Posts By Emily Exton

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Justin Bieber Responds To DUI Arrest By Comparing Himself To Michael Jackson

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What do you do when you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence and drag racing in a major American city? Well, if you’re 19-year-old Justin Bieber, you compare yourself to Michael Jackson. Bieber has issued his first comment since Thursday’s early morning arrest in Miami Beach in the form of an Instagram photo likening himself to the King of Pop. This of course follows the Bieb sitting atop a car to wave to all the fans who waited patiently for his release from jail. Always remember the little people, kids.

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Why Isn’t Nicki Minaj Happy With Her ESPN Cover Photo?

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We’ve seen what can unfold when bad magazine covers happen to beautiful people. But rarely do we get reactions from the stars themselves, whose bodies have been altered and airbrushed to unattainable perfection by strangers. Current cover girl Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram account on Thursday to call out ESPN magazine for retouching her image featured alongside Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant for the magazine’s music issue. Her take? “When retouching goes wrong.”

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Grammy Busts: The Least Successful Best New Artist Winners

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Winners of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist include Mariah Carey, You Oughta Know alum Adele, Lauryn Hill and The Beatles. What should be considered the highest order of tapping a kid on the shoulder and telling him or her they’ve “got potential” has maintained enough credibility over the years to remain relevant. But that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a few missteps. Grammy got it right with that English foursome who would later create Abbey Road and become the most recognized act around the world, but then there’s the German duo who weren’t actually singing on their debut album. Not to mention the flower child responsible for the Dawson’s Creek theme song and that old dude who can’t stop crooning about sailing.

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Beautiful Liars and Truthful Hips: 5 Great Shakira Duets

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Shakira and Rihanna‘s buzzed about duet, “Can’t Remember To Forget You,” drops today. To prep for what we can only imagine will be a sexy track highly likely to make the dreary winter a lot hotter, we’re looking back at some of Shakira’s greatest collaborations.

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How Excited Are YOU For The OutKast Reunion At Coachella?

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The rumors were true. OutKast is performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, sharing the stage for the first time since 2004. That’s definitely cooler than a polar bear’s toenails.

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A History Of Drake In Tank Tops

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Remember when Drake seemed to only wear sweaters? Those cozy knits and color-coordinated cardigans perfectly complimented his vulnerable rhymes. Oh, how times have changed.

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Been Trill: How Much Love Does Beyoncé Have For Houston?

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As Jay Z has taught us, BK is from Texas. While Hov has basically become an unofficial ambassador for the Empire State thanks to a certain uber catchy cut off his 2009 album, The Blueprint 3, Beyoncé has made a point to show much love to her hometown of Houston over the last year.

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Forget Music Videos, Russell Taylor Loves Performing Live

For many, the shower is the one place where we can pretend to be Beyoncé without the judgment of strangers. It’s a safe space where we can live out our wildest performance fantasies, even if our vocals wouldn’t normally get us past Simon Cowell‘s doorstep. Continue to sing in the privacy of your own bathroom if you must, but Russell Taylor prefers a more prominent stage of his own. “Performance isn’t just for the fans, it’s also for me,” our December You Oughta Know artist explains. “There’s no other place I’d rather be than onstage performing.”

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Rihanna Goes “Hard,” Rocks See-Through Top In Chilly New York City

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Now that Rihanna has wrapped her Diamonds World Tour, she has ample time to spend twerking in her bedroom, catching up on Love and Hip Hop Atlanta or hitting the studio. But just because the temperatures have dropped doesn’t mean she’s adjusted her wardrobe accordingly. In the words of Robyn Fenty: phuck yo winter.

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10 Memorable Mob References In Hip Hop

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Biggie‘s friends and proteges referred to themselves as the Junior M.A.F.I.A. and Rick Ross is a self-proclaimed “Don.” When it comes to allusions to organized crime–both fictional and factual–we need look no further than the catalog of our favorite hip-hop act. Mob Wives: New Blood premieres tonight, and to get you prepared for what’s about to go down, we’re taking a look at some of the most memorable mob references in music.

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