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The Black Eyed Peas Now Have Something In Common With Justin Bieber

The Black Eyed Peas found new management in Scott "Scooter" Braun, a strong indication for PEABodies that the group is back in the studio.

If their reunion at Coachella and collaboration with ESPN for the NBA Playoffs didn't phunk with your heart, this new Black Eyed Peas update will do the trick. The group found new management in Scott "Scooter" Braun, a strong indication for PEABodies that the group is back in the studio.

Braun represents some of the hottest contemporary artists such as Justin Bieber, Tori Kelly, Ariana Grande, Todrick Hall, Krishane and Martin Garrix, to name a few. The Black Eyed Peas logo appears on his artist collection page with a talent description left blank for the time being.

READ: Are The Black Eyed Peas Dropping New Music For Their 20th Anniversary Celebration?

This change comes six months after will.i.am's announcement to Capital FM. The rapper told the station that the Black Eyed Peas wanted to commemorate their 20th anniversary with a project together equipped with new music.

Five years since their last album, fans saw its members as solo artists. Even today, the four continue their solo ventures. Apl.de.ap featured Honey Cocaine and Reynoso in his single, “Be,” Taboo released “Zumbao” in 2014 and Fergie’s “L.A. Love” currently stands at #27 on Billboard’s Hot 100. And Just Dance 2014 users learn choreography to “#thatPOWER” by will.i.am and Justin Bieber.

READ: Will.i.am Ventures Into The Tech World, Launches ‘i.am +’

Yet, all four members joined David Guetta on stage at Coachella to debut their new single together, "Awesome." The group, with the exception of Fergie, later shot a music video with ESPN to open the 2015 NBA Playoffs in April.

June marked 12 years since Elephunk’s "Where is the Love?" came out, the first single with all four current members. In 2009, The E.N.D became the first album in 20 years to have five Top 10 singles on the Billboard charts. Their music brought in 634,443,210 views on YouTube since last September. As a group, the Black Eyed Peas earned six Grammy Awards and created six albums.

The pressure is on Braun and the reunited Black Eyed Peas to release new tracks for PEABodies to scoop that are just successful as their past ones.

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Rapper Kodak Black pleaded guilty to a weapon charge after he was stopped at the Canadian border crossing near Niagara Falls last April.

According to Local10 news, the "ZeZe" rapper was arrested after he drove a Cadillac Escalade across the Lewiston-Queenston International Bridge into the United States with three other men. Police say the men had marijuana and a loaded pistol without a permit when they were detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers.

The 22-year-old rapper pleaded guilty second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in Niagara County Court. On Monday (March 30), Kodak received 12 months, which will run concurrent with his 46 month federal prison sentence.

In November, Kodak Black was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison for illegally buying a gun in his home state of Florida. The New York sentence will be served concurrently with the federal one, according to State Supreme Court Justice Richard Kloch.

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Prince’s Siblings Reportedly File Petition To Get Money From His Estate

The heirs to Prince’s fortune want his estate to pay up. According to The Blast, the music legend’s siblings, Norine, Sharon and John, filed legal documents in hopes of green lighting “payment for service and efforts provided to the Estate.”

The trio claims that while “others” have been compensated, they have yet to be paid after putting time and energy into “business matters” related to the estate, which is being run by Comerica Bank.

“As this Court is aware, the Estate has now been on-going for over three years,” the documents reportedly state. “In this time, millions have been paid to the Personal Representatives, their accountants, attorneys, and legal advisors.”

The heirs accused Comerica of making money decisions without notifying them, which the bank has denied. Last year, a Minnesota judge denied the siblings’ request to limit the bank’s power over the estate.

Prince’s brothers and sisters want a judge to force Comerica to compensate them so that they can get out of financial ruin, including paying legal bills.

The Purple One’s estate is worth an estimated $200 million (down from $300 million) since his death in 2016. Prince died without a will but a judge ruled that his estate would be split between his six half-siblings. His brother, Alfred Jackson, who was 1/6 of the estate heirs died in 2019. Last December, Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson, sold off a chunk of her percentage of the estate to cover legal bills.

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Inaugural Lovers & Friends Festival Postponed Until Summer

The inaugural Lovers & Friends Festival has been postponed until the summer, adding to a long list of music events like Coachella and the 2020 Broccoli City Music Festival, which met the same fate due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus.

Lovers & Friends was originally scheduled to go down on May 8 and 9. The festival will now take place on Aug. 8.

In the coming weeks, ticket holders will be informed of details on potential refunds, and more. “All purchasers will be notified in the next few days with details about their order,” read a tweet from the festival’s Twitter account on Thursday (March 26).

Hi Friends! Thanks for your patience as we figure out how to make the show go on. Lovers & Friends has been rescheduled to Sat, Aug 8 (one day only). All purchasers will be notified in the next few days with details about their order. We look forward to hosting you this summer. pic.twitter.com/MsfWaFg2uQ

— Lovers & Friends Festival (@lvrsnfrndsfest) March 26, 2020

The sold-out music extravaganza was also trimmed from a two-day event to one day. Lauryn Hill, TLC, Usher, Ludacris and Lil Jon remain on the bill as headliners. The packed lineup also included Megan Thee Stallion, Doja Cat, Jhene AIko, Lil Kim, Brandy, Nelly, Monica, Genuine, Fat Joe, Saweetie, Ma$e, Tweet, Amerie, Montell Jordan and Nina Sky.

Lovers & Friends Fest will go down at The Grounds Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson Calif.

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