Last Lap: Is 50 Cent Stepping Out On His Own?

Chris Brown is slapped with yet another legal blow, Lana Del Rey enlists top talent for her next album, and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” video is upon us.

  • 50 Cent is taking the indie route. After catapulting to stardom on Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records years ago, 50 is leaving the label for an independent subsidiary of Capitol Records. And it sounds like the rapper will be hitting us with a new album just in time for summer. [Idolator]
  • Chris Brown’s troubles keep mounting. The R&B singer has just been sued by a man claiming he was assaulted by the star in Washington, D.C. The civil suit comes as a criminal trial linked to the alleged altercation is set to begin April 17. [Rolling Stone]
  • Lana Del Rey definitely has something unexpected planned for her next LP, Ultraviolence. The singer has tapped the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach to work on the album, leaving us wondering what direction she’s going to be taking us. Guess we’ll have to wait and see! [Sterogum]
  • Katy Perry just dropped her highly-anticipated video for “Dark Horse,” making us all realize that ancient Egypt was more blinged out than we thought! Check out the clip below. [MTV News]

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