M.I.A. is TRYING to get that baby to swagga on out…she was due today!
The BET Hip-Hop Awards were held in Atlanta Saturday night, and rapper Lil Wayne, 26, announced that his first son will be born in “a couple of days.” Lil Wayne won Lyricist Of The Year, and announced:
“I got a son about to be born any day now, so shout-out to him. Pray for me”
He also won the MVP of the Year award, beating out Jay-Z, T.I. and Kanye West. He dedicated the award to his daughter, Reginae Carter…who was falsely (fortunately) rumored to have died in an auto accident this August.
Singer Nivea is rumored to be the baby mama, although no confirmation’s been made. She AND Lil Wayne are rumored to be engaged, and both have been seen recently wearing rings on the right fingers.
Weezy’s got the #1 album in the country right now: Tha Carter III, which sold 400,000 copies it’s first day, and has already sold over 1 million. It’s earned the distinction of being the first studio offering since 50 Cent’s 2005 LP The Massacre to sell more than 1 million copies in a single week. The Weezy Nation has spoken!
Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is reportedly looking to sell his 40/40 sports bar in Las Vegas because the club hasn’t made a profit since its grand opening late last year. The rapper (whose real name is Shawn Carter) started the Vegas venture in December, and it’s part of his 40/40 chain. The club had a rocky start, failing it’s initial inspections right before it opened.
The NY Post reports that Jay-Z’s in talks with the Las Vegas Sands Corp. who own the Venetian and the Palazzo. He wants to sell them a 50 percent stake in the sports club for $44 million. Ka-ching! Their inside source said:
That would make the 40/40 club in Vegas the largest sports booking operation. People can gamble both at the tables and on games. The Sands will also have the right to open 40/40 clubs in London and across Europe.
However, MediaTakeOut.com is reporting that the club’s investors are losing patience with the lack of cash flow, and want to pull out from the deal altogether.
So many celebs branch out into ventures that are out of their “wheelhouse”. Most of them fail, lots of times because the star doesn’t have the time or expertise to run the biz. Jay-Z’s a good businessman when it comes to music, but it sounds like even he isn’t completely recession-proof!
Ah, Kanye West is back to his normal pissy self. After laughing off Amy Winehouse’s dis at Glastonbury where Amy said she was “glad she’s opening for Jay-Z, imagine if it was a c**t like Kanye West! ‘C**ts like Kanye’ should be his next album title!” Kanye’s not blubbering about Amy. He took her comments as a compliment that he’d finally arrived. WHATEVER.
No, he’s whining about the folks at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee, who didn’t take kindly to his lateness, lameness and aloofness. The crowd booed Kanye, and threw everything including glow sticks at his stuckup ass. Diva doesn’t play well at Bonnaroo. Kanye blogs:
I am sick of negative people who just sit around trying 2 plot my downfallâ€¦ Why???? I understand if people donâ€™t like me because I like me or if people think tight clothes look gay or people say I run my mouth to much, But this Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult Iâ€™ve ever had in my life. This is the most offended Iâ€™ve ever beenâ€¦ this is the maddest I ever will be. Iâ€™m typing so fucking hard I might break my fucking Mac book Air!!!!!!!! Call me any name you wantâ€¦. arrogant, conceited, narcissistic, racist, metro, fag whatever you can think ofâ€¦. BUT NEVER SAY I DIDNâ€™T GIVE MY ALL! NEVER SAY I DIDNâ€™T GIVE MY ALL! THIS SHOWS NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO BE GOOD AT SOMETHING THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THERE TO LIE ABOUT YOU AND BRING YOU DOWN!Bonnaroo should have released a statement in my defense but since they havenâ€™t, letâ€™s break down the walls on this Truman Show and let you know what really occurred!!!â€
Suck it up, Kanye. Nobody wanted to see your shizzy space stage, and the least you could have done was ACKNOWLEDGE THE CROWD, and apologize for being so late! Instead, you slung attitude. Go ahead and hurl that Mac Air out the window and see if that sucker will fly.