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Tyson Beckford Offered Role On ‘Love & Hip Hop’

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World renown supermodel Tyson Beckford has revealed he was offered a role on VH1’s hit series ‘Love & Hip Hop’ this week, doing so after reports claimed its Atlanta arm had “suspended” one of its leading ladies.

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Dawn Richard Debuts New ‘Blackheart’ Promo Pic / Ignites Debate

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Dawn Richard is no stranger to controversy.

After all, it’s the very word that has defined 2014 for her following the messiest of break-ups from Danity Kanedawn richard 111 Dawn Richard Debuts New Blackheart Promo Pic / Ignites Debate

In hoping to put the muddiness of that drama behind her, Richard is gearing up to release her latest solo album, ‘Blackheart’ on January 15th.

And while buzz has been growing for the independent set, the spotlight was intensified all the more this week when the singer unveiled the newest promo shot for the project.

Viewable above, the snap features the performer posing it up looking much different to the “her” fans have come to know and love over the years (pictured left).

We’re all for evolution, but surely folk should be able to recognise who they’re actually supporting?

It’s a question some took to Instagram to voice. See their words below…

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Damage Control? Mariah Carey Hits Right Notes…Backstage

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As recent years have taught us, Mariah Carey‘s “new” voice is as unpredictable as the lottery.

One day she’ll hit the jackpot only to miss the mark entirely the next.

An instance of the latter hit headlines recently when mic-feed audio from her performance at New York’s Rockefeller Center went viral for all the wrong reasons.

In a bid to perhaps remind the masses of her gravitas, the seasoned diva took to Instagram last night to share a series of interestingly timed clips of vocals warm-ups before hitting the stage for a Christmas concert.

Has Mimi still got it? You be the judge below…

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Report: MTV To Revive ‘Total Request Live’

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BET‘s ‘106 & Park’ may have bid its fans adieu, but it seems it won’t be long before its “replaced” by the very show it was inspired by.

That’s right, you guessed it…‘Total Request Live.

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Watch: Usher Rocks ‘Graham Norton’ With ‘Good Kisser’

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Usher may be re-working his new album for a 2015 release, but that hasn’t stopped the star from shining light on the set’s buzz singles.

This week saw the crooner hit the UK to perform the Grammy nominated ‘Good Kisser’ on ‘The Graham Norton Show’.

Random seeming perhaps, given that the song was released way back in April, however with the crooner’s new tour ‘The UR Experience’ set to hit Europe early next year, the showing served as a teaser of sorts to what Euro fans can expect.

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Did You Miss It?: Lupe Fiasco Comes To Defense of Iggy Azalea

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Just when you thought “everybody hates Iggy” one has popped up to aid the embattled ‘Bounce’ beauty.

While nemesis Azealia Banks was winning hearts and earning supporters with a passionate Hot 97 interview that saw her slam the Auusie rapstress, Q-Tip joined the attack and took to Twitter to lend Azalea an unsolicited hip hop history lesson and black culture lecture.

Despite a growing list of detractors to boot, Azalea has now found a surprising and unlikely defender in the form of rapper Lupe Fiasco.  No stranger to lending unpopular or oft-controversial opinions, see below his thoughts on the ‘Fancy’ hitmaker’s position in hip hop after being quizzed by a follower:

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Hot Shots: Ne-Yo & Jazmine Sullivan Reveal Respective Album Covers

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2015 is set to be kicked off with releases from two of contemporary R&B’s most prized singer/songwriters – Jazmine Sullivan and Ne-Yo.

With ‘Reality’ and ‘Non-Fiction’ respectively, the ‘You Get On My Nerves’ co-stars will get to compete on the Billboard 200 with their highly anticipated top of the year releases.  January 13th will see Jazmine Sullivan finally gift fans her long-awaited third album ‘Reality Show’ while R&B/pop crooner Ne-Yo will follow shortly after with his album ‘Non-Fiction’ on January 27th.

Both singers took to social media this week to unveil their albums’ cover artwork and accompanying tracklist.  Find it all below:

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Nicki Minaj’s Ex-Boyfriend Denies Blackmail Claims

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After the rapper accused him of attempting to blackmail her on Twitter today, Nicki Minaj‘s ex-boyfriend has denied the salacious claims, accusing her of responding to moves he made after their split without understanding why he made them.

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Read: Nicki Minaj Slams Blackmail Plot Following Ex-Boyfriend Drama? *Updated*

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Iggy Azalea isn’t the only rapstress making headlines right now via Twitter.

Just moments ago ‘Moment 4 Life’ rapper Nicki Minaj lifted a series of cryptic tweets to her page detailing her attempt to foil a blackmail plan brought on by an undisclosed party.  Fans of the diva immediately began pointing fingers at her ex-boyfriend of 15 years Safaree Samuels.

This, of course, after the week saw the two recount painful memories of their extended time together.  Did you miss any of that action?  See it all below:

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Updated: Rapper Q-Tip Schools Iggy Azalea on Black History & Hip Hop Culture Via Twitter Tirade

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Has Azealia Banks started a movement?

Indeed, after gaining support in the form of Solange Knowles, Nicki Minaj, and more regarding her disapproval of rapstress Iggy Azalea’s status in hip-hop, more and more are coming out of the woodwork to do the same.

As we speak, a thing or two about hip hop culture is being shared by ‘Vivrant Thing’ rapper Q-Tip via a lengthy Twitter tirade aimed at the Aussie hitmaker. 

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