Ciara is a mom once more as on Friday she gave birth to her second child. Congratulations!
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Calvin Harris pulled out some big names for his latest single!
On Thursday, Taylor Swift's ex dropped his new collaboration, named Slide, which features Frank Ocean and Migos. While the track doesn't necessarily scream "Top 40," it does offer up a mellow, kick-back vibe. We mean, it's the kind of jam you want to blast while cruising around in your car.
Now, we LOVE that Ocean decided to work with the Scottish DJ, but we are a little shocked to see that the two industry vets decided to make music with Migos — ESPECIALLY after the unsupportive things the hip-hop group had to say about iLoveMakonnen following his coming out announcement. Like c'mon, Frank, you are an important member in the LGBTQ community.
Nonetheless, be sure to ch-ch-check out the new song for yourself (below)!
Solange is standing up for her big sister…
However, Miz Knowles isn't finished voicing her opinion.
On Monday, in a now-deleted tweet, Solange brings up a starling fact regarding the prestigious music award show. She wrote:
— solange knowles (@solangeknowles) February 13, 2017
And if that wasn't enough shade, the 30-year-old — who won her first ever Grammy last night for Cranes In The Sky (but wasn't able to accept her award during the main show), also said:
Nothing quite like starting off the Grammys with a good bit of drama!!
Frank Ocean went on Tumblr late last night and posted a vicious statement calling out Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich and show writer David Wild by name, and it's got everybody talking now just before this year's show!!
It all started when Ehrlich and Wild granted an interview with Rolling Stone in which they called out Ocean by name for his long-standing boycott of the show — and linked it back to Ocean's woeful 2013 performance at the event.
Now, Ocean is striking back to their allegations that his performance was "hands down one of the most ‘faulty' TV moments I've seen," in the producers' words.
On Tumblr last night, Ocean went off, writing out this statement in full in which he called out the producers, Taylor Swift, the entire awards show process, and much, much more:
We feel so bad for Frank Ocean…
As we reported last year, the musician penned a touching Tumblr post after the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. In the essay, the 29-year-old speaks openly about his personal experiences with homophobia, including an incident where his father — Calvin Cooksey — made a derogatory statement to a transgender waitress when he was merely a child.
The rapper wrote:
"I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a f*ggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we wouldn't be served because she was dirty."
Fast forward to Thursday, Ocean's father is suing his son for $14.5 million based on what he wrote!
Cooksey's defamation lawsuit not only discredits Frank's story, it claims the post has damaged Calvin's opportunities in the film and music industry.
Sadly, this isn't the first time the artist's father has filed a crazy lawsuit. In 2014, he sued Russell Simmons for $142 million after his website — Global Grind — called him a deadbeat dad.
It's always sad when money comes between a family…
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We're kinda in love with Frank Ocean's mom.
On January 1, Frank's momma Katonya Breaux took to Twitter to BLAST Kim Burrell for her homophobic rant which has recently gone viral. Katonya is especially offended since Kim's vocals's appeared on Ocean's celebrated album Blonde, which is problematic considering the artist is an openly gay man.
Talk about a fierce way to open 2017, right?!
Katonya's message is out there loud and clear too, as multiple outlets are now spotlighting the matriarch's message.
Not one to be trifled with, Breaux made a case for Burrell's vocals to be stripped from the track Godspeed, arguing: