Photo by BKNY / BACKGRID

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."

Photo by 42 / BACKGRID

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.

Photo by 42 / BACKGRID

Photo by DJDM/WENN.com

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.

Photo by Barry Plummer

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.

Photo by @TheHapaBlonde / BACKGRID

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.

Photo by @TheHapaBlonde / BACKGRID

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."

Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage

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.

Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

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.

Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images

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".


 

 

FayesVision/WENN.com

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".

FayesVision / WENN.com

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".

FayesVision/WENN.com

"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.

John Lamparski/Getty Images

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.

Read more »

No photo

A Waka Flocka Flame rap concert was canceled following a deadly shooting on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte on Tuesday night, April 30. One man was taken into custody after a shooting on the campus which left two people dead and injured four more.

Read more »

Cardi B

Cardi B's fans are outraged over the price she is charging to personally meet with the rapper after her Madison Square Garden concert. After concert access is usually offered to fans with deep pockets. The price is more than the cost of the concert ticket.

Read more »

Travis Scott is apparently still depressed after his emotional loss at the 61st annual Grammy Awards broadcast on Sunday in Los Angeles. The rapper was scheduled to perform during his "Astroworld" tour stop in Oklahoma on Monday night. Angry ticket holders rioted after the promoter announced the concert was postponed.

Read more »

R Kelly

R. Kelly has deleted a social media post announcing his upcoming international tour after backlash on Instagram.com. The "I Believe I Can Fly" singer took to his Instagram account on Wednesday to inform his international fans he was headed out on the road to Australia, New Zealand, and Sri Lanka later this year.

Read more »

ASAP Rocky

About two dozen ASAP Rocky fans went home without their bras after partially undressing at a recent ASAP Rocky concert. The 30-year-old "A$AP Forever" rapper collected about 2 dozen bras that were thrown onstage by female fans at his sold-out concert at The Anthem in Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

Read more »

Janet Jackson has landed the headlining spot at Britain's Glastonbury Music Festival, according to UK's The Sun newspaper. Glastonbury is England's most iconic music festival. This will be Janet's first ever Glastonbury appearance.

Read more »