Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Libel Lawsuit Against Celebrity Gossip Blogger

The rapper sued the YouTuber Tasha K in 2019 after she posted a series of videos claiming that Cardi B was a prostitute.

#cardi-b-1992, #libel-and-slander, #privacy, #rap-and-hip-hop, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tasha-k, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Cardi B Awarded $1.25 Million in Libel Lawsuit Against Blogger Tasha K

The rapper sued the YouTuber Tasha K in 2019 after she posted a series of videos claiming that Cardi B was a prostitute.

#cardi-b-1992, #libel-and-slander, #privacy, #rap-and-hip-hop, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tasha-k, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

Best Songs of 2021

Sixty-six tracks that tell the story of the year: a posthumous political statement, a hyperpop star finding his footing, an emerging force’s debut smash and a superstar’s 10-minute redo.

#adele-singer, #arts-year-in-review-2021, #barnett-courtney-1988, #bieber-justin, #bridges-leon-1989, #c-tangana-1990, #camilo-singer, #cardi-b-1992, #carll-hayes, #dacus-lucy-1995, #del-rey-lana, #drake-rapper, #drexler-jorge, #felice-brothers, #fivio-foreign-1996, #glaive-singer, #half-waif-music-group, #harding-aldous, #howard-charlton-the-kid-laroi, #irreversible-entanglements-music-group, #james-loraine, #jlin-musician, #kasai-allstars-music-group, #lil-baby-rapper, #lil-nas-x-rapper, #linda-lindas-music-group, #lizzo-1988, #low-music-group, #montero-call-me-by-your-name-song, #musgraves-kacey, #patria-y-vida-song, #poarch-bella, #polachek-caroline, #pop-and-rock-music, #prince-1958, #rap-and-hip-hop, #richard-dawn-1983, #rodrigo-olivia-2003, #rostam-1983, #silk-sonic-music-group, #smith-abbey-yebba, #snail-mail-music-group, #spotemgottem-rapper, #swift-taylor, #sza-singer, #teddy-afro-1976, #tems-1995, #two-thousand-twenty-one, #tyler-the-creator, #ware-jessie, #wave-rod-1999, #weather-station-music-group, #yendry-singer, #youngboy-never-broke-again-rapper

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Team Up Again, and 10 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Lizzo featuring Cardi B, Machine Gun Kelly, Brandee Younger and others.

#baker-colson-machine-gun-kelly, #big-thief-music-group, #bird-jade, #burnett-t-bone, #cardi-b-1992, #coltrane-ravi, #hill-lauryn, #jazz, #katy-b, #krauss-alison, #ladyhawke-1979, #lizzo-1988, #nas, #octave-dieuson-kodak-black, #plant-robert, #pop-and-rock-music, #potter-chris, #prism-quartet, #rap-and-hip-hop, #wave-rod-1999, #younger-brandee-1983

BET Awards: Highlights and Reactions

Red-carpet stunners, a surprise make-out session, the reveal of Cardi B’s second pregnancy and so much more.

#black-entertainment-television, #cardi-b-1992, #coleman-zendaya, #dmx

Billie Eilish’s Portrait of Power Abuse, and 11 More New Songs

Hear tracks by Willow featuring Travis Barker, girl in red, DJ Khaled featuring Cardi B, and others.

#barker-travis-1975, #block-priscilla, #burial-william-emmanuel-bevan, #cardi-b-1992, #dj-khaled, #eilish-billie, #half-waif-music-group, #jade-tongue-music-group, #jazz, #mcbride-christian, #pop-and-rock-music, #q-steven-marsden, #rap-and-hip-hop, #rei-sofia, #sebring-brye, #shyu-jen-musician, #smith-willow, #ulven-marie-girl-in-red

The Artists Dismantling the Barriers Between Rap and Poetry

Though the two forms remain distinct, today’s rising stars in both genres are creating a shared literary ideal that gives voice to the Black and brown experience.

#betts-reginald-dwayne, #brown-jericho, #cardi-b-1992, #lamar-kendrick, #parker-morgan-poet, #poetry-and-poets, #rap-and-hip-hop, #wap-song, #writing-and-writers

One Big Pop Star + One Big Pop Star = an Easier Path to No. 1

Major artists looking to top the Hot 100 this year turned to a familiar formula made all the more powerful by the proliferation of fandoms online.

#6ix9ine-rapper, #black-people, #cardi-b-1992, #dlamini-amala-zandile-doja-cat, #grande-ariana, #knowles-beyonce, #lady-gaga, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #minaj-nicki, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #two-thousand-twenty

Best Songs of 2020

Tracks responding to real-time events and a spectrum of moods captured the hodgepodge feelings of life in lockdown.

#070-shake-1997, #1975-the-music-group, #allison-sophie-soccer-mommy, #avenue-beat-music-group, #bad-bunny-singer, #block-priscilla, #bonzie-1995, #breland-daniel, #bridgers-phoebe-1994, #bts-music-group, #busta-rhymes, #cardi-b-1992, #charli-xcx, #chicks-the-music-group, #childers-tyler-1991, #cj-rapper, #cook-a-g-1990, #derulo-jason, #dj-khaled, #drake-rapper, #dumpstaphunk-music-group, #elverum-phil, #frangipane-ashley-nicolette-halsey, #grande-ariana, #gunna-rapper, #harlow-jack-rapper, #humberstone-holly, #hunt-sam-1984, #ife-music-group, #internet-money-music-producer-collective, #jarosz-sarah, #jawsh-685-2003, #keiyaa-singer, #keys-alicia, #knowles-beyonce, #lady-gaga, #lamar-kendrick, #lil-baby-rapper, #lil-mosey-rapper, #lil-uzi-vert-rapper, #lipa-dua, #mcbryde-ashley, #partynextdoor-1993, #pimienta-lido, #pop-and-rock-music, #popcaan-singer, #ppcocaine-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #remy-meg-us-girls, #reyez-jessie, #rhythm-and-blues-music, #rmr-1996, #rosinkranz-claire, #savage-tiwa, #saweetie-1994, #stevens-sufjan, #strokes-the-music-group, #sullivan-jazmine, #swift-taylor, #tame-impala-music-group, #tesfaye-abel-weeknd, #two-thousand-twenty, #vedo-singer, #verdes-tai, #wallen-morgan, #wonder-stevie, #woods-jamila-1989

Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Proves Music’s Dirty Secret: Censorship Is Good Business

Scandalized parents and politicians ushered in warning labels in the 1980s. Now making clean versions of explicit songs means taking advantage of every possible revenue stream.

#cardi-b-1992, #eminem, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #labeling-and-labels-product, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #pop-and-rock-music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #wap-song

‘WAP’ Is Good, Raunchy Fun. On TikTok, It’s at Home.

Men rap and sing about sex in preposterous and sometimes awkward detail all the time. It’s beyond time that the same courtesy is extended to women like Cardi B, Megan Thee Stallion and ppcocaine.

#cardi-b-1992, #city-girls-music-group, #megan-thee-stallion-rapper, #ppcocaine-rapper, #rap-and-hip-hop, #sex, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #wap-song, #women-and-girls

How Does a New Yawker Tawk?

The #BestNYAccent challenge on Instagram brought out the sound of an unflappable city.

#cardi-b-1992, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #fauci-anthony-s, #guzman-luis, #instagram-inc, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #perlman-rhea, #sanders-bernard, #trump-donald-j, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming, #voice-and-speech

As Reality TV Reunions Go Virtual, What About the Fights?

Castmates, prepare to yell into your Zoom.

#abc-inc, #bravo, #cardi-b-1992, #cohen-andy-1968, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #mtv-networks, #netflix-inc, #television, #videophones-and-videoconferencing