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Kanye West says he's running for U.S. president

Jul 05, 2020 - 11:00 AM

'We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future,' the rapper and fashion designer tweets

2024? Kanye West again tweets about plans to run for president of the US. Photo from Kim Kardashian's Instagram

[WATCH] Rappler Live Jam: Alex Bruce

May 02, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Listen to some hip-hop at home with the teenage rapper

Chance the Rapper among NBA All-Star performers

Dec 20, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The annual clash of top-flight basketball talent will be held in Chicago, where Chance the Rapper is from

CHANO ON STAGE. It will be a rare occasion to watch Chance the Rappler live at the start of next year after he canceled his US tour this week. Mark Ralston/AFP

First impressions, photos, prices: Panda Express in Manila

Dec 10, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Here's what you can expect from Panda Express' first Manila branch – the complete menu, prices, and their classic dishes!

Meet Alex Bruce, the 12-year-old Filipina rapping about empowerment

Jul 26, 2019 - 4:45 PM

The young emcee is already making waves in the local hip-hop scene – and she's not even in her teens

SPITFIRE. Alex Bruce performs at the launch of Sony Music Philippines' new roster of artists. Photo by Trixy Gosadan/Sony Music Philippines

Nicki Minaj cancels Saudi concert over women's rights concerns

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:53 AM

'It would break me if even one of my fans were arrested, or BEATEN for expressing themselves,' Nicki Minaj tweeted

Missy Elliott inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame

Jun 15, 2019 - 10:27 AM

She is the first ever female rapper to receive this honor

Pitbull takes on 'UglyDolls', bullying and self-acceptance

May 05, 2019 - 10:17 PM

The American rapper talks about lending his voice to the animated film, plus how music saved him from the tough times

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 27, 2019 Pitbull attends STX Films World Premiere of "UglyDolls" at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Los Angeles. - An animated film about misfit toys seems an unlikely fit for a smooth reggaeton rapper, but Pitbull is front and center in "UglyDolls" and he loves the message it sends. (Photo by Rich Fury / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

A$AP Rocky pissed off as fan interrupts Manila show

Apr 05, 2019 - 7:55 PM

A video shows that a member of the audience tries to steal the rapper's shoe while he's performing at the XYLO Nightclub

A$AP ROCKY. The rapper's show is interrupted when an audience member grabs his shoe. Screenshot from Instagram.com/asaprocky

Grammy-nominated US rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead

Apr 01, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The suspected shooter remains at large according to the police

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 07, 2019 Nipsey Hussle performs onstage at the Warner Music Pre-Grammy Party at the NoMad Hotel in Los Angeles. - Grammy-nominated rapper Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot in the US city of Los Angeles on Sunday March 31, 2019, NBC News reported, citing law enforcement sources. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Cardi B points to past 'limited options' to explain drugging, robbing men

Mar 28, 2019 - 9:37 AM

'I was blessed to have been able to rise from that but so many women have not,' says the rapper

Jay-Z, Chance the Rapper, Miley Cyrus among lineup for Woodstock 50 festival

Mar 20, 2019 - 4:48 PM

The legendary 3-day music event celebrates its 50th year on August and will feature other artists like The Black Keys, Janelle Monae, Santana, and Imagine Dragons

BLKD, Calix raise funds to bring Sandata to the US

Mar 19, 2019 - 7:44 AM

The two rappers are part of ‘Sandata’ – a collective of artists and researchers raising awareness about the effects of the so-called ‘drug war’

COLLECTIVE. Artists and researchers come together to tell the story of the Philippine 'drug war.' Photo from the Sandata Facebook page

The rise and resonance of Ruby Ibarra

Mar 08, 2019 - 3:55 PM

From representing the misrepresented, to smashing the patriarchy, this Filipina-American rapper proves unstoppable

21 Savage released from immigration detention

Feb 13, 2019 - 10:27 AM

The rapper was granted release on bond from US immigration detention 9 days after his arrest

Okurrr! Meet Cardi B, sassy queen of American hip-hop

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:12 AM

Congrats to the first ever female artist to win the Grammy's Best Rap Album award!

Jay-Z's lawyer takes on immigration case of rapper 21 Savage

Feb 08, 2019 - 1:45 PM

New York lawyer Alex Spiro, who has represented many other entertainment figures, takes on 21 Savage's case at rapper Jay-Z's request

Officials arrest rapper 21 Savage saying he is in US illegally

Feb 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM

US immigration officers says the rapper is actually a British national

(FILES) In this file photo taken on August 20, 2018 US rapper 21 Savage attends the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. - Rapper 21 Savage, who has long said he is from the US state of Georgia, was detained on Sunday by US immigration officers who say he is actually British and overstayed his visa. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)

Cardi B announces split from rapper husband Offset

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:04 AM

'We're not together anymore. I don't know, it might take time to get a divorce,' says Cardi B

Chance The Rapper, Cardi B, T.I. to judge Netflix hip-hop contest series

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:38 PM

'Rhythm + Flow' will be Netflix's first unscripted hip-hop music competition series

Mac Miller died of drug overdose – coroner

Nov 06, 2018 - 9:07 AM

The rapper was found dead on September 7

MAC MILLER. The rapper in August, after releasing his last album, 'Swimming.' Screenshot from Instagram.com/macmiller

Chance the Rapper in Manila: 'Y'all just killed that show'

Aug 24, 2018 - 10:31 AM

The Chicago-born rap star proves to be a dynamo performer in his first Philippine show, where he takes everyone to church.

CHANCE IN MANILA. The rap star performs in his first headlining show in Asia and the Philippines. Photo by Paolo Abad/Rappler

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

Jun 22, 2018 - 10:46 AM

Dedrick Williams, 22, is arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder

Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead at 20

Jun 19, 2018 - 11:21 AM

XXXTentacion faced a blacklash by critics who said that his alleged mistreatment of women should be a career-stopper in the age of #MeToo

CONTROVERSIAL RAPPER. The artist, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital Photo from XXXTentacion's official Facebook page

Chance the Rapper is coming to Manila for a concert

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:46 PM

Mark your calendars: It's happening on August 22!

Rapper Falz fires up the internet with 'This is Nigeria'

Jun 10, 2018 - 2:00 PM

The track and video, a cover version of US performer Childish Gambino's 'This is America,' sees Falz wander around a huge warehouse bare-chested as a series of violent scenes unfurl

THIS IS NIGERIA. Nigerian rapper Falz sings in his home studio in Lagos on June 5, 2018. Photo by Florian Plaucher/AFP

Kanye West sparks new outrage in calling slavery 'choice'

May 02, 2018 - 9:17 AM

'You hear about slavery for 400 years. For 400 years? That sounds like a choice,' says the rapper

CONTROVERSIAL RAPPER. Singer Kanye West and President-elect Donald Trump speak with the press after their meetings at Trump Tower December 13, 2016 in New York. File photo by Timothy Clary/AFP PHOTO

Chance the Rapper apologizes for backing Kanye West's Trump love

Apr 28, 2018 - 10:08 AM

Chance clarifies his tweets regarding West's declaration of love for the polarizing US President

CHANCE THE RAPPER. The artist clarifies tweets where he appears to defend Kanye West, who has voiced out his love for Donald Trump. Screenshot from Instagram.com/chancetherapper

U.S. celebrities rally for boy in viral video talking of being bullied in school

Dec 11, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Keaton Jones tearfully talks about being bullied at school in a video that has gone viral, prompting an outpouring of support from Hollywood celebrities, music stars and athletes

BULLIED. Keaton Jones' mother posted his video on Facebook. Screengrab on Keaton Jones video.

Taboo tells all: From Black Eyed Peas superstar to cancer survivor

Nov 15, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The rapper Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas had more than 100 million record sales to his name and a string of worldwide dance hits like 'I Gotta Feeling' and 'Where Is the Love?', but it meant nothing in the face of cancer's cruel reality,

Jaime Luis Gomez, aka Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, and a cancer survivor, speaks during an interview with AFP on the eve of the World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Mexico City, on November 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / PEDRO PARDO

WATCH: Eminem sears 'racist' Trump at BET hip-hop award show

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The rapper hits at the US president, calling him incompetent and prejudiced

US rapper Nelly arrested over tour bus rape allegations

Oct 08, 2017 - 3:48 PM

Nelly releases statement on Twitter after posting bail

SAKSIKAN: Kejutan ulang tahun Rich Chigga dari Post Malone

Sep 10, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Kejutan terbaik? Simak kejutan ulang tahun dari Post Malone untuk sahabatnya Rich Chigga

KEJUTAN. Rapper Indonesia Rich Chigga atau Brian Imanuel menerima kejutan ulang tahun dari rapper Post Malone. Foto dari Instagram/@brianimanuel

Chance the Rapper gives $1 million amid Chicago school row

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:53 AM

This isn t about politics this isn t about posturing this is about taking care of the kids says Chance a Chicago native who attended public schools

CHANCE THE RAPPER. Fast-rising star Chance the Rapper donates $1 million to Chicago's schools as he wades into the middle of a political feud that threatens to close down classrooms weeks early. File photo shows Chance the Rapper arriving for the 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California in February. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP   / AFP PHOTO / Mark RALSTON

Berita selebriti hari ini: Selasa, 7 Maret 2017

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Berita selebriti hari ini: Kamis, 16 Februari 2017

Feb 16, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Who That Be? Inilah 5 hal yang harus diketahui tentang Rich Chigga

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Sebelum Rich Chigga menjadi sangat populer merilis album rap perdananya dan mungkin berkolaborasi dengan Kanye West ini adalah saat yang tepat untuk mengenalnya lebih jauh

Rich Chigga alias Brian Imanuel di video klip 'Dat $tick Remix'. Screenshot dari Youtube 88Rising

SAKSIKAN: Chance the Rapper, Iman, Suboi dalam iklan Kenzo x H&M

Sep 24, 2016 - 8:34 PM

Lihat kolaborasi Kenzo x H M yang dikenakan oleh 3 dari 7 ambassador : Chance the Rapper Iman and Suboi

(Ki-ka) Suboi, Chance The Rapper, dan Iman. Foto oleh H&M

FIRST LOOK: Chance the Rapper, Iman, more in Kenzo x H&M campaign

Sep 23, 2016 - 5:53 PM

See the clothes on 3 of the collection s 7 ambassadors Chance the Rapper Iman and Suboi

Photos courtesy of HM

Kanye West's 'The Life of Pablo' finally drops

Feb 14, 2016 - 3:26 PM

We also now know who Pablo is

Neil deGrasse Tyson, BoB rap battle over flat Earth theory

Jan 28, 2016 - 4:33 PM

I think it s very clear that Bobby didn t read enough And he s believing all this conspiracy theory stuff raps Neil s nephew Steve

FLAT EARTH. Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to rapper BoB's theory that the Earth is flat. File photo by Peter Foley/EPA, screengrab from Instagram/bob

Rapper Eminem returns, as does controversy

Nov 06, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Guess who s back? Eminem reignites controversy with his use of anti gay slurs in latest album The Marshall Mathers LP 2

'BERZERK'. 'Let's take it back to straight hip-hop and start it from scratch,' says Eminem in new single

Bohol shows need for choppers, not fighter jets

Oct 23, 2013 - 8:13 PM

The government is finalizing a government to government deal with South Korea to purchase 12 fighter jets at the cost of P18 9 billion

FAILED BIDDING: The budget allocation for the procurement of refurbished Hueys expires in December. Photo from Philippine Air Force

Entertainment wRap: Snoop Dogg, James Bond

Sep 15, 2013 - 9:36 PM

Rappers donate to a funeral Bond car auctioned update on trial over Jackson death

RAPPERS FOR A CAUSE. Snoop Lion campaigns against gun violence

Hits from the bong: Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog and Bobo

Oct 15, 2012 - 10:47 AM

The two members chat with RAPPLER about the band s evolution respect for individuality and why they will come back

CYPRESS HILL's SEN DOG (vocals) and Eric 'Bobo' Correa (drums). Photo by Shaira Luna

Psy brings 'Gangnam Style' home with free show

Oct 04, 2012 - 11:56 PM

South Korean rapper Psy brought his hit Gangnam Style home with a raucous free concert in Seoul capping a month of global chart success

LL Cool J teaches intruder a lesson

Aug 24, 2012 - 10:13 AM

The rapper actor is a hero for reel and for real

RAPPER-ACTOR LL COOL J. Image from Facebook

Pretty (and freaky) in pink, isn’t she?

Jul 29, 2012 - 5:00 PM

The eccentric Nicki Minaj flew in via ‘Starships’ armed with her ‘Superbass’

RAUNCHY RAINBOW. The album 'Roman Reloaded' finds Nicki Minaj colorful and coarse as ever. Image from the album cover