Tory Lanez found guilty in shooting of fellow rapper Megan Thee Stallion
The 30-year-old Canadian rapper, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, was convicted of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence.washingtonpost.com
Tory Lanez convicted in Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting
A Los Angeles jury on Friday found rapper Tory Lanez guilty of three felonies in the 2020 shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion that left her wounded with bullet fragments in her feet. The jury of seven women and five men deliberated for one day before convicting the 30-year-old Canadian rapper, whose legal name is Daystar Peterson, of assault with a semiautomatic firearm, having a loaded, unregistered firearm in a vehicle and discharging a firearm with gross negligence. After the jury left the courtroom, Lanez’s father, Sonstar Peterson, leapt up and began shouting.news.yahoo.com
Megan Thee Stallion 'matters,' says DA at Tory Lanez trial
A California prosecutor told jurors that hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion showed tremendous courage and had no reason to lie when she came forward to testify that Canadian rapper Tory Lanez had shot her in the feet and left her wounded in 2020.
Witness Alleges Megan Thee Stallion Was Fought By Multiple People After Being Shot: 'It Appeared To Me They Were Going To Kill Her'
Disturbing details continue to emerge in the case against Tory Lanez, the 30-year-old rapper accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion during an argument in 2020.news.yahoo.com
Rapper Tory Lanez ordered to house arrest, electronic monitoring for allegedly shooting at Megan Thee Stallion's feet
In a video posted on Instagram Live following the shooting, Megan Thee Stallion said, "Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your publicist and your people are lying ... Stop lying."cbsnews.com
Cara Delevingne Has Become Hollywood’s Weirdest—and Most Unwelcome—Party Girl
Edward BerthelotAt last night’s Billboard Music Awards, a small handful of A-List stars and chart-topping musicians crowded into the same room as TikTokers, YouTubers, and a country music star on an attempted comeback tour after a leaked racist rant. To say the bar was on the floor when whipping up that invite list would be a massive understatement, but for the BBMAs, it totally tracks.If the Golden Globes are Hollywood’s chaotic, drunken answer to the Oscars, then the Billboard Music Awards arenews.yahoo.com
Jon Batiste tops Grammys; Silk Sonic soars, Rodrigo crowned
Jon Batiste won album of the year honors for “We Are” at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, giving him five trophies on a night that saw the ’70s funk of Silk Sonic take record of the year and song of the year and newcomer Olivia Rodrigo take three awards.
Rapper Pardi responds to Megan Thee Stallion breakup, domestic violence rumors
Rapper and producer Pardison Fontaine has responded to rumors that he and his girlfriend, rapstress Megan Thee Stallion, have broken […] The post Rapper Pardi responds to Megan Thee Stallion breakup, domestic violence rumors appeared first on TheGrio.news.yahoo.com
Span of Memphis street renamed for slain rapper Young Dolph
Family and friends of slain rapper Young Dolph have remembered him as a generous philanthropist, skilled businessman and loving father at a ceremony renaming a street for him in the same area of Memphis where he grew up — and also was gunned down.
Rapper Young Dolph Gunned Down Outside Memphis Bakery He Gushed About Days Ago
Suzanne Cordeiro/AFP via GettyRapper Young Dolph was fatally shot outside a Memphis bakery he’d declared his love for just days earlier, according to local station FOX13.The 36-year-old rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., walked into the bakery, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, to buy two treats, owner Maurice Hill told the station. As Thornton left, a car pulled up, and someone shot and killed him around 1 p.m.Thorton’s slaying comes just a week after he gushed about the bakery in anews.yahoo.com
‘The Police Was Waiting for Us’: Salt-N-Pepa’s Sandra Denton Says Police Were Trying to Stop Them from Performing ‘Push It’ After Lyric Confusion
Salt-N-Pepa’s Sandra Denton recently revealed that the hip-hop group’s biggest record almost got them into some big trouble over the years while performing. During Glamour magazine’s Women […]news.yahoo.com
Who killed it? The best looks from Halloween 2021
In preview of the spookiest night of the year, here are some of the season’s killer looks so far:For her birthday, Doja Cat threw a Halloween bash as Princess Kida. Your Halloween playlist is officially secured with this album of straight-out-of-the grave archival material and fiery freestyles. Losing our marbles over this Squid Game Halloween costume. During “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Rippa’s crew mounted the “Boo-Origin” shuttle as Jeff Bezos’s band of Blue Origin space cowboys. Jamie Lee Curtis as her mom Janet Lee’s character in “Psycho.”Featured image “Halloween” by jomudo is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0themiamihurricane.com
Lil Nas X conquers haters, remains triumphant, and celebrates his Black queerness on ‘Montero’
Lil Nas X has officially given birth to a masterpiece. The project features 15 songs including “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” “Sun Goes Down” and “Industry Baby.”Embed from Getty ImagesThe album was released amidst controversy surrounding his performances and music. “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” released this March, is an example of the criticism he has been faced with for his music videos. Songs like “Void,” “Life After Salem” and “Am I Dreaming” are ballads that go against the grain of what he has previously released. Lil Nas X managed to pack heartbreak, love, betrayal and much more into 41 minutes of bliss.themiamihurricane.com
Lil Nas X is pregnant?
“I’m with freedom of whatever, but this point Lil Nas X is f**king with the minds of kids. needed this day off 😩🦋 pic.twitter.com/kSA4oX7h50 — MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) September 6, 2021Luckily Lil Nas X is not new to negative comments. “Spent hours setting up for my baby shower and no one showed up :(,” Lil Nas X said in his video caption. Trying not to cry omg,” Lil Nas X said in one photo caption. Lil Nas X showcased the billboards on social media where the ads focused on people with specific injuries.themiamihurricane.com
Doja Cat To Host 2021 MTV Video Music Awards
WASHINGTON — American singer-songwriter Doja Cat will serve as the host for the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). Previous MTV Video Music Awards hosts include Keke Palmer, Sebastian Maniscalco, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus. In 2020, the Video Music Awards were showcased in a pre-taped, studio-set format after having to cancel its initial Barclays Centre location due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2021 Video Music Awards will be executively produced by Bruce Gillmer and Den of Thieves co-founder Jesse Ignjatovic, whereas Barb Bialkowski will serve as the co-executive producer. The MTV Video Music Awards will air live from New York City on Sept. 12, 2021, at 8 p.m. EST on MTV.thewestsidegazette.com
Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion Tease New Collaboration One Year After ‘WAP’
WASHINGTON — American singers and rappers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion might collaborate once again. The duo celebrated the first anniversary of their chart-topping single “WAP” over the weekend and teased a possible new collaboration. @theestallion we should do it again sometime (sic),” B tweeted. “Unseen footage from #WAP video Face with tears of joy Happy 1-year ladies. The clip also featured an edited scene of Berry dancing in the 1997 movie “B.A.P.S.,” which heavily inspired the “WAP” music video.thewestsidegazette.com
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit is taking over the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood
To celebrate the launch of the 2021 issue, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit will be hosting “SI Swimsuit Garden” at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood as part of their launch weekend. The weekend includes two invite-only events, and two free events for the general public.
The joy of music returns for Grammy winners, performers
Beyonce, left, and Megan Thee Stallion accept the award for best rap song for "Savage" at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish made history at the Grammy Awards. Just as joyously, dozens of creators largely sidelined for a year due to the pandemic got to make music again. 's topical “I Can't Breathe” won song of the year and Megan Thee Stallion was named best new artist. ___This story has been corrected to show the ceremony was held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, not Staples Center.
Doja Cat, Cynthia Erivo led the fashion march at the Grammys
Doja Cat arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was on hand in person but earlier created an Instagram red carpet moment with his daughter since no kids were allowed at the Los Angeles show. “I actually created a step and repeat and a red carpet,” she told reporters during a virtual news conference before the show. AdDue to pandemic precautions, the “red carpet” was not the usual mass of cameras and TV crews. AdAll three wore Gucci.
The Latest: Billie Eilish wins record of the year at Grammys
Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)NEW YORK – The Latest on the Grammy Awards (all times local):8:45 p.m.Billie Eillish has won the Grammy Award for record of the year for the second straight year. Beyoncé broke the record with her victory Sunday night for best R&B performance for “Black Parade,” surpassing the 27 Grammys won by Alison Krauss. DaBaby says he “feels like it’s going to touch everybody.”Ad— Marcela Isaza at the Grammy Awards (@misaza)___3:15 p.m.Brandi Carlile is excited to perform at Sunday’s Grammy Awards, even if there isn’t an audience. “Jojo Rabbit” and the “Joker” soundtrack also won Grammys in the segment of the show that awarded music created for visual media.
Ladies night: Beyoncé, Swift make history as others win big
Four women won the top four prizes Sunday, including Swift, who became the first female performer to win album of the year three times. Beyoncé — with her 28th win — became the most decorated woman in Grammy history. And 9-year-old Blue Ivy Carter — who won best music video alongside her mother — became the second youngest act to win a Grammy in the show’s 63-year history. Megan Thee Stallion, who won three honors, also made history and became the first female rapper to win best rap song. She's also the fifth rap-based act to win best new artist.
A peek behind the masks, precautions at the pandemic Grammys
Associated Press entertainment reporter Marcela Isaza poses backstage at the 63rd Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Thursday, March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)LOS ANGELES – I have covered the Grammy Awards for the Associated Press for 15 years. Built around performances, full of singing and shouting, and with the biggest crowd of any awards show, the Grammys seem uniquely wrong for a world still in the coronavirus pandemic. The AP workspace is set off with high, thick black curtains, and they are constantly replenishing us with masks and hand sanitizer. AdOutside the sprawling building, carpenters and technicians have been building the stages that will be a hub for Sunday’s awards.
For Trevor Noah, Grammy Awards a return to in-person hosting
FILE - Trevor Noah arrives at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, 2020. Noah will host the 2021 Grammy Awards on Sunday. “If you get asked to host the Grammys, I don’t think you take long to say ‘yes,’” said the Emmy winner, who will host Sunday's Grammy Awards from downtown Los Angeles. Ad“Unlike most award shows, the Grammys also are about the performances,” said Noah. So far, Noah said venturing out to prepare for his Grammy hosting duties around other people has been “amazing” and “surreal.” While watching rehearsals, he said the performances gave him and others life.