Last Lap: When Is Shakira Dropping Her New Star-Studded Duet?

Kanye West is cooking up something in the studio, Jay Z gets a big payoff, and we find out what Pharrell Williams has planned for 2014.

  • We already knew that Shakira was recruiting Rihanna to collaborate on her next single, but it looks like Riri has given us a date to grab the track. The duet is supposed to hit us next week on January 13! [Vibe]
  • Tyga briefly posted an Instagram pic featuring him and Kanye West plugging away at a new project. Seems like we’ve got something to look forward to this year! [Idolator]
  • Even though it was tinged with controversy, Jay Z’s collection at Barneys New York has brought in over $1 million. The holiday line, stuffed with luxury items, was launched soon after a racial profiling scandal hit the upscale retailer. But as an upside, the profits will go to Hov’s charity foundation. [Huffington Post]
  • Pharrell Williams had a huge year in 2013, but he’s poised to make 2014 just as big. Find out more about what the producer has up his sleeve. [MTV News]

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