NEW YORK (AP) — Hip-hop star Cardi B is walking into the 2019 BET Awards as the most nominated act with seven, while late rapper Nipsey Hussle scored a posthumous nomination.
A list of nominees at the 2019 BET Awards
A list of nominees at the 2019 Bet Awards, to air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on June 23.
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Travis Scott fans rush doors after rapper’s show postponed
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police shot pepper balls to disperse a crowd that rushed the doors of an arena after rapper Travis Scott suddenly postponed a sold-out concert.
Authorities say some fans rushed the doors of the BOK Center Monday night after learning of the show's postponement. Video from outside the arena showed fans trying to enter despite a large marquee that read "POSTPONED."
Cardi B beats the boys to win rap album honors at Grammys
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An overwhelmed Cardi B won her first Grammy Award on Sunday night, making history as the first solo woman to win best rap album.
"Invasion of Privacy" beat out albums by the late Mac Miller, Nipsey Hussle, Pusha T and Travis Scott.
"Oh my goodness," she said, struggling to gather herself. "Whoa, child."
Cardi B is just the fifth woman ever nominated in the category, which was created in 1995.
Lauryn Hill was part of the Fugees when the group won in 1997 for "The Score."
Q&A: Producer Boi-1da talks Grammys nods, working with Drake
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boi-1da considers himself a sidekick to some of the biggest music performers, from Drake to Rihanna, and he is now being thrust into the Grammy spotlight for his standout production work.
Review: Thank U, Next: Maroon 5′s halftime show was basic
There are a number of words you could use to describe Maroon 5's halftime show performance: Empty. Boring. Basic. Sleepy. Skippable. Unfulfilling. Unnecessary.
And those who came to help save the day didn't do their jobs: If you blinked you would have missed that Travis Scott and Big Boi performed. Even the gospel choir singer was a struggle — clearly they let the wrong one sing lead Sunday.
Maroon 5 cancels Super Bowl halftime news conference
ATLANTA (AP) — Maroon 5 has canceled its news conference to discuss the band's Super Bowl halftime performance, choosing to not meet with reporters as most acts have done.
The NFL announced Tuesday that "the artists will let their show do the talking as they prepare to take the stage this Sunday."
James Blake, music’s most requested collaborator, opens up
NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones.
Gladys Knight to sing national anthem at the Super Bowl
NEW YORK (AP) — Gladys Knight will sing "The Star-Spangled Banner" at this year's Super Bowl.
The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she's proud to use her voice to "unite and represent our country" in her hometown of Atlanta.
The 74-year-old and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Her hits include "Midnight Train to Georgia" and "That's What Friends Are For."
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Big Boi, Travis Scott to join Maroon 5 in Super Bowl show
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL on Sunday ended months of uncertainty by officially announcing Maroon 5, Big Boi and Travis Scott as the performers at this year's Super Bowl halftime show.
Maroon 5 had been the widely reported halftime show act since September, but the NFL didn't confirm the band as its headliner until Sunday. The league said Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, the Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Scott.
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AP Source: Travis Scott in talks to perform at halftime show
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta, The Associated Press has learned.
A person familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak about the topic publicly, told The AP that Scott is close to signing on to perform at Super Bowl 53 on Feb. 3 at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Tay Keith: Rap’s hottest producer is graduating from MTSU
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — When Drake came to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena earlier this year, there was one name the rap star couldn't stop saying on stage. He told the sold-out crowd that as soon as his tour was over, "I'm going right back to the studio with Tay Keith."
22-year-old Tay Keith, if you're unfamiliar, is a hip-hop producer. And in his field, no one's had a bigger breakout year.
Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous parties toasting the world's best artists during Art Basel.
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Cardi B, Pharrell, Kanye draw crowds during Art Basel Miami
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Royalty, Real Housewives, and the fathers of two Kardashian babies were among the celebs that fanned out across Miami for a week of glamorous Art Basel parties toasting the world's best artists.
Cardi B, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, Pharrell and Meek Mill performed.
Drake dominates Apple Music as most-streamed artist in 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drake was a dominate force on Apple Music as the platform's most-streamed artist of the year globally.
Apple released its "Best of 2018" list Tuesday that Drake's "Scorpion" was the top album, while his hit "God's Plan" was the most popular single. The rapper's song "Nice for What" came in second and "In My Feelings" at No. 4.
Mac Miller benefit features Chance, SZA, John Mayer
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Travis Scott pointed toward an image of a toothless Mac Miller as a child recognizing the late rapper as a good-spirited person whose "soul will live forever."
Childish Gambino cancels Voodoo Fest show due to foot injury
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Childish Gambino has canceled his Saturday appearance at the 2018 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans because of a foot injury he suffered last month.
News outlets report Gambino's 9:45 p.m. slot has been filled by rapper Travis Scott.
Gambino, whose real name is Donald Glover, injured his foot during a concert in Dallas.
Quavo on cutting collaborations, solo album, Migos and Drake
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Quavo may be one-third of the uber-successful hip-hop group Migos, but he's also a rapper in high demand, appearing as a featured act on Top 10 hits by Post Malone, DJ Khaled, Drake and Liam Payne.
The 27-year-old star said he was collaborating with others so much that he had to turn down work so he could completely focus on his first solo album, "Quavo Huncho," released last week.
John Mayer, SZA, Chance to perform at benefit for Mac Miller
NEW YORK (AP) — Chance the Rapper, John Mayer and SZA are set to perform at a benefit concert for the late rapper Mac Miller.
Live Nation announced Tuesday that Travis Scott, Miguel and Ty Dolla $ign will also perform at the "Mac Miller: A Celebration of Life" concert on October 31 at the Greek Theater in Los Angeles.
Tickets go on sale Friday. The concert will benefit the Mac Miller Circles Fund.
Nicki Minaj cancels North American tour with Future
ATLANTA (AP) — Hip-hop star Nicki Minaj has canceled her North American tour with rapper Future.
Minaj said on her Twitter account Tuesday night that she didn't have enough time to rehearse for the upcoming "NickiHndrxx" tour in September after the release of her latest album "Queen," released Aug. 10. The rapper says she will contribute more rehearsal time toward the tour's European launch with Future in February.
Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner jet off to visit Khloe Kardashian
Kim Kardashian West and Kendall Jenner have gone to visit Khloe Kardashian in Cleveland.
The 37-year-old star - who has children North, four, Saint, two, and Chicago, three months, with husband Kanye West - and her 22-year-old model half-sibling reportedly boarded a private jet from Los Angeles to visit their family member and her newborn baby girl, True.
According to E! News, the sisters flew threw snowy weather but arrived safe and sound.
Travis Scott reportedly loves Kylie Jenner's post-baby body.
It's said that the 25-year-old rapper is encouraging the new mum - who gave birth to their daughter Stormi on February - to embrace her changing figure, and the 20-year-old model is feeling "great".
A source told Us Weekly: "She looks and feels great! Travis reassures her there's no need to hide her body."
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Steelers’ JuJu Smith-Schuster, other celebs play ‘Fortnite’; internet goes wild
JuJu Smith-Schuster joined rapper Drake and other celebrities to play a video game for an audience of more than 600,000 people Thursday morning.
The seemingly impromptu gaming session began when Drake joined Tyler "Ninja" Blevins, a professional video-game streamer with more than 100,000 subscribers.
Drake and Blevins were playing "Fortnite," a popular game that pits up to 100 players against each other as they scavenge for weapons and fight to survive.
Drake plays ‘Fortnite’ with ‘Ninja’, helps break record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning rapper Drake helped Twitch break its record for the most-viewed stream by joining gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins to play "Fortnite."
There were 630,000 concurrent viewers at its peak on the live-streaming platform Wednesday.
The rapper and singer says he's been playing the popular video game for a month or two.
Kylie Jenner has posted a sweet Instagram tribute to her baby daughter as she turned one month old.
The 20-year-old lip kit mogul took to the photo sharing app to post two pictures of herself holding her daughter Stormi - whom she has with rapper boyfriend Travis Scott - in honour of the tot turning one month old on Thursday (01.03.18).
She wrote: "my angel baby is 1 month old today (sic)"
Kylie Jenner is "completely in love" with her baby daughter.
The 20-year-old reality star and her boyfriend Travis Scott welcomed their daughter Stormi into the world three weeks ago, and whilst the new mother is said to be feeling "exhausted and emotional" by her new responsibilities, she's also "loving" being a parent.
Travis Scott has broken his silence since welcoming his first child with Kylie Jenner.
The 20-year-old reality star and the 'Butterfly Effect' rapper - whose real name is Jacques Webster - welcomed their daughter Stormi Webster into the world on February 1, and now Travis has spoken for the first time about his newborn daughter.
He simply told TMZ: 'She's beautiful."
It comes after the pair seemingly marked their little girl's birth with matching tattoos.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott have reportedly gotten matching tattoos in tribute to their newborn daughter.
The 20-year-old reality star and the 'Butterfly Effect' rapper - whose real name is Jacques Webster - welcomed their daughter Stormi Webster into the world just over two weeks ago, and the pair have now seemingly marked her birth with matching tattoos.
With baby announcement, Kylie Jenner is new Instagram queen
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kylie Jenner is the new queen of Instagram.
The reality star's baby-name announcement became the most popular post on the social media site Wednesday, surpassing Beyonce's pregnancy announcement of 2017.
Jenner shared a photo Tuesday of her new daughter's tiny hand captioned with the baby's name, Stormi Webster. The post had collected 13.7 million "likes" by Wednesday afternoon, compared with 11.2 million for Beyonce's pregnancy photo.
Rapper Travis Scott pleads guilty to disorderly conduct
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Rapper Travis Scott has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for an incident last year at a concert in northwestern Arkansas.
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Kylie Jenner announces birth of ‘healthy,’ ‘beautiful’ girl
NEW YORK (AP) — After months of speculation that she was pregnant with her first child, Kylie Jenner has announced the birth of a baby girl.
In an Instagram post Sunday, Jenner says the baby was born Thursday. It's the first child for the 20-year-old reality TV star and 25-year-old rapper Travis Scott.
In her post, Jenner apologizes for keeping fans "in the dark through all the assumptions." She says she chose to keep her pregnancy private and "not to do in front of the world."
Travis Scott is staying coy about his impending fatherhood
The 'Butterfly Effect' hitmaker is reportedly expecting a child with his girlfriend, 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star Kylie Jenner, but he is refusing to divulge any information about it.
Asked about the rumours he is expecting a child with his partner, he told Billboard: "I don't want to talk about that. They're just guesses. Let them keep fishing."
It had previously been reported that Travis had split from Kylie.
Keeping up the Kardashians, 2.0: A primer on the next gen
NEW YORK (AP) — They Dream. They Reign. One points North and another is a Saint.
We're talking about the Kardashians 2.0 and their numbers are rising on the regular as the reality TV and makeup mogul family of Ks and Jenners gets busy with a baby boom.
Kylie Jenner has reportedly split from Travis Scott.
The 20-year-old reality star is rumoured to be pregnant with Travis' baby, but the duo have apparently gone their separate ways ahead of the birth, with Travis reported to have told Kylie that he "can't do this anymore".
A source explained: "He finally plucked up the courage to tell Kylie he's done, that he loves her and will always be around for the baby, but they're not compatible as a couple.
Kendrick Lamar and Drake racked up the streams and sales. Cardi B and Post Malone turned viral hits into radio smashes. But no one had a 2017 quite like Travis Scott.
The Houston rapper - he grew up in Missouri City, attended Elkins High School and was a Rockets ball boy - has established himself as one of hip-hop's most fascinating oddities. Scott doesn't just go left instead of right. He seems to be moving in all directions at all times.
Kim Kardashian West wants her half-sister Kylie Jenner to play her in a biopic.
The 37-year-old star believes her youngest sibling - who is rumoured to be expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott - would be the ideal person to tell her life story on the big screen.
Asked who would play her in the movie of her life, Kim said: "Maybe Kylie, keep it in the family."
Kim Kardashian West opted to drink a sardine smoothie to avoid speaking about her sisters' pregnancies.
The 37-year-old star was appeared on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' and was quizzed by the host on a number of personal topics and was offered the chance to opt out by accepting a forfeit.
Kylie Jenner is "very self-conscious" about her body changing throughout her pregnancy.
The 20-year-old reality TV star is reportedly expecting her first child with rapper boyfriend Travis Scott, but she is said to have "always been insecure" about looking as "curvy" as her sisters, Kendall Jenner and Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian, and is feeling even more so now.
Kylie Jenner reportedly threw her own baby shower this weekend, one day after her half-sister Kim Kardashian West.
The 20-year-old reality star is rumoured to be expecting her first child with her boyfriend Travis Scott, and sources have now claimed she has thrown a secret baby shower at her Hidden Hills home, one day after Kim - who is expecting her third child with Kanye West via a surrogate mother - held her own bash on Saturday (11.11.17).
A surprise marriage proposal between Offset and Cardi B stole the spotlight at Friday night’s Power 99’s 2017 Powerhouse concert. Hip-hop and R&B stars filled the stage for the concert at the Wells Fargo Center. Performers included Travis Scott, Migos, Rick Ross, French Montana, Lil Uzi Vert, Cardi B, Playboi Carti, and Meek Mill. Tribune digital reporter Eric Moody has the recap.
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott went on a road trip to Texas this week.
The 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star - who is rumoured to be pregnant with her first child - has tried to keep a relatively low profile in recent weeks but couldn't escape eagle-eyed fans when she and her boyfriend traveled to his hometown.
Concerts in the Houston area: Chris Stapleton, Lil Wayne and Travis Scott
Can't get enough live music? Do you get the shakes after a few days without feeling the rumble of the PA stack? This is the list for you.
The rapper, who grew up in Grapevine, is currently atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rockstar." 7 p.m. at House of Blues, 1204 Caroline; 888-402-5837.