Here are some of the top stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still buzzing today.
Rick Ross apologizes for sexist comments
Rapper, Rick Ross has apologized for the extremely insensitive comments he made on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club on Monday.
During the interview, Rick Ross was asked why he never signed any female artiste to his Maybach Music Group label and he replied, “You know, I never did it because I always thought, like, I would end up f–king the female rapper and f–king the business up. I’m so focused on my business. I gotta be honest with you. She’s lookin’ good, I’m spending so much money on her photo shoots—I gotta f–k a couple times”.
Rick Ross messed up, received the right measure of backlash and has now backtracked on that statement with an apology he shared on Facebook that reads in part,
“My comment is not reflection of my beliefs on the issue. A mistake I regret. I hope to use my mistake, my platform and the community to create positive discussion to implement change on a very important issue. respect for the ones who stand up to say hey that isn’t right. Now it’s time to accept responsibility and all do better”.
You sure need to do better, Ross!
Davido releases new single “Pere”
The track which features American rapper, Young Thug and duo, Rae Sremmurd was produced by DJ Mustard.
Pere was first played as #JamHot on BBC Radio 1 Xtra. Listen here:
Yemi Alade breaks YouTube record
With 72 million YouTube views and counting, Yemi Alade has reportedly become the first female African singer to hit such numbers with her music video, Johnny.
Although it took 3 years to achieve the feat as the video was published in March 2014, Yemi Alade has proven herself a female performer worth celebrating and emulating.
In case you missed the video the entire three years, watch it here:
Brace for Impact! Katy Perry to host the MTV VMAs
Get ready to roar!
Katy Perry has announced that she will be hosting the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards come August 27.
The singer, who was nominated in five categories at the awards, shared the news on Twitter with a video:
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) July 27, 2017
Perry will be a lot busy that night as she will also be performing live on stage at The Forum, Los Angeles venue of the event. She said in a press release, “I’ve been training with MTV in zero gravity, eating astronaut ice cream, and I’m on a group text with Buzz Aldrin and Neil deGrasse Tyson”.
The awkward moment when Kardashian exes reunited at a party…
*This was purely coincidental but it should be an actual thing or maybe even a reality show: Keeping Up with the Kardashian exes. LOL
So Blac Chyna, Lamar Odom and Tyga were guests at the I.Go Live app launch event in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.
According to E!News, the trio arrived at the event separately but met up in pairs for pleasantries and photos.
Blac Chyna and Tyga used to be a couple and have a son together. Blac Chyna later went on to be with Rob Kardashian and has a daughter with him, while Tyga dated Rob’s half sister, Kylie Jenner for months. Lamar Odom was married to Khloe Kardashian for four years.
Talk about matching destinies!
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