(New York NY – July 16, 2012) -It is with great sadness and deep pain that we regret to inform you that effective immediately, Atlantic Records Platinum recording group, DAY26 have decided to take a break from the group and focus on their own individual projects. On behalf of all the members; Willie, Mike, Rob, Brian and even Que, we would like to thank all of the “fams” aka fans, dj’s across the world, promoters, radio programmers, Bad Boy Entertainment, Starstruck Management, BET, VH1 and FUSE and all DAY26 supporters in general, for your unending support throughout these years.” “We would also like to acknowledge that this journey would have not been made possible without the vision and mastermind of Sean “Diddy” Combs and of course MTV Networks for making a group of unknown men, the stars that they are today.” “We simply thank you from the bottom of our hearts and really want you to know that the journey does not end here. We continue to wish each other the very best and continued success in all of our individual endeavors, and all we ask of you is to please give each member a chance and the opportunity to shine in whatever they do.” …And as the saying goes, this is not a goodbye, but a simply see you later. God bless you all, Much Love, DAY26
According to TMZ, the rapper has joined forces with 51 Minds Entertainment (the brain trust behind Flavor of Love) to film a reality show all about marrying fiancée Tiffany Cambridge. The celebrity news website adds that Game and 51 Minds are in talks with both MTV and VH1 for distribution.
Sources close to production also told TMZ that Game’s reality show will portray a whole new side of the MC; one of a family man.
The most-recent image of the Game ingrained in minds of rap fans has got to be that of the Compton spitter beating up 40 Glocc in footage Game posted online.
Girls, they run the world. Just take a look at the Forbes list of highest-paid stars under 30 and you can't help but notice that it is dominated by some of the biggest female performers on the planet, from Taylor Swift to Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Katy Perry.
Topping the list is 22-year-old Swift, who Forbes estimates pulled down $57 million between May 2011 and May 2012. At a time when singles rules, Swift is the rare artist who can be counted on to sell millions of albums, with each of her three releases to date moving at least 4 million copies apiece. The bulk of her cash, though, comes from her sold-out concerts, which take in an average of $1 million per night, as well as her endorsement work for CoverGirl makeup.
Hot on her heels is Justin Bieber, 18, who banked $55 million thanks to 12 million in album sales since 2009 and is the only male in the top five. Not only does his bankroll grow from his album sales, concert appearances and endorsements for Proactiv, but Bieber is also a savvy entrepreneur who has made investments in a number of tech start-ups including Spotify, Enflick, Tinychat and Stamped.
Though she recently filed suit against her former accountants, Rihanna, 24, reportedly raked in $53 million, much of it as a result of her 85-show world tour and sales from the Talk That Talk album. She also gets paid via endorsement deals with Vita Coco coconut water and Nivea lotion and took in millions more through her Reb'l Fleur fragrance.
One of the hardest-working women in show business, Lady Gaga, 26, hit the #4 slot with $52 million. With fewer live dates over the months tabulated in the survey, Mother Monster dropped down from her #1 position last year ($90 million), but still made serious dough thanks to payments from her past hits, sales of Born This Way and endorsement deals with everyone from Polaroid to Virgin Mobile and Viva Glam.
Katy Perry, 27, rounded out the top five with $45 million through a combination of strong album and single sales and $60 million in grosses from her California Dreams Tour.
The rest of the top 10: Adele ($35 million), Kristen Stewart ($34.5 million), Lil Wayne ($27 million), Taylor Lautner ($26.5 million) and Robert Pattinson ($26.5 million).
A routine traffic stop turns into a lot more for rapper Tyga. Vegas cops pulled Tyga over and while looking him up, found out he had an active waarrant for OTHER violations. His violations include, driving without a license, registration violations and "unlawful acts of financial responsibility". Tyga was released a day after his arrest.
We watched as Lil Wayne donned leopard jeggings at 2011 MTV VMA’s and green furry boots in “The Motto” video. But, as outlandish as his fashion decisions may be, that doesn’t stop the YMCMB kingpin from deciding to release a fashion line. The moderately priced line named Trukfit, is dedicated to Wayne’s love for skateboarding and will debut in New York City at the Agenda Trade Show, an annual street and active wear trade show, later this month.
Protocol by Jim Jones
Dipset co-founder, Jim Jones teamed up with Parish Nation this past summer to produce a line of outerwear inspired by his personal style and Harlem steez. The collection, dubbed Protocol, features jacket styles ranging from goose-down to leather, and are selling at anywhere from $175 to $775 dollars on the official Parish Nation website.
Nicki Minaj announced release of her nail polish line with OPI in the of Fall 2011. As the line is gearing to drop this month, news surfaced of the YMCMB queen looking to develop a fragrance and clothing line. Details are scarce, but Nicki is hard at work with Mark Cheatham of Creative Arts Agency to begin her beauty line. Be on the lookout for MAC’s Viva Glam spokeswoman to represent for the Barbz in the near future.
Billioniare Boys Club By Pharrell
Pharrell represented for all of the Billionaire Boys, now this top-charting producer plans to salute the Billionaire Girls with his latest fashion line. The Billionaire Girls Club will capture the essence of what it means to be a rich girl in a world full of rich boys. BGC has two items already available for retail on the official BBC site, with the full collection forthcoming in the next few months.
Dw By Kanye West
Kanye West has been mum on the details for his long awaited women’s fashion line for quite some time, until now. The Chicago rapper premiered his spring 2012 ready to wear line at Paris Fashion week this past October. Named, DW by Kanye West, after his mother, the late Donda West, be on the lookout for this line to be up for retail later in the year.
What a dark feeling to have! After being frustrated with his label and team for leaking a song prematurely, 50 took to his Twitter to vent and said some pretty crazy things. “I have lost all the faith in the team I’m on. I having nothing left to say I will not be promoting my music,” he started. Continue reading for the rest of his announcement.
“I’m going to deliver this album then. I have a film I wrote to focus on I’m not upset I’m just convinced this is not how I want to remembered. Ill be honest I don’t think I’m gonna live much longer. That’s why I started my street king movement. I want to mean more in other peoples lives.” He later added, “To be conscious that life is short is not suicidal. I’m good if I die tonight Iv taken care of the people who took care of me when I couldn’t take care my self.”