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Nabil ElderkinThe Weeknd's music video for his single "Starboy" is now here. 

The visual, directed by Grant Singer, opens with a haunting scene between the recording artist, who's tied up in a chair, and a masked person who ends up suffocating The Weeknd by putting a plastic bag over his head.  

"Starboy" featuring Daft Punk, is the first single from The Weeknd's fourth LP, which will arrive in stores and digitally November 25.

In other news, The Weeknd is set to headline Lollapalooza South America in 2017. Brazil, Argentina and Chile will welcome the artist next spring, marking the artist's first onstage appearance in South America.    

For more information on tickets and the festival lineup,  head over to Lollapalooza.com 

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Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for RevlonIs Rachel Roy poking fun at Queen Bey's Beyhive?  

Some may think so, after seeing the fashion designer wearing a blazer covered in bee pendants while on the red carpet for this year's annual Revlon Philanthropic Luncheon in Los Angeles, captured by the U.K's The Mirror. 

Roy previously wore the same blazer in August while posing for cameras on the red carpet for the premiere of Pete's Dragon.  

Last April, the businesswoman was a target of Beyoncé fans who believed Roy had come between Bey and hubby Jay Z, cheating rumors that were fueled by Bey's "Becky with the good hair" lyric from her hit song "Sorry."  

Some of Beyonce's followers concluded that Roy was, indeed, "Becky." 

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L-R: Kate Jennings Grant, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Sepideh Moafi, Piper Perabo; ABC/Kelsey McNealSean "Diddy" Combs is set to flex his acting chops on ABC's new series, Notorious

Airing this Thursday, the episode titled "The Perp Walk" will feature Diddy playing himself as he drops by the set of Louise Herrick Live to visit his friend, Louise Herrick, played by actress Kate Jennings Grant.  

Notorious airs this Thursday at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.  

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ABC/ Lou RoccoMary J. Blige is telling critics to "shut the f*** up" after facing online ridicule for her interview with Hillary Clinton on Mary's upcoming Apple Music show, The 411.

In the teaser for the new show, Blige is seen singing Bruce Springsteen's American Skin (41 Shots) to Clinton as she reaches out to clasp her hand.  

The song is about the 1999 New York City police shooting death of black immigrant Amadou Diallo, who was unarmed.

After the clips hit online, some social media users criticized Blige's decision to sing to Clinton about police brutality.

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton tweeted, "Why is she singing the questions?? Not just singing, BELTING! So bizarre," while another user wrote, "That Mary J Blige/Hillary Clinton commercial is so cringeworthy & I felt secondhand embarrassment."

In a now deleted tweet that was captured by the NY Daily News, Mary addressed the backlash head on.  "EVERYBODY SHUT THE F*** UP!!!!!! #takethat #Haters #crabinabarrel #simpleminded #411," she wrote.

The 411 With Mary J. Blige is set to debut Sept. 30. 

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Motown RecordsOne of Stevie Wonder's most celebrated albums, Songs in the Key of Life, turns 40 years old on Wednesday. 

The 18th album from the decorated artist was released by Motown Records in 1976 and features some of Wonder's most memorable tracks, including "I Wish," "Isn't She Lovely" and "Sir Duke."    

In October 1976, Songs in the Key of Life shot to number one on the Billboard 200 and spent a total of 82 weeks on the chart. 

The album won two Grammy Awards in 1977 -- one for Album of the Year and another for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. The LP was also inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry in 2005.   

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ABC/Lou RoccoMary J. Blige gets the 411 from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an upcoming one-on-one interview with the former secretary of state and first lady. Apple Music has tweeted a one-minute preview of the interview.  

The clip from The 411 with Mary J. Blige shows the 45-year-old singer performing for Clinton with Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)," which was written about the 1999 police shooting death of Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo.

 

Like you’ve never seen them before.@MaryJBlige sits down with @HillaryClinton.#The411
Coming September 30th.https://t.co/hbaWqfjJcp pic.twitter.com/P2qpm3h3Pm

— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) September 27, 2016

 

Blige sings, "If an officer stops you, always be polite. And never run away from a squabble, always keep your hands in sight."

"Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? Is it your life? It ain't no secret, my friend. You can get killed just for living in your American skin,” she continues.

The teaser ends with Blige asking Clinton, "I just want to know, where do we go from here?"

Blige debuted her current single, “Strength of a Woman,” at a Clinton fundraiser back in March.

Clinton's episode of The 411 premieres Friday on Apple Music.

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Ilya S. Savenok/Getty ImagesLater this week, you'll be able to pull up a seat with Solange.

She will drop her new album, A Seat at the Table, this Friday via the usual digital outlets.

In a statement, Solange describes the album as "a project on identity, empowerment, independence, grief and healing.”

Features artists include Lil Wayne, Q-Tip and Kelly Rowland, the former Destiny's Child bandmate of Solange's sister, Beyonce.

Solange recently teased A Seat at the Table with a fan giveaway that involved a poetry book of lyrics and photos with the same name. You can download the digital version of the book on SolangeMusic.com.

Here's the track list for A Seat at the Table:

 “Rise” 
 “Weary” (Additional Vocals blessed by Tweet) 
 “Interlude: The Glory Is in You”
 “Cranes in the Sky” 
 “Interlude: Dad Was Mad”
 “Mad” Ft. Lil Wayne (Additional Vocals blessed by Moses Sumney and Tweet) 
 “Don't You Wait” 
 “Interlude: Tina Taught Me”
 “Don't Touch My Hair” Ft. Sampha
 “Interlude:  This Moment” (Additional vocals by Devonte Hynes of Houston Texas and Lu of Carolina) 
 “Where Do We Go” (Additional vocals blessed by Sean Nicholas Savage) 
 “Interlude:  For Us By Us”
 “F.U.B.U.” Ft. The Dream & BJ The Chicago Kid (Additional Vocals blessed by Tweet) 
“Borderline (An Ode To Self Care)” Ft. Q-Tip  
“Interlude:  I Got So Much Magic, You Can Have It” Ft. Kelly Rowland & Nia Andrews 
“Junie” 
 “Interlude: No Limits” 
“Don't Wish Me Well”
“Interlude: Pedestals” 
“Scales” Ft. Kelela 
“Closing: The Chosen Ones”

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Getty Images via ABCAccording to a published report, Ciara has upped the ante in battle with her son's father, Future.

Ciara, who is suing her ex for defamation, reportedly has asked the court in that case to grant a permanent injunction barring Future from speaking negatively about her or posting about her on social media, according to theJasmineBRAND.

The website also reports that Ciara believes Future has "ruined her reputation" and was the leading cause behind her loss of a lucrative endorsement deal. 

Earlier this year, Ciara filed a lawsuit against Future, in which accused him of slander, defamation and libel.

 She alleged that Future attacked her relationship with husband, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and questioned her parenting skills as a mother to their child, Future Zahir. Ciara and Future were granted joint custody of Future Zahir in May.  

Future is currently on tour with Drake for their Summer Sixteen concert event.  

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BET Networks/Bennett RaglinThe super trailer for BET's The New Edition Story has arrived.

The television biopic will tell the story of the meteoric rise to fame of the R&B group and its former members Bobby BrownJohnny GillRicky BellMichael BivinsRonnie Devoe and Ralph Tresvant.

Empire cast member Bryshere Y. Gray, Hakeem Lyon in the Fox series, stars as Bivins in the television movie. Bell, Bivins, Devoe, Brown, Gill and Tresvant are all credited as the film's producers.

The New Edition Story will air on BET for three nights, between January 24 to 26, Billboard confirms, though Ricky Bell leaked the premiere date to ABC Radio earlier this month. 

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Frazer Harrison/Getty ImagesThe family of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown is hoping that criminal charges will be filed against Nick Gordon, who recently was found liable in a civil suit over her death.

In a new interview, Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, says he won't find peace until Gordon is criminally charged.

People has a clip of an interview with Brown set to air Wednesday on pastor T.D. Jakes  talk show, in which the singer says, "I know some things that happened to my daughter, but it's up to the D.A. now to do his job."

Bobbi Kristina, the sole child of Brown and Whitney Houston, died last year after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Alpharetta, Georgia home. The family filed a wrongful death civil suit against Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend.

"My daughter was afraid of tubs because of what happened to her mom. So I know she wouldn't have gotten in the tub," Brown says. "Just knowing that he's legally responsible for my daughter's death has given me a bit of calmness to waiting for that D.A."

In the interview Bobby claims, "There's a lot of strange things that will come out in the criminal charges against Nick," although there's no certainty that criminal charges will ever be filed.

Gordon was found liable in the wrongful death suit because he failed to appear in court twice to answer the allegations. He has denied any involvement in Bobbi Kristina's death. 

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Photo Courtesy of iCare FoundationSix-time Grammy-nominated artist Kashif Saleem died Sunday due of undetermined causes in his Playa del Rey, California residence, according to a statement from his family. He was 59 years old. 

"We are saddened by the passing of our brother. We ask for your thoughts and prayers to be with us at this time, " siblings Mike and Pam Stitt said. 

Born Michael Jones, Saleem was best known as the producer of Whitney Houston's hit track "You Give Good Love," which became Houston's first number one R&B single.  

The producer-songwriter also wrote Houston's "Thinking About You," having sung vocals for the song as well, and performed a duet with Dionne Warwick on "Reservations for Two." 

Saleem also worked with Stephanie MillsNona HendryxGloria GaynorThe Four TopsMelba Moore and others.  

Kashif was inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame in 2004 as a "Living Legend" and became the subject of TV One's award-winning Unsung docuseries in 2015.   

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Nabil ElderkinBeyoncé leads the MTV Europe Music Awards nominations, which were announced Tuesday, earning five nods -- including one for Best Video and another for Best US Act.

Drake and his rumored girlfriend Rihanna are up for three nominations each -- Drizzy is nominated for Best Canadian Act, Best Male and Best Hip-Hop, while Rih Rih garnered nods in the Best Female, Best Pop and Best Song categories for her collaboration with Drizzy on "Work."  

The Weeknd is nominated for Best Canadian Act, Best Male and Best Video for his latest single, "Starboy," while Kanye West gained nods for Best US Act, Best Hip-Hop and Best Video for his track "Famous."  

Future, G-Eazy and Wiz Khalifa also will battle it out alongside Drake and Ye for the Best Hip-Hop award.

The MTV EMAs will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands on Sunday, November 6. 

Here’s the list of nominees:

BEST CANADIAN ACT
Alessia Cara
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

BEST U.S. ACT
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Charlie Puth
Kanye West
Twenty One Pilots

BEST SONG
Adele -- "Hello"
Justin Bieber -- "Sorry"
Lukas Graham -- "7 Years"
Mike Posner -- "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)"
Rihanna ft. Drake -- "Work"

BEST VIDEO
Beyoncé -- "Formation"
Coldplay -- "Up&Up"
Kanye West -- "Famous"
Tame Impala -- "The Less I Know the Better"
The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk -- "Starboy"

BEST FEMALE
Adele
Beyoncé
Lady Gaga
Rihanna
Sia

BEST MALE
Calvin Harris
Drake
Justin Bieber
Shawn Mendes
The Weeknd

BEST LIVE
Adele
Beyoncé
Coldplay
Green Day
Twenty One Pilots

BEST NEW
Bebe Rexha
DNCE
Lukas Graham
The Chainsmokers
Zara Larsson

BEST POP
Ariana Grande
Fifth Harmony
Justin Bieber
Rihanna
Selena Gomez
Shawn Mendes

BEST ROCK
Coldplay
Green Day
Metallica
Muse
Red Hot Chili Peppers

BEST ALTERNATIVE
Kings of Leon
Radiohead
Tame Impala
The 1975
Twenty One Pilots

BEST HIP HOP
Drake
Future
G-Eazy
Kanye West
Wiz Khalifa

BEST ELECTRONIC
Afrojack
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Major Lazer
Martin Garrix

BEST PUSH
Alessia Cara
Anne-Marie
Bebe Rexha
Blossoms
Charlie Puth
DNCE
Dua Lipa
Elle King
Halsey
Jack Garratt
Jonas Blue
Lukas Graham

BIGGEST FANS
Ariana Grande
Beyoncé
Justin Bieber
Lady Gaga
Shawn Mendes

BEST WORLD STAGE
Duran Duran -- Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Ellie Goulding -- Piazza Del Duomo, Milan (2015)
Jess Glynne -- Isle of MTV, Malta (2016)
Martin Garrix -- Isle of MTV, Malta (2015)
One Republic -- MTV Evolution, Philippines (2016)
Tinie Tempah -- MTV Crashes, Plymouth (2015)
Tomorrowland -- Belgium (2016)
Wiz Khalifa -- Isle of MTV, Malta (2016) 

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L-R: Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Omari Hardwick; ABC/Fred LeeA judge may have more than 21 questions for 50 Cent, following accusations that the rapper stole the idea for his hit TV show, Power.  

Screenwriters R. Byron Hord and Curtis Scoon allege in a lawsuit filed in federal court in New York City that they are the brains behind the premise for the show, which 50 executive produces, reports the New York Daily News

The duo wrote a pilot script, titled "Dangerous," in 2009, about "an African-American Protagonist's work as a drug dealer and subsequent attempts to launder his money and then 'go legit,'" the paper quotes the lawsuit as alleging.  

Hord and Scoon presented copies of their pilot script to Los Angeles entertainment executives in 2011 and claim they met with 50 in hopes of developing their idea into a show.  

Allegedly, Hord and Scoon never heard back from the entertainment mogul. Power made its television debut in 2014.  

"We're looking forward to litigating the case," said Hord and Scoon's lawyer, Kenneth Montgomery.   

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James Dimmock/Atlantic Records; Jonathan Mannion/entertainment OneThe Game's manager thinks that the rapper's ongoing feud with Meek Mill should be settled -- with their fists, according to gossip website Rhymes with Snitch

Wack 100 recently proposed the idea on his private Instagram account, in a post that was captured by Rhymes with Snitch. "No guns No b******* just a good old squab and it's done. That way all that's involved can release there angers," he wrote.  

"We know Meek can't rap and fears the booths battle but we also know that scary n**** hiding behind everybody. So if he's a boss like he said he is he'll come out to play," Wack added. 

This proposal follows Game's recent disclosure of the reason behind his beef with Meek, which stems from a past nightclub incident in Los Angeles in which Sean Kingston was robbed. 

On Tuesday, Game released a diss track aimed at Meek, titled "Pest Control." That same day, Meek wrote a message on Instagram for his haters as well. 

"Watch how hard you shine on n*****.... everybody b catching the vapors! #BEENKNEWYOUWASHATINGONME STILL UP AS F*** & NEVER BEEN TOUCHED!" Meek declared

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Courtesy of Parkwood Entertainment/HBODuring her Formation World Tour date in Atlanta Monday night, Beyoncé gave an energetic tribute to the late Shawty Lo.  

The celebrated superstar and her dancers moved on stage to Shawty's "Dey Know," a performance that was captured on video and shared via Twitter

Many artists, including Beyonce's opening act DJ Khaled, as well as T.I. and Young Thug, posted backstage pictures.  

The next stop on Queen Bey's Formation World Tour? The City of Brotherly Love, also known as Philadelphia, this Thursday

Shawty Lo died last Thursday in a single-car accident.  

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Beyoncé dancing to Shawty Lo's "Dey Know" #FormationWorldTour #Atlanta pic.twitter.com/pdOW2YHpaV

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L-R: T.I., Zonnique Pullins and Tameka “Tiny” Harris; Prince Williams/WireImageZonnique Pullins, the stepdaughter of T.I. and daughter of Tiny, has avoided jail time for carrying a concealed weapon.

According to TMZ, the OMG singer will not have to serve any jail time for carrying a gun to Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport in June, because this was her first offense.  

Instead, Pullins will have to pay a $500 fine, take a gun training class, complete 60 hours of community service and submit to random drug tests.

For the charge to be officially dropped, Zonnique reportedly has three months to get it all completed.

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Jonathan Mannion/Atlantic RecordsGucci Mane has his eyes set on Hollywood.  

The rapper recently told GQ magazine that he has scored a film role in a Harmony Korine-directed movie titled The Trap -- with none other than Al PacinoJames Franco and Benicio Del Toro

"That's my boy," Mane said of Franco to GQ. The two starred in Korine's 2012 film, Spring Breakers.   

"I love to act. It was just a great experience being in Spring Breakers, and it was just the beginning," said Gucci. 

The entertainer is also preparing to release another movie called The Spot, which he's producing. He's also got a book coming out soon.  

Gucci's next album, Woptober, is scheduled to be released October 17.   

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LeAnn Mueller/RCA RecordsBET's Soul Train Weekend event is set to welcome some hot recording artists at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas this November.

Jill ScottTyreseAnthony HamiltonJazmine Sullivan, MonicaTish HymanKid Capri and Yuna will perform during the four-day affair, November 3 to 6.  

Comedians Cedric the EntertainerD.L. HughleyCharlie MurphyEddie Griffin and George Lopez will also get audiences laughing November 5.

The 2016 Soul Train Awards will occur at the end of the weekend.  

VIP tickets for this year's Soul Train Weekend are available to purchase now

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Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013Tickets for the Dance On 'Til Dawn dance party event -- in remembrance of Prince  -- are now on sale.  

The three-night affair "celebrating the life, music and legacy of Prince" is being held in conjunction with the sold-out Prince tribute concert taking place at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  

As of now, it's known that a DJ, live band and special VIP guests will attend. Past tour band members Andre Cymone and Liv Warfield, along with one of Prince's former protégées Judith Hill are scheduled to appear, according to  the TwinCities Pioneer Press

Dance On 'Til Dawn will take place October 12 to 14 at the Muse Event Center in Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now.  

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ABC/Randy HolmesTaraji P. Henson is clapping back at 50 Cent for taking shots at Empire's reported decline in its season premiere ratings.

A few days after Empire's season three premiere on Wednesday, September 21, 50 took to Instagram to share a photo of Taraji P. Henson with a headline claiming Empire's ratings were down.  

In a now-deleted post captured by Bossip.com, 50 wrote, "Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies. I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!#EFFENVODKA."

Henson, who previously responded to 50 after he bullied her Empire co-star, Vivica A. Fox, didn't shy away from responding.  

On Instagram she posted an Empire ratings breakdown, which in part read, "'Empire' remains the No.1 scripted show on broadcast TV after premiering to a 4.1 rating in adults 18-49 Wednesday."

The actress then added, "For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE. STILL LOOKING FOR THAT D*** CENT SIGN!!! I guess it's obsolete. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent." 

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