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Just days after singer Chris Brown’s former manager files suit against him, Brown now finds himself facing yet another lawsuit from former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight. Knight’s suit stems from a 2014 shooting at a pre Video Music Awards party hosted by Brown at a Miami nightclub which left Knight injured from three gun shot wounds. The suit, filed  yesterday, blames Brown and 1 Oak Nightclub management for failing to provide proper security. The suit calls Brown out for a history of violence at his events. Ironically, Knight is currently in jail awaiting trial on an unrelated murder charge. One would assume that an individual who calls their record label Death Row Records would attract violence and legal woes. Beyoncé proteges Chloe X Halle made a significant impact with their performance on the 2016 BET Awards. A few months ago, the duo released their debut single “Drop” on Bey’s label Parkwood Entertainment, a tune which clearly shows the Beyoncé influence while undeniably heavy on the talent. During their performance, the sisters displayed their incredible vocal prowess and stage presence; played guitar and keyboards and sounded flawless. It’s not difficult to understand why Beyoncé  chose to sign them. The moment BET Awards viewers had waited for began  when Sheila ripped ferociously into the opening drum beat of Prince’s “Housequake”, which turned out to be one of three tributes to the late musician. The singer/songwriter/drummer/percussionist stated during an interview with Billboard magazine that the reunion with former members of Prince’s band the New Power Generation was an emotional one, but she asked the musicians to play and they started jamming. She added that the playing inspired the group to write a song about the icon that will appear on Sheila E’s solo album, which she confirmed will be released later this year. The project is named after Sheila E’s new single “Boy Meets Girl”. Both the single and its official video were released yesterday through http://www.sheilae.com. Rapper Ludacris is headed to Cuba. Not the newly opened culturally rich island Americans can now visit. :Ludacris will head to the U.S Navel base at Guantanamo Bay, known as the home for 89 war on terror detainees. According to the Miami Herald, the rapper/actor will play a free show for the troops, Department of Defense contractors and Navy families who live there as part of the annual “Freedom Festival” at Guantanamo’s Windward Ferry Landing, which is miles away from the locked down detention center zone that houses the prisoners. Ludacris hasn’t made any public comments about the show, but he has been posting behind the scenes pictures from the set of “Fast & Furious 8” set; in April the film’s producers stated that they will be “the first Hollywood movie studio to film on the island post embargo.” Ray J, Chris Brown and even former president George W. Bush have all commented on Kanye West’s “Famous” video. What do late night talk show hosts think? Well, “The Late Show” host Stephen Colbert was just offended that West left him out of the clip. Noting that West jokingly tweeted “Can somebody sue me already?”, Colbert said he’s ready to sue now. But only because he agreed to appear in the clip, but West allegedly cut him out of the final version. Luckily, Colbert kept the footage.