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Bruno Mars Replaces Cardi B with R&B Stars of Past and Present

Cardi B won’t be on the 24K Magic Tour as originally planned, but Bruno Mars has ensured it will include plenty of star power. The chart-topping singer has added an array of R&B hitmakers spanning multiple eras to his tour, as revealead in an announcment on Tuesday (August 14). 


Boyz II Men, Ciara, “Boo’d Up” creator Ella Mai and The Gap Band’s Charlie Wilson are now scheduled to perform on Mars’ tour, which begins on September 7.


Hip Hop Rallies Around Gravely Ill Queen of Soul

DETROIT, MI – As the news of Aretha Franklin’s medical condition continues to spread, members of the Hip Hop and R&B community have come out in droves to show their support.


Franklin — who iconically earned the distinction as the Queen of Soul — is reportedly “gravely ill” in a Detroit hospital. WDIV-TV anchor Evrod Cassimy broke the news via Twitter on Monday morning (August 13).


“BREAKING NEWS: I am so saddened to report that the Queen of Soul and my good friend, Aretha Franklin is gravely ill,” he wrote. “I spoke with her family members this morning. She is asking for your prayers at this time. I’ll have more details as I’m allowed to release.”


According to Showbiz 411, Franklin was diagnosed with cancer in 2010. The 76-year-old’s last performances include the Elton John AIDS Foundation gala and the Philadelphia’s Mann Center last year.


Franklin was born in 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the course of her career, she’s pumped out 42 studio albums, culminating with 2017’s A Brand New Me. She’s responsible for timeless classics like “Respect” and “Son Of A Preacher Man.”


The 17x-Grammy Award winner’s music has been sampled by countless Hip Hop artists, including 3rd Bass, Mos Def (Yasiin Bey), Kanye West, Big Sean, Nas, EPMD, Outkast and Dr. Dre.

Missy Elliott, DJ Premier, Ciara, Mariah Carey are just a handful of those sending a little prayer to Ms. Franklin on social media.

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Kendrick Lamar made his primetime acting debut Sunday night (July 29) on STARZ's Power. After 50 Cent teased a special guest appearance last week (July 25), the show's executive producer Mark Canton confirmed that K. Dot would be taking his talents to the big screen in an unspecified role on Power.    


The Compton native transformed into a homeless druggie named Lace for his cameo, where he assists 50 Cent's character, Kanan, in obtaining something he wants for cash. Power's creator Courtney Kemp was blown away with Kendrick's acting ability and detailed how the opportunity came about. 




On Monday morning, R. Kelly released a 19-minute song called “I Admit” that directly addresses the multiple accusations of sexual misconduct against him that have, in recent months, sparked the #MuteRKelly social-media campaign and led the Women of Color of Time’s Up – a subcommittee of the anti-sexual harassment group – to call on companies with business ties to Kellyto sever their relationships.

The song, in which Kelly also reveals he was sexually abused as a child, is notably the first time the singer has refuted claims that he’s holding several women against their will in his properties in Atlanta and Chicago, as was first reported in July 2017 by journalist Jim DeRogatis for Buzzfeed News, and controls nearly every aspect of their lives as part of a “sex cult” in which he maintains nearly unchecked power over his captives.


– He dropped out of school
– Says He loves women, and they’re mad that he cheats on them
– He slept with his best friend’s girl / His girlfriend’s best friend
– Confirms he is illiterate, cannot spell, couldn’t read the teleprompter at the Grammys
– He has not seen his kids in years
– Admitted he loved Aaliyah romantically
– Name drops Steve Harvey, John Legend, and Tom Joyner for tearing him down
– He signed all his publishing away
– He’s broke and has to tour to pay his bills
– A family member touched him from childhood to 14
– Took his virginity while he was sleeping
– Owes $20 million to IRS, had to borrow money from his record label
– His ex-team having bad intentions & his illiteracy the reason for money issues

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Lil' Kim Talks New Album With DJ Whoo Kid, Teases Possible Beyonce Collaboration: 'We've Been Showing Each Other Love'


The Queen Bee is working toward the release of her anticipated fifth studio albumwhich is slated for November, 22 years after her acclaimed debut effort. Kim also chopped it up about shooting a documentary, her relationship with Snoop Dogg and possibly working with Beyoncé

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