Pharrell Gets a Giant Hat From Ellen

Pharrell Williams and Ellen

Pharrell is everywhere. Following his appearances on “SNL” and “GMA” earlier in the week, the Oscar-nominated hitmaker stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Thursday, where he performed “Happy” and his latest G I R L single “Marilyn Monroe” with some female dancers.

He also showed off his Swarovski-studded Stan Smith sneakers and discussed his nine Billboard Music Awards nominations, his love for women, and equality for everyone.

“Who are you telling who they can marry and who they can’t?” said Pharrell. “This is 2014.”

Ellen also presented him with a giant brown hat, but Pharrell realized that it might draw comparisons to something less PG.

“This might be a lot online,” he laughed.

Plus, he helped Ellen surprise the young students at Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences with a $50,000 check.

Expect to see even more of Pharrell in the coming days. He will perform at Coachella on Saturday and sit down with Oprah on OWN’s “Oprah Prime” on Sunday.

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Rap-Up TV: Mike Posner Enlists Justin Bieber, 2 Chainz for ‘Pages’

It’s been nearly four years since Mike Posner released his debut 31 Minutes to Takeoff. The Detroit singer has been working on the follow-up Pages, and recently caught up with Rap-Up TV to discuss everything from his love for André 3000 to his upcoming collaboration with Justin Bieber to his struggle with depression.

The 26-year-old, who attended Duke University, thought that getting a record deal would make him happy. “And of course, when I got these things, in a lot of ways it made my problems worse,” he said. “I felt very disillusioned. I had success, I had money, a lot of my dreams had come true, but I didn’t feel any happier.”

So one day while eating a “nasty sandwich” on an airplane, he was inspired to give back. “The idea was to make an album and for every album I sold, give a meal to a kid, one for one,” he explained.

He has collaborated with Big Sean on the album’s first single “Top of the World” as well as 2 Chainz, Labrinth, and Justin Bieber, who he worked with on a song called “Get Down.”

“It’s very stripped. It’s like the most minimal song on the record. One guitar, drums, and a bass, and that’s it,” said Posner, who co-wrote Bieber’s hit “Boyfriend.” “It’s all unquantized too, J Dilla style, so that’s really cool.”

One person he dreams of collaborating with is OutKast’s André 3000, whose concert he attended when he was 11.

Prior to the release of Pages, he plans to drop a new collection called …Featuring Me. “It’s a bunch of songs featuring me that I wrote and produced, but all collabs with other people,” said Posner. “For me as a writer and producer, I do a ton of different shit, so this project is kinda like me bragging in a way, like look at what I can do.”

Video: Keyshia Cole f/ Juicy J – ‘Rick James’ [Teaser]

Juicy J and Keyshia Cole

Don’t cross Keyshia Cole, or you may get slapped. The singer gets payback in the video for her Juicy J-assisted single “Rick James.” After yesterday’s behind-the-scenes clip, she has shared a couple Instagram teasers from the video.

In the ’80s-themed visuals, directed by John Colombo, Keysh gets revenge on her cheating boyfriend. She and her gang of girls cruise to her man’s house on custom Glow Candy bikes to confront him. In another scene, a lingerie-clad Keysh gets intimate in the sheets with her man.

“I wanted this to be as fun as possible because I’ve never really [done] a song like that,” she told Fuse.

Her sixth album Point of No Return is due this summer featuring collaborations with Wale, R. Kelly, and Future.

Watch Keyshia get gangsta in the preview clips below.

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Keyshia Cole Gets Gangsta in ’80s-Themed ‘Rick James’ Video

Juicy J and Keyshia Cole

It’s Keyshia Cole, bitch. The R&B diva channels late funk legend Rick James in the ’80s-themed video for her single named after him. Fuse went on set as Keysh rocked big hair and vibrant clothes.

“I wanted this to be as fun as possible because I’ve never really [done] a song like that,” said Keysh of the throwback clip, directed by John Colombo.

When she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, Keysh and her gang of girls cruise to his house on custom Glow Candy bikes to confront him.

“Keyshia’s a genius, man. She comes in and she knows what she wants. She make it happen,” said her co-star Juicy J.

She also shot a video for “Next Time (Won’t Give My Heart Away).” Both songs are set to appear on her upcoming album Point of No Return.

Go back to the ’80s with Keyshia in the behind-the-scenes clip.

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Ashanti Performs ‘I Got It’ on ‘Queen Latifah Show’


Ashanti continued to promote her album Braveheart with a visit to “The Queen Latifah Show” on Tuesday.

The R&B chanteuse delivered a smoking-hot performance of her Rick Ross-assisted single “I Got It.” Accompanied by two female dancers, she strut across the stage and even got down on the floor while showcasing some sexy moves.

Peep Ashanti’s sizzling set below.

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Anne Hathaway and Jimmy Fallon Sing Broadway Versions of Rap Songs

Jimmy Fallon and Anne Hathaway

Following his “History of Rap” series with Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon teamed up with Anne Hathaway to put a Broadway spin on some popular rap songs on Tuesday’s “Tonight Show.”

As Jimmy “played” the piano, he dueted with the Oscar-winning actress on a nearly four-minute medley that included Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice,” 50 Cent’s “In Da Club,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”

Check out their hilarious covers of the hip-hop hits.

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Brandy Reunites with Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, & Yo-Yo on ‘Queen Latifah Show’

Yo-Yo, MC Lyte, Brandy, and Queen Latifah

Twenty years after the release of her debut single “I Wanna Be Down,” Brandy reunited with her remix collaborators Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, and Yo-Yo on Tuesday’s “Queen Latifah Show.”

The rap divas discussed the making of the song (Latifah rewrote her rap after listening to Yo-Yo and Lyte’s verses) and Brandy admitted that she didn’t understand the lyrics at the time.

“I didn’t know what ya’ll was saying,” she laughed. “I was so happy that ya’ll was on the song, I said I don’t care, honey.”

Brandy also dished about playing Chardonnay on BET’s “The Game” and her surprise 35th birthday, hosted by her brother Ray J.

“I was surprised. I was scared. I was shocked. It was a great experience,” said Brandy. “It was the type of party where I felt like everyone there, I had a moment with them at some point in my life.”

See Brandy and the Queen chop it up below.

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