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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="">  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.”



Get Your Special PRE-SALE CODE For Kevin Hart’s Irresponsible Tour @CFE Arena- December 31st

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.


Get your pre-sale tickets here.


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="">  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:


Tyrese Responds To The Rock Instagram Post

Cardi B. Wins Big at Bet Hip Hop Awards

Cardi B. was the big winner at the  “BET Hip-Hop Awards”, which aired last night.  She won in FIVE of the nine categories she was nominated in . . . including Single of the Year, Hustler of the Year, and Best New Hip-Hop Artist.

Kendrick Lamar took home four awards, and DJ Khaled, won two.  Khaled also hosted the ceremony.

Outside of the main awards, the most notable moment was probably Eminem taking some big shots at President Trump in a freestyle rap.   (CAREFUL!!!  There’s UNCENSORED PROFANITY in the  video.)



Eminem To Freestyle On BET Hip Hop Awards

Eminem is making his come back tonight during the BET Hip Hop Award by dropping a hot 16 bar freestyle.

There has been a lot of buzz over Eminem lately about his album, whether it’s finished or not.

But DJ Khlaed might have solved that problem with his major key.

In a post on Instagram, DJ Khlaed announced a freestyle return of Eminem to the BET Hip Hop Awards. Emimen’s last appearance was back in 2011 with his Shady Records peers in tow.

Now Eminem will be making his return back to do another freestyle. Check out DJ Khaled post below:

Ashanti Avoids Nelly Questions, Promotes New Single ‘Say Less’

With Ashanti ex- Nelly facing charges for allegedly raping a female fan on his tour bus.

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 22: Ashanti and Nelly attends the Angel Ball 2012 at Cipriani Wall Street on October 22, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)

TMZ  caught up with Ashanti an asked her about what she thought about the allegations that her ex was facing.

Ashanti took  a brief moment to think about it and said “I have a new song coming out, it’s called “Say Less” I just mixed it in Atlanta. That’s what I was doing in Miami, recording records.

The camera man again asked Ashanti, about is there a meaning behind your new single Say Less. She said no it just name of the song that will feature Ty Dolla $ign.

Check out the TMZ video below:



Chance The Rapper was pulled over in Chicago on Sunday, and he live-streamed the whole thing

Chance The Rapper  was pulled over in Chicago on Sunday, and he live-streamed the whole thing . . . because he was worried things might, “get out of hand.”

That said, in the video he also says, “[It] should be good, though.  I have great faith in humanity, and the men and women that put on the badge.  But, you know, you can’t be too careful.”

He was in the car with his baby mama, who was driving.  They were on their way home from church.  The police say they were pulled over for a moving violation, and were given a warning.

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