The Black Beat

Netflix has dropped a first trailer for “Dear White People,” its series adaptation of writer and director Justin Simien’s 2014 feature film of the same name. It tells the story of a diverse group of students of color experiencing campus life at a fictional Ivy League university dominated by white students. The series stars Logan […]

Chris Brown is said to be furious at his boy Quavo from Migos for dating his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran behind his back, according to TMZ. Breezy reportedly feels betrayed by the rapper he thought was his friend, and blames Quavo for the restraining order Tran filed against him earlier this year, which accused the singer […]

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department denies that officers took a rapper’s jewelry. Boosie Badazz — formerly known as Lil Boosie — says in a Tuesday video that Biloxi police seized a bag of jewelry on Sunday when they arrested five members of his entourage for assault. Biloxi Police Lt. Christopher De Back […]

Willow Smith’s MSFTS Production is partnering with Cartel Entertainment on a pair of female-led projects for young adults. The two companies have acquired film rights to Alwyn Hamilton’s YA trilogy Rebel Of The Sands, and will also develop “Menencholy,” an animated series based on Smith’s original book proposal, reports Deadline. “Rebel of the Sands,” a […]

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Drake and EDM duo The Chainsmokers are the top contenders at the Billboard Music Awards with 22 nominations each. Dick clark productions announced Monday that the performers set a record for most nominations in a year. The 2017 awards show will air live May 21 from the T-Mobile Arena in […]

WE Tv has unleashed a 20-second teaser for its new series “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” ahead of its spring premiere. Bow Wow, Shaniah Mauldin, Ayana Fite, Reginae Carter, Brandon Barnes, and Zonnique Pullins are in the cast. Mauldin is the daughter of Jermaine Dupri; Fite is the daughter of DJ Hurricane, who was most […]

NEW YORK (AP) — MTV has scrapped gender specific categories for its upcoming Movie & TV Awards. In place of the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, this year’s awards will honor a non-gendered Best Actor in a Movie and Best Actor in a Show. The move follows the Grammy Awards’ decision in 2011 to […]

Rick Ross has reportedly struck a plea deal in a legal case over aggravated assault, aggravated battery and kidnapping charges from 2015 when he allegedly beat and pistol-whipped a former employee. According to TMZ, the rapper pleaded no contest to one count of aggravated assault in a Fayette County courtroom in Georgia on Tuesday (April […]

Young Thug has reportedly been cleared of felony drug and gun charges connected to a 2015 raid on his house outside Atlanta in Sandy Springs, Georgia. According to TMZ, the judge’s ruling came after Young Thug’s lawyers argued that police had entered the rapper’s house without a proper search warrant. Young Thug had been reportedly […]

Kevin Gates is currently behind bars in Cook County after being released from Polk County in FL Wednesday around 4 PM…. and he had less than 24 hours of freedom in between. According to reports, Kevin was thrown back in the slammer last week after FL authorities found an outstanding warrant for his arrest in […]

Drake is headed back to series television…across the pond. The Canadian rapper, who got his start on the high school-themed TV show “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” has purchased the rights to gritty British drama “Top Boy,” and will take on a prominent role in the series for its upcoming third season, according to BBC News. […]

Michael Jackson‘s son, Prince, is showing off a tattoo tribute to the late King of Pop. Prince Jackson posted a video of the new ink on Instagram on Friday. It shows Michael Jackson in a signature black-and-red outfit striking a dance pose. His up-raised arms are laced with angel wings. Prince Jackson calls the tattoo […]