"Just landed in Australia and I am dying with laughter because nicks just showed me an article that says I'm a heroin addict," Azalea tweeted. "WHAT?! LOL."
"could be injecting heroin into my hands…." she continued, "OR could just be scratches from @AleHerself's evil cat that attacked me the other week." A look at the pictures certainly shows some ambiguity as to what the cause of Azalea's injury could be. Read more here.
Gaga--rather understandably--believes that the name is an infringement on her stage name. Nadine O'Connor, a spokesperson for the company, told the U.K. magazine The Mirror that The Licktators had been asked to remove all products from stores within 14 days.
She explained that "We will not be bullied into removing content from social media relating to our product and subsequent media coverage. However, we will send complimentary tubs of our ice cream to Lady Gaga for chilling out to, as a gesture of peace and goodwill." Read more here.
Hoppus and Mumford were joined by tour openers The Vaccines and Jack Garratt for a cover of The Eurythmics' 1983 classic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)".
Mumford and Sons have one more stop on their Gentlemen of the Road tour before heading overseas for festival dates. The final mini festival, or Stopover as the band refers to them, will take place on August 22nd and 23rd in Salida, Colorado and will feature The Flaming Lips, Jenny Lewis and Dawes among others. Watch the video of the "Sweet Dreams" performance here.
The lawsuit, filed by the wife of the deceased, blamed Dre and Cube as the film's producers for her husband's death. It asserts that it is part of a "tragic tale of how reckless corporate greed, disguised as a quest for authenticity, lead to a foreseeable altercation that resulted in the death of a successful businessman named Terry Carter, and left his wife of 28 years, and his two daughters asking why his death ever had to occur," as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Suge Knight, Dre's former partner at Death Row Records, has long plagued Dre with taunts and threats since their splitting in the 1990s. The motion blames the parties involved for not averting the risk that Suge presented with his mere presence and history of violence.
"These allegations plainly demonstrate that allowing Suge to remain at the base camp posed a serious risk that Suge could have injured someone at the camp--including Dr. Dre… or one of the numerous cast and crew working on the film. Certainly, the risk that Suge might leave the base camp and proceed to his fatal confrontation with Carter was no more foreseeable than the possibility that Suge would injure or kill someone else if he had been permitted to stay." Read more here.
Only hours after posting it, the omnipresent "Bad Blood" singer retweeted a link to the Autism Speaks website showcasing the young talent. "My 7 year-old son Jacob was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4," explained his mother Tina. "He is a gifted pianist and loves Taylor Swift."
"I sometimes sit with him at the piano and call out track numbers from her most recent album," Tina continues. "Jacob will play the song that corresponds, without ever being taught the music notes."
According to his mother, Velazquez listens to her album every day and is constantly watching her videos on YouTube. Read more here.
It's not the only timely collaboration between Yeezus and Abel Tesfaye. The Weeknd recently modeled a few pieces of Kanye West's YEEZY Adidas collaboration for a GQ photo shoot and according to the 'Can't Feel My Face" singer, the army surplus-inspired gear felt like it was designed for someone like him.
'I really felt like he targeted someone like me," The Weeknd told the mens fashion magazine. 'The camo, the army look, the black boots, the nonchalant kind of vagrant look. I relate to it. It relates to my story. Kanye is such a great friend of mine as well, when he asked me I couldn't say no. It was the least I could do."
Watch the clip here.
The video is comprised of a variety of clips of Ross from the last few months. We go behind the scenes of his luxurious lifestyle--the camera follows him as he flits between club performances in front of packed crowds, moves in and out of a variety of luxury vehicles, and sprays champagne all over the place. He's joined in his adventures by his associate Slab, who features on the song.
One part of the video takes place in a setting that seems incongruous with the otherwise fancy hotels, clubs, and vehicles where the video takes place--a humble kitchen where Ross sips on a beer like a dad after work.
All becomes clear though, at 3:14--we see Ross flaunt his ankle monitor, related to his recent house arrest on kidnapping charges. Sometimes sitting around the kitchen isn't out of character for Rozay. Watch the very NSFW video here.
Unfortunately, a recent trend has developed where patrons have been posing in sexually suggestive positions with the Minaj look-alike. While a group of women recently groped the wax figure, one particular fan hopped up on the table posed himself behind Minaj's likeness in a rather racy manner.
After a public outcry, Madame Tussauds has issued an apology and says the tourist attraction will beef up security next to the popular display. It appears they will also create some type of barrier.
"We are taking immediate steps to ensure more staff are present in this area and that the set around this particular figure is redesigned so that a picture like this cannot be taken like this again," Madame Tussauds said in a release Tuesday. Read more here.
For fans of the original video, this one won't offer many surprises. Selena still finds herself writhing around on the floor and chartreuse couch of that same warehouse space. Added to the video are superimposed images of Rocky, either pacing around, or rapping in front of glitchy green-screen images.
If the slightly adapted video proves one thing, it's that Selena is officially reborn, more sexy, mature, and devious than we've seen her--and she wants us to know it. The singer's upcoming album should offer a broader picture of her transformation, and as indicated by an Instagram hint, the aptly titled Revival hits shelves on October 9. Watch the explicit video here.
Though the singer had been receiving considerable buzz before the collaboration (also due to his appearance at Coachella this year), the moment has without a doubt been a major breakthrough for her.
So, considering the minimal popularity that Mo¸ had going into the project, it is not surprising to hear that she was not the first choice to sing on the song. In an interview with Time (via NME), Diplo says that the song was written with Mo¸ as a slow reggae track and then offered to Nicki Minaj and Rihanna as possible collaborators, but both passed on the song.
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"I gave you a green Now & Later," Epps jokes. "You ate all my s-' Don't ask for no more of my donuts…" The real beef stemmed from an Action Bronson interview that took place in July. The rapper, whose rhyme style and vocal tone is often compared to Ghost's, told ESPN's SportsNation that Ghostface "isn't rapping like this no more."
The beef between then seemed to die down after Ghost's video rant was met with a Twitter apology from Bronson. See the tweet and watch Mike Epp's parody here.
Watch her acoustic take on the "Started From The Bottom" rapper's "Hotline Bling," which Drake famously teased at his barber's wedding. Cara's version was recorded for a Sydney television station.
Alessia's debut EP Four Pink Walls is set to be released on August 28th via Def Jam. Watch the video of her unplugged performances of Drake's "Hotline Bling" here.
Everyone may not actually have a friend quite like that, but we get what he means. The title track, however, is a bit more serious. It's about the well-documented health problems his wife Marisol has experienced lately (and she has occasionally updated fans on her condition via Rob's Facebook page).
"I am amazed at how strong and resilient she is," he says. "I realized that I had written songs about her like, 'Ever The Same' and 'Her Diamonds' and they almost paint her in a victim light, and I didn't like that. It was important to me to write a song that shows how strong she is."
When Thomas played Marisol the song, she suggested it be the album's title. 'She said, 'Because any endeavor you go into is the great unknown. Your motive, your intention, and your purpose are the only things you can control. Whatever is going to happen when it's done, you have no hand in.' It's funny, success is really only 50 percent up to you." Read more here.
"I didn't have to 'cram' to write this record, because I never stop writing," he said. He also has a lot riding on this album. "I have a family--and when I say a 'family,' I mean my band and crew--and they rely on me to write these songs and make another successful record to keep this thing going. But then, there's the pressure from me. That was the pressure for me, this time around. "
The pressure also came from his record label and management. Moore both values that input (to be sure, not all artists do). "You don't want to tune it all out, there's a lot of valuable advice coming your way from all directions. I just noticed that with the success of the first record, there's a lot more riding on this one. For someone like me who has always had such a clear vision, it's about filtering out the bad advice and running with the things that are good ideas. But these people [at the label and management company] know a lot, they know what they're talking about. But you have to be firm and know what your stance is. There were a lot of fights to get the things that I wanted from this record. Like the cover art."
Indeed, the cover looks more like a rock album from the '70s or '80s than anything you've seen in country. Which is appropriate, as some of his biggest influences are Springsteen, Petty and Seger.
"That's a very different album cover for country music. I wanted my album cover to embody who I am as an artist, and who we are as a band. And to symbolize what the record is. For me, it was about creating something that's really gonna stick out and that embodies what the album is. The album has so much desperation in it, and that people screams that. It was just about capturing that." Read more here.
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