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Lil Wayne Calls Himself A “Prisoner,” Claims Record Label Won’t Release ‘Tha Carter V’

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Looks like we may have to wait even longer for Tha Carter V, and Lil Wanye is NOT happy about it. The rapper unleashed a multi-Tweet tirade on social media yesterday accusing Cash Money Records of refusing to release the long-awaited album—and it got even uglier from there. He called himself a “prisoner” and says that he wants off the label, which has been his home for nearly two decades.

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Nicki Minaj Poses In A Black Wedding Veil Alongside Drake In “Only” Music Video

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Nicki Minaj posted behind-the-scenes photos of her “Only” music video shoot featuring cameos from Drake and Lil Wayne. The photos show the rapper in a stunning sheer getup and sky-high platform heels. And interestingly enough, there’s one photo of Minaj and Drake standing arm in arm while Nicki dons what looks like a black lace wedding veil.

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These Throwback Photos From The First BET Hip Hop Awards Will Make You Feel Super Nostalgic

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This year’s BET Hip Hop Awards hosted by Snoop Dogg celebrated the hottest names in hip hop today. But things have changed since the very first ceremony back in 2006, when comedian Katt Williams was host and Jay Z won the coveted Hip Hop Hustler award. Get a kick out of these amazing throwback photos of Lil Wayne, Remy Ma, T.I. and more from the Hip Hop Awards’ debut.

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Who Are The Non-Adam Levine Members of Maroon 5?

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They hang with celebs, they’re insanely talented and in their own way, they’re each rockstars. Do you know Maroon 5 outside of Adam Levine? If not, we suggest you get acquainted because this is a group of some pretty kick ass dudes who we wouldn’t mind rolling with either. Today, the band releases their newest album, V, and we’ve put together a guide to help you learn what these guys are all about and allow you to get in on the celebratory fun.

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Drake Vs. Lil Wayne: Comparing Their Careers At Age 27

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Before bursting onto the music scene in 2009, we knew Drake best as the Canadian actor who played wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation. But five years after signing with Lil Wayne’s Young Money Entertainment imprint, Drizzy has become a major hip hop game changer. He has received dozens of accolades, including his first Grammy for Best Rap Album, and introduced the phrase “YOLO” into the pop culture lexicon. Did we mention he’s achieved all of this by the age of 27? Drake has accomplished so much at such a young age that it begs the question: has he eclipsed his mentor and boss, Weezy? Let’s break down the stats.

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Auto-Tuneless: Remember That Time Your Favorite Pop Star Actually Sang?

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If you didn’t know that most pop performers’ vocals are technologically modified on their albums and during their performances, then congratulations on keeping your music innocence intact this long. It seems these days that the art of pure singing has transformed into over-the-top costumes and the smoke and mirrors. Having talent doesn’t always mean vocally. Just ask Britney Spearssometimes.

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Who Needs ‘Em Anyway? Singers Who Hate Pants

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Who said pants were required to express your art? On stage, online and really anywhere at all, for these stars, no pants = no problem.

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