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chainz-watchout-062016.jpg 2 Chainz has revealed that his upcoming new album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music will be released on June 16. In honor of the new record, Chainz released a three-minute trailer that includes clips of the rapper working in the studio and performing live in concert. At one point in the trailer, Drake conveys his admiration for his frequent collaborator.

Stevie-071216.jpg Stevie Wonder has been given an honorary doctorate from Yale University. The soul legend appeared at the Ivy League school's recent commencement ceremony where he was issued the award and said he was thrilled to be there. Yale President Peter Salovey presented Wonder before the school and noted: "You have always sung to us in the 'Key of Life' . . ."

Ariana-052417.jpg In the wake of the deadly bombing that happened at her Manchester concert, Ariana Grande has postponed her European tour through June 5. "Due to the tragic events in Manchester the Dangerous Woman tour with Ariana Grande has been suspended until we can further assess the situation and pay our proper respects to those lost," her label Republic Records said in a statement.

ti-black-and-white-061416.jpg T.I. and Trey Songz are planning a new collaboration called the The Lady Killers. Tip and his Hustle Gang label mate haven't nailed down the collab, but he says it very well may happen: "Me and Trey Songz were supposed to do one . . . called The Lady Killers. All those of these projects could very well come into fruition," T.I. told XXL.

kendrick-lamar-070416.jpg Kendrick Lamar will contribute a verse to the upcoming remix of the Future hit "Mask Off," produced by Metro Boomin. On the verse, Lamar lashes out at his haters: "How y'all let a conscious n---a go commercial/ While only makin' conscious albums?/ How y'all let the braids on TV?/ How y'all let the hood at the table?" raps Lamar.

prince-012210.jpg  A US District Court judge has reportedly put a stop on the release of previously unheard Prince tracks that had been held by the star's former engineer. George Ian Boxill had worked with the Purple One in 2006 on an EP titled Deliverance and announced plans to release the tracks earlier this year.

john-legend-070916.jpg John Legend has offered up his new video for the track "Surefire." The video was directed by Cole Wiley, and it follows the story of a young interracial couple, Roberto and Jamila. Throughout the video, the pair fights a string of injustices that puts their love in jeopardy.

beyonce-070916.jpg Beyoncé and Jay Z celebrated the upcoming addition of twins with an African-themed baby shower over the weekend. The event took place at a private residence in Beverly Hills and featured the pair decked out in traditional African-style garb.

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna has reportedly signed on to appear in a new Netflix original film alongside Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o. The project is in the works from Selma director Ava DuVernay and the online network nabbed rights to the project during what was reportedly a heated negotiation at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Ariana-grande-070916.jpg Explosions have been reported at the site of an Ariana Grande concert in the U.K., reportedly leading to multiple fatalities. Initial reports of the event were sketchy. But explosions were reported shortly after the end of Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena, according to the Daily Mail and other media outlets.

drake-070916.jpg Drake racked up 13 awards at the Billboard Music Awards over the weekend, making him the winningest artist ever at the event. Drizzy took the stage repeatedly throughout the event and thanked his many big name friends and collaborators in the industry.

monae-081116.jpg Janelle Monae is set to star alongside Leslie Mann and Steve Carell in an upcoming drama from director Robert Zemeckis. Zemeckis co-wrote the screenplay with Caroline Thompson. The untitled feature is based on Jeff Malmberg's 2010 doc Marwencol, which follows a man who builds a miniature WWII-era village as a way to recover from an assault.

WyclefJean-032117.jpg Wyclef Jean is rallying for support of Haitian immigrants in light of the Trump administration's decision to extend the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) program or terminate it.

NewEdition-012417.jpg New Edition has signed on to appear as part of BET's new Genius Talks. The event will come as part of the BET Experience in Los Angeles. The Genius Talks series will take place on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25.

Xscape-030117.jpg Xscape have confirmed plans to reunite for the upcoming Essence Fest. The event is set to take place in New Orleans in July and will mark the first time that Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott have hit the stage for Essence in 17 years.

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