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Fans of The Fugees had to wait over three hours for the group to take the stage at their first reunion concert on Wednesday, September 22.

The iconic trio's first pop-up reunion show, ahead of a world tour, went down at the Roof at Pier 17, with more than 3,500 devotees in attendance, Variety reports

Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel were backed by a large band, including 13 horns and three background singers for their seven-song set.

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"We're still cooking it," Lauryn Hill told the impatient crowd.

Meanwhile, Wyclef addressed the Haitian immigration crisis at the Texas-Mexico border and he challenged U.S. Pres. Joe Biden to fix the problem during the set.

Among the songs the group performed were "The Score", "Fu-Gee-La", and their signature cover of "Killing Me Softly."

Wyclef closed the show with Bob Marley's "No Woman, No Cry", with Lauryn - the ex-partner of Marley's son Rohan Marley - backing him on harmony.

The band's reunion tour, "Diaspora Calling," kicks off in Chicago, Illinois on November 2, 2021, and concludes in Ghana on December 18.
 

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Teyana Taylor is bidding farewell to her fans with a final tour.

The 30-year-old singer announced the dates for her upcoming 12-city "Last Rose Petal Tour" on Instagram Wednesday.

The Last Rose Petal Tour kicks off in San Francisco on November 7, and concludes on November 30 in Atlanta, Ga.

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The mom-of-two said she was "lucky" to be able to retire at a young age.

"How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. However for every goodbye God makes the next hello closer. Come out and watch me, leave it all out on the stage... One last time... Just for you & as my last rose petal falls, I say farewell..."

Her last sentence left some fans confused. Teyana reportedly underwent a double mastectomy after discovering lumps in her breasts in Miami earlier this year.

Due to her family history of cancer she decided not to take any chances.

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Teyana and her husband, NBA star Iman Shumpert share two daughters named Iman Tayla and Rue.
 

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The promoter of an Old School" concert in Atlanta has apologized after ticket holders called the show a "disaster" and demanded refunds.

People who attended the "Saturday Nite Old School Music Festival 2021" at Home Depot Backyard in Atlanta on Sept. 11, expected to see Johnny Gill (pictured), The Commodores, and Frankie Beverly & Maze.

Other artists in the lineup included Kool & the Gang and The Whispers.

The crowd started booing when Johnny Gill finally emerged onstage and told them he wasn't performing.

People who left the concert early complained that they did not get what the promoter promised.

Many said the concert began two hours late and unknown artists took up a lot of time on stage.

The promoter of the show, SEMG, has issued a statement apologizing and promising "partial refunds" on a case-by-case basis.

The promoter told Channel 2's Tom Jones that he is considering offering partial refunds.

However, when Jones set up an interview with the promoter to give him an opportunity to give his side of the story, he never showed up.

He also stopped answering the phone calls and texts from Jones.

"This was one of the biggest rip-offs I've ever seen," concertgoer Reggie Nelson told Jones.

Other concertgoers include the wife of Shelley Wynter, co-host of WSB Radio's "Word On the Street," who received her ticket as a gift from her husband.

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Fans who bought tickets to attend Saturday night's old school concert in Atlanta are demanding refunds after advertised artists failed to show.

People who attended the "Saturday Nite Old School Music Festival 2021" at Home Depot Backyard in Atlanta on Sept. 11, expected to see The Commodores and Frankie Beverly & Maze.

Other artists in the lineup included Johnny Gill, Kool & the Gang, and The Whispers.

But many fans who attended the concert say their experience was horrible, and most of the performers were unknown artists.

A video on social media shows people chanting "REFUND!"

"This was one of the biggest rip-offs I've seen," Reggie Nelson told Channel 2's Tom Jones. "Everybody feels like they've been ripped off. A lot of people got up to leave before things were done."

People who left the concert early complained that they did not get what the promoter promised.

Many said the concert began two hours late and unknown artists took up a lot of time on stage.

The crowd started booing when Johnny Gill finally emerged onstage and told them he wasn't performing.

"They must have said Johnny we don't have all your money, but we will give you something if you just go out and say hi to the crowd," Cheryl Shiver told Channel 2 Action News.

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We Are Live Ent.

According to a press release, We Are Live Entertainment, a national concert and tour producer is BACK AND BIGGER THAN EVER with the announcement of the highly anticipated Legendz of the Streetz Tour, (formally Feed the Streetz).

The iconic tour is co-headlined by Rick Ross, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, and 2 Chainz, and recently added Gucci Mane, along with special guests Fabolous, Lil Kim, Trina, and Boosie Badazz; with DJ Drama slated as the official tour DJ for most stops.

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For the first time in history and fresh off Verzuz, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Trina, and Fabolous, alongside the aforementioned "legendz", will embark on a nationwide tour together.

The tour is shaping up to be one of the most iconic and memorable events in hip-hop history.

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Combined, the superstar lineup has sold over 100,000,000 albums worldwide and produced hundreds of chart-topping hits such as "Stay Schemin", "Soul Survivor", "Lemonade", "Ball Drop", "Quiet Storm", "I'm Different", "Wipe Me Down" and many more.

Legendz of the Streetz Tour is produced by We Are Live Entertainment, led by brothers Lin Rowe and Jerry Schools.

"This is an opportunity for hip-hop fans across the country to experience something monumental, the likes of which has never been done before," states Rowe. "Our goal is to make history with our productions, and I believe we hit the mark with this one."

Emerging from a year of challenges that impacted their official launch, the new name better reflects We Are Live Entertainment's vision for this tour. The Legendz of the Streetz Tour is all about power, influence, and success; evoking a very specific era in time that amplified the black culture in an unapologetic way.

Jerry Schools added, "Rebranding the tour was necessary to better reflect our intent to pay homage to hip-hop culture and celebrate a group of legendary artists."

The Legendz of the Streetz Tour will officially kick off Thursday, September 30th, in Augusta, GA followed by a show in Atlanta, GA, on October 1st, 2021 during the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend.
 
Legendz of the Streetz Tour Dates:

Thursday, September 30 - Augusta, GA - James Brown Arena^
Friday, October 1 - Atlanta, GA - State Farm Arena*
Saturday, October 2 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex*
Sunday, October 3 - Baltimore, MD - Royal Farms Arena*
Friday, October 8 - New Orleans, LA - Smoothie King Center*
Saturday, October 9 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center*
Sunday, October 10 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center*
Friday, October 15 - Miami, FL - BB&T Center^
Saturday, October 16 - Jacksonville, FL - VyStar Veterans Arena^
Sunday, October 17 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena^
Friday, October 22 - Memphis, TN - FedEx Forum^

*with Lil Kim

^with Trina

** More dates to be added
 
Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com. For additional information about The Legendz of the Streetz Tour, please visit: www.weareliveent.com.

The Jacksons

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The Jacksons will perform a tribute to their late brother Michael Jackson when they headline the Happy Days Festival this Saturday, August 28.

The famed brothers - Marlon Jackson, 64, Jermaine Jackson, 66, Jackie Jackson, 70, and Tito Jackson, 67, will headline the festival in Surrey, England.

The group will perform in concert the day before what would have been Michael's 63rd birthday on Sunday, August 29.

Tito Jackson revealed he and his siblings will sing a selection of songs by the King of Pop - who died in June 2009 at the age of 50.

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When asked if Michael would be remembered during their set, Tito said:

"Absolutely, it's going to be fun. We will sing songs from his albums, like Rock With You and Can't Let You Get Away.

"We've been doing tributes to Michael for some time now, it's one of my favorite parts of the show. We miss him and we miss being on records on with him."

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15-year-old Michael is pictured performing with brothers Marlon, left, and Jackie, right, in London in 1974.

The Happy Days gig is the first time The Jacksons will be back on stage since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Tito says those in attendance can expect all the hits from the Jackson 5's Motown days.

He told BANG Showbiz:

"I'm excited. The fans can expect to hear the Jackson 5 hit records with a lot of energy."

 

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Kanye West brought out controversial music figures DaBaby and Marilyn Manson during his long-awaited DONDA album listening event at Soldier Field in Chicago on Thursday night, Aug. 26.

Kanye, who applied to legally change his name to "Ye," poked the cancel culture bear by inviting rocker Manson who is currently facing multiple sexual abuse lawsuits.

Rapper DaBaby was recently "canceled" following his anti-HIV and homophobic rant at Rolling Loud festival in Miami in July.
 
READ ALSO: The Reviews Are In for Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ Album And They Are Brutal
 
As Kanye performed in front of a replica of his boyhood home, Manson appeared on the stoop of the structure followed by DaBaby.

Kanye purchased his mother's house for $220,000 after it changed ownership multiple times.

As Kanye rapped "Jail" - the first single from DONDA, DaBaby performed Jay Z's verse on the track.

It's unclear whether or not DaBaby's version will be a permanent replacement for the Jay-Z one or whether Manson has a feature on DONDA.

Kanye also brought out his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who wore a wedding dress as he performed "No Child Left Behind" - the final song of the night.

The controversial rapper concluded the evening by appearing to set himself on fire, then walking around with flames billowing from his suit.

Despite insistence from Kanye's management that the DONDA album would drop Thursday night, a release date for the record has yet to be officially confirmed.


 
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DaBaby clapped back at "cry babies" during his first performance since his headline-grabbing homophobic outburst at the Rolling Loud music festival last month.

The 29-year-old rapper was humbled after NY radio station Hot 97 allowed him to perform at its Summer Jam festival at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, August 22.

A plethora of summer music festivals canceled the outspoken rapper's bookings after he uttered anti-HIV and anti-LGBT+ insults at Rolling Loud.

Before DaBaby took to the stage, a pre-recorded video was shown in which he thanked Hot 97 for letting him "to share my gift, share my blessing with y'all out here live on this stage amongst all the chaos and all the backlash."

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"They accepted my sincerity and all my apologies when I said I never, ever meant to offend anybody or say anything to make anybody feel any type of way live on that stage a few weeks ago.

"Hot 97 was also willing to stick they neck out on the line, willing to go against all odds with everything going on out here in the world, and still allow me to come out here on this stage and utilize they platform to help the world move forward."

After DaBaby hit the stage, he took the opportunity to apologize once again to the LGBT+ community:

"I never in my life meant to offend anybody, you know, and I apologize... that ain't even how I rock.

"But check this out, other than the people that was truly offended, I feel like the rest of y'all motherf**kers are being cry babies."

His remarks neatly segued into "Cry Baby" - his hit collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion.
 

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An American sign language interpreter for rapper Megan Thee Stallion is under fire for her overtly explicit interpretation of Megan and Cardi B single "WAP" at Lollapalooza.

Megan was the headline act at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago festival on Saturday.

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The 26-year-old rapper dressed in a rock-n-roll-inspired leotard as she performed tracks from her new album Good News.

Video of the woman's explicit interpretation for the hearing impaired went viral on social media, according to Eurweb.com.

The original Tiktok video has been viewed over 1 million times.

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The sign language was particularly offensive when Megan rapped.

    "I wanna gag, I wanna choke. I want you to touch that lil' dangly thing. That swing in the back of my throat. My head game is fire, p****** Dasani. It's going in dry and it's coming out soggy."

Ticket holders were so shocked by the woman's sign language that they walked out of the show.

Other ASL interpreter's defended the woman for her very graphic interpretation.

The interpreter, who goes by @kelly4access on Instagram, responded to the criticism by trying to deflect the attention.

"Thanks for the love on my page from hearing people but I'm just an interpreter passionate about providing access to a community I love and have learned everything from," she wrote.

"If you're new to my page you'll quickly see this is a space meant to amplify the work of Deaf creators and to provide access to social media content for the Deaf community. I'm a hearing interpreter so I do not teach. In this post I will direct you to some amazing Deaf ASL teachers, Deaf influencers, and other Deaf content creators."

 

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Elton John politely joined the public backlash against rapper DaBaby for his anti-ghey and anti-HIV rant at Rolling Loud.

The openly ghey pop icon slammed rapper DaBaby for stigmatizing HIV/AIDS survivors with his hateful speech on July 25 in Miami, Florida.

The rapper urged concertgoers who didn't have HIV or AIDS or "any of them deadly sexually transmitted diseases" to "put your cellphone light in the air".

He also urged heterosexual men to raise their cellphones high if they didn't give oral sex to other males in the parking lot.

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DaBaby immediately received backlash for his remarks from gay rights activists and officials, and now Sir Elton John is criticizing him for adding to "stigma and discrimination".

"We've been shocked to read about the HIV misinformation and homophobic statements made at a recent DaBaby show," he wrote on Instagram.

"This fuels stigma and discrimination and is the opposite of what our world needs to fight the AIDS epidemic.

"HIV misinformation and homophobia have no place in the music industry. We must break down the stigma around HIV and not spread it. As musicians, it's our job to bring people together."

DaBaby has now apologized twice for his verbal rampage, tweeting:

"Anybody who done ever been effected by AIDS/HIV y'all got the right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intentions on offending anybody [sic]."

DaBaby is officially canceled. Several of the rapper's upcoming shows have been canceled by club promoters who don't want their venues destroyed by angry protesters.