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Kendrick Lamar Appears To Diss Drake Over Ghostwriting

(Radio.com) "I cannot call myself the best rapper if I have a ghostwriter," Kendrick Lamar remarks in a new interview with Rolling Stone. While not specifically calling out Drake, some of the Compton rapper's comments could be pointed in the Canadian artist's direction.

When asked if it's ever okay for a rapper to have a ghostwriter, Lamar said that it depends "on what arena you're putting yourself in." Drake himself has been the center of a ghostwriting controversy since Meek Mill tweeted that the "Hotline Bling" star "don't write his own raps" in 2015.

"If you're saying you're a different type of artist and you don't really care about the art form of being the best rapper, then so be it," Lamar continued. "Make great music. But the title, it won't be there." Read more here.

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Taylor Swift's Mother Called to Witness Stand

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift's mother Andrea was called to the witness stand by the attorney for the former KYGO DJ David Mueller. The mother is a witness in the lawsuit filed by Mueller over the loss of his job.

Mueller was dismissed after being accused of grabbing the buttocks of the singer before a 2013 Denver concert. Andrea Swift is employed by 13 Management, and is part of her daughter's senior management team.

The mother testified that after hearing of the alleged incident, she 'was upset tot he extent like I wanted to vomit and cry at the same time." Earlier, Mueller finished his second day of testimony after being called as part of his case. Read more here.

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Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' 3D Premiere Announced

(Radio.com) Michael Jackson's 'Thriller" was the original blockbuster music video: The 14-minute short film set the culture ablaze with visual iconography, energetic dance sequences and a creepy, horror aesthetic.

This year, 'Thriller" will get the film festival treatment it deserves in Venice, where a 3D version of the video will debut. Adapted as Michael Jackson's Thriller 3D, the audio and visuals have been fully remastered and converted for three-dimensional display. Representatives for the project insist that director John Landis' original edit will not be altered or recut in any way. Landis and Jackson collaborated on the script for the video, which features a date gone horribly awry.

"I am so happy to have had the chance not only to restore but enhance Michael Jackson's Thriller," Landis said. 'We took full advantage of the remarkable advances in technology to add new dimensions to both the visual and the audio bringing it to a whole new level. Even though Thriller was shot traditionally, I was able to use the 3-D creatively. Let me just warn you, there is a rather shocking surprise in there!" Read more here.

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More Big Stars Added to Kenny Rogers Farewell Concert

(Radio.com) Chris Stapleton, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire and Wynonna Judd have been added to the star-studded lineup for "All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration."

The one-night event to celebrate Roger's historic 60-year career will take place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee Oct. 25. Previously announced performers include Rogers, Dolly Parton, Little Big Town, Alison Krauss, The Flaming Lips, Idina Menzel, Jamey Johnson and Elle King.

"It is a great honor to learn that my friends Reba, Lady Antebellum, Chris Stapleton, Wynonna, and The Judds will be performing at this show," Rogers said. Read more here.

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Macklemore Announces Gemini North American Tour

(Radio.com) Macklemore is going on tour. The "Marmalade" rapper posted a ridiculous video Wednesday (August 9) to announce that he would be hitting the road this fall, but not before he hit a target with his bow and arrow.

"If I miss it, I will stay home, get into progressive drum and bass and pierce my p—-," the rapper joked before proceeding to miss the target. "That's it, I'm getting a d— ring."

After several more unsuccessful shots, Macklemore announces that he has "changed his mind" and will go on tour anyway. The Gemini North American tour kicks off this fall on Oct. 8 in Portland, Oregon. Watch the hilarious video and check out the tour dates here.

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Diplo Reacts To Rihanna Diss With New Joke

(Radio.com) Diplo is the king of reveling in what others may perceive to be embarrassing moments and the star took to social media to joke off the latest diss, this one courtesy of Rihanna.

From Katy Perry ranking him at number three of her ex's bedroom skills to his ability to make light of Rihanna saying one of his songs sounded like "airport reggae," he leans into these situations with humor.

Rihanna apologized for the comments, sort of, writing "my bad @Diplo," with the hashtag #dutyfree. The international DJ has clapped back with even more humor by posting cover art for a fake single (we presume) "Reggae Music for Airports." Check out Diplo's joke here.

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Gorillaz Release New 'Strobelite' Music Video

(Radio.com) The Gorillaz new music video for 'Strobelite" is, perhaps, best described as a hybrid of a disco celebration, an '80s neon-infused nightclub and a Tetris-inspired video game.

The newly released promotional clip features Pos from Del La Soul, Vince Staples and the Savages' Jehnny Beth, who all collaborated on the group's latest album Humanz.

The video was directed by pseudonymous "Raoul Skinbeck," a friend of the band member Murdoc Niccals and illustrates the original theme of the album, which was meant to be 'a party for the end of the world," said frontman Damon Albarn in a statement. Watch "Strobelite" here.

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Kelly Clarkson Reveals One Of Her Dream Collaboration

(Radio.com) Country and pop music fans have something to get excited about in the future, as Kelly Clarkson just suggested she wanted to do a trio performance with Cam and Kelsea Ballerini "at some point."

The excitement began Monday morning (August 7), when Cam wrote on Twitter, "Just spent the morning getting lost in @kelly_clarkson videos. Jeez she is everything. Emotive, crazy range, genuine. Le sigh." Kelsea Ballerini quickly chimed in, writing, "One of Music's greatest gifts. I agree."

To make matters even more adorable, Clarkson replied, writing, "Ladies, what?! So nice. Big fan of both of you as well! I say this calls for a beautiful trio performance at some point," with several smiling and party hat emojis. Check out the exchange here.

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Kelly Rowland Is Working On A New Album

(Radio.com) It's been four years since Kelly Rowland released a studio album, but the singer and former Destiny's Child member is spending time in the studio. In a new interview Rowland said she's writing and recording with Syd of The Internet.

"Syd's voice just sucks you in," Rowland told The Fader. "Everything about her is just so effortless. I love working with her in the studio. I think I played that song ["Girl"] at least a thousand times. It makes me feel sexy, feminine, and easy."

Rowland said the run-up to her next album has been a period of soul-searching. "You have this moment to evolve and you have a platform to say something," she said. "Right after I had my son I didn't know what I wanted to talk about. I just found this place and found a groove and everything started to pop into place. I'm really excited." Read more here.

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Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini Performing At ACM Honors

(Radio.com) Country music fans, the 11th Annual ACM Honors are right around the corner. The Academy of Country Music announced the list of performers Wednesday (August 9), which includes several big-name stars in the industry.

The night will celebrate the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards. The featured performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott and George Strait.

This year's honorees include Special Award recipients Ballerini, Keith, Strait Bob Kingsley, Reba McEntire, CMT's Nashville, Dolly Parton, Shel Silverstein, Lori McKenna, Eric Church and Willie Nelson. Read more here.

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Sinead O'Connor Shares Her Emotional Struggles Online

(Radio.com) Sinead O'Connor has posted an emotional message on social media, in which she discusses her struggle with depression and urges viewers to try to understand how crippling mental illness can be.

In a 12-minute video posted on her Facebook, O'Connor cries on camera and explains that she's all alone and desperately struggling to survive. "I am now living in a motel in New Jersey. I'm all by myself," she said. "Mental illness, it's like drugs, it doesn't [care] who you are, and equally what's worse, the stigma doesn't care who you are."

She added that her family has abandoned her, criticized them for not taking care of her for the past two years and said she only has one person she can trust. "There's absolutely nobody in my life except my doctor, my psychiatrist – the sweetest man on earth, who says I'm his hero – and that's about the only thing keeping me alive at the moment… and that's kind of pathetic."

Said she made the video to try to inform the public what she many others are going through. "I want everyone to know what it's like, that's why I'm making this video," she said. "I am one of millions — people who suffer from mental illness are the most vulnerable people on earth, we can't take care of ourselves, you've got to take care of us."

"My entire life is revolving around not dying, and that's not living," she added. "And I'm not going to die, but still, this is no way for people to be living." Watch O'Connor's full post here.

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Justin Timberlake Returns to Camp Winnipesaukee With Fallon

(Radio.com) Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon proudly tout their "best friends forever" relationship on and off Fallon's Tonight Show stage. On Tuesday night (August 8), the pair released their latest installment of "Camp Winnipesaukee" with Billy Crystal and Keegan-Michael Key.

In the nerdy camp sketch, Fallon and Timberlake play braces-clad young boys who are struggling to fall asleep after "lights out" in their cabin. The two proceed to sing 4 Non Blonde's hit song "What's Up" and Gloria Estefan's "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You."

Key, playing the part of an agitated camp counselor, repeatedly tries to get them to quiet down with little luck. Toward the end of the sketch, Crystal shows up as "Billy from Camp Buttonwood." Watch the full clip here.

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