Videos

Sep
28
Jay Z and Beyoncé Perform at Global Citizen Festival

Jay Z and Beyoncé

Their “On the Run Tour” may be over, but Jay Z and Beyoncé brought their show back to life at the 3rd Annual Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday.

During her husband’s set, which aired live on MSNBC, Mrs. Carter made a surprise appearance to perform “Holy Grail.” As the crowd of 60,000 put their lighters in the air, the superstar couple dueted on “Young Forever.”

“Peace and love,” said Jay as he exited the stage with his arm around his wife.

The festival, whose goal is to end extreme poverty by 2030, also featured performances from No Doubt, The Roots, and Alicia Keys, who performed her new single “We Are Here.”

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Sep
27
Ariana Grande and The Weeknd Perform on ‘SNL’

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

Live from New York, it’s Ariana Grande! The pop diva kicked off the new season of “Saturday Night Live” on a high note.

She joined host Chris Pratt in a skit where fantasy characters came to life, and hit the stage to perform her top 10 hit “Break Free.”

Later in the show, she brought out The Weeknd to perform their collaboration “Love Me Harder” for the first time.

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Sep
26
Video: B.o.B f/ Victoria Monét – ‘Lean on Me’

B.o.B

B.o.B is not done releasing videos from his No Genre 2 mixtape. After debuting a handful of visuals from the July release, the ATLien drops off one more for “Lean on Me” featuring Victoria Monét.

In the black-and-white clip, smoke billows out of a Rolls-Royce Phantom as the Hustle Gang rapper blazes up and gets his two-step on, while Victoria shows off some moves of her own.

The L.A.-based singer-songwriter, who’s worked with Kanye West and Ariana Grande, is gearing up for the release of her EP Nightmares & Lullabies featuring the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single “Made in China.”

Watch Bobby Ray get his lean on.

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Sep
26
Video: Karmin – ‘No Flex Zone (Remix)’

Karmin

They know better. Rae Sremmurd’s “No Flex Zone” has been remixed by everyone including Nicki Minaj, Pusha T, and Juicy J. Now Amy and Nick of pop duo Karmin give the Mike WiLL Made-It-produced hit a makeover. Amy debuts her new look and lays down some mean bars alongside rapper Watsky.

“‘Cause I don’t care if you’re a sex machine / Little man, move along to the next vagine,” raps Amy. “I can slide up in the west and I bless the scene / The queen, here to flex on the next regime.”

After releasing their debut album Pulses in February, Karmin has parted ways with Epic Records. Their “No Flex Zone (Remix)” is now available on iTunes via P.I.C. Records.

Enter their “No Flex Zone” below.

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Sep
25
Tiara Thomas Sets It Off in ‘One Night’ Video

Tiara Thomas

Tiara Thomas is good at being bad. The singer-songwriter behind Wale’s hit “Bad” pulls off a heist in the cinematic video for her Rico Love-produced single “One Night.”

In The ENDS-directed clip, inspired by Set It Off, an armed and dangerous Tiara robs a bank where her love interest works as a teller, and looks damn good doing it. She shows off her acting chops and handles machine guns, but you’ll have to wait to see the twist when the video premieres October 1 on “106 & Park” and VEVO.

“One Night” will appear on Tiara’s upcoming debut The Bad Influence, due on Division1/Interscope.

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Sep
25
Jeezy Performs ‘Holy Ghost’ on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Jeezy

Following his appearance on “The Tonight Show” earlier this month, Jeezy continued his promo tour with a trip out west. Clad in all black, the Atlanta rapper hit the indoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday to perform his single “Holy Ghost,” for which he recently dropped a video.

His album Seen It All: The Autobiography drops 6-14 in its third week with 22,000 copies sold.

Watch Snow take it to the trap.

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Sep
24
André 3000 Talks Jimi Hendrix Biopic, OutKast Tour on ‘Ellen’

André 3000 and Ellen

After attending the premiere earlier in the week, the reclusive André Benjamin stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday to promote the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side.

One of the greatest challenges he faced while preparing for the role was learning to play guitar left-handed. “I had to make it look like I had been playing that way for years, which is hard,” said the OutKast rapper.

He admired Hendrix’s confidence, but surprisingly lacks confidence in himself. “I’m not really confident in my talents in that way,” admitted Dre. “The only thing I’m confident in is knowing that I’m excited about new things.”

In honor of OutKast’s 20th anniversary tour, Ellen presented him with a custom jumpsuit like the ones he’s been wearing on stage.

As their festival run winds down, OutKast will headline a three-day stint at Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on September 26-28 with special guests Kid Cudi, B.o.B, Solange, Janelle Monáe, 2 Chainz, and Childish Gambino.

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