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Ariana Grande transforms Kendrick Lamar & Drake songs on late show

Talented singer Ariana Grande was at it again as she wowed audiences with her vocal range during a late night appearance. The pop star and actress was a recent guest on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” where both she and the host were able to take on a number of songs, transforming them through new interpretations. That meant interpreting several hip-hop songs as country, Goth rock, and 90’s pop diva versions.

Grande participated in Fallon’s “Musical Genre Challenge” on a recent episode of the show. The late-night show segment featured a random song title and musical genre presented to use when singing it. Fallon opened with a Ska version of “Shape of You” to get things going and received cheers from the crowd after a lively performance.

Among the songs Grande received were hip-hop hits “HUMBLE” by Kendrick Lamar and “God’s Plan” by Drake. She handled the task admirably as she crooned out Kendrick’s hardcore track after asking if she needed to make it “Hot Topic shopping Goth.”

After Fallon slowed down the Usher and Lil Jon song “Yeah!” with his country style, Grande would belt out the Drake hit “God’s Plan” as a 90’s Diva. Once again she delivered and the crowd ate it up. A video of the segment was posted to Fallon’s YouTube channel and racked up nearly five million views in a day as it hit viral status.

It’s not the first time that Ariana Grande has displayed these impressive singing abilities, as she previously appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s show and participated in the “Wheel of Musical Impressions.” During that appearance, Grande imitated Britney Spears singing “Mary Had a Little Lamb” and Christina Aguilera singing “The Wheels on the Bus.” If she ever runs into a wall with her own music career, she could very well have a future in doing singer tribute shows.

Kanye West Doubles Down

Rap mogul Kanye West has doubled down on his comments supporting President Trump but some feel his latest comments may have crossed the line. In a sit-down interview with TMZ, West went as far as to say that African Americans during the slavery years made a “choice” to be slaves. This shocked the entertainment world but Kanye did not back down from the statements he made.

Also in that interview, West also went on a rant about how he first visited Donald Trump after the election. West said that he had been addicted to opioids during that time period but he did not elaborate on why he continues to support the President. He then got into an argument with a TMZ staffer who spoke up about his insensitive comments. Then Kanye went over and gave the staffer an awkward hug but not before asking the man if he planned on beating him up.

This morning on talk shows and newscasts across the country led with this story as many other musical artists and celebrities slammed West’s comments. R & B artist Chris Brown went as far as to call Kanye a “clown” and rapper will.i.am called his remarks “ignorant.” Even his own wife, Kim Kardashian West said that she is “absolutely worried” about her husband but has no plans to leave his side and will fight with him, not against him.

Rapper T.I. confronted Kanye West about Trump tweets & MAGA hat

Rappers T.I. and Kanye West had a face-to-face discussion about a variety of topics before creating their debate track called, “Ye vs. The People.” T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., was part of an interview on “The Breakfast Club” touching on the Kanye subject. During the interview, he spoke about having a visit with West at his home and confronting him on his recent tweets, as well as Kanye’s donning of a “Make America Great Again” cap.

The recent interview involving T.I. comes after West appeared in an interesting interview conducted by Charlemagne The God. During that talk, Kanye spoke about his mental health situation, his relationship with Jay-Z, and being inspired by Donald Trump’s presidential run. Now T.I. has gone on record to talk about his interaction with the hip-hop star just before they collaborated on a track debating President Trump.

T.I. said he was invited to West’s Los Angeles home after reaching out to him. He mentioned that upon his telling Kanye about how he disappointed a number of his fans with his tweets and “MAGA” hat, it seemed to bring about some regret on Kanye’s part. However, Kanye reiterated that he was being a “free thinker” and expressing his thoughts.

T.I. also went on to say he wanted to reach out to Kanye to see where his mind was at wondering if there was a “punch line” for all of the hip-hop star’s tweets. The rapper mentioned that Kanye is like the “Michael Jackson” of the “black delegation” and “we can’t afford to lose him.”

No Makeup, No Worries: Alicia Keys Reveals Her Clear Face

In recent years, much speculation has surrounded makeup. One side claims that women wear far too much and the other has invented terms to describe their flawless cosmetics, including “On fleek” and “On point.” Regardless of whatever side a person takes when it comes to wearing or ditching makeup, they still expect to see celebrities dressed to the nines. When Alicia Keys showed up to the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) bare faced and looking as beautiful as ever, fans had mixed emotions.

With a smile that was as radiant, Keys debuted her face that was free from makeup. Though it was a tad surprising, especially being placed next to a makeup queen like Kim Kardashian, those who believe that the singer is more beautiful naturally were more than excited about her new standpoint. By claiming that not wearing makeup makes her feel empowered as a woman, Keys was not shy that night.

Though all that matters is Alicia’s happiness, her followers could not help but weigh in on the situation. With comments professing their excitement and that she looks more beautiful this way, social media was definitely buzzing with this news. On the opposing end, some fans were more than against Keys’ bare face and made comments claiming that she has gone too far. Some claimed that her anti-makeup movement will not corrupt them and that she can stop right now. With such controversial comments, Alicia Keys had to post an official statement about it: “Y’all, me being makeup free does not mean that I am anti-makeup. Do you!” Well, that is one way to put nosey fans in their place, right?