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Jay Z Goes To Trial Over “Big Pimpin” –Tha Wire

Jay Z has been in and out of court over his hit single “Big Pimpin” since 2007.  He’s being sued for copyright infringement of a 1957 Egyptian song.  The original artist is no longer alive, but his nephew is and has filed suit looking for Jay Z to cough up the damages.

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Jay and his label are hoping a 1909 Copyright Act will void out the suit.  Press play to get all the details concerning the lawsuit.  Plus, Janet Jackson has become the latest celeb to endorse a weight loss company.  Ms. Jackson recently shed 10 pounds and wants to encourage other women to do the same.  Find out who Janet his teaming up with.

A School In Chi-Town found a rather cool but, unique way to raise money for a good cause.

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Press play to find out what celebrity inspire their fundraiser.  Since were talking about celebrities Tamar Braxton and her poor husband Vince have scored their own spin off show.


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Finally, Swizz Beatz is getting ready to take his love of art to whole nother level.  If your an starving artist your gonna want to know what he’s up to.  Press play for Tha Wire: 

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While on tour X to the Z, Xzibit took some time out to visit inmates at a juvenile detention center in Australia.  Unfortunately, detention centers is a familiar place for the star, but he able to share his experiences with the youngsters and encourage them to turn their lives around.

Xzibit talked to reporters after the visit and said ” I take time to go speak to kids like this because I was once in a situation like this.  I was in juvenile detention when I was 14 or 15.  When I was locked up, it was ‘We’ll see you when you get out’.  That was the attitude.  Jail sucks all the way around.  I didn’t like being locked up, being told when to get up, go to sleep, wearing other people’s underwear.  I realized there was more I could achieve and accomplish.”

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