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Nicki Minaj is currently on a promo run in support of her new album, QUEEN. A recent interview with HOT 97 created some tension, sparking a back-and-forth on Twitter between Minaj and her ex-boyfriend Safaree Samuels. During their public spat on Tuesday (Aug. 14), allegations of abuse, paying for prostitutes, infidelity and more were brought up.

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Beyoncé graces the cover of Vogue Magazine’s September issue. News leaked last week that Queen Bey would be the upcoming cover star. It was also revealed that the iconic entertainer recruited 19-year-old photographer Tyler Mitchell to shoot Mrs. Knowles-Carter, becoming the first black photographer to shoot the magazine’s cover image in its 126-year history.

The issue, completely done by Beyoncé herself, finds the 36-year-old speaking about marriage, the birth of her twins Rumi and Sir, the changes her body went through after birth, her legacy, the incredible Coachella 2018 performance, “On the Run 2” with husband JAY-Z, and more. See photos and read excerpts below, click here for the full cover story.

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With the NFL season only one month away, EA Sports’ Madden 19 is set to launch next week on August 10. Nicki Minaj, Quavo and Lil’ Dicky star in a new ad for the popular video game franchise, which was unveiled on Thursday (Aug. 2). As usual, some lucky fans in the gaming and sports world got early access to the game and soon after gamers noticed Big Sean’s Colin Kaepernick lyric on YG’s “Big Bank” was censored.

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Cardi B took to her social media platforms on Thursday night (Jul. 26) to make a huge announcement. The hitmaking Bronx rapper revealed she has pulled out of Bruno Mars’ upcoming final leg of the “24k Magic World Tour.” Cardi, who gave birth to a baby girl earlier this month, said in a statement that she hasn’t revealed mentally and physically from giving birth to her first child. The first-time mother also was advised by her doctors that taking her daughter, named Kulture, would not be a healthy choice.

I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that 6 weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically. I also thought that I’d be able to bring her with me on tour,” said Cardi. A supportive Bruno Mars would also release a statement of his own, stating that family and health is most important. Read their full statements below.

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JAY-Z and the Philadelphia mayor’s office had an intense back-and-forth last week after the Mayor of Philadelphia made the decision to end the Made In America Festival’s run at the Ben Franklin Parkway after this year. The shocking news triggered JAY-Z, who wrote and op-ed taking direct aim at the mayor’s office.

“We are disappointed that the Mayor of the City of Philadelphia would evict us from the heart of the city, through a media outlet, without a sit-down meeting, notice, dialogue or proper communication. It signifies zero appreciation for what Made In America has built alongside the phenomenal citizens of this city,” said the Roc Nation mogul. Six days later, its been announced the festival will stay in Philadelphia at the Ben Franklin Parkway.

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Kylie Jenner and Travi$ Scott have kept quiet about their relationship and newborn daughter Stormi, barely doing any interviews to speak on either subject. The G.O.O.D. Music artist and reality tv star/entrepreneur are the cover stars for GQ Magazine‘s new issue. In their cover story, the young love birds open up on the first time they really hung out (went on a “date”), the Kardashian curse, Travis’ rise as an artist, Kylie’s status as a successful mogul, Scott being a romantic and more.

The couple would also sit down with GQ for a game of “23 Questions,” where Kylie quizzes her boyfriend to see how well he knows her. See photos from their stylist shoot, plus their back-and-forth on “23 Questions” below.

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Surprise from JT! Out of nowhere, the singer drops a new single for the summer season called “SoulMate.” The uptempo record is produced by OVO Sound’s Nineteen85 and co-written by James Fauntleroy. The track comes one day after Timberlake posted a photo on Instagram with 85 and Fauntleroy in the studio together. Both producers/songwriters are also known for their extensive work with Drake, an artist Justin says they’ve been in talks about collaborating on a new song.

We’ve talked about [collaborating again] a lot,” Timberlake said in a recent interview. “I don’t wanna say too much because I don’t wanna jinx it, but we’ve talked about it a lot.” The two previously worked together on “Cabaret” from Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2 album. Hear “SoulMate” below and get it on iTunes.

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Kendrick Lamar covers the latest issue of Vanity Fair. In a wide-ranging interview with veteran writer Lisa Robinson, Kung-Fu Kenny discusses everything from growing up in Compton and falling in love with poetry and rap music, to the Kanye West controversy and his groundbreaking Pulitzer Prize victory, to his obsession with discipline and his relentless desire to connect with people through his words.

This isn’t a made-for-headlines interview full of juicy quotes, but rather a personal and profound conversation that’s definitely worth your time. Click here to read the full story.

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Drake’s battle with Pusha T (and Kanye West) appears to over. The week-long back-and-forth came to an end after his long-time mentor J Prince stepped in and advised the Toronto superstar not to respond to Pusha T’s scathing “The Story of Adidon” during a recent phone conversation. The Rap-A-Lot CEO spoke more in detail about the battle between the 6 God and Clipse spitter, during a sit down interview with Sway in the Morning.

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The internet has been in a frenzy, all glued to Drake and Pusha T’s reignited beef. On Tuesday night (May 29), Pusha T dropped the scathing “The Story of Adidion,” taking direct aim at the Canadian superstar. On the song’s artwork, Drake is pictured in black face makeup which immediately caused a stir with many asking questions where the photo came from. Taking by photographer David Lyles, the clothing Drake wears lead many to believe the photoshoot was for the Canadian brand Too Black Guys.

On Wednesday evening (May 30), both Drake and Two Black Guys have released statements addressing the controversial photos.

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