Performances


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After getting cozy during NBA All-Star Weekend in NYC earlier this month, Hip-hop’s new hottest couple took over CIAA Tournament Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill hosted a party at Oasis Tent nightclub on Saturday night. Nicki caught everyone’s attention with an all-pink outfit designed by Alexander McQueen, dancing along with her new boyfriend as Dej Loaf performed her hit song “Try Me.” “Kings of spade….queen of hearts,” said the Philly MC on Instagram, who will be joining Nicki on “The Pinkprint” U.S. tour later this year.

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Kanye West’s performance at the 2015 BRIT Awards on Wednesday night will go down as one of the most fire (no pun intended) moments of 2015, not least because he debuted his long-awaited song “All Day.” In this amazing behind-the-scenes clip uploaded on the BRITs’ official YouTube page, we get a glimpse at the moments leading up to that explosive set. See how Kanye psyches himself up before a show below.

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The Kanye West European takeover continues. After a blazing performance at the BRIT Awards, a visit to Zane Lowe and some new tattoos, Mr. West appeared on Norwegian-Swedish talk show Skavlan.

Standing on an illuminating white stage, Kanye grabbed the auto-tune to perform his latest single “Only One.” Watch below.

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Man, Will Smith hasn’t rapped this much in 10 years. I know he has a movie to promote, but he must really be cooking up an album. Or is he getting jealous of his young son? Joking.

Anyway, here he is on Jimmy Kimmel Live! performing “Summertime,” and later taking a call from DJ Jazzy Jeff.

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Lupe Fiasco has kept a low profile since dropping his latest album Tetsuo & Youth — he quit Twitter and gave his last interview to Sway last month — but he resurfaced on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night. With a little help from The Roots, Nikki Jean and Crystal Torres, Lupe treated the audience to a jazzy rendition of his album cut “Little Death.”

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Reports circulated this morning that Kanye West would perform a brand new song at the 2015 BRIT Awards today, and lo and behold, he just did. Yeezy took to the stage in fiery fashion at London’s O2 Arena moments ago to debut his long-awaited and much-discussed song “All Day,” which features Theophilus London and rising St. Paul, MN rapper Allan Kingdom. UK Grime artists like Skepta (who Kanye shouted out towards the end of the performance), Jammer, Novelist, Stormzy and Krept and Konan were all on stage, too.

“All Day” is the fourth preview of Ye’s upcoming seventh album following “Only One,” “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Rihanna and Paul McCartney and the Sia and Vic Mensa-assisted “Wolves.”

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The mighty Diplomats began their “Pledge of Allegiance” North American tour at B.B. King in New York City on Tuesday night. Funkmaster Flex, Troy Ave, Fetty Wap, and Chris Webby served as opening acts before the Harlem crew rocked the sold-out crowd. For the first-time live, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Freekey Zekey performed their new singles “Have My Money” and “Do Something,” off their upcoming reunion project that drops following the tour.

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The 2015 BET Honors broadcasted on Monday night, celebrating African-Americans making their mark in art, music, theater, business, and more. Taped at the Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. in late January, the eighth annual show was hosted this year by Wayne Brady. The 2015 honoree list included: Usher, Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole (Director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art), Phylicia Rashad (Tony Award-winning actress) and John W. Thompson (Chairman of Microsoft and CEO of Virtual Instruments), and Kanye West.

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After rocking The Tonight Show with Tyga, Chris Brown headed to Brooklyn as his “Between the Sheets” tour with Trey Songz pulled into Barclays Center on Monday night. While Trigga Trey called on friends Ty Dolla $ign (“Paranoid”), Fabolous (“Say Aahh”), Ne-Yo (“She Knows”), and New Jersey sensation Fetty Wap (“Trap Queen”) to join him on stage, Brown kept it minimal with one big surprise guest.

50 Cent and G-Unit (Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo and Kidd Kidd) invaded the stage, joining Breezy to perform the classics “What Up Gangsta” and “Many Men.” 50, is one of many artists featured on Chris Brown’s collaborative Fan of a Fan: The Album LP with Tyga due Feb. 24, appearing on “I Bet” which leaked online on Monday.

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With their “Between the Sheets” tour pulling into Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Monday night, Chris Brown and Tyga appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Supported by The Roots, Breezy and T-Raww performed their Fan of a Fan: The Album single “Ayo” for the first-time on television.

Due nex Tuesday (Feb. 24), Fan of Fan: The Album features T.I., 50 Cent, Wale, Ty Dolla $ign, Pusha T, ScHoolboy Q, and Lil’ Boosie. Released earlier on Monday, listen to “Remember Me” here and watch their performance below.

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