FIFA Bans Beats By Dre Headphones – Tha Wire [VIDEO]
The World Cup may be advertising heaven, but not for Beats by Dre Headphones. On June 5th, just days before the World Cup began, Beats dropped a five minute mini movie entitled “The Game Before The Game” featuring World Cup players and celebs like Lebron James, Serina Williams, Lil Wayne and others who endorse the headphone giant.
Since the video debuted it’s racked up more than 15 million views on YouTube. However, FIFA doesn’t seem to care and has banned players from wearing the headphones in the World Cup stadiums and during media events. Learn more about this inside Tha Wire below.
As reported yesterday, the Lifetime network announced its turning the life of the late “R&B Princess”, Aaliyah into a TV movie. No sooner was that revealed, did news come that Aaliyah’s family doesn’t approve of the network producing a biopic. TMZ is reporting the late singer’s uncle and owner of her label Blackground Records, Barry Hankerson, is upset Lifetime didn’t contact the family about the movie first. Hankerson added they plan to block any use of her music in the film and hired an attorney to shut the whole thing down.
Listen to Tha Wire below and find out what their gonna do about it. In the meantime, Hankerson also revealed he’d rather see a full theatrical movie come to theaters based on her life than a television production. Lifetime’s Aaliyah: Princess of R&B was set to feature Disney Channel regular Zendaya Coleman in the starring role.
Since Aaliyah’s tragic death in 2001, she’s been a contentious topic. Drake tried to release a posthumous album using her vocals, but fans of the star rejected the idea because it wasn’t going to include Aaliyahs longtime music partners Timbaland and Missy Elliott. Because of that, the project was cancelled.
We’ll find out if the Lifetime project will meet the same fate soon enough. For now listen to the scoop with Tha Wire.