DJ Khaled, Chloe x Halle Join Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s ‘OTR II Tour’

Major tour alert! DJ Khaled is hitting the road with Beyoncé and JAY-Z on the “OTR II Tour” this summer.

Khaled, who toured with Demi Lovato earlier this year, will join the North American leg of the Carters’ joint stadium trek, starting July 25 in Cleveland.

“FAN LUV! Hitting the road with #JAYZ and @Beyonce in North America for the #OTR2 tour!!” said the hip-hop mogul.

Expect a surprise-filled set from the Father of Asahd, who previously toured with Bey on her “Formation World Tour.” During the 2016 jaunt, he brought out many big name guests including Chance the Rapper, Fat Joe, T.I., and Remy Ma.

In addition to Khaled, Parkwood’s Chloe x Halle will serve as supporting acts for “OTR II.” The sisters shared the big news with their fans on social media.

“We are so very excited for this family reunion of Parkwood and Roc Nation,” said the duo, who released their debut album The Kids Are Alright in March. “We cannot wait to join the North American leg of this tour. We can’t wait to see your beautiful faces and we’re so thankful to Beyoncé and to JAY-Z. We just know that this is gonna be an epic reunion.”

Prior to hitting North America, Bey and JAY will launch the European leg of the tour in Cardiff, U.K. on June 6 before traveling to Glasgow, Manchester, London, Amsterdam, Rome, and more, wrapping July 17 in Nice, France.

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Kim Kardashian Goes to Washington

Kim Kardashian went to the White House yesterday to discuss prison reform. She’s trying to get the president to pardon a 63 year old first time drug offender sentenced to life in prison named Alice Marie Johnson.

A ‘Roseanne’ spinoff might be in the works without Roseanne. Rumors are swirling that the spinoff would star Laurie, John, and Sara. Two spinoff posters have been circulating online. One is titled “Jackie” and another is titled “The Conners.”

Then, 54-year-old Brigitte Nielsen announced that she’s pregnant and Kendall Jenner’s new relationship with NBA star Ben Simmons is stirring up drama.

Wendy has all the tea in Hot Topics.

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Video: Hayley Kiyoko feat. Kehlani – ‘What I Need’

Love conquers all. Kehlani joins Hayley Kiyoko in the romantic video for “What I Need,” their collaboration off Kiyoko’s debut album Expectations. Released in celebration of Pride Month, the cinematic clip was shot in Ojai, Calif. in December.

Hayley self-directed the short film, which serves as a love story about two young women. One of them, played by Kehlani, has an argument with her aunt and ends up running away with her childhood best friend (Hayley). But their relationship turns into more than a friendship. After their car breaks down, they end up realizing that they can’t live without each other and share a passionate kiss on the side of the road.

Kehlani called it her “favorite video i’ve ever been apart of.” “Hayley is a genius, an incredible actress and one of the most diligent and hard working directors i’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” she said, adding, “there was no lines in the entire video. every speaking part was improv. the only thing scripted was the scenes. all movements were natural improv by us. we’re so happy you like it!”

Watch their love story unfold.

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Drake Addresses Blackface Photo, Pusha-T Responds

Drake is breaking his silence about the controversial photo of him in blackface.

The cover art for Pusha-T’s diss track “The Story of Adidon” features the Canadian rapper in blackface with a wide grin and was released in response to Drake’s Pusha diss “Duppy Freestyle.”

Twenty-four hours after the song dropped, the biracial rapper addressed the photo in a statement on Instagram, saying that the blackface shoot was from early on in his career and intended to serve as a commentary on race.

“I know everyone is enjoying the circus but I want to clarify this image in question,” wrote Drake. “This was not from a clothing brand shoot or my music career. This picture is from 2007, a time in my life where I was an actor and I was working on a project that was about young black actors struggling to get roles, being stereotyped and type cast. The photos represented how African Americans were once wrongfully portrayed in entertainment.”

He continued, “Me and my best friend at the time Mazin Elsadig who is also an actor from Sudan were attempting to use our voice to bring awareness to the issues we dealt with all the time as black actors at auditions. This was to highlight and raise our frustrations with not always getting a fair chance in the industry and to make a point that the struggle for black actors had not changed much.”

It was previously reported that the photo was taken as part of a Canadian clothing brand called Too Black Guys and their streetwear line Jim Crow Couture. However, both Drake and the clothing company have denied the claim.

The photographer, David Leyes, also released a statement in defense of Drake. “I’m proud to be apart of a strong statement made by a black man about the fucked up culture he is living in,” he said.

During his visit to “Big Boy’s Neighborhood” on Real 92.3, Pusha responded to Drake’s statement. “That doesn’t change my view at all. You are silent on all black issues, Drake,” he said. “You don’t stand for nothing, you don’t say nothing about nothing. You have all the platform in the world. You were so passionate back then? No you weren’t. That’s number one. That’s what I know.”

On “The Story of Adidon,” Pusha also alleges that Drake fathered a child with former porn star Sophie Brussaux. Drake is reportedly financially supporting both Brussaux and his son.

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New Music: Future feat. Yung Bans – ‘Bag’

Future gets the “Bag.”

After teaming up with PARTYNEXTDOOR on “No Shame,” the Freebandz leader links with 18-year-old rapper Yung Bans on their money-making anthem off the upcoming SuperFly soundtrack.

The Atlanta rappers go back and forth with their luxurious flows (“I get that cash and I flip it / I f**k the baddest bitches,” raps HNDRXX), while Bans shares his rags-to-riches story (“Margiela trench coat / Used to sleep on the floor”).

In addition to curating the soundtrack, Future is co-producing SuperFly. Starring Trevor Jackson, Jason Mitchell, Michale K. Wiliams, and Lex Scott Davis, the Director X-helmed reboot of the 1972 classic hits theaters June 15.

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Wining & Dining

What should you do if you don’t like your brother’s girlfriend and don’t want to invite her to your wedding?

Then, if you overheard that your friend’s boyfriend is messing around, should you tell your friend?

Plus, if you recently lost your job and your former co-worker is an escort and is trying to get you to become one too, what should you do?

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Janet Mock Talks “Pose”

Janet Mock tells Wendy how she feels being on Time magazine’s most influential people and dishes about the party!

Plus, Janet weighs in on “Roseanne” being canceled and how she felt when Morgan Freeman made inappropriate comments towards her during an interview.

Then, Janet gives us the inside scoop on her new show, “Pose” on FX.

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HOT TOPICS RUNDOWN: May 31, 2018

Brigitte Nielsen Pregnant!

Brigitte Nielsen, 54, is pregnant. She revealed her baby bump on Instagram with the caption “family getting larger.” This will be Brigitte’s fifth child.

Kim Kardashian’s White House Visit

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Kim Kardashian went to the White House yesterday to discuss prison reform. She’s trying to get the president to pardon a 63 year old first time drug offender sentenced to life in prison named Alice Marie Johnson. Kim spoke to Mic News days before her trip to the White House. Kim once said she wanted to be the mayor of Glendale, CA.

Kourtney also went to Capital Hill a few weeks ago to talk about regulation of cosmetic products.

Another ‘Roseanne’ Reboot Without Roseanne?!

A ‘Roseanne’ spinoff might be in the works without Roseanne. Rumors are swirling that the spinoff would star Laurie, John, and Sara. Two spinoff posters have been circulating online. One is titled “Jackie” and another is titled “The Conners.”

Tell Us: Which would you watch?

Mindy Kaling and Lena Dunham have both reached out offering to write the spinoff. Roseanne tweeted last night saying, “I just wish ABC had not thrown two of the greatest actors in the world out with me-Laurie and John. I’m so sick over this-they will never have better character actors on their network.” John goodman finally spoke out. He said he didn’t know about or read Roseanne’s tweets, everything’s fine, and he wasn’t going to win an Emmy anyway.

Did Kendall Jenner Steal Tinashe’s Man?!

Kendall Jenner’s new relationship is stirring up drama. Kendall has been dating NBA star Ben Simmons for a few weeks, but he was reportedly dating singer Tinashe until this past Sunday. Tinashe’s brother came to her defense on Twitter. He wrote, “Days after you break my sis heart, you do this… you cheat on her with a Jenner.”

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Ben was reportedly sick of Tinashe “doing kardashain s***” and trying to be a social media star. Tinashe, hasn’t spoken out yet, but posted this yesterday, “I set the bar, I’m the f***ing bar.”

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