Cooksey's accusations pertain to a Tumblr post his son wrote shortly after the Pulse Nightclub massacre in June. "I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out of a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn't be served because she was dirty," Ocean wrote. "That was the last afternoon I saw my father and the first time I heard that word, I think, although it wouldn't shock me if it wasn't."
Cooksey denies the incident ever took place. "I have never discriminated against anyone transgender or heterosexual or homosexual," he wrote in a statement to Rolling Stone. "Read morehere.
With a sexy video and plenty of social media promotion, Malik found another way to spin the single: as an acoustic solo record. He released a video of himself (in grainy black and white) performing the song on his own, accompanied by just an acoustic guitar.
He holds down Taylor's sections of the song pretty well! Maybe she can do a country crossover version of her own. Watch Zayn's reimagining of the track here: Check it outhere.
Since Biggie's death, Evans has carried on the legacy of Bad Boy Entertainment and The King & I will add another layer of context to their tumultuous marriage.
On the album, Evans sings alongside previously unreleased B.I.G. raps and guest collaborators. Snoop Dogg lends support on "When We Party" while Jadakiss does his thing on "NYC." The King & I drops May 19. Listen to the brand new, and explicit materialhere.
The song treads a steady line, rhythmically, and begins with shimmery synths. "Happy people don't cheat, happy people don't lie/ They don't judge or hold a grudge or criticize/ Happy people don't hate, happy people don't steal/ Cuz all the hurt sure ain't worth all the guilt they'd feel," the group sings in the opening verse.
But their biggest piece of advice comes on the chorus. "If you wanna know the secret: Can't buy it, gotta make it/ You ain't ever gonna be it by taking someone else's away/ Never take it for granted, you don't have to understand it/ Here's to whatever puts a smile on your face/ Whatever makes you happy, people." Read morehere.
"'When I Pray for You' is one of the most special songs we've ever written," said Dan Smyers in the video announcement. 'We sat down with our friends Jon Nite and Justin Ebach and got to talking about Shay's son-to-be.
"With some good stories (and even a few manly tears), the song wrote itself. It was an emotional day, one of those days that make us remember how blessed we are to be a part of the Nashville songwriting community." Watch the videohere.
The concert was captured using an eight camera set up and features 360-degree views from both the stage and audience. The thirteen song set features hits like "Springsteen," "Creepin," and "Record Year."
Fans will have to purchase the feature to get the full virtual reality experience, which is available now, but Church has released a preview of it that you can check outhere.
The visual finds Carey posing in an array of white and black lingerie while she lays in the backseat of a convertible or sits on top of its seats. YG joins her after the halfway mark, sporting either a tuxedo jacket or a button-up shirt without anything on underneath. He joins Carey in the car, but also takes things inside where he delivers his verses at the top of an elaborate staircase.
Carey's new breakup song takes a fiery turn at the end when she throws her wedding dress in a fire pit. Wearing a cut-out red dress while she does so just hammers home her message: Don't mess with Mariah. Watch the videohere.
Buble and his wife Luisana Lopilato shared 3-year-old Noah's status on Facebook. "We are so grateful to report that our son Noah has been progressing well during his treatment and the doctors are very optimistic about the future for our little boy," the couple wrote in a statement.
"He has been brave throughout and we continue to be inspired by his courage. We thank God for the strength he has given all of us. Our gratitude to his doctors and caretakers cannot be put into words." Read morehere.
The band premiered the album's first single today (February 2nd), and in it the video they get sentimental about their fathers. The song begins with a lone acoustic guitar while Brown sings in the opening verse, "He was a giant, and I was just a kid/ I was always trying to do everything he did/ I can still remember every lesson he taught me/ Growing up, learning how to be like my old man."
In the lyric video for "My Old Man," old photos of each band member's father flash behind the lyrics. If fans pay attention, in the upper right corner the video shares which band member can be seen in each photo. "This is the most personal album we've ever done and we're very proud of it," Brown said in a statement about Welcome Home. Read morehere.
The band members confirmed on Thursday (Feb. 2) that they are purposely making a pop record. 'We've made an album for you," they said in a statement. 'Creating it has been the most exciting thing we've ever done. It's led us to disrupt everything that was comfortable and familiar to us a short year ago. If there's one thing we've learned in making it it's this--being yourself matters. It matters even when not everyone agrees that you should be or understands why it's important that you are."
"Stay in the Dark" could be seen as a song about the band's ambivalence regarding the transition. In the song, Kimberly Perry sings, 'Who knows what we're missing/ It's our world, it's our business/ Here I am I'm with you on a mission/ We got tunnel vision/ Lately, things been getting so crazy/ Feeling like my heart hates me." Read morehere.
Gone are the exultant trumpets, replaced with Mendes on keys. His version keeps the quiet tone Chance cultivated on his original track, but adds in a moodier element. The message remains the same, though. "Music is all we got," Mendes repeats at the end.
It's not the first time Mendes has covered Chance. Over the summer in 2016, he performed an acoustic version of "Same Drugs." Listen to Mendes' version of "All We Got"here.
The singer shows off his darker side on "The Let Out," which features a carnivalesque synth in the beginning before Jidenna enters the track. "Every time I pull up at the let out, it's a spectacle/ Heard the s–t was jumping like the waterboard in Mexico/ This the only time we on time and on schedule/ Collars on the shirt and n—as trying to look respectable," he raps in the first verse, his lyrics turning political.
Even if he's not showing off his "classic" style in this latest track, Jidenna can't escape how style has informed his brand. "He a Roger Moore n—a, I'm a Sean Connery," he raps, comparing himself and his rival to James Bond actors.
Listen to "The Let Out" below. Read morehere.
The star also known as Puff Daddy stated in one of his captions, "They said I'd never run again. Third time's a charm!!! #Rebirth, don't take the simple things in life for granted."
Diddy's three daughters, D'Lila, Jessie and Chance, visited their superstar dad in the hospital. Two of his three sons were also featured in pictures: "I don't know what I would have done if I didn't have my sons by my side these last two years!" the musician captioned a photo of him and his boys. "They have been more than sons, they have been my support system. NOW LETS BALL!!!!! #RealLove." Read more and see the photoshere.
The clip follows Larsson jamming to her single in various settings--in bed, in a car with some friends, wearing sunglasses, and even with a pretty stylish pink dog.
It's the latest in a successful crossover campaign for the Sweden's Got Talent winner. With friends and fans like Nick Jonas, she's making major forays stateside. Watch the videohere.
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