February 6, 2012


News Notes: M.I.A. Fingers the World & More

Christopher Polk
Christopher Polk

M.I.A.'s Middle Finger Highlights Super Bowl: Whoever had M.I.A. in their "Which halftime performer would perform a subversive act?" pool just won big. NFL and NBC have already begun the blame game. [EW]

Is Adam Lambert Really New Queen Singer?: Despite reports confirming the singer's new role, Lambert claims he may only be queen for a day. [Adam Lambert]

Lil' Kim's Tax Troubles: The rapper's tax issues go back more than a decade, but have now hit the seven-figure mark. At least you're queen of something! [TMZ]

Lana Del Rey Skewered on SNL: Three weeks after her polarizing performance, the singer re-appears on the show… sorta. [Billboard]

Soul Train Flash Mob: Hundreds of fans donned afros and danced in Times Square to celebrate the life of Soul Train founder Don Cornelius. [Billboard]

Coldplay add Mylo Xyloto to Spotify: More than three months after its release, Coldplay's fifth album is now available on Spotify. Black Keys, where you at?! [Spin]

50 Cent Skeptical of Birdman's $5 Million Bet: Fiddy explains that sometimes, in very rare instances, rappers will say something they may not necessarily mean. [HipHopDX]