Popular American animated rapper and songwriter Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty known professionally as Nicki Minaj has released a reissue of her 2009 mixtape Beam Me Up Scotty which featured YMCMB colleagues, Drake and Lil Wayne.
American rapper, Donald Glover, popularly known as “Childish Gambino” is being sued by rapper “Kidd Wes” for alleged copyright infringement, saying the Grammy-winning hit song “This Is America” was lifted from him. The complaint was filed by Emelike Nwosuocha (Kidd Wes) in New York citing “nearly-identical unique rhythmic, lyrical, and thematic compositional and performance content contained in the chorus – or ‘hook’ –sections that are the centerpieces of both songs.”
Grammy Award winner and Nigerian Afro-fusion star, Burna Boy has been nominated in the “Best International Act” category of the 41st edition of BRIT Awards. The two-time BET Award winner was nominated alongside Canadian singer, The Weekend, and America’s Childish Gambino. Other nominees for the 2021 BRIT awards include Ariana Grande, Cardi B, J Hus, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, Foo Fighters, Little Mix, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, and Billi Eilish. The 2021 BRIT Award nominees are as follows:
American rapper, producer and entrepreneur, Kanye West has sold a documentary about his life to Netflix for $30 million. The rapper turned fashion designer had allowed cameras to capture his life over two decades, documenting the star’s stardom. Billboard reports that Kanye has requested the documentary be a multi-part one with directors Clarence “Coodie” Simmons and Chike Ozah popularly known as Coodie & Chike, who directed videos for the rapper’s “Through the Wire” and “Jesus Walks”.