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Petition demands apology from R. Kelly

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:57 pm December 20, 2013 The release of Black Panties has come with a deluge on non-album related publicity for R. Kelly. Just a few weeks ago, the #AskRKelly hashtag meant to allow fans to ask the singer questions became an opportunity for folks to make fun of or ask questions about the sexual […]

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Robin Thicke Files Suit to Protect “Blurred Lines” from Marvin Gaye Family

Robin Thicke, along with producer Pharell Williams and T.I. have filed suit against the family of Marvin Gaye to protect their massive summer hit “Blurred Lines.” The Gaye estate contends that Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” sounds way too similar to the Gaye classic “Got to Give It Up.”

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Chris Brown Says ‘Stress,’ ‘Non-stop Negativity’ Caused Seizure

By BYP @blackyouthproj 1:06 pm August 13, 2013 Pop star Chris Brown suffered a seizure early Friday due to “emotional stress” and “nonstop negativity,” according to a rep for the singer. From The Los Angeles Times: “His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both […]

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Remembering Whitney Houston on Her 50th Birthday

By BYP @blackyouthproj 10:34 am August 9, 2013 Today would have been the 50th birthday of the legendary Whitney Houston. Whitney will always been in a class all her own as a vocalist and entertainer. Though her later years were often marred by stories of her personal troubles, we will always remember Whitney for her […]

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Usher’s Son Nearly Drowns in Swimming Pool; Ex-Wife Files for Emergency Custody

R&B singer Usher’s son nearly drowned after his arm became stuck in a swimming pool’s drain. And Usher’s estranged ex-wife, Tameka Foster, has reportedly filed emergency custody in the wake of the incident.

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Chaka Khan Joins Boycott of Florida

In a recent interview with Chaka Khan, the soul legend announced her intentions to boycott Florida in protest of the state’s Stand Your Ground laws.

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WATCH: Trailer for VH1′s ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’

Vh1 has finally released an official trailer for their upcoming biopic on legendary 90′s girl group TLC.

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Lauryn Hill Pens Letter from Jail

Lauryn Hill has penned a letter to her fans from behind bars: “Although it has taken some adjustment, I cannot deny the favor I have encountered while in here, and general warm reception from a community of people who despite their circumstances, have found unique ways to make the best of them.”

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Is Willow Smith’s New Song “Summer Fling” Age Appropriate?

Smith’s new single, “Summer Fling,” has raised eyebrows due to its subject matter and accompanying video. A few op-eds have questioned the idea of a 12-year old having a “summer fling.”

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Lauryn Hill Begins Three-Month Prison Sentence for Tax Evasion

Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month jail sentence for tax evasion.

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