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‘Diddy’ tops highest-paid hip hop stars

‘Diddy’ tops highest-paid hip hop stars

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been named the world’s highest-paid hip-hop artist of 2013.

The entrepreneur earned $50 million through his Bad Boy Records label, Sean John clothing line, Blue Flame agency and Diageo’s Ciroc vodka company, according to Forbes.com.

Rapper Jay Z came in second with $43 million. He was recently named part of the highest-earning celebrity couple of 2013 with his wife Beyonce, with the superstar duo earning a combined $95 million.

Rounding out the top five for the Cash Kings list are Dr. Dre with $40 million, Nicki Minaj with $29 million and Lil Wayne’s mentor Birdman with $21 million.

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Singer Jill Scott poses for a photo in the pressroom at the Essence Festival at the Superdome on Friday, July 5, 2013, in New Orleans.

Jill Scott has been named a special honoree at Essence magazine’s annual Black Women in Music event.

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Usher will skip cash giveaway during U.K. shows

Superstar singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Usher Raymond performs in concert on The UR Experience Tour at Philips Arena on December 9, 2014, in Atlanta.

Usher will abandon his onstage trick of handing out cash to audience members when he takes his latest tour to the U.K. because of safety concerns.

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Stevie Wonder welcomes ninth child

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, Stevie Wonder performs “Songs in the Key of Life” tour Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Stevie Wonder and his partner Tomeeka Robyn Bracy have welcomed a daughter called Nia.

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The Game, T.I. to judge new rap reality show

T.I. attends ASCAP Presents The 2014 Grammy Nominee Brunch, at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The Game, T.I. and Rza are searching for the next big rap star in a reality TV contest.