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RobinThicke-101409.jpg Robin Thicke says that he was going through a "personal hell" during the trial which saw him pay millions to the kids of Marvin Gaye over his hit "Blurred Lines." Thicke and Pharrell Williams were ordered to pay $7.3 million for copying Gaye's 1977 single "Got to Give It Up." "When I did the deposition, it was two weeks after my separation from my wife," Thicke says.

Chris-Brown-091712.jpg Chris Brown is making a bid to establish paternity of his one-year-old daughter Royalty. Breezy filed docs in a Houston court, which will give him the right to challenge the girl's mother, Nia Guzman, over child support and custody. Currently, Brown is paying $2,500 per month in child support, but Nia is asking for $15,000.

rihanna-021113.jpg Rihanna is the first artist to surpass the 100 million gold and platinum song certifications, the RIAA has announced. "Gold & Platinum is the industry's premier way to celebrate achievement in the marketplace," said Cary Sherman, Chairman & CEO, RIAA in a release. According to the RIAA the 100 million mark was reached over Riri's career 37 separate title releases.

prince-012210.jpg  Prince has released a song called "HardRockLover," debuting the cut to SoundCloud. On the cut, the Purple One says he's got what it takes to make the ladies "scream." "Ain't no rapper tryna be a singer / I'm gonna make her moan / Sade and Babyface, R&B ain't got no place / But put some hard rock on / You better cover your eyes 'cause you're about to hear a woman just scream," he sings.

KanyeWest-09292009.jpg Not only does Kanye West feel guilt over the death of his mother Donda in 2007, he even goes so far as to blame himself for what happened. Donda West passed away at the age of 58 in November 2007, due to complications following liposuction and breast reduction surgery.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé has released an Instagram video to celebrate the Supreme Court decision which ruled in favor of marriage equality throughout the nation. The singer dons a sexy rainbow themed outfit as she prances to the beat of her song "7/11." "Never too late #LoveWins," she captioned the vid.

disclosure-041015.jpg Disclosure have released a new music video for their track "Holding On." The new clip portrays a dystopian world and is apparently the first of a four part series. The track features a guest appearance by singer Gregory Porter.

tamarbraxton-032715.jpg Tamar Braxton has released the music video for "If I Don't Have You," featuring fellow reality stars NeNe Leakes and Shateria Moragne-el from Real Housewives of Atlanta, and Malika and Khadijah Haqq from Keeping Up with the Kardashians. "If I Don't Have You" features on Braxton's upcoming album Calling All Lovers, due July 31.

KanyeWest-09292009.jpg Not only does Kanye West feel guilt over the death of his mother Donda in 2007, he even goes so far as to blame himself for what happened. Donda West passed away at the age of 58 in November 2007, due to complications following liposuction and breast reduction surgery. Speaking in this month's Q Magazine, the rapper was asked what he has sacrificed for success.

KendrickLamar-022513.jpg Kendrick Lamar has dropped a new music video for his track "Alright." The seven-minute clip, directed by Colin Tilley, sees Lamar doing donuts in his car while tossing massive stacks of money out the window and hovering above the sidewalk as he travels down the street. Though ultimately "Alright" speaks to a great issue.

RobinThicke-101409.jpg Robin Thicke has released "Morning Sun," a single from the upcoming follow-up to last year's Paula. Thicke dropped a lyric video to accompany the new track, and the cut is also available via iTunes. "You were born a star / But now you're my midnight moon and my morning sun," sings Thicke on the mid-tempo cut.

diddy2-092809.jpg Puff Daddy & the Family have released "Finna Get Loose," a cut featuring Pharrell Williams from Bad Boy family reunion record. "I wanna snatch them out they f-kin' sleep with some sh-t, with some tones they ain't never hear!" said in a promo clip for the cut. Rolling Stone writes that the tune "finds the Bad Boy Entertainment mogul trading rhymes with Pharrell.

miguel2-052011.jpg Miguel stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to perform "Coffee," a single from his latest album, Wildheart. In a skit, Miggy surprised a pair of young ladies by serenading them with the tune in a coffee shop. "It's the hope and desperation of the city that I wanted to capture," said Mig on a separate appearance on Good Morning America. "Expect it to be wild."

rapperT-I.jpg T.I. has offered up a video for his newest single "Project Steps." The track dropped in March and it brings Tip back to his hometown of Bankhead, and finds the MC kicking on the steps of a project with his old friends from the neighborhood. Thus far the track does not appear linked with any specific release. Tip has been keeping busy on the big screen.

LilWayne-01082010.jpg Lil Wayne and Charlie Puth have connected on a new track called "Nothing But Trouble." The single appears on Wayne's forthcoming Free Weezy Album, due out July 4. The song will also appear on the soundtrack to the documentary 808.

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