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)
+ 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 Wayne, A$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)
+ 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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