Maxwell plans new tour

Maxwell Announces ‘Summer Soulstice’ Tour Dates

R&B crooner Maxwell is looking to turn up the heat this summer. The “Pretty Wings” singer recently announced his 39-date “Summer Soulstice” tour, that kicks off June 14 at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee, WI and runs till August. The singer-songwriter is also planning to release his 2009 BLACKsummers’night follow-up, appropriately titled Summers. Check his itinerary below and pre-sale tickets are on sale now here.

June 15: Minneapolis, MN - State Theater
June 18: Broomfield, CO - 1st Bank Center
June 19: Aspen, CO - Belly Up Aspen
June 21: Tacoma, WA - Emerald Queen Casino
June 23: Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
June 24: Modesto, CA - Gallo Center for the Arts
June 26: Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl
June 27: Los Angeles, CA - BET Experience, Staples Center
July 2: Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
July 5: Toronto, ON - Massey Hall
July 6: Montreal, QC - Festival International De Jazz
July 8: Pittsburgh, PA - Heinz Hall
July 9: Albany, NY - Palace Theater
July 11: Mashentucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 12: Boston, MA - Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 16: Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 17: Syracuse, NY - Crouse Hinds Theatre
July 19: Cincinnati, OH - Horsehoe Cincinnati
July 20: Columbus, OH - Palace Theatre
July 22: Louisville, KY - Palace Theater
July 23: Nashville, TN - Schermerhorn Symphony Center
July 25: Norfolk, VA - Chrysler Hall
July 26: Durham, NC, Durham - Performing Arts Center
July 29: Charleston, SC - N. Charleston Performing Arts Center
July 30: Columbia, SC - Township Auditorium
August 1: St. Petersburg, FL - Ruth Eckard
August 2: Orlando, FL - Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
August 3: Jacksonville, FL - Moran Theater
August 6: Jackson, MS - Thalia Mara Hall
August 9: Montgomery, AL - Garrett Coliseum
August 10: Baton Rouge, LA - River Center Theater
August 12: San Antonio, TX - Majestic Theater
August 13: Austin, TX - Long Center
August 15: Shreveport, LA - Municipal Auditorium
August 16: Oklahoma City, OK - OKC Downtown Air Park
August 17: Albuquerque, NM - Route 66 Casino

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Erykah Badu Denies Producers Contacted Her For 'Surviving R. Kelly'

Erykah Badu is hitting back against dream hampton after she claimed that producers of Surviving R. Kelly contacted the singer to appear in the Lifetime docuseries. Badu claims that she was never contacted, and would like hampton to provide the receipts or apologize.

It all started when a fan pointed out that Badu and R. Kelly worked with one another years ago, which is why she allegedly chose not to be apart of the docuseries. Erykah rejected that comment, stating that she had never worked with him on music or declined to appear in the documentary.

Hampton stepped in by claiming that a producer attempted to contact Badu, but did not receive a response. "I asked Producer T. Farris to contact @fatbellybella to be in doc because I wanted clarity on two things: 1) a quote attributed to her, 'No one has done more for Black people than R. Kelly' & 2) what she was thinking when she called him her "brother" at Soul Train Awards," dream tweeted.

Badu quickly responded: No ma’am. I WAS NOT EVER contacted by anyone to be in [email protected] You know that’s not true. I wasn’t a necessary component. You had all the right people, the ones close to the situation...But for now, produce this “producer’s” request or... APOLOGIZE. It’s simple."

Badu and hampton's latest back and forth comes only days after the neo-soul artist was criticized for seemingly defending R. Kelly amid his sexual abuse allegations at a concert in Chicago. She later clarified her remarks about the disgraced singer, saying that she did not approve of his actions, but believed he was deserving of love and assistance.

Check out Badu and hampton's exchange below.

I asked Producer T. Farris to contact @fatbellybella to be in doc because I wanted clarity on two things: 1) a quote attributed to her, "No one has done more for Black people than R. Kelly" & 2) what she was thinking when she called him her "brother" at Soul Train Awards. https://t.co/yYBvP8bBIj

— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) January 22, 2019

No ma’am. I WAS NOT EVER contacted by anyone to be in [email protected] You know that’s not true. I wasn’t a necessary component. You had all the right people, the ones close to the situation...But for now, produce this “producer’s” request or... APOLOGIZE. It’s simple. https://t.co/cgBcpPePMI

— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) January 23, 2019

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Judge Removes Tekashi 6ix9ine's Lawyer From Racketeering Case

Tekashi 6ix9ine is in need of new legal representation. A judge has reportedly removed one of 6ix9ine's lawyers from his racketeering case ahead of his trial, XXL reports. The decision was made during a pre-trial conference on Tuesday (Jan. 22).

The presiding Judge Paul A. Engelmayer ruled that the 6ix9ine's lawyer, Lance Lazarro, would have to be removed from the case due to a potential conflict of interest. Lazarro reportedly represented Tekashi's co-defendants, Faheem "Crippy" Walter and Kifano "Shotti" Jordan before representing 6ix9ine in his racketeering case.

During the conference, Engelmayer stated that he was upset that Lazarro had not disclosed his relationship with the co-defendants previously. Lazarro reportedly represented Walter for a gang assault charge in Oct. 2018 and Jordan for numerous charges in 2009 and 2015. He explained that he didn't think the matter was important to mention.  Judge Engelmayer responded by noting that it wasn't the attorney's place to determine whether his previous work was significant.

Lazzaro will not be able to act as Tekashi's lawyer until he sends letters detailing the extent of his relationships with Walter and Jordan. If the judge finds no conflict of interest, Lazarro will be able to return as an acting attorney for Tekashi. Dawn Florio will continue as part of Tekashi's legal team.

As previously reported, the "Stoopid" artist, Walter, and Jordan are awaiting trial for a racketeering case. Tekashi pleaded not guilty to the federal charges in Nov. 2018. If convicted, he could face a life sentence in prison. His trial date is slated to begin on Sept. 4.

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Drake And Odell Backham Jr. Sued For Orchestrating Violent Attack On Man

Drake and NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. are reportedly being sued for allegedly orchestrating a violent attack on a man in a West Hollywood club, TMZ reports. According to court docs obtained by the celeb site, Bennett Sipes is accusing Drake and Beckham of telling their entourage to beat him up after a brief confrontation.

Sipes claims the incident occurred in the VIP section of the Delilah nightclub after he began to argue with Drizzy, Beckham, Kourtney Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Younes Benjima, and the rest of their crew. A source close to the incident claims Sipes was "talking smack" at the time. When he attempted to exit the area, Sipes alleges that Drake gave him the "cut throat" gesture.

When the victim entered the bathroom, he was attack by Benjima and Drake and Beckham's friends. The whole fight was caught on video, showing Benjima throwing the first punch at Sipes. Drake and OBJ are also seen on camera watching from a distance.

Sipes reportedly filed a police report following the incident, but dropped it shortly after. He is suing OBJ, Drake, Delilah and others other for an undisclosed amount.

Check out footage from the attack below.

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