Oops! Diddy was almost left out of the party he was hosting this weekend at Lily Pond in the Hamptons, because the club was already packed with over 1000 people ready to get freaky with the rapper.
“They were blocking Diddy’s grand entrance,” said a spy who was lurking outside the East Hampton nightclub. “He and his entourage arrived with a three-car fleet of Cadillac SUVs and were forced to turn around. He couldn’t even make it close to the front door.”
But never fear! The rapper eventually let go of his grand entrance and snuck in through the back. Once inside the club, the music was turned of for 15 minutes while the VIP section was cleared for His Royal Diddyness. Only the best for our American royalty!
Has Usher finally realized that firing his Mom-ager Jonetta Patton was a bad idea? The singer dumped his mama last year around Mother’s Day for super-manager Benny Medina (he’s handled Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez, to name a couple), but has apparently been freaking out that his latest album is selling way below 2004′s “Confessions.” Medina supposedly tried to stroke his ego and assure him that “Here I Stand” is doing just fine considering the current economic climate, but when Lil Wayne sold over a million copies of his new album in one week, Usher flipped his sh*t. “Usher was livid!,” said a spy. “He threatened to fire everyone.”
The BET Awards, which the singer headlined, also performed poorly in the ratings, and the show’s stinky performance only added to Usher’s anxiety. Now friends are telling the star that maybe he should re-hire his mom, whose beef with Usher’s wife apparently contributed to her getting axed. Now that the ladies are getting along, while her contract get picked back up? [NYDN]
Just about everything that has to do with Pharrell is hot – except the latest news that he plans on eliminating the tattoos on his body – not by that scary laser stuff, but by using his own skin to cover it up. Sounds confusing? Let the uber rapper/producer explain:
“It’s basically like getting a skin graft, but you’re not taking skin from your ass or your legs. These guys actually grow the skin for you. First you have to give them a sample of your skin, which they then replicate. Once that’s been done, they sew it on – and it’s seamless.”
In other words, SEXY.
Wanna dress like Mr. West? Now you can!
Kanye West is sure to quickly become the most egotistical, self-obsessed fashion designer in the world with the release of his new shoe line for Louis Vuitton. Yep, Kanye’s putting the rap game on hold to take the shoe industry by storm. But he’s not stopping there! He’s already designing his own clothes, and he showed up dressed totally in his own designs while in Paris last week to attend the famous French designer’s runway show. “I grew up with the Louis look, you know,” the rapper gushed. “I just love the style.”
Ladies, don’t feel left out! He’s doing a women’s line of clothes (separate from his stuff for LV) in the fall. Tell us – will you wear Kanye couture? [WWD/E! Online]
Young Jeezy took on John McCain recently, drilling the presidential hopeful about his plans to help those in need when they appeared together on Saturday Night Live. He called the Senator a “fraud” and described their tense encounter:
?I told [John McCain] the ?hood was f**ked up, and he was like, ?How you doing?? (It was) real talk. They know entertainers, so they shake your hand (and say), ?I?m your friend.? But my mama is about to have surgery that I gotta pay for out of my pocket because she can?t get insurance. ?I don?t really feel McCain. It ain?t just because Barack is black; he can make change. Just like Bush equals recession, Barack equals progression. I really feel that.?
Rapper DMX was arrested – again – this weekend trying to purchase some coke n’ weed from an undercover police officer. After asking the cop for “30 Powder & 15 Weed,” the Ruff Ryder handed over $45 and was immediately arrested. This is the fourth – yes, FOURTH – time DMX has been arrested since May 7th, when he was popped for reckless driving, among other charges. On May 9th he was nailed for animal cruelty and drug possession, and just last week on June 23 he was popped driving without a driver’s license.
Does this guy have any friends to look out for him (besides his abused dogs)? Can’t the Lohans and the Spears clans rally round this guy and haul him off to rehab, starlet style? [TMZ]
Mimi better watch who she’s bossing around! Apparently pals (she has friends?!) close to the singing star are placing bets on how long her marriage to Nick Cannon will last, and they’re guessing “six months, tops.” The reason? Nick is stuck doting on his bride 24/7, and allegedly spends more time lugging her shopping bags around than he does cuddling with his older love. A source spills that,
“Mariah?s assistants and friends call him ?Whipped Nick? behind his back. They have little respect for him because he won?t stand up for himself.?
Well if he won’t, we will! Mariah, leave your man alone! Otherwise he’ll be leaving you – and fast. [MSNBC]
Our favorite almost-divorced couple is finally working out the kinks of their divorce settlement, and Kimora Lee Simmons is walking away with a phat wad of ex-hubby Russell‘s cash. Well, not Kimora exactly – their kids. Yep, each girl – Ming Lee, 8, and Aoki, 5 – will get $20,000 a month from their dad until they turn 18. That adds up to $480,000 a year for each kid – who already spend their lives living large in a $24 million mansion in New Jersey.
In case you forgot, the still amicable pair divorced after nine years of marriage. Kimora is now dating super-hot actor Djimon Hounsou, while Russ keeps busy doing yoga with model Porschla Coleman. [NYDN]
Last night’s BET Awards show was a kick-ass house party, a fashion show, and a hip-hop reunion all in one! Keyshia Cole and Rihanna looked fierce in yellow, and even Little Mama‘s bizarre kiddie dress was totally precious. Also, En Vogue! T-Boz and Chilli! Swoon. The night was one big exclamation point!!! Pics below.
Is there anything more enjoyable to read than a Kanye West blog post freak out? Yeah, we thought not. The latest rant from your favorite fashion/music/ridiculous sunglasses icon about criticism from fans that he went on too late at Bonnaroo a couple of weeks ago is perhaps his finest work. A masterpiece of crazy blogging! Amazingly, this is just a tiny bit of the 700+ word rant. Get ready to be blinded by explanation points!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am sick of negative people who just sit around trying 2 plot my downfall… Why???? I understand if people don’t like me because I like me or if people think tight clothes look gay or people say I run my mouth to much, But this Bonnaroo thing is the worst insult I’ve ever had in my life. This is the most offended I’ve ever been… this is the maddest I ever will be. I’m typing so f*cking hard I might break my f*cking Mac book Air!!!!!!!! Call me any name you want…. arrogant, conceited, narcissistic, racist, metro, f*g whatever you can think of…. BUT NEVER SAY I DIDN’T GIVE MY ALL! NEVER SAY I DIDN’T GIVE MY ALL!…I HAVE A F*CKING LIGHT SHOW DUMB ASS, IT’S NOT CALLED GLOW IN THE DARK FOR NO REASON SQUID BRAINS! MY PEOPLE WORKED OUT A COMPROMISED STAGE PLOT AND A 3AM TIME SLOT AND I AGREED. FAST FOWARD TO THE DAY OF THE SHOW. MY PRODUCTION MANAGER TRIED TO LOAD IN FOR 24 HOURS BEFORE I WENT ON STAGE BUT THE FESTIVAL WOULDN’T ALLOW US TO DO ANYTHING UNTILL PEARL JAM LEFT THE STAGE. PEARL JAM ENDED ONE HOUR LATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT THAT POINT WE’RE RACING AGAINST THE SUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Read the entire thing here. And Kanye, if you’re reading this, go get a really long massage, dude. You seem, uh, a little tense.