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Lil Wayne apologizes for album delay with new 'Sorry 4 the Wait' mixtape

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Since his release from prison, fans of Lil Wayne have been looking forward to his next album, Tha Carter IV.

And honestly, we should already have it by now. Weezy’s sequel to his 2008 smash Carter III was originally slated for a spring release, but has been pushed back to Aug. 29. And with his latest single “How to Love” sitting pretty in the top 10 of Billboard hot 100 singles chart, that date finally seems like a reality.

Still, Wayne feels that an apology is is order. Enter Sorry 4 the Wait, a mixtape that he released this morning that functions as an appetizer to Carter IV. On it, he jacks beats from recent hits like Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls),” and Big Sean’s “My Last.”

Lyrically there’s not much new territory traveled here–just more raps about his own excellence, be it in the recording studio or in the sack. And frankly, it lacks the passion and energy of his last tape, 2009’s No Ceilings.

Have you heard Sorry 4 the Wait yet? What do you think of it? Let us know.

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Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, and Trey Songz to perform at 2011 BET Awards on June 26 -- EXCLUSIVE

Mary J. Blige, Kelly Rowland, and Trey Songz are the latest artists set to perform at the 2011 BET Awards, EW has learned exclusively. Additionally, Cee-Lo Green will also make a “special appearance” at the show, which will air live from L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium on June 26 on cable network BET.

BET has already announced some talent for the telecast, including host Kevin Hart, Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Patti LaBelle, Humanitarian Award honoree Steve Harvey.

Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Chris Brown, Alicia Keys, and Jill Scott have also been previously confirmed to be performing. Nominees for the show’s awards — including Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Nicki Minaj — were revealed last month.

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Mary J. Blige and Lil Wayne to team up at Billboard Music Awards

Sunday night’s 2011 Billboard Music Awards will feature a host of unique artistic collaborations. Lil Wayne will join Mary J. Blige on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for her single, “Someone to Love Me.” Far East Movement will perform “Rocketeer” with OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder, and will also team up with Snoop Dogg on “If I Was You (OMG).” Finally, Pitbull will sing “Give Me Everything” with Ne-Yo and Nayer.

Ken Jeong will host the 2011 Billboard Music Awards this Sunday night at 8:00 E.T., live on ABC.

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Jennifer Lopez unveils new 'I'm Into You' video, but where's Wayne? Watch it here

Jennifer Lopez‘s latest album, Love?, will land on store shelves tomorrow, and this morning she threw down the new video for the record’s second single “I’m Into You.”

Despite all the other news happening, NBC’s Today found time to premiere the clip, which you can see (complete with intros by Kathie Lee and Hoda) after the jump.

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Karmin cover Lil Wayne's '6 Foot 7 Foot': So what now? We ponder the viral duo's career options

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Remember a few weeks ago, when wide-eyed indie duo Karmin covered Chris Brown’s “Look at Me Now”?

Bostonians Amy Heidemann and Nick Noonan are back for an encore, this time taking a bite out of Lil Wayne’s comeback single “6 Foot 7 Foot.” It’s not quite as technically impressive as Heidemann’s lightning-fast delivery of the Busta Rhymes verse on “Look at Me Now,” but it’s still an impressive approximation of Weezy’s raspy, free-association delivery (and Noonan’s re-creation of the beat is also pretty mind-bending). Watch it after the jump.

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Lil Wayne and Paris Hilton talk rap, paparazzi, and share jail stories in odd-couple Q&A

And the award for the strangest pairing in a conversation or interview goes to… Interview Magazine for bringing rap titan Lil Wayne and socialite Paris Hilton together.

Interview, known for coupling celebrities for interesting chats, picked the heiress to speak with their April issue’s cover boy, whom she says she first met at a Grammy party in L.A. An excerpt of their Q&A is on their site now, and it features several fun facts–like the following:

“The most bizarre thing I’ve ever read about myself is that I was dead,” says Wayne, who claims he’s never actually Googled himself. “That was kind of weird to read that I’m dead—mostly because I was reading it.” The two go on to talk about paparazzi harassment, how little Wayne grew up to become Lil Wayne, and how he dealt with his stay at Rikers Island last year. Surprisingly (well, not really), Hilton can relate.

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Lil Wayne sued for $20 million by unpaid 'Lollipop' producer

Producer Darius “Deezle” Harrison claims Lil Wayne and his record labels, Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records, are past due on payments for his hit-making services.

MTV reports that Harrison has filed a $20 million lawsuit against them, claiming he’s yet to see the loot from co-crafting several jams on Weezy’s 2008 album Tha Carter III, including “Mrs. Officer,” “Let the Beat Build,” and the Grammy-winning Hot 100 chart-topper “Lollipop.”

$20 million is a ton of green. But considering the album’s sold six million copies to date, maybe it’s deserved? Probably not. He helped make the songs, but he wasn’t the producer on any of them. His asking price and lawsuit is likely one that will be settled for a far smaller amount. Time will tell.

What do you think of Harrison’s suit? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Lil Wayne sets release date for 'Tha Carter IV'

to stop sitting on it. Tez, stop sitting on Tha Carter IV and put the album out.”

Lil Wayne’s longtime manager Bryant confirmed the release date. “May 16, believe that,” Wayne said. “It can come out tomorrow ’cause I’m so finished… Tha Carter IV will be dropping May 16. If you’re not doing anything, do me.”

Excited that you’ve only got two months to wait until you get a little more Lil Wayne? Sound off below!

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Chris Brown raps alongside Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes in 'Look At Me Now' video: Watch it here

Chris Brown is a singer and dancer first. However, he does little of the former and plenty of the latter in the video for his latest single from his forthcoming F.A.M.E., “Look At Me Now.” The R&B star, 21, takes a shot at rapping in the clip. And if not for the song’s guests, I’d say he does well. But it’s tough shining as a rhymer when hip-hop titans Busta Rhymes and Lil Wayne are sharing the light. Busta’s rapid fire flow and Weezy’s frenetic verse pretty much blow Chris’ off the track.

Luckily, what he lacks lyrically he more than makes up for with his dance skills. Watch Chris pop off with Wayne, Busta, and a cameo from Back to the Future‘s DeLorean DMC-12 after the jump.

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Lil Wayne loses his brain, head, and sleep in '6'7' video: Watch here

I don’t even know where to start with this video. It’s all over the place, beginning with an Inception reference as Lil Wayne is forced awake by being dunked into a tub filled with water. From the start, you’re led to believe that this clip, Weezy’s “6’7′” visual, will be a huge brain-racking adventure — as Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster adventure was. Then it gets literal, very fast. When he raps about how he’s lost his mind, he’s actually jumping after it. And when he spits, “Mind’s so sharp I’ll f— around and cut my head off,” rest assured the his skull’s going to hit the floor.

Watch the video after the jump.

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