Her Source | Beauty and Fashion Trends – The Source http://thesource.com Latest in Hip Hop, Entertainment, Sports and Film Mon, 20 Aug 2018 16:12:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Nicki Minaj Says Travis Scott Knows ‘Queen’ Is the Number 1 Album in America http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/nicki-minaj-travis-scott-queen-number-1-album/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/20/nicki-minaj-travis-scott-queen-number-1-album/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:48:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460542 Nicki Minaj is really trying to lay down the facts about her latest album Queen to quiet down the critics questioning its performance on the charts. The “Barbie Dreams” rapper took to Twitter on Sunday and explained in a series of tweets how she believes the only reason why Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD earned the No. […]

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Nicki Minaj is really trying to lay down the facts about her latest album Queen to quiet down the critics questioning its performance on the charts.

The “Barbie Dreams” rapper took to Twitter on Sunday and explained in a series of tweets how she believes the only reason why Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD earned the No. 1 spot on Billboard‘s 200 for the week was due to being featured as an amenity for his “ASTROWORLD: Wish You Were Here” tour merchandise bundles. She also alleges she spoke with Scott, and he apparently agrees.  “I spoke to him,” Minaj tweeted. “He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week.” Minaj is taking to her radio show on Tuesday to spill more details about the controversial stats.

Minaj tipped off she sees Billboard taking measures to prevent artists from using uncandid means to sell albums in the future. The “Chun-Li” rapper says she even looked into the album sales of others charting artists including Jay-Z and Beyoncé, Nas, and Kanye West noting how Scott did 200k in clothing sales, which were rolling before the release of the album.

“I looked at the numbers the Carters, Kanye, Nas, etc recently did. Travis sold 200K in his first week of clothes alone. I spoke to him last night & he said he’s been selling clothes b4 the music. Billboard says they’ll change the rules cuz of this, so it should be changed now!”

Adding on to the “Butterfly Effect” rapper’s probable sales tactics, Minaj highlighted the promotion of his tour gaining the support of his girlfriend Kylie Jenner, who also egged on the viewing of their daughter Stormi. “I put my blood sweat & tears in writing a dope album only for Travis Scott to have Kylie Jenner post a tour pass telling ppl to come see her & Stormi,” Minaj tweeted. Later, she laughed and thanked her fans for Queen reaching number one in 86 countries.

She went on to note how Queen pulled 200k in sales on its first week despite being dropped 12 hours after midnight and being classified as “cancelled.” She believes Spotify is making an attempt to teach her a lesson about what happens when you drop your album on Apple before streaming services. She made an example out of Drake stressing Spotify’s excessive promotion of Scorpion in spite of his relationship with Apple. “Spotify put Drake’s face on every playlist but told me they’d have to teach me a lesson for playing my music 10 mins early on #QueenRadio.” She also blasted her label for not having her back out of fear Spotify challenge the same tactic with Ariana Grande’s Sweetener album.

An hour later, after receiving a pretty large response to the virtual rant, Minaj returns back to Twitter to announce she was only being sarcastic and alleges shes having the “most iconic” time of her life. “People are calling me thinking I’m huffing & puffing. Omg y’all this is sarcasm/dry humor. Yikes. I’m having the most iconNIC time. Come let me kiss you, ” she wrote.

She concluded her Twitter session announcing she plans on recording a freestyle later on that evening, something she felt compelled to do. Ending the tweet with “I felt it was time,” it sounds like Nicki is going to hit an avenue people have been yearning for her to visit. Is Nicki taking us back to the Beam Me Up Scotty Days?

 

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Did Cardi B Have A Point With Her Clapback to Funk Flex’s Payola Allegations? http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/cardi-b-funk-flex-payola-allegations/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/cardi-b-funk-flex-payola-allegations/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 18:48:47 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460357 Funkmaster Flex recently made a heavily-loaded statement towards Cardi B, but of course we all knew latest in our line of Hip-Hop Queens in the game wouldn’t tolerate that level of disrespect.   FROM THE DESK OF @IAMCARDIB… 😳💯 A post shared by Level Up Hip Hop 📶⬆ (@leveluphiphop_) on Aug 15, 2018 at 2:13pm […]

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Funkmaster Flex recently made a heavily-loaded statement towards Cardi B, but of course we all knew latest in our line of Hip-Hop Queens in the game wouldn’t tolerate that level of disrespect.

 

FROM THE DESK OF @IAMCARDIB… 😳💯

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Ultimately, she’s concluded that the veteran DJ hasn’t liked her since she parted ways with old management.

She furthermore dismissed the claim as baseless, citing she was signed to Atlantic Records six months prior to releasing “Bodak Yellow” and her career appeared stagnant. However, when the song dropped and people responded well, Cardi says even Drake invited her to perform it at OVO Fest.

“Was that a label and payola too?” She may have a point.

Bardi then calls attention to collaborating with artist who are more popular than her and some who are less popular than her. Regardless of what a song does on the charts, she remains dedicated to her craft.

“People call me a flop when it don’t do good but when [it] is good, its payola or [its] a f****** excuse. GTFO!” Again, good point made here.

“I’m just out here giving people what they want and making sure I make money! All that other bulls*** I don’t a f*** about.”

On a more positive note, Bardi recently took to Instagram to let fans know she has scored another certified gold single for “I Do,” which features SZA.

 

So, after reading the full response above, what do you guys think: Team Flex or Team Cardi? Sound off over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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We’re Still In Love With This Heartfelt Tribute By Ariana Grande To Aretha Franklin on ‘Jimmy Fallon’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/ariana-grande-tribute-aretha-franklin-jimmy-fallon/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/18/ariana-grande-tribute-aretha-franklin-jimmy-fallon/#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 17:31:12 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460307 Ariana Grande’s scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past Thursday (August 16) changed gears after the passing of Aretha Franklin that same day.  According to TMZ, Grande was reportedly scheduled to do a comedy skit , but The Roots’ Questlove chimed in and suggested that the 25 year-old singer perform one of Aretha […]

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Ariana Grande’s scheduled appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon this past Thursday (August 16) changed gears after the passing of Aretha Franklin that same day.  According to TMZ, Grande was reportedly scheduled to do a comedy skit , but The Roots’ Questlove chimed in and suggested that the 25 year-old singer perform one of Aretha Franklin’s classic hits. Initially, Ariana was skeptical because she was extremely emotional over the loss of the Queen of Soul, but the timing honestly couldn’t have been better.

Through the persuasion of Questlove, Grande opened Fallon’s show with a heartwarming cover of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.” As this is one of the most popular songs in Franklin’s catalog, being covered by legends such as Mary J. Blige and Celine Dion, there was definitely pressure for the pint-size pop princess to pull through.

Fighting through a number of emotions, she left her heart on that stage. The audience applauded with a standing ovation, and you can check out the video below to see why:

 

 

Grande was gracious enough to have met the late soul Queen. She shares some of those memories with Fallon and the audience.

“We sang at the White House and she was so sweet and she was so cute,” said Grande. “It was an honor to have met her and we’re going to celebrate her.”

Aretha Franklin inspired a number of artists that followed after her. From her captivating stage presence, to naturally-gifted voice, her profound impact will be everlasting.

Ariana promoted the release for her 5th studio album, Sweetner, available now on all streaming platforms.

R.I.P. Queen…

 

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Former Bad Boy Group Danity Kane is Returning For New Album and New Tour http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/danity-kane-is-returning-for-new-album-and-new-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/danity-kane-is-returning-for-new-album-and-new-tour/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:41:34 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460305 Remember the girl group that was originally formed on Diddy’s hit MTV series ‘Making the Band?’ Yes, Danity Kane is making a comeback. Aubrey O’ Day, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard are reuniting for a Danity Kane tour, but instead they are renaming themselves DK3 since all of the original members will not actually be […]

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Remember the girl group that was originally formed on Diddy’s hit MTV series ‘Making the Band?’ Yes, Danity Kane is making a comeback.

Aubrey O’ Day, Shannon Bex and Dawn Richard are reuniting for a Danity Kane tour, but instead they are renaming themselves DK3 since all of the original members will not actually be returning. The three remaining members were last joined in 2014 in which they released their last album together, DK3, which peaked at #1 on US Top Current Albums chart.

The group took to Instagram earlier this week to announce a 15-city tour to launch the beginning of a new era for the group along with a new album to come. Stay tuned to see if additional cities will be added to The Universe Is Undefeated Tour. You can purchase tickets and VIP packages here.

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Alicia Keys Pays Tribute to Aretha Franklin on Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/alicia-keys-aretha-franklin/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/alicia-keys-aretha-franklin/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:59 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460216 Ariana Grande isn’t the only artist to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin on Thursday. Alicia Keys additionally respected the Queen of Soul singing the same song Grande sung on The Tonight Show, “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.” In addition to her live performance, she shared a story about the time she met […]

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Ariana Grande isn’t the only artist to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin on Thursday. Alicia Keys additionally respected the Queen of Soul singing the same song Grande sung on The Tonight Show, “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.”

In addition to her live performance, she shared a story about the time she met the legend.

“You start thinking wow, this beautiful and incredible life and woman,” Keys said. “I was listening to her music while I was driving in. She’s so special. I feel sad, but really inspired and celebratory. She was able to touch so many people, divinely. She touched me. Some of my greatest songs were inspired by hers that I loved.  Talk about queens — she was definitely the queen. She stepped into the room and everyone bowed down.”

Keys also reminisced about the terrifying time she shared a stage with Aretha.

“It was kind of scary to be in her presence, in a good way. When you just know you’re in the presence of greatness. I remember the first time Clive asked me to perform with her. She’s one of the greatest of all time, one of the greatest voices. I remember her giving me a lot of love and said she played my songs during her shows. She performed ‘You Don’t Know My Name.’”

Franklin passed on Thursday at 76 years old after a long fight with cancer.

Watch Alicia Keys’ full performance below:

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Aretha Franklin’s Family is Reportedly Planning a Public Viewing at Detroit Museum http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklins-viewing-museum/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklins-viewing-museum/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:56 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460196 Aretha Franklin, 76, passed away Thursday morning due to pancreatic cancer. The soul legend’s funeral is definitely going to be a massive turnout and apparently, her family is aware of this. TMZ reports that the memorial service for the Queen of Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in […]

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Aretha Franklin, 76, passed away Thursday morning due to pancreatic cancer. The soul legend’s funeral is definitely going to be a massive turnout and apparently, her family is aware of this.

TMZ reports that the memorial service for the Queen of Soul will be held at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. Aretha frequently visited the museum. It’s large enough to accommodate the thousands of guests expected to arrive.

The viewing will be an open casket and there will be lots of singing because it just wouldn’t be right if there wasn’t a lot of singing. There’s no set date yet.

The museum was also the site for Rosa Parks’ viewing in 2005.

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Janet Jackson Releases Daddy Yankee-Assisted Single, ‘Made For Now’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/janet-jackson-daddy-yankee/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/janet-jackson-daddy-yankee/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:54 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460219 Janet Jackson is back in full force. The 52-year-old entertainer released her latest Summer bop featuring Daddy Yankee titled, “Made For Now.” This new tune marks her first single ever since the 2016 “Dammn Baby.” Jackson is scheduled to perform the new single on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This appearance […]

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Janet Jackson is back in full force. The 52-year-old entertainer released her latest Summer bop featuring Daddy Yankee titled, “Made For Now.” This new tune marks her first single ever since the 2016 “Dammn Baby.”

Jackson is scheduled to perform the new single on Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This appearance will make Janet’s first late-night appearance in 14 years.

The icon is currently on the second North American leg of her State of the World tour in support of her eleventh studio album, Unbreakable. During her set at Essence Fest, she sadly revealed that she considered canceling the tour following the death of her father, Joe Jackson.

“You know, it’s always difficult when you lose a loved one and to be quite honest it was really hard for me. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know how to move forward. If I should cancel this festival, cancel the entire tour,” she told the crowd. “I think my father would’ve said, ‘Janet, please. Finish what you’ve started.’”

Janet Jackson is also scheduled to perform at Global Citizen Festival next month.

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Jeremih Removed From his Own Tour, Teyana Taylor to Continue http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/jeremih-teyana-taylor-tour/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/jeremih-teyana-taylor-tour/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:46 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460222 Things went 0-100 after Teyana Taylor withdrew from Jeremih’s tour. The Harlem native announced on Twitter that she will complete the tour without Jeremih. “#LaterThatNightTour will now be the #KTSEOnAlseVII TOUR,” Taylor wrote. “Toronto will be rescheduled for later this week & All other dates will remain the same. I will also keep @DaniLeigh on […]

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Things went 0-100 after Teyana Taylor withdrew from Jeremih’s tour. The Harlem native announced on Twitter that she will complete the tour without Jeremih.

“#LaterThatNightTour will now be the #KTSEOnAlseVII TOUR,” Taylor wrote. “Toronto will be rescheduled for later this week & All other dates will remain the same. I will also keep @DaniLeigh on as my special guest … I promised y’all I would work it out regardless.”

Teyana responded to fans confirming that it’s the same tour.

The “WTP” singer backed out of the tour because she said she was being mistreated on the tour. While that’s the nicer way to put it. She really accused Jeremih of being a “lazy, sneaky, jealous, conniving selfish, lame ass nigga” who “act[s] like a DIVA in ya princess chair” and “think[s] he is mike jack.”

The “I Think Of You” singer didn’t directly respond to the allegations, but he uploaded a cryptic post to Instagram of Lil Duval singing the lyrics to his hit single, “Smile B—h.” The caption reads, “#KTSE,” which is the name of Teyana’s album.

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Taylor’s show tonight in Toronto will be rescheduled (tickets for the original date will be honored), but the rest of the dates remain the same. She is touring in support of her latest 7-track project executive produced by Kanye West.

Back like I never left, KEEP THAT SAME ENERGY TOUR W/ My Very Special Guest @iamdanileigh & Friends!! DETROIT YALL READY?!!!! 📸: @photoflashfocus 8/17 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic 8/19 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre 8/21 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works 8/24- Houston, TX – The Revention Music Center w/ Daniel Caesar 8/25 – Dallas, TX – Canton Hall 8/28 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre 9/1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Novo 9/3 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory OC 9/4 – San Diego, CA – The Observatory was N Park 9/5 San Francisco Regency Ballroom 9/7 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox Sodo 9/8 – Portland, OR – The Crystal Ballroom FOR TICKETS, find it city here: axs.com etix.com ticketfly.com ticketweb.com

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Fox News Uses Patti Labelle Photo for Aretha Franklin Tribute http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/fox-patti-labelle-aretha-franklin/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/fox-patti-labelle-aretha-franklin/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:28 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460202 Fox News got their Queens of Soul mixed up on Thursday. But just in case they were hoping no one noticed, there’s a video floating around on Twitter and it was an epic fail. The mishap occurred during an “America’s Newsroom” segment with hosts Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, who were reporting on Aretha Franklin’s legacy. Hemmer […]

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Fox News got their Queens of Soul mixed up on Thursday. But just in case they were hoping no one noticed, there’s a video floating around on Twitter and it was an epic fail.

The mishap occurred during an “America’s Newsroom” segment with hosts Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith, who were reporting on Aretha Franklin’s legacy. Hemmer said, “She sang with a smile on her face when she performed, and that is what she emitted for so many millions and for so many years.”

The main picture is right, but behind the “Respect” singer you can see a picture of Patti LaBelle dressed in green in the upper right corner. The image comes from when LaBelle sang for Barack and Michelle Obama at the White House in 2014.

Fox apologized in a statement obtained by Variety. “We sincerely apologize to Aretha Franklin’s family and friends,” a Fox News spokesperson said. “Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full-screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret.”

To play devil’s advocate, Franklin did perform that night but she wasn’t in that picture and didn’t share the stage with LaBelle.

Fox News Uses Patti Labelle Photo for Aretha Franklin Tribute

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Aretha Franklin Honored in New York City Subway Graffiti http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklin-subway-graffiti/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklin-subway-graffiti/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:24 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460207 People worldwide are reacting to the sudden loss of Aretha Franklin. Many fans and musicians shared their heartfelt messages on social media. Other fans paid tribute by temporarily renaming the Franklin Street subway in honor of the Queen of Soul. “ARETHA” was scrawled in white marker above “Franklin Street” signs on the 1 train platform […]

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People worldwide are reacting to the sudden loss of Aretha Franklin. Many fans and musicians shared their heartfelt messages on social media. Other fans paid tribute by temporarily renaming the Franklin Street subway in honor of the Queen of Soul.

“ARETHA” was scrawled in white marker above “Franklin Street” signs on the 1 train platform on Thursday, while a set of stairs on the southbound side of the station were adorned with the message, “Aretha makes me feel like a natural woman.”

Franklin Street subway station, TriBeCa, NYC #ArethaFranklin (Artist: Anonymous)

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While some people like Madison Kalson praised the dope tribute, others were aware that it was vandalism.

“I work in Times Square and I had to come down to see,” said Kalson, 23, who saw the acts of admiration for the 76-year-old singer on Instagram. “I saw yesterday that she was sick and I was really sad about it. The city just comes together in beautiful ways sometimes and this is a nice touch to show her some respect — pun intended.”

“If it’s a tribute to raise awareness of her life, I think it’s great. I think graffiti is a statement of art,” said Greta Anderson, 23. “It can be a form of vandalism, I understand that — it depends how the person intends it. This adds character to the city.”

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Aretha Franklin Died the Same Day as Elvis Presley http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklin-elvis-presley/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/17/aretha-franklin-elvis-presley/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 10:00:09 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460199 Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley have something else in common. On Thursday morning, Franklin passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer on the 41st anniversary of Elvis’ death. Presley a.k.a. “The King” died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. He was found dead in his bathroom after suffering a heart attack. Franklin’s […]

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Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley have something else in common.

On Thursday morning, Franklin passed away following a battle with pancreatic cancer on the 41st anniversary of Elvis’ death.

Presley a.k.a. “The King” died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. He was found dead in his bathroom after suffering a heart attack.

Franklin’s publicist confirmed the “Queen of Soul’s” passing in a statement: “We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family. The love she had for her children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins knew no bounds.”

The “Respect” singer passed away in her Detroit home surrounded by family and friends. She was reportedly in hospice for a week. She had surgery for cancer in 2010 and performed up until 2017.

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Estelle Receives Keys To Brooklyn At Wingate Concert Series http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/estelle-receives-keys-to-brooklyn-at-wingate-concert-series/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/estelle-receives-keys-to-brooklyn-at-wingate-concert-series/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:45:01 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460123 Last Thursday night (August 9th), multiplatinum Grammy Award winner Estelle was presented the Keys to Brooklyn by Borough President Eric L. Adams at the annual Wingate Concert Series. The evening included electric performances by acclaimed reggae and Soca artists such as Barrington Levy, Alison Hinds, Serani and more. The night included a video tribute to […]

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Last Thursday night (August 9th), multiplatinum Grammy Award winner Estelle was presented the Keys to Brooklyn by Borough President Eric L. Adams at the annual Wingate Concert Series.

The evening included electric performances by acclaimed reggae and Soca artists such as Barrington Levy, Alison Hinds, Serani and more. The night included a video tribute to Estelle’s impressive decade-long career and followed with a lively set by Estelle playing her hits “American Boy,” “Conqueror” and her latest single, “Better” from her forthcoming reggae album, Lover’s Rock.

In comparison to the studio albums of her formative years, Lover’s Rock is Estelle’s most personal album to date, as she centers in on her West Indian roots with a full-fledged reggae album. She has collaborated with esteemed Jamaican producer Supa Dups(Drake, Beenie Man), Reefa (Lil Wayne), Jerry Wonda (Wyclef Jean), Harmony Samuels (Jennifer Lopez, Ariana Grande), Dre Harris (Michael Jackson, Mary J Blige) and more.

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Reality Star Lyric McHenry Passes Away At Age 26 http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/reality-star-lyric-mchenry-passes-away-at-age-26/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/reality-star-lyric-mchenry-passes-away-at-age-26/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:34:46 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460106 According to a report from The Daily News, former reality star Lyric McHenry from EJ Johnson’s E! reality show EJNY was found dead in the Bronx, NY on Tuesday. McHenry was only 26 years old. According to a report obtained from the NYPD, McHenry was 5 months pregnant when she was found dead in a […]

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According to a report from The Daily News, former reality star Lyric McHenry from EJ Johnson’s E! reality show EJNY was found dead in the Bronx, NY on Tuesday. McHenry was only 26 years old.

According to a report obtained from the NYPD, McHenry was 5 months pregnant when she was found dead in a pajama top and underwear.

A small bag of cocaine was found on the E! reality show star and producer, which led authorities to believe that Lyric may have succumbed to a drug overdose.

She was taken to Bronx-Lebanon Hospital, where she was pronounced dead, but the NYPD is investigating whether or not her body was put on to the sidewalk.

Lyric is the daughter of Hollywood producer Doug McHenry, who has created silver screen smashes like New Jack City, Jason’s Lyric and A Thin Line Between Love And Hate.

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Stevie Wonder Visited Aretha Franklin Before She Passed Away http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/stevie-wonder-visited-aretha-franklin-before-she-passed-away/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/stevie-wonder-visited-aretha-franklin-before-she-passed-away/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:41:37 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=460024 Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among those who were the last people to visit the seriously ill artist Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at age 6. Her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn released a family statement to the Associated Press that she died Thursday at 9:50 a.m. “Franklin’s official cause of death was due to […]

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Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson are among those who were the last people to visit the seriously ill artist Aretha Franklin, who passed away today at age 6.

Her publicist Gwendolyn Quinn released a family statement to the Associated Press that she died Thursday at 9:50 a.m.

“Franklin’s official cause of death was due to advance pancreatic cancer of the neuroendocrine type, which was confirmed by Franklin’s oncologist, Dr. Philip Phillips of Karmanos Cancer Institute,” the statement read.

“In one of the darkest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our heart. We have lost the matriarch and rock of our family,” the family shared.

Her nephew Tim Franklin said at the end of the week she was “alert, talking, laughing, joking” and that relatives were “trying to keep her spirits up and go from there … We believe she’ll pull through it, she believes she will pull through it, and that’s the important thing.”

Her ex Glynn Turman and Stevie Wonder visited the singer on Tuesday at her Detroit home. Franklin recorded an adaptation of Stevie Wonder’s tune Until You Come Back To Me (That’s What I’m Gonna Do) in 1973. Jackson is required to visit her on Wednesday.

News of Franklin’s sickly wellbeing has provoked a flood of help. Even Bill Clinton, who had the soul legend perform at his 1993 inauguration gala, urged his Twitter followers to “lift her up by listening and sharing her songs that have meant the most to you.”

 

 

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Lil Kim’s ‘Hard Core’ and ‘Notorious K.I.M’ Are Re-Charting Amid Nicki Minaj’s ‘Queen’ Release http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/lil-kims-hard-core-and-notorious-k-i-m-are-re-charting-amid-nicki-minajs-queen-release/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/16/lil-kims-hard-core-and-notorious-k-i-m-are-re-charting-amid-nicki-minajs-queen-release/#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 13:21:23 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459950 Fresh off the release of her latest single, “Nasty One,” rap icon Lil Kim found her way back on the charts. Both Hard Core and Notorious K.I.M. are charting again, Hard Core re-appearing back at the No. 6 spot of top Hip Hop/Rap albums on iTunes. Unmistakably, Kim fever is blending, as confirm by Stefflon […]

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Fresh off the release of her latest single, “Nasty One,” rap icon Lil Kim found her way back on the charts. Both Hard Core and Notorious K.I.M. are charting again, Hard Core re-appearing back at the No. 6 spot of top Hip Hop/Rap albums on iTunes. Unmistakably, Kim fever is blending, as confirm by Stefflon Don’s latest album cover, and everyone is trying to figure out who’s the “queen” right now.

“THIS IS UNBELIEVABLY INSANE!!!,” writes Kim, taking to Instagram to share the news. “My 2 little babies Hard Core and Notorious K.I.M. are re-charting and running the victory lap!! Thank you to everyone for the support!!” What’s even more impressive is these projects came out in 1996 and 2000, respectively, and the oldest one is in the top 10 spot in 2018. This could be due to the fact that Nicki Minaj paid homage to Notorious B.I .G on her latest album Queen by re-doing his “Dreams,” which Kim re-did on her Hard Core album.

It’s always nice when people are interested in Hip Hop during its glory days, hopefully, other classics would come to make a victory lap.

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HERSource Feature: Up Close and Personal With The ‘Sister Circle TV’ Hosts http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/hersource-feature-up-close-and-personal-with-the-sister-circle-tv-hosts/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/hersource-feature-up-close-and-personal-with-the-sister-circle-tv-hosts/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 20:04:35 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459290 What do you get when you put four successful ladies on a panel; each with their own distinctive style and personality? Pure magic. TEGNA certainly hit the jackpot with this goldmine, Sister Circle TV, broadcasting daily on TV One. The four ladies, handpicked by creator Helen Swenson, includes Syleena Johnson, Rashan Ali, Kiana Dancie and […]

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What do you get when you put four successful ladies on a panel; each with their own distinctive style and personality? Pure magic. TEGNA certainly hit the jackpot with this goldmine, Sister Circle TV, broadcasting daily on TV One. The four ladies, handpicked by creator Helen Swenson, includes Syleena Johnson, Rashan Ali, Kiana Dancie and Quad Webb-Lunceford, unapologetic-ally talk all things trendy, lifestyle and entertainment.

Don’t compare Sister Circle to any other daytime talk show, for it stands alone in its own lane. A panel of minority women from different walks of life; sports media, reality television, comedy and music, a once neglected demographic has found it’s mirror. A long-overdue reflection of those who look like them, addressing issues that affect them and their community.

HERSource caught up with the ladies as the ladies got candid about friendship, regrets, advice to women, how they balance booming careers and families in a super fun group interview.

Check it out!

HERSource caught up with each lady individually, where you can check out their separate interviews:

Click here for Syleena Johnson’s feature.

Click here for Kiana Dancie’s feature.

Click here for Quad Webb-Lunceford feature.

Click here for Rashan Ali feature.

Check out “Sister Circle” on TV One. The show also airs on select stations around the US (check local listings!)

Special thanks to Ellen Booth, Helen Swenson, Deborah Raptis, Tristan Trenkle! 

 

Videography credit: Juan Anthony Images

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Nicki Minaj Adds Tekashi 6ix9ine Collaboration, ‘FEFE’ to ‘Queen’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/nicki-minaj-fefe-queen/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/nicki-minaj-fefe-queen/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:30:15 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459762 After Kanye West promised that “Ima fix wolves” after The Life of Pablo was released, updating an album after it dropped has become a common practice in Hip Hop. Nicki Minaj announced that she was going to fix the introduction to her album but considering that she already released the visuals, it may stay as […]

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After Kanye West promised that “Ima fix wolves” after The Life of Pablo was released, updating an album after it dropped has become a common practice in Hip Hop. Nicki Minaj announced that she was going to fix the introduction to her album but considering that she already released the visuals, it may stay as it is. She also mentioned including A Future feature.

“Just listened to #GangaBurns after a long day & realized that I hate how low I made the hook,” she tweeted. “Gotta get it swapped out. That’s like my fave song & I can’t let it go out like that. Plus I was so sleep deprived I wrote burns instead of burn when they were stressing me 4 tracklist.”

Minaj has included her “FEFE” collaboration with 6ix9ine to Queen. The tune—initially a 6ix9ine single including Nicki—first appeared in the collection’s tracklist on TIDAL Tuesday night and has since been added to Spotify and the “bonus version” of Queen on Apple Music.

“We added ‘FEFE,’” Minaj told the CRWN audience during her interview with TIDAL’s Elliott Wilson on Tuesday. “Shout-out to my baby Tekashi. I love him. Because of streaming, we can update the albums.”

Including a song that debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 gives the collection a hit and could help with album sales. As of Tuesday, “FEFE” stays in the top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and keeps the stream counts keep increasing.

Hits Daily Double initially reported that Queen was projected to move between 135,000 to 150,000 units in its first week. That has since increased to 145,000 to 155,000 units. On the off chance that those numbers are accurate, this album will mark Nicki’s lowest opening in her career. Pink Friday counted 375,000 in the primary week, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded moved 253,000 units, and The Pinkprint piled on 244,000.

On her Queen standout track, “Barbie Dreams,” Minaj playfully teased the Brooklyn rapper with the following line: “Tekashi need a ménage, I said ‘Treyway’/Curved him and went the Kim and Kanye way.”

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Remy Ma Partners With VIM Vixen For Women’s Fall Fashion Collection http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/remy-ma-partners-with-vim-vixen-for-womens-fall-fashion-collection/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/remy-ma-partners-with-vim-vixen-for-womens-fall-fashion-collection/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 14:20:14 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459737 VIM Vixen, the go-to online store for fashionable women’s clothing & shoes has teamed up with Multi-Platinum recording artist Remy Ma to unveil the Remy Ma by Vim Vixen collection set to release Fall 2018. “I’m really excited about this collection with VIM Vixen, not only because it has my name on it and the […]

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VIM Vixen, the go-to online store for fashionable women’s clothing & shoes has teamed up with Multi-Platinum recording artist Remy Ma to unveil the Remy Ma by Vim Vixen collection set to release Fall 2018.

“I’m really excited about this collection with VIM Vixen, not only because it has my name on it and the clothing is fly but because of what it stands for,” states the “All The Way Up” rapper preparing for the release of her sophomore album 7 Winters and 6 Summers.

“V.I.M is a NY born brand, created initially for the people of NY, reflecting the swag that organically came from there – just like me. Now they’re spreading that throughout the world with ShopVimVixen.com and the new Remy Ma by Vim Vixen collection.”

“Whether walking down the streets of her hometown The Bronx or strolling the Red Carpet, Remy has an amazing style and versatility to dress for any occasion,” says V.I.M Director of Marketing & Advertising Michael LaSalle. “With her continued success in music, Remy Ma is expanding her brand by partnering with Vim Vixen to bring her signature fashion line to life.”

In addition to the release of this collection, proceeds of the sales will be donated to the Remy Ma Foundation, her charitable organization which provide opportunities and resources to enhance the lives of women who have experienced incarceration.

“I’m proud of this collaboration because it stands up for all women – especially women like me. The ones released from the prison system with a second chance but no start over point,” Remy Ma states. “For the ones who were never given any chances in life, but still make a way, every day. This is for you! It will provide a network that plugs women directly into their system of support, encouragement to keep going, to keep dreaming, to keep fighting for yourselves and your families and to keep loving your flaws and imperfections because that’s your magic.”

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Demi Lovato’s Alleged Dealer was Arrested for Guns and Drugs Months Before her OD http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/demi-lovatos-dealer-arrested/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/demi-lovatos-dealer-arrested/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 12:44:51 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459691 The man who appeared at Demi Lovato’s home and supposedly smoked drugs with her hours prior to her OD is no stranger to the law. He was arrested a month before he was connected to the singer in this incident. Brandon Johnson got locked up in March with drugs, guns, and money. At the point when […]

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The man who appeared at Demi Lovato’s home and supposedly smoked drugs with her hours prior to her OD is no stranger to the law. He was arrested a month before he was connected to the singer in this incident.

Brandon Johnson got locked up in March with drugs, guns, and money. At the point when cops lifted him up in North Hollywood, he purportedly had opiates, a completely stacked self-loader handgun and $10k in his pocket, as per reports.

Officers at that point looked through Johnson’s home and say they found more firearms, drugs, and ammunition. He was likewise arrested in June and accused of DUI and ownership of cocaine.

Demi had reportedly been in contact with Johnson since April, and sources say he had provided her with drugs. Johnson is also allegedly the man Demi messaged to come over at 4 AM the morning she overdosed in the wake of freebasing Oxycodone possibly bound with fentanyl.

A source associated with Brandon discloses to us he’s been telling companions he and Demi have had a “romantic relationship.” He also denies dealing her the drugs that led to her overdose.

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Queen Latifah is Set to Host ‘Black Girls Rock!’ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/queen-latifah-black-girls-rock/ http://thesource.com/2018/08/15/queen-latifah-black-girls-rock/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 11:00:42 +0000 http://thesource.com/?p=459655 Queen Latifah is nothing short of amazing and she continues to prove why she is such an influential figure to young girls and women everywhere. The MC will be hosting Black Girls Rock! on August 26th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in her hometown, Newark. The Center will have the honor of […]

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Queen Latifah is nothing short of amazing and she continues to prove why she is such an influential figure to young girls and women everywhere. The MC will be hosting Black Girls Rock! on August 26th at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, located in her hometown, Newark.

The Center will have the honor of hosting a very important guest list of black queens that reign in their industry and career. Back in 2013, Latifah was honored alongside Patti LaBelle and Venus Williams. She expressed her excitement to be a part of such an empowering event especially with it taking place in her own city.

“I’m happy it’s happening in Newark. I was born here, and I always try to come home, to let everyone know in Newark, Irvington, East Orange, Jersey City, that we can dream, and we can make those dreams reality,” Queen Latifah said.

When it came to who was chosen to represent the event this year, CEO Beverly Bond had a few words regarding her decision.

“Queen Latifah is the epitome of black excellence, hip hop royalty, and black girl magic! She has been a longtime supporter of BLACK GIRLS ROCK! and has been honored at both our televised and pre-televised shows. I’m so thrilled to welcome her back to the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! stage as host.”

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