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Eminem and Warren G Reportedly Joining Snoop and Dre at Coachella-

Thousands of music fans are heading to the Coachella Valley this weekend and next to see Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre headline the world renowned music festival. And now the pot just got even sweeter as some other notables will be joining the duo during their set. You can add not only Eminem and Warren G, who has been playing coy ever since the news first broke, but also Wiz Khalifa and Dr. Dre’s protege Kendrick Lamar.

As reported by Rolling Stone, Warren G’s representative made a statement that didn’t deny or confirm Warren’s appearance at Coachella. “Warren G is not announcing that he and Eminem will perform with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. Warren had no knowledge that any such announcement was being made until after it was posted,” the statement read. “Any postings involving him and other artists were made without his knowledge or consent and he is not willing to confirm or deny anyone’s involvement in this years Coachella event. We apologize for any confusion that this caused.”

Maybe he wants to keep the surprise?

Right now it’s unclear if all these guests will appear on the same weekend, but if they do…AWESOME!

As for the shadiness of Mr. G, the other surprise guests have confirmed their appearances and so we expect to see him as well.

Nicki Minaj Silences Haters With First No. 1 Debut-

Maybe this will make them be quiet! To all the Nicki Minaj haters, Nicki is on the rise. After cinching the number one spot on the UK charts, Nicki crossed the pond to nab the top spot on the Billboard 200, her first No. 1 debut. Pink Friday:Roman Reloaded is an eclectic album with many a feature. And Nicki is proud of her accomplishment, even calling Reloaded a “better, more well-rounded” album than Pink Friday. She took number one by selling 253,000 copies in her first week, which was right around the predictions.

Her first album, however, did outsell this one, racking in 375,000 copies in its first week but still opened at only number 2.

In related news Nicki Minaj wants to remind her fans that she is still hip hop and despite her pop success could never be anything else. She has even gone so far as to threaten to break some laws to display her street cred. When talking about her latest video for “Beez in the Trap,” which she calls her “hood video,” the Head Barb in Charge joked about what she’d need to do to seem real to some of her haters lately.

“What can I say? I don’t know what I gotta do anymore. I don’t know what I can possibly do. What I gotta do? Go and rob a bank?” Nicki asked jokingly. I’m still me, hip-hop culture is still in my heart,” she said. “That can never leave me. I know I’m always gonna be street, because I can’t pretend to be street. It’s a lot of people walking around here pretending to be that, but I ain’t gonna call nobody out right now.”

She goes hard in the paint!

J. Lo Rents Public Beach, Does NOT Invite the Locals-

Well, celebrities tend to do extravagant things when it comes to spending family time. Jennifer Lopez is no different, so she went all out and paid close to a whopping $1,000 to the city Long Beach to rent out Marine Beach for her kids, boyfriend and other family and friends, TMZ reports.

While it seems all fun and good, the locals who normally used the beach were turned away by a locked gate and marked buoys that sectioned off J. Lo’s part of the beach and the rest of the beach, which sucks for them. But J. Lo has to protect her babies!

She even called in a wake board instructor and brought out her own jet skis for the festivities.

You can see J. Lo and her new hunky boyfriend, Casper Smart, in her latest music video for “Dance Again,” which also features Pitbull.

Get into it!

Jennifer Lopez feat. Pitbull “Dance Again”

-Khellie Braxton, 97.1 AMP Radio

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