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Lizzo Plays James Madison's Crystal Flute At D.C. Concert

Lizzo Plays James Madison's Crystal Flute At D.C. Concert

During her gig at Capitol One Arena in Washington, D.C., on September 27, Lizzo played the historic crystal flute made for the fourth president of the United States, James Madison, in 1813.

The flute, which was crafted by the Parisian watchmaker and mechanic Claude Laurent, was lent to Lizzo by the Library of Congress.

"@lizzo we would love for you to come see it and even play a couple when you are in DC next week," the Library of Congress wrote earlier in the week. "Like your song they are 'Good as Hell.'"

"This is crazy. I have to be really careful," Lizzo said. "It's crystal, it's like playing out of a wine glass b-h, so be patient."

She then trilled a few notes on the instrument, held it up triumphantly over her head and carefully returned it back to the Smithsonian rep.

"B-h I just twerked and played James Madison's flue from the 1800s!" Lizzo yelled. "We just made history tonight! Thank you to the Library of Congress for preserving our history and making history cool. History is freaking cool, you guys!"

In another post, Lizzo wrote, "I'm the first and only person to play this presidential crystal flute. It's literally an heirloom - Like. as a flute player this is iconic and I will never be over it."

(Photo: Shawn Miller/Library of Congress)

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DaBaby Drops 'Boogeyman' Video Featuring Megan Thee Stallion Look-A-Like

DaBaby Drops 'Boogeyman' Video Featuring Megan Thee Stallion Look-A-Like

DaBaby recently dropped a music video for his new track "Boogeyman," featuring a Megan Thee Stallion look-a-like. DaBaby plays the role of the Boogeyman in the horror-themed video.

"Boogeyman" is a song from the North Carolina rapper's recently released 14-track album, Baby on Baby 2.

DaBaby claims in the track that he had sex with Megan Thee Stallion.

"You play with me that s**t was childish/ The day before she said that Tory Lanez shot her, I was f**kin on Megan Thee Stallion," he raps in the opening lines, referring to MTS's allegation that rapper and singer Lanez shot her in the foot in Hollywood Hills, California, in July 2020.

DaBaby labeled himself the Boogeyman, warning his enemies not to play with him.

Tory Lanez, 30, was charged in this case, but he pleaded not guilty.

A criminal trial in this case was scheduled to begin on September 14, but the judge granted a postponement to later this year.

Megan Thee Stallion has not responded to the claims in the controversy-riddled artist's new song.

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Ciara, Summer Walker Team Up On 'Better Thangs'

Ciara, Summer Walker Team Up On 'Better Thangs'

Grammy-winner Ciara has teamed up with Summer Walker for "Better Thangs," her second single of the year.

Ciara described the track as "a feel-good R&B anthem for elevating every aspect of your life."

The new track follows "Jump"," featuring Los Angeles hip-hop group Coast Contra, which dropped back in July.

After releasing her album Still Over It last year, Walker has featured on songs from other artists such as "No Love" with SZA, "Best Friends" with the Weeknd, and most recently, "Queen Space" with Ari Lennox.

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Kendrick Lamar Shares 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' Merch

Kendrick Lamar Shares 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers' Merch

Kendrick Lamar is sharing new merch from his Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers tour with fans all over the world.

The items were posted on pgLang.com on Monday, September 26, and include shirts, hoodies, and a hat. Items include a "The Big Steppers Tour" design and an "Are You Happy For Me?" style, which takes its cue from the Big Steppers song "Savior."

Meanwhile, "Saturday Night Live" announced last week that Lamar is set to feature as the musical guest on the opening episode of its 48th season on October 1.

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The Weeknd Announces Rescheduled L.A. Show, Adds Second Date

The Weeknd Announces Rescheduled L.A. Show, Adds Second Date

The Weeknd has announced a rescheduled date for his Los Angeles show, which was postponed after the "Blinding Lights" singer lost his voice.

On September 3, the Weeknd was forced to cut short his concert in Los Angeles after losing his voice just three songs into the show.

The rescheduled show will now take place on Thanksgiving weekend on Saturday, November 26, at SoFi Stadium. Current ticketholders of the September 3 show will have their tickets transferred automatically to the November 26 date.

The singer was in the middle of "Can't Feel My Face" when he abruptly stopped the show and left the stage. He then returned to the stage to tell his fans, "I can't give you the concert I want to give you. I'm going to make sure everyone's good, gets your money back, and I'll do a show real soon for you guys, but I wanted to come out and personally apologize and not tweet it or Instagram it. I wanted you guys to know that I can't give you what I want to give you. I apologize. I'm so sorry."

Meanwhile, due to overwhelming demand, the R&B superstar also announced that a second L.A. date has been added, which will take place on Sunday, November 27, thus concluding the 2022 leg of his global After Hours Til Dawn tour.

Tickets go on sale for the November 27 date starting Monday, October 3 at 10 am PST.

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Cypress Hill Drop 'Crossroads' From Career-Spanning Documentary

Cypress Hill Drop 'Crossroads' From Career-Spanning Documentary

Cypress Hill have released their latest surprise single, "Crossroads," written and recorded specially for the band's recent documentary Cypress Hill: Insane In The Brain.

The track comes in celebration of the worldwide release of the documentary, which premiered in April on Showtime.

Written and recorded specially for the film, the DJ Muggs-produced track appears throughout the documentary's end credits and concludes the film.

Cypress Hill: Insane In The Brain details the more than three decades-long history and discography of the hip-hop group.

Meanwhile, Cypress Hill are set to embark on their annual Haunted Hill music concert series on October 23 at Terminal 5 in New York. It will be followed by shows in Boston on October 24 and in Los Angeles on October 29.

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'Gangsta's Paradise' Rapper Coolio Dead At 59

'Gangsta's Paradise' Rapper Coolio Dead At 59

Rapper Coolio, whose legal name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., passed away on Wednesday, September 28. He was 59 years old at the time of his death.

The rapper, popular for hits like "Gangsta's Paradise" and "Fantastic Voyage," was found dead at his friend's Los Angeles house on September 28, 2022. Coolio was discovered unresponsive on a bathroom floor. He was pronounced dead by first responders.

Police have opened an investigation into his death, though foul play is not suspected.

Celebrities including Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Martin Lawrence, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kenan Thompson, LL Cool J, Melissa Joan Hart, MC Hammer, Bret Michaels, Denzel Curry, and LeBron James paid tribute to Coolio following his death.

Coolio had six children. He married Josefa Salinas in 1996, and they divorced in 2000.

Coolio is best known for his 1995 Grammy-winning hit single "Gangsta's Paradise." The track is the highest-charting single by Coolio.

The song was listed at No. 85 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time and was the number one biggest-selling single of 1995 on Billboard.

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Jack Harlow To Co-Host 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Jack Harlow To Co-Host 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Jack Harlow is set to co-host the October 6 episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

The rapper will help Jimmy Fallon deliver the opening monologue, interview the night's guest Dwyane Wade and introduce a musical performance from Quavo & Takeoff.

The Grammys-nominated Kentucky native will be appearing on the show on the eve of his Come Home the Kids Miss You Tour, which kicks off in New York City.

Harlow, who has appeared twice on the show previously, is making his debut as co-host.

Harlow is not the first artist to co-host the show with the comedian.

Cardi B, Dave Grohl, Shawn Mendes, Megan Thee Stallion and Demi Lovato are among other musicians who have joined Fallon in that role.

"The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" featuring Jack Harlow will be telecast on NBC on October 6 at 11:35/10:35c.

The episode will be available for streaming the next day on Peacock. All nine seasons of the show are also currently available for viewing on Peacock.

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Post Malone Resumes Tour Following Hospitalization

Post Malone Resumes Tour Following Hospitalization

Post Malone has resumed his tour in support of his latest album, Twelve Carat Toothache, after a taking a short break due to being hospitalized.

On September 17, Malone took a nasty spill on stage while performing in St. Louis. He tripped and fell into an open trap door that wasn't properly covered. He resumed the show after a brief break.

A week later, he was set to perform in Boston but postponed the show an hour before its scheduled start as he was hospitalized with breathing difficulties.

Malone returned to the stage on Tuesday night at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

He gave an update on his health to the audience in the middle of the show, saying,

"My last show I had to pull out of, unfortunately. Because I really busted ass in the middle of the stage over there," he said, pointing the spot. "And I woke up and my ribs were like cracking and fu**ing up and I couldn't really breathe so well," a video shared by one of his fans shows him saying.

"But we got a couple of days of rest and they gave me some stuff to help out. So I'm here to fu**ing kick some ass," he added.

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Megan Thee Stallion Launches Website Providing Mental Health Resources

Megan Thee Stallion Launches Website Providing Mental Health Resources

Hip-hop superstar Megan Thee Stallion has launched a new website providing mental health resources for her fans.

The website, called "Bad B**ches Have Bad Days Too," provides users with links to free therapy organizations, suicide and substance abuse helplines, among other resources.

"Bad B--es Have Bad Days Too" features four categories of resources: free therapy organizations, mental health hotlines, resource directories and LGBTQIA+ community resources.

Each category features a menu of useful links to external mental health websites.

Last month, Megan dropped her highly anticipated sophomore album, Traumazine, via 300 Entertainment and 1501 Certified.

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Khalid Shares Video For New Single 'Satellite'

Khalid Shares Video For New Single 'Satellite'

Khalid recently released a new single, "Satellite," and an accompanying video for the track via Right Hand Music Group/RCA Records.

"'Satellite' is a visual portrait of my growth as a human being and the self-love journey I have experienced in my life," Khalid said in a statement.

Levi Turner directed the visual, which sees Khalid in a futuristic world, singing amid the planets and stars. Chrome Sparks produced the track.

"Satellite, I see you swimmin' through this sky, I rest my head upon these dandelions, the stars are envious of you tonight, broken dreams, I'm writtin' poems of a memory, yeah, yeah, yeah, wish I could hold you through computer screens, but all the static keeps us in between, la-la-la, we're walkin' on a line, a line that lead me straight, straight, straight to you, you're like a satellite, crossin' through my mind, yeah, a line that leads me straight, straight, straight to you." the lyrics go.

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Kid Cudi Drops 'Willing To Trust' From Upcoming 'Entergalactic' Album

Kid Cudi Drops 'Willing To Trust' From Upcoming 'Entergalactic' Album

Kid Cudi recently dropped "Willing To Trust," featuring Ty Dolla $ign, the second single from his upcoming Netflix series and tenth studio LP, Entergalactic.

Cudi had earlier this month shared the trailer for "Entergalactic." The original animated special is set to premiere on the streaming service on September 30 and the accompanying album will also drop on digital streaming platforms the same day.

"Entergalactic" is "the story of two young artists navigating the twists and turns of finding love in New York City." The series features Cudi as Jabari, Jessica Williams as Meadow, Timothée Chalamet as Jimmy, Ty Dolla $ign as Ky, and Vanessa Hudgens as Karina. Cudi serves as an executive producer alongside Kenya Barris.

"Entergalactic is everything I've always wanted to do, create a long-form visual companion to an album," Cudi has said of the series and LP. "It all started with the music which helped bring this storyline and these characters to life. Entergalactic is unlike anything I've ever done, certainly my most ambitious project to date; I can't wait for you to finally experience it."

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Cardi B Teams Up With GloRilla On 'Tomorrow 2'

Cardi B Teams Up With GloRilla On 'Tomorrow 2'

Cardi B and GloRilla have collaborated on a new single, "Tomorrow 2," which dropped on Friday, September 23.

"P-poppin' s-t, you would think I went to school for chiropractin'/ Lookin' good as hell today, just sent my n-a five attachments/ Why did you confront me 'bout a n-a? Man, you b-es backwards/ They come at me 'bout n-s who I don't even find attractive/ I don't know that n-a, I just seen't him on the town before," GloRilla raps in the song.

In the accompanying video, we see the rapper and her friends dancing wildly on the New York streets, riding the streets in cars, and twerking in the subway.

"I know that I'm rich, but I can't help it, b-h, I'm hood as f-k/ I've been on these b--es neck so long, sometimes my foot get stuck/ I can't put you in my business, you might wish me dead tomorrow/ B--es be on d-k today, sing every word of 'Up' tomorrow/ B-h, I still got cases opened, keep your mouth shut tomorrow/ Play with me today then get some sleep, you know it's up tomorrow," Cardi raps as she enters the song midway.

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Bruno Mars To Perform Two New Year's Eve Shows In Las Vegas

Bruno Mars To Perform Two New Year's Eve Shows In Las Vegas

Pop superstar Bruno Mars is set to perform two New Year's shows in Las Vegas this year.

Mars will headline two shows at Dolby Live at Park MGM on December 30 and 31. Both shows are scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. Tickets start at $140, plus taxes and fees, and are on sale now.

Mars and Anderson .Paak's supergroup Silk Sonic recently wrapped up a residency at the Park MGM last month.

The New Year's Eve shows will be the first time that Mars will perform live onstage for a solo concert in the U.S. since Silk Sonic released their debut single "Leave the Door Open" last year.

Mars' last solo album was 24K Magic, released in 2016, which featured hit singles like "That's What I Like," "Finesse," "Versace on the Floor" and the title track.

His most recent album was An Evening with Silk Sonic, the debut studio album of Silk Sonic. It was released on November 12, 2021, by Aftermath Entertainment and Atlantic Records. The album debuted at No. 2 on Billboard's all-genre 200 chart and also topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

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Shakira Opens Up About Split From Gerard Piqué

Shakira Opens Up About Split From Gerard Piqué

In an interview with Elle for the magazine's cover story, Shakira opened up about her split from Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué, breaking her silence nearly four months after they decided to end their relationship.

"I feel like in this moment of my life, which is probably one of the most difficult, darkest hours of my life, music has brought light," Shakira said in the cover story published last Wednesday (September 21). "I've remained quiet and just tried to process it all. Um, and yeah, it's hard to talk about it, especially because I'm still going through it, and because I'm in the public eye and because our separation is not like a regular separation. And so it's been tough not only for me, but also for my kids. Incredibly difficult."

"I've tried to conceal the situation in front of my kids. I try to do it and to protect them, because that's my number one mission in life," she continued. "But then they hear things in school from their friends or they come across some disagreeable, unpleasant news online, and it just affects them, you know?"

Shakira added that she feels as though the whole thing is a "bad dream" she'll eventually wake up from. "But no, it's real. And what's also real is the disappointment to see something as sacred and as special as I thought was the relationship I had with my kids' father and see that turned into something vulgarized and cheapened by the media," she told Elle.

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Rihanna To Headline Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Rihanna To Headline Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show

Rihanna will take center stage at The Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show.

The singer, actress, businesswoman and philanthropist will perform at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona during halftime of Super Bowl LVII on February 12, 2023.

The Barbados-born pop star, 34, shared on Instagram on Sunday a photo of her tattooed hand holding up a football.

The Super Bowl Halftime Show is sponsored by Apple Music. Its telecast will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Roc Nation is also serving as the strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.

"Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment," said Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter.

"We are thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show stage," said Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music.

"We're excited to partner with Rihanna, Roc Nation and the NFL to bring music and sports fans a momentous show - what an incredible artist for the inaugural Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show," added Oliver Schusser, vice president of Apple Music and Beats.

Over the coming months, fans can expect to see exclusive details and sneak peeks leading up to the Super Bowl Halftime Show by following @AppleMusic on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.

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Post Malone Postpones Boston Show After Being Hospitalized With Breathing Difficulties

Post Malone Postpones Boston Show After Being Hospitalized With Breathing Difficulties

Post Malone was forced to postponed his Boston show an hour before its scheduled start on Saturday, as he was hospitalized with breathing difficulties a week after falling down on stage.

In a message addressed to his fans, just before a scheduled performance at Boston's TD Garden, Malone wrote, "Boston, I love y'all so f**ing much. On tour, I usually wake up around 4 o'clock PM, and today I woke up to a cracking sound on the right side of my body. I felt so good last night, but today it felt so different than it has before. I'm having a very difficult time breathing, and there's like a stabbing pain whenever I breathe or move."

"We're in the hospital now, but with this pain, I can't do the show tonight," he added. "I'm so f**ing sorry. Everyone's tickets for tonight's show will be valid for the reschedule that we're planning right now. Once again, I'm so f-ing sorry, I love y'all so much. I feel terrible, but I promise I'm going to make this up to you. I love you Boston, I'll see you soon."

On September 17, Post Malone took a nasty spill on stage while performing in St. Louis as part of a tour in support of his latest album, Twelve Carat Toothache. He tripped and fell into an open trap door that wasn't properly covered. He resumed the show after a brief break.

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DaBaby Claims He Had Sex With Megan Thee Stallion In New Track 'Boogeyman'

DaBaby Claims He Had Sex With Megan Thee Stallion In New Track 'Boogeyman'

DaBaby claims in his new track "Boogeyman" that he had sex with Megan Thee Stallion.

"Boogeyman" is a song from the North Carolina rapper's recently released 14-track album, Baby on Baby 2.

"You play with me that s**t was childish/ The day before she said that Tory Lanez shot her, I was f**kin on Megan Thee Stallion," he raps in the opening lines, referring to MTS's allegation that rapper and singer Lanez shot her in the foot in Hollywood Hills, California, in July 2020.

DaBaby labeled himself the "Boogeyman," warning his enemies not to play with him.

Tory Lanez, 30, was charged in the case but has pleaded not guilty.

A criminal trial in this case was scheduled to begin on September 14, but the judge granted a postponement to later this year.

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Future Drops Video For 'I'M DAT N****'

Future Drops Video For 'I'M DAT N****'

Future recently dropped a new music video for his track "I'M DAT N****" from his latest album, I Never Liked You.

The music video shows the rapper in Paris, France, and his lavish lifestyle there, which is one of the most expensive cities in the world.

In April, Future had dropped his ninth studio LP I Never Liked You, which featured Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, Drake, Tems, EST Gee, and Kodak Black. The album earned Future his eighth No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart.

Just days after releasing the 16-track album, Future dropped a deluxe edition, adding six songs and collaborations with Babyface Ray, 42 Dugg, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and Young Scooter.

The video for "I'M DAT N****" is the fifth video to arrive from his new album, following "Puffin On Zooties," "Holy Ghost," "Love You Better" and "Wait For U" featuring Drake and Tems.

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Wizkid To Perform At Apple Music Live Concert In London

Wizkid To Perform At Apple Music Live Concert In London

Nigerian singer and songwriter Wizkid is set headline a special performance at London's Roundhouse for Apple Music Live.

"Apple Music has always been a supporter of my career and a major tool in connecting me with my fans," Wizkid shared in a statement. "Collaborating with them on something like this is special. I'm excited to debut new music from my forthcoming album 'More Love, Less Ego' and share my Apple Music Live show with fans across the world."

The concert is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, September 27. The Grammy-winning musician's performance will also be available to stream in 165 countries.

The "Bad To Me" singer will become the latest artist to collaborate with Apple Music for such concerts after Lil Durk, Harry Styles and Mary J. Blige.

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