Hip hop and rap

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a Hispanic Heritage Month event, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
September 16, 2020 - 3:37 pm
A video altered to make it appear as though Democratic president candidate Joe Biden played a song disparaging the police was viewed more than 4.5 million times on Twitter by Wednesday afternoon, its spread fueled by President Donald Trump, who tweeted it — twice. The video, which appears to show...
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September 11, 2020 - 9:44 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin, a judge ruled Friday, upholding a bipartisan decision by the state elections commission. The decision is likely to be rapidly appealed to the conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme...
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FILE - This Nov. 17, 2019, file photo shows Kanye West on stage during a service at Lakewood Church in Houston. A law firm with ties to prominent Democrats has filed a lawsuit attempting to keep West off presidential ballots in Virginia. Attorneys for Perkins Coie filed a lawsuit in Richmond on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, on behalf of two people who say they were tricked into signing an “Elector Oath” backing West's candidacy. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)
September 02, 2020 - 4:49 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona resident has asked a judge to bar Kanye West from appearing on Arizona’s Nov. 3 ballot, accusing the hip hop artist of serving as an election spoiler and arguing that a law prohibits him from running in the state as an independent presidential candidate. Lawyers for Rasean...
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This combination photo shows J Balvin performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 3, 2019, left, and Roddy Ricch performing at the 7th annual BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 21, 2019. Both artists have canceled their scheduled performances at the MTV VMAs on Sunday. (Photos by Amy Harris, left, and Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)
August 24, 2020 - 10:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winning rapper Roddy Ricch and Colombian superstar J Balvin will no longer perform at the MTV Video Music Awards. Ricch announced his cancellation in a statement posted to Instagram Live, saying: “My team and I did everything in our power to make this work, due to COVID...
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August 22, 2020 - 9:49 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s secretary of state says rapper Kanye West’s bid to get on the ballot for president came up short on qualified signatures. Secretary of State Mac Warner’s office told media outlets Friday that West needed 7,144 signatures from registered voters in West...
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August 21, 2020 - 12:28 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than a month after she was shot in the feet after a party in the Hollywood Hills, Megan Thee Stallion said for the first time Thursday night that fellow hip-hop star Tory Lanez was the person who pulled the trigger. “Yes ... Tory shot me. You shot me and you got your...
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FILE - Singer Kanye West watches the Los Angeles Lakers play the Utah Jazz during the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 19, 2009, in Los Angeles. West has qualified to appear on Utah's ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, an elections official said Monday, Aug. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
August 17, 2020 - 3:21 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Utah’s ballot this November as an unaffiliated presidential candidate, an elections official said Monday. State Elections Director Justin Lee said his office has verified that West's campaign gathered the necessary 1,000 signatures...
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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2018 file photo shows Zach Williams performing during the Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. Christian artists Zach Williams and for King & Country are the leading artist nominees at the 2020 Dove Awards, while rapper Kanye West and singer Gloria Gaynor earned their first ever nominations.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
August 13, 2020 - 4:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Christian artist Zach Williams and for King & Country are the leading artist nominees at this year’s Dove Awards, while rapper Kanye West and singer Gloria Gaynor earned their first ever nominations. The Gospel Music Association announced on Thursday the nominations this...
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FILE - In this Sunday, July 19, 2020, file photo, Kanye West makes his first presidential campaign appearance, in North Charleston, S.C. West filed signatures on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in Ohio, to run for president as an independent candidate in November. (Lauren Petracca Ipetracca/The Post And Courier via AP, File)
August 06, 2020 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kanye West's unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he's being pushed to run by allies of President Donald Trump hoping to siphon support away from Joe Biden. The rapper...
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August 06, 2020 - 12:06 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday on more than a dozen charges of sexual assault, authorities said. The 41-year-old producer was held on nearly $6.3 million bail, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detail,...
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