Travis Scott Performs ‘Goosebumps’ on ‘Kimmel’

Travis Scott gave fans “Goosebumps” on Friday (Jan. 20), when he performed his Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight standout on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

The proud Texan began the performance by praising the Houston Rockets’ all-star James Harden. While humming his intro, Scott added: “James Harden, MVP.”

Scott’s performance was equal parts animated energy and special affect animation. With infrared-like visuals, La Flame sang his Birds smash. During the performance, he also made hypebeasts jealous. Donning the new Supreme x Louis Vuitton collaborative scarf, Travis jumped around with fans in the stands.

Recently, Scott has been busy in the studio. The singer/rapper reportedly gave DJ Khaled 100 hooks and verses for his upcoming Major Key follow-up. He’s also working on the Fate of the Furious theme song with Lil Uzi Vert and Quavo.

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Frank Ocean Blasts Trump, Praises Obama in Open Letter

As President Donald Trump’s era begins, Frank Ocean pens an open letter.

On Friday (Jan. 20), the Blonde crooner released the writing on Tumblr.

“I’m really excited for these inauguration crowd numbers to come in,” he wrote. “Don’t cook the books either Donald. We all know your event was dry. No matter how many times CNN anchors repeat majestic or peaceful transition of power. The world can see America divided and the chaos in the streets.”

While the message was a protest against President Trump, it was also a farewell to President Obama.

“Barack we love you but it would’ve been equally presidential if you would’ve just walked on out while Donald got through that struggle speech trashing your career,” he added. “The majority knows man, we know you did good. We see it.

“The majority sees Donald for who he is too,” Ocean added. “He ain’t slick. And it’s too bad the majority doesn’t count. In any event, a first family that I can relate to will be missed. Really though.”

With one day in office, President Trump has already garnered ire from citizens around the nation. Some of that is due to the fact that, on his first day in office, the White House’s website has removed official passages on civil rights, climate change, and LGBT rights.

Artists demonstrated their displeasure in a variety of ways on Friday. Jaden Smith and Shia LaBeouf launched He Will Not Divide Us, a four-year live stream. B.o.B and Joey Bada$$ also released politically-charged tracks “Run the Night” and “Land of the Free,” respectively.

This weekend, protest rallies will be held across the country including the Women’s March on Washington.

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21 Savage Addresses Claims He Was Promoting Rape Culture in a Tweet

21 Savage was accused of promoting rape culture in a tweet that read, “I work so hard I feel like the ladies supppsed to f*** me and let me do my thing it’s mandatory you please me for all this hard work baby !”

The Atlanta rapper garnered a lot of backlash from the tweet, which he later addressed. A few hours after posting the first message, 21 Savage told his followers, “Everything I say y’all try and twist it f*** I look like supporting rape y’all dum as f***. a real b**** should see how hard a real n**** is working and want to give him Lee way and not try and make him commit or tie him down.”

Check out his full response up top.

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Trump Signs Executive Order to "Ease the Burdens of Obamacare"

Within hours of taking office, Donald Trump signed an executive order to “ease the burdens of Obamacare” while Congress is working towards repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Trump was presented the paperwork by White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, who commented on it by saying it is “An executive order minimizing the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act pending repeal.”

Trump promised to replace the healthcare bill after his nominee for Secretary of Heath and Human Services, Rep. Tom Price, is confirmed.

Source: Time

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Limo Set on Fire During Protests in Washington D.C., 217 Arrested

Anti-Trump protests waged on well after the inauguration, with windows of D.C. businesses being smashed and a limo set on fire. According to the NY Daily News, and 217 protesters were arrested amidst the chaos, with police using pepper spray and concussion grenades to control the crowds.

District of Columbia Interim Police Chief Peter Newsham commented on the situation, telling the media, “There were a number of locations where these folks felt the need to destroy property in our city. It’s disappointing to us that this had to happen.”

Check out video of the scene up top.

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Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer Is Punched In The Face By a Protester

Leader of the “Alt-Right” movement, Richard Spencer, was assaulted while doing an interview outside of Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony in Washington, DC on Friday, January 20.

In a video that has been circulating the internet, Spencer is recorded speaking to a reporter while a protester holds up signs behind him that reads, “White Lives Matter Too Much.” After debunking a question as to whether he is a neo-nazi, and attempting to elaborate on the significance of a pin he was wearing, Spencer was suddenly rushed by a hooded man who came flying in with a blow to his face.

There are reports that residents of Old Town, Alexandria had discovered his plans to stay in town for the inauguration festivities, and that a flyer went around warning neighbors of his political affiliations, but the attack appears to be random. After the assault, Spencer is seen regaining his footing while holding his face in pain and back peddling away.

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Bradley Cooper’s Baby Mama’s Demands

Bradley Cooper and his girlfriend, Irina Shayk, are expecting their first baby and she’s making a major demand.

Irina wants Bradley’s mom to move out of the house before the baby is born.

Then, Hilary Duff spent the weekend at the hotel where she spent her wedding night with her new boyfriend.

Plus, the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky story is reportedly heading to the small screen. Will Wendy watch?

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Snoop Dogg Recalls Battling 2Pac at "Poetic Justice" Wrap Party

Snoop Dogg recently interviewed Demetrius Shipp Jr., the young actor who will portray 2Pac in the upcoming biopic “All Eyez On Me.” Shipp Jr. and the legendary west coast emcee shared the story about the first time he met 2Pac and how the two battled a bit on the mic.

Snoop revealed that 2Pac was his friend before he came to Death Row Records in 1996 and said the two first met at the “Poetic Justice” wrap party. It was there where they engaged in lyrical combat.

“DJ start djing. 2Pac grabbed the mic. He start rapping. I grab the mic I start rapping. But I’m rapping aggressive,” Snoop said. “At this time I’m like one of those battle rappers so I’m aggressive. So he come back and he aggressive. It sound like we kinda like battling each other.”

After the back forth ended, the two rappers ended up going outside for a smoke break. 2Pac asked Snoop Dogg if he wanted a hit of his blunt. That moment changed Snoop’s life forever. “When we finish rapping we go outside. I’m like my name Snoop he like my name Pac. And he break open a blunt. And that n***a rolled a blunt with me. That’s my first time ever hitting a blunt,” said Snoop Dogg.

Source: hiphopdx.com

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Jaden Smith & Shia LaBeouf Launch 4-Year-Long Anti-Trump Live Stream

“He will not divide us.”

That’s the phrase Jaden Smith chanted over and over for five hours on Inauguration Day, starting at 9 a.m. in front of New York’s Museum of the Moving Image.

Along with Shia LaBeouf, Smith kickstarted what is set to be a four-year-long live stream of resistance against President Donald Trump’s administration, one that’s already galvanized protests around the country.

Smith and LaBeouf are encouraging others to join the protest effort by repeating the phrase “He Will Not Divide Us” the way they did, for as long as possible. Many have already joined in, with conversations and songs being performed in front of the camera throughout the course of today.

According to a statement on He Will Not Divide Us’ website, the live stream will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for four years.

Watch the live stream and rewind to see some of the day’s activities in front of the camera through the live stream below.

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