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UPDATED: If You're Reading This It's Too Complicated: Breaking Down The Latest in Meek v. Drake

UPDATED: If You're Reading This It's Too Complicated: Breaking Down The Latest in Meek v. Drake
Last time we looked at the Drake-Meek Mill Twitter beef/rap beef/somewhat confusing fight over Nicki Minaj, it was relatively small in scope -- Meek accused Drake of having other people write his rhymes (which was already kind of common knowledge),...… Read Full Story
tv Transparent is Coming Back This Winter, Here's Why It's the Best

Transparent is Coming Back This Winter, Here's Why It's the Best

Today at the Television Critics' Association tour, Amazon announced that the second season of its series Transparent would become available December 4. That sounds like a long way away (and, in some respects, it is), but now it not only... Read Full Story

Sigh: Future Tries to Subtweet His Way into Ciara's New Relationship

Future, you know I loooove Dirty Sprite 2, but you're making this whole art versus the artist thing really difficult for me -- especially since you've been acting like a real brat.For those of you not glued to your... Read Full Story

#DearNonNatives Is the Important Native American Hashtag You Need To Read

photo by Beyond Buckskin#DearNonNatives is a new Twitter hashtag that's been floating around since last Thursday with the aim of spotlighting Native American voices that are so oft overlooked. After all, as rapper Mykki Blanco recently put it, it's no... Read Full Story

Tiger Beat is Coming Back

Tiger Beat, one of the best magazines for one of the best groups of people (teen girls), is coming back from its long summer vacation. The New York Times reports that a group of investors -- including Nick Cannon and... Read Full Story

Watch Nick Knight's Mesmerizing Tribute to Alexander McQueen

With the closing of the Alexander McQueen retrospective Savage Beauty at the Victoria and Albert Museum yesterday, fashion photographer Nick Knight has released a tribute of his own. Knight, a longtime McQueen collaborator whose relationship with the late designer spanned... Read Full Story

Vogue Meets Industrial in FKA twig's New "Figure 8" Track

photo by Dominic Sheldon This morning FKA twigs debuted "Figure 8" from her forthcoming Melissa EP on Beats 1 Radio.An icy, pulsating banger that sees her going in much more uptempo directions, it still possesses the same skin-crawling viscerality that's made... Read Full Story

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith Apparently Have a Secret Divorce Settlement

photo by Billy Farrell/BFAStandard-bearing celebrity couple and the foundation of America's favorite family Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith are rumored to be officially divorcing by the end of the summer after 17 years of marriage.According to RadarOnline, the couple... Read Full Story

RIP "Trap Queen," Long Live Fetty Wap

If the phrase "song of the summer" ever meant anything before it was stripped of all context, it was this -- an unshakeable earworm that somehow managed to infiltrate car stereos, barbecues, and parties for the hot months, the song... Read Full Story

Björk Collaborator Arca Announces New Solo Album "Mutants"

photo by Daniel SannwaldArca's officially back, as the prolific, Venezuelan producer took to Twitter earlier today to announce the fall release of his next LP, Mutant.!! my next full length album is out late fall and it's called Mutant and I CANNOT... Read Full Story