:: 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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are reportedly joining forces for a remix of semi-pornographic disco anthem “Blow”
. Sounds too good to be true? Normally, I would agree but Queen Bey recently dropped that Nicki Minaj
-assisted overhaul of “***Flawless”
in the middle of the night — so she’s clearly in the mood for some (next-level) trolling.
While the superstar collaboration is far from official, there is some evidence to back it up. Digital Spy reports that the song has been registered on ASCAP and even provided a screen grab (see it after the jump). The misspelling of Rihanna’s name is kind of disconcerting and the fact that the divalicious duet is registered doesn’t mean it will ever see the light of day. But still. Bey and RiRi on the same song? RIP to the rest of the game. More »
From Nicki Minaj
‘s booty-shaking “Anaconda”
to Jennifer Lopez
‘s twerk-ready “Booty”
the worship of the derriere is in full force in pop this year — which means there has never been a more pressing need to celebrate the pop star butt.
We’ve collected a whole range of rumps: From sexercizing with Kylie Minogue, to a rather cheeky photo shoot with Olly Murs, to rolling up the partition please with Yoncé, to Miss Miley‘s Bangerz Tour shenanigans, to cooking up breakfast in the buff with a babe from 5 Seconds Of Summer, we’ve had no shortage of booty action from our faves.
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In true Rihanna
fashion (#phasion), once is simply never
enough: The Unapologetic
beauty, currently slaying the Navy across the country on her joint Monster Tour
, appears in not one, but two spreads for the upcoming September issue of W Magazine
Unlike the eye-popping, Instagram-blocking topless shoot for French mag Lui, RiRi’s completely covered up phresh out the runway for the dark, tribal-inspired high fashion cover shoot, snapped by the legendary Mert & Marcus and styled by Edward Enninful.
The diva dons heavy furs, gigantic jewelry and vibrant face paint and chills with some rather unfriendly looking wolves in the stunning shoot (“Eskimo Horror Cover Story,” as she called it on Twitter), proving that no matter what she’s wearing, the diva knows how to remain a style icon. More »
kicked off their joint Monster Tour
at Pasadena, California’s Rose Bowl. The performance emphasized how both pop superstars use their music to combat their demons, related to fame and otherwise, and started with a Silence of the Lambs
-inspired short film.
Rihanna visits a maximum-security prison, while accompanied by The Sopranos’ Michael Imperioli. “Remember, don’t let him into your mind,” he says – referring, naturally, to Eminem, bleach-blond and slightly crazed as he was for “The Real Slim Shady.” Fortunately, Rihanna was ready for the rapper’s lashing out over cartoons and dry cereal. “You ungrateful fuck,” she says, flawlessly.
The sight’s a bit surreal at first, given how Eminem launched his career partially by blasting his TRL peers. The longer he and Rihanna shared the stage, however, for both their mega-hit collaborations (“Love the Way You Lie”), new takes on old hits (“Stan,” as debuted at Lollapalooza) and even a Paramore cover (“Airplanes,” as Rihanna’s done alone), the more the pairing seemed like a natural fit.
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teamed up with Japanese music producer NIGO
to launch his own cheeseburger — fittingly called “The Pharrell Burger” — at Tokyo’s 2-5 Café. Is there anything this guy doesn’t have?! [MTV
:: Visiting Brazil during the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Rihanna got so inspired that she now wants to potentially buy a UK football club, herself. [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: Failing to appear to his court hearing in Texas because of misdemeanor charges in May 2013, rapper Wiz Khalifa has been issued a warrant for his arrest. [E Online]
:: Rufus Wainwright called the 2013 MTV Unplugged mash-up performance of Miley Cyrus’ “We Don’t Stop” and Madonna’s “Don’t Tell Me” as “one of the most horrifying things” he’s seen in his life. Ouch. [The Guardian]
:: Iggy Azalea went vintage clothes shopping with Moschino’s creative director Jeremy Scott for MTV’s House Of Style. [Billboard]
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to perform during his August 1 headlining set at Lollapalooza – making for one of the festival’s biggest surprises so far. The two teamed up for their mega-hit collaborations “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster,” before Rihanna tackled the hook in Eminem’s 2000 No. 1 hit “Stan,”
sample from Dido
‘s “Thank You.”
Prior to Lollapalooza, Rihanna and Eminem had been preparing for their co-headlining Monster tour, which begins in less than a week. Their six-date trek begins August 7 in Los Angeles and ends August 22 and 23 with two shows at Eminem’s hometown Detroit. Until then, watch the two pop superstars tackle “Stan,” then see them reunite for “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster” after the jump. More »
:: R&B legend Alicia Keys
and husband Swizz Beatz
are pregnant with their second child! Congratulations are in order! [Billboard
:: By now, everyone knows the story about Memory Map‘s Michael Bridavsky and his ridiculously adorable cat Lil Bub. Or, at least,they should. [Spin]
:: DJ Mustard has confirmed that he produced three songs on Rihanna’s upcoming album. [Pop Justice]
:: Canadian DJ Deaudmau5 goes takes his Nyan Cat-wrapped Ferrari out for a “coffee run” with Rob Ford, the current Mayor of Toronto. [TIME]
:: The trailer of DirectTV’s new drama Kingdom, starring Nick Jonas, is officially out, and, let’s just say, he looks more ripped than ever. [Gossip Cop]
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‘s blockbuster “Dark Horse”
visual is the most-watched music video of 2014 (thus far) with just under 500 million views. It’s hardly surprising given the dazzling special effects and iconic choreography
. The rest of the countdown contains a bunch of familiar faces including Shakira
, who appears twice with “Can’t Remember To Forget You”
and “La La La (Brazil 2014)”, and Iggy Azalea
More surprising is the YouTube slayage of Enrique Iglesias. He also has two entries in the top 10 with current smash “Bailando” and Spanish language hit “El Perdedor”. The high ranking of The Chainsmokers‘ “#Selfie” underlines its online popularity, while Pitbull cements his status as Mr. Worldwide by racking up hundreds of millions of views for “We Are One”. See the full top 10 after the jump. More »
is one of the hottest new divas in R&B thanks to breakthrough hit “2 On”
but she better watch her back after The Navy uncovered a bunch of shady tweets about Rihanna
— from five years ago. “I’m not much of a Rihanna fan.. and I definitely don’t particularly like the song, but the ‘Russian Roulette’ video is dope!” she shared with followers in 2009.
Pretty innocuous, right? Well, the 21-year-old went a bit harder by retweeting: “#uknowitsarecession when Rihanna finally talks about ‘that night’ near a damn year later to help her albums sales.” I don’t see any lies but The Navy was not impressed and immediately started dragging. Given RiRi’s habit of demolishing opponents in Twitter beefs, Tinashe should consider sprinkling some holy water on her timeline or apologizing in advance. See her tweets and the reaction they caused after the jump. More »