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Joe Budden Admits To Having Faked Putting On Condoms During Sex

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Joe Budden has a whole lot of explaining to do. The New Jersey rapper turned podcast impresario recently admitted to having faked putting on a condom before having intercourse with a partner. Just so we’re clear, telling your partner you have a condom on when unbeknownst to them you don’t actually do, is sexual assault. There is no gray area. There is even a term for it—stealthing. “Even I done walked in the corner and faked like I was putting a condom on before,” said Budden in a recent podcast which has since been deleted from streamers. He even laughed while adding he “1000 percent” did what he said he did. Budden was adamant that he no longer practices his egregious act, not that it matters. It goes without saying that Twitt...

Watch Alex G Perform “Miracles” on Colbert

Alex G took the stage on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert to perform the song “Miracles” from his new album, God Save the Animals. The track originally dropped on September 8, and followed three other singles released ahead of the full album: “Runner,” “Blessing,” and “Cross the Sea.” Watch Alex G’s Colbert performance below. God Save the Animals was mixed and co-produced by Jacob Portrait of Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who has also worked on other Alex G albums including 2015’s Beach Music, 2017’s Rocket, and 2019’s House of Sugar. The singer-songwriter will also be on tour this fall, with North American dates scheduled through November. Read Pitchfork’s interview “Alex G Is Building a Mystery.” Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from.

Watch Yeah Yeah Yeahs Perform “Burning” on Kimmel

Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ new album Cool It Down is out now, and, to mark the occasion, the band brought music from the LP to Jimmy Kimmel Live! Karen O, Nick Zinner, and Brian Chase performed the single “Burning.” Watch below. Cool It Down is the band’s fifth album and first in nine years, following 2013’s Mosquito. The group’s latest album was announced with the single “Spitting Off the Edge of the World,” which includes guest contributions from Perfume Genius. Read “The Dream of the 2000s Is Alive in the Meet Me in the Bathroom Documentary” on the Pitch. Content This content can also be viewed on the site it originates from.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Bill Limiting Use of Rap Lyrics as Evidence in Criminal Trials

A new bill signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom will limit the use of rap lyrics as evidence in criminal trials in the state. Assembly Bill 2799, also known as The Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, was unanimously approved by the California State and Assembly in August and will require the court “to consider specified factors when balancing the probative value of that evidence against the substantial danger of undue prejudice” if a party seeks to admit “a form of creative expression” as evidence, with the term “creative expression” explicitly described as “the expression or application of creativity or imagination in the production or arrangement of forms, sounds, words, movements, or symbols, as specified.” The virtual bill signing ceremony was attended by rappers like Killer...

Kesha’s Mom Explains That Jeffrey Dahmer ‘Cannibal’ Lyric

Serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer’s name has been woven into the lyrics of a number of songs over the years, from tracks recorded by Katy Perry and Eminem to Kesha‘s 2010 track “Cannibal.” In response to recent controversy discussed on social media regarding pop culture references to Dahmer, Kesha’s mother, Pebe Sebert — a songwriter and non-profit founder who has a co-writing credit on “Cannibal” — says she’s the one who wrote the lyric “I’ll pull a Jeffrey Dahmer.” “The whole Jeffrey Dahmer lyric in ‘Cannibal’ is a big controversy right now, and I thought I’d just say a few things about it because that was my line that I wrote in ‘Cannibal.’” Sebert said in a TikTok video uploaded on Sunday (Oct. 2). She filmed herself in Panama, where she was on her way to an event put on by her non-pr...

BMG to Hit 1 Billion Euros in Revenues by 2024

BMG says it will start generating one billion euros in revenue starting in 2024, achieving a financial target the company set for itself a full two years ahead of schedule, according to a corporate presentation made last week. The record label and publisher improved its growth forecast thanks to strategic investments from parent company Bertelsmann and a strong performance from several recently acquired song catalogs, BMG chief executive Hartwig Masuch told a gathering of senior Bertelsmann executives. Meeting its billion-euro goal will make BMG one of the fastest-growing new music companies in the industry, executives said. Founded in 2008, BMG generated 663 million euros ($784.13 million) in revenues in 2021, a 10.1% increase from 2020. In the first half of 2022, the company reported rev...

Fans Choose Ciara & Summer Walker’s ‘Better Thangs’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Ciara‘s new song featuring Summer Walker has topped this week’s new music poll. Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Sept. 30) on Billboard, choosing “Better Thangs” as their favorite new music release of the past week. Ciara and Walker’s R&B jam brought in more than 62% of the vote, beating out new music by Ed Sheeran, Kid Cudi, Paramore and more. Ciara and Walker’s delightful meeting for “Better Thangs” brings on the positive vibes: Ciara described it to Billboard as “a feel-good record” that she hopes “people hear and feel inspired by.” “For me, joy is the ultimate feeling that I was feeling [when creating ‘Better Thangs’], and I wanted for people to feel that with this record,” she said. “She laid her vocals on the song, and as soon as I heard it, I was like, ‘This is speci...

Fire Damages Donnie and Mark Wahlberg’s Childhood Home in Boston

A home where entertainers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg’s family once lived was damaged by fire Sunday (Oct. 2) in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, the fire department said. Explore Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news The blaze began in a nearby home at around 10 a.m., but spread to another three buildings because of strong winds, Fire Commissioner Paul Burke said. Two firefighters suffered injuries and one resident was taken to the hospital. There was no immediate word on the cause of the fire. One of the homes involved was 25 Peverell Street, where the Wahlberg family used to live. Mark Wahlberg visited the home during the production of his Netflix movie Wonderland in 2018 and 2019. In one video posted on social media, the actor stands...

Snoop Dogg Announces New Album ‘Missionary’ Produced by Dr. Dre

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre are officially reuniting for Snoop’s upcoming album, Missionary. The Long Beach rapper confirmed the news during his recent appearance on Stephen A. Smith’s Know Mercy podcast, “You’re the first one to hear this: Me and Dr. Dre have been working on an album for the past two months, and it’ll be done in November.” He continued, “And it’s produced by Dr. Dre. It’s our 30th anniversary to Doggystyle. And the name of the album is Missionary.” When asked about the title, Snoop simply responded, “The first album was Doggystyle.” Rumors of Dr. Dre and Snoop’s return to music have been more commonplace than ever; earlier this April, shortly after Snoop officially became the owner of Death Row Records, the two shared photos of them in the studio. “The Chronic is bac home,” Sn...

Joe Budden Admits To Having Faked Putting On Condoms During Podcast

HipHopWired Featured Video CLOSE Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty Joe Budden has a whole lot of explaining to do. The New Jersey rapper turned podcast impresario recently admitted to having faked putting on a condom before having intercourse with a partner. Just so we’re clear, telling your partner you have a condom on when unbeknownst to them you don’t actually do, is sexual assault. There is no gray area. There is even a term for it—stealthing. “Even I done walked in the corner and faked like I was putting a condom on before,” said Budden in a recent podcast which has since been deleted from streamers. He even laughed while adding he “1000 percent” did what he said he did. Budden was adamant that he no longer practices his egregious act, not that it matters. It goes without saying that Twitt...

Watch Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, Sad13, and Bully’s Alicia Bognanno Cover Pavement’s “Grounded”

On Saturday night (October 1), Pavement took a break from their ongoing reunion tour to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Pavements 1933-2022: A Pavement Museum. The Manhattan exhibition included a number of artifacts—genuine and bogus—from the band’s history, as well as a batch of live cover sets. Among the performers were Snail Mail, Soccer Mommy, Bully, and Speedy Ortiz. At one point in the evening, Bully’s Alicia Bognanno, Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan, Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison, and Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis joined forces to play “Grounded” from Pavement’s 1995 LP Wowee Zowee. Watch it happen via Brooklyn Vegan. The Pavement Museum is located at 475 Greenwich Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood, though the event ends today (October 2). The collection includes previously ...

Cardi B Compares Bad Bunny’s L.A. Stadium Concert to 2022 Super Bowl: ‘There’s More People Here’

Cardi B is very impressed with Bad Bunny‘s concert attendance numbers. On Saturday (Oct. 1), the reggaeton superstar performed at SoFi Stadium near Los Angeles as part of his World’s Hottest Tour, which topped the Billboard Boxscore chart in August, grossing $91.1 million. During the show, Bad Bunny brought out Cardi for surprise performances of her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” and the pair’s chart-topping collaboration “I Like It.” The tracks peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Explore See latest videos, charts and news See latest videos, charts and news After the concert, Cardi took to social media to share her enthusiasm about Bad Bunny’s success in the touring space. “I was just at this stadium for the super bowl not long ago,” she twee...