Single Cover: Ariana Grande f/ Iggy Azalea – ‘Problem’


The countdown is on to Ariana Grande’s new single. After announcing the title yesterday, the pop star has revealed more details about “Problem,” the first single off her upcoming sophomore album.

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Album Cover: The Roots – ‘…and then you shoot your cousin’

...and then you shoot your cousin

The worlds of art and hip-hop collide on the cover of The Roots’ upcoming album …and then you shoot your cousin. The artwork features a reproduction of Romare Bearden’s 1964 mixed media collage “Pittsburgh Memory.”

The project, whose title was inspired by KRS-One, arrives May 19 featuring the single “When the People Cheer,” which debuted last week.

In between their nightly appearances on “The Tonight Show,” The Roots will play Hot 97′s Summer Jam with some friends on June 1.

What do you think of The Roots’ cover art? Weigh in below.

Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, & Rita Ora Attend MTV Movie Awards


The ladies showed out at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards in L.A. on Sunday.

Before she hit the stage with Eminem to perform “The Monster,” Rihanna walked the red carpet in a Ulyana Sergeenko bustier and robe, completing her all-white look with Manolo Blahnik heels.

Rita Ora got dressed up in a busty black Barbara Casasola gown, and helped undress Hollywood hunk Zac Efron while presenting with Jessica Alba.

Showing off her curves in a skintight Alexander McQueen dress, Nicki Minaj presented the award for Best Male alongside her sexy co-stars from The Other Woman including Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton.

“So blessed to have shot a movie with these amazing women,” said Nicki. “They’re funny as fuq behind the scenes.”

Iggy Azalea rocked a John Galliano dress and wedges while introducing a performance from Ellie Goulding and Zedd.

See more pics of the show stoppers below.

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Coachella Day 1: OutKast, T.I., Rita Ora, Diddy, Cassie, A$AP Rocky, & Tyler, the Creator

Bryan Barber, Big Boi, Too $hort, Busta, and André 3000

Festival season is upon us. The stars invaded the desert for the first day of the 2014 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. on Friday.

A$AP Ferg was among the first performers of the day, hitting the main stage in the afternoon. During his raucous set, the Harlem MC brought out his fellow A$AP Mob members including A$AP Rocky, who performed a new song.

Mashup artist Girl Talk was joined by Busta Rhymes, Juicy J, Too $hort, and E-40 during his fun late-night set, which featured inflatables and confetti.

After arriving on his private jet, Puff Daddy copped a ’97 Cadillac “Coupe de Ville” in honor of OutKast and cozied up to his girlfriend Cassie, who debuted blonde braids.

T.I. brought his kids to Coachella for spring break and introduced them to Tyler, the Creator, Pharrell, Diddy, and OutKast.

Mike WiLL Made It performed at the Heineken House, while Rita Ora supported her fellow Brit Ellie Goulding. “I was so proud of my baby yesterday @elliegoulding #coachella #mainstage #F%*$YEAH!!!” she said.

After their headlining set, André 3000 and Big Boi celebrated backstage with Busta Rhymes, Too $hort, Juicy J, and Future.

See photos from the first day of the festival below.

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Ed Sheeran Reveals ‘x’ Album Cover, Tracklisting


After launching his Pharrell Williams-produced single “Sing,” Ed Sheeran has unveiled the cover and tracklisting for his sophomore album x (pronounced multiply).

Due June 23, the follow-up to his 2011 debut + features 12 tracks, with production from Rick Rubin, Jeff Bhasker, Benny Blanco, Snow Patrol’s Johnny McDaid, and Jake Gosling.

“I wanted raw, honest songs from the heart,” the British crooner told Rolling Stone. “When you hear that Kesha-Pitbull song, you know it’s a hit, but it doesn’t make you want to cry or laugh or sit in a corner for five hours just repeating it.”

The album will be available for pre-order on iTunes starting Friday.

See the tracklisting below.

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Drake and Rihanna Cozy Up Courtside at Clippers Game

Drake and Rihanna

After celebrating Melissa Forde’s birthday at Supperclub, Drake and Rihanna stepped out to the Los Angeles Clippers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder game at Staples Center in L.A. on Wednesday night.

The couple was seated separately—RiRi grabbed a courtside seat next to her BFF Melissa, while Drake cheered on the Clippers from his own seat. But they couldn’t stay away from each other for long.

When the lights dimmed, Rihanna went over to Drake’s seat and they shared an intimate moment, hugging and kissing in front of the public.

After announcing that he would host this year’s ESPYs, Drake stopped by ESPN earlier in the day, where he addressed the social media uproar over his shirt at the NCAA Championship Game on Monday.

While it looked like he was supporting the UConn Huskies, Drake was actually wearing a James Young Kentucky Wildcats shirt. “The James Young logo looks like a U,” he explained. “I was not wearing a UConn shirt. I am about the institution when it comes to college. I support my Wildcats.”

See more pics of the cozy couple below.

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Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Blue Ivy Vacation in Dominican Republic

Beyoncé and Jay Z

Life’s a beach for the Carters. Beyoncé and Jay Z celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary with a trip to the Dominican Republic earlier this week. The superstar couple relaxed at a plush resort on the Caribbean island with their daughter Blue Ivy, sharing the candid pics on Bey’s Tumblr page.

Hov gave Blue a piggyback ride and Bey strolled hand-in-hand with her two-year-old daughter on the sand. A bikini-clad Bey, who scored seven nominations at the Billboard Music Awards, also did a handstand and kicked back with her husband while enjoying the oceanfront view.

According to E! Online, the Carters were also spotted at Casa de Compo resort during their vacation.

While seated at the bar, Jay Z noticed a man wearing a Brooklyn Nets shirt and tapped him on the back to say, “Cool shirt man.”

See more pics from the family’s tropical getaway.

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