- Tons of artists sign a Standing Rock petition to Obama. The letter, written by Kate Nash, is about recent law enforcement actions against the Dakota Access Pipeline protestors, and was sent to President Obama, as well as the Department of Justice and the Army Corps of Engineers. More than 120 artists and bands signed it, including Green Day, Radiohead, Sia, Death Cab for Cutie, Against Me!, Vic Mensa, Santigold, and Sky Ferriera.
- Gucci Mane is coming out with a sock collection. Need we say more?
- Rihanna made more money this year than Justin Bieber, Beyonce, and Drake, according to Forbes. Right on, girl!
- Solange issued a casting call for band members on her website. If you’re between the ages of 18 and 35, then you’ve got a chance to join her touring band!
- J. Cole dissed Kanye West on his new track “False Prophets.” It takes some cajones to talk shit about Yeezy, so props to J. Cole for calling him out with lines like, “He tell us he a genius but it’s clearer lately/ It’s been hard for him to look into the mirror lately.”
- Shia LeBouf attempted to freestyle (again) and dissed Drake, Lil Yachty, and others. He sent the recording to Charlemagne from The Breakfast Club, who premiered it on the show on Friday morning. Obviously the former Even Steven‘s actor is trying to stir up some beef.
- Top Dawg’s lone female artist, SZA, hinted that she might quit music after next album. She hinted at this decision in a tweet from October and told Complex: “I’m really frustrated, and I’m kind of over it.”
- Because the sound sucked at a recent Jeremih show in Chicago, the R&B singer walked off the stage after only two songs. Not only that, but he threw the microphone on the ground and then blurted out some choice cuss words. I bet dozens of people are clamoring to get their money back for that show.
- Drake was the most streamed male artist this year on Spotify. But Views was weak AF, so how the hell did that happen?