YouTube star Nikkie de Jager, better known as NikkieTutorials online, has come out as a transgender woman.
"I wanted to be my own person, my own identity, my own human being without any rules, without any labels and without any restrictions," she says in the video. "I want to start the year off with the truth."
Nikkie says that she decided to come out publicly after being blackmailed by some online haters.
"Filming this video is scary, but it feels so liberating and freeing," she continued. "I am NikkieTutorials and I am Nikkie. I am me. We don't need labels. If we are going to put a label on it, yes, I am transgender, but at the end of the day, I am me. And at the end of the day you are you."
"You can be you," the beauty expert continued. "You are in charge of how you want to live your life. I am here to openly share that I am transgender, and with this message, I want to inspire little Nikkies around the world, who feel insecure, who feel out of place, who are misunderstood. I hope by me standing up and being free, that it inspired others to do the same."
After a string of new songs, Hayley Kiyoko has released the first official single and final track from her project I’m Too Sensitive for This Shit. “She” addresses both her struggles and hopes as a closeted teenager.
The video for “She” is set in Kiyoko’s childhood bedroom, covered in Fanta and ‘N Sync posters as well as trophies. Sporting her teenage hairstyle and an oversized flannel shirt, she stands awkwardly in front of the mirror before changing her outfit and envisioning herself as a superstar within the confines of the same bedroom.
The video features Hayley in her childhood bedroom as she reflects on being a closeted teenager who has big dreams for her life.
“She” is the final track from her EP I’m Too Sensitive for This S–t.
NSYNC‘s Lance Bass even makes a cameo, lip-syncing along to her lyrics, “Done, she’s gonna get it done / She’ll do it on the run / But still have so much fun, fun.”
Monsta X just announced their upcoming North American summer tour, Monday (January 13) along with a complete list of tour dates. The massive tour kicks off on June 2 in Minneapolis before heading to cities across the U.S. and Canada, including Boston, Toronto, Atlanta and Vancouver. Monsta X will perform their last show at The Forum in Los Angeles.
Following the announcement, the boys also released a message via Twitter.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17 at LiveNation.com
Check out Monsta X's 2020 tour dates, below:
June 02 — Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
June 05 — Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
June 07 — Washington, DC @ Eaglebank Arena
June 10 — Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
June 12 — Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
June 14 — Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena
June 16 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
June 19 — Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Event Center
June 22 — Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
June 24 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
June 27 — Ft. Worth, TX @ Dickies Arena
June 29 — Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
July 01 — Seattle, WA @ accesso ShoWare Center
July 03 — Vancouver, BC @ Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Center
July 06 — San Jose, CA @ SAP Center at San Jose
July 08 — Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre
July 11 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Apryl Jones pretty much confirm her breakup with cast member Lil Fizz during an appearance on Out Loud with Claudia Jordan.
"You know Dreux is a great man, and his focus is on Kam, my focus is on my children, and we are where we are, and I kinda wanna leave it there," she said when asked about the status of their relationship.
But Apryl denies that she was the reason for B2K's breakup, despite being called out by several celebrities.
Beyoncé is promoting her Ivy Park collection with Adidas.
The Ivy Park-Adidas line is released Saturday, and Beyonce's really been going all-in on sex appeal for the campaign.
Beyoncé also dropped an arty new teaser for an upcoming collab between Ivy Park, her activewear line, and Adidas.
The pop superstar dons multiple pieces from the collection in a new video, which also features K-pop singer CL and several models, as Rolling Stone notes. The clip includes a number of vaguely empowering sound bites like, ”I find love in everything that I do,” “These barriers are not going to stop me,” and "My freedom."
Louis Tomlinson's debut solo album is on its way, and he just blessed his fans by revealing its track list.
The singer had a mural painted by artist Jay Kaes for the announcement on Saturday (Jan. 11).
"This is so sick ! Thanks so much @jaycaes for doing this, and to all of you for watching on the stream. Walls is coming 31st Jan," Tomlinson wrote on Instagram, where he shared a full look at the mural.
Once the mural was up, he also posted a clip featuring just the 12 song titles on his Twitter page.
See his social media updates about the track list's unveiling and the complete list of songs below. Walls is set to be released on Jan. 31.
Louis Tomlinson's Walls Track List:
1. "Kill My Mind"
2. "Don’t Let It Break Your Heart"
3. "Two Of Us"
4. "We Made It"
5. "Too Young"
8. "Always You"
10. "Perfect Now"
12. "Only the Brave"
Selena Gomez just dropped her new album Rare and she surprised fans by releasing the video for the title track the same day.
Selena awakes in a colorful butterfly garden in the new video, which was directed by BRTHR.
“HERE IT IS!!! My album is officially out in the universe.. thank you for the souls that worked on this with me. Now it’s yours. Hope you like it,” Selena wrote on Instagram.
Echosmith‘s sophomore album Lonely Generation is the first on their own record label, and is out now!
“we poured our hearts and souls into these 12 songs and we couldn’t be more proud of this album. I hope you LOVE it, I hope you FEEL it, and I hope you SEE yourselves in it. I love you all. Thank you so much for being on this journey with us. :) ok now plz go buy it, stream it, send it to ur friendz and put it on repeat!!!!!!!!!!” Sydney wrote on Instagram.
“These three kids have an album coming out in 15 minutes. I’ve never grown more making anything in my life, and my heart explodes with joy thinking of people hearing this music for the first time,” Noah added on his account. “We aren’t superstars or the cool kids in the world, but we are a family that loves each other and you . I hope you feel joy and peace listening to our music, and that it makes this world feel a little less lonely.”
In addition to the release of their album, Echosmith also just dropped their new music video for “Diamonds”.
Drake and Future have been teasing new music recently. On Friday (Jan. 10), they came through with a new single titled "Life Is Good."
The duo also dropped a video for the track, which is directed by Director X and shows the rappers working regular jobs such as trash men, mechanics and fast-food workers. The visual features cameos from 21 Savage, Mike Will Made-It, Lil Yachty and Big Bank Black.
The single will presumably be on the follow-up to their 2015 collab project What a Time to Be Alive, which they've been teasing since earlier this year when Drake was on tour.
Selena Gomez is back with her third studio album with Rare.
The 27-year-old says this is her most personal body of work yet, with songs ranging from deep emotional ballads to upbeat pure pop tracks with positive messages. With all of the excitement, fans waited over 24 hours outside retailers to snag a copy of her latest album.
'Rare' is the first release for Gomez since her 2015 release, Revival. The influence and stories on the new album stem from new subject matter from relationship drama to self-love, health scares and wanting to hide away from the spotlight.
Gomez said that she found healing from creating the album about her real-life experiences. "Honestly, this album was kind of a nightmare to deal with, but in the best way possible," she told Spotify in an interview prior to the album launch. "I thought that I was so ready like two years ago, I had collected all of these sessions, beautiful sessions, I don't even remember half of them because it evolved each year."