Last Lap: Why Is Tupac’s Mother Involved In A Lawsuit?

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Afeni Shakur and Tupac Shakur composite

Icona Pop give us the story behind their infectious tunes, Queen reveals why Sacha Baron Cohen left the Freddie Mercury biopic, and Paris Hilton reveals which rapper she’d be willing to marry.

  • Afeni Shakur, Tupac‘s mother and co-administrator of his estate, is suing a company claiming they owe back royalties on a posthumous album. She’s also asking for all the master copies of his records, which could potentially yield even more money. [Global Grind]
  • With Icona Pop ready to release their LP, This Is…Icona Pop, the Swedish duo chatted about how they met and the concept behind their single, “All Night.” [VH1 News]
  • Sacha Baron Cohen left the production of an upcoming film on late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury because of creative differences. Remaining band members feel they didn’t want the flick to be “a joke,” and the comedic actor dropped the lead role. [The Guardian]
  • With Paris Hilton signed to Cash Money Records, she and Birdman are obviously making sweet music together. But when asked which rapper she would marry if she had to pick one, she chose the New Orleans mogul. Check out their appearance together on MTV’s RapFix Live. [MTV News]

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