The Show Must Go On: Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, and Chris Brown Replace Nicki Minaj in Saudi Arabia

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Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of because of human rights concerns.

According to reports, The Human Rights Foundation and other organizations have asked artists not to perform in Saudi Arabia, where gender segregation between single men and women is enforced in many restaurants, coffee shops, public schools and universities. Other rules have loosened in the kingdom with women now allowed to drive and attend events at sports stadiums.

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Faith Evans and Stevie J Celebrate Their One-Year Anniversary

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Happy anniversary Stevie J and Faith Evans!

Faith Evans and Stevie J just made one year married and celebrated the milestone on social media.

FaithEvans posted a photo of her shirtless bae, thanking him for wearing so many supportive hats in the relationship. “Happy anniversary to my best friend, my love, my prayer partner, comedy buddy, recipe taster, handy-man, baseball coach, jack-of-all-trades AMAZING husband!,” she writes. “I love you so much & I thank God for you every day!”

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It’s our anniversary! #DaJordans

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Kirk Franklin Biopic in the Works

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin’s life story coming to the big screen…

According to reports Megan Good’s husband Devon Franklin will produce the as yet unnamed biopic for Sony Pictures.

Kirk Franklin made history after receiving the first platinum gospel album for “Kirk Franklin and the Family” and with his latest project, “Long Live Love,” Kirk became the first gospel artist to top all five of the Billboard gospel charts at the same time.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Pushed White House to Help With ASAP Rocky Case

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Donald Trump’s administration is interceding to attempt to end A$AP Rocky’s imprisonment in Sweden after being lobbied to take action in the matter by Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West.

According to a TMZ reports, Kanye West told Kardashian to reach out to her White House connections over Rocky’s widely condemned holding. This reaching out, the report suggested, was met with agreement that Rocky was being treated unfairly overseas and assistance was needed.

Earlier this week, Rep. Adriano Espaillat and Congressional Black Caucus members spoke on the involvement of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a figure in the current administration who they argue could be doing more for Rocky and the two other men currently locked up in Sweden.

“We are calling on Secretary Pompeo to do more,” Espaillat said, per ABC News. “This is not enough. It is unconscionable that young men that are doing well, they are on the right track in life, they’re very successful, they’re icons in the hip-hop community, are treated under these inhuman conditions.”

Watch Offset and Cardi B Translate ‘Clout’ for Old People on ‘Kimmel’

Are you too old to understand modern-day rap? Jimmy Kimmel’s got you covered with his segment “New Lyrics for Old People.” In the latest edition, the late night host translates Offset’s “Clout, which features Cardi B.

In the clip, Kimmel invites the rappers on stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform the track as he offers explanations of each lyric. “Straight out the streets to a penthouse/Miami beach/Yayo,” Offset opens. “I came from humble beginnings, but now I own a condominium in Florida,” Kimmel explains, adding, “Yayo.”

Cardi seems particularly amused by the segment, waiting eagerly for Kimmel to translate each of her featured lines in the song. “Mouth still say what it wants to,” she raps. “Vagina still wet like a fat bitch.” Kimmel plays it cool, offering, “I believe in free speech and I am sexually aroused.” “No, it doesn’t mean that,” Cardi corrects him. “You ever heard that, like, big girls have better vaginas than skinny girls? They say that. And that’s what I meant.”

Kimmel does better as the segment goes on, prompting Cardi to confirm, “You’re good.” The host then recaps the song, saying, “I think what we’ve learned here is there are a lot of people who are really trying to take some of your fame by taking shots at you and you guys have had enough of it, yes?” The duo is so impressed that they agree Kimmel should join them on a future song. “Some people don’t understand our lingo and I think you would be really good at that,” Cardi says.

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