Prince sent a singing telegram to the “Electric Lady” herself.
+ Janelle Monáe is riding high with this week’s release of The Electric Lady. To celebrate the occasion, Prince sent a singing telegram to Janelle, complete with rewritten “Kiss” lyrics that pay tribute to her. Watch the Revolt TV clip. (Rap-Up)
+ The Weeknd’s Kiss Land also dropped this week, and he told MTV News that his travels inspired the material. “Conversations with women with different accents and stories told in those accents, I like to create characters based on different people I’ve met, and relationships. I like to tell stories loosely based on real-life events,” he shared. (MTV News)
+ In other The Weeknd news, watch his NSFW “Live For” video featuring Drake. The bleak clip shows the two Canadians delivering their verses in separate industrial spaces, which intensifies the desolate vibe of the song and video. (Rap-Up)
+ Rihanna announced via Twitter that she’s been recording: “Just left the studio… Recorded a #monster hook for one of my favorite artists! And that’s all I can give you…” While she wouldn’t reveal who the hook is for, MTV News put some odds down on a few choice performers. (MTV News)
+ On Oct. 25, Geri Halliwell (aka Ginger Spice of the Spice Girls) will drop “Half Of Me,” her comeback single as a solo artist. So far, the track’s only confirmed for an Australian release, but still — girl powah! (Daily Telegraph)
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