U.S. rap star Busta Rhymes has been forced to cancel a concert in London because of problems with his visa. According to reports, Busta was slated to perform at London’s Coronet venue on December 7th, but had to cancel the highly anticipated show because his application for a temporary visa was rejected. Promoters for the event are planning to try and bring the rapper back to the UK in Spring of 2011.
Rihanna and Drake’s collaboration “What’s My Name?” recently hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, toppling Ke$ha’s single “We R Who We R,” which was #1 last week. “What’s My Name?” is Rihanna’s second song in the Top 5 this week, with “Only Girl (In the World) sitting at the #4 slot. Far East Movement’s “Like a G6” featuring Cataracs & Dev are at #2, Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are” is at #3 and Ke$ha rests at #5. “What’s My Name?” gives Rihanna her eighth #1 single.
Video gaming giant Nintendo has filed a trademark application for the phrase “It’s on like Donkey Kong.” The verbiage has been used in Hip-Hop circles for at least 20 years and has since become a popular saying in mainstream culture. According to reports, Nintendo wants ownership over the phrase to promote the new release of Donkey Kong Country Returns, which hits the Wii on November 21st. According to the application, the phrase confirms Donkey Kong’s status a pop culture icon.