It ain’t no Hard Knock Life for Jay-Z! He may have 99 Problems (and a bitch ain’t one)…but neither is putting food on the table. . Brotha’s bring in that cash-money! He makes more money than any other rapper out there. How much? Last year, he brought in $63 million! The shitty deal for him is that because of his tax bracket, he’ll be shelling over approximately $22 million to Uncle Sam – man that’s gotta hurt! That is almost as much money as the runner up made, P Diddy who made $28 million. Kanye West went South, going from making the 3rd most last year to 10th at $12 million this year – perhaps because of his douche comments about Taylor Swift earlier this year. Pharrell made just a bit more than him this year, at ninth place. Drake raked it in at 11th.
To be on this list, artists have to make their primary earnings off of hip-hop or rap and it includes all record/digital sales, tours, TV shows, endorsements, movies, books, etc.
Admittedly, my long time weekend favourite “Saturday Night Live” hasn’t exactly been living up to my expectations of it this year thus far: Gerard Butler was good for the eyes but not exactly the funny bone, Megan Fox filled her dress but not quite the shoes left by last year’s presenters, and Drew Barrymore was about as lack luster as always… Thank god for my girl Taylor though!
Those who know me know that the second this girl comes on the radio I drop everything and become an enamored preteen with all the angst and emo that comes along with it. “Love Story” and “You Belong With Me” basically own my life and I will let anyone know that! So, when I heard that the gorgeous blond was taking over the ambitious task of Host and Musical Guest in one for this Saturday’s SNL episode I was floored. Strongly promoted, people have been waiting for weeks now to see how she and the show would confront the Kanye West debacle, and personally, I think they did a great job.
If you are a huge fan of Gaga or would consider buying tickets to her concert, I advise you to not read this article until mid-November, or until I have my ticket, thanks!
With a brand new album, “The Fame Monster,” to be released November 23rd, one might wonder when Lady Gaga will be making her next musical appearance in or around Vancouver. Many of her fans were recently given the unfortunate news that her tour with Kanye had been called off, which according to Gaga was a “mutual decision.” Despite this anticipated concert, and cancellation for that matter, Gaga announced earlier this month that she would be doing her own tour, “The Monster Ball.”
“The Monster Ball,” will hit all the same places as her and Kanye’s “Fame Kills” tour had been scheduled for. Luckily for us Vancouverites, Gaga has planned two shows here at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on December 9th and 10th with Kid Cudi, promising an energetic opening act. Gaga had praised how she felt the people of Vancouver carried themselves after one of her past visits and we must have made a lasting impression, as we are one of the four places on her concert calendar that gets not one, but two shows. The other three places being Boston, Chicago, and New York, which have all aided in the birth of Gaga’s momentous career.
It’s Official! Live Nation has announced that the tour has been CANCELED, but no official reason has been given as of yet. Refunds will be given at the point of purchase and online & phone purchases will automatically be refunded. Hmm, why do people think it was canceled?
Tommy had wrote about speculation that Gaga was thinking of pulling out of the tour because of all the baggage that Kanye is bringing, probably because of that horrible MTV stunt he pulled. There’s a price to pay for being a douche. Too bad Gaga is inadvertently affected by Kanye
Donovan wrote about that incident…
Wow. 50 Cent was on the Angie Martinez radio show yesterday and they were talking about the Fame Kills tour, (Lady Gaga and Kanye West’s Tour), and he tried to be funny. When the station was about to give away tickets to the tour, 50 Cent goes, “Ah the gay tour.”
He started justifying what he was saying by saying that Lady Gaga had pegged the tour The Gay Tour herself. This is not the case. Lady Gaga has only ever said that she has a huge gay following.
“Kanye’s cool with the gay folk. I have nothing against them, but he’s cool with them. He goes and drops his video off to them…Ellen. Ellen DeGeneres. He went there to premiere his video. He’s conscious of the gay community and wants them to buy his CD.”
I don’t really know how reliable this website is, but there have been reports the Lady Gaga will be pulling out of Kanye West’s FAME KILLS tour. If she does, West is sure to lose a whole bunch of money.
MEDIATAKEOUT.COM has been reporting that Gaga is thinking of pulling out of the tour because of all the baggage that Kanye is bringing, probably because of that horrible MTV stunt he pulled.
An announcement is supposed to come as early as TOMORROW!
No major entertainment news source is reporting this just yet, not TMZ, People etc., so who knows HOW true this really is…I kind of hope it is. Kanye is really the reason why I’m not interested at all to go see that show.
I’ll keep on top of this.
Homorazzi’s Fashion Police Trinity is back. This time Redd, Tommy & Donovan take on the outfits seen on the MTV Video Music Awards red carpet- by far the most irreverent carpet of them all. Hope you enjoy our playful and biting critiques.
MVA’s Big Winners: Beyonce & Taylor Swift
Redd: I do like this outfit on Beyonce, it does show a lot of skin in the front without appearing to be too indecent. It’s also less theatrical than her usual getups… maybe this one isn’t from the House of Dereon. A classic one shoulder sheath dress would have been the appropriate choice for Taylor, but it ages and makes her look like she’s well into her 30′s. Although a little color and youth would have been a better choice.
Donovan: You called that one correctly Redd, this isn’t another fashion monstrosity from the House of
Crap Dereon. Beyonce looks smoking hot in this red hot Cavalli minidress- it accentuates all her best assets. “Ring The Alarm” for sure. Not only did she look Sasha Fierce in this plunging outfit, but the girl was even hotter during her “Single Ladies” performance! Out of context, Taylor Swift’s dress does look a tad Hollywood wife-ish but when you consider the fact she arrived to the awards on a horse drawn carriage a la Cinderella, it all fits. Loved her modern take on a classic fairy tale. Beyonce even played her fairy godmother when she brought Swift on stage to redo her speech. Taylor was definitely the evening’s princess.
Tommy: Beyonce Beyonce Beyonce…I think Beyonce’s favourite thing in the world is double sided tape for real. Every deep V she wear, her tits are ALWAYS safely secured, and always perfectly displayed. I will say that I am SO happy she stopped letting mama dress her. And Taylor, wel funny thing is I have actually grown to like this girl. I still HATE Love Song, but I think this girl is so cute. I love her first dress more than the red one she ended in.
It’s time for another one of my cover discoveries. Today I bring you two for the price of one. The first one is a cover of rapper Kid Cudi’s Day ‘n Night. The song hit a peak of No. 9 on Billboard’s 100 and was a mainstay at the clubs. Recently Sugar Ray did a cover and it’s pretty amazing. Sugar Ray? Yeah, remember them when they used to sing songs before Mark McGrath became the host of Extra and The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll. Before I heard this cover, I had no idea they even had a new album in stores. Who knew? Hope you enjoy it.