Russell Simmons Sued for $5 Million Over Alleged Sexual Assault
Jan25

Russell Simmons Sued for $5 Million Over Alleged Sexual Assault

TMZ reports that in addition to the numerous sexual assault allegations against him, Russell Simmons is now being sued by a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2016. In the lawsuit, the woman, Jennifer Jarosik, says Simmons sexually assaulted her after inviting her to his home in 2016. The two met 10 years prior, in 2006, and she says they became friends, bonding over their love yoga, meditation and vegan lifestyle. After...

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Questlove Is Being Sued for Racial Discrimination
Jan25

Questlove Is Being Sued for Racial Discrimination

Questlove is being sued for racial discrimination, according to TMZ. Apparently, Kurt Decker and Michael Cimino, two white former camera operators for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (where The Roots are the house band), have alleged that they received an unsolicited racist text message from an NBC stagehand during a taping the show. The text was reportedly sent to NBC executives and also to The Roots’ Mark Kelley, and the two...

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JAY-Z Declined to Perform at the Grammys?
Jan25

JAY-Z Declined to Perform at the Grammys?

Did JAY-Z turn down an fer to perform at the Grammys? According to "sources" over at Hits Daily Double, the veteran rapper declined to perform at the awards ceremony, which will take place this Sunday. Jay is up for eight awards this year, more than any other artist, for his album 4:44, a study on black empowerment, manhood and relationships. If it is true that Jay isn't performing, he'll be breaking this...

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What So Not shares vibrant and intimate video for ‘Be Ok Again’
Jan25

What So Not shares vibrant and intimate video for ‘Be Ok Again’

Words by Jack Woodford / What So Not Diving head first into 2018, Chris Emerson’s brainchild What So Not kicks f the year with a shimmering new summer anthem ‘Be Ok Again‘. Featuring dreamy vocals from Silverchair’s Daniel Johns, the track begins with a swelling melody followed by an undertone distorted bass, eventually carrying the track to it’s climax with a crescendo warm synths and percussion. The...

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Erykah Badu Says She 'Saw Something Good in Hitler'
Jan25

Erykah Badu Says She 'Saw Something Good in Hitler'

Erykah Badu sat down with Vulture and gave a lengthy interview, in which she discussed everything from her taking f her head wrap in Cuba, to Common, her music, XXXTentacion, the vibrations hip-hop and being a doula. But it's her comments about Hitler and Bill Cosby that has everyone talking. "I’m a humanist. I see good in everybody. I saw something good in Hitler," she says, at the tail end a discussion about...

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