Video: Rita Ora Performs Live at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend

Rita Ora arrives at the Trianon in Paris

Many of you complain that you’ve never heard British chanteuse Rita Ora sing — even though Google is right at your fingertips. Thanks to the wonders of technology, you can watch Rita’s live performance at Radio One’s Big Weekend in Glasgow this past weekend.

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Did Billboard Use a Michael Jackson Impersonator for Hologram?

Michael Jackson impersonator

The Internet is buzzing about an odd Michael Jackson impersonation that was billed as the King of Pop returning to perform a new song in the form of a Hologram at the 2014 Billboard Awards. Whether it was hologram technology or not, it clearly was a Michael Jackson impersonation.

The (Caucasian) impersonator did not look like Michael and the body wasn’t his. The technology is here to bring Michael Jackson back onscreen — using an impersonator and superimposing his face over the impersonator’s face. But that’s not what we saw on the Billboard Awards last night.

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New Music: Nicki Minaj – Chi-Raq

Nicki Minaj Chi-Raq

Rap artist Nicki Minaj released her latest track off the upcoming album The Pink Print. The track titled “Chi-Raq”, featuring Chicago rapper Lil Herb, was produced by Vinylz, Boi-1da, and Allen Ritter. While listening to the track my web browser crashed. I’m not sure what that means.

Nicki drops hints that her fans can expect a new track from her every week. “I might give you a new trick every week until this album drop.”

Listen to the tune after the break.

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Epic Records Unveils New Michael Jackson Single Cover

New Michael Jackson cover and single

The Michael Jackson Estate in collaborated with Epic Records have announced a new posthumous track from Pop Icon Michael Jackson. Jackson died in 2009 at age 50. Epic Records released the official cover for the new Michael Jackson single “Xscape” which was executive produced by L.A. Reid, and produced by Timbaland, Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and Stargate. The single is set for release on May 13.




 

Pharrell Williams Responds to Backlash Over ‘G I R L’ Album Cover

Pharrell Williams

Mega-producer Pharrell Williams is feeling the heat for neglecting to feature a black woman on the cover of his new album, titled simply “G I R L”.

The cover features Williams, 40. posing with three women — 1 Caucasian, 1 Hispanic and 1 LSLH. All four are clad in bathrobes and dark sunglasses.

Williams, who recently married a mixed race woman, said, “The woman I’m standing closest to, she is black and she’s been a friend of mine for a long time.”

I beg to differ. It is ignorant and racist to assume that people of mixed parentage are black. This is the type of backwards thinking that is reinforced by people who still believe in the archaic one drop rule.

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Nicki Minaj Apologizes for Using Iconic Photo of Malcolm X On Single Cover (Audio)

Nicki Minaj Malcolm X cover

Rapper/singer Nicki Minaj, 33, has apologized for using an iconic photograph of human rights activist Malcolm X to promote her new single “Lookin Ass Nigga”.

In a post on her Instagram page, Nicki, who is no stranger to controversies, said the photo was never intended to be the official cover art for her single.

“I apologize. That was never the official artwork nor is this an official single. This is a conversation. Not a single,” wrote Minaj, who calls herself Harajuku Barbie.

Minaj added she has nothing but the utmost respect for Malcolm X’s family.

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Video: Beyonce Performs “Drunk In Love” At Super Bowl Party

Beyonce and Jay Z

Beyonce lip synced “Drunk In Love” at a private Super Bowl party on Sunday night in NYC. Rumor has it that Beyonce and her aging husband Jay Z were paid $2 million for this performance. Knowing her, Beyonce probably put that rumor out herself. Why would anyone in their right mind pay her to lip sync?

Watch the video after the break.

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