Daily Archives: February 21, 2018

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Wendy Williams Puts Talk Show on Hiatus to Deal With Graves’ Disease

By: Genetta M. Adams

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In sickness or in health, Wendy Williams is gon’ be Wendy Williams. When the 53-year-old talk show host announced to her audience Wednesday that she has Graves’ disease and that doctors have ordered her to go on hiatus for three weeks to deal with the medical crisis, she responded in typical Williams fashion. Continue reading

Kendrick and SZA Sued Over Black Panther Video

Lina Iris Viktor previously accused them of stealing her artwork for “All the Stars”

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Kendrick Lamar and SZA have been sued over their “All the Stars” video, TMZ reports. The suit is from British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor, who recently accused them of using her artwork in their visuals for the Black Panther song. According to a New York Timesreport, her lawyer previously sent TDE’s Anthony Tiffith a letter alerting him to the copyright violation, stating Viktor was “willing to discuss a resolution of all her claims, consisting at a minimum of a public apology for the unauthorized use and a license fee.” In a new statement to Pitchfork, her lawyer said: “We tried to resolve this without litigation. Now that we are in Court, we are confident that Ms. Viktor will prevail.” In addition to damages, Viktor is asking that Kendrick and SZA cannot use her artwork to promote the song, according to TMZ. Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Lamar and SZA.

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Towkio “Dropping” New Album While Inside Helium Balloon 100,000 Feet in Air

“Worst comes to worst, I’ll die the only way I would want to die. I’m not gonna die, though.”

by Matthew Strauss

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On February 23, Chicago rapper Towkio drops WWW., his debut studio album. Ahead of its official release, he’s premiering the album from a unique location: Today, he’s going up 100,000 feet to the stratosphere in a helium balloon where he’ll listen to the record on a speaker. He’ll then parachute back down to earth. (And despite tweeting, “I go up 100,000 ft dropping my album from space,” he is not physically dropping it, a rep clarified.) Watch footage from the endeavor below. Continue reading