Clifford “T.I.” Harris has finally admitted that he has a drug problem.
Just days prior to turning himself in to serve his 11 month sentence for probation violations stemming from an L.A. drug arrest, Tip? sat down with VIBE Magazine’s Erik Parker for a very candid interview.
In an excerpt from the explosive cover story, T.I. reveals that he developed an addiction to pain pills after having oral surgery.
I had a lot of work done to my teeth. Oral surgery, extractions, six, seven, eight root canals. Between January to February. As soon as I got out, I had a lot of stuff done. In the joint, you eat shit that is unhealthy for you. I had fillings that fell out and stuff that had to get dealt with. Of course for the pain they gave me oxycontin and hydrocodone. And, mind you, on October 13, 2007, I had cut off everything?weed, alcohol.
Then I get these pills and I start taking them for the pain at first. And then I?m like, Wait?this shit makes me feel good. Continue Reading…
I got a chance to get up close and personal with Lupe Fiasco last night as Atlantic Records held a private dinner reception/listening session for his upcoming “Lasers” project.
The event, hosted by Tree Sound Studios, was an intimate affair that allowed Lupe to discuss his vision amongst his A-town “family and friends”.
Lupe’s 3rd solo project,”Lasers,” is set to be released March 8, 2011 and Lupe is hot on the promo trail.
Lu admits that his music isn’t meant to be played in the club and that he actually seeks to inspire people and create thought provoking music… but sometimes smart doesn’t sell.
It’s like a revolutionary album. I was really inspired by inspiring social activism. So a lot of the music has a social kind of awareness edge to it… a social justice edge to it.
It’s less about making songs to make songs but making songs with a purpose. I actually tried to challenge myself on this album — compared to my last album — to make music that was a little more popular… not pop! but a little more “popular,” so that I can engage a wider audience with my music…
I agree. Sometimes you’ve gotta “dumb it down” to get people to pay attention… such is life.
Check out more of what Lupe has to say below PLUS listen to his first single “The Show Goes On”: Continue Reading…
Usher Raymond and his young protege’ Justin Bieber took the 2010 American Music Awards by storm!? The pair walked out with 6 of the coveted trophies with Bieber taking the bulk of the win with 4 of his own.
Favorite Soul/R&B Album: Usher, ?Raymond v. Raymond?
Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist: Usher
Favorite Breakthrough Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist: Justin Bieber
Favorite Artist of the Year: Justin Bieber
Favorite Pop/Rock Album: Justin Bieber, ?My World 2.0?
During Usher’s acceptance speech for one of his big awards, he thanked his “partner in crime” Grace Miguel, which prompted his ex-wife, Tameka to throw shade on twitter last night.
Hey jumpoffs need love too right.. Since they ‘give’ so much. LOL..
Poor Tameka. That had to be a bitter pill to swallow.
Peep the full list of AMA winners PLUS Usher & Justin’s performances under the cut: Continue Reading…
Kim Zolciak is finally spilling the beans about her unplanned pregnancy.
Kimmie and her boo, Atlanta Falcons player Kroy Biermann chose to reveal the news to Life & Style Magazine now that she’s hit that 2nd trimester benchmark.
[Sidebar: I hate to say I told you so… but I did. Almost a month ago!]
READ: Confirmed! Kim Zolciak is Pregnant by an Atlanta Falcon
?I was surprised!? Kim, 32, tells Life & Style about the pregnancy. ?While it wasn?t planned, God clearly has a bigger and better plan for us and we?re excited.?
At first, Kim denied reports that she was pregnant when a jealous ex leaked the news back in October. ?I was appalled and disgusted by that,? she says. ?I wasn?t through my first trimester ? you never know what could happen.?
But now Kim is three months pregnant and ready to share the wonderful news, telling Life & Style: ?I?m the happiest I?ve ever been. (source)
There you have it. Big Poppa was having financial difficulties so Kim’s “Plan B” has secured her future. Being that her family is about to expand, Kim is already rumored to be selling her townhouse for bigger digs. You go girl!!
In case you missed it:
Inside Kim Zolciak?s Crib?
Kim Zolciak?s Wig, Mouth & Nipples for NOH8 Campaign
Kim Zolciak Sings ?Google Me? (AUDIO)
Sean “Diddy” Combs and his grill were spotted on the red carpet of the 2010 American Music Awards last night. I dunno about you, but there’s something about a 40-something year old man wearing a gold grill that just screams “sugar daddy”… or is it “mid-life crisis”?
Diddy with Dawn & Kaleena aka “Diddy’s Dirty Money”
In case you missed it, peep Diddy’s Dirty Money performance of “Coming Home” below: Continue Reading…
Rihanna rocked “all red everything” from head to toe as she waked the red carpet of the 2010 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. last night (November 21, 2010) in Los Angeles, California.
Check out more photos + video of Rihanna’s AMA performance below: Continue Reading…