The Inside Scoop on this week in Hip Hop.
Week of 8/28-9/1
Written By: Natalie Hinds
Another week has gone by and more incidents have developed into intriguing and might I add, humorous news stories that tickle our sense and stimulate our minds ..Enough of that crap, allow me to inform all those inquiring minds about whats been going on in the hip hop industry for this past week.
Miss Jones has been suspended from Hot 97 for two weeks for opening fire with that hot mouth of hers to Tina Knowles. Apparently Tina and the beautiful B stormed into the Hot 97 office and where Tina thanked Miss Jones for talking about her and her daughter everyday. She was quoted saying, It just boosts her [Beyonce] ratings up. Miss Jones couldnt let that comment fly in her studio, she instructed Tina to thank M.A.C. makeup for hiding all the oldness on her face. She was quoted saying, Now you look like the joker. Cmon now Tina, you should know better than to fight fire with engine fluid!
While were on the subject of the Knowles clan, In case you missed it- Matthew, beloved father, husband and manager had issued a statement to us last week to address what he calls, planned distractions aimed to interfere with his daughters album success. It is apparent that there is a consistent plan by some to create chaos around Beyonces B-Day album, stated Matthew. Unfortunately, what it shows is that anyone can go on the internet and create rumors, and the media in some cases will pick up these stories and run with them, which influence the consumers perception. He directly addresses the rumor about postponing the release of Beyonces album, stating that fact is indeed fiction. He also addresses the rumor that Beyonces new single, Ring the Alarm has nothing to do about the rumored affair between Jay-Z and Rihanna. He adds for the record- Beyonces success or failure for me is not based on the number of records she sells. Its based on how proud I am that she is a genuine good person that she has confidence not to be bothered by these planned distractions. Well one thing is for sure, the Knowles sure hold each other down. They are indeed survivors! Beyonce didnt just make that song for the females, it applies to herself and her family apparently.
is a rapper nowadays! P. Diddys nutty butler, Fonzworth Bentley has
signed with Kanye Wests G.O.O.D music label and plans on releasing his
debut album, titled C.O.L.O.U.R.S. The album is due out early 2007.
Foxy Brown cant seem to keep herself out the headlines now can she?? She pleaded guilty for punching and kicking a pair of Chelsea manicurists. Prior to the plea, she denied attacking the women and refused to accept a plea bargain last year. She reportedly beat two of the staff members of the nail shop and threw a cell phone at one. It wasnt enough that she has been previously accused of stealing two $400 belts from a Greenwich Village boutique. Not to mention that she faces legal trouble in New Jersey for skipping a civil hearing on accusations that she stiffed an assistant out of a weeks wages and harassed her. So whats next?? A countdown to lockdown for the Ill Na Na??
Poor Michael Jackson; he is going through tough times nowadays. He is facing financial hardships and has opted to sell his collection of Zoo animals from his Neverland Ranch to pay back massive loans. His asking price for his giraffes are $35,000 a pair. Better call Cirque de Sol and see if they needs any new acts!!!
It is official you all. Danity Kanes album is number one on the Bill Board Charts!!! They have the number one album in the country right now. I bet P. Diddy is jumping for Jehovah at this very moment. Lets see how long these rookies keep up the good work before Diddy expedites them and keeps all their publishing rights! Yikes!
all for now folks. Next week should include more interesting stories about
these industry heads we love to hear about so much. Check back next week for
the inside scoop on whats what in hip hop.
Week of 8/21-8/25