Hip hop and rap

January 28, 2019 - 10:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A rapper and founding member of the 1990s hip-hop group The Fugees is fighting the U.S. government over a multimillion-dollar forfeiture complaint. Prakazrel "Pras" Michel faces allegations in a civil forfeiture complaint that he aided a scheme to try to get the Justice Department...
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This combination photo shows Erykah Badu performing at a tribute to Prince at the BET Awards in Los Angeles on June 26, 2016, left, and Taraji P. Henson posing for a portrait in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2018. Badu and Henson star together in the upcoming comedy “What Men Want.” They say comments online and, in Badu’s case, also in concert regarding R. Kelly haven been taken totally out of context. (AP Photo)
January 28, 2019 - 2:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Taraji P. Henson and Erykah Badu want to clear the air. The pair, who star together in the upcoming comedy "What Men Want," say their comments regarding R. Kelly have been taken totally out of context. The "Empire" actress recently posted an Instagram story where she looked up...
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This image released by Warner Bros. shows Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Lady Gaga was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Feb. 24. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
January 22, 2019 - 11:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a double nominee at the Academy Awards, where rapper Kendrick Lamar is nominated for the first time while songwriter Diane Warren is also vying for her first win with her 10th nomination. Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her work...
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January 17, 2019 - 6:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out. Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be...
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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2018 file photo, Kim Kardashian West attends "The Cher Show" Broadway musical opening night at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York. Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child. Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy during an appearance Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
January 15, 2019 - 8:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child. Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy during an appearance Monday on Bravo's "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen." The 38-year-old reality star says the boy will arrive "sometime soon." Kardashian says she...
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Celine Dion performs at the "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen Of Soul" event at the Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, January 13, 2019, in Los Angeles. The special is set to air on March 10, 2019. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
January 14, 2019 - 3:37 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The late Aretha Franklin's songs were so impactful that some of music's bests from Alicia Keys to Celine Dion took the stage Sunday to relive the Queen of Soul's biggest hits in a taped tribute concert. Every rendition of Franklin's songs from "Respect" to "I Say a Little Prayer...
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FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2017, file photo, Adam Levine of Maroon 5 performs at the Rock in Rio music festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Big Boi and Travis Scott will join Maroon 5 in this year’s Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL officially announced the band as its headliner Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
January 13, 2019 - 3:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn't confirm the band as its...
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January 11, 2019 - 7:10 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Two French rappers who fought a running battle inside a Paris airport with their entourages over the summer are seeking to take their dispute into a boxing ring in Belgium. Booba, one of France's most successful rap artists, announced on social media a "light-heavyweight category"...
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January 09, 2019 - 8:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Cardi B has 13 reasons to celebrate: She's nominated for 13 honors at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards. IHeartMedia announced Wednesday that the rapper is the most nominated act, competing for honors such as song of the year for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5 and female artist of...
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FILE - This Nov. 20, 2011 file photo shows Soulja Boy at the 39th Annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles. Rapper Soulja Boy was among the motorists whose cars were trapped by mudslides caused by a powerful storm that shut down Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2018. No injuries were reported after heavy rains loosened hillsides in areas scorched by recent wildfires. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
January 06, 2019 - 2:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Soulja Boy was among motorists whose cars were trapped by mudslides caused by a powerful storm that shut down Southern California's Pacific Coast Highway. The 28-year-old retweeted a photo of the mudslides in Malibu on Saturday. He said: "My car got stuck too almost went...
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