TAYLOR SWIFT GETS EMOTIONAL AS SHE SAYS GOODBYE TO HER REPUTATION TOUR

After six months, 53 shows, four continents, and plenty of fake snakes, Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour has come to an end.

The massive stadium trek ended its stellar run on Wednesday night (November 21) in Tokyo, Japan, and Swift marked the occasion with a couple heartfelt and appreciative speeches.

“Every single performer that you see on this stage,” she said, “whether it be a dancer, or a background singer, or a member of the band, when I say that these are crowds we never even thought we would get to be in front of, even in our wildest dreams.” Naturally, she then launched into an acoustic version of her enchanting 1989 hit, “Wildest Dreams.”
Later in the night, Swift further reflected on the massive tour while sitting behind the piano and explaining that she tried to put together a show “that would make you feel like you were escaping and going into a different world.”

She continued, “I’m so happy that that’s the kind of show that you’ve wanted to see, because it makes it so much fun to create a world for you. I’m so lucky to get to do that. I’m so lucky you care about anything I create, whether it be music or a stage show. Thank you for coming tonight, and thank you for coming to be a part of my life. I love you.”

The Reputation Tour has been full of surprises, with Swift resurrecting some old hits and deep cuts — like “I Know Places,” “Holy Ground,” and “The Best Day” — for acoustic, B-stage performances. It also proved to be a star-studded affair that counted Camila Cabello and Charli XCX as openers, and boasted surprise appearances by Selena Gomez, Shawn Mendes, Tim McGraw, and more.

This is a big week for Swift, who announced on Monday that she’s left Big Machine, the label she signed with at age 15, and joined Universal Music Group’s Republic Records. In her announcement, she told fans, “My biggest goal moving forward is to make you proud. I’m so excited. I can’t wait to show you what I’m making next.” Sounds like she’s already plotting her post-Reputation chapter — are you ready for it?!

The $12 hop earrings you should buy

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ALBUMSNicki Minaj Shares Footage Of Her Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway

It’s one thing to be a “Queen,” but another to be a woman of integrity. Yesterday, Nicki Minaj exhibited qualities of both. The legendary rapper returned to her hometown of Queens, where she proceeded to hand out 500 Thanksgiving Turkeys to fans and families in need. Yesterday, we reported on the event, which found Nicki working alongside NYPD’s 113th Precinct in the rare functional alliance between rappers and the police.

While Nicki has yet to speak on her experience beyond a few Twitter words, she took to Instagram to upload a montage of the event, backed by the soundtrack of her Queen single “Chun-Li.” In the clip, Nicki can be seen exiting her car to an uproarious chorus from her legions of fans. The beaming Nicki Minaj takes time to sign autographs, hand out turkeys, pose for pictures, and interact with the people. It’s a good look for the rapper, who likely made many-a-day through her generosity. It’s always nice to see rappers giving back to their community, especially during the Holidays. Much respect to the Queen of Queens!

Tory Lanez Tells Akademiks That He Isn’t Finished With Joyner Lucas

Tory Lanez and Joyner Lucas dug in for what has been the most entertaining battle of the year (if we push the Drake and Pusha T beef aside). The friendly competition was sparked after Lanez gloated on social media that he was better than Lucas. Lucas then offered Lanez a challenge, and the Canadian singer and songwriter accepted. Lanez is more than a singer though, and he struck first with the “Lucky You Freestyle.” Joyner fired back with the “Litty Freestyle,” winning the first round in the eyes of many.

Lanez responded with “Litty Again,” an absolute scorcher. Lucas hit back with the “ZEZE Freestyle” but Lazez wasn’t impressed. He live streamed his reaction to the track, claiming that he had won the battle.

Although Lanez feels like he has won, Akademiks feels differently. Ak hopped on facetime with Lanez on Friday night (November 23), and pushed the Love Me Now? artist to respond. After the two establish that round one was comprised of “Litty Freestyle” an “Litty Again,” Lanez says that he’s got the battle in the bag. He affirms that the “ZEZE Freestyle” wasn’t good enough to beat his “Litty Again,” but Ak says there needs to be a response regardless. After a brief back and forth, Lanez agrees that he needs to put the nail in the coffin. Watch the interaction below.

Sophie Turner Teams Up With Louis Vuitton To Help Children At Risk

Louis Vuitton has enlisted Sophie Turner to raise awareness and maximise the outreach of its #makeapromise campaign in collaboration with Unicef.

For the last three years, the brand has sold silver Lockit bracelets to aid Unicef’s mission to help children in vulnerable situations, such as the refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. With Unicef’s assistance, the Bangladeshi government has been able to vaccinate 900,000 children and adults against cholera and save over 263,000 children from malnutrition. The £100 from each £175 bracelet sold only bolsters

In comparison to last year’s fluorescent jewellery, the silver Lockit from Sophie Turner is braided with red and white cord and comprises a rabbit charm inspired by her most recent tattoo. “Sophie put so much time and thought into the distinctive design,” Mark Devlin, chief operating officer for Unicef UK, said about the actor’s adaptation of the Lockit, which was inspired by the the tumbler lock invented by Georges Vuitton in 1890 to protect his clients’

Mr. Eazi Speaks On Charging For Collaborations

Nigerian singer, Mr. Eazi, has revealed that he never demanded any fee for collabos and considering many other music acts charge for collabs, this is coming as a surprise to many of his fans.
The singer, in an interview with Punch Nigeria, said that no African artiste could accuse him of demanding money to engage in a collabo. He said;

“No musician in Africa can claim that he paid me for doing a song with him. It is my policy not to charge fees for collaborating with fellow artistes on the continent, but I charge a lot of money to participate in shows outside Africa.

“I have been quietly funding music videos by some artistes in Africa. I have funded about six videos in the last two years. One of the artistes that have benefitted from my sponsorship was nominated for this year’s BET Awards in the United States. He is a rapper known as Kwesi Author.”

Miley Cyrus Celebrates Her 26th Birthday Alongside Liam Hemsworth and Family

Happy birthday, Miley Cyrus!

The “Climb” singer and Last Song actress turns 26 today, and she got a head start on the birthday celebrations on Thursday. While celebrating Thanksgiving alongside her longtime love Liam Hemsworth and her family, Cyrus was surprised with a birthday cake.

In video posted to her brother Trace Cyrus’ Instagram Story, Billy Ray Cyrus can be seen carrying a cake out to his daughter as the family, including Noah Cyrus, starts to sing. Billy Ray also shared a photo with the group to Instagram on Thursday, writing, “Thankful for this moment. My thoughts and prayers with so many hearts that need mended. Peace and love to all.”
Liam also shared a photo of the birthday girl holding her pooch and posing in front of a balloon arch, which he captioned, “Happy birthday to my sweet girl. You’re more precious than ever. So thankful to have you in my life.”
Cyrus’ 26th birthday comes just weeks after her and Hemsworth lost their Malibu home in the devastating California wildfires.

Inside Hailey Baldwin’s Thanksgiving and Birthday Celebration With Justin Bieber

Happy birthday, Hailey Baldwin!

The model turned 22 years old on Thursday and celebrated her big day with Justin Bieber and their families.

Bieber’s mother, Pattie Mallette, shared a sweet video of the “Sorry” singer bringing his sweetheart a birthday cake topped with icing, strawberries and colorful, unlit candles. At one point, the pop star even shoved the dessert into Baldwin’s face. Still, she didn’t seem too mad about the prank and even gave Bieber a frosting-filled kiss.

Luckily, Bieber had a second cake on hand for his leading lady. As the Grammy winner and his family sang “Happy Birthday” to Baldwin, a relative yelled out, “First married birthday!”—further confirming that the two tied the knot earlier this fall.

The adorable moments didn’t end there. Mallette also shared a picture of her getting a peck on the cheek from her daughter-in-law and posted a birthday tribute on Twitter.

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY @haileybaldwin!! I LOVE YOU!” she wrote. “I’m SO #THANKFUL to have you as a daughter.”

 

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Kylie Jenner commemorated her daughter’s first Thanksgiving in a very special way.

The makeup mogul shared a black-and-white family portrait with her 119 million Instagram followers Thursday, in which the blonde beauty, 21, posed with boyfriend Travis Scott, 26, and daughter Stormi Webster, 9 months. She kept her photo caption simple, writing, “Thankful.” As Kylie held Stormi in her arms with her perfectly manicured hands, she planted a kiss on her mini-me’s cheek; Travis, meanwhile, leaned in closer to the two girls he loves most in the world.

Kylie’s BFF Jordyn Woods commented, “I love you guys.”

Travis later captioned the shot by commenting on her picture, writing, “Gang.” When Kylie shared the stunning family portrait on Twitter, she used the same caption, writing, “Thankful.”