MUSIC NEWS// DMX Talks Ruff Ryders Reunion, Rumors Report Rihanna and Chris Brown’s Secret Affair, Swizz Beatz Faces Legal Battle with Universal Music Group & MorePublished by Blair Bedford on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 10:00 am.
1. Reports Claim Chris Brown and Rihanna Secretly Hooking Up
One would think three years after being assaulted by Chris Brown, Rihanna would stay away from her ex-beau. But that doesn’t seem to be the case according to Us Weekly.
Several sources have confirmed that, for nearly a year, the two have been secretly hooking up. Shortly following the infamous beating — and the media storm it caused — the two had been forcibly separated by a court order. [MORE]
2. Janelle Monae Shows Support for President Obama
Janelle Monae made headlines after her show-stopping performance and heart-warming endorsement of President Barack Obama at a campaign event in Chicago. According to The Rap Up, Monae made a strong argument for why President Obama deserves a second term. [MORE]
3. DMX Talks Ruff Ryders Reunion
The Ruff Ryders reunion is picking up steam, with all members of the once mighty crew said to be mulling a major tour.
The East coast crew put out a fifth collaboration album last year titled Past, Present, Future, which was their first since 2005. Speaking to TMZ, DMX said he had a good feeling about the reunion. [MORE]
4. Swizz Beatz in Legal Battle With Universal Music Over Megaupload
Swizz Beatz has found himself in a legal fight with Universal Music Group thanks to a video he helped make promoting the file sharing and storage website Megaupload.
Beatz, who is the CEO of the online company, recruited his buddies Kanye West, Diddy and Will.i.am to appear in the video, which went viral late last year. Those artists are signed to Universal, and the record label was none-too-pleased to have them affiliated with Megaupload, which is widely known to host illegal copies of recorded albums. [MORE]