Plus, news from Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas and Rae Sremmurd.
■ Drake and Nicki Minaj don’t really talk anymore. Cue the Selena Gomez and Charlie Puth reference. In a new interview, Drizzy said, “I don’t really talk to Nicki; another person I have a lot of love and a lot of respect for.” We wonder how much of this is due to the whole Meek/Drake beef.
■ Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas filmed Carpool Karaoke with James Corden:
— The Late Late Show (@latelateshow) April 28, 2016
■ Rae Sremmurd perform “Look Alive” on The Tonight Show:
■ Joss Stone performs “Let Me Breathe” on The Late Late Show with James Corden:
■ Chris Brown has a clique, and they’re called OHB (Only Hood Bosses). On Friday, the pop star dropped their 19-track debut mixtape called Before da Trap: Nights in Tarzana. It features a string of appearances from Kevin Gates, Young Blacc, and Young Lo.
■ There’s more Beyoncé material that may or may not see light. During an interview with Pitchfork, MNEK took some suspicious pauses mid-interview when asked if he and the pop titan worked on any other tunes aside from “Hold Up.” “Ummm, there is. Yeah, basically, nothing more to say about that, really,” he said with a laugh.
■ Sounds like Rihanna wasn’t the first female to record vocals for the new Calvin Harris collaboration. During a recent Twitter exchange with a fan, Zara Larsson revealed she recorded a demo of “This Is What You Came For” first.
@RihOnTheBrain with Calvin Harris? Haha yeah I recorded a demo in that song, I love it
— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) April 29, 2016
■ Speaking of Rihanna, super producer Max Martin has said he wants to write for her:
I’m a huge fan. [Why they haven’t collaborated yet] “We probably haven’t written something that’s good enough. She’s doing fine.”
■ Amy Grant – “Baby Baby” ft. Tori Kelly
■ K Michelle – “Ain’t You” (Video Teaser)
"Ain't You" pic.twitter.com/ujLzob1r7G
— K. Michelle (@kmichelle) April 29, 2016