JAY-Z LAUNCHES ROC NATION SPORTS
Roc Nation announced Tuesday (April 2nd) that Jay-Z will be heading a new extension of a company called Roc Nation Sports with New York Yankees pitcher Robinson Cano -- who will serve as their first client.
According to ESPN and The New York Post, Jay-Z said in a statement, "Because of my love of sports, it was a natural progression to form a sports company where we can help top athletes in various sports the same way we have been helping artists in the music industry for years."
RUMOR: RAY J IS ENGAGED TO TEAIRRA MARI
Rumor has it that Ray J is reportedly engaged to his ex Teairra Mari. The two have been spotted leaving Fred Segal in Los Angeles.
NE-YO BLASTS SINGERS WHO CAN'T SING LIVE
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Ne-Yo blasts singers who lip synch. He said, "If you're an artist, your job is to learn how to entertain. As an artist, you need to learn to sing or dance, or sing and dance at the same time. That's your job. You can't be a mechanic, but let somebody else fix the car. Why would they bring it to you?" He continued, "They'd just take it to the guy who's fixing it. The same thing is true about being an artist. If I want to hear what you sound like on the CD, I'll just listen to the CD. If you don't do sing so well, or dance so well, and you need a bunch of pyro, smoke and mirrors to cover up that fact, I have an issue, because I'll feel like I haven't got my money's worth."
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.'S CHILDHOOD HOME FOR SALE
According to XXLMag.com, the childhood home of The Notorious B.I.G. is on sale. The home -- located at 22 James Street in Brooklyn is on sale for $725,000. It features three bedrooms, an office and a den area.