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BET Awards honor Mary J. Blige, Nipsey Hussle, Tyler Perry

Jun. 24, 2019 12:50 AM EDT

The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap stars who are dominating the charts, from Cardi B to Lil Nas X. But the show belonged to artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J. Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. Hussle, a respected...

The Latest: Nipsey Hussle honored with award at BET Awards

Jun. 24, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 2019 BET Awards, which are being presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8:20 p.m. The late Nipsey Hussle was honored with the Humanitarian Award at the BET Awards. Rapper T.I. presented the posthumous award Sunday to his family that included his...

Correction: US-Music-Lil Nas X story

Jun. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story June 10 about Lil Nas X, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Broken Bow Records had "just signed" Blanco Brown and misspelled the title of his song as "The Get Up." Brown was signed in 2018 and the name of his song is "The Git Up." A corrected version of the...

Man charged in Wright's killing pleads guilty to gun charge

Jun. 17, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright pleaded guilty Monday to a separate gun charge. Billy Ray Turner entered his plea in a Memphis court before the scheduled start of his trial on charges of possessing a weapon as a convicted felon. Shelby County...

Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' inspires autistic boy to sing

Jun. 8, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — An Atlanta rapper's take on country music has inspired a mostly nonverbal autistic boy in Minnesota to sing. Lil Nas X has found huge success with the song, "Old Town Road." It has sparked controversy , spawned a clothing line, made the rapper a household name and got his collaborator Billy...