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K. Rose Talks New Single, Idolizing Azealia Banks And Being Discovered By Cool And Dre

Beneath the pink lips and fluffy blonde 'fro lies singer K. Rose and her edgy pipes. While the singer has solid abs and a magnetic charisma (as first seen in her previous single "Sleep When I'm Dead"), she's also bilingual.

In her latest single "A Voi E A Me" (which translates to "You And I)," the Florida native carries the dance tune in Italian, a language she picked up from her opera-singing mother.

Her musical journey began three years ago when super-producers Cool and Dre discovered her at a Miami talent show.

"Cool and Dre are like my brothers now," said K. Rose who recalls being asked to come back to the studio and sing in front of Busta Rhymes and Fat Joe.

"It was an incredible experience," she said of her impromptu performance for the hip-hop stars. "I remember Busta Rhymes walked in the room and was like 'Yo, if you don't keep doing what you're doing, I'm going to stop doing what I'm doing,' she said, imitating Busta's voice.

When it comes to her personal inspirations, the curly-haired songstress cites legends like Michael Jackson and Madonna, noting how the King of Pop's work ethic mirrored her own.

"One thing I'll never forget is when I heard Michael say that If he's not in the studio, on stage, or working his mind will play tricks on him and he will fail," recalled Rose. "When I heard that, I was like that's me. I can't stop doing what I'm doing because I don't belong doing anything else."

And the girl does not stop. When the Epidemic/ Interscope signee's not with her vocal coach, she is training hard.

"I incorporate fitness, dance, and singing," she said about her regimen. "I will run across a football field while singing all my songs two weeks before my shows. It's really serious."

Don't be fooled. she isn't all work and no fun. Her secret obsession? Trap music.

"People don't expect me to love trap, hood music but I love it, and I can sit there and twerk for days," she said. "I love twerking and hood stuff. In Miami, I go to the grimiest clubs."

Now, K. Rose is grinding in the booth, prepping the release of her EP Sink Or Swim, the first single of which will be produced by Cool and Dre and a ballad with a "Sade vibe."

While she won't abandon her uptempo sound, she ensures bangers to be included and points to Harlemite Azealia Banks as an artistic role model. "I look up to her because she is so controlling," she said. "I love women who are in control."

Check out the edgy visuals to her single "A Voi E A Me" below and cop the single on iTunes here.

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Kyle Massey Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Do Not 'Jump To Conclusions'

Former Disney Channel star Kyle Massey came under fire over the weekend after being accused of sending sexually explicit material to a teenage girl. The 27-year-old is vehemently denying the allegations in a statement.

"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," said Massey through his lawyer Lee Hutton in a statement to TMZ. He also urged the public "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”

The gossip site broke the story that the former That's So Raven actor was being sued by the family of the teenager for $1.5 million. The suit alleges that Massey send a photo of his erect penis to the girl via Snapchat in Dec. 2018.

Court documents claim that the teenager is an aspiring actress who has known Massey since she was four years old. He remained close with the family and acted as a "father figure" of sorts to the girl. She reached out to him in November 2018 about auditioning for the spinoff of his show, Cory In The House.

 

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Michael Jackson Artifacts Removed From World's Largest Children's Museum

Michael Jackson artifacts found in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have been removed. The Indiana museum is the largest children’s museum in the world.

According to the New York Daily News, the late-musician’s fedora and white gloves will be removed from the American Pop exhibit, while a signed poster will be removed from the The Power of Children display in response to the aftermath of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. The four-part doc spotlights two men who allege in graphic detail that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children through the musician’s grooming techniques.

"As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are very sensitive to our audience," said the museum in a statement. "In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called Leaving Neverland, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully."

Despite the iconic items being nixed from the museum, items gifted to AIDS victim Ryan White by Jackson will remain on display. The song ‘Gone Too Soon’ was written after White died in 1990. The young boy idolized and befriended Jackson as he battled his illness.

“Ryan’s family found Michael Jackson’s kindness to them to be an important part of Ryan’s story, and the pictures of Michael displayed in that exhibit will always be an integral part of the Ryan White story,” the museum continued.

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Fyre Festival Merch To Be Auctioned Off To Help Those Who Were Bamboozled

Those who have been invested in the downfall that was the disastrous Fyre Festival, it's your lucky day. According to a report from Vulture, several merch items that were originally slated to be sold at the 2017 fiasco in the Bahamas will go to auction. The auction will benefit those who the festival's founder, Billy McFarland, owes money to, in an effort to help get that money back where it belongs.

Additional assets belonging to McFarland were deemed "untraceable" by authorities. However, Vulture reports that in court papers, feds were able to obtain a few important things. "$240,000 in a bank account" was found, as well as “two large boxes containing Fyre-branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and other clothing items that were intended for sale at the Fyre Festival,” per court filings.

McFarland, 27, was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud back in October 2018. While he was waiting to be sentenced, he was also found guilty of running a ticket scam on the side. He reportedly bamboozled investors for the Fyre Festival out of $24 million and a ticket vendor out of $2 million.

The date of the online auction has not yet been set.

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