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Solange Throws Shade At Recording Academy For Her Sister's Grammy Snub

She wasn't the only artist upset with the Album Of The Year results.

It seems like a lot of people were none too pleased with Beyonce's snub for an Album Of The Year win for Lemonade, including the musician's sister Solange.

The new Grammy winner took to Twitter after the shocking upset and tweeted "wuddup frank" in reference to Frank Ocean, who chose to boycott the show this year.

She also provided fans with a link to Ocean's Tumblr page, which goes to a post he wrote the day before this year's ceremony (Feb. 11) about why he sat out this time around. Ocean's post, in which he calls out Grammy producers Ken Erlich and David Wild, was about the "cultural bias" of the Grammy Awards.

"I've actually been tuning into CBS around this time of year for a while to see who gets the top honor," Ocean wrote. Aside from not appearing at the ceremony this year, he also did not submit his latest album, Blonde, for consideration in any categories.

"...and you know what's really not 'Great TV' guys? 1989 getting Album Of The Year over To Pimp A Butterfly. Hands down one of the most 'faulty' TV moments I've seen," he continued. This of course references last year's Grammy ceremony, in which front runner Kendrick Lamar lost the Album Of The Year prize to Taylor Swift.

"If you’re up for a discussion about the cultural bias and general nerve damage the show you produce suffers from, then I’m all for it,” he finished his post with. To Pimp A Butterfly won in all of the rap categories in 2016, but none of the the non-genre categories despite being one of the most critically-acclaimed albums of the year. Beyonce also faced a similar scenario this year with Lemonade.

Speaking of K. Dot, TDE co-president Terrence "Punch" Henderson tweeted that his artist was "upset" that Beyonce's magnum opus did not take home the trophy this year.

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Kylie Jenner Teases New Travis Scott Song In Makeup Promo

Kylie Jenner got a little help from her boyfriend Travis Scott in order to promote Kylie Cosmetics’ latest KYBROWS eyebrow pencil. In an ad promoting the upcoming product, Jenner utilizes the “SICKO MODE” musician’s reportedly-unreleased song as background music. In the trippy track, Scott says “she fill my mind up with ideas, I’m the highest in the room, hope I make it out of here…” While we’re not sure if new music is certainly on the way from the Grammy-nominated rapper, Jenner’s KYBROWS drops next week (April 29). Scott’s most recent project, ASTROWORLD, was released in 2018, and he continues to enjoy the fruits of his labor. His February ASTROWORLD tour stops at Los Angeles’ The Forum added him to the list of artists who have sold out the venue more than once in a 12-month span.

 

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YG Shares Fourth Album Title Ahead Of May Release Date

YG is preparing to bless fans with a highly-anticipated full-length album since he announced its release for May 3. Now, in an interview with Billboard, the "FDT" rapper shared the fourth studio project's name, 4REAL 4REAL.

The 29-year-old artist revealed that being in the studio is where he feels unabashedly free, especially given this tough time since his longtime friend Nipsey Hussle was murdered on March 31. "If I'm not doing music, I feel depressed," he said. "I feel like I ain't sh*t. I like to create, and right now, I know where I want to be, and I know how to get there."

The Compton native's previous album, Stay Dangerous, hosts singles like "Big Bank," "Handgun," and other cuts featuring Jay 305 like "Bulletproof," "Slay" with Quavo," and "Power" featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

"From my first album to my second album, and from my second album to my third album, it took me two years to put out each project," he said. "That wasn't my choice. Life was changing: I got shot, I had a daughter. It was crazy—it took a little longer."

YG's upcoming project was originally slated for a mid-April release, but when the shocking news of Hussle's passing hit, the famed rapper placed a halt on the soundscape's debut. During his first weekend set at Coachella, YG said he was able to push through the performance given his consumption of alcohol. "But my ni**a gone," he said, per HipHopDX. "I got to deal with the sh*t. So I decided to push my album back to May 3."

 

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It ain’t right that the homie is gone and not here with his kids and family this Easter. With all the love that’s bein shown & everything great the homie set up and left behind for his family and kids I STILL DONT UNDERSTAND! Forever @nipseyhussle the gr8 😢💙💙💔💔

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T.I. Bails 23 Nonviolent Offenders Out Of Jail For Easter

T.I. did a remarkable thing this Easter (April 21). In the true spirit of the holiday, T.I. bailed 23 nonviolent offenders out of the DeKalb County Jail in Georgia.

T.I., Love & Hip Hop's Scrapp Deleon, and the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga reportedly worked together to bail out seven women and 16 men who were locked up for first-time or nonviolent offenses. The deed was done as part of the church's "Bail Out" program.

"It's almost like finally meeting the good Samaritan – somebody who you don't know that you didn't see coming," senior Pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant said good deed. "They're appreciative to be able to press the refresh button."

The philanthropic work doesn't stop after the men and women are released, however. The "Bail Out" program also connects the newly-released citizens with a certified mentor for weekly check-ins. A portion of the donations received by the program will be used to establish college funds for former inmates with children.

According to Fox 5, New Birth Missionary launched the "Bail Out" program on Lent (Mar. 6). They pledged to raise $40,000 in order to bail inmates out of jail just in time for Easter Sunday. As soon as T.I. got involved, donations reportedly skyrocketed to $120,000.

We should take note of their courageous efforts.

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