50 cent had some words of wisdom for Esquire, in a recent interview (more like a collection of quotes) where he also stated that the best rapper is "a white man." "Air Jordan. Tiger Woods. You know how a person is made for something? Eminem is made for hip-hop. The best rapper is a white man." [Esquire]

So, Brandy's rapping now. "What I'm doing on the album is a little bit different than what everybody knows me for," she said. "I'm rapping on the album. Timbaland endorsed that. He changed my name to Bran' Nu. He really gave me a shot to be different and be versatile. I can't thank him enough for that. This is a wonderful opportunity. I'm blessed to be here." Ugh. [MTV]

R. Kelly's er, writing an autobiography. "I'm writing this book as Robert, not R. Kelly," said the admittedly illiterate singer. "I'm tired of being misunderstood. I will show you the tears, fears and sweat. I will open my heart and reveal the good in my life as well as all the drama. I want to tell it like it is." [MTV]