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Nicki Minaj Helps Indian Village

  • 6:40 am Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by Estee

Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj got some press for randomly paying off the college bills of some of her Twitter followers.  And apparently she’s been donating money to a small Indian village for the past few years, to bring water to the area.

She posted a video of someone speaking about it from the village.  She captioned it, “This is the kind of thing that makes me feel the most proud . . .

“The money I’ve sent to this village in India for the last couple years, has gotten them a Computer Center, a Tailoring Institute, a Reading [More]

Chris Brown Says He Will Be A No Show, Even If His Attorneys Say He Shouldn’t

  • 6:30 am Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by Estee

Chris Brown refuses to show up to court for the hearing about the permanent restraining order Karreuche Tran is trying to get against him.

Problem is, he was served papers… and the service was caught on video so there’s no lying about it.

Karrueche got a Temporary Restraining Order, which is about to expire, and she was required to serve Chris with the petition for a permanent order … something he dodged until a process server handed him the papers earlier this month as he was leaving his birthday party in Houston.

Snoop Dogg to drop a Gospel Album

  • 8:50 am Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by djnailz

Yep you read that right! Snoop Dogg sat down on a podcast recently and shared his aspirations to release a Gospel album! “I’m working on a gospel album,” said Snoop. “It’s always been on my heart. I just never got around to it because I always be doing gangsta business or doing this or doing that. I just felt like it’s been on my heart too long. I need to do it now.” This will be another reincarnation from the Dogg father. Remember he previously released a Reggae album under the Snoop Lion name.

Would you buy this album or not?

Uhhh, these teachers clearly didn’t think this through…

  • 8:10 am Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Estee

Two teachers at Memorial Middle School in Conyers, Georgia gave out some end-of-the-year AWARDS at an assembly last week.  One of the awards was “Most Likely to Not Pay Attention.”

And . . . they gave it to a 14-year-old girl with ADHD.

When she took the trophy home and told her mom what happened, her mom flipped out.

The school wound up apologizing and they said the two teachers who gave the award won’t be returning next year.  It’s not clear if they were fired or they were, um, strongly encouraged to resign, but either way they’re gone.

Travis Scott Selling T-Shirts Now?

  • 7:49 am Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Estee

Over the weekend, Travis Scott was selling t-shirts with his mugshot on them.  The mugshot is from earlier this month, when he was arrested for inciting a riot during a show in Arkansas.

On the back of the shirt were the words “Free the Rage.”  The shirts are sold out now, and they were hyped as a limited thing . . . so if you were just DYING for one of these shirts, unfortunately, you might be out of luck.

Drake Makes History at Billboard Music Awards

  • 7:37 am Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Estee

Drake was the big winner last night at the “Billboard Music Awards”.  Actually, he is now the biggest winner ever, in the HISTORY of the “Billboard Music Awards”.

Going into last night’s show, Adele held the record for most awards won in a single night, with 12.  But Drake picked up 13.

Meanwhile, Beyoncé and Twenty One Pilots won five awards each, and the Chainsmokers got four.

We saw Nicki Minaj kick off the show with a whole bunch of her tracks, then Lil Wayne joined her on stage. Also, Bruno Mars, Camila Cabello and Lorde rocked the stage too.

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Drake Mends Relationship with Ludacris & Nicki Minaj

  • 11:02 pm Sunday, May 21st, 2017 by nigelsealy

Drake mends  his relationship with Ludacris and Nicki Minaj during his acceptance speech at the Billboard Music Awards. Drake said “Ludacris I know we haven’t  always  see eye to eye but I always been a big fan of you. And to Nicki Minaj I’m so glad we found our way back.

Check the full video below:

Drake mends relationships with Ludacris and Nicki Minaj at the Billboard Music Awards 🙏🏼


Diddy Brings out Notorious Big Son to Billboard Music Awards

  • 10:20 pm Sunday, May 21st, 2017 by nigelsealy

Diddy honored his friend Biggie by wishing him a happy birthday and brought out Biggie Son CJ to help wish his late father a happy 45th birthday.

Diddy brings out the son of the late Notorious BIG and announces release date for "Can't Stop Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story" the movie

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Nicki Minaj Opens The Billboard With a Bang

  • 9:44 pm Sunday, May 21st, 2017 by nigelsealy

Nicki Minaj did not play around with her performance. She came out and performed “No Frauds” and many other hit songs to open up the Billboard Music Awards.

Check out the performance below:

Nicki Minaj opens up the Billboard Music Awards with Lil Wayne, Jason Derulo and more! Head over to our Facebook page to see more highlights from the BBMAs


2017 Billboard Awards Winner’s

  • 9:12 pm Sunday, May 21st, 2017 by nigelsealy

Here is the top winner’s from 2017 Billboard Music Awards. Beyonce  and Drake won a handful of award at this year Billboards awards.

Top R&B Album:

Beyonce, Lemonade- Winner

Top Female Artist:


Top Touring Artist:

Beyonce- Winner

Top R&B Artist:


Top R&B Tour:

Beyonce- Winner

Top Male Artist:

Drake – Winner

Top Rap Album:

Drake, Views- Winner

Top Rap Artist:

Drake – Winner

Tour Rap Tour:

Drake – Winner

Top Billboard 200 Album:

Drake, Views- Winner

Top Streaming Song (Audio):

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER

Top R&B Songs:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER

Top R&B Collaboration:

Drake Featuring WizKid & Kyla, “One Dance” — WINNER

Top 100 Artist:


Top Streaming Song Artist:


Top Rap Artist:

Drake – Winner

Tour Rap Tour:

Drake [More]