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Lady Gaga Bigger Pop Star Than Beyoncé? Perez Hilton Answers

Questlove of the Roots caused quite a stir on the Internet when he declared on his Twitter account (@questlove) that Beyoncé is the new Michael Jackson, meaning she’s the biggest pop star in the world right now.

But are there other superstars like Rihanna or Lady Gaga who deserve the title?

According to pop culture blogger Perez Hilton—who spoke to VIBE over the phone from South By Southwest, where he’s holding a showcase this Saturday—the numbers don’t lie.

“I would say that Gaga is a bigger pop star than Beyoncé right now, just [based on] the sheer statistics. Like, all of Gaga’s singles have gone top of the charts,” said Perez. “Gaga’s tour, selling out. Beyoncé’s last tour did not have a lot of sellouts. And I’m not dissing her or anything. I’m just looking at it statistically.”

The self-proclaimed Gaga fanatic vowed no bias. But whichever side you’re on, you can’t deny that both ladies have dominated pop lately. Gaga’s singles “Just Dance” and “Poker Face” have all topped the Billboard chart, and so did Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).”

The two combined bring a lot of star power. See: their duets, “Video Phone (Remix)” and “Telephone,” the video for which is a nearly 10-minute saga that already ranks among the best music videos of all time to some.

“I think the ‘Telephone’ video blows away the ‘Video Phone’ video. ‘Telephone’ is such an epic work of art. It’s like a mini movie and there’s so much going on it really lends itself to repeated viewings,” said Perez. “What’s great about it is even though it’s Gaga’s song featuring Beyoncé, they both come across really well in the video and they both work really well together. [There’s] lots of criticism from lots of people but you know what, Gaga doesn’t care. She makes art and music for her fans and her fans love the video.” —Clover Hope

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Producer J. White Defends Iggy Azalea Amidst 'Copied Beat' Claims

The Internet has been comparing the beat of Iggy Azalea’s latest song “Sally Walker” to that of another female rapper's hit- Cardi B’s “Money.” J. White Did It, who is famous for producing hits for both MCs including the aforementioned tracks, chimed in on the endless comparisons. “Iggy Azalea really went in studio and said to producers, 'You heard that Cardi record Money yea make me one too,'" one Twitter user wrote, to which the producer commented, “Actually that’s false.” Many sided with the Grammy-nominated producer, adding that the beat wasn’t stolen considering J. White made both of the songs. “My heart hurts that y’all people are so idiot [sic],” another wrote. “SAME PRODUCER. SAME PRODUCER CANT STEAL HIS OWN BEAT. Y’all people are dumb or what?” Azalea congratulated Cardi on her Grammy Award win for Best Rap Album back in February, writing “Super happy to see a female rapper win a Grammy, you dominated 2018 girl & @JWhiteDidIT congratulations to you too!” There certainly isn’t any beef between the two, so let’s not start any. “Sally Walker” has been getting favorable reviews since its release last week (Mar. 14). Its funeral-style video has over 20 million views as of press time. Take a look and listen below.

Actually that’s false https://t.co/KoK7RxeJht

— JWhiteDIDIT (@JWhiteDidIT) March 17, 2019

Right!! https://t.co/lvgeYNQ4Rw

— JWhiteDIDIT (@JWhiteDidIT) March 17, 2019

My heart hurts that y’all people are so idiot. SAME PRODUCER. SAME PRODUCER CANT STEAL HIS OWN BEAT. Y’all people are dumb or what? Now stop complaining but go stream Sally Walker. @IGGYAZALEA @JWhiteDidIT pic.twitter.com/icwktxQXjo

— .⚰️ (@NoMiddleBitch) March 20, 2019

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Maxine Waters Comments On College Admissions Scandal

In light of the recent college admissions scandal where affluent families were caught administering bribes for their children to get into specific colleges, Maxine Waters shared her opinion on this example of wealth and privilege.

“I am heartbroken and disgusted by the lying and cheating of the ultra-rich parents," Waters said. "And their allies who orchestrated an egregious college admissions scheme and robbed highly qualified students of the opportunity to attend elite universities."

The U.S. representative went on to celebrate the investigation that led to the discovery of more than $25 million dollars between 2011 to 2018 paid to William Rick Singer, a college admissions counselor who reportedly misrepresented students by forging standardized tests and a student's athletic abilities.

"I applaud the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, federal prosecutors, and the nearly 200 federal agents nationwide who exposed the lies and toxic privilege leveraged by wealthy elites to buy their children admittance into selective colleges," Waters continued.

The California rep went on to offer her support to minority students who experience discrimination during their application process. The 80-year-old congresswoman promised to one day make education accessible for all.

“There should be no toll or tax on one’s path to success besides hard work. I stand with students across this country—particularly those from minority, low-income, and rural communities—who have been unfairly denied admission to elite universities as well as the students who have filed a class action lawsuit against the schools named by federal prosecutors. I will not stop until we have an education system that is accessible, affordable, and equitable for all—not some.”

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Logic Announces 'Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind' Album, Debuts New Song

Logic has been keeping himself busy since his last two projects, YSIV, and Bobby Tarantino II dropped in 2018. Now after preparing for the release of his debut novel "Supermarket," which is slated for release on March 26, the 29-year-old is readying his forthcoming project Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind and unveiled a new single in support of the soundscape.

Just around the corner 📸 - @jflei

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The "Everybody Dies" rapper's bloody teaser track serves as the first look into the album's vibe, accompanying a haunting new video where Logic is seen bleeding out from a neck injury as he raps, smokes and loads a gun. The track, which urges listeners to put their "ego on the shelf," is a lyrical experience that comments on drug use, suicide, depression, and the expectation from others that ruin one's self-esteem.

I wrote this one in Blood pic.twitter.com/pCi5VrSha9

— Bobby Billboard (@Logic301) March 19, 2019

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