Tag Archives: pop music

Singer R. Kelly Rearrested On 13 Federal Sex Charges

The Associated Press reports: Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago Thursday on a federal grand jury indictment listing 13 counts including sex crimes and obstruction of justice. U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesman Joseph Fitzpatrick said the R&B singer was taken into custody about 7 p.m. local time and was being held …

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Kanye West Cites Leviticus In Fashion Line Interview: My Apparel Team Is Told Not To Mix Materials [VIDEO]

“I’ll be working on designs and looking at references from 3,000 years ago and reading the Old Testament at the same time. So it’s like a soundtrack to the visuals of the shapes and the ideas and ideals of what we’re creating. A lot of my creative friends, I tell them like the Bible is better than Pinterest. You can …

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Mayor Pete Welcomes Lil Nas X To LGBTQ “Family”

Page Six reports: The first openly gay Democratic presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, just welcomed Lil Nas X to the LGBTQ community after the “Old Town Road” rapper came out came out on World Pride Day Sunday. “[email protected] has gone from viral sensation to groundbreaking musician,” Buttigieg, 37, tweeted on Tuesday. “As a fan, I’m thrilled and inspired to see him …

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Rapper Behind Year’s Biggest Hit Comes Out [VIDEO]

Rolling Stone reports: Lil Nas X came out in a handful of Twitter messages posted Sunday, telling fans to listen closely to the lyrics on his 7 track “C7osure (You Like).” “Some of y’all already know, some of y’all don’t care, some of y’all not gone [fuck with me] no more,” he wrote. “But before this month ends I want …

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Madonna Takes On Gun Violence In Chilling New Video

Rolling Stone reports: Madonna highlights the devastation of gun violence — and our maddening inability to take meaningful action to prevent it — in her chilling new “Gun Control” video. The clip contrasts the joy of nightclub dancing with the brutality of a mass shooting. “The story you are about to see is very disturbing,” warns the opening text. “It …

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Unheard 1985 Freddie Mercury Single Issued [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: You don’t need bells and whistles when you have a voice like Freddie Mercury’s. That’s what singer/producer Dave Clark realized in 1985, when he met the larger-than-life Queen front man at London’s Abbey Road Studios to record “Time,” the title track from his sci-fi rock musical. Mercury sang a version of the song for the show’s concept …

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New Madonna Video Pays Tribute To Resist Movement, LGBTQ Rights, #MeToo, Social Justice Activism [VIDEO]

Time Magazine reports: “Freedom,” sings Madonna, “is what you choose to do with what’s been done to you.” This lyric from the artist’s new song “I Rise,” off her 14th studio album Madame X, is a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit. A new video inspired by the song, created by Madonna and TIME Studios, weaves together footage …

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Christian Site: Taylor Swift Is “Mocking Christianity”

Charisma News, the site best known here for its anti-witchcraft tutorials, its claim that the lifespan of gays is shortened by 20 years, its warning that burning breakfast eggs can summon demons, and its declaration that yoga is white witchcraft, today has a message on Taylor Swift. Taylor Swift’s latest music video is a lot to take in, from the …

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LGBT Celebs Mob New Taylor Swift Video: RuPaul, Ellen, Adam Rippon, Laverne Cox, Todrick Hall, & Many More

CNN reports: Taylor Swift has released her new song, “You Need to Calm Down,” and the video features a star-studded collection of the singer’s friends and a surprising Katy Perry cameo. The singer premiered the video on Monday’s “Good Morning America.” Ellen DeGeneres, Ryan Reynolds, Bobby Berk, Billy Porter, Ciara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Adam Lambert, Todrick Hall, Hayley …

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Taylor Swift Does Surprise Show At Stonewall [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Taylor Swift is doubling down on her pro-LGBT activity during Pride month: Less than 24 hours after she dropped her new single “You Need to Calm Down,” which includes shout-outs to GLAAD and the LGBT community, she made a surprise appearance before about 100 people at the Stonewall Inn in New York’s Greenwich Village, the site of the …

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Taylor Swift Name-Checks GLAAD In New Pride Anthem

Mashable reports: At midnight on Friday, Taylor Swift dropped her new track “You Need To Calm Down,” in what is her most political effort yet. Sitting just under three minutes, the single is a markedly less saccharine experience than her last single “ME!”, but it’s the lyrics, ardent in their support for the LGBTQ community, which has got the internet …

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Billy Porter Issues World Pride Single: Love Yourself

Via press release: Billy Porter, award-winning actor, singer and star of “Pose” on FX has released his new single “Love Yourself” timed to World Pride, available now on all streaming platforms and digital retailers. Porter is a Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer and playwright with groundbreaking performances as Pray Tell in Pose on FX, for which he …

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Forbes: Jay-Z Has Become Hip-Hop’s First Billionaire

Forbes reports: Jay-Z has accumulated a fortune that conservatively totals $1 billion, making him one of only a handful of entertainers to become a billionaire—and the first hip-hop artist to do so. Jay-Z’s steadily growing kingdom is expansive, encompassing liquor, art, real estate (homes in Los Angeles, the Hamptons, Tribeca) and stakes in companies like Uber. To calculate his net …

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Madonna To Headline NYC Pride’s Pride Island Event

In a seconds-long clip broadcast this morning by NBC’s Today Show, Madonna confirmed that she will headline NYC’s Pride Island event, formerly known as the Pier Dance, on Sunday June 30th. As most gay New Yorkers know, rumors of Madonna performing at the Pier Dance have raged for literally decades and rose to a fever pitch this year with the …

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Taylor Swift Petitions US Senate On LGBTQ Equality Act: “Show Our Pride By Treating All Of Our Citizens Equally”

Variety reports: Taylor Swift literally did not let a minute of Pride Month go by without taking a strong stand on LGBTQ rights. The pop superstar took to Instagram as the calendar turned over into June on the east coast to post an open letter to her Tennessee senator urging passage in the U.S. Senate of the Equality Act, a …

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Elton John Is “Ashamed” About Brexit: I’m A European, Not A Stupid, Colonial, Imperialist English Idiot [VIDEO]

The Guardian reports: Elton John has said he is ashamed of the UK over its voting for and handling of Brexit. While performing on Wednesday in Verona on his last ever world tour, Farewell Yellow Brick Road, he said: “I’m ashamed of my country for what it has done. It’s torn people apart. I am sick to death of politicians, …

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Kanye West: Liberals Bully Trump Supporters, Treat Us Like Enemies Of America [Also Kanye: I’ve Never Voted]

The Daily Beast reports: Kanye West is bemoaning the treatment of Trump supporters, arguing in a new interview that liberals “bully” those who support the president. “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters,” the rapper said on David Letterman’s Netflix show “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” The musician also said that Trump supporters are “treated like enemies of America …

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The Netherlands Win Eurovision 2019, Madonna And Iceland Send Messages About Israel/Palestine [VIDEO]

The Evening Standard reports: Duncan Laurence propelled the Netherlands to Eurovision 2019 victory after a triumph in Tel Aviv on Saturday night. The Dutch singer lifted the trophy up high in Israel after topping the table with 492 points and beamed as he received the microphone from last year’s winner Netta. Madonna wowed the audience with a two-song performance during …

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Madonna Defends Upcoming Performance In Israel

“I’ll never stop playing music to suit someone’s political agenda nor will I stop speaking out against violations of human rights wherever in the world they may be. My heart breaks every time I hear about the innocent lives that are lost in this region and the violence that is so often perpetuated to suit the political goals of people …

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Hollywood Legend Doris Day Dies At Age 97 [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation confirmed Day died early Monday at her Carmel Valley, California, home. The …

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