1. Azealia Banks Announces Select North American Tour Dates

    February 27, 2015 9:17 PM EST Azealia Banks has announced a short list of tour dates to support her recent album Broke With Expensive Taste , kicking off with the Coachella Festival in Indio, Calif., on April 10.  Azealia Banks Poses Nude for 'Playboy'   The six shows include back-to-back weekends at Coachella,…

  2. Iggy Azalea Explains Leaving Twitter, Reveals She's Working on New Album

    February 26, 2015 9:43 AM EST Azalea is on a break from social media, but she's still getting her share of the internet. From Azealia Banks to Papa John's , Iggy Azalea has been involved in a lot of internet beef lately. So she stopped by The Cruz Show on Power 106 Los Angeles to explain why she's…

  3. Erykah Badu Shines as She's Stranded at Airport: Watch

    February 25, 2015 4:35 AM EST Erykah Badu has that rare ability to entertain, even when she's stuck in an airport with no idea when she'll get home.  The Grammy winning R&B artist was grounded at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in poor weather, waiting, and probably bored senseless, like everyone else. So when…

  4. Iggy Azalea Quits Social Media: 5 of Her Most Memorable Twitter Flare-Ups

    February 19, 2015 3:48 PM EST Iggy Azalea has officially logged off: On Wednesday night, the rap superstar let her 4.3 million Twitter followers know that she was "taking some time away from social media" after she returned from a vacation to find unflattering paparazzi photos of herself online,…

  5. 8 Times 'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek Had to Recite Song Lyrics

    February 17, 2015 5:47 PM EST For decades, Jeopardy! has been a fixture on television and a source of (sometimes inadvertent) entertainment. In recent years, the show has incorporated pop songs into its clues on several occasions, meaning we get to hear host Alex Trebek rap or recite unintentionally hilarious lyrics.…

  6. Erykah Badu 'Tried' Azealia Banks' Music: What's Azealia's Response?

    February 14, 2015 8:46 PM EST When Erykah Badu recently shared her thoughts about Azealia Banks ' music on social media, the latter was listening -- and from there Badu quickly found herself the subject of Banks' Twitter feed, marking just the latest social media scuffle for the rapper. It began on Feb. 12…

  7. Music Stars Share Valentine's Day Wishes on Social Media

    February 14, 2015 4:15 PM EST Love is in the air today (Feb. 14), as numerous artists from around the music world are celebrating Valentine's Day on social media. Valentine's Day Country Music Playlist: The Best Love Songs From Past 20 Years From pop superstars like Madonna and Ariana Grande to rockers…

  8. Azealia Banks Poses Nude for 'Playboy'

    February 11, 2015 4:24 PM EST On Wednesday (Feb. 11), Azealia Banks announced that she'll be on the cover of Playboy for their April music issue, which hits stands March 20. In a statement, Playboy said the rapper will pose nude and that her "frisky pictorial [is] sure to break the Internet."  Azealia Banks…

  9. Azealia Banks Not Okay With Gay Men Using the Word 'B-tch'

    February 06, 2015 11:00 AM EST Azealia Banks has taken to Instagram to rail against the double standards she feels apply to the words people use to talk about women and gay men.  In a post with the caption "Azealia Banks is Homophobic 1" she writes,  "Why is it okay... for a gay man to colloquially use the…

  10. How Broad City's 22-Year-Old Music Supervisor Crafts the Show (and Shares a Playlist)

    February 05, 2015 5:08 PM EST Comedy Central's Broad City centers around two twenty-something white women living in New York City, but it's not a Brooklyn show or a hotbed for indie rock, "I think there is a misconception that New York young people are just automatically from Brooklyn now" says the…

  11. Azealia Banks Isn't in Whiteface, She's an Ice Princess

    February 02, 2015 7:31 PM EST Azealia Banks stirred controversy Monday when she posted a photo of herself to Instagram with white makeup on her face, writing "#whiteface" as the caption.  When her followers responded with outrage, she laughed back on Twitter explaining she's becoming an "ice…

  12. Exclusive: A$AP Rocky Speaks In-Depth on Death of A$AP Yams For the First Time

    January 25, 2015 2:55 AM EST It was supposed to be a celebratory day for A$AP Rocky . On Saturday (Jan. 24) the third day of the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, the Harlem rapper attended the premiere of Dope , the buzzed-about coming-of-age film in which he makes his big-screen acting debut, with a…

  13. Watch 'Jeopardy' Contestant Confuse Iggy Azalea & Azealia Banks

    January 22, 2015 3:33 PM EST Oof: A contestant on a recent episode of Jeopardy confused Iggy Azalea for Azealia Banks . "This Australian hip-hopper used the pet name/street name system to come up with her rap name," host Alex Trebek read. "Who is Azealia Banks?"  contestant Nicholas -- who was up by…

  14. Musicians Honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Social Media

    January 19, 2015 3:11 PM EST Music celebrities across all genres celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 19) by sharing their tributes on social media. MTV Will Air in Black and White on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice," Beyonce…

  15. A$AP Yams, Founder of A$AP Mob, Mourned by Hip-Hop Community

    January 18, 2015 12:41 PM EST The rap community is mourning the loss of A$AP Yams, a founding member of New York rap collective A$AP Mob, who has died at the age of 26. Further details of Yams' (real name: Steven Rodriguez) death were not available at time of publication. "All of us at RCA Records are shocked…

  16. Watch Kid Ink Discuss Iggy Azalea & Her Azealia Banks Feud on 'Larry King Now'

    January 16, 2015 8:18 PM EST 'As soon as I see numbers, I respect numbers over everything,' Ink says of the divisive-but-successful Azalea. Kendrick Lamar shared his opinions on Iggy Azalea , and Azealia Banks has definitely shared her thoughts , but what does Kid Ink think about the chart-climbing rapper?…

  17. Best & Worst Singles of the Week -- From Kelly Clarkson to Ellie Goulding

    January 16, 2015 3:22 PM EST " alt="" width="510"> James Bay "Scars" Republic James Bay takes a nostalgic approach to road-weary rock ballads, and "Scars" is no exception. The track features dusty organs and outdated tech references: "In the dark, you try to make a…

  18. Exclusive: Did Smashing Pumpkins Break Up Power Managers Jeff Kwatinetz and Peter Katsis?

    January 16, 2015 11:00 AM EST Billy Corgan has weathered many break-ups, from parting ways with former bandmembers and managers to firing PR firm MSO, which he did in November after nearly 10 years of service. But his current incarnation of The Smashing Pumpkins is allegedly at the center of another big split: the…

  19. Lupe Fiasco Talks New Album, Defending Iggy Azalea & Quitting Twitter: 'I Don't Want To Be Relevant'

    January 15, 2015 6:45 PM EST "I don't want to be relevant today. I don't want to be the go-to guy for the club song or to speak on all the dumb shit that's going around." Lupe Fiasco thinks his fifth studio album, Tetsuo & Youth (Jan. 20), represents the end of an era. In addition to…

  20. Macklemore's Baby News Spurs Return to Social 50 Chart

    January 15, 2015 6:07 PM EST Macklemore & Ryan Lewis return to the Social 50 chart at No. 18, the duo's highest rank since the June 8, 2013-dated chart (No. 15). The Social 50 ranks the most popular artists on YouTube, Vevo, Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Wikipedia, Myspace and Instagram. The chart's…

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