First Dibs: Was Jay Z Targeted For Extortion?

Does JOHNNYSWIM have any hobbies? R. Kelly is back in hot water, and Lorde postpones tour dates.

  • Master recordings from Roc-A-Fella Records may have been held hostage, with a producer allegedly planning to use them to bilk money out of Jay Z. The producer was found with the masters after Jay reported them stolen, with the producer being detained by police at a storage center. The recordings are now being held by the cops. [Billboard]
  • JOHNNYSWIM’s Abner and Amanda love performing together, but do they have any activities they like to do apart? They tell us on Big Morning Buzz Live.
  • R. Kelly has apparently settled a sexual harassment case with his former housekeeper. When is this dude going to learn? [Jezebel]
  • Lorde is rescheduling shows in Australia, having been sidelined by a “nasty” chest infection. It sounds like her parents influenced her decision, meaning that sometimes, it does actually help to listen to them! [MTV News]

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