We're not crying, you are!
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Last year, Usher debuted a very powerful music video for his single Chains.
In the video, he forced viewers to confront head-on the black lives lost to the hands of police brutality, and sent an important message through his music.
Now, he's one-upped even that message, by releasing a NEW video for Chains — one that re-imagines himself as the victim of police brutality.
After releasing portions of it as a short film on Tidal, and teasing the video on Twitter, we've got the full version up this morning (above) — it's definitely an important work of art and a statement about society.
The song features Nas and Bibi Bourelly as the superstar singer takes police violence and makes it VERY personal.
What do U think of the new video?!
Good for you, Janet Jackson!
The superstar singer has made Billboard history this week after earning herself the top spot on the company's Billboard 200 albums chart with her new work Unbreakable.
And unbreakable really is the theme for Jackson, here; now that she's graced the top spot in 2015, that makes her just the third musical artist ever to achieve
Talk about a huge surprise!
Taking center stage at Madison Square Garden, Xtina sang a medley of New York, New York, On Broadway, and Empire State of Mind!
But the singer also shared the stage with Nas who surprised the crowd with a verse from N.Y. State of Mind!
And did we mention The Rockettes were rockin' out on stage too?
Ch-ch-check it out (above)!
But Nas may have won the surprise guest game.
See the entire incredible NSFW set…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
Holy Grail! Our cup has runneth over with this great news!
The trio will be featured on Nas' new album on a track entitled Sinatra In The Sands, and in a recent interview Nas explained how thrilling it was to record with the two Js:
Excitement…Excitement to work and be in the place that we’re all are at, musically. Those are the guys who lasted the test of time, and those guys are at the top of their game. They’re just company to be in. So that’s the whole vibe of that. And of course the title says it all.
Ugh, if the title says it all as promised, this song is going to be king of the hill, top of the heap, a number one!
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Bedazzled slings! Pink tuxedo jackets! It's a party, all right!
Mariah Carey's right arm is still healing, and it's doing it in style! At Nas's 40th birthday party in NYC on Thursday night, Mimi put her crystal-encrusted, glittering sling front and center as she posed with the birthday boy.
But the rapper certainly held his own in his powder pink blazer with a white rose in the lapel! And white bow-tie!
While Mariah's sling had our full attention, we'd be remiss if we didn't mention the diva's bouncy curls and plunging black dress. Hubba-hubba!
She really knows how to make the most her injuries, doesn't she?
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