Posts By Rahsheeda Ali
It’s been weeks since the Grammy Awards where Macklemore & Ryan Lewis snagged the award for Best Rap Album, and we figured that if there were any hurt feelings about the win, they would’ve surfaced long ago. Macklemore even went as far as to send a conciliatory text to fellow contender Kendrick Lamar, and the Compton MC graciously accepted the gesture. But Drake, another nominee in the category, wasn’t impressed — and he’s being very vocal about it.
Taylor Swift has been having a ball in the U.K., keeping herself occupied by performing with the likes of Emeli Sandé and Ellie Goulding. But Swifty has also been engaging in some tweaks to her personal style, which she recently revealed through Instagram.
Even though the Iron Curtain has been down for more than 20 years, Russia is still facing opposition. But this time it’s coming from an unlikely force — popular musicians. Ok, it isn’t totally surprising that music artists would draw the ire of such a conservative country, but that doesn’t mean fans aren’t paying attention when stars end up in the middle of political squabbles.
With the 2014 Winter Olympics getting under way in Sochi this week, we couldn’t help but take a look at some of the acts who’ve previously caught the watchful eye of Russian officials.