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Producer Brian Grazer traces his success in 'Face to Face'

Sep. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Brian Grazer says that if weren't for Eminem making eye contact with him during a tense meeting a few years ago, the rap film "8 Mile" probably wouldn't exist. Getting people to set aside their phones and engage one another and meet eyes has been a priority of late for Grazer,...

Amazon Prime Video to stream Rihanna's lingerie show

Sep. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes. "Women just need a little bit of validation," the superstar explained to The Associated Press ahead of her Savage X Fenty...

Tekashi 6ix9ine recounts abduction for jury at NYC trial

Sep. 18, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine described for a Manhattan jury Wednesday details from his life of crime with a violent street gang, including getting abducted at gunpoint amid a dispute between warring factions of the crew. Testifying as a prosecution witness at the federal trial of two alleged...

Kanye West brings 'Sunday Service' to Georgia

Sep. 16, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West brought his collection of choir singers and musicians to an Atlanta-area megachurch for his religious popup performance called "Sunday Service." News outlets report West visited New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday drawing a large group of parishioners and...

Cardi B, A$AP Rocky and more support Rihanna's Diamond Ball

Sep. 13, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like many kids, Rihanna dreamed of someday growing up to be rich, but helping others was at the forefront of her vision. "It's always been important to me before any success," she told The Associated Press Thursday at her annual Diamond Ball charity gala. "As a kid, just seeing those...

New Orleans man guilty in death of celebrity's brothers

Sep. 12, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A New Orleans man has been convicted in the double-murder of a reality television star's two brothers. New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office says jurors deliberated about two hours Thursday before finding 34-year-old Antoine Edwards guilty on two counts of second-degree...

With "Eve," Rapsody gains traction in the best rapper debate

Sep. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The debate over who reigns supreme as the greatest rapper of the moment is never-ending and never settled. From LL Cool J vs Kool Moe Dee, Tupac vs. Biggie, Jay-Z vs. Nas, it's a time-honored discussion that's likely to be heard in any barbershop or boardroom where rap fans converge. These...

Florida rapper filmed part of video inside police station

Sep. 10, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Police in South Florida say they never gave permission for a rapper to film a portion of a video inside their lobby. The video begins with IV Leo Little sitting on the ground next to a Broward Sheriff's Office patrol car with his hands seemingly handcuffed behind him. The scene then shifts to...

Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

Sep. 9, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah's "U.N.I.T.Y."; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock 'n' roll was born because of a black, queer woman ; and a stunning collection of clothes...

Injuries reported in stampede at Lil Wayne's music festival

Sep. 8, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A crowd stampede injured several people attending a New Orleans festival organized by rapper Lil Wayne. Large portions of an audience estimated to include 15,000 people ran at least twice Saturday night, causing injuries following Meek Mill's performance at the Lil WeezyAna Fest. The...