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Nike sues over Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes," alleging trademark infringement
Nike filed a lawsuit on Monday against the company selling the Lil Nas X "Satan Shoes," arguing the swoosh on the controversial shoe violates its trademark and damages its brand. In 2019, the company dropped "Jesus Shoes," a pair of Air Max 97s modified with holy water and a golden crucifix. The release of the Satan Shoes is tied to Lil Nas X's new song "MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)." Lil Nas X addressed the lawsuit on Twitter with a "SpongeBob SquarePants" meme. me after the nike lawsuit pic.twitter.com/XVLjHlSrru — nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 29, 2021Sophie Lewis contributed reporting.cbsnews.com
BTS on 1st Grammy nod: 'It’s hard to express in words'
FILE - Members BTS pose for photos during the Golden Disk Awards in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 5, 2020. Now, the gift has returned to them — in the form of their first Grammy nomination. “‘Dynamite’ gave us huge success in Korea, of course, a Grammy nomination, a performance, so you know, life is really interesting." “It’s really hard to express in words,” Jimin said of the nomination. They said the Grammy nomination does create some pressure for the next batch of songs they produce, but they’re not letting the success get to their heads.
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations
Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malones nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. The 2020 awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus.
Country music reckons with racial stereotypes and its future
This combination of photos shows country singer Rissi Palmer, from left, Chuck Harmony, left, and Claude Kelly of Louis York and country rapper Breland. Black artists say the country music industry still needs to do the hard work of addressing the systematic racial barriers that have been entrenched in country music for decades. The genre has historically been marketed to white audiences and reinforced white male artist stereotypes. (Chris Charles via AP, left, Jeremy Ryan via AP, center and Paul R. Giunta/Invision/AP)
Blackout Tuesday: Here is why you will see a blackout on social media today
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – You may be wondering why you woke up this morning to find friends, families, celebrities, corporations and other individuals posting black squares on their social media accounts. This movement has spread on social media, where organizations, brands and individuals are posting solemn messages featuring stark black backgrounds. !” A video scroll of the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag on Instagram proves her point: It’s row after row of black squares, with very few posts of note in between. And since people have been including the #BlackLivesMAtter tag, in the words of activist Feminista Jones, the protests have been erased from Instagram. "When you check the #BlackLivesMatter hashtag, it's no longer videos, helpful information, resources, documentation of the injustice, it's rows of black screens," music artist Kehlani explained on her Instagram story.
2019 CMA Awards: Lil Nas X Tops Off 'Old Town Road's Massive Success With His First
Lil Nas X had one of the biggest country hits of the year with "Old Town Road," and now, he's got some brass to silence even his harshest critics. The 20-year-old rapper got his first-ever country music award on Wednesday, winning Musical Event of the Year CMA Award, which announced ahead of the show. "Old Town Road" rocketed Lil Nas to musical superstardom, but not without a bit of controversy. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus on Performing 'Old Town Road' at BET Awards 2019 (Exclusive) Embed Code RestartRELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the Top 5 ListLil Nas X Cancels Upcoming Performances to 'Take a Little Time Off'Lil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'
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From 2008: Newspaper man Jimmy BreslinUsed to be every big city newspaper had a guy who knew what was what, to whom both cops and crooks wanted to tell their stories. A guy like Jimmy Breslin, as New York as the A train. Harry Smith walks through some of the veteran newspaper reporter and author's biggest stories from the underworld, and visits what was John Gotti's favorite Queens social club, now a grooming salon for dogs, in this profile originally broadcast on "Sunday Morning" March 9, 2008.cbsnews.com
Trump lashes out at Democrats over impeachment probe
Drinking culture & American kidsOn America's college campuses, there are epidemics we talk about and those we don't. When sexual assaults or fraternity hazing deaths make headlines, court cases follow and new rules are enacted, but less attention is paid to an underlying issue binge drinking culture. CBSN Originals explores how drinking to excess is not only considered normal, but cool, and how for many young people "blacking out" is less a rarity than an every weekend occurrence with grave consequences.cbsnews.com
Lil Nas X opens up about the difficulties of coming out: "We still have a long way to go"
Lil Nas X, who shot to fame earlier this year for his hit song "Old Town Road," is opening up about the challenges of coming out. Lil Nas X: Yeah, definitely. You know, I would just, like, you know, pray, pray, and pray andKing: What were you praying for? Lil Nas X: Yeah, it would go away. Lil Nas X: Yeah, I mean, 'cause me being in this position, like, it's easy for me.cbsnews.com
Lil Nas X taking break from music, canceling two shows
Lil Nas X performs on stage during Internet Live By BuzzFeed at Webster Hall on July 25 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for BuzzFeed)(CNN) - Lil Nas X said he was going to ride until he can't no more, and apparently now he can't no more. The rapper announced on Twitter that he's taking some time off -- canceling two shows in the process. The announcement comes after a historic run by Lil Nas X, whose song "Old Town Road" spent a record-breaking 19-week run atop Billboard's Hot 100 charts. The musician has become a household name in recent months because of the viral song and his popularizing of country rap.
Lil Nas X Cancels Upcoming Performances to 'Take a Little Time Off'
Lil Nas X is taking a well-deserved break. "Sorry to everyone attending twitchcon or the sandbox music festival, i will not be there. Meanwhile, ET spoke with Nas' "Old Town Road" collaborator, Billy Ray Cyrus, at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards last month, where he talked about the song's incredible success. Watch the video below for more:RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Reveals His Relationship Status and Gets an Epic Celebrity Scare on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the Top 5 ListLil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was Overlooked
Lil Nas X Reveals His Relationship Status and Gets an Epic Celebrity Scare on 'The Ellen
Lil Nas X shared an update on his love life during his first appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday. During rehearsal, you said, No ones going to scare me, right? and we had no intention until you said that, DeGeneres explained. Just knowing it was something that I should have [already] done, Nas said about what drove him to speak out. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Says He Was 'Pushed by the Universe' to Come Out as GayLil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the Top 5 ListBilly Ray Cyrus Reflects on 'Old Town Road' Success and 'Electric' Lil Nas X (Exclusive)
Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Named Official Song of Summer! Here's Who Made the
"Old Town Road" is officially the song of the summer! On Tuesday, Billboard announced the top 20 tracks on their Summer Chart this year and Lil Nas X's remixed anthem featuring Billy Ray Cyrus was right at the top. And last week, at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, Nas and Cyrus earned the award for Song of the Year! "Seeing Lil Nas take the stage just now, I mean, he's electric." RELATED CONTENT:CMA Awards 2019 Nominees: Carrie Underwood, Lil Nas X, Maren Morris and MoreLil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was OverlookedLil Nas X Shines in Silver Sequins on 2019 MTV VMAs Red Carpet
Lil Nas X Invites Joe Jonas to Collaborate After Singer Says His 'Old Town Road' Remix Was
A Joe Jonas and Lil Nas X collab may be on the way! "My old town road remix road remix never made the cut ," Jonas quipped alongside the pic, referencing Nas' hit song, which has had multiple remix collabs with artists including Billy Ray Cyrus and Diplo. ET's Keltie Knight caught up with Billy Ray Cyrus at the VMAs, who gushed over working with Nas on their wildly popular rendition of "Old Town Road." "Seeing Lil Nas take the stage just now, I mean, he's electric." RELATED CONTENT:Billy Ray Cyrus Reflects on 'Old Town Road' Success and 'Electric' Lil Nas X (Exclusive)Lil Nas X Shines in Silver Sequins on 2019 MTV VMAs Red CarpetBarack Obama's Summer Playlist Includes Lil Nas X, Lizzo and J Balvin
VMAs 2019: See the complete list of winners
NEWARK, N.J. - MTV's 2019 Video Music Awards, hosted by Sebastian Maniscalco, aired Monday night. Going into the ceremony, Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande tied for the most nominations with 10 each. The full list of winners and nominees is as follows. Lil Nas XLizzoROSALABEST COLLABORATION"Old Town Road (Remix)," Lil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus"Shallow," Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper"Seorita," Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello *WINNER"ME!," Taylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! At The Disco"I Don't Care," Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber"Boy With Luv," BTS ft. HalseyPUSH ARTIST OF THE YEARBazziCNCOBillie Eilish *WINNERH.E.R.
Barack Obama just tweeted his summer 2019 playlist
Former President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Illinois where he accepted the Paul H. Douglas Award for Ethics in Government on Sept. 7, 2018, in Urbana, Illinois. Maybe nothing other than that they're all high up on former President Barack Obama's summer 2019 playlist -- but that's a pretty cool place to be. "With summer winding down, here's a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to some new, some old, some fast, some slow," he wrote on Twitter. The playlist includes some of the summer's most popular songs, what with Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road (Remix)" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lizzo's "Juice," and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's wildly popular, "Senorita." Cue the mic drop...summer 2019, Obama out!
Billie Eilish beats 'Old Town Road' as 'Bad Guy' hits No. 1 on Hot 100
Billie Eilish attends the ASCAP 2019 Pop Music Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 16, 2019, in Beverly Hills, California. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Billie Eilish has knocked Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" from the No. Eilish's "Bad Guy" rose from No. A few weeks ago "Bad Guy" was re-released with a verse by Justin Bieber, which helped give the song a fresh boost. If Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus return to the top spot, they will become the first in US history to rule the Hot 100 for 20 weeks.
Lil Nas X Reacts to Being Dethroned by Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' on Billboard Hot 100
On Monday, it was announced that, after a staggering 19 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X has been dethroned by Billie Eilish's single, "Bad Guy." She also responded to Nas with a gentle ribbing: "I think he mad on the low... LMAO BUT THANK YOU B! The 17-year-old's hit track has been at number two on the Hot 100 for nine weeks before claiming the top position. See more news on Lil Nas X below. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Says He Was 'Pushed by the Universe' to Come Out as GayLil Nas X Shares Hip-Hop Community's Response to His Coming OutMariah Carey Congratulates Lil Nas X on Beating Her Billboard Hot 100 Chart Record
Blake Shelton Denies Shading Lil Nas X in New Song 'Hell Right'
"It's absolutely not throwing any kind of shade at Lil Nas X at all," a spokesperson for Shelton told Variety on Friday. Meanwhile, Lil Nas took notice of the magazine's article and in a since-deleted tweet jokingly said, "It don't slap like old town road tho." TwitterLil Nas X has been having the summer of a lifetime. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Says He Was 'Pushed by the Universe' to Come Out as GayLil Nas X Makes History as 'Old Town Road' Becomes Longest Running No. 1 Single EverGwen Stefani Teases Her Return to 'The Voice' With Blake Shelton, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend
Lil Nas X Says He Was 'Pushed by the Universe' to Come Out as Gay
Lil Nas X knew it was time for him to share his story with the world. During his quick rise to stardom, however, Lil Nas revealed his most personal secret, sharing with the world that he's gay. Lil Nas first alluded to his sexuality when he told fans to listen to his song "C7osure (You Like)," and noted the rainbow on his album cover. "Everything lined up for this moment to take me to this place," Lil Nas reflects. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Shares Hip-Hop Community's Response to His Coming OutLil Nas X Says He's 'Not Angry' Following Backlash After Coming Out as GayLil Nas X Posts About His Sexuality on World Pride Day
Lil Nas X Makes History as 'Old Town Road' Becomes Longest Running No. 1 Single Ever
Lil Nas X has just taken his place in pop music history. To mark the occasion, Nas shared a post on Instagram, which featured several of the steps along the songs road to total dominance, including enlisting Cyrus for the remix. See more on Lil Nas X below. RELATED CONTENT:Gordon Ramsay Shows Lil Nas X How to Make a Panini -- Watch! Lil Nas X Says He's 'Not Angry' Following Backlash After Coming Out as GayMiley Cyrus Shows Support for Baby Brother Lil Nas X After He Posts About His Sexuality
'Old Town Road' becomes longest-running No.1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X has now made Billboard chart history. The rapper's song "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has landed at No. The result is a special remix titled "Seoul Town Road." Reacting to news of the song's success, Lil Nas shared a video of "Old Town Road" being recorded on Monday.
Lil Nas X Teams Up With BTS' RM for New Remix 'Seoul Town Road'
If you though Lil Nas X's collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus was an amazing team-up, wait until you hear the artist's team-up with BTS's RM! The rapper dropped the new remix on Thursday night, which the pair renamed "Seoul Town Road" in reference to the South Korean capital city of Seoul, where BTS first came together. The new remix track is slightly shorter than Lil Nas X's original version -- or his remix with Cyrus -- coming in at just under two minutes. However, the version features RM delivering one of the main verses of the tune, and the singer and rapper absolutely kills it. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Posts About His Sexuality on World Pride DayHere's What Lil Nas X Gave Billy Ray Cyrus to Celebrate 'Old Town Road's SuccessBTS' J-Hope & V Release 'A Brand New Day' Collab With Zara Larsson
2019 MTV VMAs Nominations: Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift Dominate, New K-Pop Category Introduced
MTV unveiled the nominations for this year's Video Music Awards on Tuesday, and not surprisingly, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift are at the top. Grande and Swift tied for the honor of being the most-nominated artist this year with 10 nominations each, including in top categories like "Video of the Year" and "Song of the Year." Lil Nas X and Billie Eilish also made a splash this year with multiple nominations each -- nine for Eilish and eight for Lil Nas X -- and will go head to head in the "Best New Artist" category. Lil Nas XLizzoROSALABest CollaborationLil Nas X ft. Billy Ray Cyrus Old Town Road (Remix)Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper ShallowShawn Mendes & Camila Cabello SeoritaTaylor Swift ft. Brendon Urie of Panic! MTV Movie & TV Awards 2019: Ray Js Wife Reacts to Kim Kardashian Sex Tape Joke by Flipping Off the Camera
Lil Nas X is ready for the Area 51 raid
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Looks like Lil Nas X is ready to answer the call to storm Area 51 with an Old Town Raid. But if the raid were to happen, we're sure it would look a lot like what Lil Nas X showed us. Keanu Reeves was in itIn the original raid Facebook page, the creators say: "If we Naruto run, we can move faster than their bullets." So Lil Nas X employed the best of the best to show us how it's done, with an animated Keanu Reeves taking off toward armed guards in the anime character's sprint.
Lil Nas X releases 'Old Town Road' remix
CNN imageNASHVILLE, Tenn. - Lil Nas X seems determined to keep people singing his song. The new official remix of "Old Town Road" features viral singer/yodeler Mason Ramsey and hip-hop heavyweight Young Thug, alongside Nas and Billy Ray Cyrus. Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' hits No. "Old Town Road" initially went viral as a clip less than 2 minutes long on the TikTok app, where users create and share videos set to music. Lil Nas X released his debut EP, "7," on Columbia Records on June 21.
Miley Cyrus Shows Support for Baby Brother Lil Nas X After He Posts About His Sexuality
Miley Cyrus took to Instagram on Monday to show her support for rapper Lil Nas X after he appeared to come out as gay in a social media post on Sunday. SO proud of my baby brother @lilnasx In your corner forever my friend! Cyrus wrote, alongside a photo of the two posing together. When one user commented, Wear it proudly, the musician responded, "Thank u for always supporting me bro." The "Old Town Road" singer also commented, "Just cuz I'm gay don't mean I'm gay.Lil Nas Xs tweet came on the same day he was brought onto stage by Cyrus at Glastonbury to perform Old Town Road alongside the songstress and her dad, Billy Ray Cyrus. RELATED CONTENT:Lil Nas X Posts About His Sexuality on World Pride DayBilly Ray Cyrus Was in 'Shock' After BET Awards Performance With Lil Nas XNorth West's 'Old Town Road' Music Video, Starring Kim Kardashian, Wins Over Lil Nas X
Lil Nas X makes people think he came out
Lil Nas X performs onstage at the 2019 BET Awards on June 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (CNN) - Lil Nas X closed out Pride month with some tweets that have people thinking he's made a declaration about his sexuality. His tweets were met with some support, including fellow rapper JackBoy who said he "respects" Lil Nas X for coming out. "Kudos to Lil Nas X for sharing his truth," Murray tweeted. CNN has reached out to Lil Nas X for comment.
Lil Nas X Posts About His Sexuality on World Pride Day
As Pride Month draws to a close, Lil Nas X has decided to end things on a high note -- by seemingly coming out as gay. ET has reached out to Lil Nas X's rep for comment. In a Twitter post on Sunday, the "Old Town Road" rapper wrote: some of yall already know, some of yall dont care, some of yall not gone fwm no more. "Old Town Road," his collab with Billy Ray Cyrus, has enjoyed 12 weeks on top. RELATED CONTENT:Billy Ray Cyrus Was in 'Shock' After BET Awards Performance With Lil Nas XLil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus Shut Down the BET Awards 2019 With 'Old Town Road' PerformanceLil Nas X Just Proved He's the Ultimate Stand-Up Guy After Adopting Puppies