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Kendrick Lamar opening the BET Awards on Sunday had many talking, praising the Compton native for such a powerful performance of the song “Alright.” While most saluted the TDE MC for the moment, where he’s seen standing on a graffiti-covered cop car as an American flag waved in the background, Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera attacked the rapper for his performance. “This is why I say that Hip Hop has done more damage to young African Americans than racism in recent years. This is exactly the wrong message,” said Rivera.

After catching wind of the comment, Lamar decided to respond on Thursday.

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A mini-Kanye is on the way. Celebrating Father’s Day, the couple decided to reveal their second child will be a baby boy.

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Today marked what would have been Tupac Shakur’s 44th birthday. Only an 8-year-old at the time Shakur died on Sept. 13, 1996, Jhené Aiko felt a connection with the rap legend once introduced to his music. To celebrate, the R&B singer decided to recreate three iconic photos from the rap legend: The 1996 classic All Eyez on Me album cover, the Greatest Hits LP cover, and the infamous bathtub “Becoming Clean” photo shoot done by David Lachapelle’s, shortly after Tupac’s release from jail in 1995.

Every birthday of his I always want to do something,” Aiko tells MTV’s Rob Markman. “I feel like I have to give his legacy some type of present. It started off, one time I did a video shoot where they spread his ashes. And it was a coincidence that I was there that day, we were all like, “Wait a minute, this is Tupac’s birthday and we’re here on the same beach.’ So after that, it’s been several years since then and every year I want to do something.”

Check out the photos, plus hear Aiko’s interview plus a performance from August 2014 where she covered Tupac’s “Keep ‘Ya Head Up” below.

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Safaree Samuels, ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, released a new song titled “Love the Most” on Wednesday. On the emotional record, “ScaffBeezy” opened up about the highs and lows of his 12-year relationship with Minaj. Now, Nicki has decided to respond to the song that had social media buzzing soon after its drop.

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Amber Rose has a new relationship to glow about. During a visit to L.A.’s Real 92.3 on Tuesday, Amber confirmed she’s dating Machine Gun Kelly.

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Ari Gold and Kid Cudi? You wouldn’t think that these two would be crossing paths in this lifetime but the upcoming Entourage movie is about to change all of that. In the long awaited film, Cudders stars as Jeremy Piven’s (Ari Gold) new assistant. It sounds like an unlikely pairing, but there’s been this unexpected chemistry that the fellow thespians developed while preparing for their roles.

After you hear Piven talk about his love for hip-hop — and how he attended one of Biggie’s last shows at the House of Blues — things definitely start to make sense. Just don’t think Cudi had to change anything about his rebel attitude to win Ari Gold over. During a press day in Hollywood, Complex’s Joe La Puma sat down with both men to talk shop about their new found friendship, the movie and their respective views on Hollywood and celebrity.

Jeremy, you said you were lucky to be in Entourage for eight seasons. If Ari Gold is ultimately your most lasting legacy, is that a good thing?
JP: You can’t be mad at what got you to a certain place. I’m very lucky. I want people to see Mr. Selfridge, because it’s a show I’m really proud of, and I also think it’s my best work. So if people just know me as Ari Gold, that’s cool, but the reality is it doesn’t necessarily make any sense to me. I was speaking to a woman who’s a journalist, and she said to me that she didn’t like me because she thought there’s no way that I couldn’t be Ari Gold, and I asked her why. She said, “I didn’t think there was a way you could be that good.”

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Tracy Morgan appeared on The Today Show on Monday, giving his first interview since a fatal six-vehicle car crash last June.

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An artist that makes headlines often in recent years for matters outside of music, Chris Brown decided to open up on his imperfections on Thursday. Days after making news for beefing online with model Tyson Beckford over a photo with ex-girlfriend Karrueche, the R&B singer took to Instagram, posting a letter to his fans.

I’m Konfuzed, I always thought I knew the concept of love,” says Brown in the opening. “Fame and Money can get in the way of that.” Brown notes that what’s presented outside and in the media isn’t always a reflection of what’s inside, and closes by promising to readers that he refuses to be petty and attention seeking.

Read Brown’s full letter below.

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Back in the summer of 2013, Jay Z took over NYC’s Pace Gallery to film “A Performance Art Film” for his Magna Carta Holy Grail track “Picasso Baby.” Open to the public, the event featured Hov performing for six hours straight as spectators and public figures like Judd Apatow, George Condo, Rosie Perez, Taraji P. Henson, Michael K. Williams, Fab 5 Freddy and more joined in the live moment, which later premiered on HBO.

Marina Abramović, whose “The Artist Is Present” inspired the video, sat down with Spike (via Pitchfork) recently to recap that day. In the interview, Abramović reveals she was disappointed by Jay Z, who agreed assist with the Marina Abramović Institute if she would allow the Brooklyn mogul to use her “The Artist Is Present” concept and appear in the video.

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The rap community is mourning the loss of Far Rockaway, Queens rapper Chinx. Formerly known as Chinx Drugz, the Coke Boys artist was murdered in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning. During night two of his B-Sides TIDAL concert in New York City, Jay Z took to the stage to speak on Chinx’s death and young stars becoming victims of senseless violence. French Montana, the man who took Chinx under his wing, broke his silence and spoke out for the first time in an Instagram post, also thanking Jay Z for his words.

“The devil comes in all shapes and sizes and he’s ruthless. Life here is temporary. They will kill you for this lifestyle, if they can’t afford it jealousy is a motherfucker Protect yourself, protect the people you love. I’m sad to see my brother go out like this, one of the realest people I met. This shit’s not right. These streets don’t love us My prayers go to his kids and family. We going to finish off what we started #ripchinx #ripstacks #freemaxb 🙏 s/o to #jayz”

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