Dr. Dre Sues Chinese Companies For Selling Knockoff Beats & Keyshia Cole Readies Tour – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
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.
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 Wale, 2 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
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