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K Camp says another tour is coming: "All my floaters stay tuned"

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K Camp says he'll soon hit the road again. 

Though not an official tour announcement, the rapper alerted fans of a possible road show expected sometime next year. 

"Back touring in 2024. All my floaters stay tuned," K Camp wrote alongside footage from a recent live performance. 

If he delivers on his promise, it'll be back-to-back concert series for the Atlanta rapper, who recently wrapped his Spin the Block Tour. He traveled to select U.S. cities performing songs from his six-track EP of the same name. 

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Update: Duane Davis indicted for murder in fatal drive-by shooting of Tupac

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Duane Keith Davis has been indicted on murder charges in connection with the shooting of Tupac Shakurwho was killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996, a senior law enforcement official confirmed to ABC News.

The celebrated hip-hop artist was shot on September 7, 1996, and died of his injuries in the hospital six days later. He was 25.

Davis, also known as Keffe D or Keefe D, claims to be one of two living witnesses, along with Suge Knight, to the Vegas shooting that killed the rapper, according to a search warrant released by police. He was taken into custody without incident early Friday morning while on a walk near his home, the official said.

The case remained cold for decades, before an apparent break over the summer. In July, police conducted a nighttime search of Davis' Las Vegas-area home in connection with the Tupac murder investigation.

Magazine articles about Tupac and his death were among the items seized by police during the search, a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation told ABC News. The search warrant listed a "copy of Vibe Magazine on Tupac" among the items seized.

The probe into Tupac's death also gained new momentum after Netflix aired Unsolved: The Tupac and Biggie Murders in 2018 and Davis' book Compton Street Legend came out in 2019.

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Stephen "tWitch" Boss' widow shares gravesite photos in honor of his birthday: "Forever on our hearts"

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Allison Holker, the widow of Stephen "tWitch" Boss, is celebrating her late husband on what would've been his 41st birthday with pictures shared to social media of her family visiting his gravesite.

"We honor our beautiful, sweet, kind and loving Stephen tWitch Laurel Boss. Forever on our hearts and minds carrying us, guiding us and lifting us," she wrote. "We feel your presence every day and will forever be grateful for the beautiful times we shared together. We feel your arms wrapping around us and holding us up on this day."

In the series of Instagram photos, Holker posed for a selfie alongside the couple's three children: Weslie, 15, Maddox, 7, and Zaia, 3, during a gathering at his burial site. 

She continued, "Happy birthday my love @sir_twitch_alot a day we will always celebrate the gift you were and still are to this world. We love you!"

The post garnered thousands of likes and heartfelt comments from celebrities, including Boss' longtime employer and friend Ellen DeGeneres

"It's a beautiful day. Sending you all so much love," Ellen wrote. 

The TV host shared a post of her own to honor the former Ellen DeGeneres Show executive producer, captioning an image of the two of them, "I love you and I always will." 

Boss, a beloved hip-hop dancer known for his time on So You Think You Can Dance, died in December 2022 at the age of 40. The Los Angeles County coroner determined his manner of death to be suicide.

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New Music Friday: Lil Wayne, Lil Durk & Kid Cudi, YG & Tyga and more

From first-time collabs to albums from rap greats and party anthems, check out this week's New Music Friday for the culture's latest and greatest in music.

YG TygaHit Me When U Leave the Klub: The Playlist -- The 14-song album is a collection of club hits and party anthems from the West Coast rappers, who tapped Lil WayneSnoop DoggBusta Rhymes and more for features. 

Lil Wayne, Tha Fix Before Tha VI -- The hip-hop icon treated fans to "a lil mixtape to tide us over," a prequel to his long-awaited upcoming album, The Carter IV. The 10-track project follows the rapper's latest single, "Brand New," featuring YG and Tyga, which dropped off on September 27, Wayne's birthday.

Lil Durk & Kid Cudi, "Guitar In My Room" -- It's the first collaboration for the Chicago native and the Cleveland-based rapper, one that arrived alongside an accompanying music video helmed by popular director Cole Bennett.

Latto ft. BabyDrill, "Issa Party" -- Latto linked with her fellow Georgia native, a rapper on the rise who laid bars on the new, upbeat party track. 

Hot New Hip-Hop:

--Drake ft. SZA -- "Slime You Out"

--Doja Cat -- "Paint the Town Red"

--Rod Wave -- "Call Your Friends

--Sexyy Red & Lil Durk -- "Hellcats SRTs 2"

--Offset -- "Fan"

--DiddyFrench Montana & The Weeknd ft. 21 Savage -- "Another One of Me"

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Suspect arrested in connection with fatal drive-by shooting of Tupac Shakur

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A suspect was arrested Friday morning in connection with the murder of Tupac Shakur, who was shot and killed during a 1996 drive-by in Las Vegas, a senior law enforcement official confirmed to ABC News.

The suspect is currently in the process of being booked, the official said. The charges are expected to be announced as soon as Friday afternoon.

The celebrated hip-hop artist was shot on September 7, 1996, in Las Vegas and died in the hospital six days later from his injuries. He was 25.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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DJ Khaled to double up on Drake features for upcoming album, 'Til Next Time'

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Just a little over a year since DJ Khaled dropped off his chart-topping album God Did and the Grammy-winning producer is already prepping fans for a new project he's got on the way. 

In the latest of promo opportunities, Khaled revealed that his upcoming album, Til Next Time, will include not one but two songs from Drake

As the latest star to walk the rapper to stage during his It's All a Blur Tour, DJ Khaled blasted the news — in typical DJ Khaled marketing fashion — by holding up a huge sign that read, "I have 2 Drake songs on my new album — coming 2024."

He then took to Instagram to share videos and photos of the viral moment, writing in a post that his new album "will have 2 keys."

"Im so Dialed in ! Win wit us or watch us win," Khaled said in a caption. "My new album will have 2 DRAKE ANTHEMS."

Released in August 2022, Drake showed up on two songs on God Did: "No Secret" and "Staying Alive" featuring Lil Baby. Khaled announced Til Next Time in August of this year with a comical trailer featuring cameos by his sons, Asahd and Aalam Khaled.

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"Hip hop is back": Fans praise Meek Mill and Rick Ross' new song + video, "Shaq & Kobe"

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It's an MMG reunion in the latest song and video from Meek Mill, who tapped his boss Rick Ross for "Shaq & Kobe" — and fans are loving it. 

"Hip hop is back," one fan wrote on Instagram. 

Prior to its release on Friday, Meek teased the new track on Instagram, informing users that if they left 20,000 comments under the post of the single's cover art, he'd drop the song early. 

"Leave a comment if you miss that MMG SOUND OF RAP MUSIC… because labels saying rap dying," he wrote. 

Meek's fanbase welcomed his return to music, with many writing in hopes of a new album coming soon. 

"I can't wait for an album but we'll take whatever you put out," one user said. "The streets is dry we Need more!" another said. 

"Shaq & Kobe" is the latest collab for the MMG duo following "Bogus Charms" in 2019, Wale's "Routine" released later that year and 2011's "Ima Boss" off Meek's Dreamchasers. 

In August, Meek revealed he and Ross were in the studio together, in an apparent hint to more new music expected soon from the duo. 

"MEEK X ROZAY SOUNDS…. I know I know it's gonna drop," the rapper wrote. 

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Gayle King defends bestie Oprah over Cindy Crawford "chattel" comments in Apple TV+ documentary

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While Oprah Winfrey has yet to weigh in, her bestie Gayle King is disappointed with Cindy Crawford's headline-grabbing comments about the talk show titan in Apple TV+'s new documentary The Super Models.

As reported, Crawford said she feels humiliated by her 1986 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, during which she was asked to stand up and model her body for the crowd.

"I was like the chattel or a child, be seen and not heard," Crawford confessed, adding she didn't get it at the time, when she was 20. "When you look at it through today's eyes, Oprah's like … 'Show us why you’re worthy of being here.'"

Re-watching the clip, Cindy said, "that was so not OK really. Especially from Oprah!"

Entertainment Tonight caught up with King in New York City Thursday night, and she said she's disappointed at the comments.

"I haven't seen it, and I want to see it, but I'm surprised and a little disappointed," King expressed. "Because I know Cindy's been on her show many, many, many times and it has always been a pleasant experience." 

She added, "It's not Oprah's thing to humiliate or make anybody feel badly," saying of the clip, "I have to see it, but, as far as I know, everything is good between Oprah and Cindy."

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Ice Spice reflects on VMAs win, talks texting Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj for 'Variety''s The New York Issue

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Ice Spice reflects on her steadily rising career for Variety's The New York Issue. In it, she recalls the drastic difference between attending last year's VMAs and the 2023 show, which took place earlier this month.

“I couldn’t see nothing,” she says of the view from her nosebleed seats at the 2022 event. “I just remember thinking, ‘I can’t wait to be part of that.’” This go-round, she sat next to "Karma" remix collaborator Taylor Swift and won the award for Best New Artist.

“I was trying to hold my tears back,” Ice says of the moment. “It was so hard. But I’m just so grateful, so blessed, so excited."

She adds of the Moon Person trophy, "I’m going to keep it in my studio for inspiration.” 

Ice Spice's quick rise to fame has come with detractors; according to the rapper, they have said things like, "Oh, I’ve never seen anything happen so quickly. She needs to be studied" or "She’s a plant."

The rumors once bothered her, but now, she says, “I just let people believe whatever they want to believe, to be honest."

"I’m at a point where I understand that just comes with this lifestyle," she adds.

That lifestyle consists of "working out, eating healthy [and] sleeping" to ensure she makes the best music. It also occasionally includes text conversations with Taylor and "Barbie World" collaborator Nicki Minaj.

“Sometimes I just wake up and I’m like, ‘I’ma text Taylor’ or ‘I’ma text Nicki.’ And then they be answering and I’m like, ‘Wow, that really makes me feel like that girl, for real,’” she says. “Them supporting me and just encouraging me gives me all the motivation I need.”

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Lizzo seeks to dismiss former dancers' harassment lawsuit


Lizzo's team has filed a legal document seeking to dismiss the lawsuit three of her former dancers filed against her. In it, they deny sexual harassment claims from Arianna DavisCrystal Williams and Noelle Rodriguez, all of whom also accused the singer of creating a hostile work environment.

“This is the first step of a legal process in which Lizzo and her team will demonstrate that they have always practiced what they’ve preached – whether it comes to promoting body positivity, leading a safe and supportive workplace or protecting individuals from any kind of harassment,” a spokesperson for Lizzo’s legal team said in a statement. “Any and all claims to the contrary are ridiculous, and we look forward to proving so in a court of law."

As Variety reports, Lizzo and her Big Grrrl Touring, Inc. production company requested that the judge dismiss the lawsuit “in its entirety with prejudice," providing over 30 affirmative defenses countering the dancers' original claims.

The dancers allege Lizzo and dance team captain Shirlene Quigley weight shamed them, pressured them to touch nude performers at a strip club in Amsterdam and more. However, according to Variety, Lizzo claims in the newly filed documents that “there was no injury, loss or damage to Plaintiffs” and that the plaintiffs acted in bad faith. 

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Cardi B talks "Bongos," aliens and more while eating spicy wings on 'Hot Ones' debut

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After days of teases, fans can now watch Cardi B's debut on Hot Ones, which premiered Thursday, September 28, on the First We Feast YouTube page.

Like previous guests, the rapper sat down with host Sam Evans and attempted to eat 10 chicken wings or vegan substitutes, with each serving prepared with a progressively hotter sauce. She also answered a few questions, though at some points she was too distracted by the spiciness of the hot wings.

“I’m trying to say something but I can’t even focus on the f****** question!” Cardi B said. That, however, didn't prevent her from providing some unfiltered responses.

Among the many topics Cardi discussed: the "annoying" process of recording a radio-friendly version of the Megan Thee Stallion-assisted "Bongos," her love for former President Franklin D. Roosevelt and her belief that aliens aren't real.

“If aliens are real, and they’re smarter than us, I feel like, why haven’t they invaded us?" she asked.

Cardi also gave a shoutout to two of her biggest idols/"super moguls," Rihanna and Jay-Z, and looked back on the time her husband, Offset, and his former rap trio, Migosread Llama Llama Red Pajama to the beat of their own song “Bad and Boujee."

“I love that book … I can only picture when the Migos was doing it,” Cardi said. “Good memories. I love having good memories of them in my head.”

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New previously unheard Prince tracks released; 'Diamonds and Pearls' debuts in Dolby Atmos & more

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October 27 will see the reissue of Prince’s 1991 album, Diamonds and Pearls, featuring 47 previously unreleased tracks. Ahead of the release, fans are getting a preview of what to expect.

Two previously unreleased songs from the iconic singer's infamous vault have just been released, “Get Blue” and “Live 4 Love (Early Version).”

The newly remastered Diamonds and Pearls will be released in a variety of formats, including a two-CD/four-LP deluxe edition and a seven-CD with Blu-ray or 12-LP with Blu-ray super deluxe edition. It is available for preorder now.

But that’s not all. For the first time ever, fans can now enjoy Diamonds and Pearls in Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio formats, giving listeners a chance to hear the music like never before. The new mixes were taken from the original album’s masters and mixed by longtime Prince audio engineer Chris James.

The new formats are available now via digital outlets

Fans will also soon have a chance to learn more about Diamonds and Pearls. The new four-part podcast The Story of Diamonds and Pearls, hosted and produced by Andrea Swensson, is set to debut October 12. It will feature insights into the creation and legacy of the album from members of Prince’s New Power Generation band.

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SZA's 'SOS' breaks a 'Billboard' chart record

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SZA just broke another chart record.

According to Billboard, her album SOS just logged the most weeks at number one on the Top R&B Albums chart.

The album has spent 41 weeks at the top of the chart, surpassing The Weeknd’s After Hours, which had a 40-week reign from 2020 to 2021.

SOS debuted at number one on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart in December 2022, spending 10 weeks at the top. It also topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, spending 21 weeks at number one and breaking the record for the longest stay for an album by a woman in the chart’s history.

This week, SZA’s collab with Drake, “Slime You Out,” landed at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs list. Her single "Snooze" reached its highest position yet at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, aided by a new remix featuring Justin Bieber.

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Rihanna is a big '90 Day Fiancé' fan, reality star says


Rihanna is apparently a big 90 Day Fiancé fan.

One of the stars from the TLC reality show, Yara Zaya, tells Page Six that the singer DM’d her on Instagram and let her know she loves the show.

“She DM’d me back in February 2021 when she was pregnant with her first baby,” Zaya says. “She told me she loved my storyline, and loves to watch the show.”

She says Rihanna also told her "she hopes that she is just as a good mother as I am."

“I always loved her," Zaya adds. "I reached out to her first, but had no idea that she would ever reply back to me.”

She tells Page Six she never planned to talk about her Rihanna moment, but she appreciated the singer’s kind words when she was going through a tough time. The two now follow each other on Instagram.

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Drake pays tribute to Takeoff, gifts fans a honeymoon at Atlanta tour stop

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During his tour stop in Atlanta earlier this week, Drake paid tribute to late Migos rapper Takeoff.

“One of the first things I ever did in Atlanta was I hopped on the remix to this song called ‘Versace,’ right?” Drake said in fan-captured footage from Monday night's show. “I just wanted to say while I’m in here, rest in peace to our brother Takeoff. That’s one of my first brothers in Atlanta. That’s one of my first memories of Atlanta, is hopping on that song and Atlanta showing me love.”

Back in 2013, Drake contributed a verse to the remix of Migos’ “Versace.” He went on to collaborate with the group a few more times, on the 2018 track “Walk It Talk It” and on a joint tour that same year. Takeoff was killed in Houston on November 1, 2022, at age 28.

Also during Drake’s Atlanta show, the rapper promised two fans a trip to Turks and Caicos after he spotted them holding a sign that revealed they skipped their honeymoon to be at the show.  

“She brought a sign to the show that says we canceled our honeymoon for this,” Drake said onstage. “Since we in Atlanta tonight and I’m feeling all the love from everybody…One of my favorite places in the world, you know what it is? It's a place called Turks and Caicos. I’ma send y’all to Turks and Caicos on a little honeymoon.”

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