A Young Kanye West Spits Rhymes, Hilary Duff Plans A New Single + More In First Dibs

Get ready to start your day with First Dibs. Fans discover Kanye West was dropping rhymes way back in the mid-`90s, Lady Gaga could be the unwilling subject of a tell-all book, and Hilary Duff prepares to get back on the music scene.

  • A video from 1996 featuring a 19-year-old Kanye West rapping at a New York City record store has surfaced online. [Complex]
  • Lady Gaga’s former assistant reportedly just inked a deal for a revealing book called Fame Monster. [Page Six]
  • Hilary Duff has announced that she’s dropping a new single next week. [Idolator]
  • Tim McGraw slapped a fan during a concert after she allegedly ripped his jeans while reaching for his genitals. [TMZ]
  • N.W.A.’s biographical film, Straight Outta Compton, faced a backlash after a casting call that many people deemed racist. In the clip above, Ice Cube provides details about what’s happening on the film’s set. [MTV News]
  • Sons Of Anarchy fans get a preview of Marilyn Manson’s guest role on the show. [NME]
  • Jay Z called into the first broadcast of Angie Martinez’s radio show on Power 105.1. [AllHipHop]
  • Iggy Azalea’s boyfriend says the rapper was hurt after Nicki Minaj’s alleged diss at the BET Awards. [Us Weekly]

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