Kanye West Will Bring Sunday Service to Coachella

Kanye West is returning to Coachella.

After pulling out of the festival, the rapper has announced that he is bringing his Sunday Service to Weekend 2 of Coachella on Easter Sunday, April 21.

Ye made the announcement while on board a flight. Taking over the plane’s intercom, he informed passengers that he will perform an early morning set during Weekend 2 in Indio, Calif.

“Attention 737 passengers. We’d like to make an announcement that we just booked another show. We will be doing Sunday Service sunrise at Coachella,” he said to cheers from the passengers.

Coachella later confirmed the appearance on Twitter. The festival typically starts around 11 a.m. each day, but Kanye has promised a 9 a.m. performance.

“We were out in Palm Springs and they took us to a little campground, because we were thinking about a little performance in Palm Springs, just a little one,” said Kanye during his weekly Sunday Service in Calabasas. “Then they had a mountain, he had a mountain waiting for us. He had a date waiting for us. Only one date that that mountain would be available—Easter Sunday at Coachella. The confirmation was confirmed last night.”

Kanye’s gospel-inspired service has been taking place weekly at his Calabasas compound featuring a choir and special guests including DMX, Kid Cudi, Charlie Wilson, and 070 Shake.

He was previously in talks to headline Coachella, but dropped out after negotiations broke down over the stage. According to reports, he didn’t want to perform on a traditional 60×40 foot stage, but festival organizer Goldenvoice would not allow the stage to be altered or removed, so they mutually agreed to call off his performance. Ariana Grande was booked in his place.

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Cardi B Plans to Address Controversy Through Her Music

Cardi B won’t be silenced.

In response to the controversy over a 2016 Instagram Live session, where she said she drugged and robbed men, the “Money” rapper is putting her haters in their place. Taking to Instagram Live once again on Saturday, Cardi delivered an expletive-laced PSA.

“I was gonna address some shit up in this bitch, but you know what, I feel like, ‘Nah, f**k this sh*t. These ni**as can suck my dick,” said Cardi.

She ultimately decided to hold off on going in and instead plans to express herself through her music. “I ain’t doin’ s**t. F**k all these motherf**kers. I’m just gon’ address s**t in my f**ckin’ music,” she continued.

“I was gonna pop my shit and I was gonna say some real motherfu**ing shit, but I was like, f**k these ni**as. ‘Cause what they gonna do is they gonna fu**ing get my live, break it, and edit it, and fu**ing flip every word that I fu**ing say. Same way y’all fu**ing flipped some shit and put your own narrative on a fu**ing live that I did three years ago. I see people put they own fu**ing spin to that shit. Fu**in’ made they own story out of fu**ing five words that I said. I was like, ‘You know what. F**k it. I’m just gonna do music and I’m just gonna come harder.’”

Earlier this month, an old Instagram Live session resurfaced where Cardi says that she used to drug and rob clients who tried to pay her for sex when she worked as a stripper.

“I had to go strip, I had to go, ‘Oh yeah, you want to f**k me? Yeah, yeah, yeah, let’s go to this hotel,’ and I drugged ni**as up, and I robbed them. That’s what I used to do,” she said in the resurfaced clip. “Nothin’ was muthafu**in’ handed to me, my ni**a. Nothing!”

After her comments went viral, Bardi faced backlash from social media. “I made the choices that I did at the time because I had very limited options,” she later explained. “The men I spoke about in my live were men that I dated that I was involve with men that were conscious willing and aware. I have a past that I can’t change we all do.”

Despite the movement to take her down, Cardi said she can’t be stopped. “Y’all think you’re gonna f**king get me out of here. Deals are coming through. Everything is great and I’m blessed the f**k up. Suck my dick.”

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Chris Rock Rips Jussie Smollett at NAACP Image Awards

Chris Rock had some fun at Jussie Smollett’s expense.

During the 50th annual NAACP Image Awards Saturday night, the comedian took shots at the “Empire” star, who had all criminal charges against him dropped last week for allegedly staging a hate crime.

“They said no Jussie Smollett jokes,” said Rock while presenting the award for Outstanding Comedy Series. “Yeah, I know… What a waste of light skin. You know what I could do with that light skin? That curly hair, my career would be out of here! I would be f**kin’ running Hollywood.”

The joke was met with laughs from the crowd including Issa Rae and Trevor Noah. “What the hell was he thinking? You are ‘Jessie’ from now on,” added Rock. “You don’t even get the ‘u’ no more. That ‘u’ was respect. You are getting no respect from me.”

But not everyone was laughing. “I stand with Jussie,” said Yara Shahidi, while helping the Outstanding Comedy award alongside her “Black-ish” castmates including Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross.

Smollett was not in attendance at Saturday’s show and lost his award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series to “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Jessie Williams. The “Empire” star previously won in that category in 2017 and has attended the last three NAACP Image Awards.

Last week, Chicago prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett after he was indicted on 16 felony counts for allegedly filing a false police report. He has maintained his innocence and says that he’s been “truthful and consistent on every single level since day one.” The city of Chicago is seeking $130,000 from Smollett to cover the costs of the investigation.

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JAY-Z Receives NAACP Presidential Award

JAY-Z’s on an award tour.

After receiving GLAAD‘s Vanguard Award along with Beyonce last week, JAY-Z accepted the Presidential Award during last night’s NAACP Awards.

Taken place at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, NAACP president Derrick Johnson presented the award to Shawn Carter.

JAY opened up his speech with a quote from Abraham Lincoln. He dedicated the award to his grandmother Hattie White and shared a recent conversation he had with her on making it through the week with $20.

Hov also praised his mother Gloria Carter and his wife Beyonce who was in attendance. God bless that white suit.

Source: Rap radar