R Kelly

R Kelly ‘dropped by Sony Music’ after explosive documentary

Independent R Kelly has been dropped by Sony Music, it has been reported. The music conglomerate, which is the parent company of Kelly’s label RCA Records, has ended their working relationship, Variety reported on Friday. Kelly’s name currently does not appear on RCA Records’ website, where a list of all the label’s artists is available.

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey sues ex-assistant over ‘secret videos’ Mariah Carey is suing a former assistant she says tried to blackmail her with secretly recorded videos, TMZ reports. She’s asking for unspecified damages, though wants more than $3 million, according to TMZ. In the music star’s newly filed lawsuit against Lianna Azarian, which was obtained by TMZ, the diva claims the woman recorded


Rihanna sues father over use of their last name for business

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES: Rihanna is suing her father over his use of their last name for a business. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Los Angeles, Rihanna, whose full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, says that her father, Ronald Fenty, and his partner have violated her trademark and falsely suggested

Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys to host Grammy Awards next month

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Alicia Keys usually attends the Grammys, but this year she’ll be there as a host. The Recording Academy announced Tuesday that the R&B star will host the Feb. 10 show for the first time. The Grammys will air live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Keys has

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Kim Kardashian confirms she and Kanye expecting 4th child

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting their fourth child. Kardashian confirmed the surrogate pregnancy during an appearance Monday on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.” The 38-year-old reality star says the boy will arrive “sometime soon.” Kardashian says she got drunk on Christmas Eve and had told some

Sanii Makhalima opens up on musical hiatus

By Paidashe Mandivengerei ZIMBABWEAN Urban Grooves pioneer, Lungisani ‘Sanii’ Makhalima had not been heard from in musical terms since the 2016 release of his tenth album ‘Man U script’. Makhalima has a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry, with 10 albums to his name. In a recent interview with Makhalima said his absence


Ne-Yo says R Kelly shouldn’t be compared to Michael Jackson

By Agencies SINGER and songwriter Ne-Yo says the allegations against R Kelly are worse and not comparable to the ones against the late Michael Jackson. Speaking to TMZ on Wednesday night at Los Angeles International Airport, the Closer singer commented on the comparison people have been making of the two artists and said, “Nothing. Unlike R Kelly,

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ZBC’s Power FM bans R Kelly’s music

By Paidashe Mandivengerei STATE broadcaster, ZBC’s Power FM radio station has removed American R&B artist, R Kelly’s music from its playlist, joining the #MuteRKelly, a global campaign against the under-fire entertainer. The American crooner is in the eye of the storm over sexual misconduct allegations made against him by several women. Several online music stores have

The late Dan Tshanda

South Africans celebrate the life of Dan Tshanda

SABC Hundreds of mourners attended the memorial service of the late disco musician, Dan Tshanda in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. 54-year-old Tshanda died after a short illness in Sandton last Saturday. His family, which has fond memories of him, say they are still struggling to come to terms with the sudden loss. Tshanda produced music for groups

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin’s estate in turmoil

USA Today The Bloomfield Township, Michigan, police department is investigating a theft from Aretha Franklin’s estate, which has been embroiled in controversy both before and since the late singer’s death. Police Lt. Timothy Abbo told the Detroit Free Press late Thursday an active theft investigation is underway involving the Queen of Soul’s suburban mansion, but

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R. Kelly’s daughter explodes, calls dad a monster

USA Today R. Kelly’s estranged daughter is speaking out on the damning allegations against her father that were highlighted in Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series. Joann Kelly, who goes by the stage name Buku Abi, addressed the growing controversy on her Instagram story Thursday, making it clear that her silence was not “careless(ness).” “I just


Megastar Davido in collaboration with upcoming Zim artist

By Paidashe Mandivengerei NIGERIAN Afro Pop megastar Davido has completed a collaboration with upcoming Zimbabwean artiste King98 on a track titled ‘No Bad Vibes’. Produced by Cassper Nyovest’s producer Alie Keys who mentors King98, ‘No Bad Vibes’ will be released on the 14th of January this year. Aged 20 and based in South Africa, King98 this

Lady Gaga apologises for R. Kelly collaboration

By Associated Press NEW YORK: Lady Gaga is sorry for her 2013 duet with R. Kelly in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against the singer, and she intends to remove the song from streaming services. “What I am hearing about the allegations against R. Kelly is absolutely horrifying and indefensible,” she said. Posting on

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US man tells police R. Kelly’s manager threatened him

By Associated Press STOCKBRIDGE: A Georgia man involved with a recent documentary detailing abuse allegations against R. Kelly told police the singer’s manager threatened him. Timothy Savage told an officer on Jan. 3 that Don Russell had texted him saying it would be best for him and his family if the documentary didn’t air, according

Mariah Carey

Mariah Carey settles sexual harassment lawsuit with former manager

Mirror Pop singer Mariah Carey has reportedly settled a lawsuit with her former manager, Stella Bulochnikov Stolper, after both parties reached an agreement, according to Stella’s attorney. Page Six has reported that the 48-year-old ‘Hero’ singer was manager by Stella for three years, until November 2017. She has accused Mariah of walking around naked and

R. Kelly

R. Kelly’s brother drops child sex assault bombshell R.Kelly’s brother has revealed he was sexually abused as a kid. Carey Kelly dropped the bombshell during an interview for controversial new documentary series Surviving R. Kelly, which debuted in America on Thursday night (03Jan19). The revelation seemingly corroborates the R&B star’s own confession that he was molested as a kid. Carey explained he

Johannesburg’s grandest old colonial club seeks new image

By AFP With its imposing columned facade, hunting trophies and oil portraits, the Rand Club in Johannesburg’s city centre is a relic of South Africa’s colonial and apartheid past. Founded in 1887 by British mining magnate Cecil Rhodes, it was the favoured venue for white businessmen and free-wheeling gold prospectors to strike deals and socialise