MAC MILLER BREAKS SILENCE ON SPLIT FROM ARIANA GRANDE – (07/24/2018)
Mac Miller is opening up about his breakup with Ariana Grande and her recent engagement to Pete Davidson. During an interview with Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe, he explained, “Life is stressful. So, of course there were stressful times. It’s not that unique. You know, like, I was in love with somebody. We were together for two years. We worked through good times, bad times, stress, and everything else. And then it came to an end and we both moved on. And it’s that simple, you know.”
And as far as seeing Ariana and Pete all over Instagram, Mac said, “Like, I haven’t been on the internet. So, you know, people have assumed that I’m … ‘Are you OK? Is everything OK?’ Because I was about to drop the album. And also, like, I don’t know, it just all seemed kind of unimportant, the need to show people I was OK. Like, what is that? Where does that come from? Why? Why do we have this need to use social media and the internet?”
In other news, the rapper has released the dates for his upcoming ’Swimming Tour.’ Mac will kick off the trek on October 27th in San Francisco and will make stops in Los Angeles, Houston, Atlanta, Miami, New York, Pittsburgh and Chicago before wrapping up in Vancouver on December 10th.
ARIANA GRANDE CONFIRMS SHE’S WORKING ON A ‘DANGEROUS WOMAN’ TOUR DOCU-SERIES; BOYFRIEND WIPES INSTAGRAM – (07/24/2018)
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Ariana Grande’s fans will soon be getting a docu-series from the singer. She confirmed on Twitter that she’s working on a series documenting her Dangerous Woman tour.
Ariana first sparked speculation that she was working on some kind of documentary last year after posting video clips from the tour. It was during that tour that 23 people were killed in a terrorist bombing outside her show in Manchester, England.
When a fan asked her when the “movie” would be done, Ariana responded, “let me surprise u w it but it ain’t a movie issa docuseries ! there are episodes. now pls drop it before i slice off my arms.”
In response to another fan, she wrote that she’s still “adding stuff” to the series, which is why it’s taking so long. “U love leaving me with no surprises now will u let us finish in peace pls,” she wrote along with a crying face emoji.
Ariana’s new album Sweetener comes out on August 17th.
Meanwhile, her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, has wiped his Instagram account clean after sparring with Ariana’s fan. Pete released a statement on his Instagram Story, just hours after he deleted every single photo from his account.
The 24-year-old comedian posted an explanation as to why he deleted the pictures, and addressed the speculation that maybe something happened between him and Ariana.
“no there’s nothing wrong. no nothing happened. no there’s nothing cryptic about anyhting. i just don’t wanna be on instagram anymore. or on any social media platform. the internet is an evil place and it doesn’t make me feel good,” Pete explained.
He continued, “why should I spend any time of negative energy when my real life is f*cking lit. the fact that I even have to say this proves my point. i love you all and i’m sure i’ll be back at some point.”
Ariana took to Twitter to send a message about positive vibes. “the energy u put out is exactly what u get back, please create a beautiful life for yourselves,” she tweeted.
TAYLOR SWIFT SURPRISED WITH SIX NEW SALES CERTIFICATION PLAQUES – (07/24/2018)
Taylor Swift’s song “Delicate” hit No. 1 the pop radio chart this week, but that’s not all she has to celebrate. While performing three consecutive dates at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey this weekend, the singer was surprised backstage by Big Machine Label Group President Scott Borchetta with six RIAA plaques, each certifying that she’d reached various sales milestones with her music. The certifications include:
- RIAA Triple Platinum Certification for her album Reputation, signifying sales of three million units
- RIAA Platinum Certification for “End Game,” for sales of a million units
- RIAA Double Platinum Certification for “…Ready For It?,” for sales of two million units
- RIAA Platinum Certification for “Delicate”
- RIAA Quadruple Platinum Certification for “Look What You Made Me Do,” for sales of four million units
- RIAA Diamond Certification for her album Fearless, for sales of 10 million units
Taylor continues her Reputation tour throughout the rest of the summer and fall, before heading overseas. The tour wraps in Tokyo, Japan on November 21st.
DJ KHALED BRINGS BACK JUSTIN BIEBER, CHANCE & QUAVO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘NO BRAINER’ – (07/24/2018)
DJ Khaled scored a No. 1 hit in 2017 with “I’m The One,” featuring Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo. Now, he’s looking to repeat that success with another track that features the same collaborators – minus Lil Wayne.
In an Instagram post, Khaled revealed that the new song, called “No Brainer,” is due out on Friday. It’ll be the debut single from the entertainer’s upcoming album Father of Asahd.
In the caption, Khaled wrote that both the song and its video are coming Friday, adding, “ANOTHER ONE ! 🚫🧠 Remember each 🔑leads to the next 🔑 MORES 🔑s soon come !
“I’m the One” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 last year, and its video recently notched a billion views.