Magazine: Lil’ Wayne Covers ‘XXL’ Magazine

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Lil’ Wayne graces the cover of XXL’s August/September issue and had plenty to talk about in his cover story with Jeff Weiss. The YMCMB rapper talks about his upcoming album Tha Carter V, working with Drake and Nicki Minaj, and the current state of hip-hop. See what he had to say below and hit the jump for more.

On Tha Carter V:

I was feeling the success of ‘Tha Carter I.’ I felt like people wanted to hear me. I was amped to do that, but then ‘Tha Carter III’? I don’t know what happened. It was amazing. And then ‘Tha Carter IV’ was just unexplainable, and now this one here, there’s no words. I just hope everyone likes it.

I’m always feeling like I ain’t done shit. I’m still nervous about ‘Tha Carter V’… I’m confident about what I do, but I’m still nervous about what people think.

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News: Jamie Foxx to Play Mike Tyson In Upcoming Biopic

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It looks like Jamie Foxx will have the honor of playing Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic that is still yet to be confirmed. As reported by EW, the movie will be written by Terence Winter and produced by Jamie Foxx’s manager Rick Yorn. In a previous interview with Tyson, the ex-boxer had this to say:

Listen, me and Jamie Foxx are in discussions and within a year or 18 months we’re going to do the Mike Tyson Story,” the former fighter said when asked where he’d like to go with his film and television career next.

“I think that Martin Scorsese is going to be involved in it as well,” Tyson said. “I’m never going to watch the movie of course because…Or I’ll probably watch it alone,” he added, noting how challenging it would be to relive one’s mistakes onscreen.

New Video: Ne-Yo feat. Young Jeezy – Money Can’t Buy

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Ne-Yo lives it up in his brand new video for “Money Can’t Buy”, the lead single featuring Jeezy that is set to come off his upcoming album Non Fiction that is set for release this fall. The video was directed by Chris Robinson and features the r&b singer catering to a specific female all day. Catch the video above and tell us what you think.

Photo: Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, & Ariana Grande Shoot ‘Bang Bang’ Video

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Last night, Jessie J took the Internet by storm when she posted a picture of her alongside Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande on the set of her upcoming video for “Bang Bang”. The video was shot on Wednesday and Thursday in Los Angeles and was directed by Hannah Lux Davis.

BANG BANG INTO THE ROOM” #onset #bangbang #videoselfie AGHHHHHH! I can’t wait for you all to see it! Is this life? Am I dreaming? @nickiminaj @arianagrande,” Jessie J posted on Instagram.

Jessie J is a stunning class act. And Ariana is a cute liddle lady bug. #BangBangOniTunes BANG BANG,” Nicki captioned after posting the same photo on Instagram.

“Bang Bang” is currently sitting pretty at the top spot of the iTunes charts and is set to come off Jessie J’s new album as well as on the deluxe edition of Ariana Grande’s My Everything LP due out on August 25.

New Video: Jessie J Performs ‘Bang Bang’ Acoustic on Z100

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Jessie J currently has the number 1 song on iTunes and paid a visit to Z100’s “Elvis Duran & The Morning Show” this week where she performed her current single “Bang Bang” in acoustic mode. During her stay, she also covered Sam Smith’s song “Stay With Me”. You can catch the acoustic performance of “Bang Bang” above and hit the jump to listen to her cover of “Stay With Me”.

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News: Nicki Minaj Pushes Single Back … Because of a Possible Beyoncé Collaboration

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After breaking the Internet last week with the release of her single cover to her upcoming record “Anaconda”, Nicki Minaj has put a delay on the debut of the track. However, it looks like she’s hinted on Twitter that there is plenty of good reason for the delay.

According to HipHopWired, Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj are teaming up for an official remix to Bey’s song “Flawless” that features new (rap) verses from both divas. Yes, you read that correctly. Beyoncé will be lyrically reciting her verse on the remixed version. Make sure to stay tuned, because we definitely think this one is right around the corner!

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