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21 Savage Joins Calvin Harris on New Single ‘New Money’: Listen

Calvin Harris is set to release his new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 on August 5th which will feature a star studded lineup.One of the names that intrigued us was 21 Savage, making us think what a Calvin Harris and 21 collaboration would sound like. The track in question called ‘New Money’ arrives today and it doesn’t disappoint. Listen to the Funk based, feel good tune below.Apart from 21 and Young Thug/Dua Lipa on the first single ‘Potion‘, the new album will also feature Lil Durk, Offset, Tinashe, Normani, Pusha T, 6lack, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Swae Lee, Jorja Smith, Latto, Shenseea, Charlie Puth, Halsey, Stefflon Don, Chloe, and Snoop Dogg.

New Video: Russ – ‘Yes Sir’

Last New Music Friday, Russ dropped a new song called ‘Yes Sir‘ which he recorded after coming home from a world tour and not hitting a studio for a month and a half. Today, he’s back with the music video for it.The video features him on a jet and in a bunch of different cities, particularly Paris for the fashion week festivities, performing the song and having fun. There’s also footage of him meeting fans around the world and sneak peek of his time spent with girlfriend Jonica.Check it out below. Directed by House Of Muelz.[embedded content]

Clifton Powell Speaks On His Son Dating Sasha Obama

During an interview, Clifton Powell spoke about his son Clifton Powell Jr dating Sasha Obama and what advice he gave to him.

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Clifton Powell did an interview on the “Dear Fathers” podcast speaking about his son Clifton Powell Jr dating Sasha Obama, the daughter of former President Barack Obama.

At one point in the interview, Powell talked about the advice he gave his son:

“Treat Sasha like you would want someone to treat your daughter.”

Barack Obama has been trending recently with all the stuff that’s been happening in politics. Many social media users are going over his record while in the oval office with the saying “Because Obama.”

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From The White House To The Big Screen

Meanwhile, Malia Obama is stepping her foot into the world of television.

Donald Glover confirmed that Malia is one of his writers for his new Amazon series.

The “This Is America” rapper turned TV producer says her pen game is tight, and he’s not showing favoritism. He told Vanity Fair that Ms.Obama is “an amazingly talented person. She’s really focused, and she’s working really hard.”

Summer Walker Drops New Single Featuring Her First Signee From Her Record Label

Summer Walker joins her first Ghetto Earth Records signee, No-1 Noah, on a new track.

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Summer Walker launched her record label Ghetto Earth Records, back in 2020. The “No Love” singer just dropped a new single, “Bonjour,” with first signee No-1 Noah.

The two have collaborated on tracks like “White Tee” and “SWV”  from Summer’s previous project, Life on Earth.

With 40,000+ views on Youtube, fans love the third track from the duo, calling it a “Harmonic masterpiece.”

Who is No-1 Noah?

The Astoria, New York artist dropped his first EP, Feeling in Color Back, in 2017 under  Columbia Records. The “Bonjour” artist has been making a name for himself ever since. Debuting with Summer Walker on her project Life on Earth was just the beginning. You Should Come Over is his first project released under Ghetto Earth Records; many fans cannot wait to hear more from the up-and-coming artist.

Summer Walker Announces She’s Pregnant

Recently, Summer Walker announced she is pregnant with her second child. While getting candid with fans on Instagram Live, the songstress explains why her current pregnancy will be different than the previous.

Summer took to Instagram to share photos that revealed her stomach, and many fans speculated the “No Love” singer was pregnant.

The “Still Over It” artist took time to go live on her second Instagram page to officially announce her pregnancy, explaining to fans how her current pregnancy will be different from her last.

“People asking me if I’m pregnant, I am and you know I’m very very very happy. I’m very excited about it. This is gonna be different from how it was before. It’s really peaceful, really happy, lots of help, lots of love.”

The Weeknd To Perform A Crypto-Powered World Tour

The Weeknd will be using cryptocurrency to finance his upcoming “After Hours Til Dawn Tour.” The Canadian-born superstar singer has teamed up with Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, for his tour.

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Binance will be the official sponsor of the tour and will be the first time that a global concert will integrate with Web3 technology.

In collaboration with Binance, it will pair with the “Earned It” singer’s creative incubator, HXOUSE, which will produce exclusive NFTs and co-brand merchandise for the tour.

The Weeknd’s XO Humanitarian Fund will also benefit from its partnership with the United Nations World Food Program.

The fund will receive $2 million from Binance and five percent of the exclusive NFT sales. The tour will begin on July 8 in Toronto.

The Weeknd Teams With Binance For The First Crypto-Powered World Tour https://t.co/HEmECen4YS— Forbes Europe (@ForbesEurope) June 29, 2022

The Weeknd Returns

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the postponement of The Weeknd’s originally planned “After Hours Tour”, which was scheduled for 2020.

Due to tonsil surgery, Doja Cat will not be the opening act. This marks The Weeknd’s seventh headlining tour.

Nipsey Hussle’s Alleged Murderer Beaten In Prison

Eric Holder, the man who was accused of murdering Nipsey Hussle was absent from court yesterday.

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According to reports, the suspect got into an altercation that prevented him from attending trial.

Suspect Beaten In Jail

LA rapper Nipsey Hussle’s murder trial is ongoing during this time.

According to the defendant’s attorney, Aaron Jansen, on Monday, June 27, around 4 p.m., after the suspect Eric Holder left the court, he was attacked by two inmates as he was being returned to prison.

Holder suffered from severe injuries such as a razor cut on the back of his head.

“His face is swollen and his eye is swollen,” said Jansen.

Due to the incident happening on Monday, the suspect had to go through medical treatment and was absent from court on Tuesday.

Yesterday’s session was then canceled due to “Unforeseen Circumstances” as Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge H. Clay Jack told jurors.

The judge also asked them to return on Wednesday unless they receive other notice.

The suspect’s current conditions remain unclear.

The Trial Continues…

The murder trial began on June 15, three years after Nipsey Hussle’s death, at Los Angeles Superior Court.

A key witness, Bryannita Nicholson, who had a casual relationship with Holder, testified last week that she drove Holder to the shopping mall where Hussle’s store was located. She said the suspect got out of the car to find Hussle while she was parking.

The topic of snitching in Holder and Hussle’s conversation was also heard by Nicholson. She drove the suspect home to Long Beach on the day of the shooting.

However, discrepancies were found in her testimony compared to the recovered footage of the crime scene.

According to the New York Post, if convicted, Holder could spend his life in prison.

Holder’s defense attorney plans to call two other witnesses to the court before closing arguments.

Ari Fletcher Gets Slammed By Designer

Ari Fletcher, better known as @therealkylesister on social media, is receiving backlash after wearing a “knock off'' dress to the BET Awards.

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Fashion designer Gigi Hunter says she sent the influencer a dress but never received credit.

Black Fashion Designer Gigi Hunter handmade a black knit dress for Ari Fletcher with the expectation of a tag and post on her Instagram.

On Sunday, Fletcher was seen at the BET Awards in a similar ensemble but tan with holes cut out at the hips.

Text messages dating back to May of 2021 reveal that instead of Fletcher sending the original dress back, Hunter was ignored.

Gigi insisted Fletcher, on multiple occasions, send back the dress if she didn’t want it. The original deal was for the vixen to receive a free custom dress in exchange for a tag and post, but instead, Fletcher wore a knock-off of her brand at the awards.

MoneyBagg Yo’s boo told the designer that she planned to wear the dress in the Bahamas but allegedly never followed through. Hunter said she made the dress for free and would like it back to sell.

Ari argued that she was not required to wear the dress because payment and contracts weren’t involved. She said the dress that the dress was “ugly,” therefore she chose not to wear it.

The Gigi Hunter Collection includes handmade knitwear that was very popular in the early 2000s. Her celebrity clients include Beyonce, Jada Pinkett-Smith, and Halle Berry.

Rihanna Reportedly Drops Ari Fletcher From Savage X Fenty After Insensitive Domestic Violence Comments

Ari might not be the best at keeping business relationships.

Rihanna dropped the socialite from her Savage X Fenty brand after Fletcher made some questionable comments about domestic violence victims.

The vixen got into hot water after she went on the “Don’t Call Me White Girl” podcast to talk about how she outgrew some toxic behavior in her relationship with rapper, Moneybagg Yo.

During the conversation, Ari explained the crazy drama that would ensue when she would throw temper tantrums and threaten to leave him until he proved how much he wanted her by pulling out his gun.

Nipsey Hussle’s Accused Killer Eric Holder Attacked with Razor in Jail; Needs Staples in Head

Eric Holder, the man on trial for fatally shooting Nipsey Hussle in 2019, was attacked Monday morning in jail.After initial reports on Tuesday, it has been confirmed by Eric’s lawyer that he was indeed attacked my multiple individuals in the holding cell at the jail. “Mr. Holder, Jr. was assaulted by multiple individuals while he was in the holding cell at the jail while waiting to be brought to court yesterday morning,” his lawyer Aaron Jansen said. “The attack included a razor and the back of his head was cut.”Jansen added that Holder was hospitalized after the attack and received an MRI and staples in the back of his head. Due to the incident, the judge sent the jury home on Tuesday due to “unforeseen circumstances,” CBS reports. It resumes on Wednesday (June 29).TMZ reports that interestingly, no one from the jury has addressed the attack or Holder’s injuries, and are continuing like nothing happened.Nipsey was fatally shot outside of the Marathon clothing store he owned in Los Angeles in March 2019. Holder, 32, was charged with one count of first degree-murder in relation to the rapper’s death. He was also charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder because two bystanders were hit by gunfire

R. Kelly Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison After Being Convicted Of Sex Trafficking

Today was sentencing day for R. Kelly as his victims took the stand to testify. The R&B singer has now been officially sentenced.

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R. Kelly Sentenced After Racketeering and Sex Trafficking Charges

R. Kelly was in Brooklyn federal court awaiting to be sentenced.

The musician was found guilty in September on eight charges of racketeering and one count of sex trafficking by a jury of seven men and five women. He is now sentenced to 30 years in prison.

With over 50 witnesses taking the stand at the previous hearing, Kelly was ultimately found guilty. Today, many women victimized by the R&B singer provided their closing statements.

According to the New York Times, the first victim to testify against the singer was “Angela,” who claimed the “Fiesta” singer lured children with his money and fame.

“With every addition of a new victim, you grew wickedness. You used your fame and power to groom and coach underage boys and girl for your own sexual gratification,” Angela said.

“We reclaim our names; we are no longer the preyed-upon individuals we once were. I pray that God reaches your soul,” she added.

Angela was one of seven women who addressed the court today with their testimony against Kelly.

R. Kelly’s Lawyer Asked For A Reduced Sentence

Prosecutors requested that the judge sentence the former Grammy award winner to at least 25 years in prison. However, his attorney argued to receive no more than 10 years behind bars. The singer’s traumatic childhood where he “grew up in a highly chaotic home” where he was sexually abused, and how he is a “product of his childhood” was also mentioned.

R. Kelly’s lawyer, Jennifer Bonjean, asked the judge to not sentence him “based on inflamed emotions on the nature of the charges that he was convicted of in September.”

Judge Rules Against R. Kelly

Judge Ann M. Donnelly, who sentenced the singer, told him “The public has to be protected from behavior like this.”

“These crimes were calculated and carefully planned and regularly executed for almost 25 years. “You taught them that love is enslavement and violence.”

Kelly is still awaiting a second federal trial for child pornography and obstruction of justice in Chicago which is set to begin August 1.

Kaalan Walker “Name-Dropped” Drake To Lure Multiple Women

The R.Kelly story sounds similar to “SuperFly” actor and rapper Kaalan Walker who once “manipulated” a 16-year-old girl into filming an impromptu sex tape at his apartment.

During the encounter, the victim’s mother, who thought her daughter was posing for headshots, waited outside the apartment building.  At the time, Walker was 22 years old and allegedly told the girl he could introduce her to Drake.

R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 years in Prison

R. Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Judge Anna Donnelly handed down the sentencing in Brooklyn Federal Court on Wednesday.The legendary singer was found guilty last September of all charges that included racketeering based on sexual exploitation of children, kidnapping, forced labor, and violations of the Mann Act, which barred the transport of people across state lines for sex or related use.Before the sentencing, several of the women recounted the suffering on the hands of the singer. “You made me do things that broke my spirit. I literally wished I would die because of how low you made me feel,” said one unnamed survivor, directly addressing Kelly who kept his hands folded and his eyes downcast, reports AP. “Do you remember that?”Kelly has been held at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn since the verdict last September. His lawyers had argued he should get no more than 10 years in prison because he had a traumatic childhood “involving severe, prolonged childhood sexual abuse, poverty, and violence.”With every addition of a new victim, you grew in wickedness,” a victim named Angela said. “You used your fame and power to groom and coach underage boys and girls for your own sexual gratification.”Lizette Martinez, who was also in the Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, kept it simple in her statement to the court on Wednesday: “Robert, you destroyed so many people’s lives.”

Wendy Williams Reveals New Business Venture Amid Her Show Cancellation

Media personality Wendy Williams might be done with the Wendy Williams Show, but that will not be her end. Wendy was excited to reveal a new business venture.

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Wendy is 100% retired from television and has a new endeavor to save her time and earn more money.

The former TV host says she is in the works of producing her own podcast as her show wrapped up its 13th and final season earlier this month.

This past Tuesday, she interviewed with TMZ and said her podcast is still in the early stages, but she has some ideas on celebrity interviews.

Due to her fame and success with the “Wendy Williams Show,” the “How you doing” host is sure the endeavor will make her more money.

The best part is that she wouldn’t have to film a daily show like before. A podcast show would allow her to film from anywhere in the world at any time.

She also went on to tell TMZ about her battle with lymphedema, revealing her swollen foot on the camera. Williams says she can only feel about 5% of her foot but is lucky she doesn’t have to use a wheelchair.

Williams spent almost 14 years on air and wrapped up the last show on June 17.

Due to her health conditions, Williams did not host any episode in the final season. Celebrity guests hosted the show, such as Sherri Shepherd, Remy Ma,  Michael Rapaport, and Vivica A. Fox.

Wendy Williams Gets Personal + Reveals Lymphedema Disease

Popular talk show host Wendy Williams made headlines for a positive reason for once. The gossip queen caused quite the stir without the usual drama after posting a photo of her feet online.

In her post, Wendy aimed to raise awareness for an incurable disease she suffers from called Lymphedema. In the shocking photo, you can see her feet swollen to the point that they’re misshaped.

Zendaya Scores Another Cover With Vogue

Zendaya is always in her bag, and this cover shows her impact on fashion and beauty worldwide.

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Zendaya has made her third appearance on the front cover with VOGUE. This time the collaboration is with VOGUE Italia.

On this cover, Zendaya sports a dress by Maison Valentino named “Eleonora, Federica, Fernando” from the “Anatomy Of Couture” collection.

The dress is a honeycomb stitch chiffon mini dress with silver rhinestone embroidery. Her accessories were a platinum necklace with emerald and diamonds provided by Bulgari from the collection Eden II Giardino Delle Meraviglie.

Zendaya’s first two appearances on vogue were on Teen VOGUE in 2015 and 2019 with VOGUE.

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Beyonce Takes Vogue As She Gears Up For New Album

Zendaya isn’t the only one in her modeling bag, Queen Bey graced the cover of Vogue UK, reclaiming her throne to celebrate her upcoming project

Bey recently sent the Beyhive into a frenzy when she deleted profile pictures across social media.

Beyonce then shocked the world by announcing her new highly-anticipated album “Renaissance” set to be released July 29.

Calvin Harris Announces ‘Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2’ Release Date; Reveals Star Studded Features

Calvin Harris has announced the release date of his upcoming new album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2, the follow up to the critically acclaimed and commercially successful volume 1 from 2017.The producer-DJ’s new LP will arrive on August 5th. Harris has also revealed the star studded guest features on the album. Apart from Dua Lipa and Young Thug who appear on the lead single ‘Potion‘, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 2 will also feature Lil Durk, Offset, 21 Savage, Tinashe, Normani, Pusha T, 21 Savage, 6lack, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell, Swae Lee, Jorja Smith, Latto, Shenseea, Carlie Puth, Halsey, Stefflon Don, Chloe, and Snoop Dogg.pic.twitter.com/oPdDW7cXlg— Calvin Harris (@CalvinHarris) June 29, 2022The announcement was made through a video trailer which you can watch above, featuring one of the new songs from the LP (we’re guessing those are Swae Lee’s vocals).

Ray J Scores Deal With Cup Noodles After BET Awards Moment

Who would’ve known that being hungry at an award show could land a person a sponsorship? Ray J’s random antics are finally paying off.

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It seems that R&B singer Ray J has officially secured a deal with Cup Noodles after his ramen noodle escapade at the 2022 BET Awards.

Cup Noodles was apparently enthused by Ray J’s antics at the culture’s biggest award show and is now sponsoring the singer. Ray J proudly showed off his excitement by posting a video to Instagram.

In the video, he shows himself proudly eating a cup of ramen noodles. This time, however, he’s chowing down with a plastic spoon.

His post is captioned:

 “Super excited about the future! @originalcupnoodles 🙏🏽🙏🏽 – P.S. I didnt have a fork! — #cupofnoodles”

Fans expressed their support and happiness for the singer securing a deal in his comments.

The official Cup Noodles page commented on Ray J’s utensil of choice under the video:

“WHO NEEDS A FORK TO ENJOY NOODS!??!?!”

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Ray J Spotted Sneaking Ramen While Lizzo Rocks Her Red Solo Cup

It all started at the BET Awards where Ray J was spotted by a fan amongst the audience scarfing down a cup of ramen noodles with a pair of chopsticks.

His head was bent down, trying to hide that he was eating from the audience members, and he hid further down in his seat to keep his ramen cup out of sight.

Ciara Signs New Deal with Republic Records & Uptown Records

Ciara is starting a new chapter in her career.The singer has signed to Republic Records and Uptown Records in partnership with her very own Beauty Marks Entertainment. The hit maker will kick start the new partnership with her single ‘Jump’ featuring Coast Conta, which is out July 8 and available now for pre-order here.“I am thrilled to partner with Uptown/Republic Records through my own label imprint Beauty Marks Entertainment,” said Ciara in a statement. “Wendy and I have been in discussion to work together for some time and the enthusiasm that her and the entire team have expressed over this new project marks an exciting new chapter in my career. I am grateful to be able to continue my mission of making the world dance with a team I admire, who are at the forefront of empowering artists.”“I’ve been a fan of Ciara forever,” adds Republic Records Co-President Wendy Goldstein. “Working with her has been a dream, and she’s making some of the most powerful, undeniable, and innovative music of her entire career now. This is an incredible creative chapter for her, and we’re all excited to be part of it.”Republic Records/Uptown Records Executive Vice President of A&R Saint Harraway added, “In terms of our generation, Ciara is a G.O.A.T. She’s inspired countless artists and continues to captivate audiences worldwide. It’s an honor to be able to work with her on this next season.”The new single ‘Jump’ will be the first release following her 2019 album Beauty Marks which she released independently.