Rewind: Who Did What In Music News This Week?
Which Bad Boy rapper has joined team Romney? What’s got Nelly smoking mad? Is that you Gunplay? The answers to these questions and more with the top five stories you need to know about before the week is out.
#1.The Game Of Politics: The Game Blames Jay-Z For Obama’s Debate Debacle, Supports Stacey Dash
This week President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney squared off in another political debate and rappers came out on both sides. Despite the flashy PSA Jay-Z made for the POTUS, the Game still said Obama should lay off Jay-Z‘s music before debates.
“I’ve seen the debate: words were fumbled, certain topics weren’t covered correctly,” he told CBS Local. “But he’s Obama. He probably was listening to Jay-Z before he got up there and was a little bit in the zone and couldn’t get it together. But I love Obama he got my vote still.”
#2.The Bust Stop: Nelly Pumps The Brakes On Heroin Bust, Focuses On New Vitamin Venture
Nelly became the latest casualty in Sierra Blanca, Texas’ war on drug-transporting celebrities (Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg and Fiona Apple were busted there). His bus was stopped by border patrol agents who found a gun, heroin and marijuana on board. Nelly was let free when his bodyguard stepped forward to claim responsibility. Butthat didn’t stop the St. Louis rapper from sounding off about the whole thing. Read here.
#3. Money Shot:Gunplay Caught On Camera Threatening Accountant With A Gun
A new video from a surveillance camera catches Gunplay in action. The animated footage shows Rick Ross’ protégé exploding in anger during in April meeting with his accountant. The Maybach Music Group rapper turned himself in. More on Gunplay’s gun play, here.
The Toronto-based rapper announced that he recently graduated from high school after all these years. He dropped out of school at the age of 15 to play a high school student in Degrassi: The Next Generation. Find out how he made the grade here.
#5. Editor Wanted: Frank Ocean Writes Another Open Letter, Reveals Secret Desires
Frank Ocean‘s latest letter to fans on his Tumblr (like the bombshell revelation that he once had a love affair with a man). With no singular focus, he muses and pontificates about topics such as starting a “car club” and “writing a novel about twins.” Wait, there’s more.
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These are the five videos you should have seen by now. But maybe you didn’t.
#1 Bruno Mars Debuted Locked Out Of Heaven
Bucking the trends, the singer unleashed the video without any fancy premiere or behind the scenes footage.
#2 Justin Bieber “Beauty And A Beat,” featuring Nicki Minaj
Going under the handle @gexwy, Bieber teased that private recordings were about to be uncovered for all to see. Footage filled with sexy dancers and swimmers partying poolside with the Biebs and at times, Pink Friday rapper Nicki Minaj herself.
#3 Jay-Z Keeps Hope Alive In Prez Obama’s Campaign Ad
“When the president got into office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope,” Jay-Z says in the new video advertisement released by the Obama campaign.
#4 Nicki Minaj, along with Cassie, dropped “The Boys” video
The video begins with a woman reading a newspaper with the headlines “Barber Shop Burns Down After ‘Freak’ Flame-Thrower Accident.” We soon learn Nicki is one not to mess with.
#5 “Rick Ross Drops “Diced Pineapples” W/ Drake And Wale”
Rick Ross is showing his softer side. The Maybach Music Group general has just released a new video for the sensual track “Diced Pineapples,” which features Drake and Wale.