MUSIC NEWS// Nas Speaks on Nicki Minaj Summer Jam Controversy, Miguel Warns Other R&B Artists & Singer-Songwriter Kris Stephens Gets Help From Tank and T.I.Published by Blair Bedford on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 9:39 am.
1. Miguel Warns R&B Artists: Stay Out of My Lane
Miguel may be known for his smooth R&B and electro funk, but the “Sure Thing” singer says he won’t hesitate to rough up the competition in a recent interview. In a sit-down with Mia SayWhat of Philadelphia’s Power 99, Miguel warned his fellow R&B singers: Stay out of his lane or he will “f— you up.”
“I’m just gonna say, Don’t nobody out there step into my f—-n’ lane. Stay where you’re at,” he declared in the middle of a discussion about his new music. “I’m a competitive person and what I’m saying is I’m solidifying my lane and don’t f—–g come over here ’cause I will f— you up.” [MORE]
2. Nas Gives Opinion on Nicki Minaj Summer Jam Controversy
Nas has become the latest artist to weigh in on the much-debated controversy between Nicki Minaj and New York radio station Hot 97. Minaj’s decision to pull out of a performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam 2012 concert following some criticism from radio personality Peter Rosenberg has been a hot topic in hip hop since Sunday [June 3]. Like Lauryn Hill, Kendrick Lamar and a few other artists, Nas supports Nicki’s decision. [MORE]
3. Kris Stephens Is Chasing a Dream With Help From Tank and T.I.
Kris Stephens isn’t yet a household name, but the singer-songwriter from Maryland watched her star ascend last week after the release of the video for “Compliments,” Tank’s latest single on which she appears with T.I. Both men have recognized the 25-year-old artist for her songwriting skills and are now helping guide her burgeoning solo career. [MORE]