Cash Money's Birdman is puttin his money where his mouth is.  He's at it again.  During last years Super Bowl, he bet "a milli" on the Packers and this year he's banking on New England!Yesterday, Birdman tweeted "I like New England. My nephew play RB# 42. I'm bet 5 million 2 anybody like tha Giants.  Baby money, anybody kan getit."  Sounds like a challenge to me!

DMX is not only prepping the return of the Ruff Ryders with a big tour, but he's also planning on dropping two albums this year.  Press play and get all the details with Tha Wire now.

Rapper Pastor Troy got himself hemmed up with a former friend and promoter who hired him for a gig that he failed to show up for, for the second time!  The promoter was so mad he took him to court, but not just any court.  COURT TV!  That's right, he took him to see Judge Alex.

Here's how it went.

 

 

Also, Ace Hood is the latest Hip-Hop artist to get some T.V. time.  Look for him to appear in the upcoming episode of a popular T.V. reality show, in hopes of bringing two estranged brothers back together.  Plus, the late Etta James will be laid to rest this weekend with two special ceremonies.  Get the scoop, skinny, mess and drama now with Tha Wire: 

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As we all know Drake is from Canada, so it's no surprise that he loves hockey.  As a matter of fact, he's gonna perform at the 2012 NHL All-Star Game Ontario this Sunday.  Drizzy will be joined by the Voice winner Javier Colon and NYC rapper Outasight at the star-studded event.

Drake is set to perform during the second intermission, while Outasight will perform his breakout single, "Tonight is the Night", during the player introductions. So you'll know, Drake's hometown team, Toronto Maple Leafs, have three players representing their team in this years All-Star game.