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Rap Lyric Usage In Court Limited By New NY State Senate Bill

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: ANGELA WEISS / Getty A bill limiting rap lyrics being used in criminal trials against defendants in New York State is one step closer to becoming law thanks to the state’s senators. On Tuesday (May 17th), the State Senate of New York approved Senate Bill S7527 which would limit the usage of song lyrics and other forms of “creative expression” by prosecutors as evidence in criminal cases. While the bill doesn’t outright ban prosecutors from presenting lyrics and other materials to juries, it does require that they show that the work is “literal, rather than figurative or fictional” and that “evidence of criminal conduct, not the provocative nature of their artistic works” is what defendants should be tried by. Related Stories Those tactics have l...

Marvel Gets Rights To Use Stan Lee’s Likeness In Future Projects & Merchandise

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: The Washington Post / Getty It’s been four years since comic book legend Stan Lee transitioned to the other side, but his legacy will continue to live on as Marvel is set to keep his memory alive for the foreseeable future. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Marvel has just struck a deal with Stan Lee Universe to license his name and likeness for the next 20 years and include Mr. Lee in future films, television series, merchandising, and even amusement parks in Disney Land. Related Stories “It really ensures that Stan, through digital technology and archival footage and other forms, will live in the most important venue, the Marvel movies, and Disney theme parks,” said Andy Heyward, chairman and CEO of Genius Brands. “It’s a broad deal.” It is going...

Billionaire Tears: Elon Musk Says He’s Voting Republican Now Because The ‘Far-Left’ Is Really Mean To Him

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: NurPhoto / Getty Apparently, Elon Musk is under the impression that anyone cares or is surprised by the fact that he plans to start voting Republican—if he wasn’t already.  “In the past I voted Democrat, because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican,” Musk tweeted. “Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold.” Related Stories OK, first of all, in the last two years alone, Republicans have spread voter fraud propaganda in an effort to steal an election they wrongly claimed was stolen from them, started a riot at the U.S. Capitol based inspired by said propaganda, moved to redistrict congressional maps to give Black people less...

Cardi B Shares How To Change Diapers With Long Nails, Even Non-Parents Are Intrigued

HipHopWired Featured Video Source: Prince Williams / ATLPics.Net Cardi B continues to hold the culture in the palm of her hands. Kash Doll was curious to know how she changes diapers with her signature nails and she was happy to oblige. As per Buzz Feed the South Bronx bombshell is the talk of Twitter once again. Earlier this week her peer Kash Doll asked what many individuals have probably pondered since Bardi became a mother. “How the hell u change Wav diaper with the nails? Lol I got on press ons struggling” she wrote. Always willing to try something new, the “Yes” rapper filmed a step by step tutorial showing how she ensures a clean bottom for her newborn baby. Related Stories “Okay girl sooo I just made a whole video,” Cardi replied. “Trust me you will get the hang of it! However...

Harry Styles: “There Should Be Backlash and Uproar” Against Leaked Abortion Decision

Harry Styles has joined a chorus of voices speaking out in defense of abortion rights. After Politico leaked a Supreme Court draft opinion revealing a plan to overturn Roe v. Wade, the singer called for “backlash and uproar” in order to protect the landmark decision. “I think it’s quite scary to see how far backwards we’re going in a lot of ways,” Styles told Howard Stern (per Bustle). “There should be backlash and uproar for these things. There’s a lot of people who are taking…the right steps to try to make positive things [happen].” Styles added, “I think people who don’t like that are kind of clawing to grapple back any ground that they feel like they’ve lost, which never belonged to them in the first place. I just don’t think that anyone should be able to make decisions ...

New Daredevil Series Reportedly in the Works at Disney+

A new Daredevil series may be coming to Disney+. While neither Marvel nor the House of Mouse’s streaming service have yet to make any kind of official announcement, Variety is reporting that Matt Corman and Chris Ord — best known for co-creating USA spy drama Covert Affairs — have signed on to write and executive produce the forthcoming show. The news comes on the heels of two main characters from the Netflix Daredevil show entering the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe world in recent months. Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock made a surprise cameo as Peter Parker’s “really good lawyer” in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, while Vincent D’Onofrio’s villainous Kingpin served as the shadowy big bad in Disney+’s Hawkeye last December. However, no casting has been announced as of yet, and so neithe...

Johnny Depp’s Former Agent Says “Unprofessional Behavior” Hurt His Career, Not Amber Heard

The ongoing Johnny Depp–Amber Heard defamation trial centers on Depp’s claim that Heard’s abuse-detailing Washington Post op-ed hurt his career, but according to the actor’s former agent, Depp did much of that on his own. In her testimony, United Talent Agency’s Tracey Jacobs claimed that Depp’s “unprofessional behavior,” including lateness and substance abuse, made Hollywood studios reluctant to cast him in recent years. Though Depp long reigned as  “the biggest star in the world,” “His star had dimmed due to it getting harder to get him jobs given the reputation he had acquired due to his lateness and other things,” Jacobs said. At one point, the actor even began relying on an earpiece to have his lines fed to him. “Crews don’t love sitting around for hours and hours waiti...

Elon Musk Paid $250,000 to Flight Attendant Who Accused Him of Sexual Misconduct: Report

Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX paid a flight attendant $250,000 as part of a severance agreement after she accused the founder of sexual misconduct, Business Insider reports. The flight attendant, who worked on a contract basis as a member of the cabin crew SpaceX’s corporate jet fleet, says she was encouraged to get licensed as a masseuse so that she could give Musk massages. In 2016, she was providing the businessman with a massage in a private cabin on his Gulfstream G650ER when he allegedly exposed his erect penis to her, rubbed her leg without consent, and offered to buy her a horse in exchange for performing a sexual favor. She told a friend about the incident, and the friend described it in a signed declaration reviewed by Insider. According to the declaration, when the unname...

You Can Now Watch The Weeknd’s Full Coachella 2022 Headlining Set

It’s been one month since The Weeknd took the main stage of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2022 for his co-headlining set with Swedish House Mafia, and fans can finally relive the night. On Thursday (May 19), the superstar shared that his entire 51-minute set from weekend 2 is available to watch on YouTube. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news “COACHELLA FULL SET,” he wrote in all-caps on Twitter while sharing the link to the full video. The ethereal and exhilarating show, which he worked on with megaproducer Mike Dean, contains The Weeknd’s biggest career hits blended together as well as cuts from his latest chart-topping studio album Dawn FM. Earlier this month, he revealed on Twitter that he and Dean worked with Sam Levinso...

Who Is ‘Angelyne’? Here’s How You Can Watch Emmy Rossum in the Limited Series for Free

All products and services featured are independently chosen by editors. However, Billboard may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes. Angelyne, the limited series starring Emmy Rossum as the illusive figure best known for her love of pink, premiered Thursday (May 19) on Peacock. According to the show description, Angelyne is about “fame, identity, survival, billboards, Corvettes, lingerie, men, women, women teasing men, men obsessed with women, West Hollywood, crystals, UFOs” and, of course, Angelyne, who is described as a “self-proclaimed Rorschach test in pink, glow-in-the dark queen of the universe.” Martin Freeman, Hamish Linklater, Michael Angarano, Molly Ephraim, Phillip Ettinger, Lu...

Eladio Carrion Reels In Nicki Nicole for His First 2022 Single ‘Nota’: Watch

Eladio Carrion released his first official single of the year, “Nota,” and reeled in Argentine artist Nicki Nicole. Released Thursday (May 19) via Rimas Entertainment, “Nota” best laces Carrion’s signature hip-hop beats with Nicole’s soulful R&B melodies. “It’s something different,” Carrion tells Billboard during an Instagram Live. “People might not expect a rhythm like that but I think it’s the perfect song to start off my year.” The lyrics bring to light the embarrassing — and sometimes even truthful — things people say when they’re in “nota” (slang word used to describe someone who’s drunk or high). Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The Puerto Rican artist explained how the song was done before it was proposed to Nicki and how it couldn’t ...

Ciara Wishes a Happy 8th Birthday to Her Son Future: ‘Mommy Loves You So Much’

Ciara‘s son is eight years old! The “Level Up” singer took to social media on Thursday (May 19) to share a sweet happy birthday message to her firstborn child, Future Zahir, whom she shares with her ex, rapper Future. “My Heart. My Big Boy. The Big 8!!” she wrote alongside an adorable series of photos of the happy mother and son smiling at Future Zahir’s baseball game. “Mommy loves you so much and I’m so proud of the sweet boy you’re becoming each day! It warms my heart to see how you love so beautifully! There’s nothing you can’t do! Go Future Go! #HappyBirthday Baby Boy.” My Heart. My Big Boy. The Big 8!! Mommy loves you so much and I’m so proud of the sweet boy you’re becoming each day! It warms my heart to see how you love so beautifully! There’s nothing you can’t do! Go Future Go! #Ha...