Snoop Dogg Apologizes To Soulja Boy, Respects Everything About Him

This Wednesday, an interview with Snoop Dogg can be seen on Fuse TV’s the Hip Hop Shop at 7pm/6c, where the rapper talks about his new album ‘Malice in Wonderland’ and how he apologized to Soulja Boy after calling him a bubblegum rapper. “I never really understood his hustle and his struggle,” Snoop said. “Once I got a chance to listen to him and find out who he was and respect his struggle, I had to call and apologize and let him know that I respected everything about him.” That prompted the two to team up on the ‘Malice’ track ‘Pronto’.

A couple preview clips at YouTube have since been removed.

Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift On ‘The Jay Leno Show’

Before performing ‘Run This Town’ with Jay-Z and Rihanna on the premiere of ‘The Jay Leno Show’ last night, Kanye West spoke with Jay about how sorry he was to jump on stage at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards and protest Taylor Swift’s Best Female Victory win as she was giving her acceptance speech. West said he knew he really messed up when he walked off the stage and Taylor didn’t continue her acceptance speech. “So many celebrities, they never take the time off,” he said. “I’ve never taken the time off to really — you know, just music after music and tour after tour. I’m just ashamed that my hurt caused someone else’s hurt. My dream of what awards shows are supposed to be, ’cause, and I don’t try to justify it because I was just in the wrong. That’s period. But I need to, after this, take some time off and just analyze how I’m going to make it through the rest of this life, how I’m going to improve.”

Video at NBC.com has since been removed.

How Will Kanye West Outburst Impact ‘The Jay Leno Show’ Performance?

Kanye West is scheduled to perform ‘Run This Town’ with Jay-Z and Rihanna tonight on the debut of ‘The Jay Leno Show’ on NBC at 10 PM ET/PT, leading to many questions. Will Kanye’s appearance overshadow Leno’s new show? Will the audience boo Kanye? Will he issue some sort of on-air apology before the performance? Will the performance be reworked without Kanye or scrapped all together?

On TV: Fabolous, Flo Rida

Rap acts on television include:

Fabolous visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Monday.

Flo Rida performs on ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Thursday and ‘Today’ (NBC) on Friday.

U.S. State Department Exercising Hip Hop Diplomacy

In a report for CNN, Jill Dougherty looked at how the U.S. State Department is using hip hop’s global appeal as a diplomatic tool, talking with Colombia Barrosse, the head of the State Department’s Cultural Programs Division of the Bureau of Cultural Affairs. “There is nothing that can substitute for being in the United States and meeting Americans in their place, to look at the richness and diversity of the United States. That’s irreplaceable,” she says. Video of the report at Turner.com has since been removed.

Kanye West Discusses Charity Work & Music Education

Ahead of Saturday’s premiere of ‘Fuse Presents Kanye West: Live From The Chicago Theatre’, the rapper talks about his mother’s involvement in charity work and how she inspired him, as well as the importance of music education. The TV special captures the Chicago rapper’s recent ‘Stay in School’ benefit concert at the Chicago Theatre.

The preview clips at YouTube have since been removed.

On TV: Flo Rida, Missy Elliott, De La Soul

Rap acts on television this week include:

Flo Rida performs on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Wednesday and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ (ABC) on Thursday.

Missy Elliot performs with Ginuwine on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ (CBS) on Thursday.

De La Soul performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Friday.

On TV: Asher Roth, Nick Cannon, Snoop Dogg

Asher Roth

Rap acts on television this week include:

Nick Cannon visits ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Tuesday.

Asher Roth visits ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Tuesday.

The Roots are the musical guest and house band on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Snoop Dogg visits ‘The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Friday.

On TV: Soulja Boy, MC Hammer

Rap acts on television this week include:

Soulja Boy, who visits ‘It’s On with Alexa Chung’ (MTV) on Monday.

MC Hammer, who visits ‘Chelsea Lately’ (E!) on Tuesday.

Asher Roth Visits Fuse’s ‘No. 1 Countdown’

Asher Roth visited Fuse’s ‘No. 1 Countdown’, talking with host Jared Cotter about being called the future by Beanie Sigel, loving that some people can’t stand him and others are passionate and loyal, how he’d be finishing college to be a teacher if he wasn’t involved in music, who he’d put on this year’s “Freshman Class” in hip hop after XXL gave him the honor last year, how life is his inspiration, and more.

The three videos have since been removed.

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