Coachella is known for reuniting big acts for the festival, and if you believe the rumors it looks like they may have secured another one for 2018. We already know that Beyoncé is headlining the event (following her cancellation earlier this year due to her pregnancy.) Now fans are speculating that she’ll reunite with Destiny’s Child for the performance, and believe she is hinting at a reunion after she shared on her official website a picture of herself. In the snap, Bey was seen teaming up her denim jacket with an AC/DC T-shirt, and it didn’t take too long for fans to notice that the superstar only showed the “DC” part in the pic. It eventually led fans to believe that Bey hinted at the highly-anticipated reunion as “DC” is the initials of Destiny’s Child. Meanwhile, Bey’s team declined to comment on the possible Destiny’s Child reunion at Coachella in April next year.
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Music and film producer Russell Simmons faced new accusations of sexual misconduct from nine woman in incidents dating back to 1983, including four who alleged that he raped them, according to separate reports in two U.S. newspapers. The 60-year-old co-founder of Def Jam Records in an email statement on Thursday denied the accusations from the nine women reported on Wednesday by the New York Times and Los Angeles Times. “These horrific accusations have shocked me to my core and all of my relations have been consensual,” Simmons said in the statement.
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On Dec. 15, N.E.R.D.’s fifth studio album, No_One Ever Really Dies, will be available worldwide. The band (consisting of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley) pulled in some famous friends to work with, and have unveiled a new track called ‘Don’t Don’t Do It!’, a collaboration with Kendrick Lamar and Frank Ocean. Pharrell explained how the track was inspired by the death of Keith Scott, an African-American man fatally shot by police last year. Williams went on to explain how Ocean wrote the intro to the song, and called Kendrick “incredible and brilliant.”
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After releasing his 45 track album Heart Break on a Full Moon and earning over 40 gold platinum plaques Chris Brown continues to end the year off strong by releasing more new music. Brown released a new single on Tuesday that did not make it onto the album. Brown comes through with his latest single “Goin At It” delivering another playful, upbeat track.
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Eminem will hit the road in 2018 for his first American concerts in four years. Eminem’s agent Cara Lewis said the rap legend ‘will be touring next year on select dates, his first US performances since 2014.’ No word on which cities Slim Shady will be performing in, however. Lewis did add that “Travis Scott will be headlining arenas in 2018. And last but certainly not least, Chance the Rapper will play international dates including Lollapalooza in Chile, Brazil and Argentina.”
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Beyoncé’s recent collaboration with Ed Sheeran, “Perfect,” has earned the superstar singer her sixth Hot 100 No. 1 as a soloist. Billboard reports that on the chart dated Dec. 23, the song lands in the No. 1 spot, fueled largely by first week sales for duet version of the Sheeran song. The song was first featured on Sheeran’s latest album, Divide, and the duets version dropped at the end of November. In its first full tracking week, ending Dec. 7, the song sold 181,000 downloads, up 202 percent, according to Nielsen Music.
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globes awards show on Monday morning, which included plenty of familiar faces. Issa Rae landed a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series for Season 2 of her HBO comedy Insecure, and Mary J. Blige earned her first supporting actress nod for her role in Netflix drama Mudbound. Jordan Peele’s Get Out will be up for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
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Gucci Mane’s El Gator The Human Glacier is arriving just in time for the holidays. He has announced a December 22 release date for the LP. The product is a testament to Gucci’s relentless work ethic, since according to him the whole album was recorded in just two days. Gucci has not revealed the cover art or tracklist for the project at this time.
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DJ Mustard and a friend were detained after a gun was discovered during a TSA screening at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, December 8. According to reports, Mustard and his associate was attempting to catch a flight out, when one of their bags were singled out for containing a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Police allege that both men tried to walk away without claiming the bag, but were stopped and detained by police officers.
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Black Bo, the longtime manager of Rick Ross, has passed away at the age of 56. Rozay broke the news at Art Basel 2017 during a Maxim party on Friday night (December 8). No details about Black’s death have emerged and Ross hasn’t mentioned it on social media at this time. Black had been extremely active on social media until November 17. Other artists, including French Montana and Wale, have confirmed the news of passing with condolence messages on Instagram.
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