P. Diddy wants to be known as Puff Daddy again.
The rap mogul - real name Sean Combs - announced in 2001 that he had changed his stage name to P. Diddy, but started using the moniker he was best known by in the late '90s again this week, as he took to Twitter to share a teaser for his upcoming video "Big Homie," in which he introduces himself as Puff Daddy.
The 44-year-old star, who is gearing up to release his first album in four years, titled MMM, this year, hit back at fans for criticizing him for making another name change and insisted he's simply going back to the name he has "always used." Addressing the issue on Monday, the record producer tweeted, "For the record, I did not change my name. I always have been and always will be PUFF DADDY! Be cool Man lol #MMM #BigHomie RT!!!! [sic]." He later asked, "#DIDDYORDADDY ???"
The rapper, who is also sometimes referred to by friends as Puff or Puffy, decided to change his name 13 years ago after he was acquitted on gun-possession and bribery charges in New York City.
Bobbi Kristina Brown has hinted she is planning a music career.
The 21-year-old daughter of late singer Whitney Houston claims to have inherited her mother's voice and teased fans she is preparing to put it to use. "Think about it.. She had 1babygirl, lungs and a GORGEOUS unforgettable voice .. Who do you think ONLY has HER vocal chords.. ? [sic]," she wrote on Twitter.
Bobbi - who's father is "My Prerogative" singer Bobby Brown - retweeted fans who gave her praise, and warned those who questioned whether she would be able to live up to her mother's high standards that she fully intends to. When user TayAmazin wrote, "@REALbkBrown lol girl. NOBODY has her vocals... But I wish you well! I'm excited to hear [sic]," Bobbi replied, "You underestimate what she MADE [sic]."
The young star is also rumored to be getting help with her career from Mariah Carey and former American Idol judge Randy Jackson.
Lady Gaga has unveiled the stage design for her upcoming artRave: The ARTPOP Ball Tour.
The 27-year-old star posted a photograph on Twitter of the detailed set, featuring transparent runways, which dancers will be able to use to perform beneath the "Applause" singer during the shows. "#LadyGagaTourStage The stage is lucite and you can just dance underneath the runways [sic]," Gaga tweeted. The main stage appears to have a space theme as a huge backdrop features a scene of moon and stars. The photograph also shows two performance areas which Gaga and her dancers can reach from the platforms and a white structure in the centre is similar to her ARTPOP album launch palette.
Chris Brown has accused his former manager of leaking his new album.
The R&B star, whose record X is set to be released May 5, warned his fans on Twitter that there are "snakes in the grass" and claimed his former boss, Tina Davis, was trying to "sabotage" the release, the follow-up to 2012's Fortune. "My old manager is leaking my NEW album and refuses to give me my back up hard drive to sabotage my album. That's F'd up G! [sic]," he tweeted. Chris later deleted the tweet but added, "Snakes in the grass ... Just stay positive."
Miley Cyrus kissed Katy Perry at her concert on Saturday night.
The "Adore You" hitmaker took a moment to lock lips with the brunette beauty while performing at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as part of her Bangerz World Tour, after spotting the 29-year-old star singing along in the front row. But "I Kissed a Girl" singer Katy, who is dating John Mayer, pulled away when Miley, 21, tried to stick her tongue in her mouth, according to gossip website TMZ.com. The "Dark Horse" singer shared an aftermath photograph, which features the "Wrecking Ball" singer with her mouth hanging open in shock and Katy covering her mouth with her hand, on Twitter with the caption, "And after! I adore you @Miley Cyrus."
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Miley Cyrus has hit back at critics who have called for her Bangerz Tour to be canceled.
The 21-year-old singer kicked off her raunchy world tour in Vancouver, Canada, last week and has come under fire for antics such as simulating a sex act on a man wearing a Bill Clinton mask, but Miley insists she gave fans a pre-warning her shows would be X-rated.
"You can't say I didn't warn you. Now sit back relax & enjoy the show. #bangerztour [sic]," she wrote on Twitter yesterday. The tweet was accompanied by a picture of Miley on stage in a revealing outfit exposing her butt.
The "Wrecking Ball" hitmaker then blasted her critics by telling them to "save" their outrage. "Save your complaints for the McDonalds drive thru when they forget the 'fries with that' [sic]," she quipped.
Ariana Grande has recorded a track with Chris Brown.
The "Baby I" singer has been in the studio with the controversial star - who is currently in rehab for anger management - and they announced their collaboration by sharing some of its lyrics on Twitter. "I dug a single seed into the ground, I hope it grows," Chris tweeted. Ariana responded, "In a year or two if you're around, you'll see a rose."
It's about time!
A duet between Britney Spears and Lady Gaga may be in the works soon, a source close to the pop stars said: "It'll happen soon."
Gossip of the collaboration began when Lady Gaga attended one of Britney's Las Vegas shows, after which she posted a photo of the two of them on her Twitter, captioning it, "Me and Brit Brit. She looked so gorgeous, the show was so much fun, and her dad gave us THE BEST BBQ. It was a #MonsterParty!"
"During the song 'Till the World Ends,' Gaga walked to the pit and tossed Britney roses... Brit blew her a kiss!" an eyewitness at the concert noted.
Back in December, Britney expressed interest in getting together with Lady Gaga for a track: "I would do a duet with Lady Gaga. I think that would be a lot of fun. I think she's very different and interesting and intricate, and I like her as an artist."
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Perhaps Pharrell shouldn't break out the champagne glasses for his Grammy wins just yet.
The 40-year-old producer/singer/Arby's hat lover has been accused of stealing the rift from the 2004 Franz Ferdinand song "Take Me Out" for the Paloma Faith track he produced, titled "Can't Rely on You."
"Hey @Pharrell - I love your tunes. If you want to borrow a riff, just ask... [sic]," Alex Kapranos - Franz Ferdinand frontman - wrote on Twitter yesterday.
Although Kapranos seems to have taken the plagiarizing in good humor (he later pointed out another similarity between a popular contemporary tune and one from 1986: "THAT's what it is! Royals by Lorde sounds like You're The Voice by John Farnham. A wee bit."), Pharrell has yet to respond. Kapranos hasn't stated whether he'll pursue legal action against him.
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Lorde refuses to give her fanbase a name.
The "Royal" singer isn't a fan of the trend for celebrities to give their devoted followers a name - like Lady Gaga and her Little Monsters or Katy Perry and her KatyCats - and thinks it's embarrassing and "awkward."
When asked whether she had named her fans yet, she ranted, "F**k no! That's the worst! I find it grating to lump everyone into a really awkward, pun-centric name. People joke about it on Twitter, 'You should call us The Disciples.' Never! I have discouraged it. I've tweeted multiple times, 'No fan name, I do no condone this.'"
The 17-year-old star isn't opposed to being branded a "pop star," however, and would never criticize any style of music. "I wouldn't take offense! People think pop's filthy and shameful. I love pop music! I don't think it's right to s**t on a genre just because some stuff about it isn't perfect. Pop is really powerful and if I'm a pop star then I'll be that to the best of my ability," she insisted.
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