AMP Music Minute April 23rd
LMFAO Being Sued By Former Management-
If someone served you a $7 Million dollar lawsuit, what would you do immediately afterwards? Call your mother, crying? Throw down the law document and slap the server in the face? Well if you are Redfoo of mega-duo LMFAO, you smile big and pose for a picture with the woman who gave you the notice. Duh!
Just hours before a live televised performance the band was served by former management company Rpm Grp. They claim that in typical Hollywod fashion, the band used them to garner success and then once they hit it big, they left Rpm for greener pastures without paying their due first.
The language of the lawsuit used the term “0 to 60” to describe LMFAO’s success, so you can see these are real business folks. In addition to leaving without paying, Rpm Grp. also asserts that LMFAO indulged in some shady business practices in regards to employee poaching and paying the stolen employees salaries instead of a commission fee to the larger agency.
Sneaky, sneaky! Given LMFAO’s response, it seems they don’t this legal threat too seriously. Or maybe that was a nervous laugh that TMZ referred to by Redfoo because he knew this was inevitable.
Either way, AMP, as per usual, will keep the info coming. You just keep on coming back!
Nicki Minaj Politely Declined ‘X-Factor’ Gig-
We are pretty sure Britney Spears all but has the “X-Factor” gig she so adamantly fought for now that her hubby-to-be officially is a producer for the singing competition. But before they had narrowed in on Britney, Simon Cowell apparently asked Nicki Minaj if she was interested in judging the show.
According to PopCrush, while the HBiC (Head Barb in Charge) was coy in her response to being asked about working on the show, she did confirm that a meeting did happen. She also confirmed that it was a mutual decision for her to not be a part of the show, which she still stands by.
“Well, I don’t think we can talk about that” she said in her signature British accent. “We both decided together that it wouldn’t work out. I think it was the best decision.”
In the last few weeks Minaj has near doubled her empire, closing deals with Pepsi, Adidas, and Give Back Brand, who will assist in releasing her first fragrance later this year.
Quite frankly, she just doesn’t have the time for a job like “X-Factor” but don’t expect that to slow her down even a little bit!
Brit! Close that deal now, girl!
Pitbull, Usher, Chris Brown & More Slated For Today Show Concert Series-
As much as we love many of today’s hottest singers and performers, most of us unfortunately can’t make it out to many of their live performances. That’s why when the Today Show announced their Summer Concert Series lineup, we literally squealed with joy!
Starting May 18th, every Friday up until September, the Today Show episodes will feature a live performance by a highly sought after performer.
First up will be Usher, who could perform any one of his recent hits like “Climax” and “Without You” or go old school and do the smash “Yeah!” The only way to find out is to watch.
The next week, on March 25th, Pitbull will storm the stage. Chris Brown will also return to the stage where he broke records last year for turn out.
Also performing this summer are Justin Beiber, Maroon 5 and Flo Rida respectively.
Obviously these few artists don’t make up the entire list. They will be joined by a slew of country and pop notable like the Band Perry and Train.
Peep the whole schedule below!
May 18 – Usher
May 25 – Pitbull
May 31 – “American Idol” winner and runner-up
June 1 – The Band Perry
June 8 – Chris Brown
June 15 – Justin Bieber
June 22 – Kenny Chesney
June 29 – Maroon 5
July 6 – Flo Rida
July 13 – Zac Brown Band
July 20 – Hot Chelle Rae
August 24 – Train
August 31 – Jason Mraz with special guest Christina Perri
[Scooped from Rap-Up]
-Khellie Braxton, 97.1 AMP Radio