Jazmine Sullivan thinks that there is a bit of "injustice" when it comes to why she isn't as successful as Adele, though the singers are often compared to one another. While she acknowledges that some of that might have to do with the undervaluing of Black soul singers in the music industry, she tries not to focus on the negativity.
Nicki Minaj has called out Miley Cyrus in a new remix of Yo Gotti's "Down in the DM." "What's good," Minaj asks in the remix, referencing last year's awkward moment at the MTV VMAs. "He said, 'Kylie, what's good?'/ I said, 'Miley, what's good?' / I said, 'Could you pay my bills like O'Reilly, what's good?'"
Wiz Khalifa has teamed up with RiverRock Cannabis to launch his own line of marijuana called Khalifa Kush. Announcing the new partnership, Wizzy said that he hopes the April 20 launch of Khalifa Kush would help "raise awareness and end cannabis prohibition nationwide." "These products have taken years to perfect," he added, "I'm really excited to finally share them with the public."
Maxwell has revealed plans to release blackSUMMERs' night - the follow-up to 2009's BLACKsummers'night sometime this year. "I can't believe that 20 years after doing something that I started when I was 21, would even mean anything, or even stand the test of time to the point where I would have an interview and it would be a mentioning point," he told Essence.
Drake has accepted a ping pong challenge from NBA legend Reggie Miller.
The match is scheduled to go down during this year's NBA All-Star weekend, which will take place in Drake's hometown of Toronto.
Rihanna has confirmed that she will perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards. "See y'all at the #GRAMMYs February 15 on @CBS at 8e/5p!!" she tweeted. Rihanna, who is not nominated for any awards this year, will join the previously announced performers Skrillex and Diplo's Jack Ü, Justin Bieber, Chris Stapleton, and many more . . .
A previously unreleased video of Kanye West freestyling has been released by U.K. DJ Tim Westwood. The 2004 video, shot around the time of the release of Ye's The College Dropout, sees him rhyming alongside ex Roc-A-Fella execs Dame Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. "I'ma take a little intermission," West says at one point.
Kendrick Lamar is featured on the latest edition of Billboard magazine, along with the title, "Kendrick's Sweet Revenge." The cover comes ahead of Lamar's appearance at the Grammys, where he's been nominated for 11 awards. "I want to win them all," K-Dot began. "It's bigger than me, When we think about the Grammys, only Lauryn Hill and OutKast have won."
Beyoncé has parted ways with her longtime business manager and hired a new team, Page Six is reporting. Page Six reports that that Beyoncé has split with her general manager of five years, Lee Anne Callahan-Longo. The singer is now reportedly working with Steve Pamon, who was JPMorgan Chase's head of sports and entertainment marketing.
Jhene Aiko is featured on the latest music from Gallant, a track called "Skipping Stones." The cut, released at the official Soundcloud page of Red Bull Sound Select, features Aiko and Gallant harmonizing over lost love. Speaking with The Fader, Gallant said the track was written "for the lonely ones this Valentine's Day."
Rihanna has signed on to appear at the upcoming BRIT Awards. The show is set to air on February 24 and will take place at the O2 Arena in London. News of Riri's participation in the event broke earlier this week in a post from the BRIT's official Twitter account.
Disclosure have revealed a series of new North American tour dates, a run that includes sets at Coachella, Sasquatch and Firefly. The trek begins April 6 with three shows in Mexico, followed by sets at Coachella on April 16 and 23.
Chris Brown has made an appearance on Zendaya's new track "Something New." The track makes use of TLC's 1990s classic "Creep" and finds the singer saying she's ready to do some bedroom experimentation. "I probably should wait, but I wanna let you go there / I wanna try something new, all night," she sings on the track.
Swizz Beatz has opened up on Kanye West's forthcoming release Waves. He spoke on the release with Billboard, revealing some details of what it was like working on it. "I had the pleasure of working on a few tracks for the album. It's one of the best albums I heard him produce in a while," he began.
Drake is set to make his debut in a Super Bowl commercial this year. The ad is for T-Mobile and finds Drizzy replaying the shoot for his "Hotline Bling" video. In the ad various execs are on the set of the video and swoop in immediately after a director shouts "cut." The rapper amicably says that he "loves changes" and the execs proceed to pump the track's lyrics with regulations.