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Trey Songz Talks About Donating EP Proceeds to 'Angels With Heart' Charity

Mr. Steal Yo Girl, more affectionately known as Trey Songz, is having one helluva of a fourth quarter this year. After releasing the second installments of two mixtapes--Anticipation II and #LemmeHoldDatBeat 2--the VA crooner still managed to steam full speed ahead on a five-track EP, rounding out the month of November with three releases.

VIBE caught up with the star who recently celebrated his 27th birthday at LAVO alongside Ne-Yo, Kevin Liles and Kevin Hart. Trey explained the reasons why he dropped three music projects in one month.

"I put out two mixtapes earlier this month and the Inevitable EP is inexpensive. November was 'Angels With Heart' month, so all the proceeds go to my charity," Trey says. "Basically, I'm getting all my fans ready. I put out a lot of music this month to let everybody know that I'm in the spirit of making music, plus I'm working on the album, so this is what I can give away."

The singer-slash-rapper (who hadn't slept in 23 hours, at the time) is tirelessly prepping for his fifth studio album, Chapter 5, which is set to be released next year. So much so that's he hasn't had time to check out one of this year's chart-topping records. "I haven't heard [Take Care] honestly. I know that will sound bad to some people, but I haven't been really listening to a lot of music. I've recorded, what, like 40 songs in 40 days? Something like that."

While his ears rest up for some of the grandeur emo tunes, he has kept his ears close to the streets, citing 2 Chainz' T.R.U REALigion and Young Jeezy's The Real Is Back as two of his favorite mixtapes of the year.

Ending out the year, it's apparent that this heir of R&B remains an underground king solely focused on what's next. When asked what he on his wish list for the holidays, he answered honestly, "I'm happy, not just as Trey Songz but as a person. I would love for somebody to make a huge donation to "Angels With Heart" hint hint! [Laughs]" --Niki McGloster

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'Sesame Street' Praised For The Inclusion Of Homeless Character

Sesame Street continues its crusade to include statement-making characters on their block. This time around, families will be introduced to Lily, the show’s first homeless character.

According to USA Today, Lily- an adorable hot pink, red haired puppet- was first introduced to the show in 2011, but in new online clips, Lily opens up about being homeless and staying with friends.

"Now we don't have our own place to live, and sometimes I wonder if we'll ever have our own home," she says to Elmo in one clip. In her initial appearances on the show, Lily discusses her family’s food insecurities, meaning they didn’t have much to eat.

“We know children experiencing homelessness are often caught up in a devastating cycle of trauma – the lack of affordable housing, poverty, domestic violence, or other trauma that caused them to lose their home, the trauma of actually losing their home, and the daily trauma of the uncertainty and insecurity of being homeless,” said Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact and Philanthropy at Sesame Workshop.

“We want to help disrupt that cycle by comforting children, empowering them, and giving them hope for the future," she continues. "We want them to know that they are not alone and home is more than a house or an apartment – home is wherever the love lives.”

In recent years, Sesame Street has introduced a slew of ground-breaking new characters, including Julia, a puppet with autism, and Alex, a character whose father is incarcerated.

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Cardi B To Join James Corden On A Forthcoming "Carpool Karaoke" Segment

Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

A post shared by James Corden (@j_corden) on Dec 10, 2018 at 5:17pm PST

In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

With all the fun Migos had with Corden, we can only imagine what shenanigans James and Belcalis are going to get into.

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Romeo May Have Landed A Role In 'Bad Boys For Life'

Bad Boys 3 is officially going down, and there's going to be a lot of new changes. The biggest change seems to be major additions to the film's cast. In fact, Romeo Miller recently hopped on social media on Tuesday (Dec. 11), suggesting that he could be the newest addition to the Bad Boys team.

Romeo shared a photo of an email for a callback to the Bad Boys set on his Instagram Stories on Dec. 11. "When you get callbacks and opportunity to work alongside your idols, @martinlawrence and @willsmith, you go study and go ghost," the rapper-turned-actor said, mentioning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Romeo isn't the only hip-hop star to possibly land a role in the forthcoming movie. Nicky Jam also suggested he was going out for a part during an interview with TMZ in Nov. 2018. "I actually came her because I'm doing a casting for a movie," he said at the time.

As previously reported Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is finally happening after years of negotiating. The upcoming film, entitled, Bad Boys For Life, is expected to premiere in Jan. 2020.

Check out Romeo's post below.

 

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Looks like #Romeo May be joining the #BadBoys3 crew! Are y’all here for it, #Roomies!?

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