Last Lap: What Was It Like To Produce Kanye West’s Yeezus?

Demi Lovato discusses her late father, Simon Cowell thinks Justin Bieber needs a breather, and Jay-Z is teaming up with Beyonce on his next album.

  • Legendary producer Rick Rubin admits he was skeptical about finishing Kanye West’s Yeezus on time. Rubin also convinced Yeezy to cut the LP down to 10 songs for efficiency. Smart move. [Rolling Stone]
  • Demi Lovato opened up about her estranged father, following his recent death. The pop star revealed her dad, like her, dealt with mental illness. Lovato also thanked loyal fans for their continued support. [Daily Mail]

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  • Simon Cowell seems to think Justin Bieber’s alleged antics can be traced to stress. And the mogul says if his guys from One Direction were ever to act out like that, he’d sternly tell him to take a break. [Perez Hilton]
  • The drumbeat of Magna Carta Holy Grail tidbits continues as Jay-Z reveals lyrics to a track he shares with his lady love, Beyonce. It appears to be a sequel to “’03 Bonnie and Clyde,” which (unbelievably) came out 10 years ago.[MTV]

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