July 24, 2015

Rapper 50 Cent, already ordered to pay $5M in sex tape lawsuit, must pay $2M more

NEW YORK (AP)_ Rapper 50 Cent must pay an additional $2 million in punitive damages to a woman featured in a sex tape posted online, a […]
July 23, 2015

Stuck in Philippines over fraud complaint, Chris Brown pleads ‘please, let us leave’

By Teresa Cerojano THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines _ In a profanity-laced video, Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown vented his frustration Thursday at being stuck in […]
July 23, 2015

Rapper Silento has breakthrough thanks to dance craze, hit song ‘Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)’

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Silento, the 17-year-old rapper who’s having a pop culture moment with the dance craze to his debut […]
July 23, 2015

Taylor Swift apologizes to Nicki Minaj about VMA nominations tweet; Minaj says ‘let’s move on’

NEW YORK (AP)_ Taylor Swift has apologized to Nicki Minaj for calling her out on Twitter regarding her MTV Video Music Awards nominations. Swift tweeted Thursday […]
July 23, 2015

Jamaican singer Omi takes success in stride as ‘Cheerleader’ cartwheels to No. 1 on pop charts

By Nicole Evatt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES _ Jamaican singer OMI may seem like an overnight success, but his chart-topping summer hit, “Cheerleader,” has been […]
July 22, 2015

D’Angel’s ‘Tingisha’ creates buzz in Africa

Dancehall artiste D’Angel has been creating quite a stir in Africa with the release of her remix with African Grammy winner and recording artiste Stone Bwoy. […]
July 22, 2015

Billy Cosby cut from documentary about black stuntmen after latest deposition unsealing

NEW YORK(AP) _ Bill Cosby has been cut from a documentary about black stuntmen. Producer Nonie Robinson said Tuesday that Cosby has been removed from “Painted […]
July 22, 2015

Chris Brown’s departure from Philippines delayed over fraud allegations for cancelled concert

MANILA, Philippines (AP)_ Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown‘s departure from Manila was delayed Wednesday because of fraud allegations against him and his promoter for a cancelled […]
July 22, 2015

50 Cent testifies in New York sex tape lawsuit; he delves into his business deals, finances

By Jake Pearson THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Rapper 50 Cent, ranked by Forbes as one of hip-hop‘s five richest artists, downplayed his wealth on […]
July 22, 2015

Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj tweet about MTV awards; rapper upset she’s not up for top video

By Mesfin Fekadu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK _ Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she […]
July 21, 2015


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A federal judge in Connecticut has ruled that even though 50 Cent has filed for bankruptcy, a lawsuit against him over a […]
July 21, 2015

Russell Simmons says holocaust reference in talking about animal welfare wasn’t a comparison

  NEW YORK _ Russell Simmons said Sunday he wasn’t making a direct comparison between people and animals when he made references to a holocaust and […]