CASSIDY SPEAKS ON 'RAID': Cassidy has opened up about his song "Raid" -- which is a diss towards Meek Mill. He said in an interview with Philadelphia radio, Cass said, "That's what I do. I rhyme. I got bars so I can go as long as I wanted to. It's not like I planned for it to be exactly ten minutes. I just planned to go in and get a lot of things off my chest so it turned out to be that amount of time. My core audience and people that love Hip Hop love when I go in like that. They don't want me to tease them with it. They want me to go in." On if Meek will retaliate, he said, "I can't speak upon what that man gon' do but I wouldn't advise that man to try to come back. The first record he came out with, he threw a few jabs but it wasn't nothin' crazy. I didn't even understand why he did it. He should've just fell back."
OXYGEN RELEASES STATEMENT ON 'ALL MY BABIES MAMAS' BACKLASH: Oxygen Media has released a statement to RadarOnline regarding the petition to get All My Babies Mama -- starring Shawty Lo, off the air. The company said, "Oxygen's one-hour special in development is not meant to be a stereotypical representation of everyday life for any one demographic or cross section of society. It is a look at one unique family and their complicated, intertwined life. Oxygen Media's diverse team of creative executives will continue developing the show with this point of view."
JUICY J'S 'BANDZ A MAKE HER DANCE' GOES GOLD: Hiphopdx.com has reported that Juicy J's hit "Bandz A Make Her Dance" has gone gold. He said about the song's success, "I'm overwhelmed with the success of the single. The fact it's something I created in a 2 bedroom apartment in DC is unimaginable. Thank you to all the Taylors out there for supporting it, I can't wait for you to hear the rest of the music!" Juicy's album Stay Trippy is set to be released in the spring.
CHIEF KEEF'S STEPBROTHER KILLED: According to DNA Info via Sohh.com, Chief Keef's 19-year-old stepbrother Ulysses "Chris" Gissendanner III was fatally shot in his head in Chicago on January 2nd.