Posted in RAP NEWSMay 22, 2013
Diddy made a shocking announcement last week. In a series of tweets, the Hip-Hop mogul claimed that he would be appearing in British period drama series, “Downton Abbey”. It has since been revealed that the surprising news was no more than a joke on Diddy’s part. “I’m going to be making a big announcement in the next hour-im excited for yall to hear!” he tweeted on May 15. “I have to admit that Downton Abbey is one of my favorite shows- and thats why Im so excited today @DowntonAbbey,” he added.
Posted in RAP NEWSAugust 31, 2012
Chris Lighty, a hip-hop mogul who helped the likes of Sean “Diddy” Combs, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey attain not only hit records, but also lucrative careers outside music, was found dead in his New York City apartment Thursday in an apparent suicide. He was 44. He was found at his home in the Bronx with a gunshot to the head and was pronounced dead there, police said. No note was recovered, but a 9 mm handgun was found and there was no sign of forced entry, said Paul Browne, New York police spokesman. The shooting appears to be self-inflicted, authorities said.
Posted in RAP NEWSMarch 22, 2012
Date: Thursday – March 22, 2012
Are Rihanna and Ashton Kutcher Hollywood’s newest couple? Maybe! Earlier this week, Rihanna was spotted by TMZ photographer’s arriving at the actor’s $10 million dollar bachelor pad right around midnight. But this was no quick visit. The Bajan beauty didn’t leave Kutcher’s place until after 4 am!
News of Rihanna and Ashton’s last night date broke right as rumors surfaced that Ri had once again dumped her on-again-off-again boyfriend Chris Brown. Despite the fact that Brown has a serious girlfriend, many believed he and Ri had been dating on the side. Until yesterday (March 22), that is, when Brown changed his Twitter profile picture to a Vincent van Gogh painting of a weeping man and cryptically posted the phrase “At Eternity’s Gate.”
So has Rihanna moved on to a new fling with Ashton? The pairing isn’t as random as it seems — these two have more in common than many realize! Both stars have been involved in past high-profile relationships that ended dramatically — Ri with Chris Brown and Ashton most recently with Demi Moore. The new friends also have intertwining social circles — Ashton is close friends with Diddy, who is pals with Rihanna’s mentor Jay-Z.
Do you think Ri and Ashton would make a good couple?
Posted in RAP NEWSJanuary 26, 2012
Recent Bad Boy signee French Montana has entertained deals from a variety of labels, but in a recent interview with Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, the ‘Shot Caller’ rapper revealed that his email illiteracy actually cost him a deal with Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music label.
“I met up with him one time and then I met up with him again. There were things that I was used to ’cause I was already moving. I’m like a money train,” the 27-year-old Moroccan-born MC said.
Unfortunately, his inability to use email rendered French’s communication with his potential boss null and void.
“Kanye doesn’t have a phone. If you need to get in contact with Kanye, you have to email him,” French explained. “You can’t tell me how to do that. I don’t know how to use an email, so I guess me and you is never gonna talk, and I’m a put my career in your hands?”
French continued to say that he had great respect for ‘Ye, and that, had he signed with his label, the two would have made “history” together.
“He’s definitely talented and I felt like if I went there, we would have definitely made history,” he concluded.
French is currently gearing up to release his Bad Boy debut, co-executive produced by Diddy and Rick Ross.
Posted in RAP NEWSSeptember 26, 2011
In a move that will likely keep federal authorities off his back, T.I. is keeping things simple for his welcome home festivities. Rather than throw the usual nightclub blowout bash fit for a king, Tip is doing brunch with a few hundred or so friends.
According to TMZ, music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is planning a lavish welcome home brunch for his recently-released pal. The affair will take place at a private location in Atlanta. The 150 expected guests will be treated to bottles of Ciroc, $20,000 worth of food, $8,000 worth of desserts, and custom-made clothes from Tip’s clothing line AKOO.
The extravagant brunch will go down on Sunday, October 2, two days after T.I. is set free from an Atlanta halfway house.
Posted in RAP NEWSSeptember 23, 2011
In the high stakes battle for Hip Hop superiority, it appears that the two top money earners in the rap game – Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Sean “Diddy” Combs respectively – are in a quiet duel to become the first billionaires by way of their shared industry.
With various streams of revenue flowing for both savvy businessmen, some unrelated to music, the potential is vast for both men according to a recent analysis from Forbes magazine. However, another Hip Hop mogul believes he and his team will eclipse Jay-Z and Diddy in the money race all in due time.
CEO of Cash Money Records Brian “Birdman” Williams threw his and protégé Lil Wayne’s Young Money imprint names into the billionaire sweepstakes pot, defiantly stating that the YMCMB machine is well on its way to the top. “I think Young Money Cash Money would be the first billion-dollar brand in hip-hop,” said Birdman plainly in an email to Forbes referencing his label ventures. “We strong and growing every day as a brand and fast. Within the next few years we will be billionaires.”
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According to Forbes numbers, Diddy is at the halfway mark with an estimated net worth of $500 million, much of that tied up in Diddy’s business ventures such as his Sean John and Enyce clothing lines along with his stake in Ciroc vodka. Jay-Z is right behind his rich pal with assets that include a lucrative $10 million dollar Live Nation deal, the 40/40 club chain, cosmetic company Carol’s Daughter and his partial ownership of the New Jersey (soon to be Brooklyn) Nets amongst other deals. Continuing the dollar tally, only Dr. Dre and 50 Cent are within range for the coveted billionaire status.