Lil Wayne’s I Am Not A Human Being will now be a full-length album as opposed to an EP like it was originally scheduled. Several of the tracks that were slated to be featured on Tha Carter IV will now be featured on the project, which is scheduled to be released on his birthday, September 27.
“I know once he got out [of jail] those songs would be so old to him,” said his manager, Cortez Bryant to SPIN magazine.
As for Tha Carter IV, it will no longer be released on the same day as Weezy’s release from prison in November as previously planned. The New Orleans MC, has been writing down lyrics, a first for him “since 2002 or 2003,” and soon after leaving Rikers he will start working on that LP.
“He’s going to probably start from scratch,” said Bryant. “I know how he records — he’s in the studio every single day. That’s his life.”
I Am Not A Human Being will feature collaborations with his Young Money label mates such as Nicki Minaj, Drake, Jay Sean, Tyga, Lil Twist and Jae Millz. The unfinished video for the title track leaked onto the internet a few days ago showcasing some of Weezy’s tattoos that apparently glow in the dark.
“It was his concept to shoot the black light, because that way the tats that he has, they glow in the dark,” said the video’s director David Rousseau to MTV News. “He came up with that idea. So really, the rest of the video was a springboard on that.”
Kid Cudi and Wale are at odds and the fray has spilled into the public.
The bulk of the beef manifested itself in an interview with Complex magazine, where Kid Cudi explained that he was “unfuckwittable.” He said that Wale, a former friend, made reference to him where there was a comparison to various genres of sports.
“Did you see that Wale interview that he just did, comparing us to sports? Let me clear this up: I’m incomparable to anybody. I don’t care how people take that. No one can compete with me. I’m unfuckwittable; no one can knock me off my shit. I’m an unstoppable force, I’m a bullet. My trajectory is to the sky. Niggas got to do something really spectacular to fuck with me and my realm, and niggas be so bitter that you hear it in their voice.”
The freestyle from Wale made reference to an incident where Cudi punched a man that got on stage during his performance. Cudi also said that Kanye West, who signed the Cleveland rapper to G.O.O.D. Music, doesn’t like Wale’s music.
On Twitter, Wale responded “niggas lettin that liquid cocaine get to them…..lets go then.” The remark is a slight to Cudi’s arrest in June on charges that he was using the substance. Cudi has since admitted to using it.
Cudi said he would no longer tolerate disrespect his interview with Complex.
“The last album, I let people dis me, throw out those jabs in their verses and have their little slick remarks. This time around, I’m not fucking around. I have no time to think about other niggas. These other motherfuckers like feeding off another nigga’s energy, so they mention their name. You hear me talk about niggas? I don’t even talk about Kanye, and that’s my homeboy! They talk about Kanye like they’re bosom buddies with this nigga. Talking about “I be in Hawaii”—man, shut the fuck up, why you got to tell everybody everything? Then people like Wale get mad that ‘Ye ain’t give him no beats—’Ye ain’t give you no beats because we ain’t fucking with your raps. It’s not a conspiracy theory. We don’t f*ck with you musically, so we’re not going to provide music for you. The shit is a service, it’s a quality of a certain standard. Niggas are just so thirsty it’s ridiculous. I’ve been eating humble pie forever, and people still call me an a**hole. These people don’t know my fucking life—now I’m going to give them something to talk about.”
Rapper Busta Rhymes is facing more court action and his been sued for $250,000 by a woman who claims he threw a glass at her at Mr. Chow’s in Beverly Hills, California.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed earlier this week, a woman named Devin Cooper and a companion were eating at Mr. Chows at a table next to the rap star.
Trouble started when a woman with Busta Rhymes claimed Cooper and her companion were too close to the rapper’s table.
Cooper claims she tried to reposition her chair to calm the woman’s down, but the woman continued to instigate the situation.
The lawsuit claims that when Cooper attempted to further diffuse the situation by asking the woman to calm down, Busta Rhymes snapped and yelled at the woman.
Cooper claims that she attempted to carry on with her dinner, but Busta allegedly threw a drinking glass at her, missing her by “inches.”
Cooper is seeking $250,000 for assault and battery.
Last week, Busta Rhymes’ name popped in a copyright infringement lawsuit over a track on his former group’s debut album. Drive-In Music claims Busta Rhymes and Leaders of the New School illegally sampled music on their 1991 hit single “Case of the P.T.A.”
Here we go again…Rapper T.I. has been summoned to court in Atlanta following his recent arrest in Los Angeles. The rapper/actor known as “King of the South,” will now deal with the Judge of the Law to talk over violations of probation.
According to E! Online, T.I. will be in federal court in Atlanta for his summons. He’ll have to discuss why he shouldn’t be sent back to prison after a recent drug arrest in Los Angeles. That incident saw both T.I. and wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle charged with drug possession.
T.I.’s previous imprisonment came as the result of weapons charges. The presiding judge in the case was District Court Judge Charles Parnell, who also summoned the rapper back to court for the latest probation discussion. T.I. blatantly ignored probation terms by submitting a bad urine sample (opiates) and by hanging out with convicted felon Cortez Thomas. Oh yeah, and you shouldn’t get arrested when you’re on probation…bad move.
Has T.I. become the Lindsay Lohan of rap or hip-hop music, or would you consider Lil’ Wayne more of the Lindsay Lohan story? Both seem to have their issues with staying out of trouble on probation. Both have had problems with drug possession and weapons charges. Lil’ Wayne is currently serving a sentence, while T.I. already did. It seems T.I. and Lil’ Wayne are much more successful despite their charges and issues, while Lindsay keeps trying for that elusive comeback. Maybe these two are destined to release a collaboration album together, because they certainly have plenty in common and lots of new material to give to music!
Following his arrest on Saturday (September 11) for being in possession of a gun while attempting to board at flight to Los Angeles at North Carolina’s Raleigh Durham Airport, Petey Pablo spoke with local radio station K97.5 FM’S radio host Shena J about the incident.
According to southern rapper, despite how things look, this was not a stunt to drum up some publicity for his forthcoming projects, but a genuine mistake.
“It’s sad because I do have some new stuff coming out, but that’s not why it happened and I don’t want people to think that,” said Pablo. “A lot of people were disappointed. Understand, the situation, like for one, anybody that knows me knows that I ain’t gonna do nothing stupid.”
Adding, “We don’t do stupid things,” in reference to his culture.
Pablo also says he did feel the gun loading down his luggage but assumed the weight of his carry-on was due to the two Apple laptops that he usually takes with him when he travels.
“At the same time, I apologize to anybody that I may have let down. Understand, I did something that I felt was right at the particular time…I’m not on that ‘rah rah’ no more.”
Check out part of Petey’s radio interview in the video below:
The teen responsible for the murder of Juvenile’s four year old daughter, Jelani, and her mother, Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputy Joy Deleston, and 11-year-old sister, Micaiah, in 2008 was sentenced on Friday (September 10) to two consecutive life sentences.
Anthony Tyrone Terrell, then 17, murdered his mother and sisters, following an argument with his mom about a girl he had over the house without supervision. He shot Deleston twice with her service gun in front of Micaiah, who started to scream. He turned to the pre-teen and shot her several times, and then went upstairs to find Jelani, who he kissed before aiming the gun at her chest and shooting her twice.
“I never planned what happened that day,” said Terrell while reading from a prepared statement before sentencing. “My mom and I got into a disagreement and things just spiraled out of control.”
Adding, “That night my plan was to take my own life, but in the end I was unable to shoot myself.”
Juvenile was not present at the hearing and did not attend his daughter’s funeral back in 2008. At that time, a representative for the Louisiana-bred rapper said that he skipped the services in order to prevent the extra media attention that his presence would have brought.