Bobby Brown Walks Off Stage at New Edition Concert
Just when you thought Bobby Brown had retired from his infamous reign as the bad boy of R&B, he pulls yet another stunt to let us all know that he still boasts the title. During a recent performance with New Edition in Mississippi, Bobby struggled with a few of the dance moves, even bending over to catch his breath at one point, before abruptly making his way off stage. Now it’s not clear whether he was experiencing health issues, just plain old(er) and tired, or had been getting his Eddie Kane on, but the brotha was obviously having a tough time. Hopefully, the former dance floor killa is okay, but to all you current R&B thugs: take it from Bobby Brown and sloooow down!
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Earl Sweatshirt Cancels Upcoming Shows Due to Exhaustion
If you’ve been enjoying the excessive weirdom of Earl Sweatshirt and his bizarre concerts this past year, it looks like your wacky fiesta has just come to an end—at least for now. Yesterday, the Odd Future representative announced via Twitter that he’s canceling his remaining festival appearances (Pitchfork and Pemberton Music Festivals) due to “lack of self maintenance.” (Let’s just hope that’s not code for alcohol binging.) The 20-year-young rapper claims he’s both mentally and physically exhausted and weighing a fraction of what he should, which wasn’t all that much to begin with. Sweatshirt says he’s staying home to get his rest and preparing to pump out his sophomore effort in the process. So let’s all wish Earl a speedy recovery before he loses any more weight and disappears.
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Drake and Lil Wayne Will Battle Each Other on the Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour
Drake and Lil Wayne may have caused a few mild heart attacks when they announced their joint Drake vs. Lil Wayne Tour last month. But what Young Money fans probably didn’t know is that they should really expect the show to be Drake vs. Lil Wayne. Weezy told MTV News, “[We’ll just be] going back and forth with our hits and getting the crowd to go crazy, then just finally hit the stage together. It’s a battle type thing.”
Wayne said that his manager Cortez Bryant was the one who came up with the brilliant idea to have Lil Tunechi get slaughtered by Drake and his hit female-friendly anthems. The concert series kicks off August 8, so everyone be prepared for hip-hop’s version of the Scream Tour.
Read it at XXL.