Justin Bieber unveils his “Believe Acoustic” cover.
+ Justin Bieber made headlines again this weekend when photos of him holding (what looks like) a marijuana joint surfaced on TMZ. Hours after the photos appeared online, Justin tweeted, “Everyday growing and learning. trying to be better. u get knocked down, u get up.” (MTV News)
+ M.I.A.’s long-delayed fourth album, Matangi, may finally have a street date (we hope it holds). “It’s due in April, which is Tamil new year — April 15 — and I’m still working on it,” she said, adding, “At the moment, I’ve been told it’s too positive. So we’re having a bit of an issue at the label [Interscope].” (Rap-Up)
+ And speaking of April, Paramore’s eponymous album drops April 9! In the meantime, the band tweeted a 57-second teaser (#moreplease) of their forthcoming single, “Now,” which will be available on iTunes Jan. 22. (Neon Limelight)
+ Nicki Minaj is back on Twitter after a monthlong sabbatical, though this time she didn’t leave on purpose. “I didn’t really plan on leaving barbz! = ( just sorta happened…I learned a lot on my little sabbatical tho… so enlightening, so peaceful,” she tweeted. (Rap-Up)
+ Meanwhile, Demi Lovato is taking a Twitter holiday. After a group of tweets about trust, communication, and friendship, she ended with, “Blehh. I really love my fans but I hate gossip sites… Gonna take a breather from twitter.. love you all!” (Idolator)
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