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…

R. Kelly Is Reportedly Being Sued for Sexual Battery

Disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly is being sued for sexual battery, false imprisonment, and failure to disclose an STD, TMZ reports. The plaintiff is a woman named Faith Rodgers, who claims she met Kelly in March 2017 after one his performances in…

In Unearthed Video, R. Kelly Boasts That It’s ‘Too Late’ to End His Career

In a newly surfaced Facebook Live video, R. Kelly dismisses the sexual-assault allegations against him, and brags to friends that “it’s too late” for his accusers to end his career. As the #MeToo movement and Time’s Up organization have joined…

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…

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…

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…

Christina Aguilera and Demi Lovato Had a Deafening Diva-Off at the BBMAs

Are your windows braced? Have you adjusted the volume on your device? Did you remember to borrow your grandparent’s hearing aids? Then you might just be prepared for the vocal earthquake that was the live debut Christina Aguilera and Demi…