Ariana Grande & Jessie J To Remake Brandy & Monica’s “Boy Is Mine”, Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank Dies At 57 + More On Last Lap

Sam Smith says his experience “coming out” was a great one, Lorde and Jennifer Lawrence hit it off at the Hunger Games premiere, Nicki Minaj’s “Only” video director admits to using Nazi-inspired emblems and more on Last Lap.

  • Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins is celebrating 20 successful years in the music industry by putting out a “special project”, which will include an Ariana Grande and Jessie J remake of Brandy and Monica’s classic, “The Boy Is Mine”. [MTV]
  • Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank dies at 57 from cancer. [TMZ]
  • In OUT, Sam Smith talks about how he hopes his great experience “coming out” serves as an example for gay parents and children. [OUT]
  • Lorde, who curated the entire Hunger Games Mockingjay: Part 1 soundtrack, met Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence at the film’s premiere and instantly hit it off. [TV]
  • The Gossip Table tries to figure out which ex-boyfriend Taylor Swift is talking about in her new “Blank Space” video. [VH1]
  • American Express UNSTAGED presents “Artists In Residence” featuring Mary Lambert, Betty Who and Rixton. [Billboard]
  • Jeffrey Osborne, Nicki Minaj’s video director for “Only“, says he’s not apologizing for his work and the flags and armbands in the video are all representative of Nazis. [RS]

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