DaBaby Explains That JoJo Siwa Lyric From His ‘Beatbox’ Freestyle

DaBaby has no beef with JoJo Siwa.

The rapper’s “Beatbox” freestyle, with a line name-dropping the Dance Moms alum, raised some questions over the weekend — but it turns out DaBaby was just using her name in a play on words.

“N—-, you a b—-/ JoJo Siwa, b—-/ She let the wrong n—- get rich,” DaBaby rhymes on the track. In the “Beatbox” video, he holds up a photo of a smiling Siwa.

Some fans had guessed why DaBaby dropped the Siwa line, while others apparently took it as an insult to the 17-year-old, one that seemingly came out of nowhere and had both stars’ names trending on Twitter and Google.

After having a laugh — “I love Twitter bruh,” he tweeted — DaBaby cleared the air on Sunday (Feb. 21).

“my 3 year old princess is your number 1 fan. I bought her every product you have out. She think she you,” DaBaby tweeted to Siwa. “Don’t let em trick you into thinking id ever have a problem with you. My word play just went over their heads.”

“All love on my end shawty, Keep shinning!” DaBaby wrote.

And in reply to a joke he spotted on Twitter, he said, “I don’t ‘Siwa’ they so mad either bae.”

On his Instagram Stories, DaBaby added, “Y’all MFs sick lol. Y’all ok w/ that child being tricked into thinking I got a problem with her, WE F— WIT YOU JOJO.”

See DaBaby’s reaction to the chatter about his JoJo Siwa lyric in the tweets below and on Instagram.

Apple TV+ Announces ‘Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry’ Live Premiere Event

Billie Eilish fans will get to enjoy a live performance and a conversation with the singer ahead of the Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry premiere on Apple TV+.

Before the documentary debuts, a live premiere event is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Thursday, Feb. 25. Viewers can stream it for free through the Apple TV and Apple Music apps, or on Eilish’s YouTube channel.

During the Zane Lowe-hosted special, there will be a stripped down performance from Eilish and a chat with her, plus an interview with director R.J. Cutler and video from the film.

Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry will be available to watch immediately after the special event.

The Apple Original Films documentary feature — produced in partnership with Interscope Films, The Darkroom, This Machine and Lighthouse Management + Media — tells the story of Eilish’s extraordinary rise to superstardom as a teenager, on the road and at home creating her When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? album.

Ne-Yo ‘Overjoyed to Announce’ Baby No. 5 Is on the Way

Ne-Yo has announced that his wife, Crystal Smith, is pregnant.

“Overjoyed to announce… the family is expanding,” Ne-Yo wrote on Instagram on Sunday (Feb. 21). “You ready baby? Let’s go!”

Ne-Yo shared a personal video clip of the couple in an intimate embrace, with one of his hands rubbing her belly.

“This is why I love you,” his wife posted on her own Instagram account.

Ne-Yo, who used the hashtags #Number5 and #5thandFinal in his announcement, has two other children with Crystal, in addition to two children from a previous relationship.

The day before sharing the baby news, he wrote a sweet tribute to Crystal for their anniversary, just about a year after he’d indicated that the two were separating. The reconciled couple worked things out while quarantining together during the coronavirus pandemic, Ne-Yo explained in an appearance on The Talk in June.

“Today marks 6 years of marriage,” Ne-Yo said in his Feb. 20 anniversary note. “It has been a bumpy beautiful, tragically terrific ride full of twists n’ turns, up’s n’ down’s…and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We’ve grown so much. With the understanding that we’ve still got some growing to do of course, I have to acknowledge how far we’ve come. I think once we both realized that marriage isn’t ownership…but partnership, we found our tempo, our melody. And now we’ve become a beautiful harmony. I pray we sing this song forever.”

“To my other half, my Lovely, my muthafuckin’ homie, my rock, my partner, my forever. @itscrystalsmith HAPPY 6 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!” he wrote.

Ne-Yo added, “You fell in love with a songwriter, so the words come easy and can be mistaken for pacification. But I love you like lungs love oxygen. So I’m gonna SHOW YOU as often as humanly possible.”

See the pregnancy announcement on Instagram.

Livestreams & Virtual Concerts to Watch: Week of February 22

As the recent brutal winter weather finally starts to ease up, livestreams and virtual concerts are picking up back up.

After delaying their Feb. 17 benefit show due to bad weather in Nashville, Florida Georgia Line are back this week to do good while celebrating their new album, Life Goes On, on Feb. 25.  H.E.R., Killer Mike and others will be celebrating Black  history makers on the 26th, while Post Malone celebrates the 25th anniversary of Pokemon on the 27.

See what other virtual music events are available for your enjoyment from the warmth and comfort of your own home the week of Feb. 22-28. We’ll update this list as more events are announced.


Feb. 23: Loudon Wainwright III is hosting a virtual tribute to friend singer-songwriter George Gerdes, who died Jan. 1. Performers include Wainwright, Suzanne Vega, and many others. The show begins at 7 p.m. ET on Mandolin.com; tickets are $20.

Feb. 25:  Florida Georgia Line is performing a livestream concert to benefit the businesses impacted by the Christmas Day bombing in Nashville, and also to celebrate new album Life Rolls On. The show, which was rescheduled from Feb. 17 due to inclement weather, kicks off at 9 p.m. ET on Amazon’s Twitch channel.

Jarrod Lawson is offering an intimate performance from his home studio in Portland, Ore., via URSA Live. Every ticket sale will be matched 100% by URSA Live to benefit Little Kids Rock, which supports the expansion of music programs across the country. The show kicks off at 5 p.m. ET; tickets are $10

Josh Groban is celebrating the deluxe edition of Harmony with a 92Y chat about recording during the global pandemic, his work in film and TV, and more. The event begins at 7 p.m. ET; tickets are $10.

Feb. 26: H.E.R., Kelly Rowland, Killer Mike, Anderson .Paak and many others are participating in YouTube Originals’ Black Renaissance celebrating Black history makers. The special program will be available for streaming on the YouTube Originals channel.

Feb. 27: Post Malone is celebrating Pokemon Day with a virtual concert. “Celebrating 25 years is a big deal, so we decided to do it together,” said the artist, who, like the franchise, is 25 years old. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. ET on Pokemon’s YouTube and Twitch channels, as well as the anniversary website.

The Mavericks’ fourth episode of their pay-per-view concert series will be recorded live from their Nashville studios, and will feature music, art, interviews and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. ET on Nugs.net; tickets are $19.99.

Neon Dreams, The Carolyn, and more are playing the virtual 59 X Fest to benefit 320 Changes Direction in an effort to raise awareness for mental health awareness. The show begins at 4 p.m. ET; tickets start at $10.

Feb. 28: A virtual party is being held to celebrate Harry Belafonte’s 94th trip around the sun. Common, Chuck D, Aloe Blacc and others will be making appearances during the event, which will benefit The Gathering for Justice. The party kicks off at 7 p.m. ET; tickets start at $25.

Janet Jackson Surprises Gymnast Whose Floor Routine Went Viral: ‘It Just Inspired Me’

Miss Jackson calling! Janet Jackson surprised Margzetta Frazier with a FaceTime call on Friday (Feb. 19) days after the UCLA gymnast went viral with a floor routine set to the superstar’s music.

According to Good Morning America, the athlete got a text saying she was getting a call in one minute. When the phone rang, the caller turned out to be Jackson herself.

“I would one day love to learn to tumble. And if I do, I would love for you to teach me!” the star tells Frazier in a video of the chat Jackson shared on Twitter. “I did it once in the video ‘Pleasure Principle,’ and the way it was shot, people didn’t think that it was me, but it was me doing the backflip!”

Frazier, with a big smile on her face, quickly agrees to give Jackson a lesson. The artists laughs, “I would love for you to teach me. … Hopefully, I won’t break anything!”

“I just want to say thank you, thank you for sharing your talent. It’s so beautiful to see you tumble, really inspiring,” Jackson continues in the call. “And it just inspired me to want to do more and be better and be stronger. I absolutely loved it.”

She wrapped up the call by telling an emotional Frazier again that she’d love to learn some of the gymnast’s moves and would be reaching out the next time she’s in Los Angeles, warning her, “I’m gonna be a mess, a hot mess!”

Frazier gained attention after a Feb. 10 routine during which she did an impressive set filled with powerful flips and a few of Jackson’s moves. It was set to a medley of the singer’s hit songs that included “Nasty.” The nearly flawless routine earned Frazier a score of 9.925.

The day after the routine, Jackson shared UCLA Gymnastic’s tweet of the clip, writing, “#iLuvIT” and tagging the athlete. Frazier reshared it with disbelief: “WOKE UP SCREAMING [crying face emojis] I LOVE YOU,” she tweeted. “I AM SO HAPPY THAT YOU LIKE IT!!! YOU ARE WHY I LOVE TO DANCE.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, after Frazier’s call with the pop icon, the athlete had another event, during which she set two personal bests.

“She is the reason why I love gymnastics,” Frazier told the L.A. Times after the meet. “I really try my best to make it a performance to entertain, and that’s because of her.”

Watch Frazier’s call with Janet Jackson and her viral floor routine below.

Fans Choose Ariana Grande’s ‘Positions’ Deluxe Edition as This Week’s Favorite New Music

The deluxe edition of Ariana Grande’s latest album, Positions, has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Feb. 19) on Billboard, choosing the 27-year-old pop star’s new version of the chart-topping 2020 set as their favorite new music release of the past week.

The album brought in 60% of the vote, beating out new music by Haim featuring Taylor Swift (“Gasoline” remix), Conan Gray (“Overdrive”), 24kGoldn (“3, 2, 1″), and others.

The expanded edition of Positions includes all 14 track from the original, plus the recently released “34+35″ remix, featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion. Grande has added four previously unreleased songs: “Someone Like U (Interlude),” “Test Drive,” “Worst Behavior” and “Main Thing.”

Released last October, Positions peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and spent 15 total weeks on the chart.

Placing second on the past week’s tally with nearly 30% of the vote was Haim’s “Gasoline” featuring Swift. The song, originally featured on the sister trio’s 2020 album, Women in Music Pt. III, now features Swift harmonizing on the chorus, plus taking the reins on the sassy second verse.

“You did me bad/ And I did it back/ You needed a–, well, what’s/ Wrong with that?” she sings.

“Gasoline” isn’t the first time the female forces have teamed up musically. Haim is also featured on Swift’s murder-mystery Evermore track “No Body, No Crime.”

See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.

Green Day Offers Up Punk-Inspired Aerobics in ‘Here Comes the Shock’ Video: Watch

Green Day is whipping fans into shape with its latest music video.

On Saturday (Feb. 20), the rock band premiered their new song “Here Comes the Shock” as part of the National Hockey League’s outdoor games in Lake Tahoe. The accompanying video features “Punk Rock Aerobics” co-founder Hilken Mancini taking viewers through an exercise punk-inspired routine filled with moves like the skank, Iggy’s punch, air guitar, the circle jog and more.

“We got the numbers/ Gonna rumble in the street/ We’re screaming bloody murder/ We’re gonna take it to the grave,” Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong belts out on the fast-paced song.

“Here Comes the Shock” was originally scheduled to debut on Saturday afternoon during the match-up between the Colorado Avalanche and Las Vegas Golden Knights, but poor ice conditions caused by sunny weather forced the postponement of the game and the song’s release, Rolling Stone reports, noting that the track dropped after midnight ET.

“Here Comes the Shock” marks Green Day’s first new music release since last year’s album, Father of All… Armstrong also kept busy during quarantine by releasing the covers album, No Fun Mondays, in late November. The set featured songs by John Lennon, Billy Bragg, Adam Schlesinger, Wreckless Eric and others.

While Green Day waits for the summer launch of their delayed Hella Mega Tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, the Bay Area group has kept busy with other sports appearances, including rocking out during the 10th annual NFL Honors before Super Bowl LV in early February.

Watch the video for Green Day’s “Here Comes the Shock” below.