Diva demands do more than inspire incredulous groans and eye rolls, it seems. They can also cost a star a lucrative gig.
Jennifer Lopez was gearing up to perform in front of the Super Bowl of the Subcontinent: next Tuesday's opening ceremony of India's Premier Cricket tournament - watched by 60 million people - but organizers pulled the...click to continue reading
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has responded to Miami's Pitbull days after he dropped a diss record aimed at his head defending the South Beach area.
Although quick and to the point, Weezy F. Baby revealed his shocked reaction to seeing Pit get at him on wax.
"Dam pit bull bro I thought u was kool.," Wayne tweeted Wednesday (February 27). (Lil Wayne's Twitter) Pit raised eyebrows when he released his "Harlem Shake" freestyle this week and put Wayne on blast.
It seems Lil Wayne's "F*ck the Miami Heat" rant didn't go over so well with one Miami resident. Namely, Pitbull. Mr. 305 has just released "Welcome to Dade County," a freestyle over Baauer's "Harlem Shake," wherein he addresses Weezy without ever mentioning his name, specifically. He raps: "You got money, yeah yeah, that's sweet/ But we all know Slim and Baby really eat/ You talk Miami if you talking Heat/ Moral of the story, don't sh*t where you eat." (The Boom Box) Last week, Miami native Uncle Luke publicly went after Wayne in an open blog post.
"He has no respect for the city because people in Miami's entertainment industry -- from local radio DJs to South Beach nightclub promoters to the Heat's front office -- spread their legs for him and every out-of-town celebrity who rolls through town. Lil Wayne treats Miami like his b*tch because people let him. When Weezy claimed he was thrown out of the Heat home game versus the Lakers, the franchise tried to downplay the incident, saying they only asked him to leave and he left on his own. That was a b*tch move." (Miami New Times) His words inspired fellow South Beach rapper Trick Daddy to speak up.
"I don't care who be offended by what I say. I rep my city and want nobody disrespecting. When their lease is up, they can leave. We've got to stick together as radio, as artists, as deejays and fans who love the music as a whole. And that's what makes a community. Me and Luke been talking, we've been getting together, we're going to find out some type of way to get this thing back on the road -- I can't go nowhere else, this is my home. So from now on, when they get here, they're going to have to start checking in. They're going to check in by turning to 99 Jamz and listening to us, what we've got to say. They're taking all of our beats and rapping over them anyway." (99 Jamz
The Mean Girls actress sued the rapper in 2011 for using the lyric "I got it locked up like Lindsay Lohan" in his song 'Give Me Everything.'
Lohan sought a portion of the profits of the hit track, claiming that she never gave Pitbull permission to use her name in the song.
TMZ reports that a New York federal judge ruled against Lohan today (February 21), arguing that as a form of artistic expression, the song is protected under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
The judge added that Lohan's name was barely mentioned in the song, thus ruling out her claims of emotional distress.
Lohan recently said that her family is helping her cope with stress stemming from her legal troubles.
#1: What has Mono Bagends been up to lately? Mono Bagends: Grinding. Putting together this movement...a lot of interviews as of late. It's coming together nicely.
#2: How would you sum up your latest record "You Drive Me Crazy"? Mono Bagends: It's a fun fast paced record that deals with a sour relationship. Pretty much everyone can relate to it. The lyrics are tight and it has a great hook performed by Mela Bela.
#3: With this new record, after hearing it I think some people will try to compare you to a Pitbull or a Flo-Rida, how do you feel about that? Mono Bagends: That's cool with me...I can see why people would say that. Those are two very successful artists.
#4: What prompt you to go for a more "pop"/dance feel for this new record? Mono Bagends: I just heard the track and I was feeling it. I don't stick to one particular sound or genre...if I like it I will rock out on it. That's what makes me so different from other artists...I can sound different on every track.
#5: Valentine's Day recently passed, and the theme of this new record is about couples that sometime drive each other crazy in each other's space, with that said did any woman in particular "drive you crazy" on Valentine's Day? Mono Bagends: No...this V-Day was cool...no one drove me crazy...lol...In the past, I have been driven nuts on V-day but that's because I had choices of who I would spend it with and you can only pick one. A scorned woman is a dangerous thing.
Beyonce, Pitbull and Steven Tyler have all been cast alongside a star-studded group of actors in "Epic," a new animated film being produced by 20th Century Fox.
Helmed by "Ice Age" director Chris Wedge, the 3D CG animated film has also cast "Hunger Games" star Josh Hutcherson, Jason Sudeikis, Aziz Ansari, Colin Farrell, Amanda Seyfried and Johnny Knoxville as "Epic" characters.
NBA-Video.jpg">Rapper Pitbull took over half-time duties at the NBA All-Star Game over the weekend. R&B singers Chris Brown and Neyo shared the stage with the Miami rapper to give viewers and attendees a hellva performance.
Madai, the newest member of Mr. 305 Inc., is the quintessential Miami Latina, born in Guantanamo, Cuba and raised in America. At the tender age of 9, she immigrated to America and began to immerse herself in American pop culture, which in result helped her learn English. A year later she began writing poems in English and Spanish, which quickly transitioned into songwriting.
Madai has joined the family of Mr. 305 Inc., the first major record label owned by International Superstar PITBULL, founded to focus on the development of new talent. Mr. 305 Inc., is also the home of renowned artists El Cata, Nayer and Sophia del Carmen among others. Madai is currently managed by AER Management.
Madai writes her own lyrics, which are often bilingual and based on her experiences. She has a natural ability for capturing a moment and expressing its emotion in a song. A fan of all music, she is not tied to one style, rather her songs resonate with themes and fusions mixing Gospel, Hip-Hop, R&B, Latin, Country, Dance and Pop.
Her lyrics reflect the experience of girls, living in a cross-cultural digital world. Her songs blend cultures, mixing her Americana youth experiences over strong hip-hop beats. Her music is a merging of ethnicity in the common spirit of today's youth. She easily transitions from one culture to another, and blends these two worlds in her life and in her music.
Madai is not just an exceptional singer/songwriter; she is a talented dancer as well. Her natural dancing ability is an outgrowth of her Cuban roots having been taught how to dance salsa and merengue by her father at a very young age.
Madai is currently working on her highly anticipated debut album working with world-renowned producers like Marc Kinchen, Keith Morrison, Farah Achour, Nicki Noelle, Maffio Alkatras and Dave Siegel, known for producing hit tracks for Beyoncé, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, T.I. and more!
During this creative process, Madai has also had the pleasure of co-writing tracks with famed writers Carrie Furman, Farah Achour, Nicki Noelle, Micah Powel and Michelle Trumpler.