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Fergie Apologizes for National Anthem Performance

Fergie apologized for her national anthem performance. She released a statement yesterday saying she wanted to try something special, but it clearly didn’t strike the intended tone and she honestly tried her best. Find out why Wendy says Fergie didn’t need to apologize.

Then, “The Real Housewives of New York City” cast was trapped on a cruise from hell and Lionel Richie thinks his daughter’s relationship with Scott Disick is a phase and he’s waiting for it to end.

Plus, the couple who own the house used in “American Horror Story” are suing the people who sold it to them. They claim they had no idea the house was used on the show, and didn’t know fans by the hundreds would show up daily to take pictures and even try to break into the home!

Source: Wendy

Frank Ocean Sues ‘Blonde’ Producer Om’Mas Keith

After winning a defamation lawsuit against his father, Frank Ocean is embroiled in another legal battle, this time over work on his acclaimed Blonde LP.

The soulful crooner says he hired producer Om’Mas Keith to master songs from the album in 2014, but he is now suing Keith in order to block him from getting songwriting credits, according to TMZ.

Keith reportedly claimed to have co-written 11 songs from the album, including “Pink + White” and “Ivy,” in order to receive royalties. Ocean says that Keith was paid to master the songs, but that he didn’t contribute any songwriting.

Keith was credited for his work on Ocean’s 2012 album channel ORANGE, for which he won the Best Urban Contemporary Grammy in 2013. They worked together extensively on that project, according to several reports. “In June 2011, Ocean tapped Om’Mas Keith, another producer in Los Angeles, to help him turn his sketches into major-label-release-ready album cuts,” reads a New York Times profile on Ocean. “They decided to focus first on vocals — leads, harmonies — and then they went back into the studio to perfect the music.”

The duo reportedly worked together on Endless, as well.

A rep for Ocean has responded to reports of the legal matter in a statement to The FADER: “A complaint has been filed against Om’Mas Keith who has falsely stated to have written certain songs which appear on the album Blonde. These claims are untrue and this issue is being dealt with by litigators.”

Source: www.rap-up.com

Drake’s ‘God’s Plan’ Tops Hot 100 for Fourth Week

Drake continues to make history with “God’s Plan.” The Scary Hours single remains atop the Hot 100, extending a record of four weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams, according to Billboard.

“God’s Plan” earned 75.5 million U.S. streams this week, following previous totals of 82.4 million, 83.3 million, and 79.6 million. This was enough to make it No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart. Only Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” and Taylor Swift’s “Look What You Made Me Do” have had better streaming weeks.

As if that wasn’t enough, Drizzy also earns his 23rd Hot 100 top 10 with BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive,” which bows at No. 6. JB is the first artist to debut in the top 10 with his first Hot 100 entry since Harry Styles did the same last year. The song is No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart, thanks to 34 million U.S. streams, and it’s also No. 6 on the Digital Song Sales with 32,000 copies sold.

Success for “God’s Plan,” which also tops the Digital Song Sales chart with 56,000 downloads, could continue. Recently, the 6 God released the song’s heartfelt video, in which he donates close to $1 million. Streams from the video could boost next week’s figures.

Elsewhere on the chart, Bruno Mars and Cardi B’s “Finesse” stays strong at No. 3, Camila Cabello and Young Thug’s “Havana” remains at No. 4, and Post Malone and 21 Savage’s “rockstar” holds steady at No. 5.

Rounding out the top 10, Kendrick Lamar and SZA make noise at No. 9 with their Black Panther collaboration “All the Stars” and Migos’ “Stir Fry” cooks up the final slot.

Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

1. Drake – “God’s Plan”
2. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect”
3. Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug – “Havana”
4. Bruno Mars & Cardi B – “Finesse”
5. Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – “rockstar”
6. BlocBoy JB feat. Drake – “Look Alive”
7. Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line – “Meant to Be”
8. Dua Lipa – “New Rules”
9. Kendrick Lamar, SZA – “All the Stars”
10. Migos – “Stir Fry”

Source: www.rap-up.com

HOT TOPICS RUNDOWN: February 20

Fergie Apologies for National Anthem Rendition

Fergie has apologized for her national anthem performance. She was slammed for the slow, jazzy version she performed Sunday at the NBA All Star game. She released a statement yesterday saying she wanted to try something special, but it clearly didn’t strike the intended tone and she honestly tried her best.

Meanwhile, Fergie’s ex-husband Josh Duhamel showed up at her house yesterday wth their four year-old son carrying roses.

RHONY Columbia Trip from Hell

“The Real Housewives of New York City” cast was trapped on a cruise from hell during a recent trip to Colombia. They thought they were boarding a luxury yacht, but it was old and decrepit. The crew had to saw the anchor off of the boat so it could move. The engine caught fire and the boat started sinking. The cast was hysterical, and Bethenny and Dorinda were screaming. Tinsley and Carole were throwing up. They were eventually rescued by a passing boat.

Lionel Richie Counting Down to Daughter’s Breakup!

Lionel Richie is waiting for his daughter’s relationship with Scott Disick to end. He told the Daily Telegraph that he thinks it’s a phase and he’s going to stay out of it. “Scott is a nice guy. I don’t know what to think. I told Sofia I will have no opinion.”

Omar Epps Being Sued

Actor Omar Epps is being sued by his co-star. In a scene on “Shooter,” Omar was supposed to attack actress Donza-Lee Abernathy. Donza-Lee claims Omar deviated from script and ended up breaking her arm and injuring her back. She’s suing the studio and Omar for her medical costs, and pain and suffering. Omar allegedly threw his left forearm with full force at her right arm and broke it. He also allegedly dropped her hard on the floor and injured her back.

“American Horror Story” Home Sold & Suing

The couple who own the house used in “American Horror Story” are suing the people who sold it to them. They claim they had no idea the house was used on the show, and didn’t know fans by the hundreds would show up daily to take pictures and even try to break into the home! They want to build a permanent fence or hedge to secure their privacy.

Hot Shot of the Day!

“Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman is on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine and women are going nuts!

Source: Wendy