop and sent in his huge security dude [sic],” Campbell tweeted.

Campbell then went on to interact with Twitter user @KingLACity, informing him that the ‘Headlines’ rhymer “sent in the troops” rather than addressing him directly. “yeah, he should have just let it go, I doubt anything would have come of what he said anyway. It just made him look silly IMO,” the tattoo artist wrote.

Do you think Drake should have faced Kevin Campbell himself? If the artist’s statements are indeed true, it would have been in the Young Money MC’s best interest to address Campbell rather than rely on security guards to test the waters. After all, his current lyrical war with Common has him skating on thin ice with critical hip-hop heads who believe he may truly be as “sweet” as the Chi-town rapper claims he is.

Lil Wayne To Write Book About Prison

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Date: Thursday, January 12, 2012



Lil Wayne is offering a literary tour of his prison days.

The million-selling rapper has signed with Grand Central Publishing, a division of Hachette Book Group, for the memoir Gone Till November.

The book will tell of his eight months spent at the Rikers Island complex on a gun charge, Hachette said Thursday. Scheduled to come out in November, the book will be an “internal monologue,” based on diaries he kept in prison.

Lil Wayne had the best-selling album of 2008 with “Tha Carter III,” which won a best rap album Grammy.

Beyonce’s Baby Triggers Church Vandalism

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Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2012



Beyonce’s new baby Blue Ivy Carter is the devil incarnate — this according to some heartless vandal who defaced the sign in front of a North Carolina church yesterday … writing, “Beyonce had her baby. Satan is on Earth.”

The pastor at Beulah Hill Baptist Church in West End, NC tells TMZ, he discovered the vandalism yesterday after receiving numerous complaints from locals — and removed it immediately.

The pastor insists, the church had nothing to do with the apocalyptic message … it was simply the victim in a random act of mischief.

Blue — Satan? No. Illuminati? ALMOST DEFINITELY.

Tyga On The Run, But Now He’s Caught

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Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012



Rapper Tyga was locked up in Las Vegas this weekend … after cops discovered the 22-year-old had an active warrant out for his arrest … TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us … Tyga – real name Michael Stevenson — was initially flagged on a routine traffic violation … but during the stop, cops discovered the warrant stemming from 4 other traffic incidents.

According to KSNV in Nevada … Tyga’s prior issues include driving without a license, registration violations and unlawful acts of financial responsibility.

The “Rack City” and “Coconut Juice” rapper was hauled to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked and tossed behind bars. He was released the next day on his own recognizance.

Story developing …

Coachella 2012 Lineup

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Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012



Coachella has finally announced its official 2012 lineup, revealing that Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg will be headlining the two-weekend event, which will take place April 13-15, and April 20-22.

Coachella leaked the official lineup via Twitter earlier today, offering concertgoers a glimpse at the highly anticipated 2012 lineup poster, which includes many expected names, some newly reunited legends, and a few surprises.

The Black Keys and Radiohead will also be headlining both weekends, while Dre and Snoop play last on consecutive Sundays, to close out the event.

While stadium electronic acts Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, AVICII and Kaskade will likely be performing in the coveted late night slots, they will be joined by some of hip-hop’s most popular up-and-comers, including Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, Azealia Banks, and a reunited Company Flow.

Also on the bill are R&B newcomers Frank Ocean and the Weeknd, and hip-hop-influenced electronica acts SBTRKT, Flying Lotus, DJ Shadow, araabMUZIK and Thundercat.

Tickets go on sale on Friday (Jan. 13), at 10AM PT.

Nick Cannon’s Operation Was A Success

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Date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012



What a difference a week makes! Just last Wednesday (Jan. 4) Nick Cannon was hospitalized in Aspen for “mild kidney failure” during a holiday with his wife Mariah Carey and their twins. The rapper turned ‘America’s Got Talent’ host was then airlifted to a hospital in Los Angeles where he went under the knife on January 6 for kidney surgery.

“Just left the operating table and I was awake during the whole procedure. #OUCH,” Nick tweeted after the ordeal. His wife did some tweeting of her own post-surgery, posting on the social media site that “Nick is in stable condition with a good prognosis, hopefully he’ll be discharged within 2 days. As always he’s laughing and in good spirits.”

Well it looks like Mariah’s wish has come true with news today that Nick has been released from the hospital and is healing at home, surrounded by those he loves.

Nick was released over the weekend to be with his family,” Cannon’s rep tells Us Weekly in a statement. “He is resting and recovering at home and would like to thank everyone who has expressed concern, well wishes and prayers.”

A thankful Mariah also wanted to express her gratitude to fans who sent their positive thoughts and prayers during Cannon’s trying time. “Nick is getting better,” the singer tweeted Sunday. “We love and appreciate all the ongoing kind words.”

Cannon must be as strong as the Superman character he idolizes. The hardworking father of two is expected back at work on his radio show Rollin’ With Nick Cannon, on January 17.

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