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Aaliyah, Beyoncé, Destinys Child, Entertainment, Missy Elliott, Music, Top Stories -

Missy Elliott built a hip hop and R&B empire by singing and rapping catchy tunes, but she also wrote and produced some of pop’s most memorable tunes, thus earning her a nomination for the 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame—a prestigious organization which honors and inducts a slate of songwriters each year who are voted on by the […]

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Chance The Rapper continues to make it very clear that he’s not fucking around on the topic of Chicago politics and civic life; fresh off his donations to the city’s schools, his critiques of mayor Rahm Emanuel, and his purchase of local news site Chicagoist—once a mainstay of street-level city reporting, back before…

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Cardi B, Entertainment, Music, Nicki Minaj, Top Stories, Video -

  Rap beef has a history of being petty. It’s an important part to any feud. Sometimes, the petty involves a parody of another rapper in their video, like Dr. Dre did in 1992’s Dre Day. Sometimes it involves bringing in celebrity friends to hype it up, like Canibus did when he included Mike Tyson in his 1997 LL Cool J diss 2nd Round KO. […]

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#BFV, Braxton Family Values, Entertainment, Lady Gaga, Music, News, Papoose, Remy Ma, Tamar & Vince, Tamar Braxton, Tamr Braxton, Television, Vincent Herbert -

Remy Ma would probably like to leave her legal problems in the past but the rapper has found herself back in a judge’s crosshairs and this time it has to do with Vincent Herbert. Last year, Tamar Braxton’s ex was sued by LDNX Records, a music company that alleges Herbert owes them $380k. Although they […]

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Black Women, Music, No Ceilings, Rayana Jay -

The Undefeated and Disney Music Group have released a remix by DJ Diamond Kuts of “Undefeated,” an anthem celebrating the resilience of black female athletes who face opponents on the courts, the playing fields and the track as they battle stereotypes and the weight of racial history. Published by Hollywood Records, “Undefeated” features an all-female […]

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Al B. Sure, Diddy, Entertainment, Kim Porter, Kim Porter death, Kim Porter eulogy, Kim Porter funeral, Music, Quincy, Quincy Brown, Sean Diddy Combs, Star, Television, Video -

  While plenty of people are still reeling from the tragic death of Kim Porter, her eldest son, Quincy Brown, shared some touching words on social media this week. The star of STAR, whose father is Al B. Sure, posted about the gratitude he felt for the outpouring of support he and his family received after his mother’s […]

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Entertainment, Kanye West, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, KUWTK, Marcus Hyde, Music, Ray J, Television -

  Kim Kardashian West and her hubby, Kanye West may have caught some criticism for flaunting the private, double-decker, 747 they like to travel in this week but they also shared some serious dough with their personal photographer, Marcus Hyde, who was badly injured in a car crash last month. Aside from the hefty donation, […]

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  Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry will be featured on BET’s upcoming special, Q85: A Musical Special for Quincy Jones.  Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, John Legend, Dave Chapelle, Stevie Wonder, and Jennifer Hudson are just a few of the famous faces we will see on the two-hour special produced by Ken […]

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Cardi B has broken tons of records in her short career as a rap superstar and she just made history again. According to TheBlast, the former Love & Hip Hop star turned hitmaker will be the first-ever female performer to hit the stage at the annual AVN Porn Awards in January. “I’m so excited that […]

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A Legendary Christmas, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy, Awkwafina, Chrissy Teigen, Crazy Rich Asians, Entertainment, Events, John Legend, John Legend Christmas special, Kim Kardashian West, Music, NBC, Penny and Paul, Stevie Wonder, Television, Video -

  John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are ready to show the world how they do the holidays. The couple’s NBC special, A Legendary Christmas with John and Chrissy airs tonight on NBC and they shared some sneak peeks at what (and who) fans can expect to see. The talented duo who are parents to two […]

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Los Angeles police have been searching for suspects in the string of celebrity burglaries for months and they have finally nabbed several suspects charged with robbing LeBron James, Viola Davis, and Rihanna among others. According to TMZ, officials have arrested a total of 10 alleged gang members in connection to the celeb-focused crime streak. The […]

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Beyoncé, Beyonce Knowles, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, Black History, Blue Ivy, Blue Ivy Carter, Entertainment, Events, Featured, Global Citizens festival, Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100, Jay Z, Madiba, Music, Nelson Mandela, News, The Carters -

  Beyonce is gearing up to perform at the Global Citizens Festival: Mandela 100 in South Africa, and she took time to pen a powerful open letter to the late Nelson Mandela on her website.  In the touching tribute entitled “Dear Madiba,” she recounts first meeting Mandela in 2004. “I first met you in 2004 […]

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Entertainment, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kim Kardashian West, KUWTK, Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, Music, News, Princess Love, Ray J, Television -

  It looks like the battle between Ray J and Kim Kardashian West is raging on thanks to some recent claims she made on Keeping Up With the Kardashians.  During a recent episode, Kanye’s wifey insists she was high on ecstasy when she made her infamous sex tape with former flame, Ray J. “I got […]

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#SavagexFenty, Chris Brown, Chris Brown and Rihanna, Entertainment, Guava Island, Music, Rihanna, Rihanna holiday campaign, Savage, savage x fenty, Video -

Rihanna nearly broke the internet over the Thanksgiving holiday when she appeared on folks’ timelines topless wearing lingerie from her Savage x Fenty collection. “We getting NAUGHTY-not-NICE this season!” the Bajan-beauty captioned the sexy campaign ad. “@savagexfenty just dropped The Ultimate Gift Guide to help you shop gifts for everybody in ya life !! Hit […]

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Donald Glover finally shared a sneak peek of the mysterious film he’s starring in with Rihanna and we can’t wait to learn more about the flick, Guava Island. Glover shared the trailer for the movie that also features Black Panther star, Letitia Wright and is directed by Hiro Murai over the weekend during his stint at […]

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On the latest episode of Red Table Talk, Toni Braxton opened up to Jada Pinkett Smith and Adrienne Banfield-Norris about the difficulty she experienced when she divorced Keri Lewis in 2013. “I hated having to surrender to the loss,” Braxton said. Her ex was one of the founding members of Mint Condition and the couple […]

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Donald Trump, Entertainment, Immigration, Music, Politics, Rihanna, Video -

  President Donald Trump’s inhumane assault on a group of migrants attempting to seek asylum at the US border has enraged many including superstar Rihanna who called it an act of “terrorism.” —US agents fire tear gas as some migrants try to breach fence— The music and beauty mogul took to social media on Sunday and […]

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Juelz Santana proposed to his longtime girlfriend Kimbella Vanderhee after dating on-and-off for nearly a decade while he was performing on stage at the Apollo Theater.

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Aretha Franklin, Detroit, Money, Music, News, Real Estate, Top Stories -

The last property owned in Detroit by late singing legend Aretha Franklin, a 5,600-square-foot mansion, has been sold for less than half a million dollars.

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Big Boy is a connector. “You need to speak to Dogg?” That’s what the Los Angeles-based syndicated radio personality asks when the topic of 1993’s Doggystyle comes up. “I mean I can help you … I’m with him right now.” Before you even get a chance to respond, he’s already calling Snoop, born Calvin Broadus […]

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Diana Ross, Entertainment, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Music, News, Top Stories -

When you have lived to be 74 years old and have remained at the top of your game, you call the shots and make the rules. And that’s exactly what Diana Ross did Thursday at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade when she declined to use a microphone to lip-sync her performance. READ: Forever President Barack Obama […]

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Tupac Shakur fans are hopeful that the late rapper’s estate will release new music after his official Instagram account teased something new. A surprising new release seemingly titled “1998” is set to drop this coming Saturday (Nov. 27.), and the announcement was made on Instagram on Tuesday, according to Complex. Word of the new track […]

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I am known for many things. My humor, great smile, stamina, the list goes on. But one thing my black ass is not known for is punctuality. Given the opportunity, I will probably roll up late to my own funeral. Everyone will be there ready to mourn/celebrate my life and I’ll be somewhere in traffic, dressed in my…

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Possessed Rainbow Brite doll Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing down a potential life sentence for armed robbery, racketeering, and drug trafficking.

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Barack Obama, Becoming, Black History, Entertainment, Events, FLOTUS, Forever First Lady, Michelle Obama, Michelle Obama book, Michelle Obama book tour, Michelle Obama playlist, Music, News, Questlove, The Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy, The Roots, Video -

  Michelle Obama is on a roll after the release of her best-selling book, Becoming, and folks who are lucky enough to catch her on her book tour are in for a major musical treat. Our Forever First Lady enlisted the help of The Roots drummer Questlove to curate a custom playlist that includes more than 300 of […]

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  Pusha T didn’t get a very warm welcome when he performed on Drake‘s home turf on Tuesday. The rapper was onstage at Danforth Music Hall in Toronto when fans started throwing drink at him. Moments later, a few folks seemed to try to rush the stage and a brawl erupted on the floor while […]

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#BFV, Birdman, Braxton Family Values, Delta, Entertainment, Music, News, Tamar Braxton, Television, Toni Braxton, Toni Braxton engagement ring, Towanda Braxton, Video -

  Toni Braxton is missing some serious bling after her luggage was lost on a Delta flight. The singer/reality star claims her Louis Vuitton trunk full of valuables went missing after a flight from NYC and once it was returned, it was missing several items including her super-pricey engagement ring from Birdman. PHOTOS: Beyonce pays […]

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A few weeks back in Atlanta for Spelhouse homecoming, I got into a fun and spirited debate with my crew of Day Ones over Sunday brunch. Because we love to have deep and intellectual conversations about shit that doesn’t really matter in the grand scheme of things, music and entertainment are usually an easy go-to. The…

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Black Chyna, Black Chyna skin bleaching, Colorism, Entertainment, Kim Kardashian West, Kylie Jenner, Music, News, Rob Kardashian, Skin Bleaching, Skin lightening cream, Spice, Style, Television, Tyra, Video -

  Blac Chyna is raising eyebrows after reports surfaced that she’s gearing up to release her own line of skin-lightening cream. According to TMZ, the former reality star turned aspiring rapper has partnered up with a company called Whitenicious by Dencia to launch Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening Cream. The product reportedly retails […]

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Al B. Sure, Diddy, Entertainment, Kim Porter, Kim Porter memorial, Kimora Lee Simmons, Music, News, Quincy, Quincy Taylor Brown, Russell Simmons, Sean Combs, Sean Diddy Combs, Television, Video -

  Like so many others, Kimora Lee Simmons is mourning the loss of her dear friend, Kim Porter. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Simmons shared several personal photos of her and Porter  as well a few snapshots of their children hanging out together over the years. “At your homegoing celebration today it became all too […]

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Black History, Dr. Don Shirley, Entertainment, Film, Green Book, Green Book review, Mahershala Ali, Music, News, Viggo Mortensen -

The highly-anticipated film, Green Book hits theaters today and shines a light on the legacy of Dr. Don Shirley. Mahershala Ali portrays the legendary musician in the flick that also stars Viggo Mortensen and we’re guessing both of their performances will garner major Oscar buzz. Mahershala Ali calls Viggo Mortensen a good partner, accepts apology […]

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  Nelly has been accused of sexual assault in a new lawsuit filed under Jane Doe and he’s speaking out against her claims. The St. Louis-based rapper issued a statement denying any wrongdoing and slamming his accuser for going after his girlfriend, Shantel Jackson, who is also named in the lawsuit. “I’ve been quiet for […]

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