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Chris Brown has been praised by a judge in Los Angeles for his “consistent” community service work.
The 21-year-old was given five years of probation last August and six months of community labour after pleading guilty to assaulting pop star Rihanna.
Seen recently in the film Takers, Brown has been cleaning roads and removing graffiti in his home state of Virginia.
During a brief court hearing, Judge Patricia Schnegg said he had been “working diligently” on his duties.
“Out of thousands of probationers, no one has done a better or more consistent job than you have,” she said on Thursday.
“I really want to commend you for taking responsibility and for actually working diligently to complete all the things the court has required of you.”
Brown has almost completed the domestic violence counselling he was required to undertake as part of his sentence.
“Obviously he’s gratified and he’s working hard to live up to everyone’s expectations,” said his lawyer, Mark Geragos.
Brown was arrested in February 2009 after attacking Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, on the eve of the Grammy Awards.
The singer, whose hits include Run It! and Kiss Kiss, later said he was “very sad and very ashamed” of his actions.
VIBE: Whoever talked 50 into taking over his Twitter account truly created a monster.
DJ Whoo Kid: I think he got the new iPhone and they put the [Twitter] app on there. And then Yayo was talking about ‘go on’ and he just started wildin’ out. Once he saw how easy it was, that was it. Because before, he had a Blackberry, he didn’t really care too much about going online. Whatever he needed to promote, he had somebody promoting it. But now he has it in the palm of his hands, and he’s going bezerk. He cursed me out on there like twice. I’m like a f****** human punching bag on Twitter. But it’s all good because the more they curse me out, the more followers I get.
He cursed out Perez Hilton the other day, too.
This is like a nightmare now that he has 3 million followers, and I’m assuming he’s trying to break the 5 million follower capacity. But making him mad and he has Twitter is a nightmare , so I would suggest not to go at him too tough. Leave him alone. Because basically whatever he says on Twitter, everybody knows.
It seems like G-Unit is gearing up for a comeback with this EMI deal.
It’s been a long time. We’ve been waiting to put some crazy hot s*** out. But we’re just going with the times, transforming ourselves so we can mix in. You can’t go wrong with the music we have. Even the 50 Cent leaks are crazy. The remix he did with Jeremih, that s*** is outta here. And that’s just him f****** around. I was like, that’s a real record, what are you doing right now.
Other artists are reaching out now, too. Kanye just put Banks in his top five. Is there a G-Unit/G.O.O.D. Music collabo in the works?
It’s cool to receive respect from Kanye due to the fact that he’s lyrical too. Lyrical dudes have respect for other lyrical dudes. Banks is always talking to Fab, he’s always talking to dudes that have lyrical skill, Jay Rock to—everybody that spits bars, they all talk to each other.
But are they actually going to work together?
I guess that opened up the doorway—[50 and Kanye] have been talking about working together since a couple months ago—we all roll out together in a Euro tour. It’s the media that be hyping up all the beef and stupidity. But the real story is behind the scenes on how these dudes be talking. Because I been heard about this s***.
We’ll wait and see what happens with Banks and ‘Ye,
Banks said recently that you were on “timeout,” and that he wouldn’t be doing any mixtapes with you for a minute. What’s good with that?
He’s always f****** with me on Twitter. I’m assuming that’s because I sent a message to him about 50 saying that he used to date a midget. He got pissed off on Twitter. That’s just Twitter nonsense. We’ve been working on a mixtape. He’s done a whole bunch of songs already but we’re already too close to the drop date to drop a mixtape. We just want people to concentrate on Hunger For More 2.
So after the album you’ll probably do something?
It depends. We’re both always away. I got my 25-country birthday tour and he gets booked ridiculously off two singles. So scheduling alone is a nightmare. It’s good, we cant complain. We’re both doing good. He’s getting booked overseas more than a lot of artists I know.
Are you working with anyone else on a mixtape?
A lot of the mixtapes I’m doing now are being mixed down and in due time will come out. But I’m just leaking like one song at a time, promoting each situation. Me and Wyclef, we’re doing a mixtape. It’s going to be a lot of features. Other than that, a lot Tech N9ne and Snoop and Gucci Mane, I have nine or 10 mixtapes I’m doing at once. I always work in intervals and I just dump them all at once and then I just disappear.
Tell us about the Wyclef mixtape.
We’re working on it right now. We did like 5 or 6 joints on it. And there are some crazy featuers on there. You’re going to be surprised. It’s gonna be probably 40 percent Haiti dedication and 60 percent Wyclef Fugee returns with the Haitian killer Whoo Kid. All original production—I got Ski Beatz, Red Spyda, Cookin Soul. Shout out to Alchemist. We’re going to make it some sick s***. We’re going to do videos and all kinds of nonsense. On some Haitian general s***. Clef is yapping with a couple cats right now like T.I. and a couple other dudes, but we’re working it out.
Sounds dope. When is that dropping?
Probably before Halloween. It’s going to be crazy.
Tech N9ne’s been buzzing crazy, especially since Wayne gave him props.
He has a ridiculous fan base. And this is his first mixtape. I introduced Snoop to the mixtape phenomenon and all these other cats on the West Coast. They didn’t understand why you have to do a mixtape and give it away for free. So I had to fly there and explain to them. And I did the same thing with Tech. He’s always in the studio, doing songs over.
When’s his mixtape dropping?
Tech9 one will be out around the same time as Wyclef, before Halloween. It’s called Bad Season. So far we have E-40, Jay Rock, Too Short. I’ma have Snoop on there. We’re going to have a whole bunch of people, like, West Coast niggas. And then I’m possibly going to have Banks on there, too. It’s going to be on some sick s***.
CelebrityMania: Rihanna has been reported getting into trouble with her record label after she poses in nothing but a skimpy pair of shorts for the cover of GQ magazine’s January 2010 issue. According to Star Pulse, the 21-year-old Barbadian beauty has faced the wrath of her record label boss Antonio “L.A.” Reid since the photoshoot was so raunchy.
The “Russian Roulette” hitmaker herself has admitted things got so steamy on the photo set that the head honco of Island Def Jam threatened to step in. “It’s very sexy,” the former girlfriend of Chris Brown recalled on the photoshoot. “At one point L.A. Reid came into the shoot and he was like, ‘Rihanna, put some f–king clothes on.’ “
Meanwhile, in the interview with the magazine, Rihanna shared that music helps her overcoming her trauma following her altercation with Chris Brown. “Really, just the music. And working. ‘Cause I really didn’t want to be around anybody, for them to stare at me and stuff, and feel sorry for me. So I just stayed in the house a lot,” she said. “Then I started to get cabin fever. I was like, I’m going crazy in here.”
The Grammy Award-winning singer was recently reported to have given Kanye West a lap dance. Breaking the report was The Daily Mirror, which claimed that the R ‘n’ B singer was seen getting cozy with the rapper at a London club Whisky Mist. The tabloid added that the twosome “flirted outrageously and dirty-danced” during the night outing.
Rihanna could use a sweet guy in her life, which is why we were happy to hear that a romance is potentially brewing between the “So Hard” singer and half-Dominican actor Tristan Wilds, best known for his current role on 90210 and a former one on HBO’s The Wire. The NY Daily News reports, Tristan, 20, showed up as an unexpected guest at a party Rihanna, 21, held over the weekend at her L.A. home, where she was saying goodbye to close friends before leaving for a set of shows in London.
“No one knew why Tristan was there initially, because it was not an industry party—it was very intimate,” a party guest told the NY Daily News. “But everyone quickly realized they weren’t meeting for the first time, because they were openly affectionate for everyone to see.”
The source added, “they hit it off the moment they laid eyes on each other. He’s a real gentleman. She likes him a lot, and it shows. From the moment he walked into her party, Rihanna lit up.” The lovebirds apparently plan to keep in touch digitally until their work schedules allow them to be together again.
The only disturbing thing about this connection is Tristan’s resemblance to Chris Brown. Are we the only ones who see that? Otherwise, we’re hoping things pan out for the young stars.