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Pete Davidson fears for his life after rap producer Ye threatened him on a new track.

In a new track, titled "My Life Was Never Eazy," Ye raps "God saved me from that crash/ just so I can beat Pete Davidson's ass."

The lyric references Ye's near-death experience after a serious car crash in 2002.

The song, a collabo with rapper The Game, is expected to be released on Friday.

A source tells Page Six that Pete isn't afraid of Ye, he's worried about Ye's fans who might want to impress their idol.

"Pete thinks it's totally hilarious," an insider told Page Six, "Not just that — he thinks the whole [tabloid drama with him, West and Kardashian] is hilarious. He loves it."

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"It's funny to him that the press wants to know his every move all of a sudden," said the source.

The press wants to know his every move because he's currently dating Ye's estranged wife, Kim Kardashian.

Kim, 41, filed for divorce from Ye, 44, in February 2021 after 7 years of marriage. They share 4 children.

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R&B singer/actress Mary J. Blige enjoyed some downtime at the beach during Art Basel 2021 in Miami on Monday.

The 50-year-old star relaxed on the beach while soaking up some sun rays in a stylish Dior bikini and matching bucket hat.

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After getting her daily recommended dose of Vitamin D from the sun, the R&B queen stuffed her curves into a pair of cutout denim shorts.

Mary gained a new generation of fans in her role as drug queenpin Monet Tejada in TV drama Power Book II: Ghost. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul returns to the music scene with an empowering new single, "Good Morning Gorgeous."

    I wake up every morning and tell myself
    Good morning gorgeous
    Sometimes you gotta look in the mirror and say
    Good morning gorgeous
    No one else can make me feel this way
    Good morning gorgeous
    Good morning gorgeous

 
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Neo-Soul R&B singer-songwriter Davion Farris released his new music video "Sometimes" via Lena Waithe's Hillman Grad Records / Def Jam Recordings.

Hailing from Inglewood California, two-time GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Davion Farris has previously written with and for artists such as Mary J Blige, Tyrese, Trey Songz, Ginuwine, Jill Scott, SiR, and more.

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"Davion is a timeless artist," said Lena Waithe. "He isn't afraid to be vulnerable in his music. And that's why he stood out to myself, Albert, and Tebs as an artist we wanted to sign. He's been a fantastic collaborator and we can't for everyone to hear what we've been cooking up."

"Sometimes is for those of us who give our best and still get knocked down. It's a reminder that we're not alone," said Davion Farris. "This song is about strength in vulnerability. It's OK to acknowledge that in certain moments, you're not OK."

However, fans say "Sometimes" is an ode to the new Black male who is in touch with his feelings and finds strength through weakness.

    "I stumble sometimes
    I lay awake at night
    I drink and I cry
    'Cause I'm only strong sometimes, sometimes

    Took less than my worth
    Put everyone first
    It broke me inside
    That's why I'm only strong sometimes, sometimes"

 

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Here is what the press is saying about "Sometimes":

"...lyrics and penetrating vocals to paint a vivid portrait of love and its complications."
~TEEN VOGUE

"...soulful ballad..."
~VIBE

"...the song's lyrics aim to spark self-reflect, encouraging listeners to embrace the times when they're emotionally drained."
~RATED R&B

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Adele's fans aren't the only ones who weren't excited about her new single "Easy On Me" upon first listen.

Adele's closest friends also weren't fond of her new single when they first heard it.

The megastar made her long-awaited comeback last week with her lead single from her fourth studio album, 30, which shattered the Spotify record for most streams in a single day.

Her friends were the first to warn her that "Easy On Me" was not easy on their ears.

"I sent a snippet of me singing it as I was writing it to three of my closest friends here," Adele told Greg James on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show, "One didn't like it, the other one was like, 'Well, yeah, maybe, keep trying though.'"

Adele said she wasn't discouraged by her friends' responses to the tune.

"That was the perfect response for me. I'm such a knee-jerk person. I'll be like, 'I don't like it, forget it!' I'm like that with my music. I'm like that with just things I want to do. I'm like that with my feelings and stuff and I think it was clear to them (her friends) in the lyrics that I've bided my time and I wasn't reacting to a reaction or anything like that.

"It was just a feeling that I had stirred on for a while."

Adele's long-awaited album 30 is set for release on November 19.
 

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After teasing fans with a snippet of her first single in six years, Adele dropped the full song and music video late Thursday.

The 33-year-old British singer released the lead single off her fourth studio album entitled 30, which drops next month.

Fans are eager to see her perform, however Adele is wary of hitting the road to tour during the pandemic, WENN.com reports.

She warned fans they may have to wait longer to see her live in concert while the Covid lockdowns continue around the world.

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She tells The Hits Radio Breakfast Show with Fleur East:

"I'd love to do a big proper tour again. I wouldn't do it quite as long as I did it last time, it was something like 130 odd shows in less than 18 months but, I would love to do that.

"But all the Covid rules are so different everywhere, and sort of like the rates of infection, the rates of vaccine whatever, it's just, it makes me nervous trying to plan a world tour globally when it feels like no-one's really on the same page."

Adele added: "The last thing I would ever want to do is cancel any shows again."

While details of the Rolling In The Deep singer's album are being kept under wraps, she's been vocal about her personal struggles.

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After a tumultuous marriage to Simon Konecki, Adele finalized her divorce in 2019. They share 8-year-old son Angelo.

She is currently dating Cleveland businessman Rich Paul, 39.

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Paul formed a sports agency after leaving Creative Artists Agency in 2012. His clients include NBA stars LeBron James, Eric Bledsoe, John Wall and Anthony Davis.
 

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Kelis released a music video for her new single "Midnight Snacks" - her first single since 2014.

The music video was directed by Adrienne Raquel (Travis Scott, Rihanna, Selena Gomez). The video premiered on Oct. 7 on BET Soul, BET Her and the Times Square Viacom billboard.

Somebody recently told Kelis that she always sings about food. "I was like, do I?" she laughed.

"I mean, obviously I do. It isn't intentional, but the idea is just that food is a very carnal thing. Everyone can relate to it. It's very human, it's sensual, it's something that you crave. And it's sexy."

According to Radio Facts,"Midnight Snacks" was recorded in a studio on a boat in London and produce by The FaNaTix (Nicki Minaj, Popcaan, Vybz Kartel).

Kelis said she was inspired to write "Midnight Snacks" after hearing the beat.

"I heard the beat, thought it was dope, and the first thing that came to mind was 'Midnight Snacks,'" said Kelis.

"The FaNaTix were like, what are you talking about? And I was like, it makes you feel like a midnight snack! And that was it," says Kelis, who added she may keep singing about food.

"It's funny to me, but I like the fact that you can take sex and food, and you can put these two things together, and they're totally interchangeable. I love that."

Kelis' husband, Mike Mora, 36, recently revealed his yearlong battle with stomach cancer.

Kelis has not commented on her husband's cancer diagnosis.
 

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Pop singers Kelis and Adele are trending after teasing their new projects for their fans on social media.

Kelis teased her new single "Midnight Snacks" on Twitter on Tuesday. The 42-year-old "Milkshake" captioned the clip:

"This has been a long time coming... Midnight Snacks is dropping this Friday!! Pre-save."
 

Meanwhile, Adele shared a 22-second clip of an intro to her song titled "Easy On Me" -- along with the release date - October 15.

The B&W clip shows the British chanteuse popping a cassette tape into a tape deck. A piano chord plays while her sheet music scatters to the wind from a truck loaded down with her possessions.
 

Fans were ecstatic to finally hear new music from the pop star who hasn't been heard from musically since her album 25 was released in 2015.

While working on her fourth studio album - titled 30 - Adele took time off to divorce her husband and raise their son. Now she is set to release 30 at age 33.

Not everyone is pleased to hear Adele is releasing new music.

One Twitter user chastised American Blacks for celebrating a British lady while ignoring Black artists right here in America.

"Why don't y'all show the same love & support for our Jazmine Sullivan's, Ledisi's & Lalah Hathaway’s than y'all do for that British lady?"

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Joyner Lucas dropped a music video for his single "Your Heart", featuring rapper J. Cole, on Friday.

In the music video, which Joyner Lucas directed, the cheating rapper stands idly by while his vindictive ex-girlfriend breaks up all the expensive things he bought her.

The video opens with the ex-girlfriend cutting up his sneaker collection and pouring bleach on his clothes. Then she moves to the living room where she pours wine on his luxurious sofa, knifes the cushions, smashes his dining room table, and swings a bat at his computer monitor.

Through the destruction, Joyner raps:

    "I broke your heart, huh?"
    You knew I was a f--k nigga from the start, huh?
    You should've listened when they said I was a dog, huh?
    You should've listened to your head when you had thoughts, huh?"

In another scene, Joyner and J. Cole watch as the vengeful ex romps in the sack with another man.

J. Cole scolds Joyner:

    "You run your b-tch through the mud, you deserve that
    So you can feel it for yourself where it hurt at
    What goes around comes around, I know you heard that
    While you was creepin', tell me, did it not occur that
    There's niggas slidin' in the DMs every AM, every PM
    Used to be like automatic, she would curve that."

 

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Motown Records and NBA YoungBoy Never Broke Again announce Never Broke Again global joint venture.

Motown Records, home to some of today's most impactful cultural hitmakers, and YoungBoy Never Broke Again, one of today's most prominent rappers/songwriters in the world, announced a global joint venture with his Never Broken Again, LLC record label.

According to a press release, the first project from the new venture is set to release in October, with the first single dropping in September.

The compilation also features P Yungin, Meechy Baby, Quando Rondo, No Cap, Rjae and Rojay later this year.

The new deal continues Motown's rich legacy of entrepreneurial partnerships by combining the label's global leadership with the artistic and creative vision of YoungBoy and Never Broke Again, LLC. YoungBoy and Kyle "Montana" Clairborne will continue to lead Never Broke Again, LLC, a label committed to signing and developing new artists and providing them with a platform to achieve success.

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In making this announcement, Ethiopia Habtemariam, Chairman and CEO of Motown Records said:

"I'm excited to work with Never Broke Again, a homegrown brand that has created an incredibly authentic and credible movement that represents the next generation in Louisiana's legacy of ground-breaking hip-hop labels. I look forward to working with YoungBoy and Montana to continue to grow their vision and reach their fans around the world."

NBA YoungBoy said:

"I felt like I had a responsibility to my artists to make sure to find the right partner for my label. I'm looking forward working with Ethiopia, Kenoe and Motown Records."

Montana said in a statement:

"Motown has been an inspiration for generations - a place that helps develop artists, songwriters and business executives and I'm thankful to Ethiopia, Kenoe and the team for making Never Broke Again part of the Motown family."

Kenoe Jordan, Vice President A&R, Motown said:

"I've known and admired YoungBoy for years. Growing up in the same city we have a great understanding of one another and this partnership was always something that I wanted to bring to Motown. YoungBoy is an incredible visionary whose confidence in his artistry is only outdone by his dedication and work ethic. I'm excited to welcome them into Motown and help bring the Never Broke Again label and brand to the next level."

Beyonce's new track "Be Alive" will close out Will Smith's new biopic, King Richard.

The song will play during the end credits for the film, in which Smith plays tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams' father.

"Be Alive" was co-written by the "Run the World" singer and DIXSON specifically for the film.
 
READ ALSO: HBO Max releases trailer for ‘King Richard’ starring Will Smith
 
King Richard premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado over the weekend. It will hit cinemas and HBO Max on November 19.

"Be Alive" is reportedly the title track off Beyonce's 7th studio album, set for release sometime during the first quarter of 2022.

While the pop singer is yet to confirm an official release date for her new album, she has said "I've been in the studio for a year and a half."

The mother-of-three celebrated her 40th birthday on Sept. 4, and is officially middle-aged.

Beyonce rose to prominence in the 1980s as an original member of R&B quartet Destiny's Child, consisting of her rumored half-sister Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett.