Mary J. Blige’s The London Sessions Documentary Will Debut at Tribeca Film Festival
Last year, Time Is Illmatic, a documentary on Nas’s maiden hip-hop masterpiece Illmatic, was the centerpiece of the Tribeca Film Festival. Mary J. Blige is following suit, premiering her own doc at this year’s festival. The London Sessions traces the making of Mary’s November project of the same name, as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul worked with Disclosure, Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé and Naughty Boy across the pond. Similar to Nas’s opening night rollout, the 44-year-old will perform immediately after the screening of the Sam Wrench-directed documentary at the Beacon Theater.
Nicki Minaj Thinks Baby and Lil Wayne Will Squash Their Issues
Rumors of an impending Cash Money collapse have been greatly exaggerated, according to Nicki Minaj. The lady lyricist of Young Money’s big three recently appeared on BBC Radio and spoke on the rift between Birdman and Lil Wayne, which leaves her in the middle like a child watching her parents bicker. “People know that I love Wayne and I have loyalty towards him, but I love Baby too,” the Queens rapper says. “I’m very close to Baby, and I don’t think people know that.” Still, despite how public the fallout has been, Nicki believes the Weezy and Baby will work everything out. “They’ve gone through things before just like family does and it is what it is,” she says.” They gonna get through it. I’m not even gonna think that way.”
Damon Dash Talks Empire Appearance, Says Jay Z Works With Informants
Damon Dash has found himself in quite a few fallouts over the past decade, from Beanie Sigel to Kanye West to Jim Jones. The co-founder of Roc-a-Fella Records sat down on Sway in the Morning to discuss his new movie/web series Loisaidas (executive produced by Yeezy) and found himself discussing some of those feuds. Such as his lawsuit against Lee Daniels, which he says dates back a decade when he put up $2 million for 2004 drama The Woodsman.
“Long story short, I didn’t get my money back,” Dash said. “Then we made a deal where any other project he was on—until I get my money back—I would be on it. As soon as Precious hit, he just went missing.” He added that he was supposed to be on Empire, too, and that never happened either.
As for the inevitable topic of former ace boon coon Jay Z, Dame insists that there’s no beef, just a difference in ways. “When I read about his affiliation with informants, that he’s in business with certain people… It’s tricky for me to say, but based on where I’m from, I can’t have nothing to do with that.”