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‘Moonlight’ Winning The Oscar For Best Picture Was The Plot Twist Of The Century

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Best mistake ever

The whole world slowly blinked in silence as we all watched the producers and cast of La La Land realize that Moonlight was the real winner of the Best Picture category. The fact that the Barry Jenkins-directed film won was sort of a shock in itself, but to watch it happen like this was absolutely mind-boggling. 

Like many viewers, we also assumed that La La Land was going to win, so the initial results didn't come as a surprise. Apparently, Warren Beatty was given the wrong envelope, with Emma Stone's name inside of it for the Best Actress category. He paused in confusion for a moment, and that's when Faye Dunaway swooped in and said that the winner was La La Land. 

While the film's producers were in the middle of presenting their acceptance speeches, Jordan Horowitz snatched the mic to announce that there had been a huge mistake. After flashing the envelope as proof, he called upon the cast and crew of Moonlight to come up and rightfully accept their award on stage. It was awkward, amusing, and amazing all at the same time.




For the first time all night, host Jimmy Kimmel actually looked really embarrassed about the turn of events. Strangely enough, the Academy tweeted (and deleted) a photo showing La La Land as the winner. The whole situation is somewhat troubling simply because employees working behind the scenes should have already been aware of the true winner. Stone also claims otherwise in regards to the envelope mix-up.

There were a lot of moments that we'd like to forget from this night, but this will not be one of them. It reminds us of that time when Steve Harvey read the wrong winner for Miss Universe in 2016, except the stakes here were so much higher. 

Anyway, Moonlight racked up a total of three wins at the 89th Academy Awards (Best Supporting Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture). We know that this incident wasn't done on purpose, but what a way to end the show. This one goes down in the books for sure.

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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.

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