TV Appearances

Mar
27
Janelle Monáe Performs ‘What Is Love’ on ‘American Idol’

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe brought Brazilian Carnaval to “American Idol” during her dazzling performance on Thursday’s live results show. Following an introduction from the “Idol” judges, the 28-year-old singer had the audience on its feet with her funky single “What Is Love” off the soundtrack to the animated film Rio 2.

“Wow. we just performed @americanidol. Thank you to #rio & #brazil for being an inspiration for my song for #rio2!!” tweeted Janelle, who was joined by a team of dancers and musicians.

The soundtrack (stream it here) also features appearances from Bruno Mars, Ester Dean, B.o.B., and Philip Lawrence.

Watch the Electric Lady light up the stage below.

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Mar
27
Sage the Gemini Performs ‘Gas Pedal’ on ‘Letterman’

Sage the Gemini

With his full-length debut Remember Me in stores now, Sage the Gemini took the stage on Wednesday’s “Late Show with David Letterman.” Joined by IAmSu!, the Bay Area rapper cruised through a performance of his platinum hit “Gas Pedal,” which has spawned a remix with Justin Bieber.

Sage has also jumped on the official remix to Jason Derulo’s top 5 hit “Talk Dirty.”

Peep his performance and listen to the remix below.

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Mar
26
Rick Ross Performs on ‘Le Grand Journal’

Rick Ross

After his successful launch in the U.S., Rick Ross brought his Mastermind campaign overseas. With some help from his MMG signee Tracy T, the Bawse performed his Biggie cover “Nobody” on French talk show “Le Grand Journal.” He also commanded the stage with his 2010 smash “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast),” and tried out his French.

In a new interview with Paper, Rozay revealed that he is on a diet and has been eating fish and salad instead of fried foods. “I’ve been eating like a bawse for a long time,” he said. “Now I want to eat clean.”

Watch both of his performances below.

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Mar
24
Future Addresses ‘Drunk in Love’ Confusion on ‘Wendy’

Future

After celebrating Ciara’s baby shower over the weekend, Future headed back to NYC for work. On Monday, the “Honest” rapper sat down with talk show queen Wendy Williams to chat about his personal and professional life. He confirmed that he and Ciara are expecting a baby boy and opened up about their wedding plans.

He also addressed the confusion over his song “Good Morning,” which sounds a lot like Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love.” Future said that he demoed the Detail production for Bey before recording his version, which will not appear on his sophomore album Honest.

“It’s not on the album because toward the first beginning of the song it’s like the same melody,” explained Future.

Plus, he hit the stage to perform the title track and “Move That Dope.”

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Mar
22
Ty Dolla $ign Performs ‘Paranoid’ on ‘Tonight Show’

Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign’s star keeps rising. On Friday, the L.A. hitmaker made his network television debut on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” With some help from The Roots, he blazed the stage with a smoking-hot performance of his Beach House EP hit “Paranoid.”

Ty will hit the road on his first headlining tour, which kicks off April 29 in Fresno, Calif.

Watch him light up late night below.

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Mar
20
Jennifer Lopez and French Montana Perform ‘I Luh Ya Papi’ on ‘American Idol’

Jennifer Lopez

Boricuas in the house. Jenny brought it back to the block on Thursday’s “American Idol” results show with the debut performance of her new single “I Luh Ya Papi.”

Following an introduction from fellow judges Keith Urban and Harry Connick Jr., the pop superstar was joined by past “Idol” contestants Pia Toscano, Jessica Sanchez, and Allison Iraheta as she sang on a stoop right out of her Bronx hometown.

Against a graffitied blacklit set, J.Lo busted out some choreographed moves and chilled with Bad Boy’s own French Montana, who rapped his verse on the Detail-produced song.

Earlier this week, she announced that her 10th album will arrive on June 17 featuring Tyga, Big Sean, and a duet with Maxwell.

Watch J.Lo put it down for her “Papi.”

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Mar
20
Questlove Plays Dead Body on ‘Law & Order: SVU’

Questlove

Questlove made his strange dream come true. The Roots drummer played dead—literally—during his appearance on Wednesday night’s “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

In a scene with Ice-T, Tamara Tunie, and Kelli Giddish, he lay out on a slab with a bullet wound to the head in the medical examiner’s office before a sheet was pulled over his face.

In November, he told Us Weekly that it was his fantasy to play a dead body on the show.

Watch Questlove go unnoticed in his killer cameo.

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