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Nude Photos of Kanye West Being Shopped to Media Outlets

Nude Photos of Kanye West Being Shopped to Media Outlets

Just as the lyrics to “Runaway” said, it seems that Kanye West may have “sent this girl a picture of his – HEY!”

If a lyric from Kanye West’s recent single “Runaway” is any indication the man has some experience with sending explicit photos of himself to potential paramours. Now it seems that the world is about to get further proof that Yeezy loves to show off. Radaronline.com is reporting that the Chicago rapper sent naked photographs, including shots of his genitals, to females he was pursuing.

The photos are allegedly being shopped around the internet. Regarding the origins of the photos, one of Radar’s sources is quoted as saying, “These pics have been floating around since he hit so many girls up on MySpace. He probably sent them to many, many women.”

The  surfacing of these photos will probably work in the G.O.O.D. Music CEO’s favor as they’ll serve as free publicity for his already unbelievably highly anticipated album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,  set to be released on November 23rd.

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Lil Wayne’s Post-Jail Concert Canceled

Lil Wayne's Post-Jail Concert Canceled

Baby says, instead of a welcome home show, Weezy might spend time with family and then party in Miami for a “Weezy weekend.”

Fans who may be counting down the days until Lil Wayne’s release from jail are in for some bittersweet news. While his release is still scheduled for next month, his highly publicized Welcome Home Concert could potentially see cancellation. According to Cash Money rapper and exec Baby, Weezy may spend time with his family instead of putting on the show.

“We still haven’t really made up our mind,” Baby told MTV News. “I think what’s important, we want to see family first. If the concert happens, it happens. But right now, we just want to come home and see our family and party, I think.”

Rather than putting on the post-jail concert, Birdman said a party in Weezy’s honor might be a more viable option. “That’s what we gonna do: just come to Miami and just party for a minute. Work and party and play. Have the whole team out here, and we gonna do it up. Miami is gonna be Weezy world, Weezy weekend.”

Lil Wayne is scheduled to be released from jail on November 4.

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President Obama Addresses Young Americans

President Obama Addresses Young Americans

During “A Conversation with President Obama,” the nation’s leader discussed a variety of issues ranging from healthcare to education and more.

President Barack Obama stood in front of many young Americans Thursday afternoon (October 14) and addressed various issues facing this nation during “A Conversation with President Obama.” During the live event, which aired on various channels including BET, CMT and MTV, the president spoke about education, immigration, bullying, violence and more.

On politics:

“We’ve got to be able to have a conversation and recognize we’re all Americans, we all want the best for this country. We may have some disagreements in terms of how to get there but all of us want to make sure that our economy is strong, that jobs are growing. All of us want to make sure that people aren’t bankrupt when they get sick [and] all of us want to make sure that young people can afford an education. I’m pretty confident that if we work together over the next several years that the political temperature will go down, the political rhetoric will go down because we’ll actually be making progress on a lot of these issues.”

On immigration:

“One of the things that we’re trying to do to deal with the immigration issue is to accelerate the process for legal immigration. This is something that we don’t talk about a lot. A lot of the focus is on illegal immigration. But we’re a nation of immigrants so the question is how do we make legal immigration faster, less bureaucratic, [and] cut the red tape?

On healthcare:

“Health care passed.  I’m proud of the fact that a lot of the young people here are going to benefit very directly.  If you are under 26 years old and you don’t have a job, or the job that you have doesn’t offer you health care, you can now stay on your parents’ health insurance till you’re 26 years old. If you have a preexisting condition, you are going to be able to get health insurance.  Insurance companies can’t deny it.  We’ve eliminated things like lifetime limits, allowing insurance companies to drop you for your coverage when you get sick.”

On bullying:

“Obviously, our heart breaks when we read about what happened at Rutgers, when we read about some of these other people who are doing nothing to deserve the kind of harassment and bullying — just completely gets out of hand.”

“Now, in terms of the Internet, you’re right, it is a challenging thing because the Internet — part of the power of the Internet is, is that information flows out there and it’s generally not censored and it’s generally not controlled by any single authority. But at your school, for example, I think there is nothing wrong with instituting policies that say that harassment of any form, whether it comes through the Internet or whether it happens to you face to face, is unacceptable; that we’ve got zero tolerance when it comes to sexual harassment, we have zero tolerance when it comes to harassing people because of their sexual orientation, because of their race, because of their ethnicity. And I think that making sure that every institution, whether it’s our schools, our government, our places of work, take these issues seriously and know that in some cases there are laws against this kind of harassment and that prosecutions will take place when somebody violates those laws. Sending that message of seriousness is something that I think we all have to do.”

“There’s a values component to this. Peer pressure can lead people to bully, but peer pressure can also say bullying is not acceptable.”

On “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy:

“We are moving in the direction of ending this policy. It has to be done in a way that is orderly, because we are involved in a war right now. This is not a question of whether the policy will end. This policy will end, and it will end on my watch.”

“I agree with the basic principle that anybody who wants to serve in our armed forces and make sacrifices on our behalf, on behalf of our national security, anybody should be able to serve, and they shouldn’t have to lie about who they are in order to serve.”

On sexual orientation being a choice or not:

“I am not obviously — I don’t profess to be an expert.  This is a layperson’s opinion.  But I don’t think it’s a choice.  I think that people are born with a certain makeup, and that we’re all children of God.  We don’t make determinations about who we love.  And that’s why I think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is wrong.”

On education:

“We’ve got to make sure that teachers are respected, that they are rewarded, that young people like yourself who have talent and want to work with people, that you’re able to support yourself and live out a great life being a teacher.”

“African-American boys, oftentimes fall behind in school early, start feeling discouraged, check out, drop out, end up on the streets and then get into trouble. If we can make sure that young [boys] starting at the age of three or four already know their colors and their letters and get [into a] good preschool, and by the time they get into school they’ve got a good teacher and are getting the support that they need and are able to keep up with their class work … that is gonna do more to reduce the incarceration rate at the same time, obviously, as it increases the college-enrollment rate. That’s why we’ve got to prioritize education going forward.”

For a complete transcript of the event, please visit whitehouse.gov.

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Justin Bieber Raps, Creates Rhyming Alter Ego Shawty Mane

Justin Bieber Raps, Creates Rhyming Alter Ego Shawty Mane

Young Pop star Bieber makes a Rap video, saying his rhyming alter ego is named Shawty Mane.

Justin Bieber recently made headlines for collaborating with Kanye West and Raekwon on a track (“Runaway Love (Rmx) “), a move that left many surprised. However, Bieber has taken his appreciation for Rap a step further by more recently revealing his new rhyming alter ego, one he has named Shawty Mane. This has prompted the young singer to release a track, a freestyle over “Speaking in Tungs,” a track originally created by Cam’Ron and Vado .


The track references Lady Gaga and sends Tom Brady a message to not copy his hairstyle, among other things. At the end of the track, Bieber notes that he is a “Pop singer” and adds that he created the track to “prove” that he has “skills on the Rap game.”

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DJ Clark Kent Recalls Atlantic Records Passing on Jay-Z

DJ Clark Kent Recalls Atlantic Records Passing on Jay-Z

DJ Clarks Kent chops it up with the Usual Suspects about how Atlantic Records passed up the chance to sign a young Jay-Z.

The legendary DJ Clark Kent recently caught up with the Usual Suspects’ DJ O-Sharp and Trav Dave to discuss his memories of working with a young Jay-Z. He says that he brought Hov to Atlantic Records when he was working at the label as an A&R, but the label passed on the budding star.

“I brought [Jay-Z to Atlantic Records],” he said. “Because I worked there as an A&R, I’m going to say that they didn’t have enough budget [to sign him] because enough signings had happened at that precise moment, so maybe that’s why. I’m going to leave it that way. I’m not going to sit here and say that I didn’t like [Atlantic], because later on after we put records out ourselves, everybody was like [to Jay], ‘We love you!’…when that ‘Ain’t No Nigga’ [song] came out, it was trouble. It’s not like [just] one label that I worked for let him slide by him. [Atlantic] slid by him for so long that I quit and went to work for another company and they slid by him for so long, so that I was like, ‘We’ve just got to put out our own shit’…the rest is just billionaire status.”

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The Miami Dolphins’ Disputes Birdman’s Ownership Reports

The Miami Dolphins' Disputes Birdman's Ownership Reports

UPDATE #2: Birdman says that he has deep interests in franchise ownership, but was speaking prematurely. He says that he does have the means however.

In February of 2008, billionaire real estate developer Stephen M. Ross bought a 50 percent stake in the NFL’s Miami Dolphins franchise for $550 million. In the two years since, he has purchased the remaining shares and brought Venus and Serena Williams, Jimmy Buffett, musicians Gloria and Emilio Estefan and Marc Anthony into the fold by selling them small shares of the team. Cash Money Records co-founder Brian “Birdman” Williams wants to add his name to the list.

“It’s in the works,” Williams told Shade 45’s Angela Yee during a recent interview. “You have to get a clearance from the NFL…we’re waiting on the clearance. Once we get cleared, we good. You got Venus [Williams] and all them other people involved. We wanted to be part owners in the Dolphins.”

Forbes magazine estimates the Dolphins are worth $765 million. Williams also expressed an interest in becoming a minority owner in professional basketball or baseball, saying that sports ownership would be “the next step” for Cash Money. Birdman also looked back on artists he had the chance to sign earlier in their careers.

“I had a chance for Keyshia Cole, I had a chance for Jeezy and T.I.,”  Williams added. “T.I. used to be in the studio with us writing everyday. I used to let him come in the studio and just chill with us when we used to go out to Atlanta and record. At that time we were just young and focusing on us, but they made great careers.”

UPDATE: The Miami Herald has reported that Birdman’s statement about owning a piece of the Dolphins was news to owner Stephen Ross. “I have NEVER spoken to him or any representative,” Ross said in a statement, adding that the ownership group was “not considering or looking for any celebrity limited partners.”


UPDATE #2: Birdman has re-framed comments he made earlier this week that confused Miami Doplins owner Stephen Ross. “I just hope one day that we can find ourselves to be a part owner of a team. I don’t think it should be outta’ [the question],” Birdman told Shade 45’s Angela Yee. The executive and rapper added that he had interest in owning teams in all four major U.S. sports.

The Big Tymers member also says he has the money to match his mouth, saying, “We’re financially able to do so.”

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IRS To Auction Off Young Buck’s Seized Goods

IRS To Auction Off Young Buck's Seized Goods

Uncle Sam will hold a one-day auction, using the profits to pay off Young Buck’s $164K tax bill.

On October 27 the IRS will have an open house and a subsequent auction of Young Buck’s seized possessions the following day to repay over $164,000 in income taxes. The property was originally seized on August 2 during an FBI raid on Buck’s Sumner County, Tennessee home. Local newspaper The Tennessean gave a rundown of the merchandise expected to be available.

“Several gold and platinum records for his own work and collaborations with rapper 50 Cent, several pieces of fine art, multiple LCD and plasma televisions, designer watches and an assortment of faux-fur coats” will all be included in the lot.

Buck filed for bankruptcy, shortly after the raid in August. The auction will last from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. October 28 at 5373 Mt. View Road in Antioch, Tennessee. Perspective buyers will only be able to make purchases via cash, certified check, money order, cashier’s or treasurer’s check.

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