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Chance the Rapper is Taking Paternity Leave from His Tour After Welcoming 2nd Daughter

Chance the Rapper has postponed most of the dates on his upcoming tour, following the birth of his second daughter Marli.

Chance wrote on Instagram, “When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli.”

Find his full statement below.

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I thought it over for the past week and I’ve decided to push back my tour. This year has been one of the greatest of my life; Marriage, new baby, first album etc. But with it being so eventful it has also been very strenuous having to divide my time and energy between family and work. When Kensli was born, I went on tour 2 weeks later and missed some of the most important milestones in her life, but more importantly I was absent when her mother needed me the most. At this point as a husband and father of two I realize that I can’t make that mistake again. I need to be as helpful and available as possible to my wife in these early months of raising Kensli and Marli. I apologize because I know how many people were counting on seeing me soon, but I hope you’ll understand and forgive me in time. Tour kicks off Jan. 15th and you can still get tix or your refund if you are unavailable at chanceraps.com & a few of the shows are still being rescheduled as well so stay tuned. I love you guys AND LITERALLY CANT WAIT FOR U TO WITNESS THIS SHOW 🙏🏾🙏🏾 SIDENOTE: 9/28 CHICAGO AT UNITED CENTER IS STILL ON AS WELL AS “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FEST” “IHEART MUSIC FEST” & “MIAMI BEACH POP FEST”! ❤️

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Most of Chance’s tour in support of his debut The Big Day will now take place in 2020. He still has one show in Chicago this month (September 28), as well as festival sets in Las Vegas and Miami. Check out Chance’s updated itinerary below.

In a press release, Live Nation said, “We congratulate Chance on the birth of his daughter and support him while he takes time to be with his family. We are thrilled to welcome him back on the road in 2020.”

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Kanye West’s Easter Service Attracted Over 50,000

Our Easter celebrity round up cannot be concluded without reporting on the sunrise Easter service Kanye West held during Coachella music festival.

According to TMZ‘s sources at the popular event, over 50,000 people attended to watch acts like Chance the Rapper, Donald Glover, Kid Cudi, DMX and our Bellyitch Bumpwatch alum Teyana Taylor perform alongside the controversial rapper, designer and now reality TV star.

When I was first into blogging and going to Blogging conferences, I attended a session at Blogging While Brown called the “What Yeezus Taught Us. As a fan of Mr. West, I found it intriguing to hear the two men on the panel talk about how they found the genius of Ye to be something they need to study and follow, almost religiously.

Some say Ye’s whole church service is sacrilegious. Similar was said of his popular song “Jesus Walks” and the contentious 2006 cover of Rolling Stone and the accompanying article called, “The Passion of Kanye West .” The man himself has said he has always wanted to start a church and is quoted often as considering himself religious.

In January, he famously tweeted: “We will change the world. God is on my side. I am a Christian. I am a tax payer. I am myself. God is with us,” he continued, adding, “2024.”

The arrogance one would need to compare himself or herself to a historic figure like Jesus Christ by dubbing oneself “Yeezus” is also the same type of Chutzpah or belief in one’s own hype to command $225 for a hoodie that says “Holy Spirit” and $50 for “Jesus Walks” socks at an event billed as a “service” and not a concert.

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The services are not new and this mega one at Coachella is the latest in a series of religiously themed weekly concerts he has thrown at his home where where he remixes popular old songs into gospel versions and is backed by a choir that wears Yeezy sweats instead of traditional robes, The Cut reports.

Well they really are concerts cause I do not think there are any scripture readings or traditional sermons or homilies given. Fans loved it. It was a resounded success. Hate him or love him. Me personally, I’m tepid after his political stances and declaration that slavery was a choice, but I remain fascinated.

Here are some social media shares of the event:

Some have called it “cult like” but then again, as The Cut’s Mariah Smith put it so well:



Matthew 18:20 reads, ‘For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.’ Which basically means that if you and your friends even bring God up in your small gathering or find a way to praise His name with one another, you’ve essentially stumbled your way into a church service.

There you go!

Pregnancy Didn’t Stop Cardi B Coachella Performance (PHOTOS and VIDEOS)

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First-time mom-to-be rapper Cardi B made her Coachella debut over the weekend and played a few tracks of her recently released hit album  Invasion of Privacy which debuted number one on the Billboard 200.

During the Love and Hip Hop alum’s set that featured a orange back drop with her and her acrobatic dancers dressed in all white, the “Bodak Yellow” singer brought out a host of other popular rappers and hip hop artists and singers to guest perform their respective tracks on her album: Chance the Rapper, 21 Savage, YG, Kehlani and G-Eazy (playing “No Limit”)

The Bronx native earlier revealed that while she received $70,000 for each of her two performances this weekend, she shelled out an additional $300,000 or more to pay for the set, dancers, crew and other production costs that the Coachella team did not pay for, added to the lost income potential due to a non-compete/performance clause the festival attached to her contract stopping her from performing within a radius of the festival for a period of time. Wow!

Photo by WWD/REX/Shutterstock at Moschino party, Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Palm Springs, USA April 14

Not only did she make history recently for beating Taylor Swift’s streaming record, being the first woman to be on 5 songs on Billboard’s Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop charts and the first female solo artist to land on number one of the Billboard 100 since Lauryn Hill, but she also made history as the first host and musical performer to announce her pregnancy on SNL (Saturday Night Live) last week! This mama’s star is meteoric!

INDIO, CA – APRIL 15: Cardi B and Khelani perform onstage during the 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival Weekend 1 at the Empire Polo Field on April 15, 2018 in Indio, California. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella)

AND…she twerked and dropped it like no other pregnant performer before her! Another Record!  Watch footage of her set below.

WARNING: LANGUAGE in some of these videos NSFW!