Details about Beyonce’s upcoming fifth studio album have been sparse. Queen Bey has yet to announce a name or release date for the expected 2013 album.
This week, however, a leaked photo posted to Twitter and Facebook announced all of the album’s details, from the title to the release date to the tracklisting.
The image was posted to a Beyonce news Facebook account, with the caption reading, “A guy from Stargate accidentally leaked this photo from the studio where Beyonce [is] recording her 5th album.” Stargate is a production team that Beyonce has worked with in the past.
The photo shown calls Bey’s next album, “Mrs. Carter” — a move that would line up with the singer’s upcoming tour, The Mrs. Carter Show. The notebook sheet also includes an April 11 release date and reveals alleged collaborations with Lady Gaga, Azealia Banks, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna.
After a long week, Chris Brown had apparently had enough—so when a photographer approached him in Beverly Hills this afternoon as the singer was getting out of his SUV, he got a glimpse of what a super-annoyed Chris Brown looks like. It turns out he’s a literal handful when he gets angry.
According to the X17online pap who caught Rihanna’s main man at a bad time, the Grammy winner didn’t address any of his recent adventures, including giving Drake a profane shout-out at a club, exchanging words with a valet attendant over a $10 parking charge or reportedly ditching his bodyguard in Bermuda.
That’s not to say Brown didn’t say anything, just nothing fit for print, per the photog. He also acted out his frustration by taking off his shirt (his abs do look imposing), grabbing his crotch in a vulgar fashion and, finally, flipping off the shutterbug, who was snapping away the entire time.
Natalie Finn, E! Obkinr
Frank Ocean has been hit with a lawsuit over his song “Lost.”
AllHipHop reports that the OFWGKTA affiliate was recently named in a lawsuit over the production featured on his song “Lost.” Songwriter/producer Micah Otano claims that he was neither credited nor compensated for his co-production on the fourth single off Ocean’s Channel Orange.
In the lawsuit, Otano contends that he collaborated with producer Malay on a track originally titled “Daylight.” However, Otano says that Malay took sole credit for the duo’s production when it ended up on Ocean’s debut album.
Otano also names Malay and Ocean’s label Island Def Jam/Universal in the lawsuit. Despite the suit, Otano received a songwriting credit for the track.
Sean Ryon, HipHopDX
Jay-Z has reportedly closed the doors of his Atlantic City 40/40 Club after nearly ten years in business due to reasons related to its lease and property damage.
According to reports, the popular sports bar shut down last fall.
Atlantic City’s 40/40 Club, co-owned by hip-hop star Jay Z, has closed. The Press of Atlantic City reported the $4 million club actually shut down in October when its lease expired. Club spokesman Ron Berkowitz told the newspaper the club has not operated since Superstorm Sandy flooded it and tore a hole in the roof, right around when its lease ended. Since it opened in October 2005, the club hosted stars including Beyonce, rapper Lil’ Wayne, and rapper and current “American Idol” judge Nicki Minaj, in addition to numerous sports celebrities. (CBS Local)