First Dibs: Kris Kross Rapper’s Cause Of Death Announced

It looks like Jay-Z actually is changing the rules, Demi Lovato and Kelly Rowland prank Simon Cowell, and Nile Rodgers would jump at the chance to join Daft Punk on tour.

  • The music world was saddened two months ago when Chris Kelly, half of the ’90s hip hop duo Kris Kross, passed away. Medical examiners have announced the rapper died from a drug overdose. In the clip below, take a look back at the rap group in 1995. [MTV]
  • While in Denver, X Factor judges Kelly Rowland and Demi Lovato made Simon Cowell eat bull testicles, telling him they were a beloved regional dish. Hmm, it’s going to be a long season on X Factor. [Perez Hilton]
  • The RIAA is changing its certification criteria to reflect strong digital sales. The “new rules” should be in place just before Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail drops. [The Hollywood Reporter]
  • Nile Rodgers says he won’t play Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” live unless the robots are there with him. The producer, known for many disco-era hits, said he’d love to go on tour with the French duo, but nothing’s been announced. [The Guardian]

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