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:: Pop influencers ranging from Pitbull to Nicole Scherzinger took to Twitter to remember G.R.L.‘s Simone Battle (above, far right), who was found dead on September 5. “The world has lost a true talent,” producer Dr. Luke said. [Billboard]
:: Usher has revealed that Drake will appear on his forthcoming album. “He really understands how to analyze a beat and then recognize a cadence,” Usher says. [MTV]
:: Ariana Grande, 5 Seconds of Summer and The Vamps will perform at BBC Radio 1′s Teen Awards on October 19. Rita Ora and Radio 1 host Nick Grimshaw will co-host the event. [Popjustice]
:: Carrie Underwood‘s 2012 hit “Two Black Cadillacs” has inspired a FOX “event series.” Underwood and producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Top Gun, Pirates of the Carribean) will oversee its making. [Cosmopolitan]
:: Kelly Clarkson brought her newborn daughter River Rose Blackstock to her concert with country superstar Trisha Yearwood. River Rose wore bedazzled pink headphones to the event. [Twitter]
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Although he won the Best Hip-Hop Award for “Hold On, We’re Going Home” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards
this past Sunday, Drake
was unfortunately unable to accept his Moonman while out on his joint tour with fellow Young Money rapper, Lil Wayne
However, that didn’t stop the Toronto rapper from eventually making a pretty hilarious acceptance speech at his show in Boston the day after. Weezy got the ball rolling by introducing the prize, while Drizzy thanked him as if he were Chicago hip-hop star Common, who had initially presented the award on Sunday’s telecast.
“First of all, I want to thank God,” Drake stated. “I’d like to also thank my mother because I love her very much. I’d also like to thank Lil Wayne because none of this would be possible without that man right there.”
He then went on to say: “I know this is a hip-hop award and I know a lot of you out there are frustrated, like this is not a hip-hop song. You’re right, I tricked you all! Rappers, better luck next year. Thank you!”
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Thirty years ago, in 1984, the very first MTV Video Music Awards was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Actor/Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd
and actress-singer Bette Midler
gave her infamous “writhing around in a wedding dress” performance of “Like A Virgin,” The Cars
won Video Of The Year for “You Might Think” and David Bowie
and Cyndi Lauper
won Best Male Video (“China Girl”) and Best Female Video (“Girls Just Want To Have Fun”), respectively.
A lot has changed in that time, and he 31st annual VMAs was held at The Forum in Inglewood, California, just south of Los Angeles. Beyonce and Iggy Azalea were tied for the most nominations, with eight apiece, while Bey received the Video Vanguard Awards (an honor bestowed upon David Bowie, The Beatles and A Hard Day’s Night director Richard Lester at that very first ceremony in 1984).
Below, is the full list of winners from the 2014 MTV VMAs, where you can see who all took home a Moonman after the latest installment of MTV’s annual music blowout. More »
:: Georgia rapper Killer Mike
reacts to the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri in a powerful Op-Ed piece for Billboard
:: Pharrell‘s signature Vivienne Westwood hat will officially be on display at the Newseum in Washington DC. You know, just in case you wanted to be only a few feet from this iconic accessory. [MTV]
:: Fall Out Boy‘s Pete Wentz “pulled a Chris Brown” and bleached his hair. Enough said. [Oh No They Didn't]
:: Amongst the slew of celebrities completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, the Foo Fighters joined in on the cause and also spoofed Stephen King‘s Carrie in the process.[Consequence Of Sound]
:: Spotted — Drake and Rihanna were in the same club on Monday night in New York City. Is something a-brewin’ between them again? [Celebuzz!]
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‘s impressive ass is coming, children. The booty-ful rapstress will offer up her music video for “Anaconda,”
the single whose cover art launched a thousand (sometimes controversial
, on Wednesday.
To get her Barbz sprung ahead of her visual for the follow-up to previous flop “Pills N Potions,” Nicki tossed some saucy snaps from the set of “Anaconda” on Instagram. Here we see her giving fellow Young Money artiste Drake a lapdance…again.
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Pop stars are really getting behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
, which raises money for the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Participants donate $100 or have a bucket of extremely cold water poured over their head. (To their credit, most celebrities have elected to do both). As a result, social media is buzzing with videos of soaking wet divas and shirtless singers. Bless.
As a part of the challenge you have to nominate three other people to take part. Taylor Swift picked Selena Gomez before undertaking her group-soaking with a bunch of friends and Drake passed the baton to Beyonce, who is yet to participate. (It’s surely only a matter of time). He used the opportunity to show off his rippling six-pack, as did Justin Bieber and Calvin Harris. Watch a selection of the best ice bucket challenges after the jump. More »
posted a makeup-less airport selfie on Instagram, and it’s really rather charming. Screw the haterz, Ella! [MTV
:: Mr. Worldwide Pitbull will debut his own Sirius XM radio show in early 2015. Dale! [Hollywood Reporter]
:: Ariana Grande’s older brother Frankie Grande revealed to his Big Brother cast-mates that he is not only related to a pop-star, but is also a social media mogul, which pissed few people off to stay the least. [The Frisky]
:: Basketball team the Toronto Raptors just got fined $25,000 after rapper Drake allegedly attempted to recruit Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant. Oops. [Gossip Cop]
:: Pop starlet Katy Perry lets the world know that she did not, in fact, base her life on Archie Comics character Katy Keene. [Rolling Stone]
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Drake and Lil Wayne launched their Drake Vs. Lil Wayne tour
in Darien, New York, to set a new precedent for co-headlining treks.
The two Young Money artists – the protege and the sage, as the trailer says – didn’t completely rely on a setlist. Instead, they had fans who downloaded the Lil Wayne Vs. Drake tour app vote on who would perform first. From there, Lil Wayne and Drake took turns performing snippets of their respective hits – and exchanging disses in efforts to “win” the Street Fighter-inspired night. (Yes, the tour is sponsored by Capcom.)
After Drake performed his part from DJ Khaled‘s “No New Friends,” his label boss joined him on stage. “I kinda remember that, but, uh, you probably was still in the wheelchair when I was making hits,” he said, a brutal way to shout out Drake’s Degrassi role and introduce his verse in “Duffle Bag Boy” by Playaz Circle, the rap duo featuring 2 Chainz (when he was still known as Tity Boi). Thanks to moves like that, Lil Wayne won the tour’s opening night.
Watch Lil Wayne and Drake’s Street Fighter-inspired introduction, the notable Degrassi diss and the live debut of Lil Wayne’s “Grindin” after the jump. More »
“Grindin,” the new joint single from Lil Wayne
(who just happen to be on tour together at the moment
) contains the lyric “I wear pussy, not pajamas.” Have a great weekend, everyone! More »
‘s annual OVO Fest
is essentially one massive surprise party — and last night’s set was certainly no exception.
Like last year‘s show, Drake brought out a multitude of special guests during his headlining set last night at the Molson Amiptheater in Toronto, including Usher, Lauryn Hill,Trey Songz, YG, DJ Khaled, PartyNextDoor, and even our girl Tinashe, who came out to get “2 On” with Drizzy.
Before each act, Drake supplied glowing praise for each of his superstar guests. “I want to bring people to you that changed all of our lives and shaped my career,” he hyped before introducing 50 Cent. “This is probably going to be one of the best moments in OVO Fest history,” he gushed before Usher arrived to the stage to croon “Climax.” As an added bonus, Drake even hopped back out for a quick dance battle with the Confessions king!
Watch some of the highlights from OVO Fest after the jump, including the Drizzy-Ursher dance-off. More »