Pusha-T Previews New Album and Kanye West Verse on What Would Meek Do?

Among the albums Kanye West has been working on (in between tweet storms) is Pusha-T’s latest work DAYTONA. And on Wednesday night Pusha-T previewed the album at a listening event, snippets which have appeared on Twitter. Included in the clips…

Every SNL Opening Monologue This Season, Ranked by the Backing Band’s Reactions

As a weekend Vulture employee, Sunday mornings have become ritualistic when it comes to writing about daily news: I start my day by watching new Saturday Night Live clips on YouTube and subsequently write up the sketches that seem most…

Janet Jackson Lends Her Voice to #MeToo in Billboard Music Awards Speech

Accepting her Icon Award at the Billboard Music Awards as the first black female recipient in its history, Janet Jackson used the first half her speech to speak indirectly about the #MeToo movement, referring to it as a watershed moment…

Spotify, R. Kelly, and the Music Industry’s Slow Push Toward Change

Last week, in accordance with its new Hate Content and Hateful Conduct policy, Spotify announced that it had removed the music R. Kelly and XXXTentacion from its curated and algorithmically generated playlists. This decision arrives on a tidal wave institutional…

Watch Janet Jackson Get Nasty in Her Billboard Music Awards Icon Award Medley

No, her first name still ain’t baby. Miz Jackson gave her first television performance in nearly a decade at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, where she was the first black female recipient the Icon Award. In a career retrospective narrated by…

The Internet Has Already Devoured ‘This Is America’

“It is a terrible thing, simply, to be trapped in one’s history, and attempt, in the same motion (and in this, our life!) to accept, deny, reject, and redeem it — and, also, on whatever level, to prit from it.…

Help Us Pick This Summer’s Must-Read Book

For the second year in a row, New Yorkers* will all be reading one book together, and Vulture is happy to play the role binding agent. We’ve joined with NYC’s Mayor’s Office Media and Entertainment to present this year’s One…