Rapper Belly Cancels “Kimmel” Appearance Over Donald Trump Booking

Acclaimed rapper and songwriter Belly cancelled his appearance on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, scheduled for Wednesday night, because Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode. The appearance was to have been Belly’s network television debut.

The Palestinian-born Canadian rapper recently had a #1 song, “Might Not,” on the Billboard Rhythmic Charts with fellow Canadian rapper The Weeknd, who was also set to appear on Kimmel and cancelled.

“Belly, a man of the world who grew up as a minority immigrant in Canada, has a strong conviction against Donald Trump’s radical beliefs,” said a statement from Belly’s publicist, in part. “A strong believer in equal right for all, Belly is taking a stand against a man who has made many negative and detrimental remarks about minorities, women, various religious groups and more.”

Trump has been criticized for his comments about women, refugees, immigrants and Muslims. He once called Mexican immigrants in the U.S. illegally “rapists,” and called for a ban on Muslim immigration into the United States early in his campaign.

Belly’s new mixtape, “Another Day In Paradise,” will be released Friday, May 27.

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Jay Z (Finally) Comments on Beyonce’s “Lemonade”

After Beyonce released her tour-de-force “visual album” Lemonade, which documented the emotional journey of a woman — presumably she — cheated on by her husband, the husband’s now made his first public commentary on the matter.

Many have wondered how Bey’s hubby Jay Z felt about Lemonade.  He even appears in the film, even though it seemingly outs him as a cheater. E! Online reports Jay’s now released a new rap that addresses the subject. Titled “All the Way,” it’s a collaboration with Fat Joe, Remy Ma, French Montana and Infared.

At the beginning of Jay’s verse, he raps, “You know you made it when the fact your marriage made it is worth millions/Lemonade is a popular drink and it still is/Survival of the littlest.”

E! notes that the “Lemonade” part of the lyric is a reference to a line in the 1992 Gang Starr track “DWYCK,” in which the late MC Guru raps, “Lemonade was a popular drink and it still is/I get more props and stunts thanBruce Willis.”

E! adds that Jay uses his verse to refer to Prince, rapping, “Prince left his masters where they safe and sound/We never gonna let the elevator take him down.”  That’s a reference to a line in Prince’s hit “Let’s Go Crazy:” “Are we gonna let the elevator bring us down?/Oh, no, let’s go!”

The song is now streaming exclusively, of course, on Jay Z’s platform, Tidal.

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K. Michelle Announces ‘Hello Kimberly Tour’

K. Michelle is hitting the road in full force this summer with a just-announced brand-new tour.

Michelle shared the news on Instagram: “Let’s go Rebels! Y’all have been asking and it’s officially tour time! I can’t wait to see everyone on the #HelloKimberlyTour for my third #1 album #MoreIssuesThanVogue starting this July! Y’all always sell out and show out! Third time’s the charm! I’m ready to have some fun!”

Michelle’s new tour will be in support of her latest album, More Issues Than Vogue, and is set to kick off July 12 at the House of Blues in Boston.

Here are the tour dates:

7/12 — Boston, MA, House of Blues
7/14 — Richmond, VA, The National
7/15 — Norfolk, VA, The Norva
7/16 — St. Louis, MO, Scottrade Center
7/19 — Philadelphia, PA, The Fillmore
7/20 — Baltimore, MD, Ram’s Head Live!
7/21 — Washington, D.C. , The Fillmore
7/23 — Detroit, MI, Chene Park
7/27 — Nashville, TN, Marathon Music Works
7/28 — Greensboro, NC, Cone Denim Center
7/29 — Raleigh, NC, The Ritz Theatre
7/30 — Myrtle Beach, SC, House of Blues
7/31 — Atlanta, GA, Fox Theatre
8/2 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Revolution Live
8/5 — Dallas, TX, House of Blues
8/6 — San Antonio, TX, The Aztec Theater
8/7 — Houston, TX, House of Blues
8/12 — Las Vegas, NV, House of Blues
8/13 — Phoenix, AZ, Celebrity Theatre
8/14 — Los Angeles, CA, The Novo

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Snoop Dogg Reveals Life as Youth Football Coach in Web Series

Snoop Dogg takes us behind the scenes of his life as a youth football coach in his new docu-series, Coach Snoop, premiering today on

The eight-part series follows the Long Beach, California rapper as he coaches 12-year-olds on the Pomona Steelers team. This is his 13th year leading players in the Snoop Youth Football League. He is also the commissioner of the league.

The series focuses on Snoop’s commitment to teaching young athletes and inspiring them to compete for the championship.

In a trailer for the series, Snoop says, “Music was a great way for me to introduce myself to people, but my true calling is to be a mentor.” He adds, “There’s more to the world than just those four blocks that they live on. This is what great men do. We don’t do it for the money, we do it for the love.”

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