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

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]

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