Kelly Rowland may have just went platinum but she’s still grounded. A lot of other stars were out in Hollywood getting ready for the VMA Awards but she along with Tamar Braxton and Christina Milan showed their humanitarian sides. The lovely ladies attended the Give Back Hollywood’s Foundation benefit for the VH1 Save The Music Foundation which supports arts education in schools. READ MORE

Last night big name stars such as Christina Milian and Drake lit up the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for the 11th annual BMI Urban Awards. Several of your favorite artists came out to perform such as Wiz Khalifa, Akon, The Game, and even Bootsie Collins. At the award show, rapper Snoop Dogg was honored with the icon prize. Busta Rhymes, who was also in attendance,  had this to say about the accomplishment, “I’m extremely proud and I’m really happy to see a moment like this for an artist that is still extremely relevant, still extremely important”.

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Congratulations to Kelly Rowland! Her first single from Here I Am, “Motivation” just went platinum! Kelly’s on fire right about now and is seen everywhere. She recently tweeted:

Kelly also interviewed with TheLifeFiles.com and talked up her recent success, how she got Weezy on her album, meeting Michael Jackson and how she is currently single, but dating. She even gets into nude videos!

Check out the interview below: READ MORE

Photographer Spits On The Game And Starts Fight

Earlier this week, we reported rapper The Game got into a brawl outside of the club in Hollywood after promoting his new ‘R.E.D. Album’ (see here for video footage).

Well, The Game is saying that guy who he may have or have not punched, photographer Breyon Williams, spat on him. Williams claims that he did no such thing and other sources are claiming that the fight was a publicity stunt to attract attention after photographers started paying more attention to R&B singer Mario exiting the club.

No one was arrested in the argument and police are still investigating. The case has been forwarded to the City Attorney for review.

Here’s a behind the scenes look at his latest video ‘Pot Of Gold': READ MORE

Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige Recorded Album Together

After a recent performance in Newark, New Jersey, the Ill Na Na, Foxy Brown discussed how she and the Queen of Hip Hop Soul had recorded an album together. The album, “The Best of Both Girls,” came to an abrupt halt after recording a number of songs,

“People don’t know, me and Mary J. Blige recorded five records for an album called “The Best of Both Girls,” like Jay and R. Kelly did The Best of Both Worlds. Mary’s like a big sister to me. And in the middle of recording those records, I lost all my hearing.”

Once the Brown Fox gets her career back together, would Mary be willing to go back in the studio with Foxy Brown? READ MORE

Bishop Eddie Long Responds To Accusers

The infamous Bishop Eddie Long, after News Channel 2 here in Atlanta recently interviewed two of his accusers (see here), has decided to speak out! In a message to parishioners posted on his website, he writes:

New Birth Members,

We have a long history of dutifully serving those in need in the local and global communities and we will continue to do so. We are committed to the calling of a strong, viable and relevant ministry of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Unfortunately, we are in the media again and people are wondering what I am going to say. All I have to say is what we stated earlier. All parties involved decided to resolve the civil cases out of court. The decision was made to bring closure to this matter and allow us to move forward with the plans God has for this ministry. READ MORE

Kelly Rowland Working On Next Album

It seems there is no rest for Kelly Rowland, who recently released her third album Here I Am, will be hitting the studios again. Producer Rico Love told Rap-Up.com that Rowland is planning the preparation for her next project, saying, “While she’s on tour, I’m gonna be writing records for her new album. We can kinda roll that out and drop her new single in late spring. Excited about that.”

Rowland, who recently announced that she was joining the F.A.M.E. Tour with Chris Brown and Tyga, has been on fire these last week months, after the success of her hit, “Motivation,” which spent seven weeks at #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The singer will also appear as a judge on Britain’s “X-Factor.”

With Hurricane Irene set to pummel the east coast, organizers of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial have decided to postpone the dedication ceremony that was to take place this weekend (see here). While the dates are not fixed yet, the plan is for it to be postponed until September or October. MLK Foundation CEO Harry Johnson had this to say:

“I remained optimistic all day, but Mother Nature is Mother Nature. I’m very disappointed and hurt, really. We all are.” READ MORE