By: Bridgette Roosevelt
Another week has come and gone. That gives us a whole new week of exciting things to report. Welcome to this week’s Hip Hop Herald!
The week kicked off with President Obama’s inauguration for his second term. Mr. President delivered a rousing speech, Paul Ryan was booed upon arrival, Kelly Clarkson sang her heart out and Beyonce blew the roof off of the national anthem (with lip syncing, allegedly). Sasha kept it really real and yawned during her father’s speech.
Congressmen snapped pictures of Beyonce and Jay-Z like they were royalty. In the end, President Obama took a moment to soak up the true beauty of the occasion saying “I want to take a look one more time. I’m not going to see this again. It’s beautiful.” And that, ladies and gents, was the real truth.
Elsewhere in the land of the free, American Idol has been accused of racism! Wait, what? Nine former contestants for the once reigning singing competition have banded together to try getting their hands on Simon’s money in a new way.
Corey Clark and Jaered Andrews (Season 2),
Donnie Williams of season 3, Terrell and Derrell Brittenum (Season 5), Season 6’s Thomas Daniels and Akron Watson, Ju’Not Joyner (Season 8) Chris Golightly (Season 9) all claim that they were all publicly disqualified from the show because of their individual arrest histories.
They have hired an attorney and are awaiting a response from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before the lawsuit can move forward.
Lance Armstrong is tied up in one of America’s favorite pastimes—suing people—or in this case, being sued. Readers of his best-selling memoirs are going after him and his publishers for fraud and false advertising because he lied about his drug use. It’s the least they could do since, you know, no one made him give up his titles. That’s fraud.
Justin Timberlake is back in his Suit and Tie. The dapper crooner, who teased all his fans with a YouTube clip a few weeks ago, announcing his return to music, released his lyric video for the track. In collaboration with Jay-Z, the song is creating a real buzz for JT’s first album, entitled The 20/20 Experience, since 2006’s FutureSex LoveSounds
Speaking of a return to music, it appears that 50 Cent can’t successfully do it. His fifth album had been delayed for the 37,000th time, so he put out a record with Young Jeezy and Snoop Lion Dogg, whatever it is that he’s calling himself these days. “Major Distribution” is meant to warn everyone that 50 is back to make a dollar or two.
The recently released video features girls promoting a porn studio, skeletons and a battle for who can move the most product. February 6th is the released date for the album, in order to commemorate the release of Get Rich or Die Tryin’
Well, there you have it folks—some of the best headlines to grace the web. Tune in next week for more and be sure to keep checking Mega City VIP, the best hip-hop website for your daily fix!