First Dibs: Who’s The Latest Pop Sensation Teaming Up With R. Kelly?

Lady Gaga flaunts her style at H&M, Beck explains his break from the studio, and a new hip-hop debate gets sparked.

  • It looks like Justin Bieber is heavily moving into the R&B world, having asked R. Kelly to collaborate with him. Kells mentioned that he’d worked with the Biebs, and the song should be featured during an upcoming Music Monday. [Vibe]
  • And after her own collab with R. Kelly, Lady Gaga hit New York to cut the ribbon at an H&M store in Manhattan. The novelty scissors are almost as big as her heels! [Just Jared]
  • Beck is coming back with a new album, and revealed why he hasn’t put out a studio LP of new songs in years. Apparently, the alt-rock star had suffered spinal damage, but is recovering. He also took shots at music streaming service Spotify. [Consequence Of Sound]
  • During a concert, Trinidad James claimed that the South rules New York’s hip-hop scene. A$AP Rocky and Bun B debate the controversial comment on RapFix Live. [MTV News]

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