Nicki Minaj sounded off against Miley Cyrus during her recent speech at the MTV Video Music Awards. Minaj was on stage at the event to accept the Best Hip-Hop Video award for her track "Anaconda," when she turned her attention to Miley, who was also on stage as the evening's host. The beef ensued following a comment Miley made to the New York Times about Nicki.
Anthony Hamilton and Teedra Moses have confirmed plans to team up for a tour this fall. The run is set to kick off at the Civic Center in Savannah, Georgia and will continue through Halloween night when they'll wrap things up at the Convention Center in Greenville, Mississippi. "I am so grateful and appreciative that I was able to work with Anthony Hamilton."
Kendrick Lamar has opened up about how the crowds at the recent Reading and Leeds festivals compare to audiences in his hometown of Compton, California. During his hotly anticipated headlining set Kendrick said the audiences were more similar than one might guess. "One thing I Love about being out here, it kinda reminds me of Compton," Lamar said after performing "I."
Chris Brown has revealed that he has used a portion of his hard earned wealth to purchase 14 Burger King franchises. He revealed the details in Us Weekly's "25 Things You Didn't Know About Me" column, in which he also opened up about his eating habits and hobbies. He also revealed the he plans to name is forthcoming new album after his daughter, Royalty.
Rihanna, the Brand Ambassador and Creative Director at Puma, is featured in a new ad for the clothing and shoe company. In the black and white pic, Riri poses in workout pants and a sports bra. "Proud to be on the team!!! @PUMA X BADGAL #ForeverFaster," Rih posted in a July Instagram shot. Rihanna's duties as Brand Ambassador and Creative Director at Puma include designing her own line.
Rap and hip-hop tastemakers are remembering Lauryn Hill's The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill in the 17th anniversary of its release. "My impression when I first heard the album is I couldn't stop playing it," Ed Lover told AllHipHop.
Nicki Minaj will celebrate her third time performing at the MTV Video Music Awards by opening the show, MTV has announced. MTV has also announced that a host of other stars will be performing during the annual awards event.
Singer Jazmine Sullivan recently relived a past abusive relationship on her Instagram. Posting a picture of her standing in a Pier 1 Imports store, Sullivan wrote "The last time I was in this store was during my abusive relationship with my ex 3-4 years ago. I used to come and walk around this store for hours just to get away from him and the house," she wrote. "I would cry in here."
Two Canadian colleges - the University of Victoria and the University of Waterloo - are offering courses that study the arc of Beyoncé's career. "I just thought she would be an artist that a lot of the students - especially in this young 20s age range - would be able to identify with. They've pretty much had Beyonce in their lives their entire lives," said University of Victoria lecturer.
Common has publicly responded to reports that his former girlfriend, tennis star Serena Williams, is now currently in a relationship with Drake. TMZ recently caught Williams and Drake kissing at a Cleveland restaurant. "As long as she's happy, I'm good," Common told TMZ.
"Gangsta Way," a new track featuring both Chris Brown and French Montana, has leaked online. On the new track, Brown delivers a country music-esque part as he croons over subdued drums and plucky guitars, while French comes in with Auto-tuned vocals, singing about "European whips" and Facetiming with his girl.
Taylor Swift closed out her five night run at Los Angeles' Staples Center by inviting Justin Timberlake on stage for a joint performance of Timberlake's 2013 hit "Mirrors." "This has been so hard to keep a secret," Swift announced. "Anyone that knows me knows this is my favorite artist." "So Justin hasn't performed since he became a dad . . ."
Jay Rock has released "Easy Bake," a cut from his upcoming album, 90059, featuring a guest spot from Kendrick Lamar. Rock is a member of Lamar's Black Hippy collective. "This s**t's fresh out the oven," Jay boasts over the beat. "Easy Bake" is the third single from the album, following "Money Trees Deuce," and the title track.
2 Chainz has released a new music video for the song "Lapdance in the Trap House," produced by Honorable C-Note. In the new clip, directed by Sharod Marcus Simpson, 2 Chainz sports a poncho and a wide-brim hat at a house party. There are plenty of twerking bikini-clad girls surrounding 2 Chainz and his crew, who shower them with stacks of cash . . .
Janet Jackson penned a heartfelt note to Aaliyah, the R&B sensation who passed away 14 years ago in a plane crash. Janet posted a picture on Twitter of a handwritten note. "What I shared with u ever sacred everlasting N it's pure + it will endure. I love u Aaliyah. #RIP," she said.