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Usher Debuts Album Title, Nicki Minaj LP Leaks, Bobby Womack Has Cancer & More

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Usher has finally announced the title and release date of his seventh album, Looking for Myself, which will hit shelves on June 12, featuring production by Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, Salaam Remi, Diplo and more. The album will not, however, be entitled The Shantertance, as previously reported. “I’m not feeling the name of my new album, ‘The Shanetance’?? Where in the hell did this come from?? LMAO. Don’t believe everything you hear!” he tweeted. [Rap-Up]

MMG rapper Gunplay recently discussed his new escort service Apples and Onions. “Apples and Onions, that’s right. I handpicked all of them. They all got to have a waist like a wasp and an ass like a horse! [Laughs] It’s coming soon, trust me.” OK, we trust you, Gunplay. [HipHopDX]

Despite Ludacris‘ subliminal “Bada Boom” diss from several months back, Big Sean says he “doesn’t care about Ludacris in any way.” [TheWellVersed]

Beanie Sigel has signed a new distribution deal with EMI. “I haven’t been missing. I’ve been missed,: Beanie Sigel told AllHipHop. “I’ve got tons and tons and tons of music that the world has never heard yet. I could make an entire album tomorrow.” [AllHipHop]

Looks like Freeway Rick Ross has lost his longstanding legal battle with his rapper namesake. Yesterday (March 29), a Los Angeles judge dismissed his trademark infringement suit against Miami MC Rick Ross. “I feel that the law has let me down,” the former drug kingpin said. “I feel not only have they let me down, but they’ve let down the black community as a whole.” [AllHipHop]

Legendary singer Bobby Womack has been diagnosed with colon cancer. The 68-year-old “Lookin’ For a Love” singer was released from the hospital yesterday (March 29), after recovering from pneumonia. [SingersRoom]

Finally, Nicki Minaj‘s long-awaited sophomore LP Pink Friday: Woman Reloaded has leaked, hitting the internets several days ahead of its April 3 release date.The album features production by Hit-Boy, RedOne and Dr. Luke. [SOHH]

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