October 10, 2012


News Notes: Rappers Unite to Honor Chris Lighty at BET Hip-Hop Awards

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Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, 50 Cent Among Rappers Paying Tribute to Chris Lighty
The admired hip hop manager, who committed suicide in August, gets honored at the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards [PopCrush]

Lady Gaga Solicits New Track From Fans
The pop superstar asked her Little Monsters to combine her a capella tracks into a song over EDM artist Zedd's "Stache" [Billboard]

Janet Jackson Fights Vanity Fair Over Michael Jackson Burial Story
Singer says story claiming she delayed brother's burial over $40,000 is "false and defamatory" [THR]

Beyonce Drops Out of Clint Eastwood's A Star is Born Remake
Slacker [HitFix]

Chief Keef's Previously Planned Finally Rich Mixtape is Now His Official Debut Album
The Chicago rapper will release the album Nov. 27 [Prefix]

Fat Joe Releases New Track "Instagram That Hoe"
Because that's where we're at in hip hop these days [Rap-Up]

Miguel Performs "Adorn" on Letterman
The R&B singer is in full-court press mode, performing the lead single from his recently released album Kaleidoscope Dream

Morrissey Reiterates Hatred of Royal Family on Colbert Report
And fine, there's a Smiths reunion question because there always is