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Jay Rock Announces New Album ‘Redemption’

Win, win, win, win. Jay Rock is set to release his long-awaited album Redemption next month.

The Top Dawg rapper has announced a June 15 release date and revealed the dark cover art, shot by TDE president Dave Free. The first single “WIN” was released last week and features vocals from labelmate Kendrick Lamar.

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Redemption marks Jay Rock’s third album following 2011’s Follow Me Home and 2015’s 90059, which debuted at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.

Earlier this year, he dropped “King’s Dead” featuring Kendrick and Future, which can also be found on the Black Panther soundtrack.

Jay Rock is currently on TDE’s “The Championship Tour” with Kendrick Lamar, SZA, and ScHoolboy Q, which runs through June 16.

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R. Kelly Sued for Sexual Assault

R. Kelly is facing a sexual assault lawsuit from a woman who claims he held her against her will and mentally, verbally, and sexually abused her.

According to TMZ, Faith Rodgers said she met the R&B superstar in March 2017 following a performance in San Antonio, when she was 19. He reportedly flew her to New York a couple months later to attend his concert.

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After the show, she claims Kelly “bombarded” her hotel room and engaged in “abusive sex” including oral and vaginal intercourse. According to documents, Kelly dated Rodgers for about a year and allegedly gave her herpes. She also accuses him of locking her in rooms, studios, and cars to punish her for failing to fulfill his sexual desires.

In the suit, Faith adds that Kelly had a female assistant watch her to make sure she didn’t flee.

The controversial singer has come under fire recently for more allegations of underage sex and physical abuse, including keeping a 14-year-old girl as a sex “pet.” In light of this, the Time’s Up’s Women of Color coalition has launched a #MuteRKelly boycott and Spotify banned him from their playlists.

For his part, Kelly continues to deny the allegations. “Mr. Kelly for 30 years has sung songs about his love and passion for women,” said his rep. “He is innocent of the false and hurtful accusations in the ongoing smear campaign against him, waged by enemies seeking a payoff. He never has been convicted of a crime, nor does he have any pending criminal charges against him.”

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Report: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Are Dating

Ariana Grande has moved on from Mac Miller. The pop star is now reportedly dating “SNL” cast member Pete Davidson.

According to PEOPLE, the couple’s relationship is still new. “The relationship just started and it’s very casual,” says an insider.

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Grande and Davidson, both 24, met in 2016, when the singer hosted “Saturday Night Live.”

Both are coming off breakups. Earlier this month, Davidson confirmed his split with girlfriend Cazzie David, while Grande announced her breakup with Mac Miller, saying they would remain “best friends.” “I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us!” she said.

“Ariana and Mac officially broke up right after Coachella weekend, but they ultimately struggled for a long time with their relationship, and it was basically over last year,” a source tells PEOPLE.

Grande, who performed “No Tears Left to Cry” at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, is set to release her fourth album, Sweetener, on July 20.

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Billboard Music Awards Recap

Wendy breaks down her favorite moments from the Billboard Music Awards. Find out what she thought about Janet Jackson and Salt-n-Pepa’s performances.

Then, Bethenny is making more enemies on “The Real Housewives of New York City” and Stevie J is avoiding jail time in his child support case.

Plus, Busta Rhymes is being sued for two million dollars. Busta was paid in advance to perform at an event in New Jersey, but allegedly canceled two weeks before claiming he had a court date to attend regarding child support. Busta returned his $17,000 advance but, allegedly didn’t repay the $7,000 in booking fees. It’s being reported that Busta’s event coordinators later found out he blew them off so he could do a gig in Arizona that same night.

Source: Wendy

Lil Pump on J. Cole Beef: ‘We on Good Terms’

Is Lil Pump and J. Cole’s beef over?

Following a back and forth, the “Gucci Gang” rapper seemed to hint that they’ve resolved their issues during an interview at the Billboard Music Awards.

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“Shout out to J. Cole. We’re going through some shit,” Pump told Billboard on the red carpet before adding, “We good, we good, we on good terms.”

This comes after J. Cole extended an olive branch at the Rolling Loud festival earlier this month. When he performed “1985 (Intro to ‘The Fall Off’),” the crowd chanted “F**k Lil Pump,” but Cole stopped them from doing so.

“Nah, don’t do that,” he said.

On “1985,” Cole calls out mumble rappers, which some took as a shot at Pump. “All these ni**as poppin’ now is young,” raps Cole on the closing track off KOD. “Everybody say the music that they make is dumb / I remember, I was 18 / Money, pussy, parties, I was on the same thing.”

He also raps about someone’s “funky lil’ rap name” and ends it with a message: “Just remember what I told you when your shit flop / In five years you gon’ be on ‘Love & Hip Hop.’”

Once the song was released, Pump seemingly took it as a diss and responded, tweeting, “So much props. You dissed a 17-year-old. Lame ass jit.”

But while it may seem that they’ve put the past behind them, Pump remained coy. “I don’t know what’s really going on,” he added.

After signing a reported $8 million deal with Warner Bros. Records earlier this year, Lil Pump is now readying his new mixtape Harvard Dropout.

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Kendrick Lamar Shuts Down Fan Who Raps N-Word

SIT DOWN. Kendrick Lamar had to shut down a fan for saying the N-word at a recent show.

While headlining Alabama’s Hangout Music Festival on Sunday (May 20), K-Dot invited a white female fan named Delaney on stage to help him with the lyrics to “m.A.A.d. city.” But when it came time to rap the chorus, she didn’t hesitate to use the N-word, prompting boos from the crowd.

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“Am I not cool enough for you?” the seemingly puzzled fan asked before Kendrick informed her of the problem.

“You gotta bleep one single word,” he said, before she apologized for her mistake. “Oh, I’m sorry, did I do it? I’m so sorry.”

Despite the crowd’s disapproval, the “HUMBLE.” MC gave Delaney another shot, but she wasn’t able to redeem herself and he had to boot her from the stage.

“It’s over,” said Kendrick.

Watch the blunder below.

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