2016 American Music Awards - Show 2016 American Music Awards - Show
Getty Images

August Alsina Accused Of Flashing Gun At Persistent Group Of Fans

Yikes.

TMZ reports that a group of fans tried to say hello to R&B singer August Alsina, but the "Don't Matter" crooner was not having any of it...allegedly.

The site reads that Alsina was approached at Food 4 Less in the San Fernando Valley on Wednesday (June 7) by four fans- three female and one male. They tried to ask him for pictures, but the singer told them he wasn't feeling too well. However, they were persistent.

"Sources say when August left the store, the group followed him," the site continues. "We're [TMZ] told August grabbed a gun from his car, slid it down his waistband and showed the butt of the gun as the group approached."

The cops were called to the scene, but Alsina was reportedly long gone by then. While they filed a brandishing firearm report, law enforcement said the case may not go anywhere, since it's looking more like a "he said-she said" situation. A rep from Alsina nor the musician himself has commented on the allegations.

The "Drugs" singer recently opened up about his battle with liver disease on Instagram in a conversation with actress Jada Pinkett-Smith.

“My autoimmune system is fighting itself," he revealed. "The reality is that I’m sick all the time. I don’t really like to talk about it because I’m not looking for anybody’s sympathy."

From the Web

More on Vibe

Rex Features

XXXTentacion’s Final Posthumous Album Gets Release Date

XXXTentacion’s fans will soon get their hands on Bad Vibes Forever. The final posthumous album from the slain rapper is slated to drop on Dec. 6, his estate announced Thursday (Nov. 21).

The estate released minute-long album teaser on YouTube featuring tributes from Trippie, Billie Eilish and Craig Xen. “He really changed an impact my life on a whole bigger scale than anyone will ever know,” said Trippie. The albums' title track was also released on Thursday.

XXXTentacion’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard, executive produced the album, which will reportedly feature 25 songs. Tory Lanez, Mavado, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Blink-182, and a “country” collaboration with Lil Nas X, are among the album's features, TMZ reports.

Bad Vibes Forever comes a year after Skins, the first posthumous album released after XXXTentacion’s death. In June, the rapper's estate announced the release of a documentary on his rise to stardom. The Florida native, born Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down outside of a car dealership on June 18, 2018. Authorities later arrested and charged Dedrick Williams, Michael Boatwright and Trayvon Newsome for the murder. The men are currently awaiting trial.

In addition to the album announcement, the estate debuted a nine-piece Bad Vibes Forever clothing collection in Miami last weekend, The Miami Herald reports.

Check below for the Bad Vibes Forever trailer and the album's title track.

Continue Reading
Image Courtesy of Sandy Pitt/Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

Buju Banton Partners With Roc Nation, Releases 'Steppa' Video

Nearly a year after his release from prison, Buju Banton is entering a new stage of his music career with a partnership with Roc Nation.

Roc Nation announced the news today (Nov. 22), with the release of a new visual for the song "Steppa." The video has the reggae legend performing and fellowshipping in Blue Mountains, Jamaica, and follows the release of another new song, "Trust," produced by Dave Kelly. Buju's new music with Roc Nation will include distribution by Island Records.

“It’s an honor to work with a legend and trailblazer of Buju’s caliber –His music catalog is simply unparalleled. We’re thrilled to help propel his legacy forward and look forward to amplifying his resurgence on a global level,” said Roc Nation co-presidents Shari Bryant and Omar Grant in a statement.

Buju Banton's illustrious career, which dates back to the late 1980s, includes breaking multiple sales and chart records in Jamaica and collaborating with U.S. stars such as John Legend, DJ Khaled, and Fat Joe. His latest studio album, Before The Dawn (2010), won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album. Friday's announcement follows the completion of his "Long Walk To Freedom" tour, which attracted more than 30,000 people to its key stop of Buju's stomping grounds in Kingston, Jamaica. The concert was the first time a Jamaican artist headlined the National Stadium since Bob Marley's performance at the One Love Peace Concert on April 22,1978.

Watch the video for "Steppa" above, and listen to "Trust" below.

Continue Reading
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

French Montana Hospitalized For Series Of Medical Ailments

On Thursday (Nov. 21), medical authorities responded to an emergency call derived from French Montana's Calabasas home. According to TMZ, the "Shot Caller" rapper began to experience health ailments from nausea to an increased heart rate.

Around 1:30 p.m., the officials arrived at the scene and transported the 35-year-old entertainer to a nearby hospital. Authorities were initially responding to a call about a robbery but it was a false alarm. He then began to experience health ailments that encouraged the authorities to take him to a hospital. Details of his condition are still being kept private. The Bronx-bred, Morocco-born artist has been on the go since the charting success of his 2018 hit "Unforgettable." After filming the song's video in Uganda, Montana was inspired to provide adequate health services for over 300,000 people, AXS reports.

"Health care is kind of a privilege right now but it needs to be a right," he said to CNN. "When it comes to humanity I feel like a lot of people gotta step up to make it better." Montana continued to state the power that artists have the power to make a significant change but shy away from doing so. "I feel like a lot of artists and a lot of actors and people that have a platform like mind don't like to touch them kind of subjects because they real risky."

Happy one year anniversary to my family in Uganda 🇺🇬 cant believe we got so much done in one year !! Thank u for the opportunity💪❤️ !! pic.twitter.com/VBeGRIi6Zg

— French Montana (@FrencHMonTanA) March 14, 2018

Details are still forthcoming.

Continue Reading

Top Stories