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The test results are central to the rapper’s lawsuit alleging blogger Latasha Kebe spread “false” rumors Cardi worked as a prostitute, used cocaine, and has herpes and HPV For more, check out: (Source)

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The Recording Academy continues to exist within its own strange dimension, one in which Jon Batiste is the center of the musical universe and the second Lady Gaga/Tony Bennett jazz duets album was one of the landmark popular music events of 2021. You have to hand it to them for the consistency, at least: So many extremely Grammys-esque artists were showered with nominations today in preparation for the Jan. 31 ceremony at, uh, Arena. Some of them, like Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish, are actually this popular in the real world. And some of them are H.E.R.

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Earlier this year, great American Cardi B released “Up,” her last proper single. It’s also her most recent #1 hit. Since then, Cardi has appeared on tracks from artists like Normani, Lizzo, and Summer Walker. Today, Cardi has come out with a new solo track, but it’s not a proper single. Instead, it’s the opening track from the soundtrack for the new Netflix movie Bruised.

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Vince Aung

When Olivia Rodrigo took over the world with “drivers license” at the top of 2021, critics like me scrambled to point out reference points for the trembling piano ballad, which simultaneously felt traditional and in step with the bedroom-pop zeitgeist. But Rodrigo herself did not cite the influence of Phoebe Bridgers, Billie Eilish, or even her self-professed idols Taylor Swift and Lorde. Rather, she said the song was directly indebted to minor, the 2020 EP from Gracie Abrams. “It was so great,” Rodrigo told Pandora. “I was so inspired. I literally just drove around my neighborhood listening to it for like an hour, and I was so moved that I went home and I wrote this song, which I really love, that is very much inspired by her style of songwriting.”

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Summer Walker’s sophomore album Still Over It is officially out now. The 20-track project, which follows 2019’s Over It, features a bunch of exciting guest spots, including Cardi B, SZA, Ari Lennox, Lil Durk, Pharrell Williams, Omarion, and more.

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Kevin Brophy called out Cardi for going to Paris after telling a court she needed to avoid risky travel; rapper counters a work trip isn’t a lengthy trial For more, check out: (Source)

Plaintiff Kevin Brophy says Cardi’s trip to the French capital and her appearance at multiple “highly public events” last week show she was “misleading” the court For more, check out: (Source)

Francesco Carrozzini

You could be forgiven for assuming Yebba is British. The singer born Abbey Smith — her stage name is Abbey backwards — is working in a hip-hop-adjacent retro soul realm that, in the 21st century, has been dominated by English singers like Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele. One listen to “Boomerang,” the most decidedly Winehouse-esque throwback on Yebba’s debut album Dawn, is enough to clue you in to Back To Black producer Mark Ronson’s involvement. But no, Yebba is not from the UK. She’s from Arkansas. And the music industry is doing its damndest to ensure she’s known all over the world.

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$uicideboy$, Wizkid, and PinkPantheress all hit new peaks For more, check out: (Source)