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Bruno Mars Donates $1M To Flint Water Crisis Victims

Auburn Hills, MI – R&B superstar Bruno Mars isn’t losing sight the big picture in lieu his recent successes.

During last night’s leg his 24K Magic World Tour in Auburn Hills, Michigan, he shocked the sold-out Palace Auburn Hills audience by revealing that he was donating a cool million dollars to Flint Water Crisis victims.

Mars, 31, joins fellow artists such as Big Sean, Pusha T, The Game, DJ Mustard and, course, Eminem in ensuring the people Flint get back to an acceptable quality life.

“I’m very thankful to the Michigan audience for joining me in supporting this cause,” Mars said in a statement. “Ongoing challenges remain years later for Flint residents, and it’s important that we don’t forget our brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. As people, especially as Americans, we need to stand together to make sure something like this never happens in any community ever again.”

With assistance from Live Nation, Bruno was able to allot earnings from the Detroit show to The Community Foundation Greater Flint.

According to the organization’s mission statement, The Community Foundation Greater Flint “serves the common good in Genesee County – building a strong community by engaging people in philanthropy and developing the community’s permanent endowment – now and for generations to come.”

For complete details, dates and ticket information for the remaining spots on Bruno’s 24K Magic World Tour, visit

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Travis Scott Gifts Kylie Jenner With $60K Birthday Butterfly Chain

After Travis Scott updated his fans on the statuses AstroWorld and his collaboration with Quavo, the Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight rapper was evidently still gift mode. Girlfriend Kylie Jenner was reportedly the recipient a $60,000 butterfly chain for her August 10 birthday. He’s apparently been showering her with gifts all week and reached out to jeweler Elliot Anne two weeks ago to ensure it would be ready in time for Jenner’s 20th birthday celebration.

The necklace is made up 28 carats VVS diamonds centered around a white and blue butterfly, which is supposed to symbolize Scott’s song “Butterfly Effect.” In June, the couple got matching butterfly tattoos and it appears the colorful flying insect is a theme in their blossoming relationship.

The H-Town rapper and reality star princess have been romantically linked since they surfaced together 2017 Coachella Festival in April.

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YG Traffic Stop Yields Tense Situation With Police

Burbank, CA – YG was reportedly pulled over on Wednesday night (August 9) in Burbank, California. Cops allegedly stopped the 27-year-old Compton rapper because the tint on his Mercedes-Maybach appeared too dark. Once police made contact with YG, ficers asked for his driver’s license and registration, but he reportedly said, “No.” As the tension began to escalate, he refused to get out the car and told the cops he didn’t trust them.

Several police cars rushed to the scene for backup, but YG eventually exited the vehicle. He was not carrying any identification and apparently attempted to use his fame as a “get out jail free card.” Fortunately for him, he wasn’t arrested and only cited for no ID, tinted windows and no license plates.

YG hasn’t addressed the incident publicly and for someone with 3.2 million followers, he stays relatively quiet on Instagram. His last post was August 10 in support his upcoming Euro Run, which kicks f on October 15 in London.

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Hip Hop Single Sales: Cardi B Becomes Highest-Charting Female Rapper Since 2014 With "Bodak Yellow"

Cardi B broke her way into this week’s R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales Chart at #8 with “Bodak Yellow,” making her the highest charting female rapper since 2014. Future made his debut at #3 with the Nicki Minaj-assisted track “You Da Baddest” and French Montana managed to knock DJ Khaled out the #1 spot with the Swae Lee-assisted “Unforgettable.”

Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” Making Bloody Moves

Cardi B’s breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” saw a 39% increase in sales for the week ending August 3, 2017. The popular single has rapidly made its way up the Billboard charts since its release. “Bodak Yellow” now sits at #8 on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart, boasting 71,574 in total sales with 21,739 those from this week alone.

Future & Nicki Minaj Debut At #3 With “You Da Baddest”

Future and Nicki Minaj made a huge debut this week with “You Da Baddest.” The newly added HNDRXX track sits at #3 and garnered sales  28,927 units.

It’s one two Nicki-featured singles on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts with Yo Gotti’s “Rake It Up” being second at #14. Future has four total singles charting. Among them are “Mask Off” (#20), his guest spot on Young Thug’s Beautiful Thugger Girls single “Relationship” (#74) and Calvin Harris’ radio bop “Rollin” (#80).

French Montana’s “Unforgettable” Hits #1

After 17 weeks on the charts, French Montana and Swae Lee earned a #1 hit with “Unforgettable.” Sales for the Jungle Rules single increased by 52%, selling a total  36,657 units for the week ending on August 3.

“Unforgettable” was ficially certified Platinum by the RIAA on June 20.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 08/03/2017

#1. French Montana f. Swae Lee  — “Unforgettable”  — 36,657 (333,109)

#2. DJ Khaled f. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller – “Wild Thoughts” –34,440 (348,785)

#3. Future f. Nicki Minaj — “You Da Baddest” — 28,927

#4. Calvin Harris f. Pharrell, Katy Perry & Big Sean — “Feels” — 24,565 (103,836)

#5. Post Malone f. Quavo — “Congratulations” –27,694 (701,292)

#6. DJ Khaled f. Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper – “I’m The One” – 35,248 (892,499)

#7. Childish Gambino — “Redbone” — 25,664 (484,254)

#8.  Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” – 21,774 (799,679)

#9. Bruno Mars – “That’s What I Like” – 23,561 (1,489,344)

#10. Khalid — “Location” — 26,144 (438,192)

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Watch Barack Obama Praise Chance The Rapper At Free Concert

Barack Obama has mainly stayed out the public eye since his second presidential term came to an end, but he made an exception for Chance The Rapper.

The 44th President the United States praised Chance in a special video message, which aired on Saturday (August 12) at a free concert in their hometown Chicago, Illinois. Obama congratulated the Hip Hop superstar on being the Grand Marshal the Windy City’s annual Bud Billiken parade – the largest African American parade in the U.S. – and praised Lil Chano’s work in the community. He even provided a message hope to the crowd.

Saturday also prompted a series Twitter posts by Obama due to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where protests a white nationalist rally turned into a deadly scene. One woman was killed and 19 others were injured when a car crashed into the anti-racist protestors. Obama spoke out by quoting the late Nelson Mandela.

Watch Obama’s video message above.

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50 Cent Claims STARZ Thinks He Leaked "Power" Episodes

New York, NY – There’s a new wrinkle in the antagonistic relationship between 50 Cent and STARZ.

The G-Unit head honcho, who produces Power and portrays one its main characters, says the premium cable channel blames him for leaking the final three episodes the hit show’s fourth season.

“STARZ thinks I leaked my own show,” he wrote on Instagram. “anyway if you have on demand catch POWER tonight 12:00AM. If not Sunday 9:00PM it is LOL #50Centralbet.”

50’s claim comes on the heels him expressing discontent with STARZ over their handling the TV series. The network refused to give the show two extra episodes for its fourth season, which did not sit well with the veteran MC.

“I woke up feeling a little different about POWER this morning,” he wrote on Instagram in July. “If the biggest show on your net work doesn’t mean anything, what does your network mean STARZ? I’m taking my talents to south beach fuck this.”

While 50 might be frustrated, leaking episodes his own show would be taking it to a new level. STARZ is still looking for the culprit and plans to take legal action against them.

“The final three episodes Power’s fourth season were leaked online due to a breach the press screening room,” a STARZ spokesperson said in a statement issued on August 9. “This seems to be a case password sharing that resulted in homemade videos the episodes which were taped f a TV screen and posted online. STARZ has begun forensic investigations and will take legal action against the responsible parties.”

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Shambhala to officially shut down early amid surrounding wildfires [BREAKING] – Dancing Astronaut

Earlier today, August 12, organizers issued a pre-evacuation alert for the festival. The surrounding McCormick Creek wildfire has been spreading rapidly, jumping the Salmo river to inch close to festival grounds while adding toxicity to the air.

Risk endangerment has ultimately led the iconic festival to proceed with an “early closure,” per a PSA on its social media pages and websites that was erected initially at 3pm PST. According to Shambhala’s statement, Saturday evening will continue as planned, but the closure will begin afterward. They also requested guests to begin packing up their campsites accordingly to prepare for a smooth exit.

Sunday’s programming is completely cancelled, though guests don’t necessarily have to be out that morning — they simply have to be prepared to leave in the worst case scenario. Shambhala clarified later on in the comments their Facebook announcement that “This is not an evacuation, it’s an early closure. We begin egress as we normally would Monday tomorrow morning.”



This post will be updated as the story develops.



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Thunderstorms cause Moonrise Festival evacuation [UPDATED] – Dancing Astronaut

Attendees the fourth held in Maryland have been asked to evacuate the premises as 6:15pm EST. Due to impending thunderstorms, festival grounds have been shut down indefinitely. The festival staff began directed attendees to leave, and after some protest, the grounds since have been cleared.

Although it was not yet raining when they made the call, the forecast predicts high speed winds, heavy rainfall, and lightning. Announcements have been made that indicate festival staff will guide everyone at Moonrise to a nearby area that is protected from lightning, which has since been revealed as the nearby Pimilco stadium. It is unclear whether or not the festival will resume; however, the skies do not look like they will clear up anytime soon.

It seems weather hasn’t been kind to festivals taking place across the globe this weekend. While the potential danger caused by lightning and harsh rains led to the evacuation Moonrise, intense wildfires caused by dry weather in the Vancouver, Canada area also led to the early evacuation .


Thunderstorms cause Moonrise Festival evacuation UPDATED] - Dancing Astronaut


This post will be updated as the story develops. 

UPDATE: Some last-minute luck fell upon festivalgoers later on in the day as Moonrise deemed the storm as not too big a threat, after all. The festival re-opened on Saturday evening and performances festivities proceeded unhindered.




Reporting done onsite by Kassi Chrys 


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