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Watch Out RocNation Sports! Lil Wayne’s Launching A New Sports Management Agency

July 25th, 2014 - By Kimberly Gedeon
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What better athlete to represent your brand spankin’ new sports venture than the piping hot fútbol star Cristiano Ronaldo? Lil Wayne’s tapping the Portugese soccer great to launch a sports management agency, MTV reports. Watch your back Jay Z. Weezy’s comin’ for you!

Lil Wayne’s friendship with Ronaldo couldn’t be more advantageous for the New Orleans rapper who’s been eyeing a new athlete-focused enterprise. Just how close are they? Well, Ronaldo tweeted a group photo (with the Prime Minister of Japan and other politicians) throwing up the Young Money/Cash Money sign —  that close.

“My homie Christiano Ronaldo got the President of Japan throwing up Young money! He too real 4dat! Young Muulah baby!” Wayne tweeted in response, according to Rap Up.

With Ronaldo, the second-highest paid athlete in the world, as his first client, the New Orleans rapper is giving Jay Z’s RocNation Sports, home to Skylar Diggins and Kevin Durant, a run for its money. Reportedly trademarked as “Visionaire Sports Group,” Wayne’s agency is partnering with PolarisSports (an affiliate of GestiFute and the CAA, which represents Carmelo Anthony).

Now that Ronaldo is on the roster, what will Visionaire Sports Group be responsible for? TMZ explains:

“Wayne’s company will handle Ronaldo’s sports management affairs in the United States — everything from branding to marketing and endorsement deals. Even modeling.”

So we’ll get to see more of Ronaldo? No one’s complaining!

Wayne’s new venture is one of his many business manuevers. Besides being the founding father of YMCMB, Tunechi has launched a cigar, shoe, watch, headphone, and clothing line — and even a book!

In the words of Lil Wayne, “Young muulah baby!”

Despite All The PDA, Lil Wayne And Christina Milian Deny That They’re Dating

July 18th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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So are Lil Wayne and Christina Milian really dating? We told you yesterday that the two showed up looking real chummy for Wednesday night’s ESPY Awards. And they were first spotted out and about in a more than friendly manner after hitting up a BET Awards after-party together. But the rumors hit overdrive when they were spotted holding hands as they made their way to their seats during the ESPYs.

So what’s really going on?

According to sources close to both Milian and Lil Wayne who spoke with TMZ, they’re not dating. Instead, they were just enjoying one another’s company publicly to get Milian’s face out there in order to promote upcoming music projects she has in the works (she is signed to YMCMB and signed with the music group in 2012). According to TMZ, the sources said that Weezy brought her to the show for press sake, but that’s about it.

If they were a couple, that would be very interesting considering the fact that she’s his artist as the founder of the popular record label. And oh yeah, it would also be interesting because of their exes. Milian used to be married to, and has daughter Violet with The-Dream. The-Dream used to be married to Nivea, and has three children by the producer and singer. Nivea also was involved with Lil Wayne, and has a son by him. Six degrees of separation anyone?

But what do you think of the possibility of them being an item? Considering that she just ended an engagement with Rap-A-Lot Records CEO Jas Prince, I would say that Lil Wayne is just a rebound, but who knows? Could be true love. Now that would be interesting…

That Was Quick: Is Christina Milian Rebounding With Lil Wayne?

July 17th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Source: WENN

Last month, Christina Milian announced that she ended her engagement to fiancé, Jas Prince. While she didn’t offer an explanation for the split, her response to an Instagram follower fueled rumors that infidelity was the final nail in the coffin of their relationship.

“You should’ve told HIM not to slip up. But everyone’s really caught up in what they see only on Instagram,”Christina told a fan who encouraged her to work things out with Jas. “I can make everything ‘appear’ perfect to the world, but my truth is still the truth.”

Shortly after that, rumors began flying that Christina had already moved on and was pursuing a relationship with Lil’ Wayne. Initially, the rumors were sparked after Christina was seen leaving a BET Awards after-party with Wayne. While it all seemed a bit sketchy, we gave them the benefit of the doubt, as Christina is signed to Young Money Cash Money Records. But when Wayne showed up to the ESPYs last night with Christina as his date, it became obvious that whatever they have going on is worth looking into. Not only did the two walk hand-in-hand while heading to their seats, but they were also looking extremely cozy throughout the night.

Reps for Christina have yet to confirm whether or not the rumors are true, but at this point I’m not sure if we really need a confirmation. If they are true, then all of this drama will probably make great material for her new reality show, which was initially supposed to focus on the planning of her wedding to Jas Prince. Only time will tell what’s really going on.

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Nicki Minaj, Who?! Meet Reginae, The Newest Member Of Young Money Crew

July 3rd, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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This past Sunday, we caught Lil Wayne and his daughter, Reginae bonding during the 2014 BET Awards. While viewers were captivated with how fast Reginae grew into young woman, it was revealed how much of a grown woman Reginae has become this week. Proud Papa Weezy introduced his first born as the newest edition to his Young Money music label while on his “Weezy Wednesday” webisode. Lil Wayne publicized Reginae’s first music video: “Mind Goin Crazy!”

Following in her business-oriented parents’ footsteps, (her mother Antonia “Toya” Carter became a household name for her BET “Tiny And Toya” reality show), Reginae gained an endorsement deal with Hairfinity, a hair growth product. She’s featured the product in her first music video, and her first documentary “Becoming Reginae” will be produced by the company.



The 16-year-old was originally apart of Xscape singer Tiny’s OMG Girlz girl group but opted to depart from the group in 2010. In the upcoming future, Reginae will release a book alongside Bria Williams who is the daughter of Cash Money’s CEO and rapper Birdman. Below is her debut music video and first episode of her documentary, “Becoming Reginae!”

Look Who We Found! Nivea Speaks On Being Labeled “Unf***able,” A “Baby Mama,” And Quitting Music

June 25th, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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When we hear Nivea’s name we immediately think of the chorus “Been so loooong…” from one of her most notable features on Mystikal’s “Danger” back in 2000. Though the R&B singer dropped other singles after that time, it wasn’t long before she faded from the limelight and people started referencing her more for her relationships with Lil Wayne and The Dream than her smooth singing voice.

Last week we uncovered the 32-year-old singer in Atlanta and got to ask her everything we’ve been wanting to know for the past 10 years, like why her career didn’t take off as well as some of her competition back in the day, how she feels when people refer to her and the other mothers of Lil Wayne’s children as random baby mamas, what does she think about The Dream’s domestic violence allegations, and does she still consider Weezy the love of her life. Check out our candid interview with the mother of four and hear her plans for the next chapter in her life in the video above. Do you miss Nivea?

Pay Up! 15 Artists Sued Over Their Songs

June 17th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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One song can make or break an artist’s career. The right song can put them on the map, but the wrong song can send them to court, which was the case with these artists sued over their songs.

Artists Sued Over Their Songs

The Notorious B.I.G.

Even though he’s been dead for almost two decades, The Notorious B.I.G. still isn’t exempt from being sued over his music. Lee Hutson, former lead singer of The Impressions, is suing Biggie’s estate over the alleged illegal use of one of his songs. Hutson accuses the Brooklyn rapper of using a sample of “Can’t Say Enough About Mom” in his 1994 song “The What” featuring Method Man and he only noticed it two years ago. Bad Boy Records filed a pre-emptive claim a few days before Hutson saying any claim about a sample is past the statute of limitations. Negotiation between the two sides broke down and it looks like the suit will be headed to court.

How Famous Doting Dads Celebrated Father’s Day [Photos]

June 16th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Yesterday was Father’s Day, and many people were showing love to the doting dads in their lives through social media–this includes the famous folks. We followed the pages of some celebs and found some heartwarming declarations of love to hardworking husbands and fathers, and we thought that we’d share these cute photos and messages with you. Enjoy!

Jay Z

Celebrity father's day pictures


Happy Happy Father’s Day - Beyoncé

From The Mic To On-Screen: Celebrity Singers Turned Actors

June 12th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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June is Black Music Month and to pay homage to the melodic contributions of some of our favorite artists we’re taking a look at a few of our favorite celebrity singers turned actors who make it tough to decide which role we like them in best. For more on the artists here, head over to XFINITY From The Wiz to Dreamgirls, check out great films with even better soundtracks, plus interviews, music videos and more all month long.

Singers Turned Actors


Jamie Foxx

When he put on a dress, blonde wig, fishnet stockings and pursed up his lips as In Living Color’s ugly Wanda, he stole the show. The character helped launchJamie Foxx’s career in Hollywood and he became so popular, he earned a show of his own. But before he became a household name as a bona fide actor, Foxx’s first love was singing. He began playing the piano at five years old and after he graduated from high school, the Texas native went to college on a scholarship to study classical music and composition. Foxx brought home an Oscar for his role playing legendary singer Ray Charles in the film Ray and he’s also released four albums dating all the way back to 1994.

The Internet Is Not Buying Nicki Minaj’s Claim That Drake Is Her “Brother”

June 2nd, 2014 - By Brande Victorian
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Nicki Minaj Summer Jam

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Drake has kept his love for Young Money label mate Nicki Minaj no secret, but after Nicki sparked rumors of a feud between them when she alluded to certain artists being “ungrateful,” many thought she was referencing the Canadian rapper. For a brief second at Summer Jam last night Nicki added fuel to the flame when during her headlining set at Metlife Stadium in New Jersey she announced that there was a dude from Young Money that she no longer effed with. Thinking that explained why Drizzy had yet to grace the stage with her, out of nowhere came the “Take Care” singer who promptly acknowledged Nicki Minaj as the queen, and then picked her up like so.

Anytime a woman with that much behind straddles a man who hints at being in love with her, you know the rumor mill is going to go into overdrive and that’s exactly what happened when this pic hit the net. Nicki was quick to shut down talk of she and Drake being more than friends, posting the photo on her Instagram page and writing “Yall gotta chill. Lol this my brother.” But for many, calling a dude who admires you a brother is the 2014 version of “she say he just a friend.” Those who do believe Nicki only considers Drake a brother, however, are already getting out tissues for ya boy. Note the tweet below:

Poor Drizzy.

Drake wasn’t the only YMCMB member shown love by Nicki last night. When label head Lil Wayne hit the stage, Nicki let it be known that she will rep Weezy til the death of her for him putting her own and being the only one to support her from day one and you can see in the pic below that Wayne most definitely appreciated the love.

Nicki Minaj Summer Jam

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Oh and for anyone thinking Drake and Nicki’s connection on stage may spark a rift between the black barbie and Rihanna, think no more. The two were seen together backstage and all appears to be well.

Source: Instagram

Source: Instagram

Watch the Nicki Minaj Summer Jam set below. What do you think?


Destiny’s Child Got Booed?? The Most Memorable Summer Jam Moments Ever

May 30th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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The year 1994 marked the beginning of Hot 97’s epic annual Summer Jam concert. Twenty years later, the concert featuring the biggest names in hip-hop and r&b is still going strong and continues to showcase the biggest names in music. Here’s a look back at some of the most memorable moments from Summer Jam.

Summer Jam


The Notorious B.I.G.’s Only Performance At Summer Jam

The year was 1995 and Bigge Smalls was the king of New York rap. The year before he released his debut single Juicy and then followed that up with the platinum-selling album, Ready To Die. When he descended onto the Summer Jam stage in ‘95 as the headliner, the crowd went wild. Dressed like a dapper don in a three-piece suit, Big had the crowd on its feet for his entire set. That would be the first and last time the Brooklyn rapper would perform for the radio station’s mega concert. He was shot and killed nearly two years later.