Kanye West Honors Kobe Bryant at Sunday Service

Kanye West pays tribute to Kobe Bryant.

In the wake of his tragic death on Sunday, Kanye honored the NBA legend during a special midnight Sunday Service in L.A. According to Billboard, guests included Kirk Franklin, who delivered a moving spoken word, while Chance the Rapper performed his verse on “Ultralight Beam.”

At one point, Kanye freestyled a verse in honor of the former Los Angeles Laker. “When I was driving home, they was pinning your jersey on the freeway and I just broke down,” he sang.

“If Kobe was here, he’d maybe grab the mic / If Kobe was here, he here tonight,” said a somber Kanye.

Ye also paid tribute to him on Twitter. “Kobe, We love you brother,” West wrote alongside a photo from a 2010 studio session with Bryant. “We’re praying for your family and appreciate the life you’ve lived and all the inspiration you gave.”

His wife Kim Kardashian West also penned a heartfelt note. “My heart is so heavy,” she wrote. “No one should ever experience what the families involved are going through. This has affected us all so much but I cannot begin to imagine what Vanessa is feeling losing her husband and her baby girl. I cry just thinking about it. I am praying for the Bryant family, the Altobelli family and the families of all who perished in this unthinkable tragedy. Rest In Peace Legend.”

Kanye was in attendance at Kobe’s final game for the L.A. Lakers in 2016 and honored him on his last day on the court with a line of Mamba Day-themed merch that read “I Feel Like Kobe” on the front and “Greatest of All Time” on the back.

Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday in Calabasas, Calif. His 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, also died in the crash, along with seven others.

Other celebrities including Drake, Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, Bruno Mars, and Barack Obama have also penned tributes to Bryant on social media.

Kobe Bryant Dead in Helicopter Crash

Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.

The NBA legend was traveling with three other people in his private helicopter when it went down in Calabasas, Calif. around 10 a.m. The crash ignited a brush fire and emergency personnel responded, but none of those on board survived.

Bryant’s 13-year-old daughter, Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, was also killed in the crash. The father and daughter were reportedly on their way to basketball practice at the Mamba Academy in Thousand Oaks when the helicopter crashed. A teammate of Gianna, the teammate’s parent, and the pilot were also killed, according to NBC News.

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Bryant was 41. He is survived by his wife Vanessa and their three other daughters, Natalia, Bianca, and Capri, who was born in June 2019.

In the wake of the tragic news, Kobe’s fans and friends, many in the music industry, took to social media to remember the five-time NBA champion.

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Michelle Obama Shares Workout Playlist Featuring Nipsey Hussle, Cardi B, The Carters & More

Michelle Obama has debuted a new workout playlist on Spotify, sharing a Hip Hop-heavy selection of songs on Sunday (January 19).

The former first lady’s collection includes tracks from The Carters (JAY-Z and Beyoncé), Cardi B, 2 Chainz, Lizzo, Anderson .Paak and the late Nipsey Hussle, among others.

Obama’s picks arrive a few weeks after her husband Barack unveiled his Best of 2019 playlist, which also featured multiple Hip Hop artists. Michelle’s song list features a portion of “cool down tracks” with cuts from Meek Mill, EarthGang and more.

Check out Obama’s Spotify workout playlist stream and tracklist below.

“A God Like You” – Kirk Franklin
“V.3005” – Childish Gambino
“Soulmate” – Lizzo
“My Money, My Baby” – Burna Boy
“Tints” – Anderson .Paak f. Kendrick Lamar
“Clique” – Kanye West, JAY-Z & Big Sean
“Come Down” – Anderson .Paak
“Drogba (Joanna)” – Afro B
“Feelin’ So Good – Remix” – Jennifer Lopez f. Big Pun & Fat Joe
“Press” – Cardi B
“APES**T” – The Carters
“Chuck Baby” – Chuck Brown
“Hussle & Motivate” – Nipsey Hussle
“Rule The World” – 2 Chainz f. Ariana Grande
“Feels Good” – Tony! Toni! Toné!
“Perm” – Bruno Mars
“One Kiss” – Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa
“Finesse – Remix” – Bruno Mars f. Cardi B
“Before I Let Go” – Beyoncé
“Tambourine” – Eve
“Toast” – Koffee
“Slide” – Calvin Harris f. Frank Ocean & Migos
“Cross Me” – Ed Sheeran f. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock
“Turnin’ Me Up” – BJ The Chicago Kid
“South of the Border” – Ed Sheeran f. Camilla Cabello & Cardi B
“I’M DOPE” – Tobe Nwigwe f. David Michael Wyatt

Cool Down tracks
“24/7” – Meek Mill f. Ella Mai
“Automatic” – The Bonfyre
“Show Me Love” – Alicia Keys f. Miguel
“I Want You Around”- Snoh Aalegra
“Honesty” – Pink Sweat$
“Lay Me Down” – Sam Smith
“Blessed” – Daniel Caesar
“Godspeed” – Frank Ocean
“Collide” – Tiana Major9 f. EarthGang

Michelle Obama Drops Workout Playlist Featuring Frank Ocean, Meek Mill & More

Michelle Obama has released her workout playlist to help inspire everyone to stick to their New Year’s resolutions.

“It’s about that time when New Year’s goals and resolutions get just a bit harder to stick to. To fer a little inspiration, I want to share my go-to 2020 #WorkoutPlaylist with all you. These songs always seem to give me that extra boost to get through my toughest workouts. What’s on your playlist? #IAmBecoming #SelfcareSunday,” she wrote on Instagram, Sunday.

The playlist includes tracks from Beyonce, Childish Gambino, Lizzo, Cardi B, Bruno Mars, and Anderson .Paak, Frank Ocean, Meek Mill, and Alicia Keys and more. It’s separated into two sections, beginning with the traditional workout playlist and then ending with nine tracks designated as “cool down” songs.

This is a similar move to that her husband, former President Barack Obama, who releases an annual list the best songs the year. This year’s list included Frank Ocean, Young Thug, J. Cole, Travis Scott and more.

The Obama’s recently earned an Oscar nomination for their Netflix documentary American Factory. The couple has another documentary on the way for 2020 as well, titled Crip Camp, and is planned to be released through Netflix.

Gustavo Dudamel Renews Contract with LA Philharmonic

Charismatic orchestra conductor Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract with the Los Angeles Philharmonic through the 2025-26 season.

In 2009, at only 28 years of age, Dudamel became the philharmonic’s music director. He originally had a five-year contract, which was first extended through the 2018-19 season before getting once again extended halfway into 2022.

With the last extension, Dudamel also became the philharmonic’s artistic director.

Dudamel is said to be well paid for his efforts. In 2016, he reportedly earned $3 million a year. At the same time, he has been praised for the boldness of his vision and the expansiveness of his orchestra’s repertoire.

The conductor has been further praised for his contributions to music education. The foundation of this is Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, which supports over 1,200 aspiring musicians in the area across four locations, with a fifth one planned in Inglewood.

Along with the announcement, Dudamel issued a statement.

He said, “We have a unique opportunity and responsibility in Los Angeles to unite the soul of the Americas, to build and to strengthen musical and educational bridges with our brothers and sisters here in L.A. and beyond. We have so much work still to do, but I look forward to embracing the challenges ahead and to sharing more beautiful moments together, hand in hand with my extraordinary orchestra and our leadership team.”

Chad Smith, who is the chief executive of the philharmonic, issued a statement as well. He said, “Fifteen years ago, Gustavo and I planned our first concert together here — for his U.S. debut at the Hollywood Bowl. And what an extraordinary journey together it has been.”

Born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, Dudamel is also an accomplished violinist. In 2015, he conducted the opening and closing music for the film Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, and a year later he performed at the Super Bowl alongside Coldplay, Beyoncé and Bruno Mars.

Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga’s Names Used By Fake Booking Agents In Sandy Hook Scam

Two women were taken into custody on Wednesday on allegations that they attempted to fraud the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation. The organization was launched by family members who lost their loved ones during the tragic attack at Sandy Hook Elementary in December 2012. On that day, 20-year-old Adam Lanza entered the school and opened fire killing 26 people: 20 children and 6 adult staff members.

Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga's Names Used By Fake Booking Agents In Sandy Hook Scam
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The Sandy Hook Promise Foundation lists its mission as hoping “to  create a culture engaged in preventing shootings, violence, and other harmful acts in schools. Sandy Hook Promise is a moderate, above-the-politics organization that supports sensible program and policy solutions that address the “human side” gun violence by preventing individuals from ever getting to the point picking up a firearm to hurt themselves or others.”

According to ABC News, the foundation wanted to host a benefit concert in San Antonio, Texas, so the nonprit contacted booking agents Nancy Jean and Carissa Scott reportedly Canvas Media Group. The women stated that they were responsible for scheduling events for high-prile artists, so SHP agreed to use them to secure talent. 

Then, Jean and Scott penned contracts for the event: $500K for Justin Timberlake and $600K for Bruno Mars. With the latter also came a $300K down payment to secure the December 13, 2019 concert date. There were even talks Drake, Flo Rida, Ed Sheeran, Usher, and Lady Gaga possibly being added to the bill, but what the foundation didn’t know was that the women weren’t in contact with any the artists or their representatives. 

ABC News reports that as time drew closer for the concert to go down, investors were confused as to why none the artists were listing the event on their social media pages. When they realized there was no publicity at all, they contacted authorities to make sure everything was legitimate. What the FBI found was that the women used half the money to lease a Mercedes-Benz and made $1,200 worth purchases at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Jean and Scott were arrested while they were making their way through the John F. Kennedy Airport on Wednesday. They were arrested on charges fraud, but it’s unclear if other charges will be added at a later date..

Endeavor Acquires Majority Stake in On-Location Experiences

Leading Hollywood talent agency Endeavor has acquired a hospitality company called On Location Experiences, which was once owned by the National Football League (NFL).

The NFL still holds a minority stake in the company, which was purchased in 2015 by the following companies:

  • RedBird Capital Partners
  • Bruin Sports Capital
  • The Carlyle Group
  • 32 Equity

The company provides experiences at events for both corporations and fans. These events include not just sports but also fashion and entertainment. Among them was last year’s Bud Light Super Bowl Music Fest, which included artists such as:

  • Cardi B
  • Bruno Mars
  • Post Malone
  • Aerosmith

The acquisition was valued at $660 million, and it gives Endeavor a foothold into the NFL. The company plans to integrate On Location with its existing hospitality services.

Leading these services will be Paul Caine, who is an executive with experience at Bloomberg, Westwood One and Time.

John Collins, who has been the CEO of On Location for the last four years, will stay on in an advisory capacity during the transition to Endeavor.

Ariel Emanuel, who is the CEO of Endeavor, commented on the acquisition by saying, “By bringing together a leader like On Location with Endeavor’s access and reach, we can advance the way consumers and brands think about money-can’t-buy experiences.”

He added, “Partnering with the NFL will enable us to leverage the best-in-class executions around one of the biggest events in the world, the Super Bowl, and extend this same level of service and experiences to other sports and entertainment properties globally.”

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell also commented on the deal. He said, “We are excited to partner with Endeavor to grow On Location Experiences globally.”

Endeavor made news this past fall when it its planned IPO at the last second. It has also been dealing with fallout from some of its clients who are unhappy that the company has been straying from its roots.

OT Genasis Trolls Keyshia Cole Over Her Continued Disaproval Of "Never Knew"

O.T. Genasis vs. Keyshia Cole is probably one the most entertaining feuds the past few weeks. While things haven’t gotten too heated between them, Cole is being accused being responsible for the removal O.T. Genasis’ Crip-centric cover her classic “Love” from YouTube. His rendition, titled “Never Knew”, quickly started taking f because how passionately f-key his singing was. 50 Cent was even seen vibing to it in the club. However, Cole has repeatedly made clear that she’s not pleased about the remix because she was never consulted about nor compensated for it. 

Cole’s most recent comments on the situations were made on her show, One On One With Keyshia Cole, on Thursday. I’m okay, but I’m really trying to get back to my music,” she said. “So I would like my classics to be left alone. Is that wrong as an artist to say? I love everybody, I mean, that sings my songs. I done had Cardi sing it, sing my songs. He did it on Valentine’s Day, Bruno Mars was singing it. Trey Songz singing it in the club. But they keep my lyrics the same. How am I gon’ get paid when you makin’ new lyrics and you ain’t sent me out a check or anything like that? I don’t even know how that thing goes. And then people hitting me up sayin’ like, ‘Oh, I would never listen to Keyshia Cole’s song the same.'”

O.T. Genasis then responded by posting a clip Cole’s comments along with the caption: “Damn Keyshia 😳😳😳 it’s like dat? I thought u was from da Bay ? I thought it was California love 😔 A n*gga can’t have fun no more lol.” Despite seeming somewhat defeated here, he proved that he’s going to continue having fun regardless her wishes. On Friday, the rapper shared a video himself looking solemnly out a high-rise window as he bobs his head and mouths along to Cole’s “I Should Have Cheated”. Is this a threat that he might flip another one her hits into a hood anthem?

Keyshia Cole Says It Was "Hurtful" O.T. Genasis Contact Her Before Remix

Someone has it out for O.T. Genasis‘s “Never Knew,” and many have pointed the finger at Keyshia Cole. The R&B singer has vocalized that she isn’t a huge fan the rapper taking the melody for one her classic hits, “Love,” and switching up the lyrics to create his Crip-themed jam. It was all a bit fun and fans seemed to have enjoyed it, but not long after the music video hit YouTube, O.T. Genasis shared that the visual had been taken down.

Keyshia Cole Says It Was "Hurtful" O.T. Genasis Contact Her Before Remix
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Keyshia chatted with her One On One With Keyshia Cole panel about “Never Knew” and shared her thoughts on the track. “I’m smooth sailing, I’m good, I got my family,” she said. “Gettin’ my mom right, everything like that. I’m okay, but I’m really trying to get back to my music. So I would like my classics to be left alone. Is that wrong as an artist to say? I love everybody, I mean, that sings my songs. I done had Cardi sing it, sing my songs. He did it on Valentine’s Day, Bruno Mars was singing it. Trey Songz singing it in the club. But they keep my lyrics the same. How am I gon’ get paid when you makin’ new lyrics and you ain’t sent me out a check or anything like that? I don’t even know how that thing goes. And then people hitting me up sayin’ like, ‘Oh, I would never listen to Keyshia Cole’s song the same.”

Keyshia’s man Niko Khalé suggested that people who are seriously going through heartbreak or love will listen to Keyshia’s original song no matter what. However, those who want to hear “gangsta sh*t” are going to rock with O.T. Genasis. “I think it’s kinda hurtful a little bit, too, as an artist because there was no, ‘Hey, how you doin’. How you feel about this?’ ‘Cause that’s what you do if you an artist. If I wanna remix a Prince song Imma go to Prince and figure out if I can use that. Or if I wanted to use…like how I did ‘Let It Go’ and I re-did that.”

O.T. Genasis shared a clip Keyshia’s show on Instagram and seemed a tad defeated in his caption when he wrote, “Damn Keyshia 😳😳😳 it’s like dat? I thought u was from da Bay ? I thought it was California love 😔 A n*gga can’t have fun no more lol.” Check out the clip  One On One With Keyshia Cole below.

O.T. Genasis Laments That "Never Knew" Music Video Was Pulled From YouTube

It may have taken Keyshia Cole a bit to warm up to O.T. Genasis‘s cover her song, but the R&B singer said she understood that the rapper was having a bit fun. Initially, Keyshia said she was confused about the Long Beach rapper’s rendition her classic hit “Love,” but audiences couldn’t get enough O.T. Genasis’s Crip-inspired “Never Knew.” Clips began to surface on social media showing people at house parties belting out the rapper’s new single, and he even shared a video a live crowd singing along to the top their lungs.

O.T. Genasis Laments That "Never Knew" Music Video Was Pulled From YouTube
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Bruno Mars, he made a video for Valentine’s Day. I was like, that’s crazy,” Keyshia said “Love” on Instagram Live. She added, “He sung the whole song, but he sung it the way I wrote it, and I’m just used to that. So, I felt like it was a real surprise when I heard O.T. Genasis] do it in a different way. That’s where my confusion came in at…But, I think it’s funny as hell.”

There must have been enough people who didn’t see the humor in it because on Tuesday, Genasis took to his Instagram to share some sad news. “They took ‘Never Knew’ down from YouTube…Somebody hated on my sh*t smh!” He captioned the text image with, “Damn cuzz ..Somebody don’t like me lol.” 

Some people commented that it was Keyshia’s fault, but the singer hasn’t responded to the accusations. However, from her Instagram Live, it didn’t seem as if Keyshia was concerned enough to get “Never Knew” taken f YouTube. Hopefully, O.T. Genasis can get it all straightened out.

Wiz Khalifa Earns Spot On YouTube’s Top 10 Videos Of The Decade

In the 2000s, Wiz Khalifa was only getting started, building a grassroots following that lifted his career f the ground. Mixtapes like Burn After Rolling, Flight School, and Prince Of The City helped him make his name known but by the time the 2010s rolled around, Wiz Khalifa broke out into the mainstream with the success “Black & Yellow”. Since then, he’s made hit after hit.

YouTube shared their list top music videos the 2010s. Although Wiz Khalifa didn’t make number one, he came damn close. “See You Again,” Wiz’s tribute to Paul Walker ft. Charlie Puth, hit number three on their list following Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape Of You” (#2) and Luis Fonsi’s “Desposito” ft. Daddy Yankee. To date, Wiz’ “See You Again” has garnered 4,320,523,808 views on YouTube and counting. In 2018, Wiz Khalifa earned an incredibly rare diamond plaque for the track which featured on Furious 7 OST. 

This song continues to be Wiz’s biggest song his career. Perhaps he’ll get another diamond plaque in 2020s. 

Peep the list below  Forbes. 

1. Luis Fonsi – “Despacito (ft. Daddy Yankee)” – 6,558,078,465 views
2. Ed Sheeran – “Shape You” – 4,517,718,066 views
3. Wiz Khalifa – “See You Again (ft. Charlie Puth)” – 4,320,523,808 views
4. Mark Ronson – “Uptown Funk (ft. Bruno Mars)” – 3,732,564,526 views
5. Psy – “Gangnam Style” – 3,471,161,219 views
6. Justin Bieber – “Sorry” – 3,225,301,301 views
7. Maroon 5 – “Sugar” – 3,086,744,534 views
8. Katy Perry – “Roar” – 2,968,228,909 views
9. OneRepublic – “Counting Stars” – 2,883,120,697 views
10. Ed Sheeran – “Thinking Out Loud” – 2,864,887,373 views

Wiz Khalifa Cracks YouTube’s Top 10 Videos Of The Decade

With 2020 on the horizon and the decade dwindling down to a close, YouTube took a trip down memory lane and revealed its list of the most-watched videos for the past four decades.

And a notable name on the list of the 2010s is Pittsburgh’s own Wiz Khalifa with “See You Again” featuring Charlie Puth, arguably one of the most emotional tracks the movie and music industry has ever seen.

The music video for the smash hit has accumulated 4,324,374,180 views as of press time, good for No. 3 on the list.

The iconic 2015 track, which was produced by Puth, DJ Frank E and Andrew Cedar, was written as a tribute to the late actor Paul Walker on the soundtrack for Furious 7.

It sent shockwaves through the internet after its release, becoming the first rap song to hit a billion views on YouTube in 2015, also earning multiple nominations at the 58th Grammy Awards: Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Written Song For Visual Media.

And for a short period of time from July 10 to August 4 in 2017, it was outright the most-viewed video on YouTube, eventually being surpassed by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber with “Despacito.”

According to Billboard, the video averaged three million views per day in 2017 alone and wasn’t even on YouTube until a week after its Facebook premiere.

Check out the full list of the most-watched videos on YouTube in the 2010s below.

  1. Luis Fonsi – Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
  2. Ed Sheeran – Shape of You [Official Video]
  3. Wiz Khalifa – See You Again ft. Charlie Puth [Official Video] Furious 7 Soundtrack
  4. Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk (Official Video) ft. Bruno Mars
  5. PSY – GANGNAM STYLE(강남스타일) M/V
  6. Justin Bieber – Sorry (PURPOSE : The Movement)
  7. Maroon 5 – Sugar (Official Music Video)
  8. Katy Perry – Roar (Official)
  9. OneRepublic – Counting Stars (Official Music Video)
  10. Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud [Official Video]

Warner Music, Providence Equity Partners to Buy Music Catalogs

Warner Music Group announced that they and Providence Equity Partners had raised $650 million, which they intend to use to purchase music catalogs.

The partnership is called Tempo Music Investments. According to the announcement, while Providence is supplying most of the capital in the joint venture, Warner Music is supplying its ability to identify and manage investment opportunities.

Tempo Music has already made its first acquisitions. These include the catalogs of the following artists:

  • Jeff Bhasker
  • Shane McAnally
  • Ben Rector

While McAnally recently won a Grammy Award for his contribution to Kacey Musgraves’s “Space Cowboy,” Bhasker has won 5 Grammy Awards, including for Producer of the Year, while working with artists such as Kayne West and Bruno Mars.

The partnership makes sense considering how the growth of music streaming has driven both sales and copyright values sky-high.

Global music sales have risen from a little more than $14 billion in 2014 to more than $19 billion this year, making music a hot investment, especially among institutional investors and private equity companies.

Universal Music Group is a deal to sell 10% of the company to Tencent in a deal that values the company at a whopping $33 billion. Warner Music, which is said to be the third largest music company in the world, has seen its value skyrocket, too, in recent years.

Stu Bergen, who is the head of international at Warner Music, issued a statement in conjunction with the announcement of the Providence partnership. He said, “More than ever before, the long-lasting value of music is being recognized outside the music industry.”

Josh Empson, who is the managing director of Providence, also issued a statement. He said, “We are excited about this innovative new relationship, which combines Providence’s investment expertise in media with WMG’s distinctive skill in working with and recognizing top artists and assets in music.”

This is not the first time Warner Music and Providence have crossed paths. The latter once owned a stake in the former.

Keyshia Cole Explains Her "Confusion" With O.T. Genasis’s Remake Of Her Song

There have been plenty people who have tackled Keyshia Cole‘s “Love,” but not many have shown the same enthusiasm as O.T. Genasis. The rapper recently remixed the classic R&B track, switching up the lyrics to be about the Crip lifestyle while belting out the tune fkey. Fans have embraced the song, along with its chuckle-worthy music video, but Keyshia has taken to social media to call the remix “not cool.

The singer jumped on Instagram Live to share more her thoughts on the rapper’s rendition, mumbling something about O.T. Genasis changing the words to “Crippin'” and saying with a laugh, “That’s not funny!” People on her Live were apparently writing that the rapper messed up her song, but she told them not to spew negativity. “It’s too close to Christmas for that,” she told them. 

“I haven’t watched the whole thing,” Keyshia admitted. “I’ve seen a little bit it.” She made a face when a fan suggested that she hop on the track with him, but she understands that O.T. Genasis created the song to make people laugh. “You know what, honestly, it’s always so crazy for me to see when other artists sing that song in particular ’cause it’s just so funny. I hated that song when I recorded it.”

Bruno Mars, he made a video for Valentine’s Day. I was like, that’s crazy. He sung the whole song, but he sung it the way I wrote it, and I’m just used to that. So, I felt like it was a real surprise when I heard O.T. Genasis] do it in a different way. That’s where my confusion came in at.” Keyshia added, “But, I think it’s funny as hell.” Check out a clip her IG Live below.

Beyoncé Does Not Have Residency In Las Vegas Planned

Beyoncé does not have a Las Vegas residency planned after all.

A rep for the singer spoke with Variety, confirming that the reports initially sparked by the LoveBScott website were not true.

The report is “absolutely not true,” the rep tells the publication.

Beyoncé Does Not Have Residency In Las Vegas Planned

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Previously, “sources” revealed that Beyoncé had plans to announce the ficial residency in 2020 and that the residency would make Beyoncé the highest-paid entertainer in the city.

If reports were true, it would have been Beyoncé’s first residency since performing a series shows at the Wynn las Vegas’ Encore Theater in 2009, staging the live album I Am… Yours: An Intimate Performance at Wynn las vegas. All the while, fans maintain that Beyoncé would only set up any sort touring vehicle with an album in tow. Without one in sight, a residency would have been pretty out the ordinary.

Currently, a number stars occupy residencies in the city with Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, and Janet Jackson among them.

The next year will add even more to the rotation with Christina Aguilera, Bruno Mars and Diana Ross among the lineup talent slated to kick f residencies in 2020.