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Cardi B flipped out on the “racist” staff at a hotel in NY

Cardi B flipped out on the “racist” staff at a hotel in Albany, New York.  She and her entourage were thrown out for making too much noise and smoking pot . . . but she claims none of that was happening.

She says she quit smoking weed about four years ago because it made her paranoid, and she’s been struggling with a bad cold, so she wouldn’t be up smoking pot and partying in the first place.

In a series of Instagram videos she said, “I don’t wanna be the one to pull the race card, but like that is the only explanation that I could [effing] find.”

Speaking of Cardi B, she briefly broke up with boyfriend Offset on Saturday . . . but then said she had overreacted.

Justin Timberlake is returning to the Super Bowl stage for the first time since Janet Jackson’s notorious “wardrobe malfunction”

The NFL announced that Timberlake is set to perform in Super Bowl LII’s halftime show on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis.

The last time he performed the halftime stage was at Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004 when he ripped away part of Janet Jackson’s costume, exposing one of her breasts to over 140 million viewers.

Jackson’s spokesman said it was a costume reveal gone wrong.

Timberlake apologized and said it was “not intentional and is regrettable” Jackson suffered criticism about it for years.

The Federal Communication Commission hit CBS, which broadcast the 2004 halftime show, with a $550,000 fine. However, the Supreme Court later tossed it out.

In the aftermath of the incident, broadcasters introduced a short video delay for live events. Super Bowl LII will air on NBC.

It will be Timberlake’s third time performing at the game. He previously appeared at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001 with his band *NSYNC.

 

Nicki Minaj will take the stand during her brother’s child rape trial

Nicki will be the star witness during Jelani Maraj’s court case in NYC, where he is accused of raping his then 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015.

Nicki’s brother’s defense attorney, David Schwartz, told jurors his client’s then-wife, Jacqueline Robinson, forced her children to lie to authorities in an attempt to squeeze $25 million out of Nicki.

His attorney also says she made these claims up to get over $25 million and that she planned on marrying him only to get close to Nicki and extort her.

L.A. burglars really hit a big one when they decided to break into Mariah Carey’s mansion

L.A. burglars really hit a big one when they decided to break into Mariah Carey’s mansion and stealing $50,000 worth of stuff.

Law enforcement sources tell us Mariah’s crib was hit around 3 AM Thursday. It appears they got in through a window or door on an upper floor … a ladder was found in the backyard.

Surprisingly, we’re told the crooks didn’t make off with any fabulous jewelry. Instead, they bagged up $50k worth of purses and sunglasses.

Cops are investigating, and think there’s a connection with these robberies too: Jason Derulo, Alanis Morissette, David Spade, Emmy Rossum and Scott Disick — to name just a few.

Kanye reportedly driving Kim ‘crazy’ with his list of demands for surrogate

Kanye West is reportedly driving Kim crazy with his demands for the surrogate.

According to Heat, he’s demanding the unnamed woman be available whenever he asks, with the couple randomly making surprise visits to check she’s following his rules.

“He’s literally checked everything in her home for safety, right down to the soap she uses,” says the source.

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“She always needs to make sure everything in her home is up to their exacting standards.”

“Kim just lets Kanye be Kanye, but she feels bad for the woman carrying their baby, because she knows how strict he can be,” the source adds.

“He’s now pushing Kim to let the surrogate actually move in with them for the last few months.”

Kim, 36, and Kanye, 40, reportedly dropped over $1 million on security for the woman.

 

Kevin Hart is turning his sex tape scandal into a big joke and the girl in the tape is NOT happy about that.

In the new promo for Kevin’s upcoming “Irresponsible” comedy tour, he openly pokes fun at the sex tape situation.

Her attorney Lisa Bloom says the promo is a slap in face and “very distasteful” because Montia’s the one going through criticism online, receiving death threats and slut-shaming.

Bloom says, “This stuff takes a toll mentally and physically, and now with this tour it’s like this whole thing was a joke.

 

The NFL is trying to find a solution to the controversial National Anthem protests

Earleir this month, there was talk that the owners might demand that the players stand, through a rule or some other agreement.

Well, that isn’t happening, at least for now.

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league met with some players yesterday, but it was more about understanding the meaning behind the protests.

Goodell was asked if the league was seeking a commitment from the players to stand . . . and he said, “We did not ask for that.  We spent today talking about the issues that players have been trying to bring attention to . . . issues to make our communities better.

“I think we all agree there’s nothing more important than trying to give back to our communities and make them better.  That was the entire focus of today.”

(Here’s  video.  The part about the National Anthem is at the 1:50 mark.) 

Ed Sheeran’s bike injury WILL cost him his next several shows

He confirmed yesterday that he’s canceling five upcoming dates in Asia, because he broke his right wrist and left elbow.

He posted a message saying, “I’m waiting to see how the healing progresses before we have to decide on shows beyond that.  Please stay tuned for more details.  PS – Ed isn’t typing this as he has both arms casted / bandaged.”

A British tabloid says Ed was knocked off his bike by a car, but that hasn’t been confirmed.

 

Pink is a huge Mary J Blige fan . . . but the feeling is not mutual

Pink recently said she approached Mary a while back, and asked her if she wanted to collaborate on anything.

Pink said, “She just took one look at me and she goes, ‘No.’  I go, ‘Okay! I love you, Mary!  I’ll see you again!'”

Pink wasn’t being sarcastic, she was cool with it.  And this happened back in 2000 . . . so there’s a decent chance that Mary’s answer would be different today.

Busta Rhymes Loses His Cool in Miami

Busta Rhymes was in Miami part of Diddy Revolt Music Conference over the weekend.

But his temper got the best of him over the weekend. Busta Rhymes is face to face some guy who he has a disagreement and things get heated. The guy  put an arm out to keep Busta Rhymes at a distance. After that Busta Rhymes almost lost his cool but his crew diffused the problem before it went out of hand.

It’s unknown what sparked the altercation between Busta Rhymes and the guy.

This is not the first incident when Busta Rhymes has lost his cool. Back in 2015, Busta Rhymes lost his cool at a gym in NYC where he threw a protein shake at the employee.

Check out the video from TMZ:

DJ Khaled , Chris Brown and More Land BET Soul Train Nominations

With the BET Hip Hop Awards now in the history books, the 2017 Soul Train Awards is now upon us. The nominations were announced for this year award show, topping the nominations was Bruno Mars,  DJ Khaled, French Montana, Cardi B, 6lack, Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Chance The Rapper, Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj, Drake, Travis Scott, Childish Gambino and many more.

There are a lot of hip hop nominations at this year Soul Train Awards that is typical geared toward R&B singers.

The Soul Train Awards air November 26 on BET.

Below is the list of nominees for BET Soul Train Award:

Best New Artist 6LACK H.E.R. Kevin Ross Khalid Sza

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist Bruno Mars Bryson Tiller Chris Brown Khalid The Weeknd

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist Kehlani Lalah Hathaway Ledisi Mary J. Blige Solange Sza

Soul Train Certified Award Bell Biv Devoe Johnny Gill Lalah Hathaway Ledisi Mack Wilds

Video Of The Year Beyoncé – “All Night” Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Chris Brown Feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party” DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award Chance the Rapper Charlie Wilson Kirk Franklin Lecrae Tamela Mann

Album/ Mixtape Of The Year Bruno Mars –  24k Magic Mary J. Blige –  Strength Of A Woman Solange –  A Seat At The Table Sza –  Ctrl The Weeknd –  Starboy

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song Of The Year) Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” French Montana Feat. Swae Lee – “Unforgettable” Kendrick Lamar – “Humble.” Yo Gotti Feat. Nicki Minaj – “Rake It Up”

Song Of The Year Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” Childish Gambino – “Redbone” Dj Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Khalid – “Location” Solange – “Cranes In The Sky”

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter’s Award “Cranes In The Sky” – Written By: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange) “Location” – Written By: Alfredo Emmanuel Gonzalez, Olatunji Olutomiwa, Samuel David Jimenez, Khalid Robinson, Joshua Scruggs (Khalid) “Love Me Now” – Written By: Blake Matthew Simon Mills, John Henry Ryan, John Roger Stephens (John Legend ) “Redbone” – Written By: George Clinton, William Earl Collins, Gary Lee Cooer, Donaldmckinley Glover Ii, Ludwig Emil Tomas Goransson (Childish Gambino) “Versace On The Floor” – Written By: Christopher Steven Brown, James Edward Fauntleroy, Bruno Mars, Philip Martin Lawrence (Bruno Mars)

Best Dance Performance Bruno Mars – “24K Magic” Chris Brown Feat. Usher & Gucci Mane – “Party” DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Solange Feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair” Wizkid Feat. Drake – “Come Closer” Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled Feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” Jazmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller – “Insecure” Mary J. Blige Feat. Kanye West – “Love Yourself” Solange Feat. Sampha – “Don’t Touch My Hair” Sza Feat. Travis Scott – “Love Galore”

A Former Pussycat Doll Says the Group Was Like a Prostitution Ring

Kaya Jones was briefly a member of the Pussycat Dolls, when they put out their first album back in 2005 . . . and over the weekend, she had some harsh words about the experience.

She Tweeted, “I wasn’t in a girl group.  I was in a prostitution ring, [who] happened to sing and be famous.  While everyone who owned us made the money.”  She  said they only got $500 a week.

is-deciderHtmlWhitespace" cite="https://twitter.com/KayaJones/status/918778471890935809">  Follow KAYA  ✔ @KayaJones My truth.I wasn’t in a girl group. I was in a prostitution ring.Oh & we happened to sing & be famous. While everyone who owned us made the $

But the prostitution thing isn’t just an analogy.  In another interview, she said she left because she felt pressured to have sex with music industry executives.  Quote, “To be a part of the team you must be a team player.  Meaning sleep with whoever they say.”

The founder of the Pussycat Dolls Robin Antin says these are, “disgusting, ridiculous lies.”

Rihanna Gets A Street Named After Her In Barbados

Rihanna has a lot to be happy about it’s being reported that she will be getting a street named in her hometown of Barbados.

Rihanna who was born near Westbury will get a street named after in honor Barbados 51st Celebrations. The Prime Minister of Barbados will honor Rihanna and change the name of the street in part of the celebration.

In an acceptance speech at Harvard University Rihanna said:

“When I was five or six years old, I remember watching TV and I would see these commercials and I was watching other children suffer in other parts of the world and you know the commercials were, ‘you can give 25 cents, save a child’s life,’ you know?,” she noted in her acceptance speech. “And I would think to myself like, I wonder how many 25 cents I could save up to save all the kids in Africa. And I would say to myself you know, ‘when I grow up, when I can get rich, I’mma save kids all over the world.’ I just didn’t know I would be in the position to do that by the time I was a teenager,”

In addition, Rihanna also said:

“You don’t have to be rich to be a humanitarian, you don’t have to be rich to help somebody. You don’t have to be famous, you don’t even have to be college educated. But it starts with your neighbor… you just do whatever you can to help in any way that you can.”

 

 

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Kevin Hart will be  at the CFE Arena, Sunday December 31st for  Irresponsible Tour.  and we’ve got your special pre-sale code. Power 95.3 is the only station where you can get your tickets for Irresponsible Tour before the general public.

Pre-sale starts Tuesady October 17th @ 10am and runs through Thursday October 19th @10pm.

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Kevin Hart Announces his ‘Irresponsible Tour’

Kevin Hart has been heavy in the news lately now he will be going on tour to air out all his dirty laundry.

Kevin Hart Irresponsible Tour will kick off on the last day of 2017 at the CFE Arena in Orlando. Kevin Hart’s became the  first comedian to sell out an NFL stadium, selling over 50,000 tickets in one show. Hart’s comedy tour  has grossed over $100 million worldwide. Tickets for his Irresponsible Tour go on sale Friday, October 20.

Get your tickets here.

Check out Hart’s Tour Announcement video below:

Chance The Rapper bought out a theater in Chicago on Friday, so people could go see “Marshall” for FREE. 

The movie’s about Thurgood Marshall’s early years as a young lawyer, before he became the first black Supreme Court justice.

He  Tweeted, “I bought all the tickets all day to go see  ‘Marshall’ at the theater on 87th and the one on Roosevelt . . . it’s LIT.”

View image on Twitter is-deciderHtmlWhitespace" cite="https://twitter.com/chancetherapper/status/918873859658567680">  Follow Lil Chano From 79th  ✔ @chancetherapper The address to the one on Roosevelt is 1011 S Delano Ct, Chicago, IL 60605 and you know where the on on 87th is at. It’s all day but the later it gets the more ppl talk about it the more seats get filled but yea Come to the one at 3 I’m good at surprises and stuff  # MarshallMovie 12:19 PM – Oct 13, 2017

The woman who accused Nelly of rape has dropped the charges.

The woman who accused Nelly of rape has dropped the charges.  He previously denied the accusation . . . calling it, quote, “false and defaming.”  The woman wanted the investigation stopped, and said she’d refuse to testify in court.

Supposedly, she wishes she’d never called 911 in the first place because she knew “the system was going to fail her.”  She’s apparently sticking to her story . . . she just couldn’t handle the high-profile nature of the case.

Nelly still wants a public apology.

 

Kendrick Lamar Is Getting His Own Damn’ Nike Sneakers

Kendrick Lamar has a successful year and currently on tour for his Damn Tour.

Lamar has teamed up with Nike to work on a signature sneaker based on his album called Damn.

But there has been no word of when his signature will come out or be released.

We will keep you posted if anything changes.

Below are photos of the alleged sneakers:

Yesterday Ellen spoke with Diddy on her talk show and asked him what motivates him to succeed… and his answer? Well, maybe it’ll motivate YOU. 

Diddy, who was just named the number one hip hop artist on the Forbes List, one of the top 100 greatest business minds, has companies like Ciroc, Sean John, Bad Boy and Revolt TV, and is worth over $820 million. So what motivates him to succeed? Ellen asked him yesterday…

We’ve heard it plenty of times… the more we give, the more we get. Diddy just donated $100,000 to the hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico.

Ciara & Janet Jackson team up for play date at Disneyland

Ciara and Janet Jackson had an epic play date with their sons at the most happiest place on earth Disneyland in California.

Baby Future & Baby Eissa was in attendance at Disney with their moms Ciara and Janet Jackson.

Will a collabo be in the works with these two songstress we will keep you posted.

Check Ciara Instagram post below:

 

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