Durban Police spokesman, Colonel Robert Netshiunda, who confirmed the incident, said police were investigating two murder cases but were yet to establish the motives for the murders.
According to Netshiunda, the 35-year-old AKA was standing outside a popular restaurant in the city with a friend at about 10pm when two cars drove past with passengers opening fire on them, killing both instantly.
A social media post by a close associate stated that AKA had been due to perform at a nightclub called YUGO but the event was subsequently cancelled with a notice saying the gig was being abandoned “due to unforeseen circumstances”.
A paramedic, Garrith Jamieson, who spoke to reporters after affirming the death of the entertainer and his friend, said they died instantly as a result of the gun shots.
“On arrival, paramedics met total chaos and a scene where two men, believed to be in their late 30s, sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
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Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and philanthropist. Dubbed the “King of Pop”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural figures of the 20th century. Over a four-decade career, his contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture. Jackson influenced artists across many music genres; through stage and video performances, he popularized complicated dance moves such as the moonwalk, to which he gave the name, as well as the robot. He is the most awarded recording artist in pop music history. 𝕹𝖔𝖇𝖑𝖊 𝕽𝖊𝖕𝖔𝖗𝖙𝖊𝖗𝖘 𝕸𝖊𝖉𝖎𝖆 suggests that you click here to continue reading this
Michael Jackson’s family hope to reborn the pop king in a dynamic musical way.
Michael Jackson’s family is planning to bring him back to life in song.
The King of Pop died in 2009 at age 50 but his brother Tito has revealed that The Jacksons are hopeful of recording a new track that features previously unheard work from Michael.
‘It would be so pleasing to be on a record with Michael once again. Anything that would work we would be willing to give a try and see what happens,’ Tito told The Sun newspaper’s Bizarre column. Watch Video Here
Michael Jackson ‘alive’ conspiracy erupts after singer ‘spotted’ in The Weeknd video
An outrageous conspiracy theory has claimed Michael Jackson is “alive” after “spotting” him in a music video by The Weeknd. Watch Video Here
In the music video for Save Your Tears, a man with The King of Pop’s signature curly ponytail and a snazzy leather jacket passes a microphone to The Weeknd.
A glittering mask conceals his face and, although he is only visible for a few frames, it is enough to convince some people that the man is Jacko himself.Watch Video Here
The video was shared on YouTube by the channel BeLIEve and it claimed in the caption that MJ was “seen alive” in the footage.
If that wasn’t enough, the channel pointed out he was linked to The Weeknd through his daughter Paris Jackson, who presented the artist at the Grammys.
Batuhan Gündüz, a Turkish film director and screenwriter who co-wrote “Y. Köyü Ye’cüc Me’cüc”, owns the channel and believes Michael Jackson faked his death. Watch Video Here
He told Daily Star the King of Pop might have faked his death to escape a “smear campaign”.
“I believe that he has changed his religion and lives away from everyone as a whole person with his religion,” he said.
“There are a lot of reasons for this. Some people taste fame and want to live the other half of their lives like a normal person. Watch Video Here
Michael Jackson’s mind-blowing last performance 48 hours before his death
Footage of Michael Jackson’s last stage performance just two days before his death shows the star perform perfect routines with an army of backup dancers. Taking to the stage at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, Michael Jackson was on fire. Watch Video Here
The ‘Man In The Mirror’ star was rehearsing for his upcoming 50-concert London residency ‘This Is It’, his huge ‘comeback’ extravaganza due to start in just 20 days time at the O2 arena.
But Michael Jackson, 50, wouldn’t live to see the UK event take place. Just two days later on June 25, 2009 the star was found dead in his Holmby Hills, Los Angeles home. Watch Video Here
‘Michael Jackson would be alive today if he had stuck with his word’
Omar Shaheen remembers the moment well. In early 2005 the young Bahraini was driving when he received a surreal job offer: the chance to work with Michael Jackson. “It was totally out of left field,” he says. “It is a pinch-yourself kind of moment when you get a call to say you’re going to be working with someone who you idolise and is the biggest superstar of all time.”
The request came from Sheikh Abdulla bin Hamad al-Khalifa, the second son of the king of Bahrain, who asked Shaheen to set up a state-of-the art recording studio on his grounds in anticipation of the star’s arrival. “There are so many adjectives to use,” Shaheen says of what was to unfold. “It was bizarre. It was crazy.” Watch Video Here
Both are accurate words to describe the time when Jackson lived on an archipelago off the Saudi Arabian coast. For nearly a year the singer lived in Bahrain, struggling with his mental health and staving off bankruptcy while making plans for a comeback album and indeed recording some of it, though the demos – some of the most sought-after Jackson rarities – have yet to see the light of day.
Jackson called Bahrain home, gradually emerging from his reclusive shell to mix with locals and shop in malls, badly disguised in a woman’s abaya. Watch Video Here
Before his arrival Jackson was defending himself in a California court against charges of intoxicating and molesting Gavin Arvizo, who was 13 years old at the time of the alleged abuse. News channels beamed daily footage of Jackson’s deteriorating health. In one lasting image, the then 46-year-old singer was rushed to the court in pyjama bottoms, clutching his bodyguards for support.
Abdulla, a big fan of Jackson’s who dabbled in songwriting, had recently been introduced by phone to the star through Jackson’s brother Jermaine, who was a regular in Bahrain since converting to Islam in 1989. “I wanted [Michael] to be free of debt’s burden,” Jermaine wrote in his memoir You Are Not Alone. “I put Michael on the phone to Prince Abdulla one morning on the ride to court. They spoke excitedly about plans for the future, exchanged numbers and, from then on, remained in regular contact.”
The prince wanted to help Michael recover, says Ahmed al-Khan, a financial adviser hired by the sheikh to work with the singer. “But of course, in order to get Michael, there was also baggage that came with him.” (Numerous attempts to reach Abdulla to comment for this article via his record label, former legal team and London’s Bahraini embassy were unsuccessful.)
Abdulla spoke to Jackson several times during the trial, floating the idea of him living in Bahrain and making music there once he was free to travel, and on June 29th, 2005, just two weeks after his acquittal on all charges, a weary Jackson touched down at Bahrain International airport. According to news reports, he had flown in from Europe with Abdulla, who would celebrate his 30th birthday the following day. Watch Video Here
In the ensuing 11 months Jackson called Bahrain home, gradually emerging from his reclusive shell to mix with locals and shop in malls, badly disguised in a woman’s abaya. With a view to securing his finances, he also signed a contract that involved a collaborative album with the sheikh. But Jackson’s friendship with Abdulla would end the same way as so many of his personal relationships: with a lawsuit.
Jackson acknowledges fans as he arrives at court in Santa Barbara, 2005. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images Had Jackson not reneged on his album deal with the sheikh, tragedy could have been averted, according to Guy Holmes, the English record executive who managed Jackson that year. “The plan that Abdulla put together with Michael and myself was a really healthy, long-term, good thing,” he says. “And I truly believe that he would be alive today if he had stuck with his word.”
While Jackson’s name was badly tarnished in the United States and elsewhere, Bahrainis still knew him as the genius behind Thriller, and he was welcomed to the country. “I don’t know if many people were interested in his court case here,” says Arif Rahimi, a Bahraini businessman who gave Jackson an impromptu tour of his in-laws’ house before the singer inquired about buying it. The attitude towards him “wasn’t negative at all”, Rahimi adds. Watch Video Here
Shortly after arrival, Jackson – then “a broken man”, says al-Khan – was joined by his three children and their nanny. They were provided with a luxury villa near the sheikh’s quarters as well as a chauffeured Rolls-Royce and security detail. In the months following, the King of Pop and the sheikh reportedly became fast friends, listening to music together and coming up with song ideas. Abdulla said it was as if the two had already spent time together, while Jackson described his host as “the very best, amazing, so kind” to the Associated Press.
Jackson had not released a studio album since 2001’s disappointing Invincible, and was out of contract after a spat with Sony. “‘How do we get him back? How can I make people enjoy what this guy gave the world?’ That was his thing,” al-Khan says of Abdulla’s hopes for Jackson. “He wanted to be part of rewriting history.”
When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in August 2005, wheels were put in motion. A few days after the storm dissipated, Jackson’s publicist announced that he had written a song to benefit its victims. Abdulla’s incentive was never money, stresses al-Khan, so a charity record was a fitting way to launch their joint effort. “He thought it was a more humane approach towards taking care of him,” he says.
Abdulla enthused to the press about Jackson’s attitude. “I looked at him and he looked at me, and we knew exactly what we needed to do. Michael is such a humanitarian,” he told GQ at the time. “It’s not an easy road, but it will happen. The song is going to come out no matter what.”
In an attempt to get Jackson’s mojo back, Holmes hired the celebrated mind mapper Tony Buzan, who made nine trips to Bahrain at a cost of €296,000
John Barnes and Bill Bottrell, producers, songwriters and instrumentalists who had worked on Jackson’s Bad and Dangerous albums, were brought to Bahrain at Abdulla’s expense. Barnes arrived first, while Jackson spoke enthusiastically to Bottrell over the phone about the planned album. Watch Video Here
“‘Billy, we’re gonna make the best music ever! When the time is right, Billy, we are going to make Mozart music!’” Bottrell recalls Jackson telling him, adding: “He said ‘when the time is right’, like, four times.”
The timing, it turned out, was not right. Although Jackson’s preferred vintage microphones were ordered at a cost of $100,000, he was in no mood to record. Holmes, an Island Records veteran whose label Gut Records had released hits by everyone from Tom Jones to Right Said Fred and Crazy Frog, was flown in to meet with Jackson as a precursor to heading the the pop star and the sheikh’s joint-venture record company. The initial meeting didn’t go well.
“Michael was sitting behind a cloth curtain,” Holmes recalls. “You couldn’t really see him. And so I walked out of the meeting and said, ‘Tell him to f**k off. This is what I do for a living, not pissing about.’” It later became apparent why Jackson was hiding. “He basically was skin and bones after the court case, and I think that’s what it was. He was ashamed of the way he looked.”Watch Video Here
Months later, Holmes was persuaded to return to Bahrain. He signed on as chief executive of a new company, 2 Seas Records (the Arabic word “bahrain” means “two seas”), and also agreed to become Jackson’s personal manager. Opening Jackson’s books, the record executive was aghast to discover the star was “right on the verge of going bankrupt”, and involved in no fewer than 47 lawsuits. “I counted them because I had to deal with them,” says Holmes. “It was a real avalanche of s**t, because suddenly I became the point person and no one bothered to tell me.”
Jackson’s financial problems stemmed from a staggering $272.5 million, or €235 million, personal loan that was reportedly costing him $4.5 million, or €3.9 million, in monthly interest, along with an uncontrollable spending habit. The loan was secured against Jackson’s share of the valuable Sony/ATV Music Publishing catalogue, which Sony feared could get into the wrong hands if Jackson defaulted on his payments, according to a 2006 report in the New York Times.
Jackson’s Bahraini advisers, including al-Khan, worked alongside Sony Music to refinance the debt held by Fortress Investment Group on better terms. “We were walking on eggshells,” says al-Khan. “If things had gone south and he had lost [his rights to the music catalogue], what is my accountability? Will Michael’s family come after us? You get scared.” Watch Video Here
One of Jackson’s legal battles required him to visit London twice to give depositions, first in October 2005, when he was accompanied by his children and Abdulla. During that stay, Jackson made several visits to Metropolis Studios in Chiswick to record his part in the Hurricane Katrina single, I Have This Dream, cowritten by Abdulla. Al-Khan attended the sessions, which featured a hired orchestra. “It was beautiful,” he says. “There was a full-fledged team. Michael kept on changing stuff, so it wasn’t done at the snap of a finger.”
A studio was also rented in Los Angeles, where James Ingram, Ciara, Snoop Dogg and the gospel singer Shirley Caesar recorded their vocals for the song, according to the Associated Press. Missing, however, was Jackson’s final vocal track. During the lawsuit that eventually ensued, Abdulla claimed that he and Jackson agreed that the pop star’s singing was not up to standard, and an extra recording session was booked which Jackson did not turn up for. Abdulla also claimed to have spent $2.2 million, or €1.9 million, on I Have This Dream, which was never completed.
Efforts to get Jackson back into the studio in Bahrain fared little better. Although Holmes says he heard Jackson singing twice at 2 Seas – “All the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. He had a gift from God, and he had it big time” – getting him to show up was a chore. This is because Jackson was probably suffering from depression at the time, several sources in Bahrain observed. He was also self-medicating, says Holmes. “He was on all sorts of things: up, down, sideways and all sorts. Anyone with half a brain could see Michael wasn’t well.” Watch Video Here
In an attempt to get Jackson’s mojo back, Holmes hired the celebrated “mind mapper” Tony Buzan, who made nine trips to Bahrain at a cost of $343,000, or €296,000, according to court documents. Though the motivational guru, who died in 2019, described Jackson as an eager student, the sessions proved futile.
Holmes says he did his best to keep Jackson’s finances in check, selling artwork that was lying in storage against Jackson’s wishes and putting together a deal with 2 Seas that would raise millions with minimal effort. They included plans for an album, a memoir, a stage musical and a Cirque du Soleil show. “On one book-publishing deal alone, the first offer I got was $24 million,” he says. Jackson signed the contract, and in April 2006 a press release announced a forthcoming album with the Bahrain-based label. Earlier that week Jackson’s advisory team in Bahrain announced they had refinanced his debt, giving the singer a cash infusion of about $30 million, or €26 million, and a financial lifeline. Watch Video Here
Sheikh Abdulla Bin Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa, son of the King of Bahrain. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty With money in his pocket, Jackson’s demeanour noticeably perked up, says al-Khan. “When his [financial] burden was relieved, he probably felt like a free bird. He had the confidence, his pride was back,” he says. “But he left the shelter of Sheikh Abdulla, who put him back on his feet, and was thrown in the wild again.”
As he questioned his future in Bahrain, Jackson began fielding offers to get back on stage, according to Holmes, who says he received word from industry insiders. “I knew what he was doing, which was incredibly stupid. [Promoters] were talking about doing a whole bunch of shows and giving him a big wedge of money. It got back to me extremely quickly,” he says. “Physically he was f**ked … He was totally incapable of doing a two-hour live show.”
By the time Bottrell and the drummer Brian MacLeod arrived in Bahrain to record songs for the album, in June 2006, Jackson had left the country. Though he had been expected back after giving his second deposition in London and appearing at an MTV event in Tokyo, he had moved on. “One day Abdulla walked into the studio and said, ‘I don’t think he’s coming,’” says Bottrell. Less than three months after going public with his 2 Seas deal, Jackson announced he was severing ties with Holmes and the rest of his Bahrain team. “We wanted to make history. It would have been great for Bahrain, but it didn’t happen,” says Shaheen, whose studio project had lost its marquee name. “The dream kind of ended there.”
In November 2008 Abdulla sued Jackson in London’s high court, saying he had spent $7 million, or €6 million, on the star in the form of loans and expenses. Jackson claimed they were gifts and that he signed the contract under duress. Watch Video Here
Along with I Have This Dream – which Bottrell says sounded “grand” – two other Jackson-Abdulla cowrites were mentioned in the case: Light the Way and He Who Makes the Sky Gray. Although Sony continues to convert Jackson demos into singles, to some controversy, none of the Bahrain recordings are likely to be released, says Holmes, because of Abdulla’s respect for the hitmaker’s legacy: “I don’t think you’ll ever prise them out of him.”
The day before Jackson was due to testify, the parties settled out of court. Fortune magazine reported that Abdulla received $5 million from the promoter AEG Live to break Jackson’s contract with 2 Seas. The deal allowed AEG to schedule Jackson’s ill-fated 50-show residency at London’s O2 Arena, entitled This Is It. Seven months later Holmes was in his house in Los Angeles when he got word that the King of Pop had died hours after leaving rehearsal. “I just sat on the sofa for about half an hour going, ‘B****cks. What a bloody waste.'” – Guardian. Watch Video HereWatch Video Here
Michael Jackson fans believe he’s still alive after ‘spotting him’ in daughter’s selfie.
Fans of Michael Jackson believe the singer is still alive after spotting him in a selfie taken by his daughter Paris. Watch Video Here
Paris Jackson posted a photo on Instagram in May, which features a pile of clothes on the passenger seat next to her.
But, in the last few days, fans of Jackson say the clothes are the late singer in disguise. Jackson died in 2009, when Paris was 11. Taken while Paris was travelling around the Joshua Tree in California, the photo is captioned: “If you give a little love, you get a little love of your own.”
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A video on YouTube shows Paris’ photo, zooming in on the foreground until it eventually turns into her father’s face. It was posted by user Believe, who regularly posts videos claiming Jackson’s death was a hoax. Watch Video Here
The rumours surrounding the photo have intensified after Jackson’s 19-year-old son Prince Jackson wrote a poem in honour of his late father. Its lines include: “To many he is a king/To me a man/All he inspires/To lead a noble cause/Everyone is family, not a fan even while receiving thunderous applause.” Watch Video Here
Jackson died shortly before he was due to begin a comeback residency of concerts at London’s O2 Arena. He was heavily medicated at the time of his death, with his personal physician Conrad Murray sentenced to four years in prison in 2011 for involuntary manslaughter. Watch Video Here
Sam Smith has become something of a beacon for controversy in recent weeks, upsetting conservative figures in their home country over a recent music video and doing the same in the U.S. after this weekend’s Grammys.
The latter was down to a performance of “Unholy,” alongside Kim Petras, that upset the likes of Ted Cruz and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
They were among a horde of right-wing voices outraged by Smith and Petras essentially donning Halloween garb, complete with devil horns and caged dancers, to perform their hit single.
If nothing else, it seems the cartoonly evil performance proved that snowflakes can withstand the temperatures in the fiery pits of hell.
Smith and Petras are yet to comment on the backlash. It is, after all, irrelevant to them. One person who has weighed in, however, is David Harris, magister for the Church of Satan, who told TMZ that the performance was “alright” and “nothing particularly special.”
Not exactly quotes to put on your next tour poster but then “Unholy” probably isn’t being streamed exclusively by satanists either.
Harris reserved his harsher criticism for the politicians dragging up some vintage satanic panic as a means to attack two artists who identify as non-binary and trans respectively. “It’s sad when politicians on a national stage use someone’s religion as a punchline,” Harris said
The estate of Michael Jackson is closing in on a deal that, if finalized, would see 50% of the singer’s publishing and recorded-music revenues sold in the $800-900 million range.
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The deal has the potential to be the biggest catalog acquisition yet, as major artists continue to part with their publishing rights and masters. In January, Justin Bieber sold 100 percent of his catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Fund, an investment firm, for $200 million.
Dr. Dre and Neil Young have also made hundreds of millions in dollars with sales of their catalogs, and Bruce Springsteen netted one of music’s largest paydays in 2021 with $550 million for his career’s work.
If you’re a fan of Nigerian music, then you’re probably familiar with Asake and his catchy new song Yoga. But what does the song mean? The song is about the never-ending cycle of life, death, and rebirth. The lyrics is about finding balance and peace within you, as he talks about being stuck in the same place and trying to find a way out.
Asake’s yoga lyrics also centre on the idea that he is doing yoga and that no one should bother him while he is doing so since he is attempting to relax and find some peace of mind. The song has resonated with many people, as it speaks to the human experience of overcoming challenges. It is a reminder that we all have the power within us to keep going, no matter what life throws our way.
The main theme of Asake Yoga’s songs is that, despite people’s obsession with their own perceptions of his life, he is on his journey and working toward doing what he does best.
Yoga by Asake contends that rather than trying to predict when he would fail or quit, people should realize that when they examine his life and attempt to gauge his accomplishments, they will never stop. As a result, they should accept this reality and continue on with their lives.
Asake‘s Yoga also discusses how individuals have committed themselves to mental clarity and renewal. In some ways, the words of Yoga by Asake depict the well-known situation of having people watch you so they may gauge your development and determine whether you are moving forward at all. Despite the deep message, the song is still catchy and enjoyable to listen to. It’s clear that Asake is a talent to watch out for in the future. So if you’re looking for a new artist to check out, be sure to give Asake a listen.
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Asake’s delivery of his new song “Yoga” was fantastic! The music was catchy and upbeat, and Asake’s vocals were spot-on. The lyrics were clever and well-written, and the overall message of the song was positive and uplifting. It was clear that Asake put a lot of thought and effort into making this song, and it paid off. The song was a joy to listen to, and it’s sure to be a hit with fans of Asake’s music.
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When Asake released his new song Yoga, many people were quick to relate to its message. The song is all about continuing to push forward in life despite what others may think or say. Asake is urging people to stay focused on their goals and not to let anyone else get in the way.
For many people, this is an incredibly relatable message. We all have people in our lives who are quick to judge our every move and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing. It can be easy to get caught up in what others think of us, but Asake is reminding us that we need to stay true to ourselves.
This message is especially important for young people who are still figuring out who they are and what they want in life. With so many voices trying to tell us what to do, it’s easy to get lost. But if we can learn to tune out the noise and focus on our own inner voice, we will be much better off.
Asake’s Yoga is a reminder that we all need to stay true to ourselves and not let anyone else control our lives. It’s a powerful message that will resonate with many people.
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This generation appears to enjoy documenting everything on camera, but Jay-Z isn’t into that way of life. The media magnate frequently avoids the spotlight and the prying paparazzi, and he was even seen gently dismissing a photographer at this year’s Roc Nation brunch.
A video of Hov strolling through the party went viral, showing him gently waving his hand at a photographer attempting to capture the ideal moment.
Elliott Wilson caught up with Jay for an interview with TIDAL, and during the chat, the Rap icon explained why is often avoids the cameras. “Yeah, we don’t come from that school,” he said. “We come from the don’t-you-ever-record-us school. What was the line? [He quoted lyrics from 2013’s “Oceans”] ‘See me in sh*t you never saw / If it wasn’t for these pictures you wouldn’t see me at all.‘”
He added, “We come from that school and we had fights over that. N—as trying to record — ‘Aye yo, don’t record me, champ. I ain’t into that.’ We come from a different world.” Hov further explained that this is “why The Black Album was so special.” He said “it was the first time cameras came into the studios and just lived with us.”
Meanwhile, Jay-Z also joined DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, John Legend, and Rick Ross for a performance of “God Did.” He shared why he decided to return to the Grammy stage. “This ain’t your traditional song,” said the hitmaker. “It’s not your traditional structure of what you think a song that would be nominated for Song of the Year would sound like.”
It’s not what you expect. And for the culture and for hip-hop, we got to do that. We owe that. This thing that changed our lives. We got to do that. A four-minute verse performed at the Grammys. We owe it to the culture, and it ain’t even a burden. It’s a blessing. It’s easy and fun.”
‘It was terrible,’ she proclaimed, driving home her point. ‘And I just wish that whole day could just rewind and bring her back and put a nice gold dress on her with some blonde hair. We’d been happenin’. It was horrible.’
Tokyo Toni kept blasting her daughter, and came up with some interesting comparisons in the process.
‘I think that outfit was…horrendous. It was…sickening. It was a…looks like a, uh…a worship ceremony. She looked like Black Adam’s wife fell outta the sky. Like…a fallen angel. It was disgusting.’
And Blac Chyna’s mom didn’t stop with her dress, as Tokyo Toni lit into the reality star’s inky eye makeup.
‘Her eyes…it don’t look like Blac Chyna. It just don’t look like her at all, and that dress…I coulda came and took it off her myself.’
After unleashing her tirade to TMZ, Tokyo Toni concluded with a few final thoughts – none of which were positive.
‘I believe she do deserve the trolling because it’s well-deserved. The Grammys should be…you should be dressed…very very elegant. Very, uh, pretty. Real wifey-like. You know?’
‘And you’re not getting an award, but you’re supposed to dress as if you are. And um…it was just terrible. I wouldn’t wish that dress on anybody in the world. Looks like the devil.’
Tokyo Toni might have gained a whole new fanbase in the Kardashians, since the family recently defeated Blac Chyna in court over the holidays, bringing an end to their five-year legal battle against her.
The mother-of-two was engaged to Rob Kardashian in 2016 until they ended their tumultuous relationship the following year.
Chyna shares a six-year-old daughter named Dream with Rob and a 10-year-old son named King Cairo with the rapper Tyga.
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On Sunday night, Jay-Z took over the 2023 Grammy Awards with a performance of his collaboration with DJ Khaled, “GOD DID.” During the event, he was joined by John Legend, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, Khaled, and Rick Ross.
The song was performed outside of the Crypto.com stadium, adjacent to a set dinner table. “We performed an 8-minute song at the Grammys!” Khaled made a statement to the cameras.
“GOD DID” dropped back in August 2022 as the title track from Khaled’s thirteenth studio album. Jay-Z handles four minutes of the star-studded song’s runtime. The track peaked at 17 on the US Billboard Hot 100.
In addition to performing “GOD DID,” the group was also nominated for Song Of The Year, Best Rap Performance, and Best Rap Song with the track. Despite this, “GOD DID” failed to win in any of the three categories. The nominations left Jay-Z in a tie with his wife, Beyoncé, for the most in Grammys history. The couple both have 88 nominations throughout their careers. Beyoncé, however, become the artist with the most wins on Sunday night, reaching 32 total Grammy awards.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional and I’m trying to just receive this night,” Beyoncé said during her acceptance speech for Best Dance/Electronic Album. “I want to thank god for protecting me. Thank you, god. I’d like to thank my uncle Johnny, who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit. I’d like to thank my parents. My father, my mother for loving me and pushing me. I’d like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three chid, who are at home watching. I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing the genre. God bless you. Thank you so much to the Grammys.”
Check out Jay-Z’s performance with John Legend, Lil Wayne, Fridayy, DJ Khaled, as well as Rick Ross below. The group was just one of several noteworthy performances during the ceremony. LL Cool J also took the stage alongside over 30 other artists to celebrate the history of hip-hop.
It was about damn time Lizzo and Harry Styles get together for some late-night chit-chat.
The amigos reunited on Feb. 5, 2023, at the 2023 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, less than a year after their epic Coachella performance in 2022. At the ceremony, which was hosted by Trevor Noah, cameras caught the couple sharing an embrace. Lizzo and Harry, who were sat next to each other inside the event, even took selfies together, confirming that relationship will always be as strong as hell.
It was just another golden touch to music’s biggest night, which included some friendly competition. After all, they were both nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. In addition to their well-earned nods, they both performed at Crypto.com arena.
During the ceremony, Lizzo won the award for Record of the Year for “About Damn Time,” and Harry took home trophies for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year for Harry’s House.
Back in 2021, when Harry took home the Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance and Lizzo, like the rest of us, couldn’t contain her excitement. As she captioned a backstage pic, “HARRY WON A GRAMMY !!!!”
A year later, they gifted fans one of the greatest gifts of all: A surprise performance. While headlining Coachella, the Harrys House superstar brought out Lizzo for an iconic performance of Gloria Gaynor’s 1978 song “I Will Survive.” They followed it up—dare we say, topped that—with One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.”
“Last night was amazing,” Lizzo later wrote on Instagram. “@harrystyles is a treasure, gods gift to rock n roll.”
As if we couldn’t love them more, in July, Lizzo shared on TikTok that Harry sent her a bouquet of orange, pink and yellow flowers and a note to congratulate her on her single “About Damn Time” unseating his track “As It Was” for the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Bffs that slay together,” one fan wrote in the comments, “stay together.” Indeed
On Sunday, at the 2023 Grammy Awards, Iggy Azalea posted a new photo of herself in a swimsuit on Instagram. The announcement comes only weeks after the singer collaborated with OnlyFans to release her Hotter Than Hell multimedia project. The page gives admirers access to the Australian artist’s images, videos, music, graphics, and poems.
Hotter Than Hell will continue on OnlyFans through December 2023, encompassing the release of Azalea’s upcoming fourth studio album. Azalea is set to release the untitled project in the summer of 2023. Subscriptions to Azalea’s OnlyFans (onlyfans.com/iggyazalea) cost $25 per month.
Azalea joining OnlyFans comes years after she previously criticized creators for using the platform. She’s since admitted that she had a skewed perspective of the website and has changed her mind. Azalea says OnlyFans allows her to avoid the “overwhelming and creatively limiting censorship” of other digital platforms.
“Admittedly, I never knew OnlyFans was a place where I could be creative, so I didn’t expect to be collaborating with them on my biggest project to date!” Azalea said in a statement provided to Variety. “Once I looked beyond the surface-level chatter about what it means to have an OnlyFans, I realized it was the perfect platform to launch a multimedia concept on. I feel excited about not having to worry about the overwhelming and creatively limiting censorship artists have to navigate when sharing work on other digital platforms. The project is bold and fun — so is this collaboration — I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people.”
While she wasn’t at the Grammy Awards, she’s received four nominations throughout her career. At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, she was up for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Fancy” and Best Rap Album for The New Classic. The Recording Academy has yet to nominate her again in the years since. But perhaps Hotter Than Hell will change that. Check out Iggy Azalea’s latest post on Instagram below
Blueface and Chrisean Rock appeared to be calling it quits on their relationship just a few months ago. At the time, the Baltimore native stated she was expecting a kid, and her boyfriend quickly denied paternity. They have, nevertheless, been collaborating closely since then. According to supporters, their romantic relationship is still going strong.
The couple has previously never been shy about sharing their drama with the internet. This is what ultimately led them to start their Crazy In Love reality show. The Zeus Network’s original project aired its entire first season over the past few weeks. Now, they’re keeping the masses entertained with bonus episodes that see more dramatic fights, among other things.
This weekend, previews began circulating that show plenty of chaos unfolding between Rock and Blueface. In one clip, the Baddies cast member assures the rapper that she’s “not gay,” and has no interest in kissing other women while he watches. Despite his incessant pleas, his girlfriend remains against the idea of sharing another girl with him in the bedroom.
On Sunday (February 5), @theneighborhoodtalk uploaded yet another sneak peek at the new episode. In this one, Chrisean sits drunkenly in the car with a few men and proceeds to ask the “Thotiana” hitmaker if he’s interested in sleeping with other people. “So I’m drunk to you? I’m a drunk bitch to you?” she presses him.
After aggressively hitting his bottle of Hennessy with her own, she yells, “Hello?! I’m trying to talk to you! What you want, some new pssy? It’s just gon’ make you miss my pssy. F*ck ’em, they ain’t better than mine.” In the background, the other men sitting in the vehicle begin to laugh at the ongoing ramblings.
The reality TV antics have been nothing short of entertaining, but as of late, Rock’s day-to-day also has her followers interested. Even with her recent pregnancy announcement, the 22-year-old has still been out on the town, turning up at events like Yung Miami’s star-studded birthday party this past weekend.
Drake ended the 2023 Grammy Awards on Sunday night with a win despite not submitting any songs. Future’s “Wait For U,” which also features Tems, received the prize for Best Melodic Rap Performance. Future defeated Kendrick Lamar’s “Die Hard,” DJ Khaled’s “Beautiful,” Jack Harlow’s “First Class,” and Latto’s “Big Energy (Live)” to win.
“Wait For U” was released on Future’s ninth studio album, I Never Liked You, back in April 2022. The hit song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Despite no submissions, Drake released plenty of music that could’ve qualified for the Grammys. He dropped Honestly, Nevermind as well as Her Loss in 2022.
As for Drake’s issue with the Recording Academy, he previously withdrew his music from the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. He was already up for Best Rap Album (Certified Lover Boy) and Best Rap Performance (“Way 2 Sexy”). Going back further, Drake once voiced his frustration with the Recording Academy in a social media post from November 2020. He was unhappy that The Weeknd‘s After Hours album wasn’t up for any awards that year.
“I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards and just accept that what once was the highest form of recognition may no longer matter to the artist that exists now and the ones that come after,” he wrote on Instagram at the time.
He continued: “It’s like a relative you keep expecting to fix up but they just won’t change their ways. The other day I said @theweeknd was a lock for either album or song of the year along with countless other reasonable assumptions and it just never goes that way. This is a great time for somebody to start something new that we can build up over time and pass on to the generations to come.” Revisit Future’s “Wait For U” music video below featuring Drake and Tems
Takeoff was present at the Grammys this year. The Recording Academy invited Quavo to perform an emotional rendition of his song “Without You” during the In Memoriam section. The song was released as a homage to Takeoff, who died in early November.
The Maverick City Music choir backed Quavo during his stunning performance at the award show while images of Takeoff and Quavo appeared on the screen. Additionally, Take’s chain, which Quavo wore to the award show, dangled from the mic stand before Qua’ held it in the air. Immediately, fans praised Quavo for his performance at the Grammys. Some said that they got emotional while watching it.
It marks Quavo’s first performance since Takeoff’s death in November. However, he popped out on a few occasions recently, such as Diddy’s NYE party. Shortly after, he stormed the field at the Georgia Bulldogs championship game to celebrate their triumphant win.
After the funeral of Takeoff, Quavo penned a heartfelt message on Instagram. As he and Take recently embarked on a new chapter in their careers as a duo, Quavo explained how they were always by each other’s side since they were kids. He echoed a similar sentiment at Take’s funeral in Atlanta.
“This whole time I’ve been trying to figure out what you really are to me because nephew wasn’t it. We hated the word ‘nephew’ or when they said ‘Unc and Phew’ because we always knew we were way closer than that and it made me feel old too,” Quavo wrote on IG. “Now I finally get it… you are OUR angel watching me and watching us this whole time in living form, making sure EVERYONE FELT UR LOVE AND HUGS while u here and u made our dreams come true.”
Sheryl Crow, Mick Fleetwood, and Bonnie Raitt also took the stage and honored those that passed away. Musgraves celebrated Loretta Lynn with a cover of “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” Elsewhere during the segment, Crow, Fleetwood, and Raitt performed “Songbird” as a tribute to Christine McVie.
Along with Takeoff, the In Memoriam segment paid tribute to several artists that tragically died in 2022. Coolio, Tame One, DJ Kay Slay, and Stephen “tWitch” Boss were among those included. However, the Grammys appeared to face backlash for leaving out a few names, specifically, members of the hip-hop community. The Grammy did not appear to include PnB Rock, Lil Keed, and Gangsta Boo in the segment
Tems, who had bagged three nominations in this year’s Grammy Awards, won in the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category for her vocal and writing contribution to “Wait For U,” making it her first Grammy award win after four nominations.
Just recently, Tems declared herself as a Goat (Greatest of all times).
The “crazy things” crooner took to her twitter account to make this assertion after American rapper, Snoop Dogg asked her for a music collaboration.
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Durk captioned the clip: “Just know who y’all is just be easy keep the noise complaining down.”
The post comes after Durk, and many other associates of Thug, unfollowed Gunna on social media. Durk also seemed to be dissing Gunna in a recent snippet of an unreleased track, in which he raps, “What happened to Virgil he probably gon’ tell.”
The two rappers previously collaborated on the 2022 hit, “What Happened to Virgil.”
After Gunna accepted the plea deal, his attorney, Steve Sadow, quickly took to Instagram to address any snitching allegations.
“Gunna did not snitch to get out of jail,” Sadow wrote at the time. “He has said nothing and is not cooperating. His plea statement cannot be used in court against any other defendant. So please stop spreading lies.”
Gunna himself also denied the rumors, sharing a statement to the media: “While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to make it perfectly clear that I have NOT made any statements, have NOT been interviewed, have NOT cooperated, have NOT agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case and have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way.”
Check out Lil Durk’s post featuring Young Thug below
Drake has introduced the first female artist signed to his OVO Sound label.
Dutch/Caribbean singer Naomi Sharon released two new singles, “Another Life” and “Celestial,” on Friday (January 20), with Drizzy’s longtime collaborator Noah “40” Shebib contributing production to both songs.
Following the releases, the Her Loss hitmaker took to Instagram to officially welcome Sharon to his label and share his excitement about her new music.
“@naomisharon I been waiting for this day for too long now where the world finally gets to digest the insane amount of work you have put in since we met,” he wrote. “My dear friend just dropped her single Another Life on OVO SOUND.”
Sharon thanked Drake on her Instagram Stories, writing: “Words cannot express how happy I am I can finally share this news with the world. And I cannot thank you enough for this insane opportunity.”
Shebib also praised the newly-minted OVO singer, writing in his own Instagram post: “@naomisharon I’m honoured to be a part of this journey. Im so proud of you and can’t wait for the world to hear the rest of what you’ve been working on. New music out NOW! @ovosound.”
Naomi Sharon joins the likes of Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, dvsn, Popcaan, Majid Jordan, Roy Woods and Baka Not Nice on OVO Sound’s roster. Born in Rotterdam, the singer released her first single “The Moon” in 2019, with follow-up tracks “Breeze,” “Hills” and “Daughter of the Sun” each accumulating over two million streams on Spotify alone.
“My inspiration comes from past events or journeys I’ve made, physically and mentally,” she previously told REYÈM. “I’m most curious about what’s outside of this planet. The universe keeps my head busy.”
As for what keeps her mentally stimulated, she said: “Pretty much through music and deep conversations I have with friends. It brings me a lot of peace and it also inspires me to write.”
“Another Life” was accompanied by a moody, blue-hued music video, which was directed by Yavez Anthonio.
“My heart is aching / I promised myself I wouldn’t break it / This time you can’t play around / Don’t let me find it all out, again / Love is a wicked game / Still we play it, still we play it,” she sings on the record.
“It say take a shot if you like golden showers, I do. I just like it,” Miami revealed. “I’ll take a shot. I don’t know, it just feel so good. I had a golden shower and I liked it.
“It’s fun. You know when you drunk and you just [get] pee in your butt, pee in your pussy. I don’t know. You can pee on me when we’re in the shower, you can pee on me once you cum, it just depends. It depends on how the night’s flowing.”
Trina was taken aback by the golden shower admission at first since she’s never received one, but said she’s open to trying new things in the bedroom.
“Freak of the week…I’ma be honest with you, I’ve never had a golden shower,” Trina said. “I’ve never had a golden shower. I’ve given one. Is that the same thing as squirting? I give ’em… I’ve never experienced that but I’m all about trying new things.”
When the episode arrived earlier this week, Yung Miami immediately became a topic of conversation and Summer Walker even chimed in on the peeing fetish.
“I have a genuine question about this, no judgment,” the R&B singer began. “Like do you require a certain water intake before this or it doesn’t matter? I’m saying is it that clear odorless pee or that stankin dark yellow Hennessy infused perc 30 black and mild hotwing piss?”
With Miami dating Diddy in some fashion, “Pee Diddy” hilariously became a trending topic on Twitter on Friday (January 20) as fans believed the Bad Boy mogul was the culprit.
Young Thug and one of his co-defendants in the YSL RICO case have been accused of delaying the jury selection process by exchanging drugs while court was in session.
A motion filed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis on Thursday (January 19) details the moment during which Khalieff Adams allegedly handed Thug a single Percocet pill in the middle of court proceedings on Wednesday (January 18).
“DEFENDANT KAHLIEFF ADAMs stood up from his chair inside Courtroom 1C and walked unattended to where DEFENDANT JEFFERY LAMAR WILLIAMS AKA YOUNG THUG was seated at counsel table next to his attorney,” reads the motion, which was shared on Twitter by an account dedicated to updates on the trial. “DEFENDANT ADAMS approached DEFENDANT WILLIAMS and extended a closed right hand toward DEFENDANT WILLIAMS. DEFENDANT WILLIAMS extended his open right hand toward DEFENDANT ADAMS’ closed right hand and accepted an item of contraband, to wit: PERCOCET, from inside DEFENDANT ADAMS’ hand.”
The entire incident was captured on closed-circuit cameras inside the Fulton County Superior Courthouse.
more Percocet pills and marijuana, wrapped in food seasoning to hide the smell. He was taken to the hospital because he attempted to ingest some of it.
This was all caught on video.
A Fulton County Sherriff’s deputy immediately approached Young Thug and asked him to open his hand to reveal what he had received from Adams, who also goes by the name Bobby Hunt. After recovering the pill from Thugger, the deputy approached his co-defendant to search him.
Kahlieff Adams attempted to resist the search, however authorities were able to recover additional Percocet pills, marijuana, tobacco and other unspecified contraband hidden on his person. The items had been wrapped in plastic and food seasoning to mask the cannabis smell, court documents stated.
According to the DA’s motion, Adams, who had been seated in the gallery ahead of the exchange, was transported to nearby Grady Memorial Hospital after ingesting some of the items he had been concealing.
“FOR ACCURACY, THE RECORD SHOULD REFLECT THAT DEFENDANT WILLIAMS’ (along with DEFENDANT ADAMS’) ACTIONS CAUSED A DELAY IN THE TRIAL,” Willis wrote.
The document opened by reminding the court that Young Thug has “filed multiple motions demanding a speedy trial, opposing a continuance of any kind and alleging prosecutorial misconduct for one reason or another.”
Willis and Deputy District Attorney Adriane Love, who also signed the motion, did not indicate whether additional charges would stem from the incident. Instead, they asked Chief Superior Court Judge Ural Glanville to enter their complaint as a “finding of fact” that the two men had caused a delay in the judicial process.
As a result of the disruption, Wednesday’s jury selection hearing was adjourned early, which prevented the court from considering any juror hardships — requests by potential members of the jury to be excused due to any physical or financial issues that might arise as a result of their participation in the court case, which is expected to last up to a year.
In an interview with WSB-TV on Thursday, shared via Twitter by reporter Michael Seiden, Young Thug’s lawyer Keith Adams maintained his client’s innocence.
“The reality is Mr. Williams had nothing to do with what went on in the courtroom yesterday,” the attorney said. “One of the co-defendants, on his way to the restroom, attempted to pass something to Mr. Williams, who immediately turned it over to the deputy. He did not know what it was, turned it over to the deputies right away.”
This is the second time a defendant in the ongoing YSL trial has been accused with attempting to smuggle contraband.
According to reporter Jozsef Papp, who is covering the trial for the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Judge Glanville paused the jury selection process for Young Thug‘s trial on January 13 to inform attorneys on both sides of issues pertaining to two of the rapper’s 12 other co-defendants.
“Judge Glanville just announced that there is going to be an investigation after someone brought clothing for one of the defendants with contraband (marijuana) in the shoes,” Papp tweeted. “Glanville said one of the defendants also refused with cooperating this morning (taking a shower and getting dressed) and defendants during transport yesterday were causing problems.”
So far, the “Got Me A Check” rapper’s trial has seen more than a handful of hiccups. On the fifth day of jury selection Young Thug’s lawyer Brian Steele claimed that another potential juror in his client’s ongoing RICO case attempted to reach out to him via email. While the contents of the message weren’t disclosed during the hearing, it was enough for the judge to order an investigation.
Another potential juror made headlines last week when it was reported that she had being ordered to write a 30-page essay after skipping jury duty in favor of a vacation to the Dominican Republic, per WSB-TV.
The jury selection process was also halted around 12:30 p.m. local time on January 12, as the city of Atlanta and all surrounding cities were put on high alert due to impending severe weather. The decision to pause proceedings came after a Level 3 (out of a possible 5) warning was issued for all of North Georgia, as forecasters predicted damaging winds with speeds up to 60 MPH, and the possibility of tornadoes, 11 Alive reported.
Nelly’s antics went viral, and Lil Fizz and Spice Adams made some hilarious renditions of the moment, with Nelly even reacting to the latter’s tribute.
“@nelly!!! You know you my man 50 Grand!!!” Adams wrote on Instagram while parodying the performance. “But They said I HAD to do it!!!!! I didn’t want to!! I said Derrty is my manz!!! They wouldn’t have it !! They made me do it!! #SpiceGot24Hours”
Nelly reacted to the video on his Instagram Stories with numerous laughing emojis.
The hilarious moment comes after another performance of Nelly’s made headlines when he and Ashanti were seen getting sensual on stage together.
The former couple hit the stage together as part of Power 98.3 and Power 96.1‘s “Under The Mistletoe” concert series in Glendale, Arizona on December 4, where the “Happy” singer was seen grinding on her former flame while they performed their 2008 collaboration “Body On Me.”
The steamy moment gave rise to speculation that the two hitmakers, who famously dated on-and-off for 11 years in the 2000s and early 2010s, might still have feelings for each other — or at least many fans hoped that was the case.
Ashanti later clarified in an interview with Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen that while they are definitely not dating, she and Nelly are in a “better place” than they were following their public break-up in 2014.
“I saw a lot of comments,” she said. “My reaction was ‘Wow’, you know? It was a lot of comments and a lot of people wanting that. What I will say is we’re in a better place, because before it was like [*makes punching movements] but, you know, we’re cool now… We had some conversations so it was cool.”
When asked by Cohen if a romantic reunion was off the table, Ashanti merely shrugged and seemed to say she didn’t know.
Footage of Ashanti grinding on Nelly quickly went viral on social media, and fans used the opportunity to poke fun at Irv Gotti, who infamously disclosed intimate details about his alleged fling with the R&B star on Drink Champs earlier this year.
In addition to claiming her 2002 hit “Happy” was created after they had had sex, he revealed he learned about Ashanti dating Nelly by seeing the two artists attend an NBA game together that he was watching on TV at home.
Future has teased a new collaborative album with Metro Boomin that’s set to arrive sometime this year.
On Wednesday (January 18), the Atlanta rapper took to his Instagram Story to share a post from another Instagram account claiming the pair are prepping a joint project. Included in the post are photos of Future and Metro together, along with a video of Metro hinting at them reuniting for more than just a few songs.
The clip comes from the Grammy-winning producer’s recent interview with Ebro Darden, where he explained why he didn’t appear on Future’s last album I NEVER LIKED YOU. According to Metro, he was supposed to have produced some songs on the album, but figured it would be better if they recorded a full project together.
“[Future] actually finished most of the album at my studio in LA,” he said. “That’s my brother, but we’re working on some things. At first, we were going to put a couple of songs with me and him on the album, but we had took them off because I had talked to him.”
He continued: “I was like, ‘Look, the last time anybody’s really heard a song from me and you was ‘Mask Off.’ So instead of us randomly throwing one or two songs we did on here, we got to wait and just give them a joint.’”
“Mask Off” remains one of Future’s biggest hits, and in August 2022 was certified 9x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Hendrix and Metro have also linked up for hits like “Honest,” “Wicked,” “Where Ya At” and “Jumpman” featuring Drake.
Most recently, they teamed up on Metro Boomin’s star-studded sophomore LP Heroes & Villains on the tracks “Superhero,” “Too Many Nights,” “I Can’t Save You” and “Lock On Me.”
Elsewhere in his aforementioned interview with Ebro, Metro revealed he’s also working on an album with fellow hitmaker Southside as part of their Neptunes-inspired production duo, So Icey Boyz.
“That’s my twin,” he said of Southside. “So Icey Boyz, that’s our production duo inspired by the whole Neptunes concept. That’s one of those things. I got a lot of stuff lined up, like this Heroes & Villains, after the hiatus. I spilled the beans, but yeah, So Icey Boyz, that’s going to be incredible.”
He wrote, “Stop crying.. We are Global! At this point we will be the one to decide when to retire! We sold out over 70 city World Tour with old songs! Be ready to cry more when our New album drops this summer!. We no longer have a career! We are Iconic and legendary! OG’s before the IG.” Watch Clips Here