Drake Confirms He Has a Son on New Album Scorpion: ‘The Kid Is Mine

Posted by - June 29, 2018

Drake just dropped a big bombshell — he’s a daddy! The 31-year-old rapper confirmed the long-rumored news that he fathered a child with French former adult-film star Sophie Brussaux on numerous tracks on his new double album Scorpion, which was released just before midnight Thursday on Apple Music. In “Emotionless,” which samples Mariah Carey, Drake declares, “I wasn’t hidin’ my kid

Dr Dre hit with $25m bill for Beats headphones

Posted by - June 28, 2018

Steven Lamar claimed credit for the idea of creating a brand of celebrity-endorsed headphones. He took the idea to Dre and Iovine in 2006; and the first Beats headphones were released two years later, based on a design by Robert Brunner. The parties later fell out, and Lamar sued over unpaid royalties in 2016. At

Ed Sheeran ‘sued for $100m over Marvin Gaye song’

Posted by - June 28, 2018

Ed Sheeran has reportedly been hit with a $100m (£76.5m) lawsuit for allegedly using many of the musical components in Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” for his 2014 hit, “Thinking Out Loud”. A lawsuit filed in the Second US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York claims the “Shape of You” singer copied Gaye’s “melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bassline, backing

Nicki Minaj Offers to Support Lil Uzi Vert’s XXXTentacion Family Fund

Posted by - June 27, 2018

Nicki Minaj has offered her support after rapper Lil Uzi Vert called on celebrities for help in setting up a fund to aid families of those killed by gun violence. After revealing that he had been speaking to the family of the late rapper XXXTentacion, who was shot dead in Florida on June 18, Vert tweeted that he wants to

Grammys Expand Number of Nominees in Four Top Categories

Posted by - June 27, 2018

The Grammy Awards will expand the number of nominees in its top categories from five to eight, a move that may help increase gender diversity after the awards were sharply criticized this year for their lack of recognition for women artists. The change, announced Tuesday, will affect the four most prestigious categories: album, record and

Joe Jackson, musical family patriarch, dead at 89

Posted by - June 27, 2018

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, died Wednesday in a Las Vegas hospital, a source close to the family tells CNN. He was 89. Jackson was the father and at times manager to pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling-singing group, The Jackson 5. No cause

JAY-Z Partners With Early Netflix Investor for New Venture Fund

Posted by - June 26, 2018

JAY-Z has partnered with Larry Marcus, managing director of Walden Venture Capital, and Roc Nation president Jay Brown to launch a new venture fund called Marcy Venture Partners, according to regulatory filings in California. The pairing with Marcus, an early backer of Netflix and Pandora, appears to pick up where the “Jays” left off when, last year,