First Dibs: Bruno Mars Appreciative Of Fans’ Support Following Mother’s Death

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Bruno Mars at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards

Tyler, the Creator causes controversy thousands of miles from home, a documentary featuring rapper John Forte comes to New York, and Meek Mill talks about his professional growth.

  • After news broke of Bruno Mars‘ mother’s fatal brain aneurysm, fans quickly expressed their support and condolences. Mars posted a tweet thanking everyone and let us all know how he’s holding up during a tough time. [E!]
  • Odd Future‘s Tyler, the Creator is stirring up controversy overseas. The rapper has provoked the ire of a feminist group, who lambasted lyrics they viewed as misogynistic. [All Hip Hop]
  • If you’re in the New York City area tonight, make sure to check out The Russian Winter, a documentary exploring rapper John Forte’s unique journey from recording with the Fugees, to a seven-year prison stint, and then through a reflective trip across Russia. The film is being screened at the Brooklyn Academy of Music at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with Forte and director Petter Ringbom. [Brooklyn Academy of Music]
  • Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill definitely knows where he comes from, but he also knows there are different “levels” he can take himself to in order to achieve greatness. Read more about where he’s headed. [MTV]

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