February 1, 2012


News Notes: Elton, Madonna Beef Continues & More

Frederick M. Brown/Chris Jackson
Frederick M. Brown/Chris Jackson

Elton Escalates Madonna Feud: Old singer beef! Elton tells Madge to "lip-sync good" at her Super Bowl performance. This is so much better than Common/Drake. [NME]

Winehouse Inquest May Be Illegal: One of the coroners may not have met UK job requirements. Potential screenwriters have another scene for the biopic. [NME]

BET Bans Nicki Minaj: The rapper's "Stupid Hoe" video broke the single-day viewing record for VEVO, but has been deemed too explicit for the network. Why is BET anti-gardening?! [Allhiphop]

Bjork Hits Colbert ReportStephen Colbert interviewing Bjork is just as awesome as you would imagine. [Prefix]

Neil Young's New Beef: The singer's not cool with the sound quality of mp3s, but is totally down with illegal file-sharing. [Rolling Stone]

No "Les Miz" for Taylor Swift: Rumors of the country singer's upcoming role of Eponine in "Les Miserables" have been squashed. [HitFix]

Drake to Present at GRAMMYs: The image of Drake firing verbal shots at Common in a tuxedo makes us laugh. Get 'em, Drizzy! [Rap-Up]

Jamaica's Oldest Living DJ Dies: Rap reggae pioneer King Stitt passed away at the age of 72 after more than 50 years of performing. [Billboard]