Lady Gaga Talks About Ending Her 2009 Joint Tour With Kanye West

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“Everybody has a threshold”

Back in 2009, before Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift on stage and praised Donald Trump, he was set to co-headline a tour titled “Fame Kills” with Lady Gaga. If it seems random, that’s because it kind of was at the time. Sure, they were both very popular artists back then (and today), but that’s pretty much where the overlap ends. Anyway! It was a thing and people were excited about it, but it didn't end up happening. Nearly 10 years later, Gaga is speaking out about the tour’s abrupt cancellation.

“I think that everybody has a threshold,” she told Bossip while promoting her upcoming film A Star Is Born. “Everybody’s human, and artists are human,” she says, while slyly pivoting to talk about the movie. “[A Star Is Born] also deals with mental health issues, substance abuse, and addiction. A lot of trauma, as well.” She continues: “I think it's important to take care of people and to look out for the mental health. I think there's nothing wrong with it, if an artist needs to stop, it's them listening to their body and their mind."

Back in 2009, Gaga said that deciding to cancel the tour was mutual, and she announced her own solo tour a couple of weeks later.  

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.



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"In the midst of chaos there's opportunity"

Following the travesty that was Fyre Festival, Ja Rule wants to take another stab at creating a music festival. Good luck getting that off the ground.

On Thursday, the rapper spoke to TMZ, where he revealed that he was planning to relaunch Icon, an app used to book entertainers, which is similar to Billy McFarland's Fyre app. He told the outlet that he wanted to create a festival similar to Fyre to support it.

"[Fyre Festival] is heartbreaking to me. It was something that I really, really wanted to be special and amazing, and it just didn't turn out that way, but in the midst of chaos there's opportunity, so I'm working on a lot of new things," he says. He then gets into the fact that he wants to form a music festival. "[Fyre] is the most iconic festival that never was... I have plans to create the iconic music festival, but you didn't hear it from me."

Ja Rule actually doesn't seem to think he is at all responsible for what came from Fyre Fest, claiming in a Twitter post that he was "hustled, scammed, bamboozled, hood winked, led astray." Even if that's his feeling, he should realize that anyone involved with Fyre shouldn't ever try their hand at music festivals again.