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Sneak Peek: Chris Brown Gets “Punk’d”

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YES!!!

BET is set to bring back the classic MTV celebrity prank show “Punk’d,” and R&B superstar Chris Brown is first on the list!

In a sneak peek of the series premiere, Chris and French Montana are filming a music video when they’re approached by 9-year-old actress Jayla, who first asks if she can give him some dancing tips, and then admits she has lost her parents.

BET will premiere the new version of “Punk’d” on Tuesday, August 18 at 10:30 PM. The episode will also feature K. Michelle as she experiences an interesting Uber ride! (We can’t wait for this!)

Watch a snippet of the prank unfold below:

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Mariah Carey Hits The Studio with French Montana and Justin Bieber

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Is it time already? Superstar diva Mariah Carey says yes!

Hitting the studio with both French Montana and Justin Bieber, the self-proclaimed “elusive chanteuse” seems to be cooking up another set of tunes for her lovely lambs.

Taking to her Instagram to post a few shots of her in the studio, the veteran singer has teamed up with Bad Boy signee, French Montana and Pop sensation Justin Bieber, who according to TMZ crashed the session. Letting us know that the new sound will be “#comingsoon,” fans flooded her page with positive statements about what she could possibly be working on.

What’s interesting to us is the fact that Mariah and Bad Boy created some of the top remixes together in the ’90s. With French signed to Bad Boy, does that mean we can get a reunion between Diddy and MC on some new music too?

Only time will tell… Take a look at another snap below:

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K. Michelle and Azealia Banks Cancel Joint Tour

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K. Michelle and Azealia Banks were getting ready to bring their talents to a city near you on their recently announced joint tour, but it appears the tour is over before it even began.

Azealia took to Twitter to share the bad news. She didn’t explain why the tour was canceled, only saying that she received an email from K. Michelle’s team saying that she was “unavailable this fall.”

K. Michelle shed some more light on the cancelled outing in a lengthy note on Instagram. She blamed it on overworking herself and shot down rumors that there was bad blood between her and Azealia. She also claims the cancelation was not due to poor ticket sales.

The 20-date North American trek was set to kick off Sept. 15 in Indianapolis and wrap Oct. 15 in Los Angeles.

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Janet Jackson, Sam Smith, The Weeknd and More Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival Line-Up

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Las Vegas is the place to be this September 18-19!

Returning for their fifth year the iHeartRadio Music Festival will take over Sin City and the MGM Grand. R&B will be rightfully represented well this year, as the recently announced line-up includes some of the today’s hottest singers, and a headlining performance from none other than Janet Jackson!

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R. Kelly Announces ‘Buffet’ Album Release Date!

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The King is coming, sooner than you might think!

While he has been talking about his next album, Buffet, in a few recent interviews, R. Kelly is nearly ready to make it available to the world. Taking to his Instagram the R&B icon announced the album is due out September 25, and he will be performing a release show in New York City at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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Monica Announces ‘Code Red’ Release Date, Talks Album Details

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Well it’s about time!

While we’ve been patiently waiting on Monica to release her 8th studio album, Code Red, much has been hush around the details that surround it.

Aside from the release of its lead single “Just Right For Me,” which features Lil’ Wayne, Code Red has been well…in the red.

That was until now!

Announcing that the album finally has a release date of September 18, Mo’ is ready to put things in high gear. Mentioning that she named the album Code Red because she feels as if R&B is in a state of emergency, the gorgeous veteran singer let fans know that she would indeed be going on tour for the album.

From 13 to now being 34, Monica told DJ Smallz Eyez that the album will be sort of a re-introduction. Stating that Pop and Oak, Fat Boy, Polow Da Don, Jo’zzy, Rico Love, Dallas Austin, and more will play some sort of part in the album, we’re more than eager to hear what she’s been cooking up.

Take a look at Mo’ drop the details below!

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Jacquees, Elijah Blake, Justine Skye, Anthony Lewis and More Set To Perform on “Scream Fest”

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Nostalgia.

Back in the early 2000s, everyone and their mama’s were lined up outside their local arena preparing to experience what can be known as the best end-of-summer tour ever: The Scream Tour.

While the line up included some of the top young acts in the industry – including Bow Wow (who was God’s gift to adolescent girls back then), Chris Brown, Omarion, T.I., Ciara, Trey Songz, and T-Pain, the sound and roster of artists has definitely changed throughout the years.

Being headlined by Rich Homie Quan this year, the 18-date tour – which is presented by Scream Nation in association with Live Nation – is back in effect with some of today’s hottest artists in the game. Found alongside Rich Homie will be fellow ATL rapper K Camp, Diggy, and a roster of R&B acts including, Elijah Blake, Jacquees, Justine Skye, and Anthony Lewis. Additional acts such as T Wayne, Rawyals, Chris Miles, 4EY, and Star Mic will be on the tour as well. As with any ‘Scream Tour’ though, fans can expect a few special guests to make an appearance.

Looking for one last turn up before you get in study mode? Tickets go on sale Aug. 1, so make sure you cop yours!

Take a look at the stops for this year’s Scream ‘Back 2 School’ Fest below!

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Janelle Monáe Announces Wondaland ‘Eephus Tour’

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The time is here!

Janelle Monáe and her talented roster of artists are ready to give the world a taste of their comprehensive sound.

Announcing their tour today, the summer trek – powered by Toyota – kicks off on August 12 in Philadelphia and spans eight cities. In addition, the crew will play a free secret show at a currently undisclosed location, which fans can RSVP for now at Wondaland.com. Artists found on the tour in addition to Janelle include the “Classic Man” himself Jidenna, singer Roman GianArthur, funk duo Deep Cotton, and R&B group St. Beauty.

In celebration of the tour, Wondaland Records will release the six-track compilation EP Wondaland Presents: The Eephus to digital retailers. The project features the hit “Yoga,” as well as Kendrick Lamar’s remix to “Classic Man.”

Check out the tour dates below!

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