R&B star Chris Brown had to fend off an overzealous fan during a weekend (27-28Sep14) appearance at the Limelight Houston nightclub in Texas after the woman attempted to grab his face for a kiss. In video footage of the incident, the singer appears to push the devotee away with his arm as he walks through the club with his on/off girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
Rapper, producer and reality TV star Mally Mall's Las Vegas home has been raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents as part of a human trafficking case. Officials from the FBI's public corruption squad executed search warrants on the mansion and headquarters of Las Vegas Concierge - an escort service the rap star owns - on Monday morning (29Sep14).
Mall, real name Jamal Rashid, was not at the property at the time of the swoop as he is currently shooting his reality show Love and Hip Hop Hollywood in Los Angeles, reports TMZ.com.
No arrests were made during the raid and no further details about the case were available as WENN went to press.
The Wake Up In It star, who has been associated with Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown and Drake, has yet to comment on the story.
America's new singles chart is all about the butt, with Meghan Trainor's All About That Bass scoring a third week at number one and Jennifer Lopez's Booty bumping its way to 18. All About That Bass leads an all-female top five for a third week, keeping Taylor Swift's Shake It Off at two and Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's Bang Bang at three.
Minaj's Anaconda and Azalea's Black Widow round out the top five.
J.Lo's Booty, which comes with a sexy new video featuring the sweaty singer and pal Azalea shaking their rumps, rockets into the top 20 and becomes Lopez's 28th Billboard Hot 100 hit in 15 years.
Meanwhile, Barbra Streisand has beaten Chris Brown to the top of the new U.S. album chart - her duets album Partners is the singer's 10th number one. Streisand is now the only artist to land number ones on the Billboard 200 in each of the past six decades.
Trouble appears to be following singer Chris Brown wherever he goes - a man was stabbed after the R&B star's performance at a Drake and Lil Wayne concert afterparty in California on Monday (22Sep14). The Kiss Kiss hitmaker is desperate to turn his life around following a string of legal issues and a three-month prison spell earlier this year (14), but now his name has been linked to an incident outside Supperclub in Hollywood, where Brown performed on Monday.
An unidentified clubber was hospitalised after he was stabbed as he was exiting the venue, according to TMZ.com.
This isn't the first incident that has occurred during or after a Chris Brown club appearance in Los Angeles - in August (14), Marion 'Suge' Knight was shot at Brown's MTV Video Music Awards pre-party at 1OAK nightclub. A fight also broke out at the VIP Room in New York earlier this month (Sep14), while the singer was hosting an event at the venue.
Reports indicated Brown's entourage was involved, but he has since dismissed the rumours.
The man stabbed on Monday night is expected to make a full recovery.
British singer Sam Smith looks set to win big at the 2014 Music of Black Origin (MOBO) Awards after scoring four nominations on Tuesday (23Sep13).
The Money On My Mind hitmaker received a nod in the Best Song category for his hit Stay With Me and Best Album for his debut disc In The Lonely Hour, as well as Best Male Act and Best R 'n' B Soul Act nominations. He will compete against stars including British rapper Tinie Tempah and Fuse ODG in the Best Male category, while Rita Ora, Jessie J, Katy B and Robert Pattinson's rumoured girlfriend FKA Twigs will battle it out for Best Female Act.
Singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is among the artists who will compete against Smith in the Best Song category, with his track Sing going up against Stay With Me.
Beyonce, Chris Brown, Drake, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Pharrell Williams are among those competing for the Best International Act trophy.
British hip-hop duo Krept & Konan also picked up four nominations, closely followed by FKA Twigs with three.
The singer/songwriter, real name Tahliah Barnett, is also up for the coveted Mercury Prize this year (14). Actor Idris Elba received a MOBO Inspiration Award at the nominations party on Tuesday morning. The rest of the winners will be announced at London's Wembley Arena on 22 October (14).
Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Ariana Grande, Coldplay and Iggy Azalea were among the high-profile stars who took to the stage in Las Vegas over the weekend (19-21Sep14) for the iHeartRadio Music Festival. Some of the biggest names in the music industry graced the stage in Sin City for the two-day event, which kicked off on Friday (19Sep14) with acts including Swift, Minaj, Grande and Coldplay.
Coldplay's set was overshadowed by the appearance of actress Jennifer Lawrence at the gig, fuelling rumours she is dating frontman Chris Martin, while other acts included pregnant singer Alicia Keys, who made a surprise turn on stage to perform her new single We Are Here.
Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am also made a surprise appearance onstage with DJ Steve Aoki.
Usher rounded out Friday night by bringing out Chris Brown for a rendition of his single New Flame, and the Yeah! star baffled the crowd by setting his sneakers on fire. The flaming shoes were dealt with by a stagehand who doused them with a fire extinguisher.
Iggy Azalea, 5 Seconds of Summer, Magic!, One Direction, Lorde and Paramore all took to the stage on Saturday (20Sep14) to close the festival. Calvin Harris brought out British pop star John Newman during his Saturday set, while Ed Sheeran performed with rapper Macklemore.
"I think people kinda always get misconceptions because if you don't see us in the headlines, dating or with each other, it's always, 'Oh, they hate each other'. Me and her are friends... We have a great understanding, there are no issues." R&B star Chris Brown insists he and former girlfriend Rihanna have a great relationship.
Rapper The Game, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Jason DeRulo have signed up to play basketball for a good cause this weekend (20Sep14). The stars have been recruited for the Homeboy Industries charity game in Los Angeles. The organisation is committed to ending gang violence in the city.
Chris Brown became a recluse after spending three months in jail earlier this year (14) because he piled on the pounds behind bars. The Fine China singer served his time after he was kicked out of a rehab facility, where he was receiving court-ordered anger management following a fight outside a Washington, D.C. hotel while still on probation for his 2009 assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, and he admits he let himself go during his sentence.
He tells U.S. news show Extra, "My normal weight is, like, 180 (pounds); I was 215 (pounds) when I got out of jail. I couldn't fit in my jeans, fit in my clothes.
"I was scared to go out. I was like, 'Man, people will see me and I look fat', so after a while I went and played a lot of basketball, a lot of cardio, we did the New Flame video, BET awards, a couple of other shows, I was always dancing, always dancing, trying to get my body back."
Meanwhile, Brown insists his jail time helped him mature as a person and taught him a few valuable lessons.
He explains, "It was definitely one of the things I'll never forget. I think, for me, it's now about what's the purpose and what's the goal that Chris Brown as a person and Chris Brown as an artist is trying to portray.
"I just learned that nobody's invincible, everybody's equal, at the same time no amount of celebrity status, no amount of how many fans love you, no amount of anything can deter you away from the real if you make a mistake and nobody's excusable."
And the singer insists he's determined to be more of a role model moving forward, telling Access Hollywood, "I felt like I needed to be more of a role model... an icon with what I do with my talent. I wanna be known for legendary music and one of the best dancers and stuff like that. I don't want to be known for the mishaps in my life. It's time to make a change."
Pop star Rihanna has aimed a foul-mouthed rant at U.S. TV bosses for dropping her song from a sports show in the aftermath of a domestic violence scandal affecting a player.
The Umbrella singer's hit track Run This Town had been reworked with a comedic segment featuring Don Cheadle for broadcast on Thursday Night Football last week (ends14Sep14). However, the song was dropped from the line-up after Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice was caught on camera allegedly assaulting his partner in an elevator resulting in a ban from playing in the National Football League (NFL).
Rihanna, who was a victim of domestic violence herself in 2009, has now spoken out about the song ban and accused TV bosses of punishing her for someone else's mistakes, insisting she does not want them running the track in this week's (beg15Sep14) show. In a serious of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "CBS you pulled my song last week, now you wanna slide it back in this Thursday? NO, F**k you! Y'all are sad for penalizing me for this... The audacity..." Reports suggest CBS bosses now plan to drop Rihanna's song for a second time following her Twitter.com rant.
Rihanna was left battered and bruised after she was beaten by her then-boyfriend Chris Brown following a pre-Grammy Awards party in 2009. Brown was later convicted of assault for attacking the singer.