Buzz Bites (4/5/12): Kanye West Premieres ‘Theraflu’ For G.O.O.D. Music

Kanye West premieres two new songs this week.

+ Kanye West twofer: Pusha T announced via Twitter that “April 6 is GOOD Friday… “MERCY” drops..” The song, featuring Kanye West, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, is part of the forthcoming G.O.O.D. Music compilation. “Theraflu” premiered last night. (Billboard)

+ Mary J. Blige addressed her controversial Burger King ad that ran and then was pulled off air. ”I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip,” Blige explained to TMZ. (MTV News)

+ Nicki Minaj‘s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded is heading to the top spot on the Billboard 200 next week. (Billboard)

David Banner wants fans to financially support his next effort, Sex, Drugs and Video Games, which comes out as a free download on May 22. “You got 16 songs from everybody from Chris Brown to Snoop Dogg, Lil WayneA$AP Rocky, Big K.R.I.T., 2 Chainz… and we got 16 videos,” he said. “And I’m asking for is a minimum donation of $1 at DavidBanner.com.” (MTV News)

+ Now’s your chance to show your flow: GZA has launched a contest called “Duel of the Iron Mic.” The winner, chosen by GZA, will be featured on one of his future albums. (Pitchfork)

+ Peep Cody Simpson performing new song “So Listen.” He also asked Eva Longoria to be in the song’s video via tweet: “g’day @EvaLongoria, could you be convinced to be in my #SoListen music video we’re shooting this week? #ABoyCanDream.” She responded, “Aww i wish i could!” We’d be happy to help out, Cody! (Just Jared Jr.)

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