Rapper Busta Rhymes has left his record label, Cash Money Records, due to creative differences. The Touch It hitmaker has been with the company since 2011, but the hip-hop veteran has officially parted from the label, which is also home to artists such as Lil Wayne, Drake and Nicki Minaj.
In an interview with DJ Sway on his SiriusXM radio programme, Rhymes revealed he has departed from the label since he wasn't seeing eye to eye with Cash Money bosses.
He explains, "Nothing happened in a negative way. I was there for two years and the opportunity was a great opportunity at the time because of the type of deal that was done. For me, with this particular project and all of the sacrifice that went into it - recording the album for five years, I lost (manager) Chris Lighty making this album, I lost my father making this album - the s**t that I was putting into this album, I'm not compromising my vision for it."
He adds, "If I feel like if, in the slightest way, we ain't facilitating everything necessary for the vision to be seen and executed in the way I'm envisioning this s**t for the last five years, let me live and die in my own own inequity, homie."
Rhymes never released an album on the label, and he has already moved on from the split - he's preparing to debut his upcoming record, E.L.E. 2.
Rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly launching his own sports management company, and soccer stud Cristiano Ronaldo will be his top client. The Lollipop hitmaker is already the co-founder of his successful Young Money Entertainment record label, and he's hoping to expand his empire to the sports world.
Sources tell TMZ.com that Wayne has had his sights set on starting a sports management firm for a while, and to make the transition smooth, he has recruited his friend and Portuguese footballer Ronaldo as his first client.
Wayne and his Young Money bosses will be collaborating with company PolarisSports, which is the firm Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes works for.
Insiders reveal Wayne will handle all of Ronaldo's ventures in the U.S., including branding, marketing, and endorsement deals.
While neither Wayne nor Ronaldo have officially commented on the partnership, Ronaldo posted a photo on his Twitter.com page on Thursday (23Jul14) of himself alongside the Prime Minister of Japan and other Japanese politicians, holding up the Young Money hand gesture, which Wayne then retweeted.
If the story is true, Lil Wayne won't be the only rapper to become a sports agent - Jay Z branched out last year and helped land former New York Yankees baseball star Robinson Cano a big deal at the Seattle Mariners.
Singer Christina Milian has shrugged off rumours she is dating Lil Wayne, insisting they just "make music together".
The pair sparked rumours of a new romance when they attended the recent 2014 ESPY Awards together, but Milian is adamant they are just working on a new project. When asked whether she is dating the rapper, Milian tells TMZ.com, "We make music together... Yeah we make music."
Milian, who split from her music mogul fiance Jas Prince last month (Jun14), signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money record label in 2012.
British pop star Frankie Sandford tied the knot with former soccer player Wayne Bridge on Saturday (19Jul14). The pair exchanged vows at the Woburn Abbey stately home in Bedfordshire, England in front of their nine-month-old son Parker, and guests including Sandford's The Saturdays bandmates.
Sandford, 25, reportedly broke down in tears as she walked down the aisle with the retired sportsman.
A source tells Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper, "It was an amazing day. Frankie looked beautiful and Wayne very handsome when they tied the knot. Frankie was crying her eyes out. Marrying Wayne makes her life feels complete."
Guests were entertained by boyband JLS, who reunited for a special performance.
The man convicted of murdering former child actor Jay R. Smith in 2002 has died in prison. Charles Wayne Crombie, 64, passed away at North Nevada Correctional Center's Regional Medical Facility on Thursday (17Jul14) after suffering from a chronic medical condition.
Wayne had been imprisoned since 2005, when he was sentenced to serve two terms of 20 years to life behind bars for the fatal stabbing of the 87-year-old star, who rose to fame in the 1920s as a castmember of popular comedy shorts Our Gang, aka The Little Rascals.
Smith had reportedly befriended homeless Crombie and allowed him to live in his shed, but Crombie repaid his kindness by killing him and dumping his body in a desert. His remains were found in October, 2002.
Filmmakers Randall Miller and Jody Savin have broken their silence following the death of a camera assistant on their Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider, insisting they have committed no crime. Director Miller and his writer/producer wife were shooting a dream sequence on a train trestle in Wayne County, Georgia in February (14) when an oncoming train disrupted filming. Sarah Jones lost her life when the train hit her.
The filmmakers, who surrendered to local authorities on Sunday (13Jul14), have pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges filed against them, and now they've released a statement through their attorney.
Miller and Savin write, "In the weeks and months that follow when the true facts of the events are revealed, people will know that this was not a crime: we never had criminal intent; we would never knowingly or intentionally put anybody’s safety at risk. This was a horrible tragedy and a horrific accident.
"We have remained silent out of respect for the family of Sarah Jones, their loved ones and all of the crew who were injured on that very sad day.
"Our hearts are broken, our spirits are broken. We have young children and can only imagine with immense sadness the heartbreak of losing a child. We are praying for Sarah’s family."
A third producer, Jay Sedrish, turned himself in to police in Georgia on Thursday (17Jul14).
The trio has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass.
Several civil suits have also been filed against MIller, Savin, Sedrish and other individuals and entities associated with the film.
Rapper Lil Wayne has sparked rumours he is dating R&B singer Christina Milian after he attended the 2014 ESPY Awards with her on Wednesday (16Jul14). The Lollipop hitmaker was spotted sitting next to Milian at the Nokia Theatre event in Los Angeles, which was hosted by his pal Drake.
Wayne also arrived at the prizegiving hand in hand with the Dip It Low singer, who he signed to his Young Money record label in 2012.
Milian recently ended her engagement to music mogul Jas Prince, and prior to their break-up, Wayne released a song called Tina Turn Up Needs a Tune Up, which fans believe is sly dig at Prince and a confession of his love to Milian.
The lyrics include, "I'll take your Tina (Christina)/She need a king, f**k them princes/You’re a queen/Let’s have a princess".
Incidentally, Wayne and Milian are both connected to music producer The-Dream - Wayne was previously engaged to The-Dream's first wife, R&B singer Nivea, while Milian was also married to The-Dream, but divorced him in 2011 after just a year of marriage.
Film producer Jay Sedrish has turned himself in to police in Georgia four days after his associates, Jody Savin and Randall Miller, surrendered to authorities for their part in the death of a camera assistant on the set of Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider.
The trio has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass in connection to the death of 27-year-old Sarah Jones, who was killed while trying to escape an oncoming train as they shot footage for the film in Wayne County in February (14).
Sedrish, the project's executive producer and production manager, surrendered to police on Thursday (17Jul14). He was released after posting $27,700 (£16,300) bond.
Miller and Savin turned themselves in on Sunday (13Jul14) and were also released. The trio faces up to 10 years behind bars for involuntary manslaughter under Georgia law.
Production on Midnight Rider was halted immediately after the tragedy.
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Pop superstar Beyonce looks set to triumph at the MTV Video Music Awards after scooping eight nominations.
The Crazy in Love hitmaker released promos for every track on her self-titled fifth album, and three of those clips have landed nominations, including nods for Video of the Year and Best Collaboration for Drunk in Love, which features her husband Jay Z.
She is also in the running for Best Female Video and Best Choreography for Partition, and Best Video with a Social Message for Pretty Hurts at the annual MTV prizegiving.
Beyonce's closest rivals are rappers Eminem and Iggy Azalea, who have picked up seven nods apiece.
Azalea's Fancy music promo, based on cult comedy film Clueless, will compete for Video of the Year and Best Pop Video, while she also appears in the Best Female Video category twice for Fancy and Problem, her collaboration with Ariana Grande. Other acts to land nods include Pharrell Williams and Grande, who have three nominations each.
The ceremony will take place at The Forum venue in Los Angeles on 24 August (14). Usher and 5 Seconds of Summer are scheduled to perform.
The list of main nominees is as follows:
Video of the Year: Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus; Happy - Pharrell Williams; Chandelier - Sia
Best Female Video: Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Partition - Beyonce; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J; Royals - Lorde
Best Male Video: Sing - Ed Sheeran featuring Pharrell Williams; The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna; All Of Me - John Legend; Happy - Pharrell Williams; Stay with Me - Sam Smith
Best Pop Video: Happy - Pharrell Williams; Fancy - Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX; Talk Dirty - Jason Derulo featuring 2 Chainz; Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Wake Me Up - Avicii
Best Hip-Hop Video: 3005 - Childish Gambino; Hold On, We're Going Home - Drake; Berzerk - Eminem; Black Skinhead - Kanye West; We Dem Boyz - Wiz Khalifa
Best Rock Video: Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys; Royals - Lorde; Demons - Imagine Dragons; Until It's Gone - Linkin Park; Fever - The Black Keys
Best Collaboration: Problem - Ariana Grande featuring Iggy Azalea; Drunk in Love - Beyonce featuring Jay Z; Loyal - Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga; The Monster - Eminem featuring Rihanna; Dark Horse - Katy Perry featuring Juicy J; Timber - Pitbull featuring Kesha.
Director Randall Miller and his producer wife Jody Savin have been released on bail after surrendering to police in Georgia. The couple and fellow producer Jay Sedrish were charged with involuntary manslaughter and criminal trespass related to the death of a camera assistant on the set of their Allman Brothers biopic Midnight Rider.
Sarah Jones, 27, was hit by a train and killed in February (14) as the production crew shot footage on railroad tracks in Wayne County. Six other crew members were also injured.
Miller and Savin turned themselves in to cops on Sunday (13Jul14) and were each freed on $27,000 (£15,882) bail.
Executive producer Sedrish has yet to surrender to authorities.
The trio faces up to 10 years behind bars if convicted of involuntary manslaughter, while the criminal trespass misdemeanour could land Miller and the producers 12 months in prison.
Production on the movie, based on the memoirs of Gregg Allman, was halted following the train tragedy.