Move over Nicki Minaj, Mariah Carey's getting ready to show you what she's working with.  Mimi is teaming up with Miguel for her new single, "Beautiful".


Mariah Carey has her hands full these days, from being the wifey of Nick Cannon, to keeping up with her beautiful twins, to judge one of the most watched talent shows of all time with American Idol.  You would think she doesn’t have time for much else, but you be wrong because MiMi is back in the studio.  Last night on Idol she teased her new track and video, Beautiful feat. Miguel to the audience’s pleasant surprise.

Get more details about Mimi's new single and fourth coming album inside Tha Wire below.



In other news, if your life was under a microscope you’d have a different outlook on celebrities.  It’s got to be extremely difficult if you really think about it.  Some superstars deal with the pressure better than others.  Some bask in the glow of the paparazzi camera lights and others shy away or in Lauren Hill’s case go into seclusion.





Given all the controversy, L-Boogie has decided to talk about her financial situation as well as her new record deal in an open letter she released yesterday.  Laurens letter reads the following:

It has been reported that I signed a new record deal, and that I did this to pay taxes. Yes, I have recently entered into an agreement with Sony Worldwide Entertainment, to launch a new label, on which my new music will be released. And yes, I am working on new music.

I’ve remained silent, after an extensive healing process. This has been a 10+ year battle, for a long time played out behind closed doors, but now in front of the public eye. This is an old conflict between art and commerce… free minds, and minds that are perhaps overly tethered to structure. This is about inequity, and the resulting disenfranchisement caused by it. I’ve been fighting for existential and economic freedom, which means the freedom to create and live without someone threatening, controlling, and/or manipulating the art and the artist, by tying the purse strings.

It took years for me to get out of the ‘parasitic’ dynamic of my youth, and into a deal that better reflects my true contribution as an artist, and (purportedly) gives me the control necessary to create a paradigm suitable for my needs. I have been working towards this for a long time, not just because of my current legal situation, but because I am an artist, I love to create, and I need the proper platform to do so.

The nature of my new business venture, as well as the dollar amount reported, was inaccurate, only a portion of the overall deal. Keep in mind, my past recordings have sold over 50,000,000 units worldwide, earning the label a tremendous amount of money (a fraction of which actually came to me).

Only a completely complicated set of traps, manipulations, and inequitable business arrangements could put someone who has accomplished the things that I have, financially in need of anything. I am one artist who finds value in openly discussing the dynamics within this industry that force artists to compromise or distort themselves and what they do, rather than allowing them to make the music that people need. There are volumes that could (and will) be said.

MLH,  which stands for Miss Lauryn Hill.


In the meantime, the feud between Lil Scrappy’s mom and fiancé’ Erica Dixon has come to a heard and will be put on public display in the next episode of Love and Hip Hop Atlanta.  However, Erica wants to talk about her feelings now and is kind of alluding to the fact that her and Scrappy are done.   Here's what she had to say:

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