2016 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 2

Ice Cube Called On Snoop Dogg, Common, MC Ren & DJ Yella At Coachella 2016

Ice Cube adds another chapter to his history book. 

Ice Cube should have graced the Coachella stage a long time ago. On the West Coast, the festival's home, Cube is a hip-hop pioneer who helped pave the way for unapologetic hip-hop with strong social commentary.

Adding to that, it was only this year when N.W.A. was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame as well. With all things said, 2016's mega festival was still a glorious stage for the Hollywood mogul. Even with his current role as a movie machine, the L.A. native went back to his Gangsta rap roots for his Coachella debut.

Draped in a customized white Dickies suit, the veteran came prepared for war as he performed the most powerful records from his catalog on Saturday night (Apr 16). Cube wasn't shy -- as usual -- of addressing the law enforcement backstage either. It seemed like he couldn't wait to rock N.W.A's most controversial record of all time, "F*ck The Police." N.W.A.'s MC Ren and DJ Yella came out to help restore the feeling of when rap's most dangerous group was touring the world. He even made it a point to tell the crowd that Coachella organizers didn't want him perform the track, which could have been a fib for theatrics. Either way, it worked, and the largely Caucasian crowd loved every minute of it.

With Dub-C by his side, the Compton O.G. went in with banger after banger -- "Straight Outta Compton," "We Be Clubbin," and "You Can Do It" -- were just a few of his hits that swayed the 50,000 plus fans to get up and moving. He also gave the audience something deeper to chew on with a raucous performance of "Why We Thugs." Another moment of clarity came when he invited Common to the stage for "Real People." His son, Oshea Jackson, Jr., was the last guest before the grand finale.

Cube closed things out by calling on another Cali hero to the stage with the sole intention of giving the fans exactly what they wanted. With the West coast smoke thick in the air, Snoop Dogg C-walked out onstage to join his old friend for "Go To Church." Afterwards, The Doggfather performed the L.A. anthem "Next Episode" to bring things officially on home.

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#VIBEOnSite #Coachella2016 | O'Shea Jr. hit the stage with his father, too.

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John Legend Reacts To Being Named People's ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

John Legend was unveiled as People magazine’s “Sexist Man Alive” on Tuesday (Nov. 12) and he's admittedly surprised by the honor. Nonetheless, Legend thanked the outlet for recognizing his sex appeal, especially after Idris Elba snagged the title last year.

Legend tweeted a split photo of himself in 1995 next to a current image of Elba along with a caption revealing that his younger self would be “perplexed” by the “Sexiest Man Alive” title. “Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed,” he added. “But thank you @People for finding me sexy. I'll take it.”

1995 John would be very perplexed to be following 2018 @IdrisElba as #SexiestManAlive. Hell, 2019 John is about as equally perplexed but thank you @People for finding me sexy. I'll take it 🤓 pic.twitter.com/Gw1la5Ebv4

— John Legend (@johnlegend) November 13, 2019

Chrissy Teigen also found the humor in her husband’s new title and changed her Twitter bio to “currently sleeping with people’s sexiest man alive.”

The 40-year-old singer EGOT winner (Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Oscar) was “excited but scared” to add his People’s Sexist Man Alive to his list of accolades. “It’s a lot of pressure,” Legend told the magazine. “Everyone’s going to be picking me apart to see if I’m sexy enough to hold this title. I’m [also] following Idris Elba, which is not fair and is not nice to me!”

On a more serious note, the father of two credited his parents with teaching him humility and kindness, and beamed about his family.

“I’m so proud that I have a wife and two kids I’m so in love with and so connected to. I’m also so proud of my career. I love writing songs and performing on stage. I get a lot of joy from it and give a lot of joy to other people. I’m pretty at ease with myself now!”

[email protected] is PEOPLE’s #SexiestManAlive 2019 https://t.co/lxXce6dulv pic.twitter.com/YooHLW3vSM

— People (@people) November 13, 2019

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Trailblazers Portrayed In 'Hidden Figures' To Receive Congressional Gold Medals

Engineers Mary Jackson and Christine Darden, mathematician Katherine Johnson and computer programmer Dorothy Vaughn are being honored with the highest U.S. civilian award.

The four trailblazers, three of whom were depicted in the film Hidden Figures, will receive Congressional Gold Medal, ABC News reports. U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) helped introduce the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act, a bipartisan bill signed by President Donald Trump last Friday (Nov. 8).

As the highest civilian award in the U.S., the Congressional Gold Medal recognizes those who have performed an achievement that has had a lasting impact on American history and culture.

Johnson, who celebrated her 101st birthday last summer, calculated trajectories for numerous NASA space missions beginning in the early 1950s. Vaughn, who died in 2008, led the West Area Computing unit for nine years, and was the first black supervisors at the national Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, which later became NASA.

Jackson, who died in 2005, was NASA’s first black engineer. Darden became an engineer at NASA 16 years after Jackson and went on to “revolutionize aeronautic design.” She was also the first black person to be promoted to Senior Executive at NASA's Langley Research Center, and has also authored more than 50 articles on aeronautics design.

“Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Dr. Christine Darden made monumental contributions to science and our nation,” said Senator Harris. “The groundbreaking accomplishments of these four women, and all of the women who contributed to the success of NASA, helped us win the space race but remained in the dark far too long. I am proud our bill to honor these remarkable women has passed Congress. These pioneers remain a beacon for Black women across the country, both young and old.”

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Authorities Release Grisly Details Of Alexis Crawford’s Murder

Alexis Crawford was strangled to death before her body was thrown in a trash bin, the Fulton Country Superior Court revealed in court documents released on Tuesday (Nov. 12).

Crawford died on Oct. 31, reports the Atlanta-Journal Constitution. Four days earlier, the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University senior filed a police report against her roommate, Jordyn Jones's boyfriend, Barron Bentley, accusing him of sexual assault. Crawford had a rape kit performed on her at a local hospital. Crawford's decision to go to police caused tension between her and Jones, which erupted in a physical fight.

“As a result of the physical altercation, Barron Brantley choked the victim until she was deceased,” the Atlanta Police Department said.

After killing Crawford, Jones and Brantley, both age 21, stuffed her body into a “plastic bin” and transported it to Exchange Park in Decatur, Ga., where they left her remains.

Crawford and Jones knew each other for at least two years, and became close while studying at Clark Atlanta. The Michigan native even visited Crawford’s family’s home during the holidays.

Brantley confessed to Crawford's murder and led police to her body last Friday (Nov. 7). Jones was arrested the following day.

Brantley and Jones are both charged with felony murder and are being held without bond.

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