Posts tagged "2012"

The Hip Hop Week In Review: Lil Wayne Disses Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj Falters & Lil' Kim Attacks

  Lil Wayne fired shots at Jay-Z during a pre-Grammy party, while Nicki Minaj dropped the ball at the 2012 Grammy Awards. Lil’ Kim took the opportunity to attack the Harajuku Barbie. This week, Lil Wayne reignited his beef with Jay-Z during the Cash Money pre-Grammy party, gracing the mic to attack his frienemy with some bars. Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj didn’t fare so well at the 2012 Grammy Awards, performing her new single "Roman Holiday" but facing criticism for its sacrilegious content and wacky concept. She later defended her actions, stating that she didn’t know “what the big issue” was. Lil’ Kim took the opportunity to release her new single "If You Love Me," image appearing on a Bravo talk show to take down the Harajuku Barbie. Lil Wayne Reignites Beef With Jay-Z At Pre-Grammy Awards Party Before the Grammy Awards, Lil Wayne appeared at the Cash Money pre-party, hopping on the mic to spit a few new bars for the crowd. During his freestyle, he decided to reignite his feud with Jay-Z, addressing his “Baby money” line from “H.A.M.” image “I met a bad red bone, I took the bitch home / I asked her what she want to watch, she said surely not The Throne,” he rapped, referring to Hov’s project with Kanye West. Jay is yet to respond, but the sweetest revenge? Winning the Grammy for Best Rap Performance for “Otis,” image and not even being in attendance to accept the award.

Nicki Minaj Faces Criticism For 2012 Grammy Awards Performance, Responds To Haters

During the 2012 Grammy Awards, Nicki Minaj channeled her alter ego Roman Zolanski for her debut performance of “Roman Holiday,” packed with religious imagery of exorcism, priests and confessional.Responding to the criticism, which included attacks from the Catholic League, the Young Money rapstress dismissed the hate, stating that she wanted her character to “be sort of exorcised” and that it was her “creative craziness.” She later addressed the critiques more directly, stating, “I don’t know what is the big issue?” and explaining that the performance was a small part of a movie she’s creating.

Lil’ Kim Drops New Single, Disses Nicki Minaj

In contrast to her foe Nicki Minaj, Lil’ Kim had a relatively solid week, releasing her new song “If You Love Me” image in honor of Valentine’s Day. To promote the single, Kimmy Blanco appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens,” using the press opportunity to attack the rap Hannah Montana with some shady insults. During the chat, she referred to Nicki as “Fire Marshall Bill,” a “Stupid Hoe” and overrated. Nicki is yet to respond to the verbal barbs, but with her performance at the Grammys drawing such criticism, it probably isn’t the best time.

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 Usually one to keep his social networking activity at a standstill, Kanye West surprised his legion of Twitter followers Wednesday (Oct. 19) when he took to his page to reveal a G.O.O.D. Music album would be released in 2012.

 ”GOODMUSIC.THE ALBUM.SPRING2012,” he teweeted  (See tweet http://omg.ly/y7N1) to more than four million of his followers on the site. As founder of the label, chances are the Chi-town MC will drop his witty rhymes and assist with beatmaking on the forthcoming effort, due out next spring. G.O.O.D. Music signees Pusha T, John Legend, Mr Hudson, Big Sean, CyHi the Prynce and Kid Cudi will surely be featured on the forthcoming compilation, though no details have been released as to who will officially appear. Clipse member Pusha T, who drops his debut solo effort, ‘Fear of God II: Let Us Pray,’ Nov. 8, jumped the gun in announcing the album during an interview on a Chicago radio station. West hadn’t announced the news when Pusha spilled the beans. His blunder prompted the Thornton brother to reply to his label boss via Twitter. “RT @kanyewest: GOODMUSIC.THE ALBUM.SPRING2012 *i thought I spoke too soon in a WGCI interview yesterday…so glad u said this today…lol*,” Pusha wrote. Currently, ‘Ye is prepping for the Watch the Throne tour, alongside Jay-Z. The tour, which has revised dates since its initial unveiling, commences in Atlanta, Ga. on Oct. 28. 10/28: Atlanta, Ga. — Philips Arena10/29: Atlanta, Ga. — Philips Arena10/30: Greensboro, N.C. — Greensboro Coliseum11/1: Baltimore, Md. — 1st Mariner Arena11/2: Philadelphia, Penn. — Wells Fargo Center11/3: Washington, D.C. — Verizon Center11/5: East Rutherford, N.J. — IZOD Center11/6: East Rutherford, N.J. — IZOD Center11/7: New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden11/8: New York, N.Y. — Madison Square Garden11/14: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. — BankAtlantic Center11/15: Miami, Fla. — American Airlines Arena11/18: Uncasville, Conn. — Mohegan Sun Arena11/19: Atlantic City, N.J. — Boardwalk Hall11/21: Boston, Mass. — TD Garden11/22: Montreal, QC — Bell Centre11/23: Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre11/24: Toronto, ON — Air Canada Centre11/26: Detroit, Mich. — Palace of Auburn Hills11/27: Pittsburgh, Penn. — Consol Energy Center11/29: Kansas City, Mo. — Sprint Center11/30: Chicago, Ill. — United Center12/1: Chicago, Ill. — United Center12/3: New Orleans, La. — New Orleans Arena12/5: Houston, Texas — Toyota Center12/6: Dallas, Texas — American Airlines Arena12/9: Las Vegas, Nev. — MGM Grand Garden Arena12/10: San Jose, Calif. — HP Pavilion12/12: Los Angeles, Calif. — STAPLES Center12/13: Los Angeles, Calif. — STAPLES Center12/16: Tacoma, Wash. — Tacoma Dome12/17: Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena12/18: Vancouver, BC — Rogers Arena Source