Kanye, Paul McCartney, Ty Dolla $ign and Rihanna Collab Coming Soon
Say, say, say: Kanye West rang in 2015 via a legendary collaboration with Paul McCartney, “Only One.” And according to Ty Dolla $ign (who provided background vocals), there’s another superstar PaulYe collaboration on the way. “Me, Rihanna, ’Ye and Paul got a song about to drop as well,” Ty Dolla $ign told Billboard. “It’s gonna drop soon. I heard they shot the video recently. I don’t know what the final title is, but I know it’s crazy.” Ty—who says he recorded at least seven songs in a day with Kanye—adds that the track will likely appear on Yeezy’s upcoming album.
Keshia Knight Pulliam Fired From Celebrity Apprentice For Not Calling Cosby
Keshia Knight Pulliam has friends in high places, a quality that made her ideal for the season premiere of Celebrity Apprentice. In the episode, which aired last night (January 4), cast members were tasked with eliciting money from friends for a bake sale. Yet the former Cosby Show kid star refused to call on Bill Cosby for assistance, despite the show being filmed a year ago—long before his rape allegations resurfaced to collapse his legacy.
She paid the price when her team came up short with money. “I have not talked to Bill Cosby on the phone in I don’t know how long,” she rationalized to Donald Trump through tears. “So for me to pick up the phone, having not talked to you for five years, except for when we run into each other for a Cosby event—I feel that’s not my place to do.” Pulliam was fired from the show, specifically for not calling Cosby.
“I really believe, if you’d called that gentleman, he would’ve helped you,” Trump said, giving her $25,000 out of his pocket for her charity. “You have to take responsibility.” After the show aired, Pulliam seemingly indirectly tweeted about the show. “Ohhh the deception of editing… Smh!!”
Tamar Braxton Announces New Album Dropping in April
Tamar Braxton is almost ready to unveil the follow-up to her breakout LP, 2013’s Love & War. The 37-year-old singer stopped by Atlanta’s V103 radio station to announce that her fourth studio LP, led by the Aaliyah-sampling single “Let Me Know,” is set to drop in April. She says another single will precede the album’s release. “Right now I’m in a place where I’m really happy, and sometimes I’m overwhelmed, but at the end of the day I’m just trying to balance it all and understand myself as a woman,” Tamar previously told Billboard. “So those are the songs I’m writing right now, but I can’t say whether that’s going to be the end result.”