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Mindy Small/FilmMagicJeremih's newest mixtape album, Late Nights: Europe, is finally available now for streaming. The project is a follow-up to his third studio album, Late Nights: The Album, and includes fourteen tracks with guest artists such as Ty Dolla $ignWiz Khalifa and The Game.  

Jeremih states that his new album was recorded after shows, on the road, which was a first for the artist. "I had never really recorded on the road...After a lot of the shows, we'd set up small little booths in the hotel room. It reminded me of how I used to work before I got signed -- I recorded at my granddad's crib in a small little room," he says.   

He also notes that his time on the road while touring in Europe greatly inspired Late Nights: Europe.

"Every song was inspired by wherever we went, whether it was the people, the food, the girls with their accents. We had shows back-to-back-to-back sold out...seeing it night after night sold out with new faces, I couldn't help but record afterwards," he adds. 

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Johnny Nunez/WireImageRapper Cam'ron, formerly known as Killa Cam, once had beef with 50 Cent, but the two appear to have buried the hatchet, as Cam'ron explains to Thisis50 in a recent interview. 

"It was all music. It was nothing more than music...that was ten years ago, we moving on to bigger and better things... Me and 50 had a conversation and we good," he says.  

Cam'ron even hinted at possible plans to work with Fiddy on film and television projects in the future.

"We can do s*** like that...and if a soundtrack comes along with that, then that'd be dope," he says.  

As for his beef with Jay Z, Cam says that's over too.

"Seeing Jay Z's just a great example of somebody who comes from a ghetto to rise to where he's at. I think...he done a great job, says Cam'ron. "S*** was all music, so at the end of the day, I respect everything that he's doing and I'm proud of the situation my n****** got over there," he adds. 

Cam has even ended his feud with Nas.  

"I seen Nas. We was cool. We flew back from Vegas together. We was stupid cool," he says. 

Cam and Fiddy’s beef started in 2007, when Cam made fun of G-Unit artists Lloyd Banks and Mobb Deep’s record sales on a radio show. They retaliated by releasing diss songs.

As for Jay, Cam released a 2006 diss track called "You Gotta Love It (Jay-Z Diss)," and said he was upset when the rap mogul founded Roc-A-Fella Records. In 2013, Jay responded with some diss lyrics of his own in the song "Pound Cake." 

Nas and Cam's beef apparently started back in 2002, when Nas described Cam's third studio album, "Come Home With Me," as "wack." 

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BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty ImagesThe once-private estate owned by Prince, Paisley Park, in Chanhassen, Minnesota, will become open to the public beginning October 6. Last week, news that the estate would turn into a museum surfaced, and it's now been confirmed by both Prince's surviving family and the trust company overseeing his estate, Bremer Trust.  

"Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on," says Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson.  

"Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince's world for the first time as we open doors to this incredible place," she adds. 

Visitors of the Paisley Park museum will be escorted through the estate in guided tours, which will showcase the iconic musician's rehearsal rooms, concert hall, personal archives and more.  

"The new Paisley Park museum will offer fans a unique experience, an exhibition like no other, as Prince would have wanted it," said Prince's siblings in an official statement.

"Most important, the museum will display Prince's genius, honor his legacy, and carry forward his strong sense of family and community."

Tickets to visit the Paisley Park Museum will go on sale August 26 at 2 p.m. CT, and tours will begin on October 6. For more information, you can visit www.officialpaisleypark.com.  

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(L-R) Michael Symon, Tamar Braxton, Carla Hall; ABC/Lorenzo BevilaquaThe 911 call placed as a result of Tamar Braxton and Vincent Herbert's alleged domestic dispute has been released, with indications that Tamar was bitten by her husband.

On the 911 call audio, obtained by TMZ, an unidentified man explicitly tells the operator that Tamar and Vince were involved in a domestic dispute at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Atlanta. The man explains the incident to the operator, saying "She claims that he bit her finger." He then reveals that Vince had left the scene, adding "He actually has left the property in a cab," and confirms that no ambulance needed to be called, just police.

Tamar and Vince were reportedly involved in a domestic dispute on Sunday that turned violent, but were spotted together on Monday holding hands at LAX, where Vince gave a reporter the thumbs up, seemingly confirming he and Tamar were on good terms. 

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Theo Wargo/Getty Images for VH1Earlier this month, R&B vocalist Faith Evans was sued by promoter Jeremy Hill for allegedly backing out of an agreement to perform at his Wolf Creek Amphitheater concert in Atlanta. 

Hill stated that Evans agreed to perform during his concert on September 10, but Evans was also scheduled to join Diddy and the rest of her Bad Boy Family on stage September 8 in Atlanta. The touring conflict caused Hill to sue Faith for $100,000 due to the contract breach.

However, today, a judge has sided with Evans, having granted her permission to go forth with her Bad Boy Reunion Tour commitment, reports TMZ. The judge stated that Faith's absence from the upcoming Bad Boy Tour wouldn't be fair to her, as a working mom.

According to documents obtained by TMZ, the judge also noted that Faith did breach her contract and that the replacement act for Hill's show, R&B group Next, had not attracted further ticket sales. 

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Nick Cannon has confirmed his fall enrollment at Howard University, citing Nelson Mandela as inspiration for his new journey.

Steve Granitz/WireImageThe America's Got Talent host tells Entertainment Tonight in a statement, "Nelson Mandela once said, 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world,' and with that said I have officially enrolled at Howard University."

"I am always seeking new challenges and continual growth and decided to obtain my first college degree from an institution that had a proven legacy of producing great minds. I have friends, mentors and colleagues who attended Howard University." 

Cannon continues, "I have heard about the famed Howard Homecoming since I was a kid growing up in California and knew that Howard would be the perfect place for me to further my education. I look forward to this new journey in my life and am excited about the possibilities ahead."

Nick, who shared a photo Saturday revealing his first day as a Howard Freshman, recently referenced his bi-coastal commute via Instagram, posting a photo of him on an plane. "Turning these Airplanes into School Buses!" he wrote. 

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Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagicSeventeen concert attendees injured during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey earlier this month are now suing the two rappers, says TMZ.

A front-row railing collapsed at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey, where the live event took place but ended right after the catastrophe. 

It was reported by Philly.com that 42 people were injured as a result of the rail collapse, which was captured on video by The Plug Society. TMZ reports that the lawsuit against the entertainers states that Snoop and Wiz allegedly told concertgoers on the lawn to come towards the stage, which resulted in a stampede that caused the collapse.

No word from Snoop and Wiz's respective camps. However, the former posted a recent picture on Instagram of the two onstage during their High Road Tour

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Business WireJohn Legend and Tika Sumpter are joining forces to bring another important moment in black history to the forefront. The Southside with You producers are creating a new series for WGN based on Tulsa, Oklahoma's Greenwood neighborhood, which was known as "Black Wall Street."

According to Deadline, the series, set in Tulsa, will focus on the affluent African-American community that emerged in the divided city during the early 1920s, and the massacre that happened after several white attackers burned the neighborhood to the ground.

Legend's Get Lifted partner, Mike Jackson, confirmed the news to Deadline. “We’re so excited to continue to grow our relationship with WGN America," he says. "Our experience working with them on Underground has been fantastic. Additionally, we’re looking forward to working with our friend Tika Sumpter to help tell this incredible story that many people know nothing about.”

Black Wall Street is still in its beginning stage, but is slated to be released in 2018, provided the series is picked up. 

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ABC/Randy HolmesHe's going to bring the cloth talk! Producer DJ Khaled has been tapped to host the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show Sunday. He'll also perform correspondent duties during the main show with radio DJ Charlemagne Tha God and hip-hop artist Lizzo.

"The VMAs is a show I've always wanted to be a part of and I'm a big fan of it," Khaled told Billboard. "Put it this way -- expect nothing but greatness and also expect the unexpected because when you got Khaled on the bill, ratings go extra high."

Khaled promises to keep audiences engaged, excited and ready for the unexpected: "I'm going all out. It's going to be nothing but love, energy and fun."

The MTV VMA pre-show will showcase performances from Lukas Graham, Alessia Cara and Jidenna. It'll air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on MTV. 

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RCA RecordsRapper A$AP Ferg's single, "New Level," has been officially certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.  

The track, featuring Future, is from Ferg's second studio album, Always Strive and Prosper, which climbed to number two on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap charts and number eight on the Billboard 200.

"New Level" is projected to have sold over 148,000 units and was streamed over 50 million times.  

In other news, A$AP Ferg is gearing up for his North American headlining tour, Turnt & Burnt. The 27-date affair will start in Iowa City October 30th, making it's way through major cities including Salt Lake City, Los Angeles, New York and Baltimore, before ending December in Clifton Park, New York. Tickets go on sale this Friday. 

Here are the tour dates:  

10/29 -- Chicago, IL, Freaky Deaky Festival 
10/30 -- Iowa City, IA, Blue Moose 
10/31 -- Lincoln, NE, Bourbon Theatre 
11/01 -- Denver, CO, Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom 
11/02 -- Salt Lake City, UT, The Complex 
11/04 -- Seattle, WA, Neptune Theatre 
11/05 -- Vancouver, BC, Vogue Theater 
11/07 -- Eugene, OR, McDonald Theater 
11/09 -- San Francisco, CA, The Regency Ballroom 
11/10 -- Fresno, CA, Rainbow Ballroom 
11/12 -- Los Angeles, CA, Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 
11/13 -- santa Ana, CA, The Observatory 
11/15 -- Albuquerque, NM, Sunshine Theater 
11/17 -- Houston, TX, Warehouse Live 
11/18 -- Mobile, AL, Soul Kitchen 
11/21 -- Charlotte, NC, The Underground 
11/22 -- Richmond, VA, The National 
11/23 -- Baltimore, MD, Soundstage 
11/25 -- New York, NY, Webster Hall 
11/27 -- Toronto, ON, The Phoenix Concert Theatre 
11/28 -- London, ON, London Music Hall 
11/30 -- Montreal, QC, Metropolis 
12/01 -- Providence, RI, Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel 
12/02 -- Clifton Park, NY, Upstate Concert Hall 

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Courtesy of BETErykah Badu's single, "Phone Down," has become the singer's tenth top-10 record on Billboard's Adult R&B Songs chart. The track can be found on her mixtape, But You Caint Use My Phone, which was released last fall.

"It is always a pleasure working with an artist of Erykah's stature and delivering a milestone chart topper makes it even sweeter," said Senior Vice President of Promotion at Capital Music Group, Azim Rashid.  

"The success of 'Phone Down' should serve notice of more great music to come. Congrats Ms. Badu!"

Erykah has added several other impressive feathers to her music resume cap as well. She's been named music supervisor for Comedy Central's new animated series, Legends of Chamberlain Heightsand will also compose original music for the show.  

She also stars in the independent movie The Land, which is executive-produced by legendary rapper Nas. Both Badu and Nas came together to create the film's theme song, "This Bitter Land."   

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Andrew Chin/FilmMagicOn the same day, Frank Ocean dropped both his long-awaited album, Blonde, and a magazine titled Boys Don't Cry. In the publication, Ocean lists his favorite songs, XXL reports. The long list includes a wide range of musical genres and artists, such as Jimi Hendrix's "Crosstown Traffic," Talking Heads' "Road to Nowhere" and Willie Nelson's "Stardust."   

Ocean's sophomore studio album is headed towards the number-one spot on the Billboard 200 this week. It would be the performer's first-ever album to reach number one on the chart. 

Here is the complete list of Frank Ocean's favorite tracks:  

“Crosstown Traffic” -- Jimi Hendrix
“How Insensitive” -- Frank Sinatra 
“Scarborough Fair” -- Simon & Garfunkel
“Alina” -- Arvo Part
“I Feel Love” -- Donna Summer
“To The Last Whale” -- Crosby & Nash
“Prints Tie” -- Bobby Hutcherson
“Jardim Dos Deuses” -- Joyce Moreno
“Fade Into You” -- Mazzy Star
“No More Shall We Part” -- Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
“I Never Learnt To Share” -- James Blake
“One Mo Gin” -- D’Angelo
“The Last One To Be Loved” -- Gabor Szabo
“Shadows” --  Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes
“Images Live In 1964″ -- Nina Simone
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack
“It’s Gonna Rain” -- Steve Reich
“Stardust” -- Willie Nelson
“Nós e o mar” -- Tamba Trio
“$” -- D.R.A.M.
“When I Die” -- GoldLink
“The Man-Machine” -- Kraftwerk
“Asiko” -- Tony Allen
“Earth Bound Hearts” -- John McLaughlin feat. John Surman
“Simply Beautiful” -- Al Green
“Mr. Bojangles” -- Nina Simone
“Flamingo” -- Todd Rundgren
“The Medley Of Praise” -- Daryl Coley
“Claire De Lune” -- Isao Tomita
“Calls” -- Robert Glasper feat. Jill Scott
“Your Smile” -- Chaka Khan and Rufus
“B**** Please” -- Death Grips
“Anthrax” -- Gang Of Four
“I Am The Walrus” -- The Beatles
“Jesus Children Of America” -- Stevie Wonder
“Garden Of Linmiri” -- Caustic Window
“Home (YouTube Rip)” -- Kim Burrell
“Vibrate” -- OutKast
“12 Aisatsana” -- Aphex Twin
“Mis” -- Alex G
“Right Down The Line” -- Gerry Rafferty
“Anytime” -- Ray J
“Jesus” -- Curtis Mayfield
“Something About Us” -- Daft Punk
“Your Daddy Loves You” -- Gil Scott Heron
“Portrait Of Tracy” -- Jaco Pastorius
“Rusholme Ruffians” -- The Smiths
“When U Were Mine” -- Prince
“Road To Nowhere” -- Talking Heads
“Boys Don’t Cry” -- The Cure 

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Kevin Winter/Getty ImagesCiara has been named a celebrity judge for the 2017 Miss America Competition, which will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 11.

She'll join a panel that includes Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas, actress Sara Foster, Shark Tank's Mark Cuban, musician and actress Laura Marano, country music's Cole Swindell, and Miss America 1985 Sharlene Wells Hawkes.

The Bachelor host Chris Harrison and ESPN's Sage Steele will host the Miss America Competition, which will air live on the East Coast on ABC.

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Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for ELLE"Woman, woman!" Singer-songwriter Diana Gordon has just released a fierce new track called "Woman" to inspire and empower women everywhere. 

The song is a battle cry for females, reminding them, as well as men, of the strength, beauty and glory that women possess. 

"Woman, woman. Got a whole lotta nerve, she the flame and the fire. Woman, woman.  She's a lover, and a fighter, and a king and a mother," she sings. 

The talented artist performed "Woman" on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Tuesday night. Earlier this month, Gordon also revealed that she wrote several tracks on Beyoncé's critically acclaimed visual album, Lemonade.  

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Timothy Kuratek/CBSTwitter has no chill... at least not for Bow Wow.  

The former rapper became a trending topic on Twitter Monday evening, with the hashtag "BowWowAintBeenPoppinSince," giving readers a comedic insight into the last time Bow Wow was relevant -- which seems to have been a quite some time ago, based on some of the tweets. 

"#BowWowAintBeenPoppinSince he won that lottery ticket," one Twitter user wrote, recalling Bow's starring role in the 2010 movie Lottery Ticket

"#BowWowAintBeenPoppinSince the T-mobile sidekick..., wrote another on Twitter.

The recent memes and tweets against Bow follows an interview his ex-fiancee, Erica Mena, gave to VladTV Monday. In the on-camera interview, Mena talks about her former relationship with the entertainer, stating that the reason she ended their engagement was due to Bow being more damaged than herself.  

That same day, Bow Wow took to his Instagram page, exposing Mena as an alleged liar in the interview.   

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Richard E. Aaron/RedfernsThe NHL's Minnesota Wild will go wild for Prince this coming season.

The hockey team announced Tuesday that beginning with the 2016-2017 season, it will use his song "Let's Go Crazy" when it scores a goal during home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Wild, which had been using Joe Satriani's "Crowd Chant" as its goal song, said the change was made in response to feedback from a survey taken by season ticket holders this summer.

“Our in-arena experience is designed for the fans, so it's great to be able to show them we take their feedback to heart,” John Maher, vice president of brand, content and communications for the Wild, is quoted as saying in a story posted on its website. “At the same time, it's our privilege to celebrate an iconic hometown artist that clearly has had an incredible impact on our community and the world.”

Prince was found dead in his Minneapolis-area home on April 21. It was determined that the singer, who was 57, died from an accidental overdose of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

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Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/HBOAs if you couldn't get enough of Beyoncé's Lemonade album, now you can buy pieces of the entertainer's Lemonade-branded apparel.

Bey has an all-new collection of clothing and fashion accessories on her official website that feature pictures of the icon herself, lemons, and lyrics from songs on her latest hit album. 

Sweatshirts, hoodies, tees, hats and more can be purchased on her official website. Retail prices range from $25 to $60.  

In other news, today Bey posted new pictures of herself and hubby Jay Z on the same website. The images include Queen B posing in a fierce grey blazer and skirt set, and of her in the same outfit, sharing an intimate moment with Jay's arm wrapped around her. 

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Shareif Ziyadat/Getty ImagesEarlier this month, R&B singer K. Michelle told fans at a concert that had found "the perfect man." Now, that man has finally been revealed to the world.

Last night, Michelle posted a picture of her current beau, known as Dr. Sims, on Instagram, with the two in a passionate kiss. "US #drsims #18yrs #album4 #happylife #postdelete" 

The entertainer recently wrapped up her Hello Kimberly tour, and also wrote on Instagram about how it saved her. "I been on 5 tours now 3 headlining but this is the first one where I was stress free and I enjoyed being on stage every night," she wrote. 

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Dennis Leupold/RCA RecordsGet ready to snag a bae using some of Tinashe's dance moves! Tuesday, the singer released exclusive footage of the sultry dance sequences used in her "Superlove" music video. 

"Superlove" is the first single from Tinashe's next studio album, Joyride, to be released this fall. The song's official music video debuted earlier this month and so far has garnered over five million views on YouTube. 

"Superlove" is now available to purchase and stream through the usual digital platforms.   

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Lester Cohen/Getty Images via ABCLove is in the air. Rihanna has announced that her song "Love on the Brain" will be the next single from her latest hit album, ANTI.  

The singer, currently on her international ANTI world tour, posted an Instagram video of her singing the tune onstage, with the simple caption, "#nextsingle."

ANTI, released in February, sat at the number one spot on the Billboard 200 for several weeks.

Rih Rih is due back in the States Sunday to receive the Video Vanguard music award at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.   

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