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Who Finally Beat Jay Z? Check Out Forbes’ Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists Of 2014!

April 17th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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Forbes‘ Top 5 Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists list has remained unchanged for three years — until now! Jay Z can no longer claim his throne as the second-richest rap mogul in America. And while Diddy (unsurprisingly) tops the list again, he’s about $120 million richer this time around!

Diddy can now boast to being worth a whopping $700 million — a sweet upgrade from last year’s $580 million, thanks to a majority equity stake in Revolt TV, a new channel focused on up-and-coming music aficionados.

“Right now my focus is Revolt and making it the number one, most-trusted, most credible worldwide brand for music,” he recently told Forbes in an interview. “And to get Revolt to be the quintessential definition of real time. I think that’s the future.”

Diddy is closer to becoming a billionaire than ever! At $700 million, Ciroc Obama — as he once dubbed himself — damn near can’t be surpassed.

Jay Z and Dr. Dre, however, have been neck-and-neck for years with Hov having the slight advantage. But this time, the Beats headphone tycoon penned a deal with Carlyle for a cool $500 million — “Beats’ value is soaring toward $2 billion,” Forbes adds. Dr. Dre pushed Jay Z out the way and secured second place with a net worth of $550; he was at $350 million just last year!

Jay Z falls down to third place with a net worth of $520 million, a step up from 2013′s $475 million. Much of Jay Z’s recent growth comes from Roc Nation, the sports management agency that the Holy Grail rapper added to his record label.

Birdman, founder of Cash Money, has seen a slight jump in his net worth — $150 million to $160 million in one year. The record label includes hip hop’s most lucrative artists such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Lil Wayne. “Diversification is on the way with Cash Money Content, a YMCMB clothing line and GT Vodka,” Forbes adds.

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson saw his net worth increase by $15 million. Currently worth $140 million, the laid-back rapper owes his fortunes to his VitaminWater venture.

The Forbes‘ Top 5 list hasn’t seen new rappers on the list since 2010 — Jay Z and Diddy was No.1 and No.2 respectively, but Akon and Lil Wayne followed with Dr. Dre in fifth place.

And if you want to learn more about how Hov made it to the top of this list, check out the latest Moguldom Studios documentary.

‘He’s Completely Embraced His Mom’s Perspective On Me:’ 50 Cent Discusses Strained Relationship With Oldest Son

April 16th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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The relationship between Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his teenage son, Marquise Jackson, has been deteriorating for quite some time now. And interestingly, both parents blame each other for the demise of that relationship. As you may recall, last winter Marquise’s mother, Shaniqua Thompkins, claimed that 50 abandonned Marquise shortly after his other son, Sire, was born. During a recent interview with Philly’s Hot 107.9, 50 insisted that Shaniqua has turned Marquise against him.

“He’s completely embraced his mom’s perspective on me. It’s apart of that entitlement that you said it builds,” 50 reasoned.

He also credited the fractured relationship to Shaniqua’s parenting style.

“Kids are never equal to parents. So if your mom conditions the child to feel like you should come to them on their terms and everything else that has to be done.”

Despite being Marquise’s primary provider, 50 claims that Shaniqua has been intentionally seeking to sabotage their relationship.

“Everything in his life, I have provided for him regardless of if I’m there or not,” he explained. “She hasn’t worked since 2000 so tell me how you do that as a single mom. You being a working mom while being a single mom is being a provider in a different way. Her being in the actual home since 2000 living off of what I provide for him is enough for her not to go to actual work so it already takes that pressure off in that way but it’s still not quite enough.”

“She still would feel like destroying the actual relationship is her way of getting back,” he continued. “She was getting a half a million dollars a year.”

As for Shaniqua’s dating life…

“I feel like women require maintenance. If that mental maintenance is actually taken care of, you can have a woman under any circumstance. You can put her in a room full of billionaires and she’ll be there until she looks down on her watch and says ‘We got to go he might be hungry.’ In her case, she hasn’t found anyone that’s able to do the maintenance required on her.”

Listen to his interview here.

So Y’all Not Gone Pay For Your Kids? Celebs With Child Support Drama

April 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Celebrities continue to prove they’re regular people just like the rest of us, unfortunately in some of the worst ways possible. When it comes to these celebs with child support drama it took a judge to get them to cough up cash for their kids. Were they to blame or were the mothers of their children asking for too much?

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Nas was happy to take himself off of the market and marry singer Kelis but that marriage soon went up in flames. In December 2009, the Queensbridge rapper was ordered to pay the R&B singer $51,000 a month in alimony and child support, but the bad economy worked in Nas’ favor and 13 months later he was able to convince the judge that his payments should be lowered. Even though at one point Nas was in arrears and owed Kelis more than $300,000 in back child support, the judge agreed to lower his payments to $20,000 a month in alimony and $5,000 in child support.

50 Cent Loses Lawsuit, Owes Headphone Company $16M

April 10th, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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Hip-hop mogul 50 Cent will have to fork over a chunk of his estimated $500 million net worth, having just lost a major lawsuit by a headphones manufacturer who claimed Fitty (born Curtis Jackson) stole their design. A judge thought so too and awarded the manufacturer $16.1 million, reports Radar.

Sleek headphones will receive $11,693,247 in damages, plus $4,488,331 in attorney’s fees.

According to the suit, a deal for Sleek to market headphones for the rapper fell through. After 50 invested more than $1 million in Sleek to create his line, the rapper went to another company and, according to court documents obtained by Radar, Sleek felt the Sync by 50 headphones were “basically the same design, mechanically” as the ones they had developed.

The $230 Sync by 50 was produced by SMS, for which 50′s listed as CEO of the company, reports Digital Trends. Prior to the Sync  by 50, SMS released SMS Street by 50, which ran for $400.

But 50 says it wasn’t his fault and blamed “certain security lapses” for permitting Sleek’s competitors to uncover their unique design. An arbitrator, however, found that “there was no evidence presented by Jackson that such alleged lapses … resulted in any public disclosure of any trade secret or confidential information of Sleek.” And actually the arbitrator said Jackson’s team purposely made a similar model.

Sleek also claimed that Jackson and his assistants stole confidential private client data from a website they was developed to promote 50′s forthcoming headphones. In all, there were 3,639 potential customers’ email addresses and other data that “disappeared” from Sleek’s servers after 50’s people were given the password.

When Sleek emailed 50’s team about the website breach, his personal business manager, Nicolee Martin wrote, “[Sleek] is onto us, LOL. They emailed and called … about the data.”

Another member of Jackson’s team responded: “Tell him something like, sorry, you just have to finish editing a video for 50 or something, we’ll get to it, LOL.”

Following this, Sleek filed a lawsuit against Jackson for misappropriating trade secrets, breaching his fiduciary duty due Sleek, participating in a civil conspiracy, breaching his confidentiality pact with Sleek, and being unjustly enriched. The rapper countersued, claiming Sleek fraudulently lured him into entering into an investment with them and other allegations. While an arbitrator assigned to the case sided with Sleek last May and agreed to an interim agreement of $11,693,247 in damages, plus attorney’s fees, 50 has been fighting the additional fees. He even alleged racism at one point.

Finally an arbitrator has signed off on the final agreement, awarding Sleek $4,488,331 in attorneys’ fees. The grand total of the judgment: $16,181578.

But the arbitrator did find some fault with Sleek, writing the company’s founders “did not have a good head for business. Thus the arbitrator can sympathize with Jackson’s growing frustration that he was putting money into Sleek and not, in his opinion, seeing the results that he assumed would be forthcoming on a timely basis…”

“Puffy Might Be The Destination For Anybody Going Nowhere”: 50 Cent Says Bad Boy Curse Is Real

April 7th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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When he’s not dishing on his past relationships with famous women, 50 Cent is of course throwing shots at other people in hip-hop. Hey, he’s been doing it since the day he came out, no surprise there. But in a recent interview with The Breakfast Club, Fiddy decided to call out Diddy–excuse me, Puff Daddy, saying that the successful businessman and Bad Boy head curses the careers of the artists he signs.

“When he came out with the “Angels” record, I said ‘Naw man, that’s wack. You gotta stand next to something.’ And he knew exactly what I meant, cause he’s been standing next to something his entire career. He stood next to Biggie. He stood next to Mase. He stood next to Joc. Look, Puffy might be the destination for anybody going nowhere. Nobody survived him. Look at it.”

We’ve all heard this over the years, and it might not only be the case for Puffy and Bad Boy but many music groups put together over the years (how many Roc Nation artists aside from J.Cole and managed ones like Rihanna are really getting shine and support right now?). Some say that Puffy is currently ‘standing next to Rick Ross,’ while his current roster at Bad Boy (including MGK, Red Café and of course, French Montana) does so-so out here or sits on the bench waiting for a shot to put out an album.

Fiddy also pulled a Lord Jamar in the same interview and explained why he doesn’t fit in with today’s rappers, many of whom having an affinity for tight pants and dresses in his opinion:

“I ain’t with it. I asked it on a mix tape. Ni**as wear skinny jeans. I can’t fit in.

If you Google, ‘rapper in a dress’, do you know how many will pop? Young Thug is the one that actually said, ‘This is a dress’. The other ones will call it a kilt. What about that culture is making you choose to wear it for the evening?”

What do you think about what 50 had to say about Puff Daddy and the rest of today’s artists?

“I Don’t Even Want That Kind Of P***y”: 50 Cent On Dating Chelsea Handler, Ciara, Vivica, And Why He Wouldn’t Date Rihanna

April 4th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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What’s with everybody sharing all their business about past relationships? First it was Nick Cannon oversharing about sex with Mariah and the women from his bachelor days, and now, 50 Cent has decided to share his feelings about the women in his past while speaking to the folks at the Rickey Smiley Morning Show. He was supposed to be promoting his upcoming album Animal Instinct, but we all know these radio interviews never go as planned. He shared about why things didn’t work out between him and Vivica, if he has congratulated Ciara on her pregnancy and engagement, and what the deal is now with Chelsea Handler.

If He Has Congratulated Ciara On Her Baby:

“I haven’t. I haven’t. I spoke to her grandmother last night. She’s a sweetheart.”

On Still Being Friends With Chelsea Handler And Ciara:

“Chelsea’s cool. I might actually do her show before it’s over. Yeah, yeah [we're still friends], and me and Ciara are still friends. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the time we spent during that period. You usually find out about my relationships after they’re finished.”

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Deal On Dating Vivica A. Fox

“That was an accident. That s**t happened so fast. I was so green I was like the front lawn. It was the first project. You know how a woman says she needs closure, she need to have that conversation or whatever it is? That might spin me right back into the actual relationship.”

Why Things Ended The Way They Did Between Them:

“You know what happens? It’s the touring. Our lives would be moving us in different directions at the same time. So it’s enough space for us to actually still be into each other. But if you’re away from each other and it’s not right, then she’ll start getting off into things while you’re getting into things at the same time. I like to float away. It’s nice to float.”

Why He Says He Wouldn’t Date Rihanna:

“Rihanna got a thing with her where she can–she leave the guy looking like they was the girls. They like [sighs]. They be hurt. Only person other than her is Erykah Badu. They come back different. I don’t even want that kind of p***y. Keep that. What kinda booty is that?!”

How Not Getting Along With The Mother Of His Son, Marquise, Has Affected His Relationship With His Child:

“My son’s moms, she’s developed an extreme sense of entitlement. I feel like women require maintenance. I don’t know if you agree with that statement, but if not financial, then mental. No one has been able to do the maintenance required for her to not think about me. It’s been a consistent whooping that she’s taken watching me continue to be successful when she feels like she’s responsible for the success.”

Am I the only one who thinks that him and Vivica should try to reconnect and make it happen? No? Okay, just checking.

But what do you think about what he had to say about his relationships with these women? Do you think he’ll ever settle down? Listen to the radio interview for yourself below and let us know what you think.

Nas To Headline With Nicki Minaj And 50 Cent For Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014 Concert

April 3rd, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From EurWeb 

50 Cent, Nas, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Young Money, Trey Songz and more will hit the main stage of Hot 97′s Summer Jam this year.

Hot 97′s Angie Martinez, Miss Info, DJ Enuff and Mister Cee announced the line-up for the festival on Wednesday.
Childish Gambino, Iggy Azalea, Nipsey Hussle, Chinx, Jhene Aiko, Mack Wilds, and August Alsina are booked for the festival stage.

Summer Jam 2014 goes down Sunday, June 1 at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Below, the full Summer Jam 2014:

Main Stage:
50 Cent
Nicki Minaj with Lil Wayne and YMCMB
Nas
Wiz Khalifa
Trey Songz
Dj Mustard with YG and Ty Dolla $ign
Kid Ink
Sevyn Streeter
Troy Ave
Action Bronson

Read more about Summer Jam at EurWeb.com 

First Look: STARZ Drops Trailer For New Series ‘Power,’ Starring Omari Hardwick

March 7th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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Since Being Mary Jane’s season finale a couple of weeks ago, you are probably going through Omari Hardwick withdrawal, but fear not, this summer he will heat our screens up again!

STARZ Network is airing a new eight-episode series starring the handsome actor called “Power.” The show’s executive producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will act alongside Hardwick, who will play James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy business man who owns an elite New York City nightclub but is also the kingpin of a drug network. St. Patrick’s dream is to turn his nightclub into a Fortune 500 business, though his drug dealings may jeopardize that dream along with his marriage and family.

Shadow And Act reports the other cast members in Power include, Naturi Naughton, Joseph Sikora and Lela Loren. There’s no premiere date for “Power” yet, but check out the show’s first trailer below and tell us what you think.

50 Cent Allegedly Claimed Diddy, Rick Ross And Steve Stoute Are Gay

March 4th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From TMZ 

50 Cent raised the stakes in his beef with 3 rap heavyweights — publicly insinuating Diddy, Rick Ross and former record exec Steve Stoute are gay together … but he backed down minutes later.

The shots were fired Sunday — Fiddy posted the 2 pics on Instagram, one showing a pink-shirted Stoute embracing a pink-shirted Diddy. The other shows Diddy and Rick Ross from an angle that makes it look like they’re kissing.

Underneath, 50 wrote the caption, “I ain’t saying nothing, but something ain’t right. Lmao.” He yanked the pics down a short time later.

Read more on this hip hop feud on TMZ.com 

50 Cent Drops Label, Eminem Imprint & Goes Indie

February 21st, 2014 - By Ann Brown
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We’re actually surprised that business-minded 50 Cent hasn’t done this sooner: he’ll leave his label and go independent.

The “Get Rich Or Die Tryin’” rapper announced he’s parting ways with his longtime record label Universal Music Group’s Interscope Records, and Eminem‘s imprint, Shady/Aftermath. And he’s taking G-Unit Records with him.

He and G-Unit  have inked a distribution agreement with Caroline, Capital Music Group’s independent label. Capitol is one of the various labels under the  Universal Music Group umbrella. Caroline has dropped albums by Korn and rapper E-40.

If you recall, it was Eminem who ushered 50 Cent in.  And once he got in the game he did it big–his debut “Get Rich or Die Tryin’” in 2003 went six-times platinum. His follow up CD in 2005  “The Massacre” almost duplicated the success. His efforts of late fell off, however. During this time, 50 complained often about his label. He was to release a fifth album on the label but it never happened.

His last CD was “Before I Self Destruct” in 2009 and it had various release dates, reports The Grio. He’s had several other ventures:  film roles, fashion, and books among them.

“I have had great success to date with Shady/Aftermath/Interscope and I’d like to thank Eminem and Dr. Dre for giving me an incredible opportunity,” 50 Cent said in a statement. “I’ve learned so much from them through the years. I am excited to enter this new era where I can carry out my creative vision.”

Eminem too released a statement.

“Both myself and Shady Records are grateful to have had the chance to play a part in 50′s career,” he said. “Shady simply would not be what it is without 50 Cent. I’ve developed a great friendship with 50 over the years, and that’s not going to change. We know 50 will have success in his new situation, and we remain supporters of both him and G-Unit.”

The timing seems good for 50 Cent. He will release a new album, “Animal Ambition,” on June 3.

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