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MP The God

Contributing Writer

Nicki Minaj has been quiet as of late but has been releasing singles to keep her name fresh in the music world. Now, the artist has revealed what she’s been up to, making it clear that she has been doing charity work. The artist specifically has been donating to the development in a village located in India.

Via her Instagram, Minaj posted a video from the community and explained all of the things her charitable donations has gotten the village. Minaj said, “The money I’ve sent this village in India for the last couple of years [via my Pastor Lydia Sloley], has gotten them a Computer Center, a Tailoring Institute, a reading center, and 2 WATER WELLS.” Minaj spoke on how many of us tend to take things like water for granted, saying “We complain about the most ridiculous little things when some ppl don’t even have clear water. Blessings to India. Our work is far from done.” Minaj also made another Instagram post focusing on the women of India, saying “I’m so proud of our sisters in India. God is so good. Their desire was to have water wells & places where they can worship, places where they can learn technology, computers, reading, etc. We’re just getting started!”

The rapstress has also made headlines recently for helping to pay the college tuitions of some of her fans.

Source: hotnewhiphop.com

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What? Young Ma is really taking it to another level.

The rapper is having a very successful year this year. She just released her album “Herstory” which reached to top of the hip-hop charts.

Apparently one thing is missing from Young Ma’s successful year, and it’s Taraji P. Henson.

Young Ma just posted a very inappropriate Instagram claiming she wants to eat Taraji’s goodies. 😳🙄

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Oscar winner Mo’Nique went NUCLEAR on Lee DanielsTyler Perry and Oprah … blaming the trio for her getting shut out of Hollywood — in not so many words.

The comedian did a standup special Saturday night at the Apollo Theater, and went off about getting blackballed. She insisted that’s the wrong term to use. She prefers … “whiteballed” … “by some n*****s who had no balls.”

Mo’Nique had a falling out with “Precious” director Lee Daniels after she won the Oscar for that movie, and she’s made the ‘blackballed in Hollywood‘ claim before. But this is the first time she’s lumped in Oprah and Tyler.

She’s also never said it this viciously — “Y’all can suck my d***, if I had one!”

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“When you say ‘black music,’ understand that you are talking about rock, jazz, R&B, reggae, funk, doo-wop, hip-hop, and Motown. Black people created it all. Being Puerto Rican, even salsa music stems back to the Motherland. So, in my world, black music means everything,”

“It’s what gives America its swag. I’m a child raised in the ‘90s. Pop music was heavily rooted in R&B from Whitney, Diddy, Dr. Dre, Boyz II Men, Aaliyah, TLC, Babyface, New Edition, Michael, and so much more. As kids this is what was playing on MTV and the radio. This is what we were dancing to at school functions and BBQs. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for these artists who inspired me. They have brought me so much joy and created the soundtrack to my life filled with memories that I’ll never forget,”

“Most importantly, they were the superstars that set the bar for me and showed me what it takes to sing a song that can get the whole world dancing, or give a performance that people will talk about forever. Watching them made me feel like I had to be as great as they were in order to even stand a chance in this music business. You gotta sing as if Jodeci is performing after you and dance as if Bobby Brown is coming up next.”

Those are some of the words concerning American music from Bruno Mars in a recent interview with Latina Magazine. Bruno is this months cover story and model. He had some frank words for the mag and also made sure people knew he was not afraid of his Puerta Rican past. He told the mag:

“I never once said I changed my last name to hide the fact that I’m Puerto Rican. Why would I fucking say that? Who are you fooling? And why would anyone say that? That’s so insulting to me, to my family. That’s ridiculous. My last name is Hernandez. My father’s name is Pedrito Hernandez, and he’s a Puerto Rican pimp. There’s no denying that. My dad nicknamed me Bruno since I was 2 years old. The real story is: I was going to go by ‘Bruno,’ one name. Mars just kind of came joking around because that sounds bigger than life. That was it, simple as that. I see people that don’t know what I am, and it’s so weird that it gets them upset. It’s an oxymoron—the music business; like the art business. You’re making a business out of these songs that I’m writing. And how are you going to tell me that this song that I’m writing is only going to be catered to Puerto Ricans or to white people or only Asian people. How are you going to tell me that? My music is for anybody who wants to listen to it.”

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Jessica Todd

VladTV Staff Writer

An upcoming documentary on HBO will showcase the business relationship involving Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

The new trailer for “The Defiant Ones” runs down all the barriers that Iovine and Dre broke, including starting their own label, launching careers of some of the biggest artists in the game, and creating their own technology company. Fans will be able to see the history the two men share together, starting on July on HBO.

Check out the full trailer up top.

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Tone Are

Contributing Writer

Article Image: Jay Z Signs 10-Year, $200 Million Touring Deal with Live Nation

Jay-Z’s nearly decade long partnership with Live Nation has been sealed for a decade more. The Roc Nation mogul confirmed on Thursday, May 11, that he and the events promoter have agreed on terms that extend their collaboration for 10 years, over which time he will make $200 million off of the deal.

Jay has been touring through Live Nation since 2008. Among the highlights of their work together, there have been collaborative concerts with the likes of Justin Timberlake and wife Beyonce. They will look to continue the mutual success through 2017, with Hov slated to headline the Austin City Limits festival, as well as the Meadows Music and Arts Festival and his own Made In America Festival before the ball drops on the 31st of December.

“Over 9 years, we have traveled the world producing historic music experiences,” reads a statement issued by Jay. “This renewed partnership is a testament to our longstanding relationship and the talented individuals at Live Nation. For the next 10 years, we will continue redefining the live event landscape.”

Source: nydailynews.com

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Tone Are

Contributing Writer

Article Image: Diddy Beats Out Jay Z for Top Spot on Forbes Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists List

Diddy has once again claimed the top spot on the Forbes list of wealthiest hip-hop artists. 2017 marks the fifth consecutive year the Bad Boy Mogul comes in ahead of the pack, that consistently comprises the likes of Jay Z, Dr. Dre, Birdman, and 50 Cent at its highest ranks.

Forbes released its report on Wednesday, May 10, citing Hov and Dre as the artists filling out the list of hip hop’s 3 wealthiest artists, respectively. Birdman placed at a distant fourth with a $110 million fortune, beating out his own artist, Drake, who isn’t far behind him with a net value of $90 million. But it is at the top of the list where Forbes calculates the tightest lead, as both Jay Z and Diddy’s fortunes grew exponentially over the past year, but Hov just failed to close the gap, coming up $10 million short of Diddy’s $820 million net worth.

A big contributor to Diddy’s $70 million leap, from what was at $750 million only last year, was the continued success of his Ciroc liquor, and perhaps more notably, the shares he owns in the increasingly productive Revolt TV network. Diddy took on his commitment to a full throttle transition to television last year when he announced that he was coming around to retiring from music to place his focus on a future in TV.

Source: usatoday.com

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As a young child and through adolescence, Tiffani Rose was forced to endure the mental and physical challenges of an adult. Through molestation, rape, teenage childbearing, and death, at an early age, Tiffani’s sole purpose in life became merely about day-to-day basic survival. “You don’t look like what you’ve been through,” is what Tiffani hears quite often — as if there’s a certain look or physicality one must have to have lived a life of shock, fear, pain, disappointment, crime, ups and downs, and through the grace of God — peace. In this book, Tiffani tells a raw and uncut story of her life. She takes you on an emotional roller coaster unlike any other. Her bounce back is unfathomable. So strap in, and get ready for the ride!

https://www.amazon.com/Bounce-Back-Tiffani-Rose/dp/0692864865

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Need some help paying your college tuition fees or student loans? Nicki Minaj can help! Seriously.

Saturday night, the award-winning rapper was on Twitter telling her fans that she would pay international airfare for contest winners (who would get to spend time with her at the Billboard music awards in Las Vegas) when a US student popped an important question: “Well you wanna pay for my tuition?” Surprisingly, Nicki not only agreed but she also extended the offer to her other fans in need! The only catch was that Minaj needed verification of 4.0 GPAs and confirmation from their schools. Throughout the evening, the rapper helped a total of 30 current and former students with their college tuition, students loans, and other education-related fees. Plus, she promised to respond to more requests from fans in a month or two!

Need some help paying your college tuition fees or student loans? Nicki Minaj can help!

Saturday night the rapper was telling her fans that she would pay international airfare for contest winners

When one fan asked if she would pay for his college tuition, and then it all started…

Minaj spent the night paying off her fan’s education-related fees as long as she got verification of 4.0 GPAs and confirmation from their schools

She helped with eveything from college tuition

To student loans

And other education-related fees

The award-winning rapper spent the whole evening helping fans

And she helped a total of 30 of them

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Most of us have heard about the extremely rocky and damn near non-existent relationship singer/producer, Al B. Sure, has had with his son, Star actor/singer Quincy Brown, throughout much of his life. Quincy, now 25 years old, was raised by music mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and refers to Combs as his Pops.

Kim Porter, Al B. Sure and their son, Quincy Brown

Kim Porter, Al B. Sure and their son, Quincy Brown

A few years ago, Quincy also wrote an open letter to his biological Pops, Al B., about all of the years he missed with him growing up and how he used to wish he’d come around more often like the other kids father’s did when he was in school. Quincy even admitted in the letter, that he used to go so far as to make up lies to his school friends and teachers about why Al B. wouldn’t be in attendance at his school events. However throughout it all, he always had Diddy, his Mother’s then long time boyfriend/father of her other three children.

Sean "Diddy" Combs with his 'adopted' son, Quincy
Sean “Diddy” Combs with his ‘adopted’ son, Quincy

Al B. later did an interview stating that he loves his son greatly and that he wanted to keep family matters private.

Well that was then and this is now. Today when you look at their relationship it’s like ‘night and day’ in comparison to what it was just a few years ago. By the way, did y’all catch my wordplay just now? Thought you did…and that brings me to my next point…
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Although Al B. will never be able to get those years back that he lost with Quincy and although Quincy admits he’ll always view Diddy as his Pops, as well as his biological father, Al B., the two Browns have bonded these days. And to prove it, Quincy has finally released his “I Can Tell You (Nite and Day 2.0)” single and video that we told y’all he was dropping a few months ago. It’s a remake of his Dad’s 1988 classic, “Nite and Day,” with a feature from Al B. Sure, who also worked on the track with his son. To bring their reunion full circle, Al B. even made amends with his ex/Quincy’s mother/Diddy’s ex, Kim Porter, who also appeared in Quincy’s video looking like a sexy full course serving of grown woman.

Check out Quincy’s “Nite & Day” video below and tell us what y’all think:

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