IS LIL WAYNE RETIRING?
Is Lil Wayne retiring? In an interview with MTV News, Wayne said that Tha Carter V will be his last album. He explained, "I know ya'll want me around for a little bit and Carter V is my last album. I've been rapping since I was eight years old. That's a long time," said Tunechi. "I'd like to do so many more things, and when I like to do something, I end up loving to do it real quick. When I love to do something, I'm fully focused on it and it only. Music is sometimes not that it."
Wayne also revealed that Kanye West wouldn't be on his upcoming album I Am Not A Human Being II. He said, "He didn't do any music on this album, but 'Ye is actually packaging my album. It was his idea. I was like, 'OK, whatever.' He wanted that. He was like, 'I wanna package Wayne's album.' I'ma let 'Ye do what he do. As long as it ain't nothin' out the box crazy. 'Ye is 'Ye, he's a genius."
WAYNE IS READY TO GET MARRIED
During the interview, Wayne also revealed that he would like to get married soon. He explained, "Yup. Yeah, man, yup. Happily married too. I'll probably run down the aisle. I'll probably slide into the preacher like it was home plate."
According to TMZ.com, Wayne is now taking seizure medication following the two mid-air seizures he had last month. During his interivew with MTV, when the room got home, he said, "Please let them know that I have an air unit, but because of the sound, they don't want the air on, so it's super hot in here ... I don't want y'all to think I'm on nothing, man. I'm on seizure medicine. That's all."
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CASSIDY SAYS MEEK MILL DOESN'T DESERVE A DISS SONG FROM HIM
Philly spitter Cassidy says he doesn't plan on releasing a diss song towards Meek Mill -- because he doesn't deserve one. Cassidy said that his song "Diary of A Hustla" was not towards Meek. In an interview with Allhiphop.com, "That record was called 'Diary Of A Hustla,' I didn't put that out as a diss record, but because we were going through the Twitter beef a couple of hours before I put it out, everybody called it a Meek Mill diss. But that record wasn't directed at Meek Mill's; it was just a general rap."
He continued,"If I do a diss record to Meek, it's going to be on the 'Ether' level, if not worse. It's going to be direct; you won't have a hard time figuring out who I'm coming at. But I didn't feel as though enough was done for him to deserve a diss record yet. He's going to really have to get out-of-pocket, put me in a song or say something crazy to get a diss record."
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THE GAME COMPARES CHRIS BROWN TO BOBBY BROWN: In an interview with XXLMag.com, The Game spoke on his friendship with Chris Brown. He said,"Chris Brown, he is, to me, Bobby Brown in hip hop these days. It's almost the same, man. He's just the bad boy of R&B. He's also like a little brother to me. Anytime I call him, anything I need done is going to get done ASAP. Anybody else calls, you know your'e going to need $200,000 to get Chris Brown on a record. But we make good music."
2 CHAINZ IS 'MAN OF THE YEAR': Source has chosen 2 Chainz as their "Man of The Year". The third annual issue hits newsstands on December 4th, but before then read a few excerpts from his feature below.
SUPREME COURT COULD DECIDE C-MURDER'S FATE NEXT WEEK: According to Allhiphop.com, C-Murder will learn his fate tonorrow (November 27th) when the Supreme court of New Orleans on his murder conviction. C-Murder is currently serving a mandatory life sentence at Angola State prison in Louisiana. He was convicted in 2003 for the 2002 shooting of a 16-year-old named Steve Thomas.
MIGUEL AND BEYONCE LEAD SOUL TRAIN AWARDS WINNERS
The 2012 Soul Train Awards aired on BET and Centric on Sunday night, November 25th. The show, which was taped on November 8th at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, was hosted by Cedric The Entertainer. The 25th annual show opened with a taped skit featuring Billy Crystal suggesting to Cedric The Entertainer that the show should be held in Las Vegas instead of Los Angeles. The intro was followed by performances by Raphael Saadiq, Anthony Hamilton, Leah LaBelle, Fantasia and Charlie Wilson who performed classics by Teena Marie, Johnnie Taylor, Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, and the GAP Band.
FULL LIST OF 2012 SOUL TRAIN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS LIST
Best New Artist
Best Male R&B/Soul Artist
Best Female R&B/Soul Artist
Song of the Year
Tyrese - "Stay"
Album of the Year
Frank Ocean - Channel Orange
Best Gospel Performance
Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks - "Celebrate"
Best Caribbean Performance
Sean Paul - "Tomahawk Technique"
Best Hip Hop Song of the Year
Kanye West, Pusha T, Big Sean & 2 Chainz - "Mercy"
Record of the Year (Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award)
John Legend featuring Ludacris - "Tonight"
Best Dance Performance
Beyonce - "Love On Top"
Best International Performance
Estelle - "Thank You"
The Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio
Tony Bennett - Isn't It Romantic
Esperanza Spaulding - Radio Music Society
Best Independent R&B/Soul Artist Or Group
CHRIS BROWN QUITS TWITTER: Chris Brown deleted his Twitter account after having a war of words against a comedy writer named Jenny Johnson. Brown tweeted "I look old as f**k! I'm only 23..." to which Johnson responded "I know! Being a worthless piece of s**t can really age a person." From there, Brown's responses got a bit more vulgar until he finally deleted his account despite his 11.6 million followers.
WEEKEND MOVIE WRAP-UP
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2 was the top movie at the weekend box office for a second weekend in a row and the Number Two and Number Three movies, Skyfall and Lincoln, both also held their spots from last weekend, remaining the top three movies both from Friday through Sunday and over the five-day holiday weekend. The three films led the field to an all-time box office best of $290 million over the long Thanksgiving weekend, from Wednesday through Sunday.
The new releases, which all opened Wednesday:
The animated Rise of the Guardians, based on William Joyce's Guardians of Childhood books, debuted at Number Four. The movie has Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost teaming up to fight Pitch, an evil spirit who's determined to take over the world by inspiring fear in the hearts of children. Lending their voices are Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law, Alec Baldwin and Isla Fisher.
Opening in fifth place was the shipwreck saga Life of Pi, directed by Ang Lee and adapted from Yann Martel's best-selling novel. It follows an Indian boy named Pi, a zookeeper's son, who finds himself shipwrecked and adrift in the Pacific Ocean with a Bengal tiger. Starring are Suraj Sharma, Irfan Khan, Tabu, Rafe Spall and Gerard Depardieu.
Red Dawn, a remake of the 1984 action movie of the same name, debuted at Number Seven. Chris Hemsworth leads the cast in the story of Washington state high school students who turn themselves into guerrilla fighters, calling themselves Wolverines, as they battle North Korean invaders. Co-starring are Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, Isabel Lucas, Connor Cruise and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
The comedy Silver Linings Playbook, starring Bradley Cooper as a man trying to get his life back together after leaving a state institution, opened in ninth place. Having lost everything, Cooper's Pat is forced to move back in with his parents while he makes a plan to get his wife back, but things change when he meets Tiffany, played by Jennifer Lawrence. Co-starring are Robert De Niro, Chris Tucker and Jacki Weaver.
THIS WEEKEND'S TOP TEN MOVIES -- NOVEMBER 23-25
FIVE-DAY HOLIDAY WEEKEND TOTALS (Top Five Films) -- NOV. 21-25