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Ice-T, P!nk, Axl Rose & Adam Lambert Slam Donald Trump Over George Floyd Protest Response: 'Truly Bad, Repulsive'

As thousands took to the streets around the nation over the weekend to protest the death of unarmed black man George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody last week, a number of artists lashed out at Pres. Donald Trump’s reaction to the marches during a time of national crisis. P!nk, who has been outspoken in her […]

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LL Cool J Delivers Fiery Rap on Racism and Murder of George Floyd: Watch

LL Cool J has a lot to say about the situation currently unfolding across America, and a single tweet won’t do it. The two-time Grammy winner unleashed an incendiary rap which traces centuries of racism, division and the all-too-frequent killing of unarmed black men and women by law enforcement officials. Looking straight down the camera, […]

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How to Help Like Artists and the Music Industry Are Doing in the Wake of George Floyd's Death

While citizens nationwide are protesting the death of George Floyd, who died after a Minneapolis officer kneeled on his neck for nine minutes, musicians and others in the music industry are also speaking up and looking for ways to help end racism and bring about accountability. We at Billboard — like the many artists, companies, […]

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Chika Chronicles Her Detainment While Protesting George Floyd's Death in L.A.: Watch

Rising rapper Chika has chronicled her experience of being detained while protesting George Floyd’s death in Los Angeles. The 23-year-old artist took to social media early Sunday (May 31) to detail her whirlwind of an experience at Saturday’s protest, which resulted in her being handcuffed for seven hours after police officers declared an unlawful gathering […]

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Chance the Rapper Defends George Floyd Protestors: 'Damaging Property Is Not Violent'

Chance the Rapper is coming to the defense of protesters across the nation. The Chicago MC took to Twitter on Saturday (May 30) to address protests in Los Angeles, New York, San Jose, Atlanta and Washington, D.C., where citizens are flooding the streets over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands […]

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Britney Spears Takes Over Apple Music's 'I Miss Y2K' Playlist With Favorite Throwback Bops: Listen

Thursdays aren’t the only time to throw it back. Britney Spears took over Apple Music’s I Miss Y2K playlist on Friday morning (May 29) and packed it with 30 amazing throwback tracks from the late 1990s and early 2000s that will give your serious millennium vibes. “I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since a […]

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Yo Gotti Bought Himself $1 Million Worth of Cars for His Birthday

Yo Gotti celebrated his 39th birthday earlier this week and he took the opportunity to spoil himself. The Memphis rapper treated himself to over $1 million worth of luxury cars. Gotti flexed his expensive birthday presents on his Instagram, showing off not one, but three one-of-a-kind turquoise whips: a Rolls Royce truck, a Ferrari F8, and Lamborghini […]

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Eminem's Long History of Rap Beefs: A Complete Guide

Eminem is recognized as one of the true GOATs of the rap game. However, the Detroit rapper born Marshall Mathers didn’t earn his crown without ruffling a few feathers. In a nearly 30-year career, he has engaged in a number of beefs which have seen the notoriously witty rapper immortalize his clashes with pop stars, […]

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How Well Do You Know Beyoncé's Billboard History? Take Our 20-Question Quiz

The reign of Queen Bey was officially extended into the 2020s this week, as Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage” — featuring an invaluable assist from one Beyoncé Knowles-Carter — takes the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. The No. 1 is Beyoncé’s seventh as a solo artist — along with four she picked up […]

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Watch Lil Nas X Take on 'Elmo's Song' on 'The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo'

Lil Nas X stopped by Sesame Street on Thursday (May 28) to be a guest on The Not-Too-Late Show With Elmo. During the show — a new Sesame Street spin-off for HBO Max — the rapper teamed up with Elmo for an Auto-Tuned rendition of “Elmo’s Song,” the classic theme song sung by the iconic […]