Missy Elliott Announces First Ever Headlining Tour

Missy Elliott Announces First Ever Headlining Tour

Missy Elliott Announces First Ever Headlining Tour

Missy Elliott, the iconic rapper, singer, songwriter and producer, will embark on her first ever headlining tour this summer.

Kicking off on July 4 in Vancouver, Out of This World: The Missy Elliott Experience Tour also includes Busta Rhymes, Ciara, and longtime collaborator Timbaland. The 24-city concert series is set to make stops in Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Houston, and Toronto, among others.

“This is an incredible time in my life as I am experiencing so many milestone ‘firsts,’” Elliott said in a statement. “Being the FIRST female hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and now going out on my FIRST headline tour,. Fans have been asking me to tour forever but I wanted to wait until I felt the time was right because I knew if I was ever going to do it, I had to do it big, and I had to do it with family!”

News of the tour went live earlier today with a clip that was directed by Dave Meyers, the acclaimed music video director.

 

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The tour is being produced by Live Nation in association with Mona Scott-Young, CEO of Monami Entertainment, and Missy’s longtime manager. The Love & Hip-Hop creator told Variety that Elliott’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was the impetus for the upcoming tour.

“I think that was a seismic moment for her as well, where she realized that this was a goal and a dream that she had been working so hard to attain,” says Scott-Young. “And now that she felt that she had achieved that pinnacle, she wanted to really do this thing that she put off for so long, which was go out on the road.”

Presale for the Out of This World: The Missy Elliott Experience Tour starts Tuesday, with other presales happening throughout the week, followed by general on-sale tickets beginning Friday, April 12.

 



 

WILL Delete Later: J. Cole Apologizes At Dreamville Fest For Kendrick Lamar Diss, Seemingly Plans To Take It Off Streaming

J. Cole Apologizes At Dreamville Fest For Kendrick Lamar Diss, Seemingly Plans To Take It Off Streaming

WILL Delete Later: J. Cole Apologizes At Dreamville Fest For Kendrick Lamar Diss, Seemingly Plans To Take It Off Streaming

During his closing set at Dreamville Fest 2024, J. Cole dropped a major bombshell: He doesn’t feel good about dissing Kendrick Lamar. At all.

Prior to a rendition of his 2014 hit, “Love Yourz,” the Fayetteville native told the thousands in attendance about the 10-year period of growth that followed creating that song, leading up to the surprise release of his latest project, Might Delete Later, on Friday. Cole admitted that although he was very proud of the project, there is one part that he’s not too proud of.

That “one part” was the project’s closer, “7 Minute Drill,” which served as a direct response to Kendrick Lamar’s scathing verse on Future & Metro Boomin’s “Like That.”

In his speech, he admitted that the track, in his words, was “the lamest sh*t I’ve ever did in my f*cking life,” considering it as a spiritual relapse of sort. He says that after the response to Kendrick’s diss spread, the idea of responding left the MC conflicted because he didn’t feel a way about the diss.

In the end, Cole offered an apology to Kendrick for the track.

“I pray my n*gga didn’t feel no way but if he did I got my chin out take ya best shot I’ma take it on the chin, I ain’t gonna lie to yall past 2 days been terrible it let me know how I’ve been sleeping for the past 10 years.”

He also hinted at possibly having “7 Minute Drill” removed from all streaming platforms.

The speech has left fans and hip-hop heads alike with mixed reactions. While some are applauding Cole for seemingly taking the high road and opting for preserving his peace, others considered the speech as the rapper accepting the “L” in the battle of the bars.

 

Jonathan Majors Sentenced: To Serve 1 Year Domestic Violence and Assault Counseling

Jonathan Majors Sentenced: To Serve 1 Year Domestic Violence and Assault Counseling

Jonathan Majors Sentenced: To Serve 1 Year Domestic Violence and Assault Counseling

Jonathan Majors avoids jail time, being sentenced to one year of domestic violence and assault counseling in case against ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari.

Manhattan Judge Michael Gaffey delivered the sentencing Monday morning, ordering Majors to complete a 52 week in-person batterer’s intervention program and continue with his mental health therapy. (ETOnline)

The sentencing comes nearly four months after being found guilty of two misdemeanor counts of harassment and assault against his ex-girlfriend, Grace Jabbari. After a two-week trial, Majors was initially set to be sentenced in January, but it was delayed to April due to motions filed by his legal team. The motions were dismissed last Wednesday, according to Variety.com. Manhattan Judge Michael Gaffey delivered the sentencing Monday morning.

The judge also granted a full protective order for Jabbari. Majors could face a year in jail if terms are violated.


“He is not sorry and has not accepted responsibility. He will do this again. He will hurt another women. This is a man who believes he’s above the law,” Jabbari said in her victim impact statement, “I had a career and life and body, all of which he’s damaged.”

 

What Does Doja Cat's Natural Hair Texture Look Like to You? The Internet Bullies Her Off Instagram

What Does Doja Cat’s Natural Hair Texture Look Like to You? The Internet Bullies Her Off Instagram

What Does Doja Cat's Natural Hair Texture Look Like to You? The Internet Bullies Her Off Instagram

Doja Cat usually loves to battle internet trolls, but this time she has seemingly had enough. On Friday, the “Paint The Town Red” released new cover art for her single, “Masc,” on Instagram. It was a close up shot of her tight, bleach blonde curls.

However, it was only a matter of time before rude commenters likened the image to sheep’s wool—and more disturbingly pubic hair. Doja Cat went on Instagram Live to chastise those who disrespected her, right before she disabled the comments on the post.

“I’m seeing a pattern. I’m seeing a consistent pattern in my comments section of people saying is my hair pubic hair, is it carpet or is it sheep’s wool,” she stated. “And it’s not even questions … some people are being like, that’s what it is.”

Ultimately, the 28-year-old artist was over the negativity. “We gotta move forward. Let’s move forward. Let’s grow,” she pleaded. “I can’t tell you what to do. I’m not your f**king parents. I don’t wanna say too much.”

 

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Doja infamously shaved her hair—and her eyebrows—back in 2022, prompting fans to express concern over the star’s behavior. Last month, the emcee said she had enough of social media before deactivating her Instagram account.

She wrote, “hey i’m gonna deactivate because i’m not really feeling this anymore,” in a since-deleted post. Doja Cat added “you guys take care of yourselves. i like coming here to find inspo and see people being creative but i just feel like this is getting to be too much.”

If you ask us, folks were wrong as hell for clowning Doja’s natural hair, which is an inherently powerful statement for Black women. Hopefully, she won’t let the haters get under her skin again.

After DUI Arrests, Tiffany Haddish Reveals Alcohol Isn't Her Problem. It's This ...

After DUI Arrests, Tiffany Haddish Reveals Alcohol Isn’t Her Problem. It’s This …

After DUI Arrests, Tiffany Haddish Reveals Alcohol Isn't Her Problem. It's This ...

While things have legally been settled as it relates to Tiffany Haddish’s latest legal issues involving DUIs, the “Girls Trip” star is steal dealing with some form of an aftermath.

In a recent interview on the “The Coversation with Amanda de Cadenet” podcast, Haddish opened up about her sobriety journey following her controversial Thanksgiving 2023 DUI arrest.

As previously reported by The Root, the “Night School” star was arrested in the wee hours on Black Friday morning in Nov. 2023, in Los Angeles after having previously performed at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood earlier that evening for the club’s 43rd annual free community Thanksgiving feast.

Around 5:45 a.m. PT, someone alerted Beverly Hills Police Department that there was a person stopped in the middle of Beverly Drive, with the driver reportedly “slumped over the wheel” while the car was still running. When police showed up, they found Haddish and she was subsequently taken to jail without incident for suspicion of driving under the influence. No one was injured in the incident.

As a result, the “Like a Boss” star pleaded no contest to reckless driving and took a plea deal which resulted in her getting the two misdemeanor charges dropped altogether. Her charges were reduced down to “wet reckless,” which means Haddish’s license won’t be suspended like it would have been had she actually been officially charged with a DUI.

In a statement to People, Haddish’s attorney said at the time: “Ms. Haddish has agreed to a simple vehicle code violation (not driving under the influence, which has been dismissed) and looks forward to this being behind her.”

Now, in this latest intervew, Haddish shared how she’s been taking charge of her health and getting a grip on her relationship with alcohol, which she describes as not her “not that hard.”

“It’s not that hard because it wasn’t really like my main thing anyway,” Haddish explained. “You know what I found out my main thing is? Meat, chicken, beef… and candy.”

Later, when asked if she considered herself sober, Haddish said: “I consider myself being obedient to the law. It’s court mandated. Two years, I’ve been waiting for my hearing in Georgia, and what happened in LA triggered Georgia.”

The “Nobody’s Fool” star also touched on her relationship with smoking weed, explaining that she only did so to help with her endometriosis diagnosis. However, now she’s embarked on a more raw vegan regimen as a replacement.

Additionally, a source close to Haddish told Page Six that the comedian was “serious about her sobriety” and “very into her health right now. She’s going through her changes and is doing amazing.”