JD Defends Mariah Carey’s Flop, French Montana & Khloé K Engagement Rumor, OutKast Meet An Icon?

Thriving Thursday. We’re thriving to the end of the week, so why not start it off with Jermaine Dupri trying to look at the bright side of Mariah Carey putting out a flop? Speaking of things flopping around, is there any truth to this rumor about French Montana and Khloé Kardashian getting ready to get engaged? With the reunion in full effect, did OutKast meet their own music icon? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

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1. Can’t Defend It

Does Mariah Carey still need to prove herself? When you think about all of the classics she has to her name, is there any reason the music diva still needs to put out new tunes? Well, she did and it didn’t do too well. But could Jermaine Dupri have seen a positive in a rough start? Rap-Up has the clip:

Mariah Carey’s album Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse debuted at No. 3 last month, selling 58,000 copies. While the first-week sales were the lowest of her career (for a non-holiday album), Jermaine Dupri is not sweating it. The So So Def mogul, who manages the pop diva and executive produced Chanteuse, is confident that it will build over time. “I actually feel like it’s probably one of her best albums she’s ever made,” he told Rap-Up TV at the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. “I’m excited to see where the album ends up. I tell a lot of people, this era of music and this genre, they don’t understand records that come out small and sell a lot of records.” (Rap-Up)

Can you agree with JD? Could the sales rack up despite the slow start? Is JD just blowing smoke? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. My Cherie Amour

Are we going to hear wedding bells soon for French Montana and Khloé Kardashian? It’s looking like that when you look at how many times we’ve seen them in public. But then again, isn’t that what happened with Drake and Rihanna? Or even Karrueche Tran and Chris Brown? Hollywood Life is on it:

HollywoodLife.com can EXCLUSIVELY reveal that while the 30-year-old reality television star does indeed adore her rapper boyfriend French, 29, she’s in no way ready to become engaged. “Khloe and French are definitely serious but she is not prepared for a marriage or engagement anytime soon,” an insider reveals exclusively to HollywoodLife.com. “She loves being in this relationship with French but she does not want to rush into something like she did with Lamar.” (Hollywood Life)

Considering French is known to have a disgruntled ex-wife and Khloé is still coming off her divorce from Lamar Odom, is it safe to say these two are just having fun? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. ‘Kasting Call

OutKast are legends by themselves but it’s always interesting to see them with fellow music gods. Could something be stirring between OutKast and a certain rock legend? MTV has the info:

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The intersection of hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll was captured in one epic photograph backstage at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark last week.

In the unexpectedly double-tap worthy selfie, The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger is flanked by Andre 3000 and Big Boi of the recently reunited rap group Outkast.

Oh, and someone photobombs the whole thing.

The legendary rocker and rappers were both on hand to headline a week-long series of performances at the festival. (MTV)

Is this going to lead into anything else? OutKast has always been known to make tunes no one ever would think of. Are we going to hear them with Mick Jagger? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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

Drake Applauds His Dad’s Pimp Game, Kanye West’s Azz Hurts, MMG Rapper Creeping W/ Tyga’s Baby Mama?

Worked Up Wednesday. It’s a day to put in some serious work, so why not get things started with Drake applauding his pops for having a mean pimp game? Speaking of players, did Kanye West get upset over some azz? Speaking of azz, did a Maybach Music Group member creep around with Tyga’s vixen baby mama Blac Chyna? All this coming up in SOHH Whatcha Think.

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1. Poppa Was A Player

Does Drake get his player side from his father? When you think about it, Drizzy has been linked to some of the most gorgeous and famous women in the entertainment industry. We’ve seen him with Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz, Jhené Aiko and even Tyra Banks. But is his father bagging even better women? Drake’s Instagram tells it all:

“Haaaaa. Ok this is it. I’m done. I have no caption. My dad is just wavy.” (Drake’s Instagram)

Can you blame Drake for acting like a pretty boy? Does this prove it’s all about genetics? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Wipe Me Down

Is Kaney West getting a bit too big for his own good? He’s used to having things go his way and with every right he should considering how much of a superstar he has become. But could something as small as toilet paper be a legit complaint from him? TVNZ has the info:

The 36-year-old rapper was unimpressed with the amenities on offer as he took the Eurostar from Paris, France, to London, England, last week to perform three headline gigs at Wireless festival and had his staff gather up napkins for him to use in the bathroom instead.

A source told The Sun newspaper: “Kanye is very particular about his toilet paper.

He couldn’t believe that in a first class carriage, they had scratchy loo roll.

“He didn’t make a fuss to Eurostar staff, but he was heard moaning to his inner circle. He didn’t like the texture and requested a softer tissue.

“His staff gathered up the napkins to use as an alternative.” (TVNZ)

There’s more details in there if you really want to read about them. Is there any chance this could be legit? Is Kanye West really that much of a top-lister he has to have perfect toilet paper? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Little Chyna

Uh-oh, could Blac Chyna have something going down with her and MMG group member Fat Trel? We all know about her and Tyga being a couple and even having a son together but the rumors are starting to spread like wildfire. Bossip has the info:

Up-and-coming MMG rapper Fat Trel has no shortage of Baby Mama Drama. He already has one child that he is apparently still seeking a paternity test for, and now according to Twitter, a new one on the way with a young woman with a lot of disdain for the rapper and quite a mouth on her.

A user by the name of @ChrisssssyV popped up on twitter making reckless claims about Gleesh’s past, refusal to claim paternity, and general personality flaws earlier today.

In the midst of her tweeted allegations that he “ain’t a real n*gga” and is “overly pressed for b*tches,” she dropped a potential bomb on the relationship of the first couple of stripper/rapper unity: Tyga and Blac Chyna. (Bossip)

Could this just be an angry woman scorned? The Twitter feud was pretty ugly but if you have the time and interest, check it out. It felt like an episode of “Love & Hip Hop” turned all the way up. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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

Griffin’s AirStrap Case – “It Makes Using Your iPad Air One-Handed More Secure & Comfortable”

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Do you need a new, flashy way to carry around your iPad? Tired of holding your iPad with both hands and getting sore? Want a sure-fire solution?

Today, check out the top five reasons you need to get your hands on Griffin’s AirStrap Case! [Make sure to read each reason to win your own AirStrap Case!]

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Beyoncé & Jay Z Split Rumors Canned, Katt Williams Responsible For Kevin Hart’s Success, P. Rosenberg Apologizes?

Turnt Up Tuesday. It’s a day to get fully turnt up, so why not start things off with Beyoncé and Jay Z divorce rumors getting smashed? Speaking of rumors, did Katt Williams claim responsibility for making Kevin Hart the man he is today? Is all right in the world with Peter Rosenberg apologizing to rap great Chuck D? 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. Canned

Did Mya stir things up between Jay Z and Beyoncé? Could a divorce have really been on the verge of going down? Is it still possible? RumorFix is on it:

Jay-Z and Beyonce are blowing off cheating rumors that hit the web recently.

The superstar duo continued their tour Sunday night in Philadelphia and put any cheating rumors to rest as they embraced each other on stage.

Their display of affection comes after rumors the rapper cheated on the mother of his child with singer Mya. Various tabloids claimed Jay and Bey were on the brink of a divorce after it came out that the rapper had been having an ongoing affair with the 34-year-old artist since 1999.

Mya denied the rumor over the weekend. Taking to her Instagram account, the singer posted a picture of a statement about the chatter. “Never did, never was, never will. Illegitimate, thirsty sources with no facts.”

It looks like the couple’s 12-year relationship is still going strong, and the gossip was nothing but speculation. (RumorFix)

It seems like the entire world secretly wants to see the Jay Z/Beyoncé marriage crumble but for what? They both are superstars, have a beautiful daughter and seem to be very intelligent. Can we start rooting and pulling for them to stay together forever? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

2. Applaud This Man

Can you argue Katt Williams is responsible for making Kevin Hart pretty famous? They both have the height thing in common but what about their humor? Is it more about putting on for the small people of the world? VLAD TV has the inside:

“We understood when we did that that was the potential of what may happen. The only question is who is going to benefit from that. So if some outside entity or some enemy of mine or somebody I had a threat with was the person who was pretending to be the king, then that’s what it would be. But it was only going to be Kevin Hart, and I told Kevin Hart’s people how to make him Kevin Hart. Because I don’t mind competition. I’m really the greatest of all time. So I can build you to fight me boy, boy. You don’t want it.” (VLAD TV)

Katt has a lot on his mind and if you give him enough time to talk, he might take a lot more credit. But could he have a point about Kevin Hart? #SOHHWhatchaThink?

3. Sorry 2014

He’s not one to normally cave to pressure but did Peter Rosenberg feel the wrath of hip-hop and decide to apologize to Chuck D? It took a little longer than people thought it would but he finally came to his senses and let it out. Hot 97 has the clip:

“That wasn’t the first time I heard Public Enemy, but that was the first time Chuck D’s voice truly affected me. So to think that 25 years later I would have a voice in this culture that some people would actually listen to a little bit is truly a blessing. Something I’m very thankful for. To have used that voice in any way to show what was perceived as public disrespect to the great Chuck D is something that I am truly regretful for.” (Hot 97)

Are all things better in the world now since Peter Rosenberg apologized. Not necessarily, but considering how hip-hop greats do not always receive the respect they should, it’s good this is now a dead issue. #SOHHWhatchaThink?

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

2Pac-Inspired ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Tickets – “What Better Way To Prove 2Pac Back Than Seeing This!”

Do you need something fun and different to do in the city? Have you ever enjoyed a Broadway show? Want to support hip-hop and the legacy of music icon Tupac Shakur?

Today, check out the top five reasons you need to head out to Manhattan and check out the 2Pac-inspired Holler If Ya Hear Me musical this week and weekend! [Make sure to read each reason to win your own pair of tickets for a Friday (July 11) night showing!]

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