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  • SOURCE: NICKI MINAJ AND MILEY CYRUS' VMA EXCHANGE WAS REAL

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    A source has told E! News that Nicki Minaj and Miley Cyrus' exchange at the MTV VMAs was very real. Nicki was responding to Miley's recent comments in an interview, where she said Nicki wasn't "too kind" for discussing why she thought race played a part in her video for "Anaconda" not being nominated for Video of the Year.

    A source said that Miley wasn't too happy about the jab, saying, "Miley was pissed. She stormed backstage cursing and yelling about it as she headed toward her dressing room."

    • Other reports say that Nicki was indeed joking with Miley.

    BLACK TWITTER GOES IN ON SALON FOR CALLING NICKI'S CONFROTATION SAVAGE

    Meanwhile, Black Twitter went in on Salon for describing Nicki's confrontation as savage. They posted an article on social media with the headline, "The look on Miley's face during Nicki Minaj's savage, expletive-laden rant says it all." The post was later deleted and changed to, "The look on Miley's face during Nicki Minaj's raw, righteous rebuke says it all."

    @Nettaaaaaaaa tweeted, "Savage @Salon?! A black woman repeatedly defending herself in a racist industry is now SAVAGE? Miley cursed the WHOLE show, is she a savage too @Salon ??" @Luvvie wrote, "'Savage' is clearly a word used to describe animals. WORDS MEAN THINGS, @Salon. And that word is uncalled for."

    More reactions:

    • @mrmoneda: "Does Miley not have enough melanin to be savage, @Salon?"
    • @brokeymcpoverty: "i think miley criticizing nicki for calling out racism was much more savage than nicki standing up for herself @Salon."
    • @SonofBaldwin: '"Savage'? What in the outright racism is @Salon doing? And Salon is supposed to be the "liberal" side of Whiteness."


  • THE WHITE HOUSE RESPONDS TO KANYE WEST'S BID FOR PRESIDENCY

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    The White House has responded to Kanye West's bid to run for presidency in 2020. In a statement, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that they are looking "forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat" -- which could be a little shade towards Trump's campaign slogan.

    • Meanwhile, TMZ has reported that MTV is considering Kanye as the host for next year's VMAs. Sources say that the rapper hosting is "on the the table." And about Kanye's super long speech for his Video Vanguard honor? He was only allotted two minutes, but people in the control room were told to stand down because Ye's speech was so entertaining.


  • CHRIS BROWN SUED FOR SAN JOSE CLUB SHOOTING

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Chris Brown is being sued by a fan who has blamed him for the gunshot wound he received during a concert in San Jose back in January. According to TMZ, Paul Briley filed suit against the singer, saying that Brown failed to provide enough security at San Jose's Capricorn Bash.

    • Briley says he sustained permanent injuries. He also pointed out that Chris had multiple violent incidents at concerts before the San Jose show and therefore, should have had more security.


  • CHRISTINA AGUILERA TEACHING ONLINE SINGING CLASS

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera is hoping to help some inspiring singers by hosting an online class. The singer has partnered with online education company MasterClass to offer a course on singing.

    • In a press release, Aguilera explained, "I’m excited MasterClass has given me the opportunity to truly share all I have learned about my craft with the world. Coaching in this capacity not only gives me a chance to connect with my fans but lets me explore one of my true passions."
    • The course will cost $90 and will consist of video lessons, interactive exercises, learning materials, and workbooks.
    • Currently there's a wait list for the course.



  • JUSTIN BIEBER GOES BIG BUDGET FOR 'WHAT DO YOU MEAN?' VIDEO

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Justin Bieber is definitely back in the thick of things and the singer just released the official video for "What Do You Mean?" After releasing a skateboard-themed lyric video, Bieber has decided to go big budget for the song's official video which was directed by Brad Furman.

    • John Leguizamo and model Xenia Deli co-star in the clip which finds Bieber making out with Deli until the couple is kidnapped by a group of masked men. The couple is then held hostage in a warehouse until they escape by jumping out the window. Lucky for them they land on a big cushion and Bieber reveals that it was all just to give his girl a rush.
    • The story line is similar to David Fincher's The Game which starred Michael Douglas.


  • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE REACTS TO KANYE WEST'S VMA SPEECH

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    On Sunday night, August 30th, Kanye West was awarded the Vanguard Award during the 2015 MTV VMAs and during his speech, he tried to explain why he interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech in 2007. According to West, award shows put a tremendous amount of pressure on artists and sets them up for rejection. The rapper explained, "The contradiction is I do fight for artists. But in that fight, I somehow was disrespectful to artists. I didn't know how to say the right thing, the perfect thing. I just, I sat at the Grammys and saw Justin Timberlake and Cee-Lo lose. Gnarls Barkley and the Future Love Sexy Back album, and bro, Justin, I ain't trying to put you on blast, but I saw that man in tears, bro."

    • Timberlake took to Twitter to react to West's statements early Monday, August 31st. Initially he made light of West's comments by saying, "Kanye is so cute, y'all . . . Jokes, you guys . . . Jokes."
    • The former boyband frontman then got serious and tweeted, "Btw . . . I JUST watched my man 'Ye's FULL speech . . . He always has a point. And I support it. #truth."



  • KATY PERRY TO RELEASE LIVE CONCERT FILM NEXT MONTH

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Katy Perry has been on The Prismatic World Tour for over 18 months. The trek is slated to wrap on October 18th in San Jose, Costa Rica. If any of her fans missed the tour they will be able to experience it through The Prismatic World Tour Live concert film which will be released on October 30th on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.

    • Russell Thomas directed the project which will feature 30 minutes of bonus footage and exclusive extras.
    • The film was shot in December 2014 when Perry visited Sydney, Australia for six shows at the Allphones Arena.
    • The Prismatic World Tour Live track listing includes "Roar," "Part of Me," "Wide Awake," "This Moment" / "Love Me," Dark Horse," "E.T.," "Legendary Lovers," "I Kissed a Girl," "Hot N Cold," "International Smile," "By the Grace of God," "The One That Got Away" / "Thinking of You," "Unconditionally," "Walking on Air," "It Takes Two," "This Is How We Do" / "Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)," "Teenage Dream," "California Gurls," "Birthday," and "Firework"


  • LEWIS HAMILTON SPEAKS ON RIHANNA DATING RUMORS

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton has revealed whether or not he and Rihanna are dating. The two have been spotted together everywhere from NYC to Barbados.

    • In an interview with E! News at the MTV VMAs, Hamilton said about the rumors, "You know, I’ve known Ri for a long time. We’ve been friends for a while. We get to hang out every now and again. Otherwise, we’re just good friends."


  • MILEY CYRUS SAYS WHO NEEDS A SQUAD WHEN YOU GOT WAYNE COYNE

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Miley Cyrus recently threw some shade at Taylor Swift. The "Wrecking Ball"singer was asked about Swift's famous group of buddies which she has dubbed the Squad. Cyrus told the New York Times, "I'm not trying to be in the squad . . . None of my friends are famous and not because of any other reason than I just like real people who are living real lives, because I'm inspired by them."

    • Cyrus also discussed her decision to release her new album, Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz, for free on SoundCloud. She explained, "That's what I've got the luxury to do . . . I can just do what I want to do, and make the music I want to make."
    • The new project features Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne who has developed a tight relationship with Cyrus The former Hannah Montana star told E! Online, "He's everything in the world . . . you can't even define us . . . I am 100 percent in love with Wayne, and Wayne is in love with me, but it's nothing sexual in any way. That would be the grossest."


  • LEONA LEWIS EXPLAINS HER SPLIT FROM SIMON COWELL

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    Singer Leona Lewis is now signed to Island Records after parting ways with Simon Cowell's Syco Music label. She will release her new album, I Am, on September 11th. Lewis told Billboard, "It was like leaving a relationship. We broke up and I had to stand on my own two feet. The split gave me inspiration and some songs are about him. But Simon has been incredible for me and my career, and I’ll always love and respect him."

    • The X Factor U.K. alum added, "I started making I Am without a label. There was no guidance or anyone telling me what to do or when to finish. That’s the best way for me to create: without a million people telling me which direction to go. My goal was to create raw, authentic music . . . anything that comes after that is just a bonus."
    • Lewis also explained that she's no longer living in London full time. She explained, "Home is always London, but I also have a mini-ranch with horses in L.A. I’m closer to songwriters and producers, and it’s a nice environment to write in."
    • As far as the quest for a hit record, she explained, "I don’t write or sing songs because I think they’re hits. I only do what’s meaningful to me. I’m not the kind of artist that chases a hit. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing."



  • QUICKIES

  • Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:00:00 EST

    WHITE HOUSE RESPONDS TO KANYE WEST'S ANNOUNCEMENT: After Kanye West announced that he plans to run for president in 2020 at the VMAs, many people didn't know if they should take him seriously. Well the White House acknowledged the rapper's comments. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said he was looking "forward to seeing what slogan he chooses to embroider on his campaign hat."

    BEYONCE DID NOT REGISTER NEW SONGS WITH ASCAP ON SUNDAY NIGHT: During the MTV VMAs on Sunday (August 30th), rumors and screenshots that Beyonce registered six new songs on ASCAP hit the Internet. The songs that were uploaded featured contributions from The-Dream, Babyface, Lil Wayne, Boots and more. According to Complex, the screenshots were fake and the songs are not registered on ASCAP at this time.

    AVRIL LAVIGNE'S EX-HUSBAND GETS MARRIED: Avril Lavigne's ex husband Deryck Whibley got remarried over the weekend. The Sum 41 member married Ariana Cooper in Los Angeles on Sunday, August 30th.

    MTV CLAIMS RATINGS VICTORY: According to MTV, this year's VMAs drew 9.8 million viewers which is up from last year when 8.3 million viewers tuned in.