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In early January, 2014, multi-platinum pop star Kesha (“Tik Tok”, “Animal”, “C’mon”, “Die Young,” etc) entered herself into a treatment center to deal with her anorexia and bulimia. At the time, Kesha via her outspoken mother Pebe Sebert, blamed Kesha’s body image problems on criticism from her label head/producer Dr. Luke. After spending 2 months in rehab (with mom Pebe checking in as well to be with her daughter and get treatment for “post-traumatic stress”), Kesha was released and posted online that she’s back to making music. But today, she dropped a bombshell lawsuit, accusing Dr. Luke of nearly 10 years of abuse, ranging from sexual assault to forced drug use to battery. Much more serious than the original fat-shaming claims.

Update: Dr. Luke has responded with his own lawsuit…charging Kesha with extortion.
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The worst kept secret currently in the entertainment world is now confirmed. Ariana Grande has officially confirmed that she is currently in a relationship with rapper Big Sean.

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All is not well with Tyga. The Young Money rapper took to Twitter on Friday afternoon, venting frustrations towards label Cash Money/Young Money Records over the release status of his upcoming third major-label LP The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.

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It has been well-known for years that hip-hop isn’t given its just due by the GRAMMYs. Drake decided to take things into his own hands early Sunday morning with the first-ever “Hood Grammys.” Awarded via his Instagram account, the Toronto rapper gave ‘hood trophies in five categories: Best Vocal Performance of the Year, Best Performance by a Duo or Group, Best All Around Turn Up, Best Latin Club Anthem, and Mixtape of the Year.

Check out the winners for this year’s “Hood Grammys,” awarded by Drake, who won his first Grammy back in 2013 for Best Rap Album (Take Care).

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August Alsina got a surprise visit from a new friend on Monday. Nicki Minaj stopped by to check-in on the R&B star, who is currently hospitalized after suffering multiple seizure attacks last week during a concert in New York City. “August, u know, I’m here to save u. still praying for my lil bro. He’s doing better,” posted Nicki on Instagram, with a photo alongside her “No Love” collaborator bedside.

“Aug, u know Im here to save you.” She has to be the sweetest girl I know. #ASisterThatPrays,” August posted on his own Instagram account with a more cheerful photo, removing his nose tubes and throwing on a hat. Late last week in his first statement after collapsing, Alsina informed fans he was recovering well after bring in a coma for three days. There’s currently no word when the 22-year-old will be released from hospital.

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August Alsina is slowly getting back to full health, after collapsing on stage during a concert in New York City on Monday night. The R&B singer took to Instagram, posting a photo from bed side, giving fans an update for the first-time after suffering multiple seizures. “Your life can be gone in a split second,” said the New Orleans-native. “I’m recovering well and thankyou for all of your prayers & concerns,” he ended the message off with, also revealing he was in a coma for three days.

TMZ reported earlier this week that Alsina as rushed to the ICU of a NYC hospital, receiving treatment for the seizures after he fell off stage during his “Testimony Live” tour stop at Manhattan’s Irving Plaza. A rep states doctors did not find any drugs aside from marijuana in his system, believing August collapsing was due to exhaustion and dehydration.

Read August’s full message below.

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Bun B took to the baseball mound on Tuesday night, throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Houston Astros vs. Cleveland Indians matchup at Minute Maid Park. The rapper-writer-professor was on hand to promote and debut his collaborative set of hats with New Era. The Port Arthur-native and New Era teamed up for a limited run of hats, featuring a blend of the Astros classic retro colors and a new design that represents the pride of Houstonians. The Trill OG’s logo is also featured on the side of the baseball cap.

“The Astros star and specifically the old school color scheme with the white, orange and red is what most people recognize Houston by, and we’re happy to represent it,” said Bun B. “I love it, I’m happy the team went back to it and we understand what that means not just to Houston, but to baseball fans in general. It’s good to see the team representing that and the organization being proud to go back to those days of glory.”

Fat Joe was also in attendance on Tuesday night to support Bun B, covering the event for MTV2’s Off the Bat. Available now, the caps can be purchased at the Houston Astros Team Store, Academy Sports + Outdoors and online at www.academy.com.

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Beyoncé and Jay Z’s “On the Run” stadium tour came to a close over the weekend in Paris, France. Those who attended the electric show from music’s power couple were treated to various scenes from the pair’s short-film Bang Bang. Starring Queen Bey and Jay as their alter-egos, director Dikayl Rimmasch and Nowness presents for the first of a trilogy of short films.

“Two American outlaws speed through the Californian desert in a dusty 1960s Pontiac GTO with a manifest poise and stylish swagger that could only be embodied by the world’s foremost musical couple: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Directed by the New York-based filmmaker and photographer Dikayl Rimmasch, Bang Bang is a trilogy of short films starring Mr and Mrs Carter’s filmic alter egos, appearing throughout their two-and-a-half month long tour, On the Run, which celebrated its finale on Saturday at Stade de France in Paris. Rimmasch was introduced to Beyoncé and Jay Z via Mark Romanek, and with a creative cohort in the war photojournalist William Kaner put together a filmmaking approach and aesthetic inspired by French new wave cinema and the powerful intimacy of legendary independent director and mentor, Les Blank. Rimmasch’s stripped-back process paid dividends, allowing an incredibly fast, shoot-from-the-hip style using custom camera rigs that he had designed, 50-year-old Russian lenses and lighting effects by Archie Ciotti and Scott Spencer.”

Bang Bang, Part Two arrives on Tuesday as the couple’s On The Run Tour: Beyoncé and Jay Z HBO special premieres on September 20. An exhibition and screening will be held at Clic Gallery New York in NYC on September 19. Watch below, and read as Dikayl Rimmasch speaks on about Bang Bang’s conception and working with the two music icons.

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Earlier this summer, Chris Brown and Drake put their much-publicized differences aside, ending their public beef. After a photo of the two stars in studio together surfaced online, Brown has appeared on the ESPYs with Drake, and a rumored performance was scheduled to happen at this year’s OVO Fest, that reportedly got haulted due to Chris Brown’s legal problems.

Sitting down with MTV News, Breezy opened up on why they chose to reconcile, Drake inviting him to ESPYs, and recording on plenty on new records together.

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Bad Boy’s reign at the top may have been short like a leprechaun, but there’s no denying the impact Puff Daddy and the Family had during the mid-late ’90s. With Biggie’s Ready to Die celebrating its 20th birthday this week, GQ have compiled an oral history of Bad Boy Entertainment, speaking to many of the key players involved in the label’s rise from street rap staples to shiny suit-rocking radio killas.

With input from Bad Boy artists and producers such as Ma$e, Jadakiss and Easy Mo Bee, as well as industry figures like Russell Simmons, Andre Harrell and Jessica Rosenblum — and not forgetting Sean Combs himself — the piece provides a comprehensive history lesson on the label’s early success, Puffy’s unparalleled (yet sometimes insufferable) hustle, and life after BIG for the notorious label.

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