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Nino Brown: The Road to Rikers, Part 1

"Three days, y'all — let's party!" Lil Wayne said on Saturday (February 27). Now that his dental surgery is done, Weezy is expected to begin serving his year in jail on weapons charges Tuesday, but he's making sure he's seen and heard before his departure. Of late, Weezy has taken to Twitter (much more on than in a minute) and Ustream to communicate with fans. On Saturday evening, Weezy and his favorite videographer, DJ Scoob Doo, sent MTV News a clip we're going to call "Nino Brown: The Road to Rikers, Part 1" (as in Rikers Island, the New York jail that Wayne's heading to).

In the clip, Wayne promises to grant fans a look at what his life is like as he prepares to go to jail.

Shot Saturday afternoon in the guest house of his Miami home, Wayne had the NCAA game of Tennessee vs. Kentucky playing in the background on his big-screen TV.

"This is for my real fans," Wayne said. "People who wanna know what I be doin'. I'mma let y'all in."

From there, Wayne, who recently tweeted that he was giving up Twitter (although he's tweeted since then), urged his fans to follow him at his page, "@liltunechi."

"I just opened that up," Weezy said. "I got almost 200,000 followers. I need more followers. I saw Drake had like 400,000 followers. I need more followers than Drake."

Wayne then gave background on his nickname.

"My nickname is Lil Tune — my grandmother named me that," he explained. "She's passed. My grandmother, her name was Mercedes Carter. She named me Lil Tune. We just threw the 'Chi' on there. Like Gucci, I say 'Tunechi!' "

The clip ends with Weezy shouting out all his children, their mothers and his own mom.

Wayne will be shooting footage right up until he goes to court on Tuesday — check back with MTV News for more!

Wayne and Scoob Doo recently released the DVD "The Nino Brown Story, Part 2." It can be found on


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Jennifer Lopez recently parted ways with Sony Records. So appearing on Saturday Night Live last night (February 27) was a good way for her to let off some steam and preview some new material as she looks for a new label.

Jenny From The Block performed "Pieces" and the appropriately titled "Starting Over" during the show.

She also gave a pretty funny impression of Rihanna, as SNL poked fun at the remake of "We Are The World"


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Reporting from Bogota, Colombia - The death toll is expected to rise from a devastating earthquake that struck Chile early Saturday morning and President Michelle Bachelet declared parts of her country catastrophe zones.

Interior Minister Edmundo Perez Yoma told reporters at a midday news conference that the magnitude 8.8 quake with an epicenter 60 miles offshore from the port city of Concepcion had left at least 82 dead.

The first television transmission of the damage showed collapsed highway overpasses and buildings in south Santiago, the capital, and Concepcion. As many as 11 aftershocks, some of magnitude 6.0 or higher, continued to strike the region throughout the morning.

Coastal cities throughout the Pacific region from Acapulco to Hawaii were bracing for possible tsunamis.

In Hawaii, civil defense sirens sounded at 6 a.m. local time alerted residents to the expected arrival of a tsunami of 3 feet to 6 feet by midday.

Waves measuring more than 6 feet had struck the Chilean island of Juan Fernandez.

President-elect Sebastian Pinera, who takes office in two weeks, told reporters that the country had suffered serious damage to its infrastructure, including highways airports and housing.

This earthquake has delivered a tremendous blow to Chilean society, Pinera said. "Our government will do everything for the recovery and to accelerate reconstruction."

The quake, lasting at least 30 seconds, struck about 3:30 a.m. local time (10:30 p.m. PST). Residents of Santiago, many of them in their pajamas, poured into the streets. The city's international airport remained closed Saturday afternoon.

The White House pledged support in Chile's hour of need, and the State Department said all personnel in the country had been accounted for.

Yoma said emergency rescue teams were in operation in various cities

Fires broke out in Valparaiso and Concepcion, owing apparently to gas leaks.

Telephone and electric power were out and water services were all down in many cities for much of Saturday morning, and communication was problematic.

Television reports showed extensive damage in the Maule region 150 miles south of Santiago. One bridge over the Claro River had collapsed, according to local reports.

Chile was also the scene of one of the world's strongest earthquakes ever recorded in 1960 that left hundreds dead. The quakes are caused by the recurring collision of tectonic plates off the Chilean coastline.

Source: L.A. Times


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Angie Jackson has taken micro-blogging to a whole new level.

In an attempt to “demystify” abortion, the 27-year-old shared her experience on Twitter, YouTube and her personal blog.

I’m doing this so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.’ It’s just not that bad,” Jackson said on her YouTube video.

Her ordeal began on February 13, when she discovered that her IUD, a contraceptive device placed in the uterus, failed.

Jackson, a mother of a four-year-old son with special needs, decided to terminate the pregnancy.

"I had made a decision when my son was born to try to not get pregnant again, and if that failed I'd planned that I would get an abortion if I needed one," Jackson told

Last Thursday, she went to her local Planned Parenthood in Tampa, Fla,. to get RU-486, commonly known as the abortion pill.

She started chronicling the experience on Twitter under the username “antitheistangie.”

"Cramps are getting a bit more persistent," Jackson typed.

A few hours later, her status changed to “Definitely bleeding now."

Jackson’s following has doubled from 800 since she first tweeted the news of her pregnancy, but not everyone is happy with Jackson’s openness.

Not only has she been criticized for being a “whore" who "can't keep her legs closed," but Jackson and her family have received threats as well.

I’ve just been astonished by the level of hatred and death threats and threats of violence against my son. It’s been a very ugly side of people to see,” she told Web site The Frisky.

The Family Research Council published a blog entry calling Jackson’s decision a “tragedy.”

Supporting her decision to abort her baby unintentionally does a grave injustice to Angie, her unborn child, her son and even her boyfriend,” wrote FRC director Jeanne Monahan. “Abortion kills one person and wounds at least one additional person.”

Still, Jackson is not letting the critics affect her.

"I'm not trying to ignite a culture war," she told "I'm just offering one person's personal experience and true story."

Source: NY Daily News


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Rapper Nas needs a wake-up call -- he's trying to win back his estranged baby mama Kelis (despite the fact she's suing him over child support) and now he owes the IRS a huge chunk of change.

We told you about the tax lien the IRS slapped on Nas back in October to the tune of $2,584,206.31. Now, according to court docs, Nas' bill has ballooned to a whopping $3,365,671.26. Not Joe Francis territory, but getting close.

Last week, Nas was ordered to pay baby mama Kelis $200,000 in back child and spousal support.

Our sources say Nas doesn't have a clue he's going under financially and doesn't understand he can go to jail if he doesn't pay child support. He was at Sundance recently and raked in $50,000 for a performance, which, we're told, he blew before he blew out of Sundance.

And more news in the non-reality department -- Nas has been sending Kelis a flurry of emails, telling her how much he wants her back and where she can fly to hook up with him. Nas -- she has a new boyfriend and has moved on. She really wants that divorce.

Source: TMZ

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Pop Princess Rihanna played the role od dance instructor during her appearance on the British television show Alan Carr: Chatty Man.

It's really hilarious watching her trying to teach the "rhythmically challenged" comedian the Bogo, Dutty Wine and Butterfly.

She also performed her new single "Rude Boy" of the album 'Rated R' later in the show

Rihanna trying to teach Alan Carr how to dance

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The first mixtape with Dj Drama was There Is No Competition. Fab is working on part two it’s called There Is No Competition Part 2: The Funeral Service. (A gift to the fans, for free, to kinda go out and get the music. It will also be available on hard disc. Most people are home, they get computer access — so you can download it or have it on your computer.) The first thing you gonna wanna do is download the There Is No Competition Part 2: The Funeral Service dropping soon. Fabo has decided to delay his upcoming There Is No Competition 2 mixtape a bit longer, however, he is rewarding patient fans with the addition of a Nicki Minaj verse. Fabo speaks to Mixtape Daily on his upcoming new mixtape The Funeral Service: There Is No Competition 2 and also previews some joints from it. The big news their is No release date revealed. Fab summer releases is looking towards June or July again and come with Loso’s Way 2. It’s good timing, People are out, a lot of people need good music to ride to. Lets hope Loso's Way 2 won't be delay too.

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Bun B Leaves Asylum/Warner Bros for Universal

Looks like fans are going to have to wait a couple more months for Bun B’s new album Trill O.G. to hit stores. The Southern rap vet recently told that he’s switching label homes.

We’re gonna be moving from the Warner Bros. system to the Universal system,” he told XXL.

The UGK rapper will now be going through Fontana, which is a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group. “[This new situation] works better for me,” Bun continued. “I work better in the small system. When you’re in the big system it’s really about breaking you and exposing you and I think I’ve been able to build a career as far as just associating myself. We’re pretty good with that in-house with Rap-A-Lot. But with Universal we are gonna use their distribution legs and promotional chain, because they do have access that we haven’t been able to have before.”

When asked why he left Asylum, Bun had this to say, “[Asylum] helped me immensely over the last four or five years in my career as far as taking, me, myself and UGK to another level. It’s just that the system in house changed. Todd [Moskowitz] got moved up to a higher position and it doesn’t give me as much of an opportunity to be hand on hand on a lot of stuff.”

The Port Arthur, Texas rep has already recorded a lot of material for the follow-up to 2008’s II Trill, including tracks with Drake, Jamie Foxx, Young Jeezy, Trey Songz and DJ Premier, among others. Yet, now as he awaits the paperwork to be finalized, he can work on more music for his upcoming disc.

It gives me time to work with people that I thought I was gonna miss, like Pharrell,” he shared. “Pharrell and I have been trying to get together for this album but we’ve been having scheduling conflicts, which actually just opened up a nice window for us to record. And it also gives me a chance to finish up recording with Premier. We was supposed to do two, but I only got one done. We were worried we weren’t gonna get the second one done but we got time to get that done. It’s also given me another chance to do another one with Drake and fine tune that whole situation.”

There was one collaboration that Bun remained tight lipped about but promised it would turn a lot of heads. “I got a song that’s just kinda crazy,” he said. “All I can tell you is that it’s a legendary song; literally it’s three legends on this song. Two of them is hip-hop and one of them is a cultural icon.”

As of press time Bun hopes to drop Trill O.G. in May.

Source: XXL

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G-Unit fire starter Tony Yayo is enjoying success on the independent side of the record business these days.

With the recent release of his LP Prequel "GunPowder Guru" Yayo sees the benefits of keeping everything in house.

He sat down with BET recently and told them why he would never sign to E-1, formerly Koch Records.

"Would I consider signing with Koch? No, Because I know 50 would structure a better deal than Koch would give me. So I would just stay over here, you know, G-Unit’s a good label. I mean, we got our own people that work for us, so I feel like even on the "T.O.S." [Terminate on Site] album, I felt like we was independent on that album, like interscope didn’t give us the push that we need like iTunes and other places."

Make sure you cop "GunPowder Guru" from iTunes or Amazon.

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ATLANTA – It's a ritual that seems to play out at least once a year in the rap community: A top star faces a criminal charge, and more often than not, is locked up at the height of their wealth and fame.

Lil Wayne is the latest example. On Tuesday, he is to be sentenced on a weapons charge, and will likely face one year behind bars. He is arguably rap's most popular figure, a Grammy-winning, top-selling superstar whose clever rhymes permeate through rap, pop and more recently, rock.

He joins a long list of rap stars who have gotten caught up in the criminal justice system; perhaps the most prominent prison poster child was Tupac Shakur, who went to jail in 1995 as he was on the verge of superstardom. It begs the question: After all these years, why are hip-hop's top stars still finding themselves on the path to prison?

"People seem to think they are smarter than the system or that person's fate is not their fate," says Chaka Zulu, co-founder of Ludacris' Disturbing tha Peace label. "Some people say, 'Oh no, that'll never happen to me. He just got caught slippin.'"

T.I., another one of rap's top sellers, reported to a federal prison in 2009 for his conviction on weapons charges. He spent time in an Arkansas prison and is currently at a halfway house in Georgia.

Some thought rappers would learn from T.I.'s situation, which once again proved that the top stars of hip-hop aren't above the law.

Apparently, the lesson has not been learned.

"Hopefully this isn't a cycle that next year from now we're seeing our top rappers in jail," Elliott Wilson, founder of the hip-hop Web site, says. "Ultimately, it is a black eye to the culture I'm passionate about. Hopefully, the artists of tomorrow won't make the same mistakes as the ones of today."

While rap is a genre born of the gritty streets, and drugs and violence have long played a prominent role, many rap stars find themselves facing their greatest — and sometimes their first — legal hurdles after they become successes, like Lil Wayne.

Besides his scheduled court date in New York next week, he is also scheduled for trial in Arizona on March 30 on felony drug possession and weapons charges stemming from a January 2008 arrest at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint. He has pleaded not guilty in that case.

"The whole rockstar fantasy is to be the bad boy, to do whatever and not get caught. These artists are reaching a level of fame, but dealing with real consequences for their actions," Wilson says.

Lil Wayne joins a group of rappers with legal woes over the past year, from Gucci Mane to Soulja Boy to popular music producer Shawty Redd, who faces a charge of murder in Georgia.

In the history of hip-hop, other popular rappers such as Slick Rick, Shakur, Lil' Kim, Foxy Brown, Remy Ma, Beanie Sigel, Shyne, Mystikal and C-Murder have spent a few months to several years in prison. Snoop Dogg was acquitted of murder; Diddy faced jail time but he was acquitted on bribery and weapons charges in 2001 stemming from a club shooting. His protege, Shyne, wasn't as lucky and was convicted in the same case and sentenced to 10 years; he was recently deported after his release from prison.

In January, Soulja Boy was given a year of probation on obstruction after he fled from a Georgia vacant house. Shawty Redd was arrested on New Year's Day and charged with murder after a man was slain in his home. Ja Rule still faces a gun possession charge from 2007.

Gucci Mane spent time in jail on a few occasions, most notably for hitting a promoter in the head with a pool cue in 2005 and for violating his probation stemming from his assault conviction. In 2005, he was jailed on a murder charge, but the charges were dropped because of lack of evidence. He was also arrested for possession of firearm, marijuana and DUI.

Now, Gucci Mane is back in prison again to serve a six-month term after a probation violation last year. The rapper, whose recent album "The State vs. Radric Davis" released in December while he was behind bars, acknowledged that his fast life set him up for failure.

"It was just apart of my life," the rapper said, speaking via telephone from the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, where he is currently serving a six-month term. "My relationship with drugs. My bad decisions. My relationship with partying too much. It was like a friendship I didn't want to let go."

Gucci Mane warns others to avoid his fate.

"Don't keep bumping your head against the wall," he says. "It's a serious situation. It's so many things that happens behind these walls. Think about how to avoid situations so you won't have to come in here."

Every time Zulu hears about a rapper getting arrested, he quickly alerts several of his artists — including Ludacris — about how to avoid making the same mistake.

For Zulu, it's a conversation that has come too frequent.

"We try to prepare them for different scenarios," he says. "You look at it from every aspect on whether you can get out of it or not. Sometimes you meet it head on or alleviate it."

Zulu says he's not sure if hip-hop's top stars will ever stop getting into trouble. He does suggest rappers should take note from Jay-Z, who has steered clear from trouble with the law after being sentenced to three years probation in 1999 for stabbing a record producer at a Manhattan nightclub. Now a global superstar is held in high esteem and has even performed for President Obama at his inauguration.

"It's about choice," Zulu says. "As much as Jay-Z talks about street life in his music, he's making more strategic and more better decisions into those situations now. Let's learn from the good and bad."

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Two teenage thieves in Florida were caught breaking into cars after inadvertently calling 911 on themselves.

Kristian Amezquita, 13, and Stefanie Vargas, 19 can be heard talking to each other on the call, with Vargas giving instructions like.

Bring that back and check the glove compartment. If there is nothing there, leave it. Trust me, God always works in mysterious ways. If you be greedy, that’s when you get caught up, all right.”

Daytona Beach police soon found the two idiots in the parking lot of a strip club where Kristian's sister who is also Vargas' girlfriend was inside dancing.

The pair tried to run, but were soon caught and arrested.

Kristian's mom dragged him in front of Fox tv cameras to explain why he did it. Check the video below.

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Stinky cities

There's funk, like George Clinton, and there's funk, like an overcrowded subway car. According to George Preti, Ph.D., of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, only one is caused by a complex cocktail of sweat, skin and bacteria. Under the right conditions — hot, muggy weather, dry skin, stress and smoke — this aromatic stew can thrive and create body odor, Preti says. Assessing climate history and smoking data, we ranked the smelliest regions in the U.S. See if your city made the list.

No. 7: Yuma, Ariz.

Serious sweating in the summer, plus lots of dead, dry skin (thanks to desert conditions), makes Yuma a haven for the bacteria on the skin that causes body odor.

No. 6: San Antonio, Texas

Forget the Alamo. Remember the deo — deodorant, that is. The second sweatiest city on Old Spice's list is blazing-hot in the summer months, and its citizens are in the top ranks of smokers.

No. 5: New Orleans, La.

The Big Easy's fragrant, eau de Post-Party Frat Basement scent doesn't help matters. It's also a very sweaty city, with high temperatures and humidity year-round. And it's a smoker's paradise — the state tax on cigarettes is low, and the public smoking ban doesn't extend to bars. About 20 percent of adults in this city smoke.

No. 4: Chicago, Ill.

Stress sweat — the kind released from apocrine sweat glands around your pits and privates — is the smelliest kind. As the number one most stressed out city in the U.S., according to a Forbes Magazine survey, with a high percentage of smokers (about 1 in 5 Chicagoans light up), the Windy City might need a little fresh air

No. 3: Phoenix, Ariz.

It's the sweatiest city in America, according to the Old Spice Top 20 All-Time Sweatiest Cities — with a painful 105 degree average temp in the summer. The dry, desert climate also means lots of parched, dead skin — an epidermal buffet for B.O.-causing bacteria.

No. 2: Houston, Texas

This swampy metropolis has one of the hottest summer temperature averages and chart-topping, year-round humidity — ideal conditions for a Texas-size stink.

No. 1: Las Vegas, Nev.

Sin City? Try Stink City. A scorching, dry summer heat makes it one of the sweatiest cities in the U.S., according to the Old Spice Top 20 All-Time Sweatiest Cities. Pack-a-day puffing residents (nearly one-quarter of the people smoke) also make for a smelly population.

Source: MSNBC

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UFC fighter Chuck Liddell and his new gal pal Heidi Northcott were filmed by some dude from the bushes working out butt naked together.

Turns out they knew all about it. According to TMZ the footage has something to do with a viral campaign for sports giant Reebok who sponsors Chuck.

My only question is how did the footage leak and why is the guy filming breathing like a stalker from a horror movie ?

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Hip-hop stars and jewelry go hand in hand. But, athletes -- with their deep pockets -- also blow a lot of cash on shiny custom pieces as well.

One of the most ridiculous pieces we've seen, as of late, comes from Boston Celtics guard Marquis Daniels, who dropped a pretty penny on a custom, diamond encrusted replica of his own head.

The NBA baller recently enlisted popular jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, whose clientele boasts actresses such as Jessica Alba as well as rappers like Lil Jon, for a piece modeled after his own face.

The bling was made using "3D laser-imaging process that took place in the making of the face and head weighing in at over 1,300 grams of 14k gold," the jewelers said on their blog.

It also contains "flawless black, white and cognac diamonds" that "encase a set of life-like porcelain eyes, similar to those used in Madame Tussauds' wax museum figures."

While the cost of the custom piece was not disclosed, it looks to at least a six-figure amount.

To check out more work from the folks over at Jason of Beverly Hills, visit them online at

Check out the video below to see the process of creating the insane piece:

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