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Singer Cee Lo Green and comedian Russell Peters are set to compete on Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle”. Green sports the iconic Kiss make up and heavy metal garb for his performance of the Kiss anthem “Rock And Roll All Nite”. Fans can tune in on Thursday, May 26 at 10:00 p.m.ET/PT on Spike TV to watch Green display  his rocker side. It will certainly be worth watching. After a great deal of controversy, Madonna’s Prince tribute at the Billboard Music Awards drew praise from some, criticism from many others. Roots drummer Questlove, who gave the opening introduction to the highly anticipated performance, took to Twitter in light of the backlash from viewers to defend Madonna’s performance. He reminded followers that Prince’s shoes are difficult to fill, and anyone who steps up to sing any song in  his catalog should be applauded. He made several valid points. It’ll be interesting to see what BET has in store in terms of a tribute to the late musician. The “Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour” continues its trek across the country . Several dates have been added to accommodate fans eager to see Sean “P Diddy” Combs along with 112, Faith Evans and others. The tour will end on Oct. 8 in Oakland CA. Yesterday, singer Lalah  Hathaway appeared on “The Real” to perform her Grammy award wining  single “Little Ghetto Boy”, a remake of her father Donny Hathaway’s hit. In a surprise twist, rapper Snoop Dogg joined her on stage for a verse for a west coast remix along with saxophonist Terrace Martin. The performance was quite a memorable one indeed. The track “All Day” didn’t make it on to “The Life Of Pablo”, or any other album for that matter, but it still remains one of the best singles rapper Kanye West has given fans in some time. Singer Paul McCartney, a featured musician on the track, provided its melody and a whistle on the outro as well. There’s more to the back story, however. During a recent interview with John Wilson for BBC Radio 4’s Mastertapes, McCartney revealed that Oprah Winfrey advised him not to collaborate with West on the song due to West’s lyrical choices. According to McCartney, the N word is used several times in the song, with Winfrey stating that the term shouldn’t be used by Blacks either. As for his relationship with West, McCartney said the two love each other adding that West inspires him with his ideas. If the first few months of 2016 haven’t proven anything else, they’ve proven that not much has changed from the mid-nineties to the present day. Rapper Jay Z is close to the take over he spoke of a few years ago. It’ll be interesting to see what transpires later in the year.

 

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