AHH Stray News: Shyne, American Idol's Leroy Wells, Spike TV

According to a letter obtained by the New York Post, imprisoned rapper Shyne

is seeking to be released from his multi-million dollar deal with Island Def

Jam. The rapper is currently in negotiations to terminate the deal, which went

sour over the promotions of his latest album, "Godfather Buried Alive."

A court recently barred Universal from paying Shyne royalties on the album,

due to New York’s "Son of Sam" laws. The “Son of Sam”

laws prevent convicted felons from profiting from their crimes. Shyne released

the album while incarcerated for his role in a 1999 shootout in New York.

American Idol contestant

Leroy Wells gave judges a good laugh with his colorful performance on Tuesday

(Jan. 25th) night. Donning a Bronx jersey with the number 27, Wells danced,

bounced and imitiated Michael Jackson on his way up to judges Simon Cowell,

Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and special guest Gene Simmons. Each judge clapped

and danced as Wells performed an impromptu version of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s

hit song “I Got Your Money.” While Wells was unleashed to a national

viewing audience, the 22-year-old hopeful, who spoke incoherently saying “it’s

country, yall need to put me on TV, I’m a musician” was actually

in jail the night the show aired. Wells was arrested Jan. 5 on charges of assault

and firing a weapon. The “American Idol” performance was taped last

summer in New Orleans, Louisiana. Wells didn’t make the cut, but hopes

to cash in on his fame via his website, Leroy-Wells.com, where the hilarious

performance can be viewed.

According to published

reports, Sergio Myers, the brains behind Spike TV’s show “10

Things Every Guy Should Experience” and creator and executive producer

of MTV’s “Sorority Life” and “Fraternity Life”

is bringing a hip-hop game show to Spike TV titled “Bring It To The Table.”

The new reality show will feature two members from famous rap collectives squaring

off against each other in a poker game, where the prize is a piece of their

jewelry, worth at least $5,000. The jewelry will then be auctioned off, with

the proceeds going to the winner’s favorite charity. Myers is also a rapper

and is working on his album, "Who Woulda Thought," under the alias “Pony