Wale breaks live on air over disrespect from Baltimore rapper Bossman. Check below for an interview with Bossman explaining the beef and a diss video. This is the first time I even heard of the beef, Wale shouldn’t have given the situation any attention. But then again that is hard to do when your constantly hearing diss tracks in your hometown.
After less than a month on the charts, Nicki Minaj‘s debut Pink Friday has been certified gold pushing past 500,000 albums sold.
Barbie stands at the #6 Billboard spot after moving 81,900 additional copies last week outselling Kanye for the first time since the two albums were released on the same day by close to 16,000 copies.
In related news, Minaj is set to bring in the new year with a performance on “NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly.”
The show airs New Years Eve 10:00pm EST.
There has been a lot of drama surrounding the release of Michael Jackson’s new cd ‘Michael’, which hits stores tomorrow.
Akon and Will.I.am have had it out publicly regarding the album. Will doesn’t think the album should be released. Michael’s mother Katherine speculated the recordings are not even Michael’s voice. Now the man who produced The King Of Pop’s ‘Thriller‘ album, Quincy Jones is saying that the album “should have stayed in the vault.”
All this negative talk has gotten producer Teddy Riley upset.
Riley has worked tirelessly on this new MJ album, because he believes the singer would have wanted the world to hear his music.
“I’m confident Michael would have wanted his message out there, and that’s what counts,” Riley told the UK Guardian.
Riley says it hasn’t been easy to get the project finished because of resistance from the Jackson family.
“I fought against his family big time. The only reason I fought against them all and fought against the fans was to make them believe that this is Michael Jackson’s vocals,” the producer said.
As far as Quincy Jones remarks that the album should not be released. Riley didn’t mince words when talking about the legendary producer.
“Look at his age. He can barely hear you talk. How the hell could he hear Michael? Anybody who says [it is not Jackson on the album], I do have a comeback, because you’re not right. That’s just the bottom line.”
The reality TV star and fashion designer has added another sexy photo spread to her resume and the risque photos are part of W’s November 2010 “art” issue. People love to hate on this girl but she is as sexy as they come. While the cover girl bares some of her assets on the front cover, there’s even more to see inside!
The money appears to be back in the contemporary art market:
“The price rose at breakneck speed as five collectors vied for the classic image, ’200 One Dollar Bills.’ It ended up selling for $43.7 million (including fees to Sotheby’s), more than three times its high estimate of $12 million. The buyer, whom Sotheby’s refused to identify, bid by telephone through Bruno Vinciguerra, the company’s chief operating officer. Sotheby’s would also not identify the seller, although people familiar with the collection said it was Pauline Karpidas, a London-based collector. Just a year after the art market was in the doldrums with the world’s financial markets, buyers with deep pockets were not shy about stepping up for tried-and-true artists. The sale topped Sotheby’s expectations, totaling $134.4 million, well above its $67.9 million high estimate.”