SOHH Whatcha Think: Kanye West's Big Date Revealed, Nicki Minaj's T&A, Danity Kane Screw Diddy

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 11:05AM

Written by SOHH On The Spot

Trouble Tuesday. It's big trouble for a Tuesday, starting with Kanye West's long-awaited solo album release date being revealed? Sounds like trouble for the competition. Speaking of competition, if Nicki Minaj ever wants to quit rapping, she could be the hottest video vixen in the game after seeing her Teen Vogue photo shoot footage. She should consider staying pop and trying to hook up with Danity Kane as they're all back together without Diddy? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

1. Mr. West Is In The Building

It feels like the world can't get enough of Kanye West. Whether it's the fashion blogs, the gossip blogs, the parenting blogs, the movie blogs or his core music audience. After waiting a very long time, it seems like we're finally going to get a new Kanye West album after all. Even better, there's finally a date we can start counting to. Complex has more:

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HMV Japan has the release date of Kanye West's next album as June 19, which means that his cryptic "June Eighteen" tweet was most likely an album confirmation date. Japan is 12 hours ahead of East Coast time. Why should we trust HMV Japan? HMV Japan was the website that leaked the correct Cruel Summer tracklist. While the release date could have very well been based off of his tweet, this may be even more confirmation that new music from Ye is a little more than a month away. Either way, we're hoping to find out more details this Saturday when Kanye performs at the season finale of Saturday Night Live. (Complex)

If it's true that a new Kanye West album is getting ready to come out, doesn't it feel like we've yet to hear some official music from him? Obviously Kanye's name alone should be enough to sell records but considering the mixed response to Cruel Summer, you'd think Def Jam would want to put some tracks out just to remind us Ye's still got it. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. The Barbie's Revenge

Nicki Minaj almost defines perfection. It can be argued if she's had work done to her body but the bottom line is what you're seeing is a woman who can not only sing/rap, but has a body that most people would die for. She made sure to show it off in her Teen Vogue photo shoot. Bossip has the clip:

Nicki even seems to have simmered down a bit. The raunchy attitude has transformed into a giddy female executive who knows how to play hardball when the time is right. As she embraces her 30's, hopefully she's continue to mature and still have a little bit of sass to her name. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Take That, Take That Back

Is Danity Kane really coming back? The all-girl group made famous at the hands of Diddy? It would appear to be the case. It seems like all four singers are ready to make the world remember their names by not only working on a new song but putting together an album and readying a big tour. No Diddy? No Problem? TMZ has some exclusive footage:

Diddy's gonna be pissed -- TMZ has learned, Danity Kane (the band he created and later destroyed) is reuniting ... without his blessing. Four original members of the group -- Aubrey O'Day, Shannon Bex, Dawn Richard, and Aundrea Fimbres -- grabbed lunch today in L.A. with a new manager to discuss the reunion ... and sources tell TMZ, it's definitely happening. We're told they plan to record and tour. We asked the girls if Diddy was involved this time around ... their response -- "Who's that?" You'll recall, Diddy created the group back in 2005 during "Making the Band 3" and later signed them to Bad Boy Records. In 2009, Diddy fired the entire group (with the exception of Dawn Richard). It's unclear who really owns the name "Danity Kane" -- but we're told the girls are going to use it regardless. Translation: you can expect a nasty legal battle. As for why Diddy eventually gave the group the chop -- there have been all kinds of rumors ... but we're told the girls felt Diddy was screwing them big-time in the money department. (TMZ)

Could a reunion really work? It seems like the big thing now is for groups to break-up and then want to come back. But in all fairness, most of the groups have been in the hip-hop realm. Could this R&B reunion really make the Danity Kane name relevant again? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

That about wraps it up for today. This is SOHH On The Spot giving you the morning scoop from your favorite gossip sites.

[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]

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