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Did the #LawrenceHive make their presence (or absence in this case) felt after promising to boycott beloved Issa Rae HBO series, ‘Insecure’?

As the  backlash from news of the exit of “Lawrence” (Jay Ellis), Rae’s love interest in the show, grew so large on Twitter the actress even addressed it in a number of interviews (click here to read), longtime fans of the series were keen to see if the response would impact viewership.  And, while the furor over his departure cannot be pinpointed as the sole blame, ‘Insecure’s season 3 – which premiered on August 12th – did open to figures lower than anticipated.

Considering the critical acclaim that continues to surround the series, expectations were certainly high given the cliffhanger that brought season 2 to a close. Alas, its Sunday premiere drew in…

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Is it fate or just coincidence that the week Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Queen’ album hits digital shelves music lovers find their interest reawakened in the work of her archnemesis, Lil Kim (namely her game-changing debut album, ‘Hardcore’)?

Sales and streams of her latest effort – ‘Nasty One’ – may not exactly be on the up side as of time reported, but her 1996 inaugural set (featuring the hits ‘No Time,’ ‘Not Tonight,’ and ‘Crush On You’) is currently crushing competition 22 years its junior.

The sudden spike in sales even caught Kim’s attention and she took to Twitter to offer her thanks to her beloved fan base, affectionately called #KillerBees.  Details inside:

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From ‘Fade’ to ‘Fade2Fit’ and beyond, singer/dancer/actress Teyana Taylor‘s body has long been the envy of many, men and women alike.  And, just in case you’d forgotten, she’s teamed with ‘Playboy’ to serve a scorching reminder.

Tinging the gentleman’s magazine for its September/October issue, the Ben Watts-snapped session sees the diva pose it up with a slew of her sexiest poses poolside, right outside a Los Angeles mansion with a mountainous backdrop.

Curious to see what fire the redhead dropped for the publication?  See some highlights inside before it hits newsstands later this month:

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Refreshed reports indicate Nicki Minaj‘s previously forecasted reign atop next week’s Billboard 200 with her fourth official studio, ‘Queen,’ is on track to be blocked from the tally’s perch by this week’s champion Travis Scott.

Scott, who took the #1 position on the chart from Minaj’s Young Money brother Drake, shocked fans and industry analysts alike when his latest project – ‘Astroworld’ – bowed at #1 with 537,000 units shifted (the second largest debut this year to date).  Coming as his second chart-topper overall, the set was originally predicted to shift at least a third of those sales in week #2.  While updated information suggests his second week sales will fall a bit shy of that projection, they’re still believed to be just enough to keep ‘Queen’ at bay.

Details inside:

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Ciara leads an all-star line-up of names joining Bruno Mars‘ epic ’24k Magic Tour.’

As reported, Cardi B vacated her spot on the trek’s final run of shows after revealing that she wouldn’t be recovered in time after child-birth.

But fans needn’t fret because Bruno has enlisted an array of eclectic names to replace her.

CiCi, armed with the buzz of ‘Level Up’ and ‘Freak Me,’ is one of them. Find out who the others are below…

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Janet Jackson is creating quite the event around the launch of new single ‘Made For Now.’

Set to arrive this Friday, a number of major promotional elements have been lined up in support of the Daddy Yankee assisted jam.

The latest of which includes the premiere of her very own station on SiriusXM.

Details below…

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Danity Kane are back…with a twist!

The much-loved ensemble have trumpeted their return by announcing a unique new tour.

Details below…

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Safaree Samuels is enraged that his ex-lover Nicki Minaj would take to the radio to claim that he used procure ladies of the night to tend to his carnal desires!

How he has responded? By opening up about the alleged abuse he was forced to endure during their time together. Abuse, he claims almost saw him lose his life.

Full story below…

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Omarosa isn’t finished with Donald Trump!

Keen to shift copies of her new book ‘Unhinged’, the political titan made her way to ‘PBS News Hour‘ to lift the lid on her time with him and reveal why she believes he is losing his mind!

That isn’t all.

For, she also claimed that she has proof that members of his own family are working alongside his enemies to take him down.

Watch below…

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‘BlacKKKlansman’ is faring very well at the box office!

How well?

Find out below…

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Taraji P. Henson takes center-stage in the remake of ‘What Women Want.’

Aptly titled ‘What Men Want,’ Paramount’s re-imagining of the 2000 comedy sees Henson star as a female sports agent who’s fed up after consistently being frozen out by her male coworkers. When she gains the power to hear men’s thoughts, she uses it shift the pendulum of power to her advantage as she races to sign the NBA’s next big superstar.

In the original, Mel Gibson played a confident chauvinistic male who randomly acquires the ability to hear what the women around him are truly thinking.

Presently set for a January 11th 2019 theater debut, the first trailer has been unleashed.

Watch below…

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Beyonce made history this month when she covered the September issue of Vogue magazine.

Handed unprecedented control over the edition (including the selection of the 23-year-old Black photographer Tyler Mitchell), Queen Bey’s feature spread was showered with praise for its striking aesthetic and equally resonating words.

Now, the fashion bible is taking folk behind the scenes of the feature, which was lensed in the UK.

Head below to see Mrs Carter in action, including brief glimpses of her children Blue Ivy and twins Rumi and Sir

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