Page Too Report for 01/01/2018
It was her ex Chris Brown, however, who is making headlines for his side eye-emoji comment he left on one of her photos on Instagram. Fans are far from happy about this comment, and have told the rapper to "stay away" or "leave" Rihanna alone in varying degrees of severity.
This anger quickly spilled over to Twitter, where fans have been raging over his comment, with many bringing up his 2009 assault of the singer and subsequent restraining order.
Some fans used humor to voice their displeasure, writing "chris brown needs to cease and desist," while other preferred a more straightforward message of "Chris brown just leave her alone my guy." Check out the posts and some of the best fan reactionshere.
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 morehere.
It is illegal to ride dirt bikes or ATVs in New York City. A 911 call from a witness led police to the intersection of West 207th Street and Sherman Ave. around 8:23 p.m. Wednesday night, but the Mill and his posse was gone by the time officers arrived, reports Billboard.
Mill might have gotten away with the offense had he not posted a video of himself on the bike zipping through the streets of Upper Manhattan. Read morehere.
The office released transcripts from a conversation between Knight, his attorney Matthew Fletcher and other parties in which the individuals appear to consider bribery.
Knight is charged with murder for a 2015 incident. He allegedly ran into two men with his truck outside of a Compton, CA burger stand after an argument on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton. One of the men died.
Individuals on the calls discuss a figure for the bribes, upwards of $25,000. Knight and Fletcher allegedly hoped the witnesses (bikers who were near the scene) would support Suge's claim that the victims were armed, and that he acted in self-defense. Read morehere.
When the singer recently sat down with Fresh 102.7 in New York City, Demi said she really wanted to get Ariana Grande on her as-yet-untitled upcoming album, but they just couldn't find the right song to duet on.
With deadlines looming, the dream collab had to get put on pause for a bit longer. "I really wanted to collaborate with Ariana," Demi admits. "There wasn't really a song, unfortunately, that would be right for us to do together -- so we have yet to work together but I would love to work with her someday."
But fear not Arianators, Demi is "confident" that the team up WILL happen, "We've talked about it before. We'd love to sing together." Read morehere.
According to a Page Six "source," the dynamic duo is hunkered down in a Japanese studio with only an engineer so "nobody knows what it is -- or what it sounds like . . . There are no professionals in the room."
The pair was recently photographed together in Japan with artist Takashi Murakami (responsible for the artwork on West's album, Graduation) and director Coodie Rock, who posted the pic on his Instagram page. When XXL asked Rock what was going on with the rappers, his response was that "We're talking about bringing in the new year with a bang!"
"They're going to drop some crazy collaboration out of the blue," an "insider" told Page Six. "They're going to drop some surprise project on everybody. They're recording it now." Read morehere.
It's a full house, as Miley is joined by her four siblings, Brandi, Trace, Braison and Noah, along with parents Billy Ray and Tish, most of whom sport mullet wigs and bandanas for the occasion. Miley and brother Trace up the ante by wearing grills.
"Guys, I think we can officially say the Cyrus family reunion is over," Billy Ray says at the end of the video, with Miley adding, "That was one of the best days ever." Read morehere.
It's a creative solution that's sure to please fans--a slightly immobilized rapper certainly beats a no-show. Nevertheless, 2 Chainz thanked his fans for supporting him through the recuperation process.
"After all the morphine and pains meds wore off I called management and said somebody find me a 'pink wheelchair,'" he wrote. "I can't let my fans down besides I'm passionate about this s-!! Tucson, Arizona thank you for supporting me and rocking with the campaign!!"
The rapper even boasted a bit about the triumphant show: "If you look up resilient in the Webster dictionary it's gone be a picture of me rocking a f--show in a pink wheelchair !!" You can see the wheelchair (and 2 Chainz' message to fans)here.
As she turned around, Spears realized that something was wrong and paused her performance of "Crazy." A swarm of male backup dancers and bodyguards tackled the intruder to the floor, while Britney spoke to a security professional about the developing situation. TMZ reports that Britney asked if the man had a gun; though it's a bit hard to tell from the audio.
The man's struggle with shirtless backup dancer lasted a matter of seconds, before he was hauled away from the stage. Fans booed the stage-rusher and applauded the efforts of Britney's team to diffuse the situation quickly. See footage from the shocking incidenthere.
The paparazzi, Maurice Lamont, is recovering and doesn't want to press charges. He took to social media to insist that he was okay and that "accidents happen," writing that Bieber is "a good kid," according to Us Magazine.
With this incident in mind, Bieber was extremely cautious driving away from The Peppermint Club in West Hollywood Sunday night (August 6), where he warned paparazzi to "stay clear" with a hand wave. Check out the encounterhere.
Over the weekend, Aaron decided to get a big piece of personal information off his chest: The former teen star came out as bisexual on Twitter. "To start off, I would like to say that I love each and EVERY ONE of my fans," he wrote. "There's something I'd like to say that I feel is important for myself and my identity that has been weighing on my chest for nearly half of my life."
He then described a lifelong process of coming to terms with his sexual orientation: 'This doesn't bring me shame, just a weight and burden I have held onto for a long time that I would like lifted off of me," he wrote. "I grew up in this entertainment industry at a very young age and when I was around 13-years-old I started to find boys and girls attractive. There were years that went by that I thought about it, but it wasn't until I was 17-years old, after a few relationships with girls, I had an experience with a male that I had an attraction to who I also worked with and grew up with." Read morehere.
Fans and fellow stars like Nicki Minaj immediately sniffed out a hack and the offensive posts were deleted. The messages contained racist, homophobic language and NME gathered screenshots before they vanished.
In a message to the hackers, Minaj wrote on one of the posts: "GANG BITCH F WIT US GET SHMOKEEDDD." The perpetrators replied: "'fu talking bout u next." The accounts hackers promoted on Ariana's page featured photos of Selena Gomez and Kylie Jenner. Read morehere.
Gallagher, on the other hand, aborted his set after 20 minutes because his voice was "f--." Both described themselves as "gutted" about the abridged performances.
"F-s sake. i am so gutted guys i don't know what to tell you," Lorde tweeted after the bad news. "they've told us we can't play. i had the most spectacular show planned for you and i PROMISE i will come back to play it as soon as i can."
Lorde promised fans she's "looking at a club show" to make up for the snafu. Gallagher got through more of his set but sent fans into a tizzy when he cut it short. He abandoned the stage in the middle of "Greedy Soul" but his band kept playing, obviously not sure what was happening. Read morehere.
Sources told the New York Daily News that the rap pioneer thought the man, John Jolly, was hitting on him. "He turned, interpreting that the guy was making an advance toward him," the source said. "One thing led to another, and he shivved him twice in the chest."
Kid Creole (real name Nathan Glover) was arrested for the murder Wednesday morning, Aug. 1.The victim, Jolly, had served five years in prison for beating and raping a 42-year-old woman in 1997. Read morehere.
During a recent interview, Tomlinson talked about the conversation and explained that he has taken steps to honor her wishes. 'My mum said, 'You've got to get back in contact with Zayn. Life's too f-- short,' he said in a radio interview.
When asked about Malik, Tomlinson explained, "We got back in touch with each other and kind of cleared the air and talked everything through. So we're mates again, I suppose." Read morehere.
"She's everything you hope she's gonna be," Del Rey told KROQ's Stryker of her collaboration this past June. "She's so contemporary, and she knows all the new music that's out weekly. She loved the track and she added so much to it."
In a new interview with morning show hosts Kevin & Bean, Del Rey admits that she was nervous working with her idol, but the two mystical souls ended up being close friends.
"I was more nervous than I thought I would be when she came in," she recalls of the recording session. When asked if Del Rey was able to suppress her nerves, she admitted that a lyric re-do re-triggered her anxiety. "
"I was at first but then she (Nicks) asked me to re-sing something and I got on the microphone in this booth that I'm not usually in--cause I usually just sing in the middle of the room--she just wanted me to do my oos and ahhs over and my first ahh was like (her voice warbles in a feeble attempt to sing the higher register). It was horrific and she didn't even say anything. I had said something stupid like, 'oh God, that sounds so small next to your ahh. And she said, 'That's ok, you can be my little echo.'"
Despite the tiny hiccup, Del Rey and Nicks became fast friends. "I could totally call her. And, I have to say it's one of these like amazing career and life things where I do consider her a friend and I love her. Cause you never really know with women how it's gonna go but she wanted to be there right away… sent flowers after the track was done. She got me a present for my birthday… She was actually the one who put all the extra effort in and didn't make anything hard clearance-wise. I just had to call my friend and ask, 'Are you sure it's all ok?' I was like, 'yup!' I said, well, I guess we're all good." Read more and listen to the full interviewhere.
"In connection with Dr. Luke's defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities. Dr. Luke's counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she has relevant information regarding, among other things, false statements about Dr. Luke made to her by Kesha," reads a statement from Dr. Luke's attorney. "This motion has become necessary because Dr. Luke's counsel has not been able to obtain, despite repeated request, a deposition date from Lady Gaga."
"As Lady Gaga's legal team will present to the court, she has provided all of the relevant information in her possession and is at most an ancillary witness in this process," a representative for Lady Gaga told Rolling Stone. Read morehere.
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