The New York Daily News reports after props for Bow Wow’s December 6th show went missing, the 20-year-old rapper threw a tantrum and ended up cutting his hand. “I lost a lot of blood … fainted [and] went to the hospital,” he admitted. Bow Wow missed the last three dates of his tour with Chris Brown, he was able to celebrate the release of ‘Face Off’ with Omarion on Tuesday at Home nightclub.
Papoose checked in with fans to deny claims that he was cut in the face or was in the hospital. “Anything that happened in the streets, I let stay in the streets,” he insisted. “I never been one to get on the internet and incriminate myself, perform for the hip hop police, I don’t believe in that man. Basically, I’m just here to let man fans know I’m doing good. Take a close look at my face man, I’m still handsome.” YouTube has since removed the video.
Funeral arrangements for lake UGK rapper Pimp C have been set for Thursday (December 13) at 11:00 AM CST at Robert A. “Bowers Civic Center” in Port Arthur, Texas. Pimp C’s mother Weslyn ‘Mama Wes’ Monroe has requested attendees wear black Dickies.
Gucci Mane is out with the video to his new single ‘Hella Ones’, from the Bessemer, Alabama rapper’s fourth album ‘Back to the Trap House’, out now on Atlantic Records. Watch it at YouTube (note: direct link removed due to unfounded “pirated material” claim from grayzone.com – even though it’s from Gucci Mane’s official YouTube channel).
While Pitbull tells the Miami Herald he loves Miami for its distinction as a “cultural melting pot”, he does have one issue with the Florida city. “Sometimes the community tends not to support the hometown teams… unless they’re on a winning streak,” he explained. “Even with their hometown artists like Trick Daddy, Rick Ross and myself, they are not there through thick and thin… Miami is still a young city and just started developing its pride. I feel that with time the kids that are growing up will be die-hard fans for anything that has to do with Miami.” The Cuban-American rapper dropped his new album ‘The Boatlift’ last month.
Macy’s new Christmas commercial features an all-star cast including Usher, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Donald Trump, Jessica Simpson, Martha Stewart, Kenneth Cole, Marc Ecko, Kimora Lee Simmons, Russell Simmons, Tommy Hilfiger, Emeril Lagasse, and Tyler Florence teaming up to transform the store. The commercial tag line: “Only one star can bring all these stars home for the holidays. That’s the magic of Macy’s” Watch it at Macy’s TV.
In wake of the death of UGK rapper Pimp C on Tuesday, fellow Houston rapper Lil’ Flip spoke with The Associated Press about the sad news. “That’s what everybody grew up listening to in the South,” Flip said. “UGK is to the South what Run DMC was to New York.” Flip added, “He influenced me to be fly at all times. He said ‘Flip, don’t go out with dirty nails and a microphone. You’ve got to be fly if you want to get that money.'” chron.com has since removed the article.
Following a recent study that claims Haiti was the stepping stone for AIDS to reach America, Wyclef Jean is sounding off on the research, conducted by the University of Arizona. The artist, born in Haiti, said the study “unjustly targeted our country and showed serious prejudice. Making Haiti the scapegoat only gets in the way of world progress in AIDS research.”
The Houston Chronicle reports Pimp C, whose real name was Chad Butler, was discovered in bed Tuesday by security personnel at the Mondrian hotel in West Hollywood, California. Responding to a 911 call, paramedics pronounced the UGK rapper dead at the hotel. The cause of death remained undetermined Tuesday, said the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Chief investigator Craig Harvey said the body would be examined today, but a ruling would likely be deferred until more tests are performed. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that homicide detectives were “continuing their investigation.”
Doggie Diamonds caught up with Styles P in Harlem for ‘The Come Up’ DVD, where the Yonkers rapper talked about his turn towards nutrition and exercise, his new album ‘Super Gangster, Extraordinary Gentleman’ – out now, who’s on the album, being kinda quiet since 2006’s ‘Time Is Money’, the recording process, 50 Cent, being cool with Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, and being hands on. YouTube has since removed the video.