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NickiMinaj-081011.jpg Nicki Minaj is featured on August Alsina's remix for his song "No Love." The original track is part of the singer's debut album, Testimony, which was released on April 15. In the song the New Orleans crooner professes he does not want a relationship at the moment, but Minaj tries to convince him otherwise.

Farrahfranklin-072214.jpg Former Destiny's Child member Farrah Franklin was arrested in near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina early Sunday morning for disorderly conduct. The 33-year-old had been hanging out with NFL players Daquan Bowers of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Ricky Sapp of the Houston Texans when she was arrested by police. She was booked at 4:55 a.m.

T-pain2-050511.jpg  T-Pain has announced a new 17-city Drankin Patna tour, named after his single of the same name. He will be joined by Snootie Wild, Bando Jonez, Rich Kidz and Mykell Vaughn for the new trek, which kicks off on August 11 in Orlando and wraps August 27 in Chicago.

Aaliyah-061714.jpg Zendaya Coleman, who was set to play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic, has explained why she stepped down from the role. Originally it was reported that Coleman left the project due to fan complaints over her being cast in the role. There was also talk of Aaliyah's family being upset with the overall production of the film.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown hosted his Celebrity Kickball Game at the Glendale Sports Complex in Los Angeles on Saturday, July 19 to help raise money for charity. The "Run It" singer's team faced off against Diddy's stepson Quincy's team. On Chris' team was Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Christina Milian, Paris Hilton, Omarion and others.

beyonce-102212.jpg The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum has announced plans to host a Beyoncé fashion exhibit starting Tuesday, July 22, according to reports. The exhibit, located in the Ahmet Ertegun Main Exhibit Hall (in the Legends of Rock section), will feature the singer's black leotard worn during the "Single Ladies" music video, along with the skirt and jacket from her 2013 Super Bowl show.

JaggedEdge-053014.jpg Jagged Edge has released a lyric video for their latest song "Hope." The group created a campaign for their fans to submit inspirational testimonies to be featured in the project, and then selected 24 finalists to help spread the message of #Hope as the basis for this video. "Most importantly, I think, with 'Hope' our goal was always to . . . when we came back this time . . ."

rapperT-I.jpg Young Thug has released a remix to "Eww Eww Eww," featuring guest spots from T.I. and Zuse. Tip adds his typical braggadocio to the cut: "I'm lookin' at the hammer, barrel end at your end / Put dough in the bath before the thang start blowin / And yuck, get going, splatter your brains on the floor / I'm like eww eww eww."

Common-070811.jpg Count Common among those that are happy about Marvel's decision that Captain America will be a black man in an upcoming comic book series. The rapper was approached by TMZ to get his opinion on the news, which he calls "a beautiful thing." "It's a beautiful thing," he said, also referencing Marvel's decision to have the character of Thor be a woman in an upcoming series as well.

jamiefoxx-031511.jpg Jamie Foxx has teased an upcoming collab with Elijah Blake, posting a pic of the pair in the studio to Instagram. "In the stu working on something Amazin w/ this guy," Blake captioned the photo. Foxx's new studio album, the follow up to 2010's Best Night of My Life, currently has no release date or title.

Drake-052311.jpg Drake has agreed to pay Canadian rapper Rappin' 4-Tay approximately $100,000 over claims he stole his lyrics. In the dispute, Rappin' 4-Tay claims Drake copied lyrics from his 1994 track "Playaz Club" for his song "Who Do You Love?" The rapper did not file a formal lawsuit and claims he was offended that Drake did not credit him on the track.

FrankOceans-082912.jpg Frank Ocean is pictured alongside Grammy winning producer Om'Mas Keith in the studio in a photo uploaded to Instagram. The snap has many eager that Frank is nearing completion on the follow up to his smash debut album Channel Orange. "well that was an awesome week in the studio with my brother . . . the smiles say it all. #frankocean the genius," Om'Mas captioned the pic.

KanyeWest-09292009.jpg Kanye West and Iggy Azalea have been added to the massive line up of the Budweiser Made in America festival, scheduled to go down at Los Angeles' Grand Park on August 30 and 31. It is the first year the fest - which has a simultaneous date in Philadelphia - visits L.A. Remarkably, Ye will headline both fests, with his Philly set coming on Saturday, and his L.A. set coming on Sunday.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyonce leads all comers in nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with eight nods. Bey edged Eminem and Iggy Azalea, who snagged seven nods apiece. The Queen B's nominations include video of the year and best collaboration ("Drunk in Love" featuring Jay Z), best female and best choreography ("Partition"), and best video with a social message.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown and Drake appeared together in a comedy skit for the 2014 ESPY awards on Wednesday. In the sketch, Drake plays a hospital patient who needs an operation. As he lays in the operating room, the doctor arrives and reveals himself as Chris Brown. Brown then picks up sharp operating tools and quips "YOLO, m*****f*****" after which he proceeds to operate on Drake.