An upcoming episode of Making the Band 4 will feature the highly publicized incident between Sean “Diddy” Combs and his longtime choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson. During an April 25 taping for the show, Combs, Gibson and Bivens were involved in a heated argument. Gibson filed a complaint with New York police in May, claiming Bivens grabbed her during the argument, while Combs threatened her with a chair, until she broke free and left. Also during the episode, two more guys leave the loft, a cast member walks out and a favorite on the show gets the boot as well. The episode airs July 23 on MTV. In related news, Combs fell ill after a performance in Nigeria during the ThisDay music festival. According to reports, Combs had a fever of 105 degrees and was forced to cancel a shoot for a Macy’s commercial on Wednesday (July 18). He has since recovered and is preparing to debut the video for “Through the Pain,” his latest single.
Rapper 50 Cent will make an appearance on DJ Whoo Kid’s G-Unit radio show “Lost on Tour” which will be broadcast from Europe. DJ Whoo Kid will broadcast from behind the scenes of 50 Cent’s upcoming videoshoot with Justin Timberlake for 50’s single “She Wants It” which also features Timbaland. Additionally, 50 Cent will give preview selections from his highly anticipated album Curtis. DJ Whoo Kid will then take fans backstage during a 50 Cent concert in Paris that will feature special guests Tony Yayo, Timbaland, Terrence Howard, Baron Davis and others. “Lost on Tour” starts July 21 at 12 pm ET exclusively on Shade 45 on Sirius satellite radio.
Mobb Deep member Havoc is preparing to release The Kush, a “prequel” to the rapper/producer’s first official solo album. The 12-track album was produced entirely by Havoc, who has workd with artists like Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, 50 Cent, Nas, The Game, Jadakiss and his own group, Mobb Deep. I was always ready [to drop a solo-album], but the reason why it took me so long is because the timing wasnt right,” Havoc said in a statement. “I was always working on Mobb Deep material and working with other artists and I used allot of the material I was going to use for a solo-LP for Mobb Deep records.” The album also features a guest appearance from fellow Mobb Deep member Prodigy. Besides Prodigy, I did not want a bunch of big stars on it, as it would have taken away from the real objective of the LP, which is grimy and down to earth. The Kush hits stores Sept. 18.