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Saturday Night Live is back and is kicking off festivities with none other than Kanye West. 

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Jaden Smith‘s ‘SYRE’ has delivered a brand new visual today much to the delight of his loyalists.

What for? His single ‘The Passion’.

Ready to enjoy the stunning visual?

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Remy Ma and Papoose are bringing their much loved brand of Black Love to VH1 screens this Fall with the launch of their own series ‘Meet The Mackies.’

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For much of the year, Beyonce has been booked and busy jetting the globe with husband Jay-Z on their blockbuster ‘On The Run II Tour.’

And while the trek is just a few shows from wrapping, the superstar songstress already has her first solo gig in the diary.

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Well tickle my fancy and call me Nancy!

In news that will stun all, Wanda Smith‘s husband is said to have pulled a gun out on Katt Williams!

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Rihanna may not have new music ready just yet, but she’s had a mega-year with her extra curricular endeavours.

One of her main wins comes courtesy of the 30-year-old’s cosmetics range Fenty Beauty – which recently won Allure‘s Breakthrough Award.

To celebrate the feat, Runway RiRi covers the magazine’s latest issue.

Though a demure departure from her “usual,” the star still pushed through with the edgy.

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‘Insecure’ is back for its third season and already has us hooked!

The HBO comedy has struck a chord with millions thanks to its wonderfully witty and immersive take on the story of two friends – Issa and Molly.

Anchored by Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, the series is set in Los Angeles and follows the ladies as the navigate love, life, and all else in between.

Episode 7 of season 3 airs this Sunday. Peep a preview for ‘Obsessed-Like’ below…

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Alfred Enoch of ‘How To Get Away with Murder’ has earned a standout role in a brand new British TV series named ‘Trust Me.’

Awesome news after the bounce!

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Rihanna‘s brilliant foray into fashion has inspired her to seek similar glory in the world of furniture.

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‘Married To Medicine’ is back for its 6th season and the hit Bravo series is detonating fireworks week after week.

A sneak peek of the next episode has been released and it appears the boiling drama between Toya Bush Harris and Dr. Contessa Metcalfe has reached a scorching degree.

What are you waiting for? Check out the melee after the jump…

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September is just not proving itself to be a good month for ‘I Like It’ hitmaker Cardi B.

The Grammy-nominated rapstress, who kicked off her month by trying to kick and punch fellow Grammy-nominated rapstress Nicki Minaj at a swanky Hollywood soiree, has seen her name atop a number of negative headlines since (both related and unrelated to the near smackdown).

After dispelling rumors her former roommate came forward with that asserted the femcee was a racist, former prostitute (click here to read more), now she’s defending herself from detractors who are slamming her for allegedly being “transphobic.”  See why inside:

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From The Vault hits you with yet another classic this. Today’s pick is Ne-Yo’s game-changing ‘So Sick.’

The second single off the singer-songwriter’s 2005 debut ‘In My Own Words,’ the track was a worldwide phenomenon and helped establish Ne-Yo not only as a leading Pop/Urban act but one of music’s most notable writers. Its production was handled by Norwegian hitmakers Stargate and its melody-heavy rooting ushered in a new soundscape in the mainstream.

Inspired by a difficult break-up, ‘Sick’ sees the lovelorn singer lyrically lamenting over his heartache.

This song is considered the star’s breakout single, having reached #1 both in the US and the UK.

Although an initial visual was filmed for the track, another was shot by director extraordinaire Hype Williams.

The fresh iteration, which skewed more seasonal and embraced Williams’ then-prominent aesthetic (see: split screen), was shot in the snowy mountains. Perhaps as a means of capitalizing on the Fall/Winter window and its ballad friendly climate.

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What a time!

Not since Ne-Yo (and Chris Brown) has there been a male artist who came out swinging like this from the get-go; even Bruno Mars had to secure spots on well-placed features before the launch of his official solo career.

Looking back, Mr Smith’s success was most certainly justified. Upon hitting the scene, he delivered a genuine dose of freshness. He veered away from the Michael Jackson formula that Usher, Timberlake and Brown were so reliant on at the time. Instead, his proposition was one anchored in the production of melodic, emotional, and lyrically engaging radio jams that were paired with striking visuals. A modern Babyface, if you will.

We can only hope he has as much longevity as his predecessor.

Ne-Yo, we salute you!

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