(Photo) Mary J. Blige Receives Her Star On The Hollywood Walk of Fame

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I had the honor of being present as Mary J. Blige received her star on the Walk of Fame, and it was such a powerful moment. Being from New Jersey, it was Mary, Puff, Angie and more who we grew up on because of Hot97, and to see all three of them up there celebrating such a MAJOR achievement and knowing they came from the same place I come from, it was yet another reminder that hard work and dedication can take you further than your wildest dreams.

Congrats again, Mary!

Power Moves: Diddy’s Revolt Channel Strikes Deal With DIRECTV + He Gifts French Montana With $1 Million

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Diddy had quite the merry Christmas this year! Just before Santa hit his house, the music mogul’s Revolt TV channel finally reached a deal with DIRECTV, now bringing it into millions more homes.

“Our new agreement with DIRECTV is further proof we are on a fast track to revolutionizing the media industry,” Puff said in a press release. “We are achieving what we set out to do 18 months ago – our programming is available on more screens, and our audience is bigger and more powerful than ever before. What a great way to end an already successful 2015 and launch us into the new year.”

Perhaps in the celebratory mood, Puff decided to gift his Bad Boy artist French Montana with a cool $1 million later that day. And being equally as giving, French decided to donate it all to the charity he just started in his south Bronx hometown, helping the local schools and young kids. So dope of him!
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7 Things We Learned From Chris Brown’s VIBE Magazine Interview

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It’s rare that Chris Brown grants an interview to a publication these days, but with an album to promote, it looks like Breezy is letting his guard down!

Sitting down with VIBE Magazine, the Royalty singer opened up seemingly more than usual, even getting into details of how he found out that his daughter was his – as well as his suspicions beforehand. (This is an account of events that his daughter’s mother Nia has since refuted in Baller Alert‘s comments, but oddly enough, they’ve taken the post down.)

Below, check out the 7 most interesting things we learned from VIBE‘s chat with Breezy!
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Prodigy Teams Up With Writer Kathy Iandoli To Pen Two New Books In 2016

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Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy announced today the release of two books in 2016. Writer, author and all-around badass (because she’s awesome and also happens to be my mentor), Kathy Iandoli, will be collaborating with him to help write them.

Commissary Kitchen will be part cookbook, part anecdotal storybook, and it will detail Prodigy’s prison experience through his meals. Some of the recipes will be classic prison offerings, while others will serve as the catalyst for greater stories throughout his three years prison term.
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7 Things We Learned From The Weeknd’s Rolling Stone Interview

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As he promised over the summer in his interview with GQ, the previously-mysterious The Weeknd is going to be doing a lot more interviews this go-round. Covering next month’s issue of Rolling Stone, the XO singer discussed everything from his relationship with Bella Hadid, to regrets about Drake, how he was discovered and more.

As per usual, we’ve rounded up the 7 most interesting tidbits we learned in the interview, so get the 411 below!
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7 Things We Learned About Beyoncé In Her New BEAT Magazine Interview

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Beyoncé granted a very rare interview to BEAT Magazine this month, as she simultaneously covers the mag as well. It goes without saying the Queen slayed as usual, but there are some random things we didn’t know about her that we learned in the Q&A!

Though BEAT has yet to release the full spread, Bey answered a few interesting questions, and we put together a list of the 7 most interesting things we gathered about Blue‘s mom from it.
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