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Courtesy of NetflixMary J. Blige received not one, but two Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, both of them her first: for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Florence Jackson in Dee ReesMudbound, and Best Original Song, for the film's "Mighty River." 

Blige told Good Morning America via phone that same morning that she was "almost speechless" after hearing the exciting news.   

"I'm so grateful," she said. "I'm just too excited. I'm too grateful and too thankful. I mean, wow. This is amazing. I'm so happy. I'm so happy. I never would have imagined a moment like this. Not ever.  I didn't see any of this coming. I didn't see anything. And...not this."  

Mary also talked about being "a little uncomfortable" due to wearing little makeup and showing her natural hair during her Mudbound performance, but explained that once she got over the initial discomfort and "let Florence live," all was well.

"She has really liberated me. She has strengthened me. I will take her with me forever," Mary said.  

The 90th annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air on ABC March 4. 

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Courtesy of NetflixMary J. Blige could walk away with not one, but two Oscars on March 4.

The Grammy-winning star has been nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Dee Rees' Mudbound.  In addition, the song "Mighty River," which she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson, has been nominated for Best Original Song.

Mary was also nominated for Golden Globe awards in both those categories but didn't win.

Mudbound is also up for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography.  Its cinematographer, Rachel Morrison, is the first female director of photography ever nominated for an Oscar.

The 90th Annual Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, air on ABC March 4.

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ABC/Randy HolmesTinashe is breaking down some song lyrics and declaring her individuality in a new video posted at Genius.com

In the clip, she addresses the meaning behind her newest single "No Drama," and she says she's simply "just trying to make good music."

"Tinashe classifies Tinashe as just an all encompassing entertainer, superstar, fiery energy," she says about herself. 

"So, it doesn't necessarily have to be like, "Oh you're pop," or, "Oh you're R&B." It's doesn't have to be all these labels. I'm just trying to do me and if you got a problem with it, hey that's your problem."

It's also apparent that the "Superlove" star is coming back with a vengeance. 

With her latest track and its music video, along with recently teasing fans with news of more forthcoming music, Tinashe promises she's going to be one to watch for a very long time. 

"Y'all can say that I'm not doing this. I'm falling off. I'm not gonna be around. They want to kill me off. They won't JFK me. Not today. Not today," she continues. 

"People are always kind of trying, I feel like, to put me into a particular box and say like, 'Oh, you're this or you're that or we can put a label on you.' I genuinely feel like I don't fit into any of these boxes and I'm just legitimately always just trying to be myself." 

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ABC/Eddy ChenThe music video for En Vogue's latest single, "Rocket" has landed. 

Directed by Damien Sandoval, the visual shows all three members of the iconic R&B group on what appears to be another planet, dressed in glam futuristic outfits. 

The track, featuring lyrics written by Ne-Yo, comes from their forthcoming album, Electric Café, due out March 30.

"Rocket" is available to buy via the usual digital platforms. 

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Matthew Eisman/WireImageChildish Gambino, aka actor Donald Glover, has signed a new deal with RCA Records. 

The "Redbone" artist will release new music via the business partnership. 

In a statement, Glover says that the deal "was a necessary change of pace." 

The Atlanta creator and star is nominated for five Grammys, including Album of the Year for his disc Awaken My Love! and Record of the Year. 

He's also set to make his Grammy performance debut this Sunday night. 

The Grammys, hosted by James Corden, air live from New York's Madison Square Garden on January 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET on CBS.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesCNN political commentator Van Jones has tapped JAY-Z to be the first guest on the one-hour inaugural episode of his new show, The Van Jones Show.

Variety reports that JAY will be "ready to talk about activism and some of the themes behind his recent album, 4:44," during his appearance. 

Jones tells the publication that the rapper's Grammy-nominated album "is a real social justice classic, and I want to talk to him about that."

Jones adds that it also wasn't hard to ask JAY to appear on his show, since he's actually signed as a client to the rapper's Roc Nation entertainment company. 

"I didn't have to Google to find the phone number," says Jones.

The Van Jones Show premieres Saturday, January 27 at 7 p.m. on CNN.  

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ABC/Image Group LACiara is defending herself on social media, following a controversial Instagram video post that featured Pastor John Gray's thoughts on women who want to be married but who are "walking in the spirit of 'girlfriend,'" as he puts it.

Ciara wrote, "I was once that girl wanting to be loved a certain way but was making the wrong choices. I found myself at my lowest moment. I was a single mom sitting at home, and I then realized that the perfect love I was looking for was how God loves me, how He wants me to be loved, and who He was calling me to be as a mom and a woman." 

Ciara continues, "That's when I realized married or not married... I need to love myself. #LevelUp."

Her words are her explanation of why she reposted Gray's message, which many fans interpreted as an attack on single women. 

For example, one Twitter user wrote, "Ciara telling women to 'Level up' and live 'like a wife' so they can b married is astounding to me. Didn't you need grace, mercy & compassion when you were being dragged up and down the Internet for the Future situation?"  

As for Future, Ciara's former fiance, the rapper tweeted on Sunday, "Make sense on social media. Great job," which a slew of followers believe is his reply to Ciara's "Level Up" views.

Ciara and Future share a child together, three-year-old son Future Zahir Wilburn

Ciara is now married to Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. They welcomed their first child last year, daughter Sienna Princess Wilson.  

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Ethan Miller/Getty Images via ABCDrake has followed up his record-breaking disc, More Life, with a new project titled Scary Hours. Drizzy announced its arrival on social media on Friday

While there's only two tracks on Scary Hours -- "God's Plan" and "Diplomatic Immunity" -- fans appear to be pleased with both, especially with the latter, in which he name checks his rumored ex, Jennifer Lopez

Drake raps, "2010 was when I lost my halo/2017 I lost a J-Lo/A Rotterdam trip had me on front page though/I had to lay low." 

In other news, it appears that the "Hotline Bling" artist could be putting the finishing touches on his Hidden Hills, California mansion.

According to TMZ, Drizzy's luxurious estate is undergoing a massive "face-lift" that includes adding 98 more square feet to his 1,695 square foot master bedroom, an addition to the maid's room and its deck, new roofs, stucco siding and 68 new windows.  

The entire renovation is allegedly setting Drake back nearly $343,000, reports TMZ. 

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Raven VaronaCardi B has come to the defense of her fiancé, Offset, after fans recently accused the Migos rapper of being homophobic, thanks to an alleged derogatory verse -- "I cannot vibe with queers" -- he raps on YFN Lucci's track, "Boss Life." 

In a Twitter Live video, Cardi says, "I'm not gonna let somebody call him homophobic when I know that he's not! And I'm saying this because I see him around...gays and he treats them with the same respect he treats everybody. He never acts uncomfortable and he just don't, he just don't care!" 

Cardi adds, "He literally told me, 'I didn't even know that was a word for gays!' Like, he just really told me, 'I didn't.' It has a different vocabulary on [sic] the dictionary."  

"Boss Life" came out in December, but the music video for the track debuted Tuesday, prompting the onslaught of criticism from fans.

In an Instagram post Thursday, Offset also defended himself, saying that he "didn't write the line about gay people." 

He explained, "I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people. When I wrote that, I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others...and I saw this definition about 'her having a queer feeling she was being watched' and it fit what I was thinking about...a stalker creepy paparazzi situation."

He continued, "To me, that 'queer' -- I don’t mean someone who’s gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd. I M S O R R Y  I A P O L O G I Z E  I’m offended I offended anybody."    

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The Revolution (Ron Harris)Music fans will have a number of live performances to look forward leading up to this year's Super Bowl LII on February 4 in Minneapolis

A free, 10-day festival called Super Bowl LIVE is set to feature food, fun, and appearances from artists such as Prince's backing bands The Revolution and New Power Generation, award-winning songwriting and production duo Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Sheila E. 

Also included on the bill are New Power SoulMint Condition, and Mint Condition's lead singer and studio drummer Stokley Williams, vocal and instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness and musical family The Steeles

Super Bowl LIVE is set to take place at the Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis from January 26 to February 4. 

For information on tickets and dates for each live show, free and open to the public, check out mnsuperbowl.com.  

The Super Bowl will take place February 4 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and air on NBC.  

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ABC/Image Group LASnoop Dogg is giving fans an intimate and inspiring look into his Snoop Youth Football League in South Central Los Angeles in the forthcoming Netflix series, Coach Snoop

The award-winning rapper says in the trailer for the eight-episode debut season, "Music gave me the power to create a football league."  

Snoop's Youth Football League is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2005 to give inner-city children between the ages of five and 13 the opportunity to play football, while learning values such as teamwork, discipline and good sportsmanship. 

"Football has taken me to places that music could have never took me to," Snoop says in the trailer. "One thing about life: you gonna lose more than you win. But are you gonna get up?"

The video also includes scenes of Snoop on the football field with his team and shots of some of the young players getting emotional, and giving their perspectives on life off the field.    

Judging from the looks of the trailer, the stars of the new reality series won't be the only ones shedding tears.  

Coach Snoop airs on Netflix February 2.   

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We The Best/Epic Records/Roc NationRihanna, along with DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller, will perform at this Sunday night's Grammy Awards, which will air live from New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The trio will perform their smash single "Wild Thoughts" on the show.  But since this is the 60th Grammy Awards, it's not unthinkable that their performance may include rock legend Carlos Santana on guitar.

That's because "Wild Thoughts" is based on the #1 hit "Maria, Maria," from Santana's 1999 album Supernatural.  At the 2000 Grammys, Supernatural won nine trophies, so the Recording Academy may want to mark that achievement during this milestone telecast.

This year, Rihanna is nominated for Best Rap/Sung Performance for "LOYALTY." with Kendrick Lamar.  

The Grammys air Sunday, January 28 on CBS.

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ABC/Image Group LAKehlani has been announced as one of the nominees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards recognize and celebrate the fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community in different forms of media. 

The "Honey" singer, who is nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist category, identifies as bisexual.  

Other artists who scored a nod in the same category include singer-songwriter Kelela, "Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus and "Bad at Love" singer-songwriter Halsey

GLAAD is also honoring JAY-Z's song and music video "Smile" with a special recognition award; the song is about how Jay's mother Gloria Carter came out as a lesbian.

The GLAAD Media Award ceremonies take place in Los Angeles on April 12 and in New York on May 5. 

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Courtesy of RED MUSICIt looks like Keith Sweat is already prepared for Valentine's Day with the debut of his new single, "How Many Ways." 

The track, featuring K-Ci from legendary R&B group Jodeci, comes from Keith's forthcoming -- and currently untitled -- 13th studio album. 

Keith released his 12th studio album, Dress to Impress, last year, and also performed in Las Vegas for two runs of his "Keith Sweat: Last Forever" limited-engagement residency.  

You can stream or buy "How Many Ways" via the usual digital platforms now. 

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Jorge PenicheNipsey Hussle and YG aren't playing games on Nipsey's new track, "Last Time That I Checc'd." 

The song is Nipsey's second single from his forthcoming debut album, Victory Lap.  

The music video for "Last Time That I Checc'd also dropped on Friday. The visual shows Nipsey cruising around his home city of Los Angeles in a luxury car, with YG content to show off his lyrical flow while posing in front of another vehicle. 

"Last Time That I Checc'd" is available to purchase via the usual digital platforms and Victory Lap is available to pre-order now. 

Both artists are set to appear at YG's first annual "The Boogie" All-Star weekend event on February 17 in Los Angeles.  

For more information, visit theboogiefestival.com.  

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Raven VaronaCardi B's ascent as a self-professed "regular, degular, shmegular" girl from the Bronx to Grammy-nominated superstar is the focus of a new TIDAL mini-documentary about the rapper, titled I'm Here Muthaf***as

Friday, Cardi urged fans on Twitter to check out the film. 

If you're not a Tidal subscriber, you can watch the trailer for the documentary now, which shows outdoor images from the Bronx and Miami, along with Cardi performing on stage. 

The "Bartier Cardi" rapper is also heard throughout the video talking about how far she's come -- from her Bronx roots, to appearing at one of the premiere art events in the world: Art Basel.   

Cardi of course had a killer 2017, and 2018 looks to continue the trend.   

As previously reported, she recently signed her first movie deal. It's currently unknown what type of movie she'll be starring in, what role she's agreed to take on, or how much she's getting paid for her silver-screen debut. 

Cardi B has also surpassed Beyoncé's record of having four top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart in a single week. 

She's now the first woman -- and third act -- to have five top-10 singles simultaneously on the chart, tying with Drake and Kendrick Lamar for having the most top-10s all at the same time. 

In addition, she's also the only artist to do this with her first five chart entries.  

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Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTVKanye West and Kim Kardashian West have finally decided on a name for their newborn daughter. 

Friday, Kim wrote a message on her official website with the words, "Chicago West." 

Eliminating any doubt about what the post means, Chicago's date and time of birth, along with her birth weight, are listed under her name. 

As previously reported, Kim announced the birth of her and Ye's third child on her website Tuesday. 

Chicago was born via a surrogate. 

In her message she wrote, "Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister."   

The reality star announced she was expecting her third child in the trailer for season 14 of her family's reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, back in September. 

Kardashian-West and her husband of three years are parents to one-year-old son Saint and four-year-old daughter, North.   

Kardashian-West's sister, Khloe Kardashian, is currently six months pregnant with her first child. Their younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner, is rumored to be expecting as well. 

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Getty Images via ABCOnce upon a time, back in 2013, Philadelphia 76ers player Joel [jo-EL] Embiid asked Rihanna out on a date. 

However, RiRi famously replied, "Come back when you're an all-star." 

Well,  Thursday night, Joel became an NBA all-star, following the Sixers' win against the Boston Celtics. 

But in a post-game interview that evening, he confirmed he's no longer interested in the "Love on the Brain" singer.  

"She denied me back then, so why go with her again? I might have to pass that and move on to the next one...trust the process," he said.  

No comment yet from Rihanna, who's rumored to be dating Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel

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Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesIt looks like Ja Rule has resurrected his longstanding beef with 50 Cent...and fans are waiting to see how this all pans out. 

The "Always On Time" began writing a slew of messages on Twitter Friday morning, beginning with, "Fun hip hop FACT: @50cent is P****."

He continued in another tweet, "Let's be clear I mind my business...but for some reason @50cent keeps my name in his mouth... I think he's rather have my d*** in his mouth lmao... #b***ha**n**** #ticklebooty."  

In another tweet, Ja tells Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr. to "stay sucker free." In a recent interview, O'Shea had described how 50 threw a Ja Rule album out of O'Shea's grandmother's car after the young actor told 50 that he liked Ja's music. 

Ja continued to write on Twitter, "I SAID WHAT I SAID..." and "Hey @50cent don't make me exposeyou #Ticklebooty."  

According to New York Magazine, Ja Rule and 50 Cent's feud began in the late nineties; Ja recalled it starting with a video shoot he did in Queens, where both rappers grew up.

"We're all from the same neighborhood...he didn't like the fact that I was getting so much love," claimed Ja. However, 50 remembered their beef stemming from the year 2000, "when a friend robbed Ja of jewelry." 

50 and Ja's beef continued to escalate, and the two traded barbs in songs, such as Fiddy's "Till I Collapse" and " Ja's "Guess Who Shot Ya." 

While we haven't heard much about the feud lately, it appears that Ja and Fiddy still have some unfinished business.  As of Friday morning, Fiddy has yet to respond.   

Stay tuned.  

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David CabreraFlorida rapper Kodak Black was arrested by Broward County Sheriffs on Thursday for a list of charges, including grand theft and child neglect.

According to ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV, Kodak -- who was born Dieuson Octave -- is being held at the main Broward County jail in Fort Lauderdale, facing numerous charges including grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, child neglect, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, and two counts of probation violation. 

Black shared an Instagram story, which showed part of his argument about whether or not he needed to turn in his cellphone to authorities. 

"Your phone's part of the search warrant. You're not going to get your phone back," a man could be heard saying in the video that was captured online

Kodak was currently on probation for a conviction on charges of armed robbery and false imprisonment. 

He was arrested for violating his probation in February of 2017 for leaving his house and going to a strip club. 

He was later released on June 5 on house arrest. 

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