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Ty Dolla $ign renames his third album after himself

Published by Comments Off on Ty Dolla $ign renames his third album after himself <p>Kevin Winter/Getty Images for CoachellaAs previously reported, Ty Dolla $ign is gearing up to release his third album, Dream House -- but not before a quick name change. On Thursday, "the go-to collaborator of al...</p>

T.I. releases the music video for his new single “Pardon” featuring Lil Baby

Published by Comments Off on T.I. releases the music video for his new single “Pardon” featuring Lil Baby <p>Paras Griffin/Getty ImagesAt midnight, T.I. will share his highly-anticipated 11th studio album, The L.I.B.R.A (The Legend Is Back Running Atlanta). To hold us over, the Atlanta rapper dropped a music video for his new single "Pardon."&n...</p>

Nicki Minaj returns on the remix to Sada Baby’s “Whole Lotta Choppas”

Published by Comments Off on Nicki Minaj returns on the remix to Sada Baby’s “Whole Lotta Choppas” <p> Ben Gabbe/Getty ImagesNicki Minaj is set to make her return on the remix of Sada Baby's "Whole Lotta Choppas." The new mommy took a moment from enjoying her new bundle of joy to announce her newest collaboration.  "Midnight #Whole...</p>

Willow Smith admits she and Jaden felt “shunned” by the Black community for being “too different”

Published by Comments Off on Willow Smith admits she and Jaden felt “shunned” by the Black community for being “too different” <p> Red Table Talk Willow Smith and her brother Jaden follow their own set of rules when it comes to expressing themselves.  However, Willow says their self expression came at a steep -- and oftentimes difficult -- price. Speaking on ...</p>

Lovie Simone says she enjoyed the “challenge” of Netflix’s “Social Distance” and tackling the issue of protesting

Published by Comments Off on Lovie Simone says she enjoyed the “challenge” of Netflix’s “Social Distance” and tackling the issue of protesting <p> Courtesy of NetflixLovie Simone is one of the stars featured in the new Netflix anthology series Social Distance, which takes a closer look at people navigating in the new world of COVID-19. In the series, Simone plays the girlfriend of...</p>

‘Billboard’ Music Awards 2020: The Backstage Scene

Published by Comments Off on ‘Billboard’ Music Awards 2020: The Backstage Scene <p>dick clark productionsWednesday night's Billboard Music Awards 2020 was unlike any previous installment of the show: Instead of a huge arena in Las Vegas, it took place at the more intimate Dolby Theater, and there was no live audience at all. ...</p>

Lizzo delivers powerful speech encouraging fans to “refuse to be suppressed”

Published by Comments Off on Lizzo delivers powerful speech encouraging fans to “refuse to be suppressed” <p><div> <p><strong><span><span><img src="http://abcnewsradioonline.com/storage/music-news-images-october-2020/M_Lizzo_101520.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1602739488470" alt=""></span><span>Andrew Gombert / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images</span></span><strong>Lizzo</strong></strong> has a message for her fans -- use your voice. </p> <p>During the <em>2020 Billboard Music Awards, </em>which aired on Wednesday night, the "Truth Hurts" singer took the stage to not only accept the award for Top Song Sales Artist, but to deliver an <a rel="noopener noreferrer" href="https://twitter.com/BBMAs/status/1316547199891718144?s=20" target="_blank">empowering message</a> to her fans.</p> <p>"I just want to say thank you to <em>Billboard</em>, thank you to Atlantic, thank you to Team Lizzo, thank you to everyone who listened to my music and supported me," she began.</p> <p>"I just wanted to say I've been thinking about suppression and the voices that refused to be suppressed, and I wonder would I be standing here right now if it weren't for the big Black women who refused to have their voices be suppressed," she continued. "I just wanted to say right now if you are at home watching this and you are thinking about changing yourself to feel worthy, this is your sign to remain true to who you are."</p> <p>"Lemme tell y'all something: When people try to suppress something, it's normally because that thing holds power. They're afraid of your power. There's power in who you are. There's power in your voice. So whether it's through music, protest, or your right to vote, use your power, use your voice, and refuse to be suppressed," the songstress urged. "Thank you so much to <em>Billboard</em>. I love y'all. God bless, y'all."</p> <p>Lizzo also shared powerful message with her outfit choice for the evening. While accepting her award she rocked a black, one-shoulder dress with the word "VOTE" written all over it, making it clear that she would like her fans to make it to the polls come November 3. </p> <blockquote> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">YES, <a href="https://twitter.com/lizzo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@lizzo</a>! 👏 Congrats on your <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BBMAs?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BBMAs</a> Top Song Sales Artist award. <a href="https://t.co/MbyhXG0oV3">pic.twitter.com/MbyhXG0oV3</a></p> — Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) <a href="https://twitter.com/BBMAs/status/1316547199891718144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 15, 2020</a></blockquote> </div> <div><span>By Danielle Long<br></span><span>Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.</span></div></p>