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lil-wayne-070916.jpg Lil Wayne's former bus driver has filed a lawsuit against Young Thug, Birdman, Peewee Roscoe (aka Jimmy Carlton Winfrey), Cash Money Records and Young Money Records over a 2015 incident that saw Winfrey fire shots at Lil Wayne's tour buses after an Atlanta concert. The suit was filed in Georgia's Cobb County State Court by Alvin Lewis.

john-legend-070916.jpg John Legend took to the stage of The Tonight Show for a performance of "Penthouse Floor," a single off his fifth studio album Darkness and Light. While rocking a black, studded leather jacket, black shirt, and black pants, Legend was joined by The Roots and backup singers. Chance The Rapper, who appears on the track, could not make it for the performance.

mariahcarey-061616.jpg Mariah Carey held hands with reported new boyfriend, and choreographer, Bryan Tanaka, onstage during the VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night concert in Brooklyn. Carey and Tanaka could be seen holding hands during Carey's holiday classic tune "All I Want for Christmas Is You." A source told Us Weekly, "Mariah and the backup dancer were very energetic."

imge2-062916.jpg Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande are just some of the stars that appear on the Hairspray Live! soundtrack, which is available for streaming online a week ahead of its release. Hairspray Live! features 19 tracks, including "Come So Far (Got So Far to Go)," a duet with Grande, who plays Penny Pingleton, and Hudson (Motormouth Maybelle).

Marvin-Gaye-071316.jpg Marvin Gaye's family has given the green light to Jamie Foxx to chronicle the life of the late singer in a new biopic.

alicia-060816.jpg Alicia Keys and Maren Morris hit the stage together on a recent edition of the show CMT Crossroads. The show brings together artists from within the country genre along with those from other genres and often finds them covering one another's material. "It's cool to see an artist that is so iconic in her own right — in every right really — singing words that I wrote . . ."

drake-070916.jpg Drake and French Montana have shared their "ten commandments" for hookups. The latter shared a photo of the list via Instagram on which the pair refer to their partners as "tings," hookups as a "splash" and the dating process as "hunting." Some of the rules on the list include: "Thou shall never pillow talk or discuss business with a ting."

rowland-061016.jpg Kelly Rowland is lending some advice to new moms in her first book, Whoa, Baby!: A Guide for New Moms Who Feel Overwhelmed and Freaked Out (And Wonder What the #*@& Just Happened). Rowland penned the new book alongside OB-GYN Dr. Tristan Emily Bickman, which she culled from her real life mothering experiences with two-year-old son Titan Jewell.

beyonce-070916.jpg Travis Tritt has offered some clarification regarding his critical remarks of Beyoncé's appearance at the 2016 CMA Awards. He feels that his comments were taken out of context after many believed his comments were about race. "Race has nothing to do with it," Tritt tells Nash Country Daily. "That's what I've tried to make clear from the very beginning. We should be better than that. To make everything about race — to me — it makes me sad to be honest."

Rihanna-061616.jpg Rihanna and Great Britain's Prince Harry took part in HIV testing to help promote World AIDS Day on December 1. A video of their testing was posted on social media to show how easy the process is. The testing took place in RiRi's native country, Barbados. Prince Harry met Rihanna for the first time on November 30.

mariahcarey-061616.jpg Mariah Carey and DNCE have been confirmed for ABC's Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest. Carey will reportedly take to the stage right before the ball drops at midnight. Thomas Rhett, Gloria Estefan and the cast of Broadway musical On Your Feet! will also perform throughout the night.

john-legend-070916.jpg John Legend released his new album Darkness And Light on December 2. The album consists of a total of twelve tracks and is supported by two singles, "Love Me Now" and "Penthouse Floor," which features an appearance by Chance the Rapper. In addition to Chance the Rapper, the album also features an appearance by Miguel on "Overload."

kanye-west-070916.jpg Kanye West has been released from the hospital following a week-long stay for "stress" and "exhaustion." Some have speculated that the rap star suffered a "nervous breakdown." After spending over a week at UCLA Medical Center, West is now back at his home with his wife Kim Kardashian and their children North and Saint, according to TMZ.

beyonce-070916.jpg Beyoncé has released a new video for "All Night," which appears on her highly acclaimed album Lemonade. The clip, which had previously only been available on TIDAL and Apple Music, features cameos from Jay Z, Blue Ivy, Tina Lawson, Zendaya, Chloe x Halle, and more. "My love was stronger than your pride / Beyond your darkness I'm your light . . ."

frank-ocean-062215.jpg Rolling Stone has revealed their Best Songs of 2016 list and the top spot was taken by Beyoncé's "Formation." Queen Bey also took the top spot on the magazine's 50 Best Albums of 2016 list, with Lemonade. Frank Ocean's "Ivy" came in at number two on the Best Songs list, followed by Drake's "One Dance," which featured Wizkid and Kyla.

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