Hailey Bieber Once Snuck Out of the House to Go on a Date With Justin

During Justin and Hailey Bieber’s Facebook Live session for their latest The Biebers on Watch installment on Friday (May 22), the couple reminisced on their first kiss.

“He asked me to go get sushi with him and I called my parents to ask them if I could go and they said no. They were like absolutely not, you’re not going to hang out with Justin by yourself, that’s not happening,” Hailey explained.

Thankfully, the model’s sister “covered” for her, and she was able to go “to dinner and didn’t get caught.”

That night, Jailey shared their first kiss. “We were just hanging and we went back to watch a movie and we kissed,” she recalled.

On when they realized they loved each other, Justin noted that, “I think just time, being around each other… I just started realizing more and more qualities I liked about you and more things that were just so endearing.”

Hailey admitted she was a bit “stubborn” at first, revealing that “I would never admit to his face that I was in love with him until it was obvious.”

“At the end of the day it’s a choice. You’re always going to find things that annoy you and frustrate you and there’s this idea of perfect match,” Justin preached on finding the one you want to spend your life with. “I think it takes work and if you make that decision to love someone for better or worse it’s a decision. That’s what changed my perspective rather than this concept of love at first sight.”

Watch the full Facebook Live below.

Here Are the Lyrics to Kehlani’s ‘Toxic’

Kehlani’s breakup ballad about her previous “Toxic” relationship debuted at No. 68 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week (dated May 23).

She recruited Ty Dolla $ign for some smooth background vocals following their “Nights Like This” track from last year, which peaked at No. 67 on the Hot 100. As much as the R&B crooner’s ex puts her right in her feelings, Kehlani also blames another “man” — Don Julio, the tequila brand — for making “me a fool for you.”

Check out the sultry lyrics and her sexy quarantine-style music video below.

Da– right, we take turns being wrong
I get real accountable when I’m alone
I get real about it all when I’m alone
It’s so crazy missin’ you when I get on

Don Julio made me a fool for you
And now I might hit your phone up
With that ra-ra-ra, missin’ my da-da-da
Missin’ that ah-ah-ah (ah, ah)

All of this love is toxic
All of this love is toxic
All these kisses and hugs is not sh–
You a da– drug, you’re toxic

Uh, all the sex on replay
Run it back like a DJ
Surfin’ on your face while you eat that
Tryna make a bad bi— behave, no
I was this way for you
Put the p—y away for you
Thinkin’ I would wait for you

And that da– Don Julio made me a fool for you
And now I might hit your phone up
With that ra-ra-ra, missin’ my da-da-da
Missin’ that ah-ah-ah (ah, ah)

And all of this love is toxic
All of this love is toxic
All these kisses and hugs is not sh–
You a damn drug, you’re toxic

Problematic (yeah)
You know that di– always been problematic (yeah)
Somehow I’m always caught in your dramatics
All in your acrobatics
You know I want the static
Tell me to throw it backwards, uh (ooh)

And that da– Don Julio made me a fool for you
And I still hit your phone up
With that ra-ra-ra, missin’ my da-da-da
Missin’ that ah-ah-ah (ah, ah, ooh, yeah)

All of this love is toxic
All of this love is toxic
All these kisses and hugs is not sh– (take turns being wrong)
You a da– drug, you’re toxic

Lyrics licensed & provided by LyricFind

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

Written by: Keegan Bach, Kehlani Ashley Parrish, Ryan Alex Martinez

Lana Del Rey Maintains She’s in ‘Control of My Own Story’ After ‘Controversial Post’

After sharing her thoughts on fellow female artists who do not get the same negative reception that she does, Lana Del Rey has some “final notes” after facing criticism on her “controversial post.”

Her original thoughts called out Doja Cat, Ariana Grande, Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Kehlani, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé, who “have had number ones with songs about being sexy, wearing no clothes, f—ing, cheating, etc.” She then pondered if she could make music “without being crucified or saying that I’m glamorizing abuse?”

On Friday (May 22), she shared in another Instagram post: “Despite the feedback I’ve heard from several people that I mentioned in a complimentary way, whether it be Ariana or Doja Cat – I want to say that I remain firm in my clarity and stance in that what I was writing about was the importance of self advocacy for the more delicate and often dismissed, softer female personality, and that there does have to be room for that type in what will inevitably become a new wav/3rd wave of feminism that is rapidly approaching. Watch!”

Del Rey went on to note that her upcoming book, scheduled to release March 2021, is titled behind the iron gates – insights from an institution, before addressing critics who claimed the singer called out minority artists specifically, pegging her as “racist.”

“I’m sorry that the folks who I can only assume are super trump/pence supporters or hyper liberals or flip-flopping headline grabbing critics can’t read and want to make it a race war, when in fact the issue was with *female critics and *female alternative artists who are dissociated from their own fragility and sexuality and berate more sexually liberate artists like myself and the women I mentioned,” she wrote.

“But in truth, making it about race says so much more about you than it does about me – you want the drama, you don’t want to believe that a woman could be beautiful, strong and fragile at the same time, loving and all inclusive by making personal reparations or simply for the joy of doing it,” she continued.

Del Rey concluded her statement by making known that she has “control of my own story. If the women I mention don’t wanna be associated with me that’s absolutely fine by me.”

See the full post below.

FBI Executes Search Warrant at DEL Records

FBI agents were seen at label DEL Records’ headquarters in Bell Gardens, Calif. during the early hours of Friday (May 22) where a federal search warrant was executed, Billboard can confirm.

“The FBI executed multiple search warrants today, one of the locations was DEL Records,” said FBI media coordinator/spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. A search warrant is typically conducted early on in an ongoing investigation based on allegations of criminal activity, according to Eimiller. It’s worth noting that no arrest warrants have been issued at this time.

On the search warrant, DEL Records issued the following statement: “We are able to confirm that the Federal Bureau of Investigation came to the offices of Del Records today and took a number of materials that we understand relate to the FBI’s investigation of our former artist, Gerardo Ortiz. To the best of our knowledge, Del Records is not a subject, but merely a source of information for the FBI’s investigation into Mr. Ortiz. We have cooperated fully with the FBI and will continue to do so.”

In response, Ortiz’s team issued their own statement which reads: “Today we learned the offices of Del Records and Del Entertainment Inc. were searched by the FBI, as well as the home of its owner, Jose Angel Del Villar, pursuant to a federally issued search warrant. Gerardo Ortiz currently has a lawsuit pending before the Los Angeles Superior Court and the California Labor Commissioner against the Del companies for alleged fraudulent conduct, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and violation of the Talent Agencies Act for swindling Mr. Ortiz out of many tens of millions of dollars. To our knowledge the search by the FBI at Del Records office and Mr. Del Villar’s home does not involve Mr. Ortiz.”

At press time, the FBI would not confirm Ortiz’s involvement or any other details in the ongoing investigation saying that, “we’re not able to comment on the nature of the case or what we’re looking for because it’s all under seal by a federal judge.”

How I’m Doing: Tiwa Savage, Zedd, Gunna, Hayley Kiyoko, Ava Max & More Talk Life in Quarantine This Week

When Tiwa Savage, Mr. Eazi and Davido aren’t busy gracing the cover of Billboard this week, they’re finally spending time with their kids, feeding their neighbors and jumping on Zoom calls with the artists they manage.

During other Billboard exclusive video interviews, feature stories and podcasts this week, artists from Mario to Hayley Kiyoko told us how much they can’t get enough of their beds during quarantine, whether they’re laying in it for 15 hours while playing Animal Crossing or combating a hangover until 5 p.m.

Read how these musicians have stayed busy in their humble abodes below.

Sherry Vine

“I honestly haven’t had any panic moments. I think working out and cranking out videos and parodies has kept me too busy. Then by night I’m too tired to fret.”

Yungblud

“I literally watched season two of Peaky Blinders all the way through and didn’t move.”

Zedd

“I’ve actually had like four or five days in a row where I virtually did nothing but play video games all day.”

Ally Brooke

“Sleeping in ’till like 11 and being in my sweatpants, literally being on the couch and watching movies all day and stuffing my face with everything possible. That was a really good day.”

Bryce Vine

“My most unproductive day that I’ve had during this quarantine for sure was watching an entire season of Too Hot to Handle on Netflix with my roommate Lil Aaron.

Ava Max

“On my most uncreative day, I usually like to do a self-care day with face masks and watch some TV.”

Anne-Marie

“I’d have to say the most chill, unproductive day I’ve had so far in quarantine was yesterday. I did nothing, I watched movies and series on Netflix.”

Alison Wonderland

“When I spent 15 hours straight in bed playing Animal Crossing.”

Georgia Ku

“My most unproductive day during this whole quarantine was when I found out about Tiger King. I think I just got up, took myself to the couch and pretty much streamed the whole thing within a day or two.”

Sam Feldt

“I’ve had days where I’ve just been sitting in front of my PlayStation. So it’s okay to be unproductive once in a while.”

Skip Marley

“I just rest up most of the day. Majority of the day, I’m just probably watching a movie with my brother or whatever.”

Ingrid Andress

“When I woke up at 2 p.m., realized that I was hungover so stayed in bed ’till 5 p.m., ordered food, watched the rest of Schitt’s Creek and then went back to bed.”

Black Eyed Peas’ J. Rey Soul

“I’ve been great. I’ve been quarantined for almost two months right now. I’ve just been staying home and taking care of myself, my body, my mental health, my physical health. And when I’m not at home, I just go straight to the studio, so that’s it actually for me.”

Mario

“My daily life has been mostly meditating every day, waking up in the morning…. I can really just set up my calendar and knock things off hour by hour. I’m releasing music still, of course, and also working on this really cool platform called ‘The Conversation Is Everything,’ where I will be talking to different people from different walks of life about different things.”

Hayley Kiyoko

“I’m doing great. I’ve been working on my album, my second album, so I’ve been kind of in hibernation. And I was telling my friends, ‘I feel like I’m not doing anything, but I’m doing so much right now.’ So I’m in album mode, and then obviously I have Lollapalooza coming up in South America, which fingers crossed will continue to happen with everything that’s going on in the world. But I’m getting ready for that.”

Davido

“Man, it’s been crazy because my fiancée actually tested positive [for COVID-19 but has since recovered]. I was on tour in America, with six shows done and 19 sold-out shows left…. So we all came back home and did the test. My fiancée was in London with the baby. She’s the only one that came out positive. She had to isolate; I had to isolate. I did two tests after that, and they came out negative. I just got back home [to Lagos] a week ago. Since then I’ve been recording.”

Tiwa Savage

“I had a tour planned, a bunch of festivals lined up. When it finally dawned on me that those weren’t going to happen this year, it made me wake up and realize how fragile life is and how we take it for granted. So I’ve been spending time with my son and speaking on the phone more with my family. More importantly, I’ve been giving out food to people around my neighborhood. I can quarantine for a month or couple of months, but some of these people don’t even have food for tomorrow.”

Mr. Eazi

“I’m 19 minutes out of London, living in a small community and finally getting back to jogging. But musically, it’s been an eye-opener for me. During this lockdown, I’ve not recorded any new music. But I’m on Zoom calls almost the whole day working on my business or [talking] with one of my new artists, listening to records and setting up release plans. I thought I would have been frustrated by not being able to go out of the farm. But I’ve always been an entrepreneur, so this has been a next-level step for me in terms of investing more of my time and resources toward my business.”

Peppermint

“A lot of my time is spent teaching my mom how to use video chat. We are still trying.”

Gunna

“I’m actually training and working out there every day. You’ll see big results soon. My inspiration had to be my weight. I’m just looking in the mirror and with there being no more shows, I need to be doing something. I can eat what I want, so I have to stay active — and I ain’t getting any younger, so I’m trying to stay fit.”

Nasty C

“I’ve lost count of the days. There’s nothing I can do about it, so I’m focusing on what I can do to stay in touch with my fans.”

Ariana Grande & Lady Gaga, The Weeknd & Doja Cat, Plus More: What’s Your Favorite New Music Release? Vote!

This Memorial Day weekend’s forecast might call for sunshine, but Arianators and the Little Monsters hope it pours after their favorites Ariana Grande and Lady Gaga released their first collaborative song “Rain On Me.”

But Doja Cat doesn’t want the showers to extinguish her hot streak after she jumped on The Weeknd’s “In Your Eyes.” This remix could put her right on top of the Billboard Hot 100 again after she scored her first chart-topper with the Nicki Minaj-assisted remix of “Say So.”

Pharrell wills the sun to shine “like three seeds of pomegranates in my hands” in the deadmau5 and The Neptunes’ joint jam “Pomegranate” that’s fully ripe and ready to be plucked out of each other’s summer playlists.

Clear skies bring back Agust D, the artistic persona BTS’s Suga takes on when he releases solo projects much like his sophomore mixtape D-2. “My previous mixtape focused more on being better at rap, better at making music, sound, mix, master and so forth. I’ve worked on a lot more projects since then and didn’t really try to become perfect,” Suga exclusively told Billboard. “Perfection is an elusive term. I simply just did my best.”

So what will you be bumping to as you ring in the three-day weekend? Vote below!

Musicians Who Are Major ‘Twilight’ Fans

Twihards, unite! Whether fans of the Twilight franchise rallied behind #TeamEdward or #TeamJacob, they have something in common with a couple of A-listers, including Halsey, Stevie Nicks, Adam Lambert and Evanescence.

With Twilight author Stephenie Meyers releasing its new addition Midnight Sun in August, avid readers might have the same summer reading list as their favorite artists — or they might just be binge-watching the first 2008 film like the “Bad At Love” singer.

Here are all the times that musicians gushed about Hollywood’s hottest blood-suckers.

Adam Lambert dressed up as a “glam-pire” for Halloween.

Adam Lambert’s favorite holiday is Halloween, so it comes as no surprise that he dressed up as a character from his favorite film series in 2009. “I’m going as a glam-pire,” the American Idol alum told RadarOnline. “I love Twilight, I love vampires, I’m a big fan, so I decided to go as a vampire who likes to glam it up.”

Kelly Clarkson penned a song for New Moon that never made it on the official movie soundtrack.

Nothing makes a tween vampire drama flick juicy like a human’s veins than a moody soundtrack to back it up, and the Twilight films were no exception to the rule as lead actor Robert Pattinson recognized last year. Self-claimed “nerd Twilight fan” Kelly Clarkson wrote a sad, yet sweet ballad “Empty As I Am” with her backup singers from the perspective of Bella Swan (Kirsten Stewart), but it didn’t make it on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. “It was [written] before they were actually looking for songs [for Twilight]. We are nerds and love the book so much!” she told MYX in 2016. “It’s a very sad book, the saddest one out of all four. It’s this whole Romeo and Juliet tragic kind of thing.”

Hilary Duff wrote a novel titled Elixir based on her love for Twilight.

Hilary Duff knows what dreams are made of when Meyers’ fantasy world within Forks, Wa. propelled her to create her own. The singer-actress made her literary debut in 2010 with her fiction young adult novel titled Elixir, which sprinkles in paranormal activity with romance à la her favorite book series. “I have loved every Twilight book. I would say that Eclipse would have to be my favorite,” she told Seventeen at the time.

Evanescence

Much like Clarkson, getting a song on the coveted Twilight movie soundtracks was on the rock band’s bucket list. In an MTV interview back in 2011, Evanescence exclaimed how much it wanted to score a placement on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 soundtrack. “I’ve been screaming for [new song] ‘My Heart Is Broken’ to land in that, because I think it would fit the story so well,” drummer Will Hunt said. As much as their love for the saga bound the bandmates together, frontwoman Amy Lee recognized whom they sided with could tear them apart when the majority of her pals rooted for #TeamEdward. “Jacob [is my favorite], for sure,” she said. “He’s the good guy, he’s the sweetheart.”

Stevie Nicks

The Fleetwood Mac lead vocalist admitted her track “Moonlight (A Vampire’s Dream),” as well as her entire 2011 album In Your Dreams, gained inspiration from the infamous fantasy romance series. She dished about it on The Late Late Show With James Corden alongside Twilight actor Taylor Lautner and Zach Galifianakis. “I saw the first Twilight movie on the road on a really small screen…. Then I went to the movie theater and saw the second one, and I felt so in love with it that I went back to my room in Brisbane, Australia… and I wrote this song called ‘Moonlight’ and it was about Edward and Bella and you,” Nicks said, addressing Lautner’s character Jacob Black.

She explained how she built the entire album around this song, telling the man behind the werewolf, “If it hadn’t have been for your movies — I’ve since made two records, In Your Dreams, and 24 Karat Gold – I would never have never made those albums because I was so staunch in my belief that it was over.” Lautner later chimed in to share a story about Nicks seeking him out at the last installment’s major movie premiere to first tell him about the song and album’s genesis.

Halsey
The “You should be sad” singer still wants all of her fans feel overwhelmed with emotion during this particular Twilight scene she drudged up. “have you cried to Robert Pattinson singing ‘let me sign’ in the twilight montage or are you normal,” Halsey tweeted on Tuesday (May 19). The clip she’s referring to comes from the first film when the villainous vampire James bites Bella, and Edward sucks the venom out of her arm to save her from turning into a vampire. Pattinson sings the folk ballad “Let Me Sign” playing in the background, which is featured on Twilight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack as well as his other song “Never Think.”