Videos

Aug
27
Drake Brings Out Bobby Shmurda at New Jersey Show

Drake and Bobby Shmurda

After doing the Shmoney Dance while hosting the ESPYS last month, Drake brought out the man himself, Bobby Shmurda, during the “Drake Vs. Lil Wayne” tour in Newark, New Jersey, on Tuesday night.

The Brooklyn rapper invaded the stage with his crew and performed his street anthem “Hot Ni**a” while Drizzy did the Shmoney Dance and provided ad-libs.

“Ah ah ahh New Jersey we had fun @champagnepapi preciate the love my brother,” tweeted Bobby.

Watch him Shmurda the stage.

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Aug
27
50 Cent Reunites with Chelsea Handler on ‘Chelsea Lately’ Finale

Chelsea Handler and 50 Cent

Chelsea Handler was joined by some famous friends and her former boyfriend 50 Cent on Tuesday’s series finale of her E! talk show “Chelsea Lately.” The former couple, who dated briefly in 2011, saw each other for the first time since their breakup.

“I want to apologize because I did end our relationship abruptly and I know you didn’t come on the show for many years. I didn’t know if you were upset with me,” she told the rapper. “I want you to know that I have not dated a black man since.”

50 said he had been working out in anticipation of his appearance on the show. “But seriously, are you over me?” asked Chelsea.

Curtis and his fellow G-Unit members Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, and Kidd Kidd also hit the stage to perform “Watch Me” off their new EP The Beauty of Independence.

“I think Chelsea turns me on because she crazier then me lol,” said 50.

The finale also featured a performance from Miley Cyrus and a “We Are the World”-inspired sendoff featuring Gwen Stefani, Tyga, Wiz Khalifa, Fergie, Selena Gomez, Naya Rivera, Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Aniston, and many more.

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Aug
26
Video: Usher f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘She Came to Give It to You’

Usher and Nicki Minaj

Fresh off his white-hot performance at the VMAs, Usher lights up the screen alongside Nicki Minaj in the dance-heavy video for “She Came to Give It to You.”

In the Philip Andelman-directed clip, the R&B superstar takes over an underground club in the back of an electronics store, working up a sweat as he busts some slick moves on the dance floor.

Nicki comes through the after-hours party, dressed to kill in all black, and spits her quirky verse in front of a wall of TV monitors. Plus, don’t miss a cameo from Pharrell, who lurks in the shadows.

The Pharrell-produced song will appear on Usher’s upcoming album UR, due this fall.

Later this year, he will embark on “The UR Experience” world tour, which includes L.A., Seattle, Dallas, Chicago, New Orleans, and New York.

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Aug
26
Video: Juicy J f/ Wiz Khalifa – ‘Smoke a Ni**a’

Juicy J

One year after releasing his album Stay Trippy, Juicy J rolls up and rolls out in the purple-hazed video for his Mike WiLL Made-It-produced track “Smoke a Ni**a” featuring Wiz Khalifa. The dapper rapper exits a Rolls-Royce Phantom with an umbrella-toting chauffeur and smokes while violinists play and naked women cover their bodies in paint.

His album The Hustle Continues is due this fall featuring the single “Low” with Nicki Minaj, Lil Bibby, and Young Thug.

Experience his trippy lifestyle.

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Aug
26
Rap-Up TV: August Alsina Talks Nicki Minaj, Second Album, & Chris Brown

In the last four months, August Alsina has topped the R&B charts with his debut Testimony, won two BET Awards, and is currently headlining his first tour. Rap-Up TV caught up with the 21-year-old New Orleans crooner during the L.A. stop of his “Testimony Live” tour at the House of Blues to discuss his wins including a collaboration with Nicki Minaj on his latest single “No Love.”

He was the one who reached out to Nicki, and it turns out she was a big fan of the song. The two recently shot a video with director Benny Boom.

“Nicki was very, very deeply involved with this one in particular, as far as the video goes,” said August. “She had a vision for it and she really, really is a big fan of the record, which was real important to me because it makes it that much more special.”

While he hasn’t started work on his sophomore album, August plans to incorporate his new experiences. “I haven’t really stepped foot into the studio yet,” he said. “I’m outchea workin’, outchea livin’ a little more, so I guess when I do step in, I have a few things to talk about. It’s just a new world, new life, new livin’, new experiences. I’m gettin’ older. I wanna make sure I take my time with it and actually be in a place where I can put my all and my everything into the studio.”

He recently collaborated with Chris Brown on DJ Khaled’s single “Hold You Down,” and there may be more collaborations to come. “Chris is the bro. That’s the homie,” he said. “I was just with him the other day going through music and I think that type of shit just naturally happens or naturally comes about ’cause we kick it more than anything and then it’s like, ‘Oh, shit ni**a. I got this song. Wanna hop on it?’ We’ve been vibin’ to some shit, so you never know.”

Plus, hear him weigh in on the Michael Brown shooting.

Aug
26
Video: G-Unit – ‘Ahhh Shit’

Ahhh Shit

While protests continue in Ferguson, G-Unit goes to war with the police in the video for “Ahhh Shit.” 50 Cent, Young Buck, and Kidd Kidd stage a protest of their own and call out the crooked cops in the stirring clip, which features images from Ferguson. Police patrol the streets, while Al Sharpton demands justice for Mike Brown.

“Now why the f**k did you call them cops? / Throw your hands up, you still gettin’ shot / Here they come now, they out on patrol / They done killed a few, they finna kill some more,” raps 50.

Young Buck is also selling T-shirts, with all proceeds going to Michael Brown’s memorial fund.

On Monday, the group released their six-track surprise EP The Beauty of Independence.

Join G-Unit’s march for justice.

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Aug
24
Video: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’

Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, and Ariana Grande

Fresh off opening the VMAs, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj light up the screen in the explosive video for “Bang Bang.” The divas come together for one big party in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip, which was shot on the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

“The concept of the video is really about girls coming together and partying it up,” said Davis.

Jessie J pulls up to a block party on a hot summer day in her pink whip. “She really brings everybody together and they kinda start this movement through the city,” she said.

Ariana gets dolled up in her pink loft, while Nicki arrives to the party in a helicopter.

The ladies meet up on a rooftop for the final scene of the night.

The top 10 hit can be found on Ariana’s sophomore album My Everything, out tomorrow, as well as Jessie J’s upcoming album Sweet Talker, due October 14.

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