Rick Ross says “unfulfilled contractual obligations” are preventing him from taking part in Australia’s Supafest. A rep for the hip-hop star told MTV News over the weekend that Rick had to pull out of the four day festival because “the payment arrangements did not meet contractual deadlines.” Supafest took place on Saturday and Sunday and will resume next weekend. Missy Elliott and Diddy were also slated to take part, but ultimately backed out. While Rick Ross says his decision to not perform was business related, there are rumors that the emcee is once again battling his health. READ MORE

Nicki Minaj 29 made major headlines over the weekend in Twittersphere and on the net after her father spoke out about false accusation over “Nightline” Interview. The Jasmine Brand The hip-hop diva deleted her Twitter account over the weekend. Nicki didn’t give a reason as to why she’s no longer a part of the social networking site. Rap-Up, however, points out that there had been a large amount of negativity on her timeline recently. Nicki was also unhappy about a fansite recently posting portions of her latest album “Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded.” Before deleting her Twitter page, Nicki sent out a tweet on Sunday saying that there is only “so much a person can take.”

Shortly after her account was gone, the topic #NickiComeBack began trending. READ MORE

Beyonce’s handwritten note to First Lady Michelle Obama didn’t go unnoticed. Mrs. Obama responded to the pop superstar’s kind words via Twitter, thanking Beyonce for “the beautiful letter.” The First Lady also thanked Beyonce for being “a role model who kids everywhere can look up to.” READ MORE

Kim Kardashian’s stepdad, Bruce Jenner, is not exactly rooting on Kim’s rumored romance with hip-hop star Kanye West. According to Usmagazine, the Olympian-turned-reality star was at a speaking engagement in Boston last week when he told the crowd he was “not that excited” about the possible pairing, sharing his concerns about Kim’s tendencies to jump into serious relationships too quickly. READ MORE

Reality TV star Yandy Smith is pregnant and getting bigger everyday. The Business woman decided to unveil her most intimate pregnancy photo on her digital jewelry magazine Everything Girls Love website. PopularCritic reports the Love and Hip Hop star sparked pregnancy rumors following the reunion and just recently confirmed her pregnancy. Now that the news is out she’s on full publicity mode.

In the cover story Yandy opens up about her projects including writing for Black Enterprise, producing Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, growing EGL and producing a Noel Calloway film ‘Life, Love, Soul’ starring Tami Roman and others. Check out part of the interview below… READ MORE

Jay-Z new artist Rita Ora recently sat down for an interview with The Guardian for an interview to promote her new single “R.I.P.” featuring Tinie Tempah. ThatGOODHIT reports during the interview the Albanian songstress spoke, again, on the continuous Rihanna comparisons she’s been receiving since she made her debut. Rita also dished on being starstruck upon meeting Jay-Z and her crush on Drake.

On the Rihanna comparisons:

“I don’t think there will be a next Rihanna,” she says. “But I think [Jay Z] definitely sees me as someone who could be as big as Rihanna. She’s a superstar now but they first knew her as a small-island girl – and they want to repeat that success.”


A few weeks back we told you that actor Morgan Freeman was about to take his ex-granddaughter hand in marriage, and after weeks of trying to act like he didn’t care, Freeman has now decided to speak about the rumors. Morgan Freeman says wedding bells are not ringing for him and his 27-year-old step-granddaughter. READ MORE

Jay-Z’s latest business venture has him joining forces with his hometown baseball team. According to GlobalGrind, Jay’s Rocawear clothing line has inked a sponsorship deal with the New York Yankees for the 2012 season. The deal will provide Rocawear with branded signage inside of Yankee Stadium, as well as integrated promotions during the season. Jameel Spencer, EVP of marketing for Rocawear men’s division, says Jay’s passion for the Yankees makes the deal a “natural partnership.” Spencer adds that they’re very excited to be working the the team, and “feel another championship” coming on in 2012. READ MORE