Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is not only making a comeback with her music career, but she’s back on the animal activist path. This time she’s joining forces with PETA for an anti-circus campaign, and stripping down to body paint for the effort.

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In the new PETA ad theTLC songstress is covered in tiger-striped body paint to raise awareness about tigers being abused and locked in cages for the sake of our entertainment.

In a recent PETA interview Chilli explained why she came on board saying,

“There’s so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is a something that a lot of people don’t get to see.  They’re being mean to them to make them do this trick, and I think that everybody needs to be aware of what’s really going on.  If you can raise awareness to something that’s important, such as this, then you should.  Because I know for a fact that I would never want to be in a cage.”

In case you missed it, TLC welcomed Lil Mama  to perform ‘Waterfalls’ with them at the 2013 American Music Awards last night (Nov. 24).  Though some people rattled Twitter with criticism of Lil Mama’s performance, I think she did a good considering the big shoes she had to fill.  Here's a look at how TLC put it down.

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In other news, Lupe Fiasco promised he would offer something new for his fans on the “Tetsuo and Youth Preview Tour,” but fans at a recent show in Salt Lake City got more than a surprise…. they got less of a show.  The Chi-Town rapper cut his set short after a fan in the crowd hit him with a tomato.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune  a concert goer in the balcony threw the fruit at the stage causing Lupe to stop performing and respond in which the rapper said, “I’m gonna finish the show, but if there’ more people like that I need them the f**k out of here.  I know what she looks like – fat, white b***h. Find her.”

While some of the people in attendance supported Lupe on Twitter others felt offended by his choice of words directed at the women who threw the tomato. To That Lupe tweeted.  For even more details, listen to Tha Wire below.


Finally, a DNA paternity test confirms that rapper Chief Keef fathered another 10-month old child.  The 18-year old was ordered by a judge to pay $2,500 a month and an additional $25,000 for back child support.

Keef had just paid off $11,000 in a separate child support case where he owed a total of $20,900 in back child support for his daughter.  Get more info on this and all of the above.  Press play to hear Tha Wire.