BET announced that the 7th annual BET Experience will take place June 20 through June 22. The concerts go down before the 2019 BET Awards on June 23. Cardi and Nicki are both slated to perform, along with Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, Migos, Trippie Redd, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, Bri Steves and City Girls. Nicki will perform on June 21 and Cardi will perform on June 22. More entertainers will be announced at a later date.
The rapper has filed two separate lawsuits, claiming he’s owed money by Roc-A-Fella and EMI. It is unclear how much money West is looking to recoup. In the lawsuits, West describes 2000 as a “breakout year” He produced Jay-Z’s album, ‘The Blueprint,’ and co-wrote four of the songs. Kanye and Jay-Z’s friendship seemingly started to drift apart in 2014 when Jay-Z and Beyoncé did not attend the wedding of West and Kim Kardashian. Jay-Z referenced Kanye’s unpredictable behavior on his 2017 track, “Kill JAY-Z.” Jay-Z, via “Kill JAY-Z”
Viacom has signed the deal with the legendary rapper’s Queensbridge Venture Partners media group. The two companies will split the cost for the U.S.’s leading free television streaming service, Pluto TV. Bob Bakish, Viacom President and CEO, via statement “Nas is known for investing in the startups Lyft and Genius. The artist’s investments are considered instrumental in helping the startups become as prominent as they are today.”
Bieber commented on Brown’s Instagram page on Tuesday after the singer was arrested in Paris due to a rape allegation. “No one can touch you you’re the GOAT.” – Justin Bieber. GOAT is an acronym for “Greatest of All Time.” Many fans reacted negatively to Bieber’s post. “@justinbieber I do not know how the investigation on this case will go. But if it turns out to be true, remember that you commented.” “Both of you are canceled.” “You should just stay quiet.” “Real or not, your comment is dumb.” Brown was released 24 hours after he was arrested and has denied the allegations.
Fans in the “City of Lights” will officially be able to “party with Cardi.” The rapper’s first Vegas residency is set for this spring. Palms Casino Resort announced Cardi B will kick off her residency at KAOS. The club is set to open in April. Cardi B will join G-Eazy, Kaskade and Skrillex, who also have residencies at KAOS. The venue includes a 360-degree DJ booth for enhanced performances. The Grammy-nominated artist will also be performing at this year’s 61st annual Grammys. The awards air on February 10.
REMEMBERING Malcolm James McCormick, also known as Mac Miller, was born on January 19, 1992. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The late rapper died at the age of 26 on September 7, 2018, after an accidental overdose. He gained popularity with his breakthrough mixtapes, ‘K.I.D.S.’ and ‘Best Day Ever,’ which featured his hit song, “Donald Trump.” Miller’s debut album, ‘Blue Slide Park,’ hit No. 1 on the U.S. ‘Billboard’ 200 chart. He later launched his own record label imprint, REMemeber Music. He also produced music as his alter-ego, Larry Fisherman. The rapper’s last album, ‘Swimming,’ peaked at No. 3 on the ‘Billboard’ 200 Chart. He received a posthumous 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Rap Album. Happy Birthday, Mac Miller!
The first group of performers for this year’s star-studded Grammys has been announced. The lineup will feature Grammy nominees, Cabello and Mendes will be performing at the Grammys for the first time. Both nominees are up for best pop vocal album. First-time Grammy nominees Dan + Shay and Post Malone are up for their own awards. Dan + Shay have a nomination for best country duo/group performance. Cardi B, Post Malone, Monaé and Musgraves are each up for the coveted album of the year award. You can watch your favorite artists take the stage on February 10.
The “Bodak Yellow” singer will be Pepsi’s spokesperson for the next 12 months. TMZ reports she’s already filmed a commercial that will air next month during the Super Bowl. The Pepsi ad is considered the Super Bowl’s top commercial, viewed by hundreds of millions of people. Last year, Cindy Crawford was featured in the ad. The Spice Girls, One Direction, Beyonce and Britney Spears have all made appearances. Even the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, did a number of ads for the soft drink.
According to the ‘Las Vegas Review Journal,’ Drake, at XS Nightclub An anonymous source told the journal that Drizzy will perform 12 shows over the course of two years. An official announcement has yet to be made by the rapper or the nightclub. Drake, who reportedly made $2 million for his 30-min set at XS, is no stranger to getting paid. According to ‘Forbes,’ the 6 God is the fourth richest rapper in the world and ended 2018 with a net worth of $100 million. The rapper’s ‘Aubrey and the Three Migos Tour’ reportedly raked in $79 million, even after canceling numerous shows. Drake, at XS Nightclub
It’s officially ‘Hoodie SZN.’ The New York rapper’s album sold 58,000 total copies and had 83 million streams to land at No. 1 on the ‘Billboard’ 200 albums chart. ‘Hoodie SZN’ only sold 823 traditional copies, making it the lowest-selling No. 1 album of all-time. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie spent the previous two weeks at No. 2 on the chart. The remainder of the top 5 included 21 Savage’s ‘I Am > I Was,’ the ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ soundtrack, Meek Mill’s ‘Championships’ and Post Malone’s ‘beerbongs & bentleys.’
The ‘Astroworld’ rapper had been accused of fraud and breach of contract by Empire Music Ventures. They alleged he had agreed to perform at the 2019 Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience at the Empire Polo Grounds. Scott pulled out just weeks after signing a contract. He had already received just over half of his $400,000 fee. However, the case will now be dismissed after the $217,500 deposit was returned. Apparently, the person who booked Scott for the event wasn’t his official booker. The 26-year-old star had never agreed to take the job.