New this week: 'Not Okay,' 'Amber Brown' and 'Honor Society'
This week’s new entertainment releases include new music from Wiz Khalifa and Maggie Rogers, Neil Patrick Harris playing an unattached gay man in his 40s in New York City in Netflix’s “Uncoupled,” and modern influencer culture is skewered in the smart new Hulu satire “Not Okay.”.
Diddy calls out Grammys and demands change in fiery speech
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Sean “Diddy” Combs called out the Grammy Awards for dissing rap and R&B stars in its major categories in a blazing speech that earned him a standing ovation from Beyoncé, Jay-Z and several other music industry players. “So I say this with love to the Grammys, because you really need to know this, every year y’all be killing us man. “In the great words of Erykah Badu, ‘We are artists and we are sensitive about our (expletive).’ We are passionate. Last year’s Grammys marked the first time a hip-hop song was awarded song and record of the year when Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” achieved the feat. “You’re in the music industry.
Hong Kong hip-hop festival with Wiz Khalifa canceled
A hip-hop festival in Hong Kong, which would have featured American artists Migos and Wiz Khalifa, is the latest event to be canceled due to the city's ongoing unrest. HONG KONG - A hip-hop festival in Hong Kong, which would have featured American artists Migos and Wiz Khalifa, is the latest event to be canceled due to the city's ongoing unrest. Rapper Wiz Khalifa and award-winning group Migos, of "Bad and Boujee" fame, were set to headline the show. The lineup also included Ski Mask the Slump God, Playboi Carti, and several Chinese hip-hop artists. With pitched battles broadcast to the world for four straight months, many organizers and artists have canceled events.