Pop Shots – The Biggest Losers

Welcome to your weekly dose of pop world musings. Covering all things pop culture, this week Pop Shots is hitting you with thoughts on everything from Sean Kingston and his fraud charges, to Morgan Wallen being shut down by the city of Nashville, to Slim Shady showing up in the obits, and since this is Pop Shots you know everything is seasoned with a little bit of attitude.

* Sean Kingston signed papers waiving his right to fight extradition to Florida, where he and his mom are charged with committing fraud to the tune of over $1 million. I’m guessing he isn’t thrilled that somebody actually did call 911.

* During a tour stop in the UK, Nicki Minaj held a moment of silence for Princess Diana, who she referred to as a “dear friend.” There’s just one problem with that, not only did they not know each other, Nicki was only 14 years old when Princess Diana died. People who bought the cassingle of “Candle in the Wind” had a closer relationship with the princess.

* During the Offspring’s set at BottleRock, Ed Sheeran joined the band on stage, and performed “Million Miles Away” with them. Saying it “felt like living out a childhood dream,” Sheeran later revealed that an Offspring album was the first album he ever bought. Alright, time out, I need to know who allowed Ed Sheeran to suddenly become interesting. That was not on my Bingo card!

* Morgan Wallen was thwarted by the Nashville Metro Council, which voted to reject his plans for a 20-foot external sign to appear on his new bar. In an exclusive, Pop Shots has a mock up of the sign Wallen proposed …

* Eminem announced he will have a new album titled The Death of Slim Shady (Coup De Grâce) arriving this summer, and ran a fake obituary in the Detroit Free Press announcing the death of Slim Shady. Yeah, because nothing says “connected to the youth of today” like running something in a newspaper.

* Karol G will be honored as the Woman of the Year at this year’s Billboard Latin Women in Music event, which will take place at the Telemundo Center in Miami, and air on Telemundo on June 9th at 9 p.m. EST. In a related story, I really need to learn Spanish.

* Kate Hudson’s debut album, Glorious, found its way onto five different Billboard album charts in its first week of release. Now that she’s a musician, I wonder if she’s looking for a Band-Aid. ;)

* Finally, in sad news, Doug Ingle, the original singer, and organist for Iron Butterfly, passed away at the age of 78. Ingle, who wrote “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” was the last surviving member of the band’s classic lineup. Here’s to Ingle, and his epic 17 minutes of pure madness, which later became one of the funniest musical moments in the history of The Simpsons.

That’s all for this edition of Pop Shots, but come back next Monday for more shots on all things pop.


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