Twitter Is Mad as Hell About This Kardashian-Jenner Cosmopolitan Cover

For Cosmopolitan’s 50th birthday the magazine went big and bold on the cover: the ladies of the Kardashian-Jenner clan: mama Kris Jenner with Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe Kardashian, and Kendall and Kylie Jenner) dressed in matching white—with the exception of Caitlyn Jenner. The 16-page spread shows the Kardashians/Jenners as “America’s First Family” (words also boldly splayed on the cover), which is making people mad as hell. (They’re not the Obamas! How dare we glorify these vapid people?) Calm yo ass [...]

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Kendrick Lamar Announces an Intimate, Eight-City Long Tour

8 cities. 8 nights, 8 intimate shows. A photo posted by Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:00am PDT Kendrick Lamar is known for his busy touring schedule, and while the TDE rapper performed at a number of festivals this year, he never did a full tour for his To Pimp a Butterfly album. That is about to change though, as Kendrick just announced on Instagram that he will be hitting the road for an intimate, eight-city long [...]

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Will Smith Is Going on a World Tour Next Summer

Last week, Will Smith dropped his first new rap verse in 10 years, and today, he dropped by Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Radio studio to talk about the experience, and everything happening with this new music. “I’m at the beginning of this process, shaking the rust off,” Will said of making new music. Smith also talked about how he was first introduced to Bombe Estereo’s “Fiesta,” which he remixed, and why he wanted to jump on the track. He also [...]

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Bobby Shmurda Has Been Denied Bail Again and Has Now Hired His Third Lawyer

Bobby Shmurda was present in a Manhattan court today, where he faced a judge in his ongoing drugs and weapons trial that stems from his arrest back in December with other members of the GS9 crew. According to Page Six, Shmurda’s appearance this afternoon was with his new lawyer Alex Spiro, who works for the high-powered law firm, Brafman & Associates. It’s currently unclear when Shmurda made another change with his legal team, but his former lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery, confirmed [...]

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Janet Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ Album Is Here

It’s been almost seven years since Janet Jackson last released a record, but her eleventh studio album is finally here. Jackson shared Unbreakable on iTunes tonight after a months-long rollout that included separate singles featuring J. Cole and Missy Elliott on top of a world tour she kicked off back in August. Thankfully, there are plenty of dates left, and more importantly, we’ve all got seventeen new Janet Jackson tracks to celebrate. The album was produced by familiar Jackson collaborators [...]

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T.I. Takes Aim at Police Brutality and Twitter Activism in Powerful Spoken Word Performance of “United We Stand”

“United we stand, because we created a hashtag for Sandra Bland,” T.I. (Tip) begins while supported by members of the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, a theatre group for young adults in Georgia. Though his moving call-to-action poem “United We Stand” definitely takes aim at so-called Twitter activism, T.I.’s message is ultimately one of hope. “If you think solely making them a trending topic is going to solve them, then you are a part of the problem,” T.I. says of solely [...]

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