Morning Soul: You Said You Want A Thug Don’t Be Scared Now

  • Leona Lewis delayed the release of her next album to 2012, saying she's too "inspired" to stop recording right now. Please don't let "inspired" be the new code for Auto-Tune. [MTV]
  • Mariah Carey and Jermaine Dupri confirmed they are working on Mimi's latest album. [G14]
  • Russell Simmons will host a book release party for Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Recording Label, which chronicles the impact the label had on pop culture. [BET]
  • Rihanna's risqué video shoot in Ireland was cut short when the property owner told her to find another location. Oh, and to put her clothes back on. [CNN]

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