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Exclusive: Kevin McCall Working In The Studio With Marilyn Manson (Video)

Marilyn Manson is making connections deeper than rap. After Gucci Mane recently flaunted his bromance with the legendary rocker, Kevin McCall offers a behind-the-scenes look into a recent music session with Manson. The singer/ songwriter revealed to VIBE in March that he was logging plenty of studio time with the eccentric metal head. "I've been doing a lot of work for Marilyn Manson," he said. "I've been trying to venture out into that crowd. It's real different. He's such a visual genius. He's gonna direct a couple of videos for me." The "Beautiful People" singer then confirmed the collaboration on his Facebook by sharing McCall's YouTube page and writing a vague message. "This may seem confusing. It's almost like getting punched in the face. Or someone saying, 'hello,' when you expected goodbye,'" Manson wrote. "I met this gentleman, and what happens next is for me to know and for everyone to find out. This video was made before our collaboration, but I felt the need to share it. What does it all mean? Is it just mean...or me? It's about to get very... - MM" If interesting was the next word, the clip above guarantees that. Watch the newly ordained trap god and K-Mac preview a haunting beat and light up in the stu below.

Kevin McCall & Marilyn Manson in Studio from Kevin McCall on Vimeo.

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Barack Obama Talks The Damaging Effects Of Toxic Masculinity

Former President Barack Obama and Golden State Warrior Steph Curry spoke about the importance of creating vulnerable spaces for young boys and men, specifically of color, at the annual My Brother's Keeper summit in Oakland.

“The notion that somehow defining yourself as a man is dependent on, are you able to put somebody else down… able to dominate… that is an old view,” Obama said.

The initiative, which was launched in 2014, is aimed at closing the opportunity gap for boys of color by connecting them with mentors in their desired fields.

Obama, who introduced himself as "Michelle's Husband" and referred to Curry as "Ayesha's Husband," was surrounded on stage by several young men who traveled from Yonkers, New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.

The former president also spoke on how racism plays a factor in why young men feel the need to use aggression to "prove" themselves.

“Racism historically in this society sends a message that you are ‘less than,’ ” Obama said. “We feel we have to compensate by exaggerating stereotypical ways men are supposed to act. And that’s a trap.”

Along with racism, Obama spoke on how some hip-hop songs perpetuate a negative stereotype of black men as well.

“Ironically, that shows the vulnerability you feel,” Obama said. “If you were very confident about your sexuality, you don’t have to have eight women around you twerking… you seem stressed that you gotta be acting that way.”

“I got one woman who I’m very happy with,” he added."

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50 Cent "Afraid For My Life" Due To Alleged NYPD Report

Earlier this month, a report surfaced that claimed an NYPD deputy inspector called for harm against 50 Cent. According to the New York Daily News, commanding officer Emanuel Gonzalez reportedly told his officers to "shoot" the "Many Men" rapper "on sight" if they spotted him at a boxing match in the Bronx that happened last year.

As an internal investigation is underway, 50 Cent took to Instagram to express his concern over this matter. "I'm afraid for my life, I haven't been able to sleep since I heard of this," he wrote. "The cops never notified me of the threat. I'm closing all my business in New York. I may have to sue the city."

 

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I’m afraid for my life, I haven’t been able to sleep since I heard of this. The cops never notified me of the threat. I’m closing all my business in New York. I may have to sue the city.

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ROY RICHTER just told TMZ everything they were hearing was false. Read then swipe Left

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In previous reports, Gonzalez allegedly cited an aggravated harassment complaint against the Power executive. The filing stemmed from an instance when Fifty left a "get the strap" comment under an image of a lawsuit involving Gonzalez's "shakedown" of Love & Lust, a popular club in Brooklyn that's frequented by Fifty.

In a statement from the Queens native's representative, Fifty might take legal action. "He is concerned that he was not previously advised of this threat by the NYPD and even more concerned that Gonzalez continues to carry a badge and a gun."

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The Boss Is Back: Diana Ross Announces 2019 Tour Dates

Legendary musician Diana Ross will be embarking on a multi-city tour.

The Motown staple will begin her excursion today (Feb. 20) in Las Vegas. The tour will hit cities like New Orleans and New York before concluding on Jul. 22 in Morrison, CO.

Ross' concert series continues the celebration of her 75th birthday. Earlier this month at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, Ross gave a special "75th Diamond Diana birthday performance," which was reminiscent of her iconic 1983 performance in Central Park. During the Grammys, she performed her hits such as  "The Best Years Of My Life" and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)." Her performance was preceded by an adorable introduction by her nine-year-old grandson.

Check out her tour dates below. Tickets go on sale Friday (Feb. 22) via Ticketmaster.

Feb. 20 - Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Feb. 22 - Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas Feb. 23 - Las Vegas, NV @ Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas April 13 - Catoosa, OK @ Hard Rock Hotel And Casino Tulsa April 25 - New Orleans, LA @ Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots June 22 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall June 27 - Vienna, VA @ The Barns at Wolf Trap July 22 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Hello New York” I’m PROUD to be back in New York in June [email protected] Music Hall #DiamondDiana pic.twitter.com/KkWynJvLzT

— Ms. Ross (@DianaRoss) February 19, 2019

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