G.O.O.D. Music to Headline Fyre Festival

G.O.O.D. Music will be in the house at the Fyre Festival, a new music event set to take place over two weekends on a private island in the Bahamas this year.

Kanye West’s sister-in-law Kendall Jenner announced the big news on social media earlier today (Jan. 4).

“So hyped to announce MY 😉 G.O.O.D. Music Family as the first headliners for @fyrefestival,” wrote the model.

The festival is set to go down on the private island of Fyre Cay in the Exumas of the Bahamas. The first weekend will take place April 28-30 with its second weekend slated for May 5-7.

“Fyre Festival will bring together the greatest minds in music, art and cuisine in order to provide guests with two unforgettable, fun-filled weekends,” event organizers said in a statement. “With the most beautiful water in the world, festival-goers will also be able to enjoy activities like jet skiing, snorkeling, and more.”

It is unclear whether G.O.O.D. Music’s entire roster will be in attendance or if it will only feature a few of the label’s artists. The imprint currently consists of Big Sean, Q-Tip, Desiigner, Teyana Taylor, John Legend, Pusha T, Tyga, Kacy Hill, and Yeezy.

In September, Kanye also claimed that Migos had joined the crew. In the past, the label has also affiliated itself with other artists, including 2 Chainz, Consequence, and Travis Scott, who revealed that he will be executive producing the label’s forthcoming compilation Cruel Winter.

The rest of the lineup for Fyre has yet to be announced.

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Beyoncé & Jay Z to Attend President Obama’s Farewell Bash

President Barack Obama is going out with a bash.

Closing out his eight-year term, the POTUS is hosting a farewell party at the White House on Friday (Jan. 6), according to The Washington Post.

Beyoncé, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Usher, Oprah Winfrey, Samuel L. Jackson, and Bradley Cooper are potentially among the invited guests, according to an insider.

Like many on the list, Hov and Bey come as no surprise as potential invitees. The Carters have famously grown close with the Obamas. Bey performed at Obama’s inauguration in 2013 and at the White House for FLOTUS’ 50th birthday. Jigga rapped about his ties in the lyrics to “On to the Next One.” “Obama on the text,” he boasted. “Y’all should be afraid of what I’m gon’ do next.”

Following this farewell event, President Obama will continue his goodbye tour by hitting Chicago for a farewell address on Jan. 10.

Although the White House hasn’t confirmed, it’s likely The Roots will also play an important role in the celebration. Last month, Black Thought hinted at this during an episode of the “Tax Season” podcast. “[Obama has] said on numerous occasion that we’re basically his house band too,” Thought explained. “I don’t feel we’ll ever have that again. I know we ain’t gon’ be Trump’s house band. It’s been a blessing. I’ve performed at the White House and we’ll be back at the White House in January for the last hurrah.”

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Video: K Camp feat. Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Extra’

Extra, extra!

K Camp and Ty Dolla Sign join forces in the video for their latest collaboration, “Extra.”

The clip begins with the duo walking into a secret club where there’s no Instagram or Snapchat allowed. Sitting on a throne with dollar bills around him, Ty sings about complaints he hears from his girl. “She’s like Dolla, you so extra,” he sings. “Boy, you’re so extra.”

King Slum also takes the throne for his verse, bringing the royalty theme along for the duration of the video. But, he also appears in the streets, hitting an alley with a curvaceous dancer and a sports car.

“Extra” is a single off Camp’s RARE project, which dropped in October. Watch the video for the secret society-inspired clip below.

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Mariah Carey Fires Creative Director Following New Year’s Eve Blunder

In the wake of her ill-fated performance on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” Mariah Carey is opting to move forward without her creative director, Anthony Burrell.

A source confirmed the news with ET Online on Wednesday (Jan. 4). “He’s not being brought back [in 2017] for a number of reasons,” said the insider.

One of those reasons apparently stems from the botched New Year’s Eve performance. Burrell reportedly had Carey’s back-up singers moved off stage prior to the mishap-filled set, leaving her without their vocal support when her in-ears malfunctioned.

Burrell has not addressed the alleged firing on social media. But he said he was “heartbroken” following the New Year’s Eve incident.

“I haven’t been able to watch NYE performance. 30 sec from live TV, boss couldn’t hear her own vocal in her in-ears from Mic. #heartbroken,” he tweeted. “Sucks to see all of the hateful messages. Peep are so quick to judge, not knowing we were all in a state of panic.”

Following the New Year’s Eve performance, Mariah revealed that she felt “mortified” on stage. “It’s not going to stop me from doing a live event in the future,” she added. “But it will make me less trusting of using anyone outside of my own team.”

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New Music: Ray J – ‘How Did I Know’

Ray J is looking for Raydemption all year and he’s getting started with his new single “How Did I Know.”

Over a head-boppin’, piano-laden instrumental, Ray recaps his life, including his days as a “player” on “For the Love of Ray J.” But he also focuses on his 2016 marriage to Princess Love.

“Now I got a wife that will kill me, man,” sings the R&B star. “You know I’m a new man / Look at the ring on my left hand / I got business out in Thailand / I’m doing deals with the white man.”

Speaking of big deals, Ray is celebrating a major one. TMZ reports that the singer/reality star signed a $1 million deal for his appearance on “Celebrity Big Brother UK.” The agreement reportedly includes an additional $30,000 to fly back and forth, including hotel fees.

Prior to dropping “How Did I Know,” Ray released his Chris Brown-assisted single “Famous,” which is also reportedly set to appear on the album. The track raised eyebrows in November due to lyrics inspired by his ex, Kim Kardashian.

Listen to “How Did I Know” below.

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Angela Dean

What Wendy’s Wearing:

• Periwinkle long sleeve v-neck “Wendy Williams” bodycon dress by Angela Dean

• Caramel fishnet tights by Nude Barre

• Gold “Geo” hoop earrings by New York & Company

• Silver and gold “Essential V” cuff by Louis Vuitton

• Wendy’s own diamond “New Jersey” necklace

• Wendy’s own silver “Serpenti” watch by Bulgari

• Wendy’s own tri-color bangle set by Cartier

• Wendy’s own diamond bracelets

• Silver on silver cateye glasses by OGI Eyewear

• Mushroom faux suede over the knee boot by Wendy Williams HSN Collection

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Kim Kardashian Returns to Social Media

Kim Kardashian made her grand return to social media. Is it too soon?

Then, Kordell Stewart threatened to sue his ex-wife, Porsha Williams, after a nude photo of him hit the internet.

The Insider’s Michael Yo gives us the inside scoop.

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