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Page Too Report for 07/09/2017


Jay-Z $20 Million Payment To Kanye West Questioned

(Radio.com) JAY-Z's latest album is a treasure trove of intrigue: From the truth about his marriage to Beyonce to the friendship gone sour with Kanye West. In one of the more inflammatory moments on "Kill Jay Z," Jay raps about lending Kanye West a hand, professionally and financially, which West repaid with a concert rant.

"But you got hurt because you did cool by 'Ye // You gave him 20 million without blinkin' // He gave you 20 minutes on stage, f was he thinkin'? // 'F wrong with everybody?' is what you sayin' // But if everybody's crazy, you're the one that's insane."

The "20 million" at issue might be a bit misleading: TMZ reports that the figure was given to cover touring expenses and other overhead related to Kanye's Saint Pablo Tour. It's no small amount--but it's reportedly standard operating procedure for major performers. Read more here.

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Katy Perry Accused Of 'Absolute Ignorance' Over Koalas Ad

(Radio.com) Katy Perry's whirlwind Witness promotional schedule has apparently included filmed advertisements for Australian department store chain Myer. In one clip about a Witness world tour ticket giveaway, Perry playfully motions to her teacup poodle and says, 'Let's go chase some koalas, nugget!"

This caused some controversy because as few as 43,000 koalas are estimated to live in the wild and hundreds are treated each year after dog attacks. It turns out that dogs-chasing-koalas is a pretty big conservation problem Down Under, and local animal rights activists were up in arms about Perry's comment.

"This is just absolute ignorance from Perry and Myer, and inappropriate on so many levels" said Claire Madden, a veterinarian who's worked at Australia Zoo and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. "Perry is a role model to so many young people, and this just destroys all the good work we do to try to encourage people not to let their dogs come into contact with koalas." Read more here.

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Zedd And Liam Payne Release New Track 'Get Low'

(Radio.com) Zedd and Liam Payne has joined forces for the new track "Get Low." The cut follows the former One Direction singer's solo debut track "Strip That Down," and the German producer's hit "Stay," which features Alessia Cara.

"I'm super excited about that song, it's the definition of a summer song to me personally," Zedd told Beats 1. "The easiest way to describe it would be a Drake-ish influence sound but very open to do something that sounds unique and different which I love."

"I think it's a really good balance between where he's going with his solo project and where I'm going with my own music," he continued. "It's right in between, without Liam I might've not have finished this song. He really pulled it towards the direction that I would not have and I love where It is. I would say it's probably the most urban-ish influence song I've ever done, It's insanely catchy and I feel like you're gonna hate it after a while because it's so catchy." Check out the new collaborative track here.

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Prince Videos Officially Added To YouTube

(Radio.com) Late music icon Prince was known for having a contentious relationship with the internet, especially in regards to his music and concert footage appearing on YouTube. He notoriously removed any videos online and forbade fan recordings at his concerts.

Back in March 2016, he responded to fan inquiries about his removal of fan-uploaded footage in a series of now-deleted tweets, writing "Since YouTube doesn't pay equitable licensing fees, isn't that a nonsensical question? Shouldn't ur concerns b directed at YouTube and not here?"

On Friday (July 7), several music videos and concert clips have been uploaded to an official YouTube account. Check out five of the top videos that were added to the streaming service here.

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Lady Gaga Reacts To Ed Sheeran Quitting Twitter

(Radio.com) Lady Gaga has Ed Sheeran's back. Mother Monster expressed support for Sheeran after the singer revealed that he has stopped using Twitter due to online bullies.

"I've actually come off Twitter completely, Sheeran told The Sun. "I can't read it. I go on it and there's nothing but people saying mean things. Twitter's a platform for that. One comment ruins your day. But that's why I've come off it. The head-f for me has been trying to work out why people dislike me so much."

'What an incredible talented artist I LOVE ED," Gaga wrote in an Instagram post. "@teddysphotos deserves all our love and respect like all humans do. I wish all people on the internet would be positive and loving and a part of creating an online community that is kind and empowering, not hateful and mean." Read more here.

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Miranda Lambert Sings 'Margaritaville' With Jimmy Buffett

(Radio.com) Miranda Lambert got to live out her island dreams Thursday night (July 7) by joining Jimmy Buffett on stage at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis. The duo sang Buffett's 1977 classic hit "Margaritaville."

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Lambert surprised the crowd when she came out on stage wearing a Hawaiian shirt and flower lei as a headband for the performance.

Posting a photo of herself with Buffett after the concert, Lambert wrote, "All smiles! Last night we got to hang with @jimmybuffett in St. Louis! And I got to join him onstage for 'Margaritaville'. It was my first time to see him. I'm a #parrothead for life now!" Check out the post here.

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Madonna Opening Surgery Center in Malawi This Week

(Radio.com) Madonna has announced that the Mercy James Instituted for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi will be open for business on Tuesday, July 11.

Named for the pop star's Malawi-born daughter, Mercy James, and in conjunction with Raising Malawi, Madonna's charity organization, the surgery center is the first of its kind in the country. The first patients were admitted on June 29, 2017.

Queen Elizabeth Hospital will be able to double the number of surgeries performed on children and will increase the chance of survival after major surgeries in the state-of-the-art facility. Read more here.

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Haim Sister Discusses Emotional 'Something to Tell You'

(Radio.com) Haim's Something To Tell You is an emotional coming of age album for the sisters. "Este just turned 31, I just turned 28 and Alana just turned 25," says singer Danielle Haim. "It's definitely a record about growing up and figuring out your feelings, and working through different relationships."

The project is about all the different twists and turns a relationship can take. From the euphoria of realizing you've found something worth keeping to the pain of knowing it's time for something to end, the content spans the multiple phases of love, Danielle told NPR.

All of the sisters play percussion on Something To Tell You. "Drums are our first instrument. Our father's a drummer. So at the end of each [live] show we've done this big drum send-off," Danielle said. "But since it's never been on an actual track, we added it to the end of a song called 'Let Me Go,' and that's always been our finale, so we thought we should have this specific part on our new record. We all play percussion on the record, and we wanted a song that kind of exploded." Listen to the track here.

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Radiohead Streaming Full Coachella Performance Online

(Radio.com) If you didn't make it to Coachella to see Radiohead in April, fear not: The band just released high-quality video from their entire 2-hour set. Enjoy highlights like "Pyramid Song," "No Surprises" and "Fake Plastic Trees."

The footage was recorded during the band's April 21st performance and Radiohead have posted on Twitter that more concert videos will be coming in the near future.

"radiohead.tv has returned once again to feature some recent live shows," the band tweeted. "First up is Coachella from 21st April this year." Watch the complete Coachella performance here.

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Macklemore Recruits Grandmother For 'Glorious' Video

(Radio.com) Macklemore has released the music video for his new solo single "Glorious," featuring singer Skylar Grey but don't expect to see her in the new visual.

Grey doesn't appear in the clip, instead Mac (aka Ben Haggerty) co-stars with his grandmother Helen Schott. The clip begins with the rapper showing up at his grandmother's house to surprise her for her 100th birthday.

From there two hit the town, in a vintage Cadillac, egging houses, doing karaoke, and of course making a pit stop at a thrift shop. Check out the new adorable clip here.

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Drake Wanted For Cameo In 'Handmaid's Tale'

(Radio.com) Fans who are hoping for a Drake cameo on Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale may not have to wish for much, at least as far as Canadian author Margaret Atwood is concerned.

The author of the critically acclaimed novel recently sat down with fellow writer for the Boston Review to discuss her dystopian novel and the new Hulu series. In the interview, Atwood says that while she hasn't met Drizzy, she would love for him to cameo in the second season of the show.

Atwood said, "I'll drop that notion into the ear of Bruce Miller, the showrunner, and see what he can do with that because of course the show is filmed in Toronto. Maybe Drake could help smuggle someone?" Read more here.

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French Montana Lines Up Big Names To Guest On 'Jungle Rules' Album

(Radio.com) French Montana got a little help from his friend Drake unveiling "Jungle Rules," his upcoming second studio album. Though Drake doesn't appear on the tracklist released, French recruited some other rap superstars to lend support.

Montana revealed that the "Jungle Rules" album is set to feature some all-star collaborations including Travis Scott, Pharrell, Quavo of Migos, T.I., Young Thug and The Weeknd.

The Weeknd appears on "A Lie" with Max B., the rapper currently incarcerated for 75 years on a manslaughter charge (Montana announced he accepted a plea bargain for a shorter sentence last year). Read more here.

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Desiigner Reveals 'Liife' Remix Featuring Big Sean

(Radio.com) Desiigner kicked off his European tour on July 6th in Switzerland and now the Brooklyn rapper has just released a new remix of "Liife" featuring his fellow G.O.O.D. Music affiliate, Big Sean.

The 'Panda" star ignores his haters and waxes poetic about being young and rich in the remix, while Big Sean turns "your ** to fur" in "the presidential suite with a Marilyn Monroe."

Desiigner released the original version of the single, featuring a guest appearance from Gucci Mane late last month. Stream the new explicit remix with Big Sean here.

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John Mayer Reacts To Montana Earthquake

(Radio.com) Last week, a 5.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Montana and startled residents across the state--including John Mayer. The singer-songwriter and acclaimed guitarist tweeted about the geological disturbance and searched for whatever information he could find.

"Wow. Earthquake in Montana," Mayer tweeted shortly after the quake. "So if you wonder if you're crazy and you're searching the words earthquake and Montana, earthquake Montana."

He found some data on the size of the earthquake and shared it with his 964,000 followers: "According to USGS it's the 8th biggest earthquake on record in Montana," he wrote with a screenshot. "look at years and then '26 minutes ago.'" It's been more than a decade since Mayer's home state experienced anything like it. See his late-night here.

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Ciara Goes All Out For First Wedding Anniversary Gesture

(Radio.com) Happy anniversary to Ciara and Russell Wilson who have been married for one year. Ciara took to social media to share the dramatic gesture she pulled off to celebrate the occasion.

"Mommy put a cool sign up in the sky," says Wilson, pointing to an airplane with a special message attached. "Can you read it?" he asks young Future. "It says happy one year baby."

"Happy 1 Year Anniversary @DangeRussWilson! 1 Year Down #ForeverTogether" Ciara captioned the post. Check out the cute social media video post here.

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Devin Dawson Releases 'All On Me' Video

(Radio.com) Devin Dawson has released the long awaited music video for his current single "All On Me." The track was released as a single back in February of this year.

"It's like the world's about to end and it's just me and the girl, Dawson told People of his new clip. "I wanted the visuals to contrast this bouncy, summer kind of driving song.

"It's playing off of that first line of like, 'Hey, I know the woes and the weight of the world can get you down, but don't let it.' So essentially, it's like, 'Hey, I know it's the end and there's nothing we can do about it, so I'm here for you, come lean on me.'"

Check out the new clip below. Read more here.

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Maren Morris On Inspiring Next Generation Of Female Musicians

(Radio.com) This year has been a success for Maren Morris following the release of her debut album, Hero. She recently sat down with Glamour to talk about her career and was asked about her role in paving the way for future female musicians.

"I see a lot of girls at my shows, and a lot of them come to my meet and greets and say they're aspiring songwriters or ask advice about how I made it," Morris explained. "I'm hoping that what I'm creating is not just the music, but this projection of strength."

Morris went on to talk about how she isn't always strong, but she believes her fans realize that there is "strength in vulnerability" and that they "don't have to be ashamed of feeling sad." She also talked about how important it is for women to take control rather than just chasing guys or worry about being pretty for them.

"Those are really basic human qualities that no one in a long time has said plainly in a song in country music," Morris said. Read more here.

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Gerard Way's 'Umbrella Academy' Reportedly Headed For Netflix

(Radio.com) A couple years ago, My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way and Brazilian comic book illustrator Gabriel Ba announced they would be turning the comic book series The Umbrella Academy into a television series.

On Friday (July 7), inside sources told Splash Report that the series will appear on Netflix and that Way is "definitely involved in the project." The article does not reveal who these sources are, but confirm that an announcement will arrive soon, potentially at this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

"I definitely wrote the pilot for The Umbrella Academy," Jeremy Slater (The Exorcist, Death Note) told Collider back in September. "I was really adamant about taking the job, but the only way I was going to do it was if I could make it weird and make it true to the spirit of the book." Read more here.

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Amber Rose Addresses Backlash Over Son Meeting Boyfriend 21 Savage

(Radio.com) On her Loveline podcast, Amber Rose has been talking about her woes of finding a significant other for some time now. She spends most of her time with only two men: her son Sebastian and her co-host Dr. Chris Donaghue. However, there is a new man in her life on the romantic front: rapper 21 Savage.

The two have been spotted together by paparazzi, sparking some social media critics to raise the issue of bringing her new boyfriend around her son Sebastian. "He has three children and people are just like literally going H.A.M. for no .... reason," she started. "Mind you, of course, it's always a double standard. My ex-husband has a beautiful new girlfriend, her name is Izzy and my son is around her all the time.

"There are photographs of them together going out to museums and stuff like that, there was actually a picture on the internet where my son was sitting on her lap on a swing and they all had a family day together. I'm at the grocery store and it's just like 'you're a [expletive] how do you have another man around your child?'"

Rose chooses to introduce her son to her friends and significant others early because she feels that his approval is important. There's no point to her in wasting time on somebody who he doesn't like or who won't treat him right.

"I'd rather have Sebastian around him so he can say, mom, he's cool. If he didn't, then look bro, my son don't like you," she said. "I don't want to be with a guy for 3,6, months, 2 years and then introduce my kid and my kid's like, 'I don't like him.'" Read more and listen to the full episode of Loveline with Amber Rose here.

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