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Pharrell Williams to Open New Resort in the Bahamas

Pharrell Williams is expanding his hospitality empire.

The multifaceted mogul is once again teaming up with nightlife entrepreneur David Grutman on a brand new resort in the Bahamas. Somewhere Else will be part of Atlantis Paradise Island and is expected to open in January 2024, consisting of 400 rooms and suites, multiple restaurants and bars, and bungalows with recording studios.

The hotel will have a more contemporary feel, described as “tropical modernism” with cascading pools and polychrome room concepts. It will be anchored by a flamingo pink-trimmed building, previously known as The Beach, which will undergo a head-to-toe redo. New York-based architecture firm Rockwell Group will spearhead the design.

“Often, when talking about tropical aesthetics, there’s this harkening back to another time,” Pharrell told CNN of the design-forward project. “It’s like, ‘man, let’s let that time be.’ We’re going for the future here.”

Somewhere Else is the second hotel from Williams and Grutman, who are partners in The Goodtime Hotel, which opened its doors in Miami last year. They also own the Miami-based restaurant Swan.

“We want to do this one differently than what you’re used to from Pharrell and I,” Grutman said. “We’re really going for an emphasis on the outdoors, and experiences that you can have on the grounds of the property, whether in a fun-filled sense or in finding a quiet corner to relax.”

Meanwhile, Pharrell continues to conquer the fashion world. The Neptunes producer is collaborating on an upcoming project with Tiffany & Co. “You know, Tiffany and I are engaged,” he told WWD this week. “It’s a partnership.…It’s about seeing things differently.”

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Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting A Woman

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Rapper Slim Jxmmi (real name Aaquil Brown) has been arrested for alleged battery. He was taken into custody Tuesday morning at a northeast Miami apartment. Slim Jxmmi In Custody After Allegedly Pulling Girls Hair Out According to NBC Miami and an official arrest report, officers arrived at the apartment around 5 a.m. after they were […]

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Conway The Machine Announces “God Don’t Make Mistakes” Album Release

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Rapper Conway The Machine is back with new music for 2022. The release date for his highly anticipated Shady Records debut album God Don’t Make Mistakes is finally here. Conway The Machine Dropping Heat Soon God Don’t Make Mistakes will mark Conway’s first project under Shady Records since joining the label in 2017. The project was […]

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Adele Postponed Las Vegas Residency Over Production Disputes

More details are emerging behind Adele’s derailed Las Vegas residency.

A day before she was set to kick off her “Weekends With Adele” concerts at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, the “Easy on Me” singer tearfully announced that her show wasn’t ready and would have to be postponed.

There are reports that Adele was unhappy with the production and felt several elements “were not good enough.” Adele and her team supposedly wanted to tear out the sound system in the theater and install a new high-tech video screen. She also allegedly clashed with Caesars management over plans for a 60-member choir to accompany her on “Skyfall.”

According to The Sun, there were “explosive arguments” with set designer Esmeralda Devlin over an onstage water feature.

“When she saw the finished design, she refused to take part,” said a source. “Adele described the pool as a ‘baggy old pond’ and refused, point blank, to stand in the middle of it. The intention was to fill it with water on the set as she was lifted up on a crane-type mechanism, creating the illusion she was floating on water.”

Sources tell Page Six that Adele was “shouting and sobbing” on the phone to her boyfriend, sports agent Rich Paul, during rehearsals.

“Adele’s been crying and couldn’t get through a single full rehearsal for the past month,” said a source connected to Caesars. “Just constantly on the phone with Rich … loudly shouting and sobbing. She has barely rehearsed because she is constantly in the middle of an emotional shootout.”

Adele promised fans that the shows would be rescheduled, but there is concern that they could be canceled for good. “There are rumblings that there are stresses related to Adele’s relationship,” said Casino.org reporter Scott Roeben. “I’m told that these stresses caused her to be in a place where she was just not confident moving forward. You can’t focus if you’re not where you need to be in your head.”

The three-month residency was set to begin Jan. 21 and run through April 16. Tickets for the 24 shows sold out minutes after they went on sale last month. Adele attributed the postponement to COVID-related issues.

“I’m so sorry, but my show ain’t ready,” she told fans in an emotional video last Thursday. “We’ve tried absolutely everything that we can to put it together in time and for it to be good enough for you, but we’ve been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and COVID. It’s been impossible to finish the show.”

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Yo Gotti Announces His Final Album: “I’m Forever Grateful”

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Yo Gotti is officially retiring from the rap game after his upcoming album. The rapper took to Instagram to announce the release date of his next album and his retirement as a recording artist. Yo Gotti Announces His Retirement Rapper Yo Gotti, who has seen success as a rapper and the entrepreneur behind the careers […]

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Jay-Z Headed Back To Trial For Reasonable Doubt Photo

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Jay-Z is suing the photographer who shot his Reasonable Doubt cover for using his name and image continuously without his consent. The two will go to court over demands that the photographer stops exploiting Jay-Z’s likeness or name for profit on his website. No Doubt Back in June 2021, Hip-Hop photographer Jonathan Mannion was sued […]

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Slim Jxmmi Arrested for Allegedly Attacking Baby Mother

Slim Jxmmi is behind bars for allegedly attacking the mother of his child.

TMZ reports that one half of Rae Sremmurd was arrested for battery in Miami on Tuesday morning (Jan. 25). According to a police report, Jxmmi got upset after his girlfriend Kee, with whom he shares a 1-year-old son, questioned him about a woman he was following on Twitter.

Shortly after their argument, Slim reportedly left home with a friend and returned smelling like alcohol. When Kee attempted to move their sleeping child from his playpen, the “Black Beatles” rapper allegedly pulled her hair so hard that her extension ripped from her scalp.

He reportedly chased her around the house after she tried to record him on her phone. At one point, Slim kicked down a door where she was hiding and threw her phone over a balcony to prevent her from posting on social media.

However, despite the police report, Kee is denying that Slim physically attacked her. Taking to Instagram, she responded to the allegations and called out the police.

“Oh wow.. This is cap. Dade County y’all are wrong for this,” she wrote. “I told you guys he did not hit me. Every officer you guys had in my face are wrong for this. No hands were put on anybody, I stated it more than once. It was a loud argument and the police were called. You guys turn nothing into something. It’s our sons first birthday tomorrow, what’s wrong with y’all?”

Prior to the incident, she appeared to address her relationship with a meme on her IG Stories that read, “When he wants you to be all for him and he’s all for everybody.”

Slim and his brother Swae Lee have been in the studio working on new music. They recently announced that their album Sremm 4 is “closer than ever.”

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Janet Jackson Says Michael Jackson Bullied Her Over Weight

Janet Jackson is reliving the pain she experienced as a child.

In her upcoming documentary, “JANET JACKSON.,” the pop icon reveals that her late brother Michael would bully her over her weight when they were young.

“There were times when Mike used to tease me and call me names. ‘Pig, horse, slaughter hog, cow,’” she said, according to the Daily Mail.

Although they both laughed at the time, Janet admits that it took a toll on her. “He would laugh about it and I’d laugh too, but then there was some­where down inside that it would hurt,” she added. “When you have somebody say you’re too heavy, it affects you.”

Jackson said her issues with her weight began when she joined the cast of “Good Times” when she was 11.

“I did ‘Good Times’ and that’s the beginning of having weight issues and the way I looked at myself,” said Janet, who played Penny on the 1970s sitcom. “I’m an emotional eater, so when I get stressed or something is really bothering me, it comforts me.”

In the two-part documentary, which was filmed over the course of five years, Janet also opens up about the molestation accusations against her brother. “It was frustrating for me,” she said. “We have our own separate lives and even though he’s my brother, that has nothing to do with me. But I wanted to be there for him, to support him as much as I possibly could.”

She ended up losing the biggest brand deal of her career with Coca-Cola amid the allegations. “When that came out, Coca-Cola said, ‘No, thank you.’ Guilty by association. That’s what they call it, right?”

The four-hour docuseries, which premieres Friday on Lifetime and A&E, also features appearances from Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Ciara, Jermaine Dupri, and Q-Tip.

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Justine Skye and Lil Yachty React to Romance Rumors

Is Justine Skye moving on with Lil Yachty?

Following her public breakup with Giveon, the R&B singer has the rumor mill buzzing over her relationship with the Michigan Boy Boat rapper.

The two were spotted walking together around SoHo in NYC over the weekend. They also appeared together in one of Yachty’s TikTok videos, causing fans to speculate whether they were a couple.

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But it appears as though the two are just friends. Amid the chatter, Justine and Yachty took to social media to set the record straight on their relationship status. They shared a TikTok video with a headline about their rumored romance and added their own reaction, inspired by the “come look at this” meme.

“When blogs be loud & wrong,” they captioned the clip, which finds them laughing off the report.

Justine announced her breakup with Giveon in October. Last month, she exposed the “Heartbreak Anniversary” singer for cheating on her.

In October, Yachty welcomed a baby girl.

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NBA YoungBoy’s Name Is All In His Ex’s Mouth, Literally

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NBA YoungBoy‘s ex, Lil Blue, is trending on social media after a video of her new tattoo – and its unmissable positioning – surfaced online. Lil Blue is the latest of the Louisiana rappers’ exes that has come out of the woodwork since his album dropped last week. NBA Youngboy’s Ex Tats His Name In […]

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