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Where’s the music, Kanye?
Kanye West was slated to release his album ‘Yandhi’, the sequel to ‘Yeezus’ on September 29. Hyping fans he even Tweeted: ‘The being formally known as Kanye West, I am Ye.’ When his album was meant to drop at midnight, fans were left hanging when it was nowhere to be found as the clock struck. His admirers were left in an uproar at the broken promise.
Selena takes a break from social media
You might remember that live story that Selena Gomez did on her social media where she spoke about her friendship with Taylor Swift and her thoughts on her ‘Elle Magazine’ cover? Well, she’s since announced that’s she’s going to take some time off Instagram and her other social media, saying: “Taking a social media break. Again, as much as I am grateful for the voice that social media gives each of us, I am equally grateful to be able to step back and live my life present to the moment I have been given. Kindness and encouragement only for a bit! Just remember – negative comments can hurt anybody’s feelings.” Don’t worry Selena…we know you’ll be back!
Katy and Orlando?
It’s rumoured that Katy Perry and actor Orlando Bloom have rekindled their on-again, off-again romance that has been smouldering since 2016. Well, those rumours became official when the pair were seen stepping out together on the red carpet at the recent Gala for the Global Ocean charity event. Before making their début, Katy posted a little video of Orlando dancing around to Sir Mix-a-Lot’s ‘Baby Got Back’.
Celine says adios to Vegas
The ‘My Heart Will Go On’ singer made the sad announcement that, after eight years, she’ll be ending her Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace. Dion’s last show will be on June 8, 2019. In a statement she said: “I definitely have mixed emotions about this final run. Las Vegas has become my home and performing there has been a big part of my life for the past two decades. It’s been an amazing experience and I’m so grateful to all the fans who have come to see us throughout the years. Every show we do throughout this fall, and right up until the final one, will feel very special.”
Lil Xan hospitalised
The ‘Betrayed’ singer and Noah Cyrus’ ex, Lil Xan was gearing up for a huge tour until, last week, he was taken to hospital. Shortly after, he took to Instagram to explain why: “I went to the hospital today. You know, getting ready to pack for this tour. I just want to let everybody know I was in the hospital. I guess I ate too many Hot Cheetos and I guess it ripped something in my stomach open so I spit up a little blood.” He then went on to reassure his fans that he was okay and fully recovered. He was also spotted a few days after his release from hospital by paparazzi – one who offered him a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, which he proceeded to eat with gusto. Some of us never learn…
Zedd and Shawn Mendes team up for a catchy remix!
If you thought Shawn Mendes’ ‘Lost In Japan’ couldn’t get any better, think again. Zedd remixed the already catchy song and the result is one you’ll have on re-play all day! Mendes says that when he decided to make this his next single, he wanted to do an exciting remix for it and Zedd is a good friend and an amazing artist, so it felt natural to ask him to collaborate on it. ‘Lost in Japan’ was originally released on Shawn Mendes’ self-titled LP back in May.
DJ Snake goes Reggaeton
DJ Snake has been teasing us with new music for a while now, finally releasing ‘Taki Taki’ featuring Selena Gomez, Cardi B., and Puerto Rican singer Ozuna. DJ Snake spoke about the record saying: “I wanted to make a Reggaeton club record, so I sent it to Ozuna who crushed it.” He continued by saying he still felt like he wanted to have more females on the record – ones that can speak Spanish specifically, which is why Selena Gomez and Cardi B. were the perfect choices!
New music for Khalid fans
Khalid has been keeping himself busy by working with as many artists as possible, such as Halsey, Benny Blanco, Ty Dolla $ign, and the list goes on. But we finally have a new song from him where he gets to showcase his smooth vocals as always. ‘Better’ is produced by Charlie Handsome, who’s also worked with big names like Kanye West and Drake. Khalid will be performing at the American Music Awards on October 9, 2018.