Ne-Yo snubbed the Spice Girls to work with Rihanna

 April 30th 2008    News    By: admin     With Comments Off on Ne-Yo snubbed the Spice Girls to work with Rihanna  Share:

R & B star Ne-Yo has revealed why he turned down a request from the Spice Girls to write their comeback single last year — he was busy working with Rihanna.

The ‘So Sick’ hitmaker — real name Shaffer Chimere Smith — has worked with the likes of Beyonce and Leona Lewis — but couldn’t fit working with the Spice Girls into his busy schedule.

He said: “Spice Girls asked me to write some songs but I couldn’t find time.

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Hot 97 Summer Jam announces lineup

 April 27th 2008    Performances    By: rihannafan     With 3 Comments  Share:

If it’s nearly summer, then the annual Hot 97 Summer Jam can’t be far away.

This year’s concert takes place June 1 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford and features performances by Kanye West, Rihanna, T-Pain, Ray J & Yung Berg, The Dream, D Block featuring Styles P & Sheek Louch, Public Enemy, and Lil Wayne with Gym Class Heroes. The lineup was announced this afternoon.

Tickets, $40 to $165, go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. Call (212) 307-7171 or visit and for tickets or more information.