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MUSIC NEWS: ‘R&B Divas Atlanta’ Cancelled by TV One

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*Well, it’s a wrap for “R&B Divas Atlanta.”

At least that’s what Jawn Murray’s AlwaysAlist is reporting. Murray says that on Tuesday afternoon (01-13-15), several members of the cast were notified that the show was officially cancelled. The story also noted that last week, at the Television Critics Association in Los Angeles, TV One’s new President, Brad Siegel, did not present “R&B Divas Atlanta” as one of the returning series.

The situation is also kinda messy because of litigation surrounding the “R&B Divas” franchise. Nicci Gilbert, former executive and creator of the show filed a lawsuit about the spin-off “Hollywood Divas.” We’ve also learned that there could also be additional litigation from the existing executive producers, who were initially told that “Hollywood Divas” was not a spin-off of “R&B Divas,” but then the network released a press announcement calling it a spin-off.

“R&B Divas Atlanta” came to be in 2012. The original cast members were Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson, Keke Wyatt and Monifah Carter. Angie Stone joined the cast in season two and appeared for two seasons. Additionally, Xscape member LaTocha Scott, original Destiny’s Child member LaTavia Roberson and former 702 lead singer Meelah Williams each appeared for one season.

AlwaysAList says it reached out to TV One, but the network would not confirm the cancellation. However, a spokesperson did reply with this message via email:

“Both ‘R&B Divas’’ series are important to TV One and at this time, the network has made no definitive decision as to the future of ‘R&B Divas Atlant.,’”

MUSIC NEWS: R. Kelly’s Brother Bought Him a Whore For His 48 Birthday

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HSK Exclusive – R Kelly’s brother Bruce, last week Thursday, paid an Atlanta stripper who goes by the name Zae Miaa, $3500 to smash the Bump & Grind lyricist. Know why? Because last Thursday was R Kelly’s birthday and his brother Bruce, gave the R&B singer a stripper as his present. Don’t believe me.. Ask Keri Hilson.

Zae Miaa is a 23 year old stripper who works at the Gentlemen’s Club Follies; Bruce Kelly invited Miaa, to his brother 48 year old birthday bash.

Source says:

“Bruce met Zae on instagram and invited her to the party. R Kelly was all over Keri Hilson during his party, but he smashed Zae, later that night.”

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STUFF I LIKE: Beyonce, The Weeknd, & More To Be Featured On ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ Soundtrack (TRACKLIST)

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The soundtrack to the highly-anticipated Fifty Shades Of Grey looks like it’s going to be just as sought out as the movie.

Beyoncé, who is set to do a sensual remix to her hit song “Crazy In Love” for the film, will be joined by The WeekndEllie Goulding, Sia, and more on the tracklist for the project.

Both Bey’s “Crazy In Love” remix, as well as the Michael Diamond remix of “Haunted” are featured in the movie’s trailer, which was released last month.

Meanwhile, The Weeknd is giving the film two original tracks for the soundtrack, with one being “Where You Belong,” and his new single “Earned It.”

See the full tracklist for the soundtrack below.

1. “I Put a Spell on You (Fifty Shades of Grey)” – Annie Lennox
2. “Undiscovered” – Laura Welsh
3. “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” – The Weeknd
4. “Meet Me in the Middle” – Jessie Ware
5. “Love Me Like You Do” – Ellie Goulding
6. “Haunted (Michael Diamond Remix)” – Beyoncé
7. “Salted Wound” – Sia
8. “Beast of Burden” – The Rolling Stones
9. “I’m on Fire” – AWOLNATION
10. “Crazy in Love (2014 Remix)” – Beyoncé
11. “Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra
12. “One Last Night” – Vaults
13. “Where You Belong” – The Weeknd
14. “I Know You” – Skylar Grey
15. “Ana and Christian” – Danny Elfman
16. “Did That Hurt?” – Danny Elfman

SOURCE: The Rap-Up

MUSIC NEWS: Christina Milian Addresses Lil Wayne & Baby Beef

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by JAY BALFOUR

“I’m on the same record label,” Milan said. “I’m on Young Money, so it’s a little difficult when it comes to business.”

With news of a rift between Lil Wayne and Babytearing apart the Young Money camp late in 2014, the prospects for the release of the New Orleans rapper’s Carter V are still at stake as the label looks ahead to 2015.

Offering up her own take on the divide, fellow Young Money artist Christina Milian chimed in when asked by the Hollywood Reporter about the situation on the red carpet for the recent premiere of the TV series Empire.

“It’s a little difficult,” she said. “I’m on the same record label. I’m on Young Money, so it’s a little difficult when it comes to business. I understand the circumstance for all of them. I think everyone’s trying to work it out and I wish the best. Honestly it’s been an empire that has been built between Baby and with Lil Wayne. You can only hope for the best and big things for the both of them, that they continue this grind that they have. They basically paved the way for people like myself having the opportunity to become successful. I pray it all works out. I know he prays the same thing, nothing but the best.”

MUSIC NEWS: 50 Cent Gives 2015 Music Industry Predictions

by JAY BALFOUR

50 Cent also speaks about the latest moves for his SMS Audio brand.1-50_Cent_304-300x300

Now a regular figure at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 50 Cent sat down withWhat’s Trending at this year’s conference and answered questions about the current state of technology and his own SMS Audio line specifically.

Speaking about the growing SMS brand, 50 Cent broke down the company’s latest expansion around the world.

“We’ve been able to launch in over 62 countries,” he said. “We actually beat out some of the top brands in those international territories, too. We were able to create the BioSport version of SMS Audio headsets. This headphone has technology in it that allows it to monitor your heart-rate, how far you ran, how many calories you burn. We were able to launch it first. I think Apple’s acquisition of Beats was for music, the rights they had to music and different things made it cool.”

Addressing SMS’ partnership with Star Wars specifically, 50 explained the magnitude of the deal.

“The Star Wars brand has sustained its relevance since 1975,” he said. “It’s really one of those companies, they won’t license Star Wars to someone—it’s tough to climb in bed with Star Wars.

“They would only associate themselves with a high-end audio product and then you identify with the real passion connected to the Star Wars brand and gotta ramp everything up,” he added. “This is our second generation of it. This will be out May. The film doesn’t come out until December.”

After joking about his botched opening pitch at an MLB game in 2014, 50 was asked about his predictions for music industry trends moving into 2015.

“You gon’ start to see artists immediately,” he said. “The song’s gonna come out before the record companies have a chance to listen to it ’cause they’ll make the record. And artists feel like they have a hit or they’re passionate about the music and they got platforms that they could put it out on and no limit to how far it can go with exposure.”

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