Last week, Diddy released a video documenting his trip to Las Vegas for the Floyd Mayweather/Robert Guerrero fight on May 4 and subsequent after party. While the clip is mostly standard examples of Diddy having fun, there is one thing that might catch some by surprise: singer The Weeknd makes a brief appearance to present Diddy with a gold plaque for his album, "Trilogy."
From doing some Google searches, I can see that some people are taking this to mean that Diddy and The Weeknd may be involved business wise and it has not been announced yet. While that is possible, as usual, I would encourage caution when making those sorts of leaps. Sometimes these plaques are simply presented to people who have been supportive of an artist, that otherwise have no business ties to the artist. That may very well be the case here.
For a while now, Uncle Luke has hinted that he was displeased with French Montana's handling of "Pop That," specifically his clearance of Luke's "I Wanna Rock" for the song's chorus.
Over the last couple of weeks, both made comments to Hot 97 that seemed to escalate the situation. First, Montana said he had heard that Luke said he was owed money and claimed that wasn't true because Luke did not own the rights to the song. "I can't owe you money if you don't own your thing," he said. Watch below, starting at 4:07.
This elicited a response from Luke, where he disputed saying that he was owed money, but maintained that he had a case for copyright infringement. The reason he hasn't pursued it, and doesn't want to, is because of his relationship with Diddy. But, he said, that if Montana continues to talk about it in this way, he leaves the door open to taking action.
The nominees for the 2013 BET Awards have been announced and French Montana's "Pop That" picked up a nod in the Best Collaboration category. The song, which features Rick Ross, Drake and Lil' Wayne, will go against 2 Chainz's "No Lie" (featuring Drake), A$AP Rocky's "Problems" (Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar), Lamar's "Poetic Justice" (Drake), Justin Timberlake's "Suit & Tie" (Jay-Z) and Kanye West's "Mercy" (Big Sean, Pusha T and 2 Chainz).
TMZ has video of four ex-members of Danity Kane - Aubrey O'Day, Aundrea Fimbres, Dawn Richard and Shannon Bex - having lunch in Los Angeles. They report that they did so "with a new manager to discuss the reunion ... and sources tell TMZ, it's definitely happening."
The clip below indicates none of these things, so it falls onto TMZ's reporting, which suggests that it will happen without Diddy. Fifth member D. Woods has not commented on Twitter.
"That was just fire. Just the verbal acuity, the cleverness that he's bringing. Eminem kind of popped that wide open for lyricists, like 'we got to go here' - of course, Biggie obviously. But that style of bringing it to that level, not just talking about your money and how many b******, I donít care about that."
You can watch in the clip below, starting at the 5:58 mark.