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Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella As he celebrates the tenth anniversary of his Sean Anderson Foundation, Big Sean is focusing on preparing students for business careers. For the past three years, he’s partnered with the Thurgood Marshall Foundation for his Moguls in the Making program. It specifically targets students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Sean told The Grio that his […]

Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for STARZ After producing several series for Starz, including the Power franchise, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is not renewing his contract and is seeking a new network. “Starz deal done, we had nothing but success so no hard feelings,” 50 commented on Instagram. “We out.” Jackson is believed to be entertaining multiple offers from streamers and studios […]

Scott Dudelson/Getty Images A riot occurred at the Vancouver Breakout Festival on Sunday after it was announced that headliner Lil Baby had canceled his performance. Social media videos show festivalgoers destroying tents, throwing garbage and breaking equipment. “Following an announcement that the headliner at BreakOut Festival would not be performing, fans turned their disappointment into anger, doing significant damage […]

Jerod Harris/Getty Images for MCM After August Alsina claimed that Tory Lanez assaulted him at a concert Saturday night, the Los Angeles Police Department opened an investigation into the accusation. “We are aware of the allegations that the defendant attacked artist August Alsina and are investigating these claims,” a spokesperson for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office told Billboard in a statement. […]

Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images Cardi B is ecstatic after receiving a personalized early birthday gift from Beyoncé. Queen Bey sent her a handwritten note across the top of a vinyl copy of the Renaissance album. “To: Cardi B,” the 28-time Grammy winner wrote. “Hard working, beautiful and talented queen, thank you for always supporting me. Sending so much love to […]

Lester Cohen/Getty Images Usher celebrated the 25th anniversary of his seven-times Platinum My Way album on Friday by releasing a special edition that includes “reimagined versions” of the album’s three monster hits: “My Way,” “Nice & Slow” and “You Make Me Wanna…” As the eight-time Grammy winner reminisced about the phenomenal success of the original album in 1997, he […]

ABC/Kwaku Alston Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi is hoping to follow in the footsteps of Jada Pinkett Smith with her own Facebook Watch show. Jada’s Red Table Talk has become one of the most popular shows on social media. Yara will premiere her Facebook Watch series, Yara Shahidi’s Day Off, on September 29, according to Variety. “Let’s hang with friends. Explore their passion and their […]

Johnny Nunez/Getty Images Tory Lanez is denying a claim by August Alsina that he assaulted the 30-year-old singer during a concert over the weekend. The artists were performing Saturday as part of the Fall Back in Love Comedy & Music Jam at the Arie Crown Theatre in Chicago. The bill also featured Mario, Jacquees and comedian Rip Micheals. On Sunday, Alsina posted […]

Starz Starz celebrated National Dance Day on Saturday by releasing the trailer for the third season of Step Up starring Ne-Yo and Christina Milian. Inspired by the Step Up dance movie franchise, the TV series launched in 2018 on YouTube as Step Up: High Water and continued with Season 2 in 2019. The show was then cancelled and later picked up by Starz, which renamed it simply, Step Up. In […]

Leon Bennett/Getty Images for BET After launching the iconic Bad Boy Entertainment label in the ’90s, Sean “Diddy” Combs is hoping for magic a second time around with his new label, Love Records. The 52-year-old mogul dropped a teaser video for his new company featuring him working in a recording studio with several stars, including Jermaine Dupri, Offset, Big Sean, Ty […]