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The music world lost a legend, as Maurice White has passed away. White, 74, was the co-founder and leader of the legendary funk group Earth, Wind & Fire. Maurice passed away at his Los Angeles home on Wednesday after a long battle with Parkinsons Disease.

My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep,” Earth, Wind & Fire member Verdine White said in a statement to The Associated Press. “While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.” The group also posted a message on Twitter saying, “Our brother Maurice White passed peacefully in his sleep this morning. The light is he, shining on you and me.”

Many, including Magic Johnson, Questlove, Q-Tip, and Juicy J took the time to send their condolences via social media on Thursday evening. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 58th annual GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 15 in Los Angeles.

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Singer Natalie Cole passed away on Thursday night in Los Angeles confirms a publicist. The daughter of the legendary Nat King Cole died at the age of 65, from congestive heart failure. Natalie’s kidney troubles dates back to 2008, when she was diagnosed with hepatitis C. In 2009, Cole underwent a successful kidney transplant at at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Natalie had previously attributed her illness to her battles trying to stop using ocaine and heroin. She had been sober for a while following a few stints in a rehabilitation clinic. A six-time Grammy Award winner, Natalie Cole will best be remembered for the classics “This Will Be” and “Unforgettable.”

It is with heavy hearts that we bring to you all the news of our Mother and sister’s passing,” a rep says in a statement released to TMZ. “Natalie fought a fierce, courageous battle, dying how she lived..with dignity, strength and honor. Our beloved Mother and sister will be greatly missed and remain UNFORGETTABLE in our hearts forever.”

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The drama between Meek Mill and Drake continues. Just 24 hours after Drake took to the OVO Fest stage, with a scathing opening set directed at Meek Mill, the Philly rapper debuted a new diss track towards the Canadian superstar. During “The Pinkprint” tour stop in Charlotte, NC on Tuesday night, the MMG rapper debuted a new response track, acapella. “Wayne don’t f**k with you, Stunna don’t f**k with you, Tyga don’t f**k with you,” raps Meek, referring to Drake’s past feud with his YMCMB labelmate. He continued, “Everybody catching bullet holes, including Drake and the whole OVO.”

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Styles P tribute

Miss Info: I don’t know if Styles will ever read this…he doesn’t have to, he knows the friendship and support is always there. But I wanted to share his message about the death of his step-daughter, and a story of my own…
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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, has passed away at a hospice center in Atlanta.

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The saga in recent months between Lil’ Wayne, Birdman and Young Thug has taken another puzzling turn. According to a report, Birdman and his former Rich Gang protégé plotted to murder Lil’ Wayne.

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What’s summer without a good old rap beef Twitter spat? Early Saturday morning, Meek Mill and Joe Budden had a back and forth exchange on social media over recent comments Budden made on the Philly rapper’s relationship with Nicki Minaj.

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Rick Ross is a free man. The MMG rapper-CEO has been released from jail in Fayette County, Georgia, after being arrested for assault and kidnapping. During a bond hearing on Wednesday, a judge granted Rick Ross’ release on a $2 million bond. The amount comprised of: $1 million equity from the ex-Holyfield mansion he owns, $500,000 surety bond and $500k in cold hard cash. If at any time Ross obstructs justice or intimidates any witnesses, the $5 million property that formerly belonged to Evander Holyfield will be lost.

Last week, Rick Ross allegedly dragged a groundskeeper at his mansion inside, beating him multiple times. The Miami native is also being accused of holding a gun to the victim’s chest and threatning to shoot him if he talked. The altercation started after Ross allegedly found out the groundskeeper, who lives on the property, had a party at the mansion the night before.

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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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It looks as if the Christina Milian and Lil Wayne relationship is hitting new levels. Not only has Milian dedicated her latest single to her new man and current love, but now she’s going the extra mile by tattooing their name on her skin (so he knows it’s real).

Christina debuted “Love Hard: TNT” on Instagram today, and she tells E! Online, “You can make your special guesses…of what that means.” Apparently, it stands for Tina and Tunechi, short for both of their nicknames. Not only that but Weezy F. also gifted his main squeeze with a bracelet sporting the letters T and T as well. As people say nowadays, the ‘love is on fleek’ at the Carter residence.

Take a look at the jewelry and a symbol of their love below…

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