Jay Z , Rihanna, Beyonce and many more attend the Roc Nation Tidal press conference

Roc Nation hosted a star-studded press conference at Moynihan Station in NYC on Monday, to announce the relaunch of Jay Z‘s TIDAL music streaming app. Jay Z’s supporters included the likes of Beyonce, Kanye West, Jay Z, Nicki Minaj, J. Cole, Madonna, Usher, Rihanna, Daft Punk, Jason Aldean and others who pledged to promote the app and ask their fans to cough up $20 for music streaming that they can get much cheaper from other services.
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B. Smyth - Twerkaholic

B. Smyth‘s New Single “Twerkoholic” was co-written by Smyth and producers Big B and Lamb. After creating a huge online buzz on the blogs — Vine, Twitter, Instagram, etc., his record label made it his first single.

B. Smyth’s 2 singles prior to “Twerkoholic”, “Leggo” and “Win Win” featured rappers 2 Chainz and Future respectively, but B. Smyth didn’t want a feature on this song so he could stand alone as a new artist paving his way and path in the business.

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Rihanna goes from casual to fancy for early morning TV appearance Rihanna arrives to "Good Morning America" wearing a fur coat

Troubled singer Rihanna was seen arriving and departing “Good Morning America” today wearing a fur coat over grey sweatpants and New Balance sneakers. She departed the studios wearing a fashionable skirt and high heels.
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Beyonce and Danii Phae

After performing at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, singer Beyonce stopped by Dave & Busters in NYC last night to celebrate the release of her new album, Beyonce, on iTunes. Beyonce showed up with her dancers and other hangers ons. She danced and snapped pics with models Jessica White and Danii Phae (picture above).

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J Cole and Drake

Rapper J. Cole sparked controversy when he said President Obama wouldn’t have been elected if his skin was dark.

In an interview with BET, Cole said ‘colorism’ brainwashes black people to see light skinned people as highly favored in the black community. As an example, Cole said President Obama’s light skin helped him win the election in 2008.

“Barack Obama would not be President if he were dark skin,” said Cole.

“That brainwashing that tells us that light skin is better, it’s subconsciously in us, whether we know it or not… still pursuing light skin women,” said Cole.

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