UK rapper Tinie Tempah said Kanye West's "outlandishness" is an inspiration. "One thing that I like about Kanye is [that] he is a very honest musician. Some of the things he's done as a musician in terms of art-wise or even outlandishness, going crazy at an award show because he feels that he deserves something. I like that." Who doesn't? [RapFix]

Brandy revealed that her daughter's Christmas list grew exponentially when she discovered that her mom was Santa. "I got her list, and it is ridiculous. When she believed in Santa, she had a smaller list. But now that she knows I'm Santa Claus, she went crazy...Now, she wants a BlackBerry and an iPhone 4. It's like, 'Little girl, you are eight, and you're asking for a BlackBerry?" Kids these days. [HipHopWired]