The remarks came on the heels of "Swish Swish," her single widely presumed to be a Taylor Swift diss track. Shortly after those events, Katy adopted a more positive message: In a radio interview, the singer announced that she was ready to make up, "because I think when women unite, the world is going to heal."
Those comments marked a diplomatic conclusion to a surprisingly direct public call-out--but not for long. In a new interview with NME, Perry appears to be back on the offensive, accusing Swift of trying to destroy her reputation.
"I mean, I'm not Buddha -- things irritate me," Perry said. "I wish that I could turn the other cheek every single time, but I'm also not a pushover, you know? Especially when someone tries to assassinate my character with little girls [her fans]. That's so messed up!" Read morehere.
Styles will be kicking things off with a European leg that will begin on March 11th in Basel, Switzerland at St. Jakobshalle and will wrap up on April 16th in Dublin, Ireland at the 3Arena.
He will be then head down under for a series of shows across Australia, followed by stops in the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan and South America.
His new North American tour leg is scheduled to begin on June 1st in Mexico City at the Palacio de los Deportes and will conclude on July 13th in Los Angeles, CA at The Forum. Read morehere.
Keith won the Collaborative Video of the Year award for "The Fighter" featuring Carrie Underwood. The duo performed a slowed down version of their hit single as part of the evening's festivities.
Urban dominated the rest of the evening winning Male Video of the Year, CMT Social Superstar and the coveted Video of the Year Award for "Blue Ain't Your Color." Read morehere.
The group released a music video for the track which features choreography and a low-rent motel. The ladies explore the pool, the parking lot and other not-so-glamorous aspects of the property while dancing up a storm.
Gucci appears in the video rapping from an outdoor stairwell. In this next chapter of Fifth Harmony, the members have promised a more "authentic" and "hands on" approach to music-making. Watch the videohere.
Lambert turned up the sass during her performance, playfully dancing and showing off her feisty attitude. She even got the crowd in on the fun by passing out the signature pink sunglasses to everyone in Nashville's Music City Center. The camera caught everyone from Florida Georgia Line to Jason Aldean rocking the plastic specs.
"The CMT Awards are loud and fun as you can tell, but they're definitely more laidback than any other award show for sure," Lambert told CMT during Tuesday's (June 7) rehearsals. "It's kind of like a reunion. Everybodys here this week to celebrate country music and the CMTs is the sort of place where we can all gather and see each other because everybody scatters their own ways during this week. So, it's fun."Read morehere.
On Thursday (June 8), one country music legend, Billy Ray Cyrus, performed his new song "Bring the Stanley Cup to Tennessee" in support of his favorite NHL team.
During his set, Cyrus plays an acoustic guitar and is backed by a female vocalist. He vocalized his pride for the Predators, singing that their win would "mean the world to fans like me." Watch the videohere.
Rucker had this to say, "You can't help but be moved by the amazing work that St. Jude does. To raise this kind of money and awareness for them... for the families that rely on St. Jude, it's just incredible. I'm so grateful to all our friends who came out and donated their time to be on the show-- and Brooks & Dunn for surprising me onstage! Just wow!"
This year's sold out event in downtown Nashville featured surprise guests Brooks & Dunn, along with Dan + Shay, Luke Combs and Michael Ray, KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, Paul Sanchez and over 2,400 fans. Read more
POn Tuesday (June 6), Bieber chose to build up even more anticipation by sending out lyrics to his unreleased track in the mail. Dedicated Beliebers from across the country took to social media to post images of the lyrics letters they were sent in the mail.
From the photo, one lyric reads, "There's no crime, let's take both of our souls and intertwine." Though Bieber might have made a few fans incredibly happy, others are jokingly taking to Twitter to express their disappointment about not receiving their own letters. Check out their hilarious responseshere.
The Warriors are currently leading the series 3-0 against the Cavaliers and the series will be over at Game 4 if the Warriors pull yet another victory at the game.
Despite the Cavs facing tough odds, Eazy said that that "you've got to respect LeBron" even though he thinks Kevin Durant will snag the coveted MVP title. Check out the new videohere.
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"We've had such a hard time not telling everybody for the last few months because we are SO excited…. WE ARE PREGNANT," Hubbard wrote on Instagram. "Holy cow we're going to be parents. God is so good and we can't wait for this next chapter of our life."
"There's a lot that we're going to get to learn," the singer told People. "Hayley and I both really love learning and growing as people. For us, it's the next phase and the next stage of life that God can really teach us a lot and show us patience ' and selflessness."
"To be honest, our world, at this point in our life, it revolves around what we want it to revolve around," he continued. "Our wants and our needs and our desires, what we have going on in our schedule ' and all that's about to change." Read morehere.
This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees also include Shirley Caesar, Ahmad Jamal, Jimmie Rodgers, Nina Simone, Sly Stone, and the Velvet Underground. Led by Grammy-winning industry icon Paul Shaffer as musical director, the tribute concert will feature rare performances by honorees and never-seen renditions by those they've inspired.
Currently scheduled to appear are past Grammy nominee Andra Day, who will be honoring Simone; 12-time Grammy winner Kirk Franklin, who will pay tribute to Caesar; six-time Grammy winner Randy Newman, who will honor Ostin; and two-time Grammy winner Dwight Yoakam, who will salute Rodgers. Additional performers will be announced shortly. Read morehere.
Gomez made the revelation while talking to Shoboy and Nina from 92.3 AMP Radio, "I refuse to let fear take over any of it ' we should not be run by fear and we refuse to."
The bombing killed 22 people, including children, and wounded dozens more. By week's end, Grande had announced the One Love Manchester concert with a bill consisting of the world's biggest pop stars: Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Take That, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Robbie Williams, and Black Eyed Peas.
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