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Shady Music Moments From 2015

10/3/2015 1:00pm EDT
When The Shade Hits The Fan: 9 Shady Music Moments From 2015
Musicians have been “throwing shade” at each other for years – understatement. In fact, before it was known colloquially as throwing shade, the esteemed classical composers were literally ripping each other apart with their harsh critiques of one another. Each and every year, new shade is thrown into the hands of the media, which in turn is presented to the people for their entertainment pleasure.

1) Empire (Season 2, Episode 1) Vs. Donnie McClurkin

Even gospel artists – those singing for “the glory of God” are subject to shade. In its disjointed second season premiere, hip-hop soa...

Azealia Banks Just Said Some Nasty Stuff About Americans

3/17/2015 10:04am EDT
Azealia Banks Wants To Leave The Country Because She Hates 'Fat
Azealia Banks hates the United States of America.

The 23-year-old rapper, who has had a laundry list of online spats with fellow music stars (including the likes of Iggy Azalea, Lady Gaga, Pharrell Williams and Nicki Minaj, to name a few), spoke out about race issues in her interview with the April issue of Playboy magazine.

The Harlem, NY, native says "It's always about race" when it comes to the backlash she gets over what she says on Twitter.

"Lorde can run her mouth and talk sh*t about all these other b**ches, but y'all aren't saying she's angry," Azealia says. "If I have something t...

Azealia Banks To Bare All In Playboy

2/13/2015 10:05am EST
Rapper Azealia Banks To Pose Nude For Playboy
Rapper Azealia Banks is stripping off for famous men's magazine Playboy. The star made the announcement on Twitter, posting several tweets, including one from Playboy:

The rumors are true. @AZEALIABANKS is our April 2015 cover girl -

— Playboy (@Playboy) February 12, 2015

Banks, 22, described the feature as a "frisky pictorial that’s sure to break the internet" in reference to Kim Kardashian's recent full-frontal (and rear) photo spread for Paper magazine.

The hottest Instagram pics of our 2015 cover girl @AZEALIABANKS #AfterHours...

Who's Performing At Coachella 2015?

1/7/2015 9:32am EST
Coachella Lineup To Include Headlining Acts AC/DC, Drake & Jack
AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will headline the Coachella music festival in California in April. The Australian rockers will perform on the Friday nights of the two-weekend event; alternative rocker White will sing on the Saturday nights of each weekend, and rapper Drake will be the closing act on both Sundays.

It will be the first time AC/DC performs in the United States without founding member Malcolm Young, who is battling dementia and quit the band last year. Young's nephew, Stevie Young, will take his place as guitarist.

AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is currently fighting allegations of dr...

Anonymous Threatens To Release Iggy Azalea Sex Tape

12/22/2014 9:44am EST
Anonymous Threatens To 'Burn' Iggy Azalea, Release Her Sex Tape
Iggy Azalea may want to hold off from going online for a while.

Anonymous, the hacker group known for attacks on the US Government, Israel and the Church of Scientology, has turned its sights on Azalea.

The Australian-born rapper had been feuding with fellow rapper Azealia Banks (presumably, over the correct spelling of "azalea"), when Anonymous blasted Azalea with a series of threats.

The threats, tweeted from account @TheAnonMessage (which was deleted shortly afterwards) read as follows.

"MESSAGE: @IGGYAZALEA, you have exactly 48 hours from now to release a statement apologizing to @A...

Disclosure Respond To Azealia Banks For Dropping Their Collaboration From Album

10/1/2013 4:32pm EDT
British electronic music duo Disclosure have hit back at rapper Azealia Banks after she dropped a collaboration with the musicians from her debut album for making "rude" comments about her.

The 22 year-old hit-maker decided to axe a track she had been working on with brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence earlier this year, and she even threatened to leak the song after alleging they "were really rude in an interview."

The brothers have now responded to Banks' remarks, stating they do not care if the song is leaked as it still lacks a chorus.

Howard tells Australian radio station Triple J, "...

Azealia Banks Bashes Lady Gaga For Mermaid Outfit

8/29/2013 2:07pm EDT
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Lady Gaga's innocent request for mermaid fashion set Azealia Banks off on a Twitter tirade.

Gaga tweeted Tuesday night, "I will be providing a list of acceptable attire for #SwineFest throughout the week. Item 1: Seashells. Item 2: Seahorses. 3: Starfish." The popstar stripped down to a clamshell bikini top during her VMAs performance of Applause.

Banks - who apparently owns all the rights to mermaid costumes - tweeted to Gaga, "hmmmm sounds a lot like Azealia Banks' mermaid balls." Yes, we all recall those famous Azealia Banks Mermaid Balls.

Banks continued, although Lady Gaga didn't (a...

GLAAD Blasts Azealia Banks Following Twitter Feud With Perez Hilton

1/6/2013 5:07pm EST
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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation has slammed rapper Azealia Banks for the homophobic slurs she used in a Twitter spat with openly gay Perez Hilton.

After Hilton labeled her "pathetic", the rapper called the openly gay blogger a "f**got" before writing, "omg u should just kill yourself... Like for real... lol (laugh out loud) what a messy f**got you are."
She later defended her posts, adding, "A f**got is not a homosexual male. A f**got is any male who acts like a female. There's a BIG difference."

The group writes, "Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, wha...

Rapper Azealia Banks Apologizes For Using Homophobic Slur In Fight With Perez Hilton

1/5/2013 4:00pm EST
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Hip hop singer Azealia Banks has apologized to fans after using a homophobic slur during an online fight with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton.

After Hilton labeled her "pathetic", the rapper called the openly gay blogger a "f**got" before writing, "omg u should just kill yourself... Like for real... lol (laugh out loud) what a messy f**got you are."

She later defended her posts, adding, "A f**got is not a homosexual male. A f**got is any male who acts like a female. There's a BIG difference.

"If u listen to my music and are not offended by the word n**ga... We're not gonna go here with th...