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Alicia Vera/HBO Max — The trailer for Issa Rae’s new comedy series, Rap Sh!t, has arrived. The show, coming to HBO Max on July 21, follows two former high school besties – played by Aida Osman and KaMillion – who come together to form a rap group. Rae is executive producing, along with Yung Miami […]

Prince Williams/Wireimage Gunna has posted an open letter from behind bars proclaiming his innocence. In the letter shared to his Instagram Tuesday – his 29th birthday – the rapper began by stating, “2022 has been one of the best years of my life, despite this difficult situation.” He described how he went from a marginalized upbringing […]

Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images The long-running syndicated program The Wendy Williams Show is coming to an end Friday, notes Variety, which also explains the show’s titular host won’t be there to mark the occasion.  There will, however, be “a video tribute to the iconic host,” a rep for the program tells the trade. […]

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Image Jay-Z had a little fun teasing Blue Ivy on their father-daughter outing to the NBA Finals game Monday night, where the Golden State Warriors beat the Boston Celtics 104-94. There were plenty of famous faces among the crowd. When the rap mogul appeared on camera, he wrapped his arms around Blue and pulled her into the picture as […]

Epic Records GIVĒON is heading out on tour this summer, and he says it’ll be his biggest one yet, as it’s in support of his debut studio album, Give Or Take. Kicking off on August 16 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the “Heartbreak Anniversary” singer will embark on a 40-date trek across the U.S. and Canada. He’ll make […]

Neilson Barnard/Getty Images In an interview with Gayle King as part of Tribeca Film Festival’s Directors Series Monday night, Tyler Perry shed light on Will Smith‘s infamous Oscar night slap of presenter Chris Rock. Perry was seen by Smith’s side after the assault and foul-mouthed lambasting of Rock, who’d made a joke at the expense […]

Will Heath/NBC Fans spoke and Lizzo listened. After receiving backlash over a lyric in her newly released song “Grrrls” being considered an “ableist slur,” Lizzo promptly updated the song and issued a statement.   “It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in my new song “GRRRLS,” Lizzo wrote in a note shared to social media on […]

Earl Gibson/Bounce TV On June 19, 1865, the news of the Emancipation Proclamation — a document issued by President Abraham Lincoln that freed enslaved Black Americans — first reached Galveston, Texas, two years after its signing. In honor of Juneteenth this Sunday, musicians and entertainment professionals share what the holiday means to them. Emmy-winning actor Courtney B. […]

Jamel Martin –HOT 97’s Summer Jam music festival took place on Sunday with performances by hip-hop favorites like Fivio Foreign, Dreamdoll and City Girls.  B-Lovee and Dougie B kicked off the show and were later joined onstage by Cardi B to perform their hit song “Shake It.” Lil Baby‘s performance of hit singles “Drip Too Hard” and “Yes Indeed” was considered a highlight of the […]

Combs Enterprises Sean “Diddy” Combs will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards 2022, BET announced Monday. In its 22nd year, the show deemed “culture’s biggest night,” will air live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. on Sunday, June 26.  The prestigious award honors industry professionals who are seen as transformational leaders and whose contributions help shape […]

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