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On a Scale of Sober to Blitzed, How Messed Up Was Lil Wayne When He Recorded His 'Good Time' Verse?

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)On Monday, Paris Hilton fans were exposed to "Good Time," the former reality star's first official single in seven years. Hilton's signature sound hasn't changed all that much since she joined the YMCMB team — she's still singing in a baby voice, albeit over Afrojack-produced house tracks — but her list of collaborators has expanded. Behold, Lil Wayne's guest verse, which he obviously handled with extreme care:I'm f**ked upI can't tell you what's whatAll she know is suck, f**kI...Read Full Story

Paris Hilton Previews Her New Song 'Good Time' on Instagram

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)It's been seven years since Paris Hilton left her mark on the music industry with Paris, a collection of sickly sweet pop tunes that, to this day, have never been performed live. Now Hilton is planning a grand return with the Young Money crew, and has finally unveiled a taste of what's to come via Instagram. People, this is "Good Time."Yep: Auto Tune lives on! As does Paris Hilton's baby voice.Lil Wayne has a verse on the track, which will be officially released on October 1...Read Full Story

J. Cole Shows the Music Industry What a Sincere Apology Looks Like

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)It doesn't take a genius to understand why the lyric "I'm artistic, you n**gas is autistic, retarded" is terrible. The J. Cole line, featured on the artist's "Jodeci Freestyle" with Drake, is problematic for a multitude of reasons, so it wasn't too big a surprise when fans, autism support groups, and even fellow celebrities called for an apology. What is surprising is that when J. Cole apologized, he actually seemed to mean it.In the opening paragraph of a lengthy and heartfelt...Read Full Story

New Music Videos: David Bowie, RiFF RAFF, Eureka the Butcher, and More

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Today's new music video offerings range from the surprisingly simple (David Bowie's "Valentine's Day") to the unexpectedly violent (Eureka the Butcher's "Desert Rituals). Enjoy.David Bowie, "Valentine's Day"Living legend David Bowie decided to take a break from courting controversy for once, offering his most straightforward music video in a long while with the Indrani and Markus Klinko-directed clip for "Valentine's Day," which has him singing and strumming and showing off his fancy colored...Read Full Story

There Is No Flag Stomping in Lil Wayne's New 'God Bless Amerika' Video

By Alicia Dennis on
A few weeks ago, Lil Wayne found himself on the tail end of some very angry tweets when TMZ posted footage of him dancing around on top of the American flag during the video shoot for his song "God Bless Amerika." Weezy, who has had some trouble with apologies in the past, eventually tweeted, "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform."Now the rapper has released the video that sparked the entire...Read Full Story

Lil Wayne Says He Didn't Intentionally Trample the U.S. Flag

By Alicia Dennis on
(Getty Images)It's been established that Lil Wayne is bad at apologies, so no one really expected him to say anything about the stunt he pulled on the set of his new music video for "God Bless Amerika." Video footage showed the rapper stomping around on an American flag splayed on the ground before a New Orleans crowd, infuriating many a patriot. By Tuesday morning, Weezy felt it necessary to explain that he didn't do it on purpose — he just wasn't watching where he was stepping."I didn't...Read Full Story

Poll: Has Lil Wayne Gone Too Far by Trampling on the American Flag?

By Alicia Dennis on
Flag Day was on Friday, but Lil Wayne waited until Saturday to whip out his stars and stripes... and then walk all over them.Wayne filmed scenes for his upcoming music video for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans over the weekend, rapping in front of a crowd of people gathered behind an American flag. Weezy's actions aren't illegal — it's considered free speech — but they are apparently infuriating. Plenty of people took to Twitter to voice their disapproval:What's your opinion of Weezy's...Read Full Story

Lil Wayne Talks Seizures and the Miami Heat on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

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Lil Wayne paid Jimmy Kimmel Live! a visit on Tuesday, making up for a scheduled appearance he had to cancel after a serious seizure in March. After Weezy explained that the episode was particularly traumatic because his "homies" weren't in the room and didn't know he was seizing, Kimmel asked him if he'd taken steps to make sure there are "homies on alert" in the future. Wayne's response drew applause from the audience.Watch Weezy discuss his health, his relationship with the Miami Heat, and...Read Full Story

DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne Voyage to 1996 in the 'No New Friends' Video

By Alicia Dennis on
The music video for DJ Khaled's new single "No New Friends" is rather incomprehensibly set in May 1996, although unfortunately it does not present collaborators Drake, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross as they looked back in the Clinton era. Drake, for instance, would have been 10 years old.(Tumblr) That doesn't look like a kid who pops bottles in a bathtub.Read Full Story

WATCH: Jay Pharoah from 'SNL' Does a Killer Lil Wayne Impersonation

By Lani Conway on
Jay Pharoah from Saturday Night Live has many talents. He can do a mean President Obama, and slay an impersonation of Jay-Z and 50 Cent. Not surprisingly, he's got a pretty on-point imitation of rapper Lil Wayne. The 25-year-old comedian stopped by SiriusXM’s "Sway in the Morning" to show off his Weezy-like raps and inflections. It's pretty darn good. What do you think?Read Full Story