Morning Soul: Holding You Close, Holding You Tight

  • Lauryn Hill remained silent following allegations in Wyclef Jean's autobiography -- until now. [VIBE
  • MC Lyte, Estelle, Karyn White, Faith Evans, Angie Stone, Marsha Ambrosius and SWV walked the red carpet at the 2012 Soul Train Awards. Please let the upcoming broadcast be as entertaining. [C&D
  • No Good Deed: Swizz Beatz's $10,000 donation to Hurricane Sandy victims may come back to haunt him, as New York officials seek to collect on his nearly $100,000 debt to the state. [BB
  • Nicki Minaj called out Barbara Walters, asking the talk show maven, "Am I not good enough for you to get my side, because I'm a little black girl that raps?" Girl, please go sit down.  [EW]
  • The City of Oakland named MC Hammer an official tourism spokesman for his beloved hometown. [HR

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