Idris Elba Has No Love For Tyler Perry Flicks
Feb 2011 28

Although Idris Elba has starred in Tyler Perry‘s Daddy’s Little Girls, he has revealed that he is not a big fan of Tyler Perry films. According to Aolblackvoices.com, during an appearance at Rutgers University, Idris was asked for his input on the Spike Lee vs. Tyler Perry debate. Idris said, “Can I be candid? I don’t like all of Tyler Perry’s films. Yes, I did work with Tyler for “Daddy’s Little Girls” because it portrayed a positive image of a black father. I am happy for Tyler’s success . . . we need Tyler Perry . . .by going to support his movies, we need to show economic strength. But we are also responsible for elevating film. I’m not with buffoonish characters like Madea or Big Momma.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that Tyler Perry was replacing Idris in the role of detective Alex Cross, in a series of films based on novels by James Patterson. Entertainment Weekly reached out to a rep for the film to find out what happened.

The rep said, “Sure, Idris is a great actor; Tyler Perry is a phenomenon. Tyler Perry is one of the most significant entertainers in all of media. He is a huge cross-media talent and presence – and he’s a terrific actor whose range is going to be shown here. You’re going to see Tyler Perry like you haven’t seen him.”

The rep continued, ” . . . Tyler Perry is going to take this to the worldwide audience. It’s just a very different, much bigger opportunity. We went to him! If you can get Tyler Perry or Will Smith, you try.”

A Much Needed Push: Eminem Talks About His Role In The Completion Of Dr. Dre’s ‘Detox’
Feb 2011 28

Eminem has said that he gave his mentor Dr. Dre a much needed push to finish his highly anticipated album Detox — which has took over a decade to make. Eminem told Extra, “My whole career, especially in the beginning but even still to this day, is always to try to get a reaction out of Dre. [With ‘I Need a Doctor’], the reaction I wanted, was to spark him even more than he’s been sparked lately, you know what I’m saying? Even push it further and just get him to finish the album.”

Dr. Dre explained that it was Em’s verse on “I Need A Doctor” that really hit home and made him want to release the album. Dre said, “That’s what it did. He was like, ‘Yo, come on, let’s go! Let’s get it.’ This is what he was saying after I heard the song.”

Eminem explained the concept behind the “Doctor” video. Eminem said, “The car crash I think is just metaphorically speaking, feels like Dre’s been in a coma, and like me and hip-hop are trying to wake him up out of his coma.”

Dr. Dre added that he felt a sense of renewal after shooting the video, which looks back on his life and career.

He said, “It almost felt like this song and this video was the rebirth of something. Maybe the rebirth of me, going to whatever the future holds for me. It’s weird because that’s how I started feeling last night during the making of this video, kind of feeling the rehabilitation and everything. It just really feels that way.”

Kanye West Gets Booed At Chicago Bulls Game
Feb 2011 28

On Thursday night (February 24th), Kanye West showed up late to the Chicago Bulls- Miami heat game in his hometown of Chicago. According to The Chicago Tribune, when the announcer later introduced him, the crowd booed him. It is not known if Kanye was booed because of his tardiness, the fact that he was sitting on the Miami Heat side at Chicago’s United Center or if it was because of a tweet he sent out last week regarding abortions.

As previously reported, Kanye tweeted, “an abortion can cost a ballin’ n*gga up to 50gs maybe a 100. Gold diggin’ b*tches be getting pregnant on purpose. #STRAPUP my n*ggas!”.

British singer Lily Allen, who recently suffered two miscarriages, was so disgusted by the comments she tweeted, “Never has a tweet put me in such a bad mood. This is wrong on so many levels.”

Big Sean Says ‘Watch The Throne’ Will Be Legendary

Kanye West‘s protege Big Sean has heard some songs from Ye’s and Jay-Z‘s joint album Watch The Throne. According to Rapup.com, fans should expect to hear big things. Sean said, “I’ve heard a few songs off of it at least. Not the whole thing. It’s cold. Everybody’s going to love it, man. It’s Kanye and Jay-Z, you know. Expect nothing less than legendary. It’s dope to see two people collaborate like that.”

Sean then recalled the first time he ever spit a rhyme for Kanye. He said, “It was the most nerve-wracking experience of my life. But you’ve got to man up, and that’s what separates the men from the boys. That’s what separates the men from the mice, and those are the defining moments that you’ve got to pull through and do what you’ve got to do.”

  • He added, “Kanye is definitely on another level, just [for him] to even hear the potential of somebody as they rap for you.”
  • Big Sean’s debut album Finally Famous hits stores on March 29th.

Lil Wayne Stopped And Searched By Federal Agents
Feb 2011 28

Lil Wayne was stopped and searched by federal agents at Opa-Locka Airport last week. According to TMZ.com, law enforcement sources told the site that multiple agents from the Drug Enforcements Agency performed a contraband search on Wayne as soon as he got off of a plane. Nothing was found on the rapper, so the agents ended up letting him go.

Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj confirmed that Wayne has been sober since getting out of jail in November. Nicki said, “It’s like talking to him, he’s like a new person. Like, um, he’s nicer. He’s more calm. I don’t know. I guess when you’re not getting high, it just, you have to deal with reality and I think he likes his reality now.”

She added, ” . . . The couple times I’ve seen him, it’s just, a joy to be around . . . He’s easier to get along with and easier to talk to, I feel now.”
Wayne is currently on three year’s probation on a drug possession charge.

Breezy Goes Blonde!! What Was He Thinking ?!?
Feb 2011 27

So Breezy is sporting a new look these days just in time for his new album F.A.M.E. Not sure if it’s a good look for him. We like his dark hair much better.
What do you think?

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