NICKI MINAJ SPEAKS ON LIL WAYNE'S RECOVERY
Nicki Minaj is "thankful" that her YMCMB boss and mentor Lil Wayne is recovering from his recent seizures. The rap star suffered two in-flight seizures last month -- and his management said that the medical scare was cause by "a severe migraine and dehydration." Nicki told MTV News about Wayne's progress, "I know they didn't want him to fly. Everybody that's around him is taking care of him. Wayne has so many people around him that truly, genuinely love him. I'm not worried at all. Even him being on the plane, thank God that there was somebody there right away that was able to help him. I'm just thankful that he was OK."
When asked if she would consider touring with Wayne, Nicki said, "I have no idea. That would be a great thing, but I don't know."
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RAEKWON AND GHOSTFACE KILLAH REFLECT ON OLD DIRTY BASTARD
Raekwon and Ghostface Killah reflected on the life of Old Dirty Bastard. Tuesday (November 13th) marked the 8th anniversary of ODB's death -- who died at age 35 of a drug overdose. In an interview with TMZ.com, Raekwon said, "Today I just want to have a day of prayer to let my brother know I am thinking about him. This still hits me real hard. I will mourn over him today and think about how much he taught me."
Ghostface chimed in, "I never dwell on the day we lost him, I just celebrate the times I had with him. I pray and thank God on this day because he is my angel ... I spent the day just sitting quietly and praying. Dirt wouldnt want us mourning so I don't."
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NE-YO REACTS TO 'R.E.D' FIRST WEEK SALES: Ne-Yo has reacted to the first week sales of his new album R.E.D. The album debuted at number 4 on the Billboard Charts, selling 66,000 copies in the first week out. NeYo said about the sales, "Some may see failure in this. I don't. I see that I now have 5 top 10 albums, I see that 66,000 people cared enough to drop everything and go get it first week, I see the great reviews the album is getting from critics and fans alike. Where some may choose to see failure, I choose to see more reasons to be grateful. Thank you."
KERI HILSON SIGNS WITH WILHELMINA MODELS: Wilhelmina International, Inc has announced that Keri Hilson has signed with their artist management division. As part of the deal, Wilhelmina will explore and develop fashion and beauty endorsement, editorial, and licensing opportunities for Keri. Other celeb clients include, Fergie, Iggy Azalea, Natasha Bedingfield, NERVO, and The Veronicas.
THE DREAM TO RELEASE '1977' NEXT MONTH: The Dream is set to commercially release his album 1977 next month. The album debuted as a free download last year and it will now be re-released with the 10 previously released songs, but with two new songs added including "AK47" and "Tender Tendencies."
SERENA WILLIAMS BLASTS COMMON'S NEW BOO: Gossip sites are reporting that Serena Williams took to Twitter to diss her ex boyfriend Common's new boo. According to Mediatakeout.com, Common's new girl has been stalking her on Twitter. She wrote "Dear 'boy' that reads my tweets and tells 'The Bread' everything I say. You are pathetic! And what is more I can't stand you. Get a life!" She then wrote directly to Common, "your friend really need to get a life. They already ruined mine. Can they just blow away already. Or blow up."
STAR JONES SPEAKS ON STACEY DASH ENDORSING MITT ROMNEY: During her interview with Wendy Williams, Star Jones gave her opinion on Stacey Dash endorsing Mitt Romney. She said, "I encourage African-Americans, brown people to be involved in politics, because you know I encourage you to be a part of both national parties. But if you have a vagina, brown skin, and a brain, I don't see how you could have endorsed Romney." She continued, "Romney-Ryan was against health, voter suppression, and every major policy flipped throughout the campaign. So, you do you, endorse who your gonna endorse, but understand, I'm gonna come for it."
ICE CUBE SAYS CHRIS TUCKER IS 'WRITTEN INTO' LAST FRIDAY SCRIPT: Ice Cube is still hoping that Chris Tucker will be a part of Last Friday -- which will be the last film in his classic Friday franchise. In an interview with MTV News, He said, "I'm waiting to give it to them, but it's politics and it's economics getting it to where it needs to be. It's moving in the right direction to get made, but it just ain't moving as fast as I want it ... but it's happening. With a script, nobody is all the way down until they like their deal and they sign it, so everything is just a theory," he told us. "He's written into the movie, and once they give us the green light to start hiring actors, then we're going to present him with the movie and an offer and we'll see if he takes it."
THE ONE THING THAT CHARLIE MURPHY IS AFRAID OF IS . . .: In an interview with Bossip.com, Charlie Murphy revealed the one thing that he is afraid of . . . earthquakes." He said that is the reason why he refuses to move to L.A. He explained, "I love the West Coast, but I don't want to be there when the real deal goes down. Earthquakes in California they have them sh*ts every week. All those 'light tremors' may be a warning. A warning. Does anybody want to use that word? A warning. They have the ride over at Universal about an earthquake in California? That's real smart. It's unanimously agreed on that the big one hasn't happened yet. It's definitely going to happen and I don't want to be out there when it does."