‘Bust Down Thotiana’ beauty Cardi B is the latest to come down on Jussie Smollett for the drama caused by his alleged attack.

As critics continue to weigh in on news that the ‘Empire’ actor/singer not only staged but also planned and paid the attackers to commit the assault (as we reported here), Cardi took to social media to weigh in on the hoop-la.  Expressing disappointment for the media circus surrounding the event, the Grammy-winner also tried to remain objective during her rant:

‘Until he say it out his mouth that it was fake and the shit was staged, I don’t want to completely blame him, because somebody I was talking to they said police in Chicago are racists. So they might probably try to frame him and make him look like he’s a liar. But if he’s not, than bro you fucked up, for real. Like, why would you do that?’

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We’re less than a week away from the 91st annual Academy Awards and, much like Hollywood, we are buzzing!

Beyond the fashions and the show’s biggest star (the awards), chatter around the picks for this year’s musical performers is growing.  To answer the anticipation the Academy recently announced details for the ‘Best Original Songs’ to be performed during the ceremony.

Among the names?  Grammy winners Lady Gaga and Jennifer Hudson.  More inside:

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Cop a gander of Ciara!

The R&B chanteuse stepped out in style with beau Russell Wilson at the 2019 Hollywood Beauty Awards. 

CiCi was in the house to support her best friend and make-up artist Yolanda Frederick, who was being honored the event.

The appearance with bae comes on the heels of the release of the performer’s new single ‘Greatest Love’ – the video for which also arrived last week.

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The 2019 GRAMMYs brought with them many a memorable moment and many a memorable win.

Before the festivities kicked off though, all eyes were on the red carpet to see the who’s who of the industry make their way into the Staples Center for music’s biggest night.

That Grape Juice were on-hand and chatted it up with some of the evening’s most critically acclaimed nominees – such as Lalah Hathaway and Jonathan McReynolds.

For Hathaway, who was up for three awards, it was a special night as her father – the late, great Donny Hathaway – was honored posthumously. She opened up about that full circle moment.

Elsewhere, McReynolds – a force in the Gospel field – talked about the significance of the GRAMMYs to him, as well as his forthcoming plans.

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TGJ’s Social Cam also caught Cardi B, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and more as they sashayed into the building. Peep clips after the jump…

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Netflix has been inundated with praise and adulation following the release of its gripping documentary ‘The Two Killings of Sam Cooke’ and its exploration into the possibility that he was murdered by figures who were threatened by his rising power.

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The pervert R. Kelly has learned that even more footage of him raping minors has been uncovered.

Bad news for the entertainer below…

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Jussie Smollett received a racist letter from a yet-to-be unmasked coward shortly before he was attacked and today said coward has learned that they may spend the next five years behind bars when they are caught.

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2019’s only two months in and has already proven itself the best year of Ariana Grande‘s career.

Beyond ringing it in with the first Hot 100 chart-topper of the year, ‘thank u, next,’ the songstress followed by earning another one in the form of the Victoria Monet-penned, ‘7 Rings.’  Both tunes, found aboard her fifth studio album (also titled ‘thank u, next’) certainly increased anticipation for the gems that would accompany them aboard their parent project.

Evidence of that was found by the mass consumption of the LP upon its debut on February 8th.  As we reported here, the set was initially predicted to shift between 320,000-345,000 copies its first week alone.  With its inaugural tallying week now in its rearview, Billboard’s not only confirmed ‘thank’ will reign atop the Billboard 200 this week, but that’s come on the back of some record breaking streaming figures.

The result?  Ari’s nabbed the best first week sales of her career to date.  Details inside:

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Much like the Super Bowl, the NBA All-Star Game’s musical guest stars are just as talked about as the teams vying for the championship.  Unlike this year’s Super Bowl, the Charlotte-hosted NBA All-Star Game was far from disappointing with its rocking introductory and halftime show performers.

After Meek Mill rocked the mic with a fiery medley of hits, North Carolina native J. Cole delivered the heat with live performances of his latest hit, ‘Middle Child,’ ‘A Lot,’ and more.

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Today, we salute an R&B angel whose star continues to shine ever brighter as time goes by.

This week’s From The Vault is Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman.’

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Mary J. Blige may be making a splash in the acting arena, but the seasoned songbird still has music on the mind.

Currently being showered with critical acclaim for her role of Cha Cha in new Netflix series ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul is also hard at work on her 14th studio album.

Tea on the set awaits after the jump…

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Mary J. Blige believes that efforts made to create a feud between Cardi B and the rapper Nicki Minaj only serves to hurt women in an already hostile world.

A world, which once saw her pitted against Faith Evans.

The ‘Love No Limit’ star was quizzed on the matter during her latest appearance on ‘The View‘ where she argued that Cardi is more than deserving of her Grammy she bagged at last week’s ceremony.

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