Morning Soul: Never Ever Should Have Told You

  • Rihanna went under the needle, getting her 18th tattoo in honor of her grandmother. [LBS
  • President Barack Obama will be pleased to know that Nicki Minaj pledged support for him in the upcoming election. No word on when or if she registered to vote yet. [BB
  • Celebrated in song: Stevie Wonder, Angie Stone, Kelly Price, Kenny Lattimore and Abraham McDonald paid tribute to Michael Clarke Duncan at a star-studded memorial service. [NYDN
  • While the words that come out of Nicki Minaj, Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco are far from gospel, their impact changes life. Watch your mouth folks. [MN
  • Jay-Z, Coldplay and Rihanna gave a rousing performance for the closing ceremony for the Paralympic Games in London. [HP
  • Jennifer Hudson revealed that she forgives the man convicted of killing her mother, brother and nephew, saying "for the most part, it's not his fault." [DM

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