Face it, we’re all culture vultures in one way or another, so it’s only right that BET.com brings you #TheWarmUp on the daily tip. And remember that keeping it buck doesn’t mean that shade is being thrown. (Word to Nicki.) We just like to keep it honest and real when it comes to our extended family. Read on for the hottest, most shocking moments of the past 24 hours.
— Almost two years, many red carpets and a Vogue spread later, A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman have called it quits. The young exes made quite a pop culture splash when they started dating due to their clear and common interest in fashion, but unfortunately, sources are saying that due to tight schedules, they couldn’t make it work. Best of luck to them both.
— And although we swore that the Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea beef was squashed, when the paps pressed the Cali O.G. about his feelings for the femcee he rapped a line of Big Sean‘s “IDFWU.” We think it’s clear that these two don’t want to have anything to do with each other, so let’s say that we squash this and move on.
— Unfortunately after Raven-Symoné kept it buck with Oprah about how she identifies herself racially and sexually, #BlackTwitter went in on her. It apparently got so bad for her, after speaking to TheGrio.com, she decided that a personal statement on Facebook was necessary. To read her more private, honest and clear thoughts, click here.
— Although it’s been quiet for Future lately (especially since the unexpected demise of his relationship with Ciara), today he dropped a visual for the song “Hardly,” which pays tribute to his late friend OG Double D. The video features clips of the rapper’s friend and was actually directed by the MC himself — showing off a different aspect of his creativity — and we aren’t mad at it.
— If you’re Beyoncé then you know that another day means that it’s just another chance to figure out how to take over the world, so there shouldn’t have been any surprise that today she shocked the world with some big news regarding… fashion. The mogul has teamed up with TopShop for an athletic street-wear line called Parkwood TopShop Althetic LTD, which will launch in the fall of 2015. Congrats, Bey!
— Usher may be hitting the road, but he won’t be releasing any new music. With the #URExperience about to hit a city near you, the RB crooner recently confirmed with Billboard that his album is postponed indefinitely because he “just ain’t ready.” A tour with no new music? An album without a date? Hopefully the wait will be worth it.
— Lastly, we here at #TheWarmUp would like to wish Ciara and Drake a very happy and healthy new year as they both celebrated birthdays over the weekend! The stars turned 29 and 28 respectively and, based on their Instagram accounts, they both looked to have a blast!
Check the video below for more music, celeb and pop news updates courtesy of #TheWarmUp with Taj Rani!
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