The U.S. State Department is backing a concert in Beijing to bring awareness to Obama's 100,000 Strong initiative. [HollywoodReporter]

Miley Cyrus shows support for gay rights with her new tattoo. [AOL]

RZA talks about producing for Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch The Throne. [RollingStone]

Beyonce's supportive words brought Kelly Rowland to tears during her appearance on Access Hollywood. [MTV]

A fatal shooting transpired following a George Clinton concert this weekend. [CBS]

According to a producer, Rihanna has already started working on her next album. [NME]

Lil Kim has reportedly signed a record deal with Universal Music Group. [HipHopDX]

Check out this list of the 75 best songs of 2011 from January through July. [SmokingSection]