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NEWS: The Game’s Children Injured During Fight With Fiancée Tiffney Cambridge! [KingpinTV.net]

The alleged incident between Game and former fiancée Tiffney Cambridge last month involved the estranged couple’s two young children. 

Cambridge filed a police report and was granted a restraining order against Game, aka Jayceon Taylor. She claims he repeatedly punched her in the torso and face, along with injuring her eye and breaking her nose. Their two children — Cali Dream 3, and King Justice, 6 — were present at the time and injured during the altercation, Cambridge alleges in court documents. 

She asserts that the Compton rapper wouldn’t allow her to tend to their daughter’s bleeding leg after a table broke and injured both children. 

The legal docs state that Game called Cambridge a “b—-” and told her to “Move the f— out of the way,” when she attempted to tend to their children. Cambridge also alleges the 34-year-old threatened to “end it all,” and told the children that if she called the police both parents would be carted off to jail.

Cambridge says Game finally let her take the children and leave. She made it to the hospital a day later and was told that her nose was broken. 

Game was investigated for domestic violence, but denies hitting Cambridge. “I don’t want to give fuel to these false accusations, but the truth will definitely come out,” he wrote on Instagram last week. “All I want is a change to move on with my life & be allowed to be the father to my children I have been since their births. Judge me as you may, but do know..my heart & intentions are pure.”


 
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NEWS/PHOTOS: Mimi Faust & Nikko Smith Of Love & Hip Hop ATL Releasing Sextape! [KingpinTV.net]

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“Love & Hip Hop” star Mimi Faust is finally making love not war — in a BRAND NEW SEX TAPE — and her partner in slime is her co-star and BF from the reality show.

Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch says he got hold of the sex tape starring Mimi and Nikko Smith, and then contacted them to sign off on it going public. He says “Love & Hip Hop” producers also gave their blessing … presumably in an effort to spice up the reality show for next season.

We’ve seen clips of “Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta” … it’s the real deal and it’s intense. It’s scheduled for release later this month.

As the saying goes, when all else fails … make a sex tape.

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NEWS: Big Sean Calls Off Engagement To Naya Rivera, Cheating & Stealing Accusations! [KingpinTV.net]

It's all over: Just six months after getting engaged and one year after they started dating, Naya Rivera and Big Sean's wedding is off

It’s all over: Just six months after getting engaged and one year after they started dating, Naya Rivera and Big Sean’s wedding is off (pictured in December 2013)

They announced their engagement in October after just six months of dating, however Big Sean and Naya Rivera’s wedding has already been called off.

And the split quickly turned nasty, with Naya taking to Twitter on Wednesday to accuse her former fiance of stealing from her.

In a tweet which has seen been deleted, but obtained by TMZ, she wrote: ‘@bigsean stealing rolexes from a lady’s house now. Maybe cuz I’m on Glee and making more money or something. #triflin.’

Sean did not respond to the tweet or the allegations in it, but the rapper’s representative told Us Weekly that it was Sean’s decision to end the engagement and denied recent reports in Star magazine that he cheated on her.

His rep said: ‘After careful thought and much consideration, Sean has made the difficult decision to call the wedding off.’

Most likely referring to both the cheating and stealing claims, the rep said: ‘The recent rumours and accusations reported by so called or fake sources are simply untrue.’

While he didn’t reveal the current status of their relationship, the rep alluded to some ‘issues’ but added Sean, real name Sean Anderson, hoped to work them out.

The representative added: ‘Sean wishes Naya nothing but the best and it is still his hope that they can continue to work through their issues privately. We will not be commenting again on this matter.’

Life goes on: Naya looked relatively happy at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces party in Hollywood on Tuesday night

Life goes on: Naya looked relatively happy at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces party in Hollywood on Tuesday night

Sources told TMZ the Rolex actually belonged to Sean who gave it to Naya to borrow but not to keep.

Star magazine claimed Naya, 27, ended the engagement after discovering 26-year-old Sean was cheating on her.

A source told the publication he got cold feet and ‘it was too much, too fast for him’.

However, an insider close to the pair insisted this was not true.

 

Trouble in paradise: Naya was spotted without her engagement ring on March 29, over a week before their split was announced

Trouble in paradise: Naya was spotted without her engagement ring on March 29, over a week before their split was announced

 

The source told Us Weekly: ‘Sean did not cheat on Naya and the allegations are 100 per cent false and untrue.’

As recently as April 4, they appeared to be engaged after Naya tweeted ‘thanks’ to Cosmopolitan magazine for listing the pair on their ‘most wonderful, absolute cutest engaged celebrity couples’ list.

A source told TMZ that Sean never cheated, but decided to call off the wedding weeks ago because she was too ‘controlling’ and ‘jealous’ over women he worked with.

It was a different story in January when Naya gushed to Cosmopolitan For Latinas about the rapper.

‘I think he’s going to be an amazing husband, and he’ll make a great father someday,’ she gushed of the star – whom she met on Twitter early last year before taking their budding romance offline. ‘He’s so kind to people.’

Happier times: Naya showed off her huge engagement ring as she cuddled up to rapper Sean in December last year

Happier times: Naya showed off her huge engagement ring as she cuddled up to rapper Sean in December last year

 

Identifying the most with her Latin heritage – she’s half Puerto Rican, a quarter African-American and a quarter German – the star proudly admitted that she inherited the tough, independent traits that come with it.

However, in Sean, she believed she had found someone who is equally strong, which she said was part of what drew her to him in the first place.

‘He wears the pants in our relationship, which I love,’ she said. ‘We Latinas are very independent and strong, so it’s even sweeter that I’ve found somebody who can let me out of that role for a minute.’

The last photo featuring Sean on Naya’s Instagram page was posted three weeks ago, describing him as one of her ‘favourite men’.

Staying silent: The Glee star has not yet commented on the split or allegations that Sean cheated on her

Staying silent: The Glee star has not yet commented on the split or allegations that Sean cheated on her

 

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CANCON VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Peter Jackson ft. Waka Flocka Flame – “Havana” [KingpinTV.net]

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NEWS/PHOTO: Benzino Shot By His Nephew During Funeral Procession! [KingpinTV.net]

Reality TV star Benzino was injured after being shot by his nephew on a Massachusetts highway Saturday while riding in a funeral procession for a family member, according authorities and Benzino’s hip-hop magazine.

Benzino, whose real name is Raymond Scott, is a cast member of the VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” and CEO of Hip-Hop Weekly. The magazine confirmed on its website Saturday night that Benzino had been shot.

The 48-year-old Benzino was travelling on Route 3 south of Boston just before noon when 36-year-old Gai Scott pulled alongside and fired several shots into a red SUV driven by Benzino, the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. Officials say there had been growing tension between the two.

Benzino, of Mansfield, Mass., got out of the SUV after being struck and was taken by a passerby to the Duxbury Police Department and then transferred to a hospital.

Hip-Hop Weekly said he was shot in an arm, and his back was grazed by a bullet.

He was listed in good condition, a spokeswoman for South Shore Hospital in South Weymouth said Sunday morning.

The magazine said Benzino was in the area to bury his mother. He was heading to a church in Plymouth at the time of the shooting, the District Attorney’s Office said.

Police responding to the scene found the red SUV in the middle of Route 3 with bullet holes and a reddish brown substance believe to be blood inside the vehicle. Officials said shell casings and projectiles also were found at the scene.

Gai Scott, of Randolph, Mass., was taken into custody and charged with assault with intent to murder. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday in the Plymouth District Court.

The “Love & Hip Hop” series is known for its over-the-top drama and fights — making it a ratings success, but also a target for criticism. The fourth season of the show’s New York series ended in January. The third season of the Atlanta spinoff debuts in May.

Benzino is a former co-owner of The Source magazine. At its prime, The Source was the pre-eminent magazine for rap, and it helped fuel the rise of urban magazines such as XXL and Vibe.

Benzino left the publication in 2006 and later launched Hip-Hop Weekly, which chronicles the lives of urban music stars.

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NEWS: NYU To Offer a Full Course On Sean “Diddy” Combs! [KingpinTV.net]

The Clive Davis Institute of Recording Music at New York University is offering the class “Topics: Sean Combs & Urban Culture.” Jayson Jackson, former VP of Marketing and Promotion at Diddy’s Bad Boy imprint, will teach the class, adding a first-hand perspective of the subject given his year’s working with the entertainment mogul.

“No single personality dominated the landscape of urban mainstream popular culture in the 1990s (and since) more than producer, rapper and entrepreneur Sean ‘Puff Daddy’ Combs,” reads a description on the course. “By 2013, hip hop and black culture have become globally mainstream; the immense popularity that hip hop enjoys today is directly rooted in the profound cultural changes that Combs and his peers instigated.”

The course aims to “investigate the social and cultural and political changes of the 1990s” and how the 44-year-old was “catapulted to success by those changes.” 

Diddy’s story will be “discussed and dissected” through “critical reading” along with “viewings and listening assessments.” 


 
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NEWS: Drake Gets $300,000 In Government Money For His OVO Fest! [KingpinTV.net]

In its first three years, Drake’s OVO Fest can only be described as a monumental success, and evidently, the Ontario government agrees. Yesterday, Global News reported that the two-day festival was awarded a $300,000 tourism grant. People weren’t impressed. At first glance, giving a millionaire rapper that much of tax payers’ money seems absurd, especially given the infrastructural uncertainties solidifying under Kathleen Wynne’s watch.

But what if it’s a good thing?

OVO Fest is scheduled yearly at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre, a Toronto venue with an official capacity of 16,000. Global will tell you that they’re limited to that number; as someone who worked behind the scenes at the first two OVO Festivals, I can tell you that’s a lie. But the fact Live Nation can swarm the lawns well beyond official capacity isn’t what’s relevant here: Instead, it’s the gaggle of fans that can’t get in worth focusing on.

Every year since its first, OVO Fest has been known as much for its guests as its headliners, and while last year’s fest was thrown a wedge when Frank Ocean’s voice blew out, limiting it to one day, Drake and co. still managed to bring out some pretty big names—no Stevie Wonder, but Kanye West wasn’t bad as a compromise.

Where I’m going with that is this: Those guest spots aren’t always favours. Look at Québec’s massive Festival D’été, which last July the Government of Canada pledged $1.3 million toward. Its 2014 line-up hasn’t yet been announced, but that money has gone to everyone from Metallica to Elton John in years’ past. So why are we fretting over Drake getting a fraction of it? This is how this works.

More than anything, it’s easy to forget that while Drake considers himself an ambassador for the city—and he is—he’s still in it to make money. He didn’t sign on with the Toronto Raptors because he grew up watching Vince Carter, he did it to solidify his brand. And while OVO Fest can likely afford to use its own money to put towards bigger acts, why should it have to?

Until now, the annual hip-hop festival has benefitted from Toronto’s Caribana festival spill over. Every year, hordes of Americans cross the border to walk the streets and take in the Carribean festival’s mix of urban and island culture. In OVO Fest’s first year, that meant the usual crew of fringe basketball players—I still remember the hyper-pleasant Morris Peterson stuck in line for hours—but within years NBA champions Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo were hanging out backstage. Last year, it spiralled into OVO’s basketball tournament, which brought out Detroit Pistons point guard Brandon Jennings, Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson, plus the requisite Canadian cadre of Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson, and Andrew Wiggins.

Basketball players hanging out in Toronto in the summer is nothing new to anyone who remembers all of the “White Vegas” think pieces from a few years back, but the OVO tournament is closely tied to Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The CIS isn’t the NCAA—these student athletes are actually students, and the organization can really use the exposure.

Global points out that OVO Fest now gets $7,000 more than the TD Toronto Jazz Fest. Okay. But OVO Fest isn’t funded by a national bank.

What this $300,000 amounts to is an even more enhanced ambassador program. It allows Drake to keep more of his money, which in turn means he’d be more enthused to spend on big guests. Ontarians lost more than $1 billion in the gas plant scandal. At least this gives us Outkast.

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NEWS: Apollo Nida & Phaedra Parks Of Reality Show #RHOA Are Divorcing! [KingpinTV.net]

Apollo Nida and Phaedra Parks may have more legal drama to contend with in the coming weeks. The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple are headed for divorce.

Nida and Parks are reportedly already separated following Nida’s indictment on several counts of fraud and identity theft. He is currently on house arrest pending trial, but could face 20 years in prison if convicted.

Parks, a lawyer herself, is allegedly looking to clear herself of any charges related to Nida’s legal troubles. The reality star, who has been spotted looking considerably thinner in recent weeks, is struggling to keep her public profile clean of her husband’s wrongdoings, according to sources.

But divorce may not protect Parks from the law. The attorney and businesswoman is reportedly listed as a co-owner on several of her husband’s businesses, though its not clear if those businesses are under investigation by authorities.

No word on how — or if — the couple’s legal or marital drama will play out on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Parks’ planned spin-off show, Rich People Problems, is reportedly on hold for now.


 
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CANCON VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Choclair ft. Bishop Brigante & Darryl Riley – “End Of The Road” [KingpinTV.net]

Salute to the city for real! Toronto rap vet Choclair returns with a heater called “End Of The Road”, featuring fellow Scarborough (subsection of Toronto) natives Bishop Brigante and R&B crooner Darryl Riley. Peep the vid!

 

 

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MOVIE TRAILER: James Brown Biopic “Get on Up” Releases August 1st! [KingpinTV.net]

 

Universal is promising plenty of funk, singing, dancing and pathos with the first trailer for “Get on Up,” the James Brown biopic set for U.S. release on Aug. 1.

“42″ star Chadwick Boseman (pictured) portrays the Godfather of Soul in the film that recounts his impoverished childhood, time in prison and ascendancy to super-stardom. The story also follows Brown’s mother, played by Viola Davis, who abandoned him at age 6, and his aunt (played by Octavia Spencer), who raised him in a brothel.

“What have you heard is only the beginning,” the trailer promises.

Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins are producing for Imagine Entertainment, while Mick Jagger and Victoria Pearman are producing under their Jagged Films banner.


 
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VIDEO: Jennifer Lopez ft. French Montana – “I Luh Ya Papi” [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Sean “Diddy” Combs Offers $200 Million To Buy Fuse TV! [KingpinTV.net]

The performer who now just calls himself Diddy would use the music channel to boost distribution for his Revolt TV, another music service that launched in October, Bloomberg reports citing “three people with knowledge of the situation.” Comcast helped to launch Revolt to fulfill its agreement, in return for government support for its 2011 acquisition of NBCUniversal, to add minority-owned networks.

But it’s been hard to secure distribution: Revolt only  reaches about 22.8M homes, while Fuse is in 74M. Madison Square Garden put Fuse on the block in September retaining JP Morgan to “explore all strategic alternatives.” Distributors pay an average of 8 cents per month for each home Fuse reaches.

Stifel analyst Benjamin Mogil noted at the time that Fuse could command a healthy price because its deals with distributors enable a buyer to reprogram the network to offer “anything other than live sports.” Many MSG shareholders are eager to see the company return cash to them, possibly by repurchasing shares. The stock has stagnated in recent months. In a call with analysts in February, Vice Chairman Hank Ratner — who was CEO at the time — declined to discuss MSG’s progress with the Fuse sale. Tad Smith, a former exec at Cablevision, took the top job at MSG last month. Cablevision CEO James Dolan is MSG’s executive chairman; his family controls about 69% of its voting shares. Dolan is deeply involved in the music industry, including an investment partnership with longtime music manager Irving Azoff.


 
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NEWS: Kanye West Asks Jay-Z To Be His Best Man, Jigga Says “No”! [KingpinTV.net]

Kanye West is going to have to find a new BEST MAN for his upcoming wedding with Kim Kardashian. Cause he asked Jay Z . . . and Jigga SWERVED!!!

According to the UKs Daily Star newspaper, an insider revealed: “Jay is Kanye’s closest friend so he wants him to be best man. . . . Jay agreed initially but had one condition – under no circumstances can there be any reality TV shows filming him, his wife, Beyonce or daughter Blue Ivy during the ceremony.”

The insider continued, “[Beyonce] purposefully keeps herself away from trashy TV and isn’t prepared to lower her standards for anyone, or any occasion.”

But that ain’t gonna work for Kanye. We’re told that Kim and her kin are DESPERATE to have her latest wedding filmed for the cameras and aired in an E! News special.

When Jay Z learned about Kim’s plans – he not only TURNED DOWN Kanye on being his best man .. . . but he’s not even going to show up at the wedding.


 
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**TRIBUTE** :: R.I.P. Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls! [KingpinTV.net]


“The Best of Notorious B.I.G. Mixtape” by DJ M-Rock (free listen/download)

Born as Christopher Wallace on May 21, 1972, in Brooklyn, New York, Biggie Smalls, also known as Notorious B.I.G., became a drug dealer at a young age. He started experimenting with music as a teenager and, not long after, befriended Sean “Puffy” Combs. His 1994 debut album, Ready to Die, was a smash hit, and his long-running feud with fellow rapper, Tupac Shakur, helped to shape his career. His second and final studio album was “Life After Death”, which went on to become a diamond 10+ million sold classic. Biggie was shot and killed in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997.


 
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**FEATURE** :: Neno Rocwell – “Ain’t Got Enough” [KingpinTV.net]

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Introducing… The hot new bumpin’ single “Ain’t Got Enough” by Toronto’s own NENO ROCWELL, who’s back with another banger!

AIN'T GOT ENOUGH

Set to drop his new project, “Say Hello“, he sets out to break the barrier of the mainstream without abandoning his underground roots. The first single, “Ain’t Got Enough” is currently available for download NOW!!! “It caters to both lyrical listeners and those who just want to enjoy good music” Neno explains. “It’s a single that is built to cater to everyone.” Produced by the Artistic Evelution, “Ain’t Got Enough” is not just a surefire party single but a flawless intro to the new project.

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TWITTER: @NenoRocwell
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DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE HERE: FREE DOWNLOAD

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VIDEO: The Lox – “Faded” ft. Tyler Woods [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Lil’ Boosie Finally Released From Prison! [KingpinTV.net]

Louisiana’s own Lil Boosie is finally a free man.

Boosie, born Torrence Hatch, was released from Louisiana’s Angola State Penitentiary on Wednesday night after serving four years of an eight-year prison sentence for a drug conviction and probation violation.

Boosie has been incarcerated since June 2010, when he was brought up on first-degree murder charges stemming from the October 2009 shooting death of rap artist Terry Boyd. Boosie was accused of paying then 19-year old Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding to kill the 35-year old man, but was found not guilty in May of 2011 after a week of testimony and jury deliberation.

In November of 2011, months after being found not guilty in the murder trial, Boosie pleaded guilty to three counts of conspiring to smuggle drugs, which resulted in his eight-year sentence.
After his release, Boosie was transferred to a sheriff’s department facility in St. Francisville, where he was welcomed by his family members.
His record label, Atlantic Records, has organized a press conference for the rapper on March 10 at 1 p.m. at the W Hotel in New Orleans.

“He will absolutely be there,” an Atlantic Records representative said. “He’ll be speaking to the press for the first time, after his release.”

Boosie is expected to remain on parole until 2018.


 
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NEWS: DJ Shot At Rick Ross’ Album Release Party! [KingpinTV.net]

Police shot a DJ in the leg during an album release party hosted by Rick Ross and Diddy late Sunday (March 2), reports the Atlanta  Journal Constitution. 

Two off-duty, uniformed officers were returning fire outside the Velvet Room when they hit the shooter, who was later identified as the club DJ. The incident occurred around 4 a.m., when one of the two cops heard gunshots come from the back of the venue. 

According to Dekalb County Public Safety Director Cedric Alexander, the suspect, whose name has not been released, turned towards the police and “started firing shots.” The officers fired off rounds of their own, hitting the suspect in the leg. The DJ’s motive has not been identified. “For whatever unknown reasons, it appears that this DJ, who was involved in the shooting with some others, turned and shot at the officers, and that’s when they returned fire,” said Alexander. 

The wounded DJ made his way back inside the club and was arrested before he was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Rozay and Diddy were on hand to celebrate the debut of Mastermind, the Miami rapper’s sixth studio album, which is executive produced by the Bad Boy mogul. Neither were involved in the violence, Alexander said. The two shooting officers have been placed on a standard administrative leave while the incident is being investigated. “They took all the necessary actions to protect themselves and each other,” added Alexander. 

The shooting was the second outbreak of violence to follow a Diddy appearance this weekend. Before he stopped off in ATL, the 44-year-old was in North Carolina to celebrate the annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament. Two men were shot in the leg at a party he hosted inside the Sheraton Hotel Saturday (March 1). One suspect was arrested in the incident. 


 
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NEWS: VH1′s ‘Single Ladies’ Cancelled, To End Run After Three Seasons! [KingpinTV.net]

Single Ladies helped usher drama series programming on VH1. Now the show, from Queen Latifah‘s Flavor Unit, is set to end its run after three seasons. Single Ladies‘ third season is currently airing, with the upcoming March 24 season finale serving as series finale. “We’ve been proud to deliver three seasons of the drama, romance and style that engaged viewers in each episode of Single Ladies,” VH1 said in a statement to Deadline. “Although we’ve decided not to move forward with another season, we hope to work again with the talented cast, creatives and producers as well as our partners at Flavor Unit Entertainment in the near future. We also thank the show’s fans for their support since the premiere in 2011.”

Comedic drama series Single Ladies started off as a movie before becoming VH1′s first hourlong scripted series. Its success opened the door to Hit The Floor, which became a breakout hit in its launch last summer, and drama Hindsight, which was just picked up to series. There were bumps on the road. Shortly after VH1 renewed Single Ladies for a third season in August 2012, creator/executive producer Stacy A. Littlejohn exited the project. Season 3 didn’t launch until this January, a year and a half after it was ordered. Still, Single Ladies is leaving on a high note. Its third season opener drew 2.6 million viewers. For the premiere airing and its same night encore combined, Single Ladies grew each seasons:, posting 2.9 for the season premiere, 3.2 million for the Season 2 opener and 3.5 million for Season 3. Also cancelled is VH1′s sketch comedy series Stevie TV starring Stevie Ryan. It ran for two seasons, ending its run in July 2013.

UPDATE – Show Moves To Centric:

It was a very short stay in primetime graveyard for the Queen Latifah-produced Single Ladies. A month after the hourlong scripted series was cancelled by VH1 after three seasons, it has been picked up by BET Networks’ Centric. The 24-hour music and entertainment network, which targets African-American women, has inked a production deal with Queen Latifah and Shakim Compere’s Flavor Unit Entertainment, which produces Let’s Stay Together for BET. Under the pact, Centric has ordered a fourth season of Single Ladies. The hourlong romantic comedy series, set in the world of Atlanta fashion, music, and celebrity, is still airing its third season on VH1, with the upcoming May 24 season finale no longer serving as a series ender.
The cancellation by VH1 is not the first time Single Ladies hit a bump in the road. Shortly after it was renewed for a third season in August 2012, creator/executive producer Stacy A. Littlejohn exited the project. Season 3 didn’t launch until this January, a year and a half after it was ordered. But it still is going strong, with the third-season opener drawing 2.6 million viewers. It has grown in each of its seasons, posting 2.9 for the series premiere night airings, 3.2 million for the Season 2 opening night and 3.5 million for Season 3. Also as part of the deal with Flavor Unit, the syndicated Queen Latifah Show, which Flavor Unit co-produces with Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures TV, will air in primetime on Centric.


 
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CANCON VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Melanie Durrant – “Gone” [KingpinTV.net]

Toronto’s beautiful and talented Melanie Durrant releases the “vintage” visuals for her newest single “Gone”. This debuted a couple months ago, but has moved up in CANCON popularity due to heavier rotation.

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NEWS: Da Brat Ordered To Pay $6.4 Million To 2007 Bottle Assault Victim! [KingpinTV.net]

“Or we can go upside their head with a bottle of bub…”

50 Cent rapped those lyrics in his #1 song “In Da Club” back in 2003, and four years later, rapper Da Brat found herself on lock down after she literally took a bottle to an Atlanta Falcons cheerleader’s head during a Halloween Party in Atlanta. Afterward, she served three years behind bars, and six months on house arrest, but that was just the half of her punishment.

While Brat was serving her jail sentence, the victim –Shayla Stevens — filed a civil suit against Da Brat which went to trial this week and she was awarded a total of 6.4 million bucks!!

Here’s the breakdown:

The jury awarded Shayla $3.7 million to cover both past and future loss earnings and medical costs. They found Da Brat responsible for Shayla’s permanent facial scarring, neurological impairment, and severe mental pain. Da Brat must also pay Shayla $2.7 million as punishment for attacking her that night in the first place. Ouch!

While on the stand, Brat admitted her wrongdoing and said that she was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

Back in 2011, fresh out of her jail stint, she also dished to us in an exclusive interview that she believes the incident happened to teach her a lesson:

I think I was supposed to sit down. I believe everything happens for a reason. [I’m] not saying the incident was okay, but I believe this was God’s way of trying to get my attention. My temper was terrible. So if it wasn’t this, it would’ve been something else.

A very expensive lesson indeed.

We don’t know what Brat’s finances are like, but it’s safe to assume she’s probably going to be going on tour soon.


 
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CANCON VIDEO: JD Era – “Rice In China Town” [KingpinTV.net]

Toronto’s own JD Era drops his newest video for he single, “Rice In China Town”.

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NEWS: Judge Orders Chris Brown Back To Rehab For 2 More Months! [KingpinTV.net]

Hypothetically speaking: If someone allegedly committed a crime that would violate their probation and the verdict is pending , would you not wait until that judgement before you decide if they violated their probation? A Los Angeles judge apparently will as Chris Brown was ordered back to rehab for an additional two months this past Friday (February 28th).

Brown attended a hearing yesterday concerning if he violated his parole for his alleged assault of a man in Washington, D.C. this past October. The judge ordered Brown back to rehab until the verdict of that case was rendered.

Chris Brown has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, severe insomnia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder … and that’s why he has had such anger issues … this according to new court docs. Chris was in court today for a progress hearing in the Rihanna beating case. Documents were filed by the facility where Chris just completed 90 days of anger management therapy. In fact, Chris stayed longer, just completing 95 days. In the legal docs, an official from the rehab facility wrote that … in addition to his diagnosis … Chris was self-medicating inappropriately.

The judgement was given even with Brown receiving positive assessment from the staff at the rehabilitation facility. The director of the rehab program sent a letter to the court praising Brown for his improved behavior:

Mr. Brown is able to use behavioral strategies to manage acting out on impulses. Mr. Brown is teaming relaxation exercises that will reduce consequent impulsive behaviors.

Brown entered the rehab program voluntarily on October 28th, 2013. In less than a week, was kicked out for “throwing a rock through his mother’s car window” according to probation report.

Brown’s trial date for his Washington, D.C. assault case is set for April 17. Los Angeles County Judge James Brandlin will decide on if Brown’s alleged assault violated his probation and will lead to jail time on April 23.

AHH

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NEWS: Pharrell Explains Lack Of Black Women On Album Cover! [KingpinTV.net]

The reason there will never be anything truly perfect is because there will always be someone to find a flaw in the most beautiful art. Today (February 27th), Pharrell addressed the recent criticism over his upcoming album G I R L not having any Black women on the cover.

During his interview on The Breakfast Club, Pharrell says he he was disappointed in the backlash due to the fact that his mother, a Black woman runs a part of his business and his wife, Helen Lasichanh, is also Black. While using the chorus to the song “Mona Lisa” from his new album, Pharrell explained why it is ridiculous to interpret his album cover as racist:

The one thing I was trying to help change is this crazy statuesque standard of you have to white, fair and thin to be beautiful. You know my next single goes ‘Not even Marilyn Monroe, Cleoprtra, see. Not even Joan of Arc, that don’t mean nothing to me. I just want a different girl. ‘

“Mona Lisa” is set to be Pharrell’s next single, according to the singer. Pharrell also revealed that he 12 Years A Slave dark skinned actress Lupita Nyong’o that “her skin was flawless” at an Oscar’s luncheon.

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#QuestionOfTheDay ::: When Married, Individual or Joint Bank Account??? [KingpinTV.net]

#QuestionOfTheDay ::: Individual or Joint Bank Account??? You can’t choose both! Explain why…


 
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NEWS: Robin Thicke & Paula Patton Confirm Split! [KingpinTV.net]

Soul singer Robin Thicke and his actress wife Paula Patton have separated after nine years of marriage.

The Blurred Lines hitmaker began dating Patton when he was 14 and the high school sweethearts welcomed their first child, son Julian, in April, 2010.

However, despite cuddling up for the cameras at the Grammy Awards just last month, the couple has decided to call it quits.

A statement issued to People.com reads: “We will always love each other and be best friends, however, we have mutually decided to separate at this time.”

Thicke and Patton wed in 2005.
The couple’s relationship has come under scrutiny in recent months after Thicke was photographed with socialite Lana Scolaro at a post-MTV Video Music Awards party in New York last September.

In the shot, Thicke appeared to be cupping the blonde’s backside and she subsequently went public with claims that he didn’t stop there, telling Life & Style magazine the singer hit on her, while Patton watched.

At the time, Patton’s representative dismissed Scolaro as “just a girl looking for attention” and insisted the actress and her husband “aren’t concerned” about the cheating rumours.


 
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REPORT: Women, 10 Reasons Why Your Man Won’t Call You Back! [KingpinTV.net]

Ever wonder why your man does not answer the phone and won’t call you back??? No, he’s NOT necessarily cheating! In fact, more often there’s several other main reasons why, that actually have NOTHING to do with another woman. These 10 reasons are taken from a male perspective only. Ladies, take note! A lot of times, it’s nothing personal.

10) We smashed you off too quickly, the mystique is gone: If we meet you on Friday, and hit dat on Monday…then you’re classified as a jump-off, and jump-offs require the bare minimum of conversations. As a matter of fact, we probably have you saved in our cell phones as “Jump-off from Friday.”

9) We Just Left You – If you and I just went out on a date, I’m not going to sit on the phone with you unless you’re telling me to come back over so I can blow your back out. Otherwise, get acquainted with my voicemail.

8) We are talking to someone more interesting – And by more interesting, I mean “New P****.” New p**** takes precedence over all old p**** phone calls, texts, and faxes. Play your position, toots.

7) We are watching Porn – Or football, Basketball, or catching up on ESPN. If you are lucky, I’ll call you back after Sportscenter, or after Roxy Reynolds swallows.

6) We are NOT your HOMEGIRLS – We don’t want to listen to you recap what happened on your dance shows, your VH1 reality shows, or your real housewives shows. 5 minutes into the conversation we know how the next 2 hours will go if we allow it, so we hit you with “Ima call you RIGHT back…” But we won’t.

5) Something Important Came up – Our brother got locked up and we had to bail him out. Our Ex caught a flat and is willing to pay in coochie coupons if we help her out. Grandma is making dinner and we are starving. Men have very sporadic lives; please don’t judge us for being spontaneously unavailable.

4) You are a groupie – 7 out of 10 women that you meet in the club/bar are groupies. Men love groupies because of their convenience. However, we hate speaking, conversing, and chit chatting with groupies. Other things we love about you are the naked camera phone pictures and videos that you send us that we share with our boys. A simple 2 minute conversation is all the time that we have allotted for a groupie, anything else can be said in person as we mush the back of your heads into our crotch area.

3) We are on OVERLOAD – Dammit you g-chat us, send us direct messages on twitter, comment on every damn thing we post on Facebook, and now you want us to spend our precious free time talking to you on the phone all night? Can we live?

2) We are trying to conduct business – How am I going to take you to all of these nice places that I’m lying about taking you to if I am on the phone with you all evening instead of working? Men are business driven; we have to have time to work. If we spend all night rapping to you and no time brainstorming, then we’ll make no money and you’ll be sending the NEXT dude naked camera phone pictures.

1) You’re A Clinger – There is NOTHING worse than a clinger. If we just met and you are talking about baby names, matching tattoos, and changing your kid’s last name to mine, then you’ll last about 3 phone calls and at the max 15 texts. Never accept clingers as a friend on Facebook, they’ll be all up in your comments, your friends comments, and THEIR friends comment walls, fishing for info.

Thoughts?

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VIDEO: Fat Trel – “She Fell In Love” [KingpinTV.net]


 
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NEWS: Nicki Minaj Gets Sued $30 Million Over Wigs! [KingpinTV.net]

Nicki Minaj’s former mane man is fighting back.

Terrence Davidson, Minaj’s ex-wig designer responsible for many of her colorful, over-the-top hair pieces, filed a $30 million lawsuit in a district court in Atlanta on Friday against the YMCMB rapper claiming she stole wig designs and sold and licensed them while cutting him out of the profits, TIME exclusively reports.

“Her lawyers may complicate it, but we don’t need to get into intellectual-property law. This is basic American morality. Nicki Minaj lied to this man and cheated him,” Christopher Chestnut, Davidson’s attorney, tells the news outlet.

In the complaint, Davidson says he and Minaj planned to create a wig line together and film a reality TV show with Davidson as the star. However, he says neither of those plans materialized, and that the MC’s team shut him out from residuals from Minaj-branded wigs sold through her website, as well as miniature versions that appear on the tops of her popular fragrances. He is asking for at least $30 million in damages if the case goes to trial.

After first linking up in 2010 creating memorable looks like Pink Upper Bun Wig and the Pink High Top, Davidson formally parted ways with Minaj in January 2013, citing creative differences.


 
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