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It’s A Rap March 7, 2013
By Kenneth Miller Entertainment Editor
Published March 6, 2013

Is it Dre. ? Is it Dre?…

Suge Knight recently appeared on the Howard Stern show and he had some really crazy things to say about Dr. Dre, as he accuses the good doctor of being gay, and a snitch.


During the interview, Suge said Dre recently went to his P.O. and snitched on him, which caused his P.O. to put a special case in the conditions of his parole. He says the special case, was basically a restraining order against him.

As the interview continued, Suge says Dr. Dre has been sleeping with a man named “Bruce” for years.

He said during a meeting with the late Tupac and Dre where they would put everything on the table, Pac stood up and said I’m tired of this, “Dre you’re a f*ggot.” Dre replied “first of all Im not a f*ggot, I’m bi-sexual.”??

No Jay Z approval

According to various online reports Jay-Z is “extremely upset” that his mentee Rihanna is spending time with the man who severely beat her three years ago.


With Chris Brown and Rihanna collaborating on duets together and meeting in secret, according to multiple reports, the rap mogul has reportedly express disappointment.

“Jay was absolutely disgusted by what Chris did to Rihanna. Jay doesn’t understand how a man could ever lay hands on a woman; it just goes against who he is and about. Chris is absolutely dead to Jay, he wants nothing to do with him ever,” said the source.

“Now that Rihanna is hooking up with Chris and recording songs with him, Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions. He can’t fathom why Rihanna is doing the things she is doing. He understands the need for forgiveness, but he is adamant that Rihanna shouldn’t forget what Chris did to her. Jay wonders what kind of message this is sending to Rihanna’s young female fans. Rihanna knows how Jay feels about Chris, but she doesn’t care, she is going to do what she wants.”

Now that Jay-Z is a proud daddy to daughter, Blue Ivy, with wife Beyoncé, “he is even more protective of the women in his life,” says the insider. “Jay has told Rihanna he will never give his blessing for what she is doing with Chris. He has told her, this isn’t going to end well, it never does. In Jay’s opinion, Chris has rage issues that he doesn’t think have been dealt with.”

The skinny on the ‘Shake’

It’s called the Harlem Shake. The University of Georgia men’s swim and dive team did it underwater in Speedos. The Norwegian army did it in the snow. The latest viral dance video craze starts with one dancer — jamming out on his own — surrounded by what appear to be oblivious bystanders. But then, all of a sudden, everybody’s dancing.

The meme started when YouTube comedian Filthy Frank took “Harlem Shake” by Brooklyn-based Latino producer Baauer and played off the wild dubstep drop 15 seconds into the song. That’s when everything gets wild.

But this Harlem Shake is not quite like the original. Filmmaker Chris McGuire even went out on the streets of Harlem to get reactions to the videos. To quote one resident, “That’s not the Harlem Shake at all. That’s humpin’, and that’s not the Harlem Shake.”

So where did the original dance actually come from?

“It’s been around for decades. Most people trace it back to a street dancer named Al B, who used to entertain the crowd at the Rucker tournament, which is a legendary basketball league in Harlem,” says Jay Smooth, Harlemite and host of the hip-hop video blog Ill Doctrine. “It was brought into the mainstream by one of my Harlem neighbors, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs, who brought the dance into a couple videos he made with one of his artists, G Dep.”

As dance styles do, the trend faded as it stayed true in Harlem. But when the meme appeared on YouTube, it wasn’t anything like what Al B did.

“You’d shimmy really quickly and swing your arms back and forth, then freeze and start up again,” Smooth tells NPR’s Melissa Block. “[Al B] had a really elaborate story as far as what he saw as the origin of the dance, tracing it back to mummies in Africa, I believe, who couldn’t fully use their bodies because they were wrapped up in the mummy robes.”

Fantasia is back


Fantasia had nowhere else to run but to the studio when she was finally ready to reveal some of her deepest trials and struggles. Admitting that her forthcoming album, “Side Effects of You,” is her blood, sweat and tears, Fantasia says the music on this album is like ministering to her fans — people that she calls her family.

“I’m going to say it this way. I had nowhere else to go but to my music. There were things that we were still fixing and knots that we were still trying to untangle in dealing with Fantasia. I had nowhere else to go but there. I had nowhere else to reveal it. I’m a soul singer. I don’t know where else to reveal it so, I put my all into this album,” Fantasia shared in a recent interview.

Claiming that music is her blessing, Fantasia says she had no choice but to be honest about life on “Side Effects of You.”

“I felt like at this point, for me, my music makes me happy and my children make me happy and I need to put my love in both of those. So my children are my kids and my music is my blessing and I want to be good to it. I feel like I should put my all, my honesty, my blood, sweat and tears when it comes to the live shows and giving the people good music,” she told Richmond’s Kiss 105.7 FM. “It’s like a ministry thing from me to my family. I feel like my music is how we relate so I had to put it there.”

While it’s unclear what Fantasia will say in each song and just how far she’ll go, the album does start off with the moving single “Lose To Win.” Relating that song to her life, Fantasia believes that it was only right that she take her time to promote this album so that more people will know about it and be able to listen.

“For me as an artist I know what I want and I know what I need. I felt like we should push it back so that we could promote it and let everybody know about it,” Fantasia said of the album’s recent delay. “It’s a very special project.” 



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