A$AP Rocky joined a bevy of hip-hop artists speaking out in favor of gay rights.
+ While the Supreme Court considers two potentially landmark same-sex marriage cases, A$AP Rocky has joined the growing list of hip-hop artists (like Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) to speak out in favor of gay rights. “I don’t discriminate against anybody for their sexual preference, for their skin color … That’s immature,” he said. (MTV News)
+ Justin Timberlake answered an array of questions for a Myspace interview, including one about his new musical direction. “With this album, I wrote a lot of songs that make me want to sing,” he said. “I want to do a dance record, but not like a 120-bpm dance record. I want to do like a Marvin Gaye ’Gotta Give It Up,’ Curtis Mayfield ’Move On Up.'” (Idolator)
+ Check out Fall Out Boy’s clever video announcing the fall leg of their “Save Rock And Roll” arena tour, which commences Sept. 5 in Uncasville, Conn., and wraps on Sept. 29 in Tampa, Fla. The clip features audio snippets from a variety of famous folks, including Madonna, Dave Grohl, Courtney Love, and Elton John. (Rolling Stone)
+ Get a sneak peek of Beyoncé on the cover of British Vogue’s May 2013 issue. While we’ve lost count of all the magazine covers she has graced, she continues to look absolutely gorgeous each and every time. (That Grape Juice)
+ Looks like Diddy won’t be dethroned from his perch on top of Forbes’ “Wealthiest Hip-Hop Musician” list, which he also topped last year. This year he netted $580 million, followed by Jay-Z’s $475 million, and Dr. Dre weighed in at $350 million. (Entertainment Weekly)
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