News of Rihanna‘s collaboration with Chris Brown on her ‘Birthday Cake’ remix not only rocked the Twittersphere, it also drove music editors nuts. Billboard in particular Continue reading
Not only did Rihanna just go Gold with her latest album, Talk That Talk, but she just unloaded her problematic L.A. home for $ 5 million. Deets inside, plus what her good friend The Dream had to say about why he won’t be working with Rih’s frenemy Ciara…
She purchased the home over 2 years ago. Yet hasn’t even lived in it. Thanks to severe water damage, Rihanna had to put her 10,000 sqft, 8 BR, $ 6.9M home on the market 6 months ago. The Beverly Hills Post Office area home was listed at $ 4.5M, but was actually just sold for $ 5.03M.
So she can celebrate her sell, plus her TTT album nabbing Gold certification on December 16th after surpassing 500,000 units sold. Congrats!
Meanwhile, Rihanna’s homie The Dream has some words about the Ciara drama he spoke about a while back. The writer and the "Promise" singer seemed to have been good friends kicking it courtside at games, making music together, and hanging out together. But Dream isn’t trying to continue that ish.
He told media a while back that he just wouldn’t be writing for Ciara anymore, so folks assumed there was beef. But Dream told Tim Westwood from BBC 1Xtra in Part 2 of his interview, it’s only because of contracts:
“I have a contract under Def Jam so it’s only certain people I work with. [The executives] were real smart by putting that in there, I made them pay for it.”
By the way, L.A. Reid recently said Ciara’s new album is coming along.
Check out the full interview below:
Also, Dream just tweeted the new cover for his new single "Roc," which should drop by this Friday:
If you ever wondered how 50 Cent maintains his muscular physique, well, he’s going to show you how in his new fitness book. The New York rapper recently inked a deal with Penguin Group’s Avery Books imprint for a workout book called ‘Formula 50: A Six-Week Total Body Transformation Plan.’
According to HipHopDX, the book will focus on cardio and muscle resistance training to help people build strong minds and healthier bodies. Fiddy will also offer some nutritional tips, as well.
“I had a strong desire to write this book because it’s very important to me to help people make positive changes and take charge of their overall health,” he said in a press release. “Formula 50 is a radical six-week mind-body transformation plan geared to help readers develop mental toughness to achieve optimum results while offering a nutrition component.”
50 is co-writing the book with Jeff O’Connell, the editor-in-chief of Bodybuilding.com, and Avery Books’ editorial director Megan Newman will edit the work. This will be the rapper’s fourth title following ‘Playground,’ ‘The 50th Law’ and his biography, ‘From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens.’
This is a great book idea and is sorely needed in the rap game. With so many rappers (and celebrities) dying at a young age due to poor health, it’s good to see 50 Cent promote health and fitness for the hip-hop generation.
‘Formula 50: A Six-Week Total Body Transformation Plan’ is expected to hit bookstores in January 2013.