(Video) Watch Nicki Minaj Recite Maya Angelou’s ‘I Still Rise’

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Last night (November 18th) A&E Network, hosted Shining A Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America benefit. The event brought together a power house of celebs, including John Legend, Sia, Alicia Keys, Ed Sheeran, Zac Brown Band and Migue, to to address the ongoing racial conflicts in the country and raise money for United Way Worldwide.

Nicki Minaj was one of the speakers of the night, where she preformed her own rendition of the Maya Angelou poem “Still I Rise.”

Take a first look below.

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Jared Fogle’s Lawyers Claim Subway Diet Caused Him To Have Sex With Minors


UPDATE: Jared Fogle was just slammed by the judge in court. Although his plea deal called for the maximum sentence of 12 1/2 years, Fogle was just sentenced to 15.6 years in prison. He’s headed to federal prison so he’ll be required to serve 85% of his time (just over 13 years). When he gets out he’ll bye 51 years old and on lifetime supervised release.

ORIGINAL: Jared Fogle and his team of lawyers are really doing everything they can to make sure Fogle gets the minimum prison sentence of five years for paying to have sex with minors. Just last week Fogle asked the judge to cut him some slack because his 15 and 16 year-old victims were not too far off from legal age. Now Fogle, who’s currently facing a sentence of 12 1/2 years, is claiming that the Subway diet caused him to desire sex with underage children.

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(Video) Check Out Logic Spit A Crazy Eight-Minute Freestyle


While out on the road promoting his album, the Incredible True Story, which was released last week, Logic stopped by Power 106 LA for an interview. While on The Cruz Show, Logic showed off his freestyle skill during the “Breakfast Bars” segment of the show and blew everyone away. He spit for eight straight minutes over a number for different beats, proving that he’s currently one of the best lyricists in the game.

Check out the video below.

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(Video) Ty Dolla $ign Talks ‘Free TC’ On Ebro In The Morning

Ty Dolla $ign

Ty Dolla $ign’s new album, Free TC, is finally in stores! (Yes, you know I’ve been listening to it non-stop since last Friday!) While on the NYC leg of his promo run, Ty stopped by Ebro In The Morning on Hot 97 today to discuss the project – and as usual, a whole lot more.

During the chat, Ty talked about his favorite kind of weed, who he won’t smoke in front of, his hilarious session with Babyface while making “Solid” and more. Oh – and how I don’t get a shout out on the album, but apparently my mom does. It’s lit?

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(Video) Ja Rule Reminisces On The Early 2000s & Talks His Upcoming TV Plans!


Not only was Ja Rule flourishing back in the early 2000s, but so was his entire Murda Inc. crew.

Ja Rule recently had a sit-down with Rolling Stone to look back at the beginning of his career to discuss how he, DMX and Jay Z were the rulers of the rap world back then. He also got into detail about his future TV endeavors and the various projects he currently has in the works.

Check out the full Ja Rule x Rolling Stone interview below!

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(Video) Man Caught Up In DC Twerking Incident Speaks Out


The man who found himself at the center of a national news story after being twerked on in a DC gas station is now speaking out. Washington Tharpe, has received a ton of backlash for calling the police over the unwanted twerk, but he is now coming forward with his side of the story, explaining just what the security cameras didn’t show.

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(Video) Vince Staples Spends A Day In Disneyland!


Who says just cause we’re grown, we’re too old for some good ol’ fashioned Disneyland fun?!

Long Beach, California native Vince Staples recently came back from Hong Kong where he was promoting his debut double album Summertime ’06. To take some time out to relax, Staples headed over to Disneyland to channel his inner child.

Check out the video footage of Staples’ exciting day-trip to “the happiest place in the world” below!

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Horrific: Two Eighth-Graders Murder A Woman, Steal Her Car & Joyride With Her Body Propped Up


People are really reaching all-time lows.

43-year-old Tanya Chamberlain was at the car wash vacuuming her car in Missouri when she was attacked by two eighth graders who stabbed her multiple times in the face, neck and hands until she died. They then propped her dead body up in the car and proceeded to take her vehicle on a joy ride with her in the car.

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(Video) Jadakiss Joins Larry Wilmore On ‘The Nightly Show’ To Talk Student Protests


Tuesday evening, New York native Jadakiss dropped by The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore to discuss current events; specifically, the recent protests amongst college students on campuses dealing with racism. One of the latests protest took place at the University of Missouri, which led to Tim Wolfe, the university’s former president’s resignation.

“I think protests [probably] been going on since the beginning of time, but now with the social media and so many different platforms for the kids to put it out there is reaching the masses know,” Jadakiss responds to why the protests are happening more frequently.

Find out more after the jump.

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(Video) “Hip-Hop Is Troy Ave” Not Justin Bieber


Do you like Justin Bieber and does he have, or can he have a place in hip-hop? With Bieber’s wild antics and his seemingly transition over to the urban genre, Hot New Hip Hop decides to talk to the people on the street, and asks the questions. It is funny.

Watch below.

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