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Hot Topic: Top 3 Things Suspect About Elmo [AUDIO]

Posted By: JEN BKLYN · 11/13/2012 10:23:00 AM



 Poor Elmo is caught in this scandal because of Kevin Clash, the guy who voices him!

Clash, who's been the voice behind the most loved children's character of all time for over 27 years, is being accused of having sex with a 16 year old boy when he was 45. Clash denies the allegations and says there was no kind of underage activity going on, but he does confirm the two had a relationship.

In a recent statement he said, "It was between two consenting adults and I am deeply saddened that he is trying to characterize it as something other than what it was," Clash also confirmed that he is a gay man saying, "I've never been ashamed of this or tried to hide it, but felt [my relationship with the accuser] was a personal and private matter." He's since taken a leave of absence from Sesame ...

Flashing Lights: Kim K. + Kanye West Accused Of A Dine And Dash!

Posted By: K Foxx · 11/13/2012 10:14:00 AM

Can it be true? Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are being accused of a dine and dash!

The couple went out for ice cream, something they love to do, while in London and according to an eyewitness they refused to pay for their Haagan Dazs. An employee named Assa  even tweeted about the incident saying, "Dear Kim Kardashian & Kanye West thank you for coming in HD, you could've at least payed for your ice-cream, regards the girl that served u!"

When fans of the couple asked her why she didn’t tell them to pay, she tweeted, “FYI, I told Kayne to come pay at the till and he told me ‘We’ll get these for free’ I told him ‘what? No’ and they just left.”

Do you guys think they should've paid?


Things Elmo Don't Care About [AUDIO]

Posted By: JEN BKLYN · 11/13/2012 9:55:00 AM



We asked the sweet, super adorable Elmo if he cared about certain things going in the news right Nicki Minaj returning to her hip hop roots and how he feels about his voice Kevin Clash's gay sex scandal? You'd be surprised by his answer lol Love Elmo!

Catch Things People Don't Care About everyday at 7:08AM!

Rick Ross Sued For $266,000 Over A 15 Minute Set

Posted By: JEN BKLYN · 11/13/2012 9:45:00 AM


Even a bawse can be sued!

SM Global union is suing MMG founder Rick Ross for cutting his live show short. Ross was paid $90,000 to do a 1 hour performance but walked off after only doing a 15 minute set.

Meek Mill and Waka Flocka were also named in the lawsuit for breach of contract because they failed to promote the event on their Facebook and Twitter which was listed in their agreement with the company.

That should be easy squeezy moola for Rick Ross to pay off.


The Realness: Forget Black Friday, Help Sandy Victims Instead [VIDEO]

Posted By: Rosenberg · 11/13/2012 9:38:00 AM

I visited Far Rockaway this past weekend to help out in the Hip Hop Has Heart Foundation and what Sandy has done to this area is unexplainable....

Catch The Realness everyday at 7:20AM and 8:20AM!

Rihanna Bares It All On The Cover Of GQ Magazine's "Men Of The Year" Issue [PHOTO]

Posted By: JEN BKLYN · 11/13/2012 9:30:00 AM


Rihanna and her rebellious ways landed her smack dab on the cover of GQ Magazine's "Men Of The Year" issue!

RiRi is completely naked and only wears a black leather jacket while using her arm to cover her private parts. In the December issue, Rihanna talks about her love life and  how she prefers a man to take the lead in a relationship, “I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead."

When asked about what goes on in her bedroom she says, "I could absolutely be dominant, but in general, I'd rather... How do I say this in, like, a non-X rated version? Love makes you go places you probably wouldn't ever go, had it not been for love. But I ...

The Realness: Nicki Minaj Returns To Hip Hop [VIDEO]

Posted By: Rosenberg · 11/13/2012 9:15:00 AM

Is the reason this is happening because of little ole me? Peter Rosenberg? I think Nicki Minaj is in love with me:

Catch The Realness everyday at 7:20AM and 8:20AM!

Nicki Minaj Will Return To Her Hip Hop Roots For Her New Album "The Re-Up"

Posted By: JEN BKLYN · 11/13/2012 9:10:00 AM


 Nicki Minaj has decided to return to where she started with her new album Roman Reloaded: The Re-Up.

After a lot of criticism from some of her peers in the hip hop industry (ahem Rosenberg) for her music being too pop, Nicki confirmed on her Twitter while talking to fans that her new album will have no pop songs:

@NICKIMINAJ: no > RT @onikasus@nickiminaj Do you plan on still doing pop songs ? #REUPNOV19

@NICKIMINAJ: bout the pop song thing? lol. i knew sum of u wld say that ;( > RT @_beleedatwoeI am kinda upset about that.

Are you ready to hear Nicki return to her mixtape, Smack DVD days?



Flashing Lights: The Game Reveals Standard LP Cover Art For "Jesus Piece" [PHOTO]

Posted By: K Foxx · 11/13/2012 8:26:00 AM


You all know this controversial cover for The Game's new album "Jesus Piece" and a lot of people felt offended that he would make Jesus black while wearing a red bandana. Well it turns out that this album cover is only for his deluxe album.

The standard LP album cover actually is a photo of his late older brother. So only if you're buying his deluxe album will you then get the controversial photo.

Here is the regular album cover:

Flashing Lights: Shyne Threatens To "Bust Shots" At The Game [AUDIO]

Posted By: K Foxx · 11/13/2012 8:23:00 AM

 When Kendrick Lamar's album Good Kid, m.A.A.d city dropped, Shyne decided to chime in out of nowhere calling the album "trash" on his Twitter. So The Game came to his fellow West Coast rapper's defense and dropped a freestyle going at Shyne. Well now Shyne has a thing to say to The Game with his own rhymes!

(click the player)