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What We’re Reading This Week [April 12, 2013]

oliverandhalleSnoop Lion Says No Room For Gays in Hip-Hop

In a recent interview The Guardian, Rapper Snoop Lion formerly know as Snoop Dog expressed his thoughts on openly gay musicians in the hip-hop and R&B industry. CLICK HERE to read more.

Former British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher Dies

The only woman to become British Prime Minister, has died at the of 87. Margaret Thatcher suffered from a stroke and died at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in London. CLICK HERE to read more.

2 Chainz Hits The Set For Law & Order: SVU

2 Chainz will be making his small screen debut on the NBC crime drama Law & Order: SVU. The Atlanta rapper  shared a few pictures from the TV show’s set confirming his appearance. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Halle Berry Is Expecting Baby Number TWO 

That’s right! The 46-year-old Academy Award winning actress is pregnant with her first child with fiancé, Oliver Martinez. CLICK HERE to read more.  

Republicans Want To Investigate Jay and Bey’s Cuban Getaway 

The couple’s recent wedding anniversary trip has caused a stir. Two US Republican lawmakers have asked to launch an investigation into the vacation to see if they violated the US prohibition of tourism in Cuba. CLICK HERE to read more.

Kanye West Sued Over ‘Gold Digger’ Sample

“Get down girl, go head, get down,” are the lyrics that have gotten Mr. West into some serious trouble. The Pryor family is suing Kanye West for millions of dollars in damages for copyright infringement of their father’s 1974 hit “Bumpin’ Bus Stop.” CLICK HERE TO READ MORE 

LL Cool J’s ‘Accidental Racist’ Controversy 

LL Cool J’s latest single featuring country artist Brad Paisley may have left a sour taste in more than a few mouths. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

Jay-Z Defends Honeymoon Trip With ‘Open Letter’ Track

Jay responded to the controversy  surrounding his and Beyonce’s trip to Cuba by heading to the studio. The radio rant titled “Open Letter” featuring Swizz Beatz and Timberland debuted on HOT 97. CLICK HERE to read more.

White House Responds to Jay-Z Song 

The White House was less than enthused with Jay-Z’s recent musical offering. In a press conference, Jay Carney denied Jay’Z’s White House clearance claim for Cuba. CLICK HERE to read more.

Senate Opens Floor On Gun Control Legislation

The Senate got one step close to approving new gun law legislation this week. Senators voted 68 to 31 for a consideration of a proposed gun law to expand background checks for gun sales. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Rick Ross Dropped from Reebok Over Rape Lyrics

His sorry just wasn’t good enough. Reebok ended it’s relationship with Rick Ross following the criticism of his ‘pro-rape’ lyrics by women’s groups like Ultra Violet. CLICK HERE to read more.

Halle Berry and Michael Kors Launch Anti-Hunger Campaign

The portion of the sales of Michael Kor’s bestselling Runway watch will to provide children with meals through the U.N.World Food Program. CLICK HERE to read more. 

Chaka Khan Chosen For Apollo Legends Hall of Fame

R&B diva Chaka Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame this July. CLICK HERE to read more.