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Black Twitter Drags Gospel Singer Vicki Yohe After Pro-Trump/Anti-Womens March Statement

‘Nobody Knows Me Better’ gospel singer Vicki Yohe should’ve known better than to so avidly announce her support of President Trump and his policies over the weekend.

On the same day a record 2.9 million women marched worldwide to convey a message of complete disapproval for the recently inaugurated businessman, Yohe – a white gospel singer with a strong Black following – took to Twitter to salute the ‘Apprentice’ star and ended up getting schooled by some angry followers in the process.

In fact, the dragging was so merciless she turned her timeline off to protect it from further harassment.  See it inside:

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Watch: Chrisette Michele Performs at Trump’s Inauguration [Full Video]

The week’s most talked about performance finally happened tonight.

Grammy winning R&B songstress Chrisette Michele, despite an ongoing backlash that saw her slammed from every corner of Twitter, took to the stage tonight in honor of Donald Trump‘s inauguration to the tune of a reported $250,000 payout (contrary to the previously alleged $750,000).

This despite The Roots star, Questlove, offering to pay her the same to NOT perform.  Well…we know how this story ended.

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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Ed Sheeran Makes Hot 100 History With New Singles

As we reported here last week, Ed Sheeran was in shape to make history with ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle on the Hill’ – the highly anticipated leading releases from his forthcoming album, ‘Divide.’

Now that the Billboard Hot 100 has refreshed, news has officially come in indicating the singer/songwriter has indeed penciled his name into history books for a jaw-dropping feat.

Billboard reports:

‘[Ed Sheeran] becomes the first artist ever to debut in the top 10 with two songs simultaneously, as “Castle on the Hill” follows with an entrance at No. 6.  [‘Shape’] rockets in powered most heavily by sales…240,000 first-week downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 12, according to Nielsen Music.

Sheeran simultaneously starts at No. 6 on the Hot 100 with “Castle on the Hill,” which opens at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (171,000 sold)…

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Report: Future & Ciara Reach Agreement In Child Custody Battle

Urban Entertainers Reach Settlement Over Custody of Child Future Zahir

Nearly two weeks after singer/songwriter Ciara dropped a $15 million defamation suit against rapper/ex-fiance Future for alleged slanderous activity performed in 2016 the ‘Body Party’ duo have reportedly crossed another legal threshold:  settling the custody battle over their 2-year-old son Future Zahir

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Spike Lee Cancels Chrisette Michele Music From His Netflix Series After Inauguration Backlash

Director Damns Diva For Accepting Trump Inauguration Gig

Legendary film director Spike Lee (‘Do the Right Thing,’ ‘Malcolm X,’ ‘School Daze,’ etc.) is definitely of the school of thought that Grammy winning R&B singer Chrisette Michele did not do the right thing when she accepted a gig to perform at an inauguration special for president elect Donald Trump.

The gig, turned down by famed stage and recording star Jennifer Holliday (who is still being dragged on Twitter for even accepting it in the first place, was handed to Michele for a reported $750,000.  What the move also purchased Michele was an ongoing Twitter dragging and a removal from consideration for Lee’s forthcoming Netflix series.

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Retro Rewind: Billboard Hot 100 This Week in 2005 #TBT

Ciara Enjoys Hot 100 Peak of Sophomore Hit ‘1,2 Step’

Readers of That Grape Juice know what avid music lovers we are – especially of hits past.

So, as our retrospective features ‘From the Vault’ and ‘TGJ Replay’  allow us the chance to re-spin the gems and jams of yesterday of one artist, our newest feature Chart Rewind – a variation of our current Retro Rewind assay – accedes salutes to an entire era of music history.

Next, we’ll take a step back to 2005 to revisit one of Ciara‘s biggest hits – ‘1,2 Step.’  The Missy Elliott and Jazze Pha-produced cut – released as the follow-up to her debut chart-topping single, ‘Goodies’ – shot to #2 at the end of 2004 and remained there this week 12 years ago.  An 80’s inspired tune, inspired by Afrika Bambaataa‘s ‘Planet Rock,’ ‘Step’ was Ci’s second consecutive top 5 single and was only held at bay by Mario‘s massive hit ‘Let Me Love You.’

Hop on down under the jump to step down memory lane with Ciara:

 

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#Beyhive Sting CNN Reporter For Slamming Beyonce In Favor of Toby Keith

Trump Supporter Pisses Off Beyonce & Katy Perry Fan Bases

CNN reporter and avid Trump supporter Kayleigh McEnany clearly missed the #Beyhive memo sent to political commentator Betsy McCaughey:  don’t mess with Beyonce!

As you may recall, McCaughey came under fire from the devoted fan group after attempted to slam Hillary Clinton by awkwardly quoting lyrics from Bey’s top 10 hit ‘Formation’ (click here to read more on that).  Like McCaughey, McEnany has incited Beyhive fury by slamming another one of the singer’s signature hits:  ‘Single Ladies.’

The offense came just a day after she also claimed that Beyonce was inferior to country star Toby Keith.  See the video inside:

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She’s Coming! Pepsi Unveils Behind The Scenes Look at Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show [Video]

‘Bad Romance’ Belter Bringing Some Serious Heat To NFL Stage

With less than 3 weeks away from the highly anticipated Super Bowl Halftime show performance by Lady Gaga, we fans were wondering where was the promo to ramp up excitement for the showing (like we’ve seen in years past).Well, the answer to that call came today via Twitter courtesy of the show’s sponsor, Pepsi.

Giving viewers a behind the scenes look at what to expect from the apparently epic venture, tuck in below to get as excited as we have now that we’ve seen the visual:

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Jennifer Holliday: ‘I Received Death Threats From Black Community Over Inauguration Performance’ [Video]

Stage Star Reflects on Painful Harassment

‘And I Am Telling You’ singer Jennifer Holliday is still running the media gambit, telling any and everyone who will listen about the controversy that surrounded her decision to perform at president elect Donald Trump‘s forthcoming inauguration celebration (scheduled for January 19th).

Granted, the decision was quickly reversed, but Holliday – who took to ‘The View’ today – told viewers the harassment continued well beyond the announcement of her pullout from the showing.  Specifically pointing a finger at the “Black community” for name-calling, disparaging remarks, and even making death threats, tuck in below to hear Holliday recount the horrifying experience (again):

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Hot Shots: Alicia Keys Ditches ‘Makeup Free Movement’ For ‘Allure’ Magazine

Singer Dishes on Beyonce, Solange, & More Behind the Scenes

Looks like ‘Karma’ singer Alicia Keys’ anti-makeup campaign has finally come full circle, if her February spread in ‘Allure’ magazine is anything to judge by.

In what (reportedly) comes as her first editorial wearing makeup since Spring 2016, the songstress took to the fashion mag to dish on everything from president elect Donald Trump to women’s rights, activism, and even played a fun game of “would you rather?” (featuring names such as Beyonce, Solange, Tupac, and more).

Tuck in below to see more photos from the afro-centric shoot and see behind the scenes footage as well:


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New Video: August Alsina – ‘Wait’

August Alsina is not wasting any time giving fans a whiff of what he’s been cooking up for his third album, ‘Drugs.’

After dropping the video for its title track just last week, the R&B crooner has already lifted a visual for the tune’s follow-up entitled ‘Wait.’

Tuck in below to watch and tell us if you think Alsina is on the way to his latest hit:

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Ratings: Vivica Fox’s ‘Magic’ Holds Steady Despite Producer Cutting Ties After ‘No Gays’ Drama

Since the week of its premiere on Lifetime, Vivica Fox’s reality male stripper competition – ‘Black Magic’ – has been engrossed in controversy.

As if the hooplah around its subject matter alone didn’t ruffle enough feathers, the actress’s stinging declination to gays when asked if the show’s performer would perform “for them as well” landed her in hot water.  In fact, not only did she experience an unfortunate dragging on Twitter, but the show’s producer – Jean Claude Lamarre – condemned her comments and immediately distanced himself from her.  The ruckus encouraged her to lend an official apology via Instagram:

Interestingly, despite all the drama that’s been pit against the show since the week of it’s arrival, its ratings are still hanging tough.  See what we mean inside:

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