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Coffee Talk: Solange Cancels European Tour, Needs Mental and Physical Break

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• Solange is "devastated" to announce she will be canceling her international tour dates this summer. The ESSENCE Festival songstress was scheduled to travel to Europe for two weeks and perform all over the continent. "I wish I could put in words how much of a difficult decision this was," Solange wrote on her website. "But between moving part time to a new city (Brooklyn, New York), starting my son in a new school, and writing/recording my new record… I really had to make the best decision for my mental/physical health and provide some stability for my family." [Solange Music]

• A judge fined Rihanna $47,050 for repeatedly skipping depositions for a lawsuit she filed against her ex-accountants. Rihanna claims her old money managers mishandled her funds and owes her millions. After numerous attempts to get Rihanna to appear in court, the judge fined her and ordered her to sit for a deposition on August 28th. If she fails to appear this time, the judge will dismiss her case. [TMZ]

• Frank Ocean canceled the rest of his Australian tour dates. The Channel Orange singer tour a vocal chord on the opening night of the Australian leg of his You're Not Dead Tour. A promoter said, "…It was necessary to seek medical advice due to vocal issues Frank Ocean experienced during the show. It has subsequently been confirmed that Frank has suffered a small tear to one of his vocal chords and has received medical advice that he must rest his voice." [TGJ]

• Chris Rock has expensive taste. According to the New York Post, while shooting his latest movie, Rock felt the need to upgrade his earrings. He reportedly called the diamonds he was sporting "weak" and ordered a staff member to run to Tiffany's for another pair. Rock gave away his credit card to the team member, who returned with a brand new pair of shining diamonds within an hour. [New York Post]

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