Monica Dismisses ‘Boy Is Mine’ Feud With Brandy

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Since the release of The Boy Is Mine nearly two decades ago, questions still remain over Brandy and Monica’s chart-topping 1998 duet. Who was the ‘boy’ they sung famously about and the truth behind their feud.

During an interview with Huffington Post Live, Monica revealed who the mystery boy as she said, “People are still asking, ‘Who got the boy?’ she said, before dropping dropping the mother of all truth bombs: ‘there was no boy!’ Say what? There was no feud over a guy? We’ve been tricked! We played up the dramatics of it all, but we were 16 and 17!”

The songstress then went on to admit the alleged feud between herself and Brandy was ultimately formation by their record label at first, but didn’t work out the way it was intended.  “It started off as brilliant marketing, and people started creating these skits, and then our fans divided, and it became this real thing,” she said.

She explained, “But now as us being adults, it doesn’t exist. Brandy makes amazing music, so why would I tell a fan of mine that you can’t support her? It’s really frustrating. I am a huge supporter of everyone in the business, especially her.”

Monica went on to express that she and Brandy are still friends. The singers reunited in 2012  It All Belongs To Me for Brandy’s album.

“We know that as different as we are, there’s room for both of us. I absolutely wish the best for her, because I know what the journey is like. I know what the life is like,” Monica added.

 

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The Game Announces ‘The Documentary 2’ Release For Early 2015

The Game

 

The Game recently announced his sixth studio album Blood Money La Familia will be releasing later this year on September 16. After dropping its debut single Bigger Than Me, The Game decided that he would make another huge announcement.

Talking with Power 106 LA.’s Justin Incredible, the rapper revealed his plans to release The Documentary 2 in January 2015. So just after the Blood Money La Familia compilation album comes out another album from The Game will be dropped. The album will serve as a follow-up to his 2005 debut, The Documentary which was produced by Dr. Dre.

No further details were revealed about The Documentary 2, however, The Game did say that he would be taking things back to the beginning and is looking to have Scott Storch, Just Blaze and Dr. Dre as producers on the sequel.

It is unlikely that there will be any more snippets of information being released anytime soon on the new project as Bloody Money La Familia is yet to be released.

His second single Or Nah will be dropping soon.

 

Mel C Says Spice Girls Tour ‘Tipped Her Over The Edge’

Mel C

Mel C who has been open about her struggles with body image during her time being part of Spice Girls, claims that performing around the globe contributed to her mental health, as he size eight frame dropped to a size six.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she said: “Depriving my body of essential nutrients and getting very little sleep touring with the Spice Girls tipped me over the edge mentally.

“Doctors diagnosed me with depression, but I was very much in denial about it. It took 18 months of counselling and acupuncture to get better.”

However, the 39-year-old singer is adamant that that her bad eating habits won’t ruin her again.

She added: “I know so much more about food now and what is best to eat for my body. I’ll never succumb to a fad or crash diet again. They never work in the long run and they’re just not good for you.”

Spice Girls

The Spice Girls reformed in 2007 for a world tour

Mel – real name Melanie Chisholm- has gone on to enjoy a successful solo career after the split of Spice Girls, as well as an award-winning West End career.

The Think About It hit maker also revealed that she said she is looking forward to start writing some material her next album next year.

She said: “I’d love to write a new album and start that early next year. It would be amazing to get back out there and out with a new solo album.”

Should Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury’s Duets Be Released?

Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury

After news broke that Michael Jackson and Queen’s Freddie Mercury recorded several duets together more than 30 years ago, and are planned to be released to the public for the first time, fans of both musicians have raised questions on why they are being released and whether they should be released.

The iconic singers reportedly recorded three songs during a studio session in Encino, California and deserted any further collaborations as they couldn’t find the time.

Surviving Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor are re-mastering the original recordings with the help of Blur and Madonna producer William Orbit  as well as with the approval of the Jackson estate, the singles are set to be released within two months.

However it seems that the announcement of the singles to be released has left fans of Jackson and Mercury divided.

Upon hearing the news one Twitter user posted a message on their page expressing their joy over the news, tweeting: “Duets between Michael Jackson and Queen singer Freddie Mercury will be released this fall” YESSSSSSSS THE LORD IS SPEAKING.”

While those who have remained doubtful of the songs as neither artist expressed any public interest to release the recordings also expressed their feelings as another Twitter user tweeted their concerns over the singles, posting: “#FreddieMercury and #MichaelJackson recorded 3 song 30 years ago. Now someone wants to make #money with these #secret tapes. We’ll see…”

Michael Jackson passed away aged just 50 in 2009 after taking a lethal dose of propofol whilst Freddie Mercury died in 1991 after suffering difficulty with an AIDs related illness.

Bankrupt Toni Braxton Loses Copyright To 27 Of Her Songs

Toni Braxton

Six – time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton has lost the copyright to 27 of her songs. The singer has filed for bankruptcy for a second time.

The 45 – year – old was given the opportunity to purchase the copyright for some of her best hit singles from her music catalog for $20,000 when they were put up for sale earlier this month on July 15.

TMZ reports that the You’re Making Me High hit maker was unsuccessful in her bid to buy back some of her famous tracks including You’re Making Me High as she was outbid by another buyer.

Ross M. Klein doubled the low offer Braxton made and now has ownership and can profit from hits like How Many Ways and Always.

Braxton offered a negotiation deal with the bankruptcy court to resolve her financial woes which included settling a $150,000 debt last month.

But despite her predicament she still owns the rights to her most famous hit single Unbreak My Heart, which was not included in the auction.

The loss of her ownership to her music still comes as an unpleasant shock after several financial conflicts with her trustees.

Toni had previously filed for bankruptcy in 1998 for debts of $3.9 million and had legal trouble this year after her debtors tried to claim $754,000 in fees she made for International performances.

The singer and her trustees came to a settlement this week and agreed to pay the $50,000 she owed for the property and $100,000 from the performances.

Rapper Nas Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit

Nas

 

Rapper Nas has been hit with a $10 million lawsuit filed by a concert promoter who has claimed that he was kidnapped because the artist didn’t show up for a gig on New Year’s Eve.

Patrick Allocco who filed the lawsuit on December 21 has allegedly said that in December 2011, he was kidnapped in Angola where Nas was expected to perform.

But according to TMZ, Allocco still earned $300,000.

Allocco said he was held at gunpoint for payment by the Angolan promoters who wanted their money back. He was also says he and his son were imprisoned for 50 days.

In the lawsuit which has been filed in federal court, Allocco states that he wants Nas to pay for the ordeal, claiming that he was threatened and beaten up during the 50 days he was locked up. He also wants Nas to pay for the business he lost out on whilst in Angola.

The suit also alleges that Allocco has lost his home and company as a consequence of the abduction ad has suffered from psychological, physical, and financial damages.

Earlier this year in March, Nas – born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones – spoke about the ordeal with MTV News. Nas said he had never made any formal agreement with Allocco.

He told MTV: “The business wasn’t handled. There was nothing sent to me, and there were no flights. By the time he did send money — he did eventually send money to me — it was too late to go. I didn’t even have a visa to get in the country.”

Nas did return the $300,000 as he said ‘it was too late to go’ and Allocco was released.

But Allocco told MTV that Nas’ version of the ordeal was not true. He said: “Nas put us in harm’s way by not showing up and put my son and I at physical harm and at risk by his inaction to fly to Angola.”

Olly Murs To Quit Xtra Factor For A Chance To Crack America?

Olly Murs

 

Olly Murs is reportedly planning to quit his role as a host on Xtra Factor for a chance to crack America.

The Troublemaker hit maker is hoping that he can launch his music career in the US and be known as a singer on an international level.

A source told Daily Star: “Olly loves being on the show but there’s no way he can do it next year if he wants to crack America.

“He had to cut short supporting One Direction on tour this summer and he doesn’t want to do that again next year.

“He doesn’t have to decide yet but he’s made it clear he’s 90 per cent certain he won’t be back.”

Since the 28 – year – old finished as runner up on the X Factor in 2009 and his third album Right Place Right Time has gone platinum in three weeks since its release last month, his popularity on the music scene has kept on rising.

Apparently, Olly will be leaving Caroline Flack who could be joined by former X Factor contestant Rylan Clark as co-host and will go on to release his debut album in America in April.

The source added: “2013 will be a huge year for Olly. His label is making him a massive priority both in the UK and internationally. Something has to go and that thing is Xtra Factor.

“Rylan was a big character this year and already proved he’s a natural TV presenter while filling in for Richard Arnold on Daybreak.”

Gangam Style’s Psy Talks About His Success Following One Billion YouTube Views

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Speaking to MTV News, Psy spoke about his accomplishments during this year as he said: “I can’t compare it to anything else! In 2012, I experienced so many things, it’s been a tremendous year.

“But to accomplish this, it’s really something that stands out. Because it all began with YouTube, and to have [it] reach one billion views…I don’t think even I can break that record!”

The Gangam Style rapper also became a Guiness Record holder for his song reaching over one billion views on the track on Youtube.

Psy went on further to explain that he hoped the single would have some success but he had no idea that it would be a global hit.

“Honestly, when I made this video I didn’t even expect one million views, because this is off my album in Korea, so I just hoped it would be huge there.

“I didn’t even think about any other countries, I just did my job and waited and watched. And, you know, today I’m still wondering and analysing its success.”

He added: “I’ve done this thing so many times, this dance, this album, this video….this one just became something else entirely.”

As Psy sounds amazed at the success of his hit single and it appears after having a successful 2012, he’s set for more in 2013!

Frank Ocean Quits Music Career To Become An Author?

<> at Terminal 5 on July 26, 2012 in New York City.

 

He’s rise to stardom with his chart topping hits including Thinkin’ Bout You, Pyramids and Sweet Life but Frank Ocean could be done with music just after a few months releasing his debut album.

The 25 – year – old may not make another album to follow his critically acclaimed album Channel Orange.

Instead the singer and songwriter want to focus on another passion; become an author. As much as he loves telling stories, his next project could be writing a novel rather than music.

Talking to The Guardian, Frank said: “Some people focus more on sonics. Some people focus more on story.”

He added: ”I focus on both sonics and story, but music sometimes, just music itself, can turn into more of a math’s problem. Storytelling is the more interesting part about making music for me, or making albums and songs and stuff.”

He continued: ”So much so that I might not make another album. I must write a novel instead. I don’t know!”

When he was asked further about his debut album being his last, he said: “It could be. It could be it if I flew next week and my plane crashed.”

He added: ”It could be it if somebody walked along and shot me for my bracelet or something. It could always be it.”

Britney Spears Named Highest-Earning Woman In Music With $58 Million

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According to a list compiled by Forbes, Britney Spears has been named the highest – earning woman in music for 2012.

The Scream and Shout hit maker, signed a $15 million contract at the beginning of the year to be a judge on X Factor USA alongside Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and L.A. Reid.

Most of Britney’s income comes from her 2011 Femme Fatale tour which grossed $68.7 million worldwide, accompanied by her seventh studio album – also entitled Femme Fatale and supported her tour for 2011 – and her fragrance with Elizabeth Arden as well as other endorsement deals.

2013 is also set to be another huge year as Britney is hoping to score a number one with her single Scream And Shout featuring Will.I.Am and will be releasing her eighth studio album.

Music attorney Lori Landew who helped the 30 – year – old score her first deal said the singer has always had an ability to connect with her fans.

Talking to Forbes, Lori said: “Britney has an electricity that connects with audiences on screen and off, and it is that intangible quality that always seems to leave her fans, old and new, breathless.”

Following Britney on the highest – earning list is Taylor Swift who earned $57 million from her Speak Now world tour and endorsement deals with Sony and CoverGirl whilst Rihanna follows with $53 million. The Diamonds hit maker has had a heavy schedule for the last twelve months with her constant touring, releasing new singles and her seventh album entitled Unapologetic as well as her fragrance Reb’l Fluer and endorsements with Vita Coco and Nivea.

Lady Gaga earned $52 million raised by her touring, record sales and her new perfume, Fame. While Katy Perry earned $45 million after dominating the charts proving that besides Michael Jackson she topped the charts with five singles earning No.1 from the same album.

Beyonce came sixth in the list; as she took a break to have her daughter Blue Ivy, she still made an earning from old hit singles and her clothing line House of Dereon.

Adele came seventh place; she earned six Grammy awards earlier this year in February and has sold over 23 million copies of her album 21.

British singer – songwriter Sade earned $33 million whilst Madonna earned $30 million thanks to her new record deal, shoe line, a fragrance, endorsements and royalties from old smash hits.

Shakira also made the list with $20 million with her new fragrance Elixir, continuous record sales, and many live shows.

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