Hear Remy Ma Fire Back at Nicki Minaj With Vicious Diss Track ‘Shether’

February 25, 2017 Music

The war of words between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma escalated Saturday when the latter dropped "Shether," a vicious, seven-minute diss track using Nas' classic "Ether" beat and aimed at The Pinkprint rapper.

"Shether," with its artwork of a dismembered Barbie doll resembling Minaj, arrives a day after Minaj used her verse on Gucci Mane's "Make Love" to attack an unnamed rapper many assumed was Remy Ma.

"Talking 'bout bringing knives to a fight with guns / When the only shots you ever took was in your buns," Remy Ma says on "Shether," a response to Minaj's line about "trying to win a gunfight with a bunch of knives."

Over the course of the diss track, Remy Ma explicitly touches on Minaj's breakup with Meek Mill, suggests Minaj hooked up with Trey Songz (who denied

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Katherine Jackson Seeks to Join Lawsuit Against Michael Jackson Estate

February 24, 2017 Music

Michael Jackson's mother Katherine Jackson has filed legal paperwork to join a lawsuit against the executors of the King of Pop's estate over a stake of ownership in the Michael Jackson Company.

In the initial lawsuit, which has occupied the courts since 2013, former Jackson associates Broderick Morris, Qadree El-Amin, Adean King, and Raymone Bain claim that the singer promised them a combined 15-percent stake in his company.

While Katherine Jackson has a 10-percent ownership and the role of officer in the Michael Jackson Company following her son's 2009 death, in a motion filed to the California Superior Court in early-February, she asserts that important estate matters have been made without her input.

The defendants, John Branca and John McClain, are the executors

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Lana Del Rey Joins Effort to Defeat Trump With Witchcraft

February 24, 2017 Music

Lana Del Rey has joined a nationwide occult effort that seeks to remove President Donald Trump from office through the power of witchcraft.

On Thursday, Del Rey mysteriously tweeted, "At the stroke of midnight Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23. Ingredients can b found online." While early speculation wondered whether the tweet had something to do with her upcoming LP, those four dates aligned with the lunar calendar's "waning crescent moon ritual dates."

Occultists noted that, on those four dates, practitioners of witchcraft would congregate for a mass ritual that would with the hope that their efforts resulted in Donald Trump's removal from the Oval Office.

A representative for Del Rey confirmed to Pitchfork that the singer's tweet was in support of those efforts,

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Lionel Richie Postpones Tour With Mariah Carey Over Knee Injury

February 24, 2017 Music

Lionel Richie has postponed his spring tour with Mariah Carey, set to launch on March 15th in Baltimore, due to a recent knee surgery.

"When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body," Richie said in a statement, noting that the 35-date tour will be rescheduled for this summer. "Unfortunately, my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100 percent ready to start the tour next month. I don't want to disappoint my fans, and I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be 'Dancing on the Ceiling' together again." All previously sold tickets will be honored.

Richie and Carey announced the tour in December after wrapping up their respective Las Vegas residencies. Richie was performing his All the Hits show at the Axis at Planet

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Lionel Richie Postpones Tour With Mariah Carey Over Knee Injury

February 24, 2017 Music

Lionel Richie has postponed his spring tour with Mariah Carey, set to launch on March 15th in Baltimore, due to a recent knee surgery.

"When you have been performing as long as I have it takes a toll on your body," Richie said in a statement, noting that the 35-date tour will be rescheduled for this summer. "Unfortunately, my recovery from a knee procedure will not have me 100 percent ready to start the tour next month. I don't want to disappoint my fans, and I look forward to being back on stage so we can all be 'Dancing on the Ceiling' together again." All previously sold tickets will be honored.

Richie and Carey announced the tour in December after wrapping up their respective Las Vegas residencies. Richie was performing his All the Hits show at the Axis at Planet

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Watch Foo Fighters Break Hiatus With Surprise Live Show

February 24, 2017 Music

Foo Fighters ended their brief hiatus with a surprise, intimate concert at the Cheese and Grain, a nonprofit event space in Frome, England. Fans can live stream the event above. 

The concert is sparking speculation that the rock band will headline the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival alongside Radiohead in 2017. Two years ago, Foo Fighters were scheduled to headline the festival but had to cancel when singer-guitarist Dave Grohl broke his leg at a concert in Sweden.

"You know I hate to do it, but I'm afraid it's just not physically possible for me at the moment,” Grohl said on his website at the time. "We're doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word."

This week, the band is giving signs that it will be making good

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Watch Foo Fighters Break Hiatus With Surprise Live Show

February 24, 2017 Music

Foo Fighters ended their brief hiatus with a surprise, intimate concert at the Cheese and Grain, a nonprofit event space in Frome, England. Fans can live stream the event above. 

The concert is sparking speculation that the rock band will headline the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival alongside Radiohead in 2017. Two years ago, Foo Fighters were scheduled to headline the festival but had to cancel when singer-guitarist Dave Grohl broke his leg at a concert in Sweden.

"You know I hate to do it, but I'm afraid it's just not physically possible for me at the moment,” Grohl said on his website at the time. "We're doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we’re good for our word."

This week, the band is giving signs that it will be making good

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Jay Z, Frank Ocean Criticize Pop Radio on ‘Blonded’ Beats 1 Show

February 24, 2017 Music

Frank Ocean and Jay Z chatted about the state of radio and pop music in a conversation that aired during Ocean's surprise Blonded radio show on Beats 1 Friday afternoon.

During the conversation, Jay Z bemoaned that radio had become "an advertisement model," Pitchfork reports.

"You take these pop stations, they're reaching 18-34 young white females. So they're playing music based on those tastes," the rapper pointed out. "And then they're taking those numbers and they're going to advertising agencies and people are paying numbers based on the audience that they have. So these places are not even based on music. Their playlist isn't based on music."

The interview was a rarity for both of the "No Church in the Wild" artists involved; ironically, the Jay Z

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Jay Z, Frank Ocean Criticize Pop Radio on ‘Blonded’ Beats 1 Show

February 24, 2017 Music

Frank Ocean and Jay Z chatted about the state of radio and pop music in a conversation that aired during Ocean's surprise Blonded radio show on Beats 1 Friday afternoon.

During the conversation, Jay Z bemoaned that radio had become "an advertisement model," Pitchfork reports.

"You take these pop stations, they're reaching 18-34 young white females. So they're playing music based on those tastes," the rapper pointed out. "And then they're taking those numbers and they're going to advertising agencies and people are paying numbers based on the audience that they have. So these places are not even based on music. Their playlist isn't based on music."

The interview was a rarity for both of the "No Church in the Wild" artists involved; ironically, the Jay Z

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Watch Young Thug Seek Security in ‘Safe’ Video

February 24, 2017 Music

Young Thug returned Friday from a six-month post-Jeffery hiatus with his surprise new video for "Safe."

Produced by his go-to collaborator Wheezy, the Atlanta rapper opens up about the insecurities and paranoia that comes with success. "I spend more money on security than I make," he says. "Just to be safe."

The accompanying video is similarly understated as Young Thug brandishes high-end designer clothing and stacks of foreign currency while singing along to the song in an all-white office building and darkened elevator.

Most importantly, Young Thug actually appears in "Safe" after bailing on the shoot for his "Wyclef Jean" video, which became a viral hit.

Following a 2016 that saw the release of three Thugger LPs – I'm Up, Slime Season 3

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