Kanye West Stops By TMZ Live, Suggests That Slavery Was A “Choice”

Kanye West raised some eyebrows at the TMZ newsroom, and upset at least employee, when he suggested slavery was a “choice.” In clip from the rapper’s visit toTMZ Live, West touched on a number of topics, but spent a chunk of time talking about Donald Trump and what a big fan he is of the president. At another point in his visit, while talking with Harvey Levin and Charles Latibeaudiere, West made a comment in which he suggested that slavery was a “choice.” “When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years? That sounds like a choice,” he said. The TMZ interview follows a series of controversial tweets the rapper sent last week in which he called President Trump his “brother” and said that they both possessed “dragon energy.”   You can see the TMZ clips below.

Kanye West During TMZ Live: Slavery For 400 Years Sounds Like “A Choice”

Via feedproxy.google.com

Editorial credit: Liam Goodner / Shutterstock.com

Lauryn Hill Remixes Drake’s “Nice For What”

Lauryn Hill took the stage at the Apollo Theater in New York on Tuesday and surprised the crowd. Hill was in the middle of performing the timeless classic, “Ex-Factor” when she cut the music, and fired up Drake’s “Nice For What,” which samples her hook.  Lauryn Hill is gearing up to go on tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Misedcuation of Lauryn Hill, the album where “Ex-Factor” is featured on.  You can see the performance in the article below.

Editorial credit: JStone / Shutterstock.com

Rae Sremmurd Reveals Cover Art & Release Date For ‘SR3MM’ Triple Album

Rae Sremmurd, consisting of Slim Jxmmi and Swae Lee, are dropping three projects this week. SR3MM will consist of Jxmmi’s Jxmtro, Swae’s Swaecation, and the duo’s joint effort. The brothers also shared the artwork for their upcoming triple album. In a series of Instagram videos set to previously released singles, the vibrant covers were revealed to showcase both brothers alone on their individual albums. The collaborative SR3MM will all be released Friday, May 4. Check out the new covers below.

Rae Sremmurd Releases Cover Art for Forthcoming Triple Disc Album

Via thesource.com

Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

J. Cole Is the First Artist To Debut 3 Songs Simultaneously In Top 10

J. Cole continues to make history with KOD. After breaking both Spotify and Apple Music’s 24-hour streaming records, J. Cole makes Billboard history. Cole has now become the first artist to debut three songs simultaneously on the Hot 100. Cole’s new tracks, “ATM,” “Kevin’s Heart,” and “KOD” arrive at Nos. 6, 8, and 10, respectively. He is the first artist to debut three top 10 cuts on the songs chart in the same week. Additionally, the songs open at No. 2, 3, and 6 on the Streaming Songs chart, according to Billboard.

J. Cole Becomes First Artist To Debut 3 Songs In Hot 100’s Top 10 Simultaneously

Via allhiphop.com

Editorial credit: Sterling Munksgard / Shutterstock.com

Time’s Up’s Women Of Color Demand Investigation Into Allegations Of Abuse By R. Kelly

The Women of Color (WOC) group within the Time’s Up movement has published an open letter in support of a campaign that seeks justice for the alleged victims of R&B singer R Kelly. WOC write: “We call on people everywhere to join with us to insist on a world in which women of all kinds can pursue their dreams free from sexual assault, abuse and predatory behavior. To this end, today we join an existing online campaign called #MuteRKelly.” The #MuteRKelly campaign calls on Kelly’s record label, Sony, and concert promoter, Live Nation, to sever ties with the musician. Kelly, 51, has faced a number of allegations of abuse against young black women, including claims of imprisonment in an “abusive cult”. Kelly has “unequivocally” denied all claims.

Time’s Up takes aim at R. Kelly over sex misconduct claims

Via www.chron.com

Editorial credit: Jamie Lamor Thompson / Shutterstock.com

Cardi B, Nipsey Hussle And More Appear At Broccoli City Festival 2018

More than 30,000 people gathered at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington D.C. on Saturday to watch Cardi B, Migos, Miguel, H.E.R, Nipsey Hussle, and more hit the stage at the 2018 Broccoli City Festival. Cardi B performed her final show of the year before maternity leave, and Nipsey Hussle took a political stand making a statement against the President.  Launching in 2013 to draw attention to Earth Day, Broccoli City’s mission has been to re-build urban communities through self-sustainability, healthy food, and clean living, with a focus on “people, planet, and profit.”  You can see more highlights in the article below.

6 Memorable Moments From Broccoli City Festival 2018

Via www.vibe.com

Editorial credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Migos Involved In Brawl After Performing In Las Vegas

Following Migos’ performance in Las Vegas on Friday, they were allegedly involved in an altercation outside their hotel. The trio performed at Drai’s Nightclub at the Cromwell on April 27, where they joined were on stage by Cardi B. Afterward, the group hit the town and returned to where they were staying, the Encore Hotel & Casino, in the early hours of the morning. That’s where they reportedly got in an argument with a valet. The valet was allegedly hit, which led to a response by police and in-house security. Sources do not believe any of the group’s members attacked the valet, but possibly a member of their entourage is responsible. A video has also been released in which at least one individual is being arrested. As a result of the altercation, Migos and all their associates were kicked out of the hotel. 

Migos Kicked Out Of Hotel After Valet Fight; Cardi B Taken To Safety: Report

Via www.hotnewhiphop.com

Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Kanye West Previews New Song “Lift Yourself”

Kanye West previewed a new song titled “Lift Yourself” on his website; his first new music since 2016’s The Life of Pablo. West first mentioned the track on Twitter Friday afternoon.  Hours later, he unveiled what appears to be an early draft of the song. Earlier this week, amid his controversial social media reappearance (he had previously been off all social media for a year), the rapper has promised a handful of new G.O.O.D. Music releases, including a seven-song album and a collaborative LP with Kid Cudi.

Kanye West Releases New Track ‘Lift Yourself’

Via www.tmz.com

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

The Weeknd And Travis Scott To Headline 2018 “Life is Beautiful” Festival

The 2018 “Life Is Beautiful” Music & Art Festival is returning to Las Vegas for its sixth year, and they just released its lineup. The Weeknd, Travis Scott, and Florence + The Machine will be headlining the three-day weekend. The festival will feature a slew of additional highlight performances from N.E.R.D., Tyler, The Creator, Daniel Caesar, Miguel, Lizzo, A$AP Ferg, T-Pain, French Montana, GoldLink, Cashmere Cat, Santigold, and more. The festivities take place from from September 21-23 in Downtown Las Vegas. Tickets are on sale as of April 26th; general admission passes selling for $295 plus fees. All information can be found on the festival’s website

Life is Beautiful Festival Announces 2018 Lineup: Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, The Weeknd, Travis Scott Set to Headline

Via www.pastemagazine.com

Editorial credit: Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock.com

Drake Rules Billboard Hot 100 Chart for 13 Weeks

Drake has extended his run at the top of the pop charts to 13 weeks. “Nice for What” took over for his 11-week number one hit “God’s Plan” last week, and now the track has scored a second week at the top, with his former hit dropping to #2. The rapper has now spent a total of 33 weeks at number one in North America since he first hit the top with Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” in November 2010. He also becomes only the 16th act to claim the top two spots on the countdown simultaneously for multiple weeks.

Drake Holds The Top Two Spots On The Billboard Hot 100 Chart For Second Week

Via www.hotnewhiphop.com

Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com