TV Appearances

T.I. Talks ‘Paperwork’ on ‘The View’


Fresh from a late night in the studio, T.I. paid an early morning visit to the ladies of “The View” on Wednesday. The dapper rapper, who is a frequent guest on the talk show, held court with Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie Perez, who happens to be a huge fan.

“In all due respect to your wife Tiny and to my husband, you are fine as hell. Can I get an amen?” said Rosie.

A blushing Tip spoke about keeping tabs on his six kids while working on his new album Paperwork, due October 21. He revealed that he recorded a whopping 250 songs including the Pharrell-assisted title track.

Watch the King’s return trip to “The View” below.

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Mary J. Blige and Disclosure Perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige linked up with her pals from across the pond, Disclosure, for an electrifying performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Thursday. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul graced the outdoor stage alongside the electro duo while belting out the remix to “F for You” off Disclosure’s album Settle.

“Make some noise for my boys Disclosure tonight,” MJB told the crowd.

She worked with the brothers on her upcoming album The London Sessions, which also features Sam Smith, Emeli Sandé, and Naughty Boy.

Watch Mary light up the stage.

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André Benjamin Talks Jimi Hendrix Biopic on ‘Letterman’

André Benjamin

With the film now in theaters, André Benjamin continued his promo tour in support of the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is By My Side. Following appearances on “Ellen” and “Queen Latifah,” the OutKast rapper stopped by “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Thursday. He admitted to being nervous about taking on the role, and even had doubts while he was filming.

“There was times when I was like, ‘Man, I think I’ve done more than I can handle,’” said Dre.

He didn’t discover the rocker until his late teens/early 20s after watching Apocalypse Now. “As a black kid, I grew up on rap and all that kind of stuff, so Hendrix was just like an image, like this wild, big-haired image,” he said. “I didn’t know anything about guitars either ’cause when I was coming up, you just didn’t see black people with guitars.”

Plus, find out the “blooper” Letterman noticed that had André laughing.

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Lil’ Kim Talks Motherhood, Nicki Minaj, & Remy Ma on ‘106 & Park’

Lil' Kim

Lil’ Kim returned to “106 & Park” on Wednesday to promote her mixtape Hard Core 2K14. The Queen Bee received a warm welcome from the crowd before sitting down with guest hosts Ray J and Bow Wow’s fiancée Erica Mena to discuss motherhood, Nicki Minaj, and Remy Ma.

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Nicole Scherzinger Performs ‘Run’ on ‘Access Hollywood Live’

Nicole Scherzinger

After launching her new single “Run” in the U.S., Nicole Scherzinger hit the ground running. The former Pussycat Doll kicked off her promo with a visit to “Access Hollywood Live,” where she performed the raw and vulnerable ballad for the first time.

Nicole will release her album Big Fat Lie in the U.K. on October 20 and is planning an early 2015 U.S. release. She worked mainly with Tricky Stewart and The-Dream on the “R&B-pop” record.

“It’s very soulful and it’s very personal to me,” said Nicole of the follow-up to her 2011 debut Killer Love. “I’ve learned so much and grown so much the past several years. I finally am confident enough in my skin to talk about things that us women don’t talk about.”

The former Pussycat Doll will also star in the West End production of Cats this December.

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Alicia Keys Performs ‘We Are Here’ on ‘The View’

Alicia Keys on The View

A glowing Alicia Keys stopped by “The View” on Monday to promote her new single “We Are Here” and We Are Here Movement. During her chat with Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie Perez, and Nicolle Wallace, the singer revealed that her second baby is due December 31.

“Being a mother has definitely given me more of a fierceness and understanding,” said Alicia.

Over the weekend, she brought out Israeli and Palestinian musicians to perform “We Are Here” at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park. “My generation, we want peace and we want to be able to move forward and [forgive],” she said.

Her peaceful anthem was inspired by recent events including Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, and the Middle East conflict. “It’s a movement of the people so that we can gather our voices in one place and then take all of our voices to our leaders and demand the change that we want to see.”

Alicia recently posed naked with a peace sign on her belly to promote her message, and encourages others to sign up at

She capped off the show with a powerful performance of “We Are Here.”

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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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