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Dr. Dre Sues Chinese Companies For Selling Knockoff Beats & Keyshia Cole Readies Tour – Tha Wire [VIDEO]

Dr. Dre has filed suit against several Chinese companies selling knock-off Beats and Keyshia Cole gears-up to drop her new album and go on tour.  Get scoop now with Tha Wire.

 

(Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Beats by Dr. Dre)

Dr. Dre only needs $200 million to become Hip Hop’s first billionaire and it looks like he may get it and then some.  Dre’s Beats Electronics is suing several Chinese-based websites for selling knockoff Beats audio gear.

Beware, because even though the knockoffs bear the Beats iconic red “b” logo, they’re cheaply made.  TMZ reports Dre and his legal team is suing to take over all the counterfeit domain names trying to jack his trademark headphones and all the profits they’ve made.  Speaking of which, those profits are estimated to be about $135 billion or more.

(Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)

Finally, Keyshia Cole is ready to hit the road, with her Point of No Return tour.  It all jumps-off July 20th in Minneapolis in support of her upcoming studio album with the same name. This will be her first album since her 2012’s Woman to Woman and it’ll feature collabs with Wale2 Chainz, Juicy J and August Alsina.

Listen to Tha Wire below and find out who Keyshia’s opening act will be.  In the meantime, Keyshia sat down with Centric recently and revealed the concept behind her album, the tour and more.

The songstress said, “This is the first album I’ve written pretty much by myself since A Different Me.   We have sexy songs.  We have ‘I’m really, really upset and angry’ songs. Then we have songs that are kind of like, ‘I don’t want to show you my emotion but I’m [going to] do that right now because that’s how serious I am about you.’ It’s just a variation of topics and concepts. The album will be coming out in July and we’ll be touring this summer as well.”

Here’s a look at the current itinerary for the Point of No Return tour:

Date                            City                              Venue

Saturday, July 12*       Rochester, NY             Blue Cross Arena

Friday, July 18*           Shreveport, LA            Century Link Center

Saturday, July 19*       Gulfport, MS               Club Illusion

Sunday, July 20            Minneapolis, MN        Myth Live

Tuesday, July 22          Detroit, MI                  St. Andrews Hall

Thursday, July 24        Chicago, IL                  House of Blues

Saturday, July 26         Cincinnati, OH             Macy’s Fest

Sunday, July 27            Cleveland, OH             House of Blues

Tuesday, July 29          New York, NY              Irving Plaza

Friday, August 1          Philadelphia, PA          Theatre of Living Arts

Saturday, August 2      Boston, MA                 House of Blues

Sunday, August 3         Washington, DC          Fillmore

Thursday, August 7     Charlotte, NC              Fillmore

Friday, August 8          Durham, NC                PDAC Depot

Saturday, August 9      Myrtle Beach, NC       House of Blues

Sunday, August 10       Atlanta, GA                  Tabernacle

Monday, August 11     Orlando, FL                 House of Blues

Wednesday, August 13New Orleans, LA        House of Blues

Friday, August 15        Houston, TX                 House of Blues

Sunday, August 17       Dallas, TX                    House of Blues

Thursday, August 21   Anaheim, CA               House of Blues

Friday, August 22        Los Angeles, CA           Wiltern

Saturday, August 23    San Francisco, CA        Fillmore

Monday, August 25     San Diego, CA             House of Blues

Saturday, August 30    Phoenix, AZ                 Celebrity Theatre

Get the rest of today’s juicy details with Tha Wire now. Plus, find out what celebs are celebrating birthdays this weekends. 

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