Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip.
Ne-Yo Engaged, Expecting Child
Ne-Yo and girlfriend Monyetta Shaw are reportedly planning to tie the knot and expecting a second child together. The 31-year-old R&B star became a dad in Nov. 2010, when Shaw gave birth to Madilyn Grace. According to an unnamed source, Shaw will be giving birth soon -- her due date is October. ( Us)
Demi Lovato Covers Lil Wayne's 'How To Love'
After recording a song with Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her new album, "Unbroken," Demi Lovato continued flirting with hip-hop by covering Lil Wayne's hit single "How To Love" at her Hammerstein Ballroom show in New York on Sunday (Sept. 18). Check out the video below (via Rap-Up):
Britney Spears Runs with Gun in 'Criminal' Video Shoot
A new series of photos from the set of Britney Spears' "Criminal" music video show the pop star running around with a handgun before making a getaway with real-life boyfriend Jason Trawick. Spears is currently shooting the "Criminal" video, which follows the clip for "I Wanna Go," in London. ( Idolator)
Sinead O'Connor: I'm Not Committing Suicide
After releasing a series of disturbing Twitter posts that mused on suicidal thoughts, Sinead O'Connor has assured fans that she does not plan on killing herself in an open letter on her website on Saturday (Sept. 17). "People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them," she explains. ( Rolling Stone)
Mobb Deep Plots November Release for New EP
Mobb Deep is gifting their patient fans with a new EP on Black Friday (Nov. 25). Mobb Deep says the yet-to-be titled album will be comprised of "seven or eight songs." The EP will feature production from J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, The Alchemist and Young Free. The duo recently inked a deal with Sony's RED. ( XXL)
(Reporting by Jason Lipshutz)