February 20, 2015 |
A GRUESOME double-stabbing in the shadows of a small East Germantown tavern yesterday sent shockwaves through the upper reaches of the music industry. De'Von "Day Day" Pickett, a veteran road manager who worked with the likes of Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Kanye West and Britney Spears, died after being stabbed numerous times in the torso about 2:30 a.m. while brawling with another man in front of the Che Bar & Grill, on Stenton Avenue near Johnson Street, police said. Pickett and a co-worker, Eric Parker, in Philly to help Minaj prepare for an upcoming tour, had visited the bar at the end of a long night on the town, choosing it because they were friends with one of the employees, a police source said last night.
January 14, 2015 |
In yesterday's column , I wrote about how Nicki Minaj was caught cuddling up with North Philly rapper Meek Mill after Friday's Wale concert at the TLA. The couple has been teasing a relationship for some time, with Mill guesting on two songs on Minaj's new album, "The Pinkprint," and throwing out the line "Baddest bitch in the game wearing my chain, I'm ready," on his new track, "The Get Back (Freestyle). " But a tipster let me know that the relationship was not just a tease.
May 15, 2013
EAGLES SET LIST 1. Unstoppable - TobyMac featuring Blanca from Group 1 Crew 2. On Fire - Young Dro 3. Ready 2 Go - Martin Solveig featuring Kele 4. Thunderstruck - AC/DC 5. Panama - Van Halen 6. Joker & The Thief - Wolfmother 7. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne 8. Hungry Like The Wolf - Duran Duran 9. New Day (Clean) - 50 Cent featuring Dr. Dre & Alicia Keys 10. No Way Back - Foo Fighters 11. Stronger - Kanye West 12. Black Betty - Ram Jam 13. Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions 14. California Love - Tupac & Dr. Dre 15. I Found You (Bob Sinclar Remix)
March 1, 2012
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Actress Megan Mullally; actor Steven Ho. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actor Jon Hamm; White Rabbits perform. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Julianne Moore; Brady Barr; Chickenfoot performs. Jimmy Kimmel Live (Midnight, 6ABC) - Comic Joan Rivers; Nicki Minaj performs.
July 8, 2011
TOP SINGLES 1. "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO with Lauren Bennett & GoonRock. 2. "Give Me Everything," Pitbull with Ne-Yo, AfroJack & Nayer. 3. "Rolling in the Deep," Adele. 4. "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," Katy Perry. 5. "Super Bass," Nicki Minaj. 6. "The Edge of Glory," Lady Gaga. 7. "E.T.," Katy Perry with Kanye West. 8. "How To Love," Lil Wayne. 9. "Good Life," OneRepublic. 10. "Tonight Tonight," Hot Chelle Rae. TOP ALBUMS 1. "4," Beyonce.
October 25, 2012
LOS ANGELES - It'll be a little bit country and a little bit rock 'n' roll on stage at next month's American Music Awards. Organizers announced Wednesday that Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj and Linkin Park will perform at the 40th annual ceremony on Nov. 18. All are also up for awards. Minaj is the night's leading nominee, along with Rihanna, with four bids each. Swift is nominated for favorite female country artist, and Linkin Park is in the running for alternative artist. Fans can pick the winners by voting online.
March 24, 2015 |
Meek Mill is back. The Philadelphia rapper, brand, and all-around hip-hop presence, who marked his "homecoming" Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, made news last year when he violated terms of his five-year probation in connection with a 2009 gun and drug conviction. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley said he failed to get permission for out-of-town gigs, dissed his probation officer and prosecutor on Twitter, and posed for Instagram snaps holding guns. To jail he went, from July to December, leaving a lot of canceled shows in his wake.
February 5, 2012 |
Eight years after Janet Jackson's wardrobe malfunction, some unexpected controversy returned to the Super Bowl halftime show. M.I.A., appearing on stage with Madonna and Nicki Minaj to perform "Give Me All Your Luvin'," flipped the middle finger to a camera before a cutaway. The song contains an inappropriate word, which she did not say, using the middle finger in place of the word. NBC went to a wide view of the stage, but it was too late as M.I.A.'s middle finger gesture could be seen.