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Big Sean Hosts Album Release Event In LA, Willow Smith Pops By, DROP “”Beware” VIDEO + Robin Thicke, T.I. & Pharrell Suing Marvin Gaye’s Family Over “Blurred Lines” OWNERSHIP

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Rapper Big Sean continued his press tour for Hall Of Fame with an in-store appearance in LA and performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live."  See Willow Smith stop by to support Big Sean and find out why Robin Thicke is suing the family of Marvin Gaye.  And, watch Big Sean’s "Beware" video….

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In anticipation of the August 27th release of Hall of Fame, "Fire" rapper Big Sean hosted a block party on Fairfax Ave. in Los Angeles, CA yesterday.

Over 1,100 people stood in line to take photos and get autographs.  And even lil Willow Smith dropped by.

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The event was hosted by Power 106′s LA Leakers, Justin Credible and DJ Sour Milk and Sean performed his single "Guap" for the fans. He also spoke about his single "Control" which has sparked a ton of controversy (and response records) due to Kendrick Lamar’s verse.

 

And later that evening…….

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The Detroit homie stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" (rocking an ODB t-shirt) to perform two tracks from HOF, "Fire" & "Beware", with his Def Jam labelmate Jhené Aiko.

See the clips here:

 

And in new videos…..

Big Sean has released the official video for “Beware” featuring Lil Wayne and Jhené Aiko. Enjoy the artsy clip above….

 

In other music news……

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When it comes to party music, the family of Marvin Gaye sees "Blurred Lines" of ownership. On Thursday, Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. filed suit in California federal court against Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music (which owns some of Funkadelic’s compositions) because both of the latter claim "Blurred Lines" stole from their compositions.

So to be clear, Marvin Gaye’s family and Bridgeport Music have made allegations that "Blurred Lines" is very similar to Marvin’s "Got to Give It Up" and Funakedlic’s "Sexy Ways."  In response to that claims, Robin and his crew have filed a lawsuit which seeks to prove that they DID NOT sample the records records and they shouldn’t have to pay any royalties because their "new" composition "reminds" listeners of something else.

THR quotes the lawsuit as saying,

There are no similarities between plaintiffs’ composition and those the claimants allege they own, other than commonplace musical elements.  Plaintiffs created a hit and did it without copying anyone else’s composition.

Sidebar, George Clinton (former leader of Funkadelic) sided with Robin and tweeted, "No sample of #Funkadelic’s ‘Sexy Ways’ in @robinthicke’s ‘Blurred Lines’ – yet Armen Boladian thinks so? We support @robinthicke @Pharrell!"

We have to admit, "Blurred Lines" REALLY DOES have that "Got to Give It Up" feel.  But a "feeling" IS NOT a sample….

 

Photos via Jesse/Hall of Fame/Six 27 Branding’s Instagram

T.I. & A Bikini Rocking Tiny Take The Kids On A Puerto Rican VACAY

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T.I. & Tiny took their kids to Puerto Rico for the 4th of July holiday.  And they posted all their fun times from fishing and chilln’ on the water.  Check out the family fun, plus Tiny flaunting her bikini bod, inside…

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It was all about the fishing and water fun for the Harris fam this Holiday weekend.  Tiny put on her animal print bikini to hit the water with the kiddies.  Deyjah, who just had a 12th birthday party, Domani, King, Major & Messiah (Zonnique had a show to prep for) all looked adorbs while playing around with the ‘rents:

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And T.I.’s sexy self was in full on daddy mode.

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Nice catch!

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Scene stealer Major steals everybody’s heart doesn’t he?

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Hope he wasn’t really driving this boat while downing these beers.  But it looks like fun times were had by all.

The fam (at least Tiny does) leaves today to get back to L.A. and to hit Zonnique‘s show with the OMG Girlz.

 

Photos: T.I’s IG/Tiny’s IG

BIRTHDAY FAB: T.I. CELEBRATES Daughter Deyjah’s 12th BIRTHDAY!

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Over the weekend, T.I. cutie patootie daughter Deyjah turned 12-years-old with a fun-filled celebration attended by family and the OMG Girlz. See pics from the festivities inside…

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T.I. and Miss Niko threw a cute party in Atlanta for their daughter Deyjah, who turned 12-years old.  She’s growing up fast and is such a cutie.  And she’s her mom’s mini me.

 

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T.I., who’ll be hitting the road with Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz this summer for the America’s Most Wanted Tour was front and center for his baby girl’s bowling party. 

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Miss Deyjah got tons of designer gifts and fancy handbags….but looks severly unimpressed.  Ha!

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She had some fun with her brothers King, Messaiah & Domani and big sis Zonnique.

And in addition to being an accomplished ballerina, Deyjah was gifted a camera from T.I. and has been named the family’s official photographer!  Cute.

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Gotta love "The Family Hustle" fam.

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And T.I. revealed to FreddyO that King and Domani are in the studio working on projects of their own.  Of course.

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Deyjah’s grandmother Violeta Morgan was there to wish her grandbaby a happy birthday.

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Also, Deyjah’s sister Zonnique and the OMG Girlz were there with their Kool-Aid colored wiggery (at least we hope it’s wigs).

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Happy birthday Deyjah!

 

Photos via FreddYo.com

 

BONUS:

Get More: T.I., T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle

For Father’s Day, T.I. and his kids provided a BTS look at "The Family Hustle" during the reality show’s marathon where we see the cards Zonnique, Messiah, Deyjah, Domani, King and Major made for Tip. Enjoy.

 

 

Photos via FreddYo.com

CONCERTS GALORE: Solange Rocks Out Brooklyn’s Northside Festival & Bonnaroo + Drake, 2 Chainz, T.I. & More Turn Up At ATL’s Birthday Bash

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Concerts were everywhere this weekend from New York to Atlanta.   Check out Solange Knowles dropping it like it’s hot on stage at Brooklyn’s 2013 Northside Festival at McCarren Park and pics from day 3 of Bonnaroo in case you missed ‘em.  Plus, the celebs who turned out to hit the stage at Atlanta’s Birthday Bash 18…

After a whirlwind of performing in umpteen cities and countries this last week, Solange was back home in BK on Sunday performing at the Northside Festival.

 

Rocking a printed hat and a striped shirt and cutoffs with cut-out bandage style boots, Solo let loose with the mic during her performance: 

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After gettin’ low for the fans, she tweeted, "Northside! Brooklyn! New York! U beautiful people made me feel really good in side. I hope you enjoyed:( I’m happy I took those heels off."

Ha!  Peep video below:

 

By the way, also over the weekend Solo headed to Tennessee for Bonnaroo.  And rocking the cutest summer look and twists, she took over that stage too

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Nas was also down south taking over the stage for the big festival:

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And down in Atlanta, every rapper that usually jumps at the chance to perform on stage….did just that.  At 107.9′s Birthday Bash 18, your typical faves plus a few others came out to celebrate at Atlanta Philips Arena in front of a sold out crowd:

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Drake made a major surprise appearance with his home 2 Chainz and sent the crowd into a hissy fit.

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Girls love Drake.

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Since T.I. was on hand to take the stage with B.o.B., his fam–Zonnique and an OMG girl, Messiah and others were right backstage ready to support pops during Father’s Day weekend.

The "We Gettin’ It" collabo partners rocked out with some hits:

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TIP knows these long leather shorts are hot as all hell…

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Shawty Lo is apparently still bitter about his reality show that NEVER could.

 

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The "Love & Hip Hop ATL cast was there–at least in part.  Traci Steele, DJ Baby Drew (wonder if he ever found his $ 50K), Erica Dixon and her daughter (that she has with Scrappy) hit the stage looking cute.

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And Trinidad James…it wouldn’t be an Atlanta show without him or his cane.  He hit the stage with Young Dro…this guy’s shenanigans….

 

Photo: Bonnaroo & Northside Festival: Getty, Birthday Bash: Paras Griffin

 

America’s MOST WANTED Rappers Lil’ Wayne, T.I. And 2 Chainz COVERS “XXL” Magazine’s JULY/AUGUST 2013 Issue

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On the July/August 2013 cover of XXL, three of the biggest name in rapper music, T.I., 2 Chainz and Lil’ Wayne came together to promote their upcoming tour.  See each cover inside….

 

For their July/August 2013 issue, XXL printed up four covers touting the 2013 America’s Most Wanted Music Festival and its headliners Lil Wayne, T.I., and 2 Chainz. Before the trio hits the stage for their first tour stop (Birmingham, AL on July 9) the special cover package includes interviews and a solo cover with all three MCs.

Inside, Lil’ Wayne discussed his recent health issues, 2 Chainz talks about his successful solo debut and T.I. opens up about looking for a new record deal for Grand Hustle.

Also, the issue includes features on Kevin Liles empire, Mac Miller, Pusha T and Danny Brown. The new issue of XXL hits stands nationally on June 18.

Check out the solo covers here:

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Fortunately for 2 Chainz, the magazine went to press before he was robbed at gunpoint….and a tape surfaced!  We don’t condone violence, but it’s a shame that his entourage deserted him in the face of danger.  We wonder if he’s keeping those dudes on the payroll….

That robbery tape was a bling-ery of mess… 

 

Photos via XXL

PARTY FAB: Draya, Porsha Williams, T.I., Trey Songz & MORE At Prive’s “ALL WHITE AFFAIR”

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Draya Michele, Trey Songz, T.I. and Porsha Williams were among the stars who attended an exclusive white party last night in Atlanta.  See some of the ATL’s most stylish white fashions inside….

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 Last night in Atlanta, nightlife promoter Alex Gidewon and Grey Goose Cherry Nior presented an exclusive private screening at Prive Nightclub, one of Atlanta’s newest and sexiest venues.

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The "All White Affair" was hosted by "BBW LA" star Draya (who tweeted ""Like whaaaaaaaaaaaa #manijustshittedonem") and R&B crooner Trey Songz.

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Party host Trey Songz was seen making his way through the crowd in a white sleeveless t-shirt.

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The King of The South, T.I., arrived wearing a black t-shirt and camoflauge pants.  We’re sure folks didn’t mind that he opted out of the white dress code.  He’s the King.  He can do as he pleases.

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"LAHH ATL" husband Kirk Frost was there.

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And "RHOA" starlet Porsha Williams also stepped out for the function.  Hmm…It sees like Porsha smiles a lot more since Kordell walked out of her life. 

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Draya ‘s "BBW LA" co-star Bambi seems to attend a lot of ATL events.  It’s only a matter of time before she winds up on one of ATL’s many reality shows.

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Producer Jazze Pha posed with members of his team.

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Lil’ Scrappy celebrated his freedom last night.  Interestingly, he arrived at the party without Erika or Shay.

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R&B singer Mario was among the talented guests.

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Neyo’s fiance Monyetta Shaw was seeing arriving at the event. 

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So So Def founder Jermaine Dupri, who celebrated his 20th anniversary this year, partied with his friends.

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Kenny Burns, lifestyle guru and Grey Goose spokesman, looked dapper.

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Mimi Faust also arrived at the event solo.

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LaLa’s cousin Dice posed for the cameras.  

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V103 personality Big Tigger posed with friends. 

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Monyetta posed with a few friends, including "BBW LA" star Malaysia Pargo.

 

    

    
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YBF KIDS: T.I. & Tiny’s Baby Girl Zonnique GETS GORGE AT PROM With Rocko’s Son + Reginae & Dhea Get Cutesy + Justin Combs Starts Spring Football Practice At UCLA

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Tameka "Tiny" Cottle‘s daughter & T.I.‘s stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins is all grown up.  Check out her gorgeous prom look that has everybody wondering how old she REALLY is, plus Reginae Carter chillin’ with her dad’s girlfriend (possible fiancee) Dhea and Justin Combs hitting the football field at UCLA….

 

 

She’s 17-years-old and not quite a high school senior, but OMG Girlz member Zonnique "Star" Pullins was asked to prom by rapper Rocko’s son.  And the twosome revealed their gorge pictures last night:

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T.I. might want to go get those guns back that the Feds confiscated.  It looks like he’s gonna need them.  The Harrises oldest kid is showing how she’s growing into a gorgeous woman, and we’re surprised TIP let her leave the house without throwing a few coats on her chest to cover her up.  Y’all know how overprotective daddies do.

Before Zonnique and "A1 Uno" zoomed off to Westlake High School prom on a rainy Atlanta night Saturday, the two posed for pics at home. 

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Loving Niq Niq’s dress–for her–and the makeup is pretty as usual.  We hear they were the highlight of the prom, as to be expected when the kiddies of two rappers make a big entrance together. 

Proud mama Tiny tweeted about how proud she was of her first born, and T.I. called his baby girl absolutely "beautiful."

Check out their Keek video from the car below:

 

 

 

Zonnique’s ex-OMG Girlz groupmate Reginae Carter posted some fun silfies with her dad Lil Wayne‘s "fiancee" Dhea:

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She flashed that yellow diamond ring that Weezy still won’t admit is an engagement ring.  Meanwhile, Nae’s mom Toya Wright is chillin in Cabo on vacay with friends.

 

And Diddy‘s son Justin Combs is back on the football field at UCLA for spring practice.  The cutie was redshirted during his Freshman year last season and is there on a full football scholarship:

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And he signed some autographs for a few kid fans who came out to watch:

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Sweet!

 

The Randomness:

1.  Now that Miami Heat star Mario Chalmers has a contract extension and more money, his baby moms is taking him back to court to get more child support money.  STORY

 

Photos: Instagram

COUPLES WHO FLY TOGETHER: T.I. & Tiny Jet Out Of LAX

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Couples who jet together…stay together.  T.I. & Tiny are always attached at the hip….and we kinda love it.  The twosome were spotted flying out of LAX yesterday looking pretty colorful.  Check out Mr. & Mrs. Harris inside…

T.I. is 32…and still keepin’ up with the "young kids" as he rocked his bright yellow shorts rainbow socks and a rainbow style hoodie as the rapper rolled to LAX with his wife yesterday:

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Tiny flashed her fat ring for the cameras and was along for the trip with her man as they left the kiddies back home in ATL.  They were on work mode and did some radio promo at Power 106 L.A. and of course, hit up a few parties.  Must be nice…

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Universal Music Group “WHISTLEBLOWER” Makes ALLEGATIONS Of RAMPANT Drug Use, Sex & Partying, NAME CHECKS T.I., Macy Gray, Future & More

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A new lawsuit by a disgruntled Universal Music Group employee makes explosive allegations about rampant sex, partying and drug use at the Universal west coast office….but it’s the names that appear in the lawsuit that raise the most eyebrows.  Inside, go behind the scenes at UMG with Macy Gray, Future, T.I. and others….allegedly!

 

An explosive lawsuit filed by a former UMG employee, in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges the company’s "anything goes" philosophy when it came to its high profile celebrities and executives created quite the hostile work environment.  

The plaintiff, a 41-year-old African American female security guard, alleges the office was "infiltrated with pervasive drug use where you could smell marijuana seeping from various offices and openly used in common areas, and lounges."

And if that wasn’t enough, "artists and high-profile celebrities began visiting the premises with drugs in hand and oftentimes offering drugs to Plaintiff, which she refused."

The lawsuit goes on to namecheck drug use or drug paraphernalia by singer Macy Gray and "entourages" of Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx, MC Ren, rapper T.I. and "The Voice" judge Adam Levine.

To make it worse, the plaintiff says that once she "became torn between her professional integrity and losing her job," her objections were laughed off. And eventually, after submitting her written complaints, she was informed by her manager that she was suspended…and eventually fired!

Some interesting gems from the lawsuit include finding people passed out in bathrooms strewn with condoms after long nights or partying and drinking. Also, T.I. security guards like to park VERY close to the front door….and they refused to move when asked because, they said, they need to be ready just in case a shooting breaks out!

And when folks like head honcho Jimmy Iovine showed up at the office, it mysteriously began to smell like a day spa with incense and candles burning everywhere.  Plus, she alleges he showed up with "Idol" contestants who were blazing up some weed.

And then there’s also a dose of good old-fashioned sexual harassment of the UMG employees thrown in for good measurement.  SMH…..sounds like a summer internship you’d never forget!

The plaintiff says she was fired when she told her operations manager at the security company about the T.I. incident.  Apparently, they didn’t appreciate her snitching, so they told the plaintiff she had "complaints" about her performance and suspended her.  Later, she was permanently terminated.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, she’s suing Universal Music Group-owned UMPG, her employer Universal Protection Services, the building’s management and others over alleged labor violations, including a hostile work environment.

So far, all a spokesperson for UMG had to say was "While we cannot comment on the allegations between the plaintiff and her employer, we can say that the allegations as they relate to Universal Music Group are absurd."

We’re keeping an eye on this one. Where there’s smoke….

 

Jen Williams On Deck For New Reality Show? + “T.I. & Tiny” Season 3 Super Trailer

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Jennifer Williams may no longer be a "Basketball Wife."  But she’s already in talks for her own reality show.  Deets inside, plus the "T.I. & Tiny" season 3 super trailer….

 

After parting ways with her frenemy Evelyn Lozada and the "Basketball Wives," Jen Williams has been focusing on her new Lucid lip gloss line.  So she’s reportedly been in talks with "Love & Hip Hop" executive producer Mona Scott Young about creating her own reality series.  And we assume it’ll be focused on her business ventures…and her boyfriend Cisco.

She told VH1 at the "Gossip Game" premiere party this week that she and Mona are indeed in talks to do a new show.  And we’re sure VH1 would welcome that with open arms.  As if they turn anything down.

Jen also made it known she and Ev are still not friends.  Obvi.

 

 

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And in other reality show news, T.I. & Tiny are about to embark on a third season of their VH1 reality show.  And the super trailer just dropped.  Lots of love is in the air for all their kids….from Zonnique to King to Major.  Good luck handling all that.  The new season kicks off April 8th at 10p.