DMX is notably featured on the line-up. The Hip Hop legend was recently release from jail for tax evasion and has been keeping busy since being release. He’s currently on the 20th anniversary of It’s Dark and Hell is Hot Tour.
If you don’t get to see him on his tour, don’t miss him at the Masters of Ceremony on June 28th. Tickets will be on sale to the public tomorrow.
Although the song wasn’t released as a single in the United States, it was charting in the UK.
Drake hasn’t made any public comments in regards to the omission of the song from his set, but the change comes fresh off the heels of Michael being accused of molesting Wade Robson and James Safe when they were young boys.
The New Millennium Tour kicked off and the NYC stop was definitely one for the books.
Chingy, Lloyd, Bobby Valentino, Pretty Ricky, Mario, and B2K graced the stage for a full house at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.
A lot of the attendees had on their best 2000s-inspired outfit as they took a blast to the past, vibing with some of the most definitive artists of that era.
The second night of the tour was filled with a couple surprises including a guest performance by Ashanti, and loads of crowd engagement. The New Millennium Tour is going on until May, so make sure you head over to G-Squared Events for your tickets because it’s only going to get better.
Here are some of the highlights from the NYC stop of the highly-anticipated reunion tour:
1. Chingy brought a fan on stage to do the chicken head dance as he performed his smash hit, “Right Thurr.”
Cardi B made history as the musical guest for the 2019 Adult Video News Awards.
The “Bodak Yellow” rapper, who received a nod for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammys, ran through a couple of her Invasion of Privacy hits including “She Bad,” “Be Careful,” “Bickenhead,” and more.
This history making performance makes Cardi B the first female artist to perform for the AVN Awards. She told Rolling Stone that she was more excited for that moment than the Grammys. “I’m so excited for these awards . . . more than the Grammys,” she said.
The 36th annual celebration went down at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Bardi will be returning to Las Vegas for her upcoming residency.
In the meantime, check out the private performance for the AVN Awards below:
After the Surviving R. Kelly documentary aired, Dame Dash made claims that he never agreed with JAY-Z working with R. Kelly on Best of Both Worlds because his late fiance, Aaliyah, told him she was raped by the singer.
Memphis Bleek called bluff on Dame’s claims. Everyone knows I fuck with Dame Dash, this is my guy, Roc-A-Fella history. But somebody gotta tell him, he’s buggin’,” Bleek said. “You buggin. And then you gonna really say, you wasn’t there with niggas? You was opposed to it? You f—–g lying.”
Speaking with Hip Hop Motivators‘ Kenyatta Griggs on Thursday, Dame dismissed the idea that he was down with the joint project and says Aaliyah was the reason he appeared in the “Fiesta” video.
“I really am not on the Best of Both Worlds. I didn’t go to a show. I didn’t have my name on any of that. I was in ‘Fiesta,’ but only because Aaliyah said she wanted me to do it that way.’”
People began pointing to the “Fiesta” visuals when Dame Dash claimed that Hov’s affiliation with R. Kelly was a factor in the downfall of Roc-a-Fella.
Cardi B, who is fresh off the heels of a prosperous year, is nominated for five awards: Record of the Year for “I Like It,” Album of the Year and Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy, Best Duo/Group Performance with Maroon 5 for “Girls Like You,” and Best Rap Performance for “Be Careful.”
Don’t miss the Grammys this year on February 10th airing on CBS.
News that Travis Scott was joining Maroon 5 during the Super Bowl halftime performance in December, but it was officially announced three weeks later. That declaration just came after Scott reported that he and the NFL would give $500,000 to the non-profit social-justice association Dream Corps. The move was clearly made to show that he is still an ally and due to a great extent to the league’s treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick.
Scott and Kaepernick reportedly had at least one phone discussion before the rapper confirmed his Super Bowl appearance, sources tell Variety. A source near Scott said that while the two did not really agree, they understood and respected each other’s stance manner and he felt that the cash going toward Dream Corps, joined with the stage given by the Super Bowl, will benefit a few. The source additionally said that Scott would not confirm his performance until the point when the donation was secured.
A rep from the Know Your Rights camp completely denied Scott’s claims. “I use my personal ig for my personal opinion. I would always take a positive platform to share the good work of our Know Your Rights camp where we are impacting thousands of lives rather than to add on to a conversation such as the one above that offers no value,” said Patricia Robinson.
After the three entertainers were confirmed, an appeal by Change.org requesting that Maroon 5 canceled his performance, which had gathered almost 85,000 signatures, was updated to ask them all to take a knee during their performance. “It appears these artists aren’t backing out at this point. So now what?,” the petition reads. “There’s one way they can still redeem their reputation with their fans. Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi: take a knee during your set.”
After already making it to the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, despite being leaked just a few days prior of its official release, Cardi B’s new single “Money” now has a music video that’s a visual treat from beginning to end. And yes, our girl Belcalis is baring all!
The video, directed by Jora Frantzis, for the latest single that will appear on the upcoming deluxe edition of her chart-topping debut album Invasion of Privacy proves that Cardi is truly a queen in every sense of the word, from the opulent gold-laced wardrobe design to the overall tribute to her unashamed days as a New York City-based stripper. As of now, “Money” is sitting comfortably at No. 29 on the charts, but we’re sure it’ll rise now that we have this eye-grabbing music video to gaze at and stream to the top of the charts. We even think Kulture makes her directorial debut in a few scenes as well!
Watch the music video for Cardi B’s “Money” music video above, and expect the Invasion of Privacy deluxe edition to drop on January 25.
Thousands of people are compelling Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
About a month ago, it was reported that Rihanna declined to perform for the league’s biggest game in support of Colin Kaepernick, the previous 49ers QB who’s in a progressing collusion case with the NFL.
The 31-year-old player filed a grievance against the association in 2017, guaranteeing he was boycotted for his peaceful protest against police brutality. From that point forward, numerous fans, big names, and activists have made a move against the NFL for their treatment of Kaepernick. One of these people is Vic Oyedeji, the man behind the Change.org request for Maroon 5 to drop out of the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
“Maroon 5 has made music over the years featuring artists from all genres, including Rihanna, Cardi B and Kendrick Lamar—all of whom have publicly supported Kaepernick in his decision to protest the violent racism sweeping the United States. Maroon 5 must do the same,” the petition reads. “The band has a chance to stand on the right side of history […] Rihanna, JAY-Z, Amy Schumer, and others have refused to work with the NFL. Maroon 5: Americans look to artists and celebrities as leaders, and you have huge opportunity to use your influence to take a stand.”