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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is reportedly canceled due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak in the US.

The Coachella music festival is held in April every year in Indio, California. Coachella and the follow up Stagecoach festival have been moved to October this year.

Artists who received top billing at Coachella in the past include Beyonce and Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ariana Grande, The Weekend, Tyler, the Creator, and more.

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This year's lineup included Doja Cat (pictured left), Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine, Megan Thee Stallion, DaBaby, 21 Savage, Big Sean, City Girls, Lana Del Rey, Lil Uzi Vert, FKA Twigs, Ari Lennox, Lil Nas X, and many more.

Music fans expressed their disappointment on social media. Many agree that organizers are overreacting to a virus that is no worse than the flu.

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Rapper DaBaby was booed off stage after he viciously slapped a female fan who accidentally touched his face with her cell phone.

The violent incident happened at the Whiskey North nightclub in Tampa, where the rapper was scheduled to perform over the weekend.

His show was immediately canceled by club promoters, who kept the other half of his appearance fee, according to reports.

Tyronesha Laws was recording DaBaby's arrival to the club when she inadvertently touched his face with her phone. Police were called to the scene, but no charges were filed.

DaBaby, whose real name is Jonathan Kirk, hauled off and slapped Laws, sending her cell phone flying into the crowd.

The Law firm of Morgan & Morgan, which is representing the victim, contacted gossip blog TMZ to confirm they are representing Laws in a possible lawsuit against the rapper and the club.

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DaBaby offered a half-hearted apology in a video on his Instagram stories after he was booed off the stage.

DaBaby claimed he was blinded by the light from the phone and he couldn't see whether the fan was male or female. He offered to pay the fan $10,000 and to fly her anywhere to apologize to her in person.

"I do apologize that there was a female on the other end... keep in mind, I couldn't see you because you got the flash this close to me... I wish you could have respected me."

DaBaby, 28, was arrested in Miami in January for assaulting a concert promoter. He was released on bond when authorities discovered he had an outstanding warrant for assault in Texas.

He also assaulted a hotel worker and he was previously arrested for killing a 19-year-old man during an altercation in a Huntersville, North Carolina Walmart. The charges were dropped in March 2019 after he said he acted in self-defense.

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Ciara Wilson has canceled upcoming concerts to protect her unborn baby amid growing fears of the coronavirus outbreak. The Grammy-winning singer canceled a March 19 concert in Texas, which was scheduled to celebrate the grand opening of the new Fort Hood USO.

The concert will be rescheduled later this year, according to the Associated Press. Ciara, who is pregnant with her third child, released a statement to the AP.

"With the continued spread of the coronavirus throughout the U.S., as a pregnant woman, my doctors have advised me to limit travel and large group gatherings," Ciara said.

"I am disappointed I won't be able to return this month to the place where I was born, Ft. Hood Texas, and put on the amazing show we had planned," the 34-year-old said.

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Ciara and her husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, share 2-year-old daughter, Sienna Princess.

She also has a son, 5-year-old Future Zahir Wilburn, by promiscuous rapper Future Hendrix, 36. The father of 9 is working on a baby with current girlfriend Lori Harvey, 22.

Other stars who have postponed concerts amid irrational overreaction to the virus include singer Justin Bieber, rockers Green Day and singer Avril Lavigne.

The South by Southwest music festival in Texas is canceled, as is Miami's world-famous electronic music festival, Ultra.

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The Blast Off! Tour kicked off at First Direct Arena in Leeds, England presented by KISSTORY FM radio. The all-star line-up included live performances from American old skool hip-hop artists Eve (pictured), Nelly (below), Salt N Pepa, Shaggy, Mya and Blu Cantrell.

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The Blast Off! Tour was hosted by American hype man and hip-hop personality Fatman Scoop and featured exclusive appearances by the UK garage all-stars.

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This is the first time a tour of this format has been done in the UK. The tour will be coming to Cardiff, Nottingham, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Birmingham throughout March.

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KISSTORY is a UK radio station and sister station to KISS that plays "Non-Stop Old Skool and Anthems".

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Check out the photos from the Leeds show, courtesy of London-based WENN.com!

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Rapper Lil Kim was spotted doing some early morning retail therapy at Balmain on Melrose Place after a night of partying at Floyd Mayweather's 43rd birthday bash in Hollywood.

The iconic rapper is in heavy demand for appearances at music festivals. The mom-of-one is booked to appear at Snoop Dogg's Lovers & Friends music festival. Lil Kim took to social media to announce "The check has cleared."

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The 44-year-old "Get Money" rapper is also booked to perform at Atlanta Funk Fest 2020 on the weekend of May 29 and 30. Kim is on the bill alongside Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Xscape, T.I., The-Dream, Bobby V, Tweet and more.

Tickets are available at the Funk Fest website or call 1-800-514-3849.

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Jackie Jackson, right, and his brother Tito Jackson returned to Indiana for a hometown performance at a school they last visited nearly 50 years ago.

The brothers returned to Indiana to visit students at West Side Leadership Academy in their native hometown of Gary.

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The 2 oldest members of the famed Jackson 5, who last performed at the high school in 1971 for their TV special Goin' Back to Indiana, also toured the performing arts classrooms, before being treated to a live demonstration of the orchestra, dance, voice, and recording lessons the pupils have taken part in.

"You guys are so good," Jackie, 68, gushed while hugging student singer Taylor Iman, who performed the band's hit "I'll Be There," according to WENN.com.

The singers also shared advice about how to make it in the music and entertainment industries.

"You have to work hard," Tito, 66, advised, while Jackie encouraged the kids to "follow their dreams and never give up."

The Jackson 5 also featured siblings Jermaine, 65, Marlon, 62, and Michael, who died at age 50 in 2009.

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Lizzo was forced to cancel a Sunday night performance after falling ill with what she says is the flu. The 31-year-old hip-hop star was forced to cancel a gig in Boston, Massachusetts after falling ill.

The "Truth Hurts" hitmaker took to Twitter hours before showtime on Sunday to reveal she was sick with the flu - and she was pulling out of her planned performance at KISS 108's Jingle Ball event.

"I am so sorry I have to cancel tonight's show due to the flu," she tweeted after going to the emergency room to get an infusion of IV fluids.

"I hate letting my fans down more than anything. I hope that you all can forgive me while I recover and I promise we are doing everything we can to make it up to you."

A representative for the event reposted the tweet and replied, "We (love) you @lizzo! Feel better! #Kiss108JingleBall".

Lizzo's friends and fans warned the morbidly obese star to lose weight because she risks serious illness or sudden death.

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The singer last performed at the Z100 Jingle Ball concert in New York City on Friday, Dec. 13. She was seen entering the venue decked out in a Beetlejuice-inspired checkered body sleeve and black ankle booties.

Lizzo courted controversy last weekend when she wore a revealing thong dress to a Lakers game and began twerking in full view of children and little old ladies.

Amid the backlash, she half apologized while telling her fans to kiss her ass and "be blessed."

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Lizzo rocked the house in a white bodysuit and red Santa Claus-inspired robe during her performance at the KISS-FM Jingle Ball concert at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Tuesday.

Lizzo opened her 25-minute set with her hits "Good As Hell" and "Water Me". She was one of six acts taking the stage at the annual Christmas music festival. Other performers on the bill included Sam Smith, Camila Cabello, Charlie Puth, Lauv, and the boy band Why Don't We.

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She finished the set by performing crowd favorites "Cuz I Love You", "Juice", and "Truth Hurts".

"There's a lot of love in the building tonight," she told the frenzied crowd.

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Lizzo surprised her fans over the weekend when she stripped naked for a photo shoot on Instagram as a body positive message to her haters.

In the images, Lizzo uses her long hair weave to preserve her modesty as she strikes a series of confident poses on a red sofa.

Lizzo, 31, is no stranger to going naked - she also posed in her birthday suit for the cover of her 2019 album Cuz I Love You.

And she recently curled up in a bathtub full of rainbow Skittles. She captioned the kinky shot:

"TASTE THE RAINBOW BITCH— if you ever wondered what my coochie taste like.... Puttin the Queen in Halloween".


 

 

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Officials from the University of Kansas apologized for rapper Snoop Dogg's offensive show as part of their annual Late Night evenings of skits, music and entertainment.

The 47-year-old rapper, who also goes by the stage name Snoop Lion, delivered a 35-minute set to celebrate the start of basketball practices at the school.

He and his voluptuous crew of pole dancers performed unedited versions of his hits including "Gin and Juice" and "Drop It Like It's Hot".

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As Snoop and the pole dancers performed, fake $100 bills featuring the rapper's face were fired over the heads of players and recruits, WENN.com reports.

It was all too much for some of the basketball team's fans and school alumni - some of who never heard of Snoop Dogg - and expected a clean, wholesome, family show.

The university's red-faced athletic director Jeff Long was forced to apologize profusely to the upset fans. Long insisted the institution of higher learning "expected a clean version of the show".

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"We made it clear to the entertainers' managers that we expected a clean version of the show and took additional steps to communicate to our fans, including moving the artist to the final act of the evening, to ensure that no basketball activities would be missed if anyone did not want to stay for his show," Long said in a statement.

He added: "I take full responsibility for not thoroughly vetting all the details of the performance and offer my personal apology to those who were offended. We strive to create a family atmosphere at Kansas and fell short of that this evening."

The Late Night event is a 35-year tradition, with rappers including Tech N9ne, Lil Yachty and 2 Chainz among the bold name rappers that have performed in recent years.

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Lizzo performed her hit songs "Truth Hurts", "Juice", and more on The Today's Show's Citi Summer Concert Series at Rockefeller Plaza in New York City on Friday, Aug. 23. Thousands braved the drizzling rain to watch Lizzo perform. Friday's crowd was the largest of 2019 for the Today Show's summer concert series.

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Wendy Williams is struggling to sell tickets to her comedy show, Radaronline.com reports. Plenty of seats are still available for the remainder of Wendy's comedy show amid cancellations by the talk Diva.

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