Kanye West booed in the U.K. at the Wireless Festival

Kanye West’s latest onstage rant didn’t go over so well. The rapper headlined the Wireless Festival in London this weekend, replacing the ailing Drake on the schedule, and he seems to have rubbed the audience the wrong way. Wearing his now-trademark bejeweled mask during the opening portion of his set, Yeezy ranted, as usual, about […]

Twista on working with Lady Gaga: ‘I had butterflies’

Lady Gaga surprised both her own fanbase and lots of hip-hop heads when she tapped veteran rappers Twista and Too $hort for her single “Jewels and Drugs” from her upcoming ArtPop album. The track, which also features hip-hop star T.I., was recently performed at the iTunes Festival, and Twista spoke to RO about the experience of collaborating with such a pop megastar.

Black intellectual Gabrielle Turnquest passes bar exam at 18

Gabrielle Turnquest has become the youngest person to ever pass the bar exam in the U.K. At 18-years-old, Turnquest passed the exam while attending the University of Law, according to the Telegraph. Turnquest’s accomplishment is extremely impressive considering that the average lawyer takes the Bar Professional Training course at the age of 27. Turnquest is […]

New Zealand legalizes same-sex marriage

Earlier this month, the nation of South Africa made headlines when two Zulu men married in a historic traditional same-sex marriage. Now, the gay residents of New Zealand will be able to do the same as the island nation’s Parliament passed a bill legalizing the practice Wednesday. According to the BBC, Parliament voted 77-44 in […]

Beyoncé Says Jay-Z Made Her Glastonbury Festival Performance Possible

R&B queen Beyoncé had a career-defining show this past Sunday, June 26, when she headlined the U.K.’s decades-old Glastonbury Festival as well as broadcasting part of her performance via satellite for the 2011 BET Awards. And although Beyoncé could undoubtedly land any major festival of her choosing, the “Crazy In Love” singer says that her […]

Nicki Minaj Gushes Over Jay-Z, Drake

Nicki Minaj has expressed both her undying obsession with and near crippling fear of hip-hop legend Jay-Z. Now that Minaj has conquered her fear of the iconic emcee, even jumping on the acclaimed Kanye West track “Monster” with him, the Young Money emcee is dishing on why Jay-Z is one of her all-time favorite emcees. […]