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50 Cent And The Game Hit With $280 Million Lawsuit

25th April 2005

50 CENT and his protege THE GAME have been hit with a $280 million (GBP147 million) lawsuit by a man who alleges they assaulted him earlier this year (JAN05). KWASI JONES claims The Game,...

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Stars Pay Tribute To Rolling Stone Legends

12th April 2005

GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, KANYE WEST, SLASH, JANET JACKSON and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE have penned personal tributes to their heroes and heroines in rock magazine ROLLING STONE's new IMMORTALS special issue. Following on...

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Stefani: 'I Wanted Disneyland Dancing Feel On Album'

24th March 2005

Pop beauty GWEN STEFANI had one intention when she made her debut album LOVE ANGEL MUSIC BABY - to filter the favourite sounds of her childhood through contemporary producers like DR DRE. Stefani wanted...

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Dr Dre Lawyers Dismiss Court Case

23rd March 2005

Hip-hop mogul DR DRE's lawyers yesterday (21MAR05) called for a lawsuit brought by former Detroit city employees against the BAD INTENTIONS star to be thrown out of court. The four accusers claim they were...

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Young Buck's Court Date Pushed Back

19th March 2005

Rapper YOUNG BUCK's court date in connection with a scuffle at the VIBE AWARDS has been pushed back by a month. The G-UNIT member's day in court was set for yesterday (18MAR05), but it...

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Snoop Dogg Hits Out At Rap Industry Snobbery

17th March 2005

Hip-hop star SNOOP DOGG has attacked the divide between America's East and West Coast, slamming New York rap fans for snubbing up-and-coming Los Angeles acts. The DROP IT LIKE IT'S HOT star also claims...

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Dre Gags Birthday Celebration

4th February 2005

Hip-hop producer DR DRE isn't happy about turning 40 later this month (18FEB05) - he's gagged a British radio station from mentioning his age. British digital radio station BBC RADIO 1XTRA planned a day...

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The Game Is Rich From Drug Money

1st February 2005

Rap sensation THE GAME has yet to spend any of the millions he has made since signing to DR DRE's AFTERMATH label in 2002 because he's still living off his drug money. The tough-talking...

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Stefani Dreams Of Being Better Musician

30th January 2005

GWEN STEFANI is desperate to improve her musical skill so she can be "free" of having to write tunes with collaborators. The 35-year-old blonde beauty is frustrated she's never mastered an instrument, because she's...

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The Game Caught Up In Assault Accusations

25th January 2005

DR DRE's latest protege THE GAME's expected debut album success has been marred by the news that he's been named as a suspect in an alleged assault on a DJ. The rapper, real name...

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The Game Makes Huge Sales With Debut Album

21st January 2005

DR DRE's latest protege THE GAME looks set to dominate the charts next week (ends28JAN05), after his debut album sold an estimated 400,000 copies in just one day. While official figures have yet...

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Knight Accused Of Financing Dre Assault

17th January 2005

Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT paid JIMMY JONES JOHNSON $5,000 (GBP2,630) to assault rapper DR DRE at the VIBE AWARDS November (04) - according to the attacker himself. Johnson has told police Knight hired...

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Mary J Blige Sued By Madonna's Publishers

17th January 2005

MADONNA and MARY J BLIGE are set to take different sides in a new court battle over pop hit HOLIDAY. Bosses of the publishing company behind the 1983 classic claim Blige's BARBERSHOP 2 song...

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Young Buck Pleads Not Guilty

15th January 2005

Rapper YOUNG BUCK has pleaded not guilty to assault charges after allegedly stabbing a guest at the VIBE AWARDS in November (04). Young Buck, real name DAVID BROWN, was arrested and charged with attacking...

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Man Accused Of Attacking Dr Dre Pleads Not Guilty

12th January 2005

The man who allegedly punched DR DRE in the face at the VIBE AWARDS, sparking a melee at the 15 November (04) ceremony, has pleaded not guilty to assault. JIMMY JAMES JOHNSON, whom authorities...

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Stefani Overcomes New Order Resistance

5th January 2005

GWEN STEFANI was so desperate to collaborate with seminal British dance act NEW ORDER on her debut solo album, she refused to let them turn her down. Stefani worked with renowned artists like ANDRE...

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Young Buck Charged In Vibe Awards Melee

20th December 2004

LATEST: Rapper YOUNG BUCK was charged today (20DEC04) with stabbing a fellow performer in a dispute which led to a melee at last month's (NOV04) VIBE AWARDS. The G-UNIT member, real name DAVID DARNELL...

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Eminem: 'I'm Nothing Without Dr Dre'

14th December 2004

Hip-hop star EMINEM has paid tribute to his mentor DR DRE for "saving my life", insisting he would be nothing without the rap mogul. Dre has produced many of Eminem's albums and singles and...

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Suge Knight Under Investigation For Dr Dre Attack

1st December 2004

LATEST: Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT is under investigation by the police, following allegations he was involved in the VIBE AWARDS violence. During the Los Angeles ceremony, Knight's former DEATH ROW RECORDS partner...

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Vibe Awards To Return

29th November 2004

America's VIBE MUSIC AWARDS will be back next year (05) despite the violence which broke out at the inaugural event earlier this month (15NOV04), resulting in a stabbing. Vibe magazine president KENARD GIBBS labelled...

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Vibe Magazine To Investigate Award Show Violence

29th November 2004

VIBE magazine president KENARD GIBBS is examining attitudes within the hip-hop industry to find out why their urban music award ceremony was disrupted earlier this month (15NOV04). At the show, DR DRE was in...

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Knight Believes Entertainment May Have Curbed Vibe Violence

22nd November 2004

MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT believes better entertainment would have prevented any trouble at the recent VIBE AWARDS. DR DRE was in the midst of receiving a special honour from QUINCY JONES and SNOOP DOGG when...

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Young Buck Surrenders To Police

20th November 2004

LATEST: Rapper YOUNG BUCK turned himself in to police in Santa Monica, California, yesterday afternoon (19NOV04), to face charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. Police believe the G-UNIT rapper, real...

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Young Buck 'Planning To Surrender Himself'

19th November 2004

G-UNIT rapper YOUNG BUCK is expected to surrender himself into custody, say police investigating the stabbing of a man at Monday (15NOV04) night's VIBE AWARDS. Trouble started at the hip-hop awards ceremony at the...

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G-unit's Young Buck Accused Of Vibe Awards Stabbing

17th November 2004

G-UNIT rapper YOUNG BUCK has been accused of stabbing a man who hit hip-hop mogul DR DRE at Monday night's (15NOV04) VIBE AWARDS. Chaos broke out at the Santa Monica, California ceremony when Los...

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Suge Knight Calls For Peace

17th November 2004

Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT is calling for a permanent truce in the rap wars that upset proceedings at the VIBE AWARDS on Monday night (15NOV04) because it's getting out of hand. THA ROW...

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Eminem Blasts Vibe Awards Violence

17th November 2004

EMINEM has blasted those at the centre of Monday night's (15NOV04) VIBE MUSIC AWARDS violence, and called for a blanket truce in the hip-hop world. The rapper admits he was "disgusted" by what he...

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Alicia Walks Out On Vibe Awards

17th November 2004

ALICIA KEYS missed out on performing at the VIBE MUSIC AWARDS on Monday night (15NOV04) after she was advised to leave when fighting broke out in the audience. The R+B star was supposed to...

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Good Vibes For 50 Cent Among Prizegiving Violence

16th November 2004

50 CENT was the big winner at a violence-marred inaugural VIBE MUSIC AWARDS in Santa Monica, California, last night (15NOV04) after claiming three of the ceremony's prizes. The rap star took home honours for...

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Knight Speaks Up For Vibe Music Awards

16th November 2004

LATEST: Rap mogul MARION 'SUGE' KNIGHT is pleading with the public not to see the VIBE MUSIC AWARDS in a negative light after last night's (15NOV04) stabbing at the ceremony. Many of the 3,000...

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