R. KELLY IS NOT IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT: Federal prosecutors are denying R. Kelly’s claims that he is being held in solitary confinement. According to The Blast, Kelly’s lawyers filed a motion last week requesting that the singer be released from solitary immediately. The motion alleges that the singer is being mistreated, doesn’t get access to sunlight and does not have “meaningful interaction” with others. However, prosecutors filed a motion on Friday (August 30th), claiming that the singer has had at least one cellmate so far. The Chicago Tribute has also reported that Kelly was written up for refusing to have a cellmate. Reports say that he is also being housed in a special unit away from general population.
DALLAS AUSTIN SAYS HE SAW MONICA PUNCH BRANDY IN THE FACE: During a recent interview with Vlad TV, producer Dallas Austin revealed that he once saw Monica punch Brandy before a performance of “The Boy Is Mine.” He explained, “The first time they actually saw each other [in person], I think it was the American Music Awards or something, and before they could actually get to the stage Monica decked [Brandy] in the face backstage. I went ‘oh my God!’ This is before the performance so everybody's [trying to] figure out how we're going to have a performance that looks like they're not at war with each other.” Austin went on to say, “It worked out because they were supposed to be at war with each other, so nobody could really tell that [Monica] had punched [Brandy] in the face before the performance.” He then added, “They just never really liked each other in the first place.” Austin co-produced “The Boy Is Mine.”
RIHANNA AND MEGAN THEE STALLION MAY HAVE A COLLAB: Rihanna and Megan Thee Stallion might be cooking up a collab. According to Rap-Up, the rumor mill has been buzzing that Rih and Megan have a song called “Whip It.” Apparently, the record appears in the publishing database or Society of European Stage Authors and Composers. Fans noticed that some of Rihanna’s older hits like “What’s My Name?,” “Raining Men” and “FourFiveSeconds” were listed as well. There is no confirmation for the song, but the site reports that publishers sometimes register songs in advance before they are released.