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Prince’s News Links of the Day – 1/31/12

Madonna is back! The Pop icon revealed the artwork for her 12th album, MDNA. The lead single “Give Me All Your Luvin'” with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. will be premiered live at this Sunday’s Superbowl. [Complex]

It looks like Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and host Steve Jones have all gotten the boot! News broke that none of these three will be returning for the second season of the X-Factor. [TMZ]

For his upcoming solo album, Will.i.am will be calling on Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Britney Spears, LMFAO, Shakira, and Busta Rhymes for collabos. [Idolator]

Alex Baldwin Confirms that Justin Bieber will be hosting an episode of Saturday Night Live this season.[Billboard]

Houston, Texas revealed plans to build a mini-museum in honor of megastar Beyoncé, who grow up there. [PinkIsTheNewBlog]

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Photos: 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards

The BET Hip Hop Awards were taped this past Saturday in Atlanta, but they wont air until October 11th. Check out pictures from the event which featured stage shows from DMX, Young Jeezy, Swizz Beatz, Big Sean, T.I., Lupe Fiasco and more. Read more

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Christian Louboutin on Swizz Beatz: “Swizz is a great soul”

Louboutin had some wonderful words to share about his friend and business partner Swizz Beatz. The pair previously worked together when Swizzy worked on a line of luxury shoes for the brand. Now the pair are back at it again, and Christian couldn’t be happier.

“Swizz is a great soul. The wonderful thing to collaborate with someone like him is that you have no sense of boredom, no sense of exhaustion. It’s all great energy mixed with fun ideas. To translate words, situations and images into music is a fantastic gift. It’s great to share common sense about beauty and aesthetics in general with your friends. With Beatz it’s always showtime, being around him would put anyone in the best mood.”

“The fashion style of Swizz is a colored mix of various influences,” Louboutin said. “[It’s the meeting of] the street style of the hip hop culture, but also the way he wraps himself in his scarves reminds me of these élégant bédouins from the Sahara Desert. He also reminds me sometimes, in his well-tailored suits fitting his deep voice, of Nat King Cole.”