CARDI B IN TALKS TO PERFORM AT SUPER BOWL
The NFL is in talks with Cardi B to perform her remix “Girls Like You” with Maroon 5 at halftime, TMZ reports. The main sticking point is reportedly whether or not she gets a solo set. (TMZ)
RIHANNA NAMED AMBASSADOR OF BARBADOS
Rihanna has been named the official ambassador of Barbados. According to The Grio, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley said in a statement, “Rihanna has a deep love for her country and this is reflected in her philanthropy, especially in the areas of health and education. She also shows her patriotism in the way she gives back to this country and continues to treasure the island as her home.”
The singer also said in a statement that she “couldn’t be more proud to take on such a prestigious title in my home country.”
Rihanna’s new job as the country’s ambassador is to promote education, investment, and tourism for Barbados.
KANYE WEST SPEAKS AGAINST THE PRESSURES OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Kanye West has spoken out against social media, saying that it has played a role in people committing suicide due to them not getting enough “likes.” ‘Ye wrote on Instagram, “There are people who are committing suicide due to not getting enough likes. Seeking validation in the simulation. We need a live-streamed meeting with Jack Dorsey Kevin Systrom Mike Krieger Mark Zuckerberg and Evan Spiegal. Speaking for myself I personally want to participate in social media with the option of not having to show my followers or likes.”
He added, “Having your amount of likes on display for the world to see and judge is like showing how much money you have in the bank..”
In a prior Twitter post, Kanye said, “We should be able to participate in social media without having to show how many followers or likes we have. Just like how we can turn off the comments we should be able to turn off the display of followers. This has an intense negative impact on our self worth.”
ELLEN POMPEO SAYS ‘GREY’S ANATOMY’ IS ENDING (SOONISH)
Season 16 may be the final Grey’s Anatomy. Star Ellen Pompeo, who plays Meredith Grey on the ABC drama, told Entertainment Weekly: “I’m clearly not prepared right now to make any formal announcement about what my future is on the show, but I am really feeling like we have told the majority of the stories that we can tell.It’s about time that I mix it up. I’m definitely looking for a change.”
But fans shouldn’t panic yet; her contract runs through the 16thseason, which doesn’t wrap until 2020.
Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 premieres September 27 on ABC.
ARIANA GRANDE HINTS SHE WON’T BE TOURING FOR A ‘LONG TIME’
With the huge success of Sweetener, fans have been waiting for news of an Ariana Grande tour. Unfortunately, fans are going to have to wait longer.
When a fan account posted a meme about saving money for her next tour’s meet & greet on Instagram, Grande commented saying “u gonna be saving for a loooooooooooooong time ……” The comment has since been deleted.
The singer is still healing from losing her ex and beloved friend Mac Miller, who passed away earlier this month from an apparent drug overdose.
A statement given by her team to People magazine says that Grande will be taking time for herself as she deal with the painful loss.
Besides grieving the loss of Miller, Grande has been vocal about struggling with PTSD caused by the terrorist attack at her Manchester show during her Dangerous Woman Tour last year. Even though fans won’t get to see Grande on tour soon, she assured fans “everything will be okay” in a tweet, expressing her appreciation for their support.