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Singer and former “The Voice” contestant Judith Hill has had the privilege of working under the tutelage of both Michael Jackson and Prince, and ironically, was with both stars before their deaths. Hill can be seen singing “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” in the film “This Is It”, which documented Michael Jackson’s last rehearsals before his death. Recently, Hill spoke with the New York Times about being with Prince when his plane had to make an emergency landing in Moline, IL shortly before his passing April 21. It’s been revealed that Prince died of an accidental overdose of the painkiller fentanyl. Hill revealed that she was one of four people on the plane when Prince passed out  mid-conversation with her. Prince regained consciousness by the time they landed. She added that she knew he was in constant pain due to hip surgery, and thought that this health scare was a one time occurrence. She went on to say that she continued to help convince Prince to seek medical attention. Hill said she found out about his passing through texts from friends. She added that it was the worst day of her life. Fans who have planned to meet rapper Drake backstage at his Summer Sixteen Tour should reconsider. He’s pulled the plug on backstage fan visitations. A source told People magazine that Drake has cancelled all of  his VIP visitation passes for the tour, which is set to begin on July 20 in Austin, TX. Drake’s handlers informed the VIP package purchasers that the meet and greet sessions were cancelled due to “scheduling issues”. VIP ticket holders will be refunded the $1000 charged for purchases. The news comes after the murder of Christina Grimmie, an aspiring singer and “The Voice” contestant who was gunned down by a crazed fan  while signing autographs following a performance. One can only assume that one reason for the cancelation is to cut down on the chances of another fan ambush. Justin Bieber also announced that he would be cancelling meet and greet sessions calling then “exhausting to the point of depression.” Chicago born rapper Drezzy, 22, has broken into the genre with the hit single “Body”, which currently sits at No. 72 on the Billboard charts. The track features Drezzy and fellow Windy City native Jeremih singing. During an interview with Billboard magazine, Drezzy stated that she began her career writing stories and poetry. She became good at it and went into the studio with some classmates. She later began doing her own thing. She added that she has a great deal of respect for Nicki Minaj in terms of the length of time Minaj has been in the game and her work ethic. She later added that some don’t take her seriously because she’s a woman. She says she’s not going for anything and is confident with what she has.