Ryan Lewis, left, Macklemore, center, and Ray Dalton accept the award for best hip hop video for “Can’t Hold Us” as presenters Iggy Azalea, right, and Lil’ Kim look on, at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Recently Rapper Macklemore recognized that it is White privilege that catapulted him to success. In a Rolling Stone cover interview, Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, said, “If you’re gonna be a White dude and do this shit, I think you have to take some level of accountability. You have to acknowledge where the art came from, where it is today, how you’re benefiting from it. At the very least, just bringing up those points and acknowledging that, yes, I understand my privilege, I understand how it works for me in society, and how it works for me in 2013 with the success that The Heist has had.”
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Miley Cyrus performs at IHeartRadio Music Village, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Al Powers/Powers Imagery/Invision /AP) by Mesfin FekaduAP Music Writer LAS VEGAS (AP) — Miley Cyrus can’t stop. The pop singer was a crowd favorite at the iHeartRadio music festival day event Saturday in Las Vegas. Before she hit the stage, the crowd of a few hundred chanted: “Miley! Miley! Miley!”
Bruno Mars (in jean jacket and sunglasses) confirmed that he will play during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, February 2, 2014. He did this in New York City on the Fox NFL Sunday Program ON Sept. 8, 2013. (Russ DeSantis / AP Images for National Football League) NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl.
This Jan. 23, 2013 file photo shows Kanye West, center, attends the fashion designer Martin Margiela’s Spring/Summer 2013 Haute Couture fashion collection, in Paris. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer, File) MTV announced Monday, Aug. 5 that it is bringing back the unpredictable but always explosive Kanye West to perform for a record 7th time at the Aug. 25 MTV Awards.
MUG SHOT–Singer Bruno Mars was arrested on Sept. 19, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on a drug charge. He later accepted a “deferred adjudication” deal in 2011. (Photo/Las Vegas Metro Police Dept.) by Breeanna Hare (CNN) — In the grand history of celebrity mugshots, Bruno Mars’ September 2010 photo is a standout.