Last Lap: Did Adam Levine Throw Shade At Lady Gaga?

The Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter opens up about his addictions, Katy Perry announces a new show, and Kanye West is about to take on a new production project.

  • Maroon 5’s Adam Levine recently took to Twitter, scolding artists who seem to rehash old musical movements. Lady Gaga responded, but there’s no apparent sense the dig was aimed at her. Is there something going on that we don’t know about? [Us Magazine]
  • Nick Carter says that his family often joked that he took his first drink at two years old. He doesn’t find that so funny anymore, having battled with alcohol and drug addictions over the years. The singer details his struggles in a new memoir. [Daily Mail]
  • Katy Perry is planning a star-studded charity concert in Los Angeles, featuring performances from Sara Bareilles, Tegan and Sara, and the California Gurl herself. [Perez Hilton]
  • R&B legend Charlie Wilson says Kanye West will be listed as a producer on his next album. The former Gap Band frontman has worked with Yeezy in the past, and we can’t wait to hear what’s in store. Below, check out the singer at this year’s BET Awards, joined by Pharrell Williams and Justin Timberlake. [MTV News]

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