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K'Naan Upset Over Mitt Romney's 'Waving Flag' Use

2/2/2012 8:21am EST
Rapper/singer K'Naan has hit out at presidential hopeful Mitt Romney for using his song in a campaign speech without permission.

K'Naan, real name Keinan Abdi Warsame, was not pleased after Romney played Waving Flag at an appearance in Florida on Tuesday, and admits he would never have given the Republican candidate his consent.

He says, "I have not been asked for permission by Mitt Romney's campaign for the use of my song. If I had been asked, I would certainly not have granted it."

Nevertheless, the Somalia-born star would gladly allow sitting President Barack Obama to use the track...

Bono And K'Naan Address African Famine

7/25/2011 10:03pm EDT
Rocker Bono and Somalian rapper K'Naan joined forces in Minneapolis over the weekend to "sound the alarm bell" about the drought and famine spreading across Africa.

The philanthropic U2 star, founder of the global anti-poverty organization ONE, met with members of the local Somalian community with K'naan to hear their opinions about how best to deal with the crisis.

Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia - known as the Horn of Africa due to their location in the east of the continent - have been hit with the worst drought in 60 years and millions of residents are fleeing to find refuge in other area...

Alicia Keys Headlines HIV/AIDS Charity Benefit

5/4/2011 8:58am EDT
Alicia Keys
R&B superstar Alicia Keys helped raise thousands of dollars for an HIV/AIDS charity by headlining a benefit concert in Canada on Tuesday night.

The singer/songwriter was the star performer at the Hope Rising! event in Toronto, held in aid of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports health groups dealing with the disease in Africa.

Rufus Wainwright, K'naan, Angelique Kidjo and Holly Cole also took to the stage, and Keys, who co-founded the Keep a Child Alive organization to provide medicine to families with HIV and AIDS, hopes the gig will help raise awareness of the disease.

She s...

'The Best Of Nelly Furtado' Out Nov. 13; Features All Her Hits & Three New Songs

10/6/2010 10:30pm EDT
Nelly Furtado
Multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning global superstar, actress, philanthropist and recent Canadian "Walk of Fame" inductee, Nelly Furtado, will celebrate her first 10 years of recording with her first greatest hits compilation, "The Best Of Nelly Furtado" (Geffen Records). The album, to be released November 16th, features #1 Pop smashes, collaborations and three previously unreleased recordings and will be available in standard and double-disc deluxe editions.

Of the previously unreleased recordings, "Night Is Young," the album's first single, was co-produced by Salaam Remi (Nas, The Fu...

Shakira Shakes Up South Africa

6/12/2010 11:45am EDT
Shakira shook her booty at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert in South Africa on Thursday. She dazzled the crowd in a feathered skirt and tight black and white top.

The 33-year-old Latin pop star recently said she wants to settle down and start a family after she completes her world tour.

The Colombian beauty said, "My plan is to do a world tour and then to think about having a baby. My body clock isn't going crazy, but I feel ready. My body feels ready. Antonio and I have talked about it and it's the next step for us."

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Shakira & Fergie Sex Up The FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Concert

6/11/2010 12:20pm EDT
Shakira Fergie Black Eyed Peas
Last night, Shakira, and Fergie from The Black Eyed Peas joined an allstar line up at the FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert to promote education for all children in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Shakira shook her hips and danced for fans in a belly baring ensemble with a feather skirt. Fergie was more conservative in skinny white jeans, a black blouse and a colorful scarf.

Ealier this week Fergie showed off her soccer skills by kicking one of the official match balls, called Jabulani, at Soweto's Soccer City, while wearing high heels.

Alicia Keys, K'Naan and Mali duo Am...

Fergie & The Black Eyed Peas Kick Balls In South Africa

6/9/2010 10:37pm EDT
The Black Eyed Peas got the 2010 FIFA World Cup celebrations underway in Soweto, South Africa on Wednesday when they joined John Legend, Juanes and Tinariwen to kick out match balls.

The acts attended a media launch for their upcoming FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert, which will take place on Thursday.

Fergie even showed off her soccer skills by kicking one of the official match balls, called Jabulani, at Soweto's Soccer City, while wearing high heels.

Legend admitted he is quickly becoming a soccer fan, stating, "I am excited to be part of this huge global event where we get ...