First Dibs: Is Lady Gaga Finally Getting Her Way?

Jewel gets back to her roots, Flea takes on an uncharacteristic role, and Rick Ross opens up about a straight-laced part of his past.

  • With earlier reports that SXSW organizers felt some anxiety about a potential Lady Gaga performance, it looks like the Mother Monster has won out. Instead of playing the Doritos stage as intended, she’s setting up shop in an appropriately-sized venue and is just having Doritos sponsor the show. Well played, Gaga. [Idolator]
  • Jewel is reportedly recording an album that could serve as a sequel to her 1995 breakthrough, Pieces Of You. The singer-songwriter is planning to sidestep the major labels and helm the release herself. [Billboard]
  • Who would’ve thought Flea would guest star on an animated series? The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ bassist has been tapped to voice a character on Disney’s Sheriff Callie’s Wild West, and we can only imagine what kind of trouble he’ll be getting into! [NME]
  • Lots of fans clowned Rick Ross after revelations that he was once a corrections officer. So what is Rozay saying about that part of his life before stardom? [MTV News]

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