With two judges gone from show ‘X Factor’ the rumors on who will become the new judges have already gotten intense and Ne-Yo’s name is in the middle of it all! “I don’t want anybody to put too much stock in that,” says Ne-Yo. “It honestly and truly may not happen. It’s just conversation right now, and everybody knows that in L.A., until the ink is dry on the contract, nothing is for certain.” Read more after the jump.
Yesterday, a Dallas county jury found 22 year old Nickey Maxwell Van Exel guilty of murder for shooting his friend Bradley Bassey Eyo in December of 2010. Nickey, who is the son of former NBA player Nick Van Exel , said he and his friend were playing with a shotgun at Van Exel’s home in Texas and did not realize it was loaded. But if that was the truth he made himself look very suspicious by not calling 911 and dumping his supposed friends body in a lake! The jury only took a little over 2 hours to deliberate and come back with the guilty verdict. The sentencing phase will begin today.
Master P at one time was running a Label that was just as popular as any label in History. Recently Master P spoke to HipHopDX about his attempt to sign TUPAC! We all know this deal obviously didn’t go down, but had it did, Master P and the No Limit Records legacy would be twice as impressive as it is already. See what Master P said after the jump!
It’s the one thing I don’t think we’ll ever see LeBron do, but Dwyane Wade has been pressuring Bron Bron to participate in the 2013 All-Star dunk and 3 point contest that takes place Feb. 15-17th in Houston. Wade hasn’t given up though and is pushing Lebron to try it – even adding that Wade will participate with him. Check out what LeBron’s response was…
Black History Month is here and one of Hip Hops greats spoke on some of his most recent opinions relating to Black History Month. Grammy Winning Hip Hop producer 9th Wonder will be teaching a class at Harvard University on the history of Hip Hop as well as complete a research project entitled “These Are The Breaks” where he will examine the original records sampled on his ten favorite albums. 9th Wonder was asked about his opinions on colleges around the country embracing the genre of Hip Hop and he expressed that he’s disappointed in Black Colleges specifically for not doing so. Check out what he said after the jump!
Ace Hood gives us a glimpse at the visuals for his single, “Bugatti” featuring Future and Rick Ross. Birdman and DJ Khaled were also on set for the shoot. “Bugatti,” which Khaled says will be one of the “groundbreaking records of 2013” is Ace’s first single off of his Trials & Tribulations album. Watch more below.
Justin Bieber is young, but he’s smart, and he should know better than to allow someone to take a picture of him smoking especially after telling his fans he was going to clean up his act. TMZ reports that photos of Bieber and Lil Za blowing it down outside a Los Angeles house. They also report Lil Za was pulled over and detained for driving JB’s Ferrari without a License on Friday. This kid has all the money in the world and can’t figure out how to keep his nose clean, hopefully as they get older they’ll learn some responsibility for their actions.
Australian radio DJs Mel Greig and Michael Christian’s prank lead to the suicide of Nurse Jacintha Saldanha. The DJs called the hospital that Saldanha worked at claiming to be the Queen of England asking for information about Kate Middleton’s condition. Although Saldanha didn’t even give the DJs classified information, she did answer their call and had them transferred to a nurse who did give them information. Read more below.