Morning Soul: Born Into It, It Comes Naturally

  • A gig to perform for 90,000 would be great for any singer, but when Brandy took to the stage in South Africa, there were less than 50 people in the audience. [HP]
  • South Carolina police arrested DMX again for marijuana possession and driving under suspension -- though at the time he was a passenger in the car. [LAT]
  • Lee Daniels announced plans to follow up his current hit The Butler with a biopic on blues singer Janis Joplin. [THR]
  • Diddy backed out of talks to be a judge on American Idol once his ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez announced plans to return to the show. [NYDN]
  • Aretha Franklin revealed she is still on the mend but ready to get back to work, asking fans to "keep me in your prayers" until she can perform again. [EM]

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