Drake, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Iggy Azalea, & Lady Gaga Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Iggy Azalea

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken social media by storm, and has everyone from Oprah to Kobe Bryant getting wet for a good cause.

Your favorite rappers and singers are also participating in the phenomenon while raising money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Inspired by 29-year-old former college baseball player Pete Frates, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $13 million.

During the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour, Drake accepted the challenge on stage, while his tourmate poured the ice water over his head. He then nominated Beyoncé.

J.Lo got an ice bath from her twins and challenged her “Booty” partners Pitbull and Iggy Azalea.

Wearing an orange bikini, a screaming Iggy got soaked and called upon T.I., Charli XCX, and her “Black Widow” collaborator Rita Ora.

A blond Chris Brown challenged Bow Wow, Trey Songz, and The Game, who in turn nominated Tyrese, T.I., and Omarion.

A shirtless Justin Bieber challenged President Obama, who opted to donate money instead.

Kylie Jenner dumped a bucket on Tyga, but not before he challenged Nicki Minaj, Drake, and August Alsina.

Lady Gaga had the most avant-garde presentation, dumping a silver ice bucket over her head while maintaining a serious face.

Tinashe turned it into a family affair, taking the challenge with her parents and brothers, while Justin Timberlake and the Tennessee Kids took the plunge together.

Watch some of the wet and wild videos below.

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Bang Bang: Beyoncé and Jay Z Star in ‘On the Run Tour’ Trailer


Bang bang. Beyoncé and Jay Z star in yet another trailer for their upcoming “On the Run Tour” special. Mrs. Carter sings Nancy Sinatra’s “Bang Bang” in a lounge while Jay smokes a cigar in a scene from their Bonnie and Clyde-inspired mini-movie. The cinematic clip is interspersed with footage from the U.S. leg of the tour, which wrapped earlier this month in San Francisco.

“On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z” will be taped on September 12 and 13 in Paris and air September 20 at 9 p.m. on HBO.

Get a sneak peek of the dangerous duo in action.

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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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Rae Sremmurd Performs ‘No Flex Zone’ on ‘106 & Park’

Rae Sremmurd

Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd turned all the way up during their appearance on Thursday’s “106 & Park.” Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee, who previously appeared on the show as part of “Wild Out Wednesday,” tore up the stage with an energetic performance of their Mike WiLL Made It-produced hit “No Flex Zone.”

“It definitely feels great,” said Slim Jimmy of the reaction to the song. “That’s what we were trying to get, just a positive response and we definitely getting that worldwide, so it’s a blessing.”

They are readying their new single “No Type” and Sremm Life EP.

“Sremm life is the good life,” explained Jimmy. “You waking up happy every day, you having a good life, you happy to be yourself, and you just living life, being you.”

Watch them get live with the livest audience.

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Video: Vince Staples – ‘Blue Suede’

Vince Staples

Vince Staples takes it to his ‘hood in the dark video for his single “Blue Suede.” The XXL Freshman shares a typical day in his life in Long Beach, Calif. He wakes up in a house full of people and goes about his day, rapping on the roof, playing dominoes on the lawn, and sipping 40s with his homies.

Following his March mixtape Shyne Coldchain Vol. 2, the Odd Future affiliate is working on his debut EP Hell Can Wait. He can also be heard on Common’s album Nobody’s Smiling and Jhené Aiko’s EP Sail Out.

Head to the land of palm trees and sunshine with Vince.

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Video: Cam’ron – ‘Sweetest’


It’s just one of those days for Cam’ron in the reflective video for “Sweetest,” a cut off the second installment of his 1st of the Month EP series. Draped in his signature pink mink, the Dipset leader kicks back on the couch and remembers his fallen friends while sipping from a bottle of vodka and smoking a joint.

“I stay high in glitter ’cause I miss my ni**as,” raps Killa Cam while throwback footage and photos of his homies flash across the screen.

1st of the Month: Volume 2 is out now featuring Nicki Minaj and Jim Jones, with production from araabMUZIK.

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Video: Chris Brown f/ Usher & Rick Ross – ‘New Flame’

Chris Brown

Fresh off announcing his joint tour with Trey Songz, Chris Brown lights up the screen with another R&B kingpin, Usher, in the video for “New Flame.”

Decked out in all white against an all-white set, an umbrella-toting Breezy shows off his fancy footwork alongside some bikini-clad babes. He also hits the sand and literally sparks flames with his fiery moves.

His mentor Usher joins him for some synchronized choreography, a shirtless Rozay sits on a throne while surrounded by models, and even Tyga makes a cameo.

Chris’ album X is due September 16 featuring Nicki Minaj (“Love More”) and Kendrick Lamar (“Autumn Leaves”), with production from Timbaland, Danja, Pharrell, and Drumma Boy.

Watch the R&B kings bring the heat.

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