Archive for 01.14.2014

Justin Bieber’s House Raided by Cops, Lil Za Arrested for Drug Possession

Lil Za

Justin Bieber was in for a rude awakening when police raided his house on Tuesday morning. During the incident, Lil Za was reportedly arrested for felony drug possession.

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Willow Smith Flaunts Wild Style for V Magazine

Willow Smith

Willow Smith is quite the fashionista. The 13-year-old singer shows off her one-of-a-kind style in the pages of V magazine. In the photos, shot by the famed Karl Lagerfeld, Willow models DSquared jeans, Tommy Hilfiger underwear, and Moncler x Pharrell sunglasses as she poses in front of a Rolls-Royce Phantom.

Will and Jada’s daughter explained why she turned down the titular role in the upcoming remake of Annie.

“I just wanted to chill, and be at home, and decompress, and just find out what I wanna do and where I stand on this planet, with the little tiny place we have,” said Willow (via E! Online).

The seventh grader has decided to follow her own path. “I just feel like I want to do it different than the world’s ready for,” said the “Whip My Hair” hitmaker.

Part of her ambitions include music. On Monday, she dropped a collaboration with her brother Jaden called “5.”

See more of Willow’s wild style below.

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Video: Mally Mall f/ Tyga, French Montana, Sean Kingston, & Pusha T – ‘Wake Up In It’

Wake Up In It

Producer-turned-rapper Mally Mall throws a party with some of his famous friends in the extravagant video for “Wake Up In It.” Tyga, French Montana, Sean Kingston, and Pusha T crash at his Calabasas mansion in the Mike Ho-directed clip. The fellas play poker, while scantily-clad ladies strut around. Look for cameos from Justin Bieber and Scott Disick.

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Ciara Announces Pregnancy on ‘The View’

Ciara

Ciara has been quiet about her pregnancy, but she’s finally ready to tell the world. During her appearance on “The View” on Tuesday, the “Body Party” singer put the rumors to rest and announced that she and Future are expecting their first child together.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, John Legend Added to Grammy Performers

Macklemore

With less than two weeks to go, the Grammys have announced a new round of performers. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and John Legend are among those to join the star-studded lineup.

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New Music: August Alsina f/ Jeezy – ‘Make It Home’

Make It Home

Following the release of his breakout EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun, August Alsina is gearing up for the April 15 release of his full-length debut Testimony.

The New Orleans crooner connects with fellow Def Jam artist Jeezy on the album’s first single “Make It Home,” co-written by The Exclusives and produced by The Featherstones. On the powerful and personal song, August chronicles his tale of struggle, hustle, and survival.

“As an artist, I struggle with how much of myself to give to the people,” said August. “How much I want my personal business to be judged. I think the EP struck good a balance of who I am and what I’ve been through, but that was just the beginning. Nothing is held back on Testimony. When people hear my story, and see that I came from nothing, they’ll see that it’s possible for them too.”

The album’s release date coincides with the birthday of his older brother, Melvin LaBranch III, who inspired August to pursue music. Melvin was tragically gunned down in New Orleans in 2010.

Listen to August hustle his way to a better life on the gritty anthem.

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New Music: Dawn Richard – ‘Levitate’

Dawn Richard

While we await new music from Danity Kane, Dawn Richard reaches into the vault and unearths a previously unheard song from her Goldenheart/Blackheart recording sessions. On “Levitate,” the New Orleans singer flies solo as she floats over a drum-patterned beat.

After performing their first show in five years at L.A.’s House of Blues last month, Dawn and the rest of the group are expected to announce a new label deal.

Unlock Dawn’s unreleased gem below.

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