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Finally! We hear it from her lips.

Weeks after the rumor mill began swirling that pop queen Janet Jackson was hard at work on new music, behind the scenes footage from a once-unnamed music video starring the youngest Jackson began circulating (click here to see that).

Once outlets began reporting the accompanying tune was titled ‘Made For Now’ and featured Latin star Daddy Yankee, anticipation for its release reached a feverish pitch.

Now, taking to social media, Jackson’s not only confirmed the rumors were true, but has also revealed we are much closer to the cut’s release date than originally believed.  See details inside:

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Can you guess who took to the ‘Gram to flaunt their latest tattoo job?

Hint: He recently dropped A LOT of new music!

Find out below…

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From The Vault journeys back to the year 2003, when a certain rising diva was releasing one of her most acclaimed tracks.

This week’s pick is Christina Aguilera’s ‘The Voice Within.’

The ballad was the fifth and last single to be serviced from Xtina’s game-changing LP ‘Stripped.’

Christina penned the cut alongside Glen Ballard, who also handled the production.

Because of its inspirational theme, it was compared to the work of the likes of Whitney Houston and especially Mariah Carey – both of whom respectively dominated the airwaves years prior with songs like ‘The Greatest Love Of All’ and ‘Hero.’

Though not as big as its predecessors, the track was a moderate success around the world, peaking at #33 on home-soil and entering the Top 10 in both Canada and the UK, at #10 and #9 respectively.

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After directing the visuals for previous singles ‘Dirrty’ and ‘Can’t Hold Us Down,’ the mighty David LaChapelle handed the reign once again to illustrate the soaring track.

The result was a monochrome, one take affair where the singer left her raunchy persona at the door to reveal herself in a raw, naturalistic manner.

It praised by critics who seriously enjoyed its more stripped back approach and was nominated for various VMAs in 2004.

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We long for the days Ms. Aguilera would be at every opening of a door performing something, somewhere.

With new album ‘Liberation,’ we really thought that by telling the masses that she was back to being a full-time musician that she also meant promoting her music. But obviously we were wrong…

Still, the ‘Liberation Tour’ is something to look forward to, as well as the end of lengthy gaps between projects.

Let’s hope the voice within her keeps her on that very path this time around.

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Welcome to The Sip episode 14 on That Grape Juice!

In our new podcast series, hosts PatricklySpeakn and StephYoungMC run down the latest entertainment news from TGJ and beyond.

This week Ciara‘s back with another banger ‘Freak Me,’ Madonna preps a Netflix special, Lil Kim remarks on Nicki Minaj, and Rita Ora makes major moves. All this and much more.

Drink up!

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Teyana Taylor is a seasoned performer and showed how spicy she can get – even when experiencing a hair malfunction.

During the latest stop of her joint tour with Jeremih, the 27-year-old’s wig flew off while performing ‘Never Would Have Made It’ from her new album ‘K.T.S.E.’

And while that would have served as the apex of awkwardness for some, Taylor took it in her stride and actually incorporated the moment into her performance.

See what we mean after the jump…

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Nicki Minaj is full of surprises.

Fresh from uncaging long-awaited album ‘Queen’ yesterday, the rapper has debuted ‘Sorry’ – a new song not featured on the set.

A collaboration with ex-boyfriend Nas, the track samples Tracy Chapman‘s ‘Baby Can I Hold You’ – and thus appears to be the cut that almost saw the entire ‘Queen’ project pushed back.

On the song, the Hip-Hop titans trade verses up about their love for one another and keep it candid about their relationship.

Funkmaster Flex premiered ‘Sorry’ moments ago and now you can listen below…

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Ciara is bringing the heat this summer!

The singer unleashed ‘Level Up’ first and has followed up with scorcher ‘Freak Me’ featuring Nigerian superstar Tekno.

As the latter continues its ascend up the charts, CiCi has released a series dynamite dance promotional clips.

What are you waiting for? Watch her in action below…

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Drake has been forced to reschedule his next tour due to what some industry observers claim are low ticket sales.

Full story below…

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The ‘Queen’ is here!

Nicki Minaj‘s eagerly awaited fourth studio album has made its grand arrival.

Preceded by singles ‘Chun-Li,’ ‘Rich Sex,’ and ‘Bed,’ the LP serves as Onika’s first since 2014’s ‘The Pinkprint.’

Joining her on the 19-song-set are a host of major names including Eminem, Ariana Grande, The Weeknd, and Ariana Grande.

With the female rap landscape changing and new challengers to the crown emerging, does Nicki deliver with perhaps her most important release yet? Listen to ‘Queen’ below and let us know!

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For rising star Stefflon Don today started off as an exciting one, following the reveal of her ‘Secure’ mixtape cover and release date.

Many immediately noticed the artwork’s striking resemblance to that of Lil Kim‘s ‘Notorious K.I.M’ – something Steff confirms was intentional:

Soooooooo I actually dropped one tear while posting this😢 im just so excited, grateful but nervous at the same damn time 😩Yes i payed homage to Lil KIM because I honestly don’t think i would be as fearless as i am without her period!!!!!!! 

Well, it appears Kim’s longtime foe Foxy Brown was none-too-impressed. Because she blocked Steff shortly after!

See what the Brit-Jamaican star to say below…

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As its title implies, it was a no brainer that the song ‘No Brainer’ – the DJ Khaled led affair featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper, and Migos star Quavo – would be a hit.

Assembling some of Urban music’s heaviest hitters, it’s clear Khaled’s looking for a repeat of the star-studded hit ‘I’m the One’ (which featured the likes of the aforementioned trio alongside Lil Wayne). And, if the top 5 debut of the cut on this week’s Hot 100 is any indication, the repeat looks to be imminent.

Details below…

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Shortly after issuing a statement to concerned fans about her recovery efforts post reported drug overdose (click here to read more), troubled pop star Demi Lovato seemed to be on the mend as an announcement followed her latest album – ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ – would be receiving the re-release treatment. Branded a ‘deluxe edition,’ the set – which debuted at #2 upon its official premiere – would receive 3 “new” songs added to its tracklist, a feat that’s already boosted streaming figures.

Alas, fans who took the announcement as indication Lovato was back in action were disappointed to learn she’s extending her stay in rehab.  The move, as Live Nation has reported, has forced the cancellation of the remainder of her ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ world tour.

Details inside…

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