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BETMary J. Blige, Naomi Campbell, and Lena Waithe were announced Tuesday as the honorees for the 2018 Black Girl Rock Awards.

Mary will receive the Star Power Award, Naomi will be presented with the Black Girl Magic Award, and Lena will receive the Shot Caller Award.

In addition, famed dancer/choreographer Judith Jamison from the Alvin Ailey America Dance Theater will be honored with the Living Legend Award, and the founder of the "Me Too" movement, Tarana Burke, will receive the Community Change Agent Award.

Yolanda AdamsTamiaH.E.R., and JAY-Z protege Victory Boyd will perform at the event, while Ava DuVernayCiara, ballet star Misty Copeland, and Naturi Naughton from Power will also appear.

The show will feature a special tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.

“Each year I’m humbled to gather and celebrate Black women’s excellence, intelligence and savoir-faire," says Black Girls Rock founder Beverly Bond. “This year we are honoring women who are the Queens of their respective industries and celebrating the memory of our forever Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, who left us with classics and an example of how to take on life with resilience and grace."

She adds, "I am grateful to BET for helping to elevate the Black Girls Rock mission and for being our partners in exalting the royalty of Black women and girls."

As previously reported, Black Girls Rock will be hosted by Queen Latifah. The show will be taped Sunday, August 26 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, and will air Sunday, September 9 at 8 p.m. 

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Johnny Nunez/WireImageKanye West and Kim Kardashian are reportedly ready to have another baby.

Following the birth of their daughter, Chicago, seven months ago, the couple want a fourth child, according to Us Weekly. “[They] have one last embryo left,” an insider says, adding that the sex of the embryo is male.

Another source says that they plan to have the embryo implanted in a surrogate “soon.”

Chicago was born via surrogate after Kim endured high-risk pregnancies giving birth to daughter North, 5, and son Saint, 2. Kim previously said four children would be her limit.         

“I don’t think I could handle more than that,” the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star commented in her cover story for Elle magazine’s April 2018 issue. “My time is spread really thin. And I think it’s important that in all couples, the mom gives the husband as much attention as the kids.”

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Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagicFollowing his MTV VMA win Monday night, Post Malone found himself in a nightmare scenario Tuesday afternoon: The plane he was on had to make an emergency landing after two of its tires blew off during takeoff.

The FAA told ABC News in a statement that the Gulfstream Aerospace G-IV aircraft landed safely at Stewart International Airport in New Windsor, NY just before 4 p.m. on Tuesday.  ABC News has confirmed that Post was indeed on the flight, along with 15 other people.

The rapper tweeted, "i landed guys. thank you for your prayers. can't believe how many people wished death on me on this website. f*** you. but not today."

Post originally took off from New Jersey's Teterboro Airport and was on his way to London.  But when the tires blew off, the pilot prepared for an emergency landing. The plane was forced to circle an airport in Massachusetts for several hours to burn fuel -- some 3,700 gallons -- in case the aircraft had to crash-land.

On Monday night, Post won Song of the Year for his hit "Rockstar" and also performed with 21 Savage and Aerosmith.  After the legendary band heard the news of Post's plane adventure, they tweeted, "Happy to hear @PostMalone and crew made it safely on the ground! Keep rockin’ man!"
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Getty Images via ABCRihanna will be the subject of a new documentary to be released before the end of the year.  The doc is directed by Peter Berg, who was behind the camera for the singer's first film, 2012's Battleship.

"I think she’s an extraordinary young woman and it really is kind of a pretty comprehensive profile of what goes in to making her this talent that she is," Berg tells

"The work ethic, the talent, luck, the hustle, the vision," he continues. "She’s a really, really interesting woman and the movie will be out in about a month and half, two months we’ll be able to start showing it."

Berg, whose latest film is Mile 22 starring Mark Walhberg, has been working on the project for three years. He calls the documentary the story of “a young artist at the top of her professional field” in a movie that’s “much more a character study than a music film.”

It has been not been decided whether the untitled documentary will be shown in theaters, or go directly to treaming services.

Rihanna has been spotted recently in Cuba with Donald Glover; the two are reportedly working on a new film titled Guava Island.

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ABC/Fred WatkinsCommon says his talent for writing music, speeches and poetry came from book reports that his mother, a former Chicago Public school principal, made him do in elementary school.

Education, he believes, laid the foundation for his successful career.

"Education has been one of the greatest resources for me in my life," he said. "It really paid off."

The Oscar and Grammy winner said he was fortunate to grow up in a family that prioritized education. His mother, Dr. Mahalia Ann Hines, served as a principal for 17 years.

Common, a graduate from Florida A&M University, shared an inspirational message for Good Morning America's First-Gen series, telling students who are the first in their families to go to college to push forward.

"Keep going, keep excelling, you have achieved something that is great by reaching college, but continue the journey and make sure you are pursuing something you are passionate about," said Common.

The college experience for all students, including first-generation students, will have its share of obstacles, he said, but they are all surmountable if you have the right perspective.

"To students who are struggling," he said, "No matter where you go, there are always going to be some challenges. There's always going to be some struggles."

"[Look] at those struggles as what you can learn. ... How can you change that into a positive? Each struggle creates progress," he added.

Common partnered with Burlington Stores through to donate $10,000 to P.S. 111, a public school in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

"We felt that the $10,000 would really help these teachers who have put so much time and energy and actually spent their own money to support and get supplies," he added.

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Before she presented the Video of the Year award at the MTV VMAs on Monday night, Madonnamentioned the late Aretha Franklin. But her words didn't sit well with some fans of the Queen of Soul, who felt the Queen of Pop was way too self-centered in her remarks.

“Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life," she said. "I left Detroit when I was 18...My dream was to make it as a professional dancer. After years of struggling and being broke, I decided to go to audition for musical theater...but...I got cut, and rejected from every audition.”

Rejected, that is, until, Madonna says, she performed Franklin’s "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman" at an audition.  That, she said, put her on the path to stardom.

However, Madonna only said “Aretha”  four times during the seven-minute speech, but she uttered the words “I” and “me” more than 50 times.

Unsurprisingly, the tribute didn’t sit well with Franklin’s fans, or black Twitter, which dragged Madonna for filth.

"That 5-7 minute speech was so self-absorbed, it wasn’t funny," wrote one fan. "It’s disrespectful."

Madonna responded to the criticism on Instagram, saying her mini-speech was not meant to be a full-fledged tribute to Aretha.

"I was asked to present video of the year by MTV! And then they asked me to share any anecdotes I had in my career connected to Aretha Franklin!" she wrote. "I shared a part of my journey and thanked Aretha for inspiring me along the way. I did not intend to do a tribute to her!"

She adds, "That would be impossible in 2 minutes with all the noise and tinsel of an award show. I could never do her justice in this context or environment."

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Republic RecordsEven as Nicki Minaj celebrated her win at Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards, she’s being criticized for comparing herself to a black history icon.

Monday night, Nicki told TMZ, “I am the new Harriet Tubman.”

That statement came after she compared her fight for artists to receive more chart credit for streaming to  Tubman leading slaves to freedom.

She tweeted,  “All the QUEENS I remember, SHOOK S**T UP!!!!!!!! Queen of the week may go to HARRIET TUBMAN!!!!!! Had she just sat there & ate her rice, you nig**z history would’ve been a lot less triumphant."

She was immediately blasted on social media. One person replied, "Harriet helped people. She didn’t start childish petty beef with people because she thought she was on a pedestal and deserved respect. Respect is earned. Not in album sales but in humility and how you treat others."

Another person commented,"mama high again LOLOLOLOl"

Following those comments, Nicki tweeted, "Y’all I had no idea Harriet Tubman was now trending. I said what I said...She said she could’ve rescued more slaves had they known they were slaves. I fought for streaming services to count toward billboard when alotta nig**z stayed quiet." 

Monday night, Minaj won Best Hip-Hop Video for “Chun-Li.” Backstage she told ABC News that she’s very proud of hew new album, Queen.  

“I put a lot of work into that and as of now everyone says its my best album to date,” Nicki commented. “I said that first, and my fans didn’t believe me, and now they’re saying I was right as always. You know, it's definitely the best album of my career thus far."

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Larry French/BET/Getty Images for BETAs New Edition celebrates its 40th anniversary, Michael Bivins is preparing to release a secret all-star project inspired by his wife.

In addition to starring in New Edition and Bell Biv Devoe, Bivins launched the careers of Boyz II Men and several other acts, including 702 and Another Bad Creation. Now, he’s created a new album featuring several friends, including Ronnie DeVoe of Bell Biv DeVoe and his wife, Amy, and BBD’S Ricky Bell and his wife, Shamari.

Biv thanks his wife, Teasha, for suggesting the project.

“I’m fortunate enough to have a remix single with Ricky and Amy on it, and I’m fortunate enough to have Ronnie and Shamari’s single,” Bivens tells ABC Radio. “It’s something I would never have thought in a million years, but my wife she told me you need to go back and do what you do best.”

The 50-year-old singer/rapper says Teasha told him he needed to produce an album featuring several stars like DJ Khaled.

“She said you just should do a project, just do an album like Khaled,” he remembers.

After 40 years in the music business, Bivens is still excited to produce new music. “It felt good just seeing something and taking it from nothing and turning it into something that’s sitting there in a vault,” he says.

“I just want to say to my wife, sometimes it’s good when someone else sees something in you and because of her, we have a full project called Stay Fly,” Biv adds. 

Bivins has not revealed the release date for Stay Fly. He’s currently preparing for the Bell Biv DeVoe tour with Bobby Brown, the RBRM tour, which kicks off September 6 in Ontario, California. They will perform ten dates through September 23 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

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Jennifer Lopez performs at the MTV VMAs; Kevin Mazur/WireImageThe 2018 MTV Video Music Awards were one heck of a wild and fun ride, with Cardi B's first public appearance since welcoming her baby, a political statement by rapper Logic and, of course, some of the biggest names in music taking home Moonman trophies, including Post Malone, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello and more.

But it was Jennifer Lopez's night, as she earned the Video Vanguard Award for dominating the music industry for more than two decades. Her speech and her performance had the crowd jumping out of their seats and rocking out to her classic jams.

Here are the show's top moments:

Cardi B returns with a joke, makes a statement about motherhood
She entered the night as the night's leading nominee but before the show started handing out trophies, Cardi B opened with a little bit of fun and an alleged "surprise" for the hyped crowd.  The rapper came out for her first public appearance since welcoming her daughter, rocking a red dress and holding what looked like a bundle of joy.

After teasing, "I got a little surprise for you," she pulled out a VMA trophy wrapped in a blanket.

Cardi then introduced baby-faced star Shawn Mendes. The camera panned to the crowd, who was fooled at first, then laughed at the gag.  Later in the night, Cardi stopped joking and made a statement about being both a mother and an artist and not having to choose between the two.

She said people were telling her she was "risking my career" by having her daughter and now, "I'm still winning awards!"

Hart and Haddish don't hold back
Night School co-stars Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart came out and definitely did not pull any punches.

"Why are so many celebs getting engaged, is there a sale at Bed, Bath & Beyond I don't know about?" Haddish said, as the camera panned to lovebirds Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson.

Hart joked at all the singers in the crowd with tattoos on their face, warning them they wouldn't be able to get a job.  "Stop getting tattoos on your face!" he yelled.

Haddish then had trouble pronouncing Camila Cabello's name, as everyone gasped.

And then Hart got political, joking that with this show you never know what to expect: You could get people running to the bathroom and sending out bad tweets.

"It's basically like your typical day at the White House," he joked.

"We are all human beings," says Logic
It was a simple statement but rapper Logic wowed the crowd when he performed "One Day" with Ryan Tedder, bringing out hundreds of immigrant children of all ages and races affected by the recent border policies in this country.

In fact, MTV tweeted, "All of the people on the stage with @Logic301 were impacted by immigration issues."

The moment echoed the video itself for "One Day," which follows the story of a young immigrant teenager forcibly separated at the border from his parents and sibling. 

Jennifer Lopez takes home the Video Vanguard Award
Jennifer Lopez was honored with the Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement award but also performed for a whopping 15 minutes.

She began with her hit "Waiting for Tonight," then quickly switched to another club thumper, "On the Floor." Then it was time for a minor outfit change as she ditched a flowing cape and got back to breaking out some classic J-Lo moves.

The crowd got amped as Jennifer later busted out "Love Don't Cost a Thing." And of course, Ja Rule came out later to duet on "I'm Real" with J-Lo.  It was the stand-up-and-shout moment of the entire night.

Aretha Franklin honored
Late in the night, the show paid tribute to the late "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin, who died last week at age 76.  Madonna presented the tribute, which began with her declaring, "Aretha Louise Franklin changed the course of my life."

"I left Detroit when I was 18, $35 dollars in my pocket, dream of being a professional dancer," Madonna said.  After struggling, she went to an audition and they asked her if she had sheet music and a song prepared. She didn't.

But Madonna thought fast and one of Franklin's albums came to mind, I blurted out, "'You Make Me Feel Like (A Natural Woman)' ... I don't know what I said, I don't know what came over me," Madonna said, but she sang.

Weeks later, the people for whom she auditioned called and said Madonna had great potential, and "We want to bring you to Paris and make you a star."

Madonna returned to the U.S. weeks later to write her own music -- and the rest is history.

"She led me to where I am today," Madonna declared. "I want to thank you Aretha for empowering all of us. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Long live the Queen."

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoachellaDrake made one young fan's dreams come true this weekend. 

The "In My Feelings" singer visited Sofia Sanchez at the Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago Saturday to celebrate her 11th birthday, WGN reports. The birthday girl got Drake's attention when she posted a video of herself doing the "Kiki Challenge" and posted it on social media. 

"I just had surgery three weeks ago. The surgery was to help my heart pump," Sofia says in her initial video message to Drake. "I love your music and I was hoping that you could come and cheer me up for my birthday."

While Drake was in town while performing at the United Center on his Aubrey & Three Migos tour, he stopped by to celebrate and cheer Sofia up. 

In an Instagram post, Drake wrote, "Me and my love Sofia talking about [Justin] Bieber, and owls, and basketball."  The post is accompanied by a photo of Drake with his arm around Sofia, both of them smiling. 

He followed the post with another picture of Sanchez -- who is currently awaiting a heart transplant -- wearing his Scorpion swag. 

Drake's tour continues at Madison Square Garden in New York on Friday. 

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Camila Cabello walks the MTV VMA pink carpetDia Dipasupil/Getty Images for MTVAhead of Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards, stars crammed onto the pink carpet outside New York's famed Radio City Music Hall -- the location of the very first VMAs, back in 1984 -- to chat about their excitement at being part of one of the year's big pop culture moments.

The night's big winner was Camila Cabello, who was named Artist of the Year, and whose mini-movie clip for "Havana" was named Video of the Year.  On the carpet, she told ABC Radio, "It's amazing how two days of shooting a video can change your life.  I've always thought there's a visual aspect of my music and the music part of my music, and I think that both of those are equally important.  And I think it's really cool that this award show celebrates great music videos."

"I'm honestly just honored to be a nominee, because there are so many people that I'm such a huge fan of and I can't even believe I'm in this group," the always-humble Camila added. "It's really amazing!"

Ariana Grande won Best Pop Video for "No More Tears Left to Cry" and performed "God Is a Woman," from her new album Sweetener.  On the carpet, her brother, reality star Frankie Grande, told ABC Radio that the release of the album has been extremely cathartic for Ariana, coming as it does just over a year since the terrorist attack that happened after her concert in Manchester, England.

"It was very much like giving birth," Frankie said.  Once it was out and the world finally got to hear it, she felt this unbelievable sense of weight lifted, and now the whole world can all share in what she's been going through and what she's put out there -- it's beautiful."

OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder teamed up with rapper Logic to perform their song "One Day," and they were joined onstage by immigrant leaders and their children.  The performance echoed the video itself, which follows the story of a young immigrant teenager forcibly separated at the border from his parents and sibling.  On the pink carpet, Ryan told ABC Radio, "The video made me cry. I got so perfectly uncomfortable watching it that I watched it about seven times in a row...I texted [Logic], just saying...'I don't remember the last video that made me cry, but I'm physically crying in my hotel room, watching this video."

Bebe Rexha was nominated for Best Collaboration for "Meant to Be." She didn't win but she told ABC Radio that just attending the show was enough. "I think that to be in New York City, to be nominated in the same category as The Carters, Beyoncé and JAY-Z, as well as Cardi B and Bruno Mars is just incredible!" she gushed. "I was here the last two years just walking the carpet, and I'm finally here as a presenter and I'm a nominee...that's amazing. Like c'mon, like, I can't believe it!  It's, like, pinch me!"

Jennifer Lopez received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the ceremony.  On the pink carpet, Ashanti, who co-wrote J-Lo's smash "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)," told ABC Radio, "[She] is so creative and I love her videos...just fashion and...her being real...I'm just really excited and I'm happy as a woman that she's killin' it and getting what she deserves."

Iggy Azalea, who duetted with J-Lo on the song "Booty" and co-starred with her in its racy video, couldn't say enough about how deserving Jennifer was of the award.

"She reinvents herself over and over again, she's one of the best female performers, I think," Iggy told ABC Radio. "She just has never faltered or fumbled, she's had pretty much the dream career...and she's still going, she's not done yet! So I think she's the perfect candidate and I'm really happy that I can be here to see her receive the award." 

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MTVHere are the winners from Monday night's MTV Video Music Awards, which took place at New York City's Radio City Music Hall:

Camila Cabello ft. Young Thug – “Havana”

Camila Cabello 

Post Malone ft. 21 Savage -- “rockstar” 

Cardi B, Bad Bunny, J Balvin -- "I Like It"

Cardi B 

Jennifer Lopez ft. DJ Khaled & Cardi B -- “Dinero”

Hayley Kiyoko 

Ariana Grande -- “No Tears Left to Cry” 

Nicki Minaj -- “Chun-Li” 

J Balvin, Willy William -- “Mi Gente” 

Avicii ft. Rita Ora -- “Lonely Together” 

Imagine Dragons -- “Whatever It Takes” 

Childish Gambino -- “This Is America”

The Carters -- “APES**T” 

Childish Gambino -- “This Is America” 

The Carters -- “APES**T”

Kendrick Lamar & SZA -- “All The Stars”

Childish Gambino -- “This Is America” 

N.E.R.D & Rihanna -- “Lemon” 

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Cactus JackAs Astroworld remains number one on the Billboard 200 for a second straight week, Travis Scott has announced the dates of his Astroworld: Wish You Were Here tour.

The Houston rapper posted the tour dates on Instagram with the caption, "Astroworld tour on sale Friday."

The 25-city-tour kicks off November 8 in Baltimore and continues through December 19 in Los Angeles. Other stops on the trek include Miami, Atlanta, Dallas, New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Cleveland and Chicago.

Pre-sale begins Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on Ticketmaster. American Express card holders can purchase tickets beginning Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET. General on-sale begins Friday 10 a.m. ET.

Astroworld remained at number one for a second week on the Billboard 200, selling 205,000 units for the week ending August 16.

Scott previously announced that he'd be headlining his Astroworld Festival on November 17 in Houston. La Flame launched his Cactus Jack Collection fashion line last week, and announced he’s curating the NBA 2K19 video game soundtrack.

Scott is also performing Monday night at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.

Astroworld: Wish You Were Here tour dates:

11/8 -- Baltimore, MD, Royal Farms Arena
11/9 -- Raleigh, NC, PNC Arena
11/11 -- Miami, FL, American Airlines Arena
11/12 -- Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
11/13 -- Atlanta, GA, Philips Arena
11/15 -- Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
11/19 -- Louisville, KY, KFC Yum! Center
11/ 21 -- Toronto, ON, Scotiabank Arena
11/ 24 -- Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
11/ 25 -- Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
11/ 27 -- New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
11/29 -- Washington, DC, Capital One Arena
11/ 30 -- Hartford, CT, XL Center
12/1 -- Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
12/2 -- Boston, MA, TD Garden
12/4 -- Cleveland, OH, Quicken Loans Arena
12/5-- Detroit, MI, Little Caesars Arena
12/6 -- Chicago, IL, United Center
12/8 -- Minneapolis, MN, Target Center
12/9 -- Milwaukee, WI, Fiserv Forum
12/10 -- Omaha, NE, CenturyLink Center Omaha
12/12 -- Denver, CO, Pepsi Center
12/15 -- Sacramento, CA, Golden 1 Center
12/18 -- Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
12/19-- Los Angeles, CA, The Forum

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ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty ImagesAretha Franklin's fans have been busy buying her music this past week, giving the late great Queen of Soul has her highest-charting album in 46 years.

Franklin's 30 Greatest Hits compilation, originally released in 1985, re-enters the Billboard 200 chart this week at #7. This is her highest-charting album since her 1972 double-platinum, live gospel release, Amazing Grace, which also reached #7. Amazing Grace earned a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance, and remains the best-selling album of her career.

30 Greatest Hits sold 35,000 units for the week ending August 16, an increase of more than 13,000 percent from the previous week. The Queen has now scored a total of seven top 10 albums on the Billboard 200.

As previously reported, Franklin's funeral will be held in her hometown of Detroit on August 31. The music legend's homegoing service, which is limited to friends and family, will take place at the Greater Grace Temple in the Motor City.

However, there will be public viewings on August 28 and 29 at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, also in Detroit, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time.

Franklin will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, along with her father, Rev. C.L. Franklin; brother Cecil Franklin; sisters Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin; and nephew, Thomas Garrett.

Franklin died Thursday at her home in Detroit from pancreatic cancer. She was 76.

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Republic RecordsIt's safe to say Nicki Minaj isn't happy that her Queen album is not number one.

Nicki went on a Twitter rant to complain that her new release debuted number two on the Billboard 200 behind Travis Scott’s Astroworld. The rapper posted several angry comments, and let it be known she objects to Scott's album sales being inflated due to Instagram promotion by his girlfriend, Kylie Jennerand selling his album and concert tickets together.

“Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc,” she tweeted. ”I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week. I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA!”

Astroworld remained at number one for a second week on the chart, selling 205,000 units for the week ending August 16. Queen sold 185,000 units.

Minaj is also upset that Scott provided album buyers with a bonus: items from his new clothing line.

 “I looked at the numbers the CartersKanyeNas, etc recently did," Nicki tweeted. "Travis sold 200K in his first week of clothes alone. I spoke to him last night & he said he’s been selling clothes b4 the music,” she griped.  “Billboard says they’ll change the rules cuz of this, so it should be changed now!”

The 35-year-old MC also charges that journalists were paid to write negative articles about her.

“When I was told they were being paid to write these things I didn’t believe it, now I know it’s true. I got the proof on that too,” she writes.

“I’m supposed to keep letting these ppl get money to bully me behind the scenes & not say anything,” Minaj continues. "This is what happens when you release a great body of work after they spent millions to ruin you." 

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Paul CHARBIT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty ImagesJust when it appeared that the Drake/Pusha T/Kanye West feud was over, Drake escalated the beef in Ye’s hometown of Chicago.

Drizzy brought his Aubrey and The Three Migos tour to the United Center in the Windy City Saturday night, and he changed the lyrics in his song “Know Yourself” in order to diss West.

As captured by DJ Akademiks on Instagram, instead of the track’s original lyrics: "Had a job sellin' Girbaud jeans/ I had a yellow TechnoMarine/ Then Kanye dropped, it was polos and backpacks," Drake changed the last line to “Kanye flopped.”

As previously reported, Pusha told Vanity Fair in June that the beef was squashed.

Pusha originally fanned the flames when he dropped his Daytona single, "Infared," in May, which took direct shots at Drake for allegedly using a ghostwriter.  Pusha is signed to Kanye's label, and Kanye produced the Daytona album.

Drake 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. 

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Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for So So DefSomebody better call Maury Povich.

In what appears to be a birth announcement, Jermaine Dupri recently shared an Instagram photo of a fair-skinned, seemingly Caucasian baby on his lap with the simple caption, "#3."

Although Dupri has yet to publicly confirm that the boy is biologically his, the caption does suggest that it could be his third childild. The music mogul has two daughters,  Shaniah and Jalynn

While some offered congratulations, many questioned the paternity of the boy and asked for an explanation.

"I’m sure there’s a story behind why baby is white. Fill me in please," commented one fan.

"That's a white baby," shared another.

"Better call DNA," said one commenter.

Dupri has yet to respond to the inquiries

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Atlantic RecordsJust hours before opening tonight's MTV VMAs in New York City, Cardi B has dropped her new “Ring” video featuring Kehani.

In the clip, Cardi and Kehani are rocking platinum blonde hair, while wrapped up in phone cords, and appearing in phone booths floating in the sky. Kehlani sings the hook, “You don't hit my line no more, oh, oh/You don't make it ring, ring, ring, ring/I can't keep this on the low, I want you to make it ring, ring, ring, ring”

The gold-certified track is the fifth single from Cardi’s double platinum Invasion of Privacy album, following “Bodak Yellow,” “Bartier Cardi” featuring 21 Savage, “Be Careful,” and “I Like It’ featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

Cardi leads all artists at the VMAs with ten nominations. She is up for Artist of the Year and Best New Artist, and her “Finesse” remix with Bruno Mars received five nominations, including Video of the Year and Song of the Year.

In addition, “Bartier Cardi” is up for Best Hip-Hop and Best Collaboration, and Cardi is nominated in the Best Latin category for her “Dinero” collaboration with Jennifer Lopez and DJ Khaled.

It's not clear what Cardi will be doing to open the show, but reportedly, she won't perform.

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Solaiman FazelJanet Jackson took over New York City over the weekend, celebrating her new single, “Made for Now,” and shocking people by riding the subway to a block party in Harlem.

Following the release of her new single, “Made for Now,” featuring Daddy Yankee on Friday, Janet joined the reggaeton star at a Harlem Week celebration on Saturday. Instead of riding in a limo or luxury SUV, they traveled to the event on the subway, as captured by her fan site, JanetJourney.

In Harlem, Janet was honored by the Chamber of Commerce at a block party. Later, she headed downtown to the Standard Hotel for a party celebrating the release of "Made For Now,” where her guests included Maxwell.

Miss Jackson posted a video from the event with the comment, “Had such a  fun release party last night! Thank u all for making me feel so special.”

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Taylor Hill/Getty Images2 Chainz tied the knot with longtime partner Kesha Ward on Saturday in a star-studded ceremony in Miami, Billboard reports. 

The couple said their vows at the Villa Casa Casurina in front of celebrity friends like Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys

Videos of the ceremony show Ward walking down the aisle to John Legend's "All of Me" and later dancing to Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love."

While the rapper wore a gold blazer and the bride donned a red gown, the Wests stole headlines with their ensembles. Kim Kardashian West turned heads in tight her neon dress, while Kanye wore a green Louis Vuitton suit.

2 Chainz -- whose birth name is Tauheed Epps -- proposed to Ward just three months ago on the red carpet at this year's Met Gala. Ward tearfully said yes in front of cameras. The couple already has three children together: Harmony, Heaven, and Halo

The "Birthday Song" rapper posted a picture of the happy family on Instagram after the nuptials with the caption "Chainz's."

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