50 Cent Confused By Lil Wayne’s Large Sales Numbers And More In “The Roundup”
50 Cent's had bill opening sales weeks. For all of his albums. But the G-Unit CEO said he can't understand just exactly how Lil Wayne managed to sell all those units of Tha Carter III. Fif didn't openly say there was any funny business involved. He basically said, though, he has no idea how it happened. "I'm really confused," he told Angie Martinez yesterday. "Usher [for example] had a number one record, a number one across the board. And then Wayne comes and does those [album sales] numbers, and it's phenomenal I don't understand what the connection is. What audience is going to purchase that? [But] somebody went out and go 'em."
Two Ohio men were arrested and indicted on murder charges yesterday stemming from a shooting that killed T.I.'s friend Philant Johnson two years ago in Cincinnati. Detectives arrested brothers Hosea Thomas, 34, and Padron Thomas, 40, after months of investigations. Tim Gorley of Cincinnati Homicide said the unfortunate event was jut a matter of circumstances building up between both parties throughout the night. "T.I. and his group were in the VIP area [of the club]," he explained. "The suspects wanted to get in the area and weren't allowed to." That along with one of the brothers being struck in the head with a bottle and T.I.'s group allegedly tossing money from the stage raised the ire of the Thomas brothers and lead to the shooting. [Cincinnati Enquirer]
Cassie might have a thing for working with hot rappers. She appeared in Kanye West's video for "Stronger" and now the former model has recruited Lil Wayne for the first single of her sophomore album due in September. "Puff surprised me with [Wayne's verse]," she said. "He laid the verse. I had no idea." [MTV News]