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Music News Round-Up: Spice Girls Rumoured For Glastonbury, Drake Tops Spotify's 2018 List, Doves Reunite
The week's music news rounded up, including a potential headline slot at Worthy Farm for the Spice Girls and Cardi B's split from Offset.
Spice Girls TO HEADLINE GLASTONBURY?
The Spice Girls reunion next summer could be about to get even bigger, with new reports that the band could headline 2019’s Glastonbury Festival.
The reunited group – minus Victoria Beckham – could be set to bring girl power to Worthy Farm in June next year to take one of the two remaining headline slots, after grime megastar Stormzy was confirmed as the first headliner a few weeks back.
The rapper was up in court regarding her arrest over a nightclub incident in August.
Cardi B endured a decidedly mixed day on Friday, finding out that she had been nominated for five Grammy awards shortly after appearing in court in relation to a charge of assault regarding an incident in a strip club.
The 25 year old star discovered that she was nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap Album and Best Pop Duo/Group performance for her collaboration with Maroon 5 on ‘Girls Like You’.
However, it went down on the same day that she was appearing in court, over an incident on August 29th where she allegedly attacked two bartenders at Angels Strip Club. The ‘Bodak Yellow’ star was later arrested and charged on October 1st on suspicion of assault and reckless endangerment.
Continue reading: Cardi B Nominated For Five Grammys On Same Day As She Appears In Court
The rapper handed herself in weeks after the incident in New York.
She's only been in the public eye for three years and already Cardi B is stacking up some controversy behind her. This week it was reported that she handed herself into a police station in Queens, after she was involved in a brawl which took place at a New York strip joint this summer.
The 25-year-old Bronx rapper spoke to police yesterday (October 1st 2018) and ended up being charged with two misdemeanour counts of reckless endangerment and one misdemeanour count of assault by the NYPD, according to CNN. Apparently, two bartenders were assaulted.
Continue reading: Cardi B Charged With Assault After Strip Club Brawl
Cardi B performing live at the 2018 Global Citizen Festival held at Central Park in New York. Other headliners included Janet Jackson, The Weeknd and Shawn Mendes - Performances - New York, New York, United States - Saturday 29th September 2018
The new mom had been due to play 24 dates with Mars on his North American tour in September.
A few weeks after welcoming her first baby into the world, Cardi B has announced that she’s decided to cancel all of her upcoming autumn tour dates with Bruno Mars, admitting that she’s “underestimated this whole mommy thing”.
The chart-topping rapper gave birth to a baby girl named Kulture earlier this month on July 10th, with her husband Offset from hip-hop trio Migos. Cardi had been due to hook up with Bruno Mars for the North American leg of his 24K Magic tour in the autumn, but she’s not ready to leave her baby at such a young age.
“I thought that after giving birth to my daughter that six weeks would be enough time for me to recover mentally and physically,” the 25 year old star told her fans on Instagram. “I also thought that I'd be able to bring her with me on tour, but I think I underestimated this whole mommy thing.”
The chart-topping rapper is responding to a lawsuit lodged against her by her former manager Klenord 'Shaft' Raphael' in April.
Superstar rapper Cardi B has launched a counter-lawsuit against her former manager, whom she claims was “disloyal and deceitful” and even tried to control her romantic life.
Back in April this year, Klenord “Shaft” Raphael had sued the star, real name Belcalis Almanzar, for $10 million claiming that he had been “frozen” out of her career after she exploded into the mainstream over the last year. Raphael claimed credit for discovering the star, and sought to enforce the rapper's management agreement with his company WorldStar that entitled it to 20% of her gross income. He also alleged that Cardi defamed him by telling people that he stole money from her.
Three months later, chart-topper Cardi is looking to have all management and recording agreements made with Raphael declared void by launching a counter-suit worth $15 million, which she filed in court on Thursday (July 5th), according to Variety.
Continue reading: Cardi B Launches Counter-Lawsuit Against Former Manager
The superstar rapper is expecting her first baby in July.
Cardi B has made the announcement that many have been expecting – she’s cancelling the remainder of her summer tour dates because of her advancing pregnancy.
The ‘Bodak Yellow’ star, 25, took to Instagram to tell her fans that she won’t be fulfilling her scheduled summer tour dates beyond this weekend’s Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. as she enters the third trimester of her pregnancy.
“Broccoli fest will be my last performance for a little while and everything. Because you know shawty keep growin',” the rapper said in a video yesterday. “I be looking like I be moving and everything but in reality, a bitch barely can breathe!”
Continue reading: Cardi B Cancels Summer Shows Ahead Of Due Date
American rap star Cardi B has claimed that Cardi B says her struggles have proved to be a source of motivation.
Cardi B says her struggles have proved to be a source of motivation.
The chart-topping rap star worked as a stripper prior to her emergence as an international music act, and Cardi has claimed that the troubles she encountered en route to the top of the entertainment industry have made her more appreciative of her success.
Writing on her Twitter account, Cardi explained: ''You gotta struggle before you come up, it teaches you a place you never want to return to. (sic)''
Continue reading: Cardi B: My Struggles Motivate Me
Bruno Mars has revealed he will be hitting the road with his friend and collaborator Cardi B as he confirms he's bringing his '24k Magic' tour back to the US.
The 'Just The Way You Are' hitmaker teamed up with the hip hop star on a remix of his single 'Finesse', and it looks like the pair are set to collaborate again in the future - this time, it's going to be live.
In a series of tweets confirming plans for another US leg of his world tour, Bruno wrote: ''What if I told you I wanna do one more U.S tour so we could celebrate 24k Magic together one last time.....
Continue reading: Bruno Mars Touring With Cardi B
American Cardi B will make an appearance in Amazon's Superbowl commercial.
Cardi B stars in Amazon's Superbowl commercial.
The outspoken rap star has emerged as one of the world's best-selling artists over the last year, and she's been chosen to appear in the firm's expensive new ad.
Cardi has posted a teaser of the ad on her Instagram account, captioning the clip of her opening an Amazon box: ''Washpoppin this weekend @Amazon?? #ad (sic)''
Continue reading: Cardi B Appears In Amazon's Superbowl Commercial
American rap star Cardi B has revealed she smells her own farts.
Cardi B smells her own farts.
The chart-topping rap star has taken to Twitter to reveal some of her least pleasant habits, and has insisted that despite being a celebrity, she feels like a normal person.
After being told that she's too rich and famous to be arguing with people on the micro-blogging platform, the 25-year-old musician - whose real name is Belcalis Almanzar - replied: ''Because i don't feel like a celebrity .I feel like a normal person ...Soo when I'm bored or in the car or doing my hair or on the plane i wanna violate (sic)''
Continue reading: Cardi B: I Smell My Own Farts