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ABC/Image Group LAKehlani has been announced as one of the nominees for this year’s GLAAD Media Awards.

The awards recognize and celebrate the fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the LGBT community in different forms of media. 

The "Honey" singer, who is nominated in the Outstanding Music Artist category, identifies as bisexual.  

Other artists who scored a nod in the same category include singer-songwriter Kelela, "Wrecking Ball" singer Miley Cyrus and "Bad at Love" singer-songwriter Halsey

GLAAD is also honoring JAY-Z's song and music video "Smile" with a special recognition award; the song is about how Jay's mother Gloria Carter came out as a lesbian.

The GLAAD Media Award ceremonies take place in Los Angeles on April 12 and in New York on May 5. 

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Courtesy of RED MUSICIt looks like Keith Sweat is already prepared for Valentine's Day with the debut of his new single, "How Many Ways." 

The track, featuring K-Ci from legendary R&B group Jodeci, comes from Keith's forthcoming -- and currently untitled -- 13th studio album. 

Keith released his 12th studio album, Dress to Impress, last year, and also performed in Las Vegas for two runs of his "Keith Sweat: Last Forever" limited-engagement residency.  

You can stream or buy "How Many Ways" via the usual digital platforms now. 

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Jorge PenicheNipsey Hussle and YG aren't playing games on Nipsey's new track, "Last Time That I Checc'd." 

The song is Nipsey's second single from his forthcoming debut album, Victory Lap.  

The music video for "Last Time That I Checc'd also dropped on Friday. The visual shows Nipsey cruising around his home city of Los Angeles in a luxury car, with YG content to show off his lyrical flow while posing in front of another vehicle. 

"Last Time That I Checc'd" is available to purchase via the usual digital platforms and Victory Lap is available to pre-order now. 

Both artists are set to appear at YG's first annual "The Boogie" All-Star weekend event on February 17 in Los Angeles.  

For more information, visit theboogiefestival.com.  

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Raven VaronaCardi B's ascent as a self-professed "regular, degular, shmegular" girl from the Bronx to Grammy-nominated superstar is the focus of a new TIDAL mini-documentary about the rapper, titled I'm Here Muthaf***as

Friday, Cardi urged fans on Twitter to check out the film. 

If you're not a Tidal subscriber, you can watch the trailer for the documentary now, which shows outdoor images from the Bronx and Miami, along with Cardi performing on stage. 

The "Bartier Cardi" rapper is also heard throughout the video talking about how far she's come -- from her Bronx roots, to appearing at one of the premiere art events in the world: Art Basel.   

Cardi of course had a killer 2017, and 2018 looks to continue the trend.   

As previously reported, she recently signed her first movie deal. It's currently unknown what type of movie she'll be starring in, what role she's agreed to take on, or how much she's getting paid for her silver-screen debut. 

Cardi B has also surpassed Beyoncé's record of having four top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart in a single week. 

She's now the first woman -- and third act -- to have five top-10 singles simultaneously on the chart, tying with Drake and Kendrick Lamar for having the most top-10s all at the same time. 

In addition, she's also the only artist to do this with her first five chart entries.  

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Mike Coppola/MTV1617/Getty Images for MTVKanye West and Kim Kardashian West have finally decided on a name for their newborn daughter. 

Friday, Kim wrote a message on her official website with the words, "Chicago West." 

Eliminating any doubt about what the post means, Chicago's date and time of birth, along with her birth weight, are listed under her name. 

As previously reported, Kim announced the birth of her and Ye's third child on her website Tuesday. 

Chicago was born via a surrogate. 

In her message she wrote, "Kanye and I are happy to announce the arrival of our healthy, beautiful baby girl. We are incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true with the greatest gift one could give and to our wonderful doctors and nurses for their special care. North and Saint are especially thrilled to welcome their baby sister."   

The reality star announced she was expecting her third child in the trailer for season 14 of her family's reality show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians, back in September. 

Kardashian-West and her husband of three years are parents to one-year-old son Saint and four-year-old daughter, North.   

Kardashian-West's sister, Khloe Kardashian, is currently six months pregnant with her first child. Their younger half-sister, Kylie Jenner, is rumored to be expecting as well. 

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Getty Images via ABCOnce upon a time, back in 2013, Philadelphia 76ers player Joel [jo-EL] Embiid asked Rihanna out on a date. 

However, RiRi famously replied, "Come back when you're an all-star." 

Well,  Thursday night, Joel became an NBA all-star, following the Sixers' win against the Boston Celtics. 

But in a post-game interview that evening, he confirmed he's no longer interested in the "Love on the Brain" singer.  

"She denied me back then, so why go with her again? I might have to pass that and move on to the next one...trust the process," he said.  

No comment yet from Rihanna, who's rumored to be dating Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel

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Scott Dudelson/Getty ImagesIt looks like Ja Rule has resurrected his longstanding beef with 50 Cent...and fans are waiting to see how this all pans out. 

The "Always On Time" began writing a slew of messages on Twitter Friday morning, beginning with, "Fun hip hop FACT: @50cent is P****."

He continued in another tweet, "Let's be clear I mind my business...but for some reason @50cent keeps my name in his mouth... I think he's rather have my d*** in his mouth lmao... #b***ha**n**** #ticklebooty."  

In another tweet, Ja tells Ice Cube's son, O'Shea Jackson Jr. to "stay sucker free." In a recent interview, O'Shea had described how 50 threw a Ja Rule album out of O'Shea's grandmother's car after the young actor told 50 that he liked Ja's music. 

Ja continued to write on Twitter, "I SAID WHAT I SAID..." and "Hey @50cent don't make me exposeyou #Ticklebooty."  

According to New York Magazine, Ja Rule and 50 Cent's feud began in the late nineties; Ja recalled it starting with a video shoot he did in Queens, where both rappers grew up.

"We're all from the same neighborhood...he didn't like the fact that I was getting so much love," claimed Ja. However, 50 remembered their beef stemming from the year 2000, "when a friend robbed Ja of jewelry." 

50 and Ja's beef continued to escalate, and the two traded barbs in songs, such as Fiddy's "Till I Collapse" and " Ja's "Guess Who Shot Ya." 

While we haven't heard much about the feud lately, it appears that Ja and Fiddy still have some unfinished business.  As of Friday morning, Fiddy has yet to respond.   

Stay tuned.  

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David CabreraFlorida rapper Kodak Black was arrested by Broward County Sheriffs on Thursday for a list of charges, including grand theft and child neglect.

According to ABC News affiliate WPLG-TV, Kodak -- who was born Dieuson Octave -- is being held at the main Broward County jail in Fort Lauderdale, facing numerous charges including grand theft of a firearm, possession of marijuana, child neglect, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, and two counts of probation violation. 

Black shared an Instagram story, which showed part of his argument about whether or not he needed to turn in his cellphone to authorities. 

"Your phone's part of the search warrant. You're not going to get your phone back," a man could be heard saying in the video that was captured online

Kodak was currently on probation for a conviction on charges of armed robbery and false imprisonment. 

He was arrested for violating his probation in February of 2017 for leaving his house and going to a strip club. 

He was later released on June 5 on house arrest. 

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Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Ozy Fusion Fest 2017Hip-hop legend Talib Kweli has some very frank opinions about President Donald Trump and racism. 

Focusing on Trump first, he tells Billboard  that America's Commander-in-Chief "is a classic racist."  

Talib continues, "He's cut from the old-school cloth. He's a 71-year-old white man whose father was a billionaire Klansman. His racism is not like this new atheist racism, or Gamer-gate racism. Trump's racism is based in eugenics and genetics, where his type of people is better."

"He's not a smart man, he's just a very privileged man and he's not good at hiding it," adds Talib. "All he knows is racism by default. It's not a mystery at this point." 

The "Traveling Light" artist moves on to discuss the recent scandal involving H&M's ad showing a young black boy wearing a hoodie that read "Coolest Monkey in the Jungle." 

Talib says, "Things like that happen because we don't understand the history of racism in the world and that's what leads people, in high positions, to be tone deaf."

He adds, "There's probably a lot of ignorant, mediocre motherf*****s at H&M with high positions. But because of the status quo of how racism works, they get put in these positions and so these people are not inherently malicious. They're just racially ignorant about the history of racism in the world." 

"I have white friends and I see white people call their kids monkeys sometimes," Kweli continues. "The idea that monkeys are cute, it's some Jane Goodall s*** to them. It's like they're not thinking or understanding how that image has been used. It's coming from a place of super ignorance."  

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Jada Pinkett Smith; ABC/Randy HolmesSinger-actress Willow Smith's mom Jada Pinkett Smith is bringing her own mother and daughter to the table for a new gig.

According to Deadline, Pinkett Smith, who's currently serving as a Sundance Film Festival judge, has just confirmed a deal with Facebook for a talk show called Red Table Talks.   

In addition to Pinkett Smith, the show will also feature her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris and Willow. 

Red Table Talks will reportedly "tackle social and timely issues" from the perspective of different generations.

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ABC/Paula LoboFans can now watch the trailer for 50 Cent's forthcoming television drama, The Oath

As previously reported, the show -- executive-produced by Fiddy -- was picked up for a 10-episode series. 

Created and written by former Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Halpin, The Oath explores gangs within the police force who sometimes take the law into their own hands. 

The Oath stars Ryan KwantenCory HardrictArlen EscarpetaKatrina LawJ.J. Soria and Sean Bean

The show will be available to view on TV streaming service Crackle starting on March 8. 

50 Cent's hit cable series Power, which the rapper also executive produces, earned the Outstanding Drama Series trophy at the NAACP Image Awards on Monday. 

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Migos; ABC/Randy HolmesThe sixth annual Broccoli City Festival features an exciting lineup of artists such as MigosCardi BMiguelNipsey Hussle and more. 

The live event, which takes place in Washington, D.C. on April 28, is the final celebration of Broccoli City Week. 

The week's activities include 5K city runs, an all-night art escape and other action-packed events, all leading up to the concert. 

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 19 at 10 a.m ET. For more information check out the Broccoli City Festival official website.  

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Courtesy of ReebokReebok Classic's Spring/Summer 2018 Always Classic campaign features some very familiar faces: "Peek A Boo" rapper Lil Yachty and "Black Beatles" duo Rae Sremmurd

Other artists included in the new sneaker campaign are singer-actress Teyana Taylor, pop superstar Ariana Grande and Korean pop singer Somi.   

The message behind Always Classic centers around individualism, pushing creativity to new heights and encouraging people to embrace their individuality and live up to their full potential as style leaders.

You can watch each style pioneer briefly talk about what makes a classic in Reebok's new "What it Means to Be a Classic" video for the iconic sneaker brand on YouTube.  

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ABC/Heidi GutmanGucci Mane is gearing up to sit in the director's chair. 

The "I Get The Bag" rapper tweeted Wednesday that The Autobiography of Gucci Mane "is coming to a theatre near you." 

Judging from his tweet, it appears the forthcoming movie will be based on Gucci's New York Times bestselling memoir The Autobiography of Gucci Mane, which came out last year.   

The tweet also reads, "#DirectorGuccimane," which apparently signifies that Guwop will also direct the biopic. If so, it'll be his latest step into the film world since starring in the 2012 movie Spring Breakers.  

Gucci Mane also tweeted in December about plans to make a movie based on his album El Gato: The Human Glacier

"I'm gone make a movie about #ElGatoTheHumanGlacier so consider the 12 songs as my first screenplay," he wrote.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesAfter being accused by fans of being homophobic, Migos rapper Offset is now explaining that the verse he raps on YFN Lucci's "Boss Life" isn't meant to be derogatory at all.

In the verse, Offset says, "I cannot vibe with queers." 

But in a new Instagram post, the rapper claims that he "didn't write the line about gay people."

He continues, "I have said before since these issues before that I got love for all people. My passion for fashion has lead [sic] me to a lot of gay people around me who I have mad respect for and we are very cool so I'm not in a place where I'm hating like that." 

Offset then adds, "When I wrote that, I was thinking of words that could rhyme with the others...and I saw this definition about 'her having a queer feeling she was being watched' and it fit what I was thinking about...a stalker creepy paparazzi situation."

He continues, "To me, that 'queer' -- I don’t mean someone who’s gay. I mean lame people who film you, post it and stalk you. Lingo that means strange or odd. I M S O R R Y  I A P O L O G I Z E  I’m offended I offended anybody."  He also posted a picture showing that "queer" is often defined as "strange or odd."

"Boss Life" came out in December, but the music video for the track debuted Tuesday, thus prompting the onslaught of criticism from fans. 

British songwriter and producer MNEK became one of the most vocal critics of the lyric, writing on Twitter Thursday, "cardi, get your fiancee." 

Fans may recall that last year, another Migos member, Quavo, was also accused of being homophobic. 

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Dennis LeupoldTinashe is done with drama on her newly released track, "No Drama," featuring Offset.

The single appears to be the first release in a forthcoming series of three, as suggested by a recent Instagram post from the singer that revealed the titles of new songs "coming soon," including "No Drama."  

The music video for "No Drama" will also makes its debut on MTV's TRL Thursday at 4:30 p.m. ET. 

As previously reported, Tinashe dropped a teaser clip from the visual on social media Tuesday. 

Tinashe's debut album, Aquarius, came out in 2014, and she debuted a surprise mixtape titled Nightride last year. 

She also released new songs in 2017: "Joyride," "Superlove," "Company," and "Flame."  

You can listen to or buy "No Drama" now via the usual digital platforms. 

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Raven VaronaIn a short span of time, Cardi B has already scored two Grammy nominations, broken a handful of Billboard records and gained a legion of adoring fans. 

The rap star's next career milestone? Signing her first movie deal. 

TMZ reports that the "Bodak Yellow" artist "begins filming in March," but it's currently unknown what type of movie she'll be starring in, what role she's agreed to take on, or how much she's getting paid for her silver-screen debut.  

Cardi recently surpassed Beyoncé's record of having four top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart in a single week. 

She's now the first woman -- and third act -- to have five top-10 singles simultaneously on the chart, tying with Drake and Kendrick Lamar for having the most top-10s all at the same time. 

The singles in question for Cardi are her collaboration with Bruno Mars, "Finesse," her feature on G-Eazy's "No Limit," her feature on Migos' "Motorsport," and her singles "Bartier Cardi" and "Bodak Yellow."

Even more impressive?  Cardi's the only artist to do this with her first five chart entries. 

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Pharrell; ABC/Adam RoseKevin HartPharrell Williams and N.E.R.D. have been tapped to perform at the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles next month.

The National Basketball Association announced on Thursday that Hart and invited special guests will take the Staples Center stage on Sunday, February 18 to introduce the All-Star teams. 

Hart will be joined by Pharrell Williams and his rap group N.E.R.D, who will perform a medley of songs during the halftime show.

Hart's also set to embark on his upcoming Irresponsible comedy tour, with dates to be announced later this month.

The NBA All-Star Game will take place Sunday, February 18 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It’ll air live on TNT at 8 p.m. ET. 

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Andrew Zuckerman for "Surface" MagazineIt's been a year and several months since Solange released her seminal album, A Seat at the Table

The recording artist tells Surface magazine how an award-winning book written in 2014 -- namely black poet and playwright Claudia Rankine's Citizen: An American Lyric --  helped her turn her inner rage about being a black woman in America into the album's inspirational songs.

She says, "For me it was about [asking], 'How can I exist with all of this rage and all of this pain and all of this anger? How can I possibly exist every day out here in the world with that? How do I turn that into glory?'" 

Solange adds that Rankine's book proved to her that, as black Americans, "We're not crazy and that we're not trippin' and it's not our imagination. That these things are very real. They are very painful and they are everywhere."  

The 31-year-old star also recalls other forms of art that helped to inform her creative sensibilities, such as Radcliffe Bailey's Vessel sculpture, located in New Orleans' Crescent Park.

Solange explains that it was her mother, Tina Lawson, who introduced her to art, adding that Tina would sit her, sister Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland around the kitchen table and "talk about the themes explored in works she had acquired."   

As Lawson tells Surface, "I think it was just to teach them that beauty comes in all different colors and forms and for them to feel regal and strong and powerful."

In 2018, Solange hopes to create more performance art, as well as sculptures.

"I've spent my entire life dedicating myself to this craft, and yes, I am qualified!" she says. "This past year was just the beginning and just the start of where I'm really looking to go with my work."  

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Craig McDeanAre you ready to get Bodied with Eminem's new film? 

YouTube has acquired the worldwide right to the satirical movie Bodied, produced by the "Walk on Water" rapper. 

According to a statement, Bodied tells the story of a "progressive grad school student who becomes an accidental battle rapper whose success breeds outrage."    

Renowned music video director Joseph Kahn directed the film, which made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last year. 

Kahn has directed videos for a number of artists, including Busta RhymesMariah CareyDMXTLCNelly and Chris Brown

He's also collaborated with Em on several music videos for songs such as "Without Me" and  "We Made You." 

An exclusive sneak preview of Bodied is set to take place Sunday, January 21 at the Sundance Film Festival before a theatrical release. The film will debut on YouTube Red later this year.  

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