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gucci-mane-053116.jpg Rapper Gucci Mane has been released from prison. He was incarcerated in 2013 for a parole violation. According to TMZ, Mane will now be under house arrest for a number of months and on probation afterwards. TMZ also reports that a judge may have granted Mane early release after his lawyer filed a motion claiming that the rapper did not receive proper credit for previous time served.

mariahcarey-072312.jpg Mariah Carey made a pit stop at Cousins Maine Lobster in West Hollywood for some fresh seafood, which may end up on the menu at her wedding to James Packer. The singer chowed down on a lobster roll and a lobster martini that was garnished with an olive, lemon and butter. Carey seems to have recognized the restaurant's owners Jim and Sabin.

rapperT-I.jpg T.I. has finally spoken out about the fatal shooting that took place at his New York City concert last week. The shooting went down during his Irving Plaza show, killing one person and injuring three others. The rapper expressed his grief through an Instagram post, which read, "My heart is heavy today. Our music is intended to save lives, like it has mine and many others."

chainz-040314.jpg 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne have a released a new video for "Gotta Lotta," the latest ColleGrove music video series. The picture-in-picture style video features Wayne and Chainz trading off verses amidst a dizzying array of drums, autotune, weed smoke, women, fire eaters and plenty of drank.

Neva-052411.jpg Alicia Keys will perform a new song, "Pretty Insane," live at the 2016 edition of the UEFA champions league final's opening ceremony. According to UEFA, Keys' inclusion "heightens even further the appeal of the match." Ceremony organizers add that Keys is set to sing three of her "biggest hits" when she is joined by 400 voluntary performers during a performance.

beyonce-102212.jpg Beyoncé has shared a collection of family photos taken during her recent Houston stop on her Formation tour. The photos, shared via Instagram, show Bey's family gathered at the show and feature her mother, father and sister Solange. In one lighthearted photo the family is seen making hand gestures towards Solange, who has her hands up in the air.

TreySongz-112309.jpg Trey Songz has released "Look What I Did," a new track featuring Mikexangel, who previously teamed with Songz on the track "Everybody Say." "They said I would never be shit," he sings on the new original cut. "They said I was never gonna amount to nothing / They said I would never make it / But guess what I did? Look what I did?"

jhene-aiko-032115.jpg Twenty88 hit the stage on The Late Late Show with James Cordon earlier this week. The duo, the new collaborative project from the minds of Jhene Aiko and Big Sean, offered up a performance of their track "On The Way." The pair also made headlines with news that Twenty88 is available to stream exclusively through TIDAL for four days.

Mjackson-072712.jpg Shana Mangatal, a former lover of Michael Jackson, has released a new tell-all book claiming that they exchanged "20 years of secret encounters and intimate phone calls." The book, titled Michael and Me: The Untold Story of Michael Jackson's Secret Romance, chronicles Mangatal's relationship with Jackson throughout the years. She first met the singer in 1988.

Image12-020416.jpg Maxwell has offered up the video for his track "Lake by the Ocean," the first single for his forthcoming new release blackSUMMERS'night. The new album is due out on July 1 and he will head out on a lengthy tour in support this summer. The video "depicts a world in need of water and two clandestine lovers who meet with liquid dreams, one being the bare-boned need for clean water."

bruno-103114.jpg Atlantic Records insiders tell HITS Daily Double that Bruno Mars is "recording an album for November release." The album will follow his 2012 release Unorthodox Jukebox, which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart upon its release. The smash hit record produced a number of chart-topping singles, including "Locked Out of Heaven," "Treasure" and "Young Girls.

img2-101714.jpg Fantasia has released her new single "Sleeping with the One I Love." The track serves as the most recent single from her upcoming new release The Definition Of . . . which is set for release on June 29. On the track Tasia explains why she keeps coming back to a less-than-perfect lover. "I'm sleeping with the one I love."

rapperT-I.jpg An upcoming performance by T.I. at a joint graduation party in Florida has been cancelled in the wake of a shooting that recently took place at one of his shows in New York City. TMZ reports that organizers have now called the concert off and are demanding a refund of the $55,000 deposit they sent the rapper.

TreySongz-112309.jpg Trey Songz has dropped his new track "3 Times in a Row (Remix)." The release is a remix of the Georgia duo TK-N-Cash's track of the same name and finds Trigga boasting about his bedroom prowess. "Nasty n***a, Three times in a row, I bet I leave that pussy dead," he boasts on the track. Songz has offered up his new track "All I Had."

Rihanna-011416.jpg Rihanna is expanding her fashion empire by teaming with Dior for a new line of sunglasses. RiRi and Dior are collaborating on a collection of futuristic sunglasses simply called "Rihanna." According to WWD, the frames will be sold exclusively at Dior retail stores starting in early June. The one style is available in silver, pink, blue, green, and red, and will retail for $840.

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