MARIAH CAREY AND BRYAN SPLIT AFTER 5 MONTHS?!

Mariah Carey has reportedly split from her backing dancer boyfriend Bryan Tanaka.

The pop diva went public with her romance with her new beau, who worked as a dancer on The Sweet Sweet Fantasy Tour in 2016, by posing for amorous pictures with him on a beach in Hawaii in November.

They recently celebrated Mariah’s birthday in Mexico at the end of March, but they reportedly haven’t seen or spoken to each other since that trip and have now parted ways.

Sources tell TMZ.com Bryan was jealous over Mariah’s friendly relationship with her ex-husband Nick Cannon, the father of her five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe. The former couple, who split in 2014 after six years of marriage, regularly hang out together with the children, going to dinner, parties and even on vacation together. Their closeness reportedly made Bryan mad and he would get his revenge by flirting with other women in front of Mariah.

The “last straw” is said to have been the Kids’ Choice Awards last month, when Mariah, Nick and the twins made a family appearance, complete with coordinating outfits on the orange carpet, which the 33-year-old reportedly felt “disrespected” by.
As for Mariah, she apparently got fed up of footing Bryan’s bills and felt he just wanted to get famous from their relationship.

The dancer made his feelings about the singer known on her E! reality show Mariah’s World, despite her being engaged to Australian billionaire James Packer at the time.

In October, her representative confirmed Mariah had not seen Packer since they had a row in Greece in September16). Mariah declared the relationship was not working and removed her engagement ring during the Mariah’s World finale, which aired in January.

CHRIS BROWN AND LIL WAYNE INVOLVED IN FEDERAL DRUG PROBE

Chris Brown and Lil Wayne have become targets of a federal drug investigation following their reported links to an alleged Miami drug dealer.

South Florida based music producer Harrison Garcia is currently standing trial for selling illegal narcotics, and during the third day of litigation on Thursday, U.S. Homeland Security Agent Kevin Selent revealed Brown and Wayne appear to be implicated as collaborators in drug deals in evidence unearthed in the case.

Sources tell U.S. newspaper The Sun Herald that while Selent was testifying in court, he pointed to evidence of a text message defendant Garcia sent to one of his female associates, in which he bragged about a $15,000 bank credit that was wired to his account by Brown.

Attaching a screenshot photo of the official bank transaction from “Christopher Brown” to the message, Garcia allegedly texted the woman: “Look who put money my account (sic)”.

The lady replied, “What that for LOL (sic)”, and then, after attaching several smiley face emojis to his response, Garcia shot back a text to her stating: “Drugs… lean and s**t.”

Lean, the street name for a popular codeine cough syrup intoxicant mixed with soda, is a substance rapper Lil Wayne has openly admitted to using in the past, and according to agent Selent’s testimony, Garcia confessed to selling “a lot of narcotics” to the hip hop superstar after he was arrested last October.

Prosecutors also submitted damning photographic evidence featuring Garcia posing with Brown and Lil Wayne. The defendant was snapped with Brown on the Loyal singer’s private plane in one picture and, in another, he was pictured on an airport runway while accompanying the Grammy-winner to a concert in Albania.

Prosecutors contend the pictures reveal Garcia did more than just party with the two stars.

Agent Selent declined to give more details about the depth of the probe federal authorities have launched into the two superstars, but he confirmed Chris Brown and Lil Wayne are under investigators’ radar: “It’s still an open investigation. I can’t talk about it,” he stated.

DRAKE SICK AGAIN; BROKE BILLBOARD RECORDS ON MONDAY

Drake’s doomed Amsterdam concert in The Netherlands has been scrapped again, just hours before he was set to hit the stage.
The rapper had already rescheduled the show twice and fans were already inside the venue on Monday night when a promoter stepped up to the microphone to announce the headliner was too sick to perform.
Drake had reportedly fallen ill before the show and his doctor ordered him not to perform.
The show was originally supposed to kick start the rap star’s European tour on January 20 and it was moved to January 26. It was then pushed back to March 27.
The Hotline Bling hitmaker, who broke records in America on Monday by charting 24 singles in the Billboard Hot 100, is hoping to finally hit the stage and honor the gig on Wednesday.

DRAKE FINALLY WRAPS UP LONDON SHOWS WITH FINAL GIG

Drake delivered the most star-studded performance of his tour so far by surprising fans in London on Monday with appearances by Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Skepta, and Giggs.
The Hotline Bling hitmaker returned to the city’s O2 Arena for the eighth London gig on his Boy Meets World trek, and treated the audience to tracks from his latest release, More Life, which hit streaming services on Saturday.
He made sure the show was one to remember by introducing a number of his More Life collaborators, including British MCs Skepta and Giggs, as well as singer Jorja Smith, and Jamaican star Popcaan, who features on his popular song Controlla.
R&B star Trey Songz joined forces with Drake for a rendition of their 2009 tune Successful, while Nicki and her Young Money Entertainment labelmate teamed up for her remix of Gyptian’s 2010 dancehall song Hold Yuh.
Drake also revealed he had some VIPs watching the show from the audience, after sharing a backstage photo of himself on Instagram, posing with his mother Sandi and reclusive soul icon Sade.
“Two very important ladies in my life,” he captioned the picture.
Fellow Toronto, Canada native, rapper Kardinal Offishall, was among the special guests in the crowd, too, and Drake posted a shot of the two artists enjoying a drink together.
“Very Crucial. Looked up to the general for a long time @kardinalo,” he wrote beside the image.
Drake will continue on to Scotland for two dates in Glasgow on Wednesday and Thursday, before concluding the European tour in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with a pair of gigs next week.

TARAJI P HENSON DOESN’T WANT TO PLAY COOKIE FOREVER

Taraji P. Henson won’t play Cookie on TV series Empire for much longer because she finds her character emotionally draining.
The Hidden Figures actress has starred as Cookie Lyon on the musical drama series since 2015 and it has already been picked up for a fourth season, which is likely to air between autumn 2017 and spring 2018.
However, Taraji isn’t sure how long she can continue playing the character because playing Cookie takes its toll on her.
“I could not do this forever. No. Cookie wears me out!” she told Variety. “She is emotionally all over the place. Those writers, they just keep pushing my emotions with every episode. By the 18th episode (of each season), I’m dead. I got to get far away. I don’t wear animal print. I cut my hair into a bob. I don’t wear a weave because I’ve got to get as far away from Cookie as possible.”
The 46-year-old also knows her passion for the role will eventually wear off and she wants to go out on a high, which is something she learned from the cast of TV show Sex and the City.
“You’ve got to know when to go out. You don’t want to overstay your welcome,” she explained. “You want to be remembered as the number one show on network… I’m going to lose my passion, I know me. And Cookie is enough. I can’t do that for so long.”
The Hustle and Flow star works in both TV and film and admitted she prefers film because TV feels more corporate and there are more voices involved.
“Sometimes, my characters feel schizo (schizophrenic) on television because there are so many opinions and so much input,” she said. “That’s why I like film a little better. One writer, one director, one (studio) head. Not all those voices.”
She is sure she will eventually direct an episode of the show but she hasn’t felt the urge to yet because the show is challenging, because of its musical numbers, and she isn’t sure if she would be able to act and direct at the same time.

DRAKE SENDS DRUNK TEXTS TO JENNIFER LOPEZ????

Rapper Drake has been drunk texting Jennifer Lopez since the stars reportedly called it quits on their brief romance.
The Hotline Bling hitmaker made the confession on Free Smoke, the opening track on his new project More Life, which hit streaming services on Saturday.
After giving his rumored exa shout out, Drake admits his text messages are never actually received by Jennifer because she has since changed her cell phone number.
“I drunk text J.Lo/Old number, so it bounce back,” he spits on the tune.
Drake and Lopez were first romantically linked in December, when the Canadian artist attended two of the superstar’s residency gigs in Las Vegas and hosted an intimate party she attended. He then reportedly surprised the 47-year-old beauty with a $100,000 diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co., which Jennifer showed off in an Instagram photo from her New Year’s Eve celebrations.
They have been coy about the nature of their relationship, which is said to have cooled off in early February, but Jennifer subsequently claimed they had simply been working together.
“We made a song together and we hung out,” she explained on the Grammy Awards red carpet last month. “We had a great time. He’s amazing; I have so much love for that boy.”
They had teased fans about the collaboration in an Instagram video of the pair dancing together in December, when a snippet of the track, titled Get It Together, could be heard in the background.
However, it appears the tune has since been reworked, as J.Lo’s vocals have been replaced on the More Life release by up-and-coming British singer Jorja Smith.
And that’s not the only Lopez connection to More Life – Drake, 30, also samples her debut single, If You Had My Love, on Teenage Fever, again with another female artist singing the chorus to the 1999 hit.
Jennifer has yet to comment on Drake’s multiple references in his new material.
She has since moved on and is now dating former New York Yankees baseball ace Alex Rodriguez.

DRAKE RELEASES MORE LIFE; MIXED REVIEWS

Drake has released his long-awaited playlist More Life.
The Canadian rapper unveiled his latest project, officially titled A Playlist by October Firm, on his OVO radio show on Beats 1 on Saturday.
The playlist was made available on all streaming services, including Apple Music and Spotify, and features cameos from Kanye West, MC Giggs, Jorja Smith, Skepta, Sampha and Young Thug on some of the 22 tracks. If you have any problem with your car visit RyanGMW in Roseville to get help.
The previously released track Fake Love also appears on the project, however Two Birds, One Stone and Sneakin’, featuring Atlanta rapper 21 Savage, don’t appear on the playlist.
Drake said of the project, “It’s not an album but it is a body of work I’m creating, just to bridge the gap between my major releases, to keep people excited”.
Originally announced in October last year, the Hotline Bling hitmaker said More Life would be released at the end of February, however following months of delays and speculation, Drake finally revealed the official release date earlier this month.
More Life references the Toronto native’s family, as a photo of the rapper’s father adorns the cover of the playlist.
Earlier this year Drake’s close collaborator and producer Nineteen85 said in an interview with Billboard the playlist was Drake’s chance to introduce new music to his fans.
“More Life is interesting because this is (Drake) right on the peak of his biggest project yet (with 2016 album Views), doing his biggest tour and still having so many good ideas that he just wants to put out without making it a big ordeal,” he explained.
“That’s why he’s trying to call it a playlist because he has a bunch of people in a space, hanging out… He’s so aware of what everybody else is doing musically that he likes to introduce new music and new artists to the rest of the world.”

THE WEEKND RENTED OUT A MOVIE THEATER FOR SELENA GOMEZ

The Weeknd rented out a cinema in his native Toronto, Canada on Wednesday so he and girlfriend Selena Gomez could enjoy a movie date in complete privacy.
The Can’t Feel My Face hitmaker reunited with Selena in his hometown after wrapping up the European leg of his Starboy: Legend of the Fall Tour on Tuesday, and he pulled out all the stops to make the get together magical.
He reportedly asked an assistant to book all the tickets for a 9.45pm screening of comedian-turned-filmmaker Jordan Peele’s horror film Get Out.
According to etalk.ca, Selena didn’t hide her affection for her man as they made their way to their seats in the empty theater, where they snacked on popcorn and sipped on gin and tonic cocktails.
“She was super cute with him… arms around his neck,” an eyewitness told the Canadian entertainment news outlet.
Selena is no stranger to quiet nights out in empty movie theaters – her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber also rented out a Canadian cinema while they were dating back in 2011. He shut down a picture house at the SilverCity Polo Park in Manitoba, Ontario for a private showing of Hugh Jackman film Real Steel.
The pop stars split for good in 2014 after a four-year on/off relationship, but Justin has apparently been unable to let Selena go after taking aim at her new boyfriend in a series of mocking social media posts in recent weeks.
Selena and The Weeknd first went public with their romance in January, when they were spotted kissing after a dinner date in Beverly Hills, California.
They then took a trip to Florence, Italy together and relaxed on a private yacht off the coast of California in early February, before the singer/actress flew out to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, late last month to cheer on The Weeknd on tour.

COMMON DEFENDS SNOOP DOGG OVER CONTROVERSIAL VIDEO

Common has defended rapper Snoop Dogg for holding a gun to a lookalike of President Donald Trump in his new video.
The Drop It Like It’s Hot star caused controversy when he recently released the music video for Lavender, in which he points a gun at a clown dressed like Trump and when he fires it, ared flag with the word ‘Bang’ unfurls.
The footage has been blasted by politicians and Trump himself but Common has come to the defense of his fellow rapper, saying he’s entitled to speak up.
“Hip hop always been about freedom of expression, that’s one of the most powerful things,” he told TMZ.com. “Hip hop has been like a voice for so many people.
“If you go think about the days of Public Enemy and you fast forward to Kendrick Lamar, hip hop artists have always been speaking up and saying what they feel… if you didn’t like what was going on you speak (spoke) up and we’re entitled to do that as people.”
Snoop posted a video on Wednesday in which he said he has been inundated with requests for interviews and quotes but he has “nothing to say”.
On Wednesday, Trump tweeted about the video, claiming there would have been more of an uproar if Snoop had performed the act on a lookalike of his predecessor Barack Obama and concluded by demanding “Jail time!”
Rapper T.I. also came to the defense of Snoop by taking a screenshot of Trump’s tweet and calling him a bunch of explicit names. He called Snoop a “f**king legend” and told Trump to leave him alone and “continue to focus on dividing minorities, building barriers, alienating immigrants, &f**kin this country up like u been doin….”
Bow Wow also dragged Trump’s wife Melania into the drama, by tweeting, “Ayo @realDonaldTrump shut your punk a*s up talking s**t about my uncle @SnoopDogg before we pimp your wife and make her work for us.”

SNOOP DOGG POINTS A GUN AT TRUMP CLOWN IN A NEW MUSIC VIDEO!!!

Snoop Dogg has literally taken aim at Donald Trump in his new music video, for this music video the production used The Box Tiger Music for the music equipment and instruments.

The rapper points a gun at a clown-styled President Trump in the promo for Lavender, his remix of BadBadNotGood and Kaytranada’s hit track.

Snoop is transported to a universe populated by clowns in the video and actor/comedian Michael Rapaport portrays a police violence victim, who is shot by a cop as a bystander films the incident and then uploads it to ClownTube.

Snoop Dogg, who took part in a rally to bring cops and the Los Angeles black community together last year, attacks police brutality on the track, rapping, “Trying to keep from dying in these muthaf**kin’ streets/F**k the police, from a black man’s point of view.”

Directors Jesse Wellens and James DeFina have revealed the video concept was inspired in part by the fatal police shooting of Philando Castile in July.

Talking about his provocative new video and the clown Trump character, Snoop tells Billboard, “The (Muslim) ban that this motherf**ker (Trump) tried to put up; him winning the presidency; police being able to kill motherf**kers and get away with it; people being in jail for weed for 20, 30 years and motherf**kers that’s not black on the streets making money off of it – but if you got color or ethnicity connected to your name, you’ve been wrongfully accused or locked up for it, and then you watching people not of color position themselves to get millions and billions off of it…

“It’s a lot of clown s**t going on that we could just sit and talk on the phone all day about, but it’s a few issues that we really wanted to lock into, like police, the president and just life in general.