MUSIC NEWS// Kelly Rowland Won’t Return As X Factor UK Judge, Curren$y Talks Dame Dash & Nicki Minaj Announces North American Tour DatesPublished by Blair Bedford on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 9:19 am.
1. Kelly Rowland Won’t Return as X Factor UK Judge
After a year on the judges’ table at The X Factor (UK), Kelly Rowland has announced she will not be returning to the popular singing competition series.
“Kelly has not been able to agree a deal that fits into her autumn/winter schedule, so sadly cannot accept a place on the 2012 panel,” a spokesperson for Rowland told the BBC. [MORE]
2. Nicki Minaj Announces North American Tour Dates
On the heels of the release of her “Starships” video, Young Money’s first lady, Nicki Minaj, announced the dates for the North American leg of her summer tour. The 14-date concert series kicks off in Chicago on July 16 and will end in Vancouver on August 12. [MORE]
3. Curren$y Calls Legal Issue With Dame Dash a Lesson
After suing his former label boss Dame Dash for $1.5 million in March, Curren$y is staying mum about the soured relationship but says he has no regrets.
In a recent interview with XXL, Curren$y was reluctant to talk about the lawsuit, which alleges that Dash illegally attempted to sell the NOLA rapper’s 2011 LP The Muscle Car Chronicles under his BluRoc label. [MORE]