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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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Mike Posner and Lil Wayne set the mood for the ladies in 'Bow Chicka Wow Wow' video: Watch here

Mike-PosnerNeed help breaking the ice with a lady friend? Based on his latest single, Mike Posner‘s apparently got the trick.

In the video for his “Bow Chicka Wow Wow” remix featuring Lil Wayne, the two are shown repeatedly getting iced by their dates until Mike throws on his tune. Then, like magic, the heat rises and they melt. Posner makes trippy hippie love to a girl in his apartment, gets another to pounce on him at the dinner table in a restaurant, and lends his roommate Wayne a hand with his date.

Check out the video after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Eminem, Arcade Fire, Lil Wayne, The Black Keys and more confirmed to rock Bonnaroo's 2011 festival

Nashville, Tennessee is the country capital  as far as music’s concerned. But this June some of hip-hop’s elite, as well as talents from other genres, will bring their skills just south to a 700 acre farm in Manchester. The Bonnaroo festival, celebrating its tenth birthday, announced its lineup today. Though they didn’t reveal the entire slate, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Mumford & Sons, and Neil Young all are confirmed acts.

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