Bieber Gets Choked, Dame Dash Opens Up, and Other Music News This Week
Seven days of music news and an eternity of mess.
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7 Days This Week for All the Seats - So many beefs, so little time. But listen, these artists are out here using their time-management skills like pros. This week one of our favorite internet trolls actually squashed a beef instead of adding 140 to the fire. Another one of our favorite Twitter fingers refuses to squash beef and other beefs keep growing and new ones keep popping up. It’s like our own little beef garden. Plus, a '90s music mogul got on TV and revealed a side of himself we’ve never seen, while a rock and roll icon disappointed hip-hop fans. Oh, and a teen heartthrob got handled and bodied real good. In real music news, we have all-time favorites working on new albums. Who can it be? —Jon Reyes (Photo: BET)
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Badu and Banks Sitting in a Tree - There’s hope in the world. Azealia Banks actually apologized to Erykah Badu for the comments she made last year. It’s totally unprecedented, but both Badu and Banks had a Twitter heart-to-heart where past drama was squashed.
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Kanye Watch: Onstage Twitter Rant - ... because Kanye can’t ever just perform. During one of his performances in the Philippines he talked about the track “Famous” and failed at attempting to defend his inclusion of a Taylor Swift namedrop. Read on if you can decipher the rant and make sense of it.
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Kiss Our Butts, Gene - According to KISS's Gene Simmons, hip-hop has no place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and believes that hip-hop will be dead in 10 years. The geriatric rocker was referring to N.W.A being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and N.W.A aren’t ones to play with. The group from Compton didn’t take to Twitter to address any of the mess, they did it in style while they received their honor. So, have all the seats, Gene.
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Bieber’s New Accessory: Chokers - This falls under a bit of odd news for the week. In an apparent altercation, Post Malone grabbed Justin Beiber by the neck this past week after a show. The details are fuzzy and no one knows what in the world happened, or what caused this to happen. Some say it was Beiber burning Malone with a cigarette. Um, OK. (Photos from left: Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Republic Records, Jesse Grant/Getty Images for iHeartRadio / Turner)
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Ciara and Future: Back at It Again - This got messy, real quick. This past week Ciara had a gig alongside Ludacris to announce the Billboard Music Award nominees. Future was nominated in a category and Ciara refused to read his name out loud. Then later on in the week Future filed a counterclaim against Ciara in which he calls out her last album, Jackie, as a flop. Petty Labelle and Petty Wap working overtime. (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
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#FBF: Dash Opens Up - Music mogul Dame Dash opens up about how unexpectedly losing Aaliyah and his mother affected him. It’s a sobering look into the personal life of a man that’s been affected by business. (Photo: Kris Connor/BET/Getty Images for BET)
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These Are the Breaks! - It’s the end of the week and we all deserve a treat: Common break dancing.
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New Maxwell Album! - We’re hyped for this one. Maxwell’s fifth album is due to be released in July of this year. It’s been a long break (seven years!!) but not as long as the gap before which was eight years between his third and fourth albums. Baby-making music season is upon us. (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)
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Will 3 Stacks Be Back? - OK, we don’t know anything else yet, BUT Chris Rock went on an Instagram post and told the world that he was working on material with André 3000 for his new album. Please, oh, please André, let this be true! (Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)