TV Appearances

Kendrick Lamar Performs ‘i’ at Cavaliers Season Opener

Kendrick Lamar

Before the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the New York Knicks, Kendrick Lamar kicked off NBA opening night on TNT with a bang.

Following an introduction from Kevin Hart, the TDE all-star celebrated LeBron James’ return to Cleveland by performing his new single “i” in front of the Quicken Loans Arena as part of TNT’s free “Coming Home” concert, which also featured Imagine Dragons.

Cavs co-owner Usher later took the court to sing the national anthem as Justin Bieber, David Beckham, and Spike Lee looked on.

Watch K-Dot set it off in Cleveland.

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T.I. Performs ‘No Mediocre’ on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’


With his ninth album Paperwork sitting at the top of the charts, T.I. celebrated with a performance on “The Queen Latifah Show.” Accompanied by the 1500 or Nothin’ Band, the Grand Hustle chief ruled the stage with his single “No Mediocre,” dedicating it the dimes and perfect 10s.

He also spoke to Latifah about his VH1 reality show “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” and why he decided to executive produce Oxygen’s “Sisterhood of Hip Hop.”

“Me observing and witnessing and being a part of Iggy Azalea’s career, and seeing all she went through, I know that there are others just like her and their stories are just as noteworthy and deserve to be told as well,” he said.

See the King hold court with the Queen.

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T.I. and Jeezy Perform ‘G’ S**t’ on ‘Late Night’

Jeezy and T.I.

After visits to “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The View,” T.I. hit up “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday. Looking dapper in a skinny suit and hat, the Hustle Gang chief carried out a soulful performance of his new single “G’ Shit” with some help from fellow ATLiens Jeezy and WatchTheDuck.

His album Paperwork is battling it out with Logic on the charts and is expected to sell 65-70,000 copies in its first week. He has already announced the sequels, Paperwork: The Return and Paperwork: Love and Liability.

Watch the King keep it G.

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Iggy Azalea Performs on ‘SNL’

Iggy Azalea

A day after shaking up the Hollywood Bowl with J.Lo, Iggy Azalea made her “Saturday Night Live” debut. The blonde rap sensation played musical guest alongside host Jim Carrey. First up, she performed a medley of her chart-topping hits “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” for which she was joined by Rita Ora, and returned with the first performance of her new single “Beg for It” with Danish singer MØ.

“Wow! Can’t believe I just survived this! Thankyou so much for the opportunity SNL,” tweeted Iggy.

On November 24, she will drop Reclassified, which features five new songs including collaborations with Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding.

See I-G-G-Y take on “SNL.”

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Jessie J Performs ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Burnin’ Up’ on ‘Ellen’

Jessie J

Jessie J kicked off her album release week with an appearance on “Dancing With the Stars” and capped it off with an electrifying performance on “Ellen.” The British pop sensation belted out her top 10 hit “Bang Bang” and kept the heat coming with her 2 Chainz-assisted single “Burnin’ Up.”

“Ellen yesterday so much fun. My voice was rusty but I gave it my all!” tweeted Jessie.

Her album Sweet Talker is on track to sell 21-24,000 copies in its first week in the U.S.

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K. Michelle Brings the Drama in ‘My Life’ Trailer

K. Michelle

She’s back, bitches. This November, K. Michelle brings the drama back to VH1 in her own reality series “K. Michelle: My Life.” The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star takes New York by storm, and there’s no holding back. She bares all in a photo shoot (and runs around naked), kicks someone out of her house (damn, girl), and gets hilariously mocked by her son.

“You’ll get to see me as a mother and as a singer,” K told Rap-Up TV. “‘Love & Hip Hop’ is never the place for a child. So in the reality show, you’ll see what it’s like traveling back and forth to my son to work to just being a mother, an artist, trying to fit a sex symbol in there a little bit. You’ll just get to see my life. It’s crazy.”

“K. Michelle: My Life” premieres November 3 at 9 p.m. on VH1. Watch a preview of all the outrageousness below.

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Remy Ma Talks ‘I’m Around’ Mixtape, Freestyles on ‘Wendy’

Remy Ma

She’s around. Following her release from prison in August, Remy Ma sat down to dish with Wendy Williams on Tuesday.

After arriving late due to traffic, the “Conceited” rapper discussed the first thing she did upon her release (take a shower), the first thing she ate (Popeye’s), and what she learned from her prison experience.

Remy, who served six years and four months behind bars, revealed that Wendy’s show was the root of a few physical altercations (the inmates were fighting over the TV). Remy acknowledged 50 Cent, who wrote letters to her PO on her behalf, and Keyshia Cole, who sent money for her son and lawyer. “She gave me thousands and thousands of dollars,” said Remy of the R&B singer.

She also shot down rumors of beef with Nicki Minaj. “We speak often and I’m very proud of her, and she wishes me the best and I wish her the best all the time,” said Remy.

Remy unveiled the cover art for her new mixtape I’m Around, which drops later this week. “It’s just something that I wanted to put out for the fans and the people that have been waiting six-and-a-half years for me to put out music while I’m working on the album.”

Plus, watch her show off her freestyle skills live on air.

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