Strike a pose: SZA releases mystical “Supermodel” music video

SageSZA‘s music video for her track “Supermodel” shows the singer in a magical forest where fairy children roam.  

The inventive clip, directed by Nabil, also features the Top Dawg Entertainment artist getting revenge at a former lover by shooting him with firecrackers ejected from her fingers while a group of children cheer.

“Supermodel” comes from SZA’s smash hit album Ctrl, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 this June.  

She kicks off her first headlining tour August 16 in Richmond, VA. Her opening acts will be rapper Smino and singer Ravyn Lenae.  

or info on tickets, check out SZACtrl.com/tour

SZA’s also opening for Bryson Tiller on his European tour this fall. Information on those tickets can be found via trapsoul.com.  

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Just “Another Love Song”: Ne-Yo premieres new, choreography-filled music video

ABC/Ida Mae AstuteNe-Yo‘s impressive dance moves, and acting chops, are on display in his new music video for “Another Love Song.”  

Both the visual and track will surely have fans dancing, no matter where they are.  

The clip features Ne-Yo on a dinner date with a beautiful woman, who’s more preoccupied with her phone than the R&B singer.  

When she leaves their table to go to the bathroom, Ne-Yo begins an electric song-and-dance number, with everyone at the restaurant eventually taking part in the choreography. 

If Ne-Yo’s latest music video leaves you craving more from the performer, you’re in luck.  

He’s also a judge — alongside Jennifer Lopez and Derek Hough — on NBC’s new hit dance competition showWorld of Dance, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET. 

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Usher keeps quiet about STD scandal, hits the studio instead

ABC/Fred WatkinsUsher has yet to make a public statement about the current STD scandal in which he’s embroiled, but it appears the R&B singer’s in the studio instead, crafting new music. 

Over the weekend, mega-producer Jermaine Dupri posted an Instagram video of Usher laying down some vocals with producer-songwriter Bryan Michael Cox.  

“There’s absolutely no feeling on this planet that can compare to the feeling of making music you love, with friends you love,” Dupri writes in the caption.

Usher’s fans are still waiting to see if the entertainer will comment publicly about legal documents, originally obtained by Radar Online, that revealed the singer allegedly infected a woman with the herpes virus, then settled a lawsuit she filed for $1.1 million.  

More women also claimed Usher also gave them the STD and are allegedly seeking legal help from attorney Lisa Bloom, with one reportedly seeking $20 million in damages from the superstar. 

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Report: Beyoncé gets post-baby bod back in shape with Soulcycle workout

Zoe GhertnerBeyoncé is taking her post-baby body workout plan very seriously.  

The superstar was seen going to a Soulcycle class with hubby JAY-Z over the weekend, according to E! News.

An eyewitness also revealed that the “Formation” singer “was totally into the music and bopping her head and grooving along” during the intense indoor cycling workout.  

“She was able to last through the class and [use] the weights without a problem,” explained the source. 

Another onlooker told E! that Bey looked “great” and seemed very “inspired and motivated.” Jay also seemed “very supportive.”  

As for Bey and Jay’s newborn twins, Sir Carter and Rumi, another source told E! that the power couple’s babies are “very healthy” and “adorable.” 

The source added, “Jay has been super helpful with the twins as well, and their marriage has been better than ever since welcoming Rumi and Sir.” 

Earlier this month, Beyoncé introduced Sir and Rumi to the world in the first photo of the two, via Instagram.

The picture has since gained over nine million likes. 

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Toni Braxton to star and executive-produce Lifetime movie on Georgia shooting

ABC/Jeff NeiraToni Braxton is headed back to the small screen.

According to Deadline, the singer and Braxton Family Values star has been tapped to headline Lifetime’s original movie, Faith Under Fire, which is based on the 2014 book Prepared for a Purpose: An Inspiring True Story of Faith, Courage and Compassion in Crisis.

Similar to the book, the film follows the true story of Antoinette Tuff, a struggling single mother from Georgia who manages to avert a tragedy when she talks down a deranged gunman who storms a Georgia elementary school in 2013.  

Braxton, who co-executive produce the project, will play Tuff.

Also set to star in the film is actress Yaya DaCosta, who will play the 911 operator Kendra McCray, who relays messages from Antoinette to police on the scene.

This film marks the second project for Braxton with Lifetime after the success of her 2015 biopic, Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart.

Faith Under Fire is set to premiere in 2018. 

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Watch now: Lecrae releases “I'll Find You” music video

Courtesy of Columbia RecordsLecrae and singer Tori Kelly give words of hope in the new music video for his latest song, “I’ll Find You.”

And hope is especially key for the St. Jude Children‘s Hospital patients shown in the clip. A

As previously reported, “I’ll Find You” was inspired by loved ones of both Lecrae and Tori who were battling cancer at the time of the track’s inception. “This video is my heartbeat,” Lecrae tweets.

“I’m showing my passion and passion for others,” he says. “I want people to see there’s hope in chaos.”

You can donate to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through the “I’ll Find You” campaign via Fundraising.StJude.org.

“I’ll Find You” is available now via the usual digital platforms.  

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Miguel says “Detroit” director “took a huge chance” on casting him for role

ABC/Byron CohenDetroitbased on the true story of the 1967 police raid at Detroit’s Algiers Motel and the days-long riot that followed, stars Miguel as a member of soul music group the Dramatics.  

he singer-songwriter tells Billboard the the film’s director, Kathryn Bigelow, “took a huge chance” on casting him for the role.

He explains, “Being part of the process from audition to actually having a moment in the film was really inspiring just to see all the talent and then to get the sense of what we were actually auditioning. When we auditioned I had no idea. There was a general script, but it was really our interaction with each other.”

“To see it turn into what it is now, an actual film, is really inspiring,” Miguel adds. The “Coffee” artist also credits the Dramatics as being one of the legendary bands from the ’60s who “inspired” him to write music.  

“I loved those groups — The Dramatics, The TemptationsThe DelfonicsThe Stylistics, all of ’em.” 

And while he’s carving a second career as an actor, fans have the release of Miguel’s fourth album to look forward to, and much more.  

He tells Billboard that he’s “really excited to release some music, like really soon — yesterday. I’ve been recording the past year and a half.”  

Detroit is open now in limited release. It will go wide this Friday, August 4.  

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R. Kelly calls cult report “a bunch of crap,” still going on tour amid allegations

Randee St. Nicholas/ RCA RecordsA new scandal isn’t going to stop R. Kelly from hitting the road.  

The singer tweeted a brief video announcement to tell fans that his forthcoming After Party Tour will go on, regardless of the report that he’s an alleged cult leader harboring several young women in several of his residences. 

In the clip, Kelly explains, “I just wanna let all of my fans out there know that despite all of the crap y’all hearing, I will be coming to the East Coast to do my show.”  

He continues, “And believe me ya’ll, it’s a bunch of crap. I hope to see y’all there. I love y’all.”  

R. Kelly’s East Coast tour stops include Virginia Beach, Baltimore, Maryland, White Plains, New York and Mount Pleasant and Detroit in Michigan.

As previously reported, the allegations regarding Kelly stem from a BuzzFeed report that claims the R&B singer, who has homes near Chicago and Atlanta, is keeping up to six women at his various properties and controlling every aspect of their everyday lives, from what they eat and wear to their sexual encounters with him.   

Kelly has since denied these claims. One of Kelly’s alleged captives has denied that she’s being held against her will, and has insisted that she’s fine.

The author of the Buzzfeed report is the same journalist who reported on Kelly’s 2008 court case, in which the entertainer was acquitted of 14 charges of making child pornography.  

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Kendrick Lamar surprises fans with release of “LOYALTY.” video starring Rihanna

Image Group LA/ABCKendrick Lamar‘s released his latest music video for his song “LOYALTY.” and bad gal Rihanna herself stars in the clip as the rapper’s love interest. 

Kendrick, who’s portrayed as a gangster in the clip, and RiRi go on to test their loyalty to one another in various scenes, and you’ll just have to watch the entire video to find out how their love story ends. 

“LOYALTY.” comes from Kendrick’s smash hit album DAMN., which has gone double platinum.  

The artist, who leads the pack of MTV Video Music Awards nominees with eight nods, is currently on tour in support of the disc.  

For tickets and other info, visit KendrickLamar.com

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Get your jazz hands ready: Brandy's headed back to Broadway

ABC/Lou RoccoBrandy‘s not ready to give up on Broadway just yet! The “Angel in Disguise” singer is headed back to The Great White Way this August to reprise her role as Roxie Hart in the Tony-winning musical Chicago.  

She made the announcement on Instagram, writing, “#RoxieHart She saved me and continues to do so always in #DivineTime.”  

Brandy first portrayed the iconic character in 2015, which marked her Broadway debut.  

She then reprised the role in 2016 in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C.  

The entertainer will dance and sing up a storm as Roxie from August 17 to August 31 at the Ambassador Theatre in New York City.  

For information on tickets and times, check out shubert.nyc/theatres/ambassador.  

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