Hip hop and rap

February 03, 2019 - 2:31 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of rapper 21 Savage (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A lawyer for 21 Savage says she is working to get the Grammy-nominated rapper out of federal immigration detention. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the rapper, whose given name...
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February 03, 2019 - 1:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities in Atlanta say Grammy-nominated rapper 21 Savage is in federal immigration custody. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Bryan Cox says the artist, whose given name is Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested in a targeted operation early Sunday in the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Cardi B performs "I Like It" at the American Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Cardi B says she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick. The Grammy-nominated rapper told The Associated Press on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, that she had "mixed feelings" after she declined to take the stage at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 01, 2019 - 8:41 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Cardi B said she received an offer to perform at the Super Bowl, but struggled with the decision to turn down the lucrative opportunity in support of ex-NFL player Colin Kaepernick. The Grammy-nominated rapper told The Associated Press on Friday evening that she had "mixed feelings"...
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This combination photo shows Cardi B at the Warner Music Group pre-Grammy party in New York on Jan. 25, 2018, left, and Nicki Minaj at the 14th Annual CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund Gala in New York on Nov. 6, 2017. Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards. BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center. The 2019 BET Awards will take place June 23. (AP Photo)
January 30, 2019 - 11:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B and Nicki Minaj will headline concerts at the 7th annual BET Experience at L.A. LIVE, held days before the 2019 BET Awards. BET announced Wednesday that concerts will be held June 20 through June 22 at the Staples Center. The 2019 BET Awards will take place June 23 in Los...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 11, 2018 file photo, Adam Levine, left, and James Valentine of Maroon 5 perform during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done during the week leading up to the NFL's big game. The NFL announced Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 that “the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
January 29, 2019 - 6:49 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done. The NFL announced Tuesday that "the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday."...
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January 28, 2019 - 7:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapper and founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group The Fugees is fighting the U.S. government over a multimillion-dollar forfeiture complaint. Prakazrel "Pras" Michel faces allegations in a civil forfeiture complaint that he aided a scheme to try to get the Justice Department...
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This combination photo shows Erykah Badu performing at a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016, left, and Taraji P. Henson posing for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2018. Badu and Henson star together in the upcoming comedy “What Men Want.” They say comments online and, in Badu’s case, also in concert regarding R. Kelly haven been taken totally out of context. (AP Photo)
January 28, 2019 - 11:40 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu want to clear the air. The pair, who star together in the upcoming comedy "What Men Want," say their comments regarding R. Kelly have been taken totally out of context. The "Empire" actress recently posted an Instagram story where she looked up...
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January 23, 2019 - 9:50 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. Rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z and the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots came together in New York City on Wednesday to announce the...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Lady Gaga was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 8:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination. Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her work...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, hip-hop recording artist Cardi B performs at Z100's iHeartRadio Jingle Ball in New York. Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month’s Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday, Jan. 17, that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 17, 2019 - 8:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will perform at next month's Grammy Awards. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay will also hit the stage at the Feb. 10 event. The Grammys will air...
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