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Rapper Mike Jones has shed a third of his bodyweight - thanks to a diet of Subway sandwiches.
The Still Tippin' star used to tip the scales at nearly 300 pounds (136 kilograms) - but after embarking on a new exercise regime and special diet of the U.S. sandwich chain, he's now down to a healthier 190 pounds (86 kilograms).
He tells BallerStatus.com, "I was almost 300 pounds man. I lost almost 100. I'm 190 right now. That goes from eating Subway, running on the treadmill, and watching what I eat."
Rapper MIMS is following in Mike Jones' footsteps in a bid to get to know his fans - he's handed out his cell phone number.
The This Is Why I'm Hot hitmaker has posted his digits on his MySpace.com page, so devotees can call him up anytime of the day and get some one-on-one time with him.
And even though he now receives hundreds of calls a day, he still finds the time to call people back.
He tells XXLMag.com, "You give away things like your number, you spend a little bit of extra time shaking a hand, and making sure people understand who you are as a person.
"The way music speaks nowadays it's become more of a lifestyle, because of that we gotta be a little more personable with my fans.
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R+B star T-Pain's song I'M 'N LUV (WIT A STRIPPER) originally started out as a joke, but has turned into one of America's biggest hits of the year. The singer, real name FAHEEM NAJIM, wrote the song about a straight-laced friend who took to a strip club. He explains, "We took call him the Choir Boy because he doesn't do anything - he doesn't smoke and he doesn't drink. "We took him out after a show one night and basically his reaction was so funny to us. "I made a song about it, but (originally) it was just something for us to laugh about." A Jive Records executive heard the song and paired him with rapper Mike Jones to create the hit, which has even spawned "answer songs". He adds, "I love them. This is answer season for me."
Hip-hop star Paul Wall enjoyed a thriving business before hitting chart success - his company is responsible for bejewelling the teeth of many of his fellow rappers.
The SITTIN' SIDEWAYS rapper runs TV Jewelry, which has charged the likes of Kanye West, Nelly, Mike Jones, LIL' JON, David Banner and Chingy between $50 (GBP27) and $50,000 (GBP27,000) for jewel-encrusted fronts.
Wall, real name PAUL SLAYTON, says, "The designs are real intricate, and all the diamonds are hand-set. We have top-quality diamonds. You've got to shine, baby."
Ousted DESTINY'S CHILD star LeTOYA LUCKETT has announced a release date for her upcoming solo album - just days after her former bandmates played their last ever show together.
Luckett, who was one of the original Destiny's Child members until 1999, will release her album in February (06), and the first single from the project will be ALL EYES ON ME. Among the producers recruited for her self-titled project are Jermaine Dupri, Scott Storch, Jazze Pha and Just Blaze.
Continue reading: Luckett Prepares Solo Debut
Sacked DESTINY'S CHILD star Letoya Luckett is out to make sure her solo album debut is a big hit by signing up big names to work with her.
Luckett plans to make 2006 her big year and has also recorded a duet with rapper Chingy on his new album.
Continue reading: Ex-Destiny's Child Star Goes Solo With Big Names
Rapper Mike Jones credits strippers for his rising success.
The STILL TIPPIN' rapper, 24, penned tracks specifically aimed at flesh-filled men's clubs in Houston, Texas, which helped boost his profile among hip-hop fans.
He says, "Strip clubs helped me because making songs for strippers gave me my buzz. I didn't have to go to radio for it.
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Rising rap star Mike Jones has decided to prove how committed he is to his fans - by giving his phone number to them.
The STILL TIPPIN' rapper, 24, decided to take the action after realising that his name was used to defraud a number of promoters.
He says, "Giving my cell number out proves I'm a people person. The reason I started that was because people would book fake Mike Jones shows.
Continue reading: Mike Jones Gives Fans His Phone Number