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It’s about to go down! Lil Wayne just filed legal documents to terminate his contract with Birdman and Cash Money Records. Plus, Kandi Burruss Tucker and Tameka Raymond discuss their "beef" over Usher on “Kandi Koated Nights”. Deets inside…
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Lil Wayne just pulled the trigger, firing off a lawsuit against his “daddy” Birdman to legally terminate his contract with Cash Money.
Weezy was serious when he said he wanted OUT of the empire he helped to build. And according to new legal documents, Wayne claims Birdman violated his contract after not coughing up the millions he was owed for his much delayed Tha Cater V album. Now it all makes sense why the album wasn't released...MONEY! We know Cash Money has a rumored history about not paying their artists.
And since Birdman won’t PAY up, Wayne says he’s walking (taking his Young Money crew with him) and he now wants $51 milli!
Wayne wants the judge to declare he's the joint copyright owner of all Young Money recordings ... which includes Drake, Nicki Minaj and several others.
Sources connected to Wayne tell TMZ ... if Birdman antes up then he can release "Tha Carter V," but only if Wayne gets paid. Wayne says he was supposed to get an $8 million advance when he began recording in December, 2013 and another 2M when he completed the album a year later, but so far he's gotten nothing.
After dissing Birman on his "Coco" remix, he's clearly ready to duke it out in court and not just on wax. This can only get messier....
In squashed beef news....
"Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss Tucker and "Atlanta Exes" star Tameka Raymond have let bygones be byonges and have kissed and made up.
You may or may not remember, the two reality stars got caught up in an Internet "beef" after Kandi appeared on an episode of "Watch What Happens Live" in 2010. During the taping, Kandi was asked to name her celebrity crush, in which she said she did not have one. But then she was asked to name at least ONE person, so she ended up choosing Usher. Well, that made his ex-wife Tameka feel some type of way, so she took to Twitter to shade Kandi for naming her husband, even though the two were seperated at the time.
Fast forward to now...Kandi invited Tameka on her late night sex webisode "Kandi Koated Nights" to discuss what really went down and how they hashed out their differences.
Here's a clip:
To find out more details, you'll have to tune in to "Kandi Koated Nights" tonight at 10pm ET.
Nicki Minaj got thrown under the bus when a Grammy producer listed her 2012 performance as one of his most regretful moments. Find out why Nicki's performance got trashed and get the deets on a former nanny filing a lawsuit against Mariah Carey inside.
As we prep for several fabulous YBF performances at the 2015 Grammys (airing February 8th on CBS), famed Grammys producer Neil Ehrlich talked to Hits Daily Double where he opened up about some of his greatest Grammy moments over the past 35 years...and his most regretful. Unfortunately for Nicki Minaj (shown above in an outtake from her 2015 calendar), she isn't on Neil's "sweet" list.
In fact, he recounts her 2012 performance of "Roman Holiday" (which some have called one of the worst Grammy moments of all time) as one of his biggest regrets.
"I was not proud of what we did with Nicki Minaj three years ago. I thought that was a disappointment both in terms of what we did and to an extent what she did. I’m not going to absolve us of any responsibility, but it just wasn’t good. If it had been controversial and good, I think I would have been proud of it. But we probably let out the string a little too much on that one.
We did a thing I don’t know how many years ago called “Britney’s Incredible Dream” when Britney was the biggest thing in the business. I thought I had to book her. We did this thing where it opened up with her in a bed as a little girl. Then she did—I don’t remember what song it was—“Baby One More Time.” I thought that was a mistake. But there are a lot of ’em in the middle, and there are dozens near the top. But when someone asks me that question, those are the two that come immediately to mind."
Ouch! Does this mean we won't get to see Nicki twerking to her hit "Anaconda" during a surprise collaboration with Sam Smith? Since Grammys likes to pull ish out their asses....
Revisit that "Roman Holiday" performance here:
In other "diva" bashings...
Mariah Carey has been hit with a lawsuit by her former nanny who accuses her of being jealous and consistently overworking her employees. The shocking lawsuit was filed in Manhattan Federal Court today where Simonette Da Costa says Mimi forced her to work 100-hours a week (while denying her any overtime pay), then fired her “for expressing too much affection for their children.”
For a salary that ranged between $6,000-$7,200-a-month for taking care of fraternal twins Roc and Roe, Simonette's lawyer Eli Freedberg claims:
"She was on call 24 hours a day. She was always at their (Mariah and Nick's) beck and call. Plaintiff was on duty during all hours of each 24 hour day with no entitlement for breaks, for meals, and even for sleep. Indeed, Ms. Carey would often call plaintiff at hours in the middle of the night and demand to be taken to her children or to be updated on the status of her children.”
Eli added that Mariah was a petulant diva who demanded that her every need and whim be tended to. “Ms. Carey would not tolerate any delay when she called and plaintiff had to attend to her every demand, spontaneous or otherwise.”
In perhaps the most shocking charge, the nanny claims she was fired because Mariah was jealous over her closeness to 'Dem Babies.
"She was caring for the children too well. (Carey) was worried they were getting confused who the mommy was. My understanding is that Ms. Carey didn’t want the children developing any lasting relationship with the women,” Eli claimed.
This is the second lawsuit Mariah is facing from a former employee. Former staffer Yiser Oliver has accused the diva of skipping out on overtime pay for seven years!
But as she preps for her headlining extravaganza at Caesar's Palace, don't expect to hear a word from Mariah on these claims. A rep for the "Butterfly" singer told the Daily News, “We don’t comment on frivolous lawsuits.”
Miko Grimes, the wife of Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes ignited a firestorm on Twitter after she tackled the NFL with a rant that accused them of being anti-family misogynists and greedy execes who violate their own concussion rules. Miko was upset with the NFL because they punished Brent (yanking several paid appearances during the Pro Bowl) after he was excused from practice to care for her following emergency oral surgery in Phoenix.
So far, the NFL has ignored Miko's tweets (and Brent has stayed silent as well). And she's currently popping off on those who are criticizing her, saying she's biting the hand that feeds her. And many asking why her husband doesn't quit if it's so horrible for him. Maybe it's that contracted $16 million guaranteed money he's promised? While she makes valid points about the NFL's greed and shadiness....was her delivery and the deliverer the problem? Story.
Photos via Nicki's Instagram/Mariah's Instagram/Miko Grimes Twitter
In the days leading up to the 2015 Super Bowl match-up, the Seattle Seahawks extrodinary secondary lands on the cover of the newest Sports Illustrated magazine and running back Marshawn Lynch surprisingly opens up to Michelle Williams during a recent interview. Also, Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao met for the first time last night at a NBA game. Get the deets inside….
We are days away from Super Bowl XLIX, airing February 1st at 6:30pm ET on NBC. And as the Seattle Seahawks (reigning Super Bowl champs) gear up to take the field against the New England Patriots, a major component of the Seahawks' team landed the newest cover of Sports Illustrated magazine.
Star cornerback Richard Sherman (whose popularity skyrocketed after his infamous "rant") posed it up with the “Legion of Boom”, a nickname given to the team’s dominant secondary (cornerbacks & safeties). It includes strong safety Kam Chancellor, cornerback Jeremy Lane, safety Earl Thomas III and cornerback Byron Maxell. Due to their physical play and “booming” hits on the gridiron, the defensive backs were given the nickname after dominating in many of the NFL defensive categories.
So how did they all end up on the cover? Initially, only Richard Sherman was approached to do the cover for Super Bowl week, but he kindly declined. He eventually said he would do it, BUT only if his teammates could grace the cover alongside him. Now THAT'S team spirit.
"I only want to be on there if we can all be on there. The Legion of Boom," said Sherman.
How could SI not honor that wish? They are the top-ranked defense in the NFL. Well, his wish was granted. Sherman and the “Legion of Boom” graced the cover, while the rest of the defensive backfield were featured inside the magazine.
Oh...and they came with other demands as well. Sherman and his teammates decided they didn’t want grace the cover decked out in a Seahawks uniform, but rather, floss their own individual style. Nice.
Inside, Sherman writes,
"When you join a group of men and accomplish something so difficult and so rare, you no longer feel as though you have to prove things to people who haven’t proven anything to you. In most cases I have a better résumé than my detractors."
Let 'em know Richard! Words of wisdom from the Stanford University graduate.
Speaking of the Seahawks....
Star running back Marshawn Lynch, who is notoriously known to NOT speak to the media, seemed to have warmed up a bit as he spoke with Michelle Williams during an interview yesterday. The former Destiny's Child member was conducting interviews for "Entertainment Tonight" during the annual Super Bowl Media Day, where she got a chance to chop it up with reigning Super Bowl champ.
Surprisingly, Michelle got Marshawn to goof off a bit, and he even broke out in song! After gifting him a X-Box for being a good sport, he opened up about what he plans to do with the game console. He said he will be giving it to one of the kids from his Fam 1st Family Foundation, where he (along with others) helps improve the lives of children living in the Oakland area. Aww...Check it above.
Don't think for a minute he would stray away from his usual protocol when it comes to doing interviews. During the Super Bowl Press Conference, Marshawn answered every question with the same response, "I'm just here so I don't get fined". Hilar. Check it above.
Boxing champs Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao met face-to-face for the first time courtside at the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks in Miami last night. Boxing fans have been anticipating a mega-fight between the two stars for years, but they have yet to come to an official agreement to duke it out in the ring.
Well, boxing fans can get a little excited in hopes of the two squaring off, since Manny has agreed to start negotiations for the two to go head-to-head, but Floyd has yet to fully commit. It's reported the fight could raise up to $300 million in revenue. Sheesh!
During their first meeting, Floyd walked over to Manny to chop it up briefly before they exchanged phone numbers and shook hands. And according to reports, Floyd made a visit to Manny's Miami hotel after the game where they supposedly had a long discussion. Hmm...could they be in final talks for a fight in Las Vegas on May 2nd? Time will tell, in the meantime, peep a clip of their exchange below:
Looks like this could be the first step towards the fight of the century the world has been waiting for.