Usher, Chris Brown, Bryson Tiller, & Big Sean Surprise Fans at ‘The Real Show’

It was a “Real” extravaganza at The Forum on Saturday (Nov. 5), where L.A. radio station Real 92.3 held their annual concert, a surprise-filled, star-studded spectacle for hip-hop and R&B fans alike, with performances from Usher, Bryson Tiller, Chance the Rapper, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

Backed by impressive lights, a live band, and acrobatic dancers, Usher was the night’s headlining act. After performing classics like “Caught Up” and “U Don’t Have to Call,” Mr. Raymond called on his first special guest, Chris Brown.

Wiz Khalifa and Ty Dolla $ign

‘The Real Show’ 2016

Together, the dynamic singing and dancing duo performed “New Flame” — even getting into a small friendly dance battle — before Breezy (literally) launched into a solo rendition of “Ayo.” Then, Master P came out to “Make ‘Em Say Uhh!” as a lead-in to Ur-sher’s “No Limit.”

This was indicative of the night’s M.O. Earlier, Ty Dolla $ign brought out YG, Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Wiz Khalifa, and Taylor Gang for a cameo-filled celebration. Before that, Big Sean joined Bryson Tiller for one of the evening’s most electric sets, which included his new single “Bounce Back.”

Surprises are becoming a staple of “The Real Show.” Last year, the radio festival shocked fans with an unannounced Drake appearance. This year, it seemed like a surprise was around every corner.

A not-so-pleasant surprise came during Chance the Rapper’s set. The Chicago spitter abruptly cut his performance short due to a reported scuffle near the front of the stage, leaving fans puzzled, concerned, and saddened.

Kehlani also surprised some fans who were unaware of the singer’s absence. The Oakland songstress was on the bill, but unable to perform due to her illness. “I have Pneumonia,” she recently tweeted. “Bed ridden for idk how long.. love u guys… pray.”

Still, the show went on. Others who wowed fans during the night included Belly, Kap G, Tory Lanez, Kid Ink, and Desiigner. Each artist delivered a string of hits for the Inglewood crowd that had many singing and dancing in the aisles until the curtains closed.

–Andres Tardio

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Video: French Montana feat. Miguel – ‘XPlicit’

French Montana’s MC4 finally arrived last night (only to be later removed from digital retailers). Still, that doesn’t mean fans are left empty-handed.

The Coke Boy has unleashed two new music videos, starting with the sun-soaked “XPlicit” clip, which features Miguel and stunning women frolicking on the beach.

“You ain’t gotta lie to me,” raps Montana. “Shorty keep it real with me / Started from the ground with me / Now she on top of the hills with me.”

The second video for “Have Mercy,” which features Jadakiss, Beanie Sigel, and Styles P, finds French somberly reflecting on his late friend and collaborator Chinx.

“Have mercy on me,” Montana sings on the hook. “Have mercy on me, father / I’ve been robbin’, I’ve been stealing.”

Meanwhile, the visual takes cues from cop shows like “CSI,” while also celebrating life and love in a church.

MC4 was set to be released in August, but was delayed until October when it was finally scrapped altogether. However, last night, the album dropped out of nowhere, only to be pulled once again in less than 24 hours.

In October — after revealing that MC4 would be shelved forever — French announced a new project would land before the new year. “It’s going to be some of the best music you’ve ever heard,” he promised.

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Kid Cudi Returns to the Stage with Travis Scott and Pharrell

Fresh out of rehab, Kid Cudi made his triumphant return to the stage at the inaugural ComplexCon in Long Beach, Calif. on Saturday (Nov. 5), and he brought along some famous friends.

Joined by Travis Scott, the two performed their Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight collaboration “Through the Late Night,” an appropriate title for the evening’s most-anticipated set. Elsewhere, Pharrell joined the Man on the Moon for “Surfin’,” while King Chip came through for “Just What I Am.”

“I love you motherfuckers,” he told the crowd, who erupted in cheers.

It’s been an eventful few months for Cudi. In September, the Cleveland rapper delayed his album Passion, Pain, & Demon Slayin’ before checking into rehab for depression and suicidal urges. Since then, his beefs with Drake and Lupe Fiasco have intensified.

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A photo posted by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:04pm PDT

Last night’s ComplexCon set could be a sign that PP&DS is set to be released soon, but that remains unclear. So far, music videos for “Surfin’” and “Frequency” have been unleashed, but no official release date has been announced.

“The album is still on the way. Promise,” he told fans last month. “I wanted to square away all the business before I got here so I could focus on my recovery.”

See more highlights from Cudder’s ComplexCon set below.

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T.I. Calls Out Lil Wayne for Dismissing Black Lives Matter

Longtime friends T.I. and Lil Wayne are finding themselves at odds over Weezy’s recent “Nightline” comments dismissing the Black Lives Matter movement.

Claiming his children were showing him the controversial Tunechi segment for the first time, Tip went on a lengthy Instagram caption tirade against his frequent collaborator.

“I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still ni**a U TRIPPING,” T.I. wrote. “I don’t know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You’re disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy.”

From there, Tip went on to claim that financial wealth means nothing in the face of injustice. “Our people are being oppressed,” he wrote. “We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you’ve been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what’s going on around US!!!

“u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin’ you out here doin,” he continued, before comparing Wayne’s behavior to that of an “Uncle Tom.”

“I’ve been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne,” he added. “But if that must end in order to stand up for those who can’t do it for themselves…So be it.”

@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I'm at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I've known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae' spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don't know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You're disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don't stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don't mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what's going on around US!!! I'm always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin' you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it's not as bad as BLM making it seem & you're not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That's what would be considered "Uncle Tom Shit"…. I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I've been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can't do it for themselves…So be it. If you're not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who's been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you're part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It's #USorELSE out here

A video posted by TIP (@troubleman31) on Nov 5, 2016 at 4:17pm PDT

For his part, Weezy had previously apologized for his comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. He said he was frustrated with the interviewer’s line of questioning about his daughter and gave “no thought” to the Q&A after that.

On Saturday, he also seemed to respond to T.I.’s post. It was a simple four letter statement: “fk ya.”

Wayne’s comments on “Nightline” seemed to dismiss the BLM movement. “I am a young black rich [expletive],” he said. “If that don’t let you know that America understand black [expletive] matter these days, I don’t know what it is. That man white. He filmin’ me. I’m a ni**a. I don’t know what you mean. Don’t come at me with that dumb shit, ma’am. My life matter, especially to my [expletive].”

However, in the past, Wayne has also been in favor of the movement, shouting “Nothing else matters ’cause Black Lives Matter” at a concert.

T.I. recently released his politically-charged EP Us or Else, in which he also celebrates Black Lives Matter, while denouncing racism and injustice.

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