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Heavy D Weighed More Than 300 Pounds When He Died

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Heavy D weighed 344 pounds at the time of his death yesterday … law enforcement tells TMZ. Officials recorded Heavy’s height and weight as part of their investigation into his sudden and unexpected passing. We’re told the rapper measured in at 6’4″. Heavy famously lost 135 pounds back in 2003 — but insisted the decision to drop the weight was in an effort to get acting roles … and wasn’t…

Rapper Creates a Catchy Kirk Franklin Dance

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“Kirk Franklin On Em” Official Video -Young News – YouTube.

Sharpton Has Mixed Emotions Regarding Verdict In Michael Jackson Murder Trial

Sharpton Has Mixed Emotions Regarding Verdict In Michael Jackson Murder Trial

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    Reverend Al Sharpton released a statement expressing “mixed emotions” on the guilty verdict handed to Michael Jackson’s personal doctor Conrad Murray this afternoon. The close friend of the Jackson family and eulogist at Michael Jackson’s funeral states: “I received the news of the guilty verdict in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray with mixed emotions feeling that only a down payment of justice has been served. Certainly I…

Rihanna’s F’ed Up House: Not Good Enough For Her…But Good Enough To Sell To Someone Else

Rihanna’s F’ed Up House: Not Good Enough For Her…But Good Enough To Sell To Someone Else

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    Barbadian princess of song Rihanna has listed her decrepit old mansion on a (Beverly) hill. The 10,000 square-foot house, which she purchased for $6.9 million in 2009, has apparently been nothing but trouble for Lady Ri since the beginning. Citing issues with the construction of the home, Rihanna filed a lawsuit against the developer in August before putting it up for sale this past week. So if you’re…

Rihanna Hospitalized In Sweden

Rihanna Hospitalized In Sweden

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    Rihanna is currently hooked up to an IV drip at a hospital in Sweden … and has canceled a performance scheduled for tonight … blaming the whole thing on a case of the flu. Rihanna was scheduled to perform in Malmö, Sweden — but a rep for Live Nation claims the show has been canceled because the singer is “not in condition to conduct the concert.” Rihanna tweeted…

Nicki Minaj To Perform At Super Bowl With Madonna

Nicki Minaj To Perform At Super Bowl With Madonna

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    Nicki Minaj will reportedly be performing at Super Bowl XLVI with Madonna during the half time show on February 5th! She’ll be featured on Madonna’s new single “Give Me All Your Love” along with M.I.A., and they’re all scheduled to debut the new song during the big game. Find out more details about this collabo at HipHopWired. Read More.

Nicki Minaj Gets Very Own OPI Nail Polish Collection

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Harajuku Barbie continues to expand her brand partnering with OPI Nail Lacquer to start a collection of exotic colored finger nail polish. The collection comes with half a dozen colors named after tracks on Minaj’s debut album Pink Friday including, “Metal 4 Life,” “Pink Friday,” “Save Me,” “Fly,” “Did It On Em,” and “Super Bass.” The set is due in stores in 2012. Read More.

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Being Sued for Concert Attack

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A Chicago man filed a lawsuit today against the Grammy-winning rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, accusing one of the rappers of assaulting him and his cousin after a concert at Chicago’s Congress Theater in June. According to the suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court, Joseph E. Zeidel paid $80 to a tour manager so he and his cousin could join other concertgoers on the group’s bus after the concert ended…

beyonce's mother tina says she knows the sex of the baby

Grandma Tina Knowles: We Know the Sex of the Baby

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Tina Knowles has been speaking about her new grandchild, expected to be arriving in February. “I’m the most excited I can be. This is my second time around,” Knowles said to US Weekly.  Beyonce’s baby won’t be the first grandchild for her.  Her daughter Solange actually has a 7-year old son, Julez, by her daughter Solange Knowles. “She’s going to be an awesome mom,” Tina said about Beyonce. The family is…

Kanye West, Jay-Z Sued By Syl Johnson Over Uncleared ‘Throne’ Sample

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Syl Johnson, a respected musician who created many successful blues and soul songs in the 1960s and 1970s, has filed a lawsuit against hip hop superstars Kanye West and Jay-Z over an allegedly uncleared sample on the duo’s latest album, “Watch the Throne.”  In a complaint filed in Illinois federal court on Friday, Johnson claims the two famous hip hop artists plus UMG and Def Jam took a portion of his song, “Different…

Rick Ross Makes A Wing Stop After Two Seizures

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After two serious medical emergencies on the same flight for a man who is morbidly obese, why not stop to get some hot wings?  Rick Ross, the man who nearly went down for good on a plane after two seizures, arrived in Memphis and decided to try out some wings during his trip. Ross was originally on a commercial flight, which was diverted when he suffered a seizure.  He was…

beyonce addresses rumors of fake pregnancy

Beyonce’s People Address Baby Faking Rumors

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Speculation has increased since Beyonce’s stomach seemed to sink like bad Souffle right before our very eyes.   Read more »

Rick Ross Suffers Seizure On Flight

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Miami hip-hop star, Rick Ross, is reportedly unconscious and paramedics are currently “desperately trying to resuscitate him”, reports TMZ. Apparently, Rozay was aboard a flight, taking him from Ft. Lauderdale to Memphis Friday morning (October 14), when he lost consciousness. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing. Read More

Janet says NO Jackson Jokes

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Janet Jackson’s performance contract stipulates that, if she’s appearing on a bill with a comedian, the comic will be barred from making any reference to the singer or members of “the Jackson family.” The outlawing of jokes about the Jacksons (read: Michael’s relationship with boys; propofol; rhinoplasty; Janet’s weight; wardrobe malfunctions; Blanket; and Jermajesty) is one of several “special provisions” in the chart-topping singer’s performance contract, a copy of which…

Usher To Be Awarded Civil Rights Freedom Award

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Usher Raymond is set to receive the Philanthropy Freedom Award from the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis. The Freedom Awards honor individuals who work for justice, equality, philanthropy, civil and human rights and humanitarian causes. Read More.