Did You Hear?
:: Justin Bieber has responded to the shocking video of him using the N word and joking about joining the KKK by posting pictures of bible passages on Instagram. Sorry, Bizzle. That doesn’t quite cut it. [TMZ]
:: The internet is still buzzing about Rihanna‘s sheer CFDA dress. Wondering how the garment was created? Well, designer Adam Selman has released a video showing how he constructed the headline-grabbing robe. [Just Jared]
:: La Toya Jackson is getting hitched! She announced her engagement to long-time manager Jeffré Phillips yesterday after he proposed to her at a restaurant with a 17.5 carat ring. Yes, 17.5 carats. Congratulations! [Pink Is The New Blog]
:: Nobody knows who Ryan Lewis is. Which is unfortunate when you’re half of one of the biggest musical acts in the business. Macklemore‘s buddy walked the streets and asked people if they knew who he was. They didn’t. [Digital Spy]
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Just days after video of Justin Bieber telling a racist joke
surfaced online, another undated clip obtained by The Sun
reportedly shows him joking about joining the Ku Klux Klan. According to the U.K. tabloid, he riffs off his 2009 hit “One Less Lonely Girl,”
changing the words to “One Less Lonely N—-” — as in, how many black people he’d kill as a member of the white supremacist group. UPDATED:
The video has now been obtained by TMZ and you can watch it below.
The Sun reported on — but did not leak — this video in efforts to show “the real Justin.” On June 1, the publication attempted to do the same by leaking a five-year-old video of Bieber telling a racist joke (“Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?”), using the n-word as the kicker. The Journals star wasted no time apologizing.
Watch this second mortifying, racist Justin Bieber to surface video below. More »
will release his sixth album, Trigga
, on July 1. Among other collaborations, the studio effort features a collaboration with Justin Bieber
. “It’s incredible,” he said to MTV
Songz had released the woozy strip club anthem “Foreign” on May 13, as a teaser for Trigga. Soon after that, Bieber called Songz for a collaboration, resulting in a “Foreign” remix. “I’m elated for people to hear how he sounds on it, because the first reaction I get from a lot of people is, ‘Who is that?’ Like, who is that?’” Songz says. “Because you don’t expect him to be on a record like that, and he snapped.”
Trigga will also feature Houston rap stalwart Juicy J, plus rising R&B singers Ty Dolla $ign (“Paranoid”) and Mila J (“Smoke, Drink, Break-Up”). (Fun fact: Mila J is also Jhene Aiko‘s sister.) See the Trigga tracklist and hear Songz’s original “Foreign”below. More »
Following the surfacing this past weekend of a years-old video wherein Justin Bieber
, then 15, tells a racist joke involving the “n” word
, the Canadian pop star, now 20, has expressed his regret via a statement on the matter in attempt to control any potential career damage.
“As a young man, I didn’t understand the power of certain words and how they can hurt,” reads Bieber’s statement. “I thought it was OK to repeat hurtful words and jokes, but didn’t realize at the time that it wasn’t funny and that in fact my actions were continuing the ignorance.”
The video in question was posted by The Sun, and it shows the teen singer telling a friend an age-old, tasteless joke: “Why are black people afraid of chain saws,” he asks, before answering the joke with “run n*****, n*****, n*****, n*****.” More »
Did You Hear?
:: When T-Pain wrote songs with Justin Bieber back in February, he was shocked by the results, calling it “the best R&B music” he’s heard in years. “I haven’t heard music like this since, like, early 2000s, ’90s,” he says. [MTV]
:: The Arsenio Hall Show has been canceled after a single season. Following his original late-night run back in the day – guys, Mariah Carey made her late-night TV debut there – Arsenio Hall had returned to TV with appearances by Prince, R. Kelly and Kendrick Lamar. [Rolling Stone]
:: Little Mix may have just dropped its sophomore LP Salute, but the X Factor UK winners have already started working on its follow-up. “[It's] kind of similar to [Salute] but even cooler and even more over-the-top with the production,” Jesy Nelson said. [Digital Spy]
:: In a rare non-music note, hats off to one of our longtime favorite sites, Pink Is The New Blog, which celebrated its 10th anniversary over the weekend! [Pink Is The New Blog]
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uses the n-word to tell a racist joke, in a video leaked by The Sun
. Reportedly filmed for his 2011 documentary Justin Bieber: Never Say Never
, the footage shows a 15-year-old Bieber laughing among friends as he starts the joke: “Why are black people afraid of chainsaws?” Despite mild protests from an off-camera friend, he finishes with the n word-punctuated kicker.
Bieber has yet to respond, though The Sun claims that he tried to purchase the video “for a huge sum of money” to prevent it from being leaked to the public. “This video is Justin Bieber and his camp’s worst nightmare. Even after the year he’s had, when he’s never been far from controversy, this tops the lot,” a source said, according to New York Daily News. (Watch it after the jump.) More »
has been snapped at the studio with rappers like Lil Wayne
, and YG
, seemingly hinting of collaborations to come. But he didn’t warn his followers of what dropped late on May 29 – “Looking for You” featuring Migos
, the young rap trio behind the Drake co-signed “Versace”
that took over rap radio
last summer, then actually closed out Versace’s runway show
The Journals star doesn’t rap; instead, he gently sings with a slight reggaeton bent, of hoping to fall in love at the club. (Like his mentor Usher, Bieber can dream.) Migos (Quavo, Takeoff and Offset) tag along like good sports, though these rap goofballs more interested in enjoying a guy’s night out than wooing girls into their VIP section. Bieber serenades like the pop heartthrob he is, while Migos boasts of killin’ ‘em like Terio.
Should Justin Bieber keep hitting the clubs with Migos? Hear “Looking for You” after the jump and sound off in the comments below. More »
Lately, Lil Wayne
has been focusing on his music
, including his next album Tha Carter V
But on May 26, he and his Young Money signee Lil Twist took less than a minute to send a message to Justin Bieber‘s manager Scooter Braun. (Brace yourself.) “I heard this bitch ass n—- Scooter talkin’ shit about my little brother,” he said, adding, “Anything you got to say, when you see me say it to my motherfuckin’ face. And if you do happen to say it to my motherfuckin’ face, I ain’t gonna make you eat them words, n—-. I’ma put them bitches on your tombstone.” See the video below. More »
teased a new song that has fans both elated and concerned. “You know exactly what you do to hurt me / It’s working, it’s working,” he sings, in a track titled “It’s Working” on his iTunes player.
Compared to recent material like the downtrodden “Hard2FaceReality,” Bieber sounds particularly anguished here. It’s a change of pace that Beliebers are particularly excited to hear, though for every ten fans who compliment him, there’s one echoes ‘dadanunes08′ – “I Wanted so much… you two together again :(”
Of course, she’s referring to when he was dating Selena Gomez, who has had an off year but now claims to be “taking my power back.” (She hasn’t specified how she’ll be doing so just yet.) And indeed, it’s hard not to hear “It’s Working” without thinking of all the young couple had been through. Hear a teaser of Bieber’s new song after the jump. More »
Talk about an odd couple! Lana Del Rey
posed for party pics with Justin Bieber
after performing at the amfAR gala in Cannes. The Ultraviolence
diva treated the charity event (it raises money for AIDS research) to a stunning rendition of “Young & Beautiful”
followed by a bunch of other hits. Other acts to grace the stage include Robin Thicke
and Aloe Blacc
The 27-year-old looked stunning in her vintage gown and eventually bumped into an equally sophisticated-looking Justin on the dance floor. He has been making headlines in Cannes for getting into tussles with the paparazzi and generally acting like a douche. At least he kept it cute with queen Lana. See the full pic of pop’s oddest partygoers after the jump. More »