French Montana Reflects On Becoming An American: "Took Me 20 Years To Make This Day Happen" –

French Montana Reflects On Becoming An American: "Took Me 20 Years To Make This Day Happen" –

Bad Boy Records’ French Montana is still on cloud nine after becoming an American citizen. The hip-hop star has reflected on living out the American dream. French went to Instagram last night (June 14) to discuss his life-changing experience. This week, reports went viral about French waiting over a full year before finally getting his American citizenship. Montana hit up […]

Midem's Attendance Recovers 9% — But Still a Fraction of '06 Levels

Midem's Attendance Recovers 9% — But Still a Fraction of '06 Levels

Midem’s attendance this year was up by 9% compared to last year, hosting 4,800 delegates from 80 countries.  But  that’s still a fraction previous peaks. Back in 2006, Midem recorded nearly 10,000 attendees.  That figure’s been plunging precipitously — until now. The Cannes-based conference, which took place on June 5th-8th, hosted a series new initiatives.  The refreshed event included summits […]

Civil Interview: Omari Hardwick Talks Film Competition Real To Reel, Season 5 of ‘Power’ & The State of Being Black in Hollywood

Civil Interview: Omari Hardwick Talks Film Competition Real To Reel, Season 5 of ‘Power’ & The State of Being Black in Hollywood

Omari Hardwick has left us in suspense with his character Ghost on the critically acclaimed Starz series Power. However, the 44-year-old star is much more than just an actor. He is an artist, activist and poet at heart. Hardwick recently teamed up with Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack for Real to Reel to support, celebrate and highlight bold, up-and-coming African American voices in […]

Pusha T Responds To Drake’s Blackface Photo Explanation “You’re Silent On All Black Issues Drake.”

Pusha T Responds To Drake’s Blackface Photo Explanation “You’re Silent On All Black Issues Drake.”

Pusha-T responded to Drake’s statement about his use blackface over a decade ago for an art project when he was an actor. On Thursday morning during an interview on Real 92.3, “I don’t believe it at all,” Pusha said. “You are silent on all black issues, Drake, with a huge platform.”   Drake was once quoted in 2017 responding to embracing […]

Billionaire Vincent Bolloré Grabs 24 Percent of Vivendi as Universal Music's IPO Looms

Billionaire Vincent Bolloré Grabs 24 Percent of Vivendi as Universal Music's IPO Looms

French billionaire Vincent Bolloré is now assuming a much bigger stake in Vivendi — just moments before an expected UMG public fering announcement. Looks like Vincent Bolloré wants to call the shots at Vivendi ahead Universal Music Group’s anticipated IPO.  According to filings recently disclosed, Bolloré has been steadily ramping his control the French media conglomerate over nearly 20 transactions. The […]

SXSW: More Than 500 Suspicious Packages Reported to Austin Police

SXSW: More Than 500 Suspicious Packages Reported to Austin Police

SXSW remains on high alert following a pair package explosions earlier this week.  Now, Austin’s PD is fielding reports hundreds suspicious packages sprinkled throughout the city. The attacks were ruthless, and largely unexpected.  And it wasn’t the most welcomed news for SXSW, where thousands people are thronging the streets downtown Austin. We’ve had a testy exchange with one SXSW’s press […]