This past summer, Demi Lovato went on a Twitter rant defending her friend Ariana Grande, who was being compared to a cut rate Mariah Carey (via an internet meme).
In the process she had some unkind words for Carey, writing in part "Mariah is a legend and is so talented but constantly disses people. It's nasty the way she treats Jennifer [Lopez]."
Appearing on Watch What Happens Live, Carey was given the opportunity to respond to those comments, and did, claiming she didn't even know who Lovato was, echoing her famous J. Lo diss.
"I don't know her either and so I wouldn't say anything to her," Carey said. "She should come up, introduce herself to me, say, 'Here's my opinion. What do you think about it?' That's how you handle s—, OK?"
But Carey didn't reserve her shade for Demi, she also claimed to "not know" Ariana. "No, honestly, I'm not familiar. I listen to hip-hop more than I listen to pop music," she said. Check out the full segmenthere.
The song came courtesy of video featuring fan footage of important moments the song could be a soundtrack for, such as proposals and weddings.
The new record was co-produced by Paisley and Luke Wooten and will be the singer's eleventh studio effort and is set to be released on March 3rd. Watch the previously mentioned music video for "Today"here.
Twenty One Pilots shared a preview of the event on Twitter. In the short video, fans can hear a new version of "Heathens," which somehow sounds more eerie than the original.
It's just one Twenty One Pilots song out of five that the two groups performed for their TOPxMM event. All tracks will be available to download for free as well. Read morehere.
It looks as though days after their vacation in Turks and Caicos Minaj began posting inspirational quotes that, when read in a certain light, seem to be jabs at Meek. The most recent one came yesterday (December 19th) and stated, "Those people who tried to bury you didn't know you were a seed."
Meek quickly responded on his own page with different message. "There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness," the post read, but it's his caption that's even more telling. "Happiness the best make up a woman can wear….show me ya true colors! " he wrote.
The back and forth messages followed a photo of a scantily clad behind Meek posted on Instagram before deleting it. The Boombox grabbed a screenshot, and accompanying the picture, Meek wrote, "Sitting back like ' $avage ' just friends," he wrote. Read morehere.
In her first public statement since leaving Fifth Harmony, Cabello said that the other four members knew about her intentions to step away. ""I was shocked to read the statement the Fifth Harmony account posted without my knowing," she wrote in a note posted on Twitter. "The girls were aware of my feelings through the long, much needed conversations about the future that we had during tour. Saying that they were just informed through my representatives that I was 'leaving the group' is simply not true."
She added that she was disappointed things went down the way they did. "Just like the other girls said in their statement about their plans, I had also planned to continue with my own solo endeavors in the new year but I did not intend to end things with Fifth Harmony this way," she wrote. Check out the full notehere.
Though the video went viral, CeeLo later appeared on Facebook to confirm what some suspected: The clip was a fake. "I just wanna let everybody know that I am alive. I am well," he said. "Truthfully, I'm really upset that anybody had to be emotionally disturbed by what they saw today."
Many fans (and media outlets) believed the video and feared for CeeLo's life. 2016 was the year of the exploding-Samsung headline, so many presumed he was still using one of the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 phones. But despite the legitimate shock and concern, it was just a publicity stunt to introduce a new musical alter-ego, "Gnarly Davidson."
"It's supposed to set up the new character identity, you know what I'm saying," said Green. "What you saw today was a clip from a smaller video that we were shooting for a new project I'm doing called 'Gnarly Davidson.'" Watch the original and the apology videoshere.
Since he was feeling sick and was unable to record that day he decided to take questions from fans, including the status of his new music, the likelihood of a One Direction reunion and his favorite artist.
When asked if One Direction will ever get back together, Payne answered with resounding certainty. "@clairevendi I'm 💯certain that we will— Liam (@LiamPayne) December 17, 2016." Read what else he revealedhere.
Part of Champs' "We Know Game" series, it pairs hip-hop's big breakout star with football's equally big breakout star. Prescott looks calm and collected when he appears briefly in the beginning and again near the end, but Desiigner brings big energy the entire time. There's hardly one shot where he's not jumping around or jumping in his seat. Besides the classic adidas tracksuit he wears throughout the video, Desiigner even sports a Panda winter mask as a sly nod to his first hit single.
The rapper has been working with adidas and Champs more and more over the course of the fall. When the #MannequinChallenge was at its height, he contributed his own stand still video which heavily featured both brands. Watch the videohere.
McGraw posted the video to his Facebook page on Friday (December 16th). In it, the pair stand in a white-tiled bathroom and sing with an acoustic band backing them. The echo from the bathroom's layout brings an added fullness to the harmonies McGraw and Janson fuse together.
McGraw takes the first verse while Janson sings the second. Janson's voice floods the room with sound and when he's done McGraw breaks into a huge smile. "That's how it's done right there!" he exclaims.
The pair have been friends for some time, and have collaborated in other ways besides "How I'll Always Be." For instance, they co-wrote "Truck Yeah," off McGraw's 2013 album Two Lanes of Freedom. Watch them perform live togetherhere.
DJ Mustard returns to executive produce the project, and from his involvement it looks as though the two have cooled their bad blood. They parted ways after working together on YG's 2014 studio album My Krazy Life.
As for his Just Re'd Up series, it marks four years since YG shared the last installment with fans. He first released Just 'Re'd Up in 2011 and followed that up with Just Re'd Up 2 in 2013. Read morehere.
The new album, "Live at Madison Square Garden" will feature some of Mendes' biggest hits from his sophomore studio album Illuminate, including "Mercy."
Besides his own songs, he performed two medleys that featured covers of The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" as well as Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah," among other songs.
The album will be available to purchase on December 23rd. Check out the tracklisthere.
The video finds the brothers living what looks to be a fabulous life. There's a huge mansion, fancy cars, styling clothes and beautiful women, but not everything is as it seems. For the majority of the visual, Swae Lee wrestles with a love affair gone wrong. Wearing a white suit, he argues with a girl dressed in a slinky black dress.
His brother, Slim Jimmy, however has found solace in several ladies wearing lingerie. So it may not be the stacked out pool party seen in their last video, but it looks like Slim Jimmy at least isn't wanting for company.
"Now That I Know" appears on SremmLife 2. Next up, the brothers will perform at their second annual Sremmfest in Tupelo, MS. That concert takes place on December 23rd. Watch the videohere.
"As much as it's a time of celebration, this time of year can also be hard for some," says Adkins. "I wanted to perform 'I'll Be Home for Christmas' for all those that may be feeling that longing for family, and I hope this special continues to bring families together this holiday season and beyond."
Adkins will join Rachel Platten, Alessia Cara and Miranda Lambert on the special. Check out the preview of Adkins' rendition of "I'll Be Home For Christmas."here.
This special show will mark the first time that the legendary country music icon has played the War Memorial Auditorium since October 20, 1974 in an epic performance.
Fans are sure to enjoy an up-close-and-personal concert experience with the legend and Country Music Hall of Famer with tickets going on sale Wednesday, December 21 at 10 A.M. at the Tennessee Performing Arts Box Office, 615-782-4030 orhere.
The new trailer for the action-packed John Wick sequel features a pulse-pounding song with lyrics that fits Wick's gun-for-hire status. "Trigger fingers in the air I put a little work on 'em / Work on 'em put a little work on 'em/ Trigger finger in the air I put a little dirt on 'em." YouTube viewers were unable to immediately identify the trap song.
The song fans are searching for is called "Battle Royale" by Belgian dance music producer Apashe, featuring rhymes by Panther, a frequent collaborator. Watch the movie trailer followed by the music video for Apashe's "Battle Royal"here.
Besides going after D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty late last week on Instagram, the 19-year-old tweeted on December 18th that he was the world's best rapper and called out Lil Wayne.
"Lil Wayne Ain't The Best F—ing Rapper Alive … IAM," he tweeted. Kodak's assertion referenced Lil Wayne's track "Best Rapper Alive" on his 2005 album Tha Carter II.Read morehere.
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