British rapper Professor Green is to feature a foul-mouthed phone message from pop star Robbie Williams in a new song. The pair fell out when Williams pulled out of a planned collaboration to record a track with hip-hop star Dizzee Rascal instead, and the former Take That member left a rude message on Professor Green's voicemail.
The rapper has written a song about the spat, and has decided to include Williams' message.
In the voicemail, Williams says, "Green it's Robbie Williams. I've just heard your album. Listen. A, keep my name out of your mouth. B, why do you have to go and mention (my flop album) Rudebox. It was a pretty s**ty time of my life. And C... it's f**k you, Green."
The stars have since made up and Williams agreed for the voicemail to feature in the track.
Green tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Me and him had a bit of a falling out... But then he reached out no long ago and said sorry for not sticking to his word. I'm cool with that, it takes a man to apologise... I told him I ended up taking a little jibe at him in the song and he suggested he had one back. So he did."
The message features in the track I Need Church.
Dizzee Rascal was determined not to let a fight ruin his gig in Cornwall, England over the weekend (21-22Jun14), insisting he felt compelled to break up the brawl and keep the peace. The rapper performed at the Eden Project venue on Saturday night (21Jun14), and subsequent reports suggested the show was marred by an altercation in the crowd, which prompted the security team to step in and attempt to remove the offenders.
Dizzee Rascal has now confirmed the incident and revealed he asked the guards to allow the two men stay.
Speaking ahead of his performance at the Isle of MTV event in Malta, he explained, "I'm so used to doing it (breaking up fights). I just didn't want them to get kicked out. I'm used to fights - people get a bit carried away, jumping around. It gets a bit emotional and you just have to separate them."
Actor David Hasselhoff was held up during the London leg of the Gumball 3000 rally on Sunday (08Jun14) after police pulled over his famous Knight Rider sports car for speeding. The former Baywatch star is among the celebrities taking part in the annual event, in which a host of famous faces drive luxury cars across the world, and the Gumball regular is racing across the globe in a modernised version of his high-performance sidekick KITT, a car fitted with artificial intelligence which featured in the hit 1980s show.
However, Hasselhoff ran into a little trouble with cops after he was spotted travelling at high speed, and the actor admits his usual charms failed to convince the officers to let him go with a warning.
He explains, "Police pulled me over, for speeding.
"Normally on Gumball, when I get pulled over by the police, I have a photo with them and they let me off. But not this year.
"I told them that it wasn't my fault, because KITT drives itself!"
More than half a million fans turned out to cheer on the celebrity drivers as they pulled up on London's Regent Street on Sunday for the U.K. leg of the world's biggest rally.
The famous shopping district was shut down for the day to allow the fleet of supercars to pass through, with other star participants including rappers Eve, Xzibit, Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah, dance DJ Deadmau5 and British TV host Jonathan Ross.
The Gumball rally continues across Europe, with the finish line set in clubbing Mecca Ibiza, where Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper will wed Eve.
Kourtney Kardashian's husband Scott Disick joined the New York stretch of the Gumball 3000 supercar rally on Saturday (07Jun14). The reality TV star and businessman, famed for his extravagant collection of luxury motors, rode with Beverly Hills makeup brand Kameco's team in a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster as part of the 120-car global race.
Disick, whose wife is rumoured to be expecting her third child, later showed he could keep up with the hard-partying rally crowd by performing manic raps at New York's Up&Down club during the event's afterparty
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star took to his Twitter.com page to share a picture of his swanky car, writing, "Had an amazing drive today with paintedmanbykameco (sic)."
The rally, which also features stars including David Hasselhoff, rappers Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah, Deadmau5, and British TV host Jonathan Ross, hits London's Regent Street on Sunday (08Jun14) before continuing across Europe towards the finish line in clubbing Mecca Ibiza, where Gumball founder Maximillion Cooper will wed rapper Eve.
British rappers Dizzee Rascal and Tinie Tempah will show off their driving skills when they go head-to-head in this year's (14) Gumball 3000 international rally. The pair will join other motoring enthusiasts and stars including David Hasselhoff, rapper Eve, and music producer Deadmau5 for the 3,000-mile (4,828-kilometre) trek across two continents.
The seven-day event next month (Jun14) begins in Miami, Florida, and ends in Ibiza, Spain, via New York and London, and the two British hip-hop stars are the latest famous faces to sign up.
Tempah is keen to show off his motoring skills during the event, but his rival Rascal may have an unfair advantage - he will be competing in the world's fastest supercar.
The Bonkers hitmaker will be climbing behind the wheel of a $1.6 million (£1 million) Bugatti Veyron for the rally.
Superstar couple Beyonce and Jay Z are set for a big night at the 2014 BET Awards with four nominations apiece. The Crazy in Love hitmakers will compete against each other in the Best Collaboration category, in which Beyonce's song Drunk in Love, which features her husband, will battle Jay Z and Justin Timberlake's Holy Grail. Drake and Majid Jordan's Hold On (We're Going Home), Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams' Blurred Lines, YG's My Hitta collaboration with Jeezy and Rich Homie Quan and I Luv This by August Alsina and Trinidad Jame$ are also up for the prize.
Meanwhile, rivals Jay Z and Drake will go toe to toe in the Best Male Hip Hop Artist category, alongside Future, J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar, while Beyonce will battle Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna and Tamar Braxton for the Best Female R&B/Pop Artist title. Jay Z and Beyonce will also vie for the coveted Video of the Year award with the videos for Drunk in Love and Partition, respectively. Pharrell Williams' Happy, Chris Brown's Fine China and Drake's Worst Behavior are also nominated.
In the movie categories, Angela Bassett, Gabrielle Union, Kerry Washington, Lupita Nyong'o and Oprah Winfrey will fight for the Best Actress prize, and Chiwetel Ejiofor, Forest Whitaker, Idris Elba, Kevin Hart and Michael B. Jordan are up for the Best Actor trophy. The Best Movie nominees are: 12 Years a Slave, The Best Man Holiday, Fruitvale Station, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain and Lee Daniels' The Butler.
The 2014 BET Awards will be handed out at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on 29 June (14).
The full list of nominees are:
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist: Beyonce, Janelle Monae, Jhene Aiko, K. Michelle, Rihanna, Tamar Braxton
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist: August Alsina, Chris Brown, John Legend, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams
Best Group A$AP Mob Daft Punk Macklemore & Ryan Lewis TGT Young Money
Best Collaboration August Alsina featuring Trinidad Jame$ - I Luv This Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love Drake featuring Majid Jordan - Hold On (We're Going Home) Jay Z featuring Justin Timberlake - Holy Grail Robin Thicke featuring T.I. & Pharell Williams - Blurred Lines YG featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan - My Hitta
Best Male Hip Hop Artist Drake Future J. Cole Jay Z Kendrick Lamar
Best Female Hip Hop Artist Angel Haze Charli Baltimore Eve Iggy Azalea Nicki Minaj Video of the Year Beyonce - Partition Beyonce featuring Jay Z - Drunk in Love Chris Brown - Fine China Drake - Worst Behavior Pharrell Williams - Happy
Video Director of the Year Benny Boom Chris Brown Colin Tiley Director X Hype Williams
Best New Artist Ariana Grande August Alsina Mack Wilds Rich Homie Quan ScHoolboy Q
Best Gospel Artist Donnie McClurkin Erica Campbell Hezekiah Walker Tamela Mann Tye Tribbett
Best Actress Angela Bassett Gabrielle Union Kerry Washington Lupita Nyong'o Oprah Winfrey
Best Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor Forest Whitaker Idris Elba Kevin Hart Michael B. Jordan
YoungStars Award Gabrielle Douglas Jacob Latimore Jaden Smith KeKe Palmer Zendaya
Best Movie 12 Years a Slave The Best Man Holiday Fruitvale Station Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain Lee Daniels' The Butler
Subway Sportswoman of the Year Brittney Griner Lolo Jones Serena Williams Skylar Diggins Venus Williams
Subway Sportsman of the Year Blake Griffin Carmelo Anthony Floyd Mayweather Jr. Kevin Durant LeBron James
Centric Award Aloe Blacc - The Man Jennifer Hudson featuring T.I. - I Can't Describe (The Way I Feel)" Jhene Aiko - The Worst LiV Warfield - Why Do You Lie? Wale featuring Sam Dew - LoveHate Thing
Best International Act: Africa Davido (Nigeria) Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania) Mafikizolo (South Africa) Sarkodie (Ghana) Tiwa Savage (Nigeria) Toofan (Togo)
Best International Act: UK Dizzee Rascal Ghetts Krept & Konan Laura Mvula Rita Ora Tinie Tempah
British pop star Pixie Lott was left distraught during a recent night out when a member of hip-hop collective Roll Deep vomited all over her. The Boys and Girls hitmaker was sitting on a table next to the band at a party, and she fled to the bathroom when one of the group approached her and threw up all over her outfit.
She tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "I was at a party and Roll Deep were on a table next to me. Next thing I knew, one of the boys from the band stood up and was sick all over me. It was terrible. I had to go to the toilet, take my long socks off and throw them in the bin (trash)."
The grime group has previously featured rappers including Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder and Wiley.
Singers Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding performed at a youth empowerment event in London on Friday (07Mar14) to thank youngsters for their charity work. The inaugural U.K. concert at Wembley Arena was held to celebrate and promote kindness by young Brits, and all 12,000 guests had earned their ticket by completing acts of local and global service.
Goulding and Hudson thrilled revellers alongside other stars including rapper Dizzee Rascal and British singer/songwriter Birdy, and the entertainment was broken up by inspirational speeches from public figures such as tycoon Sir Richard Branson and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore.
Goulding wrote on Twitter.com ahead of the show, "Today I am delighted and honoured to perform at We day. Inspiring today's youth to change the world."
Prince Harry also delivered a speech at the event, while casually dressed in a shirt and jeans, and he began by cracking a joke: "You were probably hoping for Harry Styles so I'm sorry to disappoint you - no, I'm not going to sing!"
Harry's girlfriend Cressida Bonas, his cousin Princess Beatrice, and U.S. TV actors Jacob Artist and Shay Mitchell also attended the daytime event.
British DJ/producer Calvin Harris has distanced himself from his early work because he feels embarrassed by the music that launched his career. The Scottish artist burst onto the music scene in 2007 with hit tracks including Acceptable In The 80s and The Girls, and has since gone on to become the world's highest paid DJ, according to Forbes magazine, after working with stars including Rihanna and Dizzee Rascal.
Harris has now revealed he made a determined effort to distance himself from his early hits by dramatically changing his musical style in 2010, and he now refuses to play the tracks that drove his rise to stardom.
He tells Australian radio station Triple J, "I don't play anything I made back then because I feel like I'm a different thing now... I was on tour in Australia and made an obnoxious club track Awooga, almost to get rid of people who liked my old music. It was so different, a hard club track, and I wanted to do it. I wanted to DJ and play it and I wanted to forget about everything from my past. Even though it did well for me in clubs and I enjoyed it, I did not want to do it any more. I wanted to draw a line under it."
British rapper Dizzee Rascal is set to be awarded an honorary degree from a university in his native London. The Bonkers hitmaker will collect an honorary doctorate degree in the arts from the University of East London next week (beg18Nov13).
The star will be honoured for his contribution to the city's artistic field and to the community of East London, where he grew up.