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Mary J. Blige And Nas Plan Summer Tour

The trek will usher the artists from West Palm Beach, Fla., to Toronto, Ontario.

Beginning July 11, Mary J. Blige and Nas will take select melodies from their discography on the road when the pair embark on a joint tour. The summer trek will usher the artists from West Palm Beach, Fla., to Toronto, Ontario.

According to Rolling Stone, this will be Blige’s first full-length tour since her Strength of a Woman album debuted in 2017. As for new music, it’s unclear whether the pair will drop individual songs or a collaborative track, but Nas is rumored to be working on another record. It’ll serve as the follow-up to his Kanye West-produced project, Nasir.

Blige and Nas have linked up together on tracks that date back to 1997’s “Love Is All We Need.” They also recorded “Reach Out,” “Sincerity,” and “Braveheart Party."

General public tickets go on sale April 19 on LiveNation.com, while pre-sale stubs for Citi cardholders will occur on April 17.

View the full rundown of dates below.

July 11 - West Palm Beach, FL - Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds

July 13 - Tampa, FL - MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at the FL State Fairgrounds

July 14 - Jacksonville, FL - Daily's Place*

July 16 - Atlanta, GA - Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park

July 20 - Atlantic City, NJ - Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena*

July 21 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater

July 24 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion

July 25 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

July 28 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre

July 31 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

August 2 - Houston, TX - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

August 3 - Austin, TX - Austin360 Amphitheater

August 6 - Kansas City, MO - Starlight Theatre

August 9 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion

August 14 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre

August 16 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint*

August 17 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint*

August 20 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater

August 22 - Dallas, TX - Dos Equis Pavilion

August 25 - Tuscaloosa, AL - Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

August 31 - Syracuse, NY - St Joseph’s Health Amphitheater

September 1- Boston, MA - Xfinity Center

September 10 - Toronto, ON - Budweiser Stage

* Mary J. Blige only

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ICONOLOGY: Missy Elliott Dropping Collection Of New Songs Tonight

Missy Elliott has had an incredible 2019.

The superstar is not only finally receiving the Video Vanguard Award at the 2019 MTV VMAs this coming Monday (Aug. 26), the Virginia native also became the first female rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and received an honorary doctorate from Berklee College Of Music. She's celebrating her standout year with her longtime fans by releasing new music.

ICONOLOGY is a collection of new songs that are meant to make the listener throw it back to the times when music made us want to move. She revealed the news on social media.

"This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful," she wrote on Instagram." THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me!... Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology."

We're hoping there are some eye-popping videos to accompany these new songs. Check out her post below.

 

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This year has been a tremendous year for me…I am humbled and grateful. THANK YOU for allowing me to smell the roses. You, my fans, and God are the reason I am here and have celebrated every milestone with me! So, I have a SURPRISE for you... let’s continue the celebration at midnight tonight…I’m dropping a collection of new songs! Let’s #ThrowItBack to a time when music just felt good and made us want to dance! Sincerely, Dr. Melissa “Missy” Elliott #Iconology

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Lizzo Reacts To Hillary Clinton's "Truth Hurts" Tweet

Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” may be over two years old, but it’s proven to be her most impactful hit yet. The track gained steam after being featured in Netflix’s Someone Great, and currently sits at No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also garnered the attention of one of the biggest names in politics.

A video Lizzo posted on Twitter features Hillary Clinton and other former Presidential hopefuls standing and saluting the flag. While we may expect the National Anthem to play, “Truth Hurts” blares over the speaker instead.

Shortly after the video was posted, Hillary Clinton (or at least a very in-touch intern of hers) replied, tweeting out the song’s popular lyrics “I just took a DNA test, turns out…”

“@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day,” Lizzo wrote on Instagram.

The musician opened up about practically quitting music after “Truth Hurts” failed to take off initially.

“I remember thinking, ‘If I quit music now, nobody would notice. This is my best song ever, and nobody cares,’” she told PEOPLE. “I was like, ‘F**k it, I’m done.’ And a lot of people rallied; my producer, my publicist and my family, they were like, ‘Just keep going because this is the darkest before the dawn.'”

She also recently teased a remix to the song with DaBaby.

"I just took a DNA test, turns out..."

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 21, 2019

 

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@hillaryclinton just confirmed Truth Hurts is 100% the new national anthem... have a great day 😀

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Drake Faces Lawsuits Over 'Nice For What' And 'In My Feelings'

A rapper by the name of Sam Skully is suing both Drake and Big Freedia for alleged use of his beat for the songs “In My Feelings” and “Nice For What.”

Per TMZ, Skully (real name Samuel Nicholas III) claims that a portion of his 2000’s song “Roll Call” was used in the popular song “In My Feelings.” He also alleges that “Nice For What,” which features Big Freedia, uses another one of his stolen beats.

“In the docs, Sam Skully claims he published the beat on a CD he released in New Orleans way back in 2000, but says he didn't know his work had been stolen until years later ... when Drake and Big Freedia released songs that started climbing the charts,” reports the site.

“Nice For What” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2018, as did “In My Feelings.” The latter track remained there for 10 weeks and was associated with the highly-popular “In My Feelings” challenge.

Skully is also reportedly suing Asylum Records, Cash Money Records and Republic Records for damages.

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