First Dibs: Is Nicki Minaj’s Mom Following In Her Footsteps?

Is someone selling Kurt Cobain’s stuff on Craigslist? R. Kelly is planning a sequel to Black Panties, and we get to peer into the mind of Rick Ross.

  • For quite a while now, Nicki Minaj’s fans have heard rumors that the rapper’s mother could be dropping a gospel album. Well, it seems like the rumors are true. A snippet of Carol Maraj’s “God’s Been Good” hit the internet, tinged with soulful synths and a little bit of autotune. [Vibe]
  • Is someone trying to scam those of us who want a little rock memorabilia? A man who claims to be an old roommate of Kurt Cobain has posted a Craigslist ad, saying he has a box of the late Nirvana frontman’s wares. Apparently, Kurt owed him money and he’s just trying to get what’s due to him. [The Guardian]
  • When you make an album called Black Panties, what’s the most apt name for a sequel? R. Kelly is apparently starting work on White Panties, the follow-up to his most recent album. He may even be tapping Mary J. Blige to collaborate! [AllHipHop]
  • Now that Rick Ross’ Mastermind is upon us, is the Florida rapper telling us anything new about himself? [MTV News]

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