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Cece Peniston is the 3rd songwriter to accuse pop star Lizzo of plagiarizing their work. Earlier this week, songwriting team Justin and Jeremiah Raisen accused the "Truth Hurts" singer of stealing the line "I just took a DNA test and found out I'm 100% that bitch".

But they later confessed they stole the lyric from Black British rapper, Mina Lioness, for a song called "Healthy".

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Then '90s house music star CeCe Peniston (pictured) accused the morbidly obese singer of stealing her "YaYa EE" ad-lib for "Juice" from her dance track "Finally" without permission.

"For everybody who thought I was exaggerating on my claims of #copyrightinfringement please go check out the article I'm the the #3rd person who has said something," Peniston wrote on Instagram.com on Thursday.

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"... just for the record and so you understand ... anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds thats using a "portion" of their copyright, Lizzo not only takes over that, she’s used several times adding up to about 40 seconds, its my lyric it's written down as well , it's the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the "Adlib" section because they know it's catchy sooo #notjustanadlib it's a check !!!! @umpg @atlanticrecords".

So far, no copyright lawsuits have been filed.
 

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For everybody who thought I was exaggerating on my claims of #copyrightinfringement please go check out the article I’m the the #3rd person who has said something @lizzobeeating #cecepeniston #lizzo #music #yaayumsong #finally #mysong just for the record and so you understand ... anytime anybody uses a song over 7 seconds thats using a “portion” of their copyright , Lizzo not only takes over that , she’s used several times adding up to about 40 seconds , its my lyric it’s written down as well , it’s the signature to the opening in my song #finally and all commercials are using it from the “Adlib “ section because they know it’s catchy sooo “#notjustanadlib it’s a check !!!! @umpg @atlanticrecords

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Columbia Records signed rapper Tyga to a multi-million dollar record deal, Variety.com reports exclusively. The 29-year-old rapper saw modest success with his track "Taste" featuring rapper Offset in 2018.

Tyga, born Michael Ray Nguyen-Stevenson, tells Variety his decision to sign with Columbia was a no-brainer: he was broke and he needed the cash.

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"They definitely understand the global brand," he said. "I have a lot of fans worldwide — in places I've never been like South America, and in places I have been like Asia and Europe. They can help bring that to a larger scale. Doing it independently, you don't really have those teams to help worldwide. Sony, if you look at the history from what they've done from Pharrell to Beyonce to Adele — then you look at Lil Nas X, one of their new artists that's blown up this year — they’ve done a lot for artists globally, for their brand. That's why I wanted to partner up with them."

Tyga is best known for his first hit song "Rack City" which peaked at #7 on the Billboard Top 100 in 2011.

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Tyga blames his money woes on his career as an independent artist. He has been evicted from half a dozen mansions and his fleet of luxury vehicles have all been repossessed.

"The independent thing taught me a lot," he says. "It was a do-it-yourself motto — learning how to get from point A to point B. Now doing a deal through Columbia, it's like I already know the ropes."

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Were you wondering whatever happened to hitmaker NE-YO? Well, he's back and ready for the holiday season with 5 newly-penned Christmas songs. The 3-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter celebrates the joyous season by releasing his first Christmas album, titled Another Kind Of Christmas (Motown Records/Compound Entertainment).

The album song list includes "Just Ain't Christmas" which NE-YO says captures the pain of a Christmas Eve break-up, while the playful double entendres of "Open Mine Tonight" explains what goes down after the kids go to bed.

The festive album also includes Christmas standards by superstar Stevie Wonder and the late singers Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and Nat King Cole. Other collaborators include Candice Boyd, Satori, Dre Island, And RaVaughn.

NE-YO, a 39-year-old Libra, reimagined versions of Christmas classics – including "Someday At Christmas," a plea for peace written for Stevie Wonder during the Vietnam War. The song was covered by The Jackson 5 on their Motown Christmas album.

NE-YO also covers Marvin Gaye's "I Want To Come Home For Christmas," that was inspired by the plight of prisoners of war.

NE-YO says, of the album "See you this Holiday season and every holiday season after! Think you're gonna love it that much!"

Another Kind Of Christmas Track Listing

1. This Christmas
2. Talk About It
3. Carol Of The Bells feat. Candice Boyd
4. Open Mine Tonight
5. Just Ain't Christmas
6. Christmas Vibez feat. Satori and Dre Island
7. Merry Christmas Baby
8. I Want To Come Home For Christmas
9. The Christmas Song
10. Someday At Christmas feat. RaVaughn
11. It's For Everybody
 

NE-YO - "Just Ain't Christmas"

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Quality Control Records is celebrating the release of City Girls member J.T. from a Florida prison with a new track titled "First Day Out". The label dropped new music by the ex-convict beauty, pictured left, who was arrested for credit card fraud.

The 28-year-old rapper, who was born Jatavia Shakara Johnson, rushed into a studio to record her new single. She calls out her haters, issues threats to b*tches, and brags about getting bags.

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City Girls member Yung Miami, right, doesn't make an appearance on the track. She is currently pregnant with her second child and reportedly considering quitting the music biz after an attempt on her life at a Miami recording studio.
 

City Girls - First Day Out

SR rating: 2/5 roses

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After months of delays, Kanye West's long-anticipated Jesus Is King gospel album is finally here. But not everyone is impressed.

Jesus Is King is just 35 minutes long and relies heavily on Biblical texts.

Fox News called Jesus Is King "an evangelical rant about the evils of the modern world."

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Kanye held listening parties in Detroit, Chicago and New York City over the weekend. While in New York, Kanye and his wife Kim Kardashian-West took their children, North West, 6, Saint West, 3, and 1-year-old Chicago West to Cipriani's for lunch before holding his Sunday Service.

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After dropping his album Kanye surprised fans by announcing he will stop making secular music and focus only on gospel music.

The announcement was met with skepticism and shock.

Many social media users believe Kanye is suffering from a mental illness characterized by religious fanaticism.

Religious fanaticism is defined as an obsessive enthusiasm and hypercritical devotion to religion.

Religious fanaticism is linked to many psychiatric illness, including Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Anti-Social Personality Disorder, depression and anxiety.

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Kanye West treated lucky fans to an advance preview of his album Jesus Is King in Detroit, Michigan on Friday night.

The rapper was supposed to drop his highly anticipated gospel album on Friday, but instead, he hastily organized a mystery fan get together in Detroit.

Earlier in the day, a spokesperson at the Fox Theater told Rolling Stone magazine the star booked the event on the same day and refused to share further details.

The spokesperson said he usually doesn't book the theater on the same day - but it's Kanye West!

Lucky ticket holders who attended the gathering, dubbed Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experience, enjoyed a sneak preview of the long-awaited gospel album.

The event was free but ticket holders were asked to surrender their phones during the secretive event to prevent leaks. The preview session also featured a video clip from Kanye's upcoming IMAX documentary, Jesus Is Lord.

The Yeezy mogul's wife Kim Kardashian shared a clip online of fans cheering the star as he made a special appearance.

She later took to her Instagram stories to announce the project was set to drop on Sunday, in addition to more listening sessions to be held in his native Chicago and NYC.

"Kanye's doing a listening session in Chicago tomorrow, then NYC (New York City) Sunday. He's dropping the album Sunday. Just a few final tweaks to the mixes."

The 12-track album reportedly includes the previously released track "Water", which he debuted at one of his Sunday Service gospel gatherings earlier this year, along with tunes including "Follow God", "New Body", "Up From the Ashes", and "Sunday".
 

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Latin Grammys bosses defended this year's Latin Grammy nominations following social media attacks from urban acts who were shut out of the major categories.

Daddy Yankee (pictured above) and J Balvin led the backlash following the announcement of the nominations on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Critics claimed the Latin Recording Academy voters favored Latin artists for the top prizes, while ignoring urban artists.

These artists weren't included in the Record of the Year, Song of the Year, or Album of the Year categories - despite the fact they dominated streaming services over the last year.

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Balvin (pictured) wrote, in Spanish, "Without reggaeton, there are no Latin Grammys."

While Daddy Yankee added:

"Despite being nominated, I don't agree with the way they treated the genre and a lot of my colleagues. Remember one very important thing: Their platform was not the one that created this movement. This goes beyond a prize. This is culture, credibility, relevance, and RESPECT."

Latin Recording Academy bosses released a statement on Wednesday, denying the allegations:

"We respect and admire all the genres that compose the world of Latin music. In 2004, The Latin Recording Academy led the charge for recognizing reggaeton (urban) in several categories, adapting to the evolution of music. The Latin Recording Academy has followed a strict voting process for the past 20 years. The members, through their votes, select what they believe merits a nomination.

"The Academy has never influenced their decisions, have always honored, and respected their elections, even if there are people who do not agree with the results. Nevertheless, we hear the frustration and discontent. We invite the leaders of the urban community to get involved with the Academy, to get involved with the process, and to get involved with discussions that improve the Academy. At its core, The Latin Recording Academy belongs to its members, from all genres, and our doors are always open. Together we can all make it work. Let’s do it!"

The Latin Grammys will take place in November.

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Beyonce shared private moments at home with her children, daughter Blue Ivy and 2-year-old twins Sir and Rumi, in a new documentary "Making the Gift" which aired on Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC.

In the documentary, Beyonce took fans behind the scenes as she recorded her album, The Lion King: The Gift, which was not well received by her fans who expected better from the superstar.

The 39-year-old burlesque singer also shared private home videos of her and husband, Jay-Z, interacting with their three children. Jay-Z reportedly has two grown sons from previous relationships.

In the video, Blue Ivy, 7, sang a sweet version of her and mommy's song "Brown Skin Girl," that sent social media into a frenzy.

Question: Did you watch the ABC special? How was it?
 

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Good news, Xscape fans: your favorite girl group will stay together to record one final album. The news comes just days after Tameka "Tiny" Harris announced she was departing the group to go solo.

Kandi Burruss' mom, Mama Joyce shared the news with her followers on Instagram.com.

"They still have one album left. The four of them, they started in my basement and I feel that they still have another album in them."

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Kandi said she was caught off guard by her mother's announcement.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star said:

"Obviously she put us on the spot but, I mean. I guess we gon' grant her her wish. I didn't know what to say but at the same time, she put it out there, my group members are here. We gon' make it happen. We gon' figure it out."

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Tameka added, "Yeah, when everybody schedule get together we gon' get in that studio."

Tameka is booked to perform solo at nightclubs and lounges around Atlanta. She shocked fans by saying she was going solo after 26 years with the Atlanta based group.

Xscape burst on the scene in 1993 with hit songs "Just Kickin' It", "Love on My Mind" and "Understanding" off their critically acclaimed debut album, Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha.

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American pop star Lizzo landed her first number 1 hit with "Truth Hurts". Lizzo, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, originally released the song in September 2017.

The song was featured in the Netflix film Someone Great, which premiered in April. The song was subsequently added to Lizzo's critically acclaimed 2019 LP Cuz I Love You, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 in May.

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Lizzo performed her hit song at Jay-Z's Made In America music festival in Philadelphia on Saturday. The festival was founded by Jay-Z in 2012.

Produced by Live Nation, the festival features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres.

Beyonce and Jay-Z watched Lizzo's set from the side of the stage. Beyonce looked like she was in awe of the full figured singer.

The 31-year-old Taurus previously asked fans and music writers to stop comparing her to Beyonce.

"There will never be a next Beyoncé. And I've worked too hard to be Lizzo to just become somebody else," Lizzo explained.

Cardi B was among the stars congratulating Lizzo on her first No. 1 hit.

She tweeted: "The fact that Lizzo a couple months ago felt underestimated and now she have a #1!!!!BITCH! take that!take that ! Makes me emotional .. It's the best feeling in the world."

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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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Jermaine Dupri is making blog headlines again after he appeared to throw shade at one-hit wonder Lil Nas X. Dupri came under fire when he called today's female rappers glorified "strippers". Now he is going in on Nas X, whose song "Old Town Road" is arguably the most popular record of all time.

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