Top of the Morning: Wiz Khalifa’s Divorce, Pharrell’s Fear of Death, Lady Gaga Spreads Love and More

Lindsay Hood

By Lindsay Hood

on 09.25.14 in News

Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight while you were sleeping and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee.

It turns out that the website Pornhub has launched its own record label. They’re also holding a Song Search Contest, on the lookout for an official “anthem” for the label. Vice President Corey Price specified that, “We’re looking for acts that aren’t necessarily porn-focused… Mature lyrics for an adult audience; no boy bands or teen-pop, for instance.” The Backstreet Boys are devastated. It was really going to be their chance, you guys.

Amber Rose has filed for divorce from rapper Wiz Khalifa on Monday citing irreconcilable differences. She is also asking for full custody of the couple’s son, Sebastien. It was only two weeks ago when Rose publicly declared her love for Khalifa, but rumors are spreading that her husband’s alleged infidelity was involved in the decision. Khalifa responded by bouncing on a trampoline to LCD Soundsystem’s “Someone Great,” which is probably about 90 percent better than any of us have ever handled our breakups.

In an interview with NME, Flying Lotus said he would have loved to include a collaboration with Pharrell on his new album, but the producer wasn’t inclined to take him up on the offer because of the record’s focus on the afterlife. He said, “[Pharrell] had issues with the kind of songs to write. He didn’t wanna make a self-fulfilling prophecy… he didn’t wanna write a song about death and then die the next day… and I totally respect that.” Considering Pharrell is age-less, we’re not sure he has anything to worry about.

At a concert in Belgium, Lady Gaga tossed a piece of her costume into the crowd only to demand that the gift be returned when audience members started fighting over her discarded wardrobe. “If you’re gonna fight, you don’t get to keep it. Here we practice love. And don’t worry, I still love you,” she told them, while blowing kisses. So basically, at least five European kids went home that night feeling super sad that they would not get to dress like a neon Fraggle.

Yusuf Islam canceled his concert dates in New York City citing scalpers as an excuse. Apparently the Big Apple is one of the only states that does not support a paperless ticketing system. On his website, Islam said, “My fans will understand and I thank them for informing me about the extortionate tickets prices already being listed on some websites…Unfortunately NY has a state law that requires all tickets sold for shows in NYC to be paper, enabling them to be bought and sold at inflated prices.” Islam fans are sure to be disappointed, but they can still travel to Philadelphia to see him in concert. (Psst, it’s Cat Stevens. We know, we forget all the time too.)

North West is storming Paris Fashion Week with her mom and dad, sweeping into the Balenciaga runway show to pay her respects to Alexander Wang. The tiny tot even sat front row and color-coordinated with the rest of the family.

Meanwhile, remixer Mitch Marzuola has been taking some creative license with her father Kanye West‘s classic “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” He remixed the track over the theme song of Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, which was peformed by Patrick Carney. Potential collaboration with the Black Keys on the follow-up to Yeezus? It wouldn’t be any weirder than asking Paul McCartney to join in on the fun.

In Canada, tiny 11-year-old dancer Taylor Hatala blew her classmates at KORE Dance Studio out of the freaking water with this routine to Nicki Minaj‘s “Anaconda.” She’s so amazing that you’re actually able to push aside the question, “Is this an appropriate song for an 11-year-old to be dancing to?” when you watch her routine. Someone set up a meeting with Minaj. Maybe Ellen Degeneres? This is definitely worth some airtime on her talk show.

Meanwhile, Minaj’s fellow star in the “Anaconda” video stopped by the L.A. shop of famous tattoo artist Dr. Woo to get some fresh ink. We’re still waiting to hear if Drake thinks that emoji is praying hands or a high five, though.