Will Smith + Jimmy Fallon Beatbox Using An iPad App, Sam Smith Is “Overwhelmed” By Response To “Lay Me Down” Video + More On First Dibs

Turk of Hot Boy$ is suing Birdman for $1.3 million, Jack White and “Weird Al” Yankovic get coffee together, Katy Perry will perform with a domestic abuse survivor at the Grammys, and more on First Dibs.


  • Will Smith made a brief return to music on The Tonight Show when he and Jimmy Fallon recreated Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s “It Takes Two” using an iPad app. [Rolling Stone]
  • Sam Smith is “overwhelmed” by the responses he’s received to his “Lay Me Down” visuals, which dropped yesterday morning. His music video, which features Smith marrying another man, garnered attention for standing up for gay rights.
  • Katy Perry’s performance at this Sunday’s Grammys will be a collaboration with Brooke Axtelle, a domestic abuse survivor. Perry will perform “By The Grace Of God” while Axtelle performs a “written-word piece.” [NME]
  • Kanye West posted a link to a countdown site on his Twitter last night. Is Yeezy counting down to the release of his new Adidas shoes? [Billboard]
  • The Doobie Brothers perform “Long Train Runnin'” on Big Morning Buzz Live.
  • John Mayer received positive reviews as a host on CBS’s Late Late Show. Mayer pretended to be a substitute teacher, interviewed Katy Perry’s dancing sharks, and performed with John Legend. [Spin]
  • Lil Wayne isn’t the only one suing Birdman. Former Cash Money artist Turk is suing the label’s co-founder for $1.3 million for “messing with his money and practicing shady dealings.” [XXL]
  • Jack White, who has previously stated that he’ll know that he’s “made it” when he has coffee with “Weird Al” Yankovic, did just that. [CoS]

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