First Dibs: Why Does Katy Perry Think John Mayer Is A Genius?

Why does Rihanna think she’s a “bootleg rock star”? What do Kanye West prosecutors want the jurors in their case to see? Why is N.O.R.E. stepping back from the game?

  • In a recent interview, Katy Perry dished that John Mayer is a “genius” and that she teases him that she’s going to give his brain to science after he dies. Perry also pointed to Mayer’s songwriting skills and ability to finish a crossword puzzle in 10 minutes as evidence of his mental prowess. [Billboard]
  • Rihanna showed up on British talk show, Alan Carr: Chatty Man, this week and performed her new single, “What Now.” Rihanna then divulged that she’s “a bootleg rock star” because she’s not getting any action on the road. []
  • Prosecutors in the Kanye West battery trial are going to show jurors videos of West’s previous paparazzi attacks to prove he’s violent against them. If you want to see the videos, they’re all on TMZ. [TMZ]
  • N.O.R.E. is easing off the mic to move into a CEO role. He explained to MTV News that he wants to make someone else a star. [MTV News]

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