Plus, Common launches AAHH! Fest, Puff Daddy tops Forbes list, Eve eyes Spain as wedding destination, and Aretha Franklin filse $10 million lawsuit against website.
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Swizz Beatz has been accepted into the Harvard Business School’s Owner/President Management Program. “This might be one of the happiest days of my life. From the BX to Harvard,” Swizz wrote on Instagram. [Vibe]
Common is working with the youth of Chicago to launch the AAHH! Fest, an annual event that will feature an all-star line-up of performers from across the country. The Fest—organized by Common’s Common Ground Foundation, Donda’s House, Inc. and the Chicago Urban League—will also feature a job-shadowing program that will allow youth to learn about producing high-level outdoor events. AAHH! Fest will be held September 20-21. [Newsone]
Sean “P.Diddy/Puff Daddy” Combs has topped another Forbes list. This time the music mogul beat out Jay Z and Dr. Dre for the top spot on Forbes Five: Hip Hop’s Wealthiest Artists list for 2014. With an estimated fortune of $700 million, Puffy saw a huge jump in his net worth of about $120 million due to the recent launch of his network Revolt TV. [Vibe]
Eve and her fiance Maximillion Cooper are headed toward matrimonial bliss and sources say that the couple is looking to say “I do” at the Blue Marlin megaclub in Ibiza, Spain in June. This will be Eve’s first marriage. Maximillion has four children from a previous marriage. Congrats! [PageSix]
Aretha Franklin is demanding R-E-S-P-E-C-T as she has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a satirical website that said she and Patti Labelle were involved in a physical altercation. The Queen of Soul says that she has nothing but love for Labelle and is suing the site and it’s CEO, Kato Leonard, for defamation of character. [TheYBF]
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