Kanye West, who doesn’t tweet much, created a fuss with the release of his upcoming album’s playlist. The scrawled list was captioned with typical West aplomb in the tweet , “So happy to be finished with the greatest album of all time”, which was retweeted about a 100 000 times.

The ten-track
Swish will include the jam No More Parties In LA, featuring Kendrick Lamar, and other previewed songs such as Fade (featuring Post Malone
and Ty Dollar $ign) and Real Friends

Okmalumkoolkat is banged up abroad

Okmalumkoolkat performs in Soweto (Clarissa Sosin, M&G)

South African musician, dancer and
all-round dapper guy Okmalumkoolkat will be spending the next three weeks in a
Tasmanian jail after being found guilty of sexual assault.

The artist, whose real name is Smiso Zwane, was sentenced to six months (five months suspended) for the act, about which he was reportedly “remorseful and embarrassed”.

The rapper, who was on the island to perform
at the Mofo festival, apparently entered the room of a fellow
musician in drunken stupor at about 5.30am and proceeded to neck and fondle her before she
awoke and led him out of her room. This scuppered the rest of Okmalumkoolkat’s Australian
tour and could slow down his international travelling.

On Thursday, the International Pantsula was
sentenced for a month, with time spent in custody being taken into account.

A storm brewed over the #FreeMalumkoolkat
hashtag started by overzealous fans:

A lot of tweeps were not feeling it though.

South African student makes the Oscar shortlist

African student Nathan Rice has been shortlisted for a nomination for the Student
Academy of Motion Picture Awards in the best short foreign student film
category for his film Homeless. The film tells a story of a young man and his younger brother who get forcefully removed from their shack home and who now go on a journey to find their long lost mother’s home.  Rice, who is a third-year student
at the AFDA Durban campus, received rave reviews from the audience and
critics’ at the AFDA graduation festival which was held in November 2015
at Ster-Kinekor’s Cinema Nouveau and Suncoast Cinecentre for Homeless.  

Homeless will also be entered as AFDA’s nomination for the CILECT prize, a prestigious
prize that honours outstanding student film achievements.

METRO FM suspends Pearl Thusi and Phat Joe 

Pearl Thusi. (Gallo) 

The animosity between TV and radio presenters Pearl Thusi and Bonang Matheba has escalated, costing Thusi her job on radio. Thusi who
co-hosts a weekend radio show on Metro FM with Phat Joe (Majota Kambule), was suspended from the SABC radio station on January
21 after listeners complained to the SABC about the constant “bashing”
of Matheba and rapper AKA by the pair, Sunday World reported. SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago was quoted by the paper,
saying there were issues that the SABC needed to resolve with Thusi and Phat

Last week, Thusi and
Matheba (who also presents a show on Metro FM) fired shots at each other on social media. It all started when someone on twitter
asked Matheba why she doesn’t respond to Thusi’s snide comments. 

response: “Thats like an old pair of leather shoes that I don’t even
know when or where I bought. SOO tired. Time 4 new ones.”

Thusi hit back with a snappy wisecrack – posting photos of her
wearing leather boots while reading a book entitled
The Married Man’s Guide to Adultery

In 2015 AKA’s ex-girlfriend and mother of his daughter, Zinhle
Jiyane, accused him of cheating on her with Matheba, while she was still
pregnant with their daughter Kairo.

Nick Cannon offers his best wishes to Mariah Carey and her fiancé  

Mariah Carey. (Reuters)

US singer Mariah Carey couldn’t help showing off her engagement ring when the paparazzi spotted the 35-carat diamond and platinum
bling on her finger, which is allegedly valued at  £8 million.
Last week Carey said yes when her billionaire Australian boyfriend James Packer
proposed to her and it seems there are no hard feelings from her ex-husband and
father of her two children, Nick Cannon, who “wishes” the couple “all the best”.
Cannon and Carey ended their marriage in 2015 after seven years of marriage.

“#AllLove Congrats to @MariahCarey and James! May God Bless
Your Future Union… #GreatPeople #GreatCouple,” he wrote on Instagram.

Nick Cannon’s Instagram. 

Carey met Packer at a film premiere in the ski resort of
Aspen two years ago, Daily Mail reported.