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Lawyer Henrik Olsson Lilja faces the media following the court decision against American hip hop star Asap Rocky, the stage name of Rakim Mayers, at the Stockholm District Court in Sweden, Friday July 5, 2019. U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight on Sunday in central Stockholm. (Stina Stjernkvist / TT via AP)
July 05, 2019 - 10:17 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky was ordered held by a Swedish court Friday for two weeks in pre-trial detention while police investigate a fight in downtown Stockholm. Prosecutor Fredrik Karlsson said Friday after the hearing at the Stockholm District Court that A$AP Rocky — the...
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July 04, 2019 - 6:23 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Essence Festival's 25th "party with a purpose" has officially kicked off in New Orleans. Mayor Latoya Cantrell welcomed participants during a news conference Thursday at Ashe Cultural Center. She says over the past 25 years, the festival has generated nearly $4 billion in...
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July 04, 2019 - 10:07 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say U.S. rapper A$AP Rocky should be formally arrested over a fight in downtown Stockholm and should be held for two weeks while police investigate the case. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the rapper, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, and two of...
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ADDS DETAIL TO BACKGROUND, FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2016 file photo, British singer Joss Stone laughs as she adjusts her earpiece before performing a concert in Karen, on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Stone says Wednesday, July 3, 2019, that she was deported from Iran after arriving in the Islamic Republic as part of a worldwide concert tour, even though she didn’t plan to perform there.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
July 04, 2019 - 9:43 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British soul singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran after arriving in the Islamic Republic as part of a worldwide concert tour, even though she didn't plan to perform there. Posting on Instagram, Stone appears in a video wearing a white headscarf saying: "Well, we got...
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July 03, 2019 - 8:40 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say rapper A$AP Rocky has been detained for a suspected attack on an unknown person in downtown Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says the investigation was "at an initial stage" and should be decided by midday Saturday, whether A$AP Rocky — real name...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 file photo, Nicki Minaj performs on stage during the MTV EMA's 2018 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre in Bilbao, Spain. Saudi Arabia said Wednesday July 3, 2019 American hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will be performing there this month in the latest eye-popping announcement as the kingdom sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. (Stuart C. Wilson/Pool via AP, File)
July 03, 2019 - 6:33 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia said Wednesday that hip-hop star Nicki Minaj will perform in the ultraconservative kingdom as it sheds decades of restrictions on entertainment. The female rapper is known for her outlandish, provocative style and hits like "Anaconda," where she raps...
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In this June 29, 2019, photo, Malaysian female rapper Bunga performs at "Pesta Raya" festival in Singapore. Bunga, whose real name is Noor Ayu Fatini Mohd Bakhari, is one of the only known rappers who wears a hijab and baju kurung, a traditional Malay dress, at her performances. (AP Photo/Wani Hamid)
July 02, 2019 - 11:10 pm
One of the few Malaysian female rappers, Bunga says she at first didn't consider a career in music. "My initial dream was to be a politician or a lawyer," the 19-year old rapper told The Associated Press before her first performance in Singapore for the Malay arts festival "Pesta Raya" last weekend...
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Director Woody Allen attends a press conference at La Scala opera house, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Woody Allen is directing Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi' opera, which opens Saturday in Milan. The opera premiered in Los Angeles and it's making its debut at La Scala. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
July 02, 2019 - 8:15 am
MILAN (AP) — Woody Allen says he has "always had a warm and affectionate following in Europe," as he prepares to make his La Scala debut directing Puccini's comic one-act opera 'Gianni Schicchi.' Allen was greeted with applause as he arrived at a press conference Tuesday ahead of the weekend...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows rapper Nipsey Hussle at an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Milwaukee Bucks in Oakland, Calif. Court documents show that Hussle and the man charged with killing him had a conversation about “snitching” shortly before Hussle was shot. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2019 - 9:26 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have opened an internal affairs investigation into why the woman who drove the getaway car in the aftermath of rapper Nipsey Hussle's killing was sent home when she tried to turn herself in during the manhunt for the shooter. The LAPD's Office of the Inspector...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2018 file photo, Mary J. Blige performs at the 2018 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Blige will take part in the Essence Festival, marking 25 years of celebrating black excellence in business, fashion, entertainment and music. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
July 01, 2019 - 12:36 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Essence Festival, which draws thousands to New Orleans during the fourth of July week, is celebrating 25 years of bringing African American women of all ages together for thought-provoking conversation and performances from top musical acts. Launched to mark the 25th...
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