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Nicki Minaj’s Queen Radio is all set as Barbz waiting for the “Special Giveaway”

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Nicki Minaj's Queen Radio is all set as Barbz waiting for the "Special Giveaway"

Queen Radio is all set for Nicki Minaj. The hip-hop star is going to appear at Queen Radio in less than an hour. As Barbs seems really exciting about the upcoming giveaway that Nicki Minaj will host today.

Big Fact: Currently, #QueenRadio and #YikesOutNow are trending all over Twitter in the US. Rap queen already reminded Barbz on Twitter for the following giveaway contest.

Recently, Nicki Minaj tweeted about the Queen Radio:

“Guys, #QueenRadio begins in 3 hours. Keep #YikesOutNow in every tweet with your comments & questions. I’m responding to u guys live on air. If I follow u, dm your phone number but don’t send more than 2 dm’s. I’m giving away more #FendiPrintsOn from my own personal stash. 😘♥️🎈”

After an hour she again quoted the Queen Radio hashtag and said:

“Guys keep both hashtags in ur tweets once the show starts. #QueenRadio + #YikesOutNow if I fave ur tweet you’re in the running.”

At Queen Radio Nicki Minaj is going to appear for the first time since her latest track “Yikes” has been released. Also, it is the first time the rapper is going to conduct any show or interview after her announcement of retirement that was back in September 2019.

To participate in the giveaway is very easy, the interested participant just has to tweet with both hashtags check out more about Nicki Minaj’s giveaway participation at Queen Radio.

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Michael Kiwanuka voices support for Black Lives Matter: “I will do more to lift up my people”

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Michael Kiwanuka has shared his support for Black Lives Matter in an impassioned message on social media.

It comes after the death of George Floyd in police custody last week, which sparked demonstrations across the globe.

“The way so much of the world has been designed has often caused me and so many other black people psychological damage,” Kiwanuka wrote.

“We so often hear that we are lesser than because we are black. We are a label, a token, a statistic, and we can be dehumanised. I’ve spoken about it in my music but I wanted to declare in words that I’m proud to be black.

“We are so beautiful and have such a wonderful history of strength, overcoming, talent, innovation, creativity, invention and love.”

He continued: “But recent events have brought up feelings I realised I had to bury in order to continue to walk through this life. Music has given me an outlet, however not everyone is as fortunate as me so I will do more to lift up my people.

“I’ve been singing, but I’ll talk, act and whatever else to prevent the psychological and physical damage, in many cases death which comes from being black in the west. Black Lives Matter and always have done and always will.”

Kiwanuka’s support for Black Lives Matter comes after he explored issues relating to his own identity on his third, self-titled album which was released in 2019.

“My name, for me, represents quite a lot about my background, my history,” he previously said of the album title.

It celebrates my uniqueness and says I’m OK with being a bit different, being myself. Kiwanuka is not a common name on the UK, it’s a Ugandan name, and [the album title] is about being first-generation African.”

Yesterday, thousands of people in the UK showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement by attending a massive protest in London’s Hyde Park.

The event also saw John Boyega receiving widespread praise for addressing the huge crowd.

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Primavera Sound Festival to broadcast full past sets to mark 20th anniversary

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Primavera Sound Festival are set to begin broadcasting a host of past live sets, marking what would have been their planned 2020 edition.

The Barcelona festival, which would have celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, was originally meant to take place from June 3-7. However, in March organisers announced that the event had been postponed until August 26-30, 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

As the situation worsened, Primavera Sound was last month pushed back once again. The festival will now run between June 2-6, 2021.

With Primavera 2020 now due to have started, organisers have today (June 4) taken to their social media channels to unveil a schedule of live performances which will play out on their official website.

The Live & Relive Primavera event will run from later today until this coming Saturday (June 6), offering up full past performances from the likes of Blur (2013), Christine & The Queens (2019), Warpaint (2018), and Jamie xx (2017).

“Today we should be dancing together in Parc del Forum, so we deserve a celebration!” the announcement read. “Join us this weekend on PS Life and stream some shows we really love from the history of our festival. We start today at 4pm: come, chat and dance with us!”

Fans will also be able to watch Sharon Van Etten‘s 2014 set, as well as Angel Olsen, Caribou, Swans and more. Check out the full line-up in the above post and find more information here.

This comes after Primavera Sound confirmed the first wave of artists for the 2021 festival last week, with The StrokesTame ImpalaGorillazFKA twigs and Tyler, the Creator all appearing on the bill among others.

Announcing Primavera’s postponement last month, organisers wrote in a statement: “We are devastated and are terribly sorry for the inconvenience caused, but the health and well-being of our festivalgoers and all of the people involved in the festival has always been and is still our absolute priority.

“We cannot thank you enough for your patience, love and understanding in this uncertain scenario. We will never forget this.”

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Killer Mike hits back at American footballer Drew Brees’ claim that taking a knee “disrespects the flag”

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Killer Mike has criticised American footballer Drew Brees’ claim that taking a knee “disrespects the flag.”

The Run The Jewels MC, who recently made a powerful speech following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota, said kneeling did not show any disrespect to America.

He explained: “The American flag stands for the First Amendment and the ability to say what you feel about situations. Now, you bear the brunt of it. You may get blackballed out of the NFL, but you have the right to [protest]. So if you support and you don’t wanna see the American flag disrespected, don’t look at it on Budweiser shorts at picnics.

“Don’t look at it in bikini shots in Playboy. Don’t look at it on your favorite album covers because you think that rock band is rocking for you. Be all the way with it. You’re an intelligent football player but that was an incredibly stupid thing to say,” Killer Mike said, directly addressing Brees.

Addressing the recent eruption of protests in the US, he added: “I’m not gonna be so burdened with the religion that has become Americanism/nationalism that I forget the flag represents the United States Constitution. And the United States Constitution was written by a bunch of people who chose to protest violently in order to have a flag.

“They chose to rebel against a monarchy in order to stop being subjects of that monarchy. So what you interpret as disrespect is probably the most patriotic thing happening today.”

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Addressing the ongoing protests in the US recently, Killer Mike delivered an emotive speech.

“We have to be better than burning down our own homes because if we lose Atlanta, what else we got?” the rapper said in a televised address on Saturday (May 30) which condemned those protests in Atlanta that descended into violence.

“It is your duty to not burn your own house down for anger with an enemy. It is your duty to fortify your own house, so that you may be a house of refuge in times of organisation. And now is the time to plot, plan, strategise, organise, and mobilise.”

He continued: “If you look at the ’60s and ’70s, black cities like Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, even black parts of Los Angeles and Miami, they were prosperous, they were fruitful, hope happened there. And through things like redlining, through not developing, those places [and] a lot of those cities have fallen, and Atlanta for the last 50 years has managed to be a city that grow.”

Yesterday (June 3), Run The Jewels released their new album ‘RTJ4’, two days earlier than planned. The pair made the album available in a bid to boost morale, citing the world as being “infected with bullshit” and concluding that their music might bring fans “some joy”.

El-P wrote in an Instagram post: “Fuck it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there and thank you for giving 2 friends the chance to be heard and do what they love. With sincere love and gratitude, Jaime + Mike.”

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