John Shearer/Getty Images via ABCNicki Minaj had a special message for Michael B. Jordan at E! People Choice Awards on Sunday night.
During her acceptance speech for Female Artist of the Year, Minaj decided to make her intentions known to the Creed II star.
“Shout-out to Donatella Versace for custom making this outfit for me,” said Minaj, who was nearing the end of her speech. “Shout-out to Michael B. Jordan because he’s going to be taking it off of me tonight.”
Of course, Nicki's has some tough competition for Jordan's affections. In January, Tiffany Haddish made some pretty clear advances at Jordan during the New York Film Critics Circle Awards. During her acceptance speech, Haddish told the actor that she's "not trying to get pregnant yet," but that she's "working on it."
Then just last month, Ellen DeGeneres tried to play matchmaker to U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka by helping her land a date with Jordan. Jordan later invited the tennis star to the premiere of Creed II.
Jordan has yet to publicly respond to Nicki’s advances.
Fabien MontiquePusha T is making it clear: He doesn't need anyone's help in handling his rap beef.
During his recent performance at Tyler, the Creator’s 2018 Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium, the words “F*** Drake” boldly appeared on the screen behind him. While many fans took the statement as an official shot at the OVO rapper, Pusha took to Twitter set the record straight.
"Corny a** tech dude f***ing with my screens at @CampFlogGnaw," Pusha wrote. "I speak for myself and all of you know how I make my statements!! Dissing anybody on screen isn’t part of my show..."
He continued, "Otherwise great festival, thanx @tylerthecreator for having me out."
As previously reported, Pusha told Vanity Fair in June that his beef with Drake beef was squashed. “I feel like everything happens for a reason,” he said. “This is a part of hip-hop. It’s a part of hip-hop that my fans actually love."
The drama originally stared when Pusha dropped his Daytona single, "Infared," which took direct shots at Drake for allegedly using a ghostwriter. Drake then quickly hit back with his own diss track, "Duppy Freestyle."
Pusha then responded to the OVO rapper with a savage diss called "The Story of Adidon," which called Drake out for allegedly being a deadbeat dad, and also featured a controversial past photo of Drake in blackface.
ABC/Ida Mae AstuteDuring the latest episode of Chad Loves Michelle, Chad Johnson and Michelle Williams had a heated argument about race.
“I said something to him on the lines of ‘Well, Chad, because you are not black you would not understand why I communicate the way I do," Michelle recalled to their therapist, Dr. Thema. "Maybe because you didn’t grow up around a lot of black people.’ So that was very, very offensive to Chad.”
According to the Destiny's Child singer, Johnson tried to minimize her comments on their cultural differences by bringing up the fact that she has mental health issues.
“And this is not to justify it, but yesterday when we had the disagreement, he says, ‘Did you take your meds today?’” Michelle told the counselor.
Although Chad later apologized for his insensitive remark and admitted that he lost his temper, many fans were not to pleased.
"I am black and I am married to a black man and we do not yell and cuss each other out. Being black is not an excuse to be dysfunctional," said one fan online.
Another couldn't seem to understand why Chad was upset. "I don’t understand what was wrong with what she said to him. She can’t ignore race and become color blind, even if he tries too. It’s just apart of life."
However, a few fans came to Chad's defense. "I Agree with Chad it shouldn’t be a Black or White Thing," wrote one person. "It should be a individual person thing on how you communicate. We need to not bring the Race Card in if we are Dating Different Nationality’s [sic]."
Chad Loves Michelle airs Saturday nights 9 p.m. ET on OWN.
ABC/image Group LAAfter releasing the video for “Better,” a song he dedicated to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, Khalid is offering a more intimate performance of his mellow track.
In a new video, released Monday by Vevo X, the American Music Award winner sings a stripped down, acoustic version of his song while sitting on a bed in a simple room.
“Better” appears on Khalid's new Suncity EP, which he dropped October 19. The 20-year-old singer released the song right after El Paso honored him on September 13 by declaring "Khalid Day” in the city.
Khalid has two nominations for the Soul Train Music Awards: Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Best Collaboration Performance for “OTW,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign and 6lack. The awards air on BET and BET Her November 25.
Gus Stewart/RedfernsSade is back on the music scene with a brand-new, sultry track.
The "No Ordinary Love" singer has released the new song, "The Big Unknown" for the upcoming Widows' soundtrack, which will be available on November 16. The new track is accompanied by a lyric video that features scenes from the Steve McQueen movie crime thriller.
“It was an honor to work with such a legend," McQueen told the Los Angeles Times about working with Sade. "Sade is an incomparable talent and incredible artist who so rarely releases new material, but luckily the original series of Widows had deeply resonated with her.”
“The Big Unknown” was specifically written for Widows’ final scene. McQueen says he "encouraged" Sade to "dig deep within to write a song about loss and survival."
This is Sade's latest track after the legendary singer resurfaced earlier this year to release a new song, “Flowers in the Universe,” for the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack.
Although there's no formal confirmation, Sade's reportedly working new music music for an upcoming album.
Widows, which stars Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniel Kaluuya and Brian Tyree Henry, hits theaters nationwide November 16.
Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesRay J is officially headed back to school. Over the weekend, the singer revealed he's enrolled at a HBCU.
"God is working!! I chose to enroll in Philander Smith College," Ray wrote, sharing an Instagram video of students telling him "congratulations" as he signed what seemed to be enrollment forms.
"After speaking to the students about perseverance, hard work and being self-motivated, I was very inspired," Ray J continued. "I spent 3 consecutive days on campus engaging with the students and President Roderick Smothers. I’m very familiar with the HBCU experience because my parents attended HBCUs."
According the Ray, higher learning will provide him "the opportunity to further [his] business skills" as he continues to "grow and expand" his tech company @RayconGlobal.
The "One Wish" singer also had a special message for those also looking to head back to school like him.
"It's never too late to go to college. I'm so excited to be a part of the PSC family and strive to achieve my goals," he said. "First semester starts in January, 2019."
John Sciulli/Getty Images for McDonald'sJaden Smith has made a major announcement about his relationship status. During a recent performance, the "Icon" rapper revealed he's currently dating Tyler, The Creator.
“I just wanna say Tyler, The Creator is the best friend in the world, and I love him so f***ing much," Smith began during an intermission on stage.
Smith continued, seemingly fighting back tears: "And I wanna tell you guys something, I wanna tell you, Tyler doesn’t wanna say, but Tyler is my mother f***ing boyfriend. And he's been my motherf***ing boyfriend my whole mother***ing life!"
In the video, Tyler is seen offstage waving his hand in denial and laughing. Smith seemed extremely adamant about his confession.
"Tyler, The Creator is my f****** boyfriend," he repeated emphatically. "If you take away anything from this f***ing show, you need to take this away.
Smith later seemed to back up his statements on Twitter. "Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now," he wrote on Monday.
Tyler seemed to eventually confirm the announcement, later tweeting, "I feel freeeeee."
Strong Arm MediaAs the Sugarhill Gang plans to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their pioneering hit “Rapper’s Delight” next year, the members are joining two MCs from the Furious 5 to form a new supergroup.
Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio are joining the Sugarhill Gang to record new music and perform together on the “Rapper’s Delight” 40th anniversary tour in 2019.
“This is history in the making,” Scorpio says in a statement. “We've seen the evolution of hip-hop and rap go from a place where there was a lot of naysayers, to it being a full-blown respected genre taking over. This is amazing!”
In addition, Ewing Athletics is commemorating the “Rapper’s Delight” anniversary with a new sneaker in honor of the Sugarhill Gang.
“We are very excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Rapper's Delight,’" says group member Hendogg. “As an iconic and global success, it stands as a true testament of the power of hip hop music. To see the crowds of people, generation after generation, sing this song and to be able to perform this song all over the world is a blessing."
Dates for the 40th anniversary tour have not yet been announced.
Interscope RecordsIce Cube takes aim at The White House with his new single “Arrest The President,” which he released today.
The former N.W.A. member calls for a raid of the President’s residence in the first track from his upcoming album, Everythangs Corrupt.
"Let’s meet at the White House / Run in and turn the lights out / They treat it like a trap house / These mother***ers never take the trash out," he raps in the song.
Cube commented on Instagram, ““Arrest The President” - the first track from #EverythangsCorrupt just dropped. Go listen to some truth now."
Everythangs Corrupt, which is the rapper/actor’s tenth studio album, will be released on December 7. It will be Cube’s first studio album since I Am the West in 2010.
In other Cube news, the entertainer is also a sports fantastic, and according to " target="_blank">TMZ, he’s teaming with LL Cool in a group that's collectively hoping to purchase 22 regional sports channels.
Arik McArthur/FilmMagicShots were reportedly fired while Tekashi 6ix9ine and Kanye West were shooting a video Thursday night at an $80 million estate in Beverly Hills
TMZ reports that at 10:25 p.m., police received a call that shots were fired -- approximately eight, according to a person on the set. No injuries were immediately reported.
Sources say that Tekashi and Kanye were on the set. Nicki Minaj was scheduled to be in the video but had not arrived when the shots allegedly rang out.
Police are checking video from security cameras in the area for clues. 50 Cent posted a photo on Instagram of a bullet hole in a window that may have been at the scene, and commented, "Now somebody done shot my son video up in LA."
Shots were also fired on the set of a video Tekashi and 50 were shooting in August in New York city.
Two weeks ago, Tekashi was sentenced to four years probation for violating the terms of a plea agreement stemming from his 2015 arrest for the use of a child in a sexual performance.
Dez Billups2017 was a landmark year for Marsha Ambrosius: She turned 40 and got married for the first time. Her marriage, and her daughter, both inspired her current album, Nyla.
As Marsha recalls, she fell in love with her husband, Dez Billups, in July of 2015 during the Floetryreunion tour. “I didn’t know that would ever happen to me," she tells ABC Radio. "I ran through sprinklers in the middle of the night on a private residence like it was absolutely from a movie."
One month later, Dez, a roadie, celebrated her birthday on the final date of the tour.
“He presented me with flowers and chocolate covered strawberries and a little gift on stage after the last song,” Ambrosius recalls.
After the singer became pregnant with their daughter Nyla in 2016, Dez shocked her by proposing at her baby shower, right after a video played in which he described how much he loved her.
“He’s elaborating on how he’s excited to be a dad and can’t wait for Nyla to get here,” she says. “How much he loves me. And, at the end of it he says, 'There’s one thing I want you to be before you become the mother of my child,' and when he said that, I was like, 'Wait, does he mean be his wife?'”
Marsha was completely caught by surprise.
“He got on one knee and I just start sobbing. Could not stop crying,” she says. “He slipped the ring on my finger. It was just such an emotional moment. I can’t watch the video without crying. It was amazing.”
Now Dez and Marsha work and travel together. She's currently opening for Maxwell on his 50 Intimate Nights tour, which continues through December 9 in New York City.
Mike Coppola/Getty Images for TIDALMeek Mill fans will have another reason to be thankful this holiday season: The Philly rapper announced that he’s dropping his fourth studio album very soon.
"The album coming this month," Meek said Wednesday during a criminal justice forum event at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., according to Billboard.
The BET Hip Hop Award-winner posted an Instagram photo of himself on stage at the event and commented, "They really got me speaking to colleges. life crazy lol street knowledge."
The album will be Meek's first full-length project since his release from prison on bail in April. He dropped a four-track EP, Legends of the Summer, in August featuring Swizz Beatz, Miguel and Jeremih.
Meek is also featured on the single “Jefe” from T.I.'s new album, Dime Trap
Earl Gibson III/Getty ImagesKeke Wyatt has a new husband, and is slamming her former husband, calling him “toxic,” and “an emotional wreck."
The former R&B Divas: Atlanta star married Zachariah Darring last month in Indianapolis. She found new love after her divorce from Michael Ford, to whom she was married to for seven years. Ford filed for divorce last year while KeKe was eight months pregnant and had a child suffering from cancer.
The 36-year-old singer says Darring is full of love, unlike Ford, who constantly complained about her.
“This man will never tell me, 'Oh, I’m tired of dealing with you pregnant. I’m tired of dealing with you and this baby with cancer,'” Wyatt told TMZ. “Like, I’m not supposed to have emotional problems. My baby is on his death bed. A 14-year-old child laying in the bed dying, that I gave birth to? And I’m an emotional toxic wreck?”
Keke further slammed Ford and his new, unnamed woman.
"You are toxic, and you are an emotional wreck. How dare you, and I’m eight months pregnant with your baby that I didn’t ask for. That you wanted to give because you were horny. You go on with that little ugly, critter. That bat.”
Keke also revealed that her child that was suffering from cancer is a survivor and has overcome the disease.
DeKalb County Sheriffs Office via Getty ImagesYoung Thug is reportedly back in jail in Georgia after testing positive for drugs.
The rapper from Atlanta was free on bail after being indicted in August on eight felony charges, but his bail was revoked Wednesday, according to The Blast.
The "Slime Language" rapper, born Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was charged with possession and intent to distribute crystal meth, hydrocodone and marijuana, as well as possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam and coedine, plus possession of a firearm, all stemming from an arrest in 2017.
Williams was also arrested in August for possession of a concealed firearm in a vehicle. He was celebrating his 27th birthday at his Slime Language mixtape release party at the Dave & Buster's sports restaurant in Hollywood when he was taken into custody.
Republic RecordsDrake is remembering one of his fans who recently passed away by embroidering her initial on his Scorpion tour vest.
The Canadian rapper had developed a friendship through the Make-A-Wish Foundation with a fan named Kay. Drake posted a photo of his vest with her initial “K” embroidered in gold, and commented, “Got you with me every night now @the.kaydiaries”
“Gonna miss you a whole lot,” Drizzy commented on Instagram just a few days ago with a photo of them together in her hospital room. “We built a genuine bond. You would text me and check on me while I was on tour and tell me positive things and share your dreams and goals.”
“I am crying in this pic but it was tears of joy cause we just prayed for you with your father,” he added.” I am sorry I missed your text on my birthday. That’s eating my soul right now, but you know how much I loved you and was looking forward to seeing you after tour.”
“I don’t know why I am writing this on IG," Drake continued. "I just need to get it out cause it’s sitting heavy on my heart. Will remember you forever K!.”
This isn't the first time Drake has developed a friendship with a fan who was hospitalized. In August, the "In My Feelings" singer visitedSofiaSanchez at the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago to celebrate her 11th birthday. She was awaiting a heart transplant at the time. One week later, she underwent successful transplant surgery.
Cash Money RecordsBirdman and Jacquees have collaborated again with their new Lost at Sea 2 album, which will be released November 16. The 14-track project is the follow-up to their 2016 EP, Lost at Sea.
The EP and album were inspired by an experience on Birdman’s yacht when the duo were literally lost at sea.
“This young man is the future,” the Cash Money Records co-founder says about Jacquees. “Lost At Sea is a vibe. It’s that Rich Gang lifestyle. The chemistry we had was right from the moment I met him. So, we did a full album this time, and we got three, four, and five already recorded.”
“He’s my little brother” Birdman continues. “I do believe he’s going to be one of the biggest artists in the game. When you listen to this, I want you to know that.”
Jacquees says working with Birdman allows him to explore different styles of music: "When we do ‘Lost At Sea,’ I get to flow different. People know me for R&B but can hear that rap in there with the R&B on this. What I love the most is I get to show everybody a different side of my artistry and what I can do.”
The video for their first Lost at Sea 2 single, “Presidential,” will be released November 12.
Getty Images North America via ABC/Kevork Djansezian/AMA2018Mariah Carey,Missy Elliott and Dallas Austin are among the nominees for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this June.
Missy is the first female rapper to be nominated, and she was thrilled with the news.
“I am Humbly Grateful to be nominated with so many other AMAZING writers Congratulations to all of them,” she commented on social media.
Two male rappers have already been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame: JAY-Z and Jermaine Dupri.
Missy’s solo hits include her platinum singles “Get ur Freak On,” “Work It,” “Hot Boyz,” and “WTF.” She’s also written for numerous stars, including Carey, Aaliyah, Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige, TLC and Jennifer Hudson.
Mariah was involved in co-writing many of own hits, including “Vision of Love, “One Sweet Day," “Hero,” “Always Be My Baby,” and “We Belong Together.”
Austin began his career writing for TLC, including their 1992 debut platinum single, “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg.” He’s also composed songs for Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Lionel Richie, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Chris Brown, Monica, George Clinton and Madonna.
A songwriter qualifies for induction 20 years after the first commercial release of a song. The nominees are split among "Performing Songwriters," such as Missy and Mariah, and behind-the-scenes "Songwriters" like Austin.
The voting will continue through December 17 and the finalists will be inducted during a gala ceremony on June 13 in New York City.