Jill Scott is hitting the road for a 25-date headline tour. This news comes just hours after Scott premiered her new single “Fools Gold” on iTunes. Jilly’s tour kicks off on July 13 in Pittsburgh. Tickets go on sale May 15. [Billboard]
Chris Brown is facing yet another battery accusation just six weeks after getting off of probation. Las Vegas police say Brown is suspected of physically assaulting a man after an argument on a basketball court. Las Vegas police say they’ve given Brown the option to either sign off on a misdemeanor battery citation or have his case turned over to the county district attorney’s office. Brown has not responded. [Access Hollywood]
In the wake of the protests and uprisings in Baltimore, the city has reportedly hired Judy Smith, the woman whose life is the basis of Scandal. The city has hired the “crisis consultant” in hopes of changing their image following the death of Freddie Gray and the resulting protests and riots. Smith has “fixed” the images of numerous high profile clients including Paula Deen and Marion Berry. Good luck in Baltimore, Judy! [CNN]
Say goodbye to SisQo’s signature silver hair. The singer has shaved it all off in support of Baltimore, where he and his former group Dru Hill hail from.
“I sacrificed my hair as a symbol of support for the struggle that Baltimore & most inner-city youth face every day,” he wrote on Instagram. “Myself and DRU HILL are working to do more in the future. So hang in there young people and remember think outside-of-the-box. Be better than the best and always remember intellect over emotion.” [Madame Noire]
She’s back! Mariah Carey is set to perform at the Billboard Music Awards for the first timein17 years. Carey has more No. 1 songs on the Hot 100 chart than any other solo artist in Billboard history. The Billboard Music Awards take place on May 17. [Yahoo! News]