How did Drake‘s YOLO catch a no-go? Was that Rihanna showing more skin? What’s got India.Arie so mad? How what did The Game have a change of “art” about? The answers to these questions and more with the top five stories you need to know about before the week is out.
#1. Word Play: Drake’s “YOLO” Bows To “GIF” For Word Of The Year
Drake’s “YOLO” was bested by “GIF” for word of the year honors, as awarded by Oxford Dictionaries USA. The two popular acronyms recently squared off in the battle of word influence. [See what other words missed the mark, here]
#2. Teachable Moment: Brian McKnight Plays His X-Rated Music For His Mom
Brian McKnight surprised his fans earlier this year with his raunchy single “If Ur Ready To Learn.” But McKnight says the worst part was the trouble he caused for his dear old mom. [Listen here, if you dare]
#3. Game Changer: The Game Releases New Jesus Piece Album Art
The Game has released the official artwork for his Jesus Piece album, which is different than the controversial depiction of Jesus Christ that will appear on the deluxe edition.
The Biopic on jazz singer Nina Simone has hit a sour note for India.Arie. The R&B singer recently came out against the film’s producers for casting Zoe Saldana to play the role of Simone. [See what she said about “black(er) face,” here]
#5. Skin Tight: Rihanna’s Nearly Naked GQ Cover
As she gears up to release Unapologetic on November 19, Rihanna is popping up everywhere. Her latest move is onto the Men of the Year issue of GQ magazine for December as their Obsession of the Year. [See what she’s NOT wearing here]
Check back next week for a look at the headlines you missed.