Grand opening, grand closing. After playing arenas including Yankee Stadium, Fenway Park, and the Rose Bowl, Jay Z and Justin Timberlake closed out their historic “Legends of the Summer” tour in Miami last night.
Mr. Carter was joined by some special guests on the stage and off the stage. The hip-hop mogul brought out Miami’s own Rick Ross at Sun Life Stadium to perform “F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit” for the first time together.
The star-studded crowd including LeBron James, Kevin Hart, and Teyana Taylor were seen dancing and rapping along to the Magna Carta… Holy Grail track.
After the show, Hov rode to Mansion nightclub with Justin Bieber and held court in VIP with Rihanna, Jermaine Dupri, Timbaland, and DJ Khaled.
Lil Twist is making big moves. Following his collaborations with Lil Wayne and Chris Brown, the Young Money rapper has linked with pop superstars Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus for his new single “Twerk,” produced by Maejor Ali.
He revealed the single cover on Twitter, which features a photo of Miley twerking in her onesie.
“#3YoungMoguls #PowerMoves,” tweeted the 20-year-old Twist.
The song is slated to appear on his upcoming album Bad Decisions, executive produced by Lil Wayne and Shawty Mane (aka Justin Bieber).
Asher Roth lives young, wild, and free on “Actin Up.” The Pittsburgh MC recruits a rapping trio of Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, and Rye Rye for the party record, which appears on his new DJ Drama and Don Cannon-hosted mixtape The Greenhouse Effect, Vol. 2.
The Biebs goes girl crazy on his verse (“I’m on some Risky Business/ I like women and French kisses”), while Breezy gets wasted and wilds out.
The 23-track project also features Lil Wayne (“Party Girl”) and freestyles to “Pass That Dutch,” “Numbers on the Boards,” and “Blurred Lines.”
“I’ve decided to stray from the path UMG has laid for me and continue on the scenic route,” said Asher, who is signed to Island Def Jam. “I prefer to relay my music directly to my fans. Show them what it is I see. Share with them what it is I think.”
Listen to “Actin Up” and stream the entire mixtape below.
The Smiths stepped out in style to the premiere of After Earth. The famous family including Will, Jada, Trey, Jaden, and Willow made the trip to New York for the star-studded screening on Wednesday.
Jaden opted for an all-white look, while his sister Willow was looking well past her 12 years in a black pantsuit. Their celebrity pals including 50 Cent, Lil Mama, and Wyclef Jean came out to support the sci-fi thriller, which stars Will and Jaden.
Jaden’s pal Justin Bieber skipped the red carpet and made a quick entrance into the Ziegfeld Theatre. “Everyone go see #AfterEarth this weekend. @officialjaden we got u. #supportyourfriends,” he tweeted.
The M. Night Shyamalan-directed film opens in theaters on Friday.
Thirteen years after making his debut with Back for the First Time, Ludacris is regarded as a veteran in hip-hop. The hip-hop mogul, whose mixtape #IDGAF dropped last week, weighed in on his status in the game during the second part of his interview with Rap-Up TV.
“I feel good about my place in hip-hop. I feel like I’m one of the elite and I say this humbly speaking,” said Luda. “To make it to album number eight [Ludaversal], to be in the game 13 years and still be hungry, I feel like I’ve written my chapter into the hip-hop history book and I feel like everything from now is damn near extra credit.”
However, he understands why he doesn’t always get the respect he deserves. “It’s ’cause I play so fucking much. They call me Ludacris for a reason,” he said. “Sometimes people don’t know when to take me serious. And sometimes people do take me serious when I’m really just joking around.”
Over the weekend, Fast & Furious 6 starring the rapper-actor opened at No. 1 at the box office. So has he ever thought about hanging up the mic and pursuing acting full-time? “The only time I could probably do this Hollywood thing full-time is later on in life, and I mean way later on,” he said. “I’m tryna be on some Morgan Freeman-type shit, but I don’t see myself quitting music anytime soon.”
During the Billboard Music Awards earlier this month, Luda’s frequent collaborator Justin Bieber got booed after receiving the Milestone Award. But Luda was quick to defend the teen idol. “As a friend and as a fan, I feel like he’s going to be around for quite some time,” he said. “People need to start giving him the props that he deserves.”
After performing solo earlier in the evening, Justin Bieber took the stage with will.i.am to perform “#thatPOWER.” The Black Eyed Peas frontman delivered a futuristic set complete with synchronized dance moves.
“we killed it bro. Love u man. #thatpower,” Bieber told will.
will.i.am presented the Top Touring Artist to Madonna, while the Biebs scored three awards including the Milestone Award.
All aboard Air Bieber. Justin Bieber took his fans on a journey during his performance at the Billboard Music Awards. The teen idol, who showed off his tattoos with one sleeveless arm, performed “Take You” as chosen by his fans in an online poll.
Following an introduction from Ariana Grande, he emerged from a glass spaceship wearing drop-crotch leather pants, singing and dancing to the cut off his album Believe.
He later won the award for Top Male Artist, beating Drake and Flo Rida.
will.i.am joins forces with pop megastar Justin Bieber in the futuristic video for “#thatPOWER.” The Black Eyed Peas leader storms cities across the world with a series of clones, performing robotic dance moves in the streets. He beams up a hologram Bieber, who lays down the catchy hook.
“This video is probably the most time-consuming video that I’ve ever been a part of because I had to rehearse choreography, and I’ve always been against choreography for me,” will.i.am told “ET.”
He worked with choreographers Fatima and Rio on the organized dance moves. “We have this real, next-level, futuristic type of choreography,” he said. “It’s not dance, it’s like synchronized movement.”
The dance record will be featured on will’s solo album #willpower, due April 23, along with collaborations with Britney Spears, Chris Brown, Juicy J, Miley Cyrus, Nicole Scherzinger, and Skylar Grey.