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kelly-061616.jpg A new petition has been launched seeking to remove R. Kelly from Sony Records in the wake of explosive allegations that he was holding women against their will. According to the report, Kelly is allegedly controlling the women's every move, including how they dress, when they bathe, sleep, and use of their cell phones. He also allegedly abuses the women both physically and verbally.

KendrickLamar-071817.jpg Kendrick Lamar gifted a brand new modified van to a quadriplegic fan, Jennifer Phillips, backstage during the Dallas date of his DAMN. Tour. He also gifted her a jacket with a personalized note. "Thank you for always supporting me. Your a inspiration for me. You are strong and positive. Your kind and beautiful."

2Chainz-061617.jpg 2 Chainz joins DJ Holiday in his new video for "Wassup Wid It," the latest single off of Holiday's upcoming project 4am in Decatur. The new clip begins in an Atlanta neighborhood as 2 Chainz and Holiday are joined by friends for an early morning block party. Joined by his French bulldog Trappy, Chainz dances on top of a squad car while fire surrounds him.

john-legend-070916.jpg John Legend blasted President Donald Trump's comments after the Senate once again failed to pass the latest draft of a Republican-led health care bill after months of working to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. "As I have always said, let ObamaCare fail and then come together to do a great healthcare plan. Stay tuned!" Trump tweeted.

LilWayne-071317.jpg Lil Wayne has signed on for a headlining performance at this year's upcoming Mala Luna Festival. This year's event is set to take place in San Antonio, Texas between October 28 and 29. This year Weezy joins an impressive lineup including Wiz Khalifa, Migos, Afrojack, Carnage, Khalid, and Playboi Carti.

the-dream-120116.jpg The-Dream is expecting his eighth child and his third with wife LaLonne Nash. In a photo posted on Instagram, Nash confirmed that she is 35 weeks pregnant with a photo of her husband kissing her on the cheek and rubbing her belly.

MariahCarey-041117.jpg A new drama series based on the life of Mariah Carey is coming to Starz. According to reports, Carey herself will be attached to the project. Deadline reports that Carey will executive produce along with her manager Stella Bulochnikov and Brett Ratner. The series, which is currently untitled, features a script penned by Nina Colman.

MusiqSoulchild-012916.jpg Musiq Soulchild has released a pair of new music videos for "Start Over" and "Simple Things," both of which will appear on his forthcoming new album Feel the Real. "'Start Over' is something like a 'what if' scenario," he tells Billboard. "Everyone has their own 'the one that got away' story, maybe they or you found someone else, maybe too much time has passed . . ."

JaggedEdge-071717.jpg Jagged Edge has released their ninth studio album, Layover, on their indie label Hard Case Records. The release is their first since 2014's J.E. Heartbreak 2.

Swizz-beats-101415.jpg Swizz Beatz has challenged Timbaland to a beat battle, which he has accepted. After Beatz appeared onstage during the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor press conference in New York to issue the challenge, Timbaland responded with his very own Game of Thrones-theme. "Swizz," Timbo says. "You have woken up Tim Mosely. Challenge accepted. I'm with the smoke."

kelly-061616.jpg R. Kelly has been slapped with new sexual misconduct allegations. The revelation came via legendary music writer Jim DeRogatis, who reports that Kelly has been accused of holding women against their will as part of what he has called a "sex cult."

lauryn-hill-080416.jpg "The Ish," a previously unreleased Fugees track, has surfaced thanks to Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex. "This is some dead right s— / Sometimes we fight s— / Some make up and write s—, spark and ignite s—," Lauryn Hill sings on the track. Later in the song, Pras raps about a 2014 interview that he conducted with CNN.

ti-black-and-white-061416.jpg T.I. shared a heartfelt message for his soon-to-be ex-wife Tiny in honor of her birthday. "Happy Gday to my beautiful lovely lil loud mouth, argumentative know it all, s— kickin, Cap a- Southside Patna," he posted to Instagram.

DAngelo-071417.jpg D'Angelo is releasing a remastered deluxe edition of his debut album, Brown Sugar. The deluxe edition of Brown Sugar includes a cappella renditions of the title track and "Me and Those Dreamin' Eyes of Mine," an alternate version of "Brown Sugar," an alternate mix of "Cruisin'"; and remixes from CJ Mackintosh, Dallas Austin, Tech King and others.

EricB-Rakim-062317.jpg A new concert film and documentary based on Eric B. & Rakim's recent reunion concert is in the works thanks to a collaboration between Russell Simmons' consumer media brand All Def Digital also with Sessions X, an on demand video streaming app, and the creative media company Talsa Media.

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