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Ouch! Singer Under Fire For ‘Brutalizing’ U.S. National Anthem at 2017 NBA All-Star Game

#NationalAnthem Trending on Twitter as a Result

Jon Batiste, an acclaimed musician best known for being the musical director/band leader for ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,’ is now seeing his name touted alongside the title ‘worst Star Spangled Banner’ rendition.

In front of a packed house of celebrities and basketball enthusiasts, the singer took his trusty piano to the 2017 NBA All-Star Game to render an extended version of the historic number moments ago.  And, while some did praise Batiste for his unique spin on the U.S. National Anthem, more critics slammed his take on the tune – some even branding it “lazy” and “uneventful.”

Are people overreacting?  Watch it inside and tell us:

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iTunes #1: Sales Skyrocket For Black Singer Who Wore Pro-Trump Dress To Grammys

Joy Villa Beats Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ For Top Spot

While Adele‘s sweep, Beyonce‘s performance, and Rihanna‘s shut-out are the main topics of discussion post the 2017 Grammy Awards, a little known singer – Joy Villa – garnered her fair share of attention after her stunt on the ceremony’s red carpet.

As we revealed here, the singer/songwriter took to the pre-show affair donning a politically charged, pro-Donald Trump dress that featured the caption “Make America Great Again.”  Earning her an unceremonious slamming from a number of commenters – some of whom even propelled death threats – the move also earned high praise from the sitting president’s supporters.

In fact, so much support Villa woke up to news her 2014 EP, ‘I Make the Static,’ edged out Beyonce for the top spot on iTunes.  This despite Bey having the most talked about performance of the night…

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Singer Causes Stir With Pro-Trump ‘Make America Great Again’ Dress at 2017 Grammys

Joy Villa Faces Death Threats & Internet Trolling After Political Statements

 

Twitter is having an absolute field day with singer Joy Villa thanks to her jaw-dropping ensemble unveiled on tonight’s Grammy’s red carpet.

The singer/songwriter best known for…umm…that thing she did at some point in history is definitely hearing her name among chatter after stripping away a white cloak to reveal her Pro-Trump dress.

It’s clear she wanted attention and, if these Twitter responses are anything to judge by, she may have gotten more than she bargained for:

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Black Twitter Is Still Erupting Over Yahoo’s #NiggerNavy Snafu

Typo Activates Twitter Tirade

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The good folks over at Yahoo! Finance probably didn’t calculate the backlash they’d experience as a result of a Twitter typo that sent African Americans into a frenzy.

Reporting on president-elect Donald Trump‘s intention to expand the U.S. Navy, the replacement of the “B” in the phrase “bigger navy” has put the finance gurus in hot water.

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New Video: ‘Knocking Off Your Heels’ – Pretty Ricky, H-Town, & Jodeci

Jojo may be singing about disasters these days, but you are about to witness one.  As has been making its rounds around the blog-o-sphere, a host of has-beens have joined forces to create what is certifiably a historic hot mess of a video.  Led by ‘Grind On Me’ group Pretty Ricky, the visual for ‘Knocking Off Your Heels’, said to be the lead single from their upcoming BlueStars 2 (due early 2012), features legendary R&B group Jodeci and 90s R&B bad boys H-Town.

While fans of all three groups have noticed their collective absences from charts and radio alike, view of this visual may concern and confirm that even more absence is yet to come.

Without further adieu…the late night special.

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Rick Ross/Kreayshawn Camps Cause a Commotion Backstage at MTV VMA

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‘Blowing Money Fast (B.M.F.)’ rapper Rick Ross was caught on camera blowing off steam backstage with recent nemesis/glam rap starlet Kreayshawn.  The freestyle failure, who was nominated for the show’s ‘Best New Artist’ moonman, was being interviewed when the rap titan’s camp interrupted.  Needless to say, sparks flew.

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Khia Arrested For Repossession Evasion

Rapstress Khia may brag about her skills over 16 bars, but now the ‘My Neck, My Back’ performer has found herself back behind another set of bars.  For, as has been making its rounds around the blog-0-sphere, the Philly native was arrested for “concealing/endangering property-secured interest” (aka evading repossession of a good).

While the unnamed good is believed to be an automobile, the jokes pretty much write themselves here.  Whatever it was, it’s pretty safe to say the ‘Snatch the Cat Back’ rapper got something snatched this weekend.  Unfortunately, it was not that wig.

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This one has been doing the rounds on the net for the last few days and has caused a small controversy. So many different opinions…I’m still kinda speechless. What do you think?!

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