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NICKI MINAJ TWERKS IN THE POOL: Nicki Minaj posted an Instagram video of herself twerking in her pool. In the video, the rap star was also posing on her motorcycle.
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LAURYN HILL WRITES OPEN LETTER TO FANS: Lauryn Hill has given her fans an update on her life behind bars. The former Fugees star is serving a three month sentence for tax evasion in Connecticut. She posted on her Tumblr page, "I have known since very young to look for the purpose and lesson in everything, including the trials. Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them." She added, "Thank you for the letters of concern and well wishes that I receive in the mail every day. Although I may not be able to write everyone back, please know that they have been received, read, acknowledged, and appreciated. With Love back, MLH"
2 CHAINZ TO ADD COOK BOOK TO NEW ALBUM: 2 Chainz has revealed that he will release a cookbook with his new album B.O.A.T.S. II. He said in a radio interview, "When I see my Instagram people say 'you eat like a white person' ... people don't know that I have huge stomach issues - I have ulcers, I have acid reflux... so, certain supplements or certain prescriptions that I take is not something that people may think I'm abusing - I really have prescriptions for certain things... so of course I've got a chef, and I have to eat a certain way. By me eating a certain way, it has changed my life... I've got a glow... it's about what I'm putting inside my body."
KID CUDI ANNOUNCES 'THE CUD LIFE TOUR 2013: Kid Cudi has announced his Cud Life Tour 2013. The trek will feature Big Sean, Tyler, The Creator and Logic as opening acts. The trek will start on September 6th in San Diego and make stops in Vancouver, Seattle, Philadelphia, Boston before ending in New Jersey on October 5th.
50 CENT ARRAIGNMENT PUSHED BACK: According toCBS, 50 Cent's arraignment in the alleged assault of his ex-girlfriend Daphne Joyhas been pushed back to August 5th. The hip hop mogul is facing one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism, stemming from a June 23rd incident, where he was accused of kicking his ex.
JAY Z'S MAGNA CARTA HOLY GRAIL TO BE NO.1 AGAIN: According to Hits Daily Double, Jay-Z's Magna Carta Holy Grail is expected to be number one on theBillboard Charts for the second week in a row. Ace Hood's new album Trials and Tribulations will come in at number three, with sales of 60-65,000.
MORE MONEY PROBLEMS FOR JERMAINE DUPRI: According to TMZ, Jermaine Dupri has lost a $79,000 battle over his Lamborghini Murcielago -- which was repossessed two years ago. The mogul was sued back in 2011 after a financial company claimed that he didn't make payments on the car. Since Dupri never answered the suit, a judge entered a default judgment against him, ordering him to pay the balance.
JUICY J RELEASES FINAL STAY TRIPPY TRACK LISTING: Juicy J has released his final track listing for his upcoming album Stay Trippy. The album will feature appearances from Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Wale, Trey Songz and the late, great Pimp C and more. Stay Trippy hits stores on August 27th.
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