Rick Ross has responded to accusations that lyrics from his verse on "You Don't Even Know" condone date rape. "There was a misunderstanding with a lyric or a misinterpretation. The term rape wasn't used. I would never use the term rape in my records. Hip-Hop don't condone that, the streets don't condone that. Nobody condones that. I just want to reach out to all the queens on my timeline, the beautiful ladies that were reaching out to me ... we don't condone rape and I'm not with that." What about putting "Molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/ I took her home and enjoyed that, she ain't even know it?" [AllHipHop]

Apparently Jennifer Lopez asked too much to perform at India's Premier League cricket tournament, and was summarily replaced by Pitbull for next week's event. "Sources tell us the pampered pop princess' manager, Benny Medina, had asked that a private plane be made available for her, along with numerous hotel rooms to house her huge entourage, which included an army of stylists, assistants and a personal chef." Chill. [TheNYPost]

Check out an exclusive clip from Nicki Minaj's "High School" video, which premieres on April 2, over at MTV. [MTV]

In other news, Chris Brown has confirmed that Nicki Minaj will be on his forthcoming album X. "@NICKIMINAJ will be on the ALBUM. Just gave me a mean verse!!! Love Boo!" he tweeted. [Rap-Up]

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