Festivals

Jul
3
Drake Cancels Wireless Festival Performance

Drake

First the BET Awards, and now Drake has canceled his appearance at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in the U.K.

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Jun
8
Jennifer Hudson, Azealia Banks Perform at L.A. PRIDE Festival

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson and Azealia Banks celebrated gay pride at the 2014 L.A. PRIDE Festival in West Hollywood on Saturday. The ladies performed in the park as part of the weekend-long festivities.

The Harlem rapper slayed the stage in a superhero-inspired outfit and white Air Force Ones, performing hits including “Yung Rapunxel,” “ATM Jam,” “212,” and a cover of Robin S.’ “Show Me Love” as confetti fell from the sky.

“I had such a good time at Pride today! The crowd showed me so much love I couldn’t even take it,” tweeted Banks.

She also apologized for her previous offensive comments. “I sincerely want to apologize to anyone who was hurt by the things I’ve said in the past,” she said. “I won’t go into it but you KNOW what I’m talking about. It wasn’t nice and it wasn’t fair. . . I hope the entire LGBTQ community will forgive me.”

Showing off her svelte figure in a little black dress, J-Hud closed out the evening with a dazzling set. The powerhouse diva—and her scantily-clad male dancers—strut across the stage while belting out “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” “Pocketbook,” and “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.”

The ladies of Danity Kane will cap off the festival with a show tonight.

Past PRIDE performers have included Ciara, Lil’ Kim, and Kelly Rowland.

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May
22
Kanye West, Pharrell, J. Cole, & Kendrick Lamar to Play Made in America Festival

Kanye West

Yeezus is coming to Philly. Following his trip down the aisle this weekend, Kanye West will headline the Budweiser Made in America Festival in Philadelphia this summer.

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Apr
28
OutKast Returns Home for CounterPoint Festival

OutKast

After kicking off their 20th anniversary tour at Coachella, OutKast returned to their home state of Georgia to close out the 2014 CounterPoint Music & Arts Festival on Sunday.

André 3000 and Big Boi headlined the three-day event at Kingston Downs in Rome, the second stop on their 40-plus festival trek, which also includes the BET Experience in L.A. and Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto.

Despite the stormy weather, the hip-hop duo brought their infectious energy to the stage, treating the wet hometown crowd to their hits including “B.O.B.,” “Ms. Jackson,” “So Fresh, So Clean,” and “Rosa Parks.”

“It’s good to be back in the dirty, dirty,” said Big Boi. “ATL, you know what it is. We love y’all. … 20 years and we still here.”

Janelle Monáe, who was also on the bill, shook it like a Polaroid picture while André 3000 performed “Hey Ya!”

Watch the ATLiens bring it on home below.

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Apr
22
Eminem, OutKast to Headline Austin City Limits

Eminem

Everything is bigger in Texas. Austin City Limits has enlisted hip-hop megastars Eminem and OutKast to headline the 13th annual festival.

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Apr
21
OutKast to Headline BET Experience

OutKast

After kicking off their comeback at Coachella, OutKast has been announced as the headliner for this year’s BET Experience at L.A. LIVE.

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Apr
20
Chance the Rapper Hospitalized, Cancels Coachella Show

Chance the Rapper

Chance the Rapper has canceled his Coachella gig after falling ill.

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