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Timbaland Connects With 6LACK on New Song ‘Grab the Wheel’: Listen

Timbaland was profiled in a November feature with Rolling Stone, where he detailed his near-death experience due to a prescription drug addiction. Timbo also touched on his willingness to work with the next generation of artists saying, “Which means finding the youth of today. Look at Quincy Jones — he was 50 when he did Thriller! What’s my Thriller? That’s the goal.” After teasing a studio session with 6LACK back in August, a track has come to fruition months later in the form of “Grab The Wheel.” The rising R&B star weaves hip-hop cadences along with his traditional intoxicating croon over Tim’s soothing production.  The new collaboration comes on the heels of Timbaland working with Ski Mask The Slump God, which has fans excited for the...

Gay Agenda, Dec. 15: Charli XCX Releases a Queer Mixtape; Plus Ginger Minj, Kehlani, Brockhampton & More

Gay Agenda is a weekly column for Billboard Pride where we run down a few fab things before the weekend. Between new tracks, music videos and pop culture moments, we want our readers to be prepared for boozy brunch conversation. 1. As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the year — one that was brimming with queer talent. Billboard Pride ranked the top ten albums by LGBTQ musicians from the year, with Kehlani, MUNA and St. Vincent duking it out for the top spot. Check out the rankings and stay tuned next week for our ranking of 2017’s best gay anthems. 2. Pop badass Charli XCX may not identify as LGBTQ, but thanks to a slew of out collaborations including Mykki Blanco, Pabllo Vittar and Kim Petras — as well as gay favs Carly Rae Jepsen and CupcakKe — she has eff...

Mau y Ricky Reveal if They Have Been in Handcuffs in ‘Never Have I Ever’ Video

Latin pop duo Mau y Ricky visited the Billboard office to play a round of “Never Have I Ever,” where they confessed to stealing from hotel rooms and reveal if they have ever dated fans. When asked if they have ever texted naked pictures of themselves, Ricky admits to doing so. When Mau says he has not, Ricky jokingly calls him “a f—king liar.” The brothers are also asked if they have ever dated two girls at the same time. “Dated? No,” replies Ricky, before asking for clarification. “Well, dated is like what? Like two girlfriends? No! Not two girlfriends. Have I had two mi malas? I have. Girlfriends? No.” Mau y Ricky are also asked if they have ever stolen anything from a hotel room, to which they admit to going home with towels, pillows, bathrobes and shampoos. When asked if they have ever...

Farrah Abraham Plays Mrs. Claus at Vegas Strip Club

Farrah Abraham I Got Your Stocking Stuffer … 12/15/2017 6:36 AM PST Christmas comes this time each year, and so does Farrah Abraham in a Santa Suit … and usually at a strip club. Farrah kicked off her holiday season at Crazy Horse III in Las Vegas Thursday night. The ‘Teen Mom’/porn star wasn’t stripping — she was only pole-adjacent as the host of a holiday party. No doubt she helped fulfill some Christmas wishes though by raining cash on several of the dancers. FA also flaunted her fully stuffed stocking. We know, we know … ya barely knew her.

Blac Chyna Destroys Future Tattoo with New Dream

Blac Chyna Future’s in My Past … Dream On, Baby!!! 12/15/2017 7:56 AM PST Blac Chyna ruined her future … and she did it on purpose. BC’s showing off the new tattoo she got over the one she partially erased — Future‘s name. In its place, she put her daughter Dream‘s name. That relationship should last longer than the one with the rapper. The doting mom’s now keeping both of her kids handy. King‘s name is on her other. TMZ broke the story … Future dug the tat when BC got it in 2015 barely a month into dating. She’s since been with Rob Kardashian and others. Unclear what took so long to wipe it off, but lesson finally learned?

XXXTentacion Sent to Jail, Facing 7 New Witness Tampering Charges

XXXTentacion Sent to Jail!!! Facing 7 NEW Felonies 12/15/2017 7:49 AM PST EXCLUSIVE XXXTentacion was sent straight to jail Friday morning after prosecutors slapped him with 7 new charges, all felonies, in his 2016 domestic violence case. The new counts include different degrees of witness tampering and witness harassment. Prosecutors believe he coerced the ex-girlfriend he’s accused of beating. He was already facing charges of battery against a pregnant woman and false imprisonment. As we reported … X filed a document earlier this month allegedly signed by the woman and stating she no longer wanted him to be prosecuted. At Friday’s hearing in Miami-Dade County, the judge said he had violated his bond from his initial arrest … so he was immediately sent to jail, and ...

Vikings’ Anthony Barr Gets Violent Hate Mail for Aaron Rodgers Injury

Vikings’ Anthony Barr Violent Hate Mail for Rodgers Injury ‘Hope You Snap Your Neck’ 12/15/2017 8:19 AM PST Breaking News Packers fans are still pissed about Anthony Barr laying out Aaron Rodgers … but one Cheesehead took it WAY too far in a disturbing hate letter for the Vikings star. The violent threats were masked as a piece of fan mail — wishing for Barr to get put in a wheelchair when the Vikes come to Lambeau Field next weekend. “Proud of yourself? You’re a piece of sh*t. You didn’t have to throw him to the ground and purposely come down on top of him. Did you jump for joy when heard his (collarbone) crack?” “SOB bastard. Come 12/23, hope you get your neck snapped. Remember Darryl Stingley? Your payback is coming. Piece of s...

2 Chainz Calls Out Walmart for Ripping Off His Dabbin’ Santa Christmas Sweater

Back in 2015, 2 Chainz was inspired by the ugly Christmas sweater tradition to design his own unattractive outerwear featuring Santa Claus himself performing that year’s unavoidable dance craze, the dab. “Dabbin’ Santa,” which was accompanied by an app of the same name, netted the rapper $2 million in sales, and he’s gone on to release more ugly Christmas sweaters in subsequent holiday seasons. A large portion of all proceeds goes to his T.R.U. Foundation, which in past years has funded charities that donate to homeless veterans, disabled children, and arts education. This season, however, a real Scrooge has hijacked 2 Chainz’s design, but none of his charitable intentions. Retail giant Walmart is selling what appears to be an exact copy of 2 Chainz’s “Dabbin’ Santa” Christmas sweater for ...

Steve Aoki & Lil Uzi Vert Get Weird And Ghostly on ‘Smoke My Dope’: Listen

Prepare the dance floor for haunted house. This new song from Steve Aoki and Lil Uzi Vert sounds straight up possessed. “Smoke My Dope” is part of the star-studded Bright soundtrack, a new Netflix original movie starring Will Smith about a human cop and an orc cop on an action adventure. The movie sounds weird, and these collaborators definitely tapped into that strange, but Aoki and Vert pulled it off. Ghostly vocal samples wobble over cartoonishly creepy synths and a slick rat-a-tat beat. It sounds like the ghost levels of Pokemon came to the club, while the mumble rapper delivers a killer flow you’ll want to stumble along to. This collaboration follows previously released Bright tracks from Marshmello and Migos, as well as Camila Cabello and Grey. Bright is set for rel...

Billie Eilish Unveils New Track ‘Burn’ Featuring Vince Staples, Whose Verse Is ‘So MF Good’

Budding pop sensation Buddy Eilish took to Twitter to give word that she’s got a song with Long Beach lyricist Vince Staples. The 15-year-old artist premiered the track, titled “Burn,” via The FADER and tweeted out the surprise drop yesterday (Dec. 14). Eilish expressed her excitement in working with Staples, calling him a “god” and mentioning that he was her number-one choice for a collaborator. “When we got him to hear it and he agreed to do, it was incredible,” she told the outlet, “and the verse he did is so mf good!” The track is left bare, supported by booming kick drums and soft velvety keys. Eilish’s poignant, baby-soft vocals float, expressing a fiery revenge. Vince Staples drops a deep and gloomy verse and helps with bac...

Chartbreaker: Pop-Rock Quartet The Aces Were Inspired By Lorde To Get Serious

Chartbreaker is Billboard’s monthly series spotlighting an artist making their introduction to the charts. Four red-state young women DIY’d their way to pop status with breakthrough track “Stuck.” Here’s how. Hometown advantage Ramirez sisters Cristal (vocals) and Alisa (drums) started The Aces as preteens in Provo, Utah, recruiting childhood friends McKenna Petty (bass) and Katie Henderson (guitar). Alcohol-free venues in their conservative town enabled the foursome, now all 21 except Alisa (19), to score gigs in high school: “It was a unique city that shaped us as musicians,” says Petty. “It’s such a monumental part of our band’s story.” Lorde got them serious… Watching Lorde win two Grammys in 2014 for her hit “Royals” gave The Aces (originally named The Bl...

Eminem To Host Pop-Up Restaurant With ‘Moms Spaghetti’ On The Menu

Rapper Eminem is hosting a promotional event in Detroit in the style of a pop-up restaurant with a menu featuring “mom’s spaghetti.” Eminem touted the Friday event at the Shelter club to promote his new album, Revival, in a tweet Thursday, saying: “Detroit! Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official #Revival pop up.” He says food and exclusive merchandise will be available. Detroit! Come vomit up some spaghetti with me this weekend at our official #Revival pop up. Exclusive merch, spaghetti and more pic.twitter.com/rL0GHhrh9u — Marshall Mathers (@Eminem) December 14, 2017 The spaghetti menu item is a nod to lyrics from his Oscar-winning hit “Lose Yourself” from the movie, “8 Mile,” in which he’s so nervous about competing in a rap battle that “there’s vomit on his sw...