On Friday, Beyonce was confirmed by “multiple sources” to be pregnant with her second child. Hours later she apparently took to Instagram to deny the reports, only to delete her sharp statement. “I can’t stop the rumors from starting, and I can’t really change peoples [sic] minds who believe them, all I can do is sit back and laugh at these low life people who have nothing better to do than talk about me,” the post said. More »
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will.i.am has released a video for “Bang Bang,” his contribution to The Great Gatsby soundtrack. While the film boasted a lavish world that could be viewed in 3-D, will.i.am’s black and white clip is stark in its simplicity. A band of horn players follow his lead as he signals for the drop, then nails the Charleston inside an otherwise empty ballroom.
In AllMusic’s review of the soundtrack, David Jeffries said that will.i.am’s song made for an “entirely obvious and irresistibly fun” contribution. The video is precisely that — watch it at E!. More »
“If I go hard, let me tell you that it’s worth it / Play the right cards, I-I-I ain’t afraid to work it,” Jessie J sings in her new single “Wild.” On Thursday the Voice mentor previewed the song with a clip of her studio session, in which she added final touches to her pop plea.
Heartbeats are still left to ponder over a lyric that Jessie J teased along with “Wild”: “Everything starts with a WISH but everything can be real.” (No, her new album isn’t titled Wish — as if it would be that easy.) In the meantime, Jessie J promises that “Wild” and its video will drop soon, both featuring G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean and fellow U.K. resident Dizzie Rascal. Watch the clip up top. More »
When Jennifer Lopez teased her “Live It Up” video, she offered flashes of a colorful runway show, a rambunctious beach party and skin — her own, that is. Hours later though, Lopez couldn’t help but to release the video in its entirety — a flashy clip showing that even if Pitbull calls (okay, texts) and America’s Next Top Model alumnus Eva Marcille appears, J. Lo will still steal the show.
Lopez preps for the runway when Pitbull proposes to meet in southeastern France. (The video was filmed in Miami Beach, but whatever.) She heads to his call, but not before she channels her inner Baby and drives onlookers to hysterics. More »
“I’d rather be a dick than a swallower,” Kanye West raps in “New Slaves,” a song he debuted Friday night. West premiered the song in nine different cities by projecting a clip onto 66 different buildings, a video of him staring straight ahead. The rapper was calm, but his words were harsh.
“New Slaves” brings West’s February gigs in London to mind and how, to the tune of “Clique,” the G.O.O.D. Music honcho mocked corporations (“I can’t give a fuck about your comments, I promise, I promise”) as he rambled of the Grammys, “the whole Beyonce thing” and Jay-Z‘s cameo in Justin Timberlake‘s “Suit & Tie.” To the spare beat of “New Slaves,” West hits harder at the same target. More »
Did You Hear?
:: After Pink canceled her April 22 concert in Birmingham, Ala., she was diagnosed with chest and ear infections — and she received hate mail in the process. “I am a human being, therefore I am able to catch illness. It is beyond my control and I can’t apologize for that,” she replied. [Official website]
:: E!’s Twitter account was hacked Saturday night, and it began to spread rumors that Justin Bieber was gay and Selena Gomez supported his decision. “This account @eonline was compromised and some incorrect information was sent out. We’re working with Twitter now to fix this.” [Mashable]
:: Growing up in New York, Beastie Boys‘ Adam Yauch played in Brooklyn’s Palmetto Playground. In tribute to his legacy — Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of his death — the playground was renamed the Adam Yauch Park. [Rolling Stone]
:: Michael Buble isn’t the only one who loves belting Frank Ocean‘s “Super Rich Kids.” On Saturday at New Orleans’ Jazz Fest, Ocean cued the channel ORANGE track and instructed the crowd to sing nearly every chorus. [YouTube]
:: South Africa, Venezuela, Ghana —these countries, plus others, boast nine new EDM genres worth hearing. [VIBE]
After the jump, find out which music acts you can catch on TV today. More »
Justin Timberlake says that his sequel to The 20/20 Experience is out September 30, as announced via Instagram (above). The news comes after the Roots drummer Questlove reported a November release date, then Timberlake confirmed plans to release more music.
“I’ve got to clear up the rumors. The whole thing about this only being the first part… is true. There is another half. [But] I’m not giving you a release date,” he said to Ryan Seacrest in March. More »
Kelly Rowland sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” to kick off Saturday’s boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero. While her new single “Kisses Down Low” prompts Rowland to be coy, the fight inspired her to flex her pipes as she motioned her hands, acknowledging the American flag.
As the undefeated Mayweather warmed up, Guerrero watched Rowland’s straightforward, but still effective rendition of the national anthem. He lost, but at least he got to see a great performance — watch up top. More »
Birdman has released a new video for “Tapout,” his new single featuring (a healthy) Lil Wayne, Future, Mack Maine and Nicki Minaj. While the song’s premise is simple — each artist brags of their respective sexual prowess, like when Minaj sings, “Who’s got the baddest p—- in the planet?” — the video revolves around The Voice correspondent Christina Milian and Paris Hilton in the middle of a heist. More »
Miley Cyrus is on Instagram straight flexin’. (Don’t credit us for the Trinidad James reference — she beat us to it.) On Saturday, Cyrus joined Instagram to announce that she tops Maxim‘s annual Hot 100 list, complete with a photo from the shoot (above). “My 1st Instagram is dedicated to all my fans,” she said. “thank you for crowning me #1 Maxim Hot 100.”
Maxim allowed readers to vote on its Hot 100 list for the first time ever last year; Cyrus nabbed the No. 68 spot for having “cast aside her teenybopper image for some adult awesomeness.” Others have noticed, too — following her shoots at V and Elle UK, Cyrus’ Maxim session will make for her third magazine cover announced this month. More »