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Solange Knowles attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/WireImage)

Solange Announces "When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" Across Houston

Solange is keeping things full circle by hosting "an experience" for her latest album across her hometown. 

In addition to the release of her new album When I Get Home, Solange has paired the project with a "special experience" across Houston.

Announced Friday (Mar. 1), the Grammy-winning artist announced a series of sessions that will pair with her new album. Kicking off in Houston’s Third Ward on Mar. 3, it's presumed that visual aspects will be presented. The singer has teased a few visuals on Instagram, Twitter as well as her BlackPlanet page to tease themes behind When I Get Home. In a press release, Solo shared how the album is an "exploration of origin."

"It asks the question how much of ourselves do we bring with us versus leave behind in our evolution," it reads. "The artist returned to Third Ward Houston to answer this."

This is heard within the collaborations of the album which include a bevy of southern legends like Scarface, Gucci Mane, Devin the Dude as well as samples from Debbie Allen and Phylicia Rashad. More collaborations include Tyler, the Creator, Chassol, Playboi Carti, Standing on the Corner, Panda Bear, The-Dream, and more.

Solange also appears to be the director of the "experience." Back in January, TMZ reported that the singer made an appearance at Houston’s SHAPE Community Center where she was filming and "keeping things lowkey."

The events will take place across Third Ward staples, bringing her vision to life.

See the dates below and RSVP here.

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" Dates 

When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ Vita Mutari Salon
Sunday, March 3
Vita Mutari Salon
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ St John's Church
Sunday, March 3
St John's Church
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ Unity Bank
Sunday, March 3
Unity National Bank - Blodgett
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ Texan Tire & Wheel
Sunday, March 3
Texan Tire & Wheel
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ Ensemble Theater
Sunday, March 3
Ensemble Theater
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ SHAPE Community Center
Sunday, March 3
SHAPE Community Center
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ Project Row Houses
Sunday, March 3
Project Row Houses
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ Emancipation Gym
Sunday, March 3
Emancipation Gym
Houston, TX

"When I Get Home, A Special Album Experience" @ Houston Museum of African American Culture
Sunday, March 3
Houston Museum-African American Culture
Houston, TX

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Christian Moore, a 16-year-old rapper and affiliate of the late XXXTentacion, was reportedly shot in the head over the weekend.

According to WPLG Local 10, the young man– who performs under the name C-Glizzy– was reported shot in the head on Saturday night (Jun. 15) in Pompano Beach, Fla. while leaving a store. His brother and friend reportedly tried to drive him to the hospital, but “lost control of their car” and hit a wall on an exit ramp on I-95.

“The group eventually made it to the hospital where Moore underwent hours of surgery to remove the bullet from his head,” WPLG reports. Moore was sent to Broward Health North to be treated for his injury. “Family members say Moore is currently sedated and is not talking.”

Moore’s mother says she is “expecting” and “hoping” that he will survive the gunshot wound he sustained. It is currently unclear what the motives behind the shooting are, and The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances.

XXXTentacion, who was friends with Moore, was fatally shot on June 18, 2018 in Florida as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports. He was just 20 years old.

UPDATE: @CGlizzyofficial’s mom tells me he is heavily sedated and not talking right now, but she is expecting and hoping that he’ll survive the gunshot wound he sustained to the head. Someone opened fire on him as he was leaving a store on MLK Blvd. in Pompano Beach yesterday. pic.twitter.com/BKXhFMslaz

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Tory Lanez is calling out colorism in the music industry after experiencing a tough moment on the set of a new music video he was shooting. The Canadian artist alleged that the directors attempted to swap out a woman with a darker complexion for a model of a lighter skin tone.

The video shoot was apparently for Nafe Smallz's "Good Love" video. In a BTS clip that Lanez shared on Instagram on Sunday (June 17), the rapper appeared to be performing alongside a black woman. During their take, the video crew appeared to motion for another woman – who was noticeably lighter than the current stand-in – to enter the shoot. Lanez then appeared to stop the shoot, saying "she's already here... you look great though."

In his caption, Lanez highlighted the music industry's flaws and the continued problem with colorism. "This is an On-Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop. As a black man, Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do. BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN," he wrote. "Countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC. ... IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color."

Despite Lanez's initial account of the situation, DJ Akademiks posted a series of Instagrams that refuted the rapper's claims. "The women who were in the #torylanez video and also the directors are claiming it didn’t go down the way Tory described it on Instagram," he wrote. One of the women also reported that Lanez staged the video to "to make it appear as if it had something to do with race."

It's unclear who is telling the correct version of the story at this time. Lanez has not commented on DJ Akademik's claims. See Lanez's post below.

 

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This is an On -Going problem in our community of entertainment that needs to stop . As a black man , Sometimes I’m going to joke about the black community just like we all do . BUT WHAT IM NOT GOING TO DO IS ALLOW ANY OF THESE DIRECTORS TO DE-VALUE OUR BLACK WOMEN ... countless times I’ve seen directors swap out our women of color for women of lighter complexion, or women with straighter hair ETC . ... IT IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ARTIST TO STAND UP AND NOT LET THIS HAPPEN .. it’s BEEN time to embrace our woman of color #BlackIsBeautiful

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"People going out they way. Leave them people alone and stop creating unnecessary drama," Brown wrote on his Instagram Stories on Friday (June 14).  "Whoever's been DM my followers or commenting as me lame asf."

As you may have heard, Brown – or someone posing as the R&B crooner – commented under several photos of Kae and Cruz, advising the model and actress to "upgrade" her new boyfriend. "Upgrade him sis. I'll take him around to style him," one of the comments read.

Well, if Brown really was hacked, that is, indeed, lame as hell. See Chris' message below.

 

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#ChrisBrown says he was hacked and not responsible for yesterday’s comments!!

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