TV Appearances

Rick Ross Performs ‘If They Knew’ on ‘Kimmel’

Rick Ross

With his seventh album Hood Billionaire in stores, Rick Ross hit the outdoor stage on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday. The Bawse, who’s looker slimmer these days thanks to his RossFit training program, performed his single “If They Knew” in the heart of Hollywood. Fans held up posters with his face on it, while he commanded the stage like a true boss.

His collaborator K. Michelle wasn’t able to join him because she had a show in Minneapolis, but she had to cancel after fainting due to “extreme dehydration.”

Hood Billionaire is expected to move 50-55,000 units in its first week.

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Iggy Azalea Performs ‘Beg for It’ on ‘Fallon’

Iggy Azalea

Fresh off her performance at Sunday’s AMAs, Iggy Azalea took over “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on Wednesday night. With some help from The Roots, the blonde rap sensation performed her latest single “Beg for It” off her new album Reclassified. Dressed in pink trousers and a printed blazer, she worked the stage with her two back-up singers/dancers.

Reclassified, which features five new songs and seven from The New Classic, is expected to sell 11-13,000 copies in its first week.

Iggy addressed the backlash from her two AMA wins for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Album and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist. “Not being proactive about anything in your life and then complaining about others who are is funny to me,” she tweeted. “i expected to see lots of it this week, success always seems to bring about a particular brand of nastiness in others and thats sad.”

Watch I-G-G-Y light up late night.

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Pitbull and Ne-Yo Perform ‘Time of Our Lives’ on ‘Kimmel’

Ne-Yo and Pitbull

Fresh off hosting and performing at Sunday’s AMAs, Pitbull brought the party to Hollywood on Tuesday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Clad in a black suit, Mr. Worldwide hit the outdoor stage to perform his Penguins of Madagascar theme song “Celebrate” and was joined by Ne-Yo for their turn-up anthem “Times of Our Lives.”

Both songs can be found on Pit’s album Globalization, which also features Chris Brown, Sean Paul, Jason Derulo, and more.

Pitbull will ring in the new year in Miami by hosting “Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution” on Fox, and can be seen on tour with Enrique Iglesias.

Catch their sizzling set below.

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Jennifer Hudson, Nick Jonas Perform on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Finale

Jennifer Hudson

“Dancing With the Stars” capped off its 19th season with a dazzling performance from Jennifer Hudson. The Oscar winner showed out in all her diva glory while singing “Go All Night” with British electro duo Gorgon City.

Looking sexy in a sparkly white dress, inspired by Toni Braxton, JHUD ignited the ballroom floor with her powerful pipes.

During Tuesday’s finale, Meghan Trainor also performed a medley of “All About That Bass” and “Lips Are Movin,” while a dapper Nick Jonas hit the outdoor stage to sing his seductive single “Jealous” accompanied by two ballroom dancers.

Check out the performances below.

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Wu-Tang Clan Brings ‘Ruckus in B Minor’ to ‘Letterman’

Method Man

Wu-Tang Clan forever. Six out of nine members of the legendary hip-hop crew (Raekwon, Ghostface, and GZA were M.I.A.) invaded the stage on “The Late Show with David Letterman” on Tuesday to perform “Ruckus in B Minor” off their highly-anticipated reunion album A Better Tomorrow.

“The Shaolin and the Wu-Tang is very dangerous,” said RZA before launching into the song, while Method Man, Inspectah Deck, U-God, Masta Killa, and Cappadonna took turns on the mic.

Last week, the group dropped its latest single “Necklace” off the album, which hits shelves on December 2.

Watch them bring the “Ruckus” to late night.

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DeJ Loaf Performs ‘Try Me’ on ‘Tonight Show’

DeJ Loaf

DeJ Loaf has everyone from T.I. to Jimmy Fallon singing her praises. On Monday night, the Detroit rapper made her network television debut on “The Tonight Show.” Wearing a knit robe and shades, the 23-year-old performed her underground hit “Try Me” with some help from The Roots.

Her second mixtape Sell Sole dropped last month and she is working on her Columbia Records debut for release in 2015.

“I’m here to stay. Legendary, ya feel me?” said DeJ during a recent appearance on “106 & Park.” “I’m just ready to go crazy. I’ve been waiting my whole life for this.”

Watch her bring her cool and confident swagger to late night.

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Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson, & Mystikal Bring the Funk to ‘SNL’

Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

It was Saturday night and Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars were in the spot during their appearance on “SNL.” The hitmaking duo turned 30 Rock into an ’80s club with neon lights and a full band while performing their irresistible new single “Uptown Funk” for the first time.

Clad in a pink blazer and white fedora, Bruno and his Hooligans busted out some synchronized moves, while Ronson jammed on guitar.

They also debuted a new track called “Feel Right” with Mystikal. Bruno played back-up singer, while the “Shake Ya Ass” rapper unleashed some wild rhymes.

“Kill all that yabba dabba doo shit / Bitch, I just got out,” he rapped. “You gon’ f**k around and make me knock your fruit juice loose / Ya banana, ya watermelon, and pomegranate too.”

Both of the feel-good jams will appear on Ronson’s fourth album Uptown Special, due January 27.

Watch them bring the funk to “SNL.”

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