While avoiding the bombs getting chucked across the Twitterverse, a lot went down in music today.
■ Rare footage of Madonna and backup dancers Donna De Lory and Niki Harris shooting two different takes on the set of her “Vogue” music video “leaked.” It is thought Madonna herself spread the footage seeing as she has a concert to sell. [Idolator]
■ Rihanna announces a new fragrance appropriately titled RiRi and is “coming soon.” Her album however? No clue.
■ Justin Bieber is no longer a wanted man in Argentina. A court in the country revoked an arrest warrant against the Biebs for an allegation he attacked on a photographer in Buenos Aires in 2013. The charges, however, still stand. [Billboard]
■ Icona Pop premiere their “Emergency” remix by Sam Feldt:
■ Nico & Vinz’s “That’s How You Know” featuring Kid Ink and Bebe Rexha gets a shiny (somewhat lame) new lyric visual treatment:
■ 2 Chainz released a new song titled “Watch Out.” You were warned.
■ Monica performed at BET’s Player Awards ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
■ New Found Glory enlists the help of Paramore’s Hayley Williams on this new version of their pop-punk hit “Vicious Love.”
■ Justina Valentine premiered her lyric video for “Candy Land” featuring “Trap Queen” rapper Fetty Wap.
Though we feel it’s time to entirely move on from the song, listen to a rapless version of Fifth Harmony’s “Worth It”:
■ The women on The View discuss Nicki Minaj’s VMA-Twitter drama. Raven Symone said, “I don’t think they’re saying if you have a big body you’re not going to get nominated — we don’t always need videos where girls are naked that way.” Michelle Collins added, “I loved the video — it was entertaining. I think she does have a point, and that’s Hollywood in general — skinny girls go bigger.” Whoop Goldberg weighed in, “Beyonce gets nominated and wins — you can’t on one hand say it’s about skinny girls, and then — not that I’m putting Beyonce down — but she’s a full-figured bitch, I’m sorry.” Rosie Perez? “I don’t care.” [Billboard]
■ Krept & Konan premiered their Afro Beats Remix of “Freak of the Week” featuring Jeremih, Wiz Kid, Davido, Fuse ODG & Ice Prince:
■ Rick Ross takes a dig at 50 Cent’s recent financial struggles in his new “Wing Stop Remix.” [Rap Up]
“50’s financial woes, I never speak of them / Years ago, Pimpin’ Curly, we know we ethered him.”