New Rihanna Video Presages Tour w/Kanye Tour?
Kanye West and Rihanna just might be about four, five seconds from hitting the road. A photo with the two superstars’ names intersecting perpendicularly above “TOUR 2015” has many anticipating the possibility of the two joining forces for a concert run this year (and hopefully albums real soon). If the music gods do have a KanRih tour written in the stars, it wouldn’t be farfetched. The frequent collaborators joined forces for ’Ye’s memorable Glow in the Dark tour in 2008. Their video for Rihanna’s new single “FourFiveSeconds” (also featuring Paul McCartney) dropped this a.m.
Azealia Banks Incites Controversy Once Again w/White Facepaint For New Video Shoot
Azealia Banks is quickly etching her name as one of hip-hop’s all-time greatest trolls. The social media provocateur’s latest shenanigan took place last night (February 2) when she Instagrammed a photo of herself wearing blue contacts and pale makeup, with a caption that reads “#whiteface.” After the expected #reacting, she explained that she was becoming an “ice princess” for a music video (presumably for her song of the same name) and then proceeded to serve the offended “crackers.”
“Yall really r hype. This is not white face this is my Ice Princess makeup. Calm tf down LOL,” she tweeted, citing misogynoir—anti-Black misogyny—as the reason her photo was met with a negative reaction while Snoop Dogg’s whiteface photo last year elicited laughs. “You lot are all so easily moved… DAMN.”
Patti LaBelle Will Appear on Fox’s Empire as an Extra-Special Guest
Following a tongue-in-cheek “who is Diana Ross?” quip, FOX’s musical drama Empire will feature a cameo from an all-time great vocalist. The queen, Patti LaBelle, will be making an appearance on the show, as evidenced by a photo posted to Twitter by Debbie Allen. The 70-year-old legend joins an increasingly high-profile group of special guests on the Lee Daniels-directed series, which is rumored to include Snoop, Foxy Brown and possibly Denzel Washington.