Adele Rumored to Drop New Album and Tour, Rihanna Gets Political, R. Kelly is Doing House, and More on First Dibs

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Celebrate making it halfway through the week with First Dibs: R. Kelly says goodbye to R&B and hello to House, Rihanna talks Palestine (not really), Us the Duo is the first ever musical act to get signed through Vine, and more.

  • The World Music Awards‘ Twitter account stated in a tweet: “ confirms 2015 Tour After The Release Of Her New Album ‘25’!” However, Chairman Martin Mills of Beggars Group, the parent company to Adele’s XL Recordings, tells Billboard that there’s “no truth in this.” So which is it and what’s happening? We want answers.[Billboard]
  • R. Kelly announced at a show in Chicago that he is working on a House album. Uh, no comment. [Rollingstone]
  • Chris Brown has always been open to experimenting with his hair, and we usually don’t care. But he’s sporting a vintage Don Draper-esque look and kinda pulling it off. [Hot 97]
  • Kreayshawn (remember “Gucci,Gucci”?) got catfished by a fake Diplo. Then she vlogged about it. [Noisey]
  • At an event in Los Angeles, Dave Grohl stated that he doesn’t want his child to think the only way to become a musician is to stand in a long line, only to have a “bazillionaire” tell you you can’t sing. [NME]
  • Rihanna tweeted #FreePalestine, and then deleted it. The internet exploded. [Complex]
  • Vic Mensa gets trippy in his new video for “Feel That.” Catch cameos from Chance The Rapper and Chanel from Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory. [MTV News]
  • Marsha Ambrosius was the musical guest on Conan last night and performed “Run,” the single off of her sophomore LP Lovers & Friends. [Miss Info]
  • Us the Duo is the first to get a record contract through the video social media app, Vine. This amazing married couple shares their story in a fun interview with Myspace. [Myspace]

[Photo: Getty images]

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