Tag: hip hop and rap

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Entertainment

Miley Cyrus smokes a joint and twerks at MTV EMAs

Miley Cyrus, left, and a dancer perform at the 2013 MTV Europe Music Awards in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) by Toby SterlingAssociated Press Writer AMSTERDAM (AP) — She couldn’t resist. Singer Miley Cyrus smoked a joint on stage and twerked with a dwarf during the MTV EMAs on Sunday. The 20-year old pop star also took home the Best Video award for her hit song “Wrecking Ball” during a show with a strong lineup of other performers including Eminem and Katy Perry. Cyrus opened the space-themed show singing the song “We Can’t Stop,” while wearing a silver spandex suit and gyrating her buttocks in the move known as twerking in the general direction of her smaller female dance partner.

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Business

Celebrity-store partnership runs risks

In this Nov. 11, 2007, file photo, recording artist Jay-Z performs at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. (AP Photo/Gary He, File) by Anne D’InnocenzioAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — When big-name celebrities pair up with big businesses, customers often believe the adage: You are the company you keep. Rap artist Jay-Z is learning that firsthand. He has complained this week that he’s been unfairly “demonized” because he hasn’t backed out of his collaboration with Barneys New York after the luxury retailer was accused of racially profiling two Black customers.

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People

Chris Brown heading to rehab after assault charge

Singer Chris Brown is surrounded by bodyguards as he departs the H. Carl Moultriel courthouse Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) by Anthony McCartneyAssociated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Troubled singer Chris Brown is heading to rehab. A representative for the R&B star announced Tuesday that Brown has decided to go to rehab a day after he was released from jail following his arrest for allegedly punching another man in Washington, D.C. Brown remains on probation after his 2009 attack on then-girlfriend Rihanna and could face jail time as a result of the arrest.

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National

Jay-Z defends deal with store accused of profiling

In this May 14, 2012 file photo, entertainer Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter arrives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) by Karen Matthews and Nekesa Mumbi MoodyAssociated Press Writers NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z — under increasing pressure to back out of a collaboration with the luxury store Barneys New York after it was accused of racially profiling two black customers — said Saturday he’s being unfairly “demonized” for just waiting to hear all of the facts.

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People

How Kanye popped the question

In this Sept. 29, 2013 file photo, Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive to attend Givenchy’s ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection in Paris. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer, file) by Mesfin FekaduAP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Marriage is coming after the baby carriage for Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Kardashian’s publicist, Ina Treciokas, confirmed Tuesday that the couple are engaged.