Archive | June, 2009

Reginae Carter’s Performance At The BET Awards Was Not Planned

Young Money's Performance At The BET Awards Was Not Planned

I just heard from a source close to Tiny’s camp who informed me that the appearance of Tiny’s preteen group OMG onstage with rappers Lil Wayne and Drake at the BET Awards was neither planned nor rehearsed.

My source said the group’s appearance onstage was a last minute decision by Wayne and no one else.

According to my source, what happened was Wayne’s daughter Reginae, 9, was upset that she didn’t get the chance to accompany her father, Lil Wayne, to the stage to accept his award because she was sitting too far back in the audience.

Once backstage, the youngster began to cry. And Wayne, who they say is a great dad, hated to see his little girl cry. So he told Reginae she could come out onstage during his performance with Drake. Reginae, being the team player that she is, asked the other members of her group to go out on stage with her.

So there you have it.

Also, remember that the 2009 BET Awards was pre-recorded on Saturday afternoon. So the girls were not up past their bedtimes.

Shouts to Sandra Rose and because it not being planned, this might explain why it wasn’t their best performance and why they performed the songs they did.

Update: Shout outs to Rain for the heads up ;)

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Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant Speaks on Drake’s Distribution Deal

Cortez BryantIn one of hip-hop’s most drawn-out bidding wars, Drake has finally inked a deal with Universal Republic, according to Young Money’s Cortez Bryant.

Bryant says the Toronto rapper was already signed to Young Money Entertainment, but signed his distribution deal on Sunday. “We were looking for all the creative control and all the say-so over the project,” said Bryant, “the person who gave us the sweetest deal.”

Drake, who Bryant says is ecstatic about the signing, will appear on one of two follow-up singles to Young Money’s hit “Every Girl,” slated to drop in the next two weeks.

Drake’s debut album, Thank Me Later, has no release date, but Bryant says the Young Money group album is expected to drop late this year, on the same day as Lil Wayne’s Rebirth.

Shout outs to XXL Mag

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BET Awards Viewers Outraged Over Young Money’s Performance

BET Awards Viewers Outraged Over Young Money's Performance

Many BET Awards viewers were outraged when Lil Wayne and Drake were joined on stage by several pre-teen girls during the performance of their hit song “Every Girl“.

Some journalists found the presence of the pre-teens to be a bit strange.

Overall, the show was a big downer because… many things just seemed out of place. For example, Drake‘s performance had Lil Wayne and his pre-teen daughter with other young girls on stage rapping along to “Every Girl in the World,” which is a song about having escapades with all the girls in the world. (Examiner)

Others thought Weezy‘s song choice was inappropriate in light of Michael Jackson’s recent death.

And then came Lil Wayne, in a five minute flurry of such bad taste and poor judgment one can only assume that he was high or simply confused. He performed his new single “Every Girl“. In light of the somber tone of the evening, the performance would have been gauche enough. But onstage with him at the time were several pre-teen girls, who danced in loose choreography and flocked around Lil Wayne like a prepubescent harem. (City Pages)

Miss Info also blogged about the young girls.

The Drake, Lil Wayne, Young Money Ent performance after the jump .complete with pre-teen relatives onstage during the performance of Every Girl in the World.ugh. (MissInfo)

Many industry insiders used Twitter to express their disappointment with the performance.

Lil wayne + wanting to f*ck every girl + w/ young girls on stage = smh, pure mess. how did bet miss how inappropriate that was?! (TheSourceMag’s Twitter)

These girls onstage look a littttttle tooooo young to be the subject of this song. could be the red tutu (AngelaYee’s Twitter)

Okay I have a problem! Why are there 12 year olds on stage while Drake and Lil Wayne singing this song!! I as like is that a little GIRL????? and then I was like wait there are more lil kids! HUH?? (TiaMowry’s Twitter)

Drake/Lil Wayne performance really pissed me off by bringing those young 10 year old girls singing I would F ever girl in the world. (IPRMKTG’s Twitter)

Shout outs to SOHH

So what do y’all think about this :?: We know it is Weezy’s daughter, but I still think this is taking it a bit too far.

PS: We will be uploading lots of pics from the BET Awards 2009 tomorrow ;)

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Drake Signs With Young Money

Well, the wait is over: After weeks of speculation, Drake has chosen to go with the home team and sign with Lil Wayne‘s Young Money Records, according to a source close to the situation. The deal breaks down as a joint venture between Young Money and Cash Money, with Universal Republic distributing. Drake‘s management was adamant that he should be viewed as an independent artist, although Universal will distribute the project.

“Today is a definitely a comfortable day for me, having my team now that’s been in place for a couple of years. It’s just a great day,” Drake said. “It’s something new, but it feels familiar.”

Drizzy is excited about having a corporate push to help with the momentum he’s gained independently.

“Independent is a funny term,” he told MTV News on the set of his video for “Best I Ever Had.” “I can go independent, but you need distribution, period. You need somebody to distribute your record and you need that army that a label has to really push the record.”

Shout outs to MTV! So what y’all think about this :?: I think this is great news and I wonder if Nicki Minaj will do the same…

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Lil Wayne’s “Lollipop” Wins ASCAP Honor

Lil Waynes Lollipop Wins ASCAP Honor

New Orleans rapper Lil Wayne has yet another award to add to his already-extensive list of accolades. The “reborn rocker” and writers of his hit single “Lollipop” have won the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) award for Top Rap Song Of 2008.

“Lollipop”, co-written by Darius “Deezle” Harrison and the late Stephen “Static Major” Garrett, was named Top Rap Song, and also claimed an award in the R&B/Hip-Hop category.

The mammoth single, performed by Lil Wayne and featuring “Static Major,” topped both the Top Rap Tracks and R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks charts, and earned “Deezle” and “Static Major” a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

Mikkel Eriksen & Tor Hermansen and C. “Tricky” Stewart & The-Dream won the Songwriter Of The Year award for while Alicia Keys took home the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Song award for ” Like You’ll Never See Me Again,” co-written with Kerry “Krucial” Brothers.

Shout outs to DefSounds

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