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Did Beyonce steal ‘XO’ from the ex-boyfriend of her background singer?

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People will always want to make money off of celebrities in any way they can. Music is a particularly easy course for the money grubber, because you can claim a famous song is a lot like one you wrote but never released/no one cared about, and that’s what’s happened with Beyonce. Everyone knows the self-titled album gives the Beyhive life, and ‘XO’ is one of the most beloved tracks on the album. Well, apparently she stole that song, according to a new lawsuit.

From TMZ:

A background singer named Ahmad Javon Lane claims he wrote a song called “XOXO” and shared it with another singer who does background vocals for Beyonce.

It’s a short story. He says in his lawsuit the song ended up in Beyonce’s hands and she ripped him off with what he says is a copycat song, “XO.”

He wants at least $3 million.

Alright, here are the songs, compared…

Javon’s song:

Beyonce’s song:

Yeah, sorry, I don’t think so, bro. Nice try, A+ for effort.

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Idris Elba shares music from his Nelson Mandela tribute album, ‘Mi Mandela’

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You see how much I care about you ladies (and applicable gentlemen)? You love Idris Elba, so I bring you Idris Elba. And this time, he’s musical! I had no idea that Idris is releasing a Nelson Mandela tribute album called Mi Mandela, but so he is.

Here’s the blurb:

“So Many People” was produced and written by Elba. The album, “Mi Mandela”, is a celebration of South African music inspired by his role in the movie “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”. It will be released on november 27th. Pre-order it HERE.

And here’s the music:

Oh, snap. Good song, actually. But guess what – I’ve got even MORE for you. It’s a video of Idris Elba introducing the project in VIDEO form!

Don’t say I never gave you anything!

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Selena Gomez releases ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’

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LOL at the title of Selena Gomez‘s new single, ‘The Heart Wants What It Wants’. Obviously her heart has wanted a bit of Bieber action for the past few years. This is all pretty… uncomfortable and bizarre, since the track starts off with Selena seemingly making a confession about a relationship on how much she loved this guy but then he did something that completely shattered her. Then the guy turned things around on her and made her feel crazy.

This song is OBVIOUSLY about Bieber, and it’s kinda a shitty song, but it’s the only single from her upcoming Greatest Hits album, which she’s doing to finish her contract with Hollywood Records. The video was actually filmed in March and was just delayed; she’s working on a new album that will come out on Interscope next year, apparently.

Anyhoo… enjoy! Homegirl is dickmatized, as the kids say.

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Taylor Swift is taking over the world

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Taylor Swift only released her new album, 1989, on Monday, but she’s already basically killing all your favs and then some. She sold over half a million albums in under 24 hours, and considering how many people illegally downloaded it (thereby not counting in the sales), that’s AMAZING.

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Definitely well deserved since, as I said the other day, it’s an EXCELLENT pop album and is already in my Top 5 albums of the year, for sure. I haven’t met a single person – TSwift fan or not – who doesn’t absolutely love it. This might be the most popular album of the year (and the only one to go platinum, since no other albums have so far).

Gwen Stefani unveils sneak peak of new single, ‘Spark the Fire’

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Gwen Stefani is DIVINE. She’s absolutely beautiful and incredibly stylish and could grace every single page of Vogue without seeming out of place (or eliciting any complaints). However, her personality is slightly grating (she’s got a touch of the crazies, I think) and her music is fucking horrendous, for the most part. Take her new single, ‘Spark the Fire’ – so far we’ve only heard about 45 seconds of it, but that’s 44 seconds too many for me to know that it’s terrible.

I guess now that she’s coaching a new generation of wannabe stars on The Voice, she’s probably itching to get back to her music. But this is some amateur shit you’d expect from a 15-year-old from Bumblefuck who thinks they know what “urban music” should sound like. This is not what a 45-year-old woman needs to be doing with her time. Sorry.

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Taylor Swift premiere ‘Out of the Woods’

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Taylor Swift‘s new pop album, 1989, is due out in less than two weeks, and so far we know we’ve got ‘Shake It Off’-esque tracks to look forward to. However, TaySwift isn’t completely leaving behind her emo stuff – her new track, ‘Out of the Woods’, goes in a slightly different direction and, quite frankly, doesn’t really sounds like her. Have a listen:

I’m all about the new Taylor Swift – I love the sounds and I think 1989 will be an excellent pop album, so this is right up my street. What do you think?

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