R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game
This undated photo provided by the Jackson County Detention Center, In Kansas City, Missouri shows Trey Songz. R&B artist Songz was arrested and jailed overnight after he scuffled with several officers while being arrested for not following coronavirus protocols during the AFC championship game in Kansas City, police said Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (Jackson County Detention Center via AP)KANSAS CITY, Mo. – R&B artist Trey Songz was jailed overnight after he scuffled with police officers during his arrest for not following coronavirus protocols and other rules at the AFC championship game in Kansas City, police said Monday. Songz, 36, whose name is Tremaine Aldon Neverson, was released Monday while an investigation continues, Jackson County Sheriff's spokesman LeVanden Darks said.
Rapper Bow Wow apologizes for attending packed Houston club
FILE - Bow Wow attends WE TV's "Bridezillas" Season 11 premiere party on Feb. 22, 2018, in New York. HOUSTON – Rapper Bow Wow apologized after Houston’s mayor called him out for attending a crowded gathering at a city nightclub during a weekend packed with concerts as Texas continues to grapple with the coronavirus. Bow Wow also sounded off on Twitter to share his grievances, saying he wasn't paid to appear and that he was there for a friend's birthday party. I cant believe i get the blame for a whole weekend,” Bow Wow tweeted Monday morning. “It was not a bow wow concert.
Drake bests Aretha Franklin, Wonder to set Billboard record
1 hit on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, Drake has bested a record previously held by icons Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder. Drake's “Laugh Now Cry Later," featuring rapper Lil Durk, reached the No. Wonder and Franklin, who died in 2018, each have had 20 songs top the chart. 1 hits on the R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart, 12 include him in the leading role, including “God’s Plan,” “In My Feelings,” “Hotline Bling,” “Hold On, We’re Going Home” and “Best I Ever Had,” his first major hit released in 2009. Earlier this year, 34-year-old Drake made Billboard chart history when he set a new record for most songs on the Hot 100 chart — Billboard's main songs chart that includes all music genres.
10 Powerful Songs That Embody and Support Black Lives Matter Movement
Check below for 10 protest songs that highlight the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. A portion of the proceeds from “2020 Riots: How Many Times” will benefit Black Lives Matter and the Community Justice Exchange's National Bail Fund Network. Produced by Pharrell Williams, Lamar's critically acclaimed track became an anthem for Black Lives Matter protests, rallies and marches for serving up a slice of faith amid despair. “I am George Floyd, my brothers are George Floyd, and my sisters are George Floyd. RELATED CONTENT:Spike Lee on What He Finds Encouraging About the Ongoing BLM ProtestsD.C. Paints 'Black Lives Matter' on Street Leading to White HouseJohn Boyega Gets Emotional During Impassioned Speech About Black Lives Matter Movement
Amid unrest, songs continue to voice the black experience
The trio are among several artists who have released songs in response to the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Its confusion.Other musicians have released songs in the last week in the wake of Floyd's death and those of Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. Mickey Guyton, one of the few black voices on the country music scene, wrote the song Black Like Me last year about her life story and experiences with racism. The black man in the grip of the oppressor. It was the first time that I shed tears over a man that I didnt even know, over a black man.
50 Cent isn't here for your 'Power' theme song complaints
Jason Merritt/Getty Images(CNN) - They say this is a big, rich town, but there apparently isn't a need for it to have more than one theme song version. The theme song for the show, "Big Rich Town," was remixed with singer Trey Songz and didn't go over as well as the original featured singer Joe. "I need @Power_STARZ to keep the original version of their theme song cause Trey songs version ain't it," one person tweeted. Former star of the show and executive producer, rapper 50 Cent, raps on both versions and didn't appear to appreciate the criticism. "Y'all just wanta f**k with me today, talking bout put my song back or I'm a f**k you up 50," he wrote in a NSFW Instagram posting.