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Historic Dallas church largely collapsed in massive fire

Historic Dallas church largely collapsed in massive fire

ABC News(DALLAS) -- Overhaul companies remain on the scene of a historic Baptist church in Dallas after a major fire broke out Friday, leaving the structure largely collapsed. As of Saturday morning, the fire was knocked down and contained.First Baptist Dallas is a...

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Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas dies at 74

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas dies at 74

Alex Wong/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas.) -- Sheila Jackson Lee, the longtime U.S. representative from Texas, has died, according to a statement issued Friday night from her family.The congresswoman died at the age of 74 after a brief battle with cancer."With incredible...

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Rural America wants its voice heard in 2024 election

Rural America wants its voice heard in 2024 election

ABC News(MADISON, Wis.) -- As the 2024 elections heat up and politicians vie for Americans' votes, an important group is feeling forgotten.Rural America, home to many agricultural and manufacturing workers, is still figuring out which political message resonates with...

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Watch the trailer for season 3 of ‘Bel-Air,’ premiering Aug. 15

The trailer for season 3 of Bel-Air has dropped, giving fans a tease of what’s to come on Peacock starting Aug. 15. The season takes place during the summer amid “beach parties, bonfires and Juneteenth celebrations” and finds Jabari Banks’ Will “doing Bel-Air his way,” per the synopsis. In the trailer, he encounters his estranged father, Lou, played by Marlon Wayans, who laments about his son’s activities.“I left behind basketball. That was my way out the hood. That was the only good thing in my life and see my son making the same damn mistakes as me and there’s nothing I could do about it,” Lou says in the trailer.Carlton’s fight “to leave his life of addiction behind and rebuild his damaged reputation” is also captured, as are Hilary’s romantic journey with Lamarcus and Ashley’s coming-of-age journey. “Pressure at work and home will also pose challenges for Viv and Phil,” and Joseph Marcell, who played Geoffrey the butler on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, makes an appearance as a guest star for the third season.Bel-Air stars Adrian Holmes as Philip Banks, Cassandra Freeman as Vivian Banks, Olly Sholotan as Carlton Banks, Coco Jones as Hilary Banks, Akira Akbar as Ashley Banks, Justin Cornwell as Lamarcus and Jordan L. Jones as Jazz.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Music Notes: Future, Lil Uzi Vert and Ice Cube

Music Notes: Future, Lil Uzi Vert and Ice Cube

Future dropped the unreleased video for “Rotation,” one of the songs off 2015’s DS2 album. The surprise was his way of celebrating another year of the album, which turned 9 on July 17. “Unreleased, 9years later DS2 PLUTO back,” he captioned a clip of the video. The whole visual, now available on YouTube, was directed by Rich Nyce, and finds Future hanging out with a crew and drinking dirty Sprites outside a gas station.Digital content creator Ben Weiss caught Lil Uzi Vert leaving the release party for their girlfriend JT’s debut solo mixtape and asked them to offer some words of advice for the youth. “Just keep being as weird as possible,” they said. “Cuz all the weird boys got all the money.”Ice Cube has accomplished a lot throughout his career, but his proudest moment was making Friday. “I would say Friday because I was kinda out of my element as far as writing and producing. Doing a comedy, everybody was surprised at the time because there was nothing comedic in my music,” he tells Iman Shumpert. “We had funny little parts in our music, but everything was hardcore so everybody thought I was tripping a little bit, like, ‘Damn, Ice Cube’s coming with a comedy?’”(Video includes uncensored profanity.)Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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New Music Friday: JT, Blxst, Rob49 x Cardi B and more

New Music Friday: JT, Blxst, Rob49 x Cardi B and more

Khalid continues to tease his upcoming album, Sincere, with its third single, “Ground.” This and previously released singles “Adore” and “Please Don’t Fall In Love With Me” are on the album, arriving Aug. 2.Tinashe’s still “Nasty,” if you’re wondering. She’s released two remixes of the song, one featuring Tyga and the other with Chlöe, who discuss things from a male and female perspective.Rob49 and Cardi B’s “On Dat Money” has dropped, complete with a new music video. Rob says he’s “excited about” teaming with Cardi, whose “talent and energy is unmatched.”Lil Yachty teamed with Teanna Trump for his latest song,“Let’s Get On Dey A**.” She appears in the Zhamak-directed visual, as does his Concrete Family, who show off their different complementary outfits.Rakim has released “Now is the Time” featuring BG, Hus KingPin and Compton Menace. It’s his second single from his upcoming album, G.O.D.’s Network (Reb7rth), dropping July 26.Bando Stone & The New World marks the final album for Childish Gambino. He partners with Steve Lacy and Fousheé on “Steps Beach” and taps Flo Milli for “Talk My S***.” There are a total of 17 tracks.JT has dropped her debut solo mixtape, City Cinderella. To accompany the album’s release is the debut of her music video for “90s Baby,” which samples Joe’s 1996 song “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do).”Blxst’s debut, I’ll Always Come Find You, is out now. It’s a 20-track concept album around a character named Birdie, who inherits his father’s car service and is confronted with lessons his dad taught him along the way.Rich the Kid’s Life is a Gamble, executive produced by Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign, has arrived, with features from Offset, French Montana, BIA, Quavo and more.(Videos contain uncensored profanity.)

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Cardi B responds to Joe Budden’s comments about long-awaited sophomore album

Cardi B responds to Joe Budden’s comments about long-awaited sophomore album

Photo by Arnold Turner/Getty Images for Jason Lee/Hollywood Unlocked Impact AwardsCardi B has had enough of Joe Budden talking about her. She took to social media Thursday after her name and the status of her album came up on a recent episode of The Joe Budden Podcast.In the clip, Joe says he believes fans will “never get another Cardi album again,” while co-host Trevor “Queenzflip” Robinson claimed he heard the same during a visit to the Atlantic Records office. Cardi, however, says these reports are a lie.”You not getting information on me,” Cardi wrote on the social platform X. “Every five-six months you comparing another female rapper towards me, you compare new artists, old artists, every single f****** artist with me, bro. … If you love these b****** so much, why are you not talking about their album?”She said that Budden and his co-hosts tend to compare her to artists with worse record sales and noted they could have heard the album in the studio if they really wanted.”You really want my album to come out so you can criticize it,” Cardi continued. “‘Cause every time I drop something you don’t like it. Every single time a b**** drops something and they doing mediocre, you say they doing better than me.” She said things are in motion for her sophomore album, including merch and box sets, adding, “You don’t know s***. … Leave me alone, I want you to leave me the f*** alone.” Joe, who was reportedly a listener in the Spaces chat, responded a while later, assuring fans he’ll never “cover a single thing this girl does for the remainder of her career.”He also took time to refute allegations she made about him in her venting session.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty to serve as a premium partner of the Olympics and Paralympics

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty to serve as a premium partner of the Olympics and Paralympics

Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty ImagesRihanna’s Fenty Beauty is making history in the beauty industry with its latest move. Announced Thursday, it will serve as a premium partner of the Olympics and Paralympics, becoming the first beauty brand to collab with these sporting events.“Tried to tell yall….we outside all 2024,” she shared on social media. “PROUD to announce that @FentyBeauty is a premium partner of the Olympic AND Paralympic Games baby.”Per the terms, Fenty Beauty will provide makeup kits to 600 volunteers aged 18 to 21 years old who will be awarding medals to the Olympic and Paralympic athletes. They will be given tutorials on how to create a look for the events, with their outfits designed by Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy (LVMH). The brand will also make appearances at events and initiatives, and participate in interactive experiences intended to bring fans and athletes together, per a press release.“I want everyone to feel beautiful, recognized, and empowered,” Rihanna said in a statement, per People. “No matter their ethnicity, culture, skin tone or style.”The Paris Summer Olympics start July 26, while the Paralympics begin Aug. 28.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Big Sean’s new album, ‘Better Me Than You,’ to drop in August

Big Sean’s new album, ‘Better Me Than You,’ to drop in August

Courtesy of Def Jam RecordingsThe person who leaked Big Sean’s album was right about one thing: it’s titled Better Me Than You. Taking to socials, Sean announced his forthcoming project Thursday with a trailer. It’s set to arrive on Aug. 9. “The pressure of life (being a new Dad, being an artist that’s growing, being a human in development etc.) and embracing it all led me to a lot of clarity on what i needed to focus on to find a piece of happiness,” Sean wrote in a post on social platform X. “The past few years making this album have been a journey to say the least, but l’m just glad we finally here.”He then dropped a preview of the record, releasing the album’s new single, “Yes.”Big Sean’s album announcement follows the recent leak of his album by an alleged Ye fan. Before sharing what some believed was an incomplete version of the record, the leaker wrote, “Since he wanna disrespect Ye so much, here’s the album, f*** him and his whole team…Ye told me to leak it.” The leaker claimed the album was called Feelings & Random Thots, with the alternate title being Better Me Than You.In a recent Instagram Live, Sean shared whether he thinks Ye was behind it all.“I know he ain’t do that s***. I love Ye. Without him, there would be no me,” he said, noting he contributed to Graduation, 808s & Heartbreak and MBDTF. He also praised his former label, GOOD Music. “To whoever did do that, just know it did f*** me up.”Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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The Weeknd releases trippy video teasing “third chapter” in his “tale”

The Weeknd releases trippy video teasing “third chapter” in his “tale”

Rocco Spaziani/Archivio Spaziani/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty ImagesAfter announcing a one-off stadium show in São Paulo, Brazil, The Weeknd has dropped a video teasing new music, which appears to be the final installment of a musical trilogy that started with his 2020 album, After Hours.He captioned the video, “There are three chapters in this tale.” In the video, we see his red-suited character from After Hours rolling dice and driving a car. We then see his “Old Man Weeknd” character and his younger, black leather-wearing character who were part of his 2022 release Dawn FM.That’s followed by a shot of a figure wearing a mask, then a bunch of creepy white human statues all reaching out to an unreal-looking little boy, sitting cross-legged with his eyes down. As a spotlight hits him, grass and flowers grow around him, and we again seen the words “There are three chapters in this tale.”Fans believe that it’s all leading to a project called Rebirth. The Weeknd recently seemed to hint at that theme by posting on Instagram, “The present humanity is frail, deteriorating and weak, but to share eternal life the bodies must be transformed.” That was followed by an emoji of the Brazilian flag.Stay tuned.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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ICYMI: Megan Thee Stallion’s Emergency Power Program, Janet Jackson’s thoughts on interviews and more

ICYMI: Megan Thee Stallion’s Emergency Power Program, Janet Jackson’s thoughts on interviews and more

Megan Thee Stallion is helping folks in her hometown of Houston who were affected by Hurricane Beryl. Alongside her Pete and Thomas Foundation and Bread of Life Inc., she’s launched an Emergency Power Program intended to give senior citizens generators that can be used to get electricity during natural disasters. “It’s been painful to watch the elderly population in Houston suffer without electricity during these devastating storms,” Megan said. “We need to do our part to provide our elders with the best resources possible to withstand future emergencies.”Dr. Dre and Snoop recently reunited for a performance celebrating the launch of their Gin & Juice beverage in the U.K. Shaquille O’Neal introduced the rappers, who respectively performed “The Next Episode,” “Nuthin’ But a G Thang” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” Eminem also performed his songs “Houdini” and “Forgot About Dre” for the crowd, which included LeBron James and Idris Elba.Janet Jackson would rather stay mute than do interviews. Speaking to the U.K.-based radio show Heart, she said, “I don’t mean to be rude, but I have to be honest with you. Please stop asking me questions. And I don’t mean that in a—because I’ve never thought that I give a good interview. I really don’t like speaking, so I’d rather stay quiet and listen to other people talk. That’s always been me, so I’d rather just be quiet.”Cory Hardrict told TMZ he’s excited to be in Tyler Perry’s Divorce in the Black. “It’s the number one movie in the world. I’m excited, man,” he said, adding he doesn’t know anything about the zero percent rating the movie has on Rotten Tomatoes. “If the culture’s rocking with it, it’s all love.”Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Bissell recalls over 3 million Steam Shot steam cleaners

Bissell recalls over 3 million Steam Shot steam cleaners

Via CPSC(NEW YORK) -- Approximately 3.2 million units of Bissell's Steam Shot steam cleaners are being voluntarily recalled due to a potential burn hazard.Bissell announced the recall Thursday, saying its Steam Shot handheld steam cleaners with model series numbers...

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Trump pitches unity but revives old grievances

Trump pitches unity but revives old grievances

Former President and 2024 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accepts his party's nomination on the last day of the 2024 Republican National Convention at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on July 18, 2024. -- Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty...

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Blxst is “excited” for fans to hear different versions of him on debut album

Blxst is “excited” for fans to hear different versions of him on debut album

Red Bull Records/EVGLEBlxst’s been making music for some time, dropping projects including the Sixtape series and No Love Lost, but Friday marks the release of his debut album, I’ll Always Come Find You.Speaking to ABC Audio, he describes why now is the perfect time to drop his debut.”This is something that I feel like my fans are owed. When I dropped my previous projects, it’ll be like eight songs or 12 songs max. And not to throw them under the bus or anything, but this one is just more grand,” he says. “It just feels different, it’s a concept album, but telling a story with a short film attached, the skits, the production, just utilizing all the resources that I [didn’t have access] to when I was making my previous body of work.”With more confidence, resources and creative freedom, Blxst says he’s finally created the album he’s been wanting to make for years.”I’m very confident in the body of work that I came up with, and my inner child is fulfilled,” he says. “I was pulling different inspirations from my childhood, to me growing up as an adult. It’s one big pot of everything that I’m inspired by. So I’m just … excited for the fans to hear the different versions of me.”The different sides of Blxst showcase themselves on the album via a little hip-hop, R&B, jazz and Afrobeats, and an introspective experience shared via the father/son relationship of fictional characters Birdy and Big E.”It’s a song for every Blxst fan that may have come across my music and to the ones that’s finding about me too,” he says.Known for making West Coast music that fans can two-step to, Blxst notes fans will also get a message and see his vulnerable side.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Usher and Rémy Martin offering fans an opportunity to win tickets to his tour

Usher and Rémy Martin offering fans an opportunity to win tickets to his tour

Courtesy Live NationWant tickets to Usher’s Past Present Future tour? Here’s your chance. Usher has teamed with Rémy Martin, sponsor of the tour’s North American leg, for a sweepstakes that gives fans an opportunity to win tickets to one of his shows. Fans can scan select QR codes in stores and other advertisements, or go to the website to enter the sweepstakes, which will be live until Oct. 31. For more information, check out UsherTour.RemyMartin.com.Rémy Martin and Usher are also hosting a few experiences for VIP fans, complete with a cocktail experience featuring drinks made especially for the tour. “As we continue to support USHER during this legendary year, we’re proud to pass the javelin on to the next generation of cognac drinkers and music lovers,” Nicolas Beckers, Rémy Cointreau Americas’ CEO, said in a statement. “Through our tour partnership and sweepstakes, Rémy Martin is reaching clients where they are, offering unforgettable moments of celebration and connection.”                                                                  “This tour is a celebration of the past, present and future. Teaming up with Rémy Martin, a brand that’s felt like family for more than a decade and has been crafting cognac for 300 years, is the perfect collaboration in bringing the tour to life across the U.S.,” Usher adds. “Together, we honor the legacy of music and cognac, celebrating our shared history while looking forward to an exciting future.”Usher’s tour kicks off in August and runs through the end of November.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Big Sean responds to leaked album

Big Sean responds to leaked album

Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for NetflixBig Sean’s album was leaked following the release of his On the Radar freestyle, in which he seemingly threw shots at Ye. The leaker shared the project after allegedly receiving instruction from Ye.“Since he wanna disrespect Ye so much, here’s the album, f*** him and his whole team,” the leaker wrote, before revealing, “Ye told me to leak it.”The album, reportedly called Feelings & Random Thots, is said to have 15 songs and appearances from Nas, The-Dream, his girlfriend Jhené Aiko, Brent Faiyaz and Charlie Wilson. An alternate title for the project is Better Me Than You, the leaker shared.Though many who heard the album say it sounds incomplete, Sean acknowledged the leak with his sense of humor. “Might as well start droppin, before they leak it all, got damn. BIG SEAN x THE ALCHEMIST soon,” he posted alongside a clip of his previously teased collaboration with The Alchemist.Sean’s On the Radar freestyle includes the lyrics, “N***** looking for engagement like they got their knee bent/ I got better things to do than to find someone to beef with.”He also rapped, “Man, this industry is terrible, I can’t even vouch/ I’ve seen grown men get matching tattoos for the clout.”Fans believe both may be targeting Ye.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Jagged Edge’s Brandon Casey recovering from car accident

Jagged Edge’s Brandon Casey recovering from car accident

Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty ImagesBrandon Casey of Jagged Edge is recovering after a very bad car accident that left him hospitalized in the ICU.Taking to Instagram, the singer revealed he’s at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, with a broken neck, broken ribs, skull fracture and scalp lacerations. “I have to send a big Thank u [email protected] after bein in iCU for five days I kno the legendary Grady Trauma Center is everything it’s said to Be the Best in the country yall saved my life and I’m forever grateful,” he wrote alongside a photo of a hospital chart. “I’m so Thankful to all u ladies who took care of me who have nursed me fed me encouraged me Thank you from the bottom of my heart the most sincere Thank u I can conjure up.”He adds it feels like “sumthin tryna take me off this planet and god keep tellin em nope not him not yet” while expressing gratitude to God for helping him through.In a follow-up post, Brandon shared a photo of his wrecked car, noting he doesn’t “post these type pictures” because “the people who really love me don’t play about me and I don’t wanna add to they fright of how I may be doin.”However, he posted to emphasize that in this particular situation, he “probably should be dead.”This marks his second car accident in a year. He shared an image of his totaled car back in September 2023.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Track list for Childish Gambino’s ‘Bando Stone & The New World’ unveiled

Track list for Childish Gambino’s ‘Bando Stone & The New World’ unveiled

RCA RecordsDonald Glover has unveiled the track list for his alter ego Childish Gambino’s forthcoming album, Bando Stone & The New World. The project boasts a total of 17 tracks, including previously released singles “Lithonia” and “In the Night” featuring Jorja Smith and Amaarae, who appears on two other songs. Other features on the album are Chlöe, Fousheé, Yeat, Legend and Khruangbin.Bando Stone & The New World marks Donald’s final album under the Childish Gambino moniker. “It really was just like, ’Oh, it’s done,’” he told The New York Times of why he is shedding of the name. “It’s not fulfilling. And I just felt like I didn’t need to build in this way anymore.”Bando Stone & The New World drops Friday and will be accompanied by a film of the same name, produced by RCA and Gilga, and premiering exclusively in IMAX theaters. The movie follows Donald’s character Bando Stone, a famous musician, as he tries to navigate a dystopian, post-apocalyptic world.Donald is slated to go on tour in support of the album. Amaarae will join him for the trek, as will Willow.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Skilla Baby on being a ‘XXL’ Freshman: “I think I’m bringing a breath of fresh air to music right now”

Skilla Baby on being a ‘XXL’ Freshman: “I think I’m bringing a breath of fresh air to music right now”

Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BETSkilla Baby has been making his rounds, featuring in Yung Miami’s “CFWM (Can’t F*** With Me)” and DaBaby’s “Judy,” and it’s earned him a spot in the 2024 XXL Freshman Class.Speaking to the magazine, he says was ecstatic when he got the news. “This is an accomplishment that everybody wants, but everybody don’t get. It solidifies you in hip-hop ’cause only certain people are part of the Freshman Class,” he says. “It’s some big names in there. You got Lil Uzi Vert, you got J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, you got Megan Thee Stallion. You got people like that, like. They career skyrocketed. So, it’s big for me.”Skilla likens his inclusion in the XXL Freshman Class to “being a part of the Hall of Fame” and a way to put on for Detroit, which doesn’t often get noticed in the class.”I think right now is the right time [for me to be an XXL Freshman] because I think I’m bringing a breath of fresh air to music right now,” he says. “I bring a difference to music. I feel like I’m shape-shifting music, changing music, [making] people want to do what I do in music, perform how I perform. So, I feel like this year is the year for me. I think this is my year.”Skilla Baby is currently working on a project titled Crack Music 3, dropping either late this year or top of 2025.On the music front, he names Lil Wayne, Anita Baker, Luther Vandross and Meek Mill as inspirations, but when he’s onstage, he is influenced by the late Michael Jackson. “I like how he performed and stuff like that. I’m influenced by a lot of people,” Skilla says.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Tyler Perry to be honored with The Paley Center for Media’s highest honor

Tyler Perry to be honored with The Paley Center for Media’s highest honor

Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImageTyler Perry’s contributions to the arts will be commemorated by The Paley Center for Media. During its fall gala on Dec. 4, the cultural institution will honor him with The Paley Honors award, its highest honor. “Through his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Tyler Perry has solidified his place as one of media’s greatest and most impactful figures,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s CEO and president. “With each new project, he continues to move our industry, and our culture, forward, and it is our great privilege to present Tyler with our highest honor, The Paley Honors Award, on December 4.”“Throughout my career, I have strived to bring people together and to give a voice to those often underrepresented in media,” Perry added of the honor, per Deadline. “Media has served as a vital platform for this mission, and I’m honored to receive this award from The Paley Center for Media, an organization that has dedicated itself to spotlighting the power and importance of media.”The Paley Center’s gala will take place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Dec. 4. Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Fans think Big Sean’s ‘On the Radar’ freestyle includes shots at Kanye and Kendrick

Fans think Big Sean’s ‘On the Radar’ freestyle includes shots at Kanye and Kendrick

Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for NetflixBig Sean recently stopped by On the Radar and showcased his rapping abilities, but fans caught some bars that may have been directed toward a rapper or two.Over the beat to Aaliyah’s “If Your Girl Only Knew,” for example, Sean seemingly referenced Ye’s opinion that he was the “worst” person signed to GOOD Music, while possibly throwing shade at Kendrick Lamar and Drake’s beef. “I had to switch the home team ’cause they committed treason,” he rapped. “N***** looking for engagement like they got their knee bent/ I got better things to do than to find someone to beef with.”                                            Sean also seemingly mentioned Ye’s matching tattoos with Lil Uzi Vert and Steve Lacy, rapping, “Man, this industry is terrible, I can’t even vouch/ I’ve seen grown men get matching tattoos for the clout.” Amid fans’ speculations, however, Sean put an end to all the rumors.”Yall goin wit so many narratives, im talking to da haters who just keep finding something to point out they dont like bout me,” Sean wrote on the social platform X. “Its not even worth explaining tho im a just focus on the music.”DJ Hed also confirmed the song was not for K. Dot, writing, “The bar was ‘I got better things to do then find someone to beef with.’ And it was not for Dot. Bar was directed at a different Gemini.”Sean did indeed pay homage to J Dilla, with his cap on the mic stand, and “real Detroit legend” Aaliyah.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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The Weeknd is bringing a new show to Brazil for one night only

The Weeknd is bringing a new show to Brazil for one night only

Live NationIt seems as though The Weeknd is going to start his new era in South America.The artist will do a one-night-only stadium show in São Paulo, Brazil, on Sept. 7, which will include “never-before-seen production.” The Weeknd last played São Paulo in October as part of his After Hours Til Dawn Tour.An artist presale for the stadium show starts July 22 at 9 a.m. ET. Tickets go on sale to the general public on July 25 at 9 a.m. ET at TheWeeknd.com/tour.The singer will donate $1 from each ticket sold to his XO Humanitarian Fund, which supports the United Nations World Food Programme.The Weeknd was teasing new music as early as two weeks ago, but there are no details yet. His last album was Dawn FM, which came out in 2022. Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard documentary to air in August

Ol’ Dirty Bastard documentary to air in August

Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagicOl’ Dirty Bastard’s documentary will soon be coming to the small screens. On Aug. 25, Ol’ Dirty Bastard: A Tale of Two Dirtys will premiere on A&E. It will feature unseen and unreleased footage shot by wife Icelene Jones and will give fans “access to his closest friends and family,” including son Bar-Sun Jones, Wu-Tang bandmates Raekwon and Ghostface Killah and Mariah Carey.                                                                                                                                                     “Part of A&E’s DNA is telling the stories of iconic people who have left a lasting impact on culture and the world,” said Elaine Frontain Bryante, vice president and head of programming at A&E. “Ol’ Dirty Bastard: A Tale of Two Dirtys does just that with intimate, never-before-seen footage and interviews with the people who knew him best. The documentary tells his story while celebrating his life and his lasting impact on hip-hop and the music industry.”“I am so happy to have brought this documentary about my husband’s life to the screen. He was and is an inspiration to my family, children, and fans across the world,” ODB’s wife said in her own statement. “Like all of hip-hop, I have missed his energy. This project has let me know that he is alive and well in all of our hearts.”Ol’ Dirty Bastard: A Tale of Two Dirtys, co-directed by Sam and Jason Pollard, will air at 9 p.m. ET, with streaming available the next day. “This culture-defining special humanizes ODB as a man, a father, and a husband like never before,” reads the show’s description.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show nominated for Emmys

Usher’s Super Bowl halftime show nominated for Emmys

Television Academy/ABCUsher’s resurgence continues with yet another recognition. Not too long after being honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards 2024, the Grammy-winning singer has been nominated for some Emmys. His halftime performance at Super Bowl LVIII has received a nod in the categories of Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special and Outstanding Technical Direction and Camerawork For A Special.In Outstanding Variety Special (Live), Usher faces off against the 66th Grammy Awards, The Greatest Roast Of All Time: Tom Brady, the Oscars and the 76th annual Tony Awards. His competition for Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special is Billy Joel: The 100th – Live At Madison Square Garden, the 66th Grammy Awards, the 2023 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony and the 76th annual Tony Awards.Finally, in Outstanding Technical Direction and Camerawork For A Special, Usher’s halftime show goes against Billy Joel: The 100th – Live At Madison Square Garden, The Daily Show Presents: Jordan Klepper Fingers The Pulse, the 66th Grammy Awards and Hannah Waddingham: Home For Christmas.Usher is one of many recognized with Emmy nominations this year. Quinta Brunson was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for her role as Janine Teagues in Abbott Elementary, which itself earned a few nods, including Outstanding Comedy Series. Sheryl Lee Ralph, Janelle James and Tyler James Williams were also nominated for their respective roles in the show.RuPaul’s Drag Race, the winner of the Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the Primetime Emmys, also picked up a few nominations.The 76th Emmy Awards will air live from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE on Sept. 15 on ABC. It will also stream the next day on Hulu.The full list of nominees is available on Emmys.com.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph learns she’s Emmy-nominated while presenting 2024 nominations

Sheryl Lee Ralph learns she’s Emmy-nominated while presenting 2024 nominations

NBC/Chris Polk”Honey, that never gets old!” That was a dancing Sheryl Lee Ralph’s live reaction on Wednesday to finding out she just received her third Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category for Abbott Elementary. Ralph and fellow Emmy winner Tony Hale were presenting the nominees for the 76th annual event on Wednesday morning when they were joined by Television Academy chair Cris Abrego, who was “excited” to deliver the news of her threepeat.Ralph pumped her fist and danced joyfully, exclaiming to Abrego, “Honey that never gets old! Never gets old! Thank you!”Ralph’s previous win in that category, in 2022, led to her bringing the house down with an emotional acceptance speech in which she held up her trophy and belted out the opening lyrics to “Endangered Species” by Dianne Reeves, a five-time Grammy-winning jazz singer.Backstage, she was asked about what led her to that moment, and she said in part, “I think of myself as an artist, as a woman, especially as a woman of color, I’m an endangered species. But I don’t sing any victim song. I’m a woman. I’m an artist. And I know where my voice belongs.”She added, “There’s so many young actors, artists, even kids that think they know what they’re going to do in life. Find your voice and put it where it belongs.”There was more reason to sing on Wednesday: Abbott Elementary snagged nine new nominations, including Sheryl’s, one for the show’s creator, Quinta Brunson, in the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category and one for Outstanding Comedy Series.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

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New Music Friday: Burna Boy, Lucky Daye, Offset and more

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Shark attacks man while he’s fishing in Florida

Getty Images – STOCK(YULEE, Fla.) — A man was fishing in Florida when a shark bit him, severely injuring his arm, officials said.The man, who is in his 40s, was on a boat at the time of the attack, which unfolded around 11 a.m. Friday at West Rock nea…

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Severe weather moving east this weekend: Latest forecast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms ravaged the country from Montana to Florida on Thursday, with winds gusting to 91 mph in South Dakota and hail as large as golf balls in Montana.In Melbourne, Florida, a tornado ripped through a neighborhood, damagin…

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Did CNN’s Biden-Trump presidential debate format work?

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Fact checking the Biden-Trump presidential debate

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