Coffee Talk: Mariah Carey Says New Single Is Not About Her Ex, Nick Cannon

Plus: Jay Z to hold exclusive concert for Tidal subscribers, Jesse Williams defends Baltimore protesters on Twitter, OITNB star Samira Wiley to star in "Law & Order," Spike Lee to receive Philanthropic Advocacy Award, and more!

Jolie A. Doggett Apr, 29, 2015

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Ever since Mariah Carey released her new single "Infinity," people can't help but assume the lyrics reference her ex-husband Nick Cannon and her current love life. But Carey says that couldn't be further from the truth. 

"I don't feel like it's my personal life. It's written for all the women, or men, or whoever's gone through any type of relationship," she said. "I'm looking at it as the mantra of 'Infinity' is love yourself… loving yourself first to infinity. Then you can love anybody or anything else – your career, your kids, your life." [Access Hollywood]

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The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) is celebrating 15 years of serving the community with an inaugural masquerade ball in Brooklyn. The ball will celebrate individuals who positively influenced the Contemporary African Diasporan Arts including Spike Lee and his wife  Tonya, who will each be receiving the Philanthropic Advocacy Award. Actor Jesse Williams, singer Estelle, Bevy Smith and more will be in attendance at the ball on May 18. 

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In a series of Tweets, actor Jesse Williams set the record straight on the protests in Baltimore, which many observers are calling riotous and violent.

"What are the critical elements that constitute a "riot" and when do riots offend you?" he wrote. "1 group can burn & loot when a team scores less points than another but when paid public servants kill citizens, we gotta be BaggerVance?"

"There is nothing "black" about rioting. How do you think we got all this land?" he added. "Police & policies have been rioting on our bodies; destroying people & property every single day of your lives. But here you come. So Exactly What Kind Of Violence Don't You Like?"

See more of his tweets here. [Clutch]

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Jay Z is doing everything in his power to keep Tidal from going under. He recent announced plans to perform songs that haven't been seen in decades in a free concert "Tidal X: Jay Z B-Sides." Only Tidal subscribers who submit a playlist will be able to win tickets.

This is Jay Z latest ploy to strengthen his streaming service. He took to Twitter over the weekend to defend the slowly growing brand. [Yahoo! News]

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Common is staying busy after his Oscar win. In addition to starring in Suicide Squad and Being Charlie, the rapper will also join the cast of Barbershop 3. Ice Cube and Cedric the Entertainer will also star in the film reprising their roles from the previous two installments. The Best Man's Malcolm D. Lee will be directing. [Deadline]

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Orange Is The New Black star Samira Wiley is having another run in with the law on a different show. Wiley is slated to guest star on a new episode of Law & Order: SVU titled "Perverted Justice" where she'll play the victim of a violent crime who wants to take back her testimony and set the criminal free. The episode will air on May 6 at 9pm on NBC.


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