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  • Questlove Defends Iggy Azalea; Calls ‘Fancy’ Song of the Summer

    Jul 24, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Questlove is not just calling Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” the song of the summer. He’s also dismissing the controversy surrounding the Australian-born rapper’s overnight fame, her adopted American accent, and her potty mouth. Speaking to Time, Questlove says: “I’m caught in between. And I defend it. I see false Instagram posts like, ‘She said the N-word! […]

  • Philly Mayor Apologizes for Nicki Minaj, Marlon Wayans’ July 4th Profanity

    Jul 15, 14 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *The mayor of Philadelphia is apologizing for the profanity used by rapper Nicki Minaj and comedian Marlon Wayans during a family-friendly July Fourth concert. Mayor Michael Nutter said Monday that cursing hasn’t been problem at the show in recent years. He says performers are supposed to adhere to network TV standards. The free outdoor concert, […]

  • Essence Festival Breaks Attendance Record With 20th Anniversary Celebration

    Jul 10, 14 by Qwest7 1 Comment


    *Without question, this year’s Essence Festival was a success. New Orleans city officials and organizers of the event, which marked its 20th anniversary at the city’s convention and superdome, revealed the festival attracted more than 550,000 attendees as it set a record for its annual attendance. The turnout bested the attendance at the 2013 event, […]

  • Jay Z to Headline Global Citizen Festival in Central Park

    Jul 9, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *On September 27, Jay-Z will headline a diverse lineup of artists at the third annual Global Citizen Festival, held on the Great Lawn in New York’s Central Park. No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, fun., Tiësto, and The Roots are on the bill. Now in its third year, the Global Citizen Festival is an outdoor concert whose […]

  • Black Hollywood Live’s This Week – July 4th, 2014 (Watch)

    Jul 5, 14 by Derrial Christon - Black Hollywood Live Leave a comment


    *BHL: This Week — In this episode Black Hollywood Live hosts Derrial Christon, Courtney Stewart, DJ Jesse Janedy, and Kevin John discuss news for the week of July 4, 2014. Jesse opens up with BET AWARD Winners 2014, Shadiness At The BET Awards, and Performers. Courtney switches to talk about BET Awards trends: Breasticles, Summer […]

  • Essence Festival Celebrates 20th Anniv. with Expected Record-Breaking Attendance

    Jul 3, 14 by Qwest7 Leave a comment


    *The Essence Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary this weekend as organizers expect attendance to surpass last year’s record-breaking turnout. The four-day event, which kicks off today and runs through Sunday (July 6) in New Orleans, will feature entertainment, empowerment, and cultural experiences during the day and an all-star line up of entertainers each night. […]