First Dibs: Who’s Taking Credit For Bringing Lady Gaga Into The Art World?

Birdy gives a stirring performance on Big Morning Buzz Live, Chris Brown’s mug shot hits the web, and one of hip-hop’s most influential figures gears up to give a commencement speech.

  • Is it possible that Lady Gaga’s art-infused pop wouldn’t have happened without Courtney Love? Well, that’s the way Courtney’s telling it. The Hole star says she pretty much opened the doors for Gaga to get into the art scene, but given Courtney’s run of weird statements lately, we wouldn’t be surprised it this one wasn’t true. [Idolator]
  • English singer Birdy is poised for big things, especially after her rendition of “Skinny Love” on Big Morning Buzz Live. Check out the performance below.
  • Chris Brown’s mug shot has been released, showing the R&B singer as he was booked in his Washington, D.C. assault case. Breezy is currently being held on the East Coast, as proceedings in the trial begin. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • Sean “Diddy” Combs is set to give this year’s commencement speech at Howard University. The hip-hop mogul will also get an honorary degree from the school, which he attended before dropping out to change the music world. [MTV News]

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