CASSIDY AND MEEK MILL TO BATTLE FOR $100,000
Philadelphia-based rappers Meek Mill and Cassidy will go head-to-head in a rap battle with the winner to walk away with $100,000. Meek Mill issued the challenge last week to Murda Mook or Cassidy and over the weekend Cassidy accepted while being interviewed on Philadelphia's 107.9 FM. During the interview, Cassidy said, "Well, you know, that's what I do, man. I mean, I'm cut from that cloth. I started off with battling so I'm into that but ever since I got a deal and started getting money up in this industry, it wasn't really beneficial for me to battle especially with a bunch of those dudes that are battling all the time . . . I know I'ma bite they head off but it's like, really, what am I going to get out of it?"
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NELLY PUTS ON HIS BIRTHDAY SUIT: Nelly celebrated his 38th birthday on November 2nd, by Instagramming a photo of himself in his birthday suit with a birthday cake covering his private parts. The rapper tweeted, "Birthday cake in my Birthday suit!!!! # SHEEESH."
MEEK MILL'S SALES GET HURT BY SANDY: Rapper Meek Mill was expected to sell well over 200,000 copies of his major label debut, Dreams & Nightmares, but following Hurricane Sandy and the impact of the power outages and devastation, he is now expected to sell approximately 180,000 copies.
JAY-Z AND BEYONCE ATTEND NETS HOME OPENER: Jay-Z and Beyonce attended the Brooklyn Nets home opener on Saturday night, November 3rd. Chrisette Michele sang the National Anthem as the Nets went on to defeat the Raptors 107-100.
LL COOL J HOOKS UP WITH JOE FOR NEW SONG: LL Cool J recently released a second new song titled, "Take It" featuring Joe. The song was produced by the Trackmasters and is from his forthcoming album, Authentic Hip Hop, which is due out next year.
50 CENT AND FLOYD MAYWEATHER CONTINUE WAR OF WORDS
Rapper 50 Cent and his former best friend, Floyd Mayweather Jr, had a falling out last week after 50 Cent decided to leave The Money Team promotional company. Over the weekend, the duo continued an exchange via Twitter. On Saturday, November 3rd, 50 Cent tweeted, "I can't hang out with Floyd no more, I'm tired of running from manny pacquiao . . . I'm gonna make BIG FLOYD rich. Floyd stop spending your money on h*e's man they don't love you fool . . . MONEY Floyd you know I have more MONEY then you. Al Haymen got you on a Allowance, you go broke every fight stupid. SMSaudio"
MARY J. BLIGE PERFORMS FOR HURRICANE SANDY TELETHON: On Friday night, November 2nd, Mary J. Blige performed "Living Proof" during NBC's Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together telethon. Before the performance, Blige said, "My prayers go out to everyone who was affected by the hurricane . . . Things are gonna get better, so please just hang in there, be strong, and have faith. And please everybody watching tonight, give something, anything. Every penny counts."
NICKI MINAJ TO RELEASE TOUR DVD NEXT YEAR: While on tour in the United Kingdom, Nicki Minaj was interviewed by Tim Westwood about her upcoming tour. She said, "I think it'll be a natural progression . . . I don't even know yet, because I'm still in the Reloaded tour mode. Maybe we'll have some flying penises."
RIHANNA SWITCHES ALBUM TITLES: Rihanna was initially planning to title her new album, Seven, but according to recently released artwork, the title will be titled, Unapologetic. The album will be out on November 19th.
CEE LO ACCUSERS SAYS HE GAVE HER ECSTASY
Cee Lo Green's ongoing sexual assault case has allegedly taken a new turn according to TMZ.com. According to the website, Green is being accused of slipping a drug into a young woman's drink while they were out at a sushi restaurant in downtown Los Angeles in July. According to the victim, she remembers being at the restaurant and then nothing until she woke up naked in bed in a room with the singer.
NATINA REED LAID TO REST
Blaque singer Natina Reed, who was struck and killed by a car on October 26th in Gwinnett, Georgia, was laid to rest on Saturday, November 3rd. The singer's memorial was held at the Abundant Life Church in Lithonia, Georgia. Her ex-boyfriend, Kurupt, who was a ten year-old son named Tren with Reed, attended the funeral and covered the cost according to TMZ.com.
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Memes of the 2012 Presidential Campaign
With the 2012 presidential campaign to finally end tomorrow (November 6th) when voters head to the polls, Yahoo! News put together a round-up of some of the more memorable memes of the campaign. They include:
Win or Lose, Should Biden Run for President in 2016?
If you've had more than enough of the 2012 presidential race, take a quick look ahead to 2016 and the future of Vice President Joe Biden. Win or lose tomorrow (November 6th), Biden could be a potential candidate for the White House four years from now, and he hasn't been discouraging it on the campaign trail, although usually sporting a joking smile when he does address it. If he were to run in 2016, Biden would be 73, making him one of the oldest candidates for president in history, even a few months older than Ronald Reagan was when he successfully ran for re-election in 1984. Additionally, Biden would face not only the issue of his age, but also his well-known reputation for gaffes. Biden aides say, however, that he's focused on helping re-elect President Obama and won't make a decision on 2016 until well after the election.