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Tinashe Addresses Calvin Harris Dating Rumors + Lauryn Hill Shows Nas & DJ Khaled Love + Bow Wow Announces Rap Retirement

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Music wrap up! Tinashe finally opens up about her love life addressing rumors that she’s dating Calvin Harris,Lauryn Hill publicly praises Nas and DJ Khaled, and Bow Wow has announced his retirement from the rap game. Get the deets inside…

Rumors started swirling last month that R&B chick Tinashe is dating record producer Calvin Harris (aka Taylor Swift’s ex-boyfriend) after being spotted on more than a few dates together in Malibu and West Hollywood.

The pair – who started getting closer than close after his break up with Taylor -- met after collaborating on a few tracks together.

Now, Tinashe is breaking her silence about their rumored romance.

Speaking to E! News ahead of her performance at Intrigue nightclub in Las Vegas on Saturday night, the “Superlove” singer confirms she’s still SINGLE."I mean, I'm still definitely single, so that's all that we're at right now,” said the “2 On” singer.

While she still claims to be single, it still doesn’t negate that there may be something brewing between the two. Tinashe said Calvin offered up some advice before she hit the stage in Vegas saying,"He mostly just said, obviously, 'Just go out there.' Vegas is a different crowd every night so you never know what to expect, so I'm looking forward to it being a really good crowd. I know there are fans that have traveled from far, so I'm excited to see them.”

She also weighed in on who’s she siding with in regards to the Taylor Swift vs. Kanye West/Kim Kardashian West feud.“I can't pick sides, I'm neutral! I'm Switzerland!,” she said.

We’re still keeping an eye out on these two.

In music news...

 

Major love!

Lauryn Hill is showering Nas and DJ Khaled with love for sampling the Fugees classic track “Fu-Gee-La” on “Nas Album Done” off Khaled’s new album, Major Key.

She sent out a tweet to the Hip Hop artists saying, “DJ Khaled, thank you for that acknowledgement, and thank you and Nas for blessing up the chune lol Fu-Gee-La was a special song for us. I have fond memories of us and Salaam [Remi] recording that song.”

L. Boogie, who’s gearing up to go on tour later this month, revealed her son Zion Marley also added his own spin to the classic single writing, “My son, Zion, ironically laid his own thoughts down in a verse on this same song recently. There must be something in the air.”

The “Ex-Factor” singer then congratulated Khaled on becoming a first-time dad writing, “May God bless your family and the arrival of your new child. I also remember that Humble Lion show! Grace and peace to both of you.”

As for how Nas and Khaled came up with using the sample, the Queensbridge rapper said it was Khaled’s idea and revealed he asked for Lauryn’s blessing before rapping over the tune. He told Complex,

“He knew exactly what he wanted. He had a couple of ideas, but the one we put out, that was the one he really wanted…I texted Ms. Lauryn Hill to ask her if she was cool, she said she was cool. She signed off on it, she gave me the approval…I just wanted to get her blessing and we were good.”

 

 

Last week, Khaled sent out his own open message to Lauryn, thanking her for clearing the sample:

 

 

#letterTOtheFugees I remember the 1st time I heard the angelic voice of Lauryn Hill singing Ooooh La La La...It was like a voice from heaven. Alongside the genius musician/artist Wyclef and Pras they formed the iconic and one of my favorite groups The Fugees. The Fugees pushed the culture forward and was an inspiration to me as a fan of great music and an inspiration to this day. Dj Khaled feat @nas title of the song is (Nas Album Done! )Just the title alone let's you know it's serious!! And trust me it's serious!!! So I'd like to extend my tremendous appreciation to The Fugees for giving me their blessing with Fu gee La. To Ms. Lauryn Hill I want to say thank you so very much for allowing me to create Nas Album Done utilizing your angelic voice that we sample from fu gee la Thank you for blessing me and fan luv and the millions of fans of yours and The Fugees and music fans world wide. Ms HILL I also want tell u not only am I a huge fan I play the song ZION to my son that's in my queens belly ! I want my son to hear and feel your powerful amazing iconic voice and the amazing love coming from that song ! if I could sing that's the song I would sing to my son so I play it every chance to my son in my queens belly.. To Wyclef my brother, thank you for always seeing my vision and going out your way to help make this possible. You said it best "We use to be number 10!!!! Now we permanent at 1!!!!!" Thank you for giving me your blessing. Thank u for being my brother we came along way !! I will always remember me u at FULLY LOADED in Jamaica we made history !!!!! To my brother Pras, I seen you the other day pullin off in the wraith!!!! You made time for me and came to the studio to catch a vibe. I appreciate you so much. Thank you for giving me your blessing. I appreciate that!!! Bless up!! I wrote this letter to show u my appreciation for clearing the sample for my rec wit @nas #NASALBUMDONE #MAJOR [key emoji] #JULY29 @wethebestmusic Oh yeah I'll never forget the show wit all y'all performing at the cameo in Miami wow it was historic !! #MIAMI!!! The promoter was humble lion ! @wyclefjean @ms_laurynhill @prasmichel

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In in-case-you-care news:

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Bow Wow has announced he’s retiring from the rap game. While he hasn’t dropped a new album in a few years, he said he’s going to drop one final album and then he’s hanging up his mic. His last album will be titled NYLTH and it will be executive produced by his mentor Snoop Doog.

The reason he's bowing out of rap? The 29-year-old entertainer said he can’t see himself rapping past the age of 30.

Peep his tweets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We doubt any of you are shedding tears over his announcement, but we wish him the best!

Photos: Instagram

 


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