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Derek BlanksIn preparation for her first album in eight years, R&B singer Brandy says she had to tap into a different mindset. “I went into this album thinking, ‘If this were my last project, if this were the last time I would ever sing…what would I do?’” she revealed during an Entertainment Weekly interview. “I used that [mindset] as a way to give my […]

Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BETStarting this week, the Verzuz battle is coming to Apple Music and Beats 1 with its first headliners, rap legends Snoop Dogg and DMX. Variety reports each forthcoming battle will broadcast live on the music streaming service for free and music fans will be able to relive the epic battles on-demand after. Legendary hip-hop producers Swizz Beats and Timbaland launched the […]

Chris McKay/Getty ImagesDid Drake just drop a diss track about Kanye West and Pusha T? That’s what fans think after listening to the Canadian rapper’s lyrics on the recently released “Only You Freestyle” he collaborated with Headie One.  The lyrics read: “[Stuff] you man been dropping lately, don’t make me have to fly my iTunes/So much people buy into my hype, don’t […]

HuluRising star Tongayi Chirisa says it was a “joy” to play his “fun-loving… life-of-the-party” character Jake in the new Hulu romantic comedy, Palm Springs. The film, which follows comedian Andy Samberg as Nyles, a wedding guest who somehow manages to get himself stuck in a time-loop, was a rare opportunity for Chirisa to work with someone he personally admires. […]

Hannah Peters/Getty ImagesA professional women’s soccer team may be coming to Los Angeles in spring 2022, the National Women’s Soccer League announced Tuesday. The exclusive rights to bring a team to the city were secured by a mostly female group led by Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman, entrepreneur Julie Uhrman, and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who, […]

Lars Niki/Getty Images for New York Women in Film & TelevisionThis fall, Wendy Williams returns to daytime television from her purple chair in her New York studio. On Tuesday, Wendy announced that The Wendy Williams Show will resume in-studio production for the show’s 12th season, which begins September 21.  “I can’t wait to get back to all of you and to my amazing staff and crew,” […]

Laetitia Rumford Last month, Problem dropped the first episode of his Morning Walks series. The series sees the Compton rapper take neighborhood walks with other successful Black men discussing topics they normally “don’t get to talk about.” Its first guest was Nick Cannon, who was recently fired from ViacomCBS over his anti-Semitic comments.  Problem tells ABC Audio he’s reached out to his friend Nick since […]

Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFIWill Smith doesn’t seem to be a fan of jokes about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith‘s “entanglement” with August Alsina.  On Wednesday, the Bad Boys actor shared an Instagram clip showing what jumping rope looks like from the rope’s point of view. While many joked that the video made them dizzy, one user took the video as an […]

Chuck Hodes/FOXEmpire might be over, but Cookie Lyon is here to stay.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, Fox is in the early stages of developing a spinoff of the Lee Daniels series, starring Taraji. P. Henson, who played Cookie for all of the show’s six seasons.  The spinoff’s official plot remains under wraps, but sources say the as-yet untitled show will “follow Cookie as […]

Thaddaeus McAdams/Getty ImagesJacquees, the self-proclaimed “King of R&B,” has shared his new single “Put In Work,” featuring Chris Brown.  The bedroom slow jam sees the two R&B stars serenading the ladies with their lustful lyrics about lovemaking. The video features scenes of the two riding around the streets of Los Angeles and also spending time at what […]

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