Cardi B is slithering her way into Halloween.
The 28-year-old “WAP” rapper took to Instagram on Saturday (Oct. 31) to share her terrifying Medusa-inspired Halloween costume, complete with golden snakes protruding from head and a slithery serpent body to match.
“One mooo …..MEDUSA,” Cardi captioned the photo.
In her IG post, Cardi gave a shout-out to self-proclaimed “metal and chain queen” Laurel DeWitt for creating the costume’s intricate gold accessories and credited designer Baba Jagne for fashioning the snake body.
On Friday, Cardi shared a short clip on Instagram of Ciara and her 6-year-old son flaunting their hip-hop-themed Halloween costumes. In the video, Ciara is dressed as Cardi from her Invasion of Privacy album cover, while the singer’s son is swagged-out as Offset.
“I’m gagging! I love it! I’m so hype!” Cardi captioned the post. “I’ve always been a huge fan of @ciara and became an even bigger fan after I met her! She is the most sweetest and the most nicest person in the world! A true peach! Staying sweet and humble was the prayer!”
See Cardi B’s Medusa-inspired Halloween costume here.
Barbra Streisand and songwriter Desmond Child on Saturday (Oct. 31) shared a new lyric video for the track “Lady Liberty,” which appeared on Streisand’s 2018 album, Walls, and features lyrics that urge others to make their voices heard.
“I recorded ‘Lady Liberty’ in 2018, but the message seems more urgent now than ever,” said Streisand in a statement. “The key lyric, ‘The real danger lies in the sound of silence.’ So make your voice heard, please vote!”
Child added that when he wrote “Lady Liberty,” he couldn’t have predicted the situation we’d all find ourselves in 2020.
“I share this video with Barbra as a reminder that we need to ‘raise our voices even louder’ and vote!”
Watch the lyric video below.
This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter.
Congratulations are in order for Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, who recently welcomed their second child together.
The married couple announced the exciting news with an adorable snapshot of their new baby boy, Ziggy, on social media over the weekend.
“10-29-2020 Ziggy Blu Ross. Our sweet boy has arrived! I’m over the MOON we are so Blessed!” Simpson captioned the Instagram post on Saturday (Oct. 31).
In the sweet photo, Ziggy is sound asleep while swaddled in brown blanket with both of his parents’ hands resting gently on his chest.
“I’m in heaven,” Ross wrote in a separate post.
Simpson and Ross already share one child together, 5-year-old daughter Jagger Snow. The “Pieces of Me” singer also has an 11-year-old son, Bronx Mowgli, whom she shares with ex-husband Pete Wentz.
See the Simpson and Ross’ new bundle of joy here.
Need some music for Election Day on Nov. 3?
Look no further than a new playlist series on Spotify from non-partisan group Election Defenders, whose Joy to the Polls campaign has helped develop voting-inspired playlists from artist like Swizz Beatz, Billie Joe Armstrong, Maggie Rogers and others.
“We’re thrilled to announce these playlists from so many wonderful partners, people and communities in every corner of the country,” Nelini Stamp, campaign director at Election Defenders, said in a statement. “We are calling on all voters to make their own playlists to deliver a clear, joyful message that we will protect our democracy from this pandemic and from voter suppression wherever it shows up.”
The Joy to the Polls campaign launched Oct. 24 at multiple polling centers in Philadelphia, where early voters standing in lines were entertained by trained Election Defenders volunteers who danced and sang to keep spirits high. Watch a video clip here.
Other artists contributing to the Joy to the Polls playlist series include Dead & Company, En Vogue, Questlove and DJ Jazzy Jeff. See the full list here.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has enlisted Bruce Springsteen to narrate a new campaign advertisement about the former vice president’s “hometown” of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
“Scranton, Pennsylvania. Here, success isn’t handed down. It’s forged in sweat, grit and determination,” Springsteen says in the ad. “This is his hometown. In Scranton, good times aren’t promised. But here, and in towns across America, times are harder than they ought to be. Lives are on pause, dreams on hold, futures in doubt.”
Springsteen’s Born in the U.S.A. track “My Hometown” also appears in the minute-long ad, which premiered Friday (Oct. 30) on YouTube and will air during Saturday night’s broadcast of the college football game between Penn State and Ohio State.
During the ad, Springsteen says that Biden is running “to give working people the shot they deserve. An honest living for honest work, and a little peace of mind at the end of the day. Because this place stays with him. These streets are a part of him. This is more than where he’s from, it’s who he’s for.”
In mid-August, Springsteen’s song “The Rising” was used during the first night of the 2020 Democratic National Convention. The 2002 track soundtracked a segment of the program that was dubbed “Rise Up,” effectively creating a music video for the song.
Watch Biden’s new “Hometown” campaign ad below.
What’s the spookiest thing about Halloween this year? The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to Ariana Grande.
The “Positions” singer took to social media on Saturday (Oct. 31) to share a cautionary message about the importance of having fun and celebrating All Hallows’ Eve, but also being safe and maintaining social distancing.
“Happy best day of the year everyone!” Grande wrote alongside an adorable photo of a kitten with bat wings on Instagram. “Please dress up, take photos, get in your pjs and stay your a–es home bc the spookiest thing going on tonight is still this massive pandemic.”
Lizzo, who cleverly dressed up as the fly sitting atop Vice President Mike Pence’s head during a recent VP debate, commented to Grande’s post, writing, “Facts.”
Grande shared a similar message on Twitter in response to a tweet from fellow singer Tinashe, who also warned about the potential dangers of attending Halloween gatherings this year.
“These lil Halloween parties are not worth getting sick for,” Tinashe tweeted. “PLEASE … BE SAFE OUT THERE! USA hit a new record number of Covid cases in a day TODAY.”
Check out their Twitter exchange below.
Lil Nas X is channeling his inner Nicki Minaj for Halloween 2020.
On Friday night (Oct. 30), the “Old Town Road” star took to social media to share several photos of himself dressed in full drag as Minaj from her 2011 music video for “Super Bass.”
“NAS MARAJ,” Lil Nas captioned the impressive gallery, referencing Nicki’s legal surname.
In the colorful images, Lil Nas X is seen wearing a pink jumpsuit, full make-up, fake breasts, and a two-tone wig while sitting on a motorcycle made of ice.
Iggy Azalea reacted to Lil Nas’ makeover on Instagram, commenting, “You win Halloween 2020!”
Minaj hadn’t responded to his post as of press time.
Lil Nas X is a longtime fan of Minaj. Earlier this summer, following rumors that he was running the now-extinct Minaj fan page @nasmaraj on Twitter, the rapper admitted to keeping his admiration for her a secret because he wasn’t ready to come out as a homosexual.
“I didn’t want people to know I was gay tbh,” the Grammy-winner tweeted in June, responding to a fan’s question about why he never fessed up to being a Barb.
Check out Lil Nas X’s Minaj-inspired Halloween costume below.