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SANTA CLARA, CA - FEBRUARY 07: Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Florida Cops Refuse To Get In Formation For Beyoncé Tour

Tampa and Miami cops have no interest in protecting and serving at Beyoncé concerts. 

While the hype for Beyoncé's "Formation Tour" continues to build across the country, Florida police departments are pushing to boycott working security at venues hosting her sold-out shows. The Miami chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police recently voted to deny security services at Beyoncé's April 26 show at Marlins Stadium.

According to Lt. Javier Ortiz, the national police union are encouraging local law enforcement officers in Dade County to refrain from signing up to work the event in an open letter posted on their website. Ortiz says the reason for the boycott stems from Beyoncé's use of "this year's Super Bowl to divide Americans by promoting the Black Panthers and her anti-police message.

The letter doesn't indicate if it's an official order or simply a blunt request. Ortiz also doesn't specify whether their declaration strictly refers to union members or applies to all Miami cops and their families. There are no repercussions listed for cops who ignore the boycott, which begs the question: will cops who want to attend the concert for their own pleasure be barred from attending?

Since the FOP challenged police officers everywhere to boycott the tour, it appears like law officials in Tampa are following suit. The Tampa Police Department is having trouble locking in officers to work the April 29 concert at Raymond James Stadium, which is also expected to sell out.

“We’re going to staff it because we have a responsibility to do that regardless of how controversial it might be, who the artist might be, or the politician might be,” Police spokesman Steve Hegarty Hegarty explained. “This is a couple of months away, so we’ve still got plenty of time to fill those slots.”

As the clock ticks and Queen Bey's tour draws closer, these Florida cities may want to have a plan 'b' on deck in case the FOP's boycott actually affects the livelihood of fans and the Carter family. Although previous boycotts against the singer have epically failed, it wouldn't hurt to be prepared for the worst.

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Cypress Hill To Make History With Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

After 30 years in hip-hop, Cypress Hill is due to make history with their latest accolade. The multi-platinum selling group is set to become the first Latino American hip-hop collective to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The induction ceremony, presented by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, takes place on April 18 in front of Greenleaf Restaurant located on Hollywood Blvd.

George Lopez and Xzibit will help unveil the star alongside Rana Ghadban, president & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The free ceremony is open to the public and will be live streamed via WalkofFame.com.

“We are proud to honor the first Latino American hip-hop recording group,” said Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame said in a press release. “They have been successful as a group for three decades and we know they will continue their success for many years to come.”

Cypress Hill, comprised of B Real, Sen Dog, DJ Muggs, and Eric “Bobo” Correa, is noted as the first Latino-American hip-hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum selling albums with more than 18 million records worldwide. In the early 1990s, Cypress Hill became the first rap group to have two albums in the Billboard 200 thanks to the success of their self-titled double-platinum debut and their sophomore effort, Black Sunday. The album went on to sell more than three million copies and spawned the rap classic “Insane in the Membrane.”

Cypress Hill released their ninth studio album, Elephants On Acid, last year. Following the Walk of Fame induction ceremony, the group will perform at the famous Whiskey a Go Go club in Hollywood.

 

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Miguel Drops Spanish-Language EP 'Te Lo Dije'

In an ode to his Mexican heritage, Miguel has released a five-track project that is the Spanish/Spanglish version of his 2017 War & Leisure album. Te Lo Dije features collaborations with fellow Spanish-speaking artists Kali Uchis, C. Tangana, Dante Spintetta and Emmanuel Horvilleur, as well as Mexican Mariachi girl band, Flor de Toloache.

Miguel's Spanish-language project is one that he has been teasing his fans with, hence the name of the EP, Te Lo Dije. The phrase means "I told you so" in Spanish and also happens to be the name of a song on the EP. On this collaborative effort, Miguel is mixing in his R&B vibes with his Latin ties, so for fans looking for a mixture of both, they can listen the Spanish version of his hit, "Sky Walker" featuring Spinetta and Horvilleur. Uchis can also be found on "Carmelo Duro" showing off her Colombian roots.

This is the 33-year-old artist's first Spanish-language project and he even said that he thinks he likes "these songs better in Spanish." The R&B artist took to his Instagram account to his express his excitement on Te Lo Dije, as well as give props to people who helped him through the process.

"FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR," he wrote. "TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español)."

 

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FIRST RELEASE OF THE YEAR ! TE LO DIJE (a selection of songs off of W&L en español) I want to thank my cousin @yeyasmiles and @flordetoloache, @kaliuchis and @c.tangana and everyone that helped me translate these songs 🙏🏾. I think you might like these better in Spanish. Enjoy . Love you

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Make sure to listen to Te Lo Dije here.

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez attend Jennifer Lopez's MTV VMA's Vanguard Award Celebration at Beauty & Essex on August 21, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for TAO Group)

Jennifer Lopez Took Trips To The Strip Club With Alex Rodriguez To Prep For "Hustlers" Role

In the forthcoming film Hustlers, Jennifer Lopez is playing a single mother from The Bronx named Ramona, who also happens to be a stripper. During a recent interview with Hot 97’s Ebro Darden on his show on Apple Music Beat’s  1, the 49 year-old superstar revealed she and fiancé Alex Rodriguez visited a strip club in New York City—solely for research purposes.

“Alex was very excited about me doing a stripper movie,” she said. “He helped me do research by going to a strip club in NYC with me and we watched the show and afterward I chatted to some of the girls.”

“Of course he knew that world (the stripper world) very well from when he was a young athlete, going to the clubs and stuff,” she continued. “He helped me a lot with the preparation for this movie and was very supportive.”

 

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I’m a hustler baby... I just want you to know... #Ramona on fire 🔥 On set and in character for #hustlersmovie #stxentertainment

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Additionally, J.Lo discussed the movie’s main plot and the training she had to do to get her body ready for the role.

“It’s a movie from the perspective of female hustlers. Sort of a female Goodfellas vibe. I’m always training for something,” she said. “For the movie Hustlers my body had to be fit, so I started preparing my body. Me and Alex went on a strict no sugar, no carbs diet first for ten days then for 5 days. Also dieting is easy when you are 20 and gets harder the older you get. I’ve got a video coming up on my YouTube channel about my dieting and staying fit.”

Watch a clip of her talking about Hustlers below. There is no set release date yet for the film.

 

 

 

 

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