Amber Rose held her second annual Slut Walk this year, and it was bigger and better than ever! For those misinformed (like Benzino – explanation in the gallery,) the Slut Walk is NOT an event to promote women being promiscuous. Instead, it is an extension of an ALREADY EXISTING BEFORE AMBER event, that was created after a rape victim was told by a police officer that if she hadn’t dressed “like a slut,” she wouldn’t have been raped. Thus, the message is one of empowerment for women, driving home the point that they should be able to dress however they feel,and that it never, ever is an excuse for men to rape them. It also looks to ditch double standards, as Amber has been labeled all types of names because she’s dated around since splitting from Wiz, but Wiz has been honored as “the man” for doing the very same thing.
Last year, Amber had trouble getting fellow celebs to come out – perhaps because they may not have understood the positive message – but this year, there were plenty of people there to support! Perez Hilton and Frenchie Davis hosted the event, which featured performances from both Trina and Love & Hip-Hop’s Mariah Lynn. Also spotted were Blac Chyna, Kendra Wilkinson, DJ Duffey and Instagram sensations Joanne The Scammer and TiTi (BlameItOnKWay.)
Check out pics and video below!
President Obama has always been vocal about his love for music, even making playlists to share his tastes with the world. Now, he’ll bring the music to the White House, as he prepares for South by South Lawn – a one-day festival he’s created, clearly inspired by his time as a keynote speaker at SXSW this year.
Dreams have just come true for Kehlani. The 21-year-old Oakland songstress has been announced as the opening act on select dates of Lauryn Hill‘s upcoming MLH Caravan: A Diaspora Calling! Tour, alongside Nas as well.
Kehlani has long been a fan of Lauryn, even tattooing her face from the cover of The Miseducation on her arm (which you can see in the photo below.)
“if you know me… you know this happens to be the most special thing has ever happened to me,” Lani said. “Thank you Ms. Hill, thank you God.”
Noname and Little Simz will also be on the tour, though none of the aforementioned acts will be on every date. Kehlani will join the shows in New York, San Francisco (her hometown crowd) and Seattle, while Nas will join the ladies in both SF and Seattle as well. The full run will feature sets from Seun Anikulapo Kuti, Paul Beaubrun and the Soul Rebels on every show.
Check out the full list of dates below.
Ty Dolla $ign has announced the inaugural ‘Dolla Day‘ concert, taking place September 25 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. This will coincide with the release of his new mixtape, Campaign, which hits retailers on September 23. It will also be held in conjunction with Respect My Vote!, encouraging attendees to hit the polls!
Tickets are only $5 and available here, but if you’re not in the area, the show will be streamed via TIDAL. I, however, will make sure I’m in the area. LOL.
Below, check out the Campaign visual “Zaddy,” shot during Ty‘s recent trip to Japan.
Mac Miller is gearing up to release his new album, The Divine Feminine, on September 16. In support of the project, Ariana Grande’s new boyfriend will hit the road on a huge tour just two days after it drops, and remain on the trek for the remainder of the year.
Check out the full list of dates below, and head to Mac’s site for more info!
A$AP Ferg stays on the road. After touring as a supporting act with both G-Eazy and Tory Lanez this year, the Trap Lord has announced a headlining trek of his own.
Joined by Playboi Carti and Rob $tone, the 27-date Turnt & Burnt Tour kicks off in the Chi just before Halloween, and wraps in New York in early December. Check out the full list of dates below. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 26 at 10am local time.
The Bad Boy Reunion Tour was set to kick off this Thursday in Columbus, Ohio, but ticket-holders are going to have to wait a bit longer to see the crew do their thing.
The AP reports that the show will take a week off, and resume on September 1 in Chicago, in order to give Diddy “the much needed time he needs in order to recover and give fans the incredible stage experience they have come to expect from a Puff Daddy production.”