Morning Soul: Holla If You Hear Me Though

  • A spokesperson for President Barack Obama dismissed Jay-Z's "Open Letter" lyrics, saying the White House knew nothing about his recent trip to Cuba with Beyoncé. [HP
  • Los ANgeles hip-hop station KDAY-FM will be sold and be switched to a Chinese language format. [LAT
  • African government officials blasted Madonna, claiming the singer is not performing humanitarian missions in Malawi and exaggerating the level of her involvement in building schools. [THR
  • Kim Porter responded to claims she used drugs in front of her children with Diddy, saying the nanny is a "lying thief." [TMZ]
  • Forgive and forget: Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together, posting photos of their latest date on a joyride and shopping spree. Yeah, we're bored by it, too. [E!
  • Reebok canceled Rick Ross' endorsement deal, the latest fallout from his date rape lyrics in the song, "U.O.E.N.O." [RS]

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