March 7, 2012


News Notes: Jay-Z To Play SXSW & More

Ian Gavan
Ian Gavan

Jay-Z to Perform at SXSW
The show is on March 12 for the blessed of us, and streaming on YouTube for the rest of us. [CoS]

Game Says He Only Attempted to Spit On Fans
After video surfaces, the rapper admits he spat at two fans but missed them. Plus, they started it! [XXL]

Ja Rule Is Disciplined in Prison
His birthday phone call to the press was unauthorized, so the courts gave him a seven-day work detail. I wonder what he’ll tell the press about all this... [HipHopDX]

Jack White to Play SXSW
Solo style. [Stereogum]

Atlas Sound Covers “My Sharona” for an Hour in Concert
After a concertgoer jokingly requested the Knack track, Bradford Cox angrily responded with an extended jam on the song much to the confusion and dismay of everyone else. [Stereogum]

Demi Lovato Gets Pretty Damn Real After Rehab Stay
The Disney teen star admitted this to MTV viewers on Tuesday night: "I cannot tell you that I have not thrown up since treatment. I cannot tell you that I have not cut myself since treatment. I'm not perfect." [E!]

President Obama Mispronounces Lollapalooza
He calls it “Loppalooza,” but come on, he’s got bigger things to think about. [A.V. Club]

Diddy and Robyn, BFF
The hip-hop mogul shared a pic of himself eating crepes with the Swedish dance-pop diva. All is right with the universe. [Vulture]