NeNe Leakes on Dancing with the Stars?

Well folks, it looks like Ms. NeNe Leakes will have the perfect opportunity to channel that inner diva of hers, because rumor has it that she’ll be on the 18th season of Dancing with the Stars, airing March 17. (Boop!) E! reports that inside sources whispered word to them exclusively, so let’s see if her “gentleman’s club” days have paid off, and if she can do more with her hands and feet than snatch mics and jump in Kenya Moore’s grill.

Read it at E! Online.

LL Cool J Tells Kanye West “Stop Complaining”

So it seems that us ordinary citizens of the world are not the only ones sick of hearing Kanye West rant and rave about the fashion industry, Kim Kardashian’s “greatness” and, well, everything else. Apparently hip-hop giant LL Cool J is too. During his appearance on The Arsenio Hall Show this week, Uncle L ran down a list of his favorite new rappers and Yeezy’s name popped up. (Okay, just ignore the fact that Kanye is pushing 40 and has been around for 10 years.) Lip-Licking Cool James said he loves Mr. West “when he's not complaining” and blatantly asked him to stop. (OG status.) I would say I smell a rap war coming on, but something tells me Ye knows how to pick his battles.

Watch it on Arsenio Hall.

Kid Cudi Drops Surprise LP

Kid Cudi has obviously taken a few lessons in Beyoncé 101, because, just like Bey, the extra-terrestrial hip-hopper quietly dropped his fourth LP, releasing it on iTunes at midnight yesterday (Feb. 25). Originally Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon was scheduled to be an EP, but Cudi must have gotten some album inspiration from his alien friends when he took that trip to outer space. Physical copies of the album will hit shelves April 29, along with another “surprise.”

Read it at The Grio and Global Grind.