Nicki Minaj Made Her First Public Performance In Two Years At Lil Baby’s LA Tour Stop

For the past two years, Nicki Minaj has refrained from making very many public appearances as she focused on her growing family. However, tonight at Lil Baby’s Back Outside Tour stop at Staples Center in Los Angeles, she returned to the stage for the first time to perform her verses from “Seeing Green” and BIA’s “Whole Lotta Money” remix. You can watch videos captured by attendees below. The crowd goes bananas as Nicki emerges from backstage, reasserting her presence in pop culture as a rapper instead of a controversy magnet.

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Nicki’s public image could use some rehabilitation after the past few weeks. The “Seeing Green” rapper became the target of backlash and ridicule when she tweeted that she wasn’t vaccinated and shared a relative’s vaccine horror story involving a wedding getting canceled because of the groom’s swollen testes and infertility. Dr. Anthony Fauci debunked the possibility of such vaccine side effects and the Health Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, where the story supposedly took place, even held a press conference to allay the rumor after a thorough investigation.

In the midst of that firestorm, Minaj and her husband, Kenneth Petty, who had pled guilty for failing to register as a sex offender when the couple moved to California in 2019, are being sued by Petty’s alleged 1995 victim Jennifer Hough for harassment. Hough recently appeared on The View to detail both the initial assault from 1994 and the alleged harassment that has gone on for the past two years as the couple supposedly pressured her to recant her original testimony and clear Petty’s name.

Other guests that hit the stage during Lil Baby’s show included local acts Roddy Ricch, who performed his Mustard collaboration “Ballin” and his groundbreaking 2020 hit “The Box,” and Chris Brown, who performed “Go Crazy.” You can see more videos below.

Lakeyah Taps Moneybagg Yo For “Check”

It is Lakeyah’s time to shine as the Quality Control Music rapper has shared her DJ Drama-hosted Gangsta Grillz mixtape, My Time. She’s an artist whose rise to fame is an inspiration to others looking to become the next star. Lakeyah has been grinding behind the scenes for her moment in the spotlight, and after being named one ofXXL‘s Freshmen for 2021, her fanbase has only grown with more visibility.

My Time hosts a feature from Moneybagg Yo on “Check,” a track that stays true to the Memphis rapper’s tempo while also pairing well with Lakeyah’s delivery. “S/o everybody who helped with this project. You can def hear the growth from prior tapes! THREE TAPES IN A YEAR????? The hard way,” she wrote on Instagram.

Stream “Check” and share your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

Lay, put my arm in the sky, it’s a sun on my wrist
Married the money, in love with the sh*t (I am)
Feelin’ like Nicki, I’m sonin’ a b*tch
Man I’m feelin’ like Wayne, havin’ fun with this sh*t

Kelly Price’s Attorney Claims She’s Fine, Singer’s Sister Hasn’t Heard From Her In Months

It has been a confusing day as fans attempt to figure out what is going on with Kelly Price. We previously reported on the disturbing news that the award-winning singer was reported missing and TMZ claimed that authorities had come forward with information regarding the case. According to the outlet, Price shared that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19 in late July, and by early August, she admitted herself to the hospital.

Price reportedly was transferred to the ICU after her condition worsened. She was said to have spent three weeks there before being discharged, and her family reportedly stated that she was not yet fully healthy.

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When executing a wellness check, authorities reportedly spoke with the singer’s boyfriend. Once the news about her missing person report went viral, Price’s attorney came forward to say that she is doing well and is recovering at an undisclosed location. 

Meanwhile, Price’s sister Shanrae called into a radio station while they were discussing the controversy and claimed she hasn’t spoken to Kelly in some time. “I’m just asking everybody to pray,” she said. “I understand that the attorney—I just got off of an interview and I understand that the attorney is stating that my sister is okay. We don’t know anything until we physically see her.”

“My sister is a very visible person. We haven’t heard anything from her in months,” Shanrae added. “She was sick, and she was very sick with COVID. This is unlike her, no one has heard from her. I know everyone has their own opinion. I don’t do stuff like this, but I’m gonna call in until we physically see my sister. We don’t know anything, so I don’t know who is calling in and saying what.”

Shanrae added that she and Kelly are the last in their family after losing both their mother and sister. Kelly has two children that are also concerned for her. We’ll keep you updated as this unfolds. Listen to Shanrae explain her side of the story below.

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Marilyn Manson Accuser Refiles Lawsuit After Judge Dismisses It: Report

Just when Marilyn Manson thought he had one case behind him, his accusers has decided to refile. The shock-rocker has been hit with legal blows in recent months as several women have come forward with allegations of sexual abuse and assault. An actress from Game of Thrones and an ex-assistant are just two women who have filed lawsuits against him, and amid the scandal, Manson has denied the allegations.

“My intimate relationships have always been entirely consensual with like-minded partners,” Manson wrote in a statement he uploaded to social media back in February. “Regardless of how – and why – others are now choosing to misrepresent the past, that is the truth.”

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Last week, we reported on one of Manson’s accusers having her lawsuit dismissed due to the statute of limitations, and today (September 24), Pitchfork reported that she has refiled her claim.

The revived complaint was filed today (September 23), and contains new details about the alleged assault and alleged incidents that followed.

According to court documents, Jane Doe alleges that Manson told her he would “bash her head in” if she reported the alleged assault to authorities. The refiled suit also states that Jane Doe should qualify for the delayed discovery rule due to the fact that she initially repressed memories of the alleged assault.

While he continues to be under investigation in Los Angeles, Manson also faces charges in New Hampshire in connection to an altercation that allegedly took place at a 2019 concert. Read Manson’s February statement below.

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Drake Tells J. Cole He’s “One Of The Greatest Rappers To Ever Touch A Mic”

The Off-Season Tour is starting off with a bang. J. Cole’s coveted tour has touched down in Miami, and it was off to a bit of a rocky start. The tour features both Morray and 21 Savage, and it seemed touch and go after the latter turned himself over to authorities yesterday (September 23). Savage was quickly released and jet to the Sunshine State, and now we’re receiving clips of what fans have been soaking up onstage.

It looks like both Future and Drake made appearances and during Cole’s set, Drake took a moment to honor his peer. On Cole’s recently released “Heaven’s EP,” a track that uses Drizzy’s “Pipe Down” beat, Cole raps: “Some people say that I’m running third, they threw the bronze at me / Behind Drake and Dot, yeah, them n*ggas is superstars to me / Maybe deep down, I’m afraid of my luminosity.

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“I just like, I gotta say this ’cause I don’t always wanna have a heartfelt moment when we’re on stage together,” Drake said with a slight laugh. “You know, you did that ‘Pipe Down’ freestyle the other day. You was sayin’ in the freestyle that they gave you the bronze or whatever, me and Kendrick [Lamar]…I just want you to understand something. You are genuinely, without a doubt, one of the greatest rappers to ever touch a mic.”

“I just want to let you know, there’s way too many people in the world that think and know that Cole is in the top position,” Drake continued. “I love you with all my heart, you’re my brother, one of my favorite artists. Always appreciate you having me out here.” Cole looked sincerely touched by the moment. Check it out below.

Swizz Beatz Details Meeting Alicia Keys At 15: “She Was Harder Than Me”

Fresh from receiving insider Hollywood stories for veteran comedian Kym Whitley, TV One’s Uncensored has returned, this time with Swizz Beatz. He is one of the most awarded and celebrated musicians in the industry as his production work has reached far and wide. His longstanding career has rarely, if ever, suffered misses, and while he had been embroiled in controversy every now and again, Swizz is known as someone who is all about unity.

Swizz and his equally as famous wife Alicia Keys recently celebrated their 11 year wedding anniversary, and on Uncensored, he recalled the first time he met her when they were just teens.

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“I’ve known her since I was about 15. I was in Truman High School and her best friend at the time, she used to rap, she was in my class, and she used to always tell me, ‘You gotta meet my friend Ali,'” Swizz recalled. The friend wanted to introduce them not for romantic purposes, but because she believed they would fit together musically.

“Months passed by and I came out of school one day and they was like, standing there. They was like, ‘Yo, this is my friend Ali I was telling you about,” he continued. “She was like, harder than me. She had on a purple Northface. She had on Timbs, she had a skully on. She looked hard.” He said Keys wasn’t interested in being perceived as a cute girl, but he still asked her for her number. 

“I didn’t get it at that time, but I think I came back strong.” Check out the clip below.

 

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Janelle Monáe Shares “Say Her Name” Ft. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, Zoe Kravitz, & More

Once again, Janelle Monáe is using her talents to raise awareness. In 2015, the acclaimed entertainer released “Hell You Talmbout,” and on Friday (September 24), she delivered her follow-up to the track titled, “Say Her Name.” The three-word phrase gained international visibility following the officer-involved death of Sandra Bland, and in more recent headlines, it has become a cry for activists looking for a resolution to Breonna Taylor’s case.

“Say Her Name” runs for over 17 minutes and hosts several features including Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, Tierra Whack, Isis V., Zoë Kravitz, Brittany Howard, Asiahn, Mj Rodriguez, Jovian Zayne, Angela Rye, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Brittany Packnett-Cunningham, and Alicia Garz.

Monáe told PEOPLE that the song was created to “bring more awareness to what has not been covered and to also allow their families an opportunity to be able to hear people sharing their stories about their daughters as the human beings they were and as the daughters they were.” Proceeds will be donated to the African American Policy Forum. Stream “Say Her Name” and share your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

Kendra James, say her name
Kendra James, won’t you say her name!
Priscilla Slater, say her name

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Janelle Monáe Shares “Say Her Name” Ft. Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chloe X Halle, Zoe Kravitz, & More

Once again, Janelle Monáe is using her talents to raise awareness. In 2015, the acclaimed entertainer released “Hell You Talmbout,” and on Friday (September 24), she delivered her follow-up to the track titled, “Say Her Name.” The three-word phrase gained international visibility following the officer-involved death of Sandra Bland, and in more recent headlines, it has become a cry for activists looking for a resolution to Breonna Taylor’s case.

“Say Her Name” runs for over 17 minutes and hosts several features including Prof. Kimberlé Crenshaw, Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Chloe x Halle, Tierra Whack, Isis V., Zoë Kravitz, Brittany Howard, Asiahn, Mj Rodriguez, Jovian Zayne, Angela Rye, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Brittany Packnett-Cunningham, and Alicia Garz.

Monáe told PEOPLE that the song was created to “bring more awareness to what has not been covered and to also allow their families an opportunity to be able to hear people sharing their stories about their daughters as the human beings they were and as the daughters they were.” Proceeds will be donated to the African American Policy Forum. Stream “Say Her Name” and share your thoughts.

Quotable Lyrics

Kendra James, say her name
Kendra James, won’t you say her name!
Priscilla Slater, say her name

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JT Refutes Pregnancy Rumors: “Had Me Feeling Weird About My Body”

Her romance with Lil Uzi Vert has been a hot topic for some time, but recently, JT faced rumors that she is with child. The City Girls rapper has a love-hate relationship with her internet followers as some are true fans who support her while others regularly criticize her career and personal decisions. After she recently took to the stage for a live performance, a video began to circulate and soon, the rapper faced gossip that she may be pregnant. 

JT remained relatively quiet when it came to addressing the internet discussions about her womb, but she resurfaced on Friday (September 24) to lay the rumors to rest.

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“B*tch can’t even use emojis no more! I let y’all rock cause on some serious sh*t if I was pregnant what y’all gone do?” she asked, before also addressing people who pointed out that she may have been wearing a wristband that helped with nausea. “Nothing!As a women half y’all hoes need to go educate y’all self nausea not only caused by pregnancy! & the way I control me nausea shouldn’t be y’all business.” 

“Females & n*ggas who don’t have a p*ssy really lost they marbles I was like okay once they see no stomach they’ll stop but now y’all just getting weirder,” JT continued. “[And] weirder y’all blogs & y’all b*tches LEAVE ME ALONE.” She also mentioned that reading through the comments made her insecure about her weight. 

Swipe below to read through her comments in full.

JT Refutes Pregnancy Rumors: “Had Me Feeling Weird About My Body”

Her romance with Lil Uzi Vert has been a hot topic for some time, but recently, JT faced rumors that she is with child. The City Girls rapper has a love-hate relationship with her internet followers as some are true fans who support her while others regularly criticize her career and personal decisions. After she recently took to the stage for a live performance, a video began to circulate and soon, the rapper faced gossip that she may be pregnant. 

JT remained relatively quiet when it came to addressing the internet discussions about her womb, but she resurfaced on Friday (September 24) to lay the rumors to rest.

JT
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“B*tch can’t even use emojis no more! I let y’all rock cause on some serious sh*t if I was pregnant what y’all gone do?” she asked, before also addressing people who pointed out that she may have been wearing a wristband that helped with nausea. “Nothing!As a women half y’all hoes need to go educate y’all self nausea not only caused by pregnancy! & the way I control me nausea shouldn’t be y’all business.” 

“Females & n*ggas who don’t have a p*ssy really lost they marbles I was like okay once they see no stomach they’ll stop but now y’all just getting weirder,” JT continued. “[And] weirder y’all blogs & y’all b*tches LEAVE ME ALONE.” She also mentioned that reading through the comments made her insecure about her weight. 

Swipe below to read through her comments in full.