In an Instagram post on Tuesday evening (Jan. 22), Chris Brown denied rape allegations against him, posting a photo that reads "This Bitch Lyin'" in all caps.
“I wanna make it perfectly clear…..,” Brown elaborated in the caption, “This is false and a whole lot of cap (sic)! ... For my daughter and my family this is so disrespectful and is against my character and morals!!!!!”'
Earlier Tuesday, reports surfaced that Brown had been detained Monday in Paris on potential charges of aggravated rape and drug infractions after a woman filed a rape complaint. His rep confirmed to Billboard on Tuesday that Brown had been released from custody and that all charges have now been dropped.
Chris Brown and two members of his team have been arrested by French police after a woman claims she was raped by the singer in a hotel.
French authorities confirm Brown has been detained and is in custody for alleged aggravated rape and narcotics offenses. Authorities went on to say he is being processed, which is the French version of being arrested and booked.
The woman says she met Brown overnight between January 15-16 at club Le Crystal and then headed back to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with the singer where she claims to have been raped.
Investigators have two days to decide to file preliminary charges or to let Brown go.
Chris was spotted at Le Cirque Club in Paris Saturday night -- just three days after the alleged rape -- with Ammika Harris, a woman who he is reportedly dating.
Brown was sued back in May by a woman who claimed she was raped at a party at the singer's home. The woman claimed Brown supplied party attendees with Molly, cocaine and weed and that it was one of his friends who raped her.
The LAPD investigated the woman's claim after she filed a report, but could not determine if the sex was forced or consensual. The lawsuit is ongoing.
Ariana Grande just released the track list for her upcoming fifth album.
The 25-year-old singer told fans that she’d unveil the track list on Friday along with the cover art and the presale link, but she dropped the track list a few days early.
There will be 12 songs on the album and there are no featured artists on any of the tracks.
The track list was revealed on the Instagram account for her previous album Sweetener, which was released back in August 2018.
Click inside for the full list of songs…
Ariana Grande reveals track list1. “Imagine”
5. “Fake Smile”
6. “Bad Idea”
7. “Make Up”
9. “In My Head”
10. “7 Rings”
11. “Thank U, Next”
12. “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored”
Drax Project released their new song "Woke Up Late" featuring Hailee Steinfeld Monday (Jan. 21), and it's like taking a sip of some sweet champagne.
The fizzy pop track describes having a fun night out and then spending the the next morning in. Drax Project and Steinfield showcase their sweet fallsettos as they sing the repeated, "Why's it so, so easy with the lights down," while the bouncy beat bubbles underneath. Though the lovers admit they "drank 'til two" and "danced 'til four," they will do it all again.
"'Woke Up Late' is about wrapping your head around the adventure of the night before and ultimately deciding that you're cool with it," said Drax Project in a press release. "Given the nature of this story, it did cross our minds while writing it as to how it might work as a duet -- with a female voice telling her side. We're all huge, big fans of "Starving" and "Let Me Go," so [we] were beyond stoked to get Hailee on the song! She absolutely kills it in movies and in music. We feel like having her vocals take both the sonics and the feel of the song to another level!"
Check out the video below.
Tinashe has parted ways with RCA!
Fans noticed that the “2 On” singer has been removed from the label’s website. In November, Tinashe may have alluded to her split with RCA by posting a screenshot of a “404 Not Found” error message that displays when you try to access her artist page on RCARecords.com. There has been no official confirmation from Tinashe or RCA.
The 25-year-old released three projects on the label including her 2014 debut Aquarius and last year’s Joyride, as well as her 2016 mixtape Nightride.
Tinashe had expressed frustration with RCA in the past, claiming the label prioritized other acts including labelmate ZAYN over her. When asked why her sophomore album Joyride had been delayed, she once told a fan: “They’re focused on Zany lmao that’s the real tea.”
She also butted heads with her A&R when she voiced her opinion about the direction of her music. After expressing that she did not want to record a particular song, the label rep suggested she go home. “He turned to me and said, ‘Well, then we can just go home.’ At this point, I burst into tears,” she told Lena Dunham as part of the actress’ “Women of the Hour” podcast in 2017.
Meanwhile, the singer is venturing into other areas. She is set to play Mimi in Fox’s upcoming live production of the musical “Rent” alongside Vanessa Hudgens, Mario, Kiersey Clemons, Jordan Fisher, and more. “Rent” will air live on Sunday, Jan. 27.
On Saturday (Jan. 19), Camila Cabello dropped a hint that a follow-up album is on the way.
The "Havana" singer posted a picture of herself with Mark Ronson and Ilsey Juber --who co-wrote Cabello's "She Loves Control" as well as Ronson's recent collaboration with Miley Cyrus, "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" -- to Instagram, captioned with a writing emoji.
Ronson shared the picture to social media as well, tweeting it out and writing, "Feelings & Consequences."
Cabello is scheduled to perform at the Grammy Awards, where she's nominated for best pop vocal album and best pop solo performance, on Feb. 10.
Erykah Badu was doing a show Saturday at Chicago's Aragon Ballroom, where she stopped her performance at one point to launch into a tangent about R. Kelly.
Erykah said she wanted to send out a prayer to "R," which stunned the crowd for the worse. She said she hopes he sees the light of day if he's done all the things he was accused of on "Surviving R. Kelly."
As the boos mounted, Erykah continued her remarks by openly wondering if anyone who was allegedly assaulted by R. Kelly went on to be an offender themselves ... do they too deserve to be crucified?
People in attendance say a few people even got up and left the venue because of how turned off they were by her defending the embattled singer.
A sneak peak of Laura Marano‘s new music video for “Let Me Cry!” was debuted on PopSugar on Saturday (January 19).
“3. Days. To. #letmecry!!!” Laura shared on Instagram. “Thanks @popsugar for debuting the sneak peak of the video (check my story for the link!)”
“‘Let Me Cry’ is all about allowing myself to be emotional, vulnerable, and a mess for the day,” she explained. “I wanted the video to show the process of breaking down and becoming that mess. This clip is basically at the beginning of the process — I’m walking around this beautiful ballroom, and I’m going from this shadowy part of the room to where the light and sunshine are; but I’m not there for long. You’ll have to watch the rest of the video to see where I end up.”
5 Seconds of Summer have released “Lie to Me” music video.
The pop rock band – Luke Hemmings, Michael Clifford, Calum Hood, and Ashton Irwin – shared the visual with fans on Friday (January 18).
It features lead vocalist Luke sitting in a car in the middle of an abandoned race track at night. Two cars then crash into either side of the vehicle, leading to a fiery explosion.
“Now I wish we never met/ Cause you’re too hard to forget/ While I’m cleaning up your mess/ I know he’s taking off your dress,” he sings.
“Lie to Me” is part of 5SOS‘s 2018 album Youngblood.
Princess Nokia is accusing Ariana Grande of ripping off her song.
On Friday, Nokia, 26, shared a video of herself on social media listening to Grande’s new song “7 rings,” pointing out what she claims are similarities.
“Does that sound familiar to you? ‘Cause that sound really familiar to me. Oh my God!’ Nokia said in the clip.
The rapper then played a snippet of her song “Mine” from her mixtape 1992.
“Ain’t that the lil song I made about brown women and their hair? Hmmmm… sounds about white,” Nokia added.
The lyrics from Nokia’s track are “Rock my many styles then go natural for the summer/ Hair blowing in the hummer/ Flip the weave, I am a stunner/ It’s mine, I bought it/It’s mine, I bought it.”
In “7 rings,” Grande, 25, raps, “My wrist, stop watchin’, my neck is flossin’/Make big deposits, my gloss poppin’/You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it/I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it.”
Nokia did not mention Grande by name, but did tag her Instagram username in the caption.
Grande has yet to address the claims on social media.
The song was heavily inspired by “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music and it speaks to Grande’s strong friendships and new sense of independence following a difficult year that included the death of ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and her whirlwind failed romance with Pete Davidson.
The singer previously revealed in a tweet that the “7 Rings” belonged to her best pals, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx, Courtney Chipolone, Njozma, Alexa Luria and Kaydence, who were all featured in the music video.
She also explained that her mother Joan Grande and her Nonna Marjorie Grande also own rings, making the total nine — “but they got theirs after song was done,” Grande said.
Prior to releasing the song on Friday, Grande gathered a majority of her friends together for a celebration, in which they proudly showed off the sparkling jewels on their fingers.