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DC Young Fly Calls for Return of Bag Containing Jacky Oh’s Death Certificate

DC Young Fly Speaks on Missing Ms. Jacky Oh During the Holidays

Whoever stole DC Young Fly’s bag, please return the important property inside. DC Young Fly made a plea for the bag online after performing at the Hollywood Improv.

“I jus want my bag I had personal belongings in there…I was at the Hollywood improv,” Young Fly wrote.

According to TMZ inside the bag was the death certificate of his girlfriend, Ms. Jacky Oh!

DC Young Fly spoke about missing his partner, the late Ms. Jacky Oh, during the holiday season. Speaking with Page Six, DC Young Fly reveals why “mothers are definitely needed in the household.”

“A mother is a nurturing spirit, the father is a protector,” Young Fly said. “You need nurturing spirits around at all times. So definitely a mother’s needed.”

READ MORE: D.C. Young Fly Delivers Moving Tribute at Jacky Oh’s Funeral: ‘Find You a Relationship with God! Keep God First’

He added, “I don’t have a feminine side. I am a king who learns how to be nurturing… I can go out [and] fight, provide and protect. But when you go home, you have to have a soft side, because they are kids that you have to nurture, and make sure they’re taken care of. But there is no feminine energy over here. You just got to learn how to speak to them, that’s all.”

READ MORE: Comedian DC Young Fly Breaks Silence Following His Lover’s Death

DC Young Fly revealed what is keeping him together: Keeping the energy right, and just knowing that everything is going to be all right, [as] long as you stay positive, and have an optimistic mindset — and just knowing that the energy is always with a higher power — [you’re going to] be all right.”

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WATCH: Jeezy Brings ‘Thug Motivation’ to NPR’s Tiny Desk

Jeezy Brings 'Thug Motivation' to NPR's Tiny Desk

Jeezy has taken over NPR’s Tiny Desk to hold you down at your desk.

Jeezy The Snowman hit the famed NPR desk with a band to perform in front of a crowd of Howard University students. During his set, Sno touched on Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, performing classics like “Air Forces,” “Standing Ovation,” and more.

You can tap into the performance below.

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Normani Announces Her Debut Albim ‘Dopamine’

Normani Announces Her Debut Albim 'Dopamine'

Normani is coming. Hitting social media, the fan favorite announced her solo debut album, Dopamine.

The exact album release date is a bit of a mystery, but the RCA Records release is available for presave on your streaming service of choice. You can see the announcement below.

The Source will provide more details as they become available.

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Basketball Wives LA Star Brittish Williams Apologizes in Court After Delay in Surrendering for Prison Sentence

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Former “Basketball Wives LA” star Brittish Williams found herself in legal trouble last month when she was arrested for failing to surrender to authorities to begin her four-year prison sentence after being convicted on fraud charges. The reality TV personality was taken into custody after a delay in starting her sentence, leading to her appearance in court this week.

According to reports from The Omaha World Herald, Williams appeared before a judge and offered an apology, citing a miscommunication regarding a request to delay her report date as the reason for her failure to show up on time. Her Chicago-based attorney, Michael J. Thompson, explained to the court that it was not Williams’ intention to ignore the court order.

“I would apologize to the court on Ms. Williams’ behalf,” Thompson stated during the hearing.

Williams, who gained fame from her appearance on the VH1 reality show, was arrested on January 12 and had been held in a local jail awaiting her court appearance this week. The purpose of the hearing was for the judge to revoke her bond, allowing her to be transferred to a minimum-security camp in West Virginia to serve her sentence.

Despite the impending prison term, Williams’ legal team has indicated their intention to appeal her sentence, as stated in court filings.

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Floyd Mayweather Says He Won’t Speak Bad on Diddy: ‘Mistakes Happen’

Floyd Mayweather Says He Won't Speak Bad on Diddy: 'Mistakes Happen'

Floyd Mayweather is shooting Diddy some bail, revealing to The Pivot Podcast that he will not speak badly against the Hip-Hop mogul in light of recent accusations and lawsuits.

“He still a Black man,” Mayweather said. “Mistakes happen. And I can’t say if it is or not a mistake, but things happen in life. And P. Diddy’s business is P. Diddy’s business. It’s not my job or anybody else’s job to go on the internet and stomp him and kick a man while he’s down.”

He added, “I don’t think it’s right at all and I don’t condone it. Even if that happened to my daughter, I would be hurt but that’s a choice that my daughter made.”

Diddy is looking to bring in some help in battling his rape lawsuit. Legal journalist Meghann Cuniff reports Diddy has brought in Ghislaine Maxwel”s attorney, Bobbi Sternheim, for representation.

Sternheim once was the president of the New York Women’s Bar Association and also defended Osama Bin Laden’s aide, Khaled al-Fawwaz, in the bombings of two U.S. embassies.

Diddy’s lawsuit was filed in 2023, stating he and Harve Pierre orchestrated “a sex trafficking scheme that involved plying [Jane Doe] with alcohol and transporting her by private jet to New York City where she was gang-raped.”

Harve Pierre, former president of Bad Boy Records, has been sued for grooming and sexually assaulting his assistant. The lawsuit states Pierre’s allegations by his assistant occurred “on multiple occasions in New York City and other locations throughout the country” and “used his position of authority as plaintiff’s boss to groom, exploit, and sexually assault her.”

The assistant now seeks damages that will “fully and fairly compensate” for the assault. Bad Boy Entertainment, Bad Boy Records, and Combs Enterprises are listed in the suit.

“We have recently become aware of a lawsuit filed in New York by a former employee,” a spokesperson for Bad Boy Records said to Rolling Stone. “The allegations are from many years ago that were never brought to the attention of the company. Neither the plaintiff nor the executive are current employees of the company. We are now investigating the allegations, and our top priority is the safety and well-being of our employees.”

The development came less than a week after Diddy settled a lawsuit with Cassie over accusations that included domestic violence and rape. According to TMZ, the suit was ended in New York on Monday. The doc reads, “Pursuant to an agreement between the parties, Plaintiff hereby dismisses this action, with prejudice and without costs or fees to either party.”

“I have decided to resolve this matter amicably on terms that I have some level of control,” Cassie said after the settlement. “I want to thank my family, fans, and lawyers for their unwavering support.”

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Beyoncé Makes History as She Tops Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart

Beyoncé Announces 'Act II' Album, Releases Two New Singles

Beyoncé made a No. 1 debut on the Hot Country Songs chart. Queen Bey took the top spot with “Texas Hold ‘Em” and No. 9 with “16 Carriages.”

Those songs also debuted at No. 2 and No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, capturing all genres.

According to Luminate, “Texas Hold ‘Em” amassed 19.2 million official streams, reached 4.8 million listeners across all formats on radio, and sold 39,000 units in the U.S. through February 15th. Meanwhile, “16 Carriages” clocked in with 10.3 million streams, a radio reach 90,000, and 14,000 units sold.

Beyoncé is now the first woman to have led the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs since they were created in 1958. Morgan Wallen, Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Ray Charles are the other artists to hold the top spot on both charts. Beyoncé also becomes the first Black woman to top the Hot Country Songs chart.

According to Billboard, Columbia Nashville emailed the single to country stations.

While some radio stations balked at including Beyoncé’s new single in their rotations, Bo Matthews, program director of KBAY in San Jose, immediately added the single.

“We immediately added it [in] a sub-power rotation, which is where we put top-trending new music,” Matthews said. “I want people to hear it. One of the biggest artists in the world delivered a great country record for us to have fun with, and the song is really good. We are in the business of creating excitement for our listeners and I’m embracing the moment. Plus, there is plenty of room for great artists, even from other genres. It’s a big country tent.”

“Texas Hold ‘Em” also hit No. 38 on the Pop airplay channel.

Beyoncé made the reveal during a Verizon Wireless Super Bowl commercial where she teased various ways to break the Internet or crowd Verizon’s powerful signal. After numerous attempts, Beyoncé demands, “Drop the new music” at the end.

Shortly after, Beyoncé’s social media updated with news of Act II, followed by two new singles, “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” ushering in her country music era.

You can hear “16 Carriages” below.

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Justin Timberlake Previews New Single “Drown” on Instagram

Justin Timberlake Makes Top 20 Billboard Debut with "Selfish"

Justin Timberlake is getting ready to move into his second single from his forthcoming album. Hitting Instagram, Timberlake announced “Drown,” singing in a clip.

“Made it out to London, still recovering from this flu,” Timberlake wrote on Instagram. “But trying to power through. So excited for new music and everything coming this week…”

Timberlake’s new single will arrive Friday, and the Everything I Thought It Was album is set for March 15.

Justin Timberlake made a Billboard top 20 debut with “Selfish.” The drop debuts at No. 19.

According to Luminate, the song “Selfish” was released on January 25th and made a significant impact in its first full week of activity (January 26th to February 1st) in the U.S. It garnered 22.4 million in all-format radio airplay audience, 11.5 million official streams, and 10,000 downloads sold.

“Selfish” is gaining traction across various radio formats, evidenced by its climb from 20 to 13 on Adult Pop Airplay and 33 to 17 on Pop Airplay. Additionally, it debuted at No. 14 on Adult Contemporary and No. 33 on Rhythmic Airplay charts. On the all-format Radio Songs chart, it entered at No. 33.

In response to overwhelming fan enthusiasm, Justin Timberlake has expanded his upcoming Forget Tomorrow World Tour, returning to touring after five years. The extension includes consecutive shows in major North American cities, allowing more fans to experience Timberlake’s electrifying performances.

The newly added North American dates for the Forget Tomorrow World Tour will feature back-to-back nights in Seattle, Los Angeles, Austin, Chicago, New York, and Boston. Tickets for these added dates will be available through Verizon and Citi presales from Wednesday, January 31, to Thursday, February 1, with general on-sale starting Friday, Feb. 2, at 10 am local time on justintimberlake.com.

Citi cardmembers can access presale tickets through the Citi Entertainment program, while Verizon customers can enjoy presale access through Verizon Up. The Forget Tomorrow World Tour, produced by Live Nation, kicks off on April 29 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, BC, encompassing 22 cities across North America. The tour promises an unforgettable musical journey, with additional global dates in Europe and the UK to be announced soon. Timberlake’s tour is poised to be a cultural milestone, offering fans an immersive experience and showcasing his unparalleled talent on stage.

THE FORGET TOMORROW WORLD TOUR – NORTH AMERICA 2024 DATES:

Mon Apr 29 – Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

Thu May 02 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena

Fri May 03 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena^ – JUST ADDED

Mon May 06 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose

Fri May 10 – Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena*

Tue May 14 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego*

Fri May 17 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum

Sat May 18 – Inglewood, CA – Kia Forum – JUST ADDED

Tue May 21 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center

Wed May 29 – San Antonio, TX – Frost Bank Center

Fri May 31 – Austin, TX – Moody Center

Sat Jun 01 – Austin, TX – Moody Center – JUST ADDED

Tue Jun 04 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena

Thu Jun 06 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center

Mon Jun 10 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena

Wed Jun 12 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena

Fri Jun 14 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena

Sat Jun 15 – Miami, FL – Kaseya Center

Fri Jun 21 – Chicago, IL – United Center

Sat Jun 22 – Chicago, IL – United Center – JUST ADDED

Tue Jun 25 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Wed Jun 26 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden – JUST ADDED

Sat Jun 29 – Boston, MA – TD Garden

Sun Jun 30 – Boston, MA – TD Garden – JUST ADDED

Wed Jul 03 – Baltimore, MD – CFG Bank Arena

Thu Jul 04 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium

Sun Jul 07 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse*

Tue Jul 09 – Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena

Justin Timberlake returned to the Saturday Night Live stage this past weekend. One of the songs performed was “Selfish,” released last week, and he also debuted “Sanctified” with Tobe Nwigwe.

You can see both performances below.

Justin Timberlake revealed exciting news on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon as he announced his first tour in five years – The Forget Tomorrow World Tour.

“Selfish,” the lead single from the forthcoming album, features Timberlake’s signature soulful vocals and showcases his versatility as a musician. Fans can expect a dynamic performance reflecting Timberlake’s evolution since his 2018 release, Man of the Woods.

“Selfish” is crafted by a talented team including Timberlake, Louis Bell (Taylor Swift, Post Malone), Cirkut (Maroon 5, The Weeknd), Theron Thomas, and Amy Allen.

The music video, directed by Bradley J. Calder (SZA, Tinashe), offers a raw and honest portrayal of Timberlake as both an artist and an individual. By pulling back the curtain on the production process, the video seamlessly blends the line between performance and reality, bringing the introspectiveness of the song to life.

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WATCH: Drake Hits ‘Fresh Prince’ Carlton Banks Dance on Stage in Nashville

Drake Becomes First Rapper to Earn $5 Million in a Single Arena Concert

Drake is truly living his raps. On “Too Much” he spit: “Moment I stop havin’ fun with it, I’ll be done with it.” His fun in Nashville was hitting the Carlton dance from the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air on stage.

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Drake’s current run across the states have had some dope moments. St. Louis celebrated the trio of Drake, J. Cole, and Lil Durk who pulled into the Enterprise Center for their It’s All A Blur – Big As The What? tour. The arena presented a massive golden owl cake, accented by cupcakes around the base. You can see the cake below.

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Jill Scott, Lil Wayne, Nas, Victoria Monét and More Set for Roots Picnic 2024

Jill Scott to Star in 'Mahalia!' Biopic Executive Produced by Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah

The acclaimed Roots Picnic festival, a beacon of musical excellence and cultural celebration, is back for its 2024 edition, promising an unforgettable two-day experience. Presented by GRAMMY® Award-winning hip-hop icons The Roots and Live Nation Urban, the event will occur at The Mann in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA, on June 1-2, 2024.

Launching the excitement, Roots Picnic alumni presale tickets will be available starting Tuesday, February 20th at 10 AM ET, followed by general on-sale beginning Friday, Feb. 23rd at 10 AM ET.

The festival lineup boasts an impressive array of talent, with GRAMMY® Award-winning legend Lil Wayne headlining alongside The Roots, treating audiences to a journey through decades of hits and a special tribute to Lil Wayne’s hometown of New Orleans, featuring guests PJ Morton and Trombone Shorty. Joining the bill is powerhouse Jill Scott, captivating audiences in her hometown with her soulful style.

The festival’s spirit of collaboration continues with performances from Victoria Monét, André 3000, Gunna, Sexyy Red, Tyla, Smino, Babyface, Adam Blackstone featuring Fantasia & Muni Long, Cam’ron, Nas, Wale, Robert Glasper featuring Yebba, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, and more.

Roots Picnic 2024 promises to be a cultural landmark, bringing together generations of artists and fans for an unparalleled celebration of music and community. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary event in the heart of Philadelphia.

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Fat Joe, Chuck D, and Foo Fighters Unite for Healthcare Price Transparency Event

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Hip-hop legend Fat Joe, iconic rapper Chuck D, and rock band Foo Fighters are joining forces for a special event on March 5 in Washington, D.C., advocating for more affordable, accessible, and equitable healthcare through true price transparency. Hosted by Power To The Patients and produced by Swift River Productions, the event aims to raise awareness about the inequality and uncertainty millions of patients face due to hidden upfront prices in the healthcare system face.

With over 100 million Americans burdened by medical debt from surprise bills, the event seeks to prompt lawmakers to mandate upfront disclosure of healthcare service prices. This transparency empowers patients to make informed decisions and reduces costs, combating medical debt, the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S.

“When we were asked by Power to the Patients to help raise awareness of the need for transparency in healthcare pricing, we immediately said yes. People suffering from illness and injury shouldn’t have to worry about being bankrupted by surprise charges for their treatment.”

Foo Fighters 

Foo Fighters, alongside Fat Joe and Chuck D, will shed light on the injustices perpetuated by hidden healthcare prices, urging for legislative action to hold hospitals and insurers accountable. Notable artists like Jelly Roll, Wyclef Jean, French Montana, and Busta Rhymes joined the fight.

As a leader in the movement, Fat Joe has advocated for healthcare price transparency on Capitol Hill, emphasizing the overwhelming support from Americans for this initiative. In December, bipartisan lawmakers introduced a bill to strengthen transparency requirements to ensure fairness and accountability in the healthcare system.

Individuals seeking resources to challenge healthcare bills or advocate for transparency can visit PowertothePatients.org. With the support of influential artists and public figures, the event underscores the urgent need for a transparent and fair healthcare system in the United States.

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