All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
R. Kelly released a 19-minute confessional song called "I Admit," which addresses his sexual misconduct allegations and running a "sex cult": “They brainwashed, really? / Kidnapped, really? / Can’t eat, really? / Real talk, that sounds silly.” Kelly also sings about his illiteracy and "broke-ass" financial situation.
Rapper Rick Ross has reportedly been hospitalized, with a machine working for his heart and lungs, after being found unresponsive at home. His condition could be pneumonia-related; Ross has a long history of suffering from seizures. Snoop Dogg and Missy Elliot called for prayers.
Kendrick Lamar makes a special appearance as a homeless man in “Power,” which stars and is also executive produced by 50 Cent. Last month Lamar was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ music branch for his work on the Black Panther soundtrack.