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Chika Slams 'Selfish' YG for Filming Music Video During Los Angeles Protest

As protests continue to rise across the nation demanding justice for George Floyd and the entire Black Lives Matter movement, YG joined the Los Angeles demonstrations over the weekend–but Chika is calling him out for misusing his platform. “YG said he here to shoot a video,” the rapper and activist tweeted on Sunday (June 7) from the […]

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Dominic Fike Pens Powerful Essay Calling for Police Defunding: 'The Real Curse Is the System We Live In'

On Monday (June 8), Dominic Fike chimed in on the pressing issue of police brutality and his past experiences with cops. In an Instagram post, Fike penned an essay explaining his family’s battles with law enforcement and why he opted to pause the release of his first major label single. “My life has felt cursed […]

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Juicy J Fights Systemic Racism in 'Hella F—in Trauma' Protest-Inspired Anthem

Juicy J channeled a lot of “Hella F—in Trauma” for his latest protest-fueled anthem he posted on SoundCloud yesterday (June 7). In reviving his trademark muddled Memphis, Tenn. sound, the 45-year-old rapper declares “enough is enough” throughout the song regarding the racist violence plaguing America that has sparked peaceful protests throughout its major and minor cities. […]

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DaBaby & Roddy Ricch's 'Rockstar' Rises to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Plus, SAINt JHN hits the top 10 with “Roses.” DaBaby‘s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, ascends to No. 1, from No. 3, on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. DaBaby scores his first Hot 100 leader and Roddy Ricch adds his second. Plus, SAINt JHN‘s “Roses” rises 14-10 on the Hot 100, marking his first top […]

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YG Plays 'FTP' During L.A. Black Lives Matter Protest: 'All of Us Protesting Are on the Same Side'

As celebrities continue to protest across the nation in hopes of accelerating justice for George Floyd and the entire Black Lives Matter movement, YG participated in the action and had a resounding message for his detractors over the weekend. “For anyone out there talking I don’t question your advocacy and don’t think you should question […]

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Black Music Month 2020 Playlist: Guapdad 4000 Encourages Everyone to Step Up

This year, Black Music Month takes a different turn. Because of the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and more, we at Billboard hope to uplift and empower African Americans during this cloudy and dubious time. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the remainder of the month, an artist will provide a playlist designed […]

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Lip Sync Herstory: 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Destiny’s Child’s 'Survivor'

After a long and tumultuous season filled with tears and triumphs, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 finally came to a close for a first-time-in-Drag-Race-herstory grand finale episode. Not only was the top four being narrowed down to a top three before the final, but because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the entire cast wasn’t able to […]

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Megan Thee Stallion Kicks Off Summer for 'Dear Class of 2020' With Sizzling Medley

The class of 2020’s graduation after party officially got its start with Megan Thee Stallion Sunday night (June 7). The rapper performed an at-home, virtual medley oozing of summer house party vibes right after this year’s all-star YouTube ceremony came to an end. Her nearly 10-minute set included “Big Ole Freak,” “Hot Girl Summer,” “Captain Hook,” […]

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Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland & More Recite Maya Angelou Poem For YouTube's Dear Class of 2020 Celebration

Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, Shonda Rhimes, Yara Shahidi, Janelle Monae and more recited Maya Angelou’s “Still I Rise” poem during YouTube’s virtual “Dear Class of 2020″ commencement celebration on Sunday (June 7). Each woman took turns reading lines from the poem such as, “Does my sexiness upset you?/ Does it come as a surprise/ […]

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6ix9ine Teases Updated Take on Akon's 2004 Song 'Locked Up': Watch

6ix9ine is hard at work on his next album, and he’s recruited Akon to assist in the process. The 24-year-old rainbow-haired rapper, who was recently granted an early prison release amid the coronavirus pandemic, took to social media Sunday (June 7) to share a clip of himself rapping new lyrics over the beat of Akon’s […]