This week, everyone was worried about one thing – Nicki Minaj‘s supposed endorsement for Mitt Romney. President Obama was even talking about it. But the lady rapper has since cleared it up for us (now the world is at peace). Also, the dates for the 2013 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival have been announced. And Interpol‘s Paul Banks has announced a solo tour. All that and more below.

  • RIP Tupac’s Hologram: The company behind Tupac Shakur‘s hologram has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Apparently, bringing back the dead isn’t a good business just yet. More info at Rolling Stone.
  • Paul Banks Announces Tour: Interpol’s frontman Paul Banks announced he’s going on tour to support his new solo album Banks. The tour will kick off on November 3rd in Austin, Texas at the Fun Fun Fun Fest. Go to Consequence of Sound to see the full list of tour dates.
  • Nicki Minaj Clears Up ‘I’m a Republican’ Verse: Earlier this week, President Obama talked about Nicki Minaj for some reason. Some were concerned that she might be a republican for her verse on Lil Wayne‘s new Dedication 4 mix, but she’s cleared it all up. On Tuesday she tweeted, “Ha! Thank you for understanding my creative humor & sarcasm Mr. President, the smart ones always do *sends love & support* @BarackObama.” So there you have it. Nicki Minaj isn’t really a Republican, she just likes to play with our heads. Source: Rolling Stone
  • Bonnaroo 2013 Dates: The 2013 dates for the Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival have been announced, so mark your calendars. The hippie party will take place from June 13th–16th in Manchester, TN. Here’s Carrie The Dancing Merengue Dog making the announcement. Source: Consequence Of Sound

Hope you’re all caught up now. Check in next week for another music news roundup, and don’t forget to keep coming back to BeatCrave for more industry news, and details on the latest bands.

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