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Drake Becomes Biggest Single Year Winner Ever At Billboard Music Awards 2017, Passing Adele

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  At tonight’s Billboard Music Awards 2017 (May 21), Drake became the biggest single year winner ever. The More Life hitmaker feted a whopping 13 wins total, including Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Song Sales Artist, Top Streaming Songs Artist, Top Rap Artist, and many more.     The emcee surpassed Adele, […]

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Cher Made Us ‘Believe’ at 2017 Billboard Music Awards

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  Just before Gwen Stefani presented Cher with the Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, the legendary pop pioneer performed her 1999 Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Believe.”         Draped in an outfit that was basically a few strings of shimmery beads, Cher was in classic Las Vegas couture for “Believe.” After a […]

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Nicki Minaj Slayed In Latex & Studs During Her BBMAs Performance

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  Nicki Minaj opened the Billboard Music Awards in an outfit that was as overwhelming as her rap skills.   Beginning with her Remy Ma diss track “No Frauds,” Minaj popped out in a black patent leather getup from head to heels that gave off dominatrix vibes. There were no whips involved. But she did […]

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NICKI MINAJ & NAS SPARK ROMANCE RUMORS WITH ‘SWEET’ DATE

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  Nicki Minaj is fueling Nas romance rumors by posting a “Sweet” and simple photograph.   On Tuesday (May 10), the Generous Queen shared a flick, which features Nas beside her with his arm around her. “Only KINGS recognize QUEENS,” she wrote. “@sweetchicklife has the best food…congrats @nas.”   Nicki’s caption was in reference to […]

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Lil’ Kim Responds to Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex’s Accusations

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  Lil’ Kim has responded to accusations made by Hot 97 DJ Funkmaster Flex.   On May 3, Flex accused Lil’ Kim of sending her ex-fiance Damion “World” Hardy — who is currently serving a life sentence in prison — to beat him up. “Lil’ Kim tried to put World on me too… I didn’t forget,” tweeted out Flex, […]

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Burglar Arrested at 50 Cent’s Connecticut Mansion

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  Authorities say they have arrested a suspected burglar at rapper 50 Cent‘s mansion in Connecticut.   Farmington police say the suspect set off an entry alarm Tuesday at the 50,000-square-foot home that alerted private security. Police responded and found the man on the 18-acre estate about 10 miles west of Hartford.   50 Cent, […]

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Diddy Is The Richest Man in Rap

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  On Wednesday (May 10), Forbes released its annual list of hip-hop’s wealthiest artists of 2017. Sean Combs, aka Diddy, made the top of the list with a net worth of around $820 million, all thanks to an ongoing partnership with Ciroc vodka, as well as his investment in the TV network Revolt and his continued presence in […]

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Is a New Jay Z Album On the Way?

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    It’s been almost four years since Jay Z released his 12th solo album, Magna Carta Holy Grail, which dropped on the 4th of July in 2013 via an exclusive Samsung release. The album became his 10th straight solo album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and 13th overall (counting joint projects […]

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TLC Releases New Album Cut ‘Haters’

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  A couple of years ago, ’90s R&B greats TLC used Kickstarter to raise money for what they say will be their final album.   Last month, Chilli and T-Boz shared the first single from that album, the Snoop Dogg collab “Way Back.” And now they’ve got another new song. This one is called “Haters,” and like their 1999 hit “Unpretty,” it’s […]

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