Live Performances

Aug
23
Iggy Azalea Falls Off Stage at L.A. Show

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is not so “Fancy.” The Australian rapper took a tumble onstage during a Lifebeat pre-VMA concert at Avalon in Hollywood on Friday. While performing her No. 1 hit with Charli XCX, she lost sight of the stage, took a step back, and hit the floor. Security ran out to pull her up and seconds later she was back on her feet and went on with the show like nothing happened.

Iggy laughed off the embarrassing moment and even posted a video of it on Instagram with a reenactment from Rita Ora’s sister Elena.

“Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed. #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn,” said Iggy.

She was also joined on stage by Rita Ora for “Black Widow,” while her “Booty” collaborator J.Lo was in the balcony cheering her on.

Watch I-G-G-Y take a F-A-L-L.

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Aug
15
Teyana Taylor Opens for August Alsina at ‘Testimony Live’ Tour

Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor joined August Alsina on the first stop of his “Testimony Live” tour in Seattle on Thursday night. The First Lady of G.O.O.D. Music had the ladies singing along to her cover of Drake’s “Marvins Room” and serenaded one lucky—and very excited—male fan with her single “Maybe.”

The Harlem singer also debuted new material off her upcoming album VII, due October 21.

“Seattle!!!! U guys are fuckin great!!!!!!” tweeted Teyana. “I had such an amazing time tonight! Thanks for showing me love & vibe’n wit me!”

The “Testimony Live” tour continues through September 21, with stops in San Francisco, L.A., Houston, Atlanta, Boston, and New York.

Check out some footage from opening night below.

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Aug
14
Drake and Lil Wayne Bring Out 50 Cent on Tour

G-Unit

Young Money and G-Unit joined forces in Hartford, Conn. last night. After sharing the stage with Drake at OVO Fest, 50 Cent surprised the crowd during the latest stop on the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour at the XFINITY Theatre. 50 had the place rocking to “In Da Club,” while Weezy and Drizzy got super hype.

“Just popped out on Drake VS. Wayne Great show,” said 50.

Backstage, he was also joined by his fellow G-Unit members Young Buck and Kidd Kidd.

Weezy was chosen to open the show by fans using the Drake Vs. Lil Wayne app, but the Hartford audience gave Drake the victory, bringing the tour tally to 3-2 in Wayne’s favor.

Watch Curtis crash the stage.

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Aug
9
Drake and Lil Wayne Face Off at Tour Kickoff

Lil Wayne and Drake

Round 1. The student (Drake) went head-to-head with the teacher (Lil Wayne) on opening night of the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour, which kicked off in Buffalo, New York, on Friday. The YMCMB all-stars brought their battle to the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center in a video game-inspired showdown.

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Aug
5
Drake Welcomes Lauryn Hill, Usher, & 50 Cent at 5th Annual OVO Fest

Drake and Lauryn Hill

Drake once again brought the stars to his hometown for the 5th Annual OVO Fest. Following last year’s star-studded lineup of Kanye West, TLC, Diddy, and Ma$e, the Canadian superstar shared the stage with Lauryn Hill, Usher, 50 Cent, Trey Songz, and J. Cole during Monday’s three-hour event at Toronto’s Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.

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Aug
4
Chance the Rapper Brings Out R. Kelly at Lollapalooza

Chance the Rapper and R. Kelly

After a weekend of performances from Eminem, Nas, and Iggy Azalea, Chance the Rapper closed out Lollapalooza on Sunday night. Despite the wet weather, fans piled into Chicago’s Grant Park to watch the 21-year-old MC thrill his hometown crowd during his much-anticipated set, which was streamed live. He hit the stage around 8:30 p.m., attracting one of the largest audiences of the weekend.

“Tonight isn’t performing for performance’s sake. It’s a Chicago thing. I love music and touring. But tonight it’s for Chicago,” he tweeted earlier in the day.

In addition to performing his remake of the “Arthur” theme song and Acid Rap tracks “Chain Smoker” and “Everything’s Good,” he taught the audience how to do the juke slide and brought out Vic Mensa for “Cocoa Butter Kisses.” But the most-talked-about moment of the night was when Chicago’s own R. Kelly joined him onstage.

With Chance by his side, Kellz served up his classics including “The World’s Greatest,” “Bump n’ Grind,” and “Ignition (Remix),” and guested on Chance’s “Acid Rain,” much to the delight of the Chicago rapper.

Watch Chance own the night.

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Aug
2
Eminem and Rihanna Perform ‘Stan’ at Lollapalooza

Rihanna and Eminem

Lollapalooza kicked off with performances from Iggy Azalea, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, and Eminem, who closed out day 1 of the three-day festival in Chicago on Friday.

Wearing grey jersey shorts and a T-shirt printed with LL Cool J’s Bigger and Deffer album cover, the hip-hop superstar returned to Lolla for the first time since 2011, performing a 90-minute set on the Samsung Galaxy stage at Grant Park.

In addition to ripping through hits including “My Name Is,” “Not Afraid,” and “The Real Slim Shady,” Em welcomed special guest Rihanna. The powerhouse duo gave fans a preview of their upcoming “Monster Tour” by performing their No. 1 collaborations “Love the Way You Lie” and “The Monster.”

But the highlight was when Rihanna filled in for Dido on Em’s 2000 single “Stan,” while the crowd waved their hands and sang along.

“Thank you @Eminem and Chicago for letting me share this moment with you at #Lollapalooza,” tweeted RiRi.

The music superstars will kick off their co-headlining tour at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, August 8. The three-city stadium trek will also play Detroit’s Comerica Park and New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.

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