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Nowadays when you hear about a rapper freestyling, it's generally a written verse spit acapella or over a track that's not his. Dudes really aint trying to come off the top with it anymore. That's why Kanye West's off the top of the dome freestyle at Blue Note jazz club this past Saturday (February 26) with jazz pianist Robert Glasper and his Robert Glasper Experiment is so impressive.

He hits on all of the issues that the media have been dogging him about recently. Like whether or not he's a racist or is he Illuminati. He even spits about corporate sponsors not wanting to back him because he's too controversial.

Mos Def is up next, he did his thing, but coming up after Mr West left his freestyle feeling like it needed more.

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12348796479?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

Charlie Sheen sat down with the Today Show this morning and let it all hang loose. He talks about drug abuse, AA, his kids, his fight against CBS and much more.

Really this has to be seen to be believed, but here are a few highlights.

TS: You say you cured yourself of addiction, you don't need Alcohol Anonymous, how did you do that?

CS: I closed my eyes and made it so - with the power of my mind. Had to unload 22 years of fiction and I just decided I don't need that anymore, and I know my own truth and that's what I stand on right now.

TS: Did you turn to alcohol and other substances because you were bored?

CS: No I did that because they work!

TS: Work to do what?

CS: Just change the way you see things, the way you feel. And yeah when you're a little bit bored with the redundancy of certain aspects of your life.... Yeah I think that's why people do them

TS: You've been to AA before, this time you did in home rehab. First of all what is that? And why did it work do you think this time?

CS: Well we couldn't really call it rehab because we didn't have a license to operate one so it was a crisis management center that we labeled the Sober Valley Lodge.

TS: You've told CBS you're at war with them now.

CS: Oh yeah, we're definitely at war.

TS: What's the war?

CS: Well the war is that they are trying to destroy my family and so I take great umbrage with that, and defeat is not an option. They picked a fight with a warlock.


TS: Strong people have relapsed


CS: Fools, trolls, weak, defeated.  They allowed defeat to be an option, I will not.


TS: You ever missed a day of work?


CS: Not a day that cost anybody money.  I missed practice, we're talking about practice. to quote the great Allen Iverson.

There's so much more to this outrageous interview you have to check it out below.



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12348810265?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

In October 2010 when Blair Griffith won the title of Miss Colorado USA, it seemed like all of the dreams her late father had for her were coming true.

Then one month later, the 23-year old and her mother, Bonita were evicted from their home, leaving them homeless.

It's taken a couple of months for Blair to feel strong enough to tell others about what she has gone through.

"It was a difficult thing to go through to sit there and go, 'Where are we going to go now,'" she said. "I hope that people will see this and realize, 'Wow, she is a real person,' or 'Hey, I didn't think there was someone out there going through something similar as me,'"

Prior to being evicted, her mom had a good job and income. When she suffered a heart attack that required major surgery their savings quickly dwindled. Now they have to depend on the kindness of a family friend to keep a roof above their heads.

"This house doesn't belong to me, it belongs to God. He's just letting me loan it. So I'm just sharing it with them," says family friend Teresa McCaskill.

Despite what seems like a string of bad luck, Griffith who graduated magna cum laude graduate of the Art Institute of Colorado keeps her spirits up and her head held high.

"You do sit there and go 'Oh gosh not again", but at the same time I think it's almost like a test," Griffith says. "It's a test to see if you can handle it and what will you make out of your situation.

Blair is not going to let anything stop her from running for Miss USA in June.

"I meet people that give me strength, I have no place to complain about anything in my life," she says.

Here's hoping she can with the title of Miss USA


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12348795870?profile=originalAn album that almost never saw the light of day, hit store shelves February 15 and did decent numbers for an independent release,

Saigon's "The Greatest Story Never Told" sold over 11,000 copies making it's debut at # 58 on Billboard.

The Yardfather took to his twitter to celebrate with his fans.

"Damn I can say I have the #7 rap album in the country...No Radio, No big label.. An album that try tried to keep away from the people... WOW," he wrote.


That last tweet wasn't meant as a Soulja Boy diss, Sai was just pointing out what his album was able to do without a big machine behind him.

The cd was released on indie Suburban Noize Records.


Just Blaze hamdled the bulk of production with guest appearances by Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Devin The Dude, Faith Evans and Bun B

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402846982?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

The 83rd Annual Oscar Awards took place last night and things went pretty much according to plan.  No big surprises amongst the winners.  'The King's Speech' took home five awards including a best actor nod for Colin Firth.


Natalie Portman won best actress for her role in 'Black Swan.' While Melissa Leo and Christian Bale got nods for best supporting actor and actress for their roles in 'The Fighter.'

The event was hosted by James Franco and Anne Hathaway.

Check out the list of winners below.

Actor in a Leading Role
Javier Bardem in “Biutiful”
Jeff Bridges in “True Grit”
Jesse Eisenberg in “The Social Network”
Colin Firth in “The King's Speech”
James Franco in “127 Hours”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christian Bale in “The Fighter”
John Hawkes in “Winter's Bone”
Jeremy Renner in “The Town”
Mark Ruffalo in “The Kids Are All Right”
Geoffrey Rush in “The King's Speech”

Actress in a Leading Role
Annette Bening in “The Kids Are All Right”
Nicole Kidman in “Rabbit Hole”
Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter's Bone”
Natalie Portman in “Black Swan”
Michelle Williams in “Blue Valentine”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams in “The Fighter”
Helena Bonham Carter in “The King's Speech”
Melissa Leo in “The Fighter”
Hailee Steinfeld in “True Grit”
Jacki Weaver in “Animal Kingdom”

Animated Feature Film
“How to Train Your Dragon” Chris Sanders and Dean DeBlois
“The Illusionist” Sylvain Chomet
Toy Story 3” Lee Unkrich

Art Direction
“Alice in Wonderland”
Production Design: Robert Stromberg; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1”
Production Design: Stuart Craig; Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
Production Design: Guy Hendrix Dyas; Set Decoration: Larry Dias and Doug Mowat
“The King's Speech”
Production Design: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Judy Farr
“True Grit”
Production Design: Jess Gonchor; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

“Black Swan” Matthew Libatique
“Inception” Wally Pfister
“The King's Speech” Danny Cohen
“The Social Network” Jeff Cronenweth
“True Grit” Roger Deakins

Costume Design
“Alice in Wonderland” Colleen Atwood
“I Am Love” Antonella Cannarozzi
“The King's Speech” Jenny Beavan
“The Tempest” Sandy Powell
“True Grit” Mary Zophres

“Black Swan” Darren Aronofsky
“The Fighter” David O. Russell
“The King's Speech” Tom Hooper
“The Social Network” David Fincher
“True Grit” Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Documentary (Feature)
“Exit through the Gift Shop” Banksy and Jaimie D'Cruz
“Gasland” Josh Fox and Trish Adlesic
“Inside Job” Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs
“Restrepo” Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger
“Waste Land” Lucy Walker and Angus Aynsley

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Killing in the Name” Jed Rothstein
“Poster Girl” Sara Nesson and Mitchell W. Block
“Strangers No More” Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon
“Sun Come Up” Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger
“The Warriors of Qiugang” Ruby Yang and Thomas Lennon

Film Editing
“Black Swan” Andrew Weisblum
“The Fighter” Pamela Martin
“The King's Speech” Tariq Anwar
“127 Hours” Jon Harris
The Social Network” Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter

Foreign Language Film
“Biutiful” Mexico
“Dogtooth” Greece
“In a Better World” Denmark
“Incendies” Canada
“Outside the Law (Hors-la-loi)” Algeria

“Barney's Version” Adrien Morot
“The Way Back” Edouard F. Henriques, Gregory Funk and Yolanda Toussieng
“The Wolfman” Rick Baker and Dave Elsey

Music (Original Score)
“How to Train Your Dragon” John Powell
“Inception” Hans Zimmer
“The King's Speech” Alexandre Desplat
“127 Hours” A.R. Rahman
The Social Network” Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Music (Original Song)
“Coming Home” from “Country Strong” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey
“I See the Light” from “Tangled” Music by Alan Menken Lyric by Glenn Slater
“If I Rise” from “127 Hours” Music by A.R. Rahman Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong
“We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

Best Picture
“Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
“The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
“Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
“The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
The King's Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
“127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
“The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
“Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
“True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
“Winter's Bone" Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers

Short Film (Animated)
“Day & Night” Teddy Newton
“The Gruffalo” Jakob Schuh and Max Lang
“Let's Pollute” Geefwee Boedoe
“The Lost Thing” Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann
“Madagascar, carnet de voyage (Madagascar, a Journey Diary)” Bastien Dubois

Short Film (Live Action)
“The Confession” Tanel Toom
“The Crush” Michael Creagh
“God of Love” Luke Matheny
“Na Wewe” Ivan Goldschmidt
“Wish 143” Ian Barnes and Samantha Waite

Sound Editing
“Inception” Richard King
“Toy Story 3” Tom Myers and Michael Silvers
“Tron: Legacy” Gwendolyn Yates Whittle and Addison Teague
“True Grit” Skip Lievsay and Craig Berkey
“Unstoppable” Mark P. Stoeckinger

Sound Mixing
“Inception” Lora Hirschberg, Gary A. Rizzo and Ed Novick
“The King's Speech” Paul Hamblin, Martin Jensen and John Midgley
“Salt” Jeffrey J. Haboush, Greg P. Russell, Scott Millan and William Sarokin
“The Social Network” Ren Klyce, David Parker, Michael Semanick and Mark Weingarten
“True Grit” Skip Lievsay, Craig Berkey, Greg Orloff and Peter F. Kurland

Visual Effects
“Alice in Wonderland” Ken Ralston, David Schaub, Carey Villegas and Sean Phillips
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1” Tim Burke, John Richardson, Christian Manz and Nicolas Aithadi
“Hereafter” Michael Owens, Bryan Grill, Stephan Trojansky and Joe Farrell
“Inception” Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Andrew Lockley and Peter Bebb
“Iron Man 2” Janek Sirrs, Ben Snow, Ged Wright and Daniel Sudick

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“127 Hours” Screenplay by Danny Boyle & Simon Beaufoy
The Social Network” Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin
“Toy Story 3” Screenplay by Michael Arndt; Story by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich
“True Grit” Written for the screen by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen
“Winter's Bone” Adapted for the screen by Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Another Year” Written by Mike Leigh
“The Fighter” Screenplay by Scott Silver and Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson;
Story by Keith Dorrington & Paul Tamasy & Eric Johnson
“Inception” Written by Christopher Nolan
“The Kids Are All Right” Written by Lisa Cholodenko & Stuart Blumberg
“The King's Speech” Screenplay by David Seidler


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12348795658?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

Hard to believe it's been three years since Prodigy of Mobb Deep went to to prison for gun charges, but the wait is nearly over.

On March 7, rap's most infamous will be home.

To celebrate his release Jordon Tower liberated a clip for "My World", a song that was supposed to appear on 'HNIC2' album, but didn't make the cut.

P gets real deep on this one, so pay attention.

Also make sure you joing Prodigy's website And pre-order his autobiography 'My Infamous Life: The Life and times of Mobb Deep's Prodigy' HERE




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12348794666?profile=originalRapper Juvenile might not want to have any weed on him anywhere near the end of February, no matter the year.

Juve, born Terius Gray was popped yesterday (February 26) for weed possesion and driving with a suspended license.

This arrest comes almost a year to the day Juve was last busted for weed.

On February 25, 2010 he was arrested at his home for weed possession after a neighbor called police and snitched that they smelled weed smoke coming from the house.

Following yesterday's arrest in Sterlington, Louisiana Juve paid a $750 bond and was released.



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12348808901?profile=originalVideos After The Jump

The Ruff Ryders click of Swizz Beatz, DMX, Eve, Drag-On and The Lox were at their peak when they dropped 'Ride Or Die Vol.2' in 2000.

"WW III" was without a doubt the cd's highlight. I'm really glad they shot a video for this because outside of Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z, Scarface hasn't done a lot of work with East Coast artists.

The second video is classic because it's one of the last times the original Hot Boys and Big Tymers graced the stage together. Eventually legal problems, money, egos and drugs separated Mannie Fresh, Turk, B.G. and Juvenile from Cash Money.


Ruff Ryders "WWIII" Ft Scarface, Jadakiss, Yung Wun & Snoop Dogg


The Original Hot Boys and Big Tymers At 1999 Source Awards

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12348801296?profile=originalMore Pics After The Jump

BET held it's taping for it's 'Rip The Runway 2011' show yesterday (February 26) at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom.

'Rip The Runway' mixes new lines from top designers from all over the world with top notch entertainment creating a dual concert/fashion show.

Some of the artists in attendance were Foxy Brown, Lloyd, Selita Ebanks, Miguel, Lloyd, Fabolous and Keri Hilson.



Props to Rap--Up for the pics.

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But Why Though? Chris Brown Goes Blonde [Poll]

12348794852?profile=original"Banks told me go head switch the style up and if they hate let em hate just watch the money pile up," 50 Cent 'In Da Club'

That's a classic line by 50, not sure if it applies to hairstyles, so I guess we'll just have to wait and see if the money starts piling up for Chris Brown.

The singer is now blonde, possibly to create more buzz for his upcoming 'F.A.M.E.' cd which drops March 22.

Or maybe he's trying to impress Rihanna since the restraining order barring him from having contact with her has been lifted.

He tweeted the pic and wrote, "Look at me now"

Ok...we've looked.


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Here are some good quality &official flicks from the video shoot for Nelly’s new single ‘Gone’ featuring the beautiful Kelly Rowland, which was shot in Mexico a few weeks ago.

In related news, Kellyhas announced the title of her new album: Motivated, with the title track being the first single with some help from Lil Wayne.











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12348791892?profile=originalWhenever something happens it's normal to look for the cause or try to find something to blame for it.

The problem is it's usually not as simple as one issue creating the problem.

Now author Thomas Chatterton Williams wants to blame hip hip for the downfall of America's youth, all because a prep school kid named Afrika Owes got involved in some gang activity.

I couldn't disagree with Williams more. Check out his article for the  New York Daily News and judge for yourself.


Save our kids: How hip hop corrupts young lives like Afrika Owes'


Afrika Owes was a 17 year old with everything going for her. A precocious child growing up in Harlem, her talents were not deferred but frequently rewarded: She attended basketball camps, sang in the choir at Abyssinian Baptist Church, won a poetry contest and even earned a scholarship to the elite Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. A savvy and ambitious student, she had her sights set on either NYU or Columbia for college, or perhaps the University of Pennsylvania if things didn't work out in New York. She had options, and she knew it.

Despite all that, Owes made headlines last weekend not for her intellectual achievements but for something else entirely - her unwavering loyalty to a nihilistic street culture that is devouring young blacks. Owes was arrested for running drugs and guns on behalf of her incarcerated boyfriend, Jaquan Layne, a member of the "137th Street Crew," a violent street gang that sold crack not too far from the Abyssinian Church.

12348792272?profile=originalAfrika Owes is arraigned in Manhattan Supreme Court as part of a bust 14 people allegedly affiliated with the "2 Mafia Family" and "Goons on Deck" gangs. 

Afrika seems to have been many things: She was "real," she was "cool," she was "down" and most likely she was a victim - but sadly she was not unpredictable. Though I don't know this teenager specifically, I know a good deal about the culture that has shaped her generation and mine, telling us repeatedly that black authenticity is inextricably linked to street credibility. Allow me to extrapolate.

I can imagine a 12-year-old Afrika, just as she's becoming aware of boys, singing along in her bedroom to a seemingly innocuous song like Destiny's Child's "Soldier":

I need a soldier

That ain't scared to stand up for me

Known to carry big things

If you know what I mean

If his status ain't hood

I ain't checkin' for him

Betta be street if he lookin' at me

I need a soldier

That ain't scared to stand up for me

Gotta get dough

And he betta be street

I can imagine that young girl realizing that the college-bound boys at her school aren't nearly as appealing as a young turk like Layne.

Fast forward five years, and I can imagine Owes taking the subway down to the New York Public Library on 42nd Street to hear the famous black professor from Princeton, Cornel West, live in conversation with the rapper Jay-Z. Perhaps she has recently read in Rolling Stone that Jay-Z is one of the President's favorite artists; perhaps that was something she already knew.


I can imagine Afrika listening as West asks Jay-Z, the ex-crack dealer made good millions of times over, to expound upon the similarities between, of all things, "the hustler and the freedom fighter." I can hear the applause as Jay-Z responds, "the difference is the level of maturity." I can envision the pretty girl with a bright future leaving the talk persuaded that maybe, just maybe, there is something noble about the crack dealer's calling.

I can see her back home in her bedroom, on the phone with her boyfriend at Rikers, assuring him that she will stay true to the cause.

These are only my imaginings. Maybe it wasn't like that at all. Maybe Afrika is simply a bad kid, nothing more or less. The fact remains, though, that the youth culture she has grown up in valorizes the kind of man she fell in love with while rationalizing the disastrous decisions she made to prove herself to him. At the same time, the very public leaders who are in the strongest position to refute this folly more often than not make careers out of contorting themselves to justify it.

I have known several Afrika Owes in my life. During the second semester of my senior year at Georgetown, one of my classmates, the product of a posh New England boarding school and a star tennis player, was expelled just weeks before graduation. As my friends and I scratched our heads trying to figure out what infraction he possibly could have committed - cheating on an exam? driving drunk? - details of a different sort soon emerged. It turned out that our talented classmate led a dual existence. Even as he burned the midnight oil in the library and ate with us in the cafeteria, he never stopped being a soldier. He toted a handgun and sold drugs for a D.C. crew. One evening, he burst into the dorm room of a student who owed him money, gun in hand, looking to collect the debt.

Responding to the question, "Who gives us our values?" Albert Camus answered with a question: "Don't you believe we are all responsible for the absence of values?" As another Black History Month draws to a close, we must face one of the great tragedies of our time: After so many obstacles have been overcome, our limitations are being chosen deliberately.

It is at our own peril that we fail to realize that ideas matter, that what we put inside our heads matters and that the values we choose to live by make all the difference in the world.


12348792484?profile=originalThomas Chatterton Williams

Williams is author of "Losing My Cool: How a Father's Love and 15,000 Books Beat Hip-Hop Culture."

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12348789471?profile=originalVideo and More Pics After The Jump

The bad thing about getting married at a White Castle restaurant is that there isn't one good thing about it.

Why Jonita and Rembert decided to tie the knot at the restaurant, who knows. Maybe they got a discount on cheeseburgers for all the guests.

Radio station Power 107.5 was there to film the entire event so check it out below.



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12348802460?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

I admit to being puzzled initially by the choice to make "I Need A Doctor" the second single/video for 'Detox.' But after listening to the interview below with Dr Dre and Eminem it makes much more sense.

In the video Eminem raps over an Alex Da Kid produced track about how Dre saved his life at the beginning of his career, and how he wants to return the favor by bringing Doc out of the coma he's in due to a car crash.

The car crash I think is just metaphorically speaking, feels like Dre’s been in a coma, and like me and hip-hop are trying to wake him up out of his coma," Eminem told Extra.

It does seem like the wait for 'Detox' has been a very, very long one. Eminem thinks it's time for that wait to be over.

"The reaction I wanted was to spark him even more than he's been sparked lately. And kind of push it further to get him to finish the album," Em added

Dre says it worked, giving him that last burst of creative energy to get it done.

That’s what it did. He was like, ‘Yo, come on, let’s go! Let’s get it.’ This is what he was saying after I heard the song,” Dre said. “It’s weird because that’s how I started feeling last night during the making of this video, kind of feeling the rehabilitation and everything. It just really feels that way.”

Now all we need is that release date.


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12348791084?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

WC is back with some new heat for the streets and he's got his longtime homie, Ice Cube riding shotgun with him.

"You Know Me" is the first single off Dub C's new album 'Return Of The Barracuda.'

The album drops March 8 on WC's own label, Big Swang in a joint venture with E1 Records.


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12348791084?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

WC is back with some new heat for the streets and he's got his longtime homie, Ice Cube riding shotgun with him.

"You Know Me" is the first single off Dub C's new album 'Return Of The Barracuda.'

The album drops March 8 on WC's own label, Big Swang in a joint venture with E1 Records.


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12348790666?profile=originalBeyoncé performs at Nikkie Beach in St. Barts on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2009.

Libya has fallen into a state of civil war, with reports emerging that it's leader, Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has ordered his loyalists to kill demonstrators on sight, who want him out of power.

That Qaddafi would order such attacks comes as a surprise to nobody. But the thought that some American entertainers have performed for the dictator's family in recent years is drawing loud criticism from many.

A New York Times article says singer Mariah Carey was paid $1 million dollars to perform four songs at a 2009 New Year's Eve party in St Barts for Qaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam.

More recently Usher and Beyonce have been paid hefty sums to perform for the family.

Howie Klein, former president of Reprise Records told Rolling Stone the thought of entertainers performing for "criminals" makes him sick.

"When I saw Beyoncé and Usher and whoever else was out partying with these Libyan criminals … these are people who have stolen tens of billions of dollars from their nation. What they all have in common is they're all kleptocracies – they've got a family stealing all the money. And for very, very wealthy American and British pop stars to take part in this kind of thing makes me want to puke," he said

So the question is where should entertainers draw the line? Should they have a moral responsibility to not take a paycheck from the Qaddafi's or others like them?

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Ciara and Rihanna Exchange Fiery Words on Twitter


The divas duked it out on Friday night as Ciara and Rihanna got into a feisty Twitter exchange that had the Internet buzzing.

CiCi appeared as a guest judge on E!’s “Fashion Police” earlier in the evening. When a photo of Rihanna at the BRIT Awards was shown on screen, she commented, “I ran into her recently at a party and she wasn’t the nicest and it’s crazy because I’ve always loved and respected what she’s done with fashion. I’ve ran into her before, but this time it wasn’t the most pleasant run-in.”

Host Joan Rivers chimed in by saying, “A bitch!” before Ciara told her with a laugh, “You crazy.”

Rihanna was tuned in to the television because she responded on Twitter shortly after the episode aired. “My bad ci, did I 4get to tip u? #howrudeofme,” she wrote before Ciara shot back, “Trust me Rhianna u dont want to see me on or off the stage.”

“U gangsta huh? Haaa,” laughed the “S&M” singer. “Good luck with bookin that stage u speak of.”

But the ladies settled their differences soon after. “Ciara baby, I love u girl! U hurt my feelings real bad on TV! I’m heartbroken! That’s y I retaliated this way! So sorry! #letsmakeup,” said RiRi.

Ciara agreed to put it behind them, telling her peer, “Rhi u know its always been love since day 1! Doing shows/everything. you threw me off in that party! Apology accepted. Let’s chat in person.”


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12348800852?profile=originalVideo After The Jump

Singer Musiq Soulchild was really grooving Thursday night (February 24) at Madison Square Garden. He was feeling the music so much he boogied right off the stage.

Fortunately he wasn't hurt, except for maybe his pride. Once he was helped back onto the stage, he continued the show,

He later tweeted, "yes I bussed my ass tonight."

Soulchild is filling the slot left vacant by El Debarge on Kem's 'Intimacy Tour' which stops tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey, then Richmond, Virginia tomorrow.


Remaining Dates On The Tour

February 27, 2011 Landmark Theater Richmond, VA

March 3, 2011 Schuster PAC: Mead TH. Dayton, OH

March 4, 2011 TPAC Nashville, TN

March 5, 2011 FOX Theatre St. Louis, MO

March 6, 2011 Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN

March 10, 2011 Moran Theatre Charleston, SC

March 11, 2011 Fox Theatre Atlanta, GA

March 12, 2011 Township Theatre Columbia, SC

March 13, 2011 PAC Theatre Charleston, SC

March 17, 2011 State Theatre Cleveland, OH

March 18, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.

March 19, 2011 Constitution Hall Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2011 Meyerhoff Sym. Hall (no El) Baltimore, MD

March 24, 2011 Dow Events Theater Saginaw, MI

March 25, 2011 Fox Theatre Detroit, MI

March 26, 2011 Auditorium Theatre Chicago, IL

March 27, 2011 Palace Theatre Louisville, KY

March 31, 2011 Chrysler Hall Norfolk, VA

April 1, 2011 Ovens Auditorium Charlotte, NC

April 2, 2011 Bell Auditorium Augusta, GA

April 3, 2011 Festival C.A.A. Tampa/St. Pete


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