TV Appearances

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


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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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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Mary J. Blige Performs ‘Therapy’ on ‘Jools Holland’

Mary J. Blige

Fresh off announcing her new album The London Sessions, Mary J. Blige returned to the U.K. to debut her new sound on BBC Two’s “Later…with Jools Holland.”

The R&B icon brought down the house with two new songs, the Sam Smith-penned “Therapy” and “Right Now,” written and produced by Disclosure, Smith, and Jimmy Napes.

On December 2, MJB will release The London Sessions featuring contributions from U.K. hitmakers Emile Sandé, Naughty Boy, and SAM ROMANS.

Watch the Queen touch down in London town.

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Tyler, the Creator Throws Surprise Birthday Bash on KTLA News

Tyler, the Creator and KTLA News

Tyler, the Creator is up to more tricks. While promoting the Camp Flop Gnaw Carnival live on “KTLA Morning News” on Tuesday, the unpredictable Odd Future leader unleashed a birthday surprise on the news team—complete with balloons, confetti, and cake. However, it was no one’s birthday.

“I have a surprise for you,” said Tyler. “Guess what time it is? Birthday time!”

Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” played as he told the anchors to close their eyes and make a wish.

Pharrell will headline Odd Future’s 3rd annual carnival at The Park at L.A. Coliseum on November 8, with performances from Rick Ross, Mac Miller, Action Bronson, and Tyler himself.

Watch the wild and wacky moment below.

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Jhené Aiko Performs ‘The Pressure’ on ‘Today’

Jhené Aiko

Jhené Aiko sailed into the weekend with an acoustic performance on “Today.” Looking angelic in white, the L.A. songstress stripped down her single “The Pressure” with some help from her guitarist Jeff. She kept it family friendly, replacing the word “weed” with “major.”

Her debut album Souled Out entered the Billboard 200 at No. 3 this week, selling 70,000 copies in its first week.

Jhené will kick off the “King of the Fall” tour with The Weeknd and ScHoolboy Q tonight at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran Perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Finale

Quintavious Johnson and Jennifer Hudson

Season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” capped off with some superstar guests including Ed Sheeran, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, and Jennifer Hudson.

The Grammy-winning diva brought down the house with a dazzling performance of her R. Kelly-assisted single “It’s Your World” off her new album JHUD, due out Tuesday. She then joined contestant Quintavious Johnson for a soaring duet of “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” which brought the crowd to its feet.

While he didn’t win the competition, JHUD still praised the 12-year-old. “Quintavious is amazing ! That child can sing!!! That’s right baby , bring back the music! So proud of u!” she tweeted.

Ed Sheeran also hit the “AGT” stage with his acoustic jam “Don’t,” Pitbull performed “Fireball” with the Rockettes, and Lenny Kravitz rocked out with contestant Miguel Dakota on “American Woman.”

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Public Enemy Performs on ‘Tonight Show’

Public Enemy

In honor of Def Jam’s 30th anniversary, Public Enemy paid a visit to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Tuesday. With help from The Roots, Chuck D, Flavor Flav, and the rest of the legendary rap crew performed “Public Enemy No. 1″ off their 1996 album Yo! Bum Rush the Show.

Def Jam is celebrating its 30th birthday with a greatest hits box set and an all-star concert, which will take place on October 16 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and feature performances from Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Method Man, Redman, and Foxy Brown.

Watch PE bum rush the stage.

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