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Page Too Report for 08/02/2017


Macklemore Reportedly Involved In Serious Head-On Collision

(Radio.com) Macklemore is reportedly recovering from a serious head-on collision in Langley, Washington. Though his representatives haven't been reached for comment, the incident allegedly took place on Friday.

According to a TMZ report, a pickup truck crossed into oncoming traffic and struck Macklemore's Mercedes. The pickup truck driver was reportedly not wearing a seatbelt and, upon impact, collided with the windshield.

After he was revived, he reportedly told officers he'd had a drink "awhile back" and gave incoherent answers. He was driven to the hospital where a blood draw was administered to determine if he was under the influence. Read more here.

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Q-Tip Says NYC Show Was Tribe Called Quest's 'Last'

(Radio.com) The death of Phife Dawg forever changed the face and sound of A Tribe Called Quest. The hip-hop icons performed at New York's Panorama Music Festival and Q-Tip shared a cryptic message about the group's future:

'This is our last show here in New York, that's it -- as Tribe," he said earlier this week. "You know, we gotta honor our brother, Phife Dawg." It's not clear whether the remaining Tribesmen plan to go their separate ways, or regroup under a different name. Either way, the Panorama set marks a historic final hometown performance for the Queens rappers--and Phife's parents were in the audience.

'We wanna thank everybody in New York City for supporting A Tribe Called Quest since 1988 up to now," Q-Tip continued. 'And we want to thank all of y'all who extended all of your wishes and empathy and prayers -- not only to us, but to Phife's family as well." Read more here.

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MTV Announces Resurrection Of TRL And Reveals New Hosts

(Radio.com) MTV's Total Request Live (TRL) aired from 1998-2008 and after almost a decade, the fast-paced music video showcase will make its return this fall with brand new hosts.

Although Carson Daly (the show's co-creator and host) recently freed up some of his time by leaving his post as morning radio host at 97.1 AMP RADIO in L.A., he won't be returning to MTV.

Instead, the reboot will feature five rotating hosts: Amy Pham, a DJ, actress, and television host; D.C. Young Fly, a rapper, actor and comedian; Erik Zachary, a Chicago radio DJ; Lawrence Jackson, a journalist; and Tamara Dhia, a writer, and producer from Complex. Read more here.

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Nicki Minaj Teases Collaboration With Migos' Quavo

(Radio.com) Nicki Minaj has new track with Migos' Quavo, and the video for the track has been already shot, they both revealed via a series of social media posts this week.

"We shooting a video for your favorite new song that you ain't hear yet," Nicki says in a video that she posted to Instagram. "Yeah, top secret," added the Migos star.

"Video shoot was ," Mianj wrote in her next post. "We started shooting yesterday and finished shooting this morning. But it was absolutely ALL WORTH IT! He's a class act."

There is no word yet on the name of the track or when it will drop. In the meantime check out the posts from Nicki and Quavo here.

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Kanye West Files $10 Million Lawsuit Over St. Pablo Tour

(Radio.com) According to a new report by The Hollywood Reporter, Kanye West has filed a lawsuit against Lloyds of London for $10 million. West's tour company, Very Good Touring, Inc., secured tour insurance from Lloyds for The Saint Pablo tour.

West's team filed a claim just days after his meltdown during a Sacramento concert and subsequent tour cancellation stemming from a mental breakdown which required hospitalization.

According to the report, West's company has not received payment from the insurers and feel they are simply getting the run-around. And, rather than attempting to settle civilly, the defendants immediately secured legal counsel.

Additionally, the new suit alleges that the insurer leaked sensitive personal information about West's physical and mental condition to the media. Read more here.

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Louis Tomlinson Shares His View On Justin Bieber Tour Cancellation

(Radio.com) Earlier this month, Justin Bieber canceled the remainder of his Purpose world tour dates. Louis Tomlinson diplomatically weighed in the decision, understanding that there are two sides to every story.

"What do I think's the right thing to do? I think, obviously, you have to be in a good position mentally," the former One Direction singer told 92.3 AMP Radio. "But I also think to a certain degree, when you're signing up for something you should see it through."

Tomlinson was asked what keeps him motivated in the moments when burn-out starts to creep in. The answer was easy: his fans."There are days that it's harder than others, but wherever you can give back it's really important," the "Back to You" singer said. Read more here.

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R. Kelly Cancels Shows Amid Cult Allegations Controversy

(Radio.com) Last month, a Buzzfeed News report slapped R. Kelly with allegations that he's holding a group of women in an alleged "sex cult" rife with manipulation and exploitation.

Some bizarre behavior at a concert this weekend drew more attention to Kelly's long-running dodgy alleged sexual issues, which have simmered in and out of court for decades. Now, Kelly has canceled three stops of his After Party tour: Shows in New Orleans, Dallas and Baton Rouge will not take place.

During a Virginia Beach concert on Friday night, the singer grabbed a fan's phone and rubbed it against his crotch before returning it, and invited others in the front row to touch him. Read more here.

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Katy Perry Giving Away Tickets To Boys And Girls Club Volunteers

(Radio.com) Katy Perry is partnering with Global Citizen to support Boys & Girls Club of America. Now, the singer has given others an incentive to be part of the change.

Through the partnership, fans that sign up to give supplies to the organization will be entered into a contest to win a pair of general admission tickets to Perry's WITNESS: The Tour.

KatyCats that actually volunteer their time at a Boys or Girls club are entered to win VIP tickets to the tour, and a meet-and-greet with the star. Read more here.

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Joe Jonas Explains Appearance In Charli XCX's 'Boys' Video

(Radio.com) Charli XCX's video for "Boys" is a midsummer viral sensation, earning YouTube views in the tens of millions and spawning more tweets and GIFs than it's possible to count. One of the famous "boys" who appears in the video is Joe Jonas.

"This music video has longer legs than I expected," Jonas told Entertainment Tonight. "It's pretty cool to see how much love there is for this video, but I kind of just thought it was a genius concept. Charli reached out to me and came up with this idea, I was like, 'Yes! The roles should be reversed. It's about time. Let's just make this like, over the top!'"

Jonas appears alongside Diplo, Mark Ronson, Jack Antonoff, Ty Dolla $ign and others in the visual celebration of guys. In his particular sequence, Jonas appears eating a giant stack of pancakes--an assignment he was excited to tackle.

"We had a bunch of different ideas, but I kind of loved the idea that she came up with for me, which was like, just eating a stack of pancakes," he said. "So it was a good excuse to dive in." Watch the "Boys" video here.

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Sia Announces She Is Releasing New Christmas Album

(Radio.com) Sia has announced she will release a Christmas album this holiday season. The collection of original holiday songs written by Sia and super producer Greg Kurstin will be released later this year via her new record label Monkey Puzzle/Atlantic Records.

Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman and Atlantic Records Chairman/COO Julie Greenwald had the following to say in a joint statement "Sia is a once-in-a-generation artist.

"Her extraordinary gifts as a singer and songwriter, her revolutionary approach to the art of performing, her groundbreaking videos--everything she does comes from a deep wellspring of inspiration and imagination." Read more here.

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