Cardi B is back!

Fresh from giving birth to baby Kulture last month, it’s been announced that the chart-topping rapper will be making her grand return to the stage at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. 

Details below…


Stefflon Don is set to unlock new mixtape ‘Secure’ this Friday and she’s bringing a host of major names along with her – Future being one of the most notable.

The rapper joins the British-Jamaican star on the song ‘What You Want,’ which received its worldwide debut tonight on Apple Music‘s Beats 1 radio with Zane Lowe.

A turn-up anthem, Steff says the song was purposefully crafted as such to feed-off Future’s well-established club jam sound.

During her fun-filled chat, she opened up about what it was like working with him, social media drama with Foxy Brown, her thoughts on Nicki Minaj‘s ‘Queen,’ and more.

Head below to listen to ‘What You Want’ and hear XXL Freshman Steff dish all…


Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriguez & Daniel Kaluuya in the same movie? With Steve McQueen as director?

Yes…it’s happening.

The name of the movie they built together? ‘Widows’.

Waiting below?

Its trailer!


Aretha Franklin‘s health is said to have improved.

A positive report below…


Teyana Taylor has pulled the plug on her joint tour with Jeremih. 

And she’s not biting her tongue about why.

Details below…


As Normani‘s single ‘Love Lies’ leaps towards the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the rising star continues to build her broader brand.

And the 22-year-old is making major moves out of the gate with help from Puma.

Details below…


Lady Gaga cuts a striking figure in stunning new promotional shots.

Currently prepping the release of movie blockbuster ‘A Star Is Born,’ Mother Monster is also in rehearsals for her hotly anticipated Las Vegas residency.

Set for a December debut, the special engagement will see the star perform two separate shows; the main offering will be ‘Enigma’ – a journey through her odyssey of Pop smashes. She’ll be pairing this with an intimate standalone Jazz production. Fans can snap up tickets for the individual shows or snag passes for both.

As for music, the singer has made no secret of the fact she’s working on the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Joanne.’

Could these new pics be attached to that? Whatever the case, it looks like exciting times are ahead for Gaga and her Monsters.

Peep more from the Eli Russell Linnetz lensed shoot below…


Little Mix have made it routine to deliver annual albums and dominate the airwaves with their melodic bops.

However, following the mammoth success of their 2016 album ‘Glory Days’ (their biggest LP yet) the ladies have taken a different approach.

Indeed, the Pop quad have been tour focal and taken their time recording the follow-up.

Now though, it seems Jesy, Jade, Perrie, and Leigh-Anne, are ready to rumble.

Moments ago on social media, they shared a snippet of a new song. What are you waiting for? Check it out below…


Cardi B may be cradling her newborn Kulture, but she still has time to clap-back at the naysayers.

With the music community still ingesting the album release of a rival, it’s sparked a broader discussion about the who’s who of the female rap arena.

As with most debates, credibility, payola, and politics lay at the center of the discourse. And Cardi has had enough.

Taking to Instagram, she served quite the response about the chatter thrown her way of late.

See what she had to say below…


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…


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:


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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