Bruno Mars will premiere “Locked Out of Heaven” on Monday.
+ E! has confirmed reports that Nicki Minaj will star in a trilogy of TV specials on their network. While they’re not yet giving many details, they did say she will provide viewers “exclusive intimate access to her personal and professional life.” (E!)
+ Lil Wayne launched a skate park in New Orleans. The Trukstop Skate Park is in one of the few spaces in the Lower 9th Ward village to survive Hurricane Katrina. “I just want to help out my city, help out the people and the kids, give them something to do, something they haven’t done before,” Weezy said. (MTV News)
+ To mark the one-year anniversary of Cole World: The Sideline Story, J. Cole is giving fans a free download of a collabo with Major Lazer. “Much love to @majorlazer and @diplo. Let this be a thank-you to all of you who bought a copy of my 1st album 1 year ago today,” he tweeted. (Rap-Up)
+ It looks like R. Kelly and Mariah Carey will be putting out a new song together. “Me and Kells in the lab in Chi-Town working on a new song!,” Mariah tweeted. They apparently recorded in Chicago when she was in town for “American Idol.” (Rap-Up)
+ Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong entered rehab, which led to the band canceling several scheduled appearances this week. Watch Alanis Morissette, who replaced them on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” cover their song “Basket Case” to honor the group. (Idolator)
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