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Page Too Report for 03/16/2018


Rihanna Slams Snapchat For Chris Brown 'Would You Rather' Promotion

(Radio.com) Pop star Rihanna has blasted Snapchat for a recent promotion for the game "Would You Rather" that asked if users would slap Rihanna or punch Chris Brown.

While the company has since apologized for the blunder, Rihanna has taken to Instagram Stories to let Snapchat know exactly how she felt about the promotion.

'Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my fav app out there! But I'm just trying to figure out what the point was with this mess!," Rihanna wrote. "I'd love to call it ignorance, but I know you ain't that dumb! You spent money to animate something that would intentionally bring shame to DV victims and made a joke of it!!!! This isn't about my personal feelings, cause I don't have much of them…but all the women, children, and men that have been victims of DV in the past and especially the ones who haven't made it out yet….you let us down! Shame on you. Throw the whole app-oligy away." See a fan capture of her statement here.

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American Idol Teen Did Not Like Katy Perry's On-Air Kiss

(Radio.com) Katy Perry made headlines earlier this week for being 19-year-old American Idol contestant Benjamin Glaze's very first kiss. Now, he's announced that the smooch was both unwanted and "uncomfortable."

'I was a tad bit uncomfortable," Glaze told The New York Times. 'I wanted to save it for my first relationship. I wanted it to be special." Glaze confessed to the judges that he had never been kissed before after he mentioned that he enjoyed his work as a cashier because it let him meet 'cute girls."

'Would I have done it if she said, 'Would you kiss me?' No, I would have said 'no,'" he said. 'I know a lot of guys would be like, 'Heck yeah!' But for me, I was raised in a conservative family and I was uncomfortable, immediately." Read more here.

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Drake Breaks Records With His Live Stream Gaming Debut

(Radio.com) On Wednesday night, Drake, Travis Scott and Pittsburgh Steelers' wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster jumped online for game of Fortnite: Battle Royale with popular gamer Ninja.

The live stream of their gameplay netted record views for a non-tournament event. More than 600,000 people tuned in to watch Drake navigate a post-apocalyptic hellscape,

Also chat about pineapple pizza and discuss his gaming habits, according to Polygon. The rapper shared that he often plays the game between studio sessions. Read more here.

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Vince Staples Cancels His GoFundMe Retirement Campaign

(Radio.com) Last week, Vince Staples made an unusual request to his haters. Due to "complaints about our recent show performances," the rapper started a GoFundMe page seeking $2 million in exchange for his immediate retirement.

The page was part of a clever campaign to promote his new NSFW single. He outlined a plan that involved a Honda, real estate and a puppy. Since the campaign launched, he raised a measly $2,022 for the cause.

So on Wednesday, he announced that the campaign and GoFundMe page has been shut down. "Seeing as we clearly won't reach our goal of 2 million dollars, I am canceling the GoFundMe and refunding all the little people with big voices," he tweeted. "I expect to hear no further slander." Read more here.

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Elton John Getting All-Star Tribute Albums

(Radio.com) Earlier this year, Elton John announced that his Goodbye Yellow Brick Road Tour will be his final series of live engagements. His retirement from the touring life coincides with a GRAMMY tribute concert, set to air next month.

Additionally, Elton recruited some of music's biggest stars to record two albums worth of covers from his long and hit-laden career. The first album, Revamp features pop, rock and urban acts. Ed Sheeran will cover "Candle In The Wind," Lady Gaga will take a stab at "Your Song" and Demi Lovato will step into the KiKi Dee part of "Don't Go Breakin' My Heart" opposite Q-Tip.

The second album, Restoration features a familiar cast of country characters, including Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Maren Morris, Little Big Town and the Brothers Osbourne. Legends of the genre like Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson will also appear on the album.

Miley Cyrus (who appeared with Elton at the GRAMMYs) appears on both Revamp and Restoration. On the former, she'll cover "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" and on the latter, she'll put her spin on "The B—- Is Back." Both albums will be available on April 6, see the complete tracklistings here.

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Lil Jon Releases Alive Video Featuring Offset and 2 Chainz

Lil Jon has released a brand new music video for his track "Alive" which features special guest appearances from Migos rapper Offset as well as 2 Chainz.

The rapper said in the announcement that set want to go outside the box for the new promotional clip which was directed by Elliot Sellers. He said, "With 'Alive' I really wanted to do something different, outside the normal, typical hip-hop video.

"I've always been an artist that thinks 'outside the box' and gives my fans somethin' fresh. Get ready, people are in for a wild ride with this one!" Watch it here.

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Taylor Swift Goes Lavish For 'Reputation' Tour Invitations

(Radio.com) Taylor Swift's forthcoming Reputation Tour is sure to be epic, and she's giving VIP fans an exclusive look at what's in store. The pop star revealed the sneak peek to fans fortunate enough to snag a VIP pass to one of the shows by way of an impressive and elaborate package sent out to purchasers.

The extravagant invite was shared by Jasmine Dotiwala, who posted a series of tweets revealing the package received by a fan in her office. Needless to say, it's pretty cool.

"Hey guys, if you're watching this right now, then you got a VIP package for the Reputation tour, and I'm so excited that you did," Swift says in a video that comes with the invitation. "I'm so excited that you wanted to come. I am so stoked about it."

The Twitter video pulls back to reveal a crowd of fans watching the video in awe, with one exclaiming "Amazing!" in the background. See the tweet here.

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Charlie Puth Recruits Kehlani For New Track 'Done For Me'

(Radio.com) Charlie Puth and Kehlani got a thing going on. The pair have teamed up for a new song, "Done for Me," which can now be streamed online

The catchy brand new single finds the singers trading verses over a percolating electronic bass line and warm synthesizers reminiscent of classic '80s pop.

"Done for Me" is the latest advance from Puth's anticipated sophomore album, Voicenotes, which is set to drop on May 11. Listen to "Done for Me" here.

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Carrie Underwood Looks Back Grand Ole Opry Invitation 10 Years Later

(Radio.com) Carrie Underwood is looking back. The country music superstar is celebrating Throwback Thursday by remembering the night she was formally invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry by non less than Randy Travis.

"This makes me cry every single time. Thank you for welcoming me into the family 10 years ago," Underwood posted on social media, along with a video of the moment.

"I was asked by the management of the Grand Ole Opry to come out here and ask you if you would like to be their next member," Travis says in the video after praising her performance. Underwood tearfully accepts the invitation. Watch it happen and share in Underwood's happy tears here.

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Jennifer Lopez Says She Had 'Me Too' Moment With Film Director

(Radio.com) Jennifer Lopez has shared a personal "Me Too" moment from early in her film career. The pop star opened up in a new interview with Harper's Bazaar, where he reveals that a movie director asked her to take off her shirt during a meeting.

"I haven't been abused in the way some women have," Lopez stated in the piece. 'But have I been told by a director to take off my shirt and show my b****? Yes, I have. But did I do it? No, I did not."

Lopez went on to say that while she didn't comply with the unnamed director's outrageous request, she admitted that it still shook her to the core. "When I did speak up, I was terrified," she recalled. 'I remember my heart beating out of my chest, thinking, 'What did I do? This man is hiring me!' It was one of my first movies. But in my mind, I knew the behavior wasn't right. It could have gone either way for me. But I think ultimately the Bronx in me was like, 'Nah, we're not having it.'" Read more here.

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Jake Owen Shares 'Daddy Daughter Donut Day' Photos

(Radio.com) Jake Owen is feeling sweet. The country star has shared a heartwarming social media post regarding a recent bonding moment with his 5-year-old daughter, Olive Pearl.

"I spent this morning taking my little girl to school because it was daddy daughter donut day," Owen shared on Instagram. "It was pretty awesome looking around at all the other Dads…being Dads…She reminded me I'm 24 years old, and also reminded me to cherish this time in a woman's life when they don't care if they have chocolate frosting all over their face."

The post comes with a series of pictures of Owen and Olive making the most of the day, and munching on the sweet treats. See the post here.

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French Montana, Akon Lead Hurricane Maria Benefit Concert

(Radio.com) Several artists are teaming up to raise money to assist those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. Akon, French Montana are set to headline the Power To The People event on March 18 at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

The star-studded benefit concert will include additional performances by Busta Rhymes, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Lupe Fiasco, Jeremih, B.o.B. and Black Thought, among others.

Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in September of 2017, killing more than 1,000 people. Currently, much of the island remains without power. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Ms. Mohammed's Pandora

Ms. Mohammed has just released her new single 'Pandora' and we asked her to tell us the story behind the track, which is featured on her "Alibi" EP. Here is the story:

My girlfriend bought me a used Pearl Export drum kit a couple years back for my birthday and I actually wrote the entire EP on it. The snare part that opens the track was the first thing I wrote on Pandora then came the guitar riff and everything slowly fell in to place from there. I don't usually approach songwriting from a conscious decision of what I think the song should be about; I try to let the song set the intentions as much as possible.

The demo was called 'Dance Pandora' after an effect I used on my Korg Pandora mini and I always assumed I would change it when the time came. Before the song went to mastering and I was forced to officially name it I looked up the legend of Pandora's Box in Greek mythology and realised it fit the themes of the song perfectly. Pandora got a bad rap in those days and really this story of the first human woman who is entirely responsible for unleashing all the evil on planet Earth is age old and is basically just patriarchy creating a scapegoat to bear the burden of blame.
It was Eve, it was Pandora, it was *insert nearest woman's name here* fault. We are weak and useless and very powerful succubi at the same time! Hence the chorus lyric which addresses the theory of 'original sin'.
"Tell me no sin, tell me no lies"

We are sold limiting ideas of what it means to be female. Femininity is derided in all cultures, still synonymous with weakness. To do anything 'like a man' is to do it well. To do anything like a girl? Well you know the rest.
In the song and video I attempted to celebrate the divine feminine present in ALL of us. Imagine what that would look like? It's up to us to make equality for all genders a reality in our lifetime.

We are the future. We'll stand beside you someday. Promise...

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself right here!

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