Ms. Jackson is back! Just weeks after announcing her latest world tour, Janet Jackson has announced the first leg of the Unbreakable World Tour. She will kick it off on August 1 in Vancouver, Canada, before heading south, performing across the U.S. For a full list of cities, visit JanetJackson.com. Tickets go on sale Monday, June 22. We’re setting a calendar reminder now!
Kevin Hart must be getting in shape for ESSENCE Festival! The ESSENCE Fest headliner surprised his Atlanta fans by inviting them to join him on on a 5K run at Piedmont Park. Hart, who was in town for a two-night gig, tweeted out his running path and encouraged runners to “challenge” themselves. About 100 runners showed up to jog alongside the comedian. We would have to say it was worth it! [New York Daily News]
The Pinkprint singer is coming to BET. Nicki Minaj is set to headline this month’s BET Awards, joining a growing list of performers, including Kendrick Lamar and Chris Brown. Don’t miss her on June 28. [Vibe]
Bill Cosby is still dealing with his legal stickiness, but a federal judge has granted him a delay in three lawsuits from alleged sexual assault victims. The women, who all claim that Cosby defamed them after he denied sexually assaulting them in the 1970s, requested that a judge unseal records from a previous lawsuit against Cosby to help them with their case. However, a federal judge has put their request on hold until a Massachusetts court decides whether the women’s defamation claims are justified. [Billboard]
Could Beyonce end up in court? Last year, Ahmad Lane, one of Bey’s back-up singers filed a lawsuit claiming that the superstar stole her song ‘XO’ from him. Now, court documents reveal that Lane is seeking $7 million in damages. An attorney says Beyonce is asking that the court dismiss the lawsuit. [Radar Online]
Nothing goes with a can of Sprite like… hip-hop lyrics? The soda mega-giant announced that its newest cans would come emblazoned with lyrics from Drake, Nas, Rakim and Notorious B.I.G. In a press release, Sprite announced that it takes pride in being one of the first brands to embrace the hip-hop movement. [Business Insider]