MY EMOTIONAL INTERVIEW WITH AUGUST ALSINA

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I’ve been in radio for over ten years and NEVER in my CAREER have I ever had an interview so emotional as the one I just had today with August Alsina

Let me tell you something, I’ve been following this guy from the start. Heard one song the beginning of 2013 and started my research. I knew he was going to make it big! His music touched me right from the start and as I started listening to his mixtapes and EP’s I really became a fan.

Fast forward to today, I interviewed him and I wanted to keep it short and fun. I didn’t even think about asking him anything serious. I asked him a fun question about his mom and he got very emotional which caused me to get very emotional…… and we were very emotional together…… it was a moment I won’t forget. I FELT the passion and pain that he speaks of in his music and it touched me in a unexplainable way……. long story short, I couldn’t really finish the interview….. I wish it was taped….. but thankful I have the audio.

Sorry for the long post but this was an experience that I will never forget. You can see my puffy red eyes in the picture. I look a mess-

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FARRAH FRANKLIN ARRESTED

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Frankin, 33 who was part of Destiny’s Child for five months back in 2000 was arrested Sunday morning for disorderly conduct in Conway, South Carolina, police reports say.
Apparently this weekend she was hanging out with NFL player’s Da’Quan Bowers and Ricky Sapp in Florida, they went partying on Saturday night where supposedly Farrah got extremely WASTED and when they returned home, she started acting a fool. Bowers and Sapp called the police and told them they think she was on drugs, especially because through out the night she kept taking long trips to the bathroom. The guys called the cops after Farrah was screaming and slamming doors and when cops came out, they found her laid out on someones lawn.
Police described Franklin as “highly intoxicated” and “unsteady on her feet,” but she denied using drugs. She told police she had nowhere to go and planned on sleeping in the woods.
She was arrested for disorderly conduct and eventually released on $280 bail.
When she realized that news of her arrest went viral she posted a graphic on Instagram that said:
To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood. Stay strong.
She also captioned it:
That part! I’m good just hate the dumb media sometimes, but hey this is the job I signed up for. So I respect it #TurnDownForWhat #TeamFARRAH #GodsChild #Instagram

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KANYE WEST ON COVER OF GQ MAGAZINE

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Kanye discusses everything from his upcoming album (due this fall) to Jay Z, to his relationship to the fashion industry and how in love he is with Kim. Pick up a copy today!
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BEYONCE HAS MOST NOMINATIONS FOR MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

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It’s no surprise that Queen B is leading the pack in nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, she has 8 in several categories including Video of the Year, Best Female Video, and Best Collaboration for several tracks from her platinum self-titled album.. Iggy Azalea and Eminem are not too far behind with 7 each. Pharrell Williams has four nominations and is the the only male artist in the Video of the Year category, which also includes Beyoncé, Iggy, Miley Cyrus, and Sia. Jay Z, Ariana Grande, Lorde, Pitbull, Sam Smith, and Jason Derulo are other nominees.
Fans can vote for their favorites starting today by visiting vma.mtv.com.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards will air live from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on August 24, and will include performances from Usher, Grande, and 5 Seconds of Summer.

DRAKE DOES A GREAT JOB HOSTING ESPY AWARDS

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Drake really did a great job hosting the 2014 Espy Awards. I never knew he was as goofy as he is, or at least he was at last nights award show. Add Comedian to the list of his talents now….
The athletes all looked good and Stuart Scott did an amazing job with his speech after accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance award for his ongoing battle with cancer, delivering a moving speech after he received a standing ovation from the crowd. (video below)
I would have to say this was my favorite Espy Award show, It was well put together and very entertaining and goofy…..THE SKITS!!!! Check out some pics of Drake and guests.

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LIL WAYNE BRINGS CHRISTINA MILIAN AS DATE FOR ESPY AWARDS

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Rap-Up was able to get a picture of the female Lil Wayne brought as his date to the 2014 ESPY Awards…… Her name is CHRISTINA MILIAN. Yup, rumors have been going around about these two and well… last night confirmed it all. They actually held hands while walking to their seats, it’s been just a month since Christina announced her split from fiance, Rap-A-Lot Records CEO Jas Prince.

UPDATE FOR “BUDWEISER MADE IN AMERICA” MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Even better news for those of you who are going to the music festival taking place in LA at Grand Park on August 30 and 31. Kanye West and Iggy Azalea have been added to the show. Check out the two day line up below;

Single-day tickets for both festivals go on sale Friday, July 18.

LOS ANGELES DAILY LINEUP

Saturday
Imagine Dragons
Kendrick Lamar, Afrojack, Iggy Azalea
Sublime with Rome, Metric, Capital Cities
Gareth Emery, ScHoolboy Q, Borgore
DVBBS, YG, MUTEMATH, Dr. Dog, Hit-Boy
ZZ Ward, Classixx, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Jay Rock, Cut Snake, GrandTheft

Sunday
Kanye West, John Mayer
Juanes, Weezer, Rise Against
Steve Aoki, Chance the Rapper, Cypress Hill
R3HAB, Wolfgang Gartner, 12th Planet
Rita Ora, Nipsey Hussle, Terraplane Sun
Yellow Claw, Will Sparks, Scavenger Hunt, SZA, A Tribe Called Red

SELENA GOMEZ GETS A NEW TATT

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21 year-old Selena Gomez got a new tattoo from celebrity tattoo artist Bang Bang McCurdy who revealed to E News that it is an Arabic translation of the phrase “Love Yourself First.”
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