Tyler Perry Is Having a Child
The man behind Madea is going to be a father. According to E! Online, Tyler Perry and his longtime girlfriend Gelila Bekele are expecting their first child together. An anonymous source who attended Perry’s recent 45th birthday bash told E! that the media mogul alluded to a major lifestyle change. “He said he had to start getting used to not getting a lot of sleep, because his life was about to change in a big way,” the guest at the Los Angeles b-day party said. “He said, ‘Some of you know what I’m talking about.’ ” The insider added that the 28-year-old Bekele, who is a model and activist, is seven or eight months pregnant. Which means we should know whether Tyler’s firstborn will be a baby boy or Daddy’s little girl before the holidays.
Future is Dropping a Halloween Mixtape
Feenin’ for a new fix of nonsensical yelling and robotic Auto-Tune warbles? Well, Future has got a Halloween treat for you. Yesterday (9/24), the ATL rapper/crooner announced his upcoming mixtape Monster, executive produced by Metro Boomin. Based on the project’s artwork, which features a zombified Future, it seems like the four-time father is all in the spooky spirit. The video for Monster’s title track is scheduled for an October 3 release, while the full ’tape drops October 28.
Rah Digga Says Iggy Azalea Isn’t “Real,” Iggy Responds
Sure she rhymes words over beats and puts on her best Southern chick twang, but is Iggy Azalea really hip-hop? Rah Digga doesn’t think so. Busta Rhymes’s former Flipmode Squad spitter sat down with ThisIs50 Radio and cast palm-tree shade over Def Jam’s plastic princess. “I can’t get into her… because it’s not real to me,” Digga said about the Australian transplant. “Don’t come to America and try to convince me that you’re Gangsta Boo.” Iggy caught wind of Rah Digga’s free advice and took to Twitter with her own retort. “I honestly don’t really mind if I’m described as rap or pop. My passion is purely making music and entertaining,” she wrote. “[It’s] definetly [sic] funny seeing ppl get so emotional over it all. What does it matter? [M]usic is music and many enjoy mine, no need to feel upset.”