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Bieber, Ariana Grande join Lil Dicky for Earth Day video

Apr. 19, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande and Leonardo DiCaprio have joined rapper-comedian Lil Dicky on a new song and video aimed at bringing awareness to climate change and Earth Day, which is Monday. Dicky released the animated clip for the song "Earth" on Friday, where Bieber is a baboon and Grande...

Kim Kardashian West plans CBD-themed baby shower

Apr. 6, 2019 12:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian West is "high key freaking out" about the arrival of her fourth child and wants nothing more than to Zen out at her baby shower. Hence, her planned CBD-themed bash, the reality star and makeup mogul told E! News. There will be massages and a tea ceremony with crystals, she...

Ex-reality TV cast member gets 1-year term in fraud case

Apr. 4, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former cast member of the reality TV series "Bad Girls Club" was sentenced to a year in prison for stealing the debit card information of a man found dead from a drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment the morning after hiring her as a prostitute in 2017. Shannade Clermont —...

After death, Nipsey Hussle's sales and streams soar

Apr. 3, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — As the world mourns the death of rapper Nipsey Hussle, more people are listening to his music: His sales and streams have increased since he died Sunday. Nielsen Music told The Associated Press that 2,000 copies of his albums were purchased the day he died, followed by 9,000 copies on...

Q&A: Rhymefest on his 1st film role, Kanye, Kim K and Common

Apr. 3, 2019 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning artist Che "Rhymefest" Smith didn't have plans to become an actor, but that changed when Emilio Estevez's mom saw the songwriter's documentary about reconnecting with his long-lost father, who had been homeless for decades. Estevez's mom watched Rhymefest's 2015 doc "In My...

Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle shot and killed at 33

Apr. 1, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot outside the clothing store he founded to help rebuild his troubled South Los Angeles neighborhood, police said, cutting short a career that earned him a Grammy nomination this year for his major-label debut. He was 33. Police said Hussle was one of...

Beyonce, 'Black Panther' win at 50th NAACP Image Awards

Mar. 31, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the award Saturday night, the superstar paid homage to the people who were nominated in the same category as her. She beat...

The Latest: Beyonce wins top award at NAACP Image Award

Mar. 31, 2019 4:42 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards presented Saturday in Los Angeles (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Beyonce was named entertainer of the year at the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards ceremony that highlighted works by entertainers and writers of color. After Beyonce accepted the...

Chance the Rapper marries longtime girlfriend

Mar. 11, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chance the Rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in a star-studded ceremony. The Chicago-based rapper posted several photos of him and Kirsten Corley on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday. He captioned his photos with him sporting a white tuxedo with black pants and...

Many view 'black friend defense' as a tired, hollow argument

Mar. 1, 2019 8:13 AM EST

Kelly Darden Jr. still remembers one of the first times he experienced the "black friend defense." Back in high school, a group of white classmates dressed in Confederate-inspired clothing as part of a social club called the "Rebel Rousers" and insisted they weren't racist when confronted because some of them...