Mario has released behind-the-scenes footage for "Somebody Else," his latest single featuring a spot from Nicki Minaj. In the backstage clip, Mario presents Nicki with a gift before they both take their places in front of the camera. Minaj sports a black and gold two piece number, joining Mario for a flirty exchange in front of the camera.
Kanye West released a short two-minute film inspired by American Psycho to his website in conjunction with his upcoming album, Yeezus. The clip features Scott Disick (Keeping Up with the Kardashians) as a serial killer and Jonathan Cheban as his victim. Disick plays a businessman obsessed with Kanye determined to demonstrate his loyalty to the rapper.
Lil Wayne returned to the streets of his hometown of New Orleans to shoot the video for his latest single, "God Bless Amerika," from I Am Not a Human Being 2. Stills from the shoot are currently circulating the web and feature Weezy performing in front of an American flag in his old neighborhood of Hollygrove.
John Legend has released "Made to Love," the Dave Tozer and Nana Kwabena-produced track from his upcoming album, Love in the Future. Kanye West and Da Internz also got production credits for the track. "I was sent here for you / We were made to love / You were sent for me too," Legend sings on the track, which features a guest spot from Kimbra.
Drake has confirmed a new string of North American tour dates with Miguel and Future. The run, dubbed Would You Like a Tour?, is set to kick off at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon on September 25 and will continue through November 25 at the Los Angeles Staples Center. Tickets for most events will be available starting June 21.
Mariah Carey has confirmed that her forthcoming album will be titled The Art of Letting Go. The LP follows her 2010 release, Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel, and is set for release on July 23. "The Art of Letting Go. The new album will be available for all the lambs on July 23," wrote producer Jermaine Dupri on his website, announcing the title.
Chris Brown has released the video for "Don't Think They Know," featuring Aaliyah, well a hologram of her. The "Don't Think They Know" video opens with a statistic about children getting shot, and a quote that reads, "Unity is what we are afraid of so fear is insanity. Let's love each other," credited to "Not CB, just Christopher."
In a new commercial aired during Game Five of the NBA Finals, Jay-Z unveiled a commercial for his new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, set to arrive on July 4. "Pretty much the object of this album is this duality of how do you navigate your way through this whole thing, through success, through failures, through all this, and remain yourself?" explained Jigga.
Kelly Rowland has released a remix of "Dirty Laundry," a single from her forthcoming album, Talk a Good Game. The remix features R. Kelly, who previously remixed K-Row's hit "Motivation." "See the truth of the matter is everybody can't do this/ And that's why I got these sh*t talkin' R&B singers on my hit list," sings Kellz, on the web-only cut.
Kanye West has released the official track list for his forthcoming album, Yeezus. Details on the LP had been closely guarded until its leak to the web last week. Kanye spoke on the highly anticipated album in an interview with Rap-Up.com at a listening party in New York City: "We didn't give a f**k about what nobody said from the outside looking in."
Beyoncé has settled a lawsuit with a New York City-based video game developer who sued for $100 million after Bey backed out of a deal to make an interactive video game. The company, called Gate Five, claimed that Bey's departure caused them to lay off 70 workers and lose millions invested in the project.
Usher has released the short film "Looking For Myself." The clip, which is directed by Rich Lee, features a good Usher battling an evil, celebrity Usher, with scenes showing him reminiscing about a previous romance and dueling his evil alter ego from a high-rise building. Ush talked about the film with EW.com, explaining that he was inspired by his song "Looking For Myself" . . .
R. Kelly took the stage at the Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee over the weekend, offering up a mix of party jams and soulful ballads. Kellz offered up his headlining set on Saturday night, playing favorites including "Bump N Grind" and "I Believe I Can Fly." In a constant back and forth with the crowd, Kelly fired up the audience before playing the "I Believe I Can Fly."
Kelly Rowland has released a new promotional photo for her upcoming album, Talk A Good Game. In the image, Kelly is seen sitting on an industry style stool in front of a gradient backdrop. She's draped with a knitted brown shawl in grey underwear and grey wool socks. The new pic comes at a busy time for Kelly, who just confirmed that her new album is set for release on June 18.
Bruno Mars has released the music video for "Treasure," the third single from his latest studio effort, Unorthodox Jukebox. In the 1970s style vid, Mars and his backing band show off some fancy moves. "I may or may not release the treasure video tomorrow. I DONT KNOW" Bruno wrote to his fans on Twitter. "IM DOIN IT!" he added the next day.