Usher On Oprah’s Master Class Talks Diddy Trying To Take Him To Clubs At 13 [Video]

Usher has been in the limelight most of his life. The crooner will be coming to Oprah’s master class on Sept. 23rd.

Saturday, September 23 spotlights multi-platinum singer-songwriter Usher at 9 p.m. ET/PT and a second episode with R&B legend Gladys Knight at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Macklemore Talks Going Solo, Car Accident & More On Sway In The Morning

Macklemore has been away from the scene for a spell, this after the Washington state rapper was involved in a head-on crash with an alleged drunk driver earlier this summer. The “Thrift Shop” star visited the set of Shade 45/SiriusXM’s Sway In The Morning, sharing details about the accident, going it alone without Ryan Lewis on his next project, and more.

A portion of the interview as transcribed and provided by the good folks at SiriusXM:

SiriusXM host Sway Calloway: “Why did you choose to do it solo this time? Without Ryan Lewis.”

Macklemore: “It was a decision that we both came to. And I think with the last album and how intense it was at times, particularly making White Privilege 2. Like that was an intense, as it should have been, an intense song to write and to have conversations with people, and really amazing conversations with folks. We had great conversations. Like the making of it. Working with the folks from BLM and workshopping and changing bars, and talking about race and America and white supremacy. All that was amazing for me. I think it was really heavy to make a nine minute song about race. Again, as it should be heavy. You can’t even scrape the surface on it. There’s inherent contradictions from the jump. We knew what it was going to do in terms of polarizing response. But, I think with that and just other songs that we did it was time to step back a little bit. And Ryan was the one that actually brought it up to me, and I was like ‘Yo, let’s do a EP’. And he was like, ‘I feel like I would be the worst producer for you right now’. He said that.”

Check out Macklemore’s full chat with Sway Calloway of Sway In The Morning in the clip below.

Photo: Screen Cap/Sway In The Morning

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Sean Price’s Wife, Bernadette Price Talks Producing Imperius Rex & More

The late, great Sean Price passed on August 8, 2015, rocking Hip-Hop fans from around the world. With the release of his final album, Imperius Rex, Decepticon Sean’s wife, Bernadette Price, spoke about helping to complete the record, how she and her husband met, and much more.

Bernadette Price sat down with Ambrosia For Heads for a Q&A session, breaking down the arc of Sean Price’s rapping career, their struggles as a couple, and how she supported her husband during his various ups and downs.

From Ambrosia For Heads:

Ambrosia For Heads: How long did it take to complete Imperius Rex on your own after Sean passed?

Bernadette Price: I started working on it about eight or nine months after he passed. I took the initiative because that’s what he was working on. He started it, and I finished it.

AFH: Did you work closely with him on any of his other projects?

Bernadette Price: No. Never.

AFH: Sean made plenty of dedication songs and references to you in his music. He must have asked for some feedback from you during the creative stages of his other projects.

Bernadette Price: Yes, he did that all the time. From the beginning, before his career started all the way to until the day to his last one.

AFH: How many years were you and Sean together?

Bernadette Price: 23 years.

AFH: How did you both meet each other?

Bernadette Price: We met through mutual friends who lived in my building. He would come by and see them, and through them, we met and hooked up with each other.

Read the full Bernadette Price interview by following this link.

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Watch: Tyson talks struggle of watching Mayweather-McGregor behind LeBron

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Mike Tyson had a prime seat for the Aug. 26 fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, but unfortunately, the majority of his view was blocked by LeBron James.

In an interview with Sirius XM’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle,” the boxing legend explained how he had to watch the fight from the Jumbotron because he was seated directly James.

"He's around 10-foot tall, so when he stood up, I looked up at the fight on the ceiling," Tyson said (starts at the 3:15 mark). “They had the little tubes on the ceiling, so I was watching the ceiling. I'm like, 'God, this guy's tall.'"

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Report: Knicks had preliminary talks to land Bucks’ Parker in Melo-Rockets trade

The Milwaukee Bucks could step in to help send New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony to the Houston Rockets.

Milwaukee has emerged as a potential third team in the seemingly imminent blockbuster deal, and in "(very) preliminary talks" it discussed sending Jabari Parker to New York, sources told ESPN's Ian Begley.

The Bucks would likely have to take on Ryan Anderson‘s deal – valued at about $ 60 million over the next three years – and could offload the sizable contract of either John Henson or Greg Monroe.

The Knicks have been trying to move Anthony for some time, and the Houston Rockets are believed to be the front-runners to acquire the 33-year-old forward, who has a no-trade clause that he’d reportedly waive to join James Harden and Chris Paul in Clutch City.

However, talks between Houston and New York have stalled, with Begley’s sources describing them as “not close” on a trade as of last week because the Rockets lack the assets the Knicks seek in return for their star.

Anthony previously informed his hometown club he doesn’t want to return, and the team has hinted he’s no longer part of its future, but Begley’s sources said there’s been “little contact” between the sides lately. The Knicks aren’t interested in buying out the 10-time All-Star.

Instead, New York is holding out for a package that includes a young stud on a relatively cheap deal, draft-pick compensation, and an expiring contract or two. Parker, a talented 22-year-old forward who's on the final year of his rookie deal, represents the former.

The No. 2 overall pick in 2014 averaged 20.1 points on 49 percent shooting from the field and 36.5 percent from deep, to go along with 6.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and a steal per contest for the Bucks, who finished sixth in the East last season.

Meanwhile, Melo put up 22.4 points, 5.9 boards, and 2.9 dimes over the tumultuous 2016-17 campaign. He’ll earn $ 26.2 million this season and can opt out next summer to become an unrestricted free agent.

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