Iggy Azalea’s Sex Tape Might Be Real, Ex-Boyfriend Hefe Wine Claims His Computer Was “Stolen”

News broke yesterday that a sex tape featuring Iggy Azalea was being shopped to porn company Vivid Entertainment. The rap diva vehemently denied appearing in the video in a string of stinging tweets but today (September 12) her legal team confessed that it might be her but she wasn’t aware it was being filmed and was probably underage when it was made. Gross.

Not so, says ex-boyfriend Hefe Wine. He came forward to confirm the tape’s existence and the fact that he “stars” in it with Iggy. He also denied claims that she was a minor, saying she was 18-year-old when they met. The rapper also professes the tape was stolen from his computer and somehow ended up on the desk of Vivid head honcho Steven Hirsch. He is, however, willing to accept money for its release. Sounds like a great guy. See the hitmaker’s outraged tweets after the jump. More »

Kiesza’s “No Enemiesz”: Listen To The New Song

Is there anything more exciting in 2014 than the prospect of new music from Kiesza? Well, probably — but we’re hard-pressed to think of what that might be. On her Facebook wall, the flame-haired Canadian singer teased the studio recording of new song “No Enemiesz,” which, we’ll assume, is going to appear on her upcoming LP Sound Of A Woman (reportedly due out October 21). It’s a deep house cut she’s been performing live since the spring, and one that sounds utterly fantastic both when Kiesza is on stage and now in its recorded form.

“No Enemiesz” is set to premiere any moment now on Annie Mac‘s BBC radio sow in the UK. But it’s already surfaced online ahead of that. Head below to give Kiesza’s latest a listen. More »

Another New Nicole Scherzinger Song Debuted On French Radio: Listen To “Run”

How do you solve a problem like Nicole Scherzinger without reforming the Pussycat Dolls? The stunning diva has already delivered two great singles from her as-yet-untitled sophomore LP and they have both failed to click in key markets despite having suitably sexy videos and A-List collaborators (The-Dream and Tricky Stewart).

It’s frustrating because the 36-year-old is a true rarity in the pop world in that she can actually sing and dance. Hopefully, she’ll have more luck with “Run” — a beautifully understated ballad that just premiered on French radio. Nicole’s voice soars over a simple piano arrangement and the lyrics are genuinely heartfelt. Listen to the PCD singer’s next roll of the dice after the jump. More »

Chris Brown Performs “X” And “Loyal” On ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

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'X' Marks The Spot
With the release of his long-delayed studio album X just days away now, “Loyal” crooner Chris Brown is making his rounds to promote the forthcoming LP.

Last night, Brown and his troupe of dancers hit the stage to perform title track “X,” as well as a bit of “Loyal,” to the frenzied and passionate screams from the studio audience. Dressed head-to-toe in all red, the singer alternated between belting out the emotional track at the mic and stepping back to deliver his signature high-energy choreography.

Although the performer hasn’t had too many live performances throughout this, erm, tumultuous era, he looked right at home performing on a late night stage once again.

Check out the performance up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »

Taylor Swift Explains Cheerleader, Ballerina & Modern Dance Sequences In “Shake It Off”: Watch

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Deep Dancing
Taylor Swift‘s lead 1989 single “Shake It Off” is a certified smash, having spent two weeks atop the Billboard 100. Likewise, the perky song’s accompanying music video has racked up over 90 million views on YouTube since its debut last month — more than enough to prompt Taylor to premiere a series of behind-the-scenes videos detailing the thought and work that went into certain dance segments in the clip.

Above, Swift describes what it was like shooting the modern dance sequence. “There’s been so much cardio to wear me out,” she admits. “We do several takes of each full pass of the song and the whole time I’m full out. Like, the dancers around me are full out and so we’re all pretty wiped out.”

Watch that clip above, then catch outtakes from the cheerleader and ballerina bits in the “Shake It Off” video below. More »

Download Lil Kim’s ‘Hard Core’ Mixtape

Eighteen years ago, Lil’ Kim‘s debut LP Hard Core arrived, brandishing fierce hits like “No Time,” “Crush On You” and “Not Tonight.” The decades have taken the Queen Bee down many unexpected roads, and in 2014, she’s now in the more humble arena of putting out her music in mixtape form. Hard Core 2K14 is her (delayed) second such release, following 2011′s Black Friday, and it finds Kim corralling hip hop mainstays like Jadakiss, Yo Gotti, Cassidy and French Montana for feature duties.

You’ve already heard cuts like the Nicki Minaj-baiting “Identity Theft” and “Real Sick.” Now you can grab all of Hard Core 2K14 as a free download and see if there’s much buzz in Queen Bee’s latest.

Nick Jonas Performs “Jealous” On ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’: Watch

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Late Night Jealousy
Nick Jonas, when not getting nude and exploring his sexuality in his new show Kingdom, is in the midst of a full-fledged promotional tour for his infectious jam “Jealous,” just ahead of the release of his forthcoming self-titled solo album in November.

Last night, the solo JoBro hit the stage on Late Night With Seth Meyers to croon the lead track live in his first late night TV performance of the tune. Backed by a band, the newly solo singer kept it cool in a black leather jacket while crooning his ode. (So much falsetto!) And, as it turns out, Nick commands the stage just fine all on his own.

Watch Nick perform “Jealous” up top, and let us know what you think in the comments below. More »

13 Great Pop Albums That Were Overlooked & Underrated In Their Time: From Gina G To Little Boots

Flopped But Not Forgotten!
At some point or other, we, as pop fans, all fall hard for an album that completely tanks on the charts. Sure, the artist in question may eke out a hit single or two, but for whatever reason, the universe seems to reject the notion of the parent album finding any major success. Sorry, Carly Rae Jepsen.

But that’s where we, your music-loving pals at Idolator, come in. Because in the few spare moments when we’re not cranking out the daily goings-on with your favorite artists currently tearing it up in the land of pop, we often pine away wistfully for the days of yore, when we’d champion our own personal fave flops in vain. Eventually at one point we decided, screw that — let’s just make a list!

So head below to find our roundup of 13 overlooked pop albums from the past 20 years that deserve to be revisited. More »

Meghan Trainor Performs “All About That Bass” On ‘The Ellen Show’: Watch

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All About That 'Ellen'
She’s bringing booty back — for the very first time! — on The Ellen Show.

Rising diva Meghan Trainor hit the stage yesterday to perform her breezy, horn-heavy body image empowerment anthem, “All About That Bass.”

Backed by a crew of energetic dancers and a live band and clad in a suitably retro short dress and thigh-high boots, the Title songstress happily shimmied and swayed through her current #1 song in the country.

Following the performance, Meghan revealed to Ellen that she was inspired by a specific episode of Ellen before writing the smash hit. And, because the song just went Platinum, Ellen surprised the misty-eyed singer-songstress with her very first plaque — a sweet moment for everyone involved.

Check out the performance up top, and let us know what you thought in the comments below. More »

Fifth Harmony Reveal That They Almost Named Themselves CANDL

Harmonizers: Are you aware that you were almost called…CANDLizers?! (Or maybe Little Candles?)

Yesterday, the girls of Fifth Harmony made a shocking revelation on Twitter, posting a photo of their upcoming debut album Reflection with this fascinating little behind-the-scenes tidbit included: “We almost named ourselves CANDL (our initials).

Shine bright like a CANDL!

It’s a bit of a silly name for the BO$$es, but then again, it wouldn’t be the first time the X Factor USA alum went through a name change, having started out in the competition as LYLAS, then briefly 1432 before settling down into their latest version, Fifth Harmony.

What do you think about the group’s alternate name? Vote on which one you would have preferred below, and sound off in the comments! More »