May 19, 2010
The nominations for the BET Awards 2010 were announced at an official press conference in New York City yesterday by Diddy & his Dirty Money band. Jay-Z leads the pack with a total of 5 nominations including twice in the Video of the Year category for Run This Town with Rihanna and Kanye and Empire State of Mind with Alicia Keys, respectivly. Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Melanie Fiona and Trey Songz all tie in at 2nd place with a total of 4 nominatitions. What seemed to shock alot of people is that teen heart throb Justin Bieber is nominated in the Best New Artist Catergory along with Nicki Minaj. New catergories such as Young Stars Awards is introduced where Selena Gomez of Disney Fame is nominated.
Queen Latifah, who isn’t new to hosting duties as she hosted last year’s People Choice Awards, American Music Awards, and the Grammys, is set to host the event which will be held live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on June 27.
February 5, 2010
Foxy Brown is still taking shots at her longtime rival Lil Kim along with former ally Jay-Z.
On her new track “Let Em Know,” Foxy recycles a diss made about Kim’s appearance on the ABC series Dancing with the Stars on the song “Off the Muscle” that surfaced in November. “I’d rather be in the club at the bar/Then go disrespect my hood, by dancing with the stars… I’m BK’s Don Diva, give the whole hood face lifts/G’wan I fix your face bitch.”
The Brooklyn MC when on to dead rumors about her involvement with Rick Ross, Nas, and AZ while exposing her affair with Jigga, spitting “The streets talking, got the hood going crazy/Niggas heard I fucked with Ross and had the nigga baby/They said I fucked with Nas and now they say it’s AZ/But on the low, the real nigga was Jay-Z.”
And just for good measure she name checked a few key femcees, “I cancel all you broads, dismantle all you broads/Stomp a print in my Miu Miu sandals on you broads/Slap a bitch on her back like I’m John Cena/Fuck that, I ain’t Eve, I ain’t Kim, I ain’t Trina.”
Although it’s unclear what project this song was intended for, if any, it’s been rumored that Foxy, who hasn’t released a hit album since 2008’s indie disc Brooklyn’s Don Diva, is working on an album for this year. —Brooklyne Gipson